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Anarcho-Occultist's Way Too Soon Wikibox Thread

Anarcho-Occultist

Well-known member
The Spirit Walks In Darkness
"What we need now, more than ever, is a return to normalcy. This president has discarded allies, disregarded experts in their field and sought to shred basic norms of both the law and fundamental decency. If we are to move forward as a country, we need to reestablish who we are as a country."
-Former Vice President Joe Biden, August 7, 2020

"Look, folks, Sleepy Joe-he's a loser. He's a pushover, Nobody respects him like they respect me. We beat ISIS, we beat the invisible enemy-we've won so much over the last four years. If Biden-he'll roll over. And we'll lose as a country. It'll be a disaster. A huge mistake."
-President Donald Trump, September 2, 2020

WH REPORTS INDICATE FAUCI ON 'THIN ICE' OVER RECOMMENDATION TO REVIVE STRICT QUARANTINE MEASURES AS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD REKINDLES

UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR SEPTEMBER HIT 32 MILLION

GOV. ABBOTT SAYS 'CYCLE MUST END', REFUSES TO ALLOW LOCAL QUARANTINE MEASURES

TRUMP VOWS TO 'HOLD CHINA ACCOUNTABLE' FOR CORONAVIRUS, ECONOMIC DISRUPTION

PROGRESSIVES PROTEST INCLUSION OF INCREASED IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT FUNDING IN LATEST STIMULUS BILL

POLLS INDICATE DROPPING SUPPORT FOR AMASH, HAWKINS AS ELECTION DRAWS CLOSER-BIDEN LEADS BY 4-6 POINTS NATIONALLY

IN VP DEBATE, PENCE FLOUNDERS AMIDST HARRIS ATTACKS

FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH ENDORSES BIDEN, CALLING HIM A 'STEADY-HANDED LEADER'
-Headlines of The Washington Post, September-October 2020

"At this moment, with less than three days left to go before the election, it seems likely that Biden will emerge triumphant given his consistent lead over Trump in the polls. However, caution is important given that the Clinton campaign four years ago lost crucial momentum in the final days leading up to Election Day. Additionally there remains the concern regarding how the Republicans will react to a defeat-Trump has regularly tweeted about voter fraud and the 'outbreak hoax' being a Democratic ploy to drive down turnout."
-Ezra Klein writing in Vox, November 2, 2020

"ELECTION RIGGED BY DIRTY DEMS! I will not stand for this cheating from Sleepy Joe. See you in court!"
-Donald Trump on Twitter, November 5, 2020

"The president's refusal to accept reality is disappointing, but unsurprising. We have a clear mandate from American voters and expect that Trump will fail in his effort to steal this election from its legitimate winner."
-Biden campaign spokeswoman Symone Sanders, November 7, 2020

"As an Arizonan, I stand by the president 200%. There were major voting irregularities in this state and I honestly don't see how Arizona could have gone Democrat by the margins we've seen without illegal voting. I think we must investigate and, if the Biden campaign did in fact cheat, he ought to be charged with treason."
-Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward, November 9, 2020

"This president's efforts to outright steal a presidential election are flagrantly unacceptable. This demonstrates an extreme unfitness for office and must not go unchallenged."
-Representative Steny Hoyer introducing the second round of articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, November 11, 2020

"These impeachment charges are clearly political and partisan in nature. It is the Senate's right to determine whether an impeachment trial is to be pursued and given all of the irregularities in this election, I do not deem it appropriate to dignify these charges with a trial."
-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, November 11, 2020

CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYERS ARGUE MCCONNELL'S REFUSAL TO HOLD TRIAL ILLEGAL

SUPREME COURT NARROWLY RULES TRUMP CAMPAIGN HAS RAISED 'VALID QUESTIONS' ABOUT THE LEGITIMACY OF THE ELECTION, DEMANDS A FULL AUDIT OF THE VOTES

