Yesterday was a very good day. American Greatness (AG) ran that post I wrote on the possibility of a multi-ethnic country preserving American constitutional freedoms. And on top of that, Whatfinger linked to both the AG article and the post about it that I put up on OCF. That drove a large amount of web traffic to OCF and to AG. And the comments at both sites were very lively. The AG commenters were a mixture of dissidents, conservatives and even a couple of progressives who took a lot of flak. I think the discussion was interesting. And I hope it pointed some new readers in our direction. After all every website needs some new blood to make up for attrition. By my accounting I only need 9,997,000 more readers to reach my goal of domination over the right-wing blogosphere. But Rome wasn’t built in a day. I’ll bide my time.
All the heat will be on McCarthy going into the budget wars. We will hear the media declare him a monster who wants to destroy the United States by defaulting on the US debts. I’m very interested in seeing how much courage he can muster in the face of the attacks coming his way. I wonder if he will replace Trump as the new Hitler. It’s probably inevitable. The upside is that Biden may actually stroke out during one of his demented harangues. If he does it on live tv that would be wonderful theater.
But I haven’t figured out if Biden randomly dropping dead is better or worse for the Democrats’ succession plan. Think of it. Harris becomes president. That level of stupid controlling the most powerful country on the planet might drive us to the singularity we’re always hearing about. Starting at the point where she tries to repeat the oath of office, the White House could be sucked into a black hole of negative intelligence followed by the rest of the solar system. Alpha Centauri should be relatively safe.
I wonder what that would be like. After we each crash through the event horizon would our quarks meld into Harris’ and would our essence then become as stupid as she is through quantum entanglement? It’s too frightening to consider. Or would our consciousness remain distinct but trapped for the rest of the life of the universe with someone endlessly spewing out drivel about a little girl sitting on a school bus. That’s pretty close to hell.
But I digress, as usual.
We’ve run out of Chinese balloons but there’s no shortage of Russian artillery. It appears that the long anticipated Russian offensive in the Donbass is beginning. First up is a town called Bakhmut which over the last few weeks has been very gradually encircled. Real information is hard to find but apparently even the Ukrainians are beginning to prepare their side to the eventuality of Bakhmut’s capture by the Russians. After that it looks like more consolidation and then the next encirclement, probably Siver’sk. Boy, these Slavic placenames are difficult to figure. And I noticed several towns close to each other with the same name. That can’t be right. There must be some modifiers to allow the locals to distinguish between these places. Anyway, it looks like the pace is picking up in this slow-motion war. More misery.
Well, that’s enough for now. Let’s see what’s the next big thing this week. Have a good night.
So after Michael Anton wrote his final defense of natural rights in which he very interestingly quoted one of my posts, I found a number of reactions in the comments section thought provoking. Mostly they were apologies for the Z-Man based on the premise (which is one of the underpinnings of the Dissident Right) that a multiracial society is doomed to failure because of the biological differences between people.
I thought that was worth discussing further and so I wrote my article and I was happy to find that American Greatness was willing to feature it on their worthy site. So here is the link and I hope everyone goes over and reads it and leaves all kinds of interesting and highly complimentary comments that proclaim my groundbreaking insights and the general brilliance of Orion’s Cold Fire as both a font of political wisdom and also a source of entertaining cultural content.
I read that Mark McCloskey is thinking of running for the Senate seat that GOP Senator Roy Blount is vacating next year. Of course, I don’t know much about McCloskey other than his choice in firearms and his desire not to let a mob burn down his house but that might be enough to get him a senate seat in these times of BLM mob intimidation. Sounds like a feel good story to me.
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.
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.