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The Congress Has No Clothes:
The Capitol Occupation & Post-Trumpian Populism

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The Boston Tea Party, when costumed LARPers began a revolution

As an American observing Wednesday’s “mostly peaceful” protest at the Capitol from abroad, I admit I was taken by surprise. Foreign acquaintances had been asking me for months if anything dramatic would happen in relation to the election. While I was sure that a Trump victory would have led to BLM and Antifa violence on a scale we had never seen before, I assured everyone that in the event of a Biden win, discontent would be limited to the “proper political channels” and social media — not that I was happy about that, but that was my impression. But some friends back home had told me not to underestimate the anger that was brewing on the populist Right, and I realized I should have listened to them as I watched the incredible images on my screen.

It’s still too early for anyone to say what this event will mean in the long run. Perhaps it will lead to a crackdown on the Right that will equal or dwarf what happened in the wake of Charlottesville. Perhaps it will lead to the birth of a genuine national populist movement in the US. Perhaps it’s just a flash in the pan that will ultimately mean nothing. I’m quite certain it wasn’t the death knell of the American Empire. But I’m sure I speak for many people reading this when I say that it gave me a lot of pleasure to see it happening. If nothing else, for one brief, shining moment, the white working class took center stage in American politics and brought the grinding engines of the Washington machine to a halt.

Part of the difficulty in evaluating what happened is that it’s unclear who exactly was behind it. From all appearances, however, it wasn’t planned in advance. Unlike what his many detractors are saying, it’s not at all apparent that President Trump encouraged the crowd to occupy the Capitol; there is most definitely no hint of a call to violence in the speech that he gave beforehand. Also, the speed with which he condemned the occupation and agreed to concede the election the following day would seem to belie the theory that the event was part of an overall plan for a pro-Trump coup.

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Rather, it seems to have been a spur-of-the-moment decision by the crowd to escalate a mere protest to an occupation, inspired by their anger at a system that consistently ignores and rebukes them. Thus, there isn’t any particular group or organization with discernible goals that we can identify as being at the center of it; presumably, there were just as many reasons for people to go into the Capitol that day as there were people who were there. We can safely assume that the people who participated were a ragtag group of Trumpists, populists, Right-wingers, QAnon believers, and other political non-conformists who oppose the prospect of a Biden presidency. They certainly didn’t seem to have any specific objective in mind, either, or if they did it wasn’t apparent from the outside.

I think for most of us who were watching, we simply had an overwhelming feeling of Schadenfreude — seeing the political elite that’s been selling us down the river and making our lives hell for decades for once the ones cowering in fear. This was most especially true of the Democrats, who got a taste of their own medicine after endlessly excusing and justifying BLM and Antifa violence over the past four years. Only a few weeks before, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted an ill-timed message justifying protests, writing, “The thing that critics of activists don’t get is that they tried playing the ‘polite language’ policy game and all it did was make them easier to ignore . . . The whole point of protesting is to make people uncomfortable. Activists take that discomfort with the status quo and advocate for concrete policy changes. Popular support often starts small and grows. To folks who complain protest demands make others uncomfortable . . . that’s the point.” On this, we can agree with her.

But for me, I was no less happy to see the Republicans on the run. After all, it is they who have been stoking the anger and resentment of populist Americans, secure in their belief that they had conjured a monster they completely controlled and that they could endlessly exploit for their own purposes no matter what they did. Well, that monster turned around and bit them on their fleeing asses on Wednesday. The “people,” whom they love to claim they represent, went from being an ideological abstraction to an angry mob after they felt cheated and decided to take matters into their own hands. It’s important to remember that, according to reports, what first inspired the protesters to descend on the Capitol was when word reached them that Pence had refused to challenge the certification of the Electoral College result. They weren’t just angry at the Democrats; they were angry at the whole lot of them.

Just as among conservatives, there are those on the Dissident Right who see this event as a tragedy, primarily because they believe that this protest has discredited the populist movement. To such people, I can only respond: What were you getting out of being well-behaved? It was already clear before the Capitol occupation that no real attempt was being made to win justice regarding the election results. Those Republicans who have backed Trump in his efforts to challenge Biden’s alleged victory have, for the most part, only done so because they want to be able to tell their Trump-loving supporters that they did their best, but that, in the end, the Democrats cheated them. I’m quite sure that they’ve known for weeks that they had already done all they could do through legal procedures; what they’ve been doing in the meantime was merely theater for their constituents. None of them really wanted to challenge the establishment; they are the establishment. So, from our point of view, what is there to be gained by backing a lost cause? A lost cause that, moreover, didn’t offer much to us to begin with, given that every Dissident Rightist has been deeply disappointed in the Trump administration? Sure, a Trump win was preferable to a Biden win from our perspective, but it’s hardly worth quietly and passively going down with the ship for him.

Of course, even before the Capitol had been cleared, I started seeing the conspiracy theorists coming out of the woodwork to claim that this was yet another “false flag” event, just like every other historical event to have occurred over the past 70 years. The main support for this claim that I’ve seen is that it has been asserted that known Antifa members have been identified in the crowd that occupied the Capitol. Even if this is true, I don’t see what difference this makes. People in Antifa are known to be attracted to violence and chaos, so it’s hardly surprising that a few of them may have shown up to take part.

