It is an odd fourth of July. Colorado has banned fireworks, not an unusual event, except for the fact this Spring, while not the wettest we’ve had, has been wet enough that I mowed some mushrooms in my lawn yesterday.
More disturbing is the fact that this is the first year I haven’t heard “practice illegal” fireworks going off. Then again son says he heard them a week ago, so it could be my hearing which is increasingly bad.
But here and across the nation, a lot of gatherings, parades and other events have been cancelled. And of course the crazy idiots have tried to convince everyone celebrating the fourth is “White Supremacy” because, you know, a nation that has actively discriminated AGAINST European immigrants since the 70s at least, a nation who took people that at the time were considered not white like Italians and Irish is the very definition of white supremacy. One wonders what Oxacan ditch weed they’re smoking, and did they sprinkle it with mescaline first.
But the truth is, actually, that none of the poor critters knows anything about history. All they know is the pablum they were fed in schools, mostly a bunch of victimhood just-so stories designed to make them hate their own country.
However the thing to remember is that there are very few of them. I know it doesn’t seem like that, but truly, we have maybe a hundred thousand people rioting and destroying property, which in a country of 350 million is very few.
Yes, the media tries to bloat them up and make them seem very important. Remember the big fuss over OWS and how a lot of the leaders ended up with million dollar book contracts for their very important stories? In most cities, there were maybe a dozen mentally-ill looking people on the street corner. But the media made it sound like the uprising they hoped it would be.
Having seen the pictures of the idiots who tried to block the highway in Colorado Springs, this is Occupy Wall Street 2.0, only with younger and more female, and more addled-looking participants. (All of them white, btw.)
This is causing cancellations of celebrations, and causes media and corporate personalities to kiss up because, you know, they believe the media — also known as drinking their own ink — and they’re terrified they’ll get killed by the revolutionaries if they don’t kiss up. They bought into the Marxist mythos that the revolution WILL come, and that the oppressed will kill the rich and powerful, and blah blah blah. It’s never been true. All the Marxist revolutions soft or violent were/are always acts of theft writ large. That’s all it is. They are actually worse for women, children and the young, not to mention minorities.
But anyway, that’s why the celebrations are being cancelled.
Thing is, do you need celebrations? I love the fireworks, they’re the high point of my year. But is it needed?
Of course not. We live in the greatest country on Earth, the one founded on freedom of the individual and control of the government by citizens.
An ideal so lofty will have its hickups and we’re living through the end of one.
The end, you say?
Oh, sure. The taking over of the schools and attempting to turn each generation against America was already in place when I was an exchange student in the 70s and we were told in our books how uniquely oppressive America was, and how freedom was a lie and the American dream was dead and how we were despoiling the environment.
Despite that, despite full control of the media and a unified narrative, their ‘active’ corps is maybe a few hundred thousand (not just the rioters, but their support personnel and those who are in vocal support not out of fear, but because they believe.) That’s not even one percent.
Sure, the very young believe what they were taught in school. But few are so wealthy and protected they don’t realize it’s a load of bokum somewhere along the line, which is why “the crazy things Academia does” has been a running gag in the culture for a long time.
And things are changing. The narrative has less and less power every year. 2016 was when they got notice that they no longer could really control most of the people. I’d bet it’s got worse since then.
In their fury to get Orange Man Bad, the NPCs are taking axes to the institutions that gave them ANY power at all: Sure the lockdown temporarily increased the power of the media and the “expert” bureaucrats. But only at the risk of destroying a big swath of what credibility they had remaining. They had ONE bite and chose to expend it in that stupid manner. Now they’re talking about locking us down again, and my guess is they have no clue how gleefully such orders will be disobeyed.
And apparently it’s spelling the death knell to a lot of colleges. As for lower education, well…. looking at their new rules for ‘how to turn your kid into a neurotic mess while pretending to teach them’ including the ones who want to put the kids in plexiglass bubbles, I doubt existing schools can service more than 1/3 of the enrolled kids. Which is good, because that’s about all the ones that will remain after the first semester.
They are also creating a great anger amid the normal people who just want to be left alone, earn their keep and live their life.
Look, I’m not saying it’s not getting worse. It is. They’re like cornered rats. They know if they lose in November, their criminal syndicate will be exposed and taken apart.
All I can say, though, is that all of their strategies have so far backfired to an astonishing degree. It’s like they’re hitting themselves on the head in an attempt to hurt us.
There is a reason for that. None of the crazy things they’re doing are the actions of a confident ideology, or even one that thinks it has a future. They are the equivalent of drinking the koolaid when your ideology goes off the tracks. (And yes, a lot of it has to do with being controlled by foreign interests who JUST completely fail to get America.)
They are now openly declaring their hatred for all of us since we won’t let them have their little VERY red wagon. This is not the way one wins. Period.
Yes, we have work to do. Yes, they might manage to fraud their way into power (though my guess is that will blow up in their faces.)
Are things great? I wouldn’t say so, but they’re getting better. Sometimes — she says looking up at a house more full of boxes than when we first moved in, with bits of construction stuff all through them too — you make the biggest mess when you start fixing long-term problems.
The Marxist idiocy has been galloping through our culture since before WWII. Beating it will not be instant. Fortunately we’re aided by the fact that they are suffering from fourth generation lack of competence.
But we are fighting back. And it’s much harder to undermine a culture once you expose yourself as an enemy.
This is not the end. This is not even the end of the beginning.
Read the declaration of independence. Have your own celebration.
And be NOT afraid.