Uncontrolled Overheating

It’s hard to make exact calibrations when measuring something as subjective as hatred.  Even in the Democrat controlled media it is pretty universally admitted that Nancy Pelosi is despised by an enormous swath of the population.  A slightly smaller number hate Chuck Schumer.  This lesser hatred is attributable to Schumer’s current status as only the minority leader of the Senate.  Without a doubt as he wields his new power as majority leader, and uses it to pack the Supreme Court and deprive us of our constitutional rights, the level of hatred he inspires will grow.

Dementia Joe will very soon become the most hated man in America.  This will be by dint of his titular leadership of the people who are making it their goal to destroy the freedoms that we have enjoyed in this country for hundreds of years.  As an aside he will also be mocked mercilessly because of just how pathetic his mental condition has become.  But except as a source of comedy that is neither here nor there.  It’s not as if his intelligence will be used for anything.  He’s a pathetic figurehead who will be swept aside at the convenient point when they want to make Willie Brown’s Ho the ugly embodiment of affirmative action in action.  At that point she will become the most hated human in the country, male, female or other.

Moving away from the government, the faces of the Tech Elite, the heads of Amazon, Google, Twitter, Apple and the lesser giants are also becoming very high on the list of most hated individuals in America.  Having used their power to disconnect President Trump and many of his associates and friends from the digital realm, they followed up by shutting down the commercial platforms of anyone with an opinion that does not completely agree with their civic religion.  And this is just the first wave of cancellings.  They will use their ever-tightening algorithms to ferret out anyone who disagrees with them and force all their subordinate business partners to join with them to excise these bad thinkers from the digital world.  And after that they intend to use their allies in the banking and corporate worlds to eliminate the ability of these people to live in the physical world too.

And moving down into the local scene there are all those Governors of the Blue States and the Mayors of the larger cities who have tortured their citizens during this long year of COVID prison and the pogroms that the BLM and Antifa thugs have launched against normal people everywhere.  Guys like Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio are detested by their citizens.  And even outside of their constituencies they are recognized as awful men.

And in contrast President Trump, despite being in charge during all the misery of the election fraud and despite the outrageous bad press he gets from all quarters of the Media, continues to become more popular.

So, what’s my point?  Only this.  You can’t keep torturing people forever without all that hatred translating into something tangible.  Normally it is dissipated when people are allowed to disparage their tormentors on line or by ejecting them from office through voting.  Both of these options have now been eliminated by our tormentors.  I contend that a different and more visceral response will be forthcoming.

Interestingly, the fake version of this was play-acted at the Capitol last week.  Probably with the tacit cooperation of the authorities, some Antifa goons led some Trump supporters to the slaughter inside the seat of US government.  And now the Democrats want to use this as the basis for draconian restrictions on political dissent.  They hope to make even protesting impossible for the disgruntled citizens of this country.  How could that go wrong?

In chemical process engineering, pressure relief is a critical component in the design of a stable and safe process.  Relief valves are used to prevent overpressure if a reaction gets out of control.  What happens when you eliminate the relief valves from a pressure vessel that’s being subjected to uncontrolled overheating?  Well, the pressure keeps building until it exceeds the strength of that vessel.  At that point what you have is a shrapnel bomb.  And if the contents are flammable you have a massive explosion.  Depending on the size and strength of the vessel, the nature of the contents under pressure and the nature of the things in the neighborhood around the explosion, you have either a local disaster or an enormous cataclysm.  Over-pressuring of vessels at petrochemical plants have sometimes levelled areas equivalent to a good-sized city.

In our analogy the pressure vessel is the United States, a global super-power armed with thermonuclear weapons and with hundreds of millions of firearms in the hands of a formerly free people.  The overheating is the abuse the Left is imposing on the Right.  The overpressure is the reaction of people on the Right to being disenfranchised and silenced.  What is certain is that there is a point at which the pressure will cause the structure to give way and unleash the explosion.  The United States is a remarkably strong and stable system.  It will take an awful lot of pressure to make it fail.  But the flip side of that is once it fails at such a high pressure the energy released is enormous.

