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October 30, 2013

America: Fork. Stick. Done.

Sensing says, in a comment to "Well, don't get mad at Obama,
That this president is, or wants to be seen as, out of the loop means nothing. All the talking heads start proclaiming that Obama's credibility is shot. The people won't stand for it! It will damage his legacy! It diminishes America's standing in the world!
All of which may be true and all of which is utterly irrelevant. Maintaining those things is far from the top of Obama's agenda.
This president has only one goal in his second term: to eliminate political and economic competition to himself first and the Democrat party second. There is no other Obama agenda. Not jobs, not economic growth, not anything. Emplacing permanent one-party rule in this country is the sole goal for term two.
So chatter away with all the non-relevant issues that are dominating the headlines. While we do, Obama simply tightens his grip on the organs of government and funnels more taxpayer money to favored Democrat constituencies.
The Republican party is wholly irrelevant. The Tea party is, too. The Democrat party is never going to relinquish power. It is never going to lose the White House: it will win the election honestly if it can, dishonestly if it must (count on the latter).
My prediction: the Democrats will control Congress from 2014 on, even if they do not gain a numerical majority in the House next year, because enough McCain Republicans will be co-opted as to make it unnecessary. The Democrats will gain seats in the Senate. As for 2016, the name of Democrat nominee will be irrelevant. No matter who they nominate, that person will take the oath of office 20 days into 2017.
If you think I am pessimistic, I can only reply damn right. I wrote in 2003 that, ... When my children are my age, they will not be free in any recognizably traditional American meaning of the word. I’d tell them to emigrate, but there’s nowhere left to go. I am left with nauseating near-conviction that I am a member of the last generation in the history of the world that is minimally truly free.
But even then I did not imagine that it would happen so fast. America: Fork. Stick. Done.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at October 30, 2013 1:49 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I agree with his electoral predictions. Also, his estimate of Obama's goals. We are in the hands of events, now.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at October 30, 2013 1:57 PM

2008 was a coup. The communists will stick with Obama in 2016 because he is black and immune from serious consequences.

Posted by: ahem at October 30, 2013 2:30 PM

Blacks are immune only if we allowed ourselves to be gagged.
We have allowed and accepted "black and brown skin"
privilege" (David Horowitz).
If it is not acceptable for a white person, it should not be acceptable for any human being.
Who said, "the bigotry of low expectation" ?

Posted by: Grace at October 30, 2013 2:42 PM

I have my doubts that under the latest scandal of Obamacare that Democrats win many contested races, if they do indeed take back control of the HOR, then I know America will no longer be the 'Shining City on the Hill". I do believe that Obama is doing exactly what this author contends.

Posted by: Sisco at October 30, 2013 2:58 PM

Don't worry Rev Sensing. Socialism (and that's what Hussein is and what the Democrat Party wants) always comes to an end, usually fairly quickly. They run out of other peoples money and their regime collapses.

Posted by: Fat Man at October 30, 2013 3:03 PM

It grieves me that you have lost hope.

I pray for courage to continue to do what I can to help turn this around. I pray for wisdom to know what I can do or say to to turn this around. I believe God is on the side of freedom. We may not be able to see how or why the affairs of man occur as they do. I believe we have to trust in God that we will understand it in the fullness of time. I would not have given us more than a 50-50 chance of winning in 1942. Victory was not assured. In fact, things looked pretty bad. But we didn't quit.

I'm not giving up hope. I may be a fool, but I'm not willing to concede it's over. Even if I'm in chains,(and we're a long way from that right now) I will still believe in and fight for freedom.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at October 30, 2013 3:13 PM

Oh, for heaven's sake.

What, precisely, would anyone in DC gain by pulling some sort of half-ass political coup, making official and drawing attention to what has been a fait accompli for as long as most of us have been alive?

When was the last time you noticed any but a rhetorical difference between democrats and republicans? When republicans are in power the democrats howl and rend their garments over every new program - and then double down on those same programs when it's their turn in the chair. Reverse the names and repeat the sentence above. The American political process hasn't really been two-party in a very long time.

Seriously, if Obama ever tried such a thing the democrats would assassinate him.

Posted by: Joel at October 30, 2013 3:27 PM

I have said for a while that the republicans will not win the White House for a very long time. The democrats and the republicans merged into one party a long time ago. McCain, and Romney were as far right as the one party system wants to go. Bush loved to spend spend spend, grow government, and take away freedoms. Reagan grew government, spent and broke down state's rights. If you can't see it is one party rule by now then it is too late for you... well actually it is too late for any of us.