But as the mainstream media has already made clear, several of the people who occupied the Capitol were known figures on the populist Right. Ashli Babbit, the woman who was tragically killed by Capitol police, was a 14-year veteran of the US Air Force who had been posting pro-Trump videos to social media for years — not exactly your average Antifa thug. Therefore, to accept this theory one would have to believe that either all of the thousands of people who occupied the Capitol were undercover Antifa agents, which clearly isn’t the case; or that the ordinary citizens who were there were all duped by a small number of Antifa infiltrators into doing things that they wouldn’t otherwise have done. Besides being implausible, that doesn’t speak very highly of the intelligence of those who participated.

Moreover, if we are to believe that the entire event was orchestrated by Antifa organizations, it would mean that Antifa had decided to undermine the christening of Joe Biden as the next President — a goal which their paymasters such as George Soros and others have been working hard to achieve for the past year.

Others claim that the Deep State was behind it all. This again presents the improbable pictures of the crowd either consisting entirely of Deep State agents, or of a handful of agents tricking thousands of ordinary people into doing something that they wouldn’t otherwise. Even putting this aside, however, it requires one to believe that the Deep State was willing to present the embarrassing spectacle of the seat of American government being taken down by a ragtag army of unarmed citizens to the entire world.

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As a side note, I’ve been wondering how the Capitol — which I’m sure most Americans, including myself, imagined to be an impregnable fortress — fell so easily to an unarmed crowd. Is affirmative action taking its toll? This certainly hasn’t done any favors for the American government’s standing in the eyes of other nations and America’s adversaries in particular. Thus it seems improbable to me that the Deep State was willing to sacrifice the sense of American invulnerability it projects across the globe simply in order to discredit the populist movement when there are many other, less self-harming methods it could use instead.

Yet others on the Dissident Right seem to hold the Capitol occupiers in disdain because of their appearance, or because they don’t want to make common cause with MAGA rubes from Middle America. Admittedly, some of them were dressed as if for Halloween — but this also isn’t unprecedented in American history. Many of the colonists who participated in the Boston Tea Party dressed in Mohawk warrior garb in order to hide their identities and assert their identification with America over Britain.

There’s no accounting for others’ tastes, but regardless, these are the people who will form the backbone of any national populist movement; if you hold them in disdain, then you are putting yourself outside the realm of being able to do practical politics. Even more to the point, these were the people who were actually on the streets doing something as opposed to sitting at home and watching it on TV and social media. They may not tick all the ideological boxes that we would like, but in the final analysis, these are the people who will determine America’s fate, one way or the other.

For me, the Capitol occupation was a spontaneous and dramatic expression of the white working class’ frustration with the Washington establishment and an indication that they won’t tolerate a return to business as usual. The Democrats — and more than a few Republicans — blocked and worked against Trump’s agenda from the day he took office. Stealing the election was merely the final prong in their assault on him and on the wishes of ordinary Americans. If Washington doesn’t begin to take populist demands seriously, violence is inevitable.

Additionally, the occupation was a show of strength; it showed what a crowd of angry white Right-wingers — usually regarded as well-behaved and docile, which has always been one of the failings of our people — can do when they decide to take action. The Swamp had better take notice of this, not only in order to win elections but to defuse the pressure cooker in Middle America that led to Wednesday’s explosion of violence in the first place. This means they have to stop attributing the fact that working-class whites aren’t on board with their agenda to the influence of scapegoats like Trump or conspiracy theories and instead finally recognize that our nation’s yeomanry have legitimate grievances that won’t go away just because Trump does.

For its part, the American Left, which now has Biden as its figurehead, really has no moral authority whatsoever to condemn the Capitol occupation given that they’ve been bending over backward to excuse the violence of BLM and Antifa for years now. Remember “punch a Nazi”?

Not that these are in any way comparable to what happened in the Capitol; BLM and Antifa violence has resulted in dozens of deaths, rapes, other violence, and untold billions in property damage across the United States. The Capitol protesters, by contrast, were mostly peaceful and caused very little serious damage (if there had been extensive damage it seems unlikely the House would have been able to reconvene so quickly). Most importantly, they were not attacking innocent bystanders’ private property. There also doesn’t seem to have been much looting apart from a few items taken as pranks; compare this to the scenes we witnessed from Minneapolis last spring, when we saw black rioters stripping entire shopping centers down to their frames.

The Left, of course, will never accept this logic; for them, the occupation was the next Charlottesville, if not the next 9/11 — but we have to never cease from reminding them of their hypocrisy. In looking at the photos of politicians scurrying for cover as the protesters began to break into the House chamber, I was reminded of the mockery that Trump took from Democratic politicians back in May when word got out that he had been briefly sent to the emergency bunker beneath the White House after it had been besieged by BLM rioters. There’s also a delicious irony in the fact that some of the politicians who have been calling for police departments to be defunded were hiding behind these very same police when their constituents came calling.

The tragic part of the day was Ashli Babbit’s death at the hands of a Capitol police officer. Several videos of the shooting have been released, and it’s not clear from any of them what Ms. Babbit did that warranted her death. Certainly, the officer who fired the shot must be called to account. I imagine that the Left and the false Right will attempt to turn her into the new Heather Heyer, placing the blame on Trump and the populist Right rather than on their own security personnel, where it belongs. While we must mourn her death, national populists should cast her as a martyr for the cause — something which, given her dedication to Trump, would surely be worthy of her. Three others died during the occupation, although we have been told that these were the result of “medical emergencies” — it’s not apparent from the reports so far that their deaths had any direct connection to what happened at the Capitol, however.