MASS PROTESTS ERUPT IN MAJOR CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES IN RESPONSE TO SUPREME COURT RULING

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES ISSUES STATEMENT THAT TRUMP'S ACTIONS 'VERY CONCERNING', SAYS BIDEN IS THE LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT

UN RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE US TO RECOGNIZE BIDEN AS THE LEGITIMATE PRESIDENT VETOED BY US AND RUSSIAN AMBASSADORS
-Headlines of The Hill, November 2020

"The moves by the Trump administration to usurp the results of a legitimate and fair election are absolutely unacceptable. The signatories of this Compact-consisting of 26 states-recognize Joe Biden as the legitimate president of the United States and Kamala Harris as the legitimate vice president of the United States. We will not obey the orders of an aspiring autocrat."
-Governor Gavin Newsom announcing the formation of the Compact for the Constitution, December 3, 2020

"NEWSOM AND OTHER DIRTY DEMS ARE NOTHING BUT TRAITORS. Patriots know what to do!"
-Donald Trump on Twitter, December 3, 2020

"I signed the Compact as a Republican, what does that make me?"
-Governor Charlie Baker in response to the above, December 3, 2020

"The storm is upon us. The time has come to act."
-The 4chan poster known as Q, December 5, 2020

RNC VOTES TO EXPEL BAKER, HERBERT, HOGAN FROM PARTY OVER SIGNING THE COMPACT FOR THE CONSTITUTION

PRESS RELEASE FROM EUROPEAN UNION AND UK URGES TRUMP TO CONCEDE POWER TO BIDEN, TRUMP THREATENS NATO FUNDING IN RESPONSE

ATTEMPTED SHOOTINGS AT ELECTORAL COLLEGE MEETINGS IN AZ, FL, NC, MI KILL 34, INJURE 52

13 MILITIA GROUPS ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF 'AMERICAN PATRIOTIC ALLIANCE' AIMED AT THWARTING 'GLOABLIST COUP' AGAINST TRUMP

CLASHES IN THE STREETS BETWEEN BIDEN AND TRUMP SUPPORTERS KILL 63 IN SPAN OF A WEEK
-Headlines of The Washington Post, December 2020

"As of this moment, the United States Armed Forces is stuck in a very uncomfortable position given the contested nature of the presidential election. Around a quarter of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have been dismissed by Trump for encouraging him to concede power to Biden, though Biden supporters and certain units of the armed forces continue to recognize them as key military leadership. As of this time, neither Biden nor Trump have attempted to issue orders to the Armed Forces, though this will likely change in the near future. However, it is unclear which side they will ultimately come down on-the military's generally conservative lean has been weakened by Trump's rhetoric surrounding the 'deep state' and isolationist sympathies coupled with Biden's own moderation and the fact Biden internationally has more recognition as America's legitimate leader than Trump (who counts among those recognizing his government many traditional American rivals such as Russia and autocracies such as Turkey, Egypt and Hungary)."
-Excerpt from 'A House Divided' published by The Atlantic, January 2, 2021

"Repeat after me: I, Joseph Robinette Biden, do solemnly swear..."

" I, Joseph Robinette Biden, do solemnly swear..."

"....That I will faithfully execute...."

"...That I will faithfully execute..."

"....The office of president of the United States..."

"...The office of president of the United States..."

"So help me God."

"So help me God."

"Congratulations, Mr. President."
-Exchange between Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Joe Biden in Baltimore, January 20, 2021

"Repeat after me: I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear..."

" I, Donald John Trump, do solemnly swear..."

"....That I will faithfully execute...."

"...That I will faithfully execute..."

"....The office of president of the United States..."

"...The office of president of the United States..."

"So help me God."

"So help me God."

"Congratulations, Mr. President."
-Exchange between Chief Justice John Roberts and Donald Trump in Washington DC, January 20, 2021
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So good news is me from 10 months ago was overly pessimistic about the Supreme Court.

