“We Don’t Believe You” – Mises Institute President Rips Establishment GOP’s Response to Trump Raid

David French, maybe National Review’s most reliably wrong scribe, issued this gem in response to the FBI raid on Donald Trump’s residence in Florida:


Imagine thinking federal police agents and lawyers will be “held accountable,” or that presidents are not above the law! Is this an afterschool special? “Let’s wait and see, folks, before we judge the situation. It might be perfectly on the up and up! Have faith in the rule of law and trust the process!”

French, in keeping with the listless residue of Conservative Inc., either can’t or won’t face the reality of postgoodwill America. This starts and ends with politics. If politics is war by other means, subterfuge is part and parcel of every battle and skirmish in that war. We are not required to take a combatant’s claims at face value, blundering ahead like Lucan and Cardigan at Balaclava. The contrary, in fact. Any political statement made today, by any politician or candidate or public official, can be answered thus: “We don’t believe you.” And with this comes a corollary: “We don’t trust you.”

When the Left talks about banning assault rifles, for example, we all know the true ambition of the gun controllers—many of whom are open and honest about their desire to completely eliminate private ownership of firearms in America. Progressives apply the same lens to bans on late-term abortion. But the Trump era, enhanced by the perverse dopamine incentives of social media, took this disbelief and distrust to a new rhetorical level. Witness today’s poisonous political lexicon, one that makes clear that any presumption of good intentions is gone: insurrection, treason, racist, Nazi, fascist, domestic terrorist, MAGAt. These terms are not used to persuade, but to dehumanize and banish. Which of course is nothing new in politics. But it’s worth pointing out the Frenchist folly of claiming that democratic norms are poised to reassert themselves and bring us together once Orange Man is gone.

The FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago is an obvious example of America watching two politicized movies. We are not required to judge it apart from the broader political context, like children examining a single rock. The entire event is bound up with the larger war against Trump, one which began almost immediately after he was elected, with the Russiagate campaign. The goal of that ongoing war is to ruin both Trump and his family, salting the earth with their populist movement of Deplorables. Trump and his supporters must be destroyed politically (at the very least), ensuring Trump cannot run for president again but also that no candidate outside the uniparty’s acceptable parameters can ever run again. So one of the most important campaigns in America’s political war effectively seeks to criminalize a whole category of dissent—or at least place dissenters outside the bounds of acceptable society. If you doubt any or all of the 2020 presidential election results, you are an election denier. If you protested at the Capitol, you are an insurrectionist. If you question Russian collusion, you are a Putin supporter. And so forth.

We have not seen the FBI’s warrant or the supporting evidence presented to the magistrate. Was the raid an actual step toward a criminal prosecution? What were the actual crimes contemplated and the specific evidence sought? We don’t know, but at this point, it doesn’t matter. Merrick Garland surely knew Republican partisans would view the raid as pure political harassment, a warning to Trump, his family, and close associates. He also surely knew that many Democratic partisans hope to gin up legal arguments to disqualify the former president from running again (either under the Fourteenth Amendment or, more dubiously, under this federal statute). And of course he know a media brouhaha would ensue. So there are two broad but conflicting interpretations of Garland’s actions. First, he is a brave defender of the rule of law who doggedly follows the evidence wherever it goes, with no consideration for politics, appearances, or timing whatsoever. Second, he knew exactly how ardent Trump fans would react to the warrant and seizures, and actively intended this effect. In other words, he intended to send a threatening message and quell political enthusiasm for Trump 2024.

Decent people can and should resist a world organized around politics, and deplore the politicized state of America. Ordinary Americans don’t want to live political lives and have their personal and professional relationships defined by this terrible environment. But politics is interested in us, as the saying goes. So we arm ourselves with a clear-eyed worldview, put away childish things, and never accept political pronouncements at face value. “We don’t believe you” is always the default position.

**By Jeff Deist


5 Replies to ““We Don’t Believe You” – Mises Institute President Rips Establishment GOP’s Response to Trump Raid”

  1. Dana Mark

    Still hoping for more balance at Era of Light – an otherwise beautiful, inspiring Ascension site! – regarding political posts.

    Lightworkers from one end of the political spectrum to the other are fighting battles to help liberate Earth from oppression —

    Right-wing lightworkers support Trump in taking on the cabal. Left-wing lightworkers focus more on protecting Nature and universal healthcare.

    Why can’t we honor everyone’s chosen quest, instead of dismissing any spiritual brothers and sisters we don’t agree with?

    Let’s manifest more compassion and UNITY, which helps anchor those radiant energies here in a dark, suffering world.

    1. Emma

      Right wing, left wing. In USA you have a uniparty of evil.
      Very few of your politicians are fighting on the good side. Every “Left-wing” person in USA that can see Trump is trying to fight of evil, has shifted affiliation, and are now registret as Republican, but beware, many of those are evil too, and FBI, DOJ etc.
      Unfortunately that evil Hydra has spread its tentacles to most other countries and bought up most good and well earning companies in all countries.

      Donald Trump gave his salery to nature and never earned anything. He spend millions each year to clean the oceans of plastic and stuff. People that care deeply about nature can see what Trump has done in that regard.

      I live in a country with free and modern healthcare and I used to love it, and was proud of it, but OMG that is infiltrated now by evil pharma, as evil pharma loves a unified healthcare system, easier to bribe, than independed small systems. So on that part you are right, that only Left wings are still fans of universal health care.

      Btw… a spiritual person doesn’t need much care from government or pharma or doctors. Ask for healing, or ask the guy called Praying Medic for help and insight.

  2. AlwaysLight

    Have faith in the rule of law and trust the process!”. Well dear soul, all I can say is when you have your awakening process, you might just start to see how corrupted by evil the whole system has become. Take a look back at how that system has, and is, protecting the worst of the worst right, and publicly going after mums’ and dad’s, as if they are a public enemy, for daring to challenge the filth that’s going on in school right now.

    And Kelly Moris, all I can say is that did you ever wake up and see what the other side is doing, you know they hate god right (you know the very being ascension is going to, ring a bell…?), trying everything they can to remove it from everywhere, what does that tell you, you think they’re pro-ascension? No, they’re pro enslavement. You don’t have to like T, but did you ever stop to think that the reason they hate him so much, and have successfully mind controlled people such as yourself, is that despite his rough outline, he is working with the good guys to bring ‘them’ down. No other president ever got this treatment as no other president, other than Kennedy ever tried to do anything about them.

    My goodness, when are liberal lacky’s ever going to awaken and smell the coffee – the ones you’re taught to trust are the ones who want to enslave you… Start thinking for yourself instead of being run by media installed emotional outrage – yes, they know exactly how to pull your strings, and you fall for it every time…

  3. kelly morris

    I’m so tired of seeing this political material on this site. If this is a Trump front, adios. Enough is enough. Stop talking about him. Is he ascended? What in the world does he have to do with your ascension? Nothing. You are organicascension, nothing

    1. Emma

      There have been a poll, and most people WANTED politics in here too.

      Of course he is ascended, he is fighting off a slave system that is meant for you and me. Do you really think he could take on a giant world mafia without being connected to God.

      You are free to skip any article you dont want, but trying to hinder the rest of us seeing it, is fascism. So you see in Trump what you yourself are. You need to work on your ego and your TDS.