One thing is certain: While real-world demonstrations are important, America will not undergo real change through building occupations alone. If we’re lucky, a real populist movement — independent of the Republican party — might catch fire and spread as a result of the spark provided by the Capitol protest. Only time will tell.

Perhaps the best thing to come out of it is the fact that American populism is now forever divorced from Trump. Realizing that not only his political but also his personal future might be in jeopardy, Trump was quick to concede the election and promise a peaceful transition of power — showing that when things get tough, it’s his own hide that he’s thinking of. We can thank Trump for what he did to get the ball of American populism rolling over the past few years, but what the Capitol occupation shows above all is that the populist current has grown beyond the ability of Trumpism to contain and channel it.

We need a new movement and better leaders who are more responsive to what ordinary American people really want, more articulate at making the case for populism, and better at making it happen. Trump may continue to play a role as a symbol, but the time has come to say goodbye to him as the leader of the movement and to embrace “Trumpism without Trump.”

Ignore the naysayers. America wasn’t founded by well-behaved protesters who complained through the proper channels and were careful to never do anything illegal. Events like what happened at the Capitol are part of our heritage. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants,” as Thomas Jefferson told us. “It is its natural manure.” The first blood has now been spilled.

More blood is unavoidable unless true populists are allowed into the Capitol via the political process rather than battering rams.

On Wednesday, the world heard the voice of American populism. It wasn’t Trump’s voice; it was that of the American people. And perhaps, just perhaps, the people are beginning to rule. This isn’t about Trump anymore — it didn’t start with Trump and it certainly won’t end with him. As for myself, all I can say is that, for the first time in a while, on that day I actually felt proud to be an American.

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  1. Posted January 8, 2021 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    Indeed. I forecast that at least 5% of the population will have to be discontinued before we can
    Make America White Again.

  2. Vauquelin
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    This is how the Tea Party started under Obama that landed a bunch of libertarians in congress. Now the same must happen, but with a nationalist rather than a libertarian focus. The new rightist movement needs its new generation of figureheads, an outsider with establishmentarian clout, what Sarah Palin was to the Tea Party. Hawley comes to mind, but only time will tell if he’s not one of the phonies.

    • John Morgan
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 9:58 am | Permalink

      I agree, I’ve got to believe the reaction to the Biden administration will be a hundred times stronger than what happened in 2009.

      • Captain John Charity Spring MA
        Posted January 8, 2021 at 11:11 am | Permalink

        He will struggle to enforce his will though. If around 1/2 of the GOP base favored the sacking of the Capitol that’s at least 1/4 of the army agreeing.

        • Ivan Turgenev
          Posted January 9, 2021 at 6:16 am | Permalink

          @Captain John…

          If the army is anything like it was in my day, over half with either be Confederate or have Confederate sympathies…

          • Arny Mcwagon
            Posted January 9, 2021 at 10:57 am | Permalink

            its not the 1840s anymore grandpa, the military is now more or less free college boyscouts where you go to SHARP meetings and get yelled at by a 25 year old 4’10” mayan DI while your squadmates are 3 pinoys with cross eyes and one mulatto who has an extra chromosome. Its always this massive cope from southerners where they have this messianic self importance about how they are going to magically secede or whatever when their part of the country is literally almost majority latino and non-white at this point. you are stuck in the 1980s old man.

            • Ivan Turgenev
              Posted January 10, 2021 at 12:47 am | Permalink


              Ah, yes, I get it : another brilliant young New England Yankee who clearly understands all that we, older Southerners, have quite entirely missed!

              Good thing we have you, otherwise we would have no choice but to walk into the future blind!

            • Troy Skaggs
              Posted January 10, 2021 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

              Goodness gracious, I forgot about SHARP classes. In my last year, 2012/13, we spent more time sitting in bleachers for mandatory SHARP, EO, suicide awareness classes than weapons or MOS specific training. Still some good folk in the military, but from my experience it would seem that things have gotten diluted and dumbed down to the point where traditional air and ground forces might be just prepared enough to suppress domestic insurgents as opposed to defeating foreign ones. Who knows, it’s all a charade. I’d love to believe in some segment of a hardcore patriotic elite within the Pentagon, Special Operations, regular forces who could and would buck the paymasters, but I’m not certain. What truly scares the bejesus out of me is those same elements working in tandem with Big tech, intelligence agencies, law enforcement and deputized private security to suppress any organized dissent that isn’t deemed Kosher by the puppeteers. It’s a sickening scenario, as is the venality and ideological manipulation that would enable it.

              • Vauquelin
                Posted January 10, 2021 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

                You’re scared of it because in your gut you know that it’s true.
                A false nationalist uprising in the west is going to look like Euromaidan in Ukraine: kosher elements will ally with rightist groups, fund them, let them run wild to weaken the state, seize power and then liquidate the militia leaders who got them there. The only result being more globalistic zionists in power.

                • Troy Skaggs
                  Posted January 11, 2021 at 9:10 am | Permalink

                  I hadn’t considered that possibility. It sounds for frighteningly plausible. I need to gather more specifics concerning Ukraine’s colour “revolution”. Shady business complements of shady actors from the now standard shady playbook to the best of my knowledge. Thanks for the nudge.