If the day comes that Americans think they are better off taking down the government than taking the abuse they currently suffer there will be a lot of very sorry former public servants running for their lives.

And yet the Left isn’t worried about the consequences of what they are doing at all.  We really must seem like hopeless losers to them.  The only thing I can think of is that we are still early on in the process of what will play out.  I guess some fairly large number of people have to feel like they have nothing to lose.  Once that number gets large enough the odds of one of them deciding to do something big become a certainty.  The only question is what the scope of that something will be.  A tiny version of that something is what that guy in Nashville did.  Dying of cancer, he decided to destroy some telecommunication infrastructure because he thought the microwave radiation harms people.  He made a big point of warning folks close by that a bomb was going to go off.  That will not be the case when someone who is really angry at the system decides to do something big.  It will be very ugly.

I’m surprised that the Left’s leaders aren’t worried.  Maybe they’re not a smart as we’ve been told they are.  It would truly worry me to be the face of something as widely hated as the Left.  The only thing I can think of is that they are depending on the decency of their enemies to obey the rule of law.  What they are forgetting is that they’ve turned this into a banana republic.  And the first rule of a banana republic is that there are no rules.  They should really reconsider what they’re doing.  It’s just common sense.

Now We’ll Have to Do It the Hard Way

I was listening to the ZMan’s Friday podcast this morning and something he said resonated with something I’ve been thinking about for the last few days.  To paraphrase, he said, the Democrats own all of this, they don’t have anyone to put the blame on anymore.

And that’s sort of the only good that comes out of this whole election fraud.  There’s no nonsense about coming together.  We’ve just been mugged.  We’ve been knocked to the ground and robbed.  Only a moron would want to shake hands and cooperate with his attacker.

The press always talks about a honeymoon for a new president.  Although they make exceptions for Republicans.  They attacked W from the beginning and of course they attacked President Trump unendingly from the moment he was elected.  The press will make believe as hard as they can that everybody is in love with Dementia Joe and Willie Brown’s Ho but once again even their side doesn’t believe we’re that stupid.  I expect Parler and Gab will become major conduits for obscene mockery of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential pretenders.  And that will be a good thing.

Of course, the Senate and House Republicans will fawn over the pretenders for months to try and curry favor and in response they will be beaten like red-headed step-children by the Democrats and the Media.  And honestly, nobody will care at all.  I’ll be surprised if there are any Republicans left in the House in two years or in the Senate in six, even the few who actually care about their constituency’s opinions.  Those few will probably switch over to a new party by then.  It would be great to see McConnell and Romney sitting all by themselves in some corner of the Capital building talking about the good old days when people still cared who they were. And paid them graft to vote against their constituency.

Without a doubt Dementia Joe and his stooges in the Congress and Administration are going to torture us for as long as they can.  They’ll strip us of our rights and shut down all of the jobs we have and import our replacements by the tens of millions.  But this time we won’t be talking about building a coalition to win back the White House and the Congress, except for the stupid and the dishonest.  No one will be wondering why things are going so badly.  Only idiots will be wondering why the stock market keeps going up but employment and wages keep going down.  As the opioid crisis becomes a national welfare program where the poor are given their pills in the expectation that they’ll just fade away to death sooner rather than later and the transgender crusade is institutionalized into an avenue to funnel the gullible into hormone therapy to preclude them ever having children, the people who want to survive will be looking for a movement and a party and a leadership to take their side against the madness.  We’ll be looking to free ourselves from our captors.

The Trump presidency was the last chance for the establishment to listen to the voice of the people.  We did everything by the book.  Millions voted for the first time in decades and told the Elites they want to have their country back.  And the Elites called on the city bosses to manufacture the millions of fraudulent ballots needed to silence those millions.

