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'Nil desperandum. That is a Motto for you and me. All are not dead; and where there is a Spark of patriotick fire, we will enkindle it.'
—Samuel Adams, Letter to James Warren, 09 December 1772
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'We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again'.
—General Nathanael Greene
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'Never, ever give up on hope, never doubt, never tire, and never become discouraged. Be not afraid.'
—St. John Paul The Great

Welcome To The Jungle – Part 666

26 October 2020 @ 17:34

Tal Bachman has proven himself to be one of the most Insightful commentators on the present scene.

His latest essay for Mark Steyn Online may be one of his best. I urge you read the whole thing here.

I’ll just comment on one portion of it…

Mr. Bachman writes:

…Cult Democrats and passive, pencil-pushing, status-quo-worshipping, RINO desk jockeys transformed those agencies some years ago into politicized, increasingly lawless and autonomous militarized bureaucracies which play a double game of publicly invoking the authority of the United States for their legitimacy, even while privately flouting that very authority by manipulating evidence, lying to FISA courts, illegally spying on American citizens, hiding exculpatory evidence, hiring and retaining corrupt agents, framing the innocent, defying the orders of a sitting president, and even refusing to arrest preferred politicians no matter how brazen their crimes.

The Department Of Justice and the FBI have become nothing but creatures of The Estblishment and The Left In America.

They are a joke…and I would be laughing heartily if this wasn’t Undermining The American Republic.

As I wrote in my book, <b>One The Causes And Effects Of THE PRESENT CRISIS In America</b>:

…We no longer live in The United States, but, rather ‘the United State’.

When you have the whole of the national government — the Executive, the Congress, the Judiciary, and their Administrators making laws at will, the Several States are denied representation in the running of the Federal Government.

When you have the four branches of said Government overturning laws passed by the Sovereign People’s Elected Representatives in the Several States, they are reduced to being nothing more than administrative units — ‘branch offices’, as it were — for the national government, unable to exercise the Sovereignty granted to them by their own citizens.

Most importantly, when every part of the Federal Government is able to make laws, Checks and Balances, as properly understood and desired, are no longer possible. The only check on any single one of the four branches is the Power And Control the other ones, singularly or collectively, can use against the individual branch when it disagrees with it’s proposed law-making. In other words, Raw Power now governs the operations of the national government. And the People – who are the Repository of Sovereignty – and the governments they have instituted at the state, county, and local levels, are denied any exercise of their Sovereignty.

This is Tyranny.

A Unified State, such as we live under now, can never be Governed, can never be Controlled, properly.

A Unified State is, by it’s very Nature, an Arbitrary State, where the Whims of those in Power And Control reign supreme.

An Arbitrary State means that every element of it will be Subjective and Dictatorial and Erratic. When the Law is haphazard, subject to the Whims of it’s Enforcers, what is required is ‘the necessity of a police state’, because no such laws can be implemented or maintained without resorting to Repressive Measures.

So, the Several States have been stripped of their Delegated Powers and the Will of the Sovereign People has been denied – both by the national government.

Therefore, the Federal Government has lost any claim to Legitimacy.

We owe it no allegiance, nor, if we are to consider ourselves Virtuous, can we offer it any Support or Sanction….

Without The Rule Of Law, none of our freedoms and that Ordered Liberty we hold so dear are safe.

The Republic The Founders gifted to us, The United States Of America, having endured Relentless Onslaughts by the Ideologues for over a century has finally been Destroyed. The siege has been successful, and we are now Subjects of a United State, where Power And Control lies not in the hands of The Sovereignty [ie: The People], but in the hands of those Tough and Ruthless and Determined enough to have muscled their way in to positions of Power And Control The Tyrants have made their big move: have we the Will to counter it and their Will To Power?

This is a story of Contempt, you see.

Contempt for the Law. Contempt for The Constitution. Contempt for Western Civilization. Contempt for the Inherent Dignity of Human Beings.

The Left has Contempt for every aspect of Western Civilization,
but too many on the Right refuse to acknowledge this fact. This
is how Civilizations fall and dark ages arise.

[from Chapter 4: The Triumph Of Leftist Thinking]

SIDENOTE: Apologies for the stinky formatting. The new Word Press Editor sucks.

Fear Is Unsightly

18 October 2020 @ 15:10

Your picture of yourself is a media myth…

Regarding the recent Terrorist Attack in France where a teacher was beheaded by a Muslim shouting ‘Allahu Akbar!’: while it was nice to see the French President call the attack what it was, the most of the Media reported on the attack with mentioning the motive.

Stacy McCain shows the evidence here and, at one point, comments:

…the media will often times bend over backward to humanize terrorists who fit a favored political or ethnic profile, with the suggestion that their motives are legitimate grievances. The media feels compelled to depict certain terrorists (e.g., Dzhokhar Tsarnaev) as sympathetic figures because, they fear, an unsympathetic portrayal of such figures might inspire “backlash” against whatever group the attacker represents….

With apologies to John Foxx and Ultravox…

The newspaper photographs have all come alive!…

I can feel the fear in the Media World

I can feel the fear in the Media World

I can feel the fear in the Media World

I can feel the fear in the Media…the Media World!

[Fear In The Western World by Ultravox]

[PS: The new WordPress interface sucks].

The Times They Have Been Changing: #Election2020

13 August 2020 @ 15:48

…and not for the good, as I pointed-out, in detail, in my book: On The Causes And Effects Of THE PRESENT CRISIS In America [you can purchase a softbound copy for $8.00 here].

As Mark Steyn put it earlier this week:

…Reagan’s America no longer exists and is instead a demographically transformed ruin of mutually hostile tribalisms. At heart, even the hardest of hardcore MAGA optimists knows this will be a close race: As I put it a few weeks back, all we can say for certain about November 3rd is that on November 3rd we will be able to say nothing certain. Round about 8.47pm the networks will fill with a parade of bigshot Dems insisting that we need to “count every vote” and “if they’re so convinced they’ve won, what are Republicans afraid of?”

It is entirely possible (and indeed rather likely) that Trump will win “election day” — that is to say, the in-person votes of those who wander along on a Tuesday to their town halls and school gyms — and that Biden will win the postal votes stretched out between mid-September and whenever the last envelope postmarked November 3rd finally shows up in the mail. Which is unknowable. Which is the point. Which is why the Democrat machine favors such a system.

So, a little after all those calls to “count every vote”, the “mostly peaceful protests” will come roaring back, to be followed by court challenges to the same judges who’ve spent the last four years striking down “Muslim bans” and DACA stays. Three months of chaos — and that’s without China’s bubonic bonus.¹

One question that will be interesting to see the answer to is: Will these ‘mostly peaceful protests’ let up between now and 03 November?

