Angelo Codevilla is one of the deep thinkers over at the Claremont Institute and I’ve been following his writings since 2016 when he and Michael Anton were sounding the alarm that the American Republic was about to be euthanized by the Clinton/Obama crime family. In this sizable (8,000+ words!) essay he comprehensively lays out his explanation of how we got where we are and what we will have to do going forward if we hope to recover some of our freedoms. He is pretty pessimistic about our chances and rightly so I think. Anyway this is a pretty deep dive and he goes over a lot of things that we all are aware of but from his own way of looking at it. I eat this stuff up. Your mileage may vary.
Watching the doctors tell us how and when we can resume our lives is more than a little galling. Trump will have to tread a fine line not to be accused of genocide by the medical elites. But I think he’s up to it. Nice overview by Codevilla. Just the right amount of outrage.
Reason, Emergencies, and Self-Government
Codevilla addresses the new reality of the Deep State justifying extra-legal activities based on bureaucratic authority
His point is if the Deep State agents who committed these crimes aren’t punished then the Republicans will have to embrace the same tactics purely out of self defense. That is the same slippery slope that led the Romans to dictatorship.
Codevilla walks us through the predictable script that bloody civil wars have taken from Corcyra in Ancient Greece all the way up to the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. We’ve taken the first steps. Hopefully we can walk back to sanity. Very good read.
Talking ’bout revolution!
Okay! Codevilla is openly considering whether the red states should start emulating the blue states. If the blue states openly defy drug laws then what if the red states defy the laws they disagree with; abortion, homosexuality, pornography, etc. Of course you see how this goes downhill fast. The next round on their side would be the 1st and 2nd amendments. Codevilla is fast approaching the dissident right’s positions, if not from a philosophical perspective then at least from a tactical and practical perspective.
Well, if that went forward, things would definitely accelerate and I might have to move sooner than I expected. Ahhh, I’m tired of snow anyway.
After you’ve read enough sexbot articles on Drudge maybe switch to something interesting
Codevilla cites chapter and verse of the Intelligence Law (theComint Statute) that should guarantee that both these men (former CIA director John Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper) be prosecuted and jailed for what they have revealed to the press. His conclusion from the fact that they haven’t is that the Deep State consists of the elite of both parties and their loyalty to each other as a class trumps any consideration of legality.
Codevilla reviews what he thinks the choices are for President Trump. Either deliver the Wall and Immigration Law enforcement or lose in 2020. He also discusses the bi-party ruling class and what part they play in our awful politics. No surprises here. Just the outline of what to look for going into the coming election cycle.
This was a development I hadn’t heard about. The leaders of France and Germany have agreed to join their foreign policies completely including France’s veto on the UN Security Council. In other words France and Germany will confer with each other and agree on a response whenever a third nation is in communication with either of the two. Considering that the present leaders of both France and Germany are both despised by their citizens I can only imagine this will enrage their voters even more. The line between the people and the elite is becoming a glowing flashpoint.
Desperate Embrace At Europe’s Core
Codevilla’s lengthy article outlining the path forward he sees for the American republic is ricocheting around the right-wing blogosphere pretty heavily. And that makes sense. Here is a civic nationalist of unimpeachable credentials sadly confirming what the Dissident Right has been saying for several years. Codevilla’s thesis is that we’ve gone over the cliff and there’s no going back to a united America.
Without a doubt, the naïve belief that a third of the population can publicly foment the disenfranchisement of 60% of the population without damaging the unity and even the existence of the nation has been exploded. But does that mean that a coalition of people (of whatever ethnicity) who would prefer to live in a country corresponding to the pre-1965 way of life can’t be cobbled together? Of that, I’m not convinced. The Left has appealed to all the various grievances of women, minorities and sexual deviants against the traditional society as a way to build a coalition. But what would happen if you take away the advantage for that coalition? What if protected status was removed from these categories so that there was no longer any advantage to uniting under the banner of victimhood? Suddenly moslems, feminists and trans-women don’t seem to have that much in common. Just looking at the various minority groups, it doesn’t appear that East and South Asians have very much in common with Hispanics who don’t really get along very well with black folk. Suddenly it makes a lot more sense for all of us to play by the rules that actually protect each group from the law of the jungle. The real losers in this type of situation would be the really weird characters in the LGBTQ camp. It’s pretty certain that there are much worse societies to be noticeably strange than in pre-1965 America. Just ask the queer folk in Iran (if you could find any alive that is). And considering the recent statistics on female college degrees and employment advancement I think women are the least entitled to demand special privileges.
I think what made the social and political situation in the last couple of decades seem like a lost cause to the Right was the fact that the only Republican leaders that we had on the scene weren’t really on our side. Even in the short time that Donald Trump has been on the scene and even hog-tied as he has been by the machinations of the Deep State it’s obvious that our ideas are not unacceptable to the American electorate. Imagine if a relatively united Republican establishment started to actually espouse the welfare of its constituency on a consistent basis. I think we could easily sway many of the groups that currently vote in lock step with the Democrats. What is needed is an assertive stance in demanding the end of unconstitutional practices that disadvantage and disrespect the majority of American citizens in the name of grievances that have no basis in reality. The American legal system provides more than sufficient protection for all law-abiding individuals and the American business climate when nurtured by a responsible government provides opportunities to thrive for anyone who wants to work.
Anyway, that’s my take on the situation. That’s why I haven’t despaired yet for the ability of America to revive. I’m not saying any of this will happen. I’m speculating that it could be done. I also freely admit that it’s a long shot. But if recent history has shown us anything it’s that long shots do actually happen.
I’m interested in your opinions. Do you agree with Codevilla that all that’s left is dividing up the country or that there’s still a path forward for a United States. Feel free to leave your comments below.
In an earlier post I said that Angelo Codevilla’s article was sure to be interesting and depressing. And so it is. Basically he seems to concur with the Dissident Right on the point that there is no longer any going back to one America. His thesis is that the Progressives have let the genie fully out of the bottle and the Right is now radicalized to the point that there will be an unending ratcheting up of tactics on both sides. And he does not think political victory by the Right will deter the Left. They are now in the go for broke business. And of course the most apt metaphor for this situation is the Corcyran Civil War in Thucydides. There we see class warfare unleashed to its most diabolical conclusion, complete annihilation of the hated enemy down to the last man. The only ray of sunshine allowed is if Republicans win the next few elections we’ll able to convince the Progressives to peacefully divide the country into mutually exclusive populations of us and them. So the story is bleak.
Luckily I’m an optimist. I still think we may beat the bastards. But I don’t say Mr. Codevilla can’t be right. He makes a convincing case. Well, I’m still staying up for the Mid-Terms. They should be very instructive.
It’s a very long article and there are no laughs but if you are interested in a political perspective on the Resistance and what it will spawn from a very thoughtful writer of the Right you might want to read this. If you want the Cliff Notes version I’d say start prepping for the troubles.
Our Revolution’s Logic