“Curiouser and curiouser!” (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
In the late 1970s I thought America had lost its way. We had elected a terrible president in Carter and everything was coming apart at the seams. But then we elected Reagan and it seemed like the ship had been righted and America was back to what it should be.
In the nineties we got George Bush 1 and that got us Bill Clinton and once again were going down the wrong path. In 2000 we tried to fix things with Bush 2 and then everything went to hell. We got 9/11, endless wars, bankruptcy for the country and that led to Obama. That was horrible and I could see the country fraying at the seams. When Trump came along it was like a last lifeline thrown to us. There was some honest talk and the hope that maybe we could undo the damage that had been done over the last several decades. But then came the George Floyd riots, COVID and the 2020 election fraud. And now after the 2022 midterms it’s official. We were being kidded along. The powers that be control the country and we were never going to be allowed to run this country. We were just chumps who fight the wars for them. There’s no way back to what we thought was normal anymore.
“But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked.
“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.” (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
Now it’s apparent that what’s happened is more than just the Deep State usurping the political process and stealing elections. Really what’s going on is that the majority of the population has bought into the new America. Minorities, white women and the youth have drunk the cool-aid and love Big Brother. They believe in global warming, saving Gaia, transgender surgeries for ten-year-olds, the desirability of a childless life and owning nothing and liking it. Joe Biden’s America is what they aspire to. They believe in this madness and we aren’t going to talk them out of it.
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where–” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
“–so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
“Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
So that leaves the rest of us in a quandary, where do we go from here? That’s the one no one can answer. All the smart people on the Right who fulminate against the managerial state and the hive and the deep state and the oligarchy don’t have an answer to what we do or where we go or how to get to a better place. Frankly I don’t think they know.
And I can’t blame them. I don’t know either. But it seems we must try to do something. Just going along with the others is giving in to madness. And the only hopeful thing is that we’ve seen so much of the grift being used against us that we have at least gained a little wisdom. There’s the hope that we can at least tell the difference between something real and the fakes and the crazies. At least we can hope that’s the case. So, we have to keep trying.
‘I could tell you my adventures–beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’
“Who are YOU?” said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, “I–I hardly know, sir, just at present– at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.” (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
And after all that has happened and all we’ve learned about the lies we were told about our country, who exactly are we. What part of the country doesn’t want this “brave new world” of wokeness? And what unites us? Is it just cultural traditionalists? Or does it include civic nationalists who believe in the wisdom of the United States Constitution as a basis for a civil society. Can we put together a coalition that is willing to risk everything we have to free ourselves from the tyranny of the Left? And will it have any permanence? Who will be our leaders? Certainly not the likes of Lindsey Grahams and Mitch McConnell. They have shown their stupidity and baseness. Where will we find leaders to unite us and help us achieve our freedom?
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.”
“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” (Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
And even if we figure out who we are and what we want is escaping from this mad world possible? The brainwashed masses who believe in the dictates of the Hive are totally madmen. But the cynical people who control the country and own most everything there is to own are quite capable of using the apparatus of the federal government to destroy their enemies most efficiently. They have trillions of dollars of equipment and millions of pawns under their power and no scruples at all about using them against anyone who won’t knuckle under.
How exactly are we to move them out of our ways?