The anger that this created is still growing.  Once the COVID lockdowns are extended indefinitely in 2021 there will be a source of irritation that will feed the anger and frustration that people feel.  Add onto this the BLM protests that will begin again in the spring and summer and you have the makings of an actual insurrection.  Really the only question is where will it spring up first.  I don’t think there is any way to predict where it begins.  The FBI will be looking to stamp out any sparks wherever they can but that’s sort of like the situation that you get with wildfires.  Unless you remove the fuel, every spark is a potential conflagration.  I guess they could begin to fill up gulags with dissenters.  That will be easy to see too.  But I think that will be an accelerant too.

My question is whether it will have to be a grassroots movement or whether a leader in one of the red states will decide to step in and say no to the federal government and act as a nucleus for a new nation.  Once someone takes a stand it will spread and be replicated and it will become unstoppable.

Maybe This is the Beginning of Something Big

What happens next is worth watching.  Will it sputter out or are there really enough people who have had enough that something big is in the wings?  We’ll see soon enough.  Suffice it to say that people are pretty fed up.  It’s funny to hear some of the “pundits” on the right condemning this as if horrible violence is being committed.  Compared to what was going on during the “summer of Floyd” this is nothing.  This is just a bunch of people who are pissed off and want their government to listen to them.  I hope it grows.  I want the federal government and the Congress to know that they’ve alienated more than half the country.  And I wouldn’t be surprised to see civil disobedience and worse to start going on across the country.  And when they swear in Dementia Joe on the 21st I wouldn’t be surprised by anything that happens.

Sure, people may just knuckle under.  The Left now controls every lever of power.  They can take everything from you without you being able to say anything but there will be some small number of people who either haven’t got anything left to lose or who have enough courage to risk everything to make a statement.  Maybe this is just a small hiccough caused by the extinction of hope for the election fraud to be acknowledged and adjudicated.  Maybe this was the whimper that follows the reading of the death sentence for American democracy.  Call it the dead cat bounce of our fighting spirit as a free people.  All those things are one way it could go.

Or maybe just maybe it’s the first round of Americans telling their overlords that they have had enough.  It caught my attention.

Update – Now they have their first martyr, and it’s a young woman.

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What Will the World Look Like on January 22nd 2021?

According to current US federal law the man who will be President of the United States for the next four years will be sworn in on January 20th 2021.  Who that man will be is the subject of the most heated debate this country has seen in the last two hundred years of presidential elections.  So far, the electoral college has declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the presidential election.  It only remains for the Congress to certify this declaration on January 6th.  Whether there is a way to convince Congress to intervene against the Electoral College vote is what is currently holding the entire country mesmerized.

President Trump has stated on numerous occasions that he has sufficient proof of electoral fraud to permit the election results to be put aside.  Whether that proof is overwhelming enough to convince most of the American people is the first question.  The second question is, even if this proof is convincing, will Congress act on this proof and overturn the Electoral College result?  As with everyone else I am waiting impatiently for the event.  January 6th is ten days away.  When and how will this proof be presented?  Will it be broadcast to the whole nation or will it be transmitted to the Supreme Court?  Will it be incontestable or just testimony that cannot be verified independently?

The whole situation is so unprecedented that until recently I would have declared the very idea of Congress taking such unprecedented action as inconceivable.  But I would also have thought that the fraudulent voting activities that openly went on in the swing states inconceivable too.  And the idea that a corrupt dementia patient will be installed in the White House by means of an openly stolen election is so outrageous I would be willing to accept just about any series of events that would prevent that disaster from taking place.

At the same time I think the Left would resist any attempt to prevent Biden from reaching the White House by any means necessary, up to and including armed insurrection.  This makes it even more mind boggling to imagine what kind of proof would be so unassailable that spineless politicians would risk their precious necks to do the right thing.

