by Joseph DeMaio, ©2022
(Jun. 15, 2022) — The recent plan to assassinate sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh – seemingly a “lone wolf” operation, at least for the moment – should be a “red flag” that we are now farther into the Second Civil War than predicted here. And with the complicity of the mainstream media, much farther.
And the fact that the apparatchik arm of the Democrat Party – in prior times known as the independent “mainstream media” – chose to virtually ignore altogether the attempt makes it in effect a “soft” accessory to the crime.
The failure to condemn a criminal act is to condone it and, when the silence from the Fourth Estate persists thereafter, it becomes tacit, albeit silent approval. Nazi Third Reich Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels would be proud. Really proud.
And that, Virginia, is where we are. If a deranged person made the same threat to, say, liberal Justices Sotomayor or Kagan, the “journalists” at the Gray Trollop, MSNBC, CBS and the WaPo – where “democracy dies in darkness” – would be howling at the top of their collective lungs for the person’s head on a spike. Their silence screams volumes about their malevolent priorities.
And as your humble servant has noted in the past, if hypocrisy did not already exist, a liberal – including a leftist media outlet – would invent it at breakfast merely to survive until lunch. Hypocrisy is the mother’s milk of the vast majority of today’s “journalists.”
And while howling over threats to Sotomayor or Kagan, they would also be drawing whatever fantasy connect-the-dots maze between the assailant and President Trump as their fevered imaginations could concoct. The mask has been torn away: with few exceptions, the MSM is indifferent to the reality that attacks on conservative justices on the Supreme Court can be ignored and even excused, but the same assaults on liberal justices are forbidden, despite the fact that both are federal crimes. Cockroaches with keyboards.
And, speaking of crimes, it is a felony for “protestors” to appear at the private homes of Supreme Court Justices and hide behind the First Amendment to intimidate with the intent to influence decisions made or to be made. 18 U.S.C. § 1503 makes it a crime to threaten by communication (e.g., bullhorns) or endeavor to influence or intimidate any “officer in… any court of the United States… in the discharge of his duties….”
Anyone who watches the video clips of the “protestors” prancing around in front of Justice Kavanaugh’s home and concludes that their intent is anything other than an effort to influence or intimidate Justice Kavanaugh regarding the upcoming Dodds opinion potentially overruling Roe v. Wade is either willfully ignorant or indulging in a controlled substance. Those are the only two options.
So what does U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland do? Taking a cue from the MSM: nothing. This intellectual insect rivals both Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch for being the worst chief legal officer within the Department of Justice (sic) since its founding. But hey, what did you expect? Brandon the Goof (“BTG”) appointed him. All of which simply underscores the reality that we are continuing down the road to a civil war.
When the chief legal officer of the United States refuses to prosecute people who are openly violating 18 U.S.C. § 1503; when the Fourth Estate turns multiple blind eyes to a direct threat to kill a sitting U.S. Supreme Court Justice; and when the now-serving Majority Leader of the Senate gets away with threatening both Justices Kavanaugh and Gorsuch by warning them that they “will not know what hit you” if they even think of voting to overturn Roe, it is a safe bet that darker days lie ahead.