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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

The Narcissism Of The Deviant…And Their Dupes

01 July 2019 @ 18:01

Over at The Other McCain, Stacy has published a very perceptive post about the Narcissism of what is called the LGBTMNOP Movement.

He has been studying this collection of Degenerates for a long time and knows what of he speaks.

A few highlights…

-Stacy writes:

…The Internet has provided the mechanism whereby people can express dissenting views that the mainstream media would prefer to ignore, which is why we know that lesbian feminists are particularly enraged by the “activism” of transgender miltiants [sic], many of whom are heterosexual males pursuing sick fantasies inspired by pornography. Lesbians obviously have no interest in associating with men indulging a perverse fetish, but when they voiced their objection to the “inclusion” of such men, these lesbians found themselves demonized as “TERFs” (trans exclusive radical feminists). And this demonization was coming from within the gay community and their “progressive” allies!

Well, who could have predicted this, other than everyone familiar with the history of the radical Left? The Reign of Terror in France ended with Robespierre himself going to the guillotine, you know, and Trotsky, who led the Red Army to victory, was assassinated by Stalin’s henchman. So when members of the gay community found themselves being vilified for their sexual preference — i.e., women attracted to women, who refuse to date men pretending to be women — this was deeply ironic, but it shouldn’t have been particularly surprising. Nevertheless, even those of us who understood there was no real limit to the madness of the Left were shocked by the fanaticism of the transgender radicals who brandished baseball bats as a threat to “TERFs.”

I must say that I wasn’t surprised.  When faced with an Ideological challenge to the fantasy world they have constructed, such people resort to their base instincts, which are propelled by the state of their Disordered minds.  Violence for these people is always an option, be it verbal or physical.  And, being Fanatics, the levels of violence exercised are often extreme.

-More from Stacy…

Heterosexuality is wrong and normal people are inferior — that’s the underlying belief expressed by the rhetoric of LGBT “pride.”

However sympathetic you might be toward the unfortunate victims of this belief system, you cannot ignore the destructive impact that the ideology of gay supremacy has inflicted on innocent people who had the misfortune of becoming collateral damage in the LGBT revolution….

As Howie Carr is wont to say: The love that used to dare not speak it’s name, now won’t shut-up.

We’ve just lived through thirty days of being told that we’re the Perverse, Unenlightened — the Abnormal — ones because we believe that Homosexuality is not an acceptable public lifestyle.

Homosexuality has always existed — a result of Man being Fallen — but it was practiced privately, away from where it had any great influence on Normal People, especially Children.  When it did effect our Children, we took action.

We’ve just lived through thirty days of our Children being taught that Homosexuality is just a ‘lifestyle choice’ and not a practice that thwarts Human Nature, that damages it by turning people away from ‘what is right, proper, or good‘.  It debases Mankind because it seeks to Debase and Defy Human Nature.  —Not to mention the Misery and Despondence it inflicts on those practicing it.

It is ultimately Narcissism run amok and no Society can survive the exerting and propagandizing by such people, especially when the Society blithely refuses to see the Danger.

As Stacy concludes:

Pathological narcissism is not “courage,” and should not be applauded.

Amen.

-As for the Heterosexual Dupes who applaud Gay Pride, Stacy remarks in the Comment section:

What purpose do the straight “allies” think their cheerleading serves? Isn’t it really about virtue signalling?

BINGO!

Just like the instant memorials set-up where people were killed.  Just like those at assault and murder scenes who can’t wait to be seen sympathizing or, better yet, being interviewed while doing so.  If you don’t get your ticket punched, well…you’re just not Woke — horrors!

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs, 16:18 [KJV]

 

Coming Soon?: Thought Transformation Camps

30 June 2019 @ 17:10

I have shown many times how we are rapidly descending into a Soft Tyranny, where conservatives and Classical Liberals are actively being demonized as Pure Evil, careers shattered by one utterance, doxxing, etc..

If this Descent is not stopped and then Utterly Destroyed, can what Red China is doing be so far off for us? —especially if any of the Democrats now running win The Presidency and control of the Congress [Tip Of The Fedora to Wretchard T. Cat]?

From the BBC, John Sudworth reporting, we learn:

‘It can’t happen here!’, you say?

Anything is possible after Obamacare took away our right to control our bodies.

Why not our minds?…’Thought Transformation Camps’.


 

On ‘The Disease Of Dogs’ And ‘It’s Alive!’

30 June 2019 @ 16:46

The refusal to come to terms with the socialists and the dispersal of the Constituent Assembly led to the logical result that revolutionary terror would now be directed not only against traditional enemies, such as the bourgeoisie or right-wing opponents, but against anyone, be he socialist, worker or peasant, who opposed bolshevik rule.

—Leonard Shapiro, The Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Over at Facebook, Richard Fernandez [aka: Wretchard The Cat] makes a point the Fellow Travellers, Dupes, Intelligentsia, Apparatchiks, and even the Useful Idiots of The Left In America should heed:

The middle is getting so thin that those who sought shelter on it are clinging only by their fingernails.

The old Bolsheviks used to think their revolutionary records would protect them from the purge.

When one old Bolshevik reminded Stalin he saved his life, Stalin replied “gratitude is the disease of dogs.”

In the end you join the mob from terror not because you believe in it. Ultimately the Woke will be living in fear — of each other.

This is the way it always has been in every regime that has embraced Radical Leftism.  We are moving that way.

In another post, Mr. Fernandez remarks quite insightfully:

What we’re watching is mental preparation depicting the Other Side as illegitimate, hitlerian, fair game. The fist is forming subconsciously. It’s like a a person psyching himself into doing something against his better judgment, on the verge of losing control.

I think he’s speaking of the Fellow Travellers and Dupes here.

Out of that Fear mentioned above and a deep desire to retain their status with The Woke™, they don’t want to be left [pun intended] at the station.  After all, they need to have credentials to boast of at their wine and cheese parties, and at the political rallies they attend.

One more from Wretchard:

The thing that educated Western society assured itself did not exist has come for them. The arugula, crystals, diplomas and awards are not keeping It at bay.

You Dr. Frankenstein’s created The Monster.  Now you must deal with it — most especially since the vast majority of you don’t own firearms.

We’ll ask the man, where do you stand on the question of the revolution? Are you for it or
against it?

If he’s against it, we’ll stand him up against a wall.

—V.I. Lenin

The Disgusting Assault On @MrAndyNgo

29 June 2019 @ 17:53

Mr. Ngo explains what happened in this video:

Here’s film of the actual assault made by reporter Jim Ryan

This is THE LEFT IN AMERICA.

What they did to is disgusting [but who cares about that in this Vulgar & Relativistic America?].  This man could have been killed.

We’ve been declining rapidly since 2006 and we’ve picked-up speed since 2016.

Welcome To Democracy — You Asked For It; You Got It.

‘Not Freedom’s Shade’ — Maybe There Is Hope?

28 June 2019 @ 16:13

Should Disappointment, parent of Despair,
Strive for her son to seize my careless heart;
When, like a cloud, he sits upon the air,
Preparing on his spell-bound prey to dart:
Chase him away, sweet Hope, with visage bright,
And fright him as the morning frightens night!

