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The Douglass Mackey trial, conviction, and sentencing is a perfect example of “Anarcho-Tyranny” in action. That’s what one very astute X user and writer by the name of Chad Crowley declared recently in a very powerful post. But what exactly is anarcho-tyranny? Well, according to Wikidata, it’s a stage of governmental dysfunction in which the state is anarchically hopeless at coping with large matters but ruthlessly tyrannical in the enforcement of small ones. That sounds about right.

If you’re not familiar, the Mackey case is the most important First Amendment case in the nation, and if he’s unable to overturn his conviction on appeal, we’re all screwed in ways we can’t even fathom right now. Revolver has covered this case in-depth, so if you haven’t got all the details, we encourage you to read our viral piece called, “Most Important First Amendment Case You’ve Never Heard Of: Biden Regime Tries to Toss a Young Man in Jail for 10 Years for Anti-Hillary Memes.”

The Cliff Notes version of the story goes like this: Mr. Mackey posted a humorous, satirical meme poking fun at Hillary and her low-information voters. In response to this harmless act, the feds charged him with conspiracy to commit election fraud. A New York City jury found him guilty, and a Democrat judge with clear biases sentenced him to seven months in federal prison. It’s almost unbelievable that this unfolded in what’s supposed to be the “land of the free.” Now, “anarcho-tyranny” may be making a lot more sense.

Chad Crowley has delved deeply into the case, highlighting how the government fears any form of dissent, including memes that are obviously jokes, even to those with the simplest minds.

Read it and weep:

Mackey’s actions did not change a single vote, but as Tucker Carlson most recently stated in the opening monologue to his interview with Douglass Mackey:

“If someone had told you even ten years ago that you could be indicted by the federal government and go to prison for 10 years for making fun of Hillary Clinton on social media, you would not have believed it. It’s a free country, we have free speech. But it turns out that not only is that possible, it has likely become much more common, because the actual war is over information.”

Information is any stimuli that has meaning in some context for its receiver. Mackey’s actions may not have changed a single vote, but they did, however, change the context of the conversation.

His satirical meme, while not directly impacting the outcome of the election, contributed to a broader discussion on the American electoral process and the growing sense that elections are not as “free, fair or open” as they are portrayed, while also highlighting the absurdity that characterizes contemporary politics.

This, in essence, is the power of information — the ability to influence and provoke critical thought, even through something as seemingly harmless as humor, and the reason why the Regime tyrannically crushes all dissent.

In the case of Mackey, his memes, though presented in jest, were perceived as a threat to the established order, particularly because they aligned with his support for Donald Trump, a then political candidate whose 2016 political platform of “America First” challenged the reigning powers that be.

This Trumpian alignment made Mackey’s satirical content even more dangerous in the eyes of those who opposed Trump and what he stood for. The reaction to Mackey’s satire epitomizes anarcho-tyranny in action, highlighting the increasing sensitivity of the Regime towards any form of dissent or mockery, especially when it not only challenges the status quo but also gives support to a controversial figure like Donald Trump, whose very political platform was a threat to the system.

The “Douglass Mackey Affair” serves as a cautionary tale about the fragility of free expression in an era where any and all means can, and will be weaponized by the state to crush those challenging its monopolization of power.

That’s just the beginning of the thread; you can read the rest here.

Mr. Mackey recently broke his silence. He sat down with Tucker Carlson to discuss his case and the current “police state” governing America.

Mr. Mackey is prepared to challenge this extreme injustice all the way to the Supreme Court, but he can’t do it alone. He needs your support to make this journey. Please consider contributing to his legal battle—a fight he’s undertaking for all of us: