There are various ways to humiliate people, to dehumanize them, to break their spirits and make them grovel. To defeat them, but more than that – to crush them. To remove them because they stand in the way. They are enemies, and once they are enemies, they are turned into something less than human. At that point, the normal rules no longer apply: they can be treated however one likes.

The Germans did this to the Jews. We all know this. The civil and political rights of the Jews were steadily stripped away. And then, not only their rights but their status as human beings was taken from them. They became Untermenschen and so became fair game for the most horrendous forms of humiliation and degradation imaginable.

One form in particular that sticks out is the way Jewish prisoners were forced to eat feces. If I recall correctly, they were confronted with a plate full of – their own? – feces and told to eat them. If they refused, they were physically beaten. This continued until they finally succumbed and did what they were told to do – eat the feces set before them. In doing this, they had their humanity taken from them. They were broken.

It is a pattern that repeats itself often enough. Germans and Jews, Turks and Armenians, Hutus and Tutsis, Japanese and Chinese in the 1930s.

It is happening now – to the citizens of the United States who wish to uphold their country, maintain its foundations and its traditions, recover its basic commitment to freedom in the face of the onslaught of a progressivist egalitarian takeover.

That takeover is the product of an alliance between progressivism and the Washington Establishment – an alliance that a generation ago would have been unthinkable. But that generation – the Boomers – is now in charge, and has brought its hippy ethic to bear in the corridors of power.

The takeover is nearly complete. It was nearly complete four years ago, but the election of Donald Trump as President called a temporary halt to it.

Trump was elected on the promise that he would break the power of the Washington Establishment and restore power to the American people.

The Washington Establishment had other plans. It sprang into action, generating a monstrous fiction of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government to steal the election in favor of Trump. At the heart of this attempt was a dossier of material supposedly compromising Trump and his minions as agents of Russia. It was compiled by elements paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign. Clinton did this to divert attention from her own criminal activity involving a private email server used in violation of government regulations. This effort was conducted by elements of – and leadership in – both the CIA and the FBI. Of course, nothing was found that could corroborate this story, and this was already known by January 2016. But that was not the point. It was used to run story after story in the mainstream media (MSM) to make it appear as if there was something to it.

Eventually, President Trump tired of the innuendo, which he knew was being coordinated by FBI Director James Comey, and fired Comey. (Not to mention the – still-ongoing – persecution of Gen. Michael Flynn by this same cabal.) This then led to the appointment of a Special Prosecutor, Robert Mueller, ostensibly to continue the investigation into Russian collusion, but factually to set a perjury trap for the President, or failing that, to goad him into action by which he could be accused of obstructing justice. An impeachment would follow, if only the House of Representatives could be returned into the Democrats’ hands.

The cloud of suspicion hanging over the Trump administration gave the Democrats enough momentum in the 2018 mid-term elections to accomplish just that, and gain a majority in the House of Representatives. They used that majority, predictably enough, to engage in non-stop investigations of the Trump administration for violations that in the end could not be proven – because that was not the point. The point was to maintain the media narrative of a failed presidency.

So the Mueller Report finally arrived, some $50 million and nearly two years later. But it concluded that there was no collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign to steal the 2016 election.

Yet that report was larded with enough suspicious information to hopefully provoke an impeachment by the House. However, impeachment when it came was not the product of the Mueller investigation (demonstrating how utterly useless it had been) but of entirely new charges – a quid pro quo between President Trump and the Ukrainian president with regard to another investigation, that of presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

The charge was ludicrous and summarily voted down by the Senate, but it showed what was really at stake in all these matters. The Washington Establishment was protecting its own.