—John Keats, To Hope

Richard Fernandez offers some possible Hope for those of us who seek to Restore our Freedoms and Ordered Liberties [ie: our Ancient Rights]:

If there’s a silver lining in the current political scene it’s that everybody is crazy. Not just Trump but the Democrats; them especially. Randomness during a paradigm shift can result in the accidental discovery of a solution that could never be found by deduction.

A society of amateurs free from the tyranny of conventional wisdom can sometimes find a way where philosopher kings cannot. First find what works then figure out why it worked later.

Let us just pray that the amateurs in this case are not Sullas or Caesars.

In the long vista of the years to roll,
Let me not see our country’s honour fade:
O let me see our land retain her soul,
Her pride, her freedom; and,
From thy bright eyes unusual brightness shed—
Beneath thy pinions canopy my head!

Let me not see the patriot’s high bequest,
Great Liberty! how great in plain attire!
With the base purple of a court oppress’d,
Bowing her head, and ready to expire:
But let me see thee stoop from heaven on wings
That fill the skies with silver glitterings!

—John Keats, To Hope

 

The Never-Eradicated Plague That Is The Red Menace UPDATED

27 June 2019 @ 18:55

Over at City Journal, Harry Stein has written a very insightful and sagacious article on the parallels between the 1930’s Left In America, as chronicled in Eugene Lyons’s book of 1941, The Red Decade [a link to purchase the book, through Stacy McCain’s Amazon Link, will be provided below].

As Mr. Stein puts it, the book describes ‘the Communist-dominated American Left of the Depression-wracked 1930s and 1940s’ and he believes it is timeless: ‘It may be that the best book that will ever be written about today’s progressive mind-set was published in 1941’.

And he makes a damn good case for this juror to vote ‘Guilty’ on all counts.

The following are some highlights from the article and my thoughts…¹

1) Mr Stein writes:

…Lyons was one of the most gifted reporters of his time, and among the bravest, and his story of the spell cast by Stalinist-tinged social-justice activism over that day’s purported best and brightest—literary titans, Hollywood celebrities, leading academics, religious leaders, media heavies—would be jaw-dropping if it weren’t so eerily familiar.

Indeed, looking backward from a time when, according to surveys, more millennials would rather live under socialism than capitalism, it’s apparent that Lyons was documenting not just a historical moment but also a species of historical illiteracy as unchanging as it is poisonous, its utopianism able to flourish only at the expense of independent thought. On a range of issues, alternative views were defined as not merely mistaken but morally reprehensible; and among the elites who dominated the cultural sphere, deviants from approved opinion were subject to special abuse. Of course, having lived and worked in Soviet Russia, Lyons made distinctions about relative abuses of power. Under Stalinism, dissidents were liquidated, or vanished into the gulag; the American Left could only liquidate careers and disappear reputations.

Which they did with the kind of malign intent that only a Fanatic could muster.

So far, the Leftists in The West have been practicing a Soft Despotism — so far.  If one has read George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, you can see where that leads.  More than in the 1930’s, we are hardening that Soft Despotism in the 21st Century.

We conservatives and Classical Liberals are not labeled ‘Dissidents’ or ‘Enemies Of The People’; terms like ‘False Consciousness’ are rarely battered-about, but, though the lyrics have changed, the song remains the same.  And this time it’s fueled by Social Media and the owners of it, who are, at best, Dupes, at worst, they see themselves as members of a Western Politburo.

The West has, for all intents and purposes gone Corporatist.

2) Mr. Stein remarks on the 1930’s Red Movement and it’s attractions [emphasis mine]:

…As screenwriter Richard Collins would later recall of his time in the party, Communism was, for its devotees, “a cause, a faith, and a viewpoint on all phenomena. A one-shot solution to all the world’s ills and inequities.”

While CPUSA membership likely never exceeded more than 75,000—and even for many of them, the particulars of the Communist political program surely registered as mumbo jumbo—fellow travelers numbered in the millions, and Communist-backed special causes, each near-biblical in its moral sweep, brought multitudes to the streets. Sacco and Vanzetti. The Scottsboro Boys. Republican Spain. And the pageantry and the music—Woody Guthrie ballads and labor anthems like “Which Side Are You On?” and Paul Robeson’s Godlike basso profundo on the Victrola in every left-wing home, with his heartrending dirge to the murdered union man Joe Hill. It was a movement built on high-octane emotion and blind belief.

The Left has been very successful in hitting the right emotional buttons, especially with those groups labeled Millennials and Gen-X.  Of course, the Baby Boomers were dipped in the vat of Bolshevik stew, but they, at least, had a Sense Of History, so a good number of them helped make the modern Conservative and libertarian movements a force to be reckoned with — at least some of them did before they became Pod People of the Leftist Archons.

3) More from Mr. Stein:

…”The most dangerous people have always been those most ready to sacrifice themselves for a cause,” [Lyons] wrote on his return home, with the clarity of the chastened zealot, in his 1937 memoir Assignment in Utopia.  “The first expression of that disrespect for life is a readiness to sacrifice the lives of others.” Whittaker Chambers….

Once again, we see a connection between The Left and Islam.  As I have been saying since I first began blogging in 2008: both share a Totalitarian Impulse and encourage their Ignorant Minions to take the most Radical of actions, while they sit on their magisterial thrones in their walled castle-mansions.

4) Mr. Stein again:

Yet at least as troubling to Lyons as the reality of the Soviet paradise was the refusal to face it that he encountered in America on his return. To the contrary, he ran up against an almost perverse eagerness to embrace every fabrication in its defense and to cast doubters as hostile to all that was good and true. Stalinist methods, if even acknowledged, often met with tacit approval. Was it not true that foes of the Revolution were plotting on all sides—reactionaries, Trotskyists, other class enemies? As the New York Times’s Duranty famously summed it up, “you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.”

That during those Depression years, the legions of starry- and steely-eyed included a disproportionate number of what we’d now call millennials was unsurprising; for the idealistic, emotion-driven young, hard questions always have easy solutions, and even in good times, there’s no competing with the romance of the Left. But what Lyons found far more unsettling was the credulity of those in the vanguard of progressive thought: leading figures in academia, entertainment, publishing, media, and the highest councils of government, from New York to Hollywood and everywhere between. These were the powerful and influential, the men and women who shaped public attitudes and opinion….

Sound familiar?

Of course, those of us who have half-a-brain have known this for decades. What has changed since Obama took office is that The Long, Twilight Struggle against Leftism that we have been fighting has, at least since 2006 or 2008, come out from the shadows because The Leftists are full of Hubris now.²

5) On the influence of the Left in the 1930’s

Over the course of 400 pages, Lyons covers the cultural landscape, alighting in turn upon all the capitals of progressivism, at each point examining the behavior of its most celebrated denizens when it mattered most. There were the men and women of letters, almost all dedicated foremost to status within their own insular universe. “Small in number, their impact on a nation’s mind is subtle and incalculable,” Lyons wrote. “They set the styles in not thinking.” At one point, he details a petition signed by nearly 150 of the day’s most notable writers, artists, and composers asserting “the weight of evidence established a clear presumption of guilt” of the Soviet purge defendants and cheering the verdicts as essential to “the preservation of progressive democracy.”

