Putting Things in Perspective – Part 1 – Revolutionary War Analogy

When people on our side talk about what’s going on today, they sometimes make analogies to historical situations.  The circumstances in 5th Century BC Athens, Late Republican Rome, the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War and even Stalinist Russia are all used as analogies for our present-day situation.  But in order to be helpful it’s just as important to understand clearly how our situation differs from these analogies.  Otherwise, decisions will be made based on faulty thinking.

I don’t intend to make an exhaustive comparison between our situation and all these others but I would like to make a few points that I think are useful.

The first comparison I’d like to make is to the American Revolution.  The point of comparison is that in each case there is a side that is chafing under misrule and denial of freedoms.  And especially since these freedoms were specifically enshrined in the Bill of Rights, we look at our situation and feel that maybe the same remedy applies to us.  But let’s look at how our situation differs.

When the Americans kicked the British out of Boston, they were able to make it stick.  England was thousands of miles away across an ocean.  Boston was a port town that possessed a shipbuilding industry and a well-established economy that drew on a well settled countryside that had been growing and expanding for over a hundred and fifty years.  And the outcome of the French and Indian War meant that the American Colonials understood the power of their own military forces versus what troops the British were willing to commit.  And their participation in these earlier wars had made the settlers less dependent on the British for military aid.  Finally, New England was far from an inviting place for the British to fight a war.  The cold snowy winters and forested landscape would provide enormous logistical problems to an occupying army.  That explains why Boston was free of British encroachment throughout the war.  The British probably assumed that they would be able to hold onto at least some areas of the colonies after a protracted war but the Americans also knew that once some areas, like New England, were free of the British, over time the cost of holding onto the others would become increasingly expensive.  So, for the colonists it was a war of wills with time on their side.

Now look at our situation.  Our enemies have reinforced possession of both coasts of the United States including the national capitol and all the major ports except on the Gulf of Mexico.  They have at least as many citizens on their side as we do and they also own the banking system and many of the largest manufacturing corporations.  They also control the communication companies and currently command the military apparatus and all the intelligence services.  They are not going away.  To imagine that we can free ourselves from their grasp quickly and easily is delusional.  They will use all available means to maintain control over the institutions that define life in the United States.  The Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare systems are as fundamental to normal life in the Red States as they are to the Blue.  The banking system is so important to the commercial life of the country that it is hard to see how we would ever disentangle ourselves from it.  But if we were to try to separate from the Blue States, that’s exactly what we would have to do.

So, in the sense that our enemy is not half a world away and not limited as to how much military might it can dedicate to a war, we are much worse off than the colonists.  But in terms of what kind of war we can fight we have much more flexibility and therein lies our best hope.  We do not have to put troops in the field.  We are looking to win hearts and minds and demoralize our enemies.  In that sense what we are attempting is a lot more like what Gandhi and the Indians did to force the British to abandon their Indian Empire.  We are working to destroy the legitimacy of the Progressives’ right to abrogate the constitutional freedoms we have been deprived of.

The specifics of this kind of strategy are figuring out what tactics add cost and misery to the lives of your opponents.  And these tactics will have to change whenever and wherever conditions change.  This type of war is completely familiar to the Left.  This is the Alinsky playbook.  They have used it to dismantle every organization and power structure in this country and make them their own.  We will have to do the same thing in reverse.

In a way our ability to use the Alinsky rules will actually be easier than what the Left originally did in the sixties.  If we can coordinate with Red State governments and protect the protestors from the federal agencies then it should be possible to neutralize federal control over large swaths of the country and return normalcy to those areas.  For instance, suppose Dementia Joe gets the Supreme Court to legitimize gun grabbing.  A countermeasure might be for the governor of a Red State to deputize the whole population as peace officers and allow them ownership of assault rifles as a perk of that office.  Another example, if banks start de-platforming the deplorables the states could punish those banks until they stop.  And if that fails the state can form a bank that can take the place of these enemy institutions.

