The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
The soul of a journey is liberty, perfect liberty, to think, feel, do just as one pleases.
Somebody or other once said that stupidity is the most powerful force in the Universe. And I think that is true. Another name for stupidity is inertia. It is what the mind must move to bring intelligence to brute existence. And it is why nothing can be accomplished without enormous amounts of pain and death. The spark of intelligence is resisted by the inertia of stupidity. And the process of intelligence overcoming stupidity is a variety of evolution. Life adapts to the changing Universe and becomes better adapted to its surroundings in a never-ending dance.
In our human microcosm we attempt to become better adapted to the human environment. But there are many conflicting forces at work. Human cooperation and conflict exist at the same time and they can never be statically balanced. They are always dynamically interacting and so anytime you try to depend on some temporary relationship between them you run the risk of being blind-sided by change. The only way to stay on the “right side of history” is when you force history to go where you want it to go.
And that is what we see going on today. The Stupid Party wants to follow the rules from yesterday assuming that the Evil Party will follow those rules too. What they don’t see is that the Evil Party is making up new rules as it goes along. And those rules are just whatever ensures that it will be winning and its enemies will be losing. Evolution is the Stupid Party getting replaced by a Less Stupid Party. We have no choice but to evolve in our thinking or become grease for the wheels that turn the world.
If the progs want to demonize the police and deify George Floyd then we have to let them burn the cities down. That’s where reality will burn the fingers of the stupid people living there who bought into BLM and “Defund the Police.” They must find out exactly what defund the police looks like, up close and personal. When every store goes out of business from shop lifting and every subway car is filled with predators and prey then it will become clear why George Floyd wasn’t a saint. He was a disease. He was a career criminal who swam in a sea of dysfunction. He existed because this society tolerates a subculture that embraces criminality. When every inhabitant of a city gets to meet George Floyd on any random day; gets robbed by him or assaulted by him, then they will truly understand what BLM and defund the police represents for their lives. It represents the law of the jungle, kill or be killed.
So, I’m very encouraged every time I read about another atrocity in New York, Chicago or Baltimore. Whereas I mourn for the senseless destruction of life and the terror and pain inflicted on innocents in these places, I also recognize that evolution is taking place. Stupidity is being educated the only way it can be. With pain and even death. When we have a nation, whose cities are populated by people who would rather have cops in charge than gangbangers and homeless schizophrenics then we will have really evolved.
He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
Just because I haven’t had enough pain today from snow-shoveling I read an article by Ben Rhodes, one of Obama’s propagandists, I mean speech writer, and it was exactly as bad as I expected. But I saw one noteworthy item tucked in amid the bilge:
“There is an added difficulty that makes this challenge more vexing. The progressive movement in American politics is inherently more inclined to see clearly America’s own flaws and contradictions. … Yet wittingly or unwittingly, Trump has created a trap for the left. In so many ways, the resilience of his appeal seems to confirm some of our worst fears about the country we live in, the cold reality of the American story. It is therefore no coincidence that the rise of antidemocratic politics has been accompanied by an insistence on reckoning with the uglier aspects of American history and society. … The trap is that this would ensure we lose the contest over the American story. If you cede the terrain of national identity to its worst elements, you are playing straight into the hands of autocracy, which counts on a blend of cynicism and apathy among its opponents. Moreover, politics is ultimately about persuading enough people to vote for your candidate or agenda. If the starting point for your argument is that the very people you need to persuade must accept that core aspects of their identity should be a source of shame rather than pride, then no well-crafted agenda of utilitarian policies is likely to win them over. The same holds true for young people who are ambivalent about participating in democracy but essential for rescuing it: If you are led to believe that America is inherently corrupted, then why would you decide that American democracy is worth saving? … A negative story about the extremism of democracy’s opponents will not sustain the kind of mobilization that is necessary to save it.”