For all of these reasons and because of how many legal challenges have already been shot down by the courts it seems like it would take a certified miracle to fix this heinous crime that is wending its way inexorably toward fruition.  But I want to believe that it will happen.  Because otherwise it will be an enormous step in the total unwinding of the normal reality I used to believe we inhabited.

If the United States has descended all the way down to banana republic status then everything else that is dependent on the United States being a great and stable nation is also without foundation.  Think of the things that rest on the certainty that the United States is the unshakable moorings of our civilization.  The mutual defense organizations like NATO are founded on the stability and strength of the United States and its military and economic might.  The US dollar is the reserve currency of the whole world.  It is based on the integrity that the US government has in the eyes of the American nation.  If all of these things are just fairy tales that the American elites tell the peasants and now those peasants have stopped believing them what might not happen?

What if a disgruntled American general decides to hijack a bunch of ICBM silos and declare himself the Emperor of Middle America?  How soon before the Russians and the Chinese start to think that lobbing a rogue missile into Manhattan would be an excellent way to get a nuclear civil war going?

We live in very troubled times.  And it’s pretty clear that most of our leaders are useless.  When you look back in history, times like these seem to breed revolution and then tyrants of one stripe or another.  It’s genuinely depressing to think about but it has to be faced.  We will need an extraordinary amount of luck to navigate the next few years without crashing on the reefs that these troubled seas contain.  But I suppose it won’t be boring.

A House Divided

And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand – Mark 3:25

He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. – Mark 3:30

A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. – Abraham Lincoln

About a hundred and sixty years ago after another presidential election the United States of America broke in two.  The circumstances had many of the same symptoms from which we are suffering now.

  • The two parts of the country held each other in deep mutual disdain.
    • It would be hard to claim that the Left and the Right do not hate each other wholeheartedly.
  • The Progressive party saw its advantage in overwhelming its adversary through massive immigration.
    • Check.
  • The Progressive party saw its agenda as a moral crusade. They thought of their opponents as vile sinners who must be punished as severely as possible.
    • Check.
  • The Progressive party encouraged zealots to take matters into their own hands and commit crimes up to and including murder if it advanced the progress of the cause.
    • Check.

My point is that after witnessing all the BLM and COVID madness that has gone on and the scale of election fraud that was completely ignored by almost all levels of government at the federal, state and local level I no longer see a way that we are going to be able to reconcile our differences with the Left.  And that is not because I don’t think there are millions on the Right who want to let things blow over.  They do.  But the Left neither cares nor thinks they have to care what we think.  They intend to force us to live how they want us to live.  And that includes thoughts, words and deeds.  They will propagandize our children, monitor our communications, dictate our entertainment and regulate our religious and family lives.  Unless we break free.

You need look no further than Portland Oregon to see the template for how things will be done.  Thugs will terrorize our neighborhoods and the government will not intercede on our behalf.  They will select victims whose only crimes are being white or being normal or just being happy and they will make an example of you.  And after they’ve ruined your life you will be held up in the media as a warning so that those like you will grovel and hand over everything they have; their money, their homes, their jobs, their self-respect, their families and finally their lives.  But first what you’ll give up is your freedom; freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and the right to bear arms.

And what is our sin?  We were stupid.  We believed that America guaranteed its citizens the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  As it turns out, those things are only yours for as long as you are willing to fight for them.  The Left has been learning from the Jacobins and their Marxist children for almost as long as the country has been here.  And now with the help of the globalist oligarchs they’ve concocted a gulag for us that Orwell himself couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.  And of course, it has a smiley face slapped onto the front just so you know that there’s nothing personal, just the system doing what it’s supposed to, rooting out bad thoughts.  It’s being done for your own good.

So, that’s the story.  They’re not going to let us go.  They’ll continue the campaign until they win or we give them a bloody nose.  And that’s only going to happen when our side decides to stop playing nice.  Because two can play at this game.  One of these days I expect all red counties to show 4000% voting levels.  Or all the Google server farms in red areas will simultaneously have the sewer lines become pressurized and fry the cloud.  Or maybe NLM (Normal Lives Matter) will suddenly appear in Cambridge and burn Harvard University to the ground as a way to equalize higher education in America.  Who knows what will be the first step?

