Commentary: They Have Opened the Gates of Hell and It’s a One-Way Passage

by George Rasley


Recently, we received a copy of a private commentary sent around by a tech founder in Silicon Valley, who wrote the following, which we quote here with permission provided the author’s anonymity is preserved:

The entire American tech stack – which enables Americans to buy, sell, pay, and communicate – has been weaponized in furtherance of a radical anti-freedom agenda.
This is the single most chilling week in my lifetime, and America’s since the Civil War.

If you don’t comply with the Left’s dogma and agenda, your ability to provide for your family, communicate with your friends, express your once-free-opinions, and live an American life, will come grinding to a halt.

The glibness with which this fascist playbook has been enacted by billionaire boys-with-dictatorial-toys, the power-hungry Democratic Party, and their virtue signaling cultural proxies, only serves to underscore the deep fractures, incompatibility, and irreconcilable differences between the two visions of and for America:

An exceptional, but imperfect nation, which has incrementally improved on all dimensions since inception, and has done more good for humanity than all nations in history in the aggregate.


A manifestly racist, imperialist, and white patriarchal country which must be reimagined, restructured, and reengineered to enable the elites of the Left to control every single aspect of our lives.

I’m a student of history, and I have never once been more concerned for freedom, here and abroad, than I am at this moment. The Left is playing god here. This will not end well for anyone in this country, or anyone in the free world.

This dangerously naïve idea that you can unleash the dogs of fascism and censorship with precision against your enemies (e.g., Trump, Parler, Republicans) is devoid of any understanding of humans and systems.

The determinations by humans as to what constitutes “free speech” and “hate speech” and “dangerous” speech is inherently subjective, arbitrary, and ever changing. Look no further than the Orwellian euphemisms employed in 2020 to rationalize the anarchy of the ANTIFA and BLM-led riots.

The collateral damage will be boundless, creating new enemies which will require more blunt force measures, which will in turn generate more hostile reactions, creating more collateral damage, and so on.

We have opened the Gates of Hell and it’s a one-way passage for all. There will be no immunity for the wealthy, the power hungry, or the virtue signaling among us.

This isn’t a warning or threat; it’s a history lesson.

Our new-found Silicon Valley friend understands history and understands, in a way that the new Far Left Democrats and their allies in the “tech stack” and the rest of the cultural Left can’t begin to fathom, that there will be consequences to persecuting Donald Trump and attempting to make pariahs out of 75 million Americans, and it won’t be long until those consequences manifest themselves violently.

The great Angelo Codevilla in his essay “Our Revolution’s Logic” explained that revolutions have their own logic and their own “spiral” of intensifying violence. Those, like our Silicon Valley friend, who know history, know this, because it has happened before.

As Professor Codevilla, reading Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War, related:

Corcyra’s revolution in 427 BC, the fifth year of the Peloponnesian War, is a paradigm of revolutionary logic. Thucydides tells us that the citizens’ divisions had been of the garden-variety economic kind. Its Assembly had taken an ordinary vote on an ordinary measure. But the vote’s losers, refusing to accept political defeat, brought criminal charges against their opponents’ leader. By thus criminalizing differences over public policy, by using political power to hurt their opponents, they gave the revolutionary spiral its first turn. The spiral might have stopped when the accused was acquitted. But, he, instead of letting bygones be bygones, convinced the assembly to fine those who had brought the charges. After all, they had to be taught not to do such things again. The assembly approved the fine. But the second use of political power to hurt opponents gave the revolutionary spiral its second turn. Had the original wrongdoers paid up, the problem might have ended right there. Instead, outraged, they gave it the third push, bursting into the Assembly and murdering him. That ended all private haven from political strife. Civil war spiraled into mutual destruction, until the city was well-nigh depopulated.

As Professor Codevilla explained, “The American republic’s essence had been self-restraint toward fellow citizens deemed equals. The Constitution of 1787 had been its paradigm. Under its words and by its laws, Americans had enjoyed safety and predictability for themselves and their way of life. But Progressives’ subordination of the Constitution, laws, and institutions to their own purposes and for their own primacy ended all that. The rest of America’s increasing realization that only fire can fight fire has followed naturally.”

That is what our new-found Silicon Valley friend meant by “We have opened the Gates of Hell and it’s a one-way passage for all.”

Right now, the leadership class of the United States stands on the precipice, slipping toward the creation of an ever-more authoritarian society run, not by goosestepping storm troopers, but by kids in hoodies and T-shirts, sitting in front of computer screens. If not stopped, one day soon that oppression will be answered with violence. Ignorant of history, do they have any idea what they are about to unleash?

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George Rasley is the Editor of ConservativeHQ.
Image “Gates of Hell” by The Weaver CC4.0









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21 Thoughts to “Commentary: They Have Opened the Gates of Hell and It’s a One-Way Passage”

  1. William

    If you do not agree with the Left they shove you into a technological 21 Century version of a Warsaw Ghetto.
    We flee to our Parlor ghetto and they want to burn it down around us.
    We have been dehumanized to the point that, to them, its a MORAL duty now to eradicate us from the population like some version of COVID and its only going to get worse.
    We must must start organizing with like minded people. We cant depend on the GOP, the Church or anyone but ourselves now.