    • Posted January 8, 2021 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      A MAGA NATIONAL MOVEMENT…the key is WINNING BUILDING LOCAL POWER…from city coucnils, school boards, to state legislatures…

    • 3g4me
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

      If you are still counting on working through the ‘political process’ and electoral politics to effect significant change, you are at best hopelessly naive. Stop looking for political heroes – no one from the “Tea Party” movement made a scintilla of a difference; neither will any faux populist who is elected into the borg.

      • SouthAfricaEmpire
        Posted January 9, 2021 at 12:17 am | Permalink

        Nikki Haley 😡

  3. Reb Kittredge
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Yes! What an inspiring piece–and I needed inspiring. I agree completely with Mr Morgan. My only regret is that the crowd didn’t finish the job. I’ve copied this article to a folder along with Kevin MacDonald’s and Peter Brimelow’s quick and incisive articles on the event. As for those on the dissident Right who decried the crowd’s actions, a couple of points. First, I value diversity of opinion in this movement, so I give their arguments serious consideration. But second, there is a kind of cautiously conservative manner of thinking that borders on timidity.

    • Stronza
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 9:28 am | Permalink

      Compliments of Patrick “Patsy” Buchanan:

      What Americans watched was a mob occupation and desecration of the temple of the American Republic.

    • John Morgan
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      Thank you! Glad to be of service. Concerning “finishing the job,” however, if you’re referring to violence against politicians, I think that would have been a mistake, since it would have alienated many people who might otherwise by sympathetic to what ended up being a “mostly peaceful” event. According to a poll I saw 45% of Republicans thought the occupation was justified — it wouldn’t have been that high if there had been attacks on unarmed politicians. Also I don’t think it was possible. Ashli Babbit was killed because the protesters were on the verge of breaking into the area where the politicians were being protected. If they had continued to try to get through, doubtless more would have died before they could have gotten to them, and I don’t think many people in the crowd were prepared to become martyrs. And if the cops hadn’t stopped them, doubtless the National Guard would have.

    • Josephus Cato
      Posted January 9, 2021 at 8:44 am | Permalink

      Do you have a link to the MacDonald article?

      I’m conflicted on this. I think this was inevitable though with all the BLM “peaceful protest” gaslighting. Also, I have some schadenfruede about seeing the DC law makers cowering. But I think this may harm the optics of the Trump populism. Then again, Trump populism was always held under contempt.

  4. Posted January 8, 2021 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    This article sums up my position on the matter. I really don’t understand nationalists and other dissidents who condemned the actions of the protesters. Since voting (except perhaps on the local level) is no longer an option for political change, what other mechanisms are available for people who disagree with the establishment? Since the American corporate Left has decided that illegality in the form of voter fraud is acceptable, then we, obviously have “permission” to operate outside the law too.

    • spin gerahat
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

      I agree completely.
      Now the cnn building.

  5. Richard Smith
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Wednesday’s events…Fantastic!! The Boston Tea Party painting could just have easily depicted the political rats jumping overboard at the sound of breaking glass…what a sight to see! It might not take more than a strong breeze going forward.

  6. Antidote
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    RIP Roseanne Boyland, Brian Sicknick, Ashli Babbit, Benjamen Phillips, Kevin Greeson.

    I deplore the loss of innocent life but the optics were thrilling and inspiring. I thought of Crispus Attucks, the Boston Tea Party, the Lutheran attack of the Vatican, and the many sackings of Rome. Pelosy and Shooma probably had to wear Depends.
    No, this is not Tea party 2. The TP was all Silents and Boomers—-this mob was filled with Groypers, Proud Boys, and other youthful elements. I feel optimistic.

  7. Vagrant Rightist
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    Superb article. It covers all the right angles. Agree with it all.

  8. Dennis
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    I think John is wrong to think this was a spontaneous outburst and not a set-up job in which most of the people involved were goaded into action by bad actors creating a scene that Biden, Congress, and the rest of the Deep State will now use to demonize and crack-down in the Dissident Right (I also think the main immediate goal was to shutdown efforts in Congress to contest – however perfunctory at this point – the EC count, knowing that when they finally came back in session most of the spineless GOP would back down and just move on with no real debate. The news now is all about an alleged “insurrection” and “domestic terrorism” supposedly incited by Trump, though no one can point to anything he actually said that incited such, instead of debate over the merits of electoral fraud claims challenging the EC count).

    Thinking so doesn’t mean having to believe that everyone involved was in on it or knew they were being setup, or that they are ignorant rubes for falling into a trap in the heat of the moment. It’s clear from some videos that the Capitol police simply opened the gates and waived people through, and some of the most prominently photographed people among the “occupiers” have also been seen in the past at BLM/Antifa riots. Antifa agent provocateurs and Capitol Police not being deployed in enough numbers, and those that were being told to stand back, is all it would take to goad the rest into thinking they had free reign to waltz on in.

    If this was a spontaneous “insurrection” of rage and anger why was it so well-behaved? Really…that’s my biggest complaint! Hardly anything was damaged (a few windows mostly – and after all, as we were told all summer, it’s just property and they have insurance right?!), none of the “insurrectionists” barricaded themselves in, took hostages, made demands, or issued orders…nor did they simply burn the place down, as would have been a great idea. The US Capitol in flames would have been a beautiful sight to behold, and nothing less than what Congress and this country deserve. No…they mainly filed nicely through the statuary hall (most staying within the ropes even!), larked about taking selfies in the chambers and Pelosi’s office, mugged for selfies with security guards, etc…this is an “insurrection”? LARP.

