Donald Trump has been indicted, essentially for the crime of being Donald Trump and opposing the Left’s total hegemony over everything. But as Trump himself has often warned, they’re not really after him, they’re after us, and he is just in the way. A 33-year-old Trump supporter named Douglass Mackey discovered the truth of that adage in the worst possible way on Friday, the first day of America as a Leftist banana republic in which foes of the regime are targeted solely for their opposition to that regime. Mackey was convicted of election interference and faces up to ten years in prison, all because of a meme he tweeted during the 2016 election. Yes, you read that right: a meme.
Back during the wild and woolly days of that campaign, according to a Friday press release from the “Justice” Department, Mackey, under the name Ricky Vaughn, “established an audience on Twitter with approximately 58,000 followers. A February 2016 analysis by the MIT Media Lab ranked Mackey as the 107th most important influencer of the then-upcoming Presidential Election.” The Justice for Democrats Department didn’t bother to explain exactly what it means to have held a position so illustrious as that of the 107th most important influencer of the 2016 presidential election. How did the DOJ go about determining this? Did it somehow discover that Mackey/Vaughn had induced a certain number of people to change their votes, but that 106 other people had gotten people to change more votes?
These are actually important questions because on Friday, Mackey was convicted “by a federal jury in Brooklyn of the charge of Conspiracy Against Rights stemming from his scheme to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.” That’s what he faces ten years in prison for doing. Mackey’s “conspiracy” was really quite simple. While the language the Department Formerly Associated with Justice used sounds quite weighty and conjures up images of Mackey meeting in dark rooms with other sinister figures to plot ways to sabotage voting machines or prevent people from being able to enter polling places, what they’re really talking about is a meme.
One of the ten-years-in-the-slammer memes can be seen here. Vaughn tweeted a photo of what looked like a Hillary ad, but was actually a parody of a Hillary ad. The caption read: “Avoid the line. Vote from home. Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925. Vote for Hillary and be a part of history.” The Justice Unless You Support Trump Department explained that this was a heinous crime because “Mackey conspired with other influential Twitter users and with members of private online groups to use social media platforms, including Twitter, to disseminate fraudulent messages that encouraged supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to ‘vote’ via text message or social media which, in reality, was legally invalid.” Yeah, wow, doggonit, that sounds terrible. Thousands, maybe even millions, of people, must have been bamboozled by the 107th most important influencer of the then-upcoming Presidential Election to send in a text and think they had voted, right?
Wrong. The Justice Department, according to the Post Millennial, “was unable to provide evidence that anyone was deceived by the meme.” Not even a single person. What’s more, at least one memester on the other side did exactly the same thing, and was never arrested or tried and faces no prison time. On Nov. 8, 2016, which was election day, Kristina Wong tweeted a video of a Trump supporter with the caption: “Hey Trump Supporters! Skip poll lines at #Election2016 and TEXT in your vote! Text votes are legit. Or vote tomorrow on Super Wednesday!” Not only was Kristina Wong never prosecuted, but her tweet is still live. Yet she did exactly the same thing Douglass Mackey did. She just had the good sense to do it against Trump, rather than against Hillary.
The rotten, corrupt, politicized remains of the Justice Department, however, were full to the brim of their own righteousness on Friday. U.S. Attorney Breon Peace proclaimed, “Mackey has been found guilty by a jury of his peers of attempting to deprive individuals from exercising their sacred right to vote for the candidate of their choice in the 2016 Presidential Election.” The contemporary American Left, one of the most impious and God-hating political movements in the history of the world, loves to affect piety at times like this, but Peace’s statement was a particularly nauseating example of this phenomenon. The right to vote is “sacred”? No, Peace. I’m all for voting in free, fair, unrigged elections, but be serious: the right to vote is not held as sacred in any religious tradition on the face of the earth. What you’re actually saying is that your corrupt and self-serving system is part of your secular religion, and that Mackey is a heretic from that religion; he has been duly found guilty and will be burned at the stake.
And this is just day one. Imagine what America will be like once the banana republic has been fully in power for a few years.
Spurwing Plover says
Biden supporters need to rethink their voting next year or we’ll end up with a Fourth Reich under Biden and the Democrats
Joe Biden says
C’mon man, the voting machine programmers owe me big time and any minority who votes gets 1.5 votes cause they’re, well they’re minorities and not white skinned.
Jeez you MAGA folks are dumb.
Handler #5 says
The emissaries are complaining about how you keep drifting off to sleep during your arranged meetings, so they’re demanding a discount on the Hunter paintings.
Also, Xi sent over more requests along with a not-so-subtile hint about those compromising videos of Hunter.
Joe Biden says
Zzzzzz, C’mon man don’t wake me in the afternoon.
Come on Man, “I’m having the best time of my life, I’m not really running things, its they guys behind the curtain.”
Goodnight Irene says
It’s not going to be the Fourth Reich. It’s going to Soviet Russia.
Dan Foster says
How about checking out what the Eastern District of New York posted regarding the case:
He was part of a conspiracy, he made his “meme” look like an actual ad. He actually claimed to speak for the Clinton campaign.
Meanwhile, Ms. Wong was only speaking for herself. It was identified as an official advert and the tone was clearly sarcastic.
These are not the same thing.
angelo barbato says
I’m just back from a 24 hour ban on Metas’s messenger for anti Biden posting!
David Ray says
The same shrew that tried to secure jail time for Billy Dale, head of the Travel Office.
Hillary, a malignant narcissistic, fumed over the press for covering the firing of the Press Release Office – something only she remembered. Therefore, in order to look justified in firing the Travel Office employees, she decided to sic the IRS and the FBI on Billy Dale.