I can see it going either way.

If the Nihilists can be convinced to simmer-down their rioting [and that is a Big ‘If’] it may make more people comfortable with voting for the Joe ‘Hill’ Biden / Kamala ‘Kneepads’ Harris ticket.

The odds, however, are in favor of the Nihilists continuing their Pillaging and Violence right up to, and including, Election Day.  So far they have proven to be very Uncontrollable — maybe Soros can step-in.

That the Mail-In Vote counts will be corrupted is not in doubt.

The key to Trumpicus Pompey Maximus maintaining his conservative positions is for the GOPe to retain control of The Senate.

So there are two tasks before Trump and the GOPe: re-win The Presidency and keep control of The Senate.

Nothing is Assured, but we know that loss of the full Congress will result in The Great Deal Maker™ making deals with a Radical Leftist Congress…and that is not a good thing.

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¹ See here [tip of the fedora to Mark].

In The End…Watch Out

12 August 2020 @ 15:26

Over st The Other McCain, Stacy points-out this real rift on the Lefthand Side:

Right out of the box, the Trump campaign was ready with a 30-second ad attacking Joe Biden’s VP choice Kamala Harris as “phony,” which shows that someone at Trump HQ has been paying attention to the nuances of African American culture. Because one of the things that caused Harris to lose support in the Democratic primaries was the realization by black voters that, as several have said, “She ain’t us.”

ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) is a category described by black podcasters Yvette Carnell and Antonio Moore. It refers to the distinction between someone like Barack Obama (whose mother was white and whose father was Kenyan) and someone whose ancestors were enslaved in America. While this distinction may not seem important to most white people, it means a lot to black Americans who have noticed the way in which elite institutions (e.g., Ivy League universities) engage in what might be called substitute tokenism to meet the necessary “diversity” quotas. From the perspective of “diversity” managers, one brown face is the same as the other, but from the perspective of struggling African-Americans, the white system is not doing them any favors by giving scholarships to the children of immigrants merely for the sake of having more brown faces on campus.

Kamala Harris’s father is from Jamaica and her mother is from India. How many African Americans have a mother named Shyamala Gopalan….

Go check out the #ADOS hashtag on Twitter and you’ll discover an extensive discourse on this topic. It’s not coming from Republicans or conservatives, but from black people who feel they are being defrauded by the game of substitute tokenism that Harris represents….

In the minds of many Blacks, Mzzz. Harris is not really Black.  Her ancestors were not slaves and, it seems, owned slaves in Jamaica.

This reminds me of the Cubans who divided themselves into White and Black Cubans.  The former have always looked-down on the latter,

‘Substitute Tokenism’ is Real, a favorite tactic of The Left.  It already, it seems, is leading to a Rift on The Port Side.

Trouble is: The Democrats tend, as Election Day draws near, to put aside their rifts and join together because they perceive the Enemy — us, we True Americans — as the Bigger Enemy.

Please do take the time to click here and read all of Stacy’s post.

Revolution?

30 July 2020 @ 15:42

You say you want a Revolution, Misfits?

You may succeed for a while, but your Hubris will be your downfall like it has for every, single Revolutionary.

NEMESIS

Nemesis, winged tilter of scales and lives,
Justice-spawned Goddess with steel-blue eyes!
Thou bridlest vain men who roil in vain
Against Thy harsh adamantine rein.
Great hater of hubris and megalomania,
Obliterator of black resentment,
By Thy trackless, churning, wracking wheel
Man’s glinting fortunes turn on earth.
Thou comest in oblivion’s cloak to bend
The grandeur-deluded rebel neck,
With forearm measuring out lifetimes
With brow frowning into the heart of man
And the yoke raised sovereign in Thy hand.
Hail in the highest, O justice-queen

Nemesis, winged tilter of scales and lives,
Immortal Resenter! I sing Thy song,
Almighty Payback on proud-spread wings,
Lieutenant of fairness, Requiter of wrongs.
Despise the lordly with all Thine art
And lay them low in the Nether-dark.

Hymn to Nemesis, by Mesomedes of Crete

In Human Affairs, she is always there…waiting for the right moment to strike.

The House Of Special Purpose At 102

16 July 2020 @ 15:36

[NOTE: This is a republishing of a post I originally ran a nine years ago]

[NOTE for 2020: One hundred and two years on and Leftism is still treated as Legitimate and worthy of Respect. We have failed.]


This is the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia…

It was code-named The House Of Special Purpose by the Bolsheviks.  Lenin ordered that Nicholas II, ex-Tsar of all the Russias, and his family be imprisoned there, but that was not the ‘special’ purpose.  This is the Tsar and his family:

Parents: Nicholas, Alexandra
Children [in birth order]: Olga, Maria, Tatiana, Anastasia, Alexis

On the night/morning of 16/17 July 1918, the family was awakened, told to dress quickly as they would have to leave in a hurry, ushered into a basement room, and were murdered by a bunch of local Bolsheviks.  From Wikipedia:

Around midnight Yakov Yurovsky, the superintendent of The House of Special Purpose, ordered the Romanovs’ physician, Dr. Eugene Botkin, to awaken the sleeping family and ask them to put on their clothes. The Romanovs were then ordered into a 6×5 meter semi-basement room. Nicholas asked if he could bring two chairs for himself and his wife. A firing squad appeared next and Yurovsky announced:

“ Nikolai Aleksandrovich, your relatives have tried to save you, but they had not to. And we are forced to shoot you by ourselves… ”

Yurovsky then began to read the decision of the Ural Executive Committee (Uralispolkom), and Nicholas said “What?” As the weapons were raised, the Empress and the Grand Duchess Olga, according to a guard’s reminiscence, had tried to cross themselves, but failed amid the shooting. Yurovsky reportedly raised his gun at Nicholas and fired; Nicholas fell dead instantly. The other executioners then began shooting until all the intended victims had fallen. Several more shots were fired at the victims and the doors opened to scatter the smoke. Some survived the gunshots, so executioner P.Z. Yermakov stabbed them with bayonets because the shouts could be heard outside. The last ones to die were Anastasia, Tatiana, Olga, and Maria, who were wearing several pounds (over 1.3 kilograms) of diamonds within their clothing, thus rendering them bullet-proof to an extent. However they were speared with bayonets as well. Olga sustained a gun shot wound to the head while Anastasia and Maria were said to have crouched up against a wall covering their heads in terror until Maria was shot down, and Anastasia had been finished off with the bayonets. Yurovsky himself killed Tatiana and Alexei. Tatiana died from a single bullet through the back of her head. Alexei received two bullets to the head, right behind the ear. Anna Demidova, Alexandra’s maid, survived the initial onslaught but was quickly murdered against the back wall of the basement, stabbed to death while trying to defend herself with a small pillow she had carried into the sub-basement that was filled with precious gems and jewels. Military commissar Peter Ermakov, in a drunken haze, stabbed at the dead bodies of the former Czar and Czarina, shattering both their rib cages in a pool of blood.

