Mr. Lincoln arrived in Washington and took up the reins of control. It soon became very evident that, so far as the Republican party is concerned, secession if properly managed is rather a benefit than a misfortune.

Henry Adams

In his famous essay, “The Great Secession Winter of 1860-61,” Henry Adams wrote, “It appears very generally among our people that our theory of Government is a failure.” This failure manifested itself on February 18, 1861 when Jefferson Davis was sworn in as Provisional President of the Confederate States of America on the steps of the Alabama State Capitol. Two weeks later Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated 16th President of the United States at the East Portico of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. At that moment, America had two presidents instead of one. Two narratives instead of one. Two opposing armies instead of one united army.

It was an error, of course, for Adams to think the division of the country was “rather a benefit than a misfortune.” He did not envision battlefields strewn with corpses. He did not say how countless disputes would be resolved between North and South. Adams was then too inexperienced to see that no benefit could derive from two presidents leading two countries with two armies.

The political polarization of America, prior to 1861, was a gradual process. It took so long, and advanced with such subtlety, that Abraham Lincoln scoffed at the likelihood of Southern secession during the Republican Party’s 1860 convention in Chicago. The South was bluffling, he said. Secession would never happen because the South would lose federal offices and preferments. Of course, Lincoln was wrong. Most Southern politicians didn’t care about federal offices and preferments. They had other priorities. It can be said, therefore, that a long process of polarization led to a breakup of the country and to a bloody civil war.

The polarization of America, prior to 2020, has also been gradual — masked by the country’s prosperity and apparent stability. The country is now divided into two camps, governed by diametrically opposing principles. The differences are now so striking, so profound, that it is inconceivable they will long tolerate one another. The violence of last summer is but a foretaste of what we should expect.

Despite what the media says, Joseph Biden has not legally won the presidency. The election is in dispute because of election “irregularities.” And now, with tens of millions of mail-in ballots, a basic principle of free and fair elections has been violated; namely, the requirement that people show up in person to vote. An election with mail-in ballots, mailed by God-knows-who, was a standing invitation to fraud. And massive fraud is exactly what happened.

Voting is about government accountability. Election fraud, at its core, negates this accountability. Much of our media, and Biden’s partisans, do not want to be accountable. From their lips, talk of investigating election “irregularities” produces scoffing on the one hand, and threats on the other. By various hints we are given to understand that any proper counting of votes may lead to widespread violence. The left, after all, has prepared this threat in advance (for exactly this eventuality).

Since last summer’s looting and vandalism, the left has relied on violence and intimidation. Theirs is the politics of extortion. The left, in essence, is asking the country to forfeit election transparency to avoid violence. If America gives in, the Party of Extortion will extend its dominion over the entire country. Unchecked by police power, outrage will follow outrage. The Party of Extortion, having conquered the police, will begin to exercise police powers of its own. It will then be a question of accepting slavery or fighting a civil war.

How realistic is this scenario? An American friend in South America, who witnessed the collapse of Venezuela and the civil war in Colombia, texted me on election night. Seeing that Arizona had flipped to Biden, he sensed that the fix was in, that the election would be stolen. Having lost faith in the fairness of the process, with decades of Latin American experience behind him, he suggested that civil war would be our only way out. I was shocked. But look at the situation from his vantage point: America could either choose the fate of Venezuela or the fate of Colombia. In the first instance, Venezuelans acquiesced in several fraudulent elections and lost their freedom to a socialist dictatorship. In the second instance, Colombia saved itself by resisting the left in a long civil war.

This dire analysis would strike most Americans as unduly pessimistic. Election fraud, after all, is a Latin American problem and not an American problem. Yet America’s elections do not follow the guidelines of our own Election Assitance Commission (EAC). Of the ten EAC requirments for a free and fair election, the United States falls short on four counts: (1) Votes were cast without proper registration; (2) tens of millions did not vote in person; (3) every ballot cast was not counted; (4) and in the cases of Detriot and Philadelphia, President Trump was not allowed to have an agent inside the polling stations.

