Train wreck in progress

If it was not clear before, and I’ll argue that it was, just nobody was really paying attention, it is clear now that the entire Progressive project is going off the rails. If at any point in the last few years anybody, including the architects of Leftist Lunacy, thought they had it under control that illusion has been dispelled. The law of unintended consequences is in charge now as events set in motion years ago cascade out of anybody’s control. The Left’s motto seems to be, “We are all going to die, but we do it faster.” Consider:

Multiculturalism is one of the linchpins of correct Leftist doctrine. It asserts that all cultures are good and are to be equally valued, except Western Culture and American culture in particular. So they set about importing gazillions of non-Western people with no intention of even suggesting that they ought to assimilate. No, each proudly maintains its own heritage, asserting its superiority over and demanding ever more concessions from the host culture, else they won’t form the solidly reliable liberal voting blocks they are intended to be.

Most such cultural blocks are content to take what they can get, particularly unearned, taxpayer funded support. But some have the built-in conviction that they are destined to rule and a history of achieving this rule by the use of war. This year again France has been awakened to this fact. It seems unlikely that the ruling elite intends to remain awake any longer than it takes to soothe the peasantry back into somnolence. But the French are awake to the danger, as are a great many Germans, Swedes, Poles and just about everybody else. Why, even Americans are waking up! Masses of people are aroused and seem determined to change the system, which is not at all what the Utopian Dream Masters want.

Here in America the Dream Masters have been pushing for a race war using multiculturalism as pretext. The hoopla with Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, et al is intended to ignite and fan the flames of septic resentment among American Blacks, isolating them and inciting them to violence. #BlackLivesMatter carries the not unintended corollary, #OtherLivesDon’t, particularly White lives. As George Orwell pointed out in Animal Farm, some animals are more equal than others.

Since the black lives matter meme has infected the University of Missouri the contagion has spread to other institutions of higher dementia to such an extent that the professors of Socialist propaganda and Leftist twaddle can’t even indoctrinate their charges. This has had the unintended consequence of exposing the university system as the preferred (because it is so expensive!) means of turning the cream of American youth into irrational, whiny losers utterly unfit to be entrusted with their own pocket lint, much less the future of the nation. Pushback from this has already begun, not least from the young people who hope for more than Dreams From Mein Fuhrer in their future, and the parents who fund their kids’ “education.” It will only grow.

Everywhere the proponents of the Blue Model Assault on AmericaTM have the blues. If Conservatives and Republicans have been discouraged that is as nothing to the panic that is beginning to overwhelm those who have dedicated their whole lives to the destruction of America’s republican form of government and its replacement with the Worker’s Paradise. This not the time to rest, we’ve been doing quite enough of that. Now is the time to go on the offensive and knock the Dream Masters down once and for all.

How to do that?

For starters, make an appointment with your local elected officials for a friendly meeting in which you express your desire that you don’t want foreign invaders, be they refugees or not, to be resettled in your community at taxpayer expense. Attend your city council meeting and make the same point firmly but politely. Network with the people you find there, form alliances and devise plans to cooperate on issues important to them even if they are not that important to you.

Get information on the classes offered by the Center for Self Governance in your area. Take those classes and take control of your government back.

Pushback

Over the weekend, Breitbart reports, that Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s supporters took a page from the Left and applied it to the Left.  Observe:

The Washington Times is reporting Arpaio’s opponents are having trouble obtaining the number signatures they need in their petition to recall “America’s Sheriff” Joe Arpaio.

Volunteers’ latest effort took place at a music festival, targeted for its huge crowd size and liberally-minded attendees, The Associated Press reported.

But shortly after setting up camp, recall workers found themselves facing an even larger opposition group: Supporters of Mr. Arpaio turned out in droves and drowned out the recall workers’ rally calls, AP reported.

At the end of the day, pro-recall workers only netted 100 signatures — far less than anticipated for such a heavily attended event.

The union-backed recall drive started in January, and anti-Arpaio forces are reportedly far behind in their goal. They need to collect 335,000 signatures by May 30, and are having to rely primarily on volunteers due to the fact that the effort is not attracting much in the way of donations.

This is good and is another illustration of the ‘Silent majority’ getting off their posterior analytics and on the ball.  This is one possible response to the Lefts ongoing efforts to continue their march to despotism.

