“The establishment declared war on me… when it told me my ideas weren’t worthy of debate and discussion or that they were even so dangerous they couldn’t be shared publicly.”– Frank Miele
An opinion piece at Real Clear Politics is the most important thing you can read this week!
As I write this I am so proud to say that I met Mr. Miele in Montana in 2016. I don’t know if he remembers me, but I am so thrilled to see this absolutely spot-on piece about where we are today.
In the last few days I have found myself fuming over the Other Sides’ bullying tactics. How about you? Everywhere you turn you are told to keep you politics to yourself.
How often have I heard in recent weeks, especially since January 6th, that those of us who believe in the Constitution, support Donald Trump, question the results of the 2020 election, and are conservatives in the way we view the world are being bullied into silence, from family members, from neighbors, on social media and from people we hardly know or never met!
I have never once told someone they weren’t permitted to tell me their political views, why the heck do they think they have a right to shame us and tell us to shut up!
Frank Miele, the retired editor of the Daily Inter Lake in Kalispell Montana, and author of ‘How we got here. The Left’s Assault on the Constitution‘ helps us understand exactly what is being done to us.
I didn’t declare war on the establishment; it declared war on me.
It declared war on me when it supported energy policies that could enrich Saudi Arabia and Russia and would cost me more money at the gas pump or on my power bill.
It declared war on me when it told me my ideas weren’t worthy of debate and discussion or that they were even so dangerous they couldn’t be shared publicly.
It declared war on me when it used the police powers of the FBI and CIA to first spy on a presidential candidate and then worked to undermine the administration of that candidate after he was elected.
It declared war on me when it told me my religious beliefs did not deserve the protection of the First Amendment.
Continue reading his list! Then this:
Let’s just say it plainly: The establishment declared war on me and on all conservative Americans when it decided that leftist orthodoxy was more important than the Constitution.
Don’t believe me? Fine, why should you believe a Trump supporter? You’ve been indoctrinated by the national media, Big Tech oligarchs, the Democratic Party, and academic elites to believe without questioning that people like me can’t be trusted.
This “guilt by labeling” is the antithesis of fair play or justice. It is a convenient mechanism for the ruling class to herd people into identity clusters so that individual rights can be supplanted by group responsibility. If this reminds you of China’s Cultural Revolution, you are not wrong. The ruling class wants you to conform, confirm and comply. If you step outside the lines, be prepared to be shamed, silenced and ostracized.
By the way, I am reading that above as I learned yesterday that once again the Southern Poverty Law Center, attempting to intimidate me into silence, has called me a “hate group.”
Yeh, just me at my other blog Refugee Resettlement Watch, but more on that later.
Never mind that there is no group they are calling a group—just me!
Now go to Mr. Miele’s closing paragraphs including this one….
No wonder the people are starting to rise up and rebel against the plutocracy.
(A plutocracy is government by the wealthy.)
Keep speaking, keep writing, keep communicating and never let them shut you up. The next time you are told at a family gathering or other social event to keep your politics to yourself say politely that you don’t plan to stay silent anymore! WE have nothing to be ashamed of!
On Gab the other day, I saw a suggestion that I thought was a good one. Find every avenue you can on e-mail chains, social media, your local newspaper, whatever, and use them all to spread a conservative, America First! message.
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