Even if most Americans avert their gaze and pretend nothing has happened, the problem is not going away. Polarization follows a logic of its own. In 1860-61 a majority of Americans did not think the election of 1860 would lead to Southern secession followed by civil war. “Let the Southern states secede if they want,” people said. “They will eventually come back into the Union.” This is the kind of wishful thinking that often prevails at the outset of a crisis. But soon enough wishful thinking gives way to reality. In 1861 the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter caused a psychological shift in the North. Suddenly Southerners were viewed as “rebels” and “traitors” who made war on their own country.

In the present crisis, a similar shift in national psychology cannot be ruled out. Everything depends on how things unfold from this point forward. President Trump’s lawyers will prove that massive election fraud has occurred. If the left and the Democratic Party refuses to accept the verdict of the courts, we will have two presidents, two narratives, and two armed camps.

It may be premature to write, at present, of “The Great Secession Winter of 2020-2021,” but we are going to have to confront the erosion of the rule of law in America. This is not something we can hide from. A confrontation will come, either now or later. Meanwhile, in Beijing, the Chinese communists believe they have won two victories against America. First, by disrupting our society with a virus; and second, there is the “Biden coup.”

The political process in America has become, over the years, a process of foreign subversion under the false flag of special interest politics. We have turned a blind eye to this process because we value peace and quiet. Russian dissident Natan Sharansky once said, “In dictatorships you need courage to fight evil; in the free world you need courage to see evil.” If we are not willing to see, if we bury our heads in the sand, America won’t continue as a great power. The truth is, we have been subverted, our institutions have been penetrated and compromised. Absent clearsightedness about this, we are doomed to defeat. The system of the Founding Fathers cannot make up for a lapse in courage on our part.

In 1861 Henry Adams thought America’s “experiment” with republican government would fail because the Founding Fathers were themselves doubtful of its prospects. They knew there would be trouble, especially over the issue of slavery. Henry Adams wrote: “By an unfortunate necessity which has grown with its growth, the country contained in itself, at its foundation, the seeds of its future troubles.” America got through those troubles, with a high cost in blood and treasure. And now we are facing worse troubles.

The new religion of socialism, which has ravaged many countries around the world, now overtakes us at home. It has grown like a cancer, inside the state, inside the culture. If the cancer of socialism continues unchecked, it will destroy the country. With Joe Biden in the White House, the socialists will close in for the kill. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others are already talking about making lists of Trump supporters for the sake of future reprisals.

It takes courage to see evil, as Sharansky said. And courage is what we must pray for. We cannot be afraid of two presidents with two narratives and two armed camps; for if we do not confront evil, it will destroy us. In that event there will be no president and no country.

Notes and Links

Notes on election fraud by my friend, Allan Dos Santos:

Trump was warned in 2012 about voter fraud, saying (

“It doesn’t matter who you vote for — it matters who is counting the votes.” Be careful of voter fraud!

Latin America is fully of stories involving fraud, as it follows:

Study casting doubt on Bolivian election fraud triggers controversy:

After lots of fraud accusations linked to Smartmatic, Brazilian Supreme Court says printing electronic votes is inconstitucional, even after a Constitutional amendment aprove by the Congress:

Well, CUI BONO? Who is Smartmatic’s owner? Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, also a board-member of Open Society Foundation:

Smartmatic was close to Chavez and active in Brazil:

Venezuela poll turnout figures ‘manipulated by at least 1m votes’:

Founded in Venezuela, the company – that today is headquartered in London – was accused of having direct ties to Hugo Chávez:

Between 2004 and 2015, Smartmatic participated in 14 elections in Venezuela. More than half a million voting machines and 377 million votes processed, according to the company itself.

A BBC story in Portuguese from 2017 ( says Smartmatic started in Venezuela, although its oficial website says otherwise: “Smartmatic was founded in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA”, in 2000. Curiously, same year and same state where Al Gore and Bush battled back the election time.

In 2020, more than 1.6 million residents of Los Angeles County participate in the first-ever vote using the Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) system designed by Smartmatic.

Smartmatic joined the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Sector Coordinating Council, (SCC) for the Election Infrastructure Subsector in 2018.