The bodies were then loaded into trucks, taken into the woods, desecrated, and buried.

This is the room where they were slaughtered in the name of Leftism:

This brutal murder of a whole family was certainly not the first, nor would it be the last, such action perpetrated by Leftists in their various ‘glorious’ marches to bring about Heaven on Earth [hundreds of millions of souls cry-out to us], but in it, in this one action, is to be found the ultimate representation of where Leftism will always lead: to the slaughter of innocent human beings in the name of ideas — ideology.  Logic dictates that there can be no other end.

As long as Leftism is allowed to thrive, to just exist, then the Olga’s, Maria’s, Tatiana’s, Anastasia’s, and Alexis’s of this world are not safe from the barrels of Bolshevik guns.  If the Leftists were to control the world, they would turn the whole of it into a House Of Special Purpose.

Added 16 July 2020: It would seem that the Left’s construction project is well underway in America.

SIDENOTE: The whole family have been declared Saints by the Russian Orthodox Church…they are certainly Martyrs of Freedom…

Requiescat in pace

NEW ADDITION for the 2013 POSTING…

In view of the tens of thousands of lives which the Cheka would claim in the years that followed the Ekaterinburg tragedy, and the millions killed by its successors, the death at its hands of eleven prisoners hardly qualifies as an event of extraordinary magnitude. And yet, there is a deep symbolic meaning to the massacre of the ex-Tsar, his family, and staff. Just as liberty has its great historic days —the battles of Lexington and Concord, the storming of the Bastille—so does totalitarianism. The manner in which the massacre was prepared and carried out, at first denied and then justified, has something uniquely odious about it, something that radically distinguishes it from previous acts of regicide and brands it as a prelude to twentieth-century mass murder.

When a government arrogates to itself the power to kill people, not because of what they had done or even might do, but because their death is “needed,” we are entering an entirely new moral realm. Here lies the symbolic significance of the events that occurred in Ekaterinburg in the night of July 16–17. The massacre, by secret order of the government, of a family that for all its Imperial background was remarkably commonplace, guilty of nothing, desiring only to be allowed to live in peace, carried mankind for the first time across the threshold of deliberate genocide. The same reasoning that had led the Bolsheviks to condemn them to death would later be applied in Russia and elsewhere to millions of nameless beings who happened to stand in the way of one or another design for a new world order.

—Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution, Chapter 17.


We must never forget that the implementation of Leftism always leads to Houses Of Special Purpose.

For a detailed explanation why this is forever and everywhere so, please read my book:

It is available for just $8.00 in softback by clicking here.

‘Busing To Achieve Racial Desegregation’?…Never Happened?

12 July 2020 @ 17:09

I was but a young lad in 1971 when Busing To Achieve Racial Desegregation was Imposed on the City Of Boston by Federal Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr.

As I wrote in THE PRESENT CRISIS¹ [Chapter 4: The Triumph Of Leftist Thinking]:

Forced Busing pitted neighbor against neighbor by forcing the races to exist together under terms not dictated by the people, but by Judges and Bureaucrats, distant from the people, if not by actual, physical distance, then by experience. This Dictatorial Despotism [‘we know what’s better for Race Relations then you do’] ended-up causing the phenomenon of ‘White Flight’, where, to protect the quality of their children’s education and safety, White parents removed their children from public schools and placed them into private [mostly Parochial} institutions away from the hands of an Unfeeling, Uncaring, Busybody Government [made-up of mostly Judges, in this case, who were acting way outside of their Enumerated Powers, but who were heartily cheered-on by the Social Engineers]. Children were torn out of the neighborhoods they had grown-up in and were familiar — and, therefore, comfortable — with and sent long distances to often dangerous neighborhoods.

Very few people disputed the fact that schools in minority neighborhoods of this time were, in too many instances, not providing the same quality of education as those in predominately White ones [a situation created by mostly Democratic Machine Politicians, by the way]. Instead of working to correct this problem by striving to improve the quality of education in the affected neighborhoods and, further, allowing the races to continue to naturally come together at their own speed [as they were doing], the advocates of forced Busing decided to compel the races, at the point of a gun, to mix with each other.

In this case, the Social Engineers decided to experiment on those on the low-end of the economic ladder — a pattern repeated over and over in History, fueled by the basic Leftist belief that such people are ignoramuses and, thus, are (1) easily manipulated and (2) not worth as much to Society [that whole Leftist disbelief in the Inherent Dignity of Man rearing it’s ugly head again here] so they can be experimented on without having to worry or care about the effect of their Re-Engineering on these types of people.

The result of this ‘grand’ experiment was that at least one generation of young people was deprived of proper educations and, most importantly, the progress in Race Relations was setback by decades.

These days, urban schools are a disaster and a big part of the reason for this is because the horrible legacy of forced Busing To Achieve Racial Desegregation lives on.²

Now comes the ‘Black Senate’ of the University Of Pittsburgh demanding the following, according to a report from Mike LaChance of Legal Insurrection.

The demands range from curriculum to hiring and firing policies.

Chrissy Clark of the Washington Free Beacon notes the impact on free speech:

Activists are demanding that the University of Pittsburgh fire any employee deemed racist or discriminatory by students, a move that First Amendment advocates say amounts to the elimination of academic freedom.

Black Pitt, a coalition of black student groups, is demanding that the university fire any employee dubbed “racist” by a black-only student council and end employee speech immunity, a core principle of academic freedom and First Amendment protections for academics at public universities.

“Faculty and staff with one incident or complaint of racial bias, excessive force, or unlawful arrest/detainment should be terminated and banned from the University campus immediately if found at fault,” the letter reads. “During the time of the investigation, the faculty/staff should be disclosed by name and banned from the University campus until its completion.”

There is much more to this, however.

Their letter begins:

To Whom It May Concern,

The following document consists of an action plan curated by the undergraduate, Black student leaders of the University of Pittsburgh. As members of the Pitt community, we are exhausted mentally, physically, as well as emotionally. Each day we find ourselves overcompensating to make up for the University’s failures at combating racism on campus, in the classroom, and amongst students. In light of recent events, we find ourselves at a pivotal point in time. A point in which change must occur in order for the University to progress forward. A point at which the University must take a stance in solidarity alongside its Black students. A point in which the University must reflect and examine its own racist foundation as well as the impacts of systemic racism on business matters and everyday duties at the University of Pittsburgh.

