Did you think you would see something in your lifetime like this?

Let me ask any of you – at least of a certain age.

Did you think you would see something in your lifetime like this?

We can multiply examples on social media, along with the explosion of irrationality and hatred.

Go ahead and explain to me how that is NOT Satan at work.

It feels like the dystopian end of the nation, the beginning of a nightmare.

And there is this from Technocracy:

Christian Purge Envisioned During Biden/Harris Administration

A group backed by congressional Democrats touting a “Secular America” has sent a 28-page document to the Biden transition team advising him to strip First Amendment rights from Christians who advocate traditional biblical positions on the sanctity of life, marriage, education and the nuclear family.

The group, calling themselves the Secular Democrats of America, sent the letter to Biden’s team under the title “Restoring Constitutional Secularism and Patriotic Pluralism in the White House: Prepared exclusively by Secular Democrats of America PAC for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris Transition Team.”

The document, presented by Reps Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and endorsed by Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., states that an incoming Biden administration must “educate the American public,” particularly those identified as the “religious right,” on the need to keep their “religious dogma” to themselves. The document calls for a purge of social conservatives from all levels of government, labeling them as “white nationalist” and “conspiracy theorists.”

“They don’t have a problem with churches, they have a problem with conservative churches that voted for Donald Trump,” Brannon Howse, a conservative radio host who aired a program on the document Monday night, told LeoHohmann.com. “And some of the people promoting this are members of the leftist neo-evangelical community.”

He said vengeful Democrats are making enemy lists and have their sights set on the traditional Catholic community as well as the conservative evangelical Protestant community – two groups that voted for Donald Trump in droves.


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  1. ZestyLemonZach says:

    So many people, Catholics included, are so blinded by their visceral hated of Trump that they can’t understand the hell we’ve just unleashed on ourselves.

  2. The Astronomer says:

    This may end with widespread kinetic violence, especially once Kamala Harris shoves ‘episodic dementia’ Joe Biden out of office courtesy of the Twenty-Fifth Amendment and assumes the office of President. She will then be entitled to appoint her own VP. If after 2024, it could be Socialist AOC.

    The far-left will be emboldened because the government will have their back when they’re persecuting traditional Catholics and other Christians. Only Our Lady of Fatima’s intervention will save us.

  3. Gab says:

    It’s okay though because catholics Biden and Pelosi won’t allow this to go ahead. Right? LOL

  4. JabbaPapa says:

    Mai 68 in France, Paris especially, is within my lifetime, though I was too young to understand it — but it was a similarly destructive event, including religiously, as what the summer of rioting has led to in the US.

  5. Sportsfan says:

    I’m pretty sure they will eat themselves before they find me.

    Anarchy is like gasoline. It’s very dangerous and volatile. But, it tends to burn out quickly.

  6. Chrysologos says:

    “They don’t have a problem with churches, they have a problem with conservative churches that voted for Donald Trump,”
    From what I read on this and other blogs, I would think on the basis of the above quote that the Catholic Church in the US on the whole has nothing to fear.

  7. GregB says:

    I’ve posted this before but with current circumstances it bears repeating. The progressives and the political establishment class bear a striking resemblance to HAL 9000 in 2001. Particularly the parts about being foolproof and having a mission that is too important to allow anyone to jeopardize it. Things are going down like they are having their AE-35 event, breaking all communications links that would subject them to any accountability for their actions.

  8. jaykay says:

    Semper G: thanks for reposting that thread. Good Lord, only a year ago, before the panic hit us and the lights started going out (to quote Grey). It might almost be a decade ago, so much has changed in the interim. The excerpt you posted from Leigh-Fermor’s classic, about his encounter with the Bolshie->SA tranny, is chilling in its timelessness. At least for those who study, and appreciate, history.

    I wonder if he was one of the many who successfully re-transitioned from SA to SS following events on a certain night, later that same year, referred to by lengthy kitchen implements? Or was he one of those who, like Roehm, went to the wall spluttering his undying allegiance to The Leader?

