Tamping Down Optimism on a Friday Afternoon

Why am I feeling so optimistic?  It’s hard to say.  Dementia Joe is still in charge of the US military.  The southern border is still admitting millions of illegal aliens a year.  The Democrats are writing laws to remove the rest of our freedoms.  The cities are now awash with gangsters and sociopaths that rob, assault and kill people at will.  What the hell is there to be optimistic about?

I don’t know.  But I am.  Maybe it’s Ron DeSantis actually taking steps to resist the criminal actions of the Biden administration.  His resistance to the tyrannical COVID mandates and his efforts to prevent the dumping of illegal aliens in Florida are definitely enheartening.  Maybe it’s the acknowledgement by the Left that America is unhappy with the results of the Biden administration; the Afghan debacle, the border mess, the COVID nightmare and the stagflation that it has sparked.  Maybe it’s that Joe Biden is perceived by honest observers as at best, a man in the middle stages of dementia and very likely a puppet for others who are pulling the strings.  Maybe because the world looks beautiful to me today and I am surrounded by people I love and they are all well and relatively happy.  Maybe it’s just my natural ebullience.  But I am.  I’m optimistic.  So, what’s a professional gloom and doomer to do?

I guess I could just fake it and talk about the 2020 election catastrophe and how all hope is lost and “1984” and “A Brave New World” are already here and we should all jump off a cliff and blah, blah, blah.  But that bores me.  I think I am optimistic because our enemies have shown themselves to be vulnerable and despite their structural advantages in almost every institution, they are not convincing the bulk of the non-stupid that they know what they are doing.  And this seems to be giving me hope that if a stout resistance is raised against them actual results, winning results are entirely possible.  And since I see some signs of resistance this has fanned my hope into actual enthusiasm about the future.  I’m anxious to see if we can build on their losses and panic them into something really stupid.  Look at what’s going on in New York City.  The BLM psychos are fighting the COVID nazis over forcing people to have vaccine passports in order to go in restaurants.  So, if black patrons don’t have to show their papers how soon before white people start claiming they are black?  What are the waitresses going to do, demand birth certificates with race listed?  And how about school teachers balking at being vaccinated?  What happens if this triggers equal treatment under the law demonstrations by nurses and bus drivers and well, everybody else?  Just think of the wonderful consequences of the Democrat coalition at each other’s throats.  And how about the fact that illegal aliens are being allowed in with COVID.  Isn’t that a direct violation of the HHS guidelines?  There’s no quarantine, there’s no testing, just people with new variants being unleashed on the unsuspecting public.  Very important information for the public to consider.

So, yeah, disappointing to say, I’m feeling kind of upbeat.  But I promise to do my best to get depressed.  I’ll look at the headlines and realize how screwed up the world is and maybe watch a video with Chuck Todd or Rachel Maddow telling me that I’m on losing side of history.  Maybe I’ll contemplate how degraded my actual constitutional rights currently are.  But for now, life’s good and the Left appears to be back on their heels.  So, bring it!

Another Day in the Maelström

“And all this time,

in travail, sobbing, gaining on the current,

we rowed into the strait—Skylla to port

and on our starboard beam Kharybdis, dire

gorge of the salt sea tide. By heaven! when she

vomited, all the sea was like a cauldron

seething over intense fire, when the mixture

suddenly heaves and rises.

 

The shot spume

soared to the landside heights, and fell like rain.

But when she swallowed the sea water down

we saw the funnel of the maelstrom, heard

the rock bellowing all around, and dark

sand raged on the bottom far below.

My men all blanched against the gloom, our eyes

were fixed upon that yawning mouth in fear

of being devoured.”

(THE ODYSSEY by Homer;  Translated by Robert Fitzgerald;  Book Twelve, lines 280 – 290)

 

 “In five minutes the whole sea, as far as Vurrgh, was lashed into ungovernable fury; but it was between Moskoe and the coast that the main uproar held its sway. Here the vast bed of the waters, seamed and scarred into a thousand conflicting channels, burst suddenly into phrensied convulsion — heaving, boiling, hissing — gyrating in gigantic and innumerable vortices, and all whirling and plunging on to the eastward with a rapidity which water never elsewhere assumes except in precipitous descents.

