Our Primary Duty is to Truth, Not Theory

A little comic strip was put out (see it here) and the premise is that we gun-totting red-neck morons are hypocrites because we’re not using our guns to stop the Feds from arresting Antifa (though the cartoonist cleverly uses a “mom” as the person being taken away by Drumpf’s Gestapo, rather than a molotov-throwing fanatic). My response to this was:

Remind me again why I’m supposed to defend people who think I’m inherently racist.

And this is even supposing the police are Gestapo and it was an innocent mom being rounded up. But, of course, it isn’t Gestapo and it isn’t moms. It is regular, clearly identified federal officers arresting people in the process of committing federal crimes (like one idiot who was ID’d as an arsonists because he had his name tattooed on his back). None of us feel the 2A gives us the right to shoot at police officers in the performance of their normal duties. 2A, as you and I know, is only if the police try to enforce unconstitutional laws. Like, say, a law (the Left wants) making “misgendering” someone a hate crime.

But getting to the point I made: why should I defend my enemies? I know the True Conservative/Libertarian premise has been that we must defend our enemies in order to prove we are in favor of freedom. I used to believe that. Trust me: 20 years ago, I’d have gone to the mat to defend the proposition that I had to protect a Commie’s right to speak.

I have revised my views.

Communists, Nazis and Fascists definitely have some things in common. One of them is a firm desire to suppress any ideas which aren’t their own. Another commonality is that they will all use a liberal, democratic system to advance themselves into power and once they have the power, they then use it to make sure no one can ever get rid of them. In the Trio of Totalitarianism, regardless of what the three may kill each other over, the unified front is that only the Totalitarians get to have power and everyone else gets suppressed (often very brutally and unto death).

This is the truth. There is no way around it: and the Truth shall not be forced to give ground to lies. That is what our real problem is – all up and down in our society. In an effort to be fair, we conceded that disgusting lies have a place alongside the most beautiful truth. We have to stop that. Lies are wrong and bad and have no place in a civilized nation. In theory, of course: free expression of ideas. In practice, we can’t allow lying ideas to be expressed without let or hindrance.

But Mark, you say, who gets to define it? Well, we do. You know: you and me and that guy down the street. It was only a Libertarian pinhead and a liberal judge who decided we have to let lying Commies walk around free in the USA. Make a law – even if it requires an amendment – saying that the propagation of Totalitarian ideologies is illegal in the USA. Then let the Commies and Nazis and Fascists try to prove their ideology isn’t that…love to hear a Commie explain that he’s totes ok with people retaining private property after the Revolution…and then show him in his own damned book that he is not ok with it. But the main thing is that we’ll no longer be saying “see, we let you spout your evil lies, we’re in favor of freedom!”. Instead, we’ll be saying, “your lies are vile; convince me they aren’t or stop saying them.” It is a whole world of difference.

If you wonder why things are so screwed up in the USA, look no further than the fact that we have allowed a host of lies to walk free. If you wonder why doors are locked; kids are fat and on psychological medicine; bums are defecating on the streets; purple haired weirdos are given power… it is all because we allowed liars to lie with impunity. We said – how stupidly! – that if we didn’t allow the liars to lie, then we’d have no chance to speak the truth! What happened is that the cacophony of lies drowned out the truth…until, now, telling the truth in public may get you fired, arrested or at least hounded out of public life.

Our primary loyalty must be to the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And if reaffirming truth requires some quite brutal actions (it almost certainly will), then that is what we’ll have to do. It is either demand adherence to truth, or live in nothing but lies. It is our choice.

Secret Open Thread

Did I really wait that long to sign in again? Sorry: been real busy with the book! Secrets I plan to release on September 1st. Battles, the third book of the series (which wraps up this particular story line) I hope to have out by December 1st.

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Cool cover, huh? It is not absolutely necessary for anyone to buy Mirrors to understand the story in Secrets…but, it’s helpful. So, if you haven’t got Mirrors, go get it. Serious. Secrets is awesome sauce with a cherry on top. With whipped cream. And some of that chocolate stuff you can pour over. And a really good beer afterwards. And then you get to relax by the pool.

It’s really good.

