The Regime on the Potomac has begun its campaign of repression. Media hysterics about “insurrectionists” and a vague Department of Homeland security bulletin about terrorism created an artificial crisis. Figures in the new Administration are eager to use state power against “racists,” even while they tolerate real crime. Add to this the concepts of “restorative justice” and “transitive justice” and we get the perfect recipe for anarcho-tyranny.
The “Ricky Vaughn” case is a warning. Douglass Mackey (his real name), now 31, was one of the 2016 campaign’s most effective pro-Trump Twitter accounts. On January 27, the Justice Department announced it arrested him for “conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.” The Department of Justice arrested Ricky Vaughn for posting memes five years ago.
The complaint is another tragicomic product of a collapsing system. It alleges that Mr. Mackey and his followers tweeted pictures of celebrities “in a manner that falsely suggested that the celebrities were supporting Candidate 2’s [Donald Trump’s] candidacy.” It also says that a small group used a #DraftOurDaughters hashtag, “which suggested that the Candidate [Hillary Clinton] would provoke armed conflict and draft women to fight the resulting wars.” Are we supposed to believe that Democrats never say Republicans will do awful things if they gain power? And that saying those things is somehow not legal?
The most serious allegation is that “Ricky Vaughn” and “co-conspirators” told people they could vote by text message. About 4,900 people texted the supposed “voting” number — whether they really thought they were voting or not. Here’s a liberal “comedienne” doing something similar. Is this a crime?
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) November 8, 2016
Despite the accusation in the complaint, this did not deprive anyone of the vote. At worst, it convinced foolish people that they had voted “by text.”
This was Donald Trump, Jr’s reaction:
I’m not sure whether it’s hilarious or scary as hell that they’re essentially indicting someone making Memes. https://t.co/JiwYmz9Pm2
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 27, 2021
Hilarious? I expect Donald Trump Jr. and his dad won’t find it “hilarious” if prosecutors cook up indictments for them for financial crimes.
The double standards are clear. The FBI springs into action over the “Capitol Insurrection” after failing to pay attention to BLM riots and a skyrocketing homicide rate. Prosecutors will charge hundreds of people for the Capitol riot, unlike their lenient treatment of last year’s rioters, looters, and arsonists.
No one should have barged into the Capitol. We must be very cautious about tactics and “optics.” However, what happened in Washington was far less serious than burning down a police precinct. I’m far angrier about the destruction of ordinary Americans’ businesses than people wandering around Congress. If we’re supposed to believe putting your feet on Nancy Pelosi’s desk is sedition, what was it when leftist seized control of part of an American city and flouted state authority? What will the FBI do when it happens again? Kneel?
White advocates have good reason to worry. Homeland Security issued a “National Terrorism Advisory (NTAS) Bulletin” the same day the DOJ announced charges against “Ricky Vaughn.” DHS warned of a “heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.” The rationale?
DHS does not have any information to indicate a specific, credible plot; [emphasis added] however, violent riots have continued in recent days and we remain concerned that individuals frustrated with the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances and ideological causes fueled by false narratives [emphasis added], could continue to mobilize a broad range of ideologically-motivated actors to incite or commit violence.
This comes just days after the government mustered 25,000 Guardsmen to fight off an imaginary white supremacist army. Mobs that were supposedly going to swarm state capitols last month never appeared either.
And when did it become the DHS’s job to tell us which are the “false narratives?” Will the government issue an official American history? One of President Biden’s first acts was to dismantle President Trump’s “1776 Commission” to promote “patriotic education.” It was a “cornball” effort to build a colorblind civic nationalist identity around vague ideas, but the 1776 Commission at least tried to give Americans something to unite around. Joe Biden is sowing division.
The President says we must fight for “equity.” The word appears 21 times in the Executive Order scrapping the “offensive, counter-factual 1776 Commission,” which he implied was based in “ignorance and lies.” Instead, Critical Race Theory is back in government agencies. Like a cult, CRT is unfalsifiable. Whites who protest its claims about their wickedness are guilty of “white fragility.” There will never be “equity,” which proves that every American institution is “systematically racist.”
These concepts are leaking out of lefty campuses and into the courts. Some schools and localities practice “restorative justice.” The goal is not to punish crime, but to “repair the harm caused by the crime” through community service, mediation, and conflict resolution. This means keeping criminals, especially non-whites, out of jail. Some advocates even suggest this will end the racial achievement gap.
Let’s look at two examples. Last June, Mike Forcia, reportedly an American Indian, toppled a statue of Christopher Columbus in St. Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Forcia thought Columbus did not deserve a statue. It is his right to feel this way; it was not his right to knock the statue down, and repairing the it will cost $154,553. The prosecutor opted for “restorative-justice.” Mr. Forcia went on a kind of speaking tour with various professors, “social justice workers,” “community activists” and others. He admitted he “breached the peace,” but served no jail time. His defense lawyers called his case a “model” for the future. State leaders have not decided what to do with the statue.
