Fighting Leftist Lawfare
The best defense is a good offense!
The Marxcissists have weaponized the legal system against their political opponents. As the recent prosecutions of Donald Trump and Daniel Penny have shown, the Rule of Law is dead. But the Right is not without weapons, which we can use in good conscience, without violating our principles and without becoming the very evil we are fighting. We simply need to change our mindset and employ creative strategies.
Communists Now Love the FBI
America’s Marxcissists have learned to love the FBI. Politics truly does make strange bedfellows. Of course, you have to be ignorant of history to embrace communism in the first place, as that ideology was a leading cause of death during the last century, so it’s not a surprise that today’s communists are ignorant enough to love the FBI, as well as to cheer on the erosion of civil liberties and legal safeguards. They lack both the historical understanding and the imagination to see where this is all headed: after successful communist revolutions, the new regimes always ultimately turn on the very revolutionaries who helped them undermine the old order; the revolution ends up eating its own. Every time.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” said George Santayana. The good news is, the Marxcissists’ historical ignorance will not go unpunished. The bad news, though, is that it will be punished only after they have turned the country into a communist hell for everyone else — unless we learn to use their weapons against them, to stop their planned revolution from moving onto its next phase.
As you are no doubt already aware, the Durham Report was released recently, and it pretty much confirmed that the “conspiracy theorists” were right all along. Funny how that always happens.
Of course, many shills in the regime-approved, corporate-sponsored media immediately kicked off “Operation Warp-Speed Denialism.” Doing a Google search of the phrase “Durham Report” gives you a window into the way the other half — the Marxcissists and their useful-idiot NPCs— live their blissfully ignorant lives.
At least Google provides a mix: 50% of its featured news stories treat the Durham Report like a legitimate news item (including, surprisingly, The Washington Post), while the other 50% are written by ideologues who have chosen to plug their ears, close their eyes, and essentially scream, ‘Nuh uh, Mr. Right-Wing-Conspiracy-Theorist, I’m right, and you’re wrong!,’ projecting their own willful ignorance onto everyone who doesn’t agree with their prepackaged, a priori conclusions. Time calls it a “choose your own adventure reality,” while MSNBC accuses the GOP of living in an alternate universe because they took the report seriously. It’s pure projection. It is a narcissistic tactic: when someone catches you lying and cheating, you engage in performative hysterics, feign shock and outrage, and immediately accuse everyone else of doing what you, yourself, are actually doing. Fortunately, it is becoming less and less effective, due to overuse. Increasingly, people are learning to see through the bullshit.
The Durham Report and the congressional hearings which will be held in the wake of its release are important for this reason. They will bring more information to light that validates the conspiracy theorists’ claims, and this will influence some of the normies who haven’t really been paying attention, the everyday folks who still assume that America’s federal government and political systems are functioning the same as they always have.
Every time the official narrative, after having been propped up with heavy-handed censorship and a relentless propaganda campaign, gets exposed as a bald-faced lie, a few more people are awakened from their dogmatic slumbers. “Oh shit! They lied to us! What the hell else have they lied to us about?!” That’s the seed of doubt that turns a normie into a skeptic, and eventually, into a full-blown conspiracy theorist himself. And that is important, very important — but it is not enough.
Communists Are Immune to Logic and Evidence
Facts, data, and reasoned arguments may eventually “red pill” normies, but they will never convince the communists, because communism is a religious cult. If you have any experience with religious fundamentalists (or if you are or were once one yourself), you know that people are loath to change beliefs that are central to their identity. Before you can even begin to seriously question those core beliefs, you have to experience severe and sustained cognitive dissonance. Usually the grip those beliefs have on you must first be softened by repeated body blows from Life. You have to experience a shit ton of pain, in order to be willing to face the painful reality that you have based your identity around half-truths and lies. As long as ignorance is even slightly blissful, people will avoid dealing with harsh truths that contradict the beliefs with which they identify. It is only when it becomes more painful to stay as you are than to change, that you will change. You have to hit “rock bottom.” And that’s true for communists too: like any other religious fundamentalist, they cannot question their ideology unless and until that ideology is causing them sufficient pain.
Communists are like jihadis ready to blow up themselves and a crowd of unsuspecting innocents. You cannot deter a suicide bomber with arguments, no matter how many facts you have at your disposal. So too, you cannot convince a committed communist to play fair by appealing to his respect for Reason or the Rule of Law, because he does not respect those things. He may pay lip service to them, but only when they advance his agenda.
As Jesse Kelly says over and over on his radio show, the only thing a communist understands is pain. That’s it. Logic and evidence are useless against him. You’ve probably heard the Jonathan Swift quote: “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.” Communists identify with their beliefs, not because those beliefs are reasonable, but because they support their narcissistic self-delusions. Thus, to combat the communists criminal corruption, we must make them feel pain.
The communists have weaponized the legal system against their political opponents. The only effective response to this is for anti-communists to weaponize the legal system against communists, wherever and however they can. The good news is, we can do this without violating our principles and becoming the very evil we are fighting. We just have to change our mindset and get creative with our strategies.
The Best Defense Is a Good Offense
If you live in a red state, contact your state’s attorney general and let them know that you want criminal investigations of obviously corrupt leftist politicians. At this point, it’s an open secret that the Bidens, the Clintons, and the Obamas are corrupt as hell and fragrantly flouting any laws that stand between themseleves and the money and power they desire. If New York can fabricate a case against Trump, your state’s AG can bring a legitimate case against the criminals on the Left.