Anyways…

The stupid is getting worse:

In Michigan, Greg and Kjersten Offbecker have removed the Norwegian flag flying outside of their bed and breakfast, the Nordic Pineapple. The couple purchased the historic mansion two years ago and converted it to a bed and breakfast. They’ve flown the Norwegian flag along with the American flag out front.

Unfortunately, (and because our public education system is mostly hot, stinky garbage), the Offbecker’s have removed the Norwegian flag as far too many people have confused it with the Confederate Battle Flag…

Unsolicited Chinese seeds are showing up in people’s mail boxes. I would burn any such that arrived.

It sorta looks like Kamala will be Joe’s VP pick – though some are still fighting against it. I don’t think anyone on Team Biden really wants here – or anyone who rises above complete non-entity. Everyone expects Biden to kick the bucket long before 2024…and probably most of Joe’s closest aides figure it is baked in, as well. But they’ll want to hold on to power as long as possible, and that means picking a VP that no one wants…so that until Biden’s carcass is carried out of the Oval Office, no moves will be made to replace him.

Don Surber takes note of a video clip I saw: a nurse hand-holding Joe out to the car. And then pulling him away from reporters before he could talk about Corn Pop, again. The man isn’t well.

Trump is doomed! But while he’s doomed, the GOP is far outpacing the Democrats in registering new voters in Pennsylvania. Kinda funny, huh? Do keep in mind that it was voter registration shifts in PA which first clued me in that Trump could win in 2016. It is certainly better to follow such things than polls…but I also noted on Twitter that Nate Silver is already hedging his bets for November 3rd.

 

 

Post Vacation Open Thread

Hi guys! Sorry, went to San Diego for a few days. Del Mar and La Jolla are still heaven on Earth, even though they are in Commiefornia.

Anyways…

I think three days of rioting is “ok” in the sense that people won’t get too upset about it. Three weeks of rioting raises a lot of eyebrows. Three months of rioting…I think there could be massive reaction against it. Like a Trump 45 State landslide sort of reaction. I don’t know, of course: I am theorizing. Democrats seem convinced that chaos helps them: the implied threat is “vote Biden or this continues”. But Trump has his answer for that: sending in federal cops to arrest the BLM/Antifa types on federal charges (did you know merely spray painting a federal building can get you a year in jail?; the laws against vandalizing federal property have some teeth!). Trump is letting the American people know that their choice is him and peace or them and war. We’ll see how people decide: but I’m starting to run across deep blue people who have had enough.

Do keep in mind that we are already 2nd class citizens in our own country. That is an established fact: the St Louis couple who defended themselves have been charged with a felony while the rioters get their charges dropped. To be sure, the State AG is going to ride to the rescue, and that is good: but how many times will you and I be let off by liberal city politicians and how many times will the GOP AG ride to our rescue? We are the oppressed; not them. Their oppression is a made-up thing (so made up that they have to fake racist incidents) our oppression is real: our jobs and social standing is at grave risk merely for people finding out we’re Trump voters. Voting Trump is the only chance we’ve got to restore ourselves to full citizenship.

Kasich will speak at Biden’s convention. I think that Kasich will switch parties and run as a Democrat in 2024, myself. I think he also knows that Biden is doomed and he’s essentially going to build his brand as the man who can lead the Democrats out of the far left fever swamps starting in 2021. It won’t work: he doesn’t realize how much he’s despised by the left base of the Democrat party. Only a complete rejection of everything he’s ever stood for will be acceptable to them…and even then, they’ll just take the scalp and go with someone who has always been a true believer. Its not that Kasich isn’t willing to crawl…its that no one like a turncoat.

Planned Parenthood is ditching their founder, Margaret Sanger, over her support for eugenics. They won’t ditch the baby-killing, of course. After all, Hitler built the Autobahn…

This be ridiculous.

I don’t think teachers realize how much they are shooting themselves in the foot by insisting schools remain closed. Every ounce of goodwill they have is being wrecked. Kids don’t seem to catch the ‘Rona very much and they also don’t seem to transmit it very much. Meanwhile, store shelf stockers have been doing heroic work for months. My hope: this kills the very concept of public education.

