The USA’s Bierkeller Putsch Moment
Let’s take a look at some simple facts. An infantile orange moron became President of the USA four years ago because he decided to run for office in order to attract publicity for his failing trash TV show. By pure accident, the call-and-response moshpit of his rallies enabled him to hit on key soundbites that resonated with the low-IQ people who showed up to gawp at his antics. This in turn attracted the mass media which is always eager for sensationalist spectacle that grabs eyeballs and thereby generates revenues. Trump got 85% of the media coverage of both the Republican primaries and the general election that followed.
The mass media thus essentially guaranteed Trump’s success, because simple people always vote for the most-recognized option.
Luckily for the USA, Trump genuinely was the stupidest President in history (which is amazing when we consider how astonishingly stupid so many have been) and had no plan, no self-control, nothing but endless infantile lies and empty-headed bluster. Yet even this cretinous buffoon was able to defecate all over the US Constitution and violate every norm because of the simple fact that he had the drooling howling mob behind him and this was sufficient to ensure the US Republican Party cravenly and obsequiously enabled his every whim and in effect made him the Supreme Power.
Meanwhile media organizations large and small continued to spew fascist propaganda and outright lies into the heads of the tens of millions of low-IQ voters who saw not an infantile orange moron but a Great Leader who would Make ‘Murka Great Again. And of course the orange moron himself kept stoking the flames, eager to remain the center of attention regardless of the cost.
Not surprisingly, 6th January 2021 brought matters to a head.
The rioters, however, had no plan and virtually no organization. They were as stupid and infantile as Trump himself. Despite the fact that law enforcement was pathetically inadequate and panicked (“We’re locking the doors! Now evacuate the building!”), the lack of mob organization guaranteed spectacle but failure. There were no objectives, just a mindless invasion that had no purpose.
No doubt we’ll hear a lot about how “democracy survived its harshest test” and other such nonsense in the days to come. Ignoring the noise, however, we can predict a few obvious things:
No one will be charged with treason.
Trump, Giuliani, and other Republican politicians who continuously incited the mob will not be charged with any crime.
The media organizations will continue to promote sensationalist nonsense because it will continue to be great for revenues.
Republican politicians, after a few weeks of fear-based temperance, will quickly return to their hateful lie-based rhetoric for the simple reason that it has worked for over fifty years and will continue to work for them in the years ahead.
The myth of the “stolen election” will be repeated and amplified over the years, confirming Trump supporters in their belief that the system is rotten and must be overthrown.
Ordinary people will quickly forget their reaction to the scenes of mob rule and return to gawping at lowbrow entertainments, and will thus fail to notice everything that proceeds toward eventual tyranny.
No government agency will develop any meaningful plan to deal with similar problems in future, thus ensuring the next attempt to seize control will not require extraordinary planning and execution but only mere adequacy.
What all of this means is that 6th January 2021 was the USA’s bierkeller putsch moment, presaging the ultimate success of the man who will become the USA’s last President.
For those unfamiliar with the history of the previous century, here’s a quick summary of the bierkeller putsch.
After its defeat in World War One, Germany was full of conspiracy theories, all of which centered around the fantasy that the country would have won the war if only it hadn’t been “stabbed in the back” by corrupt politicians who were following the orders of secret societies controlled by criminal rapist Jews — the same Jews who were supposed to have been responsible for the Russian Revolution and subsequent seizure of power by the Bolsheviks. Right-wingers in Germany demonized socialists and Jews as existential threats to the glory of the nation.
Hitler, still in the German Army, was in 1919 ordered to infiltrate one of numerous small far-right groups in order that Army Intelligence could keep track of what was going on across the country. He found he agreed with most of the fascist propositions being uttered in his group and he began to speak at the meetings. He quickly gained a reputation as a powerful orator and within a short time became the group’s leader. The arguments were simple: the political class was corrupt and in cahoots with powerful and sinister special-interest groups and the only way to save the nation was to sweep the old order aside and take control. Hitler and his cronies were going to drain the swamp and lock up all the criminal politicians.
As Hitler’s rallies gained more and more adherents and as the situation in general continued to deteriorate, the Bavarian Prime Minister declared a state of emergency and banned public gatherings. This increased pressure on Hitler, as his popularity largely depended on mobs gathering to chant their support. Hitler enlisted the help of General Erich Ludendorff, who was intended to broaden Hitler’s appeal to the Army and to Germans in general. Ludendorff saw no problem overturning the State in order to further Hitler’s interests.
On 8th November 1923 Hitler took control of the Bavarian State by storming a building where the ruling triumvirate was holding a meeting. The crowd was solidly behind Hitler and his plan to take control of Germany by force. Unfortunately for Hitler, nobody had a real plan. On the morning of 9th November around 2,000 of the mob marched out with the intention of storming the Bavarian defense ministry building. They were met by around 130 armed police. Shots were fired and the attempted coup collapsed.
Although the putsch had been a debacle, subsequent propaganda transformed it into a glorious victory. Hitler learned the need for prior preparation and planning. As a result of his ability to learn from his mistakes, after his brief stay in jail (from which he profited mightily by writing Mein Kampf) he proceeded to execute a step-by-step plan that enabled him to become German Chancellor in 1933 and then Führer (supreme leader) in 1934.
Now let’s look at the present day.
Trump is clearly no Hitler. Hitler was a brave soldier who won the Iron Cross for bravery in combat while Trump is a sniveling whining moron who has run away from every minor problem he’s ever encountered, relying on lawyers to save him from his own imbecility. Hitler forged a plan and carried it out with ruthless determination. Trump is a cretin with zero impulse control who’s incapable of doing anything that doesn’t end in failure.
So Trump is not the USA’s Hitler. He’s not even the USA’s Mussolini, though the vainglorious posturing Italian clown is clearly more of an analogue. Trump is a spoiled little rich boy whose only legacy will be to be remembered as the stupidest and most infantile creature ever to reside within the White House.
But the game isn’t over.
Out there in the darkness is a man who’s watched the Republican Party bend over backward to enable Trump’s every whim simply because Trump accidentally got the mindless mob behind him.
Out there in the darkness is a man who watched the events of 6th January 2021 and realized that the US government couldn’t even protect itself against a leaderless shambles of a mob despite the fact the mob had no plan and no clue.
Out there in the darkness is a man who knows how easy it is to capture seventy-four million brain-dead US voters and bend them to his purpose while convincing them that supporting fascist tyranny is “really” the way to “save democracy.”
That man will brush flabby posturing clowns like Cruz, DeLay, McConnell, and others aside — after first having used them to his sole advantage as the feeble puppets they are.
That man will be the USA’s last elected President and its first Supreme Leader.
That man is coming much sooner than most people imagine possible.