Glenn K. Beaton
We now witness the spectacle of the Democratic left siding with Iran and its vanquished, mass-murdering general cum terrorist. Because Trump.
It’s a case of simple-minded “My enemy’s enemy is my friend.” The left views Trump as their enemy. So does Iran. Therefore, goes the reasoning of the Dem left, Iran is their friend.
Consider for a moment the character of the Dems’ new-found “friend.” Iran is a corrupt, centrally planned and crony capitalism economy wrapped in a theocracy right out of the Dark Ages. They stone women for adultery, chop off the hands of shoplifters and execute children.
This friendship between Iran and the Dems is part of that epidemic called Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS. The agitated sufferers of this derangement, like hysterical leftist Congresswoman AOC, let fly nonsense such as accusations that Trump is a “war criminal” and a “monster.”
Gee, what’s that leave for, say, Adolf Eichmann?
Such an accusation is impossible to make unless AOC believes that America and its commander in chief are worse than Iran and its terrorists. She does.
Never mind that, before Trump, Obama conducted over 500 drone attacks which killed between 400 and 800 civilians. Not terrorist generals, mind you, but civilians.
Consider the implications of AOC’s accusation. If Trump is a “war criminal” for ordering the U.S. military to take out an Iranian terrorist, then aren’t also the military personnel who followed that order?
Specifically, what about the particular serviceman or woman in the western U.S. who remotely piloted the Reaper drone that fired the Hellfire missiles to kill the Iranian terrorist?
Is that drone pilot a “war criminal”? If you accept AOC’s premises and reasoning, the answer has to be yes. The fact that the pilot was merely following orders is not a defense, as Eichmann learned.
So here’s the next logical step in the Dem left’s TDS. They will illegally, treasonously and murderously dox military drone pilots. On the bogus grounds that the pilots are war criminals, they will publicly reveal the pilots’ identities for the purpose of ruining and perhaps ending their lives.
They’ll do that because the order followed by a drone pilot to kill that terrorist was given by someone whom they hate more than they hate the terrorist (and probably more than the terrorist hates), namely the president.
The “Resistance” will tell themselves that the pilots deserve it anyway because, like most military personnel, they were probably “deplorables.”
There’s precedent. Liberals have doxed Trump donors. They’ve falsely doxed conservatives by sending their employers doctored photos making them look like Nazi’s. On college campuses, they’ve threatened to dox conservative students. They dox political opponents for having said politically incorrect things decades ago. They identified a high school student as a racist, falsely, for the purpose of ruining his young life because he was wearing a MAGA hat.
A MSNBC anchor threatened that not only will Trump and his supporters but “their families, their children, their grandchildren, everyone who has their last name” will be disgraced forever through “history,” which will be “bleak for them.”
They doxed the names of American corporations that assist the Defense Department in drone operations.
Most direct and chilling is that another organization, besides Iran, with which the Dem left shares a common enemy in Trump, is ISIS. ISIS has already published the classified names of some drone pilots together with invitations for their proxies to exact revenge. (Query: How did ISIS get those names?)
But hold on. It’s possible that the Dem left is not actually deranged by TDS. It’s possible that the derangement of the left ascribed to TDS is actually just deranged socialism, anti-westernism and – as typically happens when those merge – deranged totalitarianism.
Yes, they hate Trump. But they also hated both Bushes, Ronald Reagan and even John McCain when he ran against a Democrat and not just against fellow Republicans.
Heck, they hated John Wayne.
What’s different now is indeed Trump, but not because he personally deranges the Dems. It’s because his flamboyant personality gives them cover to express their deranged hate for the West, free markets, meritocracy and religions other than Global Warming.
And yes, America. TDS is not the reason for the Dem left’s hatred of Trump, but an excuse for their hatred of America. It’s not personal, it’s ideological.
That it’s ideological and not personal is little comfort to the servicemen and women doing their sworn duty to protect America while hateful and violent Dem lefties with access to their classified military responsibilities target them for revenge.
Either the violent, hateful, radical left will destroy America or, more likely, they will be destroyed – by good Americans in the privacy of the voting booth.