The letter drones on-and-on-and-on, demanding more of a focus on the ‘Black experience’, ‘Mandatory race-based training for faculty’, complaints of Raaaaacist behavior to be investigated by a ‘People’s Voice committee’ [Trotsky and Beria would be sooo proud], Sever ties with Pittsburgh City Police Department’ [of course]

There’s more detail in Mr. LaChance’s post here, including The Pitt’s full letter.

One item really hit me:

Create a space, aside from the BAS office in the William Pitt Union, on campus solely for Black students to congregate. The Black student body would prefer a location in Posvar to keep us connected to the Africana and African Studies Department.

Sooo…these Ignoramuses want to Re-Segregate.

Sooo…all the pain and suffering experienced by Boston, Springfield [Massachusetts], Kansas City [Missouri], Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Pasadena, Prince George’s County [Maryland], Richmond [Virginia], Wilmington [Delaware], Indianapolis, et al was for nothing, because now Blacks want to Officially Separate themselves.

Oh joy!

Another proof that Leftism is a Serious Mental Disorder.

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SIDENOTE: Speaking of Legal Insurrection, run by Professor William Jacobson…

The Prof is under Serious Attack at his Cornell Law School.  See here and here.  And please do whatever you can to help The Prof.

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¹ Paperbound copies of which may be obtained here or here for $8.00 at Amazon.

² I also wrote in the same Chapter a few years ago:

On a wider scale, the Left In America has launched an all-out offensive against the Second Inaugural Address of Abraham Lincoln and his Humane, Moral, and Just policy of Reconstruction. Their policy is — though not as violent [yet] as that of ISIS and the Taliban — to ‘blow-up’ all of the symbols of our History.

The Left In America’s figurative ‘blow-up’ has become Real.

Independence Day 2020 — Is Anybody There?

04 July 2020 @ 15:53

There is not much to celebrate this day that you will find in current events.

About all we can do is remember what it was we used to celebrate in The United States before it became The United State, where a majority of Americans have decided to become Slaves Of The State, sheep who can be brought to figurative and actual Slaughter.

We must — it is our duty — drink-in the Spirit that animated Patrick Henry:

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the house. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve.

This is no time for ceremony. The question before the house is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at the truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven, which I revere above all earthly kings.

Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the numbers of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth, to know the worst, and to provide for it.

I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the British ministry for the last ten years to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves and the House. Is it that insidious smile with which our petition has been lately received?

Trust it not, sir; it will prove a snare to your feet.

Suffer not yourselves to be betrayed with a kiss.

Ask yourselves how this gracious reception of our petition comports with those warlike preparations which cover our waters and darken our land. Are fleets and armies necessary to a work of love and reconciliation? Have we shown ourselves so unwilling to be reconciled that force must be called in to win back our love?

Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation; the last arguments to which kings resort. I ask gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it? Has Great Britain any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of navies and armies? No, sir, she has none. They are meant for us: they can be meant for no other. They are sent over to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the British ministry have been so long forging.

And what have we to oppose to them?

Shall we try argument?

Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing.

We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain.

Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication?

What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted?

Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated; we have prostrated ourselves before the throne, and have implored its interposition to arrest the tyrannical hands of the ministry and Parliament. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne! In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.

There is no longer any room for hope.

If we wish to be free—if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending—if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained—we must fight!

I repeat it, sir, we must fight!

An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!

They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.

The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.

Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.

There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!

Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!

The war is inevitable—and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter.

Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace—but there is no peace.

The war is actually begun!

The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field!

Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have?

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?

Forbid it, Almighty God!

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.

COMMITMENT!

OUTLAW

Under Attack By The Dependence Mongers: Independence Day 2020-07-02

02 July 2020 @ 15:56

On 02 July 1776, The Second Continental Congress passed The Declaration Of Independence.

As John Adams wrote the next day to his wife Abigail:

My Dearest Friend,

…The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival.

It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.

You will think me transported with enthusiasm, but I am not. I am well aware of the toil and blood and treasure that it will cost us to maintain this Declaration and support and defend these States. Yet, through all the gloom, I can see the rays of ravishing light and glory. I can see that the end is more than worth all the means. And that posterity will triumph in that day’s transaction, even although we should rue it, which I trust in God we shall not.

—John Adams, Letter to Abigail Adams, 03 July 1776

[Of course, we celebrate the Fourth of July, instead of the Second. It’s not that Mr. Adams got it wrong because The Declaration was passed on 02 July, but the adoption of it did not become official until 04 July.]

There’s not much to celebrate this year as we watch America descend into a Revolutionary Madness, fueled by Ignorance, a Willful Blindness that will lead to Misery and Death.

History, of course, does not repeat itself; rather, it rhymes.  In the whole of recorded History, there has never been an exact repeat of past events.  But we can see in those past events strands of Cause and Effect that can, indeed, repeat — certainly Resonate and provide us with Valuable Lessons for the present situation.

These days, I find myself thinking back to the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions.  They contain those strands that should make us tremble.

They should also promprt us into Action.

In future posts, I will put before you some ideas I have on this matter.  Right now, I’m still collecting my thoughts and trying to subdue my Anger.  I am disappointed in my Fellow Americans.

The GOPe and The Conservative Beautiful People remind me of John Wilkes Booth as he lay dying when he looked at his hands and said ‘Useless…useless’.

We must take back the Spirit of The Founders…and it won’t be easy.

From city and town governments up through the national government, we are witnessing a Hardening of that Soft Fascism I’ve been warning about since 2006.

It is quite clear now to me that America, the physical version, must be split-up [more on this in future posts].

I would like to end on a Note Of Hope, provided by the Great Martyr of The War For Independence, Doctor / Brigadier General Joseph Warren:

Our country is in danger, but not to be despaired of. Our enemies are numerous and powerful; but we have many friends, determining to be free, and heaven and earth will aid the resolution. On you depend the fortunes of America. You are to decide the important question, on which rest the happiness and liberty of millions yet unborn. Act worthy of yourselves.

Time to go #OUTLAW.

God Bless America.

Resistentiam Tyrannis nunc.
Resistentiam Tyrannis saecula.
PROSCRIPTUS!

Resistance to Tyranny now.
Resistance to Tyranny forever.
OUTLAWS!

Remember BUNKER’S HILL! #OUTLAW

17 June 2020 @ 15:12

[NOTE: This is a republishing of a blog post I wrote on 17 June 2016.]

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The Day; perhaps the decisive Day is come on which the fate of America depends.
Abigail Adams, Letter to John Adams

On that day, Patriot Outlaws met the British in battle on the hills of Charlestown, Massachusetts.