Then there were the professors and administrators at esteemed universities, then, as now, given to political correctness in every particular: “College teachers slanted their lessons to match the latest views out of Moscow, and met with the communist faction among their students in conspiratorial caucuses.” Much as he faults young people for their susceptibility to socialism’s appeal, Lyons faults even more the grown-ups, observing that views of the young are always “crudely colored by undefined emotional urges,” which leaves them “perfect raw stuff for demagogic molding. . . . [T]he glorification of youth is a modern development, it puts a premium on lack of experience, mental fuzziness and intuition as against intelligence and maturity.”

The Indoctrination now starts in Nursery School or Kindergarten.  Our children’s Souls are being poisoned from their very birth as well by Brainwashed parents and those parents who do not keep a close eye on what their children are being taught each day.  The Me Generation has extended for three generations now, and shows no sign of ending.  There is no Virtue in an all-encompassing Selfishness.³

6) Echos:

…there were those in the left-of-center media who habitually assumed the worst about their own country. “Well, in America we executed people for murder and for holding unorthodox political opinions,” as he quotes The New Republic’s defense of the Moscow purge trials, but “in Russia they execute people for abusing positions of high responsibility. Are official rifle squads of the Cheka any more depressing to the morale of the workers than the hired Cossacks of the American mill towns? Are they any worse than the New York police?”

Replace a few words and you have a modern journalistic piece.

7) Regarding Hollywood, Mr. Stein writes:

,,,For while the film community had more than its share of those steeped in Communist Party doctrine, the Party’s great achievement was in making leftism fashionable. “I saw Social Consciousness quicken and come to a boil in actors, writers and directors whose names rival Rinso and Camels as household words,” he writes of witnessing the spectacle at close hand. “The political pig-Latin of class struggle, anti-fascism, and revolutionary tactics rippled around swimming pools and across dance floors. . . . They had not the remotest idea what communism was in terms of economic structures or political superstates. For nearly all of them it was an intoxicated state of mind, a glow of inner virtue, and a sort of comradeship of super-charity.”

Adhering to the right beliefs and supporting the right causes was not just how to fit in, but how to get ahead. For those on the rise, or hoping to be, it “became the shortcut to success. At ‘cause parties’ they rubbed shoulders and bosoms with big shots they could not have met otherwise. Those who tried to detour the revolution, unless they were stars well fixed in the firmament, found themselves slipping from favor. It was at once a movement and a lobby, a religion and a racket.”

The whole of the Entertainment Industry today thinks Socialism is ‘fashionable’. But, ask them to sacrifice their wealth to help the Proles and what you get is Ignored or dismissed as Evil [perhaps later on on Social Media].

The entertainers of the 1930’s who signed the American Communist Party-influenced [or maybe it was written by them] ‘New Declaration Of Independence’ in 1938, people like Henry Fonda and Joan Crawford, were as much Ignoramuses as DeNiro, Griffen, etc. are today.

As I’ve stated many times: There was a reason that, up until about 1900, entertainers had to enter through the back door.

8) More:

…At the time, especially in elite circles, the charge of “red baiting” was akin to that of racism, sexism, or homophobia today; whether made in anger or with premeditated intent, it was enough to halt any challenge to the Left’s worldview. It was a weapon deployed, [Lyons] wrote, by “literary critics, book reviewers and political commentators . . . a neatly contrived device for heading off free and uninhibited discussion of little things such as man-made famines, horrifying blood purges, forced labor on a gigantic scale.” In fact, in almost every meaningful arena of American life, those who “ran afoul of the revolution were made to feel the full weight of their crimes; they were ostracized socially, handicapped professionally and not infrequently stripped of their jobs as well as their reputations for ordinary decency.”

…“The part I cannot induce the uninitiated to believe is how effective the terror could be,” he writes. “When you first met a particularly far-fetched libel on your character, it merely seemed funny in its absurdity.” But continually repeated, he adds, the lies take their toll, for wherever one tried to make one’s way professionally, “there were manuscript readers, casting directors, book reviewers who—consciously or by a sort of pack instinct—took their prejudices ready-made from the Popular Front[4] comrades.”

It wasn’t funny then and it’s still not funny today.  Yes, Ridicule them — that’s an effective tactic — but always take The Left seriously.  They mean to Destroy you.


‘And one can only shudder at what might have happened
had their ilk achieved political power equal to their cultural influence.’


9) Mr. Stein on differences between todat with what went on in the 1930’s:

For all the Left’s capacity to shape opinion in Lyons’s time, the power wielded by today’s progressives is even more malign, for its heavy hand is all but unconstrained by countervailing forces. For one thing, 70 or 80 years ago, organized religion held such sway in America that even committed leftists understood that it could be derided only behind closed doors; and while there were some prominent clergymen who fell hard for the progressive line, they usually made sure to do so only as private citizens. Even they would have dismissed as lunacy the possibility that one day not only their congregants, but entire religious orders, might be widely characterized as dangerous zealots for adhering to traditional beliefs, or that agencies of government would compel them to violate their most deeply held spiritual convictions.

But behind closed doors, The Left released it’s deadly poison in smaller doses.

10) Mr. Stein writes:

…Yet today, with the Left driven by a different, if no less bizarre, notion of the ideal equitable society—one where individual merit is trumped by race, gender, and sexual orientation—CEOs of multinational firms cower, lest they be found insufficiently committed to diversity or otherwise fail to heed the harsh dictates of identity politics. Mozilla chief Brendan Eich gets fired for contributing to an anti-gay-marriage initiative; Google dispatches James Damore for a memo questioning the company’s ideological mono-culture; Papa John’s namesake founder is dumped after quoting someone else’s use of the N-word as a negative example in a public-relations session. We may not hear the word “Stalinist” much any more, but this is stuff right out of the intellectual red terror.

It is.  But let us not forget that most of these CEO’s and their Executive do not cower, but believe in, and, therefore, seek to implement The Party Line.

11) Further:

At least rhetorically, the Communists of the late 1930s were, in fact, far less hostile to the American idea than are today’s run-of-the-mill progressives. In an age where Americans were raised to revere their country’s singular history, they all but wrapped themselves in the flag. “Communism Is Twentieth-Century Americanism” went the party’s famous Popular Front slogan, and they did not hesitate to name their Spanish battalions for Lincoln and Washington or the Party school for Marxist instruction after Jefferson. The contrast with today’s Left, which sees American history as a cavalcade of oppression, could not be more striking. Little wonder that today’s Democrats, seeking to stay abreast of their fervent base, are as publicly invested in identity politics and collectivist economics as the denizens of any faculty lounge.

The Communists were always Anti-American.  The CPUSA always advocated the Overthrow of the government of The United States.  They never stopped embracing the Leftist Commandment: By any means necessary’.  They were smart enough back then to hide it with The Big Lie.

12) Comparing the political situation to today:

Indeed, this speaks to the most striking difference between the world that Lyons described and the one we contend with today: it’s no longer a tiny, if disproportionately influential, political entity waving the Left’s banner; it’s one of the two major parties….

And, let us never forget, Leftist Thinking has pervaded the Republican Party.  We’re slowly becoming like Great Britain where the Tories have become Left-Of-Center.