Open Thread

The Democrats/MSM/Never Trump are running a con: and the con is the assertion that a 77 year old, addle-brained career politician will solve the problems. It is a stupid assertion. Only an idiot would believe it. But it is the assertion they are making…and with all their powers of opinion-generation, they’re going to see if they can get an electoral majority to be stupid enough to believe it.

Personally, I don’t think they can – and I also happen to think that they also know they can’t do it. So, in reality, what they’re doing right now is battle space prep for 2021. With Trump re-elected (perhaps quite resoundingly) and maybe back in full control of Congress (and this time with far more pro-Trump people in the mix), Democrats know they will be in for a rough time. So, if Trump does win – as I think they expect – they need to make certain that their side remains both white hot against Trump and certain that Trump is illegitimate. So, put out that D+10 poll showing Biden up 12. When the event comes out, the only way Trump could have won is by cheating, right?

It is also good to remember that there is an army of consultants, pollsters and talking heads who will simply be out of work if polling started to consistently show Trump heading for victory. Who the heck is doing to donate to your Democrat Pac and buy your polling data if there’s no point to it? So, there are a lot of vested interests in keeping up the appearance that Trump is doomed…and while Trump will Tweet out from time about fake news and fake polls, I don’t think he actually minds this stuff. The less the Democrats see reality, the better for Trump.

Meanwhile, the National Association of Police Organizations which endorsed Obama/Biden in 2008 and 2012 and didn’t endorse at all in 2016…has endorsed Trump. Just how many cops or family members of cops do you think are going to vote Democrat this year? One percent? Maybe two percent if Biden gets lucky? If they thought it sure that Biden would win – that if real data showed Biden up 10 or 12 points – they wouldn’t endorse Trump. They might not endorse Biden, but they wouldn’t endorse Trump. At worst, they’d keep their powder dry and hope for the best. Someone at NAPO is sure Trump will win.

The vandals of Antifa are showing themselves to be overtly anti-Christian. Plenty of statues of the Blessed Virgin have been defaced. This tells me of the essentially evil nature of Antifa even if nothing else did: everyone who hates Our Lady is heading down a pretty dark path.

On a more plus side of that, you might recall that there was an Antifa/BLM push against Saint Louis IX…threats to destroy the statue of the Saint-King in St Louis. I’ve been following for many days now the Catholics who have been holding daily prayer vigils around the statue. They get abuse hurled at them (and sometimes physical violence, as well) but they are standing firm. They pray the Rosary and other prayers and even did a Eucharistic procession around the statue. I’m mighty impressed with the courage of these Christians.

The National Museum of African American History & Culture says that things like being married and working hard and respecting authority are “White” things. Which is curious because the racists of the KKK used to say exactly the same thing. When I first saw the thing, I thought it was a joke – someone trolling. But it turns out it is real…and I bet the authors of it simply do not know what actual racism against blacks was like. It does not surprise me that they work at a museum: I figure that anyone allowed to be in charge of anything designed to propagate facts has long been taken over by ignoramouses who hate facts.

Open Thread

The Turks are going to once again use the Hagia Sophia as a Mosque. Remember this when they whine about “Islamophobia” or demand a “right of return” to Israel. I realize we lost the church when the Turks conquered it and raped, murdered or enslaved its last congregation…but, that it was converted to a museum was an acknowledgement that it was stolen property and that Islam wanted to live in peace with the West. This is a declaration of war against the West: make no mistake about it. Erdogan sees himself as a reincarnation of Mehmed the Conqueror. Way past time to either kick Turkey out of NATO or withdraw from NATO is they insist upon keeping this enemy power within the ranks. One day, I pray, those hideous minarets will be removed from that crown jewel of Justinian the Great and Mass will once again be heard there.

Meanwhile, we have our own savages to contend with:

Boston police are investigating an arson at a Boston church after a Virgin Mary statue was set on fire Saturday night.

Officers responded at about 10 p.m. to a report of a fire near Saint Peter Parish in the city’s Dorchester neighborhood.

Upon arrival, the officers saw that a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary had been set on fire.

Remember: as Our Lord said, they hated him first and they hate us because of him.

