Days of desperation and glory

Below is a video of an interview of Olavo de Carvalho by Stephan Molynewux.  De Carvalho is probably the premier anti Communist activist in Latin America and was instrumental in laying the philosophical, social and political groundwork which led to the recent impeachment of Dilma Rouseff, the Socialist President of Brazil.  He is also a journalist and a philosopher of distinction.  Go ahead and watch the video, bearing in mind that de Carvalho has a heavy Brazilian accent.

Just wow, so clarifying.  Hang on, I’m going to watch it for the 3rd time, be right back.

Now I feel like I have to go out and buy a bigger hat.  Stand by for Mind Expansion!

Andrew Breitbart was right, the real battleground is the culture.  Unfortunately many Republicans and Conservatives have disdained the culture wars as peripheral; the real issues, we were told were economic.  Economics matter for sure, but economics is not the key.  Sure, the Donks focus on economics as a way to use public funds to undermine the American culture and the American interest, and as a way to enrich themselves.  But peculation is a perk, not the whole program.  The program, as always, is power and control.  After all, once you have seized power and have total control the money will follow.

So the bad old Sovs moved from trying to control the economy to controlling people’s minds.  That is the long and the short of what PC, Political Correctness, is all about.  It is a whole system of social pressures designed to get people to first say, then think and finally believe certain things.  The fact that those things are entirely nonsensical is a feature, not a bug.  The point is for you, Comrade Citizen, to yield your mind to the State, in order that you be controlled by the State.

To achieve this blind trust in the State society’s trust in and loyalty to anything and everything else must be destroyed, starting with religion and the family and on through community and the existing social and governing institutions.  Once these networks of trust and loyalty have been destroyed the individual is forced to be dependent on the State alone for survival.  Relations between persons remain, but they are based on their utility as agents of the State providing goods and services, never on mutual respect, affection, loyalty, trust or love.  It’s power and control all the way down, the very antithesis of the Gospel upon which Western, and American, Civilization is built.

But humans are built for love and can’t function without it, so an object of love is provided: Dear Leader, the living icon of the State.  In the hierarchy of power and control the most ruthless, narcissistic psychopaths rise to the top, supported by tiers of lesser but aspiring psychopaths waiting for their chance.  Those who fall under the influence of these psychopaths become mindless hysterics, frenetically repeating the sacred slogans and frantically advancing the State’s agenda as articulated by Dear Leader.  In our own times Democratic politicians supported by Progressive billionaires fund and incite the lowest levels of society to madness and violence; witness Black Lives Matter and the Social Justice Warriors on any college campus.

Marxism is a religion without a divine or supernatural dimension.  In contrast to Christianity, it focusses man’s attention on the satisfaction of his base instincts.  By promising to provide for man’s carnal nature Marxist doctrine controls the mind and will of the individual in the same way the drug controls an addict.  That is why Marxism is just as relentless in its efforts to destroy the Christian religion as the adherents of Islam, both are violent, expansionist and totalistic.

For over 80 years the Marxist Left has waged war against America and the West.  It took over twenty years for America to realize what Communism International was doing in the world and intended to do to us.  When the Cold War finally started they had deeply penetrated all aspects of our nation and culture, by the time we fixed bayonets they were already deep in our vitals.  They have sickened our society to the point that they believe they cannot lose.  But they are wrong, it is probable that we have reached “peak Leftism”, to coin a phrase, and they have failed to take us down.

Oh, they are still trying, and will still make some gains in some places and continue to wreak destruction on everything they touch.  But they’ve lost momentum and America is waking from its long sleep.  As I look over the cultural landscape people are alive as they have not been in many, many years.  Here’s the bottom line: we win, they lose.

These are days of desperation and glory. The Left must be opposed in everything.  Every agenda, every policy they propose, every candidate they sponsor, every “good idea” they advance no matter how noble it seems, is pure poison.  Everything must be opposed.  In a great many cases the opposition will not be that vigorous, we don’t have the resources time or people to stonewall everything.  Tag team them, object, complain, argue, snipe at everything even as you take to the trenches on what you consider vital.  Surrender nowhere and give them no peace anywhere.  What?  Yes!  This is war and turnabout is fair play (no, it will not make you what they are, but if you don’t they will make you dead – not a victory for America, that).  Dump the Marquess of Queensbury rules, it is time for the (metaphorical) knife.  Let ’em have it!

Now pick your target and, with God’s help, let’s be about it.

