Send in the Clowns

After months of watching our country being torn apart by riots and the burning of cities, an election stolen by domestic and foreign actors while having two branches of government basically tell 75 million Americans to shove it, we’re now seeing the absolute hypocrisy of the radical left who wants to impeach the President a second time. Welcome to the circus!

“Don’t you love farce?
My fault, I fear
I thought that you’d want what I want-
Sorry my dear
But where are the clowns?
Quick, send in the clowns
Don’t bother they’re here”
(“Send in the Clowns,” song by Stephen Sondheim)

It seems Pelosi and the D.C. Swamp are so obsessed with Trump derangement it’s not enough to steal the election from him. Now they want to obliterate him and punish and silence his supporters using the tragic events of January 6th as a pretext. This, after months of ignoring and tacitly encouraging riots and violence in our cities that resulted in billions of dollars in damage and loss of life. The hypocrisy here is staggering, to say the least.

Add to the surreal, our modern-day robber barons—Google, Twitter, Amazon, and Apple—are busy destroying their competition while suppressing our free speech. Anyone associated with supporting Trump are losing their jobs, being de-platformed and canceled, all eerily similar to tactics used by communist regimes to crack down on dissidents.

First, let me say that there is no true supporter of freedom and rule of law who is not absolutely horrified by what happened on January 6th at the Capitol Building. Very much the opposite of Antifa and BLM, Trump supporters have protested peacefully, even graciously, at every other event. Many of them are everyday working-class people who have brought family to these rallies that often resemble festivals more than protests. Actually, it’s a very diverse group, but all have one thing in common—while acknowledging its faults, they truly love our country and the Constitution.

Which makes what happened on January 6th so puzzling…and makes any thinking person suspicious.

There’s no question that some Trump supporters went into the Capitol building (a few dozen out of about a million people there). Actually, we’ve seen video of them being let into the building by the Capitol police, which is also quite puzzling (not exactly storming the Capitol!)

And there’s evidence of bad actors from the radical right. But they were strange bedfellows at this tragic event. For instance, what was known QAnon conspiracy nut-job, Jake Angeli, doing talking to Pelosi’s son-in-law on the day of the riots? (See picture below.)

We also have proof that there were bad actors from Antifa and BLM involved in this “storming the Capitol.”

So, what were these Antifa dudes doing walking with the self-professed ‘QAnon Shaman?’

Then, we have the following report that includes video from a known BLM activist, John Sullivan, encouraging people to break through the barriers and go into the Capital building.

Left-Wing Activist Encouraged Intruders Inside Capitol, Urged Police to Leave Post

“On Jan. 2, Sullivan wrote in a tweet: “[Expletive] The System – Time To Burn It All Down.  #blm #antifa #burn #[expletive]thesystem #abolishcapitalism #abolishthepolice #acab #[expletive]trump.”

I wonder why Twitter doesn’t cancel his account?

Here’s a quote from the article:

“Sullivan sounds ecstatic about the experience.

“I never would have imagined that we would be here,” he says, talking to another man.

The woman then turns to Sullivan saying, “Let me give you a hug now. We did it. You were right. We did it.”

Then there’s this BLM activist, Logan Grimes, arrested outside the Capitol building…

Man Arrested Outside Capitol Black Lives Matter Supporter, Not Trump Supporter: Family

So…would you normally associate these characters as regular Trump supporters?

Uh…no.

Again, that’s not to say that legitimate supporters were not involved, possibly incited by these provocateurs. We all know how people in crowds can be provoked to do things contrary to their normal nature. This is the madness of the mob.

But there’s also evidence that Antifa operatives were planning some “false flag” tactics in advance of the rally in order to discredit the movement.

War correspondent, Michael Yon, was interviewed by Joshua Phillip recently on “Crossroads.” Yon was on the scene, and based on his professional training and experience with warfare subversion tactics, suspects that a lot of the agitation and incitement to violence came from agent provocateurs within the crowd.

The following video is very informative for anyone interested in digging deeper into what actually happened in D.C. Yon explains terms like “agent provocateur,” “false flag,” and “Hong Kong tactics” and how these appear to have been employed on January 6th. I recommend you watch it (before it also gets censored by the big tech thought-police).

Honestly, it’s going to take some time to sort out exactly who the perpetrators were and their party affiliations. Again, this is not to say that legitimate protesters angry and frustrated with how they’ve been treated and dismissed for months, ignored or vilified by the media while witnessing their government fail them at every level, weren’t involved.

But to say that Trump himself incited the violence and that this characterizes his supporters is just not true, not to mention, a hypocritical farce considering who is accusing him!

I don’t like anything about the “D.C. Swamp” and I don’t consider myself a Republican or a Democrat, although I do love this country and I’m very much for the Constitution and the freedoms we’ve all enjoyed under its protection. But it seems many who govern us and those we didn’t vote for but rule over our information, are trying to run this country off these rails, which is why I have posted these articles during this crazy election cycle. I will continue to hold out hope that our nation moves away from this dystopian precipice, but my trust is in the Lord and His Kingdom, not in governments.

