One of the things I noted last year about America’s slide into banana republic status was that we could really be sure that things were going to the hot place in a handbasket when the political parties in DC start whimsically arresting each other. Well, it’s started. We had really hoped that Donald Trump would be the one to get the locking-up-our-political-opponents party started, but unfortunately, the Department of Justice and the FBI are playing for the wrong team. They’ve swiftly sprung into action now that their team is in charge. Even the lowliest and most insignificant of Trump supporters are now being black-bagged and are quite possibly in Guantanamo already.
First example: Brandon Straka.
Brandon is the gay Democrat who founded the WalkAway movement on Facebook. He gathered somewhere close to 2 million followers who agreed to “Walk Away” from the Democrat Party and support Donald Trump in the 2020 election.
(Gee, how do you suppose the Democrat Party not only made up that 2-million-vote Straka-induced deficit, but also picked up an additional never-before-heard-from 10 to 12 million votes to beat Donald Trump? Sounds totally legit.)
Straka has been charged with basically walking into the US Capitol on January 6th with the other protesters. He didn’t punch any cops, break any windows or steal Nancy Pelosi’s lectern. All he did was walk into the Capitol with everyone else while yelling patriotic slogans.
No matter. The US Attorney in DC says he’s going to charge every single one of the Capitol protesters that can be identified with “sedition” – which carries a 20-year sentence. For the crime of standing up to the ruling elites and embarrassing them, Brandon Straka might never see the sunlight outside of prison walls, ever again.
Next example: Ricky Vaughan.
Ricky Vaughan, of course, was the character played by Charlie Sheen in the “Major League” movies. Ricky Vaughan was also the internet pseudonym of 31-year-old Douglass Mackey. The FBI sprang into action at the moment of Joe Biden’s inauguration to lock Mackey up. His crime? Posting hilarious memes on the internet back during the 2016 election.
The charging document states that Mackey/Vaughan “used Twitter’s tweeting function to disseminate memes” to people online.
The entire case against Mackey reads like something written by a baby boomer who has no idea how normal people interact with each other on the internet. The government claims that Mackey tricked as many as 5 million incredibly stupid Democrats into not voting for Hillary Clinton on election day in 2016.
Did you catch that? The FBI’s evidence that Mackey “committed a crime” is that Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election. Mackey Photoshopped images of Taylor Swift in a MAGA hat and posted them on Twitter, so he’s in federal custody right now. Ironically (or perhaps not), Mackey is being charged under the same federal law that James Comey, Christopher Steele, Hillary Clinton, Peter Strzok and the rest of the Russian collusion gang were guilty of: Conspiring to deprive Americans of their constitutionally protected right to vote.
The case against Mackey looks incredibly flimsy, to put it generously. But that’s not the point. If he has to fork over several hundred thousand dollars in attorney’s fees to keep himself out of prison for exercising his First Amendment right to make fun of the elites on Twitter, that’s a win for the Deep State. They’re making an example out of him, so that YOU will be afraid to mock the elites online.
Next example: Enrique Tarrio.
This is a weird one. Enrique Tarrio is the black-Hispanic leader of the Proud Boys. He’s been arrested for fomenting the January 6 Capitol Kerfuffle with the Proud Boys, the same group that goes out and gets in fist fights with Antifa in American cities.
But in the charging documents against Tarrio, the FBI forgot to redact the portions of the documents that state that Tarrio works for the FBI.
So, for the past year when Members of Congress, the head of the FBI and Joe Biden have all been telling us that Antifa is a “myth” or an “idea.” Meanwhile, the Proud Boys are evidence of some big white supremacy domestic terrorist group… the supposedly pro-Trump Proud Boys’ leader has been working for the FBI for years?
In other words, the charges against Tarrio are going to be dropped one of these days. He’s probably not a Trump supporter at all. He was just doing his job to make Trump supporters look like a big domestic terrorist group, which the Democrats will use to justify throwing more Trump supporters in federal prison.
Are we okay with this, America?