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By John Zmirak, The Stream, May 21, 2024

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or coauthor of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. His newest book is No Second Amendment, No First.


The day after the January 6 election integrity rally was infiltrated by FBI provocateurs, attacked by Capitol Police, and slandered as an “insurrection,” I was one of the first writers in America reckless enough to tell the truth. I wrote a column which appeared here on Jan. 8, 2021, “The Republic Has No Clothes: Lessons from Storming the Capitol.”

Knowing that lickspittle anti-Trump toadies (including some former friends) were already smearing critics of election fraud as members of a “Trump insanity pact,” I purposely made the piece as highbrow as possible to intimidate them into turning snobbery into silence. It worked. None of them ever mentioned me or contacted me again.

But those literary references weren’t just for decoration; I was making a point. We are living through something like a Greek tragedy, or a Kafka novel, or The Matrix: ….

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