The Red Coats won the Battle, but their losses were so horrific [especially among the Officers] they never dared venture out of Boston again.

A disorganized army of Colonists under shaky and sometimes non-existent command, fought bravely and held off the damned British as long as they could.

Their Spirit must never be forgotten.

From a letter written by Peter Brown, Colonial Soldier, on 18 June 1775, to his mother in Rhode Island [re-paragraphing mine]:

…The enemy landed, fronted before us, and form’d themselves, in an oblong square in order to surround, which they did in part — after they were well form’d they advanced towards us in order to swallow us up, but they found a Choaky mouthful of us, ‘tho we could do nothing with our small arms as yet for distance, and had but two Cannon, and no Gunner, and they from Boston, and from the shipping firing and throwing Bombs, keeping us down, till they almost surrounded us.

— But God in Mercy to us fought our battle, and tho’ we were but few in number, and suffer’d to be defeated by our enemy, yet we were presrev[ed] in a most wonderful manner, far beyond our expectation and to our admiration for out of our Regiment there were but 37 kill’d 4 or 5 taken captive, about forty seven Wounded

& Oh may I never forget Gods distinguishing Mercy to me, in sparing my Life, when they fell on my right hand, and on my left, and close by me, they were to the eye of reason no more expos’d than myself. — When the Arrows of death flew thick around me, I was preserv’d while others were suffer’d to fall a prey to our Cruel enemies. O may That God whose Mercy was so far extended in my preservation, grant me his grace to devote my future Life to his divine service

Nor do I conclude that the danger is yet over, unless God in his Mercy either remove our enemy, or heal the breach — but if we should be call’d again to action I hope to have courage and strength to act my part valiently in defence of our Liberties & Country trusting in him who hath hitherto kept me, and hath cover’d my head in the day of battle, and altho’ we have lost four out of our Company & several taken captive by the enemy of America, I was not suffer’d to be touch’d.

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From a letter written by Samuel Adams to his wife Elizabeth on 28 June 1775 from Philadelphia:

MY DEAR BETSY,

Yesterday I receivd Letters from some of our Friends at the Camp informing me of the Engagement between the American Troops and the Rebel Army, in Charlestown. I cannot but be greatly rejoycd at the tryed Valor of our Countrymen, who by all Accounts behavd with an Intrepidity becoming those who fought for their Liberties against the mercenary Soldiers of a Tyrant. It is painful to me to reflect upon the Terror I must suppose you were under on hearing the Noise of War so near you. Favor me, my dear, with an Account of your Apprehensions at that time, under your own hand. I pray God to cover the heads of our Countrymen in every day of Battle, and ever to protect you from Injury in these distracted Times. The Death of our truly amiable and worthy Friend Dr Warren is greatly afflicting. The Language of Friendship is, how shall we resign him! But it is our Duty to submit to the Dispensations of Heaven, “Whose Ways are ever gracious, ever just.” He fell in the glorious Struggle for the publick Liberty.

The Dr. Warren referred to is Dr. Joseph Warren, who was in charge of the Massachusetts Rebels in the absence of Samuel Adams.

He had been commissioned a Major General in the Massachusetts Militia, but insisted on serving as a Private during The Battle Of Bunker Hill.  From Wikipedia:

Warren was appointed a Major General by the Provincial Congress on June 14, 1775. He arrived where the militia was forming and asked where the heaviest fighting would be; General Israel Putnam pointed to Breeds Hill. He volunteered as a private against the wishes of General Putnam and Colonel William Prescott, who requested that he serve as their commander. Since Putnam and Prescott were more experienced with war he declined command. He was among those inspiring the men to hold rank against superior numbers. Warren was known to have repeatedly declared of the British: “These fellows say we won’t fight! By Heaven, I hope I shall die up to my knees in blood!” He fought in the redoubt until out of ammunition, and remained until the British made their third and final assault on the hill to give time for the militia to escape. He was killed instantly by a musket ball in the head by a British officer (possibly Lieutenant Lord Rawdon) who recognized him. This account is supported by a 2011 forensic analysis. His body was stripped of clothing and he was bayoneted until unrecognizable, and then shoved into a shallow ditch.

British Captain Walter Laurie, who had been defeated at Old North Bridge, later said he “stuffed the scoundrel with another rebel into one hole, and there he and his seditious principles may remain.” His body was exhumed ten months after his death by his brothers and Paul Revere, who identified the remains by the artificial tooth he had placed in the jaw….

The Enemy Within we face today is even more barbaric.

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Remember Bunker Hill!

#OUTLAW

On Grievance-Mongering Identity Politics And Agent Provocateurs

02 June 2020 @ 16:22

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy asks a question of Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner that could [and should] be asked of all elected officials in states where Rioting and Looting have gone on:

Why does this distinction between protesters and looters matter so much to Krasner?….

It is because these officials want to distance themselves from the Rioters, who the people dislike.

Their Toadies in the local and national media parrot these statements so often that it is sickening to watch any newscast these days.

The fact of the matter is: the majority of protesters and looters and their fans in the media are entwined in a Dance Of Destructive Violence.  Those who sincerely want to protest the unlawful death of George Floyd have been infiltrated by Leftists who want to advance the cause of Revolution by, of course, any means necessary.  Part of the problem is that the sincere ones have been baked in Grievance-Mongering Identity Politics for so long that they are unable to spot the Agent Provocateurs until it is too late.  Leftism doe not encourage Sober Thinking.

Other reasons compel the officials, as Stacy points-out:

…Is it not obvious to everyone with two eyes and a brain that the people who organize the “peaceful protests” are doing so with the intent of causing riots? And that the people committing “crimes of opportunity” understand this as well as the political organizers do? Of course, the protest organizers are funded by Soros, the same man who spent nearly $2 million to elect Krasner. Democrats are the party of criminals. Someone should write a book about that.

Oh, wait . . .

And a damn good and appropriate book it is.

Yes, He Can: Trumpicus Can Order Governors To Open Churches…

22 May 2020 @ 14:53

…thanks to the Progressives.

Mark Knoller Tweeted:

Yes, he can order Governors to open the churches under the ‘Peaceful Assembly’ Clause of the First Amendment because of the Left’s insistence of applying The Incorporation Doctrine over the past century.

The Left brought this on themselves with the help of Useful Idiots on The Right who favored a more Centralized Power And Control.

As Wikipedia gets right:

Incorporation, in United States law, is the doctrine by which portions of the Bill of Rights have been made applicable to the states. When the Bill of Rights was ratified, the courts held that its protections extended only to the actions of the federal government and that the Bill of Rights did not place limitations on the authority of the state and local governments. However, the post-Civil War era, beginning in 1865 with the Thirteenth Amendment, which declared the abolition of slavery, gave rise to the incorporation of other Amendments, applying more rights to the states and people over time. Gradually, various portions of the Bill of Rights have been held to be applicable to the state and local governments by incorporation through the Fourteenth Amendment in 1868 and the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870.