    Far from being Trump’s Rubicon or an “insurrection” worth the name, this may be Biden’s and the Deep State’s (and Big Tech’s) Reichstag fire, which will be used to crack down heavily on the dissident right (Yes, I’m aware – as I presume most on the dissident right are – that historical evidence shows the Reichstag fire was not in fact a false false operation done by Nazis themselves as many long thought, but many still buy the old narrative, and the point remains: false flag or not, this will be used by Biden, and the Deep State, and Big Tech oligarchs to come down hard on the right).

    I only wish I had the means to get out of this damned country and leave this decadent, crumbling, and sickening failed state behind. This country and its culture just disgust me more and more each day, and with Democrats now in control of the senate as well, the only prospect from a Harris-Biden admin is endless Covid Cult Dark Winter tyranny stamping a muzzle in your face forever, and selling out the US to China and the Great Reset gang. The only reasonable way out soon may be at the end of a rope.

    • Nemesis
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      The Deep State did not need this excuse to crack down on the Dissident Right. It will happen regardless.

    • John Morgan
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:11 am | Permalink

      I don’t think you actually read my article, since I already addressed most of the objections you make in it. And to reiterate what the other commenter said, the “Deep State” didn’t need the Capitol occupation to excuse a crackdown on the Right. But as for your disappointment that the occupiers didn’t cause more damage to the Capitol, I think that would have been a mistake since it would have alienated a lot of people who are now sympathetic to what happened. A poll I saw on the day of the occupation showed that 45% of Republicans supported it. If the Capitol had ended up going up in flames, that number would be much lower. And also, the Capitol is OUR building — the American people’s — it doesn’t belong to the people currently occupying it. Sure, get the rats out, but the building itself is a symbol of our heritage.

      As for leaving the country — where there’s a will, there’s a way.

      • Dennis
        Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am | Permalink

        Of course I read it. But you made clear at several points that you believe it was genuinely spontaneous and not something goaded on by agent provocateurs, whether one posits their coming from Antifa, or Deep State, etc. You could be right (and for most participants it was probably just spontaneous participation)…but I think the jury is still out, based on what I’ve seen, on it being ultimately a purposeful false flag to damage the right even further.

        I understand why some might be turned away by the prospect of the Capitol in flames but I’m so fed up I don’t care anymore. Until the present regime and all its institutions is completely and totally swept away – it is irredeemable and irreformable – there is no chance of anything decent being built in this land. We watched cities across the US burn with impunity for months on end last year, aided and abetted by politicians, media, and law enforcement who knelt and worshipped the destroyers rather than enforcing the law or protecting lives, business, monuments, etc., so platitudes about the Capitol being “our house” etc., don’t move me anymore (it was built on a rotten Freemasonic foundation – literally, the cornerstone was laid in an elaborate masonic ceremony – anyway, like the Constitution itself, built on masonic enlightenment liberal ideas that have had their day). People can pretend “We The People are the owners” if that makes them feel good, but it isn’t true. It’s the house of the plutocrats and oligarchs who’d who hope to institute a permanent tyranny woke-leftism and Covid Cult paranoia, and sell the rest to China and the Great Resetters. Let it burn.

        As for “where there’s a will there’s a way,” well, will often takes money to implement, which is presently in short supply. I should have never come back from Europe circa 1995 in the first place…but that’s a long story, and two and half decades of regret…best to recognize there is no hope and no future personally or for this rotten country and culture.

    • c matt
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

      Setup or not, it has the following effects:

      1. It will give the establishment a fig leaf of cover to enact harsh retributions, but those were coming anyway,
      2. it showed what pansies the establishment elite are (long gone are the days of warrior kings), and

      3. It inspired those who support the freedom fighters and perhaps breathed some life into a populist movement they will find challenging to control.

      While 1 may have been the intended effect, I don’t think 2 and 3 were.

    • Arny Mcwagon
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

      yes, yes the state needed a pretext to crack down on us of course! its not like they have shut down all small businesses for a year and forced every person into house arrest over shoddy evidence of a slightly trumped up cold virus or anything! yes they were just waiting to goad americans into storming their “temple” so that the entire world could see that the american empire is a paper tiger! what a superb strategem! come to think of it, they are probably terrified of the next batch of hunter biden pics, lin wood probably will save us from the antifas hiding in the shadows!

    • Eric Novak
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      This moronic AntiFa-as-Trump-spoiler is cuckservative QAnon clowning, and it has to be crushed in this sphere while it’s still in its infancy. Perhaps you should actually watch any of 50 hours of livestream reportage of the protest, including InfoWars, The Sun UK, VDARE, etc., etc., ad nauseam. Hayseed MAGA types over 60 still can’t tell the difference between AntiFa and a Trump gamer/LARPer type with tattoos and a 300 lb bench press, who were responsible for much of the mayhem. However, the great majority did not need access to the capitol building through a broken window and certainly weren’t stupid enough to be led around by the nose by vandals. A large group-by far the largest-wanted peaceful redress of grievances before Congressional electoral college voting and entered through the doors. This is demonstrated in every video. The reports about “buses of AntiFa” is stupid too. Nick Fuentes and his group took a bus too. Several hundred thousand people went to the speech and vote protest. Many took buses!

    • Jaego
      Posted January 9, 2021 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

      You’re right – but so what? We USE it. We create our own Narrative: They were heroes, every last one of them. Would you rather be right or do you want to win? This is the Art of Politics, where the seeming is often more important than the actual. The Left is way ahead of us. Time to catch up.

