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Why repeat hackneyed phrases about annus horribilis 2020?

Recall the opening paragraph of “A Tale of Two Cities,” a classic by Charles Dickens? Interspersed in that epical introduction are countervailing, sweetness-and-light words. Excise these—and you get 2020:

“… it was the worst of times…it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch…of incredulity, it was…the season of darkness… it was the winter of despair. … we had nothing before us.”

MAGA men and women are just that: The best of people in the worst of times.

These good people converged on D.C., Jan. 6, to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote.

They, who have “nothing before them,” had come to demand that something be done by those who had “brought [them] forth into this wilderness,” yet sit “by the fleshpots [on the Potomac] and [eat] bread to the full.” (My adaptation of Exodus 16:3.)

Cassandra Fairbanks, of the Gateway Pundit web-hub, framed her report about the protest that ensued just right: “Patriots Have Stormed the Capitol Building — Masses Breaching Federal Barriers — Cops Losing Control.”

Yes, patriots. Rage that had been simmering over an election whose results lacked constitutional credibility had finally come to a boil.

Prior to the eruption, on Jan. 5, patriots had gathered at the Freedom Plaza in D.C. They patiently awaited their president, who was due to deliver a “Stop the Steal” address the following day. In short succession, they recited the “Lord’s Prayer” (from Luke, not the one-chord grunts of Lil Baby, or other rappers, emblematic of the Black Lives Matter repertoire).

These good people, who have been thoroughly marginalized and demonized—their country made diverse to the point of distrust—puncture their prayers with an “amen,” ancient Hebrew for “so be it.”

Symbolically—oblivious to etymological origins of the word—one of the imbeciles on the Hill (they all make out like bandits on the people’s dime), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., boorishly closed his Godless chant with an “amen and awoman.” Cleaver had been tasked with giving “the opening prayer on the opening day of the 117th Congress.”

Trump’s America has had it with this confederacy of cretins and knaves, that “minds other people’s business,” and can’t even leave the language alone, much less their president.

Donald Trump has been maligned and sabotaged for the entirety of his term. As his constituents gaze down at their mobile devices, they observe that the president has been canceled by Deep Tech, my preferred term for the high-tech sector, as it denotes how deeply have the head honchos of high tech penetrated and poisoned the American public and private sectors.

Trump’s communications are routinely throttled, plastered with warning notices intended to disgrace a president whom “Deplorables” hold in high esteem.

And this from the president’s Twitter account:

“History will judge Trump as a villain,” vaporized CNN’s John Avlon, the husband and commentary sidekick of Never-Trump Republican Margaret Hoover. Appearing on CNN alone or with Avlon, this progressive Republican has also been disgorging the same “piercing” “insight” for months, if not years:

“This ends not well for the GOP. There will be a backlash for the GOP [for standing by Trump and his base and denying the election result.]”

A backlash with whom, Ms. Hoover? The intellectual and moral sinkhole to which you and your buddies belong?

MAGA men and women have themselves been dubbed “Deplorables” (courtesy of Mrs. Clinton), “lizard brains” (via TV historian Jon Meacham), and, recently, “Jerks,” by Donny Deutsch, a lefty business-cum-media man, on MSNBC, who hollered that “there are 50 million jerks in this country.”

Correction: We are 74-million strong.

The thread that runs through fatuous TV debates, among Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt and his ilk, is the failure of the Grand Old Party (GOP) to stand up to Donald Trump.

Unmentioned are the 74 million people who prop President Trump up. These solipsistic, vain TV degenerates—Bush-era operative Nicolle Wallace, the gaseous Ana Navaro, celebutante Margaret Hoover, and many more—have simply “disappeared” or cancelled 74 million Americans.


And, in character, cowardly Republicans have been tripping over one another to join them, since the storming of the Capitol building. (These characters were less inclined to flap their law-and-order chops when the BLM movementarians needed to be stopped from occupying and burning down American cities.)

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, suggested that Ashli Babbit, a patriot shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol, might have had it coming.

“The president should order U.S. troops to secure the Capitol immediately,” tweeted Laura Ingraham, an ego in an anchor’s chair.

Had Ms. Babbit been black, the Capitol would have long since been burned down (and looted) by BLM, to empathetic nods from the “enemedia.”

As to the “OMG, shocking, shocking” huffing and puffing over the pro-Trump protesters, who “descended on the Capitol to protest the certification of results, before clashing with police“:

Get a grip! Where was the constitutional duty to act forcefully when BLM goons romped and rampaged across the country? None was evident. The American power elites, cops too, simply knelt to and with their racial overlords.

Here’s the difference between pro-Trump patriots and BLM detritus:

The latter, BLM, trashed, looted and leveled their countrymen’s livelihoods, their businesses. MAGA men and women stormed the seats of corruption.

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s currently on Gab, YouTube, Twitter & LinkedIn, but has been banned by Facebook.