13) Of the later career of the actually blacklisted Eugene Lyons, Mr. Stein writes:

…For the rest of his life, he pressed on with the hard work of truth-telling and persuasion—notably, as a founding contributor to National Review, where he helped set the course of postwar American conservatism and, in one especially vital exchange with John Birch Society founder Robert Welch, powerfully made the case against the Right’s tendency to succumb to the same paranoia he’d seen operate to such destructive effect on the left….

Today, we on The Right confront the Alt-Right.  I highly recommend you read Jeff Goldstein’s 2016 article,The Alt-Right Is The Mirror Image Of The New Left, on them.  His views are mine.

Thank you Harry Stein for your very insightful article and thank you Eugene Lyons for your Bravery and Virtue.

[If you wish to purchase The Red Decade — and I urge you to do so — please click here, hit anyone of Stacy McCain’s Amazon Links, and look it up under ‘Books’].

UPDATE on 30 June 2019:

Stacy McCain has weighed-in on Mr. Stein’s article and provided a more direct link to the purchase of the book.

A highlight:

One of the reasons younger people — and by “younger,” I mean, under 40 — are so vulnerable to leftist “progressive” propaganda is because they aren’t old enough to remember the Cold War. Today’s 35-year-old was in kindergarten when the Berlin Wall fell, and thus has no personal memory of what it was like to live during the decades when we were faced with the possibility of annihilation by Soviet aggression. The permanent sense of terror inspired by the menace of Communism, a godless creed of murderous hatred, was so deeply embedded into American culture during my youth that my children (the oldest of which was born some six months before the fall of the Berlin Wall) can scarcely understand what it was like….

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Can you remember remember my name
As I flow through your life
A thousand oceans I have flown
And cold spirits of ice
All my life
I am the echo of your past

I am returning the echo of a point in time
Distant faces shine
A thousand warriors I have known
And laughing as the spirits appear
All your life
Shadows of another day

And if you hear me talking on the wind
You’ve got to understand
We must remain
Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers, written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, and Roger Glover

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¹ Please bear with me as I carry-on a bit: I have been study Leftism since I was a teenager in the 1970’s and now, finally, many are realizing the Danger posed by Leftist Thinking.

² As I wrote in my book, The Present Crisis:

It is now known that a certain element of the New Left decided to re-orientate — re-engineer — their Movement starting in the late 1970’s, and continuing through the 1980’s. No longer would it be as rude and rowdy and in-your-face and impatient as it had been in the past fifteen years or so. Instead, they would put on suits, pantsuits, and dresses, and then then blend-in within American Society. The Left would seek to destroy the existing Order from inside the Establishment.

So, the New New Left In America put on business attire, cut their hair, polished their shoes, shaved, and bathed. And they wormed their way quietly into every area of our Society that they could, never letting their fellow workers know of the Radical ends they sought. They were aided in their efforts at infiltration by Old Leftists already inside and by the usual suspects: Fellow Travellers, Dupes, and Useful Idiots.

They were patient, in most cases, not playing their fraudulent hand, waiting for the right moments to advance The Cause in small steps or, when Fortune shined on them, make larger leaps When this New New Left captured control of the House and of the Senate in 2006, they increased the pace of their efforts. But it was with the assumption of the Presidency by Barack Hussein Obama on January 21, 2007 that they kicked their Coup into high gear — and they haven’t slowed down since.

America was ripe at that moment for the Stealth Coup to transform into a more overt one….

With the election of Barack Hussein Obama, this new-fangled Leftist Movement believes that this is their moment, the one that Destiny! has called them to.

And, considering the many significant successes they have achieved since January of 2009, they appear to have been right in their judgement.

If anything did change with the inauguration of Obama, it was that the Big Lies were no longer subtle, just more Brazen, Shameless, Barefaced, and Bold. At some point, the Left stopped caring if their Lies were easily refuted — they just kept on repeating them over and over, like a meditation mantra, drumming the lies into the heads of the softened brains the various Leftist Movements had brainwashed in America so successfully over many generations. Since Obama left office, the Left has continued not caring and, in fact, has ramped-up it’s Madness.

³ Ayn Rand was wrong — dead wrong.

4 From the Oxford Dictionary: ‘Popular Front: A party or coalition representing left-wing elements, in particular (the Popular Front) an alliance of communist, radical, and socialist elements formed and gaining some power in countries such as France and Spain in the 1930s.’

On The Strategy Of Despots

24 June 2019 @ 16:18

Over at Mark Steyn’s joint, he commented today on the race for the next British Prime Minister, but offered some bang-on insights into what, specifically, is going on in The Anglosphere and, generally, in The West:

My old boss Boris Johnson has been fortunate, as Donald Trump was in 2016, in his enemies. Labour and the Liberal Democrats and the various Celtic nationalists are all wasting their time going on about the “racist” and “homophobic” things he’s said or written. By “racist”, they mean he views the burqa as do the vast majority of those who aren’t banged up in one. As for “homophobia”, my memory is that during his Spectator days he used to get lunch at a gay sandwich bar called The Butty Boys, which I recall he spoke very highly of. If they’re still in business, perhaps an endorsement might help.

Be that as it may, watching some BBC show over the weekend, I caught a glimpse of (I think) The Observer’s front page: the lead was a midnight altercation between Boris and his “partner” that resulted in a neighbor calling the police; below that was a story about Trump being accused of raping a woman in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room in the Nineties. In 2016 the Brexit and Trump wins had a certain geopolitical synchronicity; three years on the Johnson pitch is that for real success the psychodrama has also to be transatlantically aligned.

The rather tired bon mot on Britain’s soi-disant next prime minister is that the only thing that can stop Boris Johnson is Boris Johnson. He was super-disciplined during the last month and managed to stick to his Trappist vows all the way through to the final round of the first stage of voting on Thursday. Then he celebrated his triumph by spilling red wine on his “partner”‘s sofa which led to her allegedly yelling “Get off me!” and then “Get out of my flat!” and him refusing to. “Partner” is New Britspeak for what old-school Tories would have called a “mistress”. Boris was recently kicked out by his second wife, and so moved in with the new bird, who happens to live in Camberwell, which is full of fashionable Labour Party types surrounding him on all sides with glasses held to the walls. And the cellphone has made the citizenry not only able but eager to play volunteer Stasi.

The standard gag on raffish Tories — you wouldn’t trust him with your wife or your wallet — doesn’t begin to do justice to Boris. He genuinely cannot answer the question how many children he has — or how many he’s sired whose mothers were persuaded to ensure junior never made it out of the maternity ward. Like Trump with the pussy-grabbing tape, his supporters are said to have priced all this in — that, if a flawed vessel is the only way to reach the policy destination, so be it. But Boris in a certain sense is taking Trump to the next level — that, as the bounds of acceptable politics have become ever narrower and more constrained, only a certain size of personality can bust through them, and thus in such a world a low moral character is not faute de mieux but vital and necessary — at least if you’re serious about screwing over the EU commissars. If, per America’s founders, a republic presupposes virtue; whatever it is we are now presupposes a lack of it.

…Boris is offering personality populism, and banking that enough voters will figure the policy comes with it.

