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Opinion Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Right’s Creeping Embrace of Revolution

02:10  27 october  2021
02:10  27 october  2021 Source:   nymag.com

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Steven Bannon debate 'national divorce' between Democrat and Republican states

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Marjorie Taylor Greene (born May 27, 1974) is an American politician, businesswoman, and far- right conspiracy theorist serving as the U. S . representative for Georgia' s 14th congressional district.

Marjorie Taylor Greene . The complaints are over an ad she stars in that slaps Senate Republicans for suporting the .2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. End Citizens United filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission accusing her of violating campaign finance laws. The ad in question features Greene calling out '19 cowardly Republicans' for joining Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and the Senate Democrats to vote for the bill, which passed the Senate 69-30 in August.

When she is not filling me with shame at her presence as a member of the congressional delegation of my beloved home state of Georgia, Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is occasionally useful for her habit of coming right out and saying things here extremists colleagues think and imply but usually don’t articulate. That happened this week during an interview MTG gave to a right-wing media outlet, as the Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reported:

A “1776 moment” from January 6. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images © Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images A “1776 moment” from January 6. Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

During an appearance on conservative outlet Real America’s Voice, Greene repeated a frequent GOP talking point that the real focus of congressional investigators should be violence at Black Lives Matter protests in 2020. But while doing so, she essentially suggested the Capitol riot comported with our Founding Fathers’ vision.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene , who apologised for the Holocaust comparison in June, and Andrew Clyde, who made his claim about the rioters in May, were fined by the House ethics committee on Monday. The House mask mandate was introduced last year, lifted in June then re-applied in July, to Republican protests. Greene had already been fined twice for failing to wear a mask. On Monday, she said: “I’m taking a stand on the House floor because I don’t want the people to stand alone.” The committed conspiracy theorist and partisan bomb thrower has relentlessly courted controversy since her election

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene obviously has a lot of time on her hands these days.

The racial-justice protest violence “was an attack on innocent American people, whereas January 6th was just a riot at the Capitol,” she said. “And if you think about what our Declaration of Independence says, it says to overthrow tyrants.”

This is not a tossed-off comment or anything new for Greene, as the Post reported soon after the Capitol Riot:

References to the year 1776 and the American Revolution have grown substantially among the far-right as Trump supporters and conspiracy theorists have hinted at the possibility of a revolution in the wake of Trump’s election loss, which they view, falsely, as illegitimate. Trump allies and surrogates, including first-term Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), referred to Jan. 6 as Republicans’ “1776 moment.”

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The loss of “natural rights ” to the “foreign” Norman Nobility has become a dog whistle with the Saxon yeoman representing conservatives and the Normans representing the oppressive government (read liberals). A spokesperson for Greene accused "dirty backstabbing swamp creatures" of leaking "gossip to borderline tabloids," and added: "Be on the look out for a public release for the America First Caucus platform when it' s released publicly very soon." Why aren't they proud of their internal document?

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is perhaps best known for having shared her belief that California wildfires were deliberately started by space lasers controlled by the Rothschild family in order to seize land for a mass-transit project that was never built. Chagrined at the blowback, she later explained that she didn’t realize the Rothschilds were Jewish. Taylor Greene has clearly been looking to demonstrate her philo-Semitic bona fides

This is actually a sentiment that goes a bit deeper than its “my violence GOOOOD, your violence BAAAAAD” wrapping. In January and this week, MTG was almost certainly alluding to the time-honored right-wing extremist doctrine that whenever “patriots” decide the government is controlled by “tyrants,” they are entitled to pick up shooting irons and start trying to kill soldiers and cops and anyone else complicit in that tyranny. That is, after all, what the Founders did in 1776, right?

Indeed they did, but they did not purport to serve as leaders in the very government they were overthrowing, and certainly didn’t intend to create some permanent right of violent revolution against the Republic they created. To put it another way, you can choose to be a revolutionary or you can choose to be a Member of Congress, but you can’t be both. Once you have deemed the government a tyranny (which MTG constantly does in conflating the “Democrat Party” with communism), you pretty much need to take to the hills and stop giving interviews in and around the U.S. Capitol. That’s particularly true when the “tyranny” in question is the result of a democratic election that every available non-partisan institution has confirmed as fair.

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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene announced on Wednesday that her reelection campaign raised an astonishing .2 million in the Georgia Republican' s first three months in office, after reports detailed her embrace of conspiracy theories and support for executing prominent Democratic politicians.

Howard Johnson is right that Marjorie Taylor Greene is a bigot. Why does Marjorie Taylor Greene still have social media accounts? Why do any people in Congress who continue to spread conspiracy theories and lies still have them? Trump lost his privileges so it makes sense that Marjorie Taylor Greene and the other nut cases should too.

The treatment of right-wing insurrectionism, actual or potential, as the work of patriots as blessed by the Founders, is hardly original to Greene. It is intrinsic to the Second Amendment Absolutism that is dangerously popular among conservatives these days. The doctrine holds that the ultimate purpose of the right to bear arms is to ensure a citizenry that is willing and able to “resist tyranny,” with the meaning of “tyranny,” of course, being left up to those choosing violence to battle it. And it was also implicit in the Tea Party Era movement known as “constitutional conservatism,” which argued that conservative policy prescriptions ranging from free-market capitalism to states rights to fetal personhood were eternally embedded in the constitution in conjunction with the Declaration of Independence by the Founders, who themselves had divine sanction for their work. Thus any contrary policies imposed via democratic representative government were inherently illegitimate, warranting resistance. In unbalanced minds, that resistance would definitely justify terrorism.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was hit with 2 different ethics complaints accusing her of 'unethical and illegal' campaign spending

  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene was hit with 2 different ethics complaints accusing her of 'unethical and illegal' campaign spending End Citizens United filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics over her leadership PAC activities.The group filed a complaint with both the Federal Election Commission and the Office of Congressional Ethics, both of which focus on a recent ad in which the congresswoman urges supporters to call their members of congress and ask them to oppose the $1 trillion infrastructure bill that passed the Senate by a sweeping, 69-vote bipartisan margin last month.

The same anti-democratic creed is alive and well in MAGA circles, including the intellectuals of the Claremont Institute that serve as shock troops in the wider world, much as MTG does in Washington. “In March, one of Claremont’s senior fellows published an essay proclaiming the need for a counterrevolution against the American majority who didn’t vote for Trump,” Laura Field reports at The New Republic. “In late May, the think tank produced a podcast that gamed out how a future president might convert herself or himself into a new Caesar.”

Even absent any exotic constitutional theories, the idea that nothing must stand in the way of the correct people (e.g., Donald Trump) holding power is at the very heart of the Big Lie that inspired (and some of would say, incited) the Capitol Riot. Unfortunately, MAGA folk seem determined to claim a permanent right to power, which in every important respect is a direct and permanent threat to democracy.

FBI Autopsy of Black Man Who Was Punched and Dragged by Cops Before 2019 Death Discredits Police Claims .
The autopsy refocuses the investigation on state troopers who claim that Ronald Greene, 49, obtained his fatal injuries in a car crash following a police chaseThe autopsy, described for the Associated Press by a person who was not authorized to discuss the federal investigation and who spoke on the condition of anonymity, refocuses the investigation on the troopers involved while rejecting the claim by state police that Greene's car crash led to his fatal injuries.

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