Listening to ZMan’s latest podcast was something of an aha! moment for me. The way he laid out how the managerial state arose and evolved gave me a moment of clarity. It made it clear what we are dealing with. This is a system that interlocks all of the decision makers and their supporters across government, industry, academia, schools, NGO’s and almost every major institution in the western world. This is not something we’re going to overcome by voting in a President and Congress. Even if we had the Supreme Court, the White House and supermajorities in the House and Senate these people running the government will refuse to implement whatever programs those elected representatives legislate. They’ll figure a way to stymie it. And they will attack the leaders of those bodies and destroy them.
And let’s face it, we’re not going to have supermajorities in the Congress again. The Left controls the federal government and unless they do something so disastrous that it destroys the support their programs have with the managerial state that’s how it will remain.
Okay. That’s the starting point. I’ll stop counting electoral college votes. That at least saves me some time and aggravation. I’ll stop worrying about the House and the Senate too.
So, what can be done? To my mind the hopelessness of changing the federal government just reinforces the idea that the only place change can occur will be in states that have a solid Republican voting base and leaders who understand what needs to be done to protect their people from the federal government and its poisonous influence.
But the podcast on managerialism clarified what that protection looks like. It’s wonderful to see Ron DeSantis and some of the other governors getting laws passed and using executive orders to cancel out the worst aspects of the federal overreach. Banning drag queen story hour and criminalizing juvenile transgender medical treatments are wonderful ideas in and of themselves. But you can’t win this fight by being against things.
What must be done is to think clearly about what things must be preserved in order for our lives to be worth living. And then to transmit this information through schools and colleges to inculcate the young. And then you have to have the state and local governments legislate a coherent program for enforcing the actions that will preserve the values that have been recognized as necessary for the survival of a healthy society.
These laws will impact every layer of society and every institution. Corporations, towns and cities, religious organizations, even professional societies like the AMA and the state bar will be held accountable. The laws will be clear and enforced stringently. During a transition period maybe the state can accommodate helping dissidents to relocate to blue states when life becomes too much for the lefties that find themselves left high and dry in red states. For instance I’m guessing that the majority of people living in Austin, Texas will have to flee to California if my plan were carried out.
Now this all sounds very draconian. And the idea of all society bound by an inflexible code that doesn’t allow for many behaviors that we have grown used to allowing seems almost outlandish. But think of where we are. We now have teachers telling impressionable young children that they are not boys or girls but the opposite. We have men playing in women’s sports and sharing locker rooms with them. If what we have now allows for these dysfunctional and frankly insane situations then drastic actions to get things back to normal and keeping them that way are completely understandable and necessary.
So, this is what I’ve realized. We need to fix things from the ground up. And the federal government will fight this tooth and claw. I don’t doubt that everything from intimidation to assassination to military action may be brought to bear. And maybe there’s no hope. The federal government as I’ve said is backed up by the managerial state that encompasses an enormously powerful collection of organizations. They really do control a lot of what we call America.
But this is the only way it’s going to happen. Someone somewhere has to get the ball rolling and begin the process of standing up a state government that is committed to restoring all the things that make life worth living.
What are these things? I’ll leave defining the full list to wiser heads than mine but what I know is indispensable is preserving families. Whatever has to be done to allow men and women to raise their kids in functional and healthy families is the most important business of society. After that we can add the Ten Commandments and go on from there.