,,,Trump is president and Boris is within grasp of Downing Street because regular life-sized conventional politics has failed. The “Trump Derangement Syndrome” types are missing the point: he’s their creation. Enough of the electorate has concluded that a choice between Woke-fevered Democrats and Koch-funded Republicans is insufficient.

The Left has successfully destroyed the Civility in politics.  It has smeared, insulted, degraded, and debauched the whole process, so that what we used to call Normal People are basically sent the message: You Need Not Apply.

Thus was created a fertile ground [unrecognized by the Blinders-On Leftists] for ‘flawed vessels’ such as Pompey Trumpicus and Boris ‘Not Bad Enough, With The Uncontrollable’ Johnson.  [If not for her beyond-the-pale personality and the generous and genetic fetid malodorous air that encompassed her and her Rapist husband, Hillaria Tiberius might have garnered enough Electoral Votes — it was too damn close for comfort.]

We find ourselves in a similar situation to Rome in the last days of The Republic: Willing to accept very Immoral people, with rather despicable track records, as long as they promise to give us those things we desire.

It worked for Julius Caesar.

He promised to restore Virtue and Honesty to Rome.  He was also Corrupt and Highly Immoral and not a conservative.  He had an ear for what the people of The Republic wanted and he advocated for those things.  Caesar was, perhaps, the first Roman to successfully understand the strategy of Despots: Bread And Circuses.

Donald Trump and Boris Johnson understand it, too.

‘A New Birth Of Freedom’

22 June 2019 @ 16:15

…It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address

In the Comments Section of a post I previously published, my very good Friend-In-The-Ether, Adobe Walls, remarked:

We’ll never be able to go back to our founding, we need to look and go forward while using our founding principles to guide us.

I responded:

I agree. Different circumstances and all that jazz. Human Nature, also, has devolved.

We need ‘a new birth of freedom’, as it were.

But we must, with Martial Vigor, seek to Restore our Moral Imaginations and The Permanent Things — they are Timeless.

As I think we all know [I mean those of us who are not Ideologues], you can never go back in History, for she is linear.  Historical events never repeat themselves, they rhyme, at best.  So we can learn from what has gone on in the past because of similarities with old events, but we must always be careful to never assume our Present will be, even at best, a near-perfect copy of what occurred before. We must adapt to the times we live in, being careful not to let their Decadence and Depravity corrupt our Souls further.

However, as Adobe says, we can use ‘our founding principles to guide us’.

But let us not forget that we can — and must — also capture and absorb the Spirit which animated The Founders.  This is essential because it will provide the Necessary and Indispensable sustenance to give us the proper strength to fight and win and to re-earn that Divine Providence our Founders benefited greatly from in their Struggle to Restore their Ancient Freedoms and Ordered Liberties.

I am not ready to Perish.

…Let us consider Brethren, we are struggling for our best Birth Rights & Inheritance; which being infringed, renders all our blessings precarious in their enjoyments, and consequently trifling in their value. Let us disappoint the Men who are raising themselves on the ruin of this Country. Let us convince every Invader of our freedom, that we will be as free as the Constitution our Fathers recognized, will Justify.

—Samuel Adams, A Letter of Correspondence to the Other Towns, 20 November 1772

‘Coming Out From Under Their Slime-Ridden, Bubonic Rocks’

18 June 2019 @ 16:14

I don’t know if any of you have been following the developments regarding Free Speech in Canada.

If you haven’t, here are some links to bring one up to speed on the Despotic situation up North:

JUST Desserts [first section]

Transcript: Mark Steyn, Lindsay Shepherd and John Robson testify on Parliament Hill

Return of the Biovator

Return of the Thought-Crime Commissars

Lindsay Shepherd vs Parliament

From Social Platform to State Enforcer

In the Comments Section of that last link above, Chris Hall wrote:

…The big problem that Canadians have that is different from Americans is that the “Rights” are essentially granted by the state. In the US tradition, rights are “natural” or “creator-given” and cannot be touched by the state.

The Left In America has found, and has been implementing since 1900 or so, a series of workarounds for this problem:

For Duty & Humanity!’

1) They have legitimized the Nihilistic concept of The Living Constitution, which allows the meanings of The Constitution — especially when it comes to The Bill Of Rights — to be ever fluid, tied to the whims of the times. The Rule Of Law is Terminal here; The Permanent Things ridiculed and deemed ‘Abnormal’;

2) The Left In America has also, at the same time, been trying to co-opt God as one of their own, justifying many of their actions as simpatico with those of Jesus. Of course, they’re merely using Him as a mask for their belief that they have found The Secret Wisdom that gives them the ‘right’ to delegitimize the Truth of the existence of Free Will. The Left everywhere are Gnostics all.

What we see here is a weakening of The Constitution from within, rather than the overt destructive actions of the Left’s Comrades to the North.

It’s often harder for The Left In America to make headway this way, but their Tenaciousness is legendary [as it is for all Fanatics / Would-Be Gods]. And they have been, especially in this The Age Of Obama, coming out from under their slime-ridden, bubonic rocks, no longer pretending that they have any Love at all for The Founding.

Remember BUNKER’S HILL!

16 June 2019 @ 17:59

[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!

@LauraRosenCohen Has A New Website…

01 June 2019 @ 15:49

…and she’s going to continue the fight to Restore our Freedoms and Ordered Liberty:

…I’m so tired of lives getting destroyed by the Offense Archaeology Mob.

I’m going to sound like a broken record player, but the only way to “fight back”, or to reclaim the freedom to express oneself is by vigorous, relentless and aggressive exercise of this right, consequences mostly be dammed. That doesn’t mean say everything that pops into your head. It doesn’t mean head straight into the battles that you know you can’t win. It means starting with the battles that may not even be battles, with the ‘fights’ you can, and will win.

The reason that I started up this new site is because things have settled down a bit and there’s still things that need to be said. And I’m going to say them….

And she is, as you’ll see when you visit her site [Laura is also doing a podcast].

She’s one of my long-standing Friends-In-The-Ether and I wish her Godspeed.

Leon Redbone Is Misbehavin’: R.I.P. At Age 127

01 June 2019 @ 15:33

The statement from his official website reads:

It is with heavy hearts we announce that early this morning, May 30th, 2019, Leon Redbone crossed the delta for that beautiful shore at the age of 127. He departed our world with his guitar, his trusty companion Rover, and a simple tip of his hat. He’s interested to see what Blind Blake, Emmett, and Jelly Roll have been up to in his absence, and has plans for a rousing sing along number with Sári Barabás. An eternity of pouring through texts in the Library of Ashurbanipal will be a welcome repose, perhaps followed by a shot or two of whiskey with Lee Morse, and some long overdue discussions with his favorite Uncle, Suppiluliuma I of the Hittites. To his fans, friends, and loving family who have already been missing him so in this realm he says, ‘Oh behave yourselves. Thank you…. and good evening everybody’.

I’ll take him at his word [although the obits list his age at 69more Fake News?]

Mr. Redbone first appeared on the scene in the early 1970’s.

I’m not sure which one of us discovered him first, my Father or myself, but we both became immediate fans.  I suspect that Dad appreciated the nostalgia and the way Mr. Redbone captured the sounds of his youth [Dad was born in 1925].

