Is this America’s Reichstag Moment?
January 6, 2021, will live in infamy, a day of massive protest, pent-up anger, raw emotions, overwhelming frustration and deep sadness.
On January 7, 2021, at precisely 3:46 a.m., as Congress voted to certify the Biden presidency, the Republican Party died. It had just signed off on the biggest electoral heist in human history.
All that remains now is the burial. Like any funeral, it brings sadness. We will mourn its loss and move on to bigger and better things.
What we thought was authentic conservatism turned out to be a mirage. The truth is, this brand of conservatism was never real. But sometimes it takes a crisis to point out the obvious.
America will finally put all pretense aside and go for full-on socialism/Marxism under one-party rule. This will last for the foreseeable future, but the movement of America-first and freedom will never die.
I knew the Republican Party was, like the Democrat Party, built on Wall Street interests and techno-fascist state-sponsored capitalism, not free-market capitalism, but I thought we had a few more good guys in the GOP than actually turned out to be the case. The list of Republican betrayers is too long to name here, and includes some surprising names like Senators Rand Paul and Marsha Blackburn.
Let’s not forget that fly which landed on Mike Pence’s head during the vice presidential debate. We might have missed the spiritual symbolism at the time, but looking back it should have been obvious. This man’s head, his brain, was already occupied by the enemy.
One angle to this story you will not read about in the bought-and-paid-for establishment media, is that Jan. 6 was also a day in which the leftist-globalist coup makers had their Reichstag moment. It was meant to confuse and demoralize the majority of Americans who still held out hope that Donald Trump might serve a second term. They did it by pinning on their opponents the blame for all of the chaos and “attacks on our democracy” that they themselves have fomented for the last four years with their endless and baseless attacks on Trump’s presidency.
They did it with the help of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and NPR.
They did it with the help of glitzy Hollywood stars.
They did it with humorless late-night talk show hosts.
They did it with sports personalities who bounce and throw balls for a living.
They did it with their slick corporate CEOs.
They did it with Big Tech billionaires.
They did it with school teachers and college professors.
They did it with corrupt judges.
But they still needed the Reichstag moment.
For those of you unfamiliar with the burning of the Reichstag, it happened in 1933, and the parallel to Washington D.C. is striking.
The Reichstag was the seat of the German Parliament, the equivalent of our U.S. Capitol. Many historians believe Hitler orchestrated the attack and blamed it on his political opponents, who at the time were the communists, then used the public outrage as a pretext to demonize his opposition, clamp down on all forms of dissent and consolidate power under the Nazi banner.
According to mounting eyewitness accounts on the ground Wednesday, Jan. 6, something similar happened at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. We should all be concerned and on our guards, because attacks like this are done for one purpose and one purpose only — to silence free speech and launch a dictatorship.
We should expect the Biden-Harris administration, with its ties to the Chinese Communist Party, to try to do to America what Hitler did to Germany. Silence critics, ban them from public platforms, and possibly corral them into prison camps.
Of course, they will never get away with the last measure, internment camps, if we stand together and don’t turn on each other. There are simply too many of us deplorables.
But the silencing has already begun. President Trump, leader of the largest populist movement in U.S. history, the America-first movement, has been banned from Twitter and Facebook and is being cut off from his constituents in a brazen act of information warfare.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have both called for Trump to be removed from office under the 25th Amendment. They have already pronounced him guilty of sedition. They have no doubt ordered the executioner’s ax sharpened.
After sitting on his hands and allowing Antifa terrorists to burn American cities for months on end, FBI Director Wray immediately vowed to charge those who participated in the “Siege of the Capitol.”
The same elitists in our media who colluded with Democrats and Big Tech to steal the election by quashing legitimate news stories about the Biden crime family’s enterprises in China and Ukraine, are now shutting down all voices who allege the 2020 presidential election was stolen. This is basic Totalitarianism 101.
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Instead of the focus yesterday being on 12 hours of congressional debate and the long-awaited presentation of evidence on a big stage, we saw the media replaying the storming of the Capitol by “Trump supporters.” Biden dutifully went on the air to slander 1 million rally participants as “a riotous mob, insurrectionists… launching an all-out assault on the institutions of our democracy.”
While a small fraction of Trump supporters did get caught up in the emotion of the moment and entered the Capitol building, according to witnesses on the scene they were not the ringleaders. They were not the ones who smashed the windows and beat down the doors.
Most of you have already seen the many online videos of agitators decked out in black with helmets, plated armor and knee pads. Those were NOT Trump-voting patriots. They were there for a very specific purpose, to hand Biden and the Trump-hating media the narrative they needed to carry their candidate across the finish line and get him inaugurated.
Feckless Republican senators like Kelly Loeffler of Georgia immediately changed their plans to object to the Biden electoral slate and the debate was resumed in the wee hours of the night.
But not so fast. Thinking people noticed that the video footage shows two distinct groups inside the Capitol.
“One group was walking between the ropes, looking around, taking pictures, extremely orderly,” former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik told Carrie Sheffield of Real America’s Voice News Thursday morning. The other group, Kerik noted, was dressed differently, acted differently. “This second group was clearly Antifa thugs.”
Shahram Hadian, a pastor and former police officer, was at Wednesday’s rally with his son. He was an eyewitness to the events and spoke with others who corroborated Kerik’s suspicion about Antifa provocateurs.
“That was an Antifa-led storming of the Capitol. Antifa were the ones who stormed the Capitol originally. We were not up at the Capitol to see the initial entry, but we talked to several who were there and they did not recognize the people who were initially storming the building and going into the Capitol. Yes, some of our people did follow, they went in after it was breached. There were both elements inside the Capitol building, but the violent activity was not Trump supporters.