Guarantee of freedom of assembly

Guarantee of freedom of expressive association

    • This right, though not in the words of the first amendment, was first mentioned in the case NAACP v. Alabama, 357 U.S. 449 (1958)[29] and was at that time applied to the states. See also Roberts v. United States Jaycees, 468 U.S. 609 (1984), where the U.S. Supreme Court held that “implicit in the right to engage in activities protected by the First Amendment” is “a corresponding right to associate with others in pursuit of a wide variety of political, social, economic, educational, religious, and cultural ends.”

So to those on the Left complaining about what Trumpicus Pompey Maximus has done: you brought it on your Goddamn selves.

 

US Soft Fascist Hardening: On The Permanent Emergency State

16 May 2020 @ 15:56

[SIDENOTE: For an explanation of why I haven’t been posting for nearly a month: I have been suffering on and off from a rather severe sinus problem and, perhaps connected with this, I have been suffering from a Bad Writer’s Block.  I think this whole ‘stay-in-doors’ thing has worn on me as well, draining my spirits just at the time I should be fighting the Soft-Fascism that surrounds us — this Black Dog is a biggun’.]

From Mark Steyn’s most recent column, on Thursday instant, a question:

Emergency without end is the staple of almost every futuristic dystopia — and that’s true for real life, too. So Americans shuffle shoeless through the airports for twenty years while their governments negotiate with the very organization that enabled those attacks — the Taliban — to restore them to power. Is a culture that cannot see off goatherds with fertilizer really going to rouse itself to decouple from a global superpower that supplies everything from its crappy “These Colors Don’t Run” T-shirts to its surgical masks and pharmacy medications?

Trumpicus Pompey Maximus promises that he will work hard to Decouple America from the Deep and Dishonorable Dependency we have on Red China, but, I’m sorry, I don’t Trust him or any body of any government at any level to do a full and Complete Decouple.

He talks a good game, but, as Mark points-out: look at the Indecency of his negotiations with the Taliban.  That’s not what we want you to do, Sir.  It seems you’re just an Appeaser, so why should I have any Faith that our Decoupling from The Murderous Barbarian Chinese Communists [thank you Laura Rosen Cohen] will go as far as it must go, which is to say Complete and Total.

Many in America and some in The West have awakened — finally — to the Truth that Red China is the Nexus Of Evil in the World, but not enough.

Even Iran is beholden to these Reprehensible Reds.

Where ever the PRC goes, they Spy and Steal technology and seek to Undermine nation-states.

They are a Major Menace.

One of the few positive things to come out of this Pandemic is the major Loss Of Face the PRC has suffered.  The Red Chinese are Desperately trying to reinvigorate their Reputation through Outright Lies and Bribes.

The Chi-Coms are seeking to purchase US-owned businesses as silent partners, much as The Mafia did in Las Vegas.  The PRC is: nothing but an Organized Crime Organization, seeking Power And Control by expanding it’s territories and spheres of influence.  Unlike the Mafia, however, this fight involves Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Warfare.

Any Elected Official or LEO with a smidgen of Common Sense would reject any offers from these Murderous Bastards.

The Red Chinese cannot be Trusted — full stop.

What the national government should be doing is preparing to cause the PRC even more Loss Of Face.

But, sadly, we cannot expect that from the current elected officials in charge.

It’s up to us, The Sovereign People, to do what we can.

#OUTLAW

Non serviam.
Aut mori aut liberos vivere!

 

19 April 1775: Lamentation Over Boston

19 April 2020 @ 16:21

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Republished from previous years with slight modifications.

William Billings composed this magnificent piece of music to commemorate the British occupation of Boston in the aftermath of the battles at Concord and at Lexington…

This version was performed by The Essex Harmony at the Old South Meeting House on 11 April 2010.

By the Rivers of Watertown we sat down and wept,
We wept when we remembered thee, O Boston,
When we remembered thee, O Boston.
As for our prayers, Lord God of Heaven,
Preserve them, defend them, deliver, and restore them unto us,
Preserve them, defend them, deliver, and restore them unto us again.
For they that held them in bondage
Required of them to take up arms against their Brethren
Forbid it, Lord – God forbid
That those who have sucked Bostonian Breasts
Should thirst for American Blood.
A voice was heard in Roxbury which echoed thro’ the Continent,
Weeping for Boston…
Weeping for Boston because of their Danger.
Is Boston my dear Town, is it my native Place?
For since their Calamity I do earnestly remember it still!
I do earnestly remember it still!

If I forget thee, yea, if I do not remember thee,
Then let my numbers cease to flow,
Then be my Muse unkind,
Then let my Tongue forget to move and ever be confined;
Let horrid Jargon split the Air and rive my nerves asunder.
Let hateful discord greet my ear as terrible as Thunder.
Let harmony be banished hence and Consonance depart;
Let dissonance erect her throne and reign within my Heart.

[It should be noted that I am publishing this post to honor the memory of those died for Freedom and Liberty at Concord and Lexington on 19 April 1775.  This post has nothing to do with the whole maudlin and seemingly endless ‘Boston Strong’ wailings and lamentations that have returned with the coming of the current Plague.  —Bob Belvedere]


In 1775, men, such as Samuel and John Adams, Paul Revere, Dr. Joseph Warren, and Captain John Parker, were OUTLAWS.

In 2020, we are the OUTLAWS.

And we should act accordingly.

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#OUTLAW…

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Remembering 15 April 1865

15 April 2020 @ 07:22

By Walt Whitman…

O CAPTAIN! MY CAPTAIN!

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
                         But O heart! heart! heart!
                            O the bleeding drops of red,
                               Where on the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up—for you the flag is flung—for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
                         Here Captain! dear father!
                            This arm beneath your head!
                               It is some dream that on the deck,
                                 You’ve fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
                         Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
                            But I with mournful tread,
                               Walk the deck my Captain lies,
                                  Fallen cold and dead.

#WUHAN – No Chief Executive Is A Dictator

04 April 2020 @ 15:58

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy has produced another Insightful piece on the current situation with the Wuhan Red China Virus.

I’d like to focus on just one aspect of what he reports and urge you to click here and read the whole post and the Comments section.

Herewith…

Yesterday, President Trump invoked his executive power as Commander-in-Chief to put an American corporation under federal orders:

President Trump blasted the company 3M in a tweet Thursday evening, after invoking the Defense Production Act to force the company to produce face masks. N95 face masks are critical for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, and there have been issues with mask shortages. “We hit 3M hard today after seeing what they were doing with their Masks. “P Act” all the way. Big surprise to many in government as to what they were doing — will have a big price to pay!” Mr. Trump wrote, referring to the Defense Production Act.