  In a few minutes more, there came over the scene another radical alteration. The general surface grew somewhat more smooth, and the whirlpools, one by one, disappeared, while prodigious streaks of foam became apparent where none had been seen before. These streaks, at length, spreading out to a great distance, and entering into combination, took unto themselves the gyratory motion of the subsided vortices, and seemed to form the germ of another more vast. Suddenly — very suddenly — this assumed a distinct and definite existence, in a circle of more than a mile in diameter. The edge of the whirl was represented by a broad belt of gleaming spray ;  but no particle of this slipped into the mouth of the terrific funnel, whose interior, as far as the eye could fathom it, was a smooth, shining, and jet-black wall of water, inclined to the horizon at an angle of some forty-five degrees, speeding dizzily round and round with a swaying and sweltering motion, and sending forth to the winds an appalling voice, half shriek, half roar, such as not even the mighty cataract of Niagara ever lifts up in its agony to Heaven.

    The mountain trembled to its very base, and the rock rocked. I threw myself upon my face, and clung to the scant herbage in an excess of nervous agitation.

    “This,” said I at length, to the old man — “this can be nothing else than the great whirlpool of the Maelström.””

(A Descent Into The Maelstrom by Edgar Allan Poe)

 

The folks in the dissident right and more and more even normies like myself talk about the chaotic world that the Left has generated as Clown World or The Narrative or whatever term of unreality we can summon to describe this never-ending crisis that they’ve created and we live in.  And it is this.  It is a vertigo inducing environment that just keeps getting weirder and weirder and worse and worse.  Logically I know that there will be a bottom but what I haven’t thought too much about is how bad that bottom will be.  But I ‘ve been starting to do just that.  I look at the players that have been creating these conditions and I think they are willing to go a lot further with this stuff.

Back at the end of Obama’s second term he organized the beginning of BLM by instructing the Justice Department to both intimidate city police forces and empower street thugs by selectively enforcing federal laws.  Four years later we had the George Floyd riots as the next larger wave of this kind of federally sponsored street violence.  My guess is that the next wave will occur after the mid-term elections.  And I don’t think it matters whether the Democrats or the Republicans win.  Biden or Harris’s Justice Department will still be calling the shots and they will be looking to beat down the people living within their power.  One caveat, it’s possible it won’t wait for the end of 2022.  If Biden continues to lose power and fails to move his legislative objectives, I could see the powers that be deciding to flex their muscles sooner.

The question then is how bad could that get?  What I’m thinking is that street violence will be used as an excuse to push those stalled objectives.  They’ll use it to get slavery reparations, redistribution through confiscation of 401K accounts and other outrages.  They also want to pack the Supreme Court to allow some extremely unconstitutional actions.  Those probably include gun seizure and curtailment of freedom of speech.

Am I painting an overly grim picture?  Maybe.  But I no longer think of any of these things as unthinkable.  The people in Obama’s circle are as revolutionary as Lenin or Stalin were.  And a lot of the Republicans are less than impressive.  So far, no heroes have emerged to push back against the coordinated strength of the Left.  If our enemies hadn’t become so transparently devoted to destroying our world it would be even harder to rally the Right.  Very few useful people can have missed what’s going on.  But that being said our backs are pretty tightly up against the wall.  There is precious little time to reverse these things.  If we don’t change course, we will hit bottom.  And after that there won’t be much left.

And that’s the metaphor of the maelström.  If you get sucked down into Charybdis and dragged across the rocks on the bottom there won’t be much left.  It would be better to steer toward Scylla.  She’ll take a few lives but the ship will survive.  I’ll leave it to the readers to figure which course of ours is which.

Good-bye To All That

I borrowed the title of this post from a book written by Robert Graves after the end of WW I.  Graves was referring to the smashing of the pre-war civilization in Britain after the horrors of the trench had discredited all the institutions that had led England into and kept it’s young men trapped in the meat grinder that was that war.

World War I had disillusioned a whole generation of men on the competency and legitimacy of the social order that had sent their generation to their deaths.  The fitness of the ruling class had been exposed as an illusion.  This radicalized the population and undermined the control that the old upper-class order had formerly possessed.

In a similar way, the Elites in both the Democrat and Republican parties and in the institutions that they control like the media, the federal agencies, academia and the corporate boardrooms have lost all legitimacy and competency in the minds of the normal members of the American public.

They’ve shown themselves to be completely incompetent at performing the functions they supposedly are experts at.  They can’t win wars.  They can’t be trusted to manage a pandemic.  They can’t maintain the economy of the most prosperous country on the face of the Earth.

The only thing they are competent at is dividing people into warring factions and rigging fraudulent elections.