The main thing to be protected from was investigations into corruption. Everyone knows about it, and everyone looks the other way. Influence peddling is the way of the world in Washington. It is how Joe Biden raked in his millions; it is how Bill and Hillary Clinton managed to gather hundreds of millions into their front organization known as the Clinton Foundation. It is the way foreign nations rape our country, and have done so for years, from Bill Clinton’s sale of submarine technology to the Chinese in the mid-1990s to Hillary Clinton’s green light for the technology-stealing Skolkovo fiasco, to the same Clinton’s sale of uranium to Russia, to Joe Biden’s sale of influence and access to the Chinese government via his son. And this is just scratching the surface. Both Democrats and Republicans are involved in this. John Kerry’s stepson was in league with Hunter Biden; Mitt Romney’s son’s was involved with the same corrupt company in Ukraine, Burisma, that Hunter Biden was involved with.

Trump had been attacked, vilified, investigated, impeached – yet he was still standing. On top of that, despite every effort to hamstring his administration, he had a string of achievements he could boast of: renegotiated trade deals chiefly with China, Canada and Mexico; abandonment of various deleterious multilateral trade deals; de-escalation of hostility with North Korea; a renewed peace initiative in the Middle East between Israel and the Arab nations; isolation of Iran; defeat of Isis; the removal of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; a much better handle on illegal immigration, including construction of significant lengths of a border wall; prison reform allowing non-violent criminals to receive more proportionate punishment (the legacy of Biden and Clinton in the 1990s); major initiatives to help the black community, including enterprise zones and funding of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; superlative economic growth involving the lowest unemployment rates in history for minorities; withdrawal from useless, economy-crushing climate change agreements; reductions in income tax and corporate tax across the board (corporate tax rate brought in line with the rest of the world, not a “tax cut for the rich”); massive deregulation; and so on.

And so, things were not looking good for Team Establishment. Trump was cruising to re-election. And then along came the Corona virus pandemic. Made to order to throw a monkey wrench into this all-too-felicitous state of affairs.

For one thing, the measures taken to combat the pandemic were devastating economically, and the economy had been Trump’s ace in the hole. Unemployment soared; businesses, in particular small business, went bankrupt. Life itself came to a standstill; lockdowns created the alienation one from another that stifled the spontaneous activity upon which a free society depends.

Team Establishment knew that it had a winner here. Democrat governors applied the screws and did not ease up on them, in so doing throttling the economy that had been President Trump’s trump card (that’s right, I said it). President Trump’s approval rating took a nosedive as incessant news reporting blaming him for the woes attendant on the pandemic took its toll.

But the real snake in the grass was the newfound zeal for mail-in voting. This form of voting went from being seriously frowned-upon to “There’s simply no basis for the conspiracy theory that voting by mail causes fraud” in record time. The ostensible reason for the switch to mail-in voting was the need to avoid public places, crowds, etc. in connection with the pandemic. It was too dangerous to vote in person.

So millions of mail-in ballots were sent in the mail, with all the predictable consequences that this would have. Combined with voter rolls that were not kept up to date, this led to millions of ballots being broadcast across the land with little attempt to ensure that they reached the individual voter intended.

But this was not the worst of it. What mail-in voting made possible was the addition of votes to the tally after counting was begun. This was made possible by various court decisions, ruling that ballots received after the close of voting could still be counted.

This opened the door to the large-scale ability to “top up” the voting tally after a target had been set for victory. In previous elections – thus without the numbers of mail-in ballots that this election witnessed – the ability to top up voting tallies was limited. Everyone knows about the political machines in various Democrat-run cities and their legendary capacities to generate votes when votes were needed. But the scale required here far exceeded anything attempted before. It was a monumental task.

During the night of the election, Trump’s margins in various key swing states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania, seemed insurmountable. But then something happened. The counting stopped.

This had also happened in 2016. In the wee hours of Wednesday, vote-counting likewise stopped. What was going on? We surmised then, after the fact, that the Democrats had gone looking for “top-up” votes – but could not find enough of them. The margins were too great. After all, there was no inexhaustible pool of after-the-fact mail-in ballots that could be used for the purpose.

But in 2020, things were different. Mail-in ballots were freely available, by design. And wouldn’t you know it, in the wee hours… the counting stopped again. And when it had resumed, the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, had dumped 150,000 ballots into the system while disallowing observers from checking to see what they were doing. The same thing happened in Pennsylvania on an even larger scale. The law requires that Republican observers be allowed to examine the ballots and the signatures. They were not allowed to do so.