The McCloskey’s – that couple which completely peacefully advised BLM people that they couldn’t come on private property – have been served with warrants and their firearms have been seized. This is how they’ll do it, folks: it won’t be a general confiscation…but one by one they’ll pick off people who are vulnerable and take their arms away. The NRA so far has been completely useless in this – though as the link says, a local gun store is stepping up to the plate. Make no mistake about it: by taxes, regulation and selective prosecution, the Left is determined to disarm us, 2A or not.

Trump has told the Minnesota Democrats who orchestrated the riots to pound sand on a federal disaster declaration. And that is the right thing to do – we could, perhaps, get some votes by swooping in there with cash, but the bottom line is that would be to reward criminality. I do feel for the innocent businesses which were wrecked: but Minnesotans voted for these Democrats and they’ll have to make this right, themselves.

Feeling down? Don Surber is sticking with his prediction of a 37 State win for Trump.

Open Thread

Well, Trump is down 127 points in the polls and I’m bookmarking Expert Tweets so I can make fun of them on November 3rd.

Bit of a mixed bag on Trump tax returns – a bit of a win against Congress, a bit of a loss against New York prosecutors…which actually does make a little bit of sense: Congress isn’t allowed to merely fish in Executive affairs hoping to turn something up. But State prosecutors are, well, State prosecutors. The Court was probably not going to say they absolutely couldn’t look into a federal official’s personal business. But now that they’ve got their ruling that they can get the documents, Trump gets to start arguing about whether they should get them and under what circumstances. No decision will be reached by November 3rd.

Biden got the nomination, but Sanders got the party:

Bernie Sanders said a new policy platform unveiled by Joe Biden will make the presumptive Democratic nominee the ‘most progressive president’ since Franklin Roosevelt.

Sanders was referring to a series of platform recommendations for the Democratic Party that were put together by the Biden-Sanders Unity Task Forces – a series of groups formed after the primary process to bring together the moderate and progressive wings of the party.

If its a bit of Commie drivel, it is now in the Democrat platform. I don’t think they left anything out. Open borders, immediate citizenship, Green New Deal…if it was a Progressive dream at any point in the past decade, they’ve got it in the platform, now. The bottom line is that Biden doesn’t even matter: he’s a mere vehicle. A cardboard cut-out to place in the Oval Office while a horde of far left fanatics grind out anti-American policy. If you wonder why Biden and allies have been silent over the destruction of statues of Washington, here’s your answer: they are absolutely dependent upon the hardcore Left for any chance at victory in November. Place that next to your poll showing Biden up by 10 and what you get is proof the poll is wrong. If Biden were riding high to a landslide, he’d ditch the far left. Period.

Biden, still not officially excommunicated, would rescind the exemption for Little Sister of the Poor. Of course, it isn’t Biden…its whomever is calling the shots in Team Biden. Make no mistake about it: they really, really, hate Christianity. Remember: the Little Sister are precisely what the Left says we have to be if we really want to be Christian (when they decide to Christian-splain to us how to be Christian): poor and dedicated to helping the most poor. They want us banned.

Meanwhile, the guy who is almost always right about political predictions gives Trump a 91% chance of winning. Which is about how I rate it: there is a chance Biden can win, but it is small. He’d have to draw a Royal Flush, as it were. And the model here is using primaries as a key indicator, as do I: I don’t care how many polls they shove at me saying that Trump is doomed…people actually went to the polls in droves for Trump during the Primary…meanwhile, Biden was crushed early on and it took the entire Democrat establishment making crooked deals with Warren to carry Biden’s political corpse to victory.

Brooks Brothers files for bankruptcy. Doesn’t surprise me: my Dad was invariably a Brooks Brothers shopper…I don’t think the youngsters followed on.

Kanye’s run for President is both joke and serious: he’s too late to get on the ballot in some major States, anyway and it would take buckets of money just to get himself on the ballot in the States still open. But I think it might be a trial run for 2024, so look out. And Kanye is challenging…he has the money and he has the fame to make an impact.

Defending America’s Truth

The problem we have, as a nation, is that we allow lies and truth to co-exist. I’ve said before, many times, that if you add even the slightest bit of a lie to something, then the whole thing becomes a lie. And, do keep in mind: “you add”. In other words, you have to deliberately do something…it isn’t a mistake. It isn’t a misunderstanding. You, a liar, decide to maliciously insert a lie. That’s how you turn something true into a lie. And we’ve allowed malicious liars to insert a whole host of lies into our truth.