    And I’m also led to wonder how long it’ll be before Ernie earns his true place in “history” as an icon?

  9. majuscule says:

    This has stayed with me all those years:

    In second grade, in the mid 1950s, Sister Mary Sharon told us that we must never renounce our love for, or belief in God—even at the hands of evil torturers who might be invading our country.

    So yes, maybe I have been expecting it. But not exactly like this.

  10. SemperServusDei says:

    For the record, I am a Roman Catholic who believes ALL that the Church teaches on morality and doctrine, and I will not stop witnessing to the Truth, so help me God.

  11. I just can’t see any of this ending without a civil war and the breakup of the country or a military coup (and perhaps not even by our own military). And all the while, fundamentalist Muslims, Mexican druglords, and any number of others who would like to fill the resulting vacuum are just sitting back and laughing at us, waiting for their opportunities. They won’t care if they get the whole thing, either; they’ll all be happy to grab whatever pieces they can and try for the rest later. What is particularly discouraging is that I can imagine a number of outcomes, many of which run counter to the prevailing wisdom, but none of which are particularly favorable to Christians.

  12. monstrance says:

    Trump also received tremendous following from the Amish Community.
    Go ahead and ban them from Facebook and Twitter. Cut off their cable tv and electricity.
    I don think they’ll miss it.
    He must increase, we must decrease.

  13. Adelle Cecilia says:

    I was just reading about the secrets from Our Lady of La Salette, and this seems to fit that bill.
    Lord, have mercy on us.
    Guardian angels, keep us on the right path!

  14. It sure is a good thing we got rid of kings in this country. Otherwise we might find ourselves ruled with an iron rod by an evil imbecile—oh, wait…

  15. ChrisP says:

    “As it rolled out from the guillotine onto the tiles of Rittenhouse Square, the momentary functioning head of Fr Generic Churcho’nice still could not understand why they had come for him. He had extolled the virtues of BLM, Nancy, the primacy of conscience and individual autonomy….he had even spoken well of AOC, Twitter and the Jesuits. All that was now moot as the Antifa Orc booted his now expired head into the now full pool.

    And the crowd cheered.”

  16. Clinton R. says:

    Satan and his minions have been persecuting faithful Catholics since AD 33. Let us heed the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians: “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.”

    Time to put on our spiritual armor. St. Michael the Archangel, pray for us.

  17. moon1234 says:

    @The Astronomer
    I think you may have pointed something out, without intending to, that may be quite an astute observation. In order for Joe Biden to be “replaced” the easiest solution would be to use the 25th amendment. We all know he is not playing with a full deck.

    If they can successfully use it on the current president that makes it that much easier to use it in the future. The very near future.

    However the VP does not get to pick who the replacement VP will be. That is clearly defined in the constitution. It would be the speaker of the House.

    I had not thought about the 25th being used on Trump as a pretext to use it in the future on Biden, but it would make a LOT of sense to get the public warmed up to the idea.

  18. dahveed says:

    If we are called to martyrdom, be it red or white, then we must remember Who we’ll meet on the other side of it, and how much He gave for us all. I’m not saying I want it. But should we be called, we must remember Him. All else is secondary.

  19. bookworm says:

    OK, I have to ask this question, which I’m sure many of you are also asking: how do we avoid falling into despair right now?

    How do you shake off the feeling that 1) all your prayers and sacrifices have been for naught, 2) that God has abandoned us, or worse yet, has turned into (or always was) an abusive parent who inflicts the worst punishments on his good and faithful children, 3) why should faithful Catholic families bother having children since the Antichrist and the end of the world are just around the corner, and even if they aren’t, we and our children have no future in this Brave New World anyway? Yeah, I know, our reward is in the next world but I’m really not ready to give up on this one yet?

