In the fever dreams of progressives, it is no longer enough to assassinate President Donald Trump’s character by branding him a “racist,” “fascist” or “traitor.” Nor is it enough to remove Trump from the White House by impeachment or even violence, which would merely make Vice President Mike Pence the president.
Loony leftists such as Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary Robert Reich now demand nothing less than “annulling” Trump’s election as invalid.
Everything Mr. Trump has accomplished as president must be nullified and erased, demands Reich, and the Orwellian air-brushing of the very name and face of Donald Trump must erase him from history and turn him into a “non-person,” as if he had never existed.
Last October, radical Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig argued that if Trump conspired with Russia to gain the presidency, both he and Pence should resign or be impeached, thereby making Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, next in the order of succession, the president.
President Ryan, wrote Lessig, ought to nominate “the person defeated by the treason of his own party, and then step aside” and let Hillary Clinton be declared president by acclamation.
Lessig and Reich both admit there is no constitutional “mechanism for correcting the criminal results of the previous election,” but progressives see no reason to let mere law or democracy stand in their way of seizing the power that is theirs by right because they are an elite superior to the 60+ million Trump voters who rejected them.
Reich believes the Supreme Court could simply grab the astonishing power to declare a president invalid, much as early in our tepublic the Supreme Court stole for itself the unconstitutional power to declare duly-enacted laws its members ideologically disliked to be “unconstitutional” and hence invalid.
Speaker Paul Ryan is not seeking reelection, and Democrats stand a serious chance of winning a majority in the House of Representatives and restoring Rep. Nancy Pelosi as Speaker. Lessig’s scenario could soon thus make Nancy Pelosi the president of the United States.
As Craig R. Smith and I note in our book “We Have Seen the Future and It Looks Like Baltimore,” Pelosi grew up as daughter of the strong-arm Democrat machine boss of Baltimore. By age seven, she would be put on the phone to threaten those seeking government actions, telling them: “You want a building permit? Here’s what you have to do for us!”
Making people into non-persons is more than 3,000 years old. The heretic Egyptian pharaoh Akhenaton dismissed the powerful priests of Amun and many other pagan gods with the worship of a single monotheistic god, the solar disc called the Aten.
When Akhenaton died, the priests of Amun reasserted their dominant power and set about destroying every hieroglyph, image and statue of him. They allowed his son to become pharaoh, but only after the boy changed his name from Tutankhaten, “image of the living Aten,” to Tutankhamun, “image of the living Amun,” and left no record of his father.
King Tut, who died mysteriously while still a boy and was hastily buried in a never-looted small tomb undiscovered for 3,000 years, became the image of human history, which is usually written by the winners.
The leftist desire to remove Trump from history should not surprise us. His real crime, like Akhenaton’s, was to remove a self-important ruling elite from power.
And since the left is actually a religion – which has replaced God with their own utopian fantasy of creating a socialist Heaven on Earth, a New Eden, by declaring science the new priesthood and government the new secular god with limitless power – then, like Akhenaton, President Trump’s real crime is heresy.
President Trump has rejected the current ruling globalist progressive faith in collectivism. He is replacing dogmatic multiculturalism with a more fundamental and ancient monotheistic faith, and the progressives’ globalist betrayal of America with renewed national patriotism, from patria, the fatherland. Like America’s framers, he believes our human rights come from God, not government.
As with historic statues of Columbus, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, leftists want to destroy, censor and delete Trump and all others who refuse to bow to the socialist mind-slavery of progressivism.
The leftist view is built on deconstructionism, tearing to pieces everything Americans once believed in. The only thing leftists never deconstruct, demean or discredit is Marxism, their “god that failed” every time it has been tried, leaving 100 million individuals murdered by this collectivist pagan religion of human sacrifice.
Lowell Ponte is a former Reader’s Digest Roving Editor. His latest book co-authored with Craig R. Smith, “Money, Morality & the Machine,” reveals how bad money drives good morals out of society and how you can protect your family from the future of “Star Trekonomics.” For a free, postpaid copy, call toll-free 800-630-1492.