The Newtown Pentacle

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Silly and stupid isn’t a good look.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

One has been struck – not by the attack on Congress itself, mind you – but instead by the armies of “whataboutists” encountered since. Your political eidolon whips a crowd up into a frenzy, whereupon they magically produce a gallows on Capitol Hill and siege Congress, and rather than be horrified by that you say “What about… fill in the blank.” Have any of you read the Turner Diaries, the Bible of the white power people, specifically the chapter where the nationalists raid Washington and erect gallows to hang the liberals on Capitol Hill? Do you understand the sort of people whom you’ll be consorting with in the pages of history?

Also… 20 years ago the American Super State – not the political state mind you, but the actual globe spanning military and macro economic empire – was caught flat footed and surprised by an attack on one of its centers. Two years later, multiple nation states had lost their flags and their leaders were found hiding in holes in the ground, at the same time that a domestic and foreign surveillance network of unprecedented size and scope was created – just ask Assange or Snowden about that. What do you think is going to happen now? Take your guns? Pfah – guns are the least of your problems now – you’ve screwed with the wrong people, and hastened the creation of that Police state you fear so much. One thing about the American Super State is that it will always protect itself. Congress writes their paychecks.

The whataboutists and know nothings have long supported the erosion of personal rights and privacy in the name of security. If you don’t have anything to hide, why worry, right? Worship the badged Reverend in blue, right? Now it’s the whataboutists who are in the sights of the Super State.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

When you start hearing about undercover cops attending your church to keep on eye on things, or wonder why the library is suddenly keeping a record of books you’ve read, or when you have to show some sort of Federal ID to rent a hotel room next time you visit your kids in another state – it’s because so many of you decided that your political party was some sort of exclusive club which enabled you to live in an alternate reality which embraced ideological cruelty. Jefferson warned us about parties, which you’d think all the Constitutional Originalists might acknowledge.

Also, the Politicians are going to have to start maintaining private security forces now to protect themselves and their families, little bitty standing army units whose loyalty oath is sworn to the Politician rather than to the country. This is precisely what I’ve been warning people about, sliding into late Roman times. This is what brought down Rome’s Republic, and it’s going to bring down ours. Even the impeachment filed today is bad, as it sets the precedent for political turmoil and legal jeopardy following a politician out of office and into private life.

This sort of thing is precisely why Caesar crossed the Rubicon.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Fuck your feelings, right? Cry your Demonrat Liberal tears, right?

Congratulations dumbasses. You did it. We’re at the brink of a Civil War and it only took us four years to get here.

What about BLM, or Antifa, or cancel culture, or… go fuck yourself, you Nazi wannabes and Crypto Klansmen.

Note: I’m writing this and several of the posts you’re going to see for the next week at the beginning of the week of Monday, January 4th. My plan is to continue doing my solo photo walks around LIC and the Newtown Creek in the dead of night as long as that’s feasible. If you continue to see regular updates here, that means everything is kosher as far as health and well being. If the blog stops updating, it means that things have gone badly for a humble narrator.

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Written by Mitch Waxman

January 11, 2021 at 1:15 pm

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  1. Agree on reflexive whataboutery, though to me it looks pathetic rather than effective as it convinces exactly no one outside the charmed silos of alternative reality. The latter feels more intractable. But, it may be that there is a huge difference between appearance and reality: far more people have shown up at each and every protest in DC than for this carnival of cluelessness. Doesn’t mean this wasn’t a catastrophe, merely that we might have some time to salvage something.


    January 11, 2021 at 2:11 pm

  2. Heil Ashli Babbitt! The Horst Wessel of the Alt Right?

    georgetheatheist . . . hup, 2,3

    January 11, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    • Now that IS a scary thought. Good call, tho.


      January 11, 2021 at 5:37 pm

  3. These are tremendous insights. I would add two more. One is that after announcing to his militia that ‘we’ are going to march over to the Capitol to take ‘our’ democracy back he failed to march at the head of his troops. He retreated to a safe vantage point inside the White House. That tells the world he doesn’t actually believe in his own cause. And the second irony is that the words to The Star Spangled Banner will be a perennial and shameful rebuke to the radical right whenever and wherever it is sung.

    James Mullaney

    January 11, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    • 1. “Forward he cried from the rear and the front rank died….”
      2. I find it beyond ironic (I actually don’t have a word for it) that trumps “patriots” used the star spangled banner to bludgeon police officers.


      January 12, 2021 at 11:58 am

  4. Hear, hear. We are a house divided – some major renovation is needed, but that’s what you do when something is rotted and falling apart – you cut it out and rebuild stronger. Here’s hoping our prosecutors and the men and women of integrity in our justice system will begin to systematically excise the corrupt, weak-minded and syncophantic traitors that enabled this madness- starting with Boeburt. She was tweeting Pelosi’s location on the 6th.

    Tommy Efreeti

    January 11, 2021 at 6:59 pm

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