    Sorry if this offends anyone or seems blasphemous but these thoughts have been bugging me on and off for days and I don’t know how else to express them. I’m still praying the Rosary daily and going to Mass and confession but I haven’t had a chance to bring this issue up in confession yet, and I am REALLY struggling with this. I waver almost on an hourly basis between confidence and all out anxiety attacks and I have absolutely no confidence in my ability to endure martyrdom. Maybe I should just get off the internet for a while…..

  20. OldProfK says:

    The game of lists is one anyone can play, and it ends…when it ends. Numquam dicere mori.

  21. Chrysologos said:
    “…I would think on the basis of the above quote that the Catholic Church in the US on the whole has nothing to fear.”

    I’m pretty sure that the USCCB would actually somehow try and spin this in the best possible light so as to maintain their invitation to all the right Georgetown cocktail parties and seats on the platforms at public events.

  22. Fulco One Eye says:

    Maybe this is the product of my contrary nature but rather than hopeless despair my reaction to this sort of thing is, “Bring it on!” These people are bullies and cowards. They will fold while we can stay standing but only if we can accept getting bloody in a fight.

  23. Ave Maria says:

    Did I expect this in my lifetime? In a way, yes. I have had a desire for martyrdom since I was a little girl. My confirmation Patron is St. Agnes as I wanted to be like her: holy, brave, in love with Christ. I wanted to be like her at age 10 and I want to be like her now. With the countless abortions and the legitimizing of other intrinsic evils, it was only a matter of time for the country to fall. The nations, as a whole, deserve chastisement. We have been warned about this. And the final straw, I believe, was the worship of idols in the Vatican.

  24. Jones says:

    75 million+ people who voted for Trump is alot of people to so call “round up”. This will not be pretty.

  25. benedetta says:

    I had an inkling that things would come to this at secular liberal arts college, in 1984, when I was a junior and agreed to write an article on pro life for a conservative, alternative campus publication that my brother founded. I remember we held a forum, and an angry mob formed, shouting, which included professors who otherwise didn’t show up for student related gatherings. They were so angry and foaming at the mouth. I was taken aback. I was probably naive and didn’t expect the wrath that would come, but with that experience, I understood that on pro life, this was no mere difference of opinion to which one was entitled as a matter of free speech to one’s own opinion. I believe in the abortion rights culture lies the fault line that demarcates the totalitarian principles we are now seeing.

  26. jflare29 says:

    I think I know only too well what you mean. We all seek heaven, yet we’re not eager to embrace martyrdom unless truly required. Or, for this nation, I’ve wrestled internally a great deal these past 15 years: Do I surrender the nation to wanton sinful demands for sin? Or demand to speak (and act) for public virtue? Do I see the nation from outside, see mostly greed and (especially) lust, thus a need for the republic to expire from within? Or do I see from the inside, from my own life, and insist on remembering–and living out–the virtues our Founders declared?
    Oddly, I find that whichever way I view it, …my response winds up being about the same: If I intend the nation to rise above the muck, it’ll need virtuous people providing constant, worthy example for others to follow. Yet, …should the nation fall, those left living will need… virtuous people providing constant, worthy example for others to follow!
    Matters look quite bleak. Yet… St Pope John Paul II reminded us often about how Law follows on from culture. Let’s be the genuine multiculturalists which the Left have never managed–or bothered–to be. If I’m mostly Irish and German, I can seek those resources to celebrate my own music, dance, food, prayer, and stories. We’ve already seen Fr Z share his some of his cultural heritage too. We may be forced, for now, to concede much of the public square, no matter that the First Amendment should dictate otherwise. We might best seek to ultimately “retake” the public square. If we refuse to participate in the foolishness of secular mobs, if we instead frequently host our own “private” gatherings–once covid has died down–we might ultimately cause the villainy in the public square to be exhausted. Or abandonded. If not, …well, if the nation falls, we’ll still need all these virtuous habits all the more to carry on.

