Question the Narrative of the Ruling Party

If nothing else, the entire Afghanistan debacle playing out in real-time has shown that the administration of Joe Biden and his band of misfit wokesters is a joke. Except this joke isn’t funny.

This incompetent regime couldn’t execute a war and withdrawal against real terrorists in Afghanistan, handing over billions of dollars in weapons to them. But it thinks that people who question arbitrary mask mandates, potential vaccine passports, and have legitimate questions about the 2020 elections are the real terrorists.

The latest Department of Homeland Security bulletin is a prime example of how this administration twists the thoughts and fears of half of the U.S. population into a warning of potential violence. Conveniently, they neglected to mention any heightened threats of violence as a result of actions taken by organizations like Black Lives Matter and Antifa. No, the real threat is people who are tired of wearing masks and question the legitimacy of an extremely suspect presidential election.

The last line in the DHS bulletin warns readers: “Such threats are also exacerbated by impacts of the ongoing global pandemic, including grievances over public health safety measures and perceived government restrictions.”

Let’s be clear: the DHS bulletin wasn’t a bulletin; it was a threat, as in a read-between-the-lines threat. If you’re a conservative and have the wrong political beliefs, you might be taken to be a terrorist. If you don’t line up with everything this administration and administrative state experts tell you, you might be a terrorist. So shut up.

We’ve come to the point where daring to question the narrative of the ruling party, in classic fascist style, is verboten.

The elites deeply resent questions about their legitimacy or competence. They consider it dangerous to question, but it also shows they feel threatened by transparency. But if they have the truth and facts on their side, why do they fear questions? I’d really love to know what the real mortality rate is for COVID-19 for anyone under 75 who doesn’t have a serious comorbidity or underlying condition. I’d love to know why the Biden Justice Department feels so threatened by election audits in the various states. 

But their response to questions like these is not honesty or transparency but aggressive authoritarian threats. 

This is all somewhat inevitable. Authoritarianism has always been the ultimate end of progressivism which is, in its essence, a form of statism. And as with all authoritarianism, our current version of “woke” progressivism is arbitrary. Now we just have the added flavor of a twisted worldview that holds biological men can have babies, there’s an unlimited number of genders, white guilt is deserved, and open borders are the only way to make the country worthy of praise. 

The problem with an arbitrary worldview is that it rings hollow when tested; there’s no real truth to it so it begins to erode, and eventually, it will collapse in the face of real truth and absolutes. That is why we are seeing the aggressive responses to anything that questions progressive ideas: if you believe that the state is the vehicle by which progress is made, filled with its so-called experts (really a credentialed idiocracy) then any who dare question their gospel are apostates and must be made to comply and submit. Those who won’t comply must be punished.

As this regime continues to implode in front of our eyes, consider what a real administration should be doing. It should not be labeling half the country as domestic terrorists but instead should be focusing on our collapsing southern border which, by the way, the Taliban is certainly doing. Releasing ISIS and al-Qaeda prisoners is not a great dynamic to pair with our porous southern border. Or perhaps the administration should be dealing with inflation. Or taking responsibility for this disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. 

Americans should be outraged by everything that is taking place in this country. But more importantly, they should resist authoritarianism at every turn. If they won’t, maybe they should just go ahead and surrender right now.

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About Ned Ryun

Ned Ryun is a former presidential writer for George W. Bush and the founder and CEO of American Majority. You can find him on Twitter @nedryun.

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