Reading around the blogosphere I find that even moderate voices are coming around to the realization that they only have three choices, Fold, Flee or Fight. And the top choice this week seems to be flee. What complicates it is the fact that they don’t differentiate fleeing a blue state vs. fleeing the country altogether. And with good reason. No one knows whether heading to a red state is just a very short-term delay in the life sentence that the federal government is declaring against all its enemies. But it is sort of encouraging to see that others are coming to the same conclusions.
What also remains to be seen is if some kind of coordination will be the popular approach. After all there is safety in numbers and if you are planning to uproot your whole life it might be helpful to have a few or a few thousand comrades along to establish a beachhead somewhere and share the expense and risks of starting a new life. I have actually had a number of conversations with folks who are earnestly searching for destinations that won’t treat them like what they are experiencing in the present state of Woke-istan. And they have been looking at ways to band together. If a dozen families buy a big chunk of land, they can each put up a house and still leave a common area for recreation, socializing and community projects of various sorts. These communities are always fraught with the danger that civil strife will show up even in these Gardens of Eden but life is full of trade offs and compared to having a BLM mob heading for your homestead the prospect of battling over the height of your forsythia bushes seems a reasonable risk.
But I am not minimizing the risk and trauma associated with uprooting yourself. Obviously few people will be intentionally heading into the wilderness or the jungle but just moving to a new town is a dislocation. Imagine having to learn a new language and culture. That’s the one I’m chewing over right now. Even moving to a place like Italy, the land of my ancestors, would be a shock. I am an American. I never wanted to even leave this country for work or vacation. It is the world I love and I love what it stood for. Italy is just another strange place where people have a history of being ruled by gangsters. The fact that America has become just another country among the rest of them doesn’t make it any easier to move there. But maybe enough of the good things in the old America has rubbed off on these strange places that they will be good places to live. I’ve been thinking about Hungary and Poland. I don’t know how they’ll feel about me but I’ve heard things about their views on all the social craziness that’s going on and it’s refreshing to hear of places that are saying no to the madness, very refreshing.
Because of family commitments I won’t be moving, even out of state, for at least a year or two. But now is the time to be analyzing information and narrowing the choices to the best options. And there is a lot to do. Selling real estate, moving assets, even learning a language isn’t something you do overnight. Just gathering the information isn’t automatic. What must you know? Who can you trust? Will things change?
But one thing is certain. Flee or fight are the only options for me. Living under these people is death. Death for the soul and the end of all the things that make life precious; family, tradition, pride, freedom. They are the enemy of all of these. Their rotten hive existence is contemptible and their tactics are exactly the gangster model that people fled here from other lands to escape.
Yes, people are waking up and that means there is hope that some of us will be free again someday. Wasting time on winning the mid-terms other than as a way to screw with some of the RINOs that stabbed Donald Trump in the back doesn’t interest me. I’ve seen enough to know they’ll rig whatever elections they need to keep control of the levers of power in Washington. Well, let them for all I care. I just want to escape from under their yoke. Let them live in the hell they’ve assembled. I hope to live to see the day when their rotten anthill collapses under its own filth. The only thing I ask is that me and mine aren’t there when it happens.
Angelo Codevilla is one of the deep thinkers over at the Claremont Institute and I’ve been following his writings since 2016 when he and Michael Anton were sounding the alarm that the American Republic was about to be euthanized by the Clinton/Obama crime family. In this sizable (8,000+ words!) essay he comprehensively lays out his explanation of how we got where we are and what we will have to do going forward if we hope to recover some of our freedoms. He is pretty pessimistic about our chances and rightly so I think. Anyway this is a pretty deep dive and he goes over a lot of things that we all are aware of but from his own way of looking at it. I eat this stuff up. Your mileage may vary.
Watching the doctors tell us how and when we can resume our lives is more than a little galling. Trump will have to tread a fine line not to be accused of genocide by the medical elites. But I think he’s up to it. Nice overview by Codevilla. Just the right amount of outrage.
Reason, Emergencies, and Self-Government
Codevilla addresses the new reality of the Deep State justifying extra-legal activities based on bureaucratic authority
His point is if the Deep State agents who committed these crimes aren’t punished then the Republicans will have to embrace the same tactics purely out of self defense. That is the same slippery slope that led the Romans to dictatorship.
Codevilla walks us through the predictable script that bloody civil wars have taken from Corcyra in Ancient Greece all the way up to the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. We’ve taken the first steps. Hopefully we can walk back to sanity. Very good read.
