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Forget Iran, China & Hunter: Americans Are Suffering

Ilana Mercer | December 13, 2022 | 3:47pm EST
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A previous column, “The Hell With Hunter; Call Joe In For Hearings On Treason, Cancel The Neocons While You’re At It,” ventured that, “If the GOP were seriously working for Deplorables, and not engaged in tit-for-tat political gotcha among elites, they'd pursue First Principles-driven congressional oversight.” 

Biden would, duly, be summonsed for a hearing not about his loathsome son’s lap top and lap dancers, but on a charge of treason against the American people. 

For instance, Biden has left the southern border wide-open and unguarded—in effect inviting the world to invade the country, and thus flouting the law and his constitutional obligation as commander-in-chief to preserve America’s territorial integrity and protect its population’s safety. 

To willfully not secure the border and enforce national security certainly seems like a treasonous offense, an impeachable high crime. 

At the same time, we live in a country in which legal barriers and borders are enforced most harshly against law-abiding Caucasians. 

Put it this way: Were I to advise my white friends in South Africa, whom I miss more than you know, to wade into the United States via the Rio Grande, I am certain they’d be separated from their children and promptly deported. 

That pigment is privilege seems implicit in U.S. immigration policy. Brown and black illegal immigrants everywhere – unvaccinated, their tribes in tow -- may enter the U.S. largely unimpeded. Not so whites. Most of us try to follow the law, and are the worse for it. 

Also, to be both white and unvaccinated—the COVID clot-shot having been transformed into an Orwellian mark of compliance—is to be blighted twice. 

Officially, unvaccinated non-citizens may still not enter the United States. The TSA and the DHS have decided to extend President Biden’s proclamation banning unvaccinated non-citizens from entering the U.S. at least until January 2023. 

The GOP, no surprise, is mum. 

Equally dispiriting—more in need of legislator oversight than the Hunter Biden distraction—is the plight of many Americans who are denied access to major arteries of commerce and democratic participation, having been convicted of thought crimes -- for expressing impolite and impolitic ideas. 

For instance, PayPal had threatened to fine any user of its banking service $2500 if that user was spreading “misinformation” or “hate, violence, racial or other forms of intolerance….”  After broad pushback, PayPal reversed itself and said the guidelines were published “in error.”

However, financial de-platforming is a real phenomenon, as we have seen in the most recent example of JP Morgan Chase closing Kanye West’s bank account because of his remarks about certain Jews.

How do you make a living if you can’t bank? Do you revert to a barter economy (a book for some bread)? Go underground? Hunker in home-based industries? Keep afloat by word of mouth? Go door-to-door? 

Barring someone from PayPal is like prohibiting a passenger from crossing the English Channel by high-speed train, via ferry and by airplane. “Take a dingy, you hapless loser.” Or so the Republicans seem to be saying, to judge from their silence on the matter.

Once in control of the new House in 2023 will these bums fire up their boilers over bleeding borders, vaccine mandates, and financial and social de-platforming? I doubt it. 

Eddies of passion now flow from the conservative commentariat to the Chinese locked down by their government. And for Iranian women locked behind the hijab. Iran is no great shakes. China is terrible. But how dare our “thought leaders” agitate at cyclone strength for Chinese and Iranian protesters, yet offer a collective yawn over liberty sundered at home!

Americans have endured lockdowns, still battle vaccine mandates, cannot unite with unvaccinated friends and family outside the U.S., and are subjected to FBI raids and other Security State surveillance. 

The pincer for the person bucking orthodoxy comes when, with state acquiescence, corporate thought police cancels nonconformists, publicly shames and financially ousts them. 

Jan. 6 protesters and other prisoners of conscience are denied their due process rights. Other than Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican from Georgia, no representatives intervene on their behalf. Libertarian activist Julian Assange is slowly being murdered by the Anglo-American axis of evil for exposing its machinations; and Americans are maimed and murdered daily by a sinecured, coddled criminal class.

It so happens that the real story in Iran is not the women and their hijabs or burquas.  Rather, the real story is our successive, neoconservative administrations starving the Iranian people. If they can't kill directly, the neocons of Foggy Bottom and DOJ, whichever party is in charge, steal from Iranians or starve 'em.

The neoconservative faction is unperturbed by the fact that Iran has been crippled economically; that 57 million live below the poverty line there because of our economic embargoes, cheered on just as vampirically by Barack Obama than by Michael Pompeo, former U.S. secretary of state.

Under President Obama’s reign of terror abroad, the Iranian currency lost 65% of its value and endured a swift and devastating eviction from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication.

Iranians are starving due to mandated U.S. sanction. Millions of them go hungry. So, what does the U.S. do to ease the suffering? Steal some more. In 2020, the DOJ confiscated oil Iranians own and were trying to sell to stay alive. “Approximately 1.116 million barrels of petroleum from four merchant tankers bound for Venezuela” were pirated by the Department of Injustice. 

The U.S. has also frozen about $120 billion in Iranian assets, “frozen” being a euphemism for theft. Ask the likes of Dinesh D'Souza, and he'll tell you in his hermetically "tight" argumentation for America The Good, that because America is good, we can steal from other nations. 

Lift embargoes on Iran, and let the International Atomic Energy Agency do its job. (The IAEA is pretty good, and was spot on about Iraq!) Iran’s loud and proud ladies are their business. 

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