Meet Ellie Martin, dedicated Trumper, devout pro-lifer, resident of Underhill, organizer of the CovidCruiser bus that carried 51 Vermonters to the Trump-inspired riot of January 6. Has a passing acquaintance with grammar and spelling. She posted the above message on her Facebook page the day after the Capitol riot.
I’m sure Ellie is a nice person in non-political life. I’ve known people like her, and they’d greet you warmly, be sincerely interested in your problems, bake you a casserole or sincerely offer to pray for you.
But in politics, she’s a nutball inflamed by Trump and far-right media — and by whatever totalitarian impulse lies hidden in many a Christian heart. And if you think “totalitarian” is a stretch, how about this:
That’s the stuff! You think we’re exaggerating the motives of the Capitol storm troopers? You think VTDigger was a little permissive with its article referring to “a friendly mob” and freely quoting from CovidCruiser participants without much of a pushback?
Look, there are always a few crazies willing to believe anything and prepare for The Final Battle. What’s really dangerous is when the “nice people” like Ellie Martin start believing trash like this.
That’s right. Donald Trump, habitual liar, racist, thrice-married cheater, con man, is God’s representative on Earth. Because Jesus just couldn’t cut it with all that “love they neighbor” and “blessed are the poor” weaksauce.
After the jump: More goodies from Ms. Martin’s Facebook page.
Here she is, setting the stage for January 6 by parroting the far-right fable about how Vice President Pence could have overturned the election results and gifted Trump a second term if only he’d have the courage. (Trigger warning: You’ll lose 10 IQ points by reading this.)
Which is all nonsense, but that was the impetus for the Trumpist gathering: They thought they could persuade Pence to go through with this fantasy. They thought they could actually get Trump a second term. And when Pence failed to play his role? He becomes part of the grand conspiracy, just like the Democrats, the FBI, the federal judiciary, the mainstream media, the gays, the feminists, the abortion industry, George Soros, Hunter Biden, Hillary Clinton, the global financial cabal, Christopher Krebs, and Silicon Valley. (Apologies to anyone in the global cabal I missed.)
Martin is all in on conspiracies, going back at least 25 years.
Her Facebook page is littered with reposts of far-right propaganda, like:
In that context, it becomes acceptable to do anything possible to stop the Democrats from taking power. Not only acceptable, but mandatory for any right-thinking American. If all that is true, isn’t it better for America to have a dictator Trump than a socialist, anti-American, pro-eugenics, pro-hate Joe Biden? Er, that is, a “wise and wonderful” dictator Trump?
Yes, Donald Trump, gift from God, wise and wonderful dictator who follows the Bible.
Especially when it’s obvious that the Democrats cheated their way to a win.
None of that is true, of course. But she believes it with all her heart and soul. And if you believe it, why not rise up in violent opposition?
Of course, this Democratic duplicity is nothing new.
Oh yeah, Benghazi, still simmering on the back burner. Just in case you thought TEN INVESTIGATIONS was enough to establish that there was no scandal there.
I guess this is all understandable when you see Martin’s choice of reading material. That is, when she doesn’t have her nose in a Bible.
Again, I’m sure Ellie Martin is a nice lady IRL. I’m sure she’d make a great neighbor, as long as you don’t bring up politics. Her other Facebook posts include a lot of happy cartoony illustrations and the occasional photo of her with her husband, which makes it clear that they absolutely adore each other.
And again, that’s the truly scary part. The Nazis wouldn’t have succeeded without the complicity of millions of “good Germans.” Ellie Martin is a good German, who’d be perfectly happy with a fascist takeover of America.