    Call me a cynic if you like, or howl that I’ve been through too many military exercises, or seen too many war movies. Whichever, I don’t relish that anyone should “bring it” in that sense. Historically, fighting rarely ends easily once begun; actions from our “opponents” make clear to me they won’t give up without a nasty fight.
    I never forget a scene from MASH: An Army commander often views war from a fairly detached view, per his role as a commander. …Until his own son dies from battle wounds.
    I do hope we can restore sense–and virtue–to our expectations before many perish.

  27. LeeGilbert says:

    Anita, you write . . . “It sure is a good thing we got rid of kings in this country. Otherwise we might find ourselves ruled with an iron rod by an evil imbecile—oh, wait…”

    Well, we had a good run as a republic, didn’t we, ours if we could keep it. Now that we have been robbed of it and dragged into a malevolent dictatorship, we have to ask ourselves what other form of government is within our reach that will most likely effect our “safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

    For myself, at this point I would be glad of a benevolent dictator, or better yet a Catholic monarch, in the hopes that he would 1) eliminate abortion; 2) eliminate no fault divorce; 3) secure our borders; 4) educate our children in the truth and essentially recreate here the sort of peace, tranquillity and human flourishing that once existed in the papal states. The hope, of course, would be that such a monarchy would shape us up eventually to undertake once again our own government as a democratic republic.

    As quixotic and even as laughable as this may sound, it is far less laughable than it was a year ago, no? It seems far more doable than recovering our democratic republic through the ballot box, for as quick as you can say “Karl Marx”” the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be states, the court packed, pro-Trump patriots and pundits locked up for sedition, and free speech a thing of the past. Besides, who will bother voting now that elections have become a well-organized scam?

    There is no recovery through the ballot box unless the integrity of every aspect of the voting process is assured, and hoping to re-establish that integrity while governed by tyrants who benefit from its corruption seems mad on its face.

    How we get to a monarchical form of government or benevolent dictatorship is not clear, but I would think that the war we are probably blundering into will offer several possibilities.

  28. SKAY says:

    It seems Lucifer owns his own political party and the souls within it.

  29. WVC says:

    @bookworm – I give you an honest answer that you may not want to hear. To even be tempted by despair at this point is a bad sign. It’s akin to forfeiting a fight before one’s opponent has even showed up in the ring. You need a shot of confidence, both in yourself and in your God. Not that you will be saved from all discomfort, but that you will be victorious. No fighter ever wins a fight thinking or worrying about what his opponent might do to him – he only wins by focusing on what he can and will do. Keep your focus.

    We live a very pampered live in the USA. We don’t have to deal with Viking hordes burning our towns, killing the men, and raping our women. We don’t have to worry about Muslim hordes conquering our towns, killing the men, and raping our women. None of us has been rounded up and put in a gulag. None of us has been tortured (that I’m aware of, and not counting my 7th grade chemistry class). We’re not living through the Bubonic Plague (COVID is less than a joke compared to the Black Death). We get to take a shower more than once a week. Few of us are starving for food (quite the opposite, given our obesity epidemic). We haven’t even had to worry about being drafted into the Army or pressed into the Royal Navy. We should be thankful for all the luxuries we have been afforded.

    What are we facing? Nothing that we don’t deserve. Many struggle with the coming adversity because they believe, in some way, that we good Christians are being wronged. Not so. Take a serious, honest look at modern America. If Sodom and the Aztec Empire had a baby, it would look like our country. We celebrate every imaginable kind of sexual deviancy. We slaughter unborn babies by the millions. We export our sinful ways across the globe. And there’s plenty of questionable things our government has done regarding military and CIA type operations that have hurt, killed, or made life unbearably miserable for millions the world over. I love my country, but I cannot pretend that we are not guilty of many evil things, on our own soil and abroad. I do not hold any soldier or sailor accountable (barring any of their personal sins), and I was a sailor myself and come from a military family. I’m not speaking from some kind of globalist peace-nik perspective, just a Christian perspective. What is coming to us, we deserve.

