Since at least Jan.6 – when it became abundantly clear that the election would be stolen and Trump would be ousted from the White House – the grassroots has been its own worst enemy.
Conservatives throughout the madness of a stolen election and the unprecedented fallout have grown increasingly desperate, relying on false idols to pied piper them with false hope and becoming increasingly unmoored to objective reality. In doing so they have empowered the RINOs and the far-left radicals by living up to the most caricatured portrayals of conservatives as humiliating, deranged crackpots who are not worth taking seriously.
Just look at all of the failures and dead ends that conservatives, populists, patriots, America Firsters, freedom lovers, and so forth have pursued over the past year.
We all hoped that the “Kraken” lawsuits offered by Sidney Powell and many other attorneys to challenge election fraud would come to fruition. They did not.
We all hoped that the Arizona forensic audit would be a game changer and have cascading ramifications throughout the country. Instead, it fizzled.
We all hoped there would be a “plan” of sorts from the Trump White House to deal with election fraud that everyone could see coming from a mile away. No such plan ever existed.
We heard how the military was going to reinstate Trump – mind you, the same military filling its leadership ranks with transgender communists who believe in critical race theory – but that never happened.
We heard that the white hats were going to deliver, under the jurisdiction of Jeff Sessions or Bill Barr, with serious investigations and indictments over deep state crimes. Instead, all the conspirators got away scot free and now enjoy well-paid positions in government, media and the corporate sector.
Can we sense a pattern here? Disinformation agents put out fantastical notions to keep the grassroots satiated, that never even come close to coming to fruition, and by the time that the previous predictions have failed, the same buffoons who led the grassroots astray rush headlong into their next narrative of gibberish or look for scapegoats to avoid capability.
Check out Telegram feeds, and you see different personalities commanding large followings in the “Stop the Steal” sphere at each others’ throats, blaming each other for the apparent failures of the movement. The sad infighting is not a phenomenon that is isolated to Michigan. It is happening in every state and on a national level. As the prophecies of charlatans fail predictably and miserably, their desperate flocks become more unhinged and insular. Similar to the psychology of a doomsday cult, the adherents do not tend to snap out of it when the grandiose notions of the soothsaying leaders fail. They become even more stubborn, lashing out at those with the clarity to regroup and pursue productive, rational action.
One personality, Dr. David Clements, recently pointed out how Jovan Pulitzer attacked Dr. Douglas Frank “in one of the most volatile rants [he’d] ever seen” for suggesting that activists canvas their communities, rather than just hoping for a magical forensic audit silver bullet to solve all election problems. Dr. Clements is allied with attorney Lin Wood, who has come under fire after Kyle Rittenhouse’s comments alleging poor representation from Wood. Wood now has a bitter public feud with former OverStock CEO Patrick Byrne and General Michael Flynn, who are pursuing their America Project. Pulitzer is taking the side of Byrne and Flynn after being profiled in their highly-underwhelming “Deep Rig” documentary.
I will not comment on any of these folks involved in the “Stop the Steal” movement who I have not personally encountered, as I have respect for many of them and feel their errors mostly gave come in good faith efforts to expose the truth, particularly Mike Lindell of MyPillow. I will call out Jovan Pulitzer though because his work has negatively impacted the Michigan grassroots as much as any RINO, and he has levied lawsuit threats against me in a desperate attempt to get me to censor my podcast in which his behaviors were exposed (which can be accessed here).
Pulitzer was a man who no Trump supporter knew before the election. He came onto the scene with no real experience in the field of politics. Those who were knowledgeable of his part knew him as a crackpot with a penchant for attaching himself to movements where he can gain notoriety and a cult following. He once said he had a magical sword, sold “touch of God” crystals, invented one of the most awful pieces of technology of all time, and became a frequent punchline in his local community for his wacky antics. After the election, Pulitzer saw his opportunity to gain notice through right-wing politics, keying in on the uncertainty among Trump supporters and the chaos of the unprecedented coordinated vote steal operation that occurred in 2020 to become a political leader of sorts.
