Remember the 2016 presidential campaign. The mainstream media pollsters were all projecting a Hillary victory over an incompetent outsider named Donald Trump. Nightly news reports were in unison on Hillary’s victory. The difference between these projections was the margin, never the winner.
Perhaps you are one of those who watched Stephen Colbert. Night after night the comedian/talk show host fueled the Hillary victory bonfire with parodies of Trump being everything from a pervert who hired prostitutes to urinate on hotel beds to an operative for Russian oligarchs. What you may not have known – and probably still don’t – is just how few voters watch this illiterate try to act like a political expert. Mainstream media probably won’t report it, but Douglas Mackey was a more important influence over American voters than Colbert and even former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich. According to the Liberty Nation website Mackey was listed as the 107th most influential voter influence of the 2016 election. He never appeared on regular TV. He posted memes on YouTube and Facebook.
Hard to believe? Well the Biden Justice Department has filed charges against Mackey based on exactly that influence. You see, Mackey had posted memes depicting Hillary in much the same way as Colbert and the other nightly television comedians did parodies about Trump. But making fun of Trump didn’t deprive any voters of their rights to vote. Apparently only Hillary voters are illiterate enough to believe comical memes and were tricked out of their Right to vote by submitting votes via email and texts. At least that seems to be the case since none of the anti-Trump tricksters have been charged the way Mackey has been.
The New York Times says the “case will test the novel use of federal civil rights laws as a tool to hold people accountable for misinformation campaigns intended to interfere with elections …” Why do so, then? Orange Man Bad seems a likely cause. How else to explain sitting on the charges for years until Biden was sworn in?
It seems the law the Times is referring to is the Civil Rights Conspiracy statute. The Liberty Nation website article reporting on the arrest of Mackey didn’t specify the exact statute, but it would possibly fall into a (misuse) of Title 18 of Section 241 of the Civil Rights Act.
It is not surprising that democrats would try prosecuting someone under an Act they so famously opposed and then infamously abused for the last 50 years to divide America. Perhaps we need to be reminded that it was only after Robert Byrd (D-WV) ended a 14hour and 13minute filibuster on the 60th day of the Democrat’s filibuster that a vote was finally allowed on the Act John F. Kennedy had proposed in 1961. The party of liers has been claiming they were the saviors of minorities almost continuously since the end of their 60 day filibuster. And by the way, hasn’t it been in the news lately that the Pelosi led House has hopes of eliminating the filibuster rule? Strange indeed!
Stay on top of this story. If Mackey can be sentenced to prison for his posting of memes on YouTube or Facebook, the current censoring of all things conservative on those platforms is only the beginning.
The long time Chilean dictator Pinochet kept opposition voices quiet thru censorship and when that didn’t work he employed the tactic of simply making them “disappear” – by the thousands. That is not unlike one of the rules liberals follow: keep your enemies in suspended terror! (With apologies to Robert Greene)