Posted by: Todd at October 30, 2013 4:14 PM

The money is all gone. Something different is coming. My hope and prayer is that it isn't too ugly. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

Posted by: Leslie at October 30, 2013 4:36 PM

He's right, its over. We gave it a good try but the Republic died in 2012. It was dying before that but its gone now. For crying out loud, dozens of precincts in Ohio claimed that Obama won by 99% of the votes. Guess which state was the one that made Romney concede? Its over.

The only thing that kept the people in power from just taking over and doing everything they wanted was honor and a fear of the citizenry. There's no honor and the public is too dependent on the government and complacent to do anything. The frog is nearly on the boil.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2013 5:07 PM

Yes, the time to rend garments and fret and fume was well before 2012. It's why I've never really railed at Obama, unless it was for pure snark. Nothing he does surprises or confuses anyone who is half awake.

But for the record, I called the Time of Death on Nov. 6, 2008.

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at October 30, 2013 7:12 PM

Who amongst your neighbors and old friends voted Obama, and might turn you in? Are you ready for the shouting match with them, when their kid, just graduated from college and holding an internship, offers to get you bumped forward a couple of places on an Obamacare treatment list, or will you simply take what you can get and shut your damn mouth, looking at the ground?

I urge all to make themselves familiar with ideas like tourniquets, or wound sepsis. Water purification, and field sanitation. Get used to the idea of making that toddler *be quiet!* at a crucial time.

Posted by: Mike James at October 30, 2013 7:16 PM

This whole train of thought vibes: fear. People tend to forget that Americans are the most resourceful, resilient, capable citizens in still the smartest and strongest country on the planet.

We have been through tough times before - wars, depressions, civil and natural catastrophes. Maybe there will be violence and bloodshed (brother against brother comes to mind) and maybe some will starve or be packed off to gulags. So what? I don't know about you, folks, but I am a winner. I put my trust in God and do the best I can every day to look after me and mine. I am willing - and not afraid - to die for my beliefs.

There's a whole lot in life I don't worry about; I am pretty well centered in my own spirituality and the older I get I allow that there's probably about 23 different ways to get into Heaven. "Everybody's got their own way to butter their bread" as my father would say, "don't trust the priests, son, all they got a key to is the shithouse".
And besides, as I get older, I pay more attention to the evidence and less to the arguments.

It's like being in Caligula's Rome. A half breed faggot of dubious provenance on the throne and toadying grifters running the place. You think I will let them get the better of me? When I see some of these folks running their game I want to say “Kid, I ran with bikers, shot junk, robbed banks; my hands have taken lives and saved lives; I worked with the Billy Graham Crusade; I got a million miles of highway under my ass, slept with dogs, danced with angels, I got screwdrivers older than you … what ya gonna show me, uh?”

But I don’t. Nowadays I just kinda watch it all going down.

Posted by: chasmatic at October 30, 2013 7:21 PM

I agree with the fat man, the question is what comes next?
Anyway, screw giving up.

Posted by: Al at October 30, 2013 7:25 PM

It ain't over yet, sissies!

Posted by: Al at October 30, 2013 7:28 PM

Its not a case of giving up. You don't give up after you've been conquered, you change the fight to what the battleground has become. Saving the nation is over, we had a tiniest glimmer of a slim chance in 2012 but no longer. Now you wait to rebuild.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 30, 2013 7:34 PM

Our Lady told us at Fatima that this would happen. Even the Church has been co-opted into the Global Luciferian Revolution. Now Christ alone stands between us and oblivion.

That's enough for me.

My goal -- my one and only aim -- is to keep my family alive, together, and Catholic for another twenty years. My children will be grown and on their own by then -- and that's when the gloves come off. I will be 69 years old that year, and I will have nothing, nothing left to lose.

And, as Kris Kristofferson once told us, "freedom's just another word for 'nothing left to lose'." I will, at last, be free.

And, as RAH pointed out, you can't enslave a free man. You can only kill him.

I once had a very, very realistic dream, a dream, I took as an actual vision of the future. It was a vision of my death. I die alone, covered in blood, smiling, in a field of tall grass. It is bitterly cold, but I am happy, because I am dying in battle, after defeating the Forces of Evil in a one-on-one final fight to the death. I have killed my final enemy; now, I go Purgatory; thence to Valhalla, or whatever the Christian equivalent is.

