House Prosecutors Use Inflammatory Rhetoric to Accuse Trump of Incitement

The House impeachment managers on Tuesday released a written brief of their case against former president Trump. The main charge the Democrats have against Trump in next week’s Stalinist show trial is that his use of inflammatory language is tantamount to a call for violence. It is beyond ironic and hypocritical then that in its brief that the House managers used extremely inflammatory language (highlights added) in its own arguments:

The only honorable path at that point was for President Trump to accept the results and concede his electoral defeat. Instead, he summoned a mob to Washington, exhorted them into a frenzy, and aimed them like a loaded cannon down Pennsylvania Avenue.

The only honorable path: the house prosecutors would have us believe that publicly stating one’s honest beliefs is now dishonorable. They actually have the audacity to state that even if Trump’s belief that he won the election was true, it would not be a defense:

His belief that he won the election—regardless of its truth or falsity (though it is assuredly false)—is no defense at all for his abuse of office.

Summoned a mob … exhorted them into a frenzy … aimed them like a loaded canon: these terms are blatant appeals to emotion, not sober legal arguments. Using the House managers’ own logic as applied to Trump’s speech, these statements could be interpreted as incitement to violence.

This passage is only one of many in the brief that makes an emotional appeal. For example, the House managers would also have us believe that asking Congress to use its constitutional authority to examine the legality of the selection of electors is equivalent to advocating for overthrowing the government:

No one would seriously suggest that a President should be immunized from impeachment if he publicly championed the adoption of totalitarian government, swore an oath of eternal loyalty to a foreign power, or advocated that states secede from and overthrow the Union.

In the brief, the House managers spend many pages discussing the rhetoric that Trump used in his speech on the Ellipse on January 6 and try to connect this to the actions of the mob that swarmed the Capitol. This despite the fact that actions at the Capital occurred 20 minutes before Trump had finished his speech.

The brief tries to deal with problem by saying the riot was started by an “early wave” who left the speech before it ended. But the Ellipse is some 1.5 miles away from the Capitol, a 30-40 minute walk. Thus the attack on the Capitol would have been made by protesters who left Trump’s speech at least an hour before its end.

This timeline shows that Trump’s speech could not possibly have been the trigger of the assault on the Capitol, which begs the question of how can the House managers plausibly claim it was Trump’s exhortations created the frenzy in the crowd that led to breech of the Capitol?

The answer is that they can not logically make that connection.

The brief also uses the terms “insurrection” and “armed mob” numerous times. Calling the assault on the Capitol an “insurrection” is a gross overstatement of what occurred. However unruly it was, there has been no evidence presented that the rioters at the Capitol intended to overthrow the government.

As for “armed mob,” this assertion is an outright lie. The House managers do not cite a single example of anyone at either the speech on the Ellipse or the mob at the Capitol being armed.

So why is the House managers’ brief laden with so much inflammatory language of the type that they themselves condemn? It is because it is designed to appeal to the emotions of Senators and the American public rather than to present a logical case. They need to obscure the fact that there is no basis to the claim that Trump incited an insurrection against the government of the United States.

Leftist ‘Unity’ Results in Literary Agent Being Fired for Merely Having Parler and Gab Accounts

The Left’s cancel culture has now expanded to point that you do not even have to be accused of ‘hate speech’ to have your life destroyed. Now just refusing to be confined to the Left’s Orwellian echo chambers will get you fired from your job.

Newsweek reported this week that a literary agency based in New York City fired one of its employees after her use of free-speech social media sites Parler and Gab was discovered. The employee was not fired for anything she said, but just for her mere presence on Parler and Gab.

In a statement released on Twitter, the literary agency actually had the audacity to claim that its repressive action was in the cause of unity, equality, and social justice:

The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency was distressed to discover this morning, January 25th, that one of our agents has been using the social media platforms Gab and Parler. We do not condone this activity, and we apologize to anyone who has been affected or offended by this. The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency has in the past and will continue to ensure a voice of unity, equality, and one that is on the side of social justice.

This is just a flavor of the ‘unity’ that we can expect in Uncle Joe’s America. What will be the next justification that the Maoist Red Guards on the Left will use threaten someone’s employment in the name of ‘unity’? Being spotted wearing a MAGA hat? Attending a Republican political rally? Attending Church?

I’m old enough to remember when the Left claimed to be all about ‘tolerance.’ But that was always a facade, only for when they were the ones on the outside. Now that they control all of the commanding heights of political and economic power in this country they can afford to let the mask fall and expose to us that the Left in America, just as it is elsewhere, is not based on persuasion but on repression.

Biden Endorses Political Show Trial of Leader of the Political Opposition

Newly installed President Joe Biden came out in favor of conducting a political show trial of former President Trump. In an interview with CNN on Monday, Biden said that the trial of Trump in the US Senate “has to happen.” His remarks came the same night that Trump, now a private citizen, announced the creation of the ‘Office of the Former President.’ Trump will use the Office to continue his push of his pro-American agenda and to fight the fascist and racist policies of the Biden regime.

Donald Trump remains the most formidable opponent to the dystopian agenda being pushed by radicals now in charge of Washington. A hypothetical “Patriot Party” led by former President Donald Trump would win the support of almost a quarter — 23% — of the electorate, bumping the GOP down to third place with just 17%, according to a new Just the News poll with Scott Rasmussen

The timing of Biden’s about face on weighing in on the Senate ‘impeachment’ of Trump is a clear indication that he recognizes the danger that Trump’s continued presence in political arena has on the ability of Left to control the political dialogue in America. Biden is sacrificed any pretense of ‘unity’ to unleash a ‘two minutes hate’ against citizen Trump.

Biden’s about face also exposes how weak he is at resisting the radicals in his own party. According to CNN, Biden’s aides abandoned any idea of slowing or trying to manage the impeachment when they became aware that trying to do so could divide Democrats. If Biden is unable to set the direction of the party on a major issue such as this, is he really the leader of the party?