Suppose They Held an Inauguration and Nobody Came?

Suppose They Held an Inauguration and Nobody Came?
The presidential inaugural platform is under construction in front of the U.S. Capitol, as part of the West Front lawn is closed to the public on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 9, 2020. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
Roger L. Simon

The increasingly fascistic American left is setting a trap for the rest of their fellow citizens—often termed “deplorables,” but more appropriately dubbed “normals” by Kurt Schlichter—by warning that we intend violence all over the country during Joe Biden’s inauguration.

This is nonsense, of course, but any kind of demonstration can be declared violent by a complaisant media or, more ominously, manipulated in that direction by provocateurs, with the slightest incident magnified beyond recognition.

Part of their intent is clearly to undermine the Second Amendment—actually to disarm us.

Another part is to justify yet more censorship and “canceling,” furthering their assault on the No. 1 principle that makes America America: freedom of speech.

Do not fall for it. There is a much better way to protest the inauguration.

Don’t show up!

When I say don’t show up, I mean really don’t show up.

Don’t protest the inauguration in any way, not in Washington, not at your state house, nowhere. Ignore the whole thing. Don’t even watch the event on television or stream it on any of your devices.

Let Bret Baier blather away all by himself, with or without Martha McCallum. That means no Newsmax or OAN, too.

And, especially, don't watch their “Virtual Inaugural Parade.” Turn it into a ratings disaster.

I know you will be tempted, but don’t do it. Not even a glimpse. Ignore, ignore, ignore.

You must have something better to do, such as fixing that leaky faucet in the guest bathroom once and for all, or finally installing that second peg board in the garage that’s still in its shrink wrap.

Put another way: Suppose they held an inauguration and nobody came?

This is the proper way to protest this particular inauguration, a just response to an election with serious allegations of fraud that were never remotely investigated, not even for the paltry 10 days proposed by a handful of senators as a last resort.

A presidential inauguration is a celebration of democracy. There is nothing to celebrate here.

The proper visual image of this inauguration should be a cluster of lonely Democrat politicians and their media friends surrounded by ... nothing ... emptiness.

Well, not entirely empty. Maybe significant phalanxes of police and National Guard watching over violent disturbances that obviously never happened, an image—fittingly—out of North Korea.

So what do we do now?

Take notes. Remember everything they are doing and everything they say.

Just this week, speaking of violence, we learned the lead attorney for one of their most “sainted” outlets, PBS, wanted to throw Molotov cocktails at the White House and have our children taken away by the Department of Homeland Security, Chinese Communist Party-style, to re-education camps.

It’s just more evidence so many in the left have already earned their MP degrees, as in Masters of Projection.

So, patience, grasshopper, this isn't the time for demonstrations. That time will come. Give them a chance to hang themselves a little more, because, like the PBS attorney, they surely will.

They’re only just getting started. Give them a month or two in power and watch what happens.

Now is the time for us to organize, to understand on whom we can rely and whom we can’t. They’re revealing themselves every day.

We are, after all, half the country—and likely to be more than half soon enough because our ideas are so much better and they are getting the opportunity to put their wretched ones into action.

There will be a time—not far away—for demonstrations. Big ones.

Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, editor-at-large for The Epoch Times. His most recent books are “The GOAT” (fiction) and “I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already” (nonfiction). Find him on Parler @rogerlsimon
Views expressed in this article are opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.
Roger L. Simon is an award-winning novelist, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, co-founder of PJMedia, and now, columnist for The Epoch Times. His latest book “American Refugees” will be published by Encounter Jan. 9, 2024 and is available for pre-order now. “Roger Simon is among the many refugees fleeing blue state neoliberalism, and he’s written the best account of our generation’s greatest migration.”—Tucker Carlson.