But the real first step is acknowledging that the system isn’t set up to do what it says it will do.  It’s a scam and we are the marks.  And the only time you might be hearing someone tell the truth is when they drop the flowery language and tell you what concrete thing, they can give you if you work with them.  Like if they say they’re going to ignore the federal requirements for entitlements, affirmative action, LGBTQ madness and illegal immigration.  Those are real things.  If they do those things then they’re for real.  Those will be people who have brains and guts.  Look for those people and then watch to see if they produce results.  They’re going to want things in return.  They are going to want to run things their way.  If they can produce results, pay them.  They will be worth the price.

Political Realities of America – Part 1

After what we’ve seen on display during the last four years it seems clear to me that the people in charge of the Democrat party have a stranglehold on almost all the levers of power that exist at the national level in the United States.  And more than that, they control the majority of the power at the state and local level.

It’s probably easier to name the ones they don’t control.  The Republicans control the legislatures and state houses of about half the states and have a hair thin majority in the US Senate.  That’s it.  Our side has almost none of the major media companies, corporations, universities, non-profits, professional societies, unions, banks, financial institutions, publishers or any of the departments of the bureaucracy that we call the Deep State.  Even the Supreme Court that we supposedly have appointed by a six to three margin heaps defeat after defeat on us.  We don’t even control the capital cities of the states that we do hold.  Basically, every city large enough to have a welfare population is controlled by the Democrats.

This is not a new situation.  This has been the status quo for as long as there has been a United States.  The descendants of the New England Puritans have been expanding and consolidating their control over the areas that they’ve colonized since they got here in the seventeenth century.  They control the Northeast, the Great Lakes region, The Pacific Coast and they’ve been expanding off of those areas continuously.  Now they’ve reached down to Virginia in the east and the wretched Californians that ruined their own state are destroying Colorado, Arizona, Nevada and soon enough, the rest of the Mountain West.

They’ve got a very effective model.  It has nothing to do with freedom, equality or anything like that.  It’s strictly a matter of gaining control by power politics.  They’ll paper it over by claiming that they are fighting the evil racists or whatever bogeyman they’ve concocted to bamboozle the simple-minded poor people they pay off for votes.  But if buying votes isn’t enough, they have perfected stealing elections by fabricating votes in urban districts.

All of this has been on open display since Election Day.  Unprecedented vote totals were unleashed in the early hours of November 4th as soon as it became clear that President Trump was going to win in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Wisconsin.  Not even a fig leaf was maintained that a fair election was going on.  The Republican poll watchers were forced out and the trucks backed up to the buildings and poured in the bogus ballots by the hundreds of thousands.

At this point in the process it’s entirely possible that the Supreme Court will be so ashamed of allowing a presidential election be stolen in plain view that they will do something to stop it.  I’d say it’s fifty-fifty.  John Roberts is a worthless, spineless traitor so if we win it will be at best a 5-4 vote.  But even if the President prevails and we get a four-year reprieve it is still necessary to look realistically at the way this country works and plan accordingly.  And if the Supreme Court stabs us in the back again then we have two months to decide how we will deal with the facts on the ground.

I think we have three choices.  Fold, flee or fight.  Surrender to the hive, leave the areas under their control, or fight them.

And I’m guessing it’s not completely clear to anyone which of these choices is best.

So, let’s look first at Option 1, Fold.  Think about it.  You know plenty of people who don’t believe in the leftist madness but who have responsible positions in the corporate and government circles who have to spout the party line and burn incense to Baal.  Their kids go to Yale and Columbia and they write their memos that pledge allegiance to diversity and inclusion and make sure they have a man in a dress working for them in the HR department.  Sure, they have to choke back the cognitive dissonance when they say the things that are expected of them.  But they get paid very well to do it.  They get all the perks that go along with membership in the lower ranks of the managerial elite.  They live in safe neighborhoods; their kids go to the best schools and all the right doors get opened to them in all avenues of life.  They belong to the right clubs and organizations.  They vacation on Martha’s Vineyard or the Hamptons and they get invited to all the best parties and gatherings.

