Friday, August 25, 2023

Don't Mugshots of MLK, Vaclav Havel, Solzhenitsyn, and Mandela Prove that Those Scoundrels — Convicted Felons All — Fully Deserved Their Fate?

This is a mugshot of Václav Havel. There are at least two others of the Czech playwright. Who can deny that this proves that the dissidents of Czechoslovakia were nothing but convicted felons and criminals who for years and years were — thankfully — never allowed to join or to influence the communist government in Prague? 

By contrast, Gustáv Husák, the president and communist party leader for almost 20 years was never investigated by the police (secret or other) nor was any other communist honcho (unless, of course, like Alexander Dubček during the Prague Spring of 1968, they went against the accepted policies of the élite, the country's deep state, and the communist superpower in Moscow). How — how on earth — could the people of Czechia and Slovakia be so dastardly as to elect a convicted felon like Vaclav Havel as president of Czechoslovakia (the very first after the communist era)?! (Thanks for the Instalink, Sarah Hoyt.)

Then we have a prison photo of Alexander Solzhenitsyn (not technically an official mug shot).  This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Russian leaders (communist or other) such as Stalin, Brezhnev, and Putin, none of whom were ever indicted (not once), were far better people and much more upstanding citizens than that sorry excuse for a convicted felon ever was. Other people whom the Kremlin occupants were obviously superior to include Andrei Sakharov.

Next (below), we have a photo of Martin Luther King Jr having his mugshot taken in Birmingham before going to a jail cell from which he wrote his famous letter. Obviously, someone creating as much havoc and spewing as much hate speech as MLK Jr should never had had his "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" published and disseminated for the nation and the world to read.

As for Nelson Mandela, finally, what business does that convicted felon have in being in the South African president's office?! That's the second convicted felon who got elected to the presidency (although for the first time, not for the second). It's scandalous! It's a travesty!

In conclusion, can't we say that Americans are lucky?

America has finally figured out that people in the West were wrong to demand that the Soviet Union, Communist China, and like régimes should imitate the United States. Instead, the USA should try to become more like a banana republic such as China, Cuba, or Venezuela.

Thus, we must hope the party in power can use their wisdom to transform the United States into a one-party state in order to use kangaroo courts to put more Republicans and other enemies of the people behind bars and, indeed (why not?), park them inside concentration camps.

(Yes, true enough: there may have been an iota of satire in the past couple of paragraphs…)

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Trump was not only allowed to dispute an election he felt was fraudulent, but as president was constitutionally obligated to do so; that is the opposite of criminal — In fact, he is one of the only public officials willing to uphold the oath he swore

Over at American ThinkerMatt Kane has an outstanding must-read article (merci à Evelyne Joslain and thanks for the Instalink, Ed Driscoll).

Establishment politicians and mainstream media have fought harder than on any other issue to convince the public that voter fraud is a conspiracy theory.  But unconstitutional changes to state election laws, unsupervised ballot drop boxes, voting machine errors, mathematically improbable voter turnout, and other examples of outright voter fraud that were denied a chance to be presented in court between the 2020 election and Biden's inauguration can't simply be chalked up as coincidental.  All those things occurring simultaneously make the fraud seem coordinated.  

In response to the most recent indictments, Trump's attorneys indicated they finally have a platform to "fully re-litigate every single issue that occurred during the 2020 election," of which there were many.  The most important issue in America may finally get its due.  

Trump's 2016 victory was fueled by flipping the states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania from blue to red.  Pennsylvania and Michigan had not voted for a Republican in a general election since 1988, while Wisconsin hadn't voted for one since 1984.  Those three states delivered Trump the necessary electoral votes to become president.  It also sent a signal that blue strongholds were no longer a "given" after the people of those states were fed up with delivering victories for politicians who never went on to deliver results for them.

In addition to "Hillary Clinton's blue wall," Arizona and Georgia were also viewed as potential swing states that Trump needed to retain as previous Republican nominees did to have any chance at victory.  Twenty sixteen made it clear that those states would again decide the 2020 election.  Suspiciously, after America was forced to anxiously await the results for days following election night, those five states all "flipped" to Biden despite Trump outpacing his record 2016 turnout by even greater margins.

Even as mathematically improbable-without-being-previously-counted percentages of ballots favoring Biden continued pouring in on November 4, Georgia secretary of state Brad Raffensperger concluded that with voter turnout already exceeding the 2016 total by 400 thousand votes, and Trump leading by over 105 thousand votes with just 2% of the vote left to count, there simply were not enough outstanding votes for Biden to win the state.

