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The Political Left Has Proven Beyond A Doubt That They Are Authoritarians

April 12, 2024

By Brandon Smith

Nearly 20 years ago when I started my work in the independent media the common mantra among my peers was noting the existence of the “false left/right paradigm” – The idea that Democrats and Republicans were essentially the same and were working towards the same exact authoritarian goals. This was before the Ron Paul movement and the libertarian/patriot shift within conservative circles when Neocons (fake conservatives) dominated all Republican discourse.

In the 16 years since there has been some interesting developments at the state level, with a return to true conservative and constitutional principles. Conservative ideals were on the verge of death in the early 2000s, but thanks to Ron Paul and others there has been a resurgence. The false left/right paradigm still applies in many ways and we have to remain vigilant, but the most blatant RINO frauds are quickly losing favor.

Nihilists (and paid federal provocateurs) will constantly claim we aren’t making any progress, but consider this: Decades ago conservatives used to clamor to defend people like John McCain, Lindsay Graham or Mitt Romney, now they despise such fakes (McCain was hated by most conservatives well before he died). Times are changing; this is a fact, and we need to acknowledge the positive move forward.

This is not to say that Americans should rely on politics to fix our national problems, but it would be a lie to claim that there are no political representatives on our side. A common argument against right leaning movements is that conservative ideals are “poorly defined” and that we “don’t stand for anything.” This is simply not true.  In fact, it’s leftists that are constantly changing their positions like they have schizophrenia. Conservatives have been far more consistent in comparison.

The guidelines are relatively easy to understand – Conservatives and liberty activists support a return to constitutional governance, the protection of the Bill of Rights, free markets, meritocracy, the right to choose associations, truth in media, secure borders, the protection of children from exploitation, keeping America out of foreign entanglements, moral and accountable leadership, etc. The degree to which leaders can adhere to these parameters determines how much trust they earn, and trust is the only currency that matters these days.

Do we disagree on certain nuances of these issues? Of course. We aren’t like leftists following a central hive mind, always afraid of being canceled by the mob; we argue. That’s not necessarily a bad thing as long as we unify on basic tenets and principles.

Democrats (and leftists in general) on the other hand have gone in the complete opposite direction. If there was ever a time when the average leftist and conservative could find common ground, that time was LONG gone. Many leftists used to be pro-individual rights; today they argue incessantly against personal liberty as if it’s dangerous to society. They used to be anti-war; now they froth at the mouth over countries like Russia and press for WWIII without any rational thought. Their methods have become violent, vicious, egregious in execution as they adopt an “ends justify the means” approach.

The political left does not care about what is right. They do not care about what is true. They only care about “winning.”

It is this leftist infatuation with the dark side that is driving the US to the edge of civil war. Would a candidate like Trump be taken as seriously under normal political conditions? It’s hard to say – He wasn’t taken very seriously in 2012. However, when Democrats started to go full bore authoritarian suddenly Trump became very appealing to conservative voters.

Why? Because he represents a big middle finger to the communists, a bull in the china shop. If you want to piss off authoritarian Democrats trying to control what you say and what you think, you put Trump in their faces for another 4 years. Does this fix our underlying national problems? No, not in the slightest. In fact, I still believe Trump distracts patriots from what really needs to be done. I’m convinced that, at this stage, only war will resolve the issue. Voting for Trump is a good way to enrage the woke cry-bullies, and I wouldn’t fault anyone for wanting that, but any real return to honor and order would have to be implemented by the public, not the government.

The deeper problem is one of unavoidable cultural division – Conservatives and patriots cannot live side-by-side with rabid leftists, nor can we accept a leftist controlled government. They have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that they intend to destroy every aspect of western culture and institute a regime of oppression.

So much has happened recently that I fear many Americans will become overwhelmed and forget the recent trespasses of leftists.  In case you had any doubts at all or know people that still defend them, here are just a handful of examples of the worst authoritarian crimes committed by Democrats in the past four years alone…

Weaponizing The Legal System Using Selective Prosecution

When Democrats talk about “equity” in criminal justice, what they are referring to is the unbalanced application of law depending on the ethnicity or political beliefs of the people being charged. The most blatant example being the kangaroo court for the Jan 6th event and their attempt to lock up conservative protesters as “insurrectionists.”