I even know people who say they can keep up this charade while still protecting their kids from the madness that goes along with the propaganda and proselytizing that the sexual deviants that run our public schools practice.  Maybe they can.  Maybe it’s possible to live inside the hive in complete disguise and maintain a normal life.  If it is then my hat’s off to these people.  I don’t seem to be able to do it.  Listening to the proclamations from the Ministries of Peace, Truth and Love are just too much for my little brain to ignore.  But I’m not everyone.  So, there are probably a bunch of people who will take the blue pill and get on with their lives inside the hive.

How about Option 2, Flee.  Let’s define that a little bit.  It could mean moving from a blue city to the surrounding rural areas of a red state.  Or it could be moving from a blue state to a red state.  Or it could mean leaving the country.  All of these are calculations that a man has to make.  Leaving a city is the easiest choice.  It’s a thing you’d do even if the city wasn’t a political prison.  Lots of folks have always left cities in order to take advantage of the lower costs and property values associated with getting out of the crowded and expensive cities.  But I can personally attest to the unsatisfying result of moving from a blue city to a blue state suburb.  It will lessen your chances of suffering violent crime and give your kids half decent schools but that’s about it.  Now these first two choices end up with someone living in a red state.  That is something.  And if the state is deep red then you will notice a big change.  Living in a place where you’re still allowed to say what you really think and surrounded by mostly normal people is like a dream come true for a deplorable living in a blue state.  And in such a place the schools will be much less destructive of normal ideas about the world.  But even in red states you’re going to deal with the realities of living in America.  Affirmative action and all the other programs that take away the freedom of association and choice that we’re supposed to enjoy is still the law of the land.  So, the move isn’t a cure for the American condition just a less serious case.  And as the leftists tighten the screws through the courts and their corporate allies it will be less and less of an improvement.  Now the only way to completely escape the leftists is to leave the country.  But that brings up a separate predicament.  Where exactly is it better than here?  Moving to Canada or Australia or Europe is at best a mixed situation.  None of those places have even the pretense of a bill of rights.  And all of them are run by elites that have approximately the same program as our masters here.  There may be some places that would be less oppressive like some of the eastern European countries but think of the dislocation you and your family would experience being a stranger in a strange land.  But I know many people who are thinking of exactly this trade-off.

And now we come to Option 3, Fight.  But that’s a long story and I’ll keep that for Part 2.  But I will say that the first two option are pretty awful for someone who believes in the ideals that America is supposed to represent.  You could see why staying and fighting would be the option you would want to take.  We’ll talk about that next.

The Question Has Been Answered

For a long time I have been trying to decide if there was a way to get back to where we were even sixteen years ago when even a country divided by war and partisan allegiance could rally around the institutions of the American government and respect the processes and practices that allowed us to work through our differences in a peaceful and reasonable way.

Even after the lunacy that the Left unleashed in their cities during the BLM riots I thought that a presidential election could allow us to find a way forward based on the will of the majority.  Well, that’s been shown to be an illusion.  Based on the way the election was run in the Democrat cities in the swing states it’s crystal clear to me that there is no way forward for the United States as one nation.  Even if the Supreme Court does their duty and negates all the fraudulent votes and awards the win to President Trump there is no longer any credibility to the idea that the Left will deal with us as countrymen.  They have shown us that we are their enemies and at this point we have no choice but to reciprocate that.