I know that’s an awful long quote but trust me this guy goes on and on. So, amidst his rant about taking, it to the street and the victory of “Hope,” he felt it was very important to let the troops know why the Democrats are losing elections and Dementia Joe’s approval ratings are in the toilet. Basically, anti-white-hate doesn’t sell to most whites. Telling even deep blue Northern Virginia parents that you intend to brainwash their children into hating their own skin color is not a winning strategy. The fact that he has to tell these people this is great news. These people are so stupid they think everyone thinks like they do. Rhodes is less stupid than they are so he sees this.
What it tells me is if we can make actionable changes that prevent the kind of wholesale election fraud that the Democrats committed in 2020, we can capitalize on the wildly unpopular tactics that the Democrats showcased in 2020 and 2021; the burning of cities and instituting critical race theory in schools. Someone might say that by November and especially by 2024 the Democrats will have had time to course-correct and disguise their hatred of white people. But I don’t think that’s the case. I think they’ve embraced the truth of their inner convictions and pretending they don’t hate white people would be too much of a denial of “who they really are.”
This is an interesting time. If the right can goad the progressives into embracing and amplifying their ugly and hateful principles then it should be possible to cobble together a majority of people on the Right and even in the squishy middle to deny power to the Left. Now let me explicitly state I don’t see this as a permanent victory. The Stupid Party is too aptly named to imagine they won’t squander their good fortune. But even a temporary control of the government might allow the right leader to make some changes to the federal government that might allow the states to protect themselves from the Deep State. Getting the Patriot Act rescinded seems like a valuable action. Institute a law that allows border states to take steps to intercept illegal aliens themselves. Many things could be done and someone with experience as a state governor would have a good idea what they might be.
Anyway, I won’t say I enjoyed the article but it gave me food for thought.
A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
As the titular head of the household I announced that I was heading out to clear the snow. Camera Girl goes through this act where she asks me if I want her to come out and help clear the snow. The absurdity of this offer always exasperates me but I always assure her that I’ll have her shoveling snow over my dead body which I believe is her idea.
So after blowing the snow off the driveway for a couple of hours I noticed that my feet were pretty numb which was surprising. It was in the mid-twenties when I went out and even though the wind was gale strength at times I assumed my face would have been more effected than my feet. When I finshed the upper driveway I decided I better get inside for awhile. Frostbite is a real thing around here. Camera Girl informed me that the temperature had dropped quickly after I went out and it was currently twelve degrees. And since the light would be gone in an hour I decided to call a halt to the snow work for the day. But when I looked out at the driveway (see above) it already had a couple of new inches of snow on it. This is the futility of living in New England. Just as nature abhors a vcuum, winter around here abhors cleared pavement. Tomorrow morning I’ll be out there again moving another four or five inches of the white death. But I comfort myself with the knowledge that there won’t be any ice during this round of precipitation. That is the saving grace when you reach February. At least I hope so.
The articles I saw today were concentrated on two subjects. The first group were all about how Dementia Joe getting to pick a diversity hire for Breyer’s seat on the Supreme Court would reboot his presidency and return him to FDR status. Hah!
The second group were progressives trying to talk themselves off of the ledge about COVID. They know that the COVID fascism has been the strongest reason for Dopey Joe’s fall from grace but they just can’t let go of the COVID security blanket. It’s become a mental crutch that they don’t know how to drop. There’s all this whining and breast beating about all the deaths and how it would be rewarding those evil anti-vaxers by living normally and treating COVID as just the common cold. It looks like they’re starting to crack. Even the COVID nazis in New England are noting that the ICU’s are far from full. In March when the flu season is over they’re going to throw in the towel and expose their lower faces to the rays of sunlight. Boy won’t that be something. I hope they still remember how to smile.
I know it’s “unbridled entusiasm” talking but it’s just amazing how encouraging it is for absolutely everything to be going wrong for the Marxists at the same time. And the most encouraging thing of all is the stability of Biden’s rock-bottom approval ratings. These psychopaths seem to have finally alienated even the marching morons of the squishy middle. And that’s something that might give us the chance to take back Washington for at least a few years. And that could allow us to make some changes that limit the amount of control the Left has over us.
Okay, I’ve bridled my enthusiasm. I’ve got some photo and quotation work to do now so I’ll end this here. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Go Brandon!