Freedom or The Hive – Anarchy or Society – Are there Any Ways to Get the Best of Both Worlds?

Are our only two choices to be either a drone in the global hive that our tech masters are quickly creating or a Hobbesian natural man whose life will be “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short?”  The Founding Fathers tried to thread that needle by building a state that guaranteed certain “inalienable rights.”  As we have lived to see, these guarantees have been abrogated by the elitist class that runs our government and all the corporations that control the livelihoods and material resources that we depend on for existence.

But what we shouldn’t forget is that those things existed for a very long time in this country.  There is nothing theoretical about living free in a law-based society.  What has changed is the thinking of the elites who control so many levers of power.  They have over time decided that they are the rightful rulers of this country and by extension all of Western civilization and that they have a better understanding of what we should be allowed to be.

They’re not interested in inalienable rights.  After all they don’t believe in God so they can’t believe that there are rights given to us by God.  Without God we are all just animals that happen to exist here on this spinning rock somewhere in the meaningless depths of a universe that increasingly seems to make no sense.  So, if they find that they have control of us then in their minds they are gods and we have little to say about it.

Thomas Jefferson said, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”  And I think he was right.  Human social arrangements cannot be made static.  They change over time as the customs and character of the people change too.  We are not the British colonists.  This is not the world that they lived in.  But we are human beings.  We have very similar minds and bodies to theirs.  Our world is very different but people living together, men and women still want and need the same things.  We want to enjoy life and we want to keep what we work for and we want our families to enjoy these same things after us.

So, what it comes down to is this.  We’ve let the people in charge take back the things that were agreed to be ours.  We’ve been cheated.  But if we want to get them back, we’re going to have to do more than complain.  So, the choices available to us are:

  • Fold
  • Flee
  • Fight

Those are the choices.  Fold means give in.  Join the hive and become a drone.  It’s not much of a life but at least you don’t have to do much thinking.  They’ll find a small cell for you to inhabit until the winter comes and they push you out of the nest into the snow.

Flee means leave.  Find a better place either in a red state that has maintained some independence from the hive.  Florida looks promising.  Maybe Idaho.  Or maybe find a foreign land that will take you in and hasn’t been absorbed by the hive.  Are there good places in the world?  Yes.  Will they take us.  Maybe not.  But it’s worth exploring.

Fight means taking the country back.  How that can be done is anyone’s guess.  The oligarchs have control of power that is virtually infinite.  The resources of the federal government.  The reserve currency of the whole world with an almost limitless ability to print money.  The largest and most potent military that has ever been.  Even thermonuclear weapons if the reason for using them ever appeared.   They have almost complete compliance from every corporation and entity with any power, from the media outlets to the universities to the manufacturers and commercial giants.  And finally, the information resources of the Silicon Valley billionaires.  They know so much about us that they think they can predict our every action.

The idea of fighting all that seems like a bad joke.  But by the same token we have at least eighty million living human beings on our side.  If a constituency that large can be organized it will have resources and capabilities that could accomplish a lot.  Even in the complete absence of violence or even protest a force that large could change things very significantly.  But what we currently lack is organization, leadership and a plan.  And of those three things what is most lacking is leadership.  Someone strong and smart has to step forward and take control of organizing.  Who knows, the decision might be that what we need to do is flee.  Maybe we can organize a program to allow us to emigrate together to some place that we could call our own.  Perhaps several of the red states could become our reservation.  But we’ll need to get organized to accomplish any of this.

And getting back to the original thesis of this post, it is possible to live in a free society.  But it’s not possible to keep it if you’re not willing to defend it.

Thomas Jefferson or Pete Buttigieg – Choose

Apparently, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has evolved to the point where Thomas Jefferson must be cast out into the outer darkness.  The man who:

  • wrote the Declaration of Independence
  • was twice elected President of the United States
  • made the Louisiana Purchase and thereby more than doubled the size of the United States
  • was honored with a Memorial in D.C.
  • and has his face on Mount Rushmore

doesn’t deserve to be honored, according to Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.  So if Buttigieg has rejected Jefferson then I have to decide which side I fall on, which of these two great men will I choose?

So many cruel jokes come to mind.  The comparisons between the two men whether we look at accomplishments, writings or effect on the world around them are so lop-sided as to appear laughable.  About the only thing you can cede to Buttigieg in the contest is that he probably has a better dentist than Jefferson did.

And that has about as much relevance to Buttigieg’s qualities as Jefferson owning slaves has to his.  Basically, if you go enough generations back in anyone’s family tree you will find slave owners and that goes not only for Europeans but every other race and ethnicity you care to name.  Up until the nineteenth century slavery existed universally around the world.  It was the English who began the task of outlawing it from their empire in the early 1800s and later on France and the United States followed suit.  Condemning Jefferson for employing slaves in that time period is cheap virtue signaling by a progressive who lives in a land made free by Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson when they fought the British in the Revolutionary and 1812 Wars.

If writing the Declaration of Independence and leading the Continental Army to victory over the British don’t guarantee places of honor to Jefferson and Washington in the eyes of Pete Buttigieg then I don’t see how he can be considered an American at all.  To me he is no better than the ungrateful hippies who spat on returning Vietnam era soldiers who put their lives and limbs on the line to keep this a powerful and therefore a safe home for those cowardly nihilistic losers.

All of the revisionist nonsense that progressives spout and that weak-kneed Republicans kowtow to is unhistorical in assigning to people in the past, the knowledge of how the future would look.  If we use these types of standards then Abraham Lincoln will have to be cast out too.  Even though he freed the slaves he had uncomplimentary things to say about the slaves, both in respect to their qualities and of their characters.  I suppose Mayor Pete will cast out the Great Emancipator.  And what about Joe Biden?  Didn’t he have some remarks about Obama that were less than flattering?  Why isn’t Pete playing that to the hilt in their race for the Democratic Nomination?

Pete Buttigieg is, at best, a weird little man.  Being kind and saying that he is only mouthing the talking points of the equally weird progressive movement doesn’t excuse him from choosing to comment on the worthiness of some of the greatest American statemen that have and probably will ever live.  The fact that he expresses these opinions out loud because they are popular with a large national political party doesn’t bode well for the longevity of the American Nation.

So, I choose to keep Jefferson and reject Mayor Pete.  He doesn’t deserve the honor of being respected as an American.  He’s a traitor to the tradition that honors the men who risked everything they had to make this a free country.  Pete Buttigieg is either too stupid to understand the illogic of holding people in the past to standards that didn’t exist at the time or he’s just a dishonest hack following in the vanguard of progressive rabble-rousers.  He might as well fault the people who came over on the Mayflower for wasting their time on a sailing vessel when they could have taken a nice comfortable jumbo jet.

So, I reject Mayor Pete and his ilk.  All the Antifa thugs tearing down statues of men who lived long ago and followed their consciences and loved their homes.  I refuse to cast out the people who built this country when that was a hard and frightening thing to do.  But I do reject Mayor Pete and anyone else who rejects the men who built this country from the ground up.  I say simply that they are not Americans.  By their own admission they reject the heritage of the Founders.  Therefore, whatever country they belong to it isn’t the United States of America.  They are not my countrymen.  They are Unamericans.