    Should you be afraid of suffering? Only if you keep all your treasure in this world. Please allow me to speak personally for a moment. My wife has probably just a few more months left. Cancer is both outside eating in and inside eating its way out. It’s been a long 5 years. She’s only in her 40s, and we have 7 kids, the youngest being 3, all of whom are homeschooled. My wife’s mother also died of cancer, and it’s perhaps been our greatest fear all the way up until the day it was reality.

    We did everything we could to treat the cancer, and we made a pilgrimage to Lourdes, and we had many, many people pray for her healing. But it was not God’s will. There comes a time when you keep saying “Thy Will be done” and God then says “This is my Will.” What do you do? Turn tail like the Rich Young Man? Or embrace it?

    We embraced it. Today, the suffering we have experienced together has strengthened our bond more than a hundred years of marriage could have done. While I always loved my wife, I am closer to her now than I could have imagined possible. There is a joy in our home greater than ever before. We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas together, and every moment is something for which we are thankful. That’s the secret of suffering. It draws people together far more than shared joy or prosperity. It’s why Christ offers to share His Cross with you. Not because He can’t carry it by Himself. Because it’s the only path to true intimacy with Our Lord. It’s an invitation.

    One lesson from Lot’s wife. Don’t look back. If you continue to look back on things that were with nostalgia, it will destroy your vision for the way ahead. There are no guarantees, either in the past or in the future, outside of the promises of Our Lord. If you pin your hopes on anything else, you will ultimately be very, very frustrated.

    I will add, too, that spending time off the internet is always a good thing. We are tempted to worry about things we have absolutely no control or influence over. Christ Himself told us that was dumb. Did I have a preference in this last election. You betcha. Have I lost a single wink of sleep over it either before, during, or after? Not one. Come Judgment Day, what I did or didn’t do regarding this or any other election will be small potatoes compared to the state of my own soul and the things I did for the souls entrusted to my care. Never forget how the final exam is weighted. Don’t spend all your time focused on just the extra credit if you don’t have all the basics down cold.

    Hope this helps. Sorry for the rambling.

  30. Semper Gumby says:

    bookworm: Sure, it helps to take a break from the news. Maybe spend some time with friends or family, a hobby or outside in the fresh air.

    2 Corinthians 4

  31. Semper Gumby says:

    Jaykay: That was a great post and discussion, Fr. Z’s comment in red to Farmer was masterful. I agree, 2019 does seem a while ago. To paraphrase Ecclesiastes 3: C’est la vie. Though our current La Vida Loca moment is not amusing. These hyperactive, maniacal Leftists do like to interfere with one’s church-going and freetime.

    Fermor’s books are classics of travel literature, he knows how to wield a pen. The Commie turned Nazi you wondered about almost certainly, given his low rank, survived the Night of the Long Knives. As for Ernst Roehm becoming an open Leftist icon that is unlikely, though the philosopher Heidegger remains popular among some Leftists. Roehm is likely a hidden inspiration for the Left given his leadership of street thugs.

    For a new Ernst Roehm here’s a likely candidate: a confused 18-year old girl and self-described “lesbian and BLM protestor” who identified on social media her mother, aunt and uncle as Trump supporters. The Death Party media went into happy-dance ululations and rewarded her behavior with a fawning article in Volkischer Beobachter, I mean Buzzfeed, and a glamour photo:


    Forty social credit points and a framed Biden-Harris portrait to that girl. Maybe a Prius.

    plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

  32. Kathleen10 says:

    bookworm, it’s natural to feel that way, most of us do the same. We try for more upbeat moments than fearful moments. Some days are going to be better than others. WVC gave you a great answer, suffering comes in life, we can’t avoid it. It comes to all in one form or another. God bless your wife and you, WVC, God be with you both.
    Spend more time off the Internet or following the news. Ration it, perhaps 20 minutes once a day, and stick to it. Read good literature, watch fun and calming programs, practice a hobby, or learn a new one. Now’s a good time to learn to play a musical instrument. Get outside every single day, don’t talk about politics with others if you’re out there, commune with God or keep conversation about other things. Notice the blue sky and sunshine. If you are in the vicinity of children, you owe it to them to be brave and protect them from this. They don’t need to be frightened, no matter what comes. Same with the old folks. Spare them both what you can. Why get them in a lather about things that are just too much.
    Keep praying and just talk to God about your fears. He sees it all. Don’t flog yourself over your feelings, just try to trust. Read Scripture every day. And hang in there, you’re certainly not alone!