Mr. Trump announced during the White House coronavirus task force briefing on Thursday that he had signed an order for 3M to produce face masks.

Can you see what’s wrong here?

I refer you to a post I wrote back in December instant [emphasis in the original]:

Where in The Constitution does it say the Chief Executive can do this?…

The answer is that The Constitution does not Delegate such a Power to the national government.

The First Question that must ALWAYS be asked when passing a Law or promulgating a Regulation is: Is this Constitutional?

A Constitutional Republic exists only when the Public and the Private Sectors cooperate Freely.  The Former utilizing only those Powers Granted to it by The Sovereign People through their Federal Constitution and latter of it’s own Free Will.

If a company such as, say, 3M [which is the subject of Stacy’s post], decides not to Cooperate with am Executive Request, then there cannot be any Legal Remedies to the situation.

However, The President does have a way to fight back against such a Refusal: not by Threats of Force or Economic-Legal Sanctions [which are Un-Constitutional], buy the tried-and-true practice of SHAMING.

The President can use his, now daily, Bully Pulpit to call-out an uncooperative company.

We are not at War.

We are battling a Communist originated Crisis, which means we should be paying even more close attention to attempts to set Precedents for our governments at all levels Seizing Power And Control they are not permitted, not Delegated, to Assume.  It is during Crises that Freedoms are often Lost.

 

#WUHAN – On The Natives Getting Restless And On Virtue Signalling

31 March 2020 @ 16:44

The Natives are getting Restless.

By ‘Natives’ I mean those who are True Americans, who Instinctively Rebel at governmental Interference in their lives, not the Sheeple who have Abandoned their Duties and Responsibilities as citizens of a Constitutional Republic.  The latter are happy to leave important decision-making to Elected Officials [who they may have voted for, if they could tear themselves away from their Luxuries] and Bureaucrats.

The former, for a good chunk of them, have been so Damaged by Leftist Thinking that they feel Helpless.

It is the more Vibrant of the former that are starting to rise-up against the Authoritarian measures that have been, and will continue to be, put in place by governments at all levels.

Many of the Damaged former and the Feckless latter are giving-in to Panic and Hysteria.  As I described this consition in my last post, #WUHAN Wig-Out – Hysteria Pandemic:

Panic and Hysteria often do not occur suddenly.

They often build slowly, starting as faint murmurs in the Soul — in the gut — that grows louder and more Frenzied as they are fed by both outside sources and from one’s own Nature.

It’s very easy to get caught-up in them if you do not use the Right Reason in your brain to Suppress them. This type of Reason must always be employed in such situations because we Naturally possess a Flight Response, as it were, as a form of Protection. It is an Instinct that, especially in this situation, must be overcome or our Society will Degenerate…and we will become more open to the White Knight on the Leftist Horse.

However and finally, we are seeing people publically questioning the Restrictive Measures that have been taken.

One of the more Vibrant among us is Auguste Meyrat, who has written a fine piece over at American Greatness on this matter.

Some highlights…

By now, the Wuhan virus has hit home for everyone. Stores ransacked; schools closed; all large gatherings and events canceled; long-distance travel prohibited; pork-filled stimulus bills written and debated; some major cities enforcing mandatory quarantines. People everywhere now remain anxious in their homes and plan to stay there for at least another month, rationing precious toilet paper and keeping updated on the situation.

While the experts claim that little is known about the Wuhan virus, enough is known to suggest that the response has been excessive. While there is a worrying possibility that the Wuhan virus will make a sizable impact on public health (along with the possibility that it probably won’t), the hype surrounding it has already created a huge imposition on daily life and cost the global economy trillions of dollars. Everyone must “do their part” to confront the pandemic or face the wrath of their conscientious peers.

The word ‘conscientious’ should be put in quotes.  You cannot be labeled with that word unless what you are is truly, actually Principled and not the acting in a Pavlovian Response to a chance to engage in Virtue Signalling.  For that is what this is for many, many of your peers: a chance to be seen putting stuffed animals and candles and notes and other trinkets at a deadly crash or shooting site on a much grander scale.

Combined with Panic and Hysteria, this Vile Virtue Signalling is Pathetic and will not help the Community.

Instead: it will make you more Compliant to having the jackboot stomping your face.

Mr. Meyrat sees these present reactions as part of a long train of giving in to one’s Fears and Ignoring Right Reason:

This kind of hype and the subsequent reaction to it seems to grow worse with each year. Right before the Wuhan virus, there was President Trump’s “historic” impeachment. And before that, there was the death of General Qasem Soleimani and the possibility of World War III. And before that, in no particular order, there was the imminent climate catastrophe, Russian collusion and the Mueller report, the Amazon rainforest burning down, and periodic nuclear threats from North Korea.

People should know better by now, yet they seem to fall for the hype every time — including many conservatives. The promise of the tech age and the ubiquity of smartphones and the internet was that it would arm people with relevant information and rational courses of action. Rather, it has done the opposite — magnifying doubts and fears about everything and everyone.

In most cases, the only thing that information technology has done is cause people to become less tethered to reality. Screens now replace people’s senses, and the algorithms embedded in social media do people’s thinking for them.

As such, most people spend more time in the virtual world and less time in the real one, making them ever more vulnerable to exaggerated doomsday narratives. In particular, this retreat from reality takes a toll on a person’s memory, imagination, and common sense.

Quite.

I can feel The Fear in The Western World — a Self-Generated Fear, based on Pure Emotion, covered in a thin and crackable layer of Social Respectability.

I can also feel the drooling of those with The Totalitarian Impulse, smacking their Bile-coated lips in Anticipation.

More from AM:

This then leads to a lack of context. Everything seems new and unprecedented, and therefore unknown and scary—except that this isn’t true. Pandemics have always existed, and there are proven ways to deal with them that don’t involve shutting down the economy and putting everyone under house arrest.

There are so many people running around in an Internal Frenzy shouting ‘The sky is FALLING!’ that, if we Americans do not pull ourselves together, we will find that we’ve Lost much more than we think.

Mr. Meyrat:

…for those who claim that enduring inconveniences for the sake of saving lives is worth it, the current lockdown is not a mere inconvenience. It is a profound disruption that has already uprooted many people’s lives. Small businesses are closing; people are losing jobs or seeing their hours cut, schools everywhere are canceled for the next month; universities have let out two months early; countless employees need to work from home while watching their children; hospitals are overrun; families are rationing necessities; and churches won’t even be able to hold services for Easter. A nationwide shutdown to wait out the virus is simply not worth all of this.