In 2018, two drunken college students, both white, knocked over a statue of Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York. They were suspended from school and had to pay $10,000. Police scoured their social media accounts but found no “racism.” They got “restorative justice,” too. They studied Frederick Douglass’s work and legacy and wrote reports about him. They talked on the phone with someone related to Douglass. One of the vandals says restorative justice helped him learn about white racism. In 2020, when someone knocked over the statue again, they helped install a new one. “How can we educate ourselves as white Americans on the history that sometimes gets washed out?” one asked obediently.
This version of “restorative justice” assumes a rigid moral framework. In the case of the Columbus statue, the prosecutor acknowledged the “context for this unlawful act that was committed out of civil disobedience that we should seek to understand and reckon with in determining the legal system’s response to this act.” The criminal wasn’t punished; he got a soap box. The state excused his motive.
In the Douglass case, students got drunk, did something stupid and indefensible, and deserved to be punished. However, the students didn’t just admit what they did was wrong. They went through re-education and emerged spouting white guilt. What happens if the programming doesn’t work? What happens in “restorative justice” if a white criminal doesn’t grovel?
Restorative justice is subjective. As with “hate crimes” and “hate speech,” it assumes ideological judgments about “harm.” I don’t think Martin Luther King deserves a statue but I’m not going to tear down his monument. If I did, no prosecutor would be looking for the “context” of my act.
Restorative justice could be coming your way. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee argued that her bill to establish a commission to study reparations — which could pass under Democrat rule — is “restorative justice.” America must “atone” for its “original sin,” she argued, and there needs to be a “national reckoning.” What if whites don’t agree to pay now for what other people did in the past?
And then there’s “transitional justice.” According to the Boston Review, there are no “shared, morally defensible framework and standards for social interaction.” “Transitional justice” satisfies the moral claims of victims but also aims to “contribute to the transformation of a society so that systemic wrongdoing occurs ‘never again.’” What does that mean? “Truth and Reconciliation Commissions,” based on the ones in South Africa. Their job will be to find racism in American history, revile dead whites, and demand compensation.
We could see them under President Biden; “Truth and Reconciliation” is no longer a fringe idea:
- Biden Wants To Unite The Country. How Can He Do It? A Truth and Reconciliation commission., by Ruth Shim, Politico, January 20, 2020
- Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission? By Sarah Souli, Politico, August 16, 2020
- The United States Needs a Truth Commission. It Should Be Televised, by Noha Aboueldahab, Foreign Policy, July 24, 2020
- Apology as Accountability in Transitional Justice, by Lesley Wexler, Verdict, January 19, 2021
- Healing U.S. Divides Through Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, NPR, October 11, 2020
- We’re Going to Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to Recover From Trump, by Elie Mystal, The Nation, October 20, 2020
These and countless other articles point to South Africa as a model. Of course, South Africa is the best proof that multiracialism is a disaster and that white secession may be the only solution. The South African government has disarmed, discriminated against, and tried to dissolve the identity of Afrikaners, but blacks are not satisfied.
Radical political movements such Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters are gaining power. The government is stripping whites of constitutional protections. Many blacks (and foreign journalists) want the Afrikaner outpost at Orania crushed. President Cyril Ramaphosa says downplaying apartheid and its effects is “treasonous.” Even with unchecked political power, South African blacks haven’t achieved “equity.” They are just more resentful and repressive. Many South African white farmers believe the state won’t protect their lives, much less their property. Is South Africa a model for us?
Possibly. President Joe Biden, despite (or perhaps because of) his occasional racial “Kinsley gaffes,” has called for “constant, unrelenting” immigration. He said a non-white majority will be “a source of our strength.” He also said, “English jurisprudential culture, a white man’s culture” has “got to change.” Racism, he said, while paying court to Al Sharpton, has been “built into every aspect of our system.”
President-in-Waiting Kamala Harris is even more worrisome. She blamed Russia for stoking racial divisions, which means white advocates could be linked to foreign “adversaries.” Her plan to fight “violent hate” called for pressuring online platforms to take down speech and for $2 billion to counter “white supremacy” and help the FBI “more vigilantly monitor white nationalist websites and forums.” The “Ricky Vaughn” indictment is a warning.
The plan also called for a new kind of government power: Domestic Terrorism Prevention Orders. This would allow “law enforcement officers and family members, to petition a federal court to temporarily restrict a person’s access to guns if they exhibit clear evidence of dangerousness.” Something as tame as an “anti-immigrant manifesto” could be “clear evidence of dangerousness.” One of her final tweets during the campaign was a video promoting “equity” (equal results) instead of “equality” (equal opportunity).