The truth is, there are extremist nut-jobs on both the left and right, which leaves people like us stuck in the middle…and that reminds me of another song!

“Yes, I’m stuck in the middle with you
And I’m wondering what it is I should do
It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face
Losing control, yeah, I’m all over the place
Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right
Here I am, stuck in the middle with you” (“Stuck in the Middle with You,” written by Joe Egan, Gerry Rafferty).

Which brings us back to where I started. All I can say is…send in the clowns….there ought to be clowns…don’t bother, they’re here.”

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 40 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.
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18 Responses to Send in the Clowns

  1. LightWriters says:

    This goes beyond clowns snd grace. It is a planned takeover which equals treason. The world is watching. Prayers for God’s great triumph in the face of evil.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, please pray! And you’re absolutely right, it’s beyond clowns. I have never seen such blatant evil triumph in America like this in my lifetime. Trump exposed the greedy political swamp and all its evil machinations, and now the swamp is wanting revenge. They think they won, and now they want to cover the whole thing up (with their marketing arm, the MSM), destroy Trump and his followers, and go back to business as usual. But it’s too late, they have been exposed for what they are. And this is much bigger than Trump or this election. I don’t know how long it will take, but the battle for our nation’s soul is definitely not over. 75 million Americans (and growing) won’t let it go.

  2. pkadams says:

    I really think it is a 3rd group who is manipulating this both sides, causing outrage and hate to divide us. The Democrats in office are idiots, Biden is a puppet, their plans are going to bankrupt us , no doubt. But I feel like the election fraud was done to enrage Trump supporters to the point of violence and create such chaos that this 3rd party can attack. Who? Could be one anti-American country or a group of them. I always heard that the commies would subvert from within to destroy us.

    • Mel Wild says:

      There’s some truth to that. I shared a video about that in my post, “Subterfuge, Suppression, and hope for our future.” We do know that foreign operatives have been involved in the election, but they’ve also been working in the shadows for decades to undermine our country.

      Interesting point on this, my own newly-elected congresswoman for our district just asked Pelosi why there’s a subscription to “China Daily,” a known propaganda rag for the Chinese Communist Party, sent to her office everyday. She asked to have it stopped. And that’s just one small case in point on who’s been influencing the swamp.

  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    There are far too many questions here. I believe that the easy entrance, the military like apparel and helmets along with weapons and warlike attitude of the those who stirred this violence screams for a thorough investigation. Our president has not always been the voice of tact, but to silence him or any American that doesn’t agree with their agenda, should be charged with treason. Breaking the first amendment is one of the first steps in destroying a democracy. I also believe that God is still in control and we as a nation need to return to Him for comfort and hope for the future.

    • Mel Wild says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more. Those who incited the violence were not your typical Trump supporters. And now the left is using this as a pretext to punish anyone associated with Trump, and to further their radical Marxist agenda. And the way to do this is to suppress our First Amendment rights. These greedy big tech oligarchs are out of control and need to be held accountable. They have grown fat and rich from the pandemic and shutdown, now they think they are above the law.

      Someone at our church calls 2021, twenty-twent-we-won! God is in control and we’re fighting from victory. So we don’t lose heart, even when everything seems to be going in the wrong direction. And, yes this is a perfect time for people to turn to God. 🙂

  4. All great nations and empires last about 250 years, then they self-destruct. Look it up. We will be 250 years old in 2026. Pray for our nation as Jeremiah did.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, that’s true. Human governments have a shelf-life because of greed and lust for power. What has made us unique is our Constitution, which brilliantly mitigates against human nature, which is why we’ve been so stable for so long. The Founding Fathers knew not to trust human governments, but put in checks and balances. But what’s scary about 2020 is that we made a significant shift toward shredding our rights under the Constitution, so we weren’t protected from election fraud and other evils perpetrated against our country. Furthermore, our universities have brainwashed our youth for decades with Marxist ideology. But everywhere Marxism (socialism, communism, etc.) has been embraced it has destroyed that culture and removed human freedom. And the further we move away from our constitutional form of government, the more likely we will fail and join the other failed nations in the ash heap of history.

  5. jeffw5382 says:

    This happened incrementally and now it seems the stage is set. The “clowns” can say whatever they want, and the corrupt media will support their assertions. The double standard is appalling. The actual majority’s will is being ignored. I feel that along with prayer and steadfast faith, we need to trust that a way will emerge. The tech giants have control of our ways of communication and can monitor everything. pkadams brings up a good point, who are the “clowns” representing? besides themselves. How will the resistance (us) communicate and bring a government for and by the people back? I do trust that, The Conductor (God) of the symphony’s orchestration is unfolding as it is intended.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Yes, the Swamp and Big Tech’s reign of terror is in full swing right now. We might as well be Communist China the way people are being rounded up and silenced. It’s appalling. We are seeing how they bully and cancel people so that dissenters will give in and renounce their allegiance to anything these oligarchs disagree with. This is why we see so many resigning now and renouncing Trump; they’re protecting their own political butts so they can get hired in the future. It’s just outright evil.