And what is our truth? Our American truth?

“…all men are created equal…”

That is the foundation of us all, as a people. Trump pointed it out in his Mt Rushmore speech and I’m ever more convinced that he’s actually a deep student of history…he’s hit the exact right point too many times for it to be an accident.

That is also a dogma, as I’ve also pointed out before. It is a dogma as incapable of proof as the dogma of the Trinity. And, like the Trinity, it appears false on the face of it: one thing can’t be three and if you just look at people you can tell they aren’t equal. But, it is still the truth – the Trinity is one thing and three and people are created equal. It is crucial that we adhere to it – that we, per Jefferson, consider it a self-evident truth. Because if we don’t, then we aren’t created equal and our position in society becomes whatever we can get away with…or whatever an oppressor can get away with doing to us. If we aren’t equal, then we are mere beasts vying for power.

The most important thing about this truth of ours is that it means, as soon as adopted, that the nation is incapable of being unequal. That is, whatever is unequal is living on borrowed time the minute you say, “all men are created equal.” Whatever inherited inequalities you have at the moment and any that you try to create later are doomed because they’ll run up on the rocks of “all men are created equal.”. People being Fallen, they will naturally try to defend wrong things which advantage them, or create new wrongs which will advantage them: but as long as the dogma is, “all men are created equal”, then such efforts are ultimately doomed…simply by pointing out, “all men are created equal”.

This is why the United States has never been a racist nation. We didn’t assert that “all white men are created equal”. We said “all men are created equal.” And, yes, some people later on, confronted with our truth against their holding people as slaves, did try to cook up a notion that “all men” didn’t mean “all men.” But, it didn’t work, did it? Whether it was luck or wisdom or the very hand of God which moved Jefferson’s pen, that slaveholding man wrote the words which guaranteed that his slaves would one day be free. And he knew it, too.

Those who are asserting that America is a racist nation are lying. They are saying that men who crafted a government which didn’t even mention race were creating a racist nation. They take as their evidence that the men who founded our nation held slaves and in were in many ways not in favor of things we take for granted in 2020. But everything we take for granted in 2020 was covered by their words, “all men are created equal.” If you are a black man living free: thank the Founders. If you are a married gay man: thank the Founders. If you are a Bolshevik at liberty to spread your sedition: thank the Founders. Because they wrote ” all men are created equal”, you are free and living your life as you wish.

This is an amazingly dangerous time in our history: because of the liars. The Left trying to destroy our founding. They are claiming it was wrong and it must be corrected. But pay close attention: what must be destroyed is “all men are created equal.” Oh, like all Leftists they’ll claim the words…but if you look at what they do, it is clear they are against the truth. They want special set-asides for favored people. Special rights and privileges for various groups based upon their claims to past oppression. The Left’s all men are created equal comes out as “all men are created equal, except whites and Christians and heterosexuals” and whatever else they might want to add in there in an ever-changing system of spoilsmanship.

And it is a natural bent in humanity, after all: the desire to be on top. The desire to be thought of as holding special knowledge which justifies ruling. As we are all prone to sin, so are we all prone to the sin of thinking ourselves better than others. And just as heresy in Christianity is fought by strict adherence to Christian dogma, so we must crush political heresy by an unflinching defense of the truth, “all men are created equal.”. And we can’t retreat an iota, just as the old Church father’s couldn’t back in the past. Let one small part of “all men are created equal” be destroyed and the whole thing goes. No matter how noble you think the justification is, no one can have any special privileges under law: it must apply equally to everyone, or we’re doomed.

If we are to survive as a free nation, we have to reassert the self-evident truths stated in our founding document. Anything that contradicts what is in there simply cannot be allowed to become the law of the land. Anything currently in our laws which contradict the founding also have to go. And like the stern battlers for Christian truth in the past, we will have to become stern battlers for American truth today. We are not fighting over trivia like tax rates here: we are fighting over whether or not the nation founded on July 4th, 1776 shall continue to be. This is not a time to worry about offending people: if they are offended by the Founders, then they are trying to destroy the nation. Will we let them? Out of an abundance of politeness and unwillingness to fight, will we allow liars to erase “all men are created equal”?