      As the previous article said and Mr Morgan as well, they were going to crack down up sooner or later, under one pretext or another. Forget about the “if onlys”. There’s no way out but through.

  9. SRP
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Clearly Trump was always a $3 bill. I am amazed that so many others could not see through him. Are we so desperate as to support such a cardboard phony? Stop further investment in Trump.

    Europe is, and always has been, the heart and soul of the West. America and Americans are merely a weak cultural satellite of the West. Likewise Britain. Never has this been so apparent as now.

    Someone in Europe must rise up lead the West out of the death-dive. I do not think that American racialists have the stuff. We can do little more than follow and support.

    • Cate
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 11:31 am | Permalink


      While I don’t see Trump as a $3 phoney exactly, he struck me as a ‘reality tv star’ in accordance with his reputation. However he seems to have more ‘star-powered’ substance than anyone else currently available to the US in spite of his being ‘switched off’ by media as of yesterday.

      Elections are ‘electrical’ in nature, the etymology is right there.
      He was ‘elected’, electrified, electrons super-charged him, he has the electrical charge that Biden/Harris can not possess no matter how they attempt to adopt it.
      Biden/Harris are wet, in the hermetic sense too. Trump may appear to have lost but I’m afraid I still don’t see how he can in the long term. It flies in the face of nature in every sense. This was a ‘Saturnalia’ ritual.
      Grand theatre.

      I absolutely agree that Italy and Germany, the double-headed eagle and *not* the phoenix of the Phoenicians, must rise.

    • Vehmgericht
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

      With this débâcle, along with the recent pardons of the white-collar crooks Kushner senior and Rubashkin, Donald Trump stands revealed as a venal poltroon.

      Instead of repudiating his foot-soldiers in defeat, why did he not fall on his own sword as many a noble Roman once did?

      Good character must be a touchstone of our movement: we cannot again be led by a con-man.

  10. Paul
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Is this entire article satire?

    If not, what a lace curtain take on current events and what they imply for the future of White Americans.

    • Weave
      Posted January 9, 2021 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

      He lost me the minute he wrote how sure he is that this isn’t the end of the American Empire. Really? That’s almost too stupid to laugh at. There will be lots of blood, and we will not rise again. This new administration will allow foreign troops onto our soil to control us and kill us. Bet me. And it will be sooner than anyone guesses.

  11. Alexandra O.
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Watching the news, and hearing the CNN/MSNBC channels’ commentary, which were solemnly announcing that ‘this was the worst event in American History’, and ‘worse than Pearl Harbor’, etc. I was just appalled that anyone could say anything like this after our entire six months of summer and fall riots, lootings and burnings nationwide at the hands of BLM and Antifa. When I hear statements like that, I see our country as so vastly divided that I doubt it can ever be healed. Calls for “Unity” from our newly-elected ‘president’ and the two newly-elected ‘senators’ from Georgia, just rub poison into the wound. I was amazed, on the other hand, at the total lack of destruction within the Capitol Building — no spray paint, no tire irons banging on the marble corridors, no ripping priceless artworks off the walls, no fire-bombing the Senate chambers, etc. It was a simple ‘walk though’, just letting the powers-that-be know that ‘WE are HERE’.

    • c matt
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

      I think there was an Ikea display cabinet that was destroyed, but it may have just fallen apart.

      • Mike Ricci
        Posted January 8, 2021 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

        Haha, best comment so far.

    • 12AX7
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

      The MSM reflect their beneficial owners’ temperament: high-strung, neurotic, conspiracy minded, fantasists seeing enemies everywhere. They are raging hypocrites more than anything else though. Pearl Harbor, again! Hitler! Hitler! I saw Adolph leading a battalion of SS Storm Troopers in the bushes over there only 100 yards away but Antifa and BLM are great! They are at least half crazy.

      They are also bitter, vengeful, spiteful, small minded, condescending hypocrites who understand nothing and neither forget nor forgive anything. They lack the virtue of humility and self-reflection. Puffed up with a false and destructive pride they may not always be right but they are never wrong and they are also better than you. They can prove this with their diplomas on the wall, their awards and titles. Where did you go to college and how much money do you have?

  12. Rich
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    The populist right, is not the dissident right. Most of these people would probably faint if spoken to about White pride and securing a future for our White children. The tea party movement was much better for Palefaces because its end was the starvation of the federal monster by denying it funds. We, White, racially aware folk, will never be the majority in the US again. That hope died when George Wallace was shot. Our only hope is to reduce the money government can spend on its pets, and form social organizations that serve our people.

    • John Morgan
      Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:42 am | Permalink

      No, it isn’t, and I never said it was. That’s why I wrote: “They [the populist Right] may not tick all the ideological boxes that we would like, but in the final analysis, these are the people who will determine America’s fate, one way or the other.”

    • GG
      Posted January 10, 2021 at 5:08 am | Permalink

      Govt spending doesn’t come from taxation. It can’t. They don’t grow on trees.
      Well, mortgage loans create more Dollars than Govt does, but that didn’t work so well last time trying to float the economy on mortgage debt hyper-expansion.
      Taxes merely removes and deletes “excess” Dollars after they are spent into existence.
      Glad to report that Social Security pensions are NOT broke or bankrupt. Checks don’t bounce.
      Sad to report that the Democrats can “find” money for whatever they want to do, simply by ordering payments. It’s lawful too. Dollar is floating, not fixed.
      That means, infrastructure jobs? Roads and bridges? 100% doable and fundable.
      A million new admins of Diversity Equity and Inclusion? They can fund that too.