Not a single death occurred due to protesters, property damage was minimal and capitol police INCITED the riot by firing rubber bullets and CS gas into the otherwise peaceful crowd. Yet, the protesters were painted by Dems and the media as monsters trying to “destroy democracy.”

Compare this to the Democrat response to the BLM and Antifa riots across the US since 2016 in which dozens were killed, thousands of police injured, billions in property damage and multiple government buildings attacked. These people tried to hold the country hostage, yet, the vast majority of those that were actually arrested were released and never charged by Democrat District Attorneys and prosecutors. The media even portrayed them as heroes.

If Jan 6th had been a far-left protest, there would have been no commission and no one would be in jail for 10-20 years today. There are numerous examples of selective prosecution targeting patriots and the message is clear – “If you defy us in any way, we have no problem misusing the legal system to crush you.”

Pandemic Hysteria And Medical Tyranny

Did some Republicans initially support the covid lockdowns? Yes. When it became clear that covid was a non-threat did they end the lockdowns in their own states? Yes, surprisingly most of them did.

Half the states in the US (all red states) blocked attempts to continue the pandemic lockdowns. These same states also passed legislation to disrupt any future attempts at lockdowns or vaccine passports. And, all the governors and legislators involved were accused by Democrats and the media of “killing Americans” because of their defense of freedom.

In reality, these states along with conservatives across the country defeated a draconian agenda that almost brought the US to the brink of full spectrum medical tyranny. Democrats and globalists tried to use covid as an opportunity to institute sweeping anti-liberty mandates without checks and balances. Some of rules they wanted to put in place included:

Forced vaccination.

No employment for the unvaccinated.

No access to public spaces for the unvaccinated.

No access to normal medical treatment for the unvaccinated.

House arrest for the unvaccinated.

Fines for the unvaccinated.

Jail time for people speaking against the mandates or vaccines.

Government tracking of the unvaccinated.

Taking children away from the unvaccinated.

Secret vaccination of children at public schools without knowledge of parents.

Mass online censorship of anyone presenting information contrary to the government narrative.

Some Democrats including Biden even threatened to go “door-to-door” to vaccinate individuals, though the official position was that they would instead seek to “make life so hard” for the unvaxxed that anyone in refusal would eventually be forced to comply. Luckily their plans failed.  The CDC published a bunch of unverified stats claiming most Americans were vaccinated, no one took the boosters and the agenda fizzled into the background.  That said, it’s important that we never forget what happened.

The true nature of the political left was exposed from 2020-2023, and the difference between conservatives and leftists was made undeniably clear – Red states were made free. Blue states tried to keep authoritarianism in place. Democrats embraced medical tyranny, conservatives did not. Conservatives left blue states (and blue cities) in droves because they were oppressive, red states gained millions of people and turned a deeper shade of red.  This is reality.

Targeting Children For Indoctrination And Exploitation

There’s no surer sign of authoritarianism than a group that recruits children as foot soldiers using political indoctrination under the noses of parents. Democrats and the woke movement have taken the mask off completely when it comes to America’s youth.

The widespread used of woke symbols such a pride flags in public schools and libraries. The use of drag queen performances (often sexual) as a means to normalize baseless gender fluid theories, mental illness and sexual aberration. State government funding of sexualized content including graphic lessons and books for young kids. The list goes on and on.

I can’t think of anything more insidious and evil as the leftist attempt to hijack American children as a weapon for their political coup. And make no mistake, the woke movement is not a movement for equality, it’s a communist and collectivist insurgency. They see children as tools, not as people.

Democrats are going so far as to pass laws allowing children to engage in sex change procedures including hormone blockers and surgeries without parental consent. This is a monstrous policy that needs to be snuffed out immediately. Children are not capable of consent.

Again, all this is being done in the name of winning. What is moral or ethical never crosses their minds.

Mass Censorship And The Demonization Of “Radical Speech”

Who nominated the Democrats to become the arbiters of acceptable speech? Well, they nominated themselves, and the protections of the 1st Amendment are being quietly degraded every day we allow them to continue acting as if they are the thought police.