But how long before the voting booth gets doxed too? Because Trump.
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I have to wonder what will happen when TDS strikes when President Trump is reelected. I don’t think doxing will be their response. If Bernie is nominated by the Democrats, then come November 4 Bernie’s staff might do more than dox.
Spot-on analyzes Glenn. In another editorial, I’m sure you described the left’s fear that President Trump is dismantling their federal judgeship ace-in-the-hole. They are also livid that their pro-abortion industry gains are stymied. The biggest thorn in their side is Trump’s next four years when two or three more SCOTUS justices will likely need replacing. Why do the leftist mouthpieces say that another four years of Trump would be a disaster? But, then there’s this:
The last Women’s March (January 18, 2020), the one with the pink va-jay-jay hats, only had about 10,000 attendees. In the winter of 2017, there were several million attendees. In 2018, 100,000 reportedly showed up.
The number that showed up on January 18th was less than the overflow crowd at a typical Trump rally.
Apparently, women have decided to support things, instead of protest things. The March for Life attendance is growing, and the crowd is young and optimistic, instead of vulgar and hateful.
Trump did that. Making AGA!
Happy MLK, Jr. Day Glenn!
As in so many things, the left overplayed its hand. First it was non-discrimination. Fine.
But then it was affirmative action. Not so fine.
Then it was abortion up to and after the moment of birth. Not fine at all.
Now it’s transgenders encroaching upon and ultimately destroying women’s athletics. Outrageous, and nearly all women think so.
The left exercises whatever power it has for the purpose of subordinating the right. It’s always been that way. For the left, it’s not about freedom, it’s all about power over others.
Their history makes all you stated evident, and they used the courts to get all that done, not the ballot box. President Trump threatens their ill-gotten power, and he isn’t afraid of them.
I still refer back to an earlier writing of yours: “…Against President Haley, the Dems will present Act III of “Impeachment” for abusing her power by making herself look good by doing things that are good for the country. When she denies abusing her power, they’ll add a charge for obstruction of justice. The theater will be empty…”
Great analysis Glen. Too bad that diversity of opinion expressed via facts and logic isn’t a value that the Aspen Totalitarian Times values any longer.
Dr Beaton, From your lips to liberal ears (I won’t blame you for this) … From your friends at PowerLine … https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/media-madness-nbc-news-tells-cnn-hold-my-beer.php
““I think we can dismantle some of the features of the electoral system that encourage racialized decision-making,” he says. “For instance, you only get a partisan gerrymander by moving people in and out of districts on the basis of their race.” Ending this practice at the state and federal levels would be a big step toward reducing the power of racism at the ballot box, as would ending the use of Voter IDs intended to disenfranchise black voters….”
The next time I check in to a hotel, I’ll tell the reservation desk attendant that I don’t have a photo ID…..and see what happens after that.
Take note Americans! Our enemy is within and it’s name is Democrat!
If anyone molests the drone pilot or his family in any way it will be a very sad day because that will be the day it will be necessary to begin eliminating demoncrats from the surface. I do not know anyone who wants that, but I do not know anyone who fears that either.
It is ideology. More than hatred, fear, anger, etc., it is ideology. The biblical term for that weakness is idolatry, taking something that is not ultimate as ultimate. A person who is a genuine vehicle of power can be recognized by the characteristics of truth, kindness, love, patience, forbearance, and gratefulness. Wherever these reside, ideology, like ego, cannot go; it has no place. Elijah on Carmel facing the Priests of Baal is an image increasingly impressing itself on my mind as a fruitful template for grasping what is going on in our sometimes seemingly chaotic country.
“Will the Dem left dox the pilot of that Reaper drone?”: Since the Left excels at “doublethink”, I suspect they will, at once, cling to the idea that military members are exploited, downtrodden POCs, who know no better, and that they are trained murderers, eagerly seeking brown-skinned people to kill for their adored capitalist hegemons. Short answer: Some will; some won’t.
Remember Glen, Scientists say the universe is made up of protons, neutrons, and electrons. They forgot to mention morons.- original author unknown
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