I, on the other hand, as a budding musician and composer, was first looking into the roots [a now overused term] of Rock And Roll.  LR was a damn fine Bluesman — he captured the Juke Joint atmosphere of Robert Johnson and other contemporaries.  Mr. Redbone also introduced me to The Great American Songbook in it’s original forms.  This was quite a change from the Sinatra / Dino versions that I had been listening to — even from the Bunny Berigan versions recorded in the 1930’s and early 1940’s that my Father played over-and-over.

Last night, on our way to a High School Graduation, I played a selection of LR in the car and it had the calming effect of a Maker’s Mark on-the-rocks.

Let’s hear some selections from the Wonderful Leon Redbone…

For me and my gal…

Perhaps, my favorite arrangement / performance..

Like Jack Horner in the corner…

Requiescat in pace.

To All My Friends On Shore…

07 May 2019 @ 16:31

Since very early in November of 2018, I have had very little presence on The Internet, as I’m sure you’ve noticed.

Last year was my annus horribilis

-After losing the lower-left lobe of my lung to Cancer and my ninety-two year old Father in 2017, I thought things could only get better — at least for a time.  The Doctors were amazed at my level of recovery and I was back at work full-time.  But my Hubris was soon followed by my ‘old friend’ Nemesis.

Nemesis

-In the early Spring, two small cancerous tumors were found on my right lung and my ninety-two year old Mother was diagnosed with terminal Ovarian Cancer.

-While I was going through radiation for my condition in June and July, my Mother took a trun for the worse. We signed her up for Home Instead and lived with her for her last ten days so that she could die at home.

-She passed away, I’m happy to say, quite peacefully on 30 July 2018.  Mrs. B. was a Saint, taking care of both my Mother and me.  Her devotion to her Mother-In-Law was awe-inspiring.

-From August through October, I was not myself and we put that off to the stress accumulated over the past two-plus years.  On Election Day 2018, I drove into work and thought I was having a Stroke.  My best friend at work drove me immediately to my hospital, where it was discovered I was, in fact, suffering from a Brain Tumor on my left side [Damn Bolshes], along with two small tumors on my right side [Damn RINOs].

-After a week in the Hospital building-up my strength and restoring the usefulness of my right arm and leg, I had very successful surgery that removed the growing Tumor.

-After six weeks of recovery, I began radiation treatments in January and experienced every bloody side-effect you can image — including one the Radiologist had never seen before [go figure].

-Ah, Nemesis!

-I had no choice but to retire from working [well before I planned to].

So far 2019 has been about resting, recovery, and retirement [it stinks when it’s unplanned and unprepared for].

I had a chest to thigh CAT Scan a little while ago and no Cancer was discovered.  In a few weeks, I’ll be having my head scanned to see if the Radiation worked.

I would normally say: ‘So far, so good’, but I know Nemesis is always lurking around the corner, waiting for me to trip-up again.

I’m sorry for so much detail, but I believe I owed my Friends-In-The-Ether and explanation for my six month disappearance.

I don’t know if I will be blogging because I am trying to write another book with the time I have left [one doctor said a year, my Oncologist and Neurosurgeon say I should have, at the very least, several].  We’ll see.

I especially would like to thank those of you who have continued to keep me listed in your Tweets and Facebook postings.

By the way, I waited until today because it was eleven years ago this day that I published my first blog post.

Bob Belvedere

The Left In America: Much More Leninist

30 October 2018 @ 14:49

Stacy McCain has a very good history lesson over at his site for the likes of Michael Moore [he won’t listen, but maybe many of his followers will].

It can be found here.

I would like to quote one part of the lesson, to wit:

The rise of fascism in the 20th century was a result of particular historical circumstances, and happened in a certain way, and it is wrong to ignore the details of this history in order to make possible a partisan propaganda claim (which is what Moore’s misleading characterization is). What is generally neglected by such tendentious myth-makers, is the role played in the rise of European fascism by (a) the four-year nightmare of World War I, and (b) the Bolshevik Revolution. When the war ended, the millions of demobilized troops returned to civilian life provided leaders like Mussolini and Hitler the source of manpower for their paramilitary gangs, the “Blackshirts” in Italy and the “Brownshirts” in Germany. The success of Lenin’s Bolsheviks in seizing power in Russia showed how easily a disciplined revolutionary party could overthrow a democratic government. The widespread political disillusionment and economic problems of Europe after the First World War, combined with technological advancements (e.g., telephone, radio, automobiles, airplanes), helped make possible the totalitarian horrors of the Third Reich….

The success of Hitler’s paramilitary gang was inspired by the success of Mussolini’s paramilitary gang.

The success of Mussolini’s paramilitary gang was brought about by either a misreading or of a lessons-learned-reading of the situation in the Bolshevik Revolution.

The Bolsheviks seized Power And Control in Russia with very few people.  They then used [primarily directed by Lenin’s genius in not caring how he got to where he was going] extra-ordinary means to achieve their ends.  The others refused to employ what pure means they meant to achieve their ends.

Thus, by 1920 or there abouts, the Bolsheviks had achieved control of the Soviets.  Let us not forget that there were many, many competing Parties until about that time.

So…the lesson to be learned here is this: the Left In America is much more Leninist than you think.

On The Aftermath Of A GOP Victory

26 October 2018 @ 14:27

Mark Steyn, over at SteynOnline:

…It’s disgusting to see a Republican senatorial shoo-in, the next Emir of Incumbistan, too lazy to give any serious thought to the subject before reflexively virtue-signaling his compliance.

Commentator George Pazin left the following remark:

Alas, it’s also to be expected from just about every Republican save Trump…

We’re going on and on and on about denying the Democrats a victory in November, but do we [I mean the Remnant of the American people who get it] understand that we’re setting ourselves up for a frustrating two years of GOPe control?

Do we understand that the President is part of the problem?

Citing Mr. Reagan then Mr. Trump, Roger Kimball writes:

This truth is the deep insight contained in President Trump’s powerful op-ed. Like Reagan, he criticizes government run, single-payer health care schemes for the misery, inefficiency, and loss of freedom they entail. But he understands that the ultimate project is not just to control health care. It is to control all of us. “Every single citizen will be harmed by such a radical shift in American culture and life,” the President observes, noting that “Virtually everywhere it has been tried, socialism has brought suffering, misery and decay.” His only mistake is the word “virtually.”

As President Trump points out, the Democrats’ health care bill is but one piece of a larger project. Another big piece involves what he calls the Democrats commitment to “open borders socialism.” If the Democrats’ attack on border control is successful, that would encourage a Camp of the Saints-like tsunami of illegal immigration, Millions would flood our borders and consume our health care and welfare services. The result would be not just the end of American prosperity but also American exceptionalism and the freedom and limited government it presupposes.

This is what is at stake in the midterm elections. The choice is between mobs on the one hand and jobs on the other. Between the caravan of criminal would-be invaders wending its orchestrated way through Mexico towards our Southern border and the bustling economy that has seen historic growth, consumer confidence, and employment figures. Socialism or the free market. It’s the choice between Caracas and Odessa, Texas, between poverty and prosperity, between servitude and freedom. The Democrats offer the former but wrap it up in pleasant sounding humanitarian rhetoric. Let’s hope that the people voting in a couple of weeks see through this malevolent charade.