I do not know how this will play out.  There are so many options that run the gamut from polite dissolution of the union to full blown civil war that I won’t even attempt to figure out how this will go.  But what it does mean is that we need to start looking at the facts on the ground and come up with strategies and tactics to start moving forward to a resolution of our status.  For those who live in occupied territory (blue states) you may want to figure out how to move to a relatively free area (red states).  You may want to start to start getting involved in the political process to try and steer the changes that will start to occur.  There will be all kinds of things we’ll have to start thinking about and doing but the first thing is to get it into your head that this isn’t going to go away.  You’re going to have to pick a side.  Even if President Trump is awarded the election win by the Supreme Court that will only provide a short respite during which you can get your affairs in order.

If Biden is allowed to steal the election then expect things to get a lot worse very quickly.  Changes in the law will curtail your freedom of speech and religion and maybe even your right to own a gun.  This site may be shut down due to government censorship.  But whatever happens try to act logically and work toward goals that minimize the impact of government control on your ability to live your life the way you want.  Look for like minded people to form a network with.  Use this network to develop a social group that can provide a community that reinforces the things you believe in and protects you and your family from the controlled external environment that surrounds us.

So, if you consider yourself on the right of the left/right divide then know that we aren’t going back to a better time when there was one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  There are two nations and only our nation cares about the rest of those things.  Be alert and be careful.  These are going to be very challenging times.

The Consent of the Governed

The Fourth of July is an especially relevant time of the year to discuss the idea of a government’s legitimacy.  After all it was the Founding Fathers’ dissatisfaction with George III’s unaccountability to his American subjects that led to the founding of our country.  Such slogans as “taxation without representation is tyranny” show that the colonists were acutely aware that they did not possess any mechanism to make their wishes known to their king.  Parliament may have been at that time much less powerful as a democratic force in the British monarchy than it currently is but it did represent the common Englishman at the highest levels of government.

The principle involved is that consent of the governed is necessary for a government to be considered legitimate.  Whether that consent is grudging or enthusiastic is a matter of degrees and in either case recognizes that the governed concedes to following the laws provided by the ruler.  In the ancient world before democracy was a thing often the legitimacy of the ruler was wrapped up in divine right.  This assumed that the king was of the same people as those ruled and his relationship with the culture of his people was deep and meaningful to them.  In such a situation the people would endure quite a bit before they would revolt because they assumed that their gods had their best interests in mind and so they trusted in their greater wisdom, even when the results were brutally hard.

But when the ruler was a foreign conqueror, an emperor of some other nation then consent was the choice between slavery and death.  But even that is consent.  It is recognition of the balance of power.  It is choosing life over freedom.  And to the extent that you want to spare your children it is a long-term agreement.

In the modern era representative government provides much more scope for consent.  The formation of a strong middle class has made democratic governments more stable and produced a society where the governed feel that their leaders are accountable to their needs.  But with the introduction of socialism and communism  in the late 19th century forces have been unleashed on democratic societies that empower the most radical and least disciplined portion of society and turns it into a tool that can be manipulated by demagogues and even powerful elites that see it as a weapon with which to subjugate the middle class.

We are in such a situation now.  The Constitution with its enumerated Bill of Rights is being ignored by the elites and their toadies in the government.  We are being stripped of freedom of speech and religion and the right to bear arms.  What is occurring is a coup d’état facilitated by the elites and empowered by the mob against a middle-class people too habituated by order and stability to react as forcefully as is warranted.

What remains to be seen is when or if the American people withdraw their consent.  If they don’t then they’ll become a conquered people no better than the Roman citizens who slowly by degrees became serfs indentured to the Roman nobles and then Germanic chieftains who owned them.

But if instead they come to their senses, they can pretty quickly re-establish their rights.  When a court, even the Supreme Court clearly breaches the Constitution it’s time to start ignoring the decisions of that court.  It’s time to withdraw consent from that government.

