No Time for Mourning

We find ourselves in a very strange place.  By we I mean the people who grew up in “the America that was.”  We remember a wonderful place that was almost a heaven on earth.  That’s not to say there weren’t innumerable problems and all manner of divisions between people but the great majority of its citizens were happy to live under the laws and customs that had existed for generations and wanted their children and grandchildren to do the same.  Prosperity and normalcy were the rule and the exceptions could be handled by the safety nets and agencies that steered people and activities in the directions that led to stability.

All of that has been swept away.  Not only is normalcy and prosperity gone but it is vilified by a great number of the young.  The new ideal is dependency and minimalism.  The government will provide you with a pauper’s wage and you will subsist on it and no more.  No thought of thriving and producing a family.  In fact, family is an evil.  Children are a plague on the Earth in its fevered state.  Better to live in your parent’s basement and play video games and wait for death.  Everything about “the America that was,” is anathema.  Her founding, her prosperity, her victories and fantastic creations.  All of them are fruits of evil and must be renounced and abandoned.  And we are told that it will only continue to move in that direction until a solid majority believe these things and vote in leaders who will make this the permanent opinion.

Whether this is true or not is still unclear to me.  It seems strange that the children and grandchildren of free men would degenerate so quickly that they would be willing to grovel at the feet of thugs and madmen.  But I will have to say there does seem to be a whole lot of spineless Americans abasing themselves and whining about the sins of their fathers.

Well, it is what it is.  Maybe the cultural Marxists have won, maybe they haven’t.  But the important thing to realize is that we will spend a good part of our lives living in the New America.  Even if over the course of several decades we finally vanquish the Marxists and restore constitutional government to the USA, in the interim we are living without those basic rights.  And in this new place you can’t live a good life by playing by the rules.  Sure, you can manage to make a living if you kowtow to the new gods of wokeness but you’ll have to leave your self-respect behind.  You are going to have to think long and hard and decide what you can do to carve out a space that includes being a man.

I’ve written a number of posts highlighting what sort of things we need to do to hold onto the important things in life, the normal things that are threatened by every action of the Left.  We need to protect our children and provide education and the truth about their world to give them a chance to thrive.  We need to provide our own avenues for free association with other people who think the way we do.  All these things are part of the new way of life.

But none of that can start until you finally admit to yourself that the old world, the America that was, isn’t coming back any time soon.  Until you admit that you will still cling to the idea that your first and second amendment rights will be honored and you have the freedom and the right to speak your mind and that Americans will rally to defend their freedoms and the government will listen.  After what the Supreme Court did this summer it’s hard to believe there’s anyone left who thinks the Constitution is still the law of the land.  Except for President Trump and a few loyalists, the entire federal government and half the states are run by globalists who have no interest in honoring the Constitution.  So, wake up and see things as they really are.

And that brings me to the title of this essay.  The loss of the finest republic that ever existed is something worth mourning.  A horrible crime was committed.  And it happened because the elites that have always run this country wanted it to happen.  And so, when I say there’s no time to mourn what I mean is you’ll have to mourn on the run.  Because there’s no time to sit there and feel sorry for yourself.  Maybe you wanted to retire and enjoy your old age.  But now you have to help your kids and grandkids survive the insanity that we see on every side.  COVID lockdowns and roving bands of looters and propaganda on every channel and every webpage is surely not what we had.  We were given better and we owe these young people help in any way we can to survive and thrive in this bizarre landscape we find ourselves in.  And we can do it too.  In a way we’ll be modern day pilgrims searching for freedom inside the belly of the beast.  We don’t have new continent to flee to but this one is pretty big and surely, we can carve out spaces for ourselves and our families to enjoy the things that we used to take for granted when it was the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Thriving in the Era of the Woke Revolt

Several voices on the Right have raised the analogy of what is going on in the West and in America particularly as akin to how the European civilization in the Iberian Peninsula (current day Spain and Portugal) had to survive the Moorish conquest and then reconquer their homeland back.  Now the fact that the Moors occupied it for almost eight hundred years (711 A.D. to 1492 A.D.) does put a bit of a damper on the party if you try to draw too strict a comparison between the two things.  I don’t think anyone would want to hear that twenty-five generations of Americans would have to endure being lectured on how many genders there are and which pronouns you are allowed to use for the man in the sundress.  Far from it.  I have no doubt that the insanity that is currently taking place will bring about its own correction.  The levels of insanity on display will complete the polarization of our population into the sane and the insane.

But what is true is that there will be large areas where the insane will run things.  Look at Seattle and Portland as examples of what it looks like when the lunatics get control of the asylum.  And those are just the most egregious examples.  Most of the large urban centers in this country have devolved into a hostage standoff where the urban poor and their woke co-conspirators are in constant negotiation for whatever ransom they can extort against the lives and livelihood of the middle class who are trying to exist in the constantly deteriorating conditions of these cities.