Not one mention of…I don’t know…say: The Deficit.  Funny how that term never comes-up anymore.

We’re cheering-on President Trump and Republican control of both Houses of the Congress, but we can’t hide from ourselves our Duty and Responsibility to see that the Budget is balanced, so that our Posterity can do the same.

We cannot pass on the burdens we have created, and that those who came before us have created, to our Posterity — such actions are a Mortal Sin.

On The Weimar Republic And Us

25 October 2018 @ 22:06

In an essay over at TheOtherMcCain, Stacy ends his essay with a quote:

If you don’t want the Third Reich, don’t welcome the Weimar Republic.

It is a strong point — perhaps too strong — but it draws attention to the subject at hand: the declining Morality of American Society.

Now no one is saying that we will follow the path of Germany between the Wars…or will we?

Let us not forget that…

  1. Hitler was a survivor.  He was the only one left standing that the German People would accept.  He was surrounded by opposition weaklings.
  2. Slowly, enough of the German People became frustrated with all the Immorality that they gladly gave up their rights to be Sovereign in their own persons,  If it meant that a few Freedoms were Sacrificed on the alter of Order, so be it.
  3. The greater threat, as far as the German People were concerned, was Soviet Communism, not supposedly National Socialism.

Fortunately, this scenario is lower-down on the totem-pole of possibilities, but it could happen here.

The much more likely scenario is that we will sink into a Soft Tyranny.  The West if very good at doing this [see Europe, which is well-on the way to getting there].

This is where we are right now: Presidents will come and go, Congresses will come and go, but the Ruling Party will dictate the terms of discussion, will set the terms on which we shall live.

The Opposition Party — unlike, say, in the Soviet Union or Red China — will exist, but be a whipping boy for the Ruling Party [Democracies do this].  It will follow orders so that it can have it’s crumbs thrown to it at the children’s table — just enough to keep it Happy.

• History Doesn’t Repeat: It Rhymes •

The Ruling Party may adopt some conservative ideas, but only for appearance’s sake.  [This is where Nazi Germany will meet the Decadence of The United State: behind closed doors.]

So this is the more likely future, but, given the possibilities, either one of these scenarios could happen.

By the way, using the general example — a period of rampant Decadence, followed by a [seemingly] period of Restraint in Morals [in other words: the Moral’s shine has been put upon the pig] — is what is meant.  Thus, we could see a Morally Preening Version of the Left take over.  Beware.

Either scenario is Dangerous.

Here, Endeth The Lesson

24 October 2018 @ 14:44

Interesting remarks from John Shuba over in the Comments section of SteynOnline.  Let me just deal with this one [you can read the whole thing by clicking here][picture mine]:

…I DON’T believe that faith can be “faked” for the purely utilitarian purpose of propping up the society, values and codes that real religion originally created and have handed down to us. As genuine belief recedes it creates a moral and cultural vacuum that society will try and fill with……something else. Like you, I have seen this in England where the Anglican Church has pretty much gone out of the “religion business” and acts more like some large, inefficient and preachy welfare agency. The empty pews on Sunday signal that the collapse of Anglicanism is near and the church hierarchy doesn’t seem to mind. They don’t believe in all of that guff about salvation, the soul, resurrection and the infinite mercy of an all-knowing God anymore. What does that have to do with important issues such as transgender marriage and the politics of “intersectionality?”

We seem to be trying to fill up this void with crass materialism, a weirdly pagan belief in an all-consuming and all-prevailing technology and of course politics (and in particular, “identity politics.”) But it’s not the same thing. Christianity gave up on its expansive and [proselytizing] mission ages ago. Our current crop of Western elites believes either religion is just plain stupid or that all of them are pretty much the same. (Although they then run into the problem of denigrating other cultures as a result of their faith and the PD bells go off. Dissing Christians is just fine.)

While I disagree with his specifics, I think we’re in agreement about the generalities.

In the video, which accompanied this post, Mark made the wistful comment that, to paraphrase, ‘Oh, if we could only go back to where lip-service was paid to the Anglican Church’.  In other words: at least those who had lost their Faith would accept that Christian Values had brought us to where we were.

I agree with Mr. Shuba that, unless you have a Deep and Abiding Faith in Christian Values, you can never fully implement the things which made Western Civilization [ie: Christendom] the envy of the world.

This is a problem which other Religions have been wrestling with and, most often, the solution for it’s members is to become more Christian.

Hence the rapid conversion of good numbers of the rest of the World, outside of The West, to Christianity.  In fact, as we here in The West lose our Faith, their Faith seems to be getting more Intense.

This is not a good thing.

We would be giving-up on that spark and flame which led The West and, subsequently, the whole of the World.  For it is our version of Christianity that leads all of the others in Purity — notice I said ‘leads all of the others in Purity’.  Ours is by no means a Pure version; it is, however, the closest to Pure [one of the Greatest Truths our Judeo/Christianity teaches us is to recognize that we are Sinners in the Face Of God, that we must Humble ourselves towards Him].

So, it is incumbent upon us to lead the World to even greater heights — with Divine Providence on our side.

Here, endeth the lesson.

 

‘Heralding Angels Of The Anti-World’

22 October 2018 @ 14:50

I’ll just leave this right here — with acknowledgement that Clement Dio represents all of our press:

…In those topsy-turvy days the Left sprawled out in abundance, while the rightist press, in a hopeless muddle, languished alone in its trenches, deserted. The home front, meanwhile, true to form, fraternized high and low, unabashed and unrestrained.

Politically, Dio’s columns were something of a hash, whipped up with a proper dose of utopian pap. But most dangerous of all was his very special talent—unrivaled, in fact—for planting his mines through the waters of current French life, far and wide, just surface-deep, always finding those areas still intact, and larding them through with the deadly devices, spewed mass-produced from his prolific brain.

…Yes, this Dio chap’s citizen of the world, in all his glory! Ah, what a dismal, repulsive creature! The journalist’s pen gave him many a size and shape, but one thing never changed: his contempt for tradition, his scorn for Western Man per Se, and above all the patriotic Frenchman. Like a kind of anti-Joan of Arc, charged by King Dio with a thousandfold mission.

To wit, to crush with the weight of shame and remorse the common, foot-slogging soldier of the Western World, lord of its ancient battles, deserted by all his generals to a man, but a powerful force all the same. In column after column, the anti-Joan became, by turns, an Arab workman, snubbed and insulted; a publisher of smut, hauled into court; a black bricklayer, exploited by his boss; a theater director with a censored play; a young Madonna from some leftist slum; a rioter, beaten for ripping up the streets; a café tough, shot in his tracks; a student terrorist; a schoolgirl on the pill; the head of a people’s culture center, summarily fired; a marijuana prophet; a rebel leader dispensing guerrilla justice; a married priest; an adolescent lecher; an incestuous author; a guru of pop; a female dead from an overdose of love; a pummeled Egyptian, a poisoned Greek, a Spaniard, gunned down; a reporter, attacked and beaten; a protester crapping on the Unknown Soldier; a hunger striker, soft in the head; a Vietnam deserter; a big-chief thug from the wrong side of town; a faggot with a medical excuse; a sadistic schoolboy tormenting his teacher; a rapist, mind twisted by racks of hard-core porn; a kidnapper, sure of his righteous cause; an incurable delinquent, victim of his genes or society’s pressures; an abortionist butcher, screaming for his human rights; a Brazilian backwoods wench, sold into São Paulo salons; an Indian dying from a tourist’s measles; a murderer calling for prison reform; a bishop spouting Marx in his pastoral letters; a car thief, mad for speed; a bank thief, mad for publicity’s easy life; a maidenhead thief, mad for free and easy sex; a Bengali dead of starvation … And so many more.