Pulitzer could have conceivably brought something to the table in helping combat election fraud. An eccentric inventor, which is a label that not even Pulitzer himself would necessarily eschew, could bring technical expertise to assist in some manner. This is not what Pulitzer did. He presented himself as the highest oracle, the only man with the knowledge to lead a forensic audit, and continuously stoked expectations about what a forensic audit would provide. He even convinced some particularly low IQ members of the Michigan grassroots to turn on Rep. Steve Carra and Sen. Pat Colbeck because their efforts did not meet Pulitzer’s criteria for what he demanded from a forensic audit.
It wasn’t until the Audit MI ballot initiative campaign came to fruition when we could really see what Pulitzer was really capable of. According to members of the initial campaign, Pulitzer was brought on as the money man, supposedly holding a great deal of wealth from his various patents and inventions. With a variety of credible grassroots patriots on board like Cindi Holland, Tami Carlone, Angela Rigas, Jon Rocha, Jon Smith and backstopped with money from Jovan, this was finally going to allow us to move quickly and effectively to get the type of investigation needed to finally shed some clarity on our election system. Right?
Well, not quite. What happened from here was the drama and the stupidity would be taken to a new level. After Pulitzer did not allegedly pony up any of the money that was promised for the initiative, weird accusations about “stealing ballot language” that made no sense began to surface. Apparently, the magical swordsman cared more about being the keeper of the sacred knowledge than promoting awareness of the forensic audit initiative. There were also accusations of candidates who joined the cause mentioning they were involved in the effort in fundraising emails. An incredibly benign accusation, to be sure, but when amplified by bad faith actors, it is enough to gin the inexperienced and unsophisticated up into a frenzy.
Other benign accusations – like operatives helping with common campaign work or legal donations made to campaigns with PAC money or setting up a crowdfunding page on behalf of a cause or the reorganizing of campaigns to give the grassroots a better chance of success against RINOs – have been levied to exploit the lowest common denominator, with the Twenty Minutes Hate directed, usually in an unintelligible manner, toward anyone who the mob deems is a RINO for whatever usually petty reasons. This is a look that sends anyone who can still formulate coherent thoughts running for the door. There are individuals who are being awakened from their slumber and called to lead at this very moment by God, with our country on the precipice of ruin, and they are being repelled because of the shameful behavior of these weak men and women led by fools. Shame on you.
Whatever social media outrage du jour is today’s purity test. A bitter political operative, unable to secure a political endorsement he promised to a client, flaming out embarrassingly and publicly, is supposed to be jawdropping evidence of a massive political conspiracy, even if no real evidence is produced to support any of the claims. A completely fabricated pay-to-play scandal has been conjured out of whole cloth by Pulitzer and self-serving liars in the grassroots. These scurrilous rumors not only cheapen Trump’s endorsement, which has went to people like Secretary of State candidate Kristina Karamo, Attorney General candidate Matt Deperno, and state senate candidate Mike Detmer as he primary challenges a sitting RINO incumbent. They also make the President look corrupt if he is in on whatever alleged pay-to-play scheme is taking place or pathetic if he can be led around and made to do whatever swampy political operatives tell him to do.
What this nonsense is distracting people from is where the real fight is being waged. There are battles to be had at the local level, where thousands of parents are becoming enraged with mask mandates, state-sanctioned racism and other abominations pushed by left-wing indoctrinators in schools. There are new people waking up everyday as Biden destroys the country at breakneck speed. There are millions of independents and moderates who were sold a lie that a vote for Biden was a return for normalcy, and they were brutally deceived. These are folks we can win over if we put our best foot forward in reaching out to them. By following clowns like Pulitzer and becoming engrossed with idiocracy-tier social media battles, we only alienate these individuals and sow the seeds for our country’s imminent demise.
The election reform battle is far from over as well, as there is a petitioning campaign (Secure MI Vote) active to make it substantially more difficult to commit fraud with mail-in ballots. There are also groups like my organization, Rescue Michigan, and Michigan Citizens for Election Integrity that are presenting sound information, not rumor and innuendo, in order to present the case for election fraud to the masses. The reality of our nation’s political, economic and social decline is sobering and frightening to be sure, but it doesn’t mean that all hope is lost. All hope will be lost though if the grassroots cannot repel toxic and divisive messages from “leaders” who drag the rest of us down. These folks have already quit on their country and circle the drain in their vain attempts at lashing out, desperate to be heard. Let’s have the good sense not to circle the drains beside them as they implode toward oblivion.