So, whereas the analogy of our situation to the Revolutionary War is not particularly helpful the common underlying problem in both cases does still have real world solutions.  Just different ones.

American Greatness Post of the Day – Until Lambs Become Lions by Max Morton

Reading this I thought I was reading something I might write.  Colonel Morton seems to be thinking about the same things I am.  Maybe he’s a bit more optimistic than I am at this point but I found it to be a good read.  He goes through all the obstacles that we face in trying to extricate ourselves from the death grip that the Elites have got on our country.

Colonel Morton has gone to the trouble of thinking of the details of how you build a functional opposition.  I think this essay is well worth the trouble of reading.  I’m going to re-read it to see where I disagree with it and where his suggestions add something to what I’ve already thought about.  Then maybe I’ll write a more detailed review of it.

 

 

 

 

Will We Get a Gorbachev?

The Soviet Union was an abomination.  It tortured and killed its most loyal citizens on an industrial scale that had never before been seen.  And then it exported the formula abroad to places like China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Cuba and Venezuela.  Up until recently the legal apparatus in the United States specifically forbade the techniques and tactics that the Soviets used.  But with the passing of the Patriot Act and the weaponization of the Judiciary we have the ingredients needed to institute the purges that Stalin perfected in the 1930s and unleashed on his people to such devastating effect during his long and nightmarish reign.

As an example, look at the techniques used by the FBI and the Justice Department in conjunction with federal judges like the vicious thug Emmet Sullivan who persecuted General Michael Flynn even after the Justice Department admitted that they had no case against him and dropped the prosecution.  Or look at the recent imprisonment of the harmless protestors who were involved in the January 6th “riot.”  Here is the federal justice system imprisoning without bail harmless Americans who are much less dangerous than all of the Antifa and BLM criminals who are still rioting and destroying federal property in Portland, Oregon with impunity.

The Soviet Union finally reached a point after seventy years of torturing its citizens that it could not continue.  Decades of terror and insanity had finally killed off all belief in the system among the populace and this was terminal for the vitality of the state.  After all, once even the stupidest of the people know it’s all a sham, they stop caring about anything but getting through the day.  It finally reaches the point where life is characterized by the saying, “They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.”  When a dispirited population that is barely kept alive on the meager output of their own slave labor is the basis for a supposed world power it doesn’t take forever before the whole thing just falls apart of its own accord.  The upkeep of nuclear weapons and the fighting of foreign wars requires dedication and  morale.  Terrorized slaves lack those qualities.

The United States and the Soviet Union are very different places.  And even granting that the power of the federal government augmented by its alliance with the tech companies like Google and Facebook is a frighteningly powerful force to wield against private citizens and even state officials.  But I still believe there will be a reaction to this attempt to subjugate the free people of this country by the thugs who are attempting to use the Stalinist playbook against us.  Americans are not Russian serfs.  They have a history of being free.

I have no proof that there exists a base of people in one of the red states that will stand up against these thugs.  But I think it will happen.  And if it happens at all it will inspire a groundswell of the same resistance in a thousand places.  And that will put an end to these creatures.  Because if the American people ever get their freedom back again, they’ll take steps to put an end to the laws and individuals that have allowed this tyranny to exist.  They’ll cancel the Patriot Act.  They’ll shut down the FBI and start from scratch.  They’ll put every one of the FBI and CIA and media hacks who lied and persecuted innocent men during the whole Russiagate witch hunt on trial.  Comey and Brennan and the rest of the Obama cronies will be thrown into prison and left to rot.  And then we should empty the federal judicial bench all the way up to the Supreme Court and replace them with citizens who have worked for a living and even if they’ve never been inside a courtroom, they would be better judges of their fellow citizens than all these ivy league intellectuals who let us suffer under the current regime.

For me the only question is who will light the match?  Will we have to wait until our country is falling apart at the seams before we get our Gorbachev?  I hope not.

Putting November Behind Us

I heard a funny story.  At work a woke guy was virtue signaling to his colleagues and described how he brought his kids to attend a BLM protest in the downtown of his city and how successful the outing was.  So, one of his co-workers asked, “Oh?  How successful?  Did you get a forty or sixty inch?”

