Will January 6th one day become a U.S. ‘Bastille Day’?
On Jan. 10, 2021, I submitted an article to another publication titled “President Trump Takes a Hit for the Team.” The article appeared on Jan. 12 of that year minus only the last sentence.
It read as follows, “If we the people refuse to apologize, refuse to back down, refuse to submit, January 6 may one day be celebrated as a mid-winter 4th of July.”
I understood the publisher’s prudence. At the time we all labored under the belief that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick had been struck dead by a fire extinguisher-wielding “insurrectionist.”
…Unlike their betters in polite America, the J6 patriots had sussed out the rot of the ancien regime and saw it as their civic duty to speak out against it. At least four died so doing.
The Democrats excite themselves by comparing January 6 to Sept. 11, 2001, or even Dec. 7, 1941, but a more apt point of comparison might be July 14, 1789.
How LBJ’s ‘Box 13’ foretold America’s future of stolen elections
It is not often I “go” to the movies these days, but the trip to see the recently released “Turn Every Page” proved to be worth it. The movie documents the 50-year working relationship between writer Robert Caro and his editor, Robert Gottlieb. Trust me, it is better than it sounds.
Caro, now 86, is working to complete the fifth and final volume of his classic series on Lyndon Baines Johnson. Gottlieb, now 91, is helping him polish it. I have read the previous four volumes as well as Caro’s debut book about legendary developer Robert Moses, “The Power Broker.” Among his contemporaries, Caro has no peer.
Meet the man who’s really calling the shots in D.C.
For the last two years or so, there has been endless speculation about who is really calling the shots in the Biden White House. If there is any consensus, it is that the the maestro is not the senescent, doddering Joe Biden. Other names are bruited about, none more regularly than Barack Obama. That said, Obama has always been more of a puppet than puppeteer. Having written four books about the man, I feel confident in that conclusion.
Although immersed in leftism since childhood, Obama never left the shallow end of the pool. He proved so adept at breaking promises as president because he did not care deeply enough to ensure they were realized. What mattered more for Obama was that he be seen striking the right pose, finding the right groove, spinning the right narrative. He is not a serious man, never was.
Other suggested candidates for chief puppeteer are equally lacking in gravitas – Susan Rice, Anita Dunn, the Clintons. International scoundrels like George Soros or Klaus Schwab, haunt our imagination the way Lex Luthor did Superman’s, but they are not hands-on kind of guys.
When we shoot something down, no one talks
“What in the world is going on?” asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “Has the Biden administration just dialed the sensitivity of our radars all the way up? If so, what are the objects that we are just now noticing for the very first time?”
As refreshing as it is to hear McConnell ask an obvious question, he has been around Washington long enough not to expect an answer, at least not an honest one.
The unfortunate truth is that when the United States national security apparatus makes a mistake with political consequences, no one talks.