“A group walking past us, they were all wearing Trump gear, they shouted out ‘We are Antifa,’ wearing Trump hats, Trump flags, but they shouted at me, ‘We are Antifa!'”
There were also reports of anarchist thugs being delivered to the rally in chartered buses. This should not surprise anyone. Antifa has encouraged its members on its own websites and chat rooms to disguise themselves as Trumpsters.
Questionable police tactics
Many patriots also reported being hit with tear gas and assaulted by officers for no reason. There are also videos of the Capital Police waving protesters into the Capitol in groups.
“One gas smoke bomb landed ten feet from us in the grass,” said a female rally attendee who was at the rally with her husband. They made it to the grassy area in front of the Capitol but did not enter the building. She asked that she only be identified by her first name, Michelle.
“I covered my face and closed my eyes. People scattered,” she said. “Then it petered out in about 20 to 30 seconds, leaving a smell, choking and burning. They were gassing their own people. One guy got hit in the nose with one and was bleeding, crying. It was unbelievable. My husband and I were truly shocked, but not letting it stop us.”
Estimates of crowd size were upwards of 1 million. Of those, only about 100 entered the Capitol, a tiny percentage of the massive turnout. And even among that small group, most were well-behaved, looking around in awe, snapping pictures, obviously first-time visitors to the Capitol who had never been inside “The People’s House.”
The crowd of patriots included moms and dads with kids, current and former law enforcement, veterans, bikers, immigrants, small business owners, nurses and doctors – a microcosm of main street, America. Many have over the course of less than one year’s time had their businesses stolen from them, their ability to work stolen, even their ability to worship God stolen under the grinding COVID restrictions decreed by governors, mayors and unelected health bureaucrats. Then came what some saw as the ultimate indignity, when their last possession related to a free America, their vote, was also stolen.
We are left with questions aplenty.
Why did an officer of the Capital Police shoot and kill an unarmed woman at point blank range? Why is the killing of Ashli Babbitt, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, of no concern to the same media that expressed such outrage over the police shootings of criminals in other cases over the past several years?
There are some silver linings.
We know who the traitors are now. We know the hypocrites in the media, who when BLM/Antifa burned and looted their way through city after city for four months, either downplayed it or outright blessed it as “mostly peaceful protests” and “justified rage.”
We have two types of enemies. One is aggressive and proud of his elite status in the new communist America. He will chop off our heads with glee. The other is reluctant — they hide in the shadows as the guillotine comes down on the neck of a fellow citizen they turn over to their new communist overlords.
How then shall we live going forward?
Whatever evil schemes the Biden-Harris team has planned, we must stand up and speak out, like never before. We are 74 million strong. We must not bury our lights and quietly fade away.
As Pastor Hadian says, true followers of Christ will rise to the occasion, just like our ancestors have done throughout history when under persecution. An examination of that history shows that in such times the true Church grows stronger. The Chinese Christians are a testament to that truth.
“The church must continue to be a voice for righteousness and accountability to the state,” Hadian said. “The true church must rise up now and be the true voice of righteousness. Even if they don’t listen to us, we must stand and be that voice of conscience.”
In 1979, Hadian was 11 years old and living in his native Iran. He escaped with his family to Canada just a few weeks before the Shah was overthrown by the Islamic Republic. He said Americans have been sheltered from violent political upheaval and many will be unprepared for what’s coming.
“Every time police cars were going by the Capitol, there were hordes of people just walking away. I saw so many people just walking away,” he said. “They didn’t want any part of that. It showed me, we don’t have the stomach for the coming civil war. The left does. We don’t. The reality is, most Americans haven’t lived through a revolution. They don’t understand a coup. I did. I saw violence in my birth country. We just don’t have the stomach for what is going to come into this nation. So we are either going to stand, and we’re gonna let our elected leaders know that we’re not going to tolerate their treasonous action, or we will just be brought into this political captivity that we are seeing ourselves in.”
He said sinking into despair is not an appropriate Christian response.
“The sun came up this morning. Life goes on, so we have to continue living for Christ, for family, for liberty.”
A plea for unity: We must come together against a common foe
One final thought. This is no time to let petty differences divide. Christians are singled out for persecution because their faith teaches allegiance to a higher authority than the state, something never tolerated by communists. We refuse to bow the knee to their anti-God, anti-human agenda that finds its roots in Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Mao and Stalin.
As documented by Richard Wurmbrand in his book Marx and Satan, Karl Marx, in his early poetry, revealed the source of his inspiration – Satan himself. That’s why communism, wherever it has gained a foothold, seeks to demoralize and persecute God’s people.
A batch of grapes clumped together stays intact when pressure is applied, but a single grape or two that gets isolated from the group is easily crushed.
We have allowed the enemy to divide us for far too long and that has weakened our ranks and made us vulnerable to Satan’s minions. They divide us along the same old fault lines, Protestant vs. Catholic, premillennial vs. post, pre and mid-trib rapturists, traditional liturgists vs. charismatics. When it comes to our country, all that matters is this: Do you love America? Do you fear God more than you fear man? Doctrine is important for the salvation of souls and the life hereafter, but the life here on earth must go on. And we who call ourselves Christian must not drive wedges among like-minded conservative thinkers. Do not hesitate to help a patriot in need, or join hands with folks of a different sect who long for the cool breeze of freedom to blow once again through our land.
Michelle, who was at Wednesday’s rally in D.C., practiced this wisdom and was blessed by it.
“We marched to the Capitol with Jews from New York. Patriots,” she wrote in a text. “They went with us. He and another one, together, brave.”
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