July 19, 2014
America’s Colonial ClassThe Red Team keeps chanting about how the solution to immigration begins with securing the border.
That’s self-delusion. We face the dilemma colonized people have always faced. The solution begins with buying the wood for the gallows to be built on the Mall in Washington. It’s only then that we have truly faced up to what we have to do to fix our country.-- Z Blog ›
Posted by gerardvanderleun at July 19, 2014 11:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
The politicians, and many people back home, are proving that politics can't be used to solve any problems. That will lead to violence, if not Civil War. The People are the ultimate authority in our form of govt. If they give up their duty, as the politicians have given up their duty, we deserve what comes next.
Sorry, but I'm finding that I can no longer abide this fantastical, "Hang 'Em High" bluster.
First, an untouchable oligarchy wielding the full might and technology of the most powerful military machine ever conceived by Man simply chuckles at such empty threats, assuming such threats are acknowledged at all.
Second, and more importantly, any viable - constitutional - solution to the dilemma we face can only begin once we understand who the "pod people" really are, what made them the way they are (or, more accurately, what has permitted them to remain the way they are), and what has facilitated their ascendancy over virtually all of society. Action taken without that understanding is not a search for a solution, it's a quest for payback. A Reign of "justice - prompt, severe, inflexible" smacks of Revenge, not of Reckoning, and - at least in my very frustrated opinion - will only reinforce, rather than obviate, the root cause of the cyclic flow of history that our society is now poised to repeat.
What frustrates me, personally, is that anyone who looks back at their own transformation - from marxist/leftist/self-righteous/anarchist/activist into a fully-realized adult with a sense of individual responsibility and moral maturity compatible with Enlightenment values - ought to see a Truth that uniquely positions them to begin that understanding (yes, Bill Whittle... and neo-neocon... and Gagdad Bob... and Gerard... and so many others... I'm looking at you as well as myself). Maybe that requires some outside-the-box thinking; maybe it requires a Red Pill and rescue from The Matrix; I don't know. But somehow, there must be some way to ignite the intellectual, spritual and emotional wherewhithal required to examine this question.
There's a Catch-22 built into human social development that is observed in the parabolic trajectory of every past fallen society - from the Sumerians to the Mayans to the Athenians to the Romans to the Bourbons to the Ottomans to the Britons to the Russians. Unless we figure out the secret to this Catch-22, which our forebears clearly did not, we will soon be joining them on the ash heap of their remains; and that heap includes the gang who thought the solution to their dilemma began with buying the wood for guillotines.
IMHO, the Founders understood a great deal about this Catch-22 and did everything they could manage - given the milieu in which they acted - to neutralize and overcome it. Their great success was not just the institutionalization of individual liberty, but the insitutionalization of a Republican Form of Government based on individual sovereignty and specific, limited delegation of authority, which inverted the social order as compared to every society that had preceded them. Few people are aware of - much less understand the magnitude of the paradigm shift inherent in - that inflection point today.
Yet somehow, contrary to every sentiment that motivated the creation and ratification of the Constitution, today we find ourselves in a society where the individual is all but completely subordinated to a relentlessly-expanding federal government. The paradigm shift has been undone in practically every way that matters. Not only that, the levers of power in that government are in the sweaty, incompetent grip of "pod people" who are utterly oblivious to the socially suicidal implications of the policies they demand.
Clearly, something - many things, in fact - went very wrong on the road from 1788 Philadelphia, which saw perhaps the greatest advance in human liberty ever to occur, to our southern border of 2014, which has recently seen one of the greatest crimes committed against the Constitution and the People of the U.S. - by their own government - in all of our history.
The solution to our dilemma begins not with buying wood, but by identifying, acknowledging and understanding those things that went so wrong in this nation's past. The solution requires a thorough understanding of how these missteps led to the fundamental transformation of a Republic, comprised of sovereign States, to a de facto empire, ruled by a permanent oligarchy - presently comprised of "pod people" - who maintain control through the illusion of two-party "democracy" as a carrot and the lingering threat of military force as a stick. The solution requires repair, not reprisal, using the Constitution as a basis and its ratification as a guide.
If we are a nation of laws, not men, then the solution to our present dilemma must be sought in the reformation of those laws, not the hanging of men.
I'm not suggesting that this process won't require the use of force at some stage. But I submit that any notion involving the use of force that does NOT have popular support and a coherent plan based on, and inspired by, the values expressed in our Constitution, is little more than a silly pipe dream.
Posted by: AGoyAndHisBlog at July 19, 2014 4:07 PM
You're underestimating the power of wood.
Never before have so many people with so little to say said so much to so few.
This lifted off the pages of The Washington Rebel some months ago, before it imploded. The sophistry and polemical discussion on that blog site reached critical mass:
I doubt the efficacy of teaching, though it's noble indeed to attempt it. Witness the enormous learning, wit, and insight of so many wonderful bloggers whose voices can now be heard. Still, as entertaining as their efforts are, it seems to me that the effect of their work in defeating the liberal, grifter enemy is marginal. Colonel B. Bunny
The reality of our situation is rather bleak and succinct. That's the nice thing about reality though, consequences are immediate and proportional: a short'n sharp feedback, no room for dithering excuses.
Wood for gallows or guillotine, steel for our enemies within the government, the medium is irrelevant. The actions to be taken are quite clear: Kill anybody you have to ... as soon as you need to.
Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin
The days of your kingdom are numbered and will be brought to an end.
You have been weighed on the scales and are found wanting.
Yes, yes, we know that. The reckoning is what will take work. Not jaw power but blade swinging.
Posted by: chasmatic at July 20, 2014 5:28 AM
Well Goy, The Constitution works only when both sides agree that it is a binding document. Obviously, THAT isn't the rule of the day now.
Now, I don't know about you, but I didn't sign ANY F%$king Geneva type Convention for rules on making war on politicians. When the time comes, it will start at zero dark thirty and with the proper terror.
Tell no one else of your plans, watch for other movements. There is no protection against many Armies of One.
Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at July 20, 2014 6:46 AM
VW: 4GW will be a powerful tactic. Playing by Moscow Rules is recommended.
via the International Spy Museum
Never go against your gut.
Everyone is potentially under opposition control.
Don't look back; you are never completely alone.
Go with the flow, blend in.
Vary your pattern and stay within your cover.
Lull them into a sense of complacency.
Don't harass the opposition.
Pick the time and place for action.
Keep your options open.
Posted by: chasmatic at July 20, 2014 8:42 AM
"If we are a nation of laws, not men, then the solution to our present dilemma must be sought in the reformation of those laws..."
Goy, you are very naive.
Posted by: Smokey at July 20, 2014 10:01 AM
Political conflicts are merely surface manifestations. If conflicts arise you may be sure that certain powers intend to keep the conflicts under operation since they hope to profit from the situation.
“The people in power will not disappear voluntarily.” Burroughs
Posted by: chasmatic at July 20, 2014 2:20 PM