36 strategems

In a previous post a commenter remarked on the “36 Strategems” of which I was previously unaware.  A fortuitous convergence found them over here.  Here are the first two:

1.) Expose the basic contradictions of the Left’s position by letting them “own” the fiscal crisis and confront them on their role in redefining (at a handsome profit) “culture” as it relates to the evil “gun culture.”

2.) Expose the rifts between unions and various other factions and groups fighting for smaller pieces of the fiscal pie and sow discord within their ranks.

Go read them all, then run your OODA loops and get going.  (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act)  No time to review these this morning, will do so later and post an update later.

 

Vaccine

No sooner was the previous post, Plague, up, than Wretchard posts relevant content.  Hah!  Great minds and all that.  In the comments he remarks in response to one of his readers,

Perhaps the biggest mistake conservatives make is to engage the Left rationally. Leftism is a religion, a worldview, an attitude, a community. It is a doctrine and a church. It dispenses comfort, support, certitude and salvation.

Don’t come at with statistics, facts and figures. Those will bounce off like peas of an Abrams tank. You must come at it with a rival set of feelings, a package of meanings they can embrace. You must offer them redemption.

That’s why Islam can convert leftists. Or leftists can convert Islamists. They are simply switching religions. They are not engaging in a rational exercise. We live in the most religious period in the history of the race.

People want paradise on earth, 72 virgins, the Mothership, Xenu, Gaia and who knows what else. And if all you have to offer them is cold statistics and facts you will never get them to see anything.

The reason the Left hates Christianity and to a lesser extent Judaism so much is that they recognize in them, more than conservatives do, a rival faith. For their doctrine is “I am the Lord Thy God. Thou shalt not have anything before me.”

Your humble (I can hear my wife now, “Humble!  Give me a break!”) correspondent has long advocated the application of the mechanism of Alinskyis pestis against its disseminators.  Steal their methods, their tactics, their strategies.  Wretchard advocates going one better, which I would view as complementary: steal their language. Just as a vaccine is made of dead or dying germs, so the antidote to Alinsyis pestis might, I would even say “must” be made from the raw material of the parasite itself.

Plague

In the 1340’s Asia, India and the Middle East were swept by a great pestilence that reached Europe in 1347.  From as single point of contact, the city of Genoa, the disease spread across Europe where it was known as the Black Death.  It killed approximately 20,000,000 people, between 25 to 30 percent of the population.  It nearly destroyed Western civilization, it did shatter its soul.

The disease was caused by a bacillus called Yersina pestis, transmitted by fleas, carried by rats and other mammals, including humans.  At that time the germ theory of disease was still more than 500 years in the offing, people had no idea what what was causing it, still less how to control or remedy it.  But because causation is built into the human mind, they started inventing causes: sin, Jews and witches being perennial favorites.  Consumed by horror and terror, guided by ignorance and desperate conviction, they flailed about applying a wide variety of utterly useless cures and solutions to an evil they could not see, only name.  Nothing worked.  Nothing could work as all solutions were absolutely unconnected to the real causes.  Thus ended the Medieval Christian civilization in Europe, it would be 100 years before the depleted and scarred descendants of the survivors would begin to rebuild, and when they did it was with a fearful eye cast back on the catastrophe that was the Black Death.

Like our distant ancestors, priest, peasant and noble alike, whose understanding was limited by their ignorance of the microbial world, our own incomprehension of the crippling ills that afflict our nation, culture and civilization are unknown to our intelligentsia, media and political elites.  Political Correctness is the Yersinia pestis of our time, a  mental parasite derived from Marxis pestis that has evolved and multiplied and spread widely through our civilization, culture and nation.  Probably the most virulent strain is Alinskyis pestis whose most insidious symptom is that those infected by the disease are prevented by the disease from recognizing their own infection and the infection of others so afflicted.
Other symptoms are moral inversion, intolerance of common sense, rejection of the principles that created, elevated and sustained Western civilization, loathing of what is good, true and beautiful, tolerance for and championing of what is vile and destructive, a drive to capture and exercise despotic power by enslaving populations under their control through false compassion and dependency, a commitment to a monolithic diversity and an invariant propensity to call those who promise death and destruction ‘friend’ and those who promise amity and peace ‘enemy.’

Examples abound.  We are no longer allowed to think of Islamists or militant Islam, references to which have been carefully purged from the FBI’s training manuals.  Certainly it was not part of the lexicon when Major Nidal Hassan committed ‘workplace violence’ when he shot up Fort Hood while yelling “Allah akbar!”  We are not allowed to say “illegal alien”, but must say “undocumented American.”  That there are people who seriously believe this claptrap is hard for the sane to believe, but there are, and lots of them.

