Angelo Codevilla has an article that analyzes Trump’s invaluable action as a catalyst but also the failures of his administration to drain the swamp. It’s a good analysis of the 2016 election and its consequences. Codevilla claims that Trump’s awakening of the country against the Elites is what triggered them to drop the mask and tighten the oligarchic controls that they already possessed.
He then talks about the failed chances to rein in the Deep State and goes on to discuss what future leaders must do to restore our freedom. Even if you do not agree with every interpretation of the events or conclusion it is a very thought provoking read.
This article feeds into my own process of trying to figure out how we move forward from the awful place we currently find ourselves in. If there is to be any hope of pushing back against the forces that are actively working to destroy our society competent leaders will have to step forward with workable plans and a gigantic dose of audacity.
This guy Max Morton has so far always had something interesting to say. He starts this essay out by saying that endlessly kvetching about the latest atrocity out of Washington is not only useless but self-defeating because instead of doing anything to stop the atrocity we just stand there pointing at it.
“It is fruitless to continue arguing the same tired Left/Right arguments. “Owning the libs” on Twitter, relentlessly calling out the hypocrisy of our political opponents, and focusing our time and attention on outrageous content may be entertaining, but it won’t save us from the oppression and serfdom of the authoritarian oligarchy that is presently transforming America.”
He gives as an example the Biden administration’s attempt to ban AR pistols.
“The conservative commentariat’s response has been loudly to point out that this will have little or no effect on the effort to quell gun violence. Really? Does anyone honestly believe the regime’s interest in banning tens of millions of legally owned firearms and potentially making millions of law-abiding Americans felons overnight is for the purpose of reducing gun violence? This has nothing to do with preventing gun violence and everything to do with disarming American citizens—a longtime, major plank of the Democratic Party and an essential step towards authoritarian rule for every dictator in modern history.”
Morton is saying that the effective action is to have the state you live in protect your rights as specified in the Constitution. In other words let the state nullify any federal overreach into our rights but use the federal government for the functions such as defense, highways and trade that it’s supposed to be in charge of.
Now of course the devil is in the details. Basically he’s saying the state government is going to have to step up and arbitrate the way in which it will tame the federal government. and that needs to be specified. So there aren’t any concrete examples beyond what we are seeing from DeSantis in Florida and to a lesser extent Abbott in Texas. So I would say this is only a partial answer to the question Morton is asking. But the fact that he is telling the outrage mongers to shut up and do something useful is very useful. Basically he is saying you can stop sounding the alarm we can all see the fire burning from where we’re standing. Now someone get a bucket brigade going and maybe we can put it out.
An interesting read.
If you can stand hearing the details of how the George W. Bush administration kicked out the last of our constitutional rights by weaponizing the FBI read it here. It’s starting to remind me of the flavor of Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago. They have built a machine to make us the slaves of the Deep State. I’m starting to wonder whether even if a Red State nullifies the unconstitutional laws whether anyone would be safe to stand against them. At this point anyone who tells them no is liable to be whisked off to a Super Max prison and never heard from again.
How the hell did we come to this? Maybe it makes more sense to just get out.
This is a short post by Codevilla asserting that before we can act effectively against the usurpers in Washington, we must first acknowledge that the Republic as we knew it is already extinguished and replaced by the oligarchy that controls both the bureaucracy in Washington and the globalist corporations that work hand in glove with them. But once we do acknowledge this reality, we can take effective action to organize like minded people to start effecting a different future for ourselves that doesn’t revolve around the oligarchic domain.
Codevilla points in the direction of the governors of red states beginning to nullify the dictates of the federal government where they overstep constitutional limits. But he does not go into any detail as to how this will happen and what level of resistance the federal government will offer. But I think we all are beginning to see that some extremely brave men will be needed to cross a kind of Rubicon at some point in the not-too-distant future. If not, then the idea of escaping the oligarchy will be just a fantasy.
I find it is becoming increasingly easy to hear the same ideas being stated by different types of writers. Codevilla is an academic. But plenty of ordinary people and plenty of pundits are beginning to coalesce around the idea that a rejection of the regime in Washington is what is already happening. The biggest question is when will a serious collision happen and who will win?
I went over Max Morton’s American Greatness post “Until Lambs Become Lions” last week in a post. At the time I said he sounds an awful lot like me! And I went back and read over the other posts he had at American Greatness. And once again I was impressed with the logic he used and the conclusions he came to. I left a message with the editor of American Greatness asking if Max Morton could be sent a message through him.
If Max or one of his friends sees this please tell him to leave a comment on this post or send an e-mail to orionscoldfire(at)charter.net
I am interested in your ideas and would like to ask you a few questions to clarify some things I have been thinking about.
Reading this I thought I was reading something I might write. Colonel Morton seems to be thinking about the same things I am. Maybe he’s a bit more optimistic than I am at this point but I found it to be a good read. He goes through all the obstacles that we face in trying to extricate ourselves from the death grip that the Elites have got on our country.
Colonel Morton has gone to the trouble of thinking of the details of how you build a functional opposition. I think this essay is well worth the trouble of reading. I’m going to re-read it to see where I disagree with it and where his suggestions add something to what I’ve already thought about. Then maybe I’ll write a more detailed review of it.
Liz Shield at American Greatness gives us some details on how the House Republican Leader is already promoting left-leaning Republicans into leadership positions and demoting any actual conservatives to curry favor with Nancy Pelosi and friends. After the impeachment theater is finished I think getting on with the business of primarying all the RINOs should be the first order of business for Donald Trump or whoever wants to take on the mantle of leader of the Free America.
I liked this post by Charlie Eastman. At this point probably the most useful thing we can do is identify the traitors and make sure to get them kicked out of office. All of the congressmen and senators who stabbed us in the back need to be primaried and if they make it to the general election we need to give our votes to either a third party candidate that we want in or to the Democrat strictly for the sake of spite. In fact if it’s a Republican who is very secure in his re-election prospects I say after the primary fails go straight to voting directly for the Democrat. I’d rather see a Democrat in the Utah seat than Mitt Romney for the simple reason that ejecting Romney would give me great joy.
Sheriffs in four New York Counties have stated that they will refuse to harrass New Yorkers in their jurisdictions for hosting more than ten people at the holidays,
“Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo also vowed not to enforce the regulations, WRGB Albany reported. “I can’t see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens’ driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they’ve purchased is for the public good,” the law enforcement authority told the local outlet.”
Sanity from elected officials in in New York, is that allowed? Bravo gentlemen. Hopefully your courage will be emulated elsewhere.
So here is a quick summary of how the tv news got where it is. After concluding with Fox News stabbing its conservative in the back on election night the writer concludes that NewsMax and OANN will now be able to make a lot of money catering to the former viewers of Fox News. Very true. If Fox wants to lose their viewership then someone else will benefit. Let’s hope that Tucker and a few others migrate to a new home that does appreciate our patronage. We can use a reliable source of news.