It wasn’t a smart move on her part. Back then the MSM wasn’t completely corrupt, and her goal of garnering good press backfired big time.
How many lamps & vases that Hillary smashed in a rage isn’t known. What is known is Billy Dale lost his life savings defending himself. At least he beat the rap. Mackey’s guilt was prearranged – courtesy of a Soros prosecutorial junta.
Hillary, a slow learner, did learn one thing – she learned that she could engage in criminal misconduct and never see a jail cell. (Billy Dale learned learned that voting democrat got you two grifting scumbags for the price of one.)
This says more about the abject stupidity, gullibility, and confusion regarding voting generated by the left’s usurpation of voting law, and takeover of our education system, than it does by some meme maker, who only pointed it out. Whether the jury was crooked, or merely ignorant doesn’t really matter.
Pointedly, none of the many leftists who have done this exact same thing, have, are, or will be prosecuted for this. Our juditial system is compromised, like the left always said it was, but now with soros’ money, has actually made it so.
Brace yourselves and prepare for the long night, for it is apon us. And don’t think you won’t eat bugs to stay alive. My uncle, left behind in the Phillipines(Mindoro) warned me, after they ate all the monkeys and snakes. Sad times in possibly the apex(God loves irony) of humanity, sell your life dearly. This case is a wakeup call, for any that can see it.
Carl Burg says
The Banana Republic has been in power for just over 3 years, ever since the Kung Flu was released. Trump unclicked the velvet rope for the insurrection, when he didn’t re-open the US by Easter 2020.
Hopefully there will be an appeal and a judge and jury that aren’t frothing at the mouth partisan Democrats will throw this Stalinist style case out.
We hope, but it can’t be counted on. While Democrats empty the prisons of murderous and rapists, it’ll be making room for Republicans.
rocco barbella says
Who are the geniuses that found him guilty?
David Ray says
They were well paid.
Scarlet Pimpernel says
They went to New York communist schools.
I guess none of these people remember Dick Tuck. He was a Democratic prankster who, in the pre-digital era, played “practical jokes” on Republican candidates for years and was celebrated rather than imprisoned for it. FWIW, the Democrats deny bail and imprison people for years without trial for “parading” at the Capitol, repeatedly persecute Trump, delay and deny tax-exempt status for conservative groups, and prosecute Mr. Mackey, abortion opponents, etc. to send a message to the rest of us. That message is that non-compliance with, and opposition to, the Leftist project will not be tolerated and will be punished. I never thoight I would live to see this in the U.S.
If we are going to make satire a crime, better indite the entire staff of Mad magazine, past and present.
Onzeur Trante says
I imagine a gulag from sea to shining sea.
Spurwing Plover says
Just wait for them to ban everything that upsets the pathetic little snowflakes there would be nothing at all left
David Elstrom says
More evidence that we are in a post-constitutional Soviet-style America where jokes can get you tossed into the gulag.
Scarlet Pimpernel says
They went to New York public schools or Harvard; same thing.
Welcome to Oceania, comrades. They are the Borg. You WILL be assimilated.
Dan Foster says
The problem is you are misrepresenting what the case was:
“…Mackey conspired with other influential Twitter users and with members of private online groups to use social media platforms…to disseminate fraudulent messages that encouraged supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to “vote” via text message or social media which…was legally invalid. …on November 1, 2016, in or around the same time that Mackey was sending tweets suggesting the importance of limiting “black turnout,” the defendant tweeted an image depicting an African American woman standing in front of an “African Americans for Hillary” sign. The ad stated: “Avoid the Line. Vote from Home,” “Text ‘Hillary’ to 59925,” and “Vote for Hillary and be a part of history.” The fine print at the bottom of the deceptive image stated: “Must be 18 or older to vote. One vote per person. Must be a legal citizen of the United States. Voting by text not available in Guam, Puerto Rico, Alaska or Hawaii. Paid for by Hillary For President 2016.” The tweet included the typed hashtag “#ImWithHer,” a slogan frequently used by Hillary Clinton….”
His meme was designed to look like an official ad. It even used that stupid hashtag “ImWithHer”.
Meanwhile to woman you are trying to target posted a video that in no way claims to be official Ms. Wong actually made it clear that it was something she was doing on her own. She never said it was from the Trump campaign.
Larry Curly Moe says
Actually, the DoJ should thank him, for he just highlighted another method to rig another election- for if people could only text in their vote, then the Dems could manipulate the data, route it through CCP servers, and of course text in your vote as much as you want (as long as you vote for the left).
American made says
This bat witch is evil. 33000 email deleted. Phone smashed. Etc and she gets zippy nsda nothing.
John Reese says
Bill really was/is the epitome low life, but when you look at Hillary, hard not to be a little sympathetic.
V Menases says
While Black Panther thugs were outside of polls in Philly brandishing clubs and shouting slurs at white voters and the Obama/Holder/Biden DOJ let it go.
The Occult is rising and those who are in league with Satan are part of it. In Leviticus 20 the Lord tells Moses and the Israelites or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molleck to be put to death. In 20:6 the Lord says: “I will set my face against anyone who turns to mediums and spiritists to prostitute themselves by following them, and I will put them off from their people. Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I Am the Lord your God. 8. Keep my decrees and follow them. I Am the Lord who makes you holy.
America now sacrifices her children to abortion, and many other ways that are destroying the little ones, vaccines included. God is a God of love Exodus 34:6, and a God of life who prohibits murder and encourages practices that lead to health and happiness, and shows special concern for CHILDREN. Deuteronomy 30:15, Totally opposite of the Pagan Gods and pagans, who encourage human sacrifice. These pagan practices are an abomination to God and he will eventually destroy any nation that practices them, and that includes pediphilia. Take heed because we are in Judgment, there’s no doubt about it!