That will go on for a very long time.  The good news is that you don’t have to be a part of that.  In the future you will learn to navigate around the crazy people and the places they rule.  And that includes the companies they run.  Sometimes that means you will avoid working for or with the truly insane.  Maybe instead of working for Google you will find an IT department that’s more interested in your skills than your politics.  Or maybe you will decide to work in the “belly of the beast” anyway despite the oppressive environment and survive by living clandestinely.  Either way you will hone your skills as an inhabitant of the checkerboard landscape that is present day America.

The first thing to do is stop denying that it exists.  No one is going to snap his fingers and bring us back to fifty or a hundred years ago.  The crazies and the elites have struck a bargain and the crazies were given ownership of the schools, colleges, churches, courts and the HR departments of all the major corporations.  In exchange, the elites were allowed to offshore all their industries and import enough cheap labor to take care of whatever jobs were left.

Once you acknowledge where we currently are, you can begin to adapt to your environment and then thrive in it.  Situational awareness is very important.  Never play to their strengths.  Unless you have an armed bodyguard of special forces men you probably shouldn’t show up at an antifa rally in Portland, Oregon and declare your political beliefs.  If you want to start a fraternal society then make it a religious society that has protected status that can’t be shanghaied by social justice warriors and turned into the next Boy Scouts.  But be sure not to do it in a blue state.  In those areas everything will have to be on a clandestine personal basis.  And a personal basis is the best way to live your personal life anyway.  Know your friends and spend your time with them.  And it doesn’t even have to be your next-door neighbors.  You can make friends on-line and enjoy that experience too.  A shared point of view makes a good basis for association.  Nowadays free association only exists on a personal basis but you can make that work very well for many of the interactions you can choose to have.  This website is a perfect example of free association.  It’s very unlikely that Leftists would want to spend much time here since they’re not interested in the things I like and disagree with more or less 100% of what I believe.  Whereas people who hold similar beliefs with me will feel as though they belong here.  By congregating here we get to spend time with like minded individuals and also pass information back and forth.  Some of it is trivial like a book or a movie that’s interesting.  But maybe one day you hear about a job opportunity or a place to live or a politician that’s helping our side.

And then there are business opportunities.  Think about it.  Opportunities abound to provide cultural and entertainment choices that currently don’t exist for normal people.  A world that’s growing tired of woke comedies that aren’t funny and strident feminist superheroes that aren’t exciting might be a good market for someone repackaging (or curating as the hipsters now say) old books and movies for young and old alike.  Vox Day is doing that with his book and comic book publishing business.  And several other writers are separating themselves from the hyper-liberal publishing companies and producing normal reading material.  And with the technology changes happening in video it might even be possible for movies to be produced outside of the Hollywood studio system.  With on-line businesses becoming so dominant a network of right-wing people might open up business niches that are currently going unfulfilled.

So what have I been trying to say?  Basically I’m saying we’re living in a complicated world that has some very dangerous and dysfunctional areas and people in it that will be there for the foreseeable future but that with the right strategy they can be effectively bypassed to allow you and your friends to live your lives the way you want.  That’s pretty good news.

Long live the Reconquista!

Can a Recognizable America Survive a Majority-Minority Future? – Part 2

In the first part of this post I was looking at the contention that a majority-minority United States would devolve into a Lebanon style multi-ethnic state where one of the tribes would dominate the other groups by threat of force.  I don’t see this as necessarily inevitable.  Switzerland is an example of a multi-ethnic state that doesn’t involve coercive means.  I said I would discuss what things would need to be done to avoid the erasure of the America we know.

I think the biggest problem currently plaguing modern-day America is that a divisive ideology has been allowed to infest schools, colleges and other institutions.  This ideology is leftism and it is inherently anti-American propaganda.  It attacks all facets of traditional life.  And piece by piece it has been allowed to assume the role of normalcy.  And always by some twisted logic, justice and kindness are used as the excuse for injustice and oppression.  So, to improve the lot of minorities and women, white men must be discriminated against by means of affirmative action.  And to make sexually confused people not feel uncomfortable a wedding baker has to either be coerced into pretending he believes in same sex marriage or bankrupted and driven out of business.  Confronting these things is the obvious and effective way to put a stop to the primary effects of this poisonous ideology.  But it’s just as important to oppose the propaganda and proselytizing efforts that are taking place in schools and corporations.  And that will require national, local and individual action.  President Trump has taken the first action by appointing conservative judges to the federal courts and specifically the Supreme Court.  Once these judges begin removing constitutional protection behind some of these programs like “same sex marriage” the States can make laws to eliminate some of these egregious court overreaches.  And once those laws are in place local groups like PTAs and school districts can start eliminating the impact these programs have on children.  At the college level it will be necessary to concentrate on the State and local colleges.  The Ivy League and lesser private colleges are very heavily infested with leftists and will probably have to be avoided until they either change or go broke.

It goes without saying that some States like East and West Coast blue states will resist any reversal of these policies.  It would be unrealistic to believe that just a few years will be needed to change this situation.  I assume the only way for blue state residents to avoid the leftist regimes they live under would be to move to red states.