On the other hand...well I got Trump's outlook on the election right.
 

Anarcho-Occultist

Well-known member
1976

“Good evening and welcome to the first of our presidential debates.” Morton Downey, Jr.’s words came out unusually calmly for a man so famous for veering into angry rants during his broadcasts, but President Edwin Walker could respect that. He knew the importance of the pivot when it came to speaking—there was a time to show your hand and a time to only hint at it after all. “Onstage tonight we have our three candidates for the presidency. In the middle, our incumbent President-“ Downey was cut off by a flurry of applause from the audience. Walker smiled at the camera and waved briefly while mouthing ‘thank you.’ He made a mental note to thank Cohn for thoroughly vetting the audience for him—he didn’t want a repeat of what had happened to LeMay back in ’68. That had looked pretty bad, forcing his predecessor to come face-to-face with some damn pinko. “-and the nominee of the National Union Party Edwin Walker. On the left, former Governor of Georgia Lester Maddox.”

“Thank you, Morton and thank you everybody.” Maddox said in the common southern drawl. He too smiled for the camera, but Walker could tell he was a bit nervous. Good. That means he knows his place tonight. Some of his fellow members of the AIP didn’t quite get what their job was. Like Wallace, for instance. The bastard had actually thought he was entitled to compete for the White House, had the right to attack LeMay and Walker for doing what had to be done to save the country from Bolshevism. So needless to say he wasn’t given a chance to go up against Walker again this year—he didn’t know the details, but Liddy had gotten he matter taken care of.

“On the right side, we have the Liberty and Freedom nominee-“ At this, Downey was disrupted by the crowd. Boos and shouts of ‘traitor’ and ‘commie’ rained down as Downey tried to stammer through his introduction to the third man on the debate stage. “-Oregon Senator Mark Hatfield.” The Oregonian did his best to look serious yet optimistic but it was clear the audience’s reaction had rattled him. Probably should have expected a bit more, but Hatfield was nothing if not quixotic. The Liberty and Freedom Party had been banned from its founding in 1966 until last year, when Walker had generously allowed it to reestablish itself after it complied with the federal laws against Marxist or socialist political organizations by handing over socialist organizers within their ranks to federal authorities.

They were still dangerously extremist of course, demanding a return to the era of Eisenhower and Nixon politically. It saddened Walker that there were so many Americans who were ungrateful for the work he and his predecessor had done to dismantle global communism. LeMay had taken care of communism across the seas, bombing the Russians and Chinese enough that whatever hamlets survived had no choice but to go back to feudalism. He’d stumbled a bit when it came to Bolshevism within the country—sure, he’d taken care of the student groups, thwarted Johnson’s attempt to claw back power for the Reds within and stopped the integrationists cold. On the other hand, he had kept the crypto-Marxist New Deal largely intact. That had been why he ultimately had to go when he did—why Walker and some of his partners didn’t tell LeMay about Bremer until the bastard was marching towards him with a pistol.

“We will begin tonight’s debate with opening statements. The opening statements will proceed in reverse order from the polling which means we will begin with Senator Hatfield.” More boos and jeers erupted. Walker cracked a small smile as he looked at the Oregon man. This would be fun to watch—if he didn’t know his place before walking in here, he should have some idea of it now.

“I understand I am not popular in this room. And I suspect I know the reason why—” Hatfield was interrupted by even louder boos. The word ‘traitor’ was thrown about by some people. “—but that I am onstage tonight at all is a victory for the people of this country. I have been across the nation from my home state to Maine. I have seen the struggles faced by our young, our poor and the Negro population. I have been to the ruins of New York—the city that, when I was growing up, was the greatest in our nation. I have spoken to the mothers of children who were born deformed by radiation, children whose parents died of cancer on the streets.” The audience had quieted down by this point. Walker’s smile had faded. Where was he going with this? They hadn’t approved of this! Hatfield had submitted an opening statement for the approval of the Debate Committee to qualify for participation and it had been mostly banal platitudes about freedom and democracy—harmless stuff. This wasn’t harmless. “The number one question I hear in these places is why? Why must we suffer? Why must my children, parents, friends suffer? And the answer, America, is onstage with me today-“