Talking ’bout revolution!
Okay! Codevilla is openly considering whether the red states should start emulating the blue states. If the blue states openly defy drug laws then what if the red states defy the laws they disagree with; abortion, homosexuality, pornography, etc. Of course you see how this goes downhill fast. The next round on their side would be the 1st and 2nd amendments. Codevilla is fast approaching the dissident right’s positions, if not from a philosophical perspective then at least from a tactical and practical perspective.
Well, if that went forward, things would definitely accelerate and I might have to move sooner than I expected. Ahhh, I’m tired of snow anyway.
After you’ve read enough sexbot articles on Drudge maybe switch to something interesting
Codevilla cites chapter and verse of the Intelligence Law (theComint Statute) that should guarantee that both these men (former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper) be prosecuted and jailed for what they have revealed to the press. His conclusion from the fact that they haven’t is that the Deep State consists of the elite of both parties and their loyalty to each other as a class trumps any consideration of legality.
Codevilla reviews what he thinks the choices are for President Trump. Either deliver the Wall and Immigration Law enforcement or lose in 2020. He also discusses the bi-party ruling class and what part they play in our awful politics. No surprises here. Just the outline of what to look for going into the coming election cycle.
This was a development I hadn’t heard about. The leaders of France and Germany have agreed to join their foreign policies completely including France’s veto on the UN Security Council. In other words France and Germany will confer with each other and agree on a response whenever a third nation is in communication with either of the two. Considering that the present leaders of both France and Germany are both despised by their citizens I can only imagine this will enrage their voters even more. The line between the people and the elite is becoming a glowing flashpoint.
Desperate Embrace At Europe’s Core
Codevilla’s lengthy article outlining the path forward he sees for the American republic is ricocheting around the right-wing blogosphere pretty heavily. And that makes sense. Here is a civic nationalist of unimpeachable credentials sadly confirming what the Dissident Right has been saying for several years. Codevilla’s thesis is that we’ve gone over the cliff and there’s no going back to a united America.
Without a doubt, the naïve belief that a third of the population can publicly foment the disenfranchisement of 60% of the population without damaging the unity and even the existence of the nation has been exploded. But does that mean that a coalition of people (of whatever ethnicity) who would prefer to live in a country corresponding to the pre-1965 way of life can’t be cobbled together? Of that, I’m not convinced. The Left has appealed to all the various grievances of women, minorities and sexual deviants against the traditional society as a way to build a coalition. But what would happen if you take away the advantage for that coalition? What if protected status was removed from these categories so that there was no longer any advantage to uniting under the banner of victimhood? Suddenly moslems, feminists and trans-women don’t seem to have that much in common. Just looking at the various minority groups, it doesn’t appear that East and South Asians have very much in common with Hispanics who don’t really get along very well with black folk. Suddenly it makes a lot more sense for all of us to play by the rules that actually protect each group from the law of the jungle. The real losers in this type of situation would be the really weird characters in the LGBTQ camp. It’s pretty certain that there are much worse societies to be noticeably strange than in pre-1965 America. Just ask the queer folk in Iran (if you could find any alive that is). And considering the recent statistics on female college degrees and employment advancement I think women are the least entitled to demand special privileges.
I think what made the social and political situation in the last couple of decades seem like a lost cause to the Right was the fact that the only Republican leaders that we had on the scene weren’t really on our side. Even in the short time that Donald Trump has been on the scene and even hog-tied as he has been by the machinations of the Deep State it’s obvious that our ideas are not unacceptable to the American electorate. Imagine if a relatively united Republican establishment started to actually espouse the welfare of its constituency on a consistent basis. I think we could easily sway many of the groups that currently vote in lock step with the Democrats. What is needed is an assertive stance in demanding the end of unconstitutional practices that disadvantage and disrespect the majority of American citizens in the name of grievances that have no basis in reality. The American legal system provides more than sufficient protection for all law-abiding individuals and the American business climate when nurtured by a responsible government provides opportunities to thrive for anyone who wants to work.
Anyway, that’s my take on the situation. That’s why I haven’t despaired yet for the ability of America to revive. I’m not saying any of this will happen. I’m speculating that it could be done. I also freely admit that it’s a long shot. But if recent history has shown us anything it’s that long shots do actually happen.
I’m interested in your opinions. Do you agree with Codevilla that all that’s left is dividing up the country or that there’s still a path forward for a United States. Feel free to leave your comments below.