I hope not.

Happy 4th of July!

In Congress, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness…

More Than Likely, Trump Has Already Won

I keep in touch with some of the Experts on Twitter…not the really famous ones because, well, they’re all insane. But, still, Experts who are sure that Trump is doomed…all their talk these days is already post-mortem: how did Trump lose; what comes after, blah, blah, blah. Every now and again I point out, in a short comment, that Trump is going to win. I never get a response to such comments.

What amazes me is how sure they are – and, hey, maybe they’re right? But they’ll only be right by accident. They have their charts and graphs and polls…and it is all, in my view, quite meaningless. I checked the Real Clear Politics average of polls before election day, 2016: of the eleven polls used, ten showed a Hillary win…some by a solid margin. Now, the election was just about a tie…Trump won big in the Electoral College and Hillary, via California and New York City, eked out a popular vote win. The bottom line is that it was anyone’s race…a bit of change here or there, and the result would have been different. Given this, a series of eleven polls, done honestly, would have shown four or five with Trump in the lead. There’s just no two ways about it: a poll of the same population using roughly the same criteria shouldn’t come out very different from any other poll. Ten of eleven for Hillary. Either just stupendous coincidence…or deliberate falsehood.

I go with “deliberate falsehood”. And I can already hear the objection: “they wouldn’t all lie.” Yes, they darned well would, and do. Do you think they care about their credibility? Does anyone in the Ruling Class? These guys brazenly lie about everything…but they’re going to be straight shooters with their polls? Give me a break.

This is especially true when you look back to earlier in 2016 when they all had Hillary up like 10-12 points. Rely on it, guys: millions upon millions of people did not change their mind about Hillary between July and November 2016. She was an entirely known quantity. Everyone had already made up their minds about her the moment she announced. Her vote total was always pretty much baked in – the only question of 2016 was whether any GOPer would either outpace her vote or, as Trump did, flip enough in the crucial States to take it all. And anyone with real data knew how the election was going very far in advance: it really surprised no one in the know. Remember: she cancelled her fireworks display. She knew. Or at least her team knew: they might have kept it from her. What will happen on November 3rd of this year is also pretty much baked in. Outside something stupendous happening, people already know Joe Biden and Donald Trump and have made up their minds about them. Trump has either already lost, or already won.

I think he’s already won: and it’ll get huge amount of pushback if you mention it to the Experts, but the tale is in the primary vote. There’s no way that was by accident…that, as I said before, was a test-run of Trump’s November turnout machine..and he’s turning out people in droves, including many who never or rarely vote. These are people who will not change their mind and vote for Biden all of a sudden. In my view, what you see in political reporting is just noise…partly just to get you to watch or click, but mostly just trying to mask reality in the hope that something, anything, will turn up to derail Trump.

This should really surprise no one: but, it does and will. Mostly because the Experts, almost to a man and woman, still view Trump as entirely illegitimate. They then work back from there to find reasons to justify their notion. It becomes an endless feedback loop of false data reinforcing itself. Trump is the President; the power of incumbancy is massive. Trump has a gigantic money supply; vastly more than he had in 2016 and a virtually unlimited ability to raise more as needed. Trump has a loyal base of voters who support him, in contrast to Biden’s voters who are almost entirely about voting against Trump. The Democrat base is going insane and now they are percolating up with demands to remove Mount Rushmore. I mean, seriously: these people are freaking nuts. And the more nuts they get, the more fearful average Americans get. Gun sales are setting records…and I suspect that a lot of people who bought guns were not part of Trump’s core support, which is already largely armed. No, this is suburban wine moms and their husbands fearful that a mob is going to loot their house. Most will still vote Democrat…but I bet some millions don’t. They either stay home or very quietly pull the lever for Trump.

And we’ll see how it all comes out. Personally, I expect to be sitting here on November 3rd and watching Florida called for Trump at about 8:30 pm Eastern, with the MSMers holding off on calling Pennsylvania as they wait for the Biden campaign to concede. I could be wrong but I don’t think I am.