      I think we who want America to be America again have a long battle ahead of us. As you and others have said, this didn’t just happen overnight, and it won’t be changed overnight. But Trump exposed the evil for what it is, and what has been seen cannot be unseen. And, yes, God is the Great Conductor, we can trust Him and see Him work in and through this all.

  6. Great songs, Mel! Tragic confession here, but I am way more familiar with “stuck in the middle with you” and “send in the clowns,” than I am with most worship music. That’s okay, God can use anything to speak to us, but it does say something about where my focus often is! I’m often caught up in culture and politics, and not in praise and worship. I of course, live in an asylum run by clowns the 9th circuit of hell, the Mad Hatter’s tea party 24/7. Yep, it is crazy-making, especially if you are a sensible person who likes the truth to rule the day.

    I agree with everything you’ve said, except I think this kind of evil has always ruled our government, it is just that due to modern technology and communication those who are willing to look are seeing it all in living color. Yes, they lie, cheat, shut down the lines of communication, persecute the innocent, escape justice themselves, and then meet up to give themselves a big raise the next day. That is not an unusual thing, that is the norm, business as usual. It’s wrong, it’s not okay, but it is the way it is. I think one thing President Trump has done is showed us we can hope for more, for better. Nearly half of us don’t even vote in this country, haven’t for decades, primarily because we can’t even hope, dream, or imagine a fair election. So maybe all this sifting is helping to get all Americans on the same page, because once we unite, they’re finished. All these divisions they’ve created are just a desperate attempt to hang onto power.

    • Mel Wild says:

      Where you’ve lived, in “the ninth circuit of hell,” seems to have been unleashed on our whole country! They’ve all lost their minds, and we suffer the consequences of their foolishness. Watching what’s going on is just surreal. How did we get stuck into some bad dystopian movie! 🙂

      I agree with you about what Trump did. He exposed the beast that has been running unhindered by both parties for a long time. He showed us that it doesn’t have to be that way which, as you said, is why so many people, both conservative and liberal, voted for him. And this is why the left had to pull out all the stops in the battleground states to rig the election in order to overcome his overwhelming popularity with the people. But this subterfuge cannot be unseen. The truth is out now, as much as the MSM tried to suppress it.

      My hope is that people who had hope for the first time won’t give up hope because of what’s happened. We have a God of the impossible! He’s the One who raised Lazarus from the dead long after all had given up hope! And if we stand strong in the face of tyranny, eventually enough people will wake up to what’s happening and stand against it, too. It may take a long time, but it’s worth fighting for.

  7. Tammy says:

    I’m pretty much done with our political process. God bless Trump for trying to drain the swamp, but it was too big, too deep and too far reaching. Only A God that is bigger than that can fix this mess, if He wants. I’m not sure that is His plan. We all know this world would get worse before His return. I will pray for our country, but my focus will be on the God of the Universe. I want to be present for His plan and not distracted by the circus, as you do aptly described it. I will also pray for Trumps protection as it’s obvious they intend to ruin him, and his family after he leaves office.

    • Mel Wild says:

      I totally get your frustration, Tammy. It’s emotionally draining to watch our government totally ignore justice and rule of law, and see evil triumph. And I totally agree about the distraction. As followers of Jesus, our primary focus must always be on the Kingdom of God. That’s the ONLY place where we will find righteousness, peace, and joy (Rom.14:17). To think that we can find any of these things in human governments is delusional.

      What you’re sharing is primarily why I don’t like politics. I don’t normally get involved and there is nothing that excites me about either party. There’s nothing new about the “Swamp” in that regard. It’s mostly self-serving politicians driven by greed and hanging on to their power. Trump exposed the truth that they don’t put us first, but their own interests, for all to see. And we can feel powerless when we see mainstream media and big tech colluding with them, silencing any dissenting voice. I DO care about where our country is headed, and it’s not good, which is why I post these articles. As salt and light in this country, it is our duty to be an influence here. Our nation needs Daniels!

      But we must also remember, it’s a long fight with many battles. The 2020 election was just one. What Trump did only opened the door to the possibility of change. And because of his influence, there are many more good people fighting for us in Congress now. While we shouldn’t get overly emotionally involved in what’s going on, we can hold out hope and pray and do what we can. The battle is far from over! 🙂

      So, I would encourage you not to totally give up on the process (while not letting it be a distraction.) God is still at work and there are many more battles to come. Our country is blessed because there are people who love God and love freedom. And that’s bigger than politics or political parties. We can influence our nation, apart from politics, by our changed lives, and we do this one person at a time. This is the best time to share the good news because every single person–left or right–wants freedom and life, which is exactly what Jesus offers! And when hearts change, the nation will change. God bless.

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