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“Open Fire:” Long Read of the Day By William Briggs

The title of today’s essay is the answer to the pressing question, “What would you do were you Trump?”

Opening fire is what I would do if I were in charge. What you are I ourselves should do is a difficult question, when even self-defense against the mob is a crime. (If you’re white or unwoke.) But that it is such a difficult question is why I, if I were in charge, would open fire.

Now it is not legal to riot, burn, loot, pillage, commit mayhem and murder, even if done in the name of “anti-racism” or whatever other slogans the rabble uses to justify their rapine. It is, however, legal to use force, even deadly force, to quell riots. Further, everybody knows all these things and the reasons behind them. So opening fire is justified, though perhaps not prudent. I say it is prudent and hope to convince you of that.

Everybody also knows progressive mayors, governors, and most of our oligarchs are encouraging the riots, asking their own people, as it were, to shit in their own backyards and then light themselves on fire. These rulers have no love for their peoples and are acting immorally to increase their own power. These rulers thus have no moral authority and can and must be usurped by higher authority. Part of “opening fire” would include the arrest, trial, and hanging of those mayors, governors, and oligarchs convicted of treason and dereliction of sacred duty.

Opening fire might indeed lose Trump the election, because propagandists would scream “Literally Hitler!” with demonic fury—well, with increased demonic fury. These propagandists would be believed by a sufficient number of the easily persuaded. If Trump loses because of opening fire, right-wing purges would begin in earnest next January, and our approach toward the leftist singularity would accelerate.

But don’t forget we accelerate if Trump loses even without opening fire. The perplexed, unbelieving looks on the faces of aging right-wing boomers gripping their yellowed copies of the Constitution as new “laws” are passed to confiscate guns, limit speech, and ban “hate” might even be worth seeing. If you can’t have a sense of humor as the world burns, then you will never learn to laugh.

It is clear the left—the forces behind Forgetful Joe—will do all they can to steal the election. It takes less effort than you think to get away it, too. There’s no need to cheat in, say, California and New York. These are going blue no matter what. Have free elections there, and tout how honest they were! But states like Michigan might go red, and tip the balance. The left only has to cheat in progressive controlled Detroit and Ann Arbor and leave the rest alone to win.

So part of my if-I-were-Trump plan is to declare the election invalid if I lose. Then implement the soft coup. Announce a temporary suspension of the Constitution and rule directly. With the able assistance of what is left of the military (that I spent the last four years prepping for action). Spend what’s left of my time before my (ahem) removal in restoring Reality and Tradition, and giving people the separation they call for. (By far the leading cause of death of the Caesars was by slipping and falling on the swords of the Praetorian guards or of their own men.) Pass the torch to Baron. Never was there an apter name.

The left is only going to get lefter. And lefter. And lefter. The cliff cannot be avoided. There is no going back from whence we came. The old ways are done. What will voting mean when Democrats own everything? They are, even now, advocating looting on the snooty NPR. (I’ll return to that Thursday.)

We have only two choices: a woke oligarchy or a right-wing restoration. Trump not opening fire is a vote for the first, but for a delay. The delay is still better than allowing the oligarchs immediate power.

Since we have only two choices, we have one hope: That a man from the right arrests the leftward slide into the abyss. If not, as the oligarchs continue their squeeze, which they foolishly believe they can control, a man of the left will. There will, as all history teaches, be less bloodshed and a quicker restoration if the coup comes from the right.

A coup from the right is based on a forecast, a guess of what the future holds, and all forecasts have uncertainty. Maybe it isn’t a bad as we think—though if you think I’m gloomy, gaze upon the blighted future Anton predicts (do not comment on this piece without reading his, which I only read after writing this).

It doesn’t seem “that bad” in many places right now, especially rural places, where many people are still nice. If we’re wrong about the coming singularity, then the coup was not only not needed, it might even be wrong. That is a risk I-as-Trump am willing to take.

Alas, it does not seem a risk the real Trump will take. Yet I-as-Trump would strike now, while there is still strength, still enough cohesion, still enough sense. Before it is too late.

RTWT : Open Fire – William M. Briggs

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  • Dirk September 6, 2020, 9:31 AM

    I’d invite, We The People to address the issue. I’d provide deep state Intel on exactly who is behind it, and every address of theirs that could be identified. While I was at it, I’d provide every Dem and Rep in DC,,,,, address aswell.

    I’d provid EVERY board member and officer in EVERY MIC, orginization.

    And perhaps the most important I would create a truth in media standard, which would be ran by citizens elected by fellow citizens, 2 yr terms, and can only run for two terms, with zero pay. Gentleman gentle lady true representatives of the people.

    The money would come from media itself, the writers, and their handlers. Insanely huge fines for lies detected by individual writers, and triple the fine for Corps who allow this nonsense to happen.

    After a third offense for lying to We The People media creds are lost, and jail sentences are introduced. Corporations are sanctioned and media creds pulled for years.

    Each county in each state electees two people. ” think about red vs blue counties, for a fair and accountability.

    Zero govt control, entirely ran by citizens who answer only to other citizens, not any elected pukes.


  • Anne September 6, 2020, 9:44 AM

    The one thing that is desperately needed right now is an “AMERICA NOW” website. That is to say one website which reports the facts of any event–posts the pictures, and then quotes the lies presented by the left. DO THAT NOW! Americans cannot form a cohesive opinion if they are getting their info from multiple different facebook, instagram, podcasts, etc. ONE BASIC PLACE TO GO FOR THE FACTS AND THE LEFT”S RESPONSE—WE NEED THAT NOW!