Contact Your State’s AG
Guess what? Here is a handy-dandy, easy-to-use website you can use to look up your state’s AG in seconds: https://www.usa.gov/state-attorney-general. Contact your state’s AG and let them know they need to go after the corruption and criminality on the Left. Also — very important — ask them what they are doing to protect the citizens of your state from abuse at the hands of the FBI, in light of the damning revelations in the Durham Report. Ask this of other elected officials in your state as well. If enough of us do it, who knows? Maybe we can give the communists a taste of their own medicine, while also fortifying our red states and red counties to protect ourselves against the corrupt federal institutions.
If you don’t know what to say, here’s the body of the email that I sent my state’s AG. Just fill in the blanks with your state:
I am extremely concerned about the Durham Report and what it shows about how the FBI and other federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been weaponized by Democrats against their political opponents. As a resident of _____________, I would like to know, what is your office doing to protect __________ residents from malicious prosecution, illegal surveillance, and other forms of political harassment and tyranny from corrupt federal law enforcement agencies? Also, since leftists are using the legal system to harass their political enemies, such as former President Donald Trump, is your office willing to pursue criminal charges against corrupt Democrats who have a nexus to the State of _________ and who have violated _____________'s laws?
Contact Your Other State and Local Officials
Also, contact your other state and local elected officials and ask them what they are doing to protect the residents of your state/county/city from abuse by criminally corrupt federal law enforcement agencies. Sheriffs are especially important if you have a good one, especially if you live in a red county in a blue state. You can look up your elected officials here: https://www.usa.gov/elected-officials/
Contact Your Congressman and Senators
Contact the offices of your congressman and senators and demand that they hold the FBI accountable for its abuses of power and violations of citizens’ rights. The odds that Congress will actually hold FBI officials accountable are, admittedly, remote, but every bit of political pressure helps. And if more hearings are all we get, well, sunlight is the best disinfectant, and maybe more publicly available information will help change a few normies into dissidents. We gotta do the best we can with what we have.
Here’s where you can find the contact information for your congressional representative: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
And here’s where you can find the contact information for your state’s senators: https://www.senate.gov/senators/senators-contact.htm?Class=1
File 1983 Lawsuits When Your Rights Are Violated
[Note: this section has been revised after Ryan Davidson kindly pointed out in the comment section that prosecutors, to include communist Soros-funded DAs, are immune from these lawsuits. Thanks, Ryan, for pointing out that I didn’t know what the hell I was talking about! Lesson learned: I need to not talk out my ass about legal matters that I haven’t fully researched. Also, nothing you read on this substack should ever be construed as legal advice; it’s just offered for informational or entertainment purposes only. Consult a licensed attorney and all that jazz.]
The second thing, which is a bit more speculative but could be worth a shot, is to use every jailhouse lawyer’s favorite section of the U.S. Code: 42 U.S.C. §1983.
Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress . . .
Thompson Reuters gives a decent overview of how this type of claim works: https://legal.thomsonreuters.com/blog/what-are-the-elements-of-a-section-1983-claim/.
Basically, if your rights under federal law are violated by anyone (typically an officer or employee of a state or local government) acting on the basis of state or local law, you can sue him or her for damages. Unfortunately, Soros-backed DAs are immune from such suits — they seem to be the state officials most likely to violate your constitutional rights — but it may be an option if you suffer such abuse from any other state or local official.
Summing Up: Go on Offense!
The best defense is a good offense. For far too long, the Right has been far too timid, even as the Marxcissist Left has brazenly and repeatedly violated laws and norms, thereby pushing the culture leftwards into large-scale chaos and dysfunction. This cannot continue; our civilization is at a breaking point. The Right must go on offense.
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Just a quick word of caution: I'm not sure you understand how 1983 lawsuits work.
I have a law degree and practiced for more than a dozen years. I can tell you, 1983 suits against prosecutors are Not A Thing. First off, 1983 cannot be used to bring claims against federal officials. State officials only. Second, the U.S. Supreme Court has granted state prosecutors absolute immunity from these lawsuits. Soros DAs have nothing to fear here.
So while I commend the notion of going on offense, at least in theory, this is not how that works.
Daniel, I think what you’ve written about pain here is well put. Fantastically well put.
I don’t think, however, that it’s correct to say that communists as a group are any more or less ‘immune’ to logic than any other group of humans.
Do you think there is a form of intellectually sincere communism? Say, one that starts from something like, ‘I don’t have an intuition that property should be private, but I know that my political opponents do have that intuition. I will therefore work to oppose it, as they work to oppose mine’. And then it’s back to the person who has the intuition about private property (as I certainly do) to argue for it, and so on, until a compromise is found in terms of how a society is shaped well even when it’s made up of parts who disagree fundamentally.
If that’s so, then it’s not right to compare communism, without qualifications, to fundamentalist religion, since the last-named really takes no care to shape things in this world collectively, right?
My larger point is that you’ve given us an example of how we’ve been meeting polarized thinking with polarized thinking. Politics, I think, is done best when a given policy or law, for example, is taken on a case-by-case basis, argued for with the smallest theoretical load possible in mind and aimed at compromise rather than conquest. (Easier said than done, I grant...)