If a state declared itself no longer bound by clearly unconstitutional laws it will be very difficult for even the mighty United States federal government to uphold that law.  Much of the enforcement of even federal laws depends on the good will of state and local law enforcement.  Without that good will it becomes a struggle just to know if the law is being broken.  And if the State government is actually hostile to a law it could become virtually impossible to enforce.  And if the federal government is under the leadership of a conservative president it would be simple for enforcement of unpopular laws to fall completely by the wayside.  A really far thinking conservative could dismantle whole departments of the federal government whose only job it is to harass the American people with all sorts of bureaucratic restrictions on their liberties.

So, it remains to be seen if the present American nation has as much courage as their colonial predecessors.  Patrick Henry said, “give me liberty or give me death.”  We can get away with just pointing at the Constitution and saying, “freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to bear arms, leave me alone.”

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I Suppose This is the Civil War

When all the major cities in your nation are burning and the police are under attack on the streets they are supposed to protect and the perpetrators are alleged citizens of your country then I guess you could call that civil war.

It’s a little hard to know because similar things have happened a number of times before and each time, we had some other name.  Unrest, outrage, protest.  And the actions of Antifa muddy the waters somewhat because they are anarchists and in a sense aren’t normal Americans (whatever that means today).  But with whatever caveats and reservations attached, there are now two groups in this country that cannot be reconciled to each other.  One group has allegiance to the American republic that existed before the 1960s and another one that wants to tear all that down.

The 2020 election will be a proxy for this clash.  We’ll see if the center can hold.  The danger is whether enough women will be cowed by the violence and capitulate.  Women (and millennials) are easily frightened and also easily manipulated by the media.  It plays on their emotions and elicits feelings of fear and guilt by confusing who is the victim and who is the perpetrator; what is reasonable and what is rash; what is justified and what is cruel.

I said the election is a proxy for the war but won’t end it either way.  If President Trump wins, which I think he will, the other side will get even crazier.  It’s hard to imagine how they’ll top this week but they will.  At this point I don’t think there is any action that is out of the question from their side.  And I mean that literally.

Now, if they win, I expect a combination of things.  There will be a lot of that talk about reaching across the aisle and reaching consensus as a smokescreen for a barrage of executive orders to consolidate control of the population.  This will involve first and second amendment curtailments.

So, either way the war will go on but I won’t pretend I don’t care who wins the election.  Winning it is the chance to act openly and stick it to our enemies.  Winning this election will finally win the Battle of the Supreme Court.  And I see that as the only avenue to finally liberate our side from the unconstitutional restrictions on free association and all the other infringements that the social justice regime has inflicted on us over the last fifty years.  Red States can write their own laws and an originalist Supreme Court can back their play and unchain the American people from virtual slavery.

Looking at the rioting and looting that has gone on in the last few days I think we may be looking at an inflection point.  New York came back from bankruptcy and anarchy in the late 80s by facing down the ancestors of the people who ripped it apart this week.  Back then they said to the criminals and losers that they wouldn’t allow lawlessness to destroy the life of the city.  But I don’t think that’s going to happen again.  The rich have coopted the neighborhoods that the middle class lived in.  They’ve filled the city with hipsters and other idiot relations of the rich.  Those people will fold like a cheap suit.  They will grovel in front of the underclass that just burned their city down.  But the major change now will be the nature of law enforcement in New York.  The cops’ hands were tied after the Black Lives Matter travesty during the Obama administration and they backed off and let crime blossom.  But that will be nothing compared to the new balance of power.  First off there will be a move to replace white men with women and minorities in a wholesale fashion in the NYPD.  And the new “more humane” laws will be a dream come true for criminals of all stripes.  But it will turn the city into a nightmare for businessmen and honest citizens in general.  I expect flight from New York to be a long term and possibly terminal event.

The rioting has done great damage to property and has demoralized the people living there.  But the event is an object lesson for anyone who is unsure of what each side stands for.  The Democrats will sacrifice the livelihood and even the lives of its citizens to appease a mob of irrational people who also happen to vote for them.  Appeasement is their stock in trade.  If you’d rather that the government protected and respected the honest hardworking people out there then you’ll have to join our side of the Civil War.