I always know when the left is desperate for us to do something stupid: I start getting a lot of first time commenters saying things like we should kill so and so, and it’s time to hang them all, and–
No, I don’t approve those.
In retrospect, btw, I should have known something was up with January 6th because I got a ton of first time commenters telling me to go, and offering to pay for it. I wanted to, but besides being broke, I didn’t see a point to it. (To be fair, that and his eagerness in clamping down the virus bs (yes, okay, so “germophobe” but it doesn’t explain it really. I mean, sorry, but if I could see through it, he should have been able to, make me very suspicious of Trump. Not that it matters. If he runs again, it’s his to lose. I just…. Well, if I weren’t sure no one can be that manipulative and/or clever I’d be very afraid.) Because if we weren’t officially disputing the election, what was the point? Well, a trap and setup was the point, of course. (Whether Trump was talked into it is something else.)
And no, it’s absolutely no use saying we should already have started stacking bodies. Not only did the founding fathers take a looong time to do something about it, you guys have to pay attention at what is going on, and the fact this really is world wide and that other countries take their cues from America, so if the left gets a small, isolated but sufficiently horrible act they can use to kill us, every country in the world will be purged of non-communists.
And the reason they’re desperate for it is that’s the only way they can win. THE ONLY way.
Because Trump, whatever else he did (and militating on the side of he wasn’t on Their side, he pulled the masks down. He forced the left into such a desperate gambit that it ripped the remaining shreds of “they care” and “they mean well” off their image. And reveled them, bumbling, stupid, and criminally malicious for all the world to see.
Which is why unless we allow them to demonize us, they’ve already lost. No, take a deep breath. They’ve already lost.
If you’re my age or just a younger kid raised in the best institutions you might think that the left can do “big stuff”: Dams and roads, and all that stuff.
Um…. that was sort of a fluke in the US and had to do with a confluence of the time period, and experience hard won in WWII.
Actually everything that’s built by leftists — who are always totalitarian, either soft or hard — is…. crap. It falls apart, it doesn’t hold, it never performs as advertised.
And every large government that engages at any level in planning or interfering in the economy is leftist, by American terms.
They are attracted to, and have taken all the positions of concentrated power, including at big corporations.
The problem is that such positions are hellishly difficult due to problems of information. It might be possible to fulfill them well, but it’s nebulous, because the information we have on people who supposedly did is probably inaccurate. But if it can be done well, it’s not by men of system and theory, which is what the left is. It would have to be by people who understand people and leave a lot of leeway for improvisation and give a lot of incentive to innovation.
The left doesn’t get that. And the more beachheads they took the more things stopped working or went truly weird.
“But Sarah, government doing things and directing economy and society has been the norm for 100 years, why should it fall now?”
Because the ONLY thing that kept them in power was the full control of news, entertainment and education. That’s been escaping for some time, and the 2020 gambit which was supposed to bring it all under their control is backfiring spectacularly, and allowing people to realize it never worked very well at all. It was just hidden/disguised/propagandized.
So, the US hasn’t gone hot even to the extent of Canada. And you guys argle bargling we should have done it six years ago, aren’t seeing the whole picture. If you’d done that, you’d have created a threat and menace that would have swept all the left’s failures from the public eye, and allowed them to get, if not full control of the media, full control of the message for long enough to destroy everyone who opposed them and make talking against them a crime.
Instead, they’ve been showing their ass more and more every day.
Yes, it sucks, and we’ll suffer for it, but it had to be done. The masks needed to be ripped. Carter had tarred them with incompetence by being a bumbling idiot, but the malice needed to be shown, on full display. And boy, is it being.
Does this mean we shouldn’t do anything?
You guys are missing we are doing things. One of the things we’re doing is moving. Look, Colorado is now begging people not to leave (we might have sold the house JUST in time. And not, I still haven’t processed it. This week has been weird.) Begging businesses to come back. The places they took are collapsing. As for “but conservatives run away” — well, we vote with our feet, or this country wouldn’t exist, and the west would never have been colonized. If you think it makes no difference, you are wrong. It makes a huge difference. Because Americans can see the difference between areas and states, no matter how much the media obscures it.
