Abstracted from David Franke’s America Slides into Civil War:
We have Nancy Pelosi declaring outright that President Trump and the Republicans are “enemies of the state.” And you know what happens, or should happen, to enemies of the state.
We also have the word of Kamala Harris, who as Joe Biden’s running mate has her own visions of being president within years, or perhaps months. In an interview with Stephen Colbert, she promises that the “protests” are “not going to stop.”
Hillary, Nancy, and Kamala are backed by the likes of Vicky Osterwell, promoting her new book In Defense of Looting. … Looting, she explains, is just a “method of direct redistribution of wealth, from the store owners and capitalists to the poor.” Indeed, “It attacks the idea of property” and “the very basis of property in the U.S. is derived through whiteness and through Black oppression.”
Now, after months of growing rioting and violence, we actually have guillotines in the streets (mock guillotines, at least for the present). In homage to their bloody ancestors in the French Revolution, Portland rioters roll a mock guillotine with a stuffed bear (a Trumpy Bear?) into the street, as they burn American flags. And if you still don’t get the message, in Washington—outside the White House—they parade a life-sized Trump doll with its head under a guillotine.
Do you still believe the revolution is a fantasy?
David Franke. richardcyoung.com
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