If you want to get a glimpse of America in the near future, … look to the last phases of the French Revolution. The Reign of Terror, in which the radical Jacobins took over control of France, has a direct analogy to the present situation in the federal government. Even better for America, however, is what happened afterwards.
But first things first.
With France in the midst of civil war, Danton, Marat, and Robespierre and his crew established a tyranny that filtered down to even the smallest towns. The deposed monarchy was given a sham trial (read: impeachment of a former President) and executed.
The Terror instituted mass conscription, confiscation of grain from the farmers (read: oil), set price controls on essential goods and wages (read: minimum wage), de-Christianized the country (read: well, that one’s obvious), arrests via the “Law of Suspects” of all opponents of the Revolution (read: the enemies list of former Trump employees), and in the final irony, established a national religion called (I kid you not) Cult of the Supreme Being and that Supreme Being allegedly was “Reason” (read: climate change).
That’s the chilling analogy. But there’s more, and here’s where things get interesting.
The so-called “Committee of Public Safety” (read: The Squad) suspended the right to a trial and representation, and ordered wholesale slaughter. More than 17,000 people died by guillotine, and another 10,000 died in prison.
Most people believe that nobles and royalists were the majority of those executed. In fact, 72 percent of those killed were peasants, and another 12 percent were middle-class. The radicals murdered the very people that they claimed to be saving from tyranny. Also killed were those who actually supported the revolution, but were either too far to the left (read: Bernie Sanders) or too moderate (read: Blue Dogs).
The point here is that the radicals, without having the monarchists to kick around anymore, began to eat their own. This is what we are already seeing with the Democrats and their modern day version of the committee on public safety and reign of terror.
- New York Times reporter Donald McNeil was axed recently because he used the “N-word” in a discussion with students, who were asking if a classmate who had used the “N-word” in a video should be suspended. … Kafka would be proud.
- California governor Gavin Newsom’s approval rating has crashed from 49 percent to 31 percent in a recent poll. … Numbers this high aren’t possible unless Democrats are angry with him. Maybe they don’t like that he’s dining out at expensive restaurants and telling them to eat cake. …
- The Left complains that Jeff Bezos’ $98 million gift to the homeless wasn’t enough.
- BLM complains that Biden politically capitalized on the movement to get him into the White House. …
- Meanwhile, in New York, the widely loathed, thuggish governor Andrew Cuomo’s chickens are finally coming home to roost.
We’re going to see a lot more of this without Trump to draw focus anymore …
The Left is required by its own pronouncements to solve every problem, real or imagined. Yet because they are the ones now in power, all problems and solutions rest on their shoulders. …
Eventually, everyone gets fed up and they’ll start eating each other. That’s exactly what happened in the French Revolution. Robespierre and the Jacobin government were overthrown, ushering in what was called “The Thermidorean Reaction — the natural and inevitable swing of the political pendulum back to the Right.
That, my friends, is the light of the end of the tunnel. Just as the monarchy famously exclaimed, “after us, the deluge,” in an apparent reference to the knowledge that the people would rise up following their reign, a right-wing populist deluge is destined to follow the current reign of terror.
It may also happen much sooner than any of us anticipate. The French Reign of Terror only lasted about a year.
Since woke won the election against Trump, there hasn’t been much that is uplifting. Perhaps this prediction will help.