Chicago

Hog Butcher for the World,
   Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
   Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
   Stormy, husky, brawling,
   City of the Big Shoulders:
They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted women under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.
And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.
And they tell me you are brutal and my reply is: On the faces of women and children I have seen the marks of wanton hunger.
And having answered so I turn once more to those who sneer at this my city, and I give them back the sneer and say to them:
Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning.
Flinging magnetic curses amid the toil of piling job on job, here is a tall bold slugger set vivid against the little soft cities;
Fierce as a dog with tongue lapping for action, cunning as a savage pitted against the wilderness,
   Bareheaded,
   Shoveling,
   Wrecking,
   Planning,
   Building, breaking, rebuilding,
Under the smoke, dust all over his mouth, laughing with white teeth,
Under the terrible burden of destiny laughing as a young man laughs,
Laughing even as an ignorant fighter laughs who has never lost a battle,
Bragging and laughing that under his wrist is the pulse, and under his ribs the heart of the people,
                   Laughing!
Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroads and Freight Handler to the Nation.

 

Dance with the devil

Ace of Spades picks up on and condenses Thomas Wicktor’s tweet storm on the damage done by the Obama administration.

(1) Boy oh boy. Remember we said that after Obama left office, we’d find out the damage he did?
It’s much worse than I imagined. pic.twitter.com/SohcTj9HcC

(2) Under Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, the Department of Justice pushed the states to pass new laws.

(3) The goal was to make it impossible to hold repeat offenders in jail before trial. Why?

(4) Because so many repeat offenders are black.

(5) The first step was to reclassify violent felonies as nonviolent misdemeanors. Look at California.

(6) Assault with a deadly weapon, harming a crime victim or witness, resisting arrest that injures a police officer…

(7) Violent elder or child abuse, arson with injury, and manslaughter are now nonviolent felonies.

(8 ) Proposition 47–passed in 2014–reclassified certain “nonviolent felonies” as misdemeanors.

(9) Therefore prisoners convicted of violent elder abuse were released because now their former violent felony was a misdemeanor.

(10) So the Democrats first changed violent felonies to misdemeanors. Then they changed the laws for bail.

(11) Washington DC Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier resigned because criminals were being arrested, released, and arrested again the same day.

(12) Outgoing police chief decries District’s ‘broken’ criminal justice system

(13) Federal authorities decide who stays in jail in DC. Under pressure from Holder and Lynch, they were releasing everyone.

(14) The crime rate spiked dramatically. The Democrats are pushing for “community rehabilitation programs” instead of prison.

(15) The most repulsive member of congress–@tedlieu, the guy who trolls Trump–has introduced a doozy of a bill.

(16) Lieu wants to ELIMINATE bail in the entire country.

(17) They point to the “success” of New Jersey, which eliminated bail earlier this year.

(18 ) In New Jersey, a person is evaluated with an eight-question form. Prior offenses are not taken into consideration.

(19) As a result almost nobody is held over until trial. Almost everyone is released.

(20) The state had to hire new staff and create new computer systems to manage the new system.

(21) Releasing everybody has so far cost New Jersey $400 million, and the crime rate is skyrocketing.

(22) Washington DC eliminated bail, and now the city pays $50 million a year to oversee almost no prisoners.

(23) Duane and Beth Chapman–He’s better known as Dog the Bounty Hunter–testified in Sacramento about the new laws coming.

(24) The Chapmans pointed out every loophole they could: a guy who never shows up for trial, for example.

(25) They said that the Democrats then TWEAKED the laws to EXCLUDE any possible offender.

(26) The DC Police arrested a total of 219 violent protestors on Inauguration Day. Only 17 showed up for their trials.

(27) The Chapmans said that the Democratic party has made it a priority in 2017 to pass laws that make holding anyone in jail impossible.

(28 ) What I realized a long time ago is that Democrats’ sole motivation is to piss off conservatives.

(29) So I’m not surprised that one of our two major parties now wants us to die at the hands of violent criminals.

(30) The end result of Democratic “reform” is that criminals now commit crimes with impunity, and people are too afraid to call the cops.

(31) There are no penalties for threatening witnesses and skipping your trial. Nobody comes looking for you.

(32) And if you get arrested, they immediately release you.

(33) You may have heard that more an more celebrities are having their mansions broken into.

(34) Alanis Morissette was robbed of $2 million worth of jewelry.

(35) This is a new crime, being committed by old gangs such and the Bloods and Crips. It’s because there are no penalties.

(36) This is just one of the things Obama did to us. And the CURRENT Democrats want to make it even worse. The end.

One of Wictor’s followers replied:

Horrified yet?  I certainly am.  Obama, the smartest moron in the world, you would think, should have been able to figure out the consequences of such insane regulations and prevented it going forward.  Just another case of liberal do gooders gone wrong.  “Oops!  Sorry, who could have seen that coming?  But our intentions were good.”

Really?

No, I don’t think so.