So many crusading heroes, skilllully chosen to please and persuade. Which they usually did. And why not? When the heart gives way, it’s a Turkish bazaar. Freedom is all or nothing. With the likes of this would-be heartrending rabble, these pseudopathetic peons beating his battering rams against the gates, Dio knew that, in time, he was sure to smash them down.

When freedom expands to mean freedom of instinct and social destruction, then freedom is dead. And all the slimy Dio-larvae teem on its corpse, ready to burst into great black moths, heralding angels of the antiworld.  [Jean Raspail, The Camp Of The Saints, Chapter 17]

Of course, it’s interesting that, not only does he ‘represent’ the Minorities, but, also, in America and the Anglosphere at least, the White Majority.

The White Majority I speak of are those who dare tell us what to think — I mean, of course, that part of the White Majority that is Anti-White.

At one time I could say that the majority of the Actual White Majority would never give these Anti-Whites the time of day, but we have anywhere from 30% to 40% who take their orders from these Apparatchiks [who, in turn, take their orders from the Intelligentsia].  The rest 20% to 30% are on the Right and conservative.  That leaves about 40% who either don’t care and won’t vote or only want to protect their benefits and will vote with the Anti-Whites and Minorities.

This is a simplified version of the way we live now.

But it speaks of a Decay in our system.

History Does Not Repeat Itself: It Rhymes

19 October 2018 @ 14:48

Of course, under Normal Circumstances [for America, at least] Representative Scalise’s plea would be well-heeded.  But these are not normal times.

History does not repeat itself: it rhymes.

In other words: we can look to our Past as a general guide to what may happen in the Future, but we cannot, in many cases, see the exact playing-out of that Future based on Past events.  Some things will follow a pattern; others will take us in a direction seemingly unrelated.  The key is to study as much of the Past as possible and be ready to shift from, say, the Civil War in America to the War For Independence to the aftermath of the Cold War to the issues involved in 1890’s America.

This is why Education is so very important, not only for our children, but for ourselves.

We must continually educate, educate, educate…and then educate ourselves some more.

The events which surround us in this day and age are Unprecedented.  So must are response be not confined to one period of History.  Therefore, we must draw on our own reading of events and the readings of others who share our Mindset.

We must also dedicate ourselves to reading and listening to those who have come before us.

The Present Crisis will not be solved by being Derelict in our duty to study the Past in order to make the Future better.  We owe it to ourselves and, most, most importantly, to our Posterity to make the effort.

But one of the first and most leading principles on which the commonwealth and the laws are consecrated, is lest the temporary possessors and life-renters in it, unmindful of what they have received from their ancestors, or of what is due to their posterity, should act as if they were the entire masters; that they should not think it amongst their rights to cut off the entail, or commit waste on the inheritance, by destroying at their pleasure the whole original fabric of their society; hazarding to leave to those who come after them a ruin instead of an habitation—and teaching these successors as little to respect their contrivances, as they had themselves respected the institutions of their forefathers.

By this unprincipled facility of changing the state as often, and as much, and in as many ways, as there are floating fancies or fashions, the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth would be broken. No one generation could link with the other. Men would become little better than the flies of a summer.

—Edmund Burke [re-paragraphing mine]

 

Reject The Wisdom In Favor Of The Whim

18 October 2018 @ 14:54

First Item:

Multiple cases of typhus have popped up in downtown Los Angeles and prompted health officials to warn about the flea-spread disease, which can cause organ damage in severe cases.

Nine people were reported ill between July and September, with officials eyeing trash and stray animals as potential catalysts.

Typhus is a disease caused by bacteria found in infected fleas that can come from cats, rats, opossums, and other stray animals. Accumulation of trash or overcrowding and poor hygiene is typically associated with the spread of the disease.

Symptoms are typically managed on their own, but severe cases may require antibiotics. Those with severe cases who avoid treatment may risk organ damage or even death.

Second Item:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now reporting that there are now more than 125 confirmed or suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a condition affecting children across the nation and leaving them paralyzed.

One child has died of the disease, and 62 of the cases have been confirmed as AFM. The cause of the illness has not yet been determined.

Third Item:

Whooping cough, a potentially life-threatening childhood illness, all but disappeared in the 1940s after a vaccine was developed. But in recent decades, the illness has been making a comeback. Changes in the vaccine and waning immunity are likely contributing to the resurgence of the illness, according to experts. [BOB: Who are these ‘experts’?]

In 2012, the United States had the highest number of whooping cough cases in more than 50 years with 48,277 reported cases and 20 deaths. Most of the deaths occurred among infants, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The highly contagious respiratory illness is not always on the radar of doctors and can be mistaken for a cold, bronchitis, reflux. The Georgia Department of Health said it’s not uncommon for someone to see two, even three doctors before getting a proper diagnosis.

Fourth Item:

Pertussis cases are up in Douglas County. Infants and children are particularly at risk.

The Health Department said there is an unusually high number of whooping cough cases.

So far, there have been about 65 reported cases this year compared to 25 last year.

While it is preventable by vaccine, infants younger than six months are too young to vaccinated.

-The fact of the matter is there are two main causes for these increases in Typhus, Polio, Whooping Cough — and many other illnesses — that we thought had been eradicated:

1. Too many people are coming into this country from Third World Countries, where these sicknesses are blooming;

2. Enough parents in America, who are legally here, are not getting their children vaccinated.

Combine the two and you have a potential recipe for a Health Disaster.

The former is easily fixable: CLOSE THE BORDER to Illegal Immigrants and tighten the health restrictions for the Legal Immigrants.

The latter is a lot harder to combat.  It involves changing the mindset of those who deign to put the lives of their children at risk for permanent physical disabilities and, perhaps even, death.

What is that mindset?

Specifically, it is the mentality that says beware of Science.  It is ‘Scientism’ — a belief that science is subject to Ideology.  And the Ideology of the day is to Reject the careful studies that have been performed numerous times in favor of the theories that help promote the System Of Ideas you follow.

Reject the Wisdom in favor of the Whim.

Generally, it is the mindset, the psyche, that permits one to adhere to an Idea, despite the evidence that, in Real Life, that Ideology doesn’t work*.

‘[Father Brown:] It’s drowning all your old rationalism and scepticism, it’s coming in like a sea; and the name of it is superstition.’ The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything….

—Emile Cammaerts

This is the Triumph of Ideology over Life…and another symptom of The Present Crisis.

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*We saw an example of this very recently when Minority Leader Pelosi, in a rather stunning statement [for us anyway], said:

If there’s some collateral damage, for some others that don’t share our view, well so be it.