Coincidentally, as Raffensperger began stating this on live television, his connection to the program was disconnected.  But when he returned, Raffensperger doubled down.  Questioned by NBC News panelists, he said, "Even if one of the candidates got the remaining 100%, it wouldn't be enough to change the result."

Despite this determinative revelation, Raffensperger later switched gears when he told the January 6 committee, "If you looked at all the numbers, it never added up to anywhere near what could throw the election in doubt," completely contradicting his previous claim in the process.

In Michigan, a recent report exposed the scheme that delivered Biden with unprecedented amounts of ballots in the early morning hours of November 4, which included an excess of 800 thousand ballots being sent to non-qualified voters.  Michigan was allegedly decided by 154,188 votes, making the results more than questionable.

In March of 2022, former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Michael Gabelman's investigation unearthed a nursing home exploitation scheme so egregious that his suggested remedy was decertifying Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes.  Even Assembly speaker Robin Vos, previously an election fraud denier, conceded that "widespread fraud" had occurred.  Later, the state Supreme Court determined that the absentee ballot drop boxes through which 2 million votes were submitted during the election were actually illegal.  The majority opinion described the outcome as "obtained by unlawful procedures," as Wisconsin was decided by just 20 thousand votes.

There were concerns regarding Pennsylvania's voting procedure long before any votes were even cast.  The Keystone State's Senate Republican Caucus and the Republican Party strongly argued that the state Supreme Court extending the deadline to count ballots violated the U.S. Constitution's Elections Clause by taking away the Legislature's authority to "set the times, places and manner of federal elections."  This was ruled on by the U.S. Supreme Court just prior to Justice Barrett's confirmation.  This led to a 4-4 decision, which results in a "stay."  Had this been heard after her confirmation, it is likely Barrett would have ruled against the extensions that led to Biden's constitutionally questionable "comeback."

But of all the suspected fraud in 2020, Arizona was the first state that raised suspicions in real time.  Despite not voting Democrat in a two-candidate presidential election since 1948, Fox News shockingly called the state for Biden after just 27% of the vote was reported.  This sparked a forensic audit that concluded that the number of illegal votes exceeded Biden's alleged 11-thousand-vote victory fivefold.

When vote-counting was inexplicably halted on Election Night, Trump led all these states by six figures.  A combination of any three of these states holding would have secured him a second term, which is why Democrats fought so hard to steal them.

But even putting state-specific statistics aside, a basic analysis of election history signals the improbability of Biden receiving the number of votes he allegedly did.

Every general election since 2004 has seen between 120–130 million total votes.  The 2020 election reportedly saw 155 million votes.  There were roughly 168 million registered voters in 2020, which means that voter turnout in 2020 was an astonishing 92%.  This is statistically improbable when you consider that countries such as Australia institute compulsory voting, which mandates that citizens vote or pay a fine.  Yet its most recent turnout rate was in the high 80s.  America voluntarily outpacing a nation that financially penalizes non-voters does not pass the smell test.

Though transformational candidates can generate an uptick in voter turnout, a previously failed, two-time-primary-losing candidate such as Joe Biden is not likely to be the one who does this.  He ran in 1988 and 2008 and never won the hearts of voters.  He dropped out of the 1988 race after he was caught plagiarizing, and twenty years later was rejected by the party base again before being plucked off the scrap heap by Obama.  After serving as vice president, his public image only worsened as it became clear he was the same old Joe Biden, except he now exhibited cognitive limitations.  He won just one bellwether county and fewer than 500 total counties compared to Trump and Obama, who won roughly 2,500 and 900, respectively.  Yet as it stands, it is said Joe Biden received the most votes in American history.

President Trump did not try to "subvert" the election, nor did he secretly know he lost.  Any beyond-surface-level inspection of the 2020 election reveals its fraudulency.  Trump was not only allowed to dispute an election he felt was fraudulent, but as president was constitutionally obligated to do so.  That is the opposite of criminal.  In fact, he is one of the only public officials willing to uphold the oath he swore.  Trying to imprison him for this not only is a tall task, but also puts them at risk of allowing him to publicly prove that "The Big Lie" is the real "Big Lie."

The evidence exists for Trump to finally prove that his over two-year-old claims are valid.  All he must do now is present it.