If tomorrow, ISIS-K took General MIlley captive and demanded some large amount of cash, like fifty or a hundred bucks to get him back alive, sure I’d probably say we should pay it but I’d definitely recommend that we hold out for a price reduction.  But if they catch Pelosi, I’d tell them they can keep her.  I wouldn’t give a plugged nickel for her.

So when the next atrocity occurs, when some Afghan refugee that they plunk down in San Francisco blows up the local gay bar in the name of ISIS, well, they can send the CIA or the FBI to Afghanistan to straighten things out themselves.  It’s not going to be my grandsons going.  I can tell you that for sure.

And that goes for the Ukraine or Belarus or Myanmar or any other “critical” hot spot anywhere on this planet.  If human rights are being wronged or women aren’t feeling empowered or LGBTQ people are having their feelings hurt, I recommend they call Putin or Xi.  I’ve lost all sympathy and motivation.  All of my sympathy and interest is concentrated on taking care of my own.  And anyone who wants to be included in that set, more or less, has to agree with me on what things are important.  And everyone else is on his own.

I used to be the most jingoistic American patriot I knew.  I thought Iraq and Afghanistan was payback for 9-11.  I imagined that George W Bush was going to hammer the bastards that attacked us so they’d never come back again.  Instead, he invited them into our country in unprecedented numbers and killed off our soldiers in an effort to make the middle-east into middle America.  And now they want us to care about Afghani refugees.  Let them go live with George Bush.

Being disillusioned is a gut-wrenching process.  But it also provides clarity and eventually that is valuable.  It won’t be so easy for the politicians to manipulate us next time.  And it won’t cost us as much money when we don’t have to pay to build up third-world hell-holes into modern countries.  Let the Iranians pay for the Afghanis to have internet access.  Let the Russians and the Chinese build and maintain sewage systems in Zimbabwe.

Come to think of it, let Merkel and Macron pay for the tanks to keep Putin out of Berlin and Paris.  I no longer see any rationale in maintaining those dying cultures.  They’ve already self-suicided by opening the floodgates to the third world.  I’m more interested in places like Hungary and Poland who take care of their own people.  I admire those countries and hope some areas of our own country will do similar things.

So, excuse me if I don’t watch the Olympics to cheer on the American athletes as they take a knee or turn their backs on the American flag.  Pardon me if I don’t support whatever charity is flying the rainbow flag over their headquarters.  Forgive me if I burst out laughing when some guy in a sun dress comes on tv to tell me how to raise my family.

I’ve said good-bye to all that and am ready to turn the page.

A Fourth of July Perspective

Looking at the opinion articles from the Left, the first thought I have is one I’ve thought before.  Juan Williams must be the stupidest human being on this green earth.  But then I get to the second article and suddenly a new champion emerges.  And so it goes.  The content of these “opinions” is just blatant partisanship and hatred of America that wouldn’t pass any test for objectivity.

Juan Williams: How the Supreme Court eroded voting rights

Clyburn states he is ‘always for voter ID’ after previously calling it ‘suppression’

F**k Fourth of July: The only independence day I recognize is Juneteenth

Angry haters? Some liberals use Fourth to denigrate America

But after I get over the outrage I feel over the ingratitude these dimwits feel toward the country that made them citizens of the first world, I think my next emotion is gratitude for the clarity they have provided.  Up until the Obama years we could imagine that we were all patriotic citizens of the greatest country on earth.  Up until the Trump years we could pretend that the Democrats were invested in seeing this country prosper.  Now we know that fully 40% of the citizens of this country want to destroy it.  Another 20% are too stupid to see that the Democrats are trying to do exactly that.  That leaves about 40% who are actual Americans.

The question in my mind is how to bring that 40% together in a way that benefits us and harms the other 60%.  And I think both sides of that proposition are important.

On the positive side we need to protect our people from the madness being unleashed all around us.  We need to build schools that talk about the two countries that exist within the fifty states.  It isn’t enough to use the old patriotic boilerplate to teach American history and civics.  It is critically important to tell the whole tale of how Alinskyite tactics were used to capture the schools and colleges and then everything else.  We have to warn the young people about what they will find in the real world and what they’ll have to do to protect themselves and eventually their own children from the poison.  We’ll need to describe how the Supreme Court stripped away our rights and invented corrupt new ones like affirmative action.  So, somebody has to write those text books and someone has to find teach this material.

We’ll need to identify each other and support each other commercially and socially.  We’ll need our own social media networks and we’ll need our own clubs and other organizations.  Setting up a network that encompasses that 40% and provides actual benefits for the membership will be difficult.  It’s never been done before.  Up until now we thought America was one country so one set of schools and one set of fraternal organizations seemed adequate.  But it’s vitally important that organizing these things begins.