These are the people who hoped and prayed that the perpetrators of the Boston bombing would turn out to be “White Americans,” Tea Party members or some other right wing bête noir of the Loony Left, and were surprised and disappointed when reality set in.  All the while there was no evidence that was the story, or rather, the narrative; they were free to broadcast their mental disease to the world, and once the facts killed the dream, well, on to the next one.  But facts not withstanding, they continue to believe that right wing, Tea Party, Republican, white, gun toting, Bible thumping Americans are the problem.

For some, no amount of cognitive dissonance can break the hold the PC memes have on their minds.  Some, yes, will be ‘mugged by reality,’ but because the indoctrination has been so pervasive for so long it takes an awful lot of reality moving very fast to make a dent.  Left to itself any parasite will multiply until it consumes the host and both perish.  Usually some hosts organisms survive this crash because they develop an immunity and pass that resistance on to their progeny; the species survives, though the majority of is members die.  Our culture, saddled as it is with so many in positions of authority infected with Alinskyis pestis, is likely to experience such a crash.  At that point the majority of survivors, having been slammed by implacable reality, will develop a belated immunity.

Richard Fernandez over at The Belmont Club says, “We have to wise up. Why have we not until now? Because we have forgotten common sense; unlearned the idea that to win means waging mental strife so that the sword can sleep in your hand. That we can’t fight the enemy by “law enforcement”. Why did we miss something so plain?  Because it required the recovery of old idea: if you are trying to kill me then you are my enemy. And if you are my enemy I will fight you.”  Which calls to mind Napoleon’s maxim that in war the moral is to the physical is as three is to one.  I have long been of the opinion that in all things the spiritual is the the physical as three is to one.  Alinskyis pestis removes the spiritual from the equation.  Or, more accurately replaces one kind of spirituality, the liberating spirituality that hopes for life and joy and love, with a totalitarian spirituality of fear, death and despair.

Margaret Thatcher’s granddaughter Amanda’s reading at Mrs. Thatcher’s funeral highlights the fact that we are at war, who and what the enemy is and who our allies really are.  Whether Christian, Jew, agnostic or any other persuasion, the facts are the same.  Alinskyis pestis has no medical, psychological or intellectual cure, for it is at root a spiritual disease and admits of only a spiritual cure.  Whatever other tactics, weapons or means may be employed in its defeat, it is in the field of the Spirit that the battle rages, win or lose, the stakes for which we contend are precisely those of the soul.

Why so few terrorist attacks?

Stars and Stripes has a very concise article by David H. Schanzer answering that question.  The fact is that despite the recent Boston attack, the US has very few terrorist attacks, especially given that we are wide open, free wheeling society compared to most of the world.  Go read.

While the horrific bombing at the Boston Marathon has brought concerns about terrorism back to the forefront of national attention, it is worth remembering that terrorism inside the United States is exceedingly rare. Over the past 40 years, about 11 people per year have been killed by acts of terrorism (excluding the 9/11 attacks). To put this in some context, over 122,000 Americans died from accidental injury in 2011, while 53,000 died from the flu and pneumonia. Terrorism is also rarer now than in past decades — there were 1,357 terrorist attacks in the United States in the 1970s, but only 168 in the 10 years after 9/11.

Wisdom of the ancients

There is indeed nothing new under the sun. This in nowhere more true than when speaking of human folly.

Kyrie eleison.

Do not blame Caesar, blame the people of Rome who have so enthusiastically acclaimed and adored him and rejoiced in their loss of freedom and danced in his path and given him triumphal processions. Blame the people who hail him when he speaks in the Forum of the new wonderful good society which shall now be Rome’s, interpreted to mean more money, more ease, more security, and more living fatly at the expense of the industrious.— Marcus Tullius Cicero

ht- American Digest dot org

More bull by the tail

Race is a taboo subject – unless you are Black speaking to  non-Blacks, Hispanic speaking to non-Hispanics, Asian speaking to non-Asians or a Democrat speaking to anyone at all.  If you are not in any of the categories just mentioned, or worse, White, shut your pie hole and cast down your eyes because you, yes YOU, are a racist oppressor – by tautology.