The new term being thrown around in 2024 is “radical speech”, meaning any speech that runs contrary to “diversity, equity and inclusion” requirements, or any speech that contradicts the preeminence of the official narrative. Understand that “radical speech” is an arbitrary label; one has to consider what the legitimate consequences are and what the intent is.

For a Democrat, any speech that is detrimental to their goal of extorting public support for their policies suddenly becomes “radical.” The label is designed to elicit images of terrorism and fascism, as if mere words are magical and can compel the public to do great evil without them realizing it. This is childish fantasy based on projection. It’s leftists (collectivists) that believe words have magical powers, and so they put great emphasis on controlling speech in general.

I would partially agree, only in the fact that lies do have power to evoke emotional responses, but the only way to combat lies is with the truth. Anyone who says that the best way to combat lies is to use mass censorship is a liar. Democrats lean heavily on mass censorship, as we have seen with nearly every Big Tech social media platform and corporate news platform in the past few years.

The bottom line is this – When someone tells you exactly who they are, believe them. When a group of people show through a host of actions that they are authoritarians, they should not be allowed anywhere near power. It’s time to rethink our ongoing political relationship here in America and consider whether or not we should continue to live with a political movement that has made it so abundantly clear that they are hostile to freedom.


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  • JamesM April 12, 2024 at 6:46 am

    Terrific post Brandon – I’ve been trying to relay a similar message – that there are irreconcilable differences here, but it seems to fall on deaf ears. I’m up in Canada, so you’d think it would be far more obvious with our poster boy for leftist authoritarianism as Prime Minister, but sadly it isn’t. We also have a pervasive “RINO” (or CINO up here) problem that goes largely unrecognized.

    Plenty of “nuggets” in here to share, appreciate that very much!

  • No Label Fits April 12, 2024 at 7:05 am

    “””any real return to honor and order would have to be implemented by the public, not the government”””

    Therein lies the KEY to saving YOURSELF, which is about all you can do. Implement YOUR solutions to et rid of “government”, or the government will implement its solution to get rid of you. If you survive, you can meet up with others who did the same.

  • Nacho April 12, 2024 at 11:18 am

    Hi Brandon:
    This is on your prior article of Why WW lll is inevitable, but you also mentioned that a real shooting war was un probable, besides what we seen so far ( economic, invasion, biological), what you think this escalation would lead to, if not a full shooting nuclear war ?
    Thanks for all you do, sorry for the delayed response.

  • Rodster April 12, 2024 at 11:57 am

    Ronald Reagan ran his campaign on limited and small government. Ron Paul preaches the same. Today the US government has become a “Blob”. People forget that is the true role of centralized government. It’s first goal is to get bigger, then it vacuums power from the local and state levels and transfer it at the federal level. It then begins to grow in power and as such it leaves itself vulnerable to corruption from within and externally.

    It’s how Big Pharma got its CV19 vaxes on the market with NO liability. But history has showed that it always ends the same way for every Empire. It all comes crashing down and collapses. Hopefully states go their own way and decide what’s best for their own people instead of allowing a bunch of corrupt people in Washington decide what’s best for everyone.

    • Naatok April 13, 2024 at 3:09 pm

      Unfortunately, after Reagan was shot by the Hinkley-Bush agent, the administration took an alarming turn toward the authoritarian. Sure, it was nothing compared to what has occurred since, but “Pappy’s” fingerprints are all over the so-called “War on Drugs” and other despicable abuses of power that went on under the Reagan administration, including the Iran-Contra debacle.
      I’m thankful for the heavy-handed stupidity of Pappy’s cronies and toadies exposing REX 84 and the wholly illegal and un-American “continuity of government” plans.
      Let’s not forget that Reagan did NOT want George H. W. Bush as his running mate/VP. He didn’t like Pappy. But he would not have secured the Elephant Party’s endorsement without taking Mister Deep State on board.
      I don’t know if they intended to kill Reagan, scare Ronnie into playing ball or just to get him out of the way for enough time for Pappy to input and/or activate his cronies for starting that phase of the NWO. But I’m pretty sold on Pappy having been involved in that criminal insanity. It amazes me that so few seemingly are.