The crowd erupted at that comment. The shouting reached a new volume. It was no longer just a few people crying ‘traitor’, but a mass of them. A few members of the audience outright began running towards the stage, likely in a bid to attack Hatfield. The Secret Service agents at the base of the stage looked at Walker for guidance. Walker mouthed “Stop them” to the guards, who proceeded to restrain the crowd. While Walker appreciated the desire to beat the bastard on television, the optics would be bad, especially given letting Hatfield participate had been crucial in alleviating social unrest. Better to do things in a more orderly fashion.

“If I may,” Walker began, speaking loudly to be heard over the roar of the crowd. “I believe Senator Hatfield’s comments were seditious in nature. What do you think?” The crowd cheered. Hatfield, notably, did not appear surprised or even concerned by this. “I think we have heard enough from the Senator for now. Mr. Downey, I think he should be kicked out from the debates.” The moderator, previously flustered and confused, seemed to regain his composure.

“Senator Hatfield, you have violated the rules of the debate. In addition to potential legal consequences, you are hereby barred from the rest of tonight’s debate and your invitation to future ones hinges on changed behavior. Is that clear?”

“Crystal.” Hatfield said. “I meant everything I said though.” More jeers erupted. Hatfield did not respond and did not move for long enough a pair of security guards proceeded to grab him and drag him out. What stuck with Walker, even as he continued to ‘debate’ Maddox, was the level of hatred carried in Hatfield’s eyes as he was dragged from the building. It frightened him enough that, by the time he left the debate, he had made a decision upon returning to his car.

“Call Bundy.” He ordered Liddy. “Tell him to take care of Mark.”
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Anarcho-Occultist

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The Reform Party is a former American political party formed originally in 1988 by American businessman Ross Perot. Perot formed the Reform Party as part of a bid to establish a party ‘unburdened by the existing system of party alliances and unmoored from unnecessary ideological rigidity.’ Perot’s Reform Party began competing in elections that same year and made some headway in both People’s Alliance and Conservative Coalition strongholds, electing a number of representatives who declared themselves no fans of the existing party system. The 1990 midterms saw Reform make additional gains, mostly at the expense of the Conservative Coalition owing to the unpopularity of President Gingrich, and some speculated the Reform Party could form an alliance of its own. Indeed, Perot in 1992 suggested the formation of a ‘Alliance for Middle America’ to leaders of the Liberal, Libertarian, Christian Democrat and New Whig Parties, though these efforts were rebuffed by party leaders. Nonetheless, Reform continued to gather strength throughout the 1990’s and into the 2000’s.

It was in 2002 that the party’s fortunes would take a turn for the worst. In 2002, Perot abruptly announced he would be retiring from politics, throwing the Reform Party into a chaotic vacuum stemming from the lack of overall leadership. The interim leadership of Reform was taken over by Richard Lamm, Perot’s running mate in the 1988 and 2000 elections. Lamm inherited a party that was gradually starting to unravel. While nominally centrist in outlook and united in opposition to multinational trade agreements, the party otherwise had a number of divisions. There were several small cliques—the ‘Natural Law Caucus’ of John Hagelin and Marianne Williamson, the Freak Power Party led by former journalist Hunter S. Thompson and the American Renaissance Alliance of Jared Taylor and David Duke. However, all three of these groups remained fairly fringe overall in the party. The bigger divide that existed was between the ‘Independent Reformers’ and the ‘National Reformers.’