  13. James O'Meara
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    As for AOC, she and her kind are impervious to irony or charges of “hypocrisy.” For them, as for Lenin, it all boils down to Who/Whom. Their protests are protests but ours are riots. Another example:

    Our violence is speech
    Your speech is violence


  14. Shadowbass
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    Great article, me Morgan. Something very extraordinary happened yesterday. People, who’s greatest protests were things like anti abortion rallies etcetera, finally got so angry at being betrayed, that it finally made a point on its potential power when made angry. Bit it also smartly pulled it’s punches. A bit like the old Hulk show. ” Don’t make me angry, M r McConnell, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry” as far as being a quote, “set up” etc. Non of this matters. I don’t really care if Antifa was there. It beside the point. As far as a greater crackdown on speech, that car is out of the barn. They are now too many platforms and places to go outside the major platforms like facebook and Twitter. Quit making our enemies 9000 feet high they are not. Powerful yes, but also stupid and careless. We have a long road ahead, but now a large part of the country just found out they have a common voice, can effect things, and that powerful.

    • Troy Skaggs
      Posted January 10, 2021 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Shadowbass. I’ve been trying to see this from several angles and sort it out based on plausible likelihoods. While the reactions to this non-event/hyper-event (depending on where one stands in the hall of mirrors. This year culminating in this week has felt like Zardoz and things are going to get goofier) have the capacity to derail and demoralize opposition to the blatant hijacking of reality, I sense a genuine fear and weakness on the part of the hijackers. The official hysteria belies this. This event may very well be a prelude to disaster for many, but it also has the potential to turn better corners. They want total demoralization, conformity and obeisance. There’s power in withholding it, regardless of consequences.

  15. Afterthought
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    America is dead.

    1) Primary GOP who aren’t fighters and if we lose, support the MAGA party in general (we can morph it later into a Partition party, but first co-opt all their energy)

    2) Digital separation en route to political and physical separation, migrate off enemy platforms ASAP

    What we did on the 6th was the real Crossing of the Rubicon. There is no going back, onward to victory defined as separation from these evil lunatics who hate us and want us dead.

  16. HamburgerToday
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    The GOP is not a nationalists vehicle. It’s an instrument of Jewish power. No one in the GOP at the national level — Hawley, Gaetz, Jordon, etc — is worth your trust. Most state/local GOP are just Chamber of Commerce gladhanders and wouldn’t know nationalism if it bit them on the butt. Electoral politics has been dying in the US at all levels except the national and now that’s going to be a target of suspicion and/or indifference for the foreseeable future. But, for White people, it doesn’t matter if you vote and hasn’t for 70 years. The Civil Rights, Voting Rights and Immigration Acts of 1964/5 took your rights from you and you’re never getting them back under the Jewish kritarchy that now exists.

    The only real politics for Whites is White Nationalist politics. It will take some time for Whites from various parts of the political spectrum to realize this, but it’s going to occur. Whites are not going to put up with Stacy Abrams sitting on their face forever.

  17. Mac
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    Only the GOP and their cuckservative minions could take an unarmed veteran woman getting murdered in cold blood and turn it into a schizo Q conspiracy to justify turning against their own base. They do this right as the democratic party is going to have an obscene amount of power handed over to it, way to alley-oop for maximum damage both to themselves and their base. For every one person that viewed what happened negatively there’s four more that were thrilled by it and they know it, why they’re rushing to control the narrative.

    Trump is going to leave office in disgrace like a coward that he is, his precious twitter account permanently banned with one of his final tweets being a cuck-a-thon speech, he gets my nod for MVC of the year. Hopefully he gets removed from office before his term is up, it’d be a fitting end for his presidency and would polarize people even more. I supported him to the bitter end with very little to show for it but my God I don’t think Trump and the GOP could have done more to disrespect their base. This may actually be the end of the GOP as we know it, it should be.

    Great article by the way, I don’t think you’ve left even a pebble unturned with this analysis.

    • Jaego
      Posted January 9, 2021 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

      The people need their Idol, feet of clay and all. Don’t take it away from them.

  18. Till
    Posted January 8, 2021 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    These seems more like the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923 to me, on the surface a failure, but will ultimately lead to bigger things. They should’ve taken the time to properly introduce themselves to the traitorous congressmen and women in a more French Revolution sort of way, but I take great satisfaction in the fact that all these Congress creatures will be looking over their backs in fear now every time they hear a noise.

  19. Mortain
    Posted January 9, 2021 at 2:57 am | Permalink

    In other words: The endlessly repeated Big (propaganda) Lie
    about the “Big (propaganda) Lie”. The most striking example
    of how the Jews turn truth into a lie, but pass it off as truth.

  20. Autobot
    Posted January 9, 2021 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Bye bye Twitter. Who do yous guys follow on Gab?

  21. Francis XB
    Posted January 9, 2021 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    The Regime’s hysterical reaction to the 6 January 2021 MAGA Capitol Takeover is interesting: the bombast about the “violation of the people’s house” (what people? big money campaign donors? Beltway lobbyists? Deep State flunkies?), the announced mass arrests of the MAGA insurrectionists (apparently the only “rioters” in US history), the expanded wave of de-platformings of thought criminals (all in the interest of “diversity” and “tolerance,” comrades).