I can't imagine a better way to go.

Take heart, folks. Even the USSR -- the greatest, most evil tyranny that ever existed -- only lasted 70 years. Neither Fidel, nor the Communo-capitalist regime in China, nor the Kim family enterprise in Korea, will beat that record by much.

And neither will we.

Sooner or later, the tumbril will call for me. I have no illusions about anonymity, and the stuff I post on the Internet, while completely legal, is just too disrespectful of Authoritah. Until then, however, I plan on giving the big fat East Dallas Flying Finger to every plan, scheme, institution, agency, actor, establishment, dogma, doctrine, axiom, sacred cow, and icon of the Global Revolutionary State.

I advise you all to do the same. Because if it's one thing these smug, sincere, self-worshiping little Stalins can't bear, it's having the Kulaks laughing at their mustaches. Go to the Gulag with a smirk on your face and YOU WIN.

And when the devil hath seen that they have set so little by him, after certain essays, made in such times as he thought most fitting, he hath given that temptation quite over. And this he doth not only because the proud spirit cannot endure to be mocked, but also lest, with much tempting the man to the sin to which he could not in conclusion bring him, he should much increase his merit. -- Saint Thomas More, Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation (1553),Book Two, Section XVI.

Until then, remember: all Winston Smith had to do in order to defeat Big Brother was scream MORE RATS.
Be seeing you.

Posted by: B Lewis at October 30, 2013 8:16 PM

The problem is that we're so used to taking our freedom for granted that we can't imagine it could ever come to an end. We don't yet realize that we voted it away, just as the Germans did. We think that 'the next election' will put the genie back into the bottle, and things will return to normal. Some of us still suffer the delusion that there's going to be another 'free' election. But there isn't; we had our chance.

Even if the Republicans don't immediately commit suicide by helping the left capture millions of new Dem voters via the immigration bill, the left will win every presidential election from now on out because they work Every Single Day of the Year to game and rig the system. The left has been waiting to grasp power for several decades, and they aren't ceding it simply because of some stupid election process. They're here to stay.

The last election was a fraud. Dems got 150% of the vote in some counties during the last presidential election, and no one ever called them on it. Next time, they'll get 200% of the vote. No one will call them on that, either. In 8-12 years, it'll be like voting in Chicago: we'll have our choice of a Maoist, a Fabian socialist, a Democratic Socialist, or a Trotskyite.

You don't think Chief Justice Roberts changed his vote at the last minute because he suddenly saw the light, do you? The Obama administration has something on him, and he is being blackmailed, as they have blackmailed and destroyed so many other political opponents. From now on, he votes their way. The sad thing is that we don't even know the half of this administration's evil.

Think of it: why does a Tea Party candidate suddenly go belly up for the left as soon as they get to Washington? Obama's backers are gangsters. Now they're terrorizing the media and the insurance business. In the last year, they've purged 9 pro-American generals---all for so-called 'personal indiscretions'. How did they find out about these so-called indiscretions? They spy, they lie, they open sealed records. They threaten, bully and intimidate. The only thing they don't do is wear brown shirts.

If you think I exaggerate, please name me one freedom you enjoyed five years ago that you still possess today. Okay, so you still have a gun. How long do you think that's going to last?

Obama and his crew are being very open in their tyranny lately--they are surprisingly indifferent to public opinion, aren't they? They don't care about public opinion because they aren't going anywhere in 2016. We all remember how Hitler got voted out, don't we?

America is no longer a republic. It is no longer even a democracy. It's a fascist police state that's rapidly retrogressing into some form of feudal society.

Posted by: ahem at October 30, 2013 9:22 PM

Ahem, nothing wrong with your vision. Organized opposition to Leviathan is risky; too many agencies spying. I bet they are reading every word I write. Yikes, I ain't worth it. But it will come down to the desperate times that require desperate measures. The Tree of Liberty, so forth.

Many will say "hey, this ain't so bad" as they mimic the metaphorical frog in the pot. What to do? I dunno. Voting and the political process will not change things; I don't see much evidence of improvement because the "right guy" got into office. Look at darling Palin and the hotshot Cruz. Where are they? Neutralized is where. The DC machine put the cork in their jugs one way or the other.

