Observations from The Gulag Archipelago Relevant to Today – Part-2 – Learning a Lesson from Uncle Joe

A lot of discussion has been expended about exactly how real is the belief in the “Woke” religion.  Many find it unimaginable that there could be so many people who actually believe in the nonsense being preached by the Left.  Everything from the Gaia cult of humanity-as-a-disease to the Anti-White mania to the recent trans-fetishism bespeaks a lack of intelligence that is shocking in a country supposedly so steeped in higher education and civilized values.

But what people forget is that in a country of 330 million people even a tenth of a percent is over three hundred thousand madmen.  And that is more than enough to account for the street theater we have seen unleashed across the country last summer.  Even a few thousand people would be enough as long as they are tolerated and even encouraged by the local officials.  And because even if the maniacal believers only number in the thousands, the majority of the millennials have been indoctrinated in these things for decades.  And even if they don’t believe these things, they believe that everyone else believes these things because that is what the media and Hollywood and their teachers have told them.

So, a small minority of true believers push the sheep in the direction they want.  And if no one resists that is the direction the country will go.  But what about the top of this pyramid?  Do the shot-callers in Washington and New York believe in these things?  I think the answer is certainly not.

I think that is like asking if Joseph Stalin believed in Communism.  I have been reading the Gulag Archipelago for the last month or so.  I have just about finished the first volume.  That’s over six hundred pages of very dense text and numerous footnotes and so far, we haven’t even arrived at the labor camps.  The level of intentional cruelty and systematic destruction of every organization in the Soviet Union up to and including members of Stalin’s own inner circle is mind-numbing.  The lengths that he went to destroy any power other than his own is shocking.  Solzhenitsyn estimates that he was responsible for the death of sixty million Soviet citizens through his purges and other attacks.  There was even a belief in the Soviet Union that before joining the Bolshevik revolution Stalin was a member of the Tsar’s secret police.

I assume what Stalin believed in was Stalin.  But what he saw was a population of people who did believe in Communism and he wielded that population as a tool to gain control over a giant empire.  And once he had full control of that empire, he liquidated those true believers because they were a danger.  He was like the phony televangelist who discovers that other people’s faith can be a money-making machine.  He doesn’t believe in God.  He believes in himself and he sees other people’s faith as a tool for making himself rich.  Luckily for those faithful, the televangelist won’t have to kill them off at the end of the latest crusade.

But in the case of the woke faithful they may not be so lucky.  Once they have performed their function, once they’ve provided the Left with total control of the country, they may become inconvenient themselves.  Stalin was lucky in that when he decided to purge people he didn’t want around, he didn’t have to bother with things like laws and judges and juries and courts.  The various incarnations of the secret police that would one day be the KGB simply scooped up the victims and brought them to interrogation prisons and used physical and psychological torture until the victims were glad to sign confessions to whatever ridiculous charges had been concocted.  Prison was a relief, even a bullet in the head was a release from a fate worse than death.

Our FBI is trying out for the part of the KGB.  Right now, they’re a poor man’s version.  But it’s easy to see the shape of what they would like to be.  And it is the KGB, or in our case, the Justice Department that gets to play kingmaker.  They can support or thwart a president.  They can terrorize private individuals of all levels of importance and they can even take down political opponents with the help of a hand-picked federal judge who is willing to hand-waive a FISA warrant and refuse bail to a railroaded victim.

The only question is who will be their boss?  Will it be a Stalin or more of a committee?  Will Barack Obama and the Clintons and the people who pull Joe Biden’s strings sit down with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and the CEO of Goldman Sachs and Jeff Bezos and decide how we will be fed into the American Gulag?  It wouldn’t surprise me a bit.  And to get back to the original question, no, none of those people believe in any of this woke crap in the least.  It’s just a hell of a way to conquer an empire.  They learned it from Uncle Joe Stalin, the guy who wrote the book.

Observations from the Gulag Archipelago Relevant to Today – Part 1 – Show Trials

Will We Get a Gorbachev?

The Soviet Union was an abomination.  It tortured and killed its most loyal citizens on an industrial scale that had never before been seen.  And then it exported the formula abroad to places like China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba and Venezuela.  Up until recently the legal apparatus in the United States specifically forbade the techniques and tactics that the Soviets used.  But with the passing of the Patriot Act and the weaponization of the Judiciary we have the ingredients needed to institute the purges that Stalin perfected in the 1930s and unleashed on his people to such devastating effect during his long and nightmarish reign.

As an example, look at the techniques used by the FBI and the Justice Department in conjunction with federal judges like the vicious thug Emmet Sullivan who persecuted General Michael Flynn even after the Justice Department admitted that they had no case against him and dropped the prosecution.  Or look at the recent imprisonment of the harmless protestors who were involved in the January 6th “riot.”  Here is the federal justice system imprisoning without bail harmless Americans who are much less dangerous than all of the Antifa and BLM criminals who are still rioting and destroying federal property in Portland, Oregon with impunity.

The Soviet Union finally reached a point after seventy years of torturing its citizens that it could not continue.  Decades of terror and insanity had finally killed off all belief in the system among the populace and this was terminal for the vitality of the state.  After all, once even the stupidest of the people know it’s all a sham, they stop caring about anything but getting through the day.  It finally reaches the point where life is characterized by the saying, “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.”  When a dispirited population that is barely kept alive on the meager output of their own slave labor is the basis for a supposed world power it doesn’t take forever before the whole thing just falls apart of its own accord.  The upkeep of nuclear weapons and the fighting of foreign wars requires dedication and  morale.  Terrorized slaves lack those qualities.

The United States and the Soviet Union are very different places.  And even granting that the power of the federal government augmented by its alliance with the tech companies like Google and Facebook is a frighteningly powerful force to wield against private citizens and even state officials.  But I still believe there will be a reaction to this attempt to subjugate the free people of this country by the thugs who are attempting to use the Stalinist playbook against us.  Americans are not Russian serfs.  They have a history of being free.

I have no proof that there exists a base of people in one of the red states that will stand up against these thugs.  But I think it will happen.  And if it happens at all it will inspire a groundswell of the same resistance in a thousand places.  And that will put an end to these creatures.  Because if the American people ever get their freedom back again, they’ll take steps to put an end to the laws and individuals that have allowed this tyranny to exist.  They’ll cancel the Patriot Act.  They’ll shut down the FBI and start from scratch.  They’ll put every one of the FBI and CIA and media hacks who lied and persecuted innocent men during the whole Russiagate witch hunt on trial.  Comey and Brennan and the rest of the Obama cronies will be thrown into prison and left to rot.  And then we should empty the federal judicial bench all the way up to the Supreme Court and replace them with citizens who have worked for a living and even if they’ve never been inside a courtroom, they would be better judges of their fellow citizens than all these ivy league intellectuals who let us suffer under the current regime.

For me the only question is who will light the match?  Will we have to wait until our country is falling apart at the seams before we get our Gorbachev?  I hope not.