  33. Semper Gumby says:

    “Did you think you would see something in your lifetime like this?”

    Welp, gotta admit I wasn’t expecting a Roman legion to march through New York City this morning.


    Nobody expects the Roman legion.

  34. jaykay says:

    Semper G: yes, history does repeat itself, in terms of the resurfacing of the same savage instincts, but just dolled-up in a new guise. Except it’s the old guise – for those who have eyes to see. As Ecclesiastes says: “nihil sub sole novum”.

    Loved the reference to the Völkisher Beobachter with the link. That girl (if I may be so old- fashioned as to use that term – one can’t be sure anymore) could have been a Bund Deutscher Mädel babe (ooops!) 80 years ago, denouncing her parents for having been closet Social Democrats. Or Jews. Or Slavs. As you say: plus ça change…

    I was really thinking of the possibility of Ernie R. becoming a martyred “gay” icon eventually, but maybe that’s a step too far even for them. Although I’m sure they’d be capable of doing a work-around based on the fact that his below-the-belt impulses will trump (hah!) his howwid, howwid Nazi-ness.

    They’ve inverted reality enough already to make that entirely possible.

  35. bookworm says:

    Thank you, WVC, and may God bless you and your wife. With regard to the pro life issue, another question that haunts me is that if God is under punishing us for the sin of abortion by making life so miserable that most young people won’t want to have children, and faithful Catholics won’t be able to support families because they will be blacklisted from most professions, how do we get around that? Birth rates are already plunging to record lows and abortions are surging due to the bad economy and the pandemic. Yes, we must continue to stand against abortion but as a practical matter, how do we overcome the fear that drives many women to abortion? I suppose a good example to look to would be St John Paul II, who lived much of his life under communism but also told the world to “be not afraid”.

  36. Miryam says:

    We are not people of fear, we are people of faith! We are not people of despair, we are people of hope! Because the Victor has been decided. He has won! And He is our Captain!

    Dear bookworm, Your comment really pulled at my heart. I too have struggled with doubts and fears. But when I think about how much Jesus endured for us in His passion, when I look at Him dying on the Cross for us, when I gaze at Him in the Holy Eucharist at Mass or adoration, Him Who is the Silent Victim of so much ingratitude, indifference, and abuse, yet Who is present with us because of His great love, I cannot look Him in the eye and tell Him I don’t believe He really loves us. I believe in His love. And I beg Him to enkindle in my heart the flame His Divine Love, because one spark of His Infinite Love is greater than all the hate in this world.

    Love. True Love is greater than all else.

    God will not ask us to suffer anything beyond what He will give us the grace to endure. Go to Jesus for strength and don’t rely on your own power. (I’ve tried the latter, it never ends well!)

    Also, keep praying the Rosary daily and going to Mass and Confession! If we do not abandon the Lord, He will not abandon us.

    I have added you to my list of prayer intentions for 2021, so know that I will be praying for you daily this year. Please pray for me. We’re in this battle together. I hope to meet you in heaven!

    Don’t be afraid of the Cross – from the Cross comes our hope!

  37. Semper Gumby says:

    jaykay: “yes, history does repeat itself, in terms of the resurfacing of the same savage instincts, but just dolled-up in a new guise. Except it’s the old guise – for those who have eyes to see. As Ecclesiastes says: “nihil sub sole novum”.”

    Good point.

    “That girl (if I may be so old- fashioned as to use that term – one can’t be sure anymore)”

    Earlier, I referred to that Bund babe (great expression by the way) as a girl instead of a gxrl. Therefore I am guilty of ThoughtCrime and WrongSpeak. I will report to People’s Glorious Vocabulary Recycling Center for Struggle Session. In the Camp I will trade gruel for breadcrusts and cigarettes and become the Overlord of my Cellblock.