  • J. April 12, 2024 at 12:52 pm

    I have said it before and I will say it again…Brandon Smith is THE BEST political writer in America (shout out to Victor Davis Hanson and James Howard Kunstler).

    This analysis is exactly right, as far as I can tell. Which means that 99% of the media are STUPID LIARS and CON ARTISTS!!! Shame on THEM!!!

  • Roundball Shaman April 12, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    “The political left does not care about what is right. They do not care about what is true. They only care about “winning”.. this leftist infatuation with the dark side…”
    The Political-Left is notoriously anti-religion and anti-spiritual. They are this way for two related reasons.
    The Political Left is a tool of and for what I refer to as the Dark State. The Dark State is the Deep State but identifying it with it’s dark intentions and beliefs.
    First, the Political Left does not believe in God or the spiritual side of Life. You simply cannot be a Leftist and also call yourself a true believer in anything except the pathology and cult of self and ‘Collectivism/Authoritarianism/Daddy & Mommy Government’.
    And second, they do not believe in any of the traditional legacy religions because Leftism itself is a religion. A false religion that replaces the true God with a mistaken worship of Self and ‘The Group’ and Collectivism. The erection of a false god.. a golden calf of tarnished metal and mind made to be worshipped by lost souls without good purpose or direction or grounding.
    And as a false religion within itself… Leftism does worship the Dark Side of Life as the dark side is the antithesis of the Light of the true Divinity. And Wokeism is a feature of the pathology of Leftist thinking and belief: In the promotion of twisted ideas like ‘merit does NOT matter’ and ‘Didn’t-Earn-It’ should be the law of the land and that men can act like women and use tampons and women’s bathrooms and be ‘known as’ women and kids can change their sex like they can change their clothes and that Whites are evil and should forever be guilt-stricken and pay for evils that Whites today didn’t have a damn thing to do with. Things like that and more.
    When nonsense and illogic is turned loose and encouraged… you see no end to the idiocy and stark-raving madness that can manifest in the World from this really bad and toxic soil. A Harvest of Shame and dissonance and harm and pain.
    Here’s a thought. No good comes from crazy thinking. And it’s a sad and misguided and broken person who comes to embrace crazy thinking. A person who has no knowledge of the divinity that is well-hidden inside of them and a higher state that they refuse to acknowledge within themselves. Instead of finding their piece (and Peace) of divinity within… They choose to call themselves a ‘God-like’ thing in totality but without using the name. A cell in a body which stubbornly denies that it is in fact part OF a much greater body and which cell foolishly calls itself the ENTIRE body in thought and action and never understanding its true place in the World.
    What to do with Leftists? First, protect yourself from them and the great harm they can cause. And then, pray for their souls because they certainly would never do that. But they need that prayer more than they will ever understand… and words to a God which they take full pleasure in denying at every turn. If all you want to do is curse at and shame a Leftist… then you are acting no better than they are. And nobody should ever want to be like and act like that… not even a Leftist.
    And as God is always listening… ‘Itself’ might even work a bit more at breaking down the dark barriers of a Leftist’s heart. For even as rampant as the Dark State and Leftists are in these times today… Our Source is always much, much greater. And this is the only truth we need in Life to restore sanity to our World.

    • Gauntlet33 April 12, 2024 at 4:45 pm

      Hey Roundball, I like your comment and I also believe that as wrong as the Leftists are, and as much as I despise their ideologies, I agree that shaming them to their face is not the right solution as they are like infantile children. I don’t know if they’ll ever be convinced, but shaming them would only make them double down on their sociopathic means. No, we need to convince them. And if that doesn’t work, then I believe self-defense should be our plan B for the leftist pawns. Now as for the globalists at the top, they deserve a severe beat down (i.e., eliminated entirely from the equation) as they conspired for all this to happen.