I was on a zoom today with some friends that hadn’t spoken all together since Election Night.  We had a bunch of stuff to discuss because of just how crazy everything has gotten since November.  I won’t go into any details because it’s not my place to and because it’s neither here nor there for this post but suffice it to say that in general it was about how to avoid the worst problems of living in the gulag.  And I will say that the tone was surprisingly upbeat.

But what is relevant about that discussion was an attitude.  Each one of us had been to a greater or lesser degree angry and dejected by the obvious fraud back in November.  But over the course of the following months and the unfolding outrages perpetrated by all levels and branches of American government that led to Dementia Joe being perjured in to office behind razor wire and drawn bayonets, we absorbed that damage from the fraudulent election and shrugged it off.  And now we’re openly contemptuous of not only the Pretend President but of the whole Managerial State in all its monolithic putrescence.

The men on that call had only one thing in common.  We each grew up in New York City while it was still part of a free America.  We remember what things are supposed to be like in this country.  We recognize and will deflect the Orwellian practices that the woke fascists have adopted in every branch of their lockstep complex.  Their goal, basically, is the suppression of freedom in all its dimensions.  They want to memory hole the truth about our world.  They rewrite the history books and purge books; movies and even stupid television shows to stop people from having their feelings hurt about who and what they are.  But we know that won’t prevent us from living our lives the way we want.  We’ll bring our children up to know the truth.

And we traded some good stories about the idiocy that is unfolding in DC.  We all got a good laugh over that old, bald, fat guy in a dress and wig that Dopey Joe put in his cabinet.  It was emblematic of the whole woke nightmare that we are enduring.  A mental patient who can’t tell the difference between being a man and being a woman is put in charge of a major federal health agency and we are the ones accused of being anti-science.

But the other thing we all agreed on was that we’re ready to start making plans to get together this summer.  And this time it won’t be virtual it’ll be face to face.  By then even if that doddering old idiot hunkered down in the White House basement still wants to make believe that the black death is stalking the landscape, we are going to have a barbecue and celebrate God’s miracle of summer.

So, this was another good day.  I spoke to real Americans and mocked the losers who are pretending to be our masters.  I made plans to get together with people who believe the same things I do and Camera Girl is cooking one of my favorite dishes.  That’s a pretty good day.

We Need a Win

After the attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 Americans were despondent.  The propaganda machine was running 24/7 pumping out rah-rah stuff to bolster American resolve and boost the efforts to get men in uniform as quickly as possible.  But the beating the US Navy took at Pearl Harbor had shocked the American populace and devastated morale.

FDR was a shrewd judge of American sentiment and knew instinctively what was needed to boost that morale.  He told his War Department that the American people needed a symbolic act to prove that Japan hadn’t destroyed our ability to take the war to their door.  He wanted his generals to come up with a plan to hit the Japanese capitol, Tokyo.

The result of that order was the Doolittle Raid.  Basically, it was a suicide mission to send planes from an aircraft carrier to bomb Tokyo without enough fuel to return.  Sixteen five-man crews in B-25B medium bombers were launched from the USS Hornet under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle.  Each plane dropped its ton of bombs on Tokyo and the surrounding cities and then flew off to crash land somewhere in China.  Miraculously most of the crews survived the crashes and found their way back home.

The bombs made no meaningful dent in the Japanese war machine but the message to the Japanese was clear and the lift it gave to American morale was critical.  It proved that even knocked back on its heels by the Pearl Harbor defeat the US military was able to strike back at the very heart of the Japanese empire.  It had exactly the effect it was meant to have and provided the morale boost needed, well in advance of when the effects of war time production and military mobilization would allow a meaningful assault on Japan.

Here’s the analogy, the fraudulent electoral victory by the Left is our Pearl Harbor.  They have knocked us back with the dirtiest shot imaginable.  And we have nothing to counter it with.  Morale is rock bottom and more attacks are imminent.  We need a win.