The consequences of these decisions have been carefully calculated to achieve an effect quite other than the one stated.  It was never intended to rectify “institutional racism,” that was just the cover story, the whitewash, the pretext.  So what could have been the purpose?  What the desired effect?

Certainly it has made America a significantly less safe place.  We have seen crime stats spike after a decades long decline.  The general public is not yet aware of this because, surprise, surprise, the media is still chasing Russians rather than informing the public, it is still obscured by a propaganda smoke screen.  There has not yet been enough time for a sufficient number of victims to accumulate and their stories to begin to circulate by word of mouth.  As these kinds of crimes, despite a few high profile cases, tend to take place in neighborhoods  with lower economic demographics and higher ethnic concentrations word of mouth circulation is restricted.  Nobody in Beverly HIlls has a clue to what is happening in Watts or the barrios of East LA.

This will have the effect of weakening social cohesion, increasing the levels of savagery of criminals, more demands by the public for police protection, escalating the levels of force by law officers responding to theses crimes, inflaming communities’ outrage at police brutality and reducing even further respect for the law and law enforcement resulting in even more flagrantly criminal violence.  An all around cycle that must inevitably lead to social collapse.  But that is not the end game.

Once things get really bad there will be a general outcry for government to do something, anything, to put a stop to it.  Once the  population can be brought to accept a program that brutally suppresses criminality, and criminals’ rights – and everybody else’s rights too – then the corrupt, ruthless and power hungry men who have been waiting for this carefully crafted opportunity will step forward and claim the name of hero for quelling the chaos. This is why they are so desperate to disarm the people “for their own good”.

Socialists have been doing this all over the world for over a century.  They will do it here if we let them.  Be aware, be alert and prevent them.

Faith, family, culture

President Trump’s speech in Warsaw was, beyond a shadow of a doubt, tremendous.  What is at stake in our times is much more than a budget, a policy or an election.  What is at stake is civilization itself.

[Speaking to the Polish people] Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken. And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first Mass with their Polish pope, that day every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II’s sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles saying three simple words: “We want God.”

The prerequisite for the success of Western civilization is not material riches. Economic prosperity and military might on their own are not sufficient. The critical leaven is the confidence in core Western values, such things as free speech, the equality of women, respect for individual rights, the rule of law, the affirmation of faith and family. Hence, the fundamental question facing Western nations today is whether the people continue to nurture the cultural self-confidence in those fundamental values. If they do, the West is unbeatable. If those values dissipate, the West is lost. As long as we know our history, we will know how to build our future.

Faith, family, culture, to summarize, these are the keys of who we are.  It is no wonder that when Communists move to take over a nation the first thing they do is attack the Church, particularly the Christian Church, next the family and then the culture.  With these reduced to silent, impotent rubble the mass of the aimless people are easily controlled by hedonism, lies and indifference.  They lose their identity and become willing thralls of their erstwhile benefactors who feed off their ignorance and gullible discontent.  Such people are dangerous.  Witness:

While we slept the Orcs of the Black Block have multiplied, organized and grown bold.  They are using the very same tactics their great grandfathers used eighty years ago to establish Hitler’s Socialist Reich: gangs of thugs brutalize the population and reduce them to helplessness.  The very same tactics that Lenin used to cow and paralyze Tsarist Russia.  The very same tactics every Socialist has ever used to reduce a society to terrified submission.  It is the same thing they are setting up to do here.

And they haven’t even got to the real bloody part yet.  Because, don’t cha know, 150 million murdered in the name of the betterment of mankind is just not enough.  You just can’t get enough of the benefits of Worker’s Paradise: famine, terror, mass murder and failure, more failure, continuous, humiliating failure.  Marx’s Dark Temple can only be sustained by an endless stream of human victims sacrificed on the altar of The Glorious World of Next Tuesday.

Things here in the US haven’t yet gotten to the pass in which Western Europe finds itself.  But you can bet your bottom dollar that there are folks working on solving that problem.  Black Lives Matter, for one, and we have plenty of Anti-Fa[scist] Fascists eager to bring bloody barbarism to your front door.  There are probably two things holding them back.  First, nobody likes evil a$$holes, and that is just what these people are.  One hopeful sign of the overall health of our culture is that the following the 2015-2016 progressive hissy fit at Mizzou enrolment is down 35%, Melissa Click has been fired and the university is suffering from lack of funding.

Second is the good ol’ 2nd Amendment.  Dictators have a hard time winning at King of the Mountain when the population is armed.  Which is why the first chapter in “Diktarors for Dummies” is dedicated to disarming the population gun control.

Since it is still a little early to start shooting the question arises, what to do?