As I keep saying: There is a Price To Pay for living in a Constitutional Republic.  And one Price is Living At Risk to Preserve Freedom, Ordered Liberty, and Property — to Resist the Totalitarian Impulse.

The passage of Obamacare was a Savage knife to the Heart of The Republic.  Will we allow The Constitution to have it’s flesh Desecrated, as well?

I know not what course others may take, but as for me:
I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.

OUTLAW.

 

 

#WUHAN Wig-Out – Hysteria Pandemic

29 March 2020 @ 16:09

I highly recommend a blog post from Michael Fumento over at The New Criterion on the Sweet Hysteria and ‘morbid projections’ surrounding the Wuhan Virus.

Please read it all by clicking here [tip of the fedora to Bruce Hanify].

I will just post this one quote:

When the coronavirus epidemic ends and the public-health zealots inevitably slap themselves on the back for having prevented the nightmare scenarios they themselves cooked up, don’t buy it. This isn’t to say that thorough hand-washing several times a day and not sneezing and coughing in others’ faces won’t help: It will. But the authoritarian and economically devastating measures taken by the United States and other countries are wrecking the world economy. Any feared apocalypse would happen on their account, not the disease’s. Coronavirus has not emptied our streets; government dictates have.

I will be commenting on this in the coming days.

Panic and Hysteria often do not occur suddenly.

They often build slowly, starting as faint murmurs in the Soul — in the gut — that gros louder and more Frenzied as they are fed by both outside sources and from one’s own Nature.

It’s very easy to get caught-up in them if you do not use the Right Reason in your brain to Suppress them.  This type of Reason must always be employed in such situations because we Naturally possess a Flight Response, as it were, as a form of Protection.  It is an Instinct that, especially in this situation, must be overcome or our Society will Degenerate…and we will become more open to the White Knight on the Leftist Horse.


#WUHAN – Addendum To ‘Wuhan-Corona Virus Info’ Post

25 March 2020 @ 15:54

As an addendum to my sticky post above on The Best Reporting And Commentary on Wuhan, let me sing the praises of once-a-week guest columnist over at SteynOnline, Laura Rosen Cohen.

Every Tuesday, she provides a large set of informative links that tell you things you may not know and steers you to top-notch and in-depth analysis on what you have read and heard.

As you would expect from someone who is very good at what she does, Laura this week has posted some great links under the banner Murderous Barbarian Chinese Communist Wuhan Coronavirus.

Laura’s commentary that accompanies these links is spot-on and deadly sharp.

She’s a Canadian-Jewish Boudica.

Please do take the time to click here and read her latest post.

#WUHAN – Americans And The Price You Pay, Part II

24 March 2020 @ 16:51

Continuing on the theme I expressed in Part I

From the New York Post, Julia Marsh and Kenneth Garger reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:

New Yorkers who flee to Florida during the coronavirus outbreak will have to self quarantine for two weeks when they arrive — or risk facing criminal charges, the Sunshine State’s governor said Monday.

Gov. Ron DeSantis [R] said he was issuing the executive order that would apply to all travelers from New York City, which, as of Monday, has recorded 12,305 cases of the virus. By comparison, Florida so far has 1,100 cases.

The order also applies to areas surrounding the Big Apple, but DeSantis didn’t specify the exact perimeter.

The Florida governor said about 100 flights from New York City and the surrounding area arrive to his state daily. He said he believes at least one person aboard each flight is infected with the illness.

DeSantis at an earlier Monday press conference said, “We are getting huge amounts of people flying in. We are looking at how to address those flights.”

“In New York (City), when they did the stay-at-home order, what did people do? A lot of people fled the city and they are going to stay with their parents or fly (out),” DeSantis said.

Further, from the report, we learn:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday issued a statewide lockdown, which went into effect Sunday night, that closed all non-essential businesses and requires all nonessential government and private-sector employees to work from home.

In The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, GOP Governor Charlie Baker, while not issuing a Shelter-In-Place Order, has issued a ‘Stay-At-Home’ advisory that strongly urges the citizens of The Bay State to act as if an order has been issued [in other words: we will send the Police to Harass you.  From WCVB-TV, we learn:

Baker also ordered the closure of nonessential businesses, starting at noon Tuesday. This order will also expire on April 7….

Baker also ordered the closure of nonessential businesses, starting at noon Tuesday. This order will also expire on April 7….

Well…that’s something, I suppose.

In California, their Leftist Governor is issuing Executive Orders left and right Curtailing personal freedoms.

From Warner Todd Huston, we learn:

The governors of states including Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania have warned citizens that if they dare break state quarantine orders, they will be confronted or even arrested.

It is probably no surprise that the loudest governors are Democrats.

In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf insisted that he is prepared to sic the police on those thinking they have freedom in his state.

“We will use the state police to enforce the rules we put into place,” he said according to ABC 27.

Pennsylvania is not alone. According to the New York Post, police in New York City are being given the green light to arrest people who dare to break New York City’s orders to self-quarantine.

Gov. Cuomo’s office also warned people that police will be empowered to approach people to force them to observe the state’s “social distancing” orders.

On Friday, the morbidly obese Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker also issued a state-wide self-quarantine order. Police there have been given greater powers to confront people going about their daily lives.

The City of Chicago insisted that disobeying the quarantine orders could result in serious legal action.

On the other hand, police across the nation are also putting a halt to arresting actual criminals. Police departments in Fort Worth, Texas, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for instance, have both stopped arrest “low-level” criminals.

So, to put a fine point on this, police across the nation are putting an end to arresting actual criminals and shifting instead to arresting or persecuting normal Americans who dare to break some government’s overwrought orders to self-quarantine.

Do we still live in America?

Damn Good question, WTH.

There’s a spirit here that’s floating around like…well like a Virus of Overreaction, but, more importantly, the virus that afflicts elected officials and Bureaucrats all the time: the Virus Of Using Power Corruptly, going beyond Right Reason, setting Precedents for future use.

The Freedom Of Movement for citizens and the Right to Peacefully Assemble are being Halted in Violation of the Spirit that Animates a Constitutional Republic.

‘He has…sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.’

Living in such a Republic and enjoying the Freedom And Ordered Liberty it brings, means we will face risks that no Authoritarian or Totalitarian Government has to concern itself with.  This is The Price We Pay.

The refusal off so many Americans to Accept those Risks is more Harmful to us and Our Posterity than any real Virus.

Powers once ceded during a crisis are very hard — almost impossible — to get back.

Are we going to Meekly accept such a situation?

If the answer is ‘Yes’ then the Self-Enslavement of American Citizens will abide.

Is that a country you want to live in?

OUTLAW.