We need a symbolic win.  Not something chaotic and irrational like the Capitol debacle that boomerangs on the participants.  We need an action that helps our side or hurts our opponents and for which they have no effective counteraction.  As I said it doesn’t have to be an important event or change.  But it does have to have some clear symbolism that says we are pushing back against the all-encompassing attacks of our enemies and that we can organize a resistance that can’t be crushed.

Somewhere in this vast land someone has to take back some small corner and successfully say, “On this spot Free America still exists and will not be overtaken.  And it can act as the foundation for a renewal of all that is good and normal and ours.

Whoever can do that will be the actual leader of something more than one hundred million Americans who are completely fed up with the evil that has degraded almost every single organization and entity that makes up the civic and business life of this country.  Maybe it will be a state governor or a state representative who takes that first step.  Or maybe it will be a businessman who steps up.  Or maybe it will be just some private citizen who figures out how to rally our people.  He’ll have to be smart and fearless and strong.  But smart especially.  Figuring out a move that can’t be counteracted is not easy.  But if he succeeds, he’ll be as famous as Washington, Jefferson or Lincoln.  Because he’ll have saved the greatest nation in history from falling into tyranny.

We need a win.

Congress Certifies the Election.  Where Do We Go from Here?

So, it’s official.  Mike Pence uselessly officiated at the vote count and only a handful of senators had the backbone to put up even a token resistance; Cruz, Hawley and a few others.  So, everyone including President Trump has agreed that “Dementia Joe” Biden will be hauled into the White House and nailed up like a scarecrow while his handlers pull his strings and make his progressively addled mouth and brain parrot whatever teleprompted gibberish they want him to spew on any particular day.

Yesterday’s street theater was either the beginning of a rebellion against a fraudulent presidency or the death spasm of a free people.  Time will tell.  The juxtaposition of the media’s portrayal of yesterday’s protest versus the obscene “summer of Floyd” rioting and looting is so ludicrous as to defy description.  Ashli Babbitt, who was murdered yesterday, is such a stark contrast to all of the “victims” that were endlessly celebrated in the summer of Floyd that nothing else is needed to highlight what the two sides stand for.  The left holds up criminals and degenerates as saints and martyrs while decent patriotic Americans are branded with every slur imaginable.

So, as predicted, they stole the Georgia senate elections and now control the Senate, the House, the White House and effectively the Supreme Court.  Technically we have a 6-3 majority there but apparently Roberts and one or two of the new boys are under the Left’s thumb.  They can write any laws they want and the Supreme Court will back them to the hilt.  They control the social media completely and through Google and Amazon they control access to the internet and e-commerce.  They control the banks and they control Wall Street.  They control the bureaucracy, the intelligence apparatus, the Justice Department, the IRS and even the military.  They control the schools, the colleges and the press.  To say that they have us by the throat is an understatement of biblical proportions.  Even this tiny one-man show of mine isn’t too small for them to shut down when they get around to dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on their program of eliminating the dissenters.  That’s the beauty of the server farms that Google had the government buy for them.  They can write an algorithm that counts up every last syllable of dissent and just cancels it out of existence.

And coming around to the title, where do we go from here?  Well, from my point of view, we stop waiting for a man on a white horse and we become the answer we’re waiting for.  We’re embedded in a matrix of lies, stupidity and degeneracy.  We have to develop defenses to protect our children from the corrosive effects of these poisons.  They’re too young to understand the lies.  As for adults that believe this stuff, they’re probably hopeless and need to be avoided as much as is possible in our private lives.

I can’t assume there are enough brave men left in this country to organize a rebellion.  We’re all too hamstrung by our dependence on all the government systems that control every aspect of our lives.  Everything from the money in our bank accounts to the cops on our streets are controlled by the other side.  If a rebellion occurs then I’ll join it.  But I see my place as providing information for the people on our side and a place where we can talk and discuss the events of the day.  I’ll give my opinions and pass along any links to others who are trying to organize cultural and commercial endeavors that help our side in some way.  In my personal life I will work to form a local community of like-minded individuals.  That is something we all should do.  Linking those local groups together would be something for a social network to accomplish.  What that network will be is still a question mark.