      • JamesM April 13, 2024 at 5:26 am

        I don’t agree about the not shaming – agreed it won’t change their minds, but from my experience, nothing will. It’s like trying to turn a vegan into a carnivore. Rather pointless, unless you remember others, who are not as ideologically compromised but still uncertain about “insert issue here” may be listening/watching – especially on social media. It’s the vast swath of fence sitters that need to get into the foray…..

        While it doesn’t necessarily have to target someone individually, using shame, humour etc to call out the absurdity and degeneracy of the leftist agenda is required.

        I don’t think we can just sit and play defence here as they will never stop – it’s inherent in any collectivist ideology that everyone must agree/submit.

        We’ve gone well beyond praying for these types of people and they should be dealt with extreme prejudice, because that is exactly how they view anyone who doesn’t agree with them.

  • eckbach April 12, 2024 at 10:15 pm

    The Preamble says that the Constitution was written “for ourselves and our posterity.”
    “Our posterity” does Not include the Third world. Who is meant by “our posterity” can be
    seen in the first United States immigration law, the 1790 Naturalization Act.

  • Jonathan N April 13, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    Belief in woke ideology, the UN/WEF plans, socialism, communism, or eugenics should be considered treason.

    • Jake April 16, 2024 at 1:31 pm

      I agree. I also think belief in any anti libertarian political ideology should be considered treason

  • mongoos April 13, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    The political left, in my view, has always been weak in the same two areas: foreign, and domestic. That just about covers the extent of their general incompetence.

  • Luke April 13, 2024 at 10:39 pm

    To the folks who think a National Divorce is in order it won’t work. Look to the blue cities for answers. As their tax base is run off they will eventually press to steal from red areas to avoid humiliation. That will never stop as long as they draw breath. I am a liberal at heart I suppose. I am also a conservative in my mind. Yeah I think you can be both. There’s a lot of good liberals out there and I must say even a few Commies. At this point I can respect anyone willing and able to exchange in open and honest dialogue. That is what debating is all about.

    Something changed over the last 20 years or so. It became a sin for the right to tell the truth and a blessing for the left to lie. Now we find ourselves in the present moment. The media decided to throw in lockstep with the Cultural Marxist Platform. Similar to electricity taking the path of least resistance to find its ground. This was “their” easiest route to authoritarianism.

    • Mongoos April 15, 2024 at 9:38 pm

      That all started with the Clinton Administration in the 1990s. William J Bennett wrote the definitive book on the subject: The Death Of Outrage — Bill Clinton And The Assault On American Ideals (The Free Press, 1998).

      “If these arguments take root in American soil; if they become the coin of the public realm; we will have validated them, and we will come to rue the day we did. The high ground will have been lost, and will have been drained of its compelling moral power. Character matters. In the realm of American ideals, a lower common denominator of behavior and moral principles in leadership ought not to be accepted.” -Wm J. Bennett

  • Linda April 14, 2024 at 9:11 pm

    It’s very clears to see that the lefties all over the western world and attempting to implement the WEF/ UN Agenda 2030 program.

  • Serge April 16, 2024 at 1:58 am

    One thing to watch out for: Donald Trump’s legal troubles could further increase internal tensions in the U.S.
    For leftists, he is “evil personified”, and for a very significant proportion of conservatives and patriots, Trump is the “victim” of a cabal from leftists and Democrats.
    It is even possible that Trump could be forced to withdraw from the presidential campaign at the last minute and be replaced by a less polarizing candidate.

    With this “circus” around Trump, we are witnessing in real time a judicial and political “soap opera” with an uncertain outcome for the presidential election.
    Add to this the serious economic problems, the migration issues on the southern border and the geopolitical turmoil, the end of the year is shaping up to be very chaotic in America – not only!

  • Defector April 16, 2024 at 6:14 am

    Nothing new, but nicely summed up.
    Short and sweet.
    Will be useful while talking to some idiots.
    Not total ones, but those with a shadow of doubt.
    Thanks, Brandon.

  • Serge April 17, 2024 at 2:22 pm

    Partially off topic:
    This story is insane..!
    I don’t know why, reading this story, I think of the representation of Baphomet (i.e The Devil).

  • Serge April 22, 2024 at 11:26 am

    No doubt about it: Biden’s presidency is a disaster for America.

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