The accusation of racism is a political cudgel used to discredit anyone not a member of these favored groups, an accusation which once made need never be proven  and can never be disproved.  The accusation itself comes complete with its own facts, its own judgement and its own sentence; it nullifies any defense, including any counter accusation for only the chosen non-categories above are entitled to make it.  A white can never make the accusation of a non-white for if he does the stigma applies to him in the same way as if any non-white had made the accusation first.  Because none of these favored non-white categories are, were or could ever be racist, which leads to the absurd but widely believed idea that race determines who can be racist.

Once the term ‘racism’ meant “a belief that human races have distinctive characteristics that determine their respective cultures, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.”  The march of progress subsequently deleted the idea of culture from that definition and focused on only the most superficial physical characteristics; multiculturalism means that all cultures are equal, another patent   absurdity.  Finally in our own enlightened age the accusation of racism has come to mean, “You are committing thought crime by not repeating the approved politically correct nostrums and I don’t like it.  Since I am unable to rationally and logically refute your points I will call you names until you either change you position and toe the PC party line (either because no such refutation is logically possible or because I don’t have the intellectual or rhetorical skills to do so), or I make you cry and you shut up and go home.”  Strangely, this is not bullying, but that is one of the new rules of racism.

Nor should it go unremarked that there is no little irony that the accusation of racism is almost exclusively a weapon used by the Democratic Party, which supported enslaving the blacks and opposed the abolitionists, to blacken the Republican Party which was founded by abolitionists and successfully prosecuted a policy of racial equality.  The Left has brought about a world of Orwellian moral inversion, which deserves examination at another time.

Racism, real racism, not the political weapon masquerading as racism, is alive and well in the United States.  It is growing, in no small part precisely because it has been used as a political weapon.  The Left and the Democratic Party have sought and successfully obtained political advantage by inflaming racial passions.  By so doing it has set before the victims their own policies have created, abetted and enlarged the idea that their troubles were rather the result of racist enmity by the Democrats’ political enemies.  It has pounded that drum unceasingly, has created a whole race baiting industry proclaim racial blame from the rooftops, has relentlessly fanned the flames of racial discord, it has protected and bankrolled the race mongers, it has hysterically marketed such white-on-anybody-that’s-not-white violence as it can find to both further diminish the self confidence of the racially neutral and inflame the rage of the victim’s racial group and finally it has hidden the racial violence that it has fomented.

That racial violence has increased to the point where it can no longer be successfully contained or covered up, though it is not yet widely known.  Divide and conquer has become divide and destroy.  The problem has become so great, in my opinion, that a simple political fix is no longer possible.  It is not yet politically possible to even talk about this openly, much less devise and implement a solution.  It may be that it will never be possible to openly discuss this before an explosion creates such fear and animosity that discussion is not possible.

One of the great unpalatable and therefore seldom mentioned truths is that responsibility is with the one who sees.  Knowledge is power, but only if acted upon.  Here responsibility is distinguished from mere blaming, which is the antithesis of responsibility.  There is a tendency in the perceived absence of viable solutions to avoid opening cans of worms, especially when it is well known that blame will be leveled both for opening the can and for the existence of the worms.  Still, the discussion must be opened, and done in such a way that there is accountability, correct understanding of the problem and many minds working together to devise and implement workable solutions on many fronts.

Will the Republican Party, with its noble tradition of racial equality, be equal to the task before it?  How should we begin?  Your ideas solicited in the comments.

Grace and class from an unexpected source

John Lydon, better known as Johnny Rotten, the front man for punk rock pioneers the Sex Pistols, was better known for his spitting, snarling delivery of anti-establishment lyrics than a common sense and articulate rebuttal of the atrocious behavior displayed by the ‘progressive’ establishment, including the Labour Party, the Trade Unions and the BBC.

“I was her enemy in life but I won’t be her enemy in death. What kind of politics are they offering me? You dance on another persons grave? That’s loathsome.”

It is indeed loathsome.  But that is the Left for you.

The phenomenon of projection seems to adequately explain much of the Left’s outlook on the world.  That being the case it can also be used as a diagnostic tool with which to discover their intentions and motivations.  By their baseless accusations they unconsciously signal their agenda.  Just as Britain used the ULTRA decrypts to anticipate and foil German plans, Republicans and Conservatives ought to be looking at the Left’s loathsome pronouncements not as a source of shocking offense, but as a priceless intelligence asset to be exploited.