Joe Biden* is the most popular POTUS in American history, with 80 million supporters. He got more votes from black people than Barack Obama. He is so popular that he invited 25,000 national guard troops to his inauguration. Thankfully, they had nothing to do Wednesday except stand around with their thumbs up their asses like regular government employees. The same goes for all the other weekend warriors called up to protect the 57 state capitols.
This caused the news media to scramble for something to talk about. They had spent two weeks gleefully predicting that white supremacist Trump supporters were going to attempt a mostly-violent coup to overthrow democracy and the rule of law in favor of a Trump caliphate. Without any rioters, there were no riots to cover so the media was forced to report on things like how nice it was to have a good-looking and fashionable first lady again.
Kylee Zempel over at the Federalist tries to explain why the rioting racists were a no-show:
Following the violence that overtook our nation’s Capitol after a group of extremists breached the historic building during the congressional certification of the 2020 Electoral College votes, Democrats and the corporate media breathlessly reported that state capitols all over the nation would face a similar fate at the hands of deplorable Trump supporters.
After the FBI allegedly leaked to the press a bulletin about the coming attacks, the media and their lawmaking friends readily amplified it. States then called in the National Guard and fortified their capitols, and Americans around the country prepared for a veritable war this past weekend.
“What happened on Jan. 6 … might not be the end of the insurrection, but the beginning,” Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Ill., told NPR right after the Capitol riot. “We need to be concerned.”
That imminent war, however, never materialized. To the shock of many, the streets remained nearly silent, with only a handful of peaceful protesters showing up at several statehouses. As The New York Times reported after the fact:
Outside the Pennsylvania State Capitol there were so few protesters that reporters lined up on the sidewalk to interview a man who gave his name only as Alex and wore a sweatshirt that said ‘Fraud 2020.’ Reporters then turned to a man named Eddie who was selling ‘Biden is not my president’ T-shirts but who left soon after for lack of customers.
Despite all the fearmongering, the violence never erupted. It’s worth asking: Why?
Kylee gives three reasons:
1. Questionable Sources and Media Pile-On
2. Law and Order
3. Widespread Denouncement of Violence
But it’s only in the first reason that she touches on the truth:
It’s unclear where exactly the FBI gathered that violent agitators would be “storming” every statehouse, but as journalist Jordan Schachtel noted in his newsletter, “The Dossier,” the agency’s bulletin seems to be connected to a protest flyer that appeared on the aggregator website of the Boogaloo movement, a disorganized group of activists ranging from far-left “defund the police” demonstrators to alt-right white nationalists.
Regardless of the source, this sort of overhyped nonsense, often manufactured in the deep state and proclaimed by the media, repeats itself constantly.
Leftists love to lie, and one of their most favorite and enduring lies is the one that goes:
The most significant terrorist threat to the United States is now the threat from violent white supremacists.
Depending on which leftist you listen to, the percentage of white people who are white supremacists ranges from 60% to 100% What is really weird is that white leftists are more likely than black leftists to believe that all white people are white supremacists.
The reality is that white supremacy is a phantom menace.
I’m not saying that white supremacists are non-existent. There are definitely some white supremacists out there. There used to be millions of them roaming the earth, but now they are nearly extinct. How many are still breathing is hard to determine because very few of them are willing to openly admit it. That is because white supremacy and other forms of racism are wholly incompatible with our foundational principle that all men are created equal.
White supremacy reached its peak with Nazi Germany. When we defeated the Nazis we uncovered unspeakable horrors that exposed racism as evil. After our boys came home from Europe we had to confront the evil of racism here in America in the form of the Ku Klux Klan and Jim Crow segregation.
We outlawed racial discrimination. But we didn’t outlaw racism, we just made it socially unacceptable. Racists rank just above pedophiles and rapists as the most despised people in society. The Left claims that all 75 million Trump supporters are white supremacists, but the actual evidence points to there being a fewthousand white supremacists in this country, and most of them are members of racist prison gangs like the Aryan Brotherhood.
But we few, we happy few Trump supporters aren’t just racists:
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” Clinton said. “The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it.
According to Leftist dogma, Trump supporters are stupid AND uneducated. Because of our cognitive shortcomings, we are ruled by emotion rather than intellect so we are easily misled. We are nominally Christian, but we are not members of a respectable church. We belong tp various fringe holy-roller sects and we think the bible says “God hates fags.”
Every Trump supporter is a gun nut with at least 50 firearms and a 2 years supply of ammo for each one. We give all our guns girl names and talk to them. Our favorite pastime is sitting in the dark and caressing our guns with one hand and ourselves with the other while chanting “This is my weapon, this is my gun. This one’s for killin’ and this one’s for fun.”
All those guns make Trump supporters dangerous. Except those damn statistics don’t show it.
One thing that Trump supporters are NOT is organized. If Trump supporters were organized then those Lerftyist attacks on Trump rallies would have only happened once. But Trump didn’t need us organized. Most political organizations are just for fundraising and they don’t GAF what we think. But Trump wasn’t trying to raise money and he had Twitter when he wanted to tell us anything.
But we are not organized and we don’t have our own private army. Yeah, I know there are some militia groups out there, but that is exactly why they are no threat to our system of government because they are OUT THERE, not IN HERE.
The point I’m trying to make is that there were no inaugural riots this year because there never were any riots planned. It’s not that the rioters didn’t show up, it’s that there simply were no rioters.
So what was the point of raising fears of a phantom menace?
Well, for one thing, Joe Biden* didn’t have to worry about whether anyone would show up to watch his inauguration. And the story provides cover for a crackdown on the right.