What makes the Pennsylvania situation even more egregious is that voting as established by state legislature – the sole body entrusted with the promulgation of voting laws by the US Constitution – was provided with a specific cut-off time: 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Any votes that came in after that are by definition invalid. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania made up its own rules allowing such votes to be counted. But the US Supreme Court will probably overturn this ruling, leaving the law standing, as it should, for there is no constitutional reason to overturn it.

If and when this provision is overturned, it would remove Pennsylvania from Biden’s win column, bringing him down to 270 electoral votes, hanging on to his presumptive President-Elect status by his fingernails. Any further erosion and the presidency stays with Donald Trump. And there is plenty of reason to believe that this will happen. Lawsuits brought in multiple jurisdictions should bring to light what actually happened with the ballots, and reveal what level of fraud we are dealing with here. Furthermore, the legislatures of the various swing states involved – 6 of 7 of these legislative bodies being controlled by Republicans – will first have to sign off on the voting results before finalizing the electors  they will send to the Electoral College. If improprieties on a massive scale are shown to have occurred, then they will have the opportunity to rectify that situation.

Despite all of this, what we get from the MSM is what George Stephanopoulos asked of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem: where is your evidence of voter fraud? No reputable person is alleging voter fraud. Voter fraud is a conspiracy theory.

Here is what Stephanopoulos is actually saying: “We’ve just conducted the biggest voter fraud operation in history, right in front of your face. We’ve been planning it for months. There’s nothing you can do about it, because we are in complete control. So accept the fact that you no longer have the power to affect outcomes beyond the outcomes we provide.”

Right in front of our faces. This is the plate of feces they are shoving under our noses. “Eat it! And like it!”

The fact of the matter is, everything the Establishment and the progressive left has accused Trump of, they actually do. They are actually now doing those things.

Their candidate is the dirty old man, the rapist, the fondler. Whatever Trump is accused of doing, or tacitly accused himself of doing (the Billy Bush Hollywood Access recording), Joe Biden actually did. Trump’s dalliances were at least voluntary – the accusations of involuntary sexual harassment do not hold water; but Biden’s were full-blown sexual harassment if not rape. Tara Reade, Amy Lappos, Caitlyn Caruso, D. J. Hill, Lucy Flores, all of whom were once believed by no less than Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris. Not to mention the innumerable instances captured on video of his penchant for fondling women and children.

They accused Trump of enriching himself at the expense of his office and country, while it is Biden and his family who have enriched themselves precisely by selling out the country’s interest, following in the time-tested path of other corrupt politicians like the Clintons.

They accused Trump of colluding with foreign nations to steal an election, but the truth of the matter is, they are punking their own citizens by stealing an election from under our noses.

They do this to allow the despoliation and demonization of our country to continue unabated.

And we are supposed to acquiesce in it?

Forbid it, Almighty God!

You are not going to do what you accused Trump of doing – foist upon us an illegitimate government.

Your hypocrisy is visible for all to see. It is unspeakably disgusting.

You are daring half the country to go to war with the other half. Either that, or accept slavery to it, like the Helots and the Spartans, the Untouchables and the Brahmins.

Eat the excrement sandwich, you say?

Forbid it, Almighty God!

At a similar turning point in the history of our country, a young gentleman by the name of Patrick Henry put it succinctly. Henry was a delegate to the Second Virginia Convention contemplating rebellion against England. Virginia, the state flag of which contains the telling words, “Sic Semper Tyrannis” – thus always to tyrants.

“Is life so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?”, Henry asked his fellow delegates.

“FORBID IT, ALMIGHTY GOD!”

“I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

Will it come to that? Time will tell. But one thing is beyond doubt: we have now had revealed before us the true nature of the people who presume to run the country. And of the people who support them. We had our suspicions. And our suspicions have all been validated. It is corrupt from top to bottom, cancerous from head to toe.

“Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? why then is not the health of the daughter of my people recovered?” (Jeremiah 8:22).