by Michael Rectenwald
is an author of 11 books, including the most recent, 'Thought
He was Professor
of Liberal Arts at NYU from 2008 through 2019.
© Getty Images / Lance Larson
79% of Americans
think the U.S. is
That's no surprise
one half of the country wants
to crush the other...
Both Democrats and Republicans think
America is disintegrating.
But the newspeak
narrative says that Trump and his supporters must be cleansed
from the nation before it can heal.
mindset could be the US' undoing.
poll suggests that 79 percent of Americans believe that the
nation is disintegrating.
"The question, asked Tuesday and
Wednesday, reflects the collision of crises besetting the
country - the backdrop of a pandemic, recession, decoupling of
red/blue America, and racial injustice and the immediacy of the
Capitol insurrection, followed by Impeachment II,"
writes Axios AM reporter, Mike Allen.
But the question of
whether the US is now a failed national project is meant to put a
stake into the heart of the
Donald Trump presidency and to
destroy, entirely, the movement he mobilized.
The purpose of the
poll is to leave no doubt in the minds of readers that Trump is
responsible for these national crises and must be removed from
office, and never allowed to run again.
The objective is to
separate Trump and his supporters, to purge both from the public
square, and likewise to leave no alternative to,
Democratic-RINO, Big Tech, mainstream media, corporate-state
hegemon that threatens to impose its technologically enforced
'Let the purges begin'
has banned the sitting president from its platform indefinitely.
Facebook and Instagram have banished Trump until at least
after Joe Biden's inauguration.
began cancelling Trump followers, Amazon Web Services, Apple
Store, and Google Play cancelled an entire corporation, Twitter
media platforms could face a similar fate at the hands of the
leftist authoritarian Big Tech cartel.
thousands, if not millions, of Trump supporters have either been
purged from mainstream social media platforms or have fled in
Jack Dorsey has recently promised more censorship and
libertarian leader of an earlier populist movement, Ron Paul,
has faced a
Facebook ban (although this was subsequently claimed to be
association seems to the rule, no matter how distant or strained the
The purges extend
well beyond social media.
Trump has been
cancelled by former business associates, including by one of his
Blacklists of Trump supporters are being compiled.
called for the resignation of senators and House members who
questioned the election results.
If they refuse
to resign, say the totalitarian wannabes about to seize complete
control, they should be removed from office.
contributor Rick Klein called for the
of Trump supporters from the political landscape in a
The Bill of Don'ts
In their efforts to
expunge the Trump movement from memory let alone existence, these
neo-Stalinists are hellbent on nullifying constitutionally
freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and the
right to bear arms are under assault...
In place of the
Bill of Rights, they would impose a Bill of Don'ts:
Don't say what
we don't want to hear.
where we don't allow, especially if you are a 'deplorable'.
petitioning for grievances, because we don't care.
weapons and don't defend yourself when you or your property are
attacked, even as the police are defunded.
Don't tell us about
your right to privacy because our right to surveil you
Don't tell us
you have the right to confront the witnesses aligned against
you, or see the evidence alleged against you, or to present
evidence and witnesses in your own defense. That's your white
privilege speaking, and we will not tolerate hate speech.
Don't expect us
to be bound by due process or the rule of law. Feelings and
desired outcomes trump facts and rules, both of which are tools
of oppression, relics of the fascist patriarchy.
or we will cancel you entirely from these Disunited States of Woketopia...
And first and
foremost, don't dare have the temerity to question election results
that have handed us uncontested power.
sanction this state of affairs. The harm they will do, as they
neglect and inflict further pain on the Republic, will be
The nation is failing, not merely because it is
divided, but because a contingent has rejected its foundational
That contingent is
now in control.
The new underground
Trump-inspired populist movement underground may only cause it to
resort to more drastic measures.
As the leftist
libertarian reporter Glenn Greenwald
"these people know they are
scorned and looked down upon... and the more you humiliate and
make them feel powerless, the more you take away their ability
to organize and express that rage, it's gonna find an outlet in
more destructive ways."
As a former
professor at a top-ranking university, I favored a Trump
re-election, not because I support Trump so much as abhor what the
opposition represents and is proving itself to be.
In response to the
social media threat to expression, I have inaugurated a new group on
Telegram called 'Thought Criminals'.
'thought deviationists' like me are able to express views that are
effectively proscribed on mainstream social media platforms.
among us advocates violence or the overthrow of the government.
None of us is
We advocate only the rights enshrined in the US
But some groups, no
doubt, are intent on violence.
Yet the violent extremists consist
Antifa and related 'activists', who will unfortunately
trick Trump supporters into another error during the inauguration,
appeared to do when involved in the Capitol siege.
It's not as if
violent extremists among the Trump base were always there, ready to
pounce on any opportunity to express their
"racist," "white nationalist"
Rather, as the
rising party has already demonstrated, these people stand to lose
the most under a
Biden-Harris regime, whose Big Tech and
media allies act as governmental enforcement apparatuses.
have been hated and demonized simply for wanting to live without
being reprimanded and punished for,
They face an
anti-white, anti-native, anti-middle-America extremism that is set
to silence and crush them into submission.
others will form a new underground under the prevailing
ideological and political hegemony.
of millions, and not Trump, is why the nation will fall apart,
if indeed it does...