The other things going on? Oh, dear. I know more people in the belly of the beast, being very, very punctilious about obeying. No, really, super punctilious. Yes, it causes issues, they’re just so GOSH DARN RESPONSIBLE.
And there’s the thousands going home instead of submitting to vax mandates.
We’re distributed, leaderless, chaotic. That is a terrible set up for anything more direct. But as some commie or other said “An ant can’t stop a train, but it can give an itch to the conductor till the train crashes.” And there’s millions of ants, partly because it’s impossible to live in the fake reality of leftism, anymore. Which keeps getting more and more impossible, as they try to “fix” our disobedience.
Is it going to be easy? Uh. No. And again and again PREP. Prep to the limits of your ability. Because things are going to get very ugly, very fast.
And it might come to a la lanterne. It might come to a Romanian Christmas Gift (which is much preferable) but until that time comes, all you can do is prepare. For that time to come, things need to be in such a state that it’s inevitable, and everyone knows it. (We might get a living diorama in Canada. Hopefully not, but you people in America’s Glorious War Bonnet, do keep safe, and prepared, okay?)
Before that? Well, the left always tells you what it wants. Note that every time they can they start looking for “White supremacist insurrectionists” (Or people they can tar as such.) Because even a semi-credible example they can demonize will allow them to clamp down for another 5 years or a decade. Most of them are very old. Also they expect China to conquer the world — or Russia, depending on their age — so if they can keep us under their boot till then, they win. (Yes, they’re idiots. Neither of those zombie-countries can conquer much more than their own backyards. And if they did, our own idiots would be against the wall in the time it takes a New Yorker to flee to Texas.)
So they want us to do something inadvisable. Well, they want us to already have done it. They’re in fact getting QUITE testy that we haven’t. They’re trying to turn the truck protest into this event, only obviously the truckers weren’t violent. And everyone knows it.
But Sarah you say “A la lanterne” and you point to guillotines. Well, listen, I get angry enough for anything, but those remarks — do you think I was on the side of the revolutionaries in FRANCE? Seriously — are more of a note of caution to our oppressors: “If you go on, this is inevitable.”
Which it is. Predicting a result doesn’t mean wanting it. (Unless you’re a facebook bot.) It just means you can think and have read an awful lot of history.
“Should” we have burned it all down 6 years ago? Sure. If the republic were me, the commenters of this blog, and maybe an equivalent number of the other side, and if our media reach were equal. And our penetration of bureaucracy.
Would it have been easier? Dear Lord. If you think that, you don’t know how long that kind of war can last (200 years isn’t rare) nor what destruction it leaves.
It is easier to call for it, because it keeps you from the hard slog of resistance and reclaiming the culture that is actually helping. (“Let’s go Brandon” didn’t viral itself.)
It sounds like less glorious work than roaming the hills with a Kalashnikov, but don’t fool yourself. It’s the work that actually will save civilization.
Will time come for kinetic? If they insist on being complete idiots? Probably. But when it comes everyone will know it. And it will be chaotic, multi-headed, terrible. And hopefully brief, or nothing will survive it.
Do I hope we still get by without it in most places? Yes, yes I am. I LIKE civilization.
But they are stupid, and insist on making it impossible for people to live. And all their clever plans backfire. So it might be unavoidable.
(And no we don’t need to kill them all to destroy the ideology. You people forget how fast people can turn their coats. Not every German who believe in the Nazis was killed. They just changed overnight. People do, if scared enough. Even now, a lot of true believers are getting red pilled. I know several who got so in the last two years.)
Be not afraid, and be not stupid. They’re desperate for an excuse. Do not give them one.
Protests are important, but make them truly peaceful. VISIBLY SO. Let the Canadian truckers be your model. And BE AWARE you might be killed for your entirely peaceful, constitutionally sound protests. (Our particular bastards didn’t invent that one. I knew the risks every time I protested in my teens.) If it were easy, it wouldn’t have sweet liberty as a reward.
Remember “Our lives, our fortune, our sacred honor.” It’s a price that was once paid. And very likely will be again.
Because anything worth earning is worth the price.
And to secure the blessings of liberty onto future generations, we’ll have to pledge our payment.
Be not afraid. And prepare, prepare, prepare.