Beans, bullets and bibles is a good start. America will get through this tribulation but it is a bottom-up rather than a top-down dynamic. Me, my family, my neighbors, they folks down the street, the guy that changes tires on my car; my church and Lodge Brothers, my local community. Establish a center and work the perimeter outward.

Posted by: chasmatic at October 31, 2013 6:11 AM

"The money is all gone. Something different is coming."

I used to cringe when people called America an empire. Because empires exist to drain wealth from the provinces, either through war booty, taxation, or resources.

Instead we have gone all over the globe, bringing order to hellholes, and rather than taking rewards instead we pay them lavishly for whatever goods or resources those places might produce. And all to the extent that we need to borrow in order to do so.

Money, wealth creation really, is indeed gone.

What comes next is a zero sum game where power is wielded to divide up an ever diminishing pie. Rome persisted for about 300 years under those conditions, but everything moved a bit slower then. I don't give us thirty years.

Which, when I ponder as I gaze at my children, fills me with a white hot rage. The oligarchs may feel themselves safe and secure beyond my direct reach, but collapse is never predictable, and like all humans they have others that matter to them. Even Seneca, one time servant of Nero, knew that to embrace one's mortality was all that is necessary to avoid becoming a slave.

Posted by: ThomasD at October 31, 2013 6:44 AM

Chas @ 6:11AM - I would add toilet paper to your list.

Posted by: butch at October 31, 2013 7:13 AM

butch, I thought that is what the bible pages were for.

The three "B"s, Beans, Bullets, and Beer.

Posted by: Ash Whole at October 31, 2013 7:39 AM

butch: good idea.

Ash Whole: nice handle. Have another beer, I'll buy a round. Use the bible pages when you run out of Zig Zag papers. I hope somebody stops, picks you up on the way back to town.

Posted by: chasmatic at October 31, 2013 10:57 AM

Why is anybody assuming that Ash wipes his ass?

Posted by: james wilson at October 31, 2013 1:34 PM

The last time the US was further in debt than its GDP was during WW2. We pulled out of it by being the last standing major economy on earth, and that economy was roaring at all cylinders because of the war effort.

There isn't a last economy standing, they're all teetering. Nothing will pull us out of this one, its just a matter of how long the fed can keep the plates spinning by playing games with numbers and shuffling money around on paper.

Do you really think the nation suddenly stopped spending money and accruing debt for months when the debt clock stopped at the ceiling? They were just buying bonds and shuffling money around to make it seem like it was flat.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at October 31, 2013 2:23 PM

What's in a name? Sometimes everything.

"Apa trece, pietrele ramin."
(The water flows, the rocks remain.)
— Old Romanian Proverb

Posted by: chasmatic at October 31, 2013 2:26 PM

This isn't some steady-state hell from which there is no escape. The U.S.as a political institution is finished. However, the good news is that the Leftist Utopia is on its last legs as well. Half the people who inhabit this country are on public assistance. The debt just passed 17 trillion and will likely be 22 trillion when the debt ceiling business comes up again.

So we should rejoice, the end is in sight. Accounts will be settled and debts paid. Personally I've been waiting for this for about fifty years and I intend to get my licks in,

Posted by: Lorne at October 31, 2013 3:53 PM

Obama's Military Coup Purges 197 Officers In Five Years


Posted by: ahem at October 31, 2013 10:02 PM

Many good observations here, mostly despairing but tinged with defiance too. But there is one strategy no one has mentioned: Retreat to where your tribe is assembling. Our "tribe" is those who believe in and practice capitalism, freedom, self-responsibility, and enterprise. In the 1960's and 1970's tiny Hong Kong---all rocky 16 square miles of it---was perched on the side of the communist murder-capital of the world, China. The little colony then had one of the largest economies in the world. So where is our "Hong Kong" in North America? Where can the enterprising, hard-working, free-thinking, capitalist, Constitutionalist tribe of North America retreat to? Check it out: freestateproject.org. And if you think the federal monstrosity will never allow us to exist, that remains to be seen. Besides, if and when the time comes, there will be far worse places to make your stand.

Posted by: Kevin Marks at October 31, 2013 10:06 PM

The only thing that would keep Obama from declaring martial law and suspending elections is the Clintons, who have a big following. They want Hillary to have her shot at the presidency.

If Obama neutralizes Hillary, then it's Katy bar the door.

Posted by: Smokey at November 2, 2013 7:02 PM

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