Brazil, Sierra Leone, Oman, Armenia, Philippines, Argentina AND VENEZUELA use SMARTMATIC. Today Smartmatic is know as DOMINION: Michigan and many other states use voting machines supplied by Dominion Voting Systems, which is basically Smartmatic International Corp (

One more thing to add: Opal Tometi is shameless known as a Maduro’s supporter a point of being invited as honorable Watcher in 2015 Venezuelan election. She described Venezuela saying that: “in a place where there is intelligent political discourse.” Link: Sent from my iPhone

14 thoughts on “Two Presidents, Two Narratives

  1. Good to see you back, Jeff! Excellent article! When I woke up Wednesday morning after the election, I was shocked to see the change. I couldn’t understand it. I’ve been reading in the book of Isaiah for the past few weeks and my reading that morning was chapter 55. In it, God says that His ways and His thoughts are high above ours. I began to understand that He had a much bigger plan for our country through all of this. The corruption and fraud MUST be exposed. Take heart, God is at work. 🙂

  2. Such a great point – we have to choose to SEE evil before we can choose to fight it! That is a real problem the Left has created for us through media manipulation; making many blind to the evil.
    I have been researching Dominion all week and shocked at what I found. I’m very glad you also mentioned this – there was clear manipulation here. Former Intel guys in India also did an article this week and linked them to the Clinton Foundation. It’s a time for us to wake up and defend the little we have before it is all gone. There are many who suspect this election will go to the Supreme Court due to the many issues you mentioned and some thinking it will go to Congress to vote. It will be an interesting several weeks for sure.

    1. I believe it will go to the Supreme Court for sure. The timing of RBG’s death and her replacement by Amy Coney Barrett was no coincidence. Did you know she worked on the “chad” issue in Florida in 2000?

      1. Yes, in fact three of the justices now on the bench! Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett!!!

  3. In fact 3 justices were on the Gore vs Bush issue in various ways.
    I believe they WILL hear the case – even the liberal justices will not permit this issue. I thought this article was very insightful! I DO NOT agree with all the conclusions, but there was a lot of valuable information here on where the court seems to stand right now and what to expect.

  4. So much to say on this. 1) I hope you’re right that Trump’s team can actually prove the fraud; 2) if the election does indeed go to Trump, there will be no end to the gnashing of teeth at him having “stolen” the election based on the illegitimate, improper calling of a winner by the media.

    As Praying in OK said above, I was shocked to see the swing over night. What I would love to hear the media explain is HOW this can happen legitimately. HOW can there be all these legitimate votes just hanging around that it took all through the night to count? If it’s normal, explain how. And it happened in swing states, no less. Perhaps I’m being a “conspiracy theorist,” but it seems like it’d be all too easy to pull this in a swing state and say “well, it was just really close; what can we say, that’s why they’re swing states!” Maybe it would’ve aroused too much suspicion if it had happened in Texas or wherever.

    I generally believe that we as a people are far too fat, lazy, and complacent with creature comforts to ever engage in a civil war over ideology again, but if Trump does win this it’ll be our best opportunity to find out if I’m wrong.

    Last point, sorry for the book here: isn’t it striking that our liberal friends don’t even admit the mere possibility of voter fraud? It’s censored by Big Tech, the media nary mentions it. They’re in overdrive establishing their preferred narrative of a Biden win. The media is the biggest cabal of thieves and liars on earth.

  5. “The media is the biggest cabal of thieves and liars on earth.”

    I totally agree! Brings back memories of Operation Mockingbird.

  6. Many years ago, I was asked by a friend to see if any dead people voted in an election: I took a copy machine to the local library, copied about 300 obits, then went to city hall. About half were registered to vote, all Democrats, and about half those registered had voted. But then I found that no one was interested in the data I had, not even the state AG who was a Republican. After a few years and a move, I lost that data, the statute of limitations has expired, and there’s nothing I can do about that election.

    That was in San Francisco, the Burton machine, the same political machine that groomed Kamela Harris.

    Since then I’ve lost faith in voting, and do so only pro-forma as a civic duty.

    After that experience, you can’t tell me that dead people voting is rare.

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