First, via Sarah Hoyt, we have this slice of fascist dementia:
we will be RIGHT BACK on the path yo civil war that the extreme right has been pushing for.
Our squeamishness serves NO ONE & NOTHING GOOD!
We need an AG right now, and we need indictments on EVERY GOP member who participated.
This WILL not get contained any other way.
— Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) January 28, 2021
Next, via WRSA, we get the correct response to the frothing lunatic:
Let’s consider for a moment, purely for the sake of argument, that this were actually true. If folk, including governors, started treating Trump as the legitimate president and, therefore, the election illegitimate, what’s to stop them from treating an impeachment or indictment as equally illegitimate? Even imprisonment (follow that indictment with a show trial and send him to prison) wouldn’t stop it. After all, it’s not unknown for mob bosses to continue to run their organizations from behind bars.
So, what’s the solution? If this is truly the path they were to take how would they stop that “shadow government”? There are only two ways. One would be to hold Trump completely incommunicado, even to the extent of forbidding him contact with counsel to discuss appeals and other aspects of due process. Or they would simply have to kill him (assassination or execution depending on whether they fig-leaf it with a kangaroo court).
That would be absolute “go time”. Count on it.
Indeed, at this point, after comments by people like you, Pam, the movers and shakers among the Left need to be praying for Trump’s continued good health because if anything happened to him, anything at all–his fault, their fault, nobody’s fault–nothing in the universe would prevent people from assuming it was a political assassination and responding accordingly. Just like few people believe that Epstein killed himself.
So, I’ll say it here first: Donald Trump did not kill himself.
At that point, it won’t matter what actually happened. All that will matter is what people believe. And, people will believe that your side had him killed. And none of your willing lapdogs in the media will be able to change that belief. And when you add rhetoric about making lists of Trump “supporters” with what qualifies as a “supporter” being left delightfully vague, people with even a modest preference for Trump’s policies (i.e. close to half the nation) will see their options shrinking, getting closer to “fight or die” or maybe “fight and die or just die”. In which case, you’ll see a lot of people figuring if they are going down anyway, they might as well take a few others with them.
And that is why following your line of thinking to its inevitable conclusion is a very bad idea indeed.
Ahh, but only if we make it so. Which we definitely should. The lesson should be so, umm, vigorously taught that the learning experience causes physical pain for the student. Also raises welts. And leaves permanent scars.
Click on the deranged bint’s Tweet above, then use the link there to go to her main Twitter page and skim through the dishonesty, hysteria, calls for fascist subjugation of her hated enemies, and general daylight barking madness that make up her entire feed. It’s more than enough to convince any skeptics that there is no way the existential conflict between those who cherish liberty and “people” like Pam Keith, Esq (she/her) can be peaceably resolved. What’s coming is unstoppable. More pointless attempts at bargaining, evasion, or appeasement should not be countenanced. Unpleasant facts must be faced, difficult choices made.
Remember, this is no fringe extremist here, no easily-dismissable madwoman baying at the moon with no support or following. This is a perfectly typical, mainstream Democrat Party candidate for high office. And that, as Walter Cronkite used to gravely intone, oughta scaaaare yuh ta death. Or does any intelligent person out there still imagine that The Enemy can be reasoned with or persuaded?
Sadly, no. There is no hope of peaceful coexistence with these soulless monsters. We MUST not allow the already-excessive power they wield over us to grow, their grip on our throats to tighten any further. Our continued survival now depends absolutely on not just defeating them, but demoralizing them, destroying them. Playing “fair” will no longer cut it; VOTE HARDER!!!™ is a fool’s errand. A voracious predator is loose among us; no election will ever be sufficient to protect us from his deadly designs. Those he threatens can’t afford to sit idly back hoping he’ll eventually go away on his own; he must be forcibly driven out, punished so severely in the process that the slightest thought of ever returning fills him with horror and dread.