    First thought is that the hysterics are an act to justify the Regime’s further consolidation of power. They’re also a convenient coverup for the Regime’s own managed riots of 2020.

    But … what if the Regime’s concerns about a wider American uprising are actually justified? The fact is 70+ million people voted for president Trump. There’s Donald Trump himself, who came out of seemingly nowhere to take on the Deep State/Globalist World Order. And there is the wider picture of resistance to Globalism: Brexit, the Yellow Vests, the assorted nationalist movements rising across Europe and even the United States.

    What if there really is a mass national-populist movement in the wings waiting to be unleashed?

    Orwell points out in Nineteen Eighty-Four how mass hysteria can be a two edged sword, with war fever switched from an eternal fight against Eurasia to an eternal fight against Eastasia, all with a flick of a telescreen switch.

    The tactical issue is (as always): how can the Dissident Right exploit this situation?

    Some ideas:
    * Attack the contradictions (Regime tolerance of BLM riots versus the boot on MAGA protesters).
    * De-legitimize the Regime (stolen election, IT repression, COVID inanity).
    * Create alliances of national-populists worldwide (mutual support and legal defense).
    * Provide alternative narratives (glorify White heroes from Columbus to Ian Smith).
    * Support MAGA movement protests (regardless of sectarian differences).

    All to be considered in the continuing chaos…

    • Stephen Phillips
      Posted January 9, 2021 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      “De-legitimize the Regime (stolen election, IT repression, COVID inanity).”

      I drove past a small group of White protesters with anti-lockdown/pro-Trump signs on my way to my very diversified Walmart today in Houston. Very interesting and exciting times ahead possibly.

  22. Luke
    Posted January 9, 2021 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    The fake news gives the impression that Trump is knocked out.
    Pence has betrayed him , and surely collected his thirty pieces of
    silver long ago. You have to imagine this: The president of the most
    powerful country in the world cannot speak to his own people (ban).
    The audacity of this is unparalleled.

    He should have occupied the media houses long ago. He’d have to send
    a SWAT team right in to Twitter and comand, “You unlock the president
    right now or we’ll arrest you for high treason!” Trump had enough reason
    to declare martial law. Now he has only a few days left in which he could
    use his formally legitimate authority; time is working against him.

    The big question is whether he’ll actually do it. Apparently,
    he himself seems to think he’s finished. I still can’t imagine that
    the Americans will let this happen to them and accept stinking
    mummy Biden as their “legitimate president”. The cheapest and
    clearest election fraud ever. Otherwise, the military will have to
    take over.

    Trump said in an interview with Flynn, “You’re the cleanest
    military man.” Who replied to him, “And you’re the cleanest
    politician.” Trump should make his son FBI chief – on January
    21 as his first official act. JFK made his brother Bobby Attorney
    General, nobody complained about that. I’ll just do that! Period.

  23. SNG
    Posted January 10, 2021 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Thoughts on reading this include the pitiful American fascination with celebrity, from the voting in of Trump (and of course actors like Reagan) in the first place to the people Trump then chose for office that helped to derail his programme. Headline names that were big on self-publicity and less good on delivering what was needed. The lawyers he chose to speak or represent him at the critical moments showed. Instead of talk about the granular relevant detail, it was conspiracies on things like raids on US-naval bases in Germany, Llin Wood on Pence molesting teenage boys or the suggestion the US emergency warning system is about to come into operation etc.

    Who is there who can harness now this maelstrom and bend it to our advantage? Who can take the disparate voices and create a grassroots movement to dethrone the Republicans who now mouth the talking points of the Left’s narrative on these events? To give a name to it and cast into the public mind something to carry over. Something to ground the political guerrilla warfare of both intellectually undermining the Biden Presidency and the likely Harris entrance into the presidency at some stage and the official Republican misdirectional response to this. Otherwise defeatism beckons. Bring forth the egregores. America First will not cut it. It was dead upon Gerald Smith’s humiliation.

    Also, I don’t see how a working class response is the great hope of John. It never is, is it? That’s to invert the caste system.

    Also, whither now the idea of political, geographical or racial separation? It covers a wide spectrum from Covington who died in Washington State recently, to recent Claremont articles on how to deepen federalism but retain overall sovereignty, to a mix of all of this in the past Mencken Club conference in 2019 (see website for texts). Noteworthy that some of the most white states in the US tend to lean blue. Vermont being the obvious example. Implicitly white on many measures, voting against their longer term interests.

  24. PC2
    Posted January 10, 2021 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Paul Craig Roberts wrote a lengthy piece, saying we Whites are the target of the Left and the Establishment.

  25. True History
    Posted January 10, 2021 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    The only path forward for White Christians is secession – please review our content:

  26. Norman
    Posted January 11, 2021 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    It strikes me as odd to assert that the Deep State can sustain (or seek to avoid) injured prestige, bad optics, etc., if we understand it as a vampiric cluster of self-interested bureaucracies, dependent upon on the patronage of a hostile, somewhat fractious global elite. I consider that elite as similar to the stereotypical, passive-aggressive Jewish mother. She abuses everyone — children, husband, friends, enemies, strangers — and thrills to see strife and chaos reign. If it seems obvious she won’t get her way, her skills and wiles will rally to bring about the destruction of her dependents, her hosts, as well as herself.

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