They lied to you. They lied to all of us these “progressives” whose greatest goal was always to take us back to the mass-everything of the late industrial age, in the early twenty first century.
Their power and glory resided in the early twentieth century, with masses of illiterate-in-English workers pouring in, and the precinct bosses controlling them and their votes; with “progressives” of both parties in the white house, setting the course of the future. And then with world wars giving them all the control of an “emergency” they tasted real power, and the ability to tell other people how they should live forever. We were going to be ruled by “experts.” The country was in the very best of hands. And stop those screams for popular control. That was a dream of the 18th century. The common man was unable to rule himself, and needed the educated elites to build the future while standing on the people’s neck.
And through all this, the enemy, which always trades in lies — because their nature is so hideous they can’t look at themselves in the mirror — called themselves “liberal” and “tolerant.” Though in fact they were so intolerant that their minds could see only imaginary categories and never real people. And that when their opinions were proven wrong in truth, they invented new complicated theories and doubled down.
Also, and THIS is the biggest lie possible, they called us “Conservative” and “Establishment.” This a century after they had captured all positions of power, become a positional good for the elites (who all want to at least pretend to be communist. Partly out of fear of being expropriated — they took entirely the wrong lesson from the revolutions in France and Russia — and partly because communism (and the hip new fascism the Marxists now espouse) is actually a sort of feudalism, and they all plume themselves on being feudal lords over an expropriated, impoverished population.)
I’m not actually surprised the left bought this, but I’m surprised many on our side did. It took the cultural battles of the last decade for scales to fall from most people’s eyes: for instance the one with us, the powerless, the ones who had fought and scrambled our way into publication and where the only bestseller was published by a house looked down upon by the other houses, and where we were accused of holding women and minorities down. (As though we had the power, even if we had the intent. And for the record, we were majority women and minorities. We don’t care about the color or sex of those who write the books. It’s the books we care about.)
They used that formulation over and over again, by the way. While punching WAY down they claimed to be speaking truth to power. While quelling rebellion, they claimed to be fighting the “establishment.” And their excuse for everything going to crap under their leadership was always that anyone wanting to fix it was “a white male, scared of losing power.”
After a while, almost everyone, at almost every level was touched by this and saw it happening and went “But wait a minute.” And the luvvies claims that anyone who opposes them is immediately a white male does not wash. (I’m probably darker than spun gold now. I’ve been working outside. And I don’t have a penis. I looked in my pants just now. I also happen to be xx and have birthed two sons. I don’t have to be a biologist to realize I’m not male. And while my Mormon friends joke about my being an unbaptized Mormon, no. I’m not. Just had enough coffee to prove it.)
So it’s come to this. The supreme court in 3 landmark rulings has started to lay an ax to the foundation of rule by experts.
Is the work done? Oh, deary me, no. But it is started.
Will it cause chaos? Oh. Yes. Yes, indeed. And attempts to do it slow to minimize chaos will probably not hold. Because what they are striking down is the FOUNDATIONS of the current establishment.
Every single institution, every single PERSON has been corrupted by this idea that government should be by experts, and top down, center out. It’s all over the world, yes. But it has never had any business here. Yet contagion works, and we’re part of this mess, which the last two years, and the maladministration of the Biden Junta have exposed as not only stupid and erratic, but realistically dangerous and potentially civilization ending.
I think that’s the reason for these rulings. It’s not that the court is any less go along to get along than when they refused to hear the cases centering on the election. It isn’t that most of them (Thomas and Alito excepted) aren’t at their heart bureaucrats who suckled at the tit of the Marxism-enabling maleducation of the last century.
It is that they can see what’s heading for us, what the idiots they enabled into power are doing. And they’re scared. As they should be. And so they are trying, late and terrified-like to undo enough, to allow us to survive.
Is it going to be easy? Pardon me while I laugh.
To quote my very wise grandmother, we’re all going to eat the bread the devil kneaded, and that’s when there’s bread at all. You know the call: “PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE” and know it might not be possible to prepare ENOUGH. Be flexible. Adapt, improvise and overcome.
This winter is going to be bad and the next couple of years are going to be interesting.
For one, there’s going to be a while that no one has any idea what the rules are, what the laws are, what it is safe to do/say.
Which means daily life will get sportive, even before gas and food shortages.
But, hey, it’s going to be worse in the rest of the world. They’re not good at making it up as they go along.
As bad as it is going to get I have great faith in the American people and the tattered remains of constitutional law.
Yes, it’s still going to hurt to feel like everything is falling down around us, and that we don’t fully understand the shape of what’s to come.
It’s time to make sure what’s to come is us, Americans. We were always the barbarians at the gate of the establishment left. And now the ax has created some breaches in the door, and we’re pouring in.
The time is short, and we must be about making sure the right things are erected in the aftermath.
Be not afraid.
Build under, build over, build around.
Because the establishment has suffered body blows, and it will collapse.
And then we must be ready to take the weight.