Don’t miss an opportunity make a liberal’s head explode by mocking the absurdities of the Party Line.  CNN was in embarrassed when some random guy on the internet tweeted a photoshopped video of Donald Trump wrestling a man with a CNN logo over his face.  They were furious when Trump re-tweeted it.  They were stupid when they tracked the random guy down and not only threatened him, but made that threat public. Now they are desperate because all across the internet people are making videos of CNN logos over people getting punched, cars crashing, things exploding, etc.  CNN is toast.  They hate mockery, so mock them mercilessly.

Second, expose them.  Evil loves the darkness because they know that their deeds can’t stand exposure to the light.  Ever notice how Marxism advances it’s agenda by camouflaging itself as something other than what it is?  They have to, else they would never get anywhere.  Pulling their cover is vitally important as it discredits them and makes them back off until they can find a new lie with which to mask their agenda.  It was James O’Keefe’s secret videos which pulled the cover off of CNN’s fake news in the first place.  If you haven’t yet seen James’ work go over to his Project Veritas site and have a look, and donate.  This man is invaluable.

Like all soldiers in war, we are called to bend every effort to destroy the enemies of our civilization because they are bent on destroying us, and all we love.  Here’s a few lines from Macaulay’s Lays of Ancient Rome (with apologies):

Then out spake brave Horatius,

The Captain of the Gate:

“To every man upon this earth

Death cometh soon or late.

And how can man die better

Than facing fearful odds,

For the ashes of his fathers,

And the temples of his gods,

 

“And for the tender mother

Who dandled him to rest,

And for the wife who nurses

His baby at her breast,

And for the holy maidens

Who feed the eternal flame,

To save them from false [Marxists]

That wrought the deed[s] of shame?

 

The spirit of ’76

Much has been happening, and this blog has been pretty quiet.  That is because your humble correspondent is on the way to a higher tax bracket this year.

Speaking of mixed blessings, Facepalm Feinstein has issued two email communiques in the last two weeks, that makes four since March, which is four since forever.  Seems that the Donks are feeling the need to shore up their base.  They remain committed to the same designed to fail policies as ever, and fear that their Mindless Minions (TM) might be getting discouraged.  Thanks Di, for the encouraging word.

Republicans can’t be all that happy either, as whatever they are doing in Congress is what they do best: betray the voters that sent them.  At least half a dozen time they sent a Repeal Obamacare bill to President Bizarro #0’s desk knowing full well that it would be vetoed, but don’t seem to be able to muster the spine to send one to President Trump, presumably because they fear it might be signed into law.   Having won both houses of Congress and the Presidency  the Keystone Congress Critters are like the dog that caught the car, now they can’t figure out what to do with it.

So why are the Donks in such a tizzy when their nominal opposition party is in disarray?  There are a few things, which I find extremely heartening.

First, most of their top leadership is old.  Feinstein is 84, Nancy “Where Am I?” Pelosi 77, Judy Chu 63, Chuck “The Putz” Schumer 66, “Crazy Uncle” Bernie Sanders 75, Hillary “The Hag” Clinton 69.  There are some younger ones, but they aren’t that young, such as Kamala “Commie” Harris 52, Adam “Which Way Did He Go?” Schiff 57, Xavier “El Bato” Becerra 59.  Barbara “Call Me Senator” Boxer didn’t relinquish power till she was 77.  And that’s the problem right there, lust for power.  Because once they get it rather than grooming their successors they cling to it.  A sane party would see people in their 30’s and 40’s getting set to take the reins.

Second, the Dems have put most of their eggs in the top tier baskets.  Which is why they hold majorities in so few state and local legislative bodies, or governorships, or mayoralities.  They have concentrated so much on the Federal level that they’ve ceded vast tracts of the electoral landscape to Republicans.  Determined to seize and hold power at the top they have abandoned their base, and the base noticed.

Finally, the Geritol & Depends Party is losing the youth.  Given that they virtually control the educational machinery of the nation this has been a nasty surprise for them.  Many young people have been very unhappy with what the Progressive agenda has done to them and how it has ravaged their current situation and their prospects for the future.  Not only are they unhappy, they are getting vocal about it, despite the Dark Temple’s best efforts to anathematize and silence them.  Consider a few of the younger voices making themselves heard today:

https://www.youtube.com/blondeinthebellyofthebeast

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesrUK_dMDBZAf7cnjQPdgQ

https://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLUrVTVTA3PnUFpYvpfMcpg

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCla6APLHX6W3FeNLc8PYuvg

https://voxday.blogspot.com/

What these platforms have in common is thoughtful and principled opposition to the Democratic, Progressive, Marxist agenda.  They are fresh, passionate and persuasive; the Donks and their fellow travellers hate them, but they just can’t find a way to shut them up.  And these are just a few of the many that are out there, and their numbers are growing.

The spirit of 1776 lives on.  Happy 4th of July.