The Independent Reformers took their name from a key element of their goals: they wanted the Reform Party to be truly independent not only of the pettiness of major party alliances but of dominance by corporate interests and groups viewed by the members as bigoted. The Independent Reformers has been among those who encouraged Perot to select retired Senator Eugene McCarthy as his running mate in 1992. Now, though, the group was headed by Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska, one of the closest things the Reform Party had to an elder statesman. Gravel had originally been aligned to the Liberal Party in the 1970’s, but in the years since had drifted further to the left. Now Gravel and his allies, which included Governor Jesse Ventura and former New York City Mayor Lenora Fulani, wanted Reform to become a vehicle for stronger changes. These changes included renouncing corporate donations, adding planks to the party platform calling for more direct democracy, expelling the American Renaissance Alliance from the party and abandoning the platform’s neutrality on social issues in favor of strong liberal stances.

The Independent Reformers had their near-mirror image in the form of the National Reformers. The National Reformers had once had their preferred choice, former Virginia Congressman Pat Buchanan, challenge Perot for the nomination in 1996. The National Reformers’ leadership currently was centered on Colorado Governor Tom Tancredo and former Reform Party Senate candidate Tucker Carlson. Tancredo and Carlson viewed the goal of the Reform Party quite differently from the Independent Reformers. They viewed it as Reform’s job to protect America as a nation and defined that nation in a much more right-wing way. They retained Reform’s heterodox economic stances on things like trade and environmentalism. However, the National Reformers sought to move the party towards the right on social issues, embracing immigration restrictions, a national abortion ban and stopping the ‘homosexual agenda’ from gaining further acceptance. The National Reformers had the cliques they wanted to expel from the party too—not the white nationalists that Gravel wished to kick out, but instead the ‘anarchist’ Freak Power Party members and members of the Natural Law Caucus who they accused of ‘anti-Christian stances.’

The 2003 Reform National Convention was expected to be contentious. Lamm had hoped that as someone of a more moderate temperament and with stances both sides sympathized with—more liberal ideas on economics for the Independents, anti-immigrant sentiment for the Nationals—he might be able to maintain order and control. However, Lamm’s efforts utterly failed. Within an hour, most of the delegates had voted to remove Lamm from the position as chair of the Reform Party. This was incidentally the only moment that the Independent and National Reformers came together over the course of the meeting. Each clique put up their own candidate for chair—the Nationalists attempting to install Buchanan while the Independents sought to name Representative Tim Penny to the position. Attempts to alter the platform likewise met with clashes—moderates in the party often simply working to block all proposals considered controversial to the chagrin of both sides. By the third day, order had returned—thanks to about 75% of attendees having walked out. The remnants of the Reform Party slogged on to 2004, but fell below the newly formed groups. The Independent Reform Party and the National Reform Party both eclipsed the original and soon settled as parties of their own, eventually gravitating towards the coalitions members of both groups had often railed against.
 

Anarcho-Occultist

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It had been a rough time for the United States leading up to the 1980 election. The resignation of Nixon over Watergate and the ascension of his unelected Vice President George Bush to the White House had been a troubling time. Bush’s insistence on trying to hold the line in Vietnam up until the last minute left him woefully unpopular and paved the way for the rise of Senator George McGovern in the 1976 Democratic primaries. Senator McGovern had been the runner-up in 1972, narrowly losing to Muskie in the primaries and at the convention. While at the time he had seemed a radical and even in 1976 was made out to be one as he selected fellow antiwar Senator Mike Gravel to be his running mate, he managed to nonetheless crush President Bush in a landslide. McGovern promised many things: détente, amnesty for those who avoided the draft, universal healthcare, ethics in government. And to his credit he did try his damn hardest to make those promises reality. Unfortunately Congress was reluctant to play ball. Crises he inherited refused to go away and new ones dawned over the course of his term. Perhaps his assassination at the hands of the Manson acolyte Squeaky Fromme helped salvage his legacy in a sense in the end.

