September 12, 2016

Full Circle Fascism: While Mowing the Lawn

Howso' great their clamour, whatsoe'er their claim,
Suffer not the old King under any name!

-- Kipling, The Old Issue

And if my thought-dreams could be seen
They’d probably put my head in a guillotine

-- Bob Dylan

For some it shall always be "2008!":

My colleagues in the humanities support Barack Obama nearly unanimously, some of them still believing the salvation narrative that developed in 2008 whereby the junior senator from Illinois would rescue the nation from the hell of the previous eight years—not to mention four centuries of white supremacy. -- Humanities: doomed to lose? by Mark Bauerlein - The New Criterion

Their infernal machine lops and trims the green upstarts, the single emerald sprouts, the high stalk topped with the blue cornflower down to the level of the dull brown mass.

Their minds are the godless grave of words from which no living meanings can ever hope for resurrection.

Their secular "green" religion has its bad rap but no hymns.

Their dreams of a "better world" will become their children's small and shrunken lives on a nightmare planet where all men, finally equalized, will live like insects.

And yet, like zombies lashed to a dying animal, they persist in their death-in-life existence, seeking only the freedom of an approved and "assisted" suicide as their reward.

They call themselves "progressives" and flatter themselves that their thoughts and actions are "revolutionary" when they are as reactionary as any that can be remembered from history.

What happened to all those who, in my youth, marched and sang for "freedom?" How did they become so old, so hidebound, so mired in the past? When did they become stuck in "suppose?" How, from once striving so hard against colonialism in all its guises, did they allow their minds to become so utterly colonized by a matted mass of dim and discredited notions?

They chain themselves deep in the pit of pretend, and celebrate their servitude by bending heaven and earth to get you down in the hole that they're in.

They believe that the individual should become the mass, and that the mass should worship its apotheosis; that one who best reflects their ossified visions on which the anointing oil has long since dried to a brown crust of thought.

They are the monarchists of the mass. They seek a state in which the head that wears the crown may change but where the crown itself grows forever larger.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 12, 2016 9:45 AM
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They are fortunate that hard times have not fallen on them yet, so they relish in their "feelings" - they have that luxury - until that time, that time that cold hard reality shoves it straight up their collective asses repeatedly.

I will watch their tears, and I will spill their blood, and I will haunt their souls.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 10, 2015 12:06 PM

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Seriously, what we have is a situation where us "Baby Boomers" sort of dropped the ball. We gave our kids too much and they in turn gave our grandchildren everything. So now we have a spoiled generation of kids who have never heard the word no and received participation trophies for everything.

The first small dose of reality hits them and they go all to hell.

I'm not saying all "Baby Boomers", mind you, just a hell of a lot of them. Me and my two brothers all volunteered for military service. One brother called home after two days in Navy boot camp and told the Ol' Man that he wanted out of was too tough. Dad told him he'd best suck it up and keep going.

Posted by: Mike G. at November 10, 2015 1:07 PM

Electric mower? With gloves on? That's girlie stuff.

Posted by: BillH at November 10, 2015 2:06 PM

Why in the world would he use gloves to mow the yard?

No doubt he has the ear buds in and when he hits that foreign object the kid left in the yard he'll never hear it, nor the broken window in it's trajectory.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 10, 2015 5:33 PM

The young don't read history, learn history or see modern day Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba or any other third world socialist shit hole as the ultimate result of their desire for equality for all. Equal in abject poverty isn't saying much for "equality". I've seen real poverty first hand in the provinces on three continents, and it does not look anything like the overweight folks I see at Wal-Mart.

Sorry, but I concede that at 50 I do not like additional age spots on my hands. I wear gloves too, but I wouldn't be caught dead with an electric lawn mower. I have plenty of tinnitus from my youthful lawn mowing business (and maybe a couple of gunshots).

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at November 10, 2015 7:41 PM

Thanks Gerard. Question for you- how many of your contemporaries, of the crowd you belonged to say, 20 years ago, have awoken from their slumber? As a percent- is it 5%, 20%, or are you among the few, that some how broke the chains of indoctrination, of group think.

Sometimes I wonder about the NPR crowd, for example. How can so many be so clueless?

Posted by: foo dog at November 10, 2015 10:25 PM

“When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already…
What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp.
In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’“ - Adolf Hitler

It should come as a surprise to nobody that the socialists have been working since the sixties to capture the youth.

The baby boomers have been indoctrinated by The Beatles. The Fab Four. Yoko Ono was assigned to keep the working class boys in line and you must admit, she did her work well. John Lennon was the weak link. Imagine ... Love Is All You Need ... Seeds sewn in fertile soil, smoke a little dope and cuss "The Man".

One of the first examples of 4GW (fourth generation warfare) separated children from the morals and values of their parents.
Archie Bunker was the epitome of working class America, written to be a lovable but oh so uncool parent. Anything our parents did we will damn sure not do.

Posted by: chasmatic at November 10, 2015 10:49 PM

"...separated children from the morals and values of their parents."

That's it right there Chas, sort of.
None of that Beatles, Yoko stuff matters.
I've listened to thousands of old songs and smoked tons of weed and it's doubtful there are many freedomists more adamant than I.

The PARENTS of the children are the ones that have actively assisted the power brokers (PB=politicians) in destroying what was the greatest country on the planet.

Parents can't destroy the country, only politicians can do that. Now, almost all the politicians are weak sissies, made that way by their weak, sissy parents.

The politicians are the disease that has infected this country that now suffers horribly, and probably cannot be cured without massive evisceration of the gangrenous material.

With their last gurgling breath they will still refuse to see.

Posted by: ghostsniper at November 11, 2015 6:33 AM

When I see "progressive", I think of cancer cells multiplying and killing their host.

Posted by: Sam L. at September 12, 2016 10:23 AM

The only thing I will do, voluntarily, is pay my taxes and eventually die. In the interim between my birth and my death, any marxist that rises to power in this country can be damned certain that I will not obey, concede or refuse to fight them on whatever level is available.

And I'm certainly not afraid to serve my disobedience up with as much accurate return fire that I can muster.

Posted by: Jack at September 13, 2016 7:26 AM