On the negative side we need to make sure that the 60% gets to reap the whirlwind that they’ve sown.  Every city they’ve destroyed should be their responsibility.  Let them find a way to pay for the services that won’t have the middle class to pay for.  After a million affluent people leave New York City the remainder will not be able to pay for running the transit system and the schools and the garbage pickup and the road and bridge repair.  New York State will end up paying the tab but they don’t have the resources.  And you and I shouldn’t pay it either.  And that goes for Los Angeles and Minneapolis and Chicago and Detroit and Portland and Atlanta and St Louis.  Sure, Atlanta and St. Louis are in red states and their state governments should use the bankruptcy of those cities to rein in the Democrat politics.  Putting the cities into receivership will allow the state to dictate the policies the police practice to end the crime spree going on.  And they can clean up the election fraud.  It’s time the cities are forced to run honestly.

So, I’m grateful that the Left are no longer my problem.  Now I’m waiting for the Right to step up and begin to organize and manage the new nation that they represent.  That is my Fourth of July wish.

Switzerland, Singapore, America

I was talking on the phone today with an old friend.  We got to discussing the situation in New York City and thinking of what it will develop into if the current trends continue.  I said it brought to my mind the Lord Humungus and his status as Warlord over his area of the Wasteland in Mad Max.  And my friend informed me that something like that is already happening.  Some of the gang leaders are starting to move out of the ‘hood and taking control of the infrastructure in the formerly safe neighborhoods of the Upper East Side.  For instance, they have begun riding their ATVs on some of the recreational areas that are reserved for bicycles and joggers and walkers.  We speculated on the day when the gangs would elect their own mayor and dictate terms to the rest of the city.

My friend wondered if it was time for the next cycle of renewal, if a new Giuliani would restore order to New York City.  My opinion was that it was already too late.  He thought I was talking about the demographic change.  I said in a way.  The change was the influx of white hipsters.  Without changing the racial mix, they had tipped the city into a permanent radical left majority.  My theorem was that unless the leftist whites disappeared the city would continue to slide into anarchy and dysfunction.  But my friend wasn’t convinced that even that change would be enough.  He felt that the majority minority demographic in New York rendered it permanently dysfunctional.  He further asked had any majority minority state ever managed to achieve a healthy functional state.  I said how about Singapore.  He countered that Singapore is 75% Chinese.  Then I mentioned Switzerland and that got him thinking.  He had been to Switzerland several times and he was extremely impressed by their harmonious society.  But his one point of disagreement was whether we could consider the French, German and Italian populations there different enough from each other to qualify as a good example of a non-homogeneous society.  I agreed that the present-day United States was far less harmonious than the Swiss.  But I wondered if we could learn something from their example.

But my friend was very pessimistic.  I said maybe after the cities crash and burn it will be enough to change people’s minds about the woke nonsense and allow a consensus to restore order.  He countered that the elites didn’t push the woke stuff because they believe in it but because it provided a divide and conquer strategy.  I replied that I think only a fraction of the Left was this cynical and the rest were true believers in this madness.  But as I thought about that it hardly was much comfort.

Maybe he’s right.  Maybe there is no way for the rest of our society to overcome the intentional damage that the Left is doing to the United States.  But it occurred to me that if a state or states were able to exclude from their jurisdiction the chaos that the Left is inflicting on us maybe they could act as a nucleus and a template for more areas to stamp out the radical lawlessness and anti-white madness that is on display in places like New York, Seattle and Portland.

As far as the form that our society will need to take in a post-white-majority future I don’t assume it will much resemble Switzerland or Singapore.  Our combination of Europeans, Hispanics, Blacks and various Asian populations are not the same as these other places.  We have different histories and trajectories in this country.  But the legal framework that worked in the twentieth century is just as valid with new immigrants as it was with Italians, Germans, Irish and Poles.  What we lack is the solidarity among the native-born population to demand that everyone obey the same laws and play by the same rules.

What has evolved on the Left over the last sixty years is a strategy to use black resentment over past injustices as a justification for permanent immunity from the requirement to live in a normal lawful way.  Permanent welfare benefits and now immunity from arrest for even violent felonies is not something that can be tolerated in a functional society.  It guarantees that no one, not even law-abiding blacks will want to live anywhere near these under-class hell holes.  Now the federal government is looking at ways to disperse these criminal populations into the suburbs and rural areas and make the crime and violence a pandemic.