    Several days ago Joe “You Ain’t Black” Biden blurted out that he will “Defeat the NRA.” Another un-Constitutional spasm from the Death Party. I think I’ll change my NRA membership from annual to lifetime. Heh, tyrants.

    St. John Paul II knows something about Nazis and Communists- the Death Party combines the two. “Be Not Afraid.”

  38. robtbrown says:


    If the VP office is open, the Speaker does not choose who the replacement will be. The choice is made by the President, who sends the name to the Senate and House, both of whom must approve it.

    The Speaker stands first in succession should both the Office of President and VP be open.

  39. Charivari Rob says:


    The Speaker stands first in succession should both the Office of President and VP be open.

    Thank you for actually mentioning that.
    One of the many concerning issues the last few weeks has been the amazing number of people in all sorts of places that I have read or heard demonstrating what a dearly beloved university professor of mine would have called “functional illiteracy”.
    They earnestly proposed postponing certification of the Electoral College results pending investigations & court hearings on allegations of vote-count irregularities and/or the calling of a new election – giving no consideration to the likelihood of all that running well past Jan 20, that President Trump’s current term would end on the 20th regardless of any pending action, and that the result would be Acting-President Pelosi.

  40. Semper Gumby says:

    Fulco One Eye: Yes, this situation is unsustainable and will probably deteriorate markedly this decade- though it need not be so.

    Allen West on January 5: “We are about to find out who the summer Soldiers and sunshine Patriots are.” He has a point, but that will take longer to unfold given the Reichstag Moment of January 6.

  41. Semper Gumby says:

    Re: the “Lincoln Project” database above:

    J. Michael Waller from last August:

    “Former military officers who support Joe Biden have weaponized the campaign this year by adapting Special Operations Command technology used to hunt terrorists, and using it against people who support the president.”

    “The technology is now open-source.”


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  43. bookworm says:

    Thank you, Miryam, for your thoughts and prayers!

  44. Semper Gumby says:

    January 21, FrontPage Magazine, Daniel Greenfield:

    “Democrats celebrate a “victory for democracy” with barbed wire, soldiers, and political terror.”

    “Even as Biden’s team prepped the executive orders that would end the national emergency at the border and shut down construction of the wall, new walls topped by razor wire were rising across the imperial city. The new Fortress of Government sealed off two miles of the National Mall and parts of downtown D.C. and filled it with more soldiers than are deployed in Iraq.”

    “24 people were shot in Chicago this weekend and murders are already up 125% this year in New York City. Those [police] officers could have done more good at home, but Democrats don’t care about murder victims in urban areas, instead redeploying officers to D.C. in a show of force.”

    “CNN, a subsidiary of AT&T, had already gushed about, “Joe Biden’s arms embracing America”. MSNBC, a subsidiary of Comcast, compared Biden to God. “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.””

    “John Brennan warned that “because of this growth of polarization in the United States” members of the Biden team would be “moving in laser-like fashion” to “root out an insidious threat to our democracy”.” [More than one Death Party apparatchik such as ex-CIA Director Brennan are attempting to label American citizens as “insurgents” and have called for “reeducation camps” and “deprogramming.”]

    “The hysterical fascist theater with troops in the streets and fawning praise on the lips of the press are all efforts to overcompensate for the hollow man taking a false oath on a bible.”

    “This isn’t the pageantry of Stalin or Hitler. It’s the weary theater of Brezhnev, a senescent leader of a decaying regime being propped up by desperate threats of force by the nomenklatura.”


    OANN reports Pres. Trump has offered the Trump Hotel in DC as quarters after troops were banished by the Regime to a parking garage. Gov. Abbott of Texas and Gov. DeSantis of Florida have ordered their troops, whose “political loyalty” were examined by the Regime, to depart Washington DC.

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