By Dr. Boyd D. Cathey
Yesterday’s attempted mass murder of a dozen Republican congressmen practicing for the annual congressional charity baseball game continues to hold the headlines … yet, on the Mainstream Media [MSM] the narrative continues to be that the deceased assassin, James Hodgkinson, was just an “loner,” a “sick” individual, unrepresentative of “mainstream” Democratic views. No, we are told, he was isolated, acting by himself, he had “snapped.” And from both Democrat and Republican leaders we then are counseled to “come together” and “reject hate,” and “lower the volume.”
Some pundits of the MSM go further, and actually blame what happened on Donald Trump—you see, it was he who initially unleashed this “climate of hate” by his “racism,” his “sexism and homophobia,” and his “anti-immigrant rhetoric.”
Thus, the pundits in the media and the Democrat leaders (and far too many Republicans) attempt to erect an equivalency between the “hateful” statements of the president, on the one hand, and what they term as the “irrational but understandable reaction” by a scandalized and isolated individual, on the other.
This narrative is the very definition of standing truth on its head, of calling what is white, black; and what is black, white. Or, to use a more historical descriptor, it is an example of “the Big Lie.”
Three days before the assassination attempt in Alexandria, a columnist for The Huffington Post, Jason Fuller, published an essay at that venue. Now, The HuffPost is what we would call “mainstream Left.” It conveys views that are quite common among leading Democratic politicians; its writers have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, and at other sites. In other words, in our current politics, it passes for establishment, on the Left.
I actually receive its emailings most every day. But I had not read Fuller’s piece, published June 11, until a friend and former associate (who holds a doctorate and is a fine writer) sent it to me yesterday. Actually, after the attempted assassination, the essay was taken down by The HuffPost … and, after you read it (below), I think you will understand why.
Jason Fuller is representative of thousands, perhaps millions, of anti-Trump “resistance” people. That is why what he wrote on June 11 is so extremely threatening … and disgusting. He—and Hodgkinson—are not isolated, they are, as I have written, identical in their thinking, tips of an iceberg cultivated and encouraged and abetted by those same political leaders and that same media which shed tears—momentarily—yesterday for the attempt to murder congressional Republicans, but who, when it comes down to it, don’t retract or apologize for ANYTHING they have said, don’t halt any of the vicious and virulent venom they have unleashed, don’t retract any of the totally “fake news” they have spread about like horse manure, don’t apologize for any of the lies and deceptions that they have engaged in.
Fuller spins a web of charges against not just President Trump, but everyone in his administration, and also various members of Congress. They have, according to his febrile and utterly corrupted brain, all committed “treason,” and thus they must be tried, convicted, and executed. For Fuller there is no doubt about the “Russian collusion” narrative, no matter what James Comey admitted or what all the other Intel chiefs have testified to. It’s a fact because he wants it to be a fact, and because for the past seven months the MSM and leading Democrats have opened a Pandora’s Box of reckless insinuations and violent attacks, and created an immense mythic, politically poisonous narrative.
And notice, although he talks about a “trial,” it is only a “show trial,” because Fuller, like millions of other brainwashed Americans, has already convicted Trump, Pence, Bannon, Priebus, Speaker Ryan, Senator McConnell, and any other public figure who in any way supports the president, of treason. They all must be killed … that is, after a perfunctory “show trial.” Shades of the old Soviet days and their “show trials.”
Now, I would bet you that dormant oil well in my back yard that if you asked Jason Fuller his opinion, generally, of the death penalty, like almost all leftists, he would stoutly oppose it and react with horror and call it “inhuman” and “abusive of human rights.” But in this case, in the case of Trump and the entire leadership of the GOP, well, he would make a bloodthirsty exception; and from the tenor of his column it is very evident that he would love to be there when such executions occur and probably like to throw the switch himself. In fact, it is apparent that he eagerly lusts after the blood of those figures whom he firmly believes have threatened the future of the planet by challenging climate change and have, according to the Leftist narrative, stolen the 2016 election, aided and abetted by that evil genius Vladimir Putin (who obviously crept into thousands of polling places and miraculously changed vote totals, all with Donald Trump’s connivance!).
What is both utterly scandalous and extremely disturbing about this published piece on a national “mainstream” leftist webzine is that it is NOT unique; if you read far enough and scratch below the surface, it is fairly common to find similar items and commentary. And it is those same rabid epigones of the Deep State—the MSM (CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc.), the Democrats (like Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, Nancy Pelosi, etc.), Hollywood, academia—who have unleashed this venom and hatred. It is they who have let out the genie of vitriolic language and unhinged hatred, of massive acts of “resistance,” of violence on campuses and in the street. They are the ones who have been screaming blood-curdling screams and imprecations and threats … and, as was to be expected, their millions of followers, cocooned in that parallel universe constructed on myth, lies, and deception, have begun to act upon the premises handed out to them by that leadership.
So, those brief tears and that wailing by Nancy Pelosi and Bernie Sanders don’t cut it. The attempt of the MSM urging “that we all come together,” or to blame President Trump and talk radio, are ludicrous, an attempt to divert attention from their own direct responsibility and guilt. Yes, it was James Hodgkinson’s gun that was pointed at those Republicans, but it was, in fact, a gun created and filled with ammunition provided by a Rachel Maddow and a Chris Matthews on MSNBC, any of the pundits at CNN and the MSM, and of Waters, Pelosi and others, so self-righteously ensconced in Congress. It is they who must bear ultimate responsibility, and, if not so judged here and now, must face the eternal judgment of history and of God.
What we are witnessing is just one emanation of the multifaceted response of the Deep State and its warped minions to what happened last November. I have said before, and I repeat it again, those forces will use any tactic, employ any strategy, and do anything to recover what they lost and to maintain their Progressivist trajectory. What James Hodgkinson attempted and Jason Fuller gruesomely envisioned are but the natural results of the age old black-hearted Deep State revolution which luxuriates in evil and rebellion against both God and nature. It must be opposed.
~ Dr. Boyd D. Cathey is an Unz Review columnist, as well as a Barely a Blog contributor, whose work is easily located on this site under the “BAB’s A List” search category. Dr. Cathey earned an MA in history at the University of Virginia (as a Thomas Jefferson Fellow), and as a Richard M Weaver Fellow earned his doctorate in history and political philosophy at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. After additional studies in theology and philosophy in Switzerland, he taught in Argentina and Connecticut before returning to North Carolina. He was State Registrar of the North Carolina State Archives before retiring in 2011. In addition to writing for The Unz Review, Cathey writes for The Abbeville Institute, Confederate Veteran magazine, The Remnant, and other publications in the United States and Europe on a variety of topics, including politics, social and religious questions, film, and music.