Pandering to this idea of black victimhood will not work.  Only a zero-tolerance approach to the lawlessness that is occurring across the country will end the madness.  But if we don’t start doing the things we need to, America won’t resemble Switzerland or even Singapore.  It will look like Brazil or even South Africa.

Know Your Friends, Know Your Enemies, Align Yourself Accordingly

As I sit here drinking a Coke that I bought at Walmart while typing on the laptop that I bought on Amazon using the data highway that I pay Spectrum to use I often wonder why corporate America craps all over me.  And then I remember, Oh yeah, it’s because I’m a chump that just gives them my money and doesn’t do anything to force them to care what I think.   And that makes me one of at least a hundred million non-Leftists that gets kicked in the teeth hourly by the stooges that toady for our godlike elites.  You might be wondering, “What’s his point?”  Well, follow me a little bit further along.

Let’s start with the heavy hitters.  Amazon hates you.  Not just a little, a lot.  They’ve even started refusing books based on their politics.  And Amazon will sell almost anything else.  And Amazon is at this point, half the retail economy of the planet.  But, but, but.  What can I do about that?  Well, here’s a thought.  Look at the sellers on Amazon.  Find out something about them.  If you find a company that supplies a lot of things you like but doesn’t celebrate their hatred of everything you stand for then start buying directly from them.  Cut out the leftist middle-man.  I buy all my camera gear from B&H Photo.  The store was founded by a couple of Jewish guys in Manhattan.  They’re closed on Saturday.  Are they Leftists?  Maybe yes maybe no.  Do they announce their possible leftism anywhere on their website or celebrate all the craziness that’s all around them in New York City?  Not that I can find.  So, they get all my business.  And over the course of 15-20 years that’s actually into middle five figures.  Could I have saved a few bucks on Amazon?  Probably, but they hate me so why should I add to their power?

And the same goes for whatever else I like.  Used books is a no brainer.  There are tons of used book sellers.  Why go through Amazon?  To save on the shipping?  Meh.  To get it overnight?  Meh.

How about Hardware?  I could go to Walmart and get whatever I want there.  But I go to the local hardware store.  Why?  Well, the guy who owns the store is theoretically my neighbor.  He pays his taxes in my town and sends his kids to the local school and I rub elbows with him at my grandson’s baseball and basketball games.  Am I losing some money?  Definitely.  But he can also give advice on a tool or on an alternate way of doing something.  Is he a leftist?  As it turns out he’s not.  He has a Trump sticker on his car as does my auto mechanic.

And don’t buy anything from Coke or Pepsi.  They both suck.  I have inside information on that.  They are among the worst.

Look at your neighborhood businesses.  If they aren’t big corporations and they don’t have any rainbow coalition or BLM signs, banners or stickers in sight take that as at least a sign of respect for our half of the population.  Get your coffee from a small shop or if that’s impossible at least don’t go to Starbuck’s.

Don’t pay to watch Disney, or any of its subsidiaries like ESPN.  Buy some of the classic Disney movies on DVD (used) and call it a day.  Don’t watch the NBA, NFL and at this point the MLB.  Find a minor league park and bring your kids to that.  If they take a knee during the anthem walk out and never come back after telling the management why.

Find authors and websites that reflect your values and patronize them.  Very, very carefully rate politicians and if you find one who is honest and actually conservative, spread the word.  If you have the cash you could contribute to his campaign.

But most importantly, educate yourself on who is on your side and who is not.  And do something about it.  Make a point of withholding your money from the Left and patronizing the Right.  And socialize with people who believe what you do.  And shun the Left.  It actually has an effect.  It may seem cruel but it’s not wrong it’s necessary.

ZMan Claims Collapse of Social Trust Will Mean Societal Collapse Soon

ZMan walks us through the institutions that have burned through their social trust and then finishes by saying that the American Empire will soon have its collapse like the Soviet Union.

I think he makes a lot of good points.  But it’s not clear to me that any systemic collapse is likely to happen anytime soon.  And the reason for that is a collapse doesn’t occur until some external event intrudes.  So, when will that happen?  Well, it could happen tomorrow or it could be a decade.  Now, I don’t think it will be a decade, in fact I could see something happening within three or four years but I wouldn’t even think of saying it’s going to happen on such and such a day.  I think a good trick would be to try to guess what the external triggering event is likely to be.  An easy guess is a financial collapse.  The result of some kind of stagflation or very high unemployment might be enough to destabilize the political situation.  But if we are talking about a societal collapse like the Soviet collapse it would be important to know what the US military would do in the case of essentially an insurrection.  And that will completely depend on who is in the military at the time.

