Ford and Ramirez think Kavanaugh is a Nazi and They’re Janine Boitard of La Résistance

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Ford and Ramirez think Kavanaugh is a Nazi and They're Janine Boitard of La Résistance

About a week ago Erik at ¡No Pasarán! reprinted a let­ter from a French Resis­tance fighter from World War two that had been writ­ten to the News­pa­per Le Monde back in 2010 about peo­ple appro­pri­at­ing the word “Resis­tance” for their per­sonal cause long before the rise of Don­ald Trump:

These days, the word Resis­tance, with a cap­i­tal R, is to be found every­where, far more promi­nently than in 19401944! The Resis­tance of a teacher against new teach­ing meth­ods, the Resis­tance against infringe­ments on the rights of the gyp­sies, the Resis­tance against nuclear power… Today, there are cer­tainly no more than 20 000 sur­vivors to have effec­tively resisted, rifle in hand (or the equiv­a­lent: work in intelligence-​gathering, etc…), prior to Sep­tem­ber 1944, and even fewer prior to the D-​Day land­ings on June 6, 1944. So do not put a cap­i­tal R on your oppo­si­tion to one thing and another, leave us with our Resis­tance, and use that great word only if, by mis­for­tune, the duty to Resist were again to arise for real.

It’s an impor­tant mes­sage from a per­son who actu­ally resisted real life Nazi’s at real life per­sonal risk to him­self and his friends.

It’s also explains how Chris­tine Ford and now Deb­o­rah Ramirez and their polit­i­cal allies jus­tify their acts to themselves.

In the movie the Longest Day there is a scene when the under­ground is acti­vated by a series of coded mes­sages to com­mit acts of tar­geted sab­o­tage in order to aid the inva­sion of Nor­mandy. One such scene involves the derail­ing of a train and in that scene a woman named Janine Boitard dis­tracts a pair of Ger­man guards so her allies can plant Dyna­mite on the tracks and even­tu­ally push­ing one off a bridge and falling with him into the water as the train is derailed.

In the minds of Ford, Ramirez and those who have been see­ing imag­i­nary Nazi’s every­where the GOP are Nazis and with Don­ald Trump is their Führer. For three years they’ve insisted that despite all evi­dence or lack thereof intern­ment camps, the silenc­ing of oppos­ing views and vio­lence against polit­i­cal ene­mies are just on the hori­zon unless they stop him.

Now for Demo­c­rat oper­a­tives, who know this is non­sense, all of this is about power so they will play along with this fan­tasy and encour­age it as long as it has the poten­tial to reward them polit­i­cally. It’s a cyn­i­cal and dan­ger­ous thing but it’s no dan­ger to them and any­ways that’s what use­ful idiots are for.

One might think this is a fringe but I’ve talked to peo­ple who actu­ally believe this, I’ve seen these folks in action in Boston and else­where. In their minds there is no dif­fer­ence between Kristall­nacht and Don­ald Trump replac­ing the retir­ing Jus­tice Kennedy a kinda con­ser­v­a­tive judge with Judge Kavanaugh, an actual con­ser­v­a­tive judge.

This is why Ford and Ramirez are doing what they’re doing. They don’t see them­selves as lib­eral par­ti­sans mak­ing ungrounded and unsup­ported accu­sa­tions against a man who has led an estimable life, to derail a Supreme Court Pick before what they con­sider a favor­able elec­tion in Novem­ber and who regard­less of the result will be feted and rewarded by the left, both finan­cially and pro­fes­sion­ally for the rest of their days.

They think this is D-​Day, the GOP in gen­eral and Brett Kavanaugh are the Nazis and they are Janine Boitard risk­ing life and limb so that the Reich might fall. And any slan­der, any decep­tion and any act that might do this, is morally justified.

Just ask James T. Hodgkin­son, or Farzad Fazeli or Eric Clan­ton.

About a week ago Erik at ¡No Pasarán! reprinted a letter from a French Resistance fighter from World War two that had been written to the Newspaper Le Monde back in 2010 about people appropriating the word “Resistance” for their personal cause long before the rise of Donald Trump:

These days, the word Resistance, with a capital R, is to be found everywhere, far more prominently than in 1940-1944! The Resistance of a teacher against new teaching methods, the Resistance against infringements on the rights of the gypsies, the Resistance against nuclear power… Today, there are certainly no more than 20 000 survivors to have effectively resisted, rifle in hand (or the equivalent: work in intelligence-gathering, etc…), prior to September 1944, and even fewer prior to the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944. So do not put a capital R on your opposition to one thing and another, leave us with our Resistance, and use that great word only if, by misfortune, the duty to Resist were again to arise for real.

It’s an important message from a person who actually resisted real life Nazi’s at real life personal risk to himself and his friends.

It’s also explains how Christine Ford and now Deborah Ramirez and their political allies justify their acts to themselves.

In the movie the Longest Day there is a scene when the underground is activated by a series of coded messages to commit acts of targeted sabotage in order to aid the invasion of Normandy.  One such scene involves the derailing of a train and in that scene a woman named Janine Boitard distracts a pair of German guards so her allies can plant Dynamite on the tracks and eventually pushing one off a bridge and falling with him into the water as the train is derailed.

In the minds of Ford, Ramirez and those who have been seeing imaginary Nazi’s everywhere the GOP are Nazis and with Donald Trump is their Führer.  For three years they’ve insisted that despite all evidence or lack thereof internment camps, the silencing of opposing views and violence against political enemies  are just on the horizon unless they stop him.

Now for Democrat operatives, who know this is nonsense, all of this is about power so they will play along with this fantasy and encourage it as long as it has the potential to reward them politically. It’s a cynical and dangerous thing but it’s no danger to them and anyways that’s what useful idiots are for.

One might think this is a fringe but I’ve talked to people who actually believe this, I’ve seen these folks in action in Boston and elsewhere. In their minds there is no difference between Kristallnacht and Donald Trump replacing the retiring Justice Kennedy a kinda conservative judge with Judge Kavanaugh, an actual conservative judge.

This is why Ford and Ramirez are doing what they’re doing. They don’t see themselves as liberal partisans making ungrounded and unsupported accusations against a man who has led an estimable life, to derail a Supreme Court Pick before what they consider a favorable election in November and who regardless of the result will be feted and rewarded by the left, both financially and professionally for the rest of their days.

They think this is D-Day, the GOP in general and Brett Kavanaugh are the Nazis and they are Janine Boitard risking life and limb so that the Reich might fall. And any slander, any deception and any act that might do this, is morally justified.

Just ask James T. Hodgkinson, or Farzad Fazeli or Eric Clanton.