That left Vice President Gravel in the position of President of the United States going into 1979. Gravel shared the McGovern agenda. Unfortunately Gravel had one big problem that the sympathy following McGovern’s death couldn’t overcome: he was just not that good at being likeable, at least to his fellow politicians. His efforts to push through more direct democracy, better healthcare and strengthened voting rights floundered amidst a hostile relationship with Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. Gravel did make overtures to the party at large by selecting the union-friendly Adlai Stevenson III as his Vice President. But overall, Gravel’s friction with Congress coupled with unstable oil markets, problems in Iran and claims his nuclear policy mounted to appeasement seemed to leave an opening for the Republicans. The GOP had not been without its struggles—the legacy of Watergate loomed large and the party’s conservatives had become divided after former Governor Ronald Reagan died in a plane crash just after announcing a primary challenge to President Bush—sparking conspiracy theories on the fringes and leaving uncertainty of how to proceed for that wing of the party. Ultimately, conservatives would rally behind New York Senator James Buckley, affectionately known as ‘the Buck’ to his fans. The brother of William F. Buckley selected South Carolina Governor William Westmoreland as his running mate as a symbol of the revived American power he planned to bring.

There were other candidates on the ballot too—independent Tom McCall and Libertarian Eugene Burns each got around 3% of the vote for instance—but it was a Buckley vs. Gravel race. And it was clear from the get-go it would be a narrow one. Gravel had a number of advantages—incumbency and sympathy being at the top of the list, just ahead of wariness about Buckley leading America into another quagmire war on Westmoreland’s advice. But Buckley had some too. Many looked at the liberalism of McGovern and Gravel and had begun to balk. Things seemed like they might be moving a bit too fast. And their plans weren’t working—look at Iran! Look here at home! The competing advantages and disadvantages made the election widely seen as too close to call going in. And few could have seen the outcome. A few thousand votes in the state of New York—that was what it had come down to. And there would be many, many lawsuits and recounts to verify the results. But in the end, the initial call held. Despite a popular vote loss, it was James Buckley would be inaugurated as president on January 20, 1981. All Gravel could do was take solace in his popular vote win and keep his eyes on how things proceeded while devouring as many Grover Cleveland biographies as he could find…
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Anarcho-Occultist

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Twitter inspired me.
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Ted Cruz is a Canadian-American paranormal investigator best known for hosting Ghost Investigations from 2009 to 2014 and for the CruzinForGhosts YouTube channel since 2016. Cruz was born in Calgary, but brough to the United States shortly after. Cruz attributes his interest in supernatural phenomenon to the death of his father, Rafael Cruz, in 1981 after a car accident. After his father’s death, Cruz became fascinated by the idea of contacting his spirit and according to his own accounts attempted to conduct seances to speak to his late father over a dozen times from 1981 to 1984. Cruz claims that he was able to say goodbye to his father during the final séance, but subsequently became more interested in more modern methods of looking into ghosts and other spirits. Cruz became active as a paranormal investigator in 1994, appearing in various documentaries about hunting for ghosts. Some of Cruz’s footage from the 1990’s has become popularly cited evidence for the existence of ghosts—for instance, Cruz’s Bragg Road footage from 1998 remains unexplained and even doubters have conceded it would be difficult (though not impossible) to fake.

Cruz’s stature as a paranormal investigator grew from 2009 onwards when he began hosting Ghost Investigations on the History Channel. Cruz ultimately quit the show when he got into a feud with Senator Chuck Grassley that ended with Cruz posting an expletive-laden thread attacking Grassley for being a ‘fucking Nazi.’ Cruz subsequently would launch CruzinForGhosts in 2016, which is one of the most popular paranormal investigation YouTube channels. Cruz has earned renewed popularity in recent years owing to his three collaborations with the crew of Buzzfeed Unsolved and for his Twitter account, which is generally found humorous. Cruz still has faced controversy, however—most notably for his 2020 violation of guidelines intended to prevent covid-19 when he held a 60-person birthday party at his home in Houston. Cruz apologized for doing so, but it is still held against him.
 
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