I will make it a special part of my time to think up humiliating and I hope amusing insults to use for Dementia Joe, his underlings and their pathetic antics.  You have to do something to amuse yourself while waiting for the execution.

So that’s it.  Until someone raises an armored division we are officially under the permanent control of Big Brother here in Oceania.  2 + 2 = 5.

We Are the Real Resistance

I was talking to a friend about the current state of affairs and he asked me if so and so was to the left or the right of me and I reflexively said no one was to the right of me.  As soon as I said that I realized I wasn’t even sure what that currently means.  But I did feel it necessary to clarify my remark.  I said that I was and am a civic nationalist but that I no longer believe that the Left can be dealt with as a part of America.  I said that they must be dealt with as an outside enemy and that their use of identity politics means that we are forced to use identity politics right back at them.  And I added further that I wasn’t sure that we would ever return to a united state but might be forced to stagger along, at each other’s throats until one side convincingly destroys the other.

Saying this out loud to someone else had the effect of crystalizing some of the things I had been thinking about recently.  For the last three and a half years the Left has called itself the resistance.  And they have made it their mission to gum up the works for all of us and try to increase the misery factor for the whole country.  Their whole effort is to worsen life for their enemies even if that requires their lives to suffer in some way.  And especially in the last six months they’ve done just that.  And that got me thinking.  If somehow, they are able to get Joe Biden into the White House in January then the roles will be reversed and I will be a part of the resistance.  It will be my job to find fault with everything the Left does and look for ways to discredit their every action.  But more importantly, I will be looking to build things of my own that don’t depend on or benefit the institutions and allies of the Left.  And on a grander scale that is what everyone on the New Right will be doing.  We will have to solve the problem of the hostile Silicon Valley gatekeepers one way or another and we will have to court the business of the 40% of the population that are on our side and take that business away from our enemies.  And doing that will also force the rest of the corporations that currently cater to the dictates of the woke to realize that there is a price for belittling almost half of your customers if they are given a choice to buy from people who don’t hate them.

All this is true.  But it is also true that even if President Trump is re-elected, we are still the resistance.  The Left owns so much of the world we live in that whether we think of it in these terms or not we are the permanent resistance because they already own everything but our souls.  But luckily, it’s pretty hard to repossess a soul.  I’m not saying they aren’t working on it just that we’ve got some time to gather our courage to start fighting back.  Lots of folks on the Right like to compare our struggle to the 800-year Spanish Reconquest of their country from the Moors, the Reconquista.  I guess the good news is that if we fight hard, I don’t think it’ll take more than a single century to win.  The bad news is that religious fervor is in pretty short supply in today’s world.  But that can change too.  We are the descendants of a civilization that produced some of the most amazing philosophical, spiritual, scientific, military and artistic creations.  A culture that produced Aristotle, Alexander, Mozart, Napoleon and Newton should be able to outthink screaming blue-haired cat ladies and outfight umbrella brandishing vegan twig boys.

So, the point of this post is just to say, don’t wait for the election to start making a difference.  Start helping our side in every way you can.  And don’t be elated if we win the election or dejected if we lose.  This is the long war.  It will go on as long as you live so don’t hold your breath waiting for it to be over.

Live your life to the fullest.  Work around the Left wherever you have to and win as many small victories as you can by enjoying the things that they are too stupid to enjoy themselves.  Family, religion, manhood, womanhood, tradition, sports, culture.  All the things they are against and seek to destroy.  Celebrate all these things in your family and your friends and in a wider group that we can build ourselves.  And make an effort to support anyone on our side who has a product or service that you can purchase.  Buy American, Real American.

So, though I hope to read of his imprisonment sometime in the future I’ll paraphrase (grammatically) the words of Peter Strzok to his adulterous whore Lisa Page, “Vive la resistance.”