Powdered Wigs and Norms
The DOJ is a broken, feckless mess
Mark Meadows and Dan Scavino are traitors to the United States, blatantly so.
Meadows coordinated the insurrection for Donald Trump from the White House, knowing what would happen, and hoping it would succeed.
Scavino was read in on QAnon from the beginning and helped turn Trump’s Twitter feed into a radicalization engine. Scavino was close with Justin McConney, who led Trump’s social media in Trump Org. and ran the racist troll account “Microchip” that amplified Pizzagate and started QAnon.
Scavino and Meadows should be arrested immediately for sedition and thrown in jail awaiting trial, regardless of the fact that they refuse to cooperate with Congress. But they thumbed their noses at the J6 Committee — with Meadows applying a non-existent “executive privilege” to thousands of documents, and Scavino acting like the 4chan troll he truly is — and the DOJ is going to do exactly nothing about it.
I’ve watched a lot of scary speeches over the last few years, but the scariest one was Merrick Garland’s presser a few months ago where all he talked about was “norms” and how awesome they are, especially when democracy is being attacked.
This is how democracy dies, not in the darkness as the Washington Post has on its masthead, but in the bright sunlight, while everyone watches in shock as our institutions crumble, our government is infiltrated, our rights are taken away and neo-nazi ideology becomes the official platform of one of the parties in our two-party system.
Letting Scavino and Meadows off the hook is emblematic of the failure of this administration to meet this moment. What must be defended right now is the RULE OF LAW. That’s it. If there is a law preventing Joe Biden from summoning Merrick Garland to the White House to tell him get his shit together and arrest people, then he shouldn’t do it. If there isn’t a law saying that (there isn’t), he should do it today. And if Merrick Garland doesn’t start acting like he wants Justice from his Department, he should get fired.
This is also true of Federalist Society member Christopher Wray, who presided over the complete failure of the FBI to do a single goddamned thing about the insurrection despite me and many others warning them precisely what would happen.
The Government of the United States should not be neutral on the subject of fascism. It should not treat people who want to end democracy with velvet gloves or be concerned with being “politically neutral.”
When the “politics” in the equation is the birth of the Fourth Reich, we must stop playing by “rules” that are no longer followed by our adversaries. If we continue down this path, the fifth column raging in America will succeed next time.
Just as it’s insufficient to not be racist — we must all be anti-racist and act accordingly — it’s not good enough for the government to not be fascist. It must be anti-fascist.
In WWII the fascists were on the other side of the world. In WWIII, they roam the halls of Congress and refuse to cooperate with investigations.
If we don’t even recognize the war being waged against us, there is no chance we can win. This decision is being called “puzzling” by the J6 Committee. Stop being puzzled. Merrick Garland is not the right man for the job. We need an Attorney General who will act like one.