It’s fun to imagine a scenario that will end the Left’s hold on power.  But trying to predict its occurrence against a calendar is maybe too difficult to try at this time.

 

 

The Sorting Process

Nowadays you hear the term binary thrown around more and more.  Famously the sexual deviants and even those who pretend to be sexual deviants for the sake of being trendy declare that their sexuality isn’t binary, meaning neither male nor female.  Apparently, they not only believe in more than two sexes but they think there are infinite gradations of sexes.  And being deviants or idiots or both they spend a lot of time talking about their pronouns and other insanity associated with all this non-binary choice.

But there is a binary phenomenon going on right now and that is the choice we all will have to make in the future.  The choice is to resist the “great reset” or go along with it.  And it is an active choice.  If you do nothing then you get sorted into the group ruled by the progressive elements.  They are on a moving conveyor belt heading into the machine that will grind up all of that protoplasm and spit out the pod people from the back of the machine.  The only choice you have is whether or not to jump off the conveyor and join up with the others rejecting that fate and try to build a different future.

In fact, it will be a series of binary choices because the Left doesn’t take no for an answer.  At every turn there will be another choice where if you do nothing you will be assimilated.  Every facet of life has been weaponized and every facet has a passive default that puts you back on the conveyor belt.

The upside of all this sorting is that anyone who doesn’t end up in the machine has consciously made the decision to resist.  It’s a foregone conclusion that you want to be outside of the collective, outside of the hive.  And of course, there will be some who resist for a good long time and then give up.  Despair and exhaustion will take their tolls.

And even after all this, it will be necessary for the survivors to put together their own organization or fail to organize.  That isn’t a binary operation at least not in the long term because men are naturally contrary and difficult to come to perfect agreement.  Eventually factions will arise.

But in the short term the resistance will form one organization simply because we’ll have to.  The strongest will become the leader and everyone else will find a spot to line up in the hierarchy.  But until an organization is finally assembled, we each have to spend our time avoiding the fate of the cattle who daily advance on the conveyor belt to their fate.  Each day we have to look for choices that we can make to avoid the worst of the poison that the Left throws at us and our children.  And we have to search for political leaders who can represent us and say no to all the madness that the Left has cooked up for us.  Critical Race Theory, slavery reparations, institutionalized voter fraud, sexual mutilation of children, grade school propaganda about race and sex, anti-white discrimination, anti-Christian discrimination, anti-male discrimination and more.

So, this is the sorting process that is going on.  You’re going to have to expend a lot of energy to resist the momentum of the system but as the sorting process continues, you’ll more and more find yourself surrounded by other people who have had to make the same choices you have.  And eventually those will be the only people you’ll find left in the world you will have chosen.

Arthur Milikh Writes On A Way Forward for Conservatism – I Beg to Differ

Over at Real Clear Politics Arthur Milikh of the The Claremont Institute’s ‘Center for the American Way of Life’ has an essay called  “A New Conservatism Must Emerge.”

His thesis is that the Left has conquered all of the institutions of America not because of any inherent strength of its point of view but because the Right is so unaware of what it stands for that it never even knew when things were slipping away.

Actually I reject this thesis.  I think we were sold down the river by the supposed conservative leaders of the Republican party who were really only part of the Left in disguise.

Now his solution to fight back against the current situation is to attack the institutions of the Left and to re-affirm the tenets of the “American Way of Life.”

Well, I guess so.  But all of that is kind of vague.  Mr. Milikh does list the symptoms of the disease that is now killing us but a more straight forward approach to how to save us from the Left is to say we need a leader to gather up the splinters of our resistance and shape it into a weapon with which to club our enemies into submission.  Because no amount of defensive action is going to make them stop.  Their teeth need to be pulled.  Their ability to assault us needs to be neutralized.  Someone with brains and guts needs to call a conservative convention to plot out a survival strategy.  America has been turned into Orwell’s 1984 and people are acting like it’s just a slight inconvenience.  We all know what must be done.  But how can it be done and who can do it?  It will take a bold leader who finds some strong position and fires the first shot and proves that he can’t be taken down by all the forces of the Left.  If someone does that it will cause a chain reaction that will shatter the illusion of the Potemkin Village that the Left has built up like a strong wind blows down a house of cards.

So my short counter proposal is “We Need a Champion.”

 

 

 

 

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.