  • Dirk September 6, 2020, 10:15 AM

    Anne, agree. What really needs protecting are our true freedom writers, GV, of late, Remus, and other distinguished freedomesta’s. THEY are coming for these men/women, even now. The Marxist will always try and silence our prolific writers, the truth is a powerful thing, MUST be suppressed.

    Associates of ours are thinking 3 D here in this field. How do WE protect our finest authors, our folks with a vision as to what exactly the truth is. Even our other enemy ” Our Govt” will eventually come for these folks.

    Most here recognize the truth, and recognize MSM,s, if their lips are moving, their lying!.

    Every community has its freedmesta community. Talking is not enough, the printed word distributed widely to other free thinkers is a must continue.

    Think most realize leaving the comfort of ones home, their familiar surroundings, isn’t something anyone relishes.

    Yet it just may come to that. It may come to this, for anybody standing tall and calling out MSM, our lousy leadership.

    Victor Hanson Davis, has a very interesting article out this weekend, worthy of you all reading.

    In substance, if ” THEY” win, THEY will be gunning everybody who isn’t them. That’s the lie, they will gun their useful idiots first then ” attempt to reeducate” us.

    For us ” I just want to be left alone ” crowd, when that day comes, and it eventually will,,,,,,, I pray you are all Ready not just beans bullets Bandaids, but spiritually for what’s to follow.

    Sadly I already know I will be knee deep in the blood of old friends and associates. With any luck I’ll go in round one. But then I don’t think I’ll be that lucky.

    My biggest fear is Failure, failure to my people, my wife, my children to those who don’t have a chance to defend themselves from what’s to be.

    Have a good one, off to Lake of the Woods, going fishing, drinking a few ice cold beers. Who knows I may even bait the hook this fishing trip.


  • Kevin Shaughan Dickson September 6, 2020, 10:33 AM

    The first thing we need to do is correct the information imbalance created by the leftist controlled news media. Having all major sources of information controlled by the left is like fighting a war in which your enemy has air support and you don’t. We can have the greater message but if we cannot get it in front of the average American…..we will lose. Simple as that. The only thing that defeats an ideology is a better ideology. Our’s is being expertly suppressed at every turn.

  • Vanderleun September 6, 2020, 12:38 PM

    If Lake of the Woods wasn’t minimum four hours drive time one way I’d take a run to the fishing camp.

  • hooodathunkit September 6, 2020, 6:30 PM

    Enjoyed the read, but Mr. Briggs is somewhere out in la-la land. The president cannot do what he thinks the president can do. Sure, Lincoln was able to, but it ended badly even though the Army backed him. L was helped by a large cadre honorably leaving the US services to join his opposition; so everyone understood where the lines were.

    Things are different today. The services’ upper ranks were gutted under O, and there is a new leadership ethic. Unless you’re friends with a currently serving mid-level office (Maj. or Col.) who deals with the upper and lower officer ranks you cannot understand the shift that has happened.

    Brigg’s doesn’t understand the military refused –politely this time– to intervene in the states’ current disturbances. Hence the use of other federal agencies. Limited military aid was provided in DC only because it is not a state, and that was reluctant. It’s not just that Trump should be elected, but he needs support at all levels of government; not just Congress, but especially from states, counties, and cities.

    Things are different today.

  • John The River September 7, 2020, 7:44 AM

    No one has more to fear from a Republican loss in November than Donald Trump. Him, his sons, all the members of their families and their friends. Rodger Stoned, but worse. The Lefts lusting after power isn’t cold-blooded, it’s passionate, it’s visceral, mixed in with hate.
    They will destroy Donald Trump completely and in every way; because he didn’t play the game as Bush, McCain, and Romney did. Donald Trump exposed them, denied them and they hate him.
    And they will make an example of him so that no other talented billionaire ever thinks to do what DJT did again.
    Knowing that, as I’m sure the intelligent man he is knows it; his forbearance is amazing. He has as much ‘skin’ in this as we do; our lifes, our freedom, possibly all our fortunes.
    Does the President proceed as he does from supreme confidence in his ability to win in November, turn the economy around, fix the courts, rebuild the schools, render the media impotent by 2024 when he must leave office?
    It scares me. We have so much riding on a single heartbeat.

  • Desert Rat September 7, 2020, 8:16 AM

    And so we see and come to understand how a Caesar or Bonaparte come to power out of sheer necessity. Whatever happens over the coming months one thing is, barring divine intervention, certain: the constitutional republic is gone. In any event blood will be spilled, people will be oppressed, freedoms once held as inviolate will disappear. The only question is whose side will be in a position to impose itself. Chaos must be controlled and if it is not held in check voluntarily it will be restrained by force.

    Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. He is my king and yours. Stand firm for what is right and true. Be swift to forgive. Restrain pride, envy, anger. Never surrender to evil.

    Nobody ever said living a Christian life was easy.

  • bgarrett September 7, 2020, 9:24 AM

    Trump cant murder the protesters, but a .22 short in their kneecaps would stop them and give them pain for the rest of their lives

  • Andy Texan September 7, 2020, 6:28 PM

    The President must remain in the office at all costs. Preferably the insurrection act should be invoked after the election and he should rule by diktat. God willing.