  2. Trodabough

    The Great Reset

  3. Clayton Bigsby

    We are living in post-Constitutional Amerika now. All our checks and balances (save for the People themselves) failed us through corruption and cowardice and treason.

    Whatever happened to Biden and Pelosi’s laptops? The Wikileaks revelations dumped in the closing days of the Trump administration?

    Many of us did take the Oath, and are faced with the questions of:

    What should I do?

    What can I do?

    What must I do?

    1. William

      We lack the leadership with any sort of vision to rally around
      Now if we try they Left crushes us before we can become organized.
      Or create crimes and throw you in jail like they did oath keepers

  4. Deborah Eckardt

    I am afraid for our country. My husband and I are getting older, and we see the young people who hate our country. It makes us very sad. Our daughter is lost. We raised her to respect this great nation, but being a Millennial, she was taught by friends to hate it. My husband is a war hero, he has 2 purple hearts and is a patriot. We are so sad to see the state in which our country is in. I pray for peace, liberty, and for people to turn to God before it is too late!

    1. Mark Woodward

      Thank you for this sincere comment.

    2. micahr

      I hope you will find your way to greater peace of mind, because our nation has been through tremendous struggles, and this is not the worst. You probably know that better than I do.
      As for millennials, ever since the 60’s it’s been the job of the young to get angry, protest and fight for change. As they mature, they usually realize noting is so black and white and that public service is a better way to make change. I don’t see anyone hating America. I see everyone loving it but having very different ideas about the source of its greatness, and who we will be as we move into the future.
      Conservative media portrays liberals as scary demonic despots who will outlaw religion, take all rights for themselves and turn America into a non-stop festival of godless, transgender immigrant criminals and anyone who doesn’t; like it will go to Social Justice Camps.
      Democrats have controlled presidency and both branches of Congress for about four months. Has your way of life been threatened in any way? Are you unable to post on social media, attend church of your choice, own a gun, speak your mind?
      I love America, and I am a New York City liberal. I was moved to write to you because I lost my beloved gramma who loved me more unconditionally than even my own mother. She lived in Oklahoma, and I imagined if she were with us, she would feel fearful also. And I would want to let her know it’s ok, and that if someone is trying to make you terrified of your neighbors, question their purpose. What does such a person have to gain? Money, power, influence?
      Anyway, maybe tis won’t mean much to you, but it’s sincere and written with care and blessings for you and your brave husband.

      1. micahr

        PS This is the first time I’ve ever read/commented on an exclusively right wing website. If content moderation does not post my comment because of my political views,, you and I will know you are the abject hypocrites and authoritarians you accuse us of being.
        I’m curious to know if you have real convictions about free expression.

      2. Impediment

        Micahr asks “Has your way of life been threatened in any way?”

        Yes, it has. Absolutely, yes it certainly has. In almost every way.

        I’m not going to speculate about whether Micahr is being disingenuous or is merely ignorant. I too was raised a NYC liberal, but thank God I’m intelligent enough to regret it, to be ashamed of it, and to seek to overcome the impediment.

  5. Ron Welch

    “Divide and conquer”, it’s an old tactic of “the rulers of the darkness of this world”.

  6. Roger

    A really insightful article, too bad our leaders in both parties are too greedy or just too stupid to understand it.

  7. When justice is denied, the only thing left is vengeance.

  8. Brian

    Can’t “buy, sell, pay, and communicate” is BS. I live in a rural area and no current tech inhibits or can inhibit my life in these areas.

    1. Ellen

      If I started a bread baking social media organization, my terms of service would exclude those who insist on discussing non-bread baking topics. Am I voliating anyone’s freedom of speech by having that policy?

    2. Phyllis Owens

      Just give it a little time. Your turn will come.

  9. William Finch

    Most of the Greatest Generation have passed away especially the Veterans. Those that have passed are turning over in their graves. Being a combat Veteran this is not the country I took the oath for. That oath I sworn to uphold is for life. We must stand and protect our Great nation and our Constitution because we are on the verge of losing our Republic.

  10. Deplorable Bay Stater

    Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
    — Winston Churchill (paraphrasing George Santayana, who borrowed it from Edmund Burke)

    1. Josh Kenn

      An effective propaganda ploy to deflect from what really happens. At any given time, it is the rulers calling the shots. At any given time what history views as a “mistake” is probably advantageous (at least in the short term) to whoever is making the decisions (which may not be easily discernable).

      1. Ron Welch

        Yes, well said, Josh. Here are dome quotes:

        “In politics nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet that it was planned that way. –Franklin D. Roosevelt

        But now, if anyone thinks that way, they are labeled and discredited as a “conspiracy theorist” by the political-media establishment even though purposing, planning and carrying out that plan by two or more persons is a conspiracy by definition.

        I have read that the CIA came up with the term “conspiracy theorist” because too many people did not accept the official story of the JFK assassination by an alleged lone perpetrator.

        “I never would have agreed to the formation of the CIA back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.” — Harry S. Truman

        “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” –William Colby, former CIA Director, 1973-1976 cited by Dave Mcgowan, “Derailing Democracy”

        “I never would have agreed to the formation of the CIA back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo.” — Harry S. Truman

        “The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” –William Colby, former CIA Director, 1973-1976 cited by Dave Mcgowan, “Derailing Democracy”