Stop Reacting. Start Thinking.

Earlier today, I got myself into trouble on Twitter: I had suggested that we shouldn’t immediately dismiss an idea because it conforms in some to what BLM might want. I got a pretty consistent explosion of outrage directed my way. And, I understand it and am sympathetic to it. But it was difficult to try and explain myself in a series of Tweets…so, here is a larger exposition of my ideas.

Our opponents aren’t a rag-tag bunch of Bolshevik wannabees: they are a well-funded and tightly organized Ruling Class which is determined to have its way. The rag-tag rioters out there shouting to kill the police and such are just the bought and paid for operatives of this Ruling Class. And the key is that the rioters don’t know it.

Some of them don’t know, simply: in other words, they are just ignorant fools following along with whatever seems cool at the moment. But others have a level of sincerity against injustice and simply think they are fighting the Establishment when what they are doing is the Establishment’s bidding. You’ll note how quickly “Defund the Police” got discarded…and even when it has advanced a bit, as in Minneapolis, the big shots are merely hiring private security details (on the taxpayer dime, of course). The target of the mob is, what? It is Trump. It is religion. It is you and me. It isn’t Nike and Hollywood. It isn’t Pelosi. It isn’t Yale’s gigantic endowment. It isn’t the actual system of control: the government bureaucracies; the intelligence agencies; the megacorporations; popular culture manufacturers.

My idea is that there is, indeed, a great deal of injustice out there – and a great deal of this is visited on the poorest Americans, who are disproportionately minority. I’ve talked about this before: poor people simply ground up in a legal system they can’t navigate their way out of. Some times, of course, because they are incompetent…but some times simply because once you get caught in it, there’s no way out unless you have a bucket of money. From the perspective of such a person, it seems at times like things are stacked against them…and then they see us, on our side, backing the blue…the same blue which the Establishment set up and which goes lightly where it can get burned (ie, rich and middle class neighborhoods) and drops like a hammer where it can (ie, poor neighborhoods). It can seem to such a person that you and I are the problem…that we set this up.

We know we didn’t. We back the blue not because we’re bastards, but because we know that law is a must. But even our side has been a little blind here: what if the laws, themselves, are insane? Shouldn’t the blue we back have gone, at some point, and said “I won’t enforce this insane law. Fire me if you want, but I became a cop to make sure justice and peace prevail.” Never a peep like that – and, finally, we got our taste of it with the lockdowns: we were finally the people being targeted for the enforcement of insane decrees of government. And the ground shifted and we were prepared for deep reforms of the police…which also entailed a willingness for deep reforms of all government and how it interacts with the people. Hey, presto!, riots…and we’re all back to “back the blue” and lets crack some heads. We’re forgetting that the same people who sent the cops out to arrest kids in a playground also let the rioters run wild…and in both the arresting of kids and the allowing of riots the police did as they were told.

How about we stop being suckers, at least for a bit?

We really have to start thinking and stop reacting. The riots do need to stop. The police do need to enforce the laws. But the laws have to be sane – and we can’t get sane laws until we get power and we won’t get power until the overwhelming mass of the people swing in line behind us. 51% won’t do it. That’ll just lead to our eventual political defeat or civil war…or both. We need 60 and 65%. We need to convince huge masses of people who ostensibly hate us to come over to us. This means we must talk to them – and talk to them about what they think is important. And do things they would like to have done. Not the Bolshevik stuff (the Establishment tolerates the odd Bolshy in the realms of power…but keeps them on a leash: eg, Bernie). But stuff like reforming the police. Instituting neighborhood militia for routine patrols. Pouring in buckets of money confiscated from liberal moneybags (Yale’s endowment would be a good place to start).

It comes down to this: what are you trying to conserve? A theory, or a civilization? The institutions are corrupt to the bone. Our Ruling Class is un-American and merely interested in keeping its wealth and privilege; and to do so it feels it must destroy family, property and religion. I think it is time we thought anew and acted anew…that we cease to fall into the categories the Ruling Class has provided for us and start to reach out to all. Some will spit on us. That’s ok. But some will come over if we show that we want justice…and if we show them who their real enemies are.