As for the demographic shift to a majority minority population, I would say that many local areas with overwhelming minority populations will go the same route as Boston did with the Irish and New York did with Eastern European Jews.  People will vote in their own kind.  But if this fails to bring the American Dream, they will vote for someone else who will.  People coming to America are looking for the peace and prosperity they’ve heard about.  If a Chinese immigrant living in the Research Triangle in North Carolina has a choice to vote for a white pro-business republican or a Chinese Occupy Wall Street socialist I think the republican has a pretty good chance of winning the vote.  And if it’s a choice between a white republican and a black democrat from the inner city then I don’t think the black democrat has a chance.  As for the impoverished third world refugees currently flooding the country and clogging up the welfare rolls, they need to be ejected.  The simplest way to do that is cut off the social services and enforce the laws targeting employers of illegal immigrants.  And in general, social benefits need to be eliminated even for legal immigrants.  And finally, even legal immigration needs to be curtailed down to a trickle.

If all these ideas were pursued, it would go a long way to stabilizing this country and give us enough time to acculturate the current flood of immigrants.  Will it happen?  Hard to say.  But it will only happen if people demand it.  If we just sit back or vote in the same tired hacks, the Bushes and the Romneys, then the America we know will be replaced by a leftist nightmare where everything we believed in has been destroyed.  Trump has made a good start.  It’s up to all of us to keep the momentum going.

Can a Recognizable America Survive a Majority-Minority Future? – Part 1

The ZMan wrote a very interesting post called, “No Easy Answers.”  It’s an analysis of the consequences of large scale non-European immigration into the United States, its consequences and an opinion on the useful response that white Americans should have.  I’ll critique the essential portions of the essay to show what I think is the situation.  Note that I’ve cut and pasted several of his sentences together to save some space.  His text is in bold face font.

 

“Given current immigration and fertility numbers, America will be a majority-minority country within a generation. The crisis of our age is not just how we respond to this reality, but how we come to accept it.  The civic nationalists will move heaven and earth in order to avoid facing demographic reality.  For the recently red-pilled, all of their efforts were based on the belief that the solution was simple. Just red-pill everyone and the problem is solved.”

I agree with this analysis and the characterization of the reactions of the civic nationalists and the newly woke dissident right.

 

“The possibility that liberal democracy inevitably leads to cultural suicide is unpleasant, so even the red-pilled look the other way.  The fact is, another bit of that dreaded demographic reality is that what comes next cannot include the current system of governance. In a multicultural society, everyone’s primary loyalty is to their group. Liberal democracy assumes people are loyal to their narrow economic interests. In a majority-minority society, this cannot possibly work.  What comes next for us is what we see in the Middle East. In every country, one group dominates the rest, imposing their idea of order on the society. Saddam controlled Iraq for his people. The Persians run Iran. The Muslims run Lebanon, where every hill and valley may as well be its own country. The rule in multi-cultural, multi-tribal societies, is that one tribe rules the rest. That’s our future. The question is which groups will come to dominate the rest and what sort of system will they impose in order to remain in charge.”

ZMan’s thesis is that in a majority-minority society the form of government will devolve into a rule by the strongest tribe.  The implied condition is that the rule is enforced by the threat of military or street violence.  His examples are middle-eastern dictatorships.  I’m not convinced of this for a couple of reasons.  One reason is the existence of places like Switzerland and Singapore where a multi-ethnic state exists in a reasonably peaceful coexistence.  And secondly a case could be made that the immigration of the Irish and the Eastern and Southern Europeans during the late 19th and early 20th century was an analogous if not equivalent example of a majority-minority situation that while disrupting and modifying the United states, did not destroy the country.  The American culture was attractive and strong enough to subsume the new immigrant populations and produce a changed but recognizable United States.  The real difference this time is the degree to which there is a significant portion of the American people who are actively working to destroy the existing culture through anti-American and specifically anti-white activities and propaganda.  It seems to me the focus of white Americans should be identifying the people and institutions actively working to destroy our people and work to destroy them instead.  And the reason I think this will work is that recently there have been some successes.  The Supreme Court case where the wedding baker was exonerated based on freedom of religion.  The other recent Supreme Court decision that bears on this is the Ohio state law that allowed clearing the voting rolls of ineligible voters.  These affirmations of the clear intent of constitutional safeguards will allow the United States to continue to function as the rational and enlightened sort of country it’s always been.  And these rulings occurred even before Anthony Kennedy is replaced.  Once he has been, I could see a conservative Supreme Court ending affirmative action.  Now, the argument against this is that something like ending affirmative action will never be allowed to happen.

But that will be the test.  If the ZMan is right then even if the whole white population is “woke,” nothing will be done to alleviate the anti-white activity.  But if I’m right then with someone like Trump, a republican who’s actually on our side, we should make some headway and see some victories won.  In the next part of this post I’ll try to think of concrete actions that need to be taken.