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  1. Anon[115] • Disclaimer says:

    Wake up to reality dummies and read this article over and over. Yet more wisdom from Ilana Mercer.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
    • LOL: Trinity
  2. Ashli Babbit should be the Patriot’s George Floyd. The patriots just need some funding to travel city to city wearing Say Her Name shirts. Wait … Iland, are you related to those wealthy right wing Mercers? Can you pull some strings?

  3. Kerry says:

    A new Mercer column always hits the spot!

    “MAGA men and women are just that: The best of people in the worst of times.” Very true and 10 times out of 10 they’re better than the hacks in D.C. who are there to represent them.

    The only tragedy I saw yesterday was the young lady being murdered by the Capitol police, a few broken windows and Nancy Pelosi’s office getting ransacked isn’t that big of a deal. Besides, they probably have loads of cheap illegal Mexican maids to clean up.

  4. gatopreto says:

    Amen, Ilana. Succint, precise and erudite, as allways. We, the deplorabes of the Global South salute you.

    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  5. BuelahMan says:

    Willing dupes led by a Chabad mafia head. If you don’t think those people were allowed in with this orchestrated Kabuki, you are as foolish as this jewish woman writing this garbage.

    • Agree: Haxo Angmark
    • Thanks: Trinity
  6. Realist says:

    Mercer, you are just pissing and moaning…what is your solution.*

    *Since electoral control of this country is gone…do not suggest anything to do with voting.

    • Replies: @ILANA Mercer
  7. Between the predictable condemnations from without and the knee-jerk shouts of “false flag!” from within, it’s good to read someone who is eager to find actual inspiration among the darkness and chaos.

  8. Patricus says:

    Great article Ms. Mercer. I am going to buy your Cannibal’s Pot book if it can be ordered outside of Amazon, Barnes and Noble or other contemptible organizations.

  9. more “judeo-Christian” nonsense from resident Zionette.

    it’s too bad this Jewess wasn’t there

    to be betrayed and backstabbed by Zion-chump Trump

    along with hundreds of White Trumpchump patriotards

    who are currently being ID’d, fired, arrested, shackled,

    and dungeon’d. Haxo expects that not a few of these

    will soon to come to an epiphany about the JP.

  10. “MAGA men and women are just that: The best of people in the worst of times..”

    You captured the truth of these times with that sentence.

    This is one of your best essays. Amen.

    • Agree: V. K. Ovelund
    • Thanks: ILANA Mercer
  11. gay troll says:

    So saying “Amen” after a prayer is like saying “it’s true” after a bedtime story? Are you sure Amen isn’t the name of an Egyptian god?

  12. Realist says:

    Solutions are outside of politics.

    Very much agree. Democracy is always destined to fail…as you say except in a territory the size of the ancient Athenian city-state.

    Any form of government that allows idiots to vote, is doomed to fail.

  13. Binyamin says:

    A violent mob of horn-helmed village idiots and racist scumbags broke into the capitol building with the explicit aim of overthrowing American democracy. The idiotic wish to turn this despicable, treasonous insurrection into the founding myth of a new era of fascism by some dumb retards would be laughable if tragedy had not occurred during the attempted coup. By tragedy I mean the death of a brave police officer. Every death is a tragedy but it is hard to shred an atom’s worth of tear for the Trump loving woman who died. She lived in far away California. What the fuck was she doing climbing through a broken glass while attempting to break through the police barricade at the citadel of American democracy while a session was in progress certifying the election result?
    Trump has come perilously close to permanently wrecking the Republican party. He is personally responsible for losing the senate seats in Georgia which effectively handed the control of Senate to the Democrats. It breaks my heart to see the party I love fall under the spell of a demented narcissist with his delusional fantasy of having won the election by a landslide. Instead of making America great again, Trump has made American democracy the laughing stock of the world.
    Trump’s lifetime twitter ban is the start of a fightback against the domestic fascists. And a day of reckoning will soon no doubt arrive against Trump’s online rabble rousers and conspiracy theorists. So watch out Tucker Carlson, Ron Unz, Joseph Farrah and others.
    In the meantime say it loud and proud- ‘Lock him up!’

    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
  14. @Binyamin

    Trumpchumps shoulda burned ZOGster Binyamin’s

    “citadel of American Democracy”, i.e., Zionist Temple of Satan,

    to the ground….and chivvied it’s Jew-owned denziens thru the streets.

    now the Jew-loving MAGApedes are getting what they deserved. Haxo hopes

    that Trump, their shabbatz goy hero, gets the same.

  15. Trinity says:

    Hey ILANA, what is the deal with capitalizing your first name? Is that an ego thing?

    • Replies: @ILANA Mercer
  16. @Trinity

    It’s an America thing.

    When I came to the US, I discovered that very many American readers could not differentiate a capital “I” (eye) from a lower case “l” (el). The two letters adjacent to each other, in my name—as in “Ilana”—caused confusion. Probably something to do with the schooling, or lack of it, here. There was no issue in Canada.

    My name took on strange permutations, even “Llama” made an appearance. So, I took to writing “ilana” or “ILANA.”

    Make sense?

    • LOL: Trinity
  17. Bravo Mercer! I hope that Ilana Mercer can offer inspiration and guidance for the MAGA right in years to come. We will need it!

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