You might not know about some of Mr. Biden’s circle. His pick for secretary of the interior, American Indian Rep. Deb Haaland, saw her nomination as a racial triumph.
This moment is profound when we consider the fact that one former secretary of the Interior once proclaimed his goal, to quote “to civilize or exterminate us.” I am a living testament of the failure of that horrific ideology.
Is she claiming to be uncivilized? Law Enforcement Daily dryly noted:
As a descendant of the indigenous people of America, who were forcibly removed from their land by uncontrolled immigration, Haaland might be expected to support strong immigration controls.
As a Native American woman, children in my family for generations were torn from their parents because of government policies, to be forcibly assimilated into white culture. The pain and trauma of that separation lasts generations, and my heart breaks for the children facing this same fate in Trump detention camps today.
When she was in Congress, Deb Haaland supported creating a South Africa style “United States Commission on Truth, Racial Hearing, and Transformation.”
Kristen Clarke will head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. In 1994, Miss Clarke, then president of the Harvard Black Students Association, wrote a letter to the school paper:
Carol Barnes notes that human mental processes are controlled by melanin — that same chemical which gives Blacks their superior physical and mental abilities. . . .
Some scientists have revealed that most whites [sic] are unable to produce melanin because their pineal glands are often calcified or non-functioning. Pineal calcification rates with Africans are five to 15 percent, Asians 15 to 25 percent and Europeans 60 to 80 percent. This is the chemical basis for the cultural differences between Blacks and whites [sic]. . . .
Melanin endows Blacks with greater mental, physical and spiritual abilities — something which cannot be measured based on Eurocentric standards.
Miss Clarke also invited Tony Martin to speak at Harvard. The late Professor Martin was an Afrocentrist who also wrote The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews and accused “organized Jewry” of suppressing free speech. “Professor Martin is an intelligent, well-versed Black intellectual who bases his information on indisputable fact,” Kristen Clarke told the Harvard Crimson in 1994. I doubt a white person who promoted such “indisputable facts” would ever run the Civil Rights Division.
Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general is Vanita Gupta, a first-generation citizen who will be the “first woman of color” in this job. She wants a “new paradigm of public safety.” Last summer, she said the government should be “shrinking the footprint of the criminal legal system in black and brown peoples’ lives.” She seems to want a bigger footprint whites peoples’ lives.
In 2017, just after Unite the Right rally, Vanita Gupta and Kristen Clarke co-wrote an editorial demanding more FBI scrutiny of “white supremacist groups.” “The spike in hate groups and hate incidents makes clear that we must combat the root causes of those crimes,” they wrote. They cited no “root causes,” but they insisted the FBI be “dedicated to fully investigating hate crimes and the domestic terrorism of white supremacist groups.”
Critical race legal theory has infiltrated the courts. We can expect President Biden to nominate liberal judges sympathetic to it. Just as “colorblindness” has gone from being anti-racism to racism, under critical race law, justice must not be blind. Your race, sex, and political ideology can held against you — or for you.
I am not here to tell you to “buy guns and ammo,” like so many so-called mainstream conservatives, including Matt Walsh and Kurt Schlichter. They’re gearing people up for a conflict without a plan. Gun ownership is important, but let’s not kid ourselves about armed uprisings. Are “patriots” going to slaughter police officers or soldiers who are just doing their jobs? Did armed demonstrations like the one in Richmond last year stop lawmakers from passing gun control laws? Waving around guns we won’t use is pointless.
Instead, do harder things. First, don’t give them excuses. Obey the law. The law isn’t applied fairly, but don’t make it easy for them. Naïve Americans who occupied the Capitol and thought they would be treated like BLM protesters are learning their lesson. Don’t post about “militias” or imagined uprisings on Facebook. Prosecutors and journalists will take even obvious jokes seriously (or at least pretend to). Anarcho-tyranny means tyranny against you and indulgence for others.
Second, build networks that focus on peaceful cooperation and survival. Buy land. Move closer to like-minded people. Run for local office or get your friends to. We need to build a nation from the ground up.
Third, secede mentally. The regime does not represent you. You can obey its authority without admitting its legitimacy. It is not what the Founders wanted. Don’t joke, spread an edgy meme, or think that tyranny happens only somewhere else. It’s here.
This is not Stalin’s USSR; it’s more like East European in the 1980s. Our Social Credit System is worse than China’s. Regime media will attack us, the legal and financial systems will discriminate against us, and some of us — if the screws tighten enough — could face prison.
Benjamin Franklin supposedly said that we had a republic, if we could keep it. We didn’t. However, nations aren’t defined by a regime. A people can survive repression. It can survive violence. It can’t survive loss of identity.
We’re a stateless, occupied people. However, we’re still a people. If we do what we must, I have utter faith we will rise again and take control of our destiny.