What’s that you say? I’m forbidden to use Latin in titles? Well, forbid all you like. I make the rules here–even when I break them.
Have a few links:
- Kurt Schlichter wants us to keep fighting.
- Sarah Hoyt says it’s The End of the World
- Conrad Black…oh, read it yourself.
- The actual significance of a successfully stolen election
Don’t give up, Schlichter says. Winners never quit and quitters never win. It ain’t over till it’s over. Fight to the last man. It all sounds right and proper…until you ask the key question: How?
Sarah puts an unusual spin on the ball. The way she approaches it, the “world ends” rather frequently, and we all get up the next morning, shoulder our crosses, and carry on, because…well, because that’s what we do. And it is so. But is there any reason why it should be so, world without end, amen?
Conrad Black’s brief essay irritated me greatly. It put me in mind of something I’ve been saying to others quite a lot lately: Confidence is what you feel just before you get blindsided. The election certainly blindsided decent Americans–not because “Biden won”–he didn’t–but because it was stolen so blatantly, with such “they’ll never do anything to us” arrogance and insouciance…and it appears that they were right. The assurance their stolen victory will bring them will translate to outright dismissal of all legal, moral, and Constitutional constraints. America is about to become an omnipotent oligarchy that operates behind a figurehead of a president.
Now we come to Wes Rhinier’s essay:
I will fight not because I desire it, but because I cannot justify any other course of action – when the enemy attacks, you must fight – you must kill or you will die.
This country is done! Pick your side. Choose wisely. Prepare for the most brutal war that this world has ever seen. It’s coming. I don’t think anything stops it now. Hopefully we can set things right if we win, or at least die trying.
The fight is unavoidable at this time. Freedom is on the line. The whole world is on the line. This is it boys, if America falls to this coup, darkness will take over the world. We owe these traitors nothing: not respect, not decency, nor mercy. We Owe Them Nothing!!!
The time for talk is over. Sides have been chosen. Their side is openly at War. We just wanted to be left alone to raise our families in peace. Sadly they are not going to give us that option.
This is our time. It’s why we are here at this point in time in history. It’s what we were born for. It’s time to fight for freedom.
Stirring, eh? Reminiscent of Patrick Henry, even. But war is a young man’s game…younger, at least, than I and most of the blogging colleagues with whom I keep in touch. Most of us old farts can’t participate directly, though we could contribute money and supplies. So we must ask: On which side are the majority of the young folks?
Right. The other side.
The most fatuous of all notions is that we could possibly reclaim the Republic from the thieves by electoral means. Yet Conrad Black seems to believe it:
The Republicans are Trump’s party now and he has enabled it to encroach upon the traditional black, Hispanic, and working-class base of the Democrats. He’s by far the most popular as well as the most unpopular political leader in the country, and the only one for whom scores of thousands of people will stand for hours in the cold and rain for an opportunity to hear him in person.
Six months of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will generate vertiginous nostalgia for Donald Trump. Then will come the third and final round of the Great Trump War.
There will be no “third and final round of the Great Trump War.” There will be war, or capitulation. Evil forces have seized control of our electoral apparatus. They have guaranteed by performance that they can bend any election to their preferences by multiple fraudulent means, yet not be called to account. How can a sensible man–say, a Conrad Black–think that once the amoralists of the Left have succeeded in stealing the highest office in the nation, they won’t thereafter steal any other office they set their hearts on?
Does no one else remember that elections are supposed to obviate warfare — that “ballots are a substitute for bullets?” If we cannot trust in the reliability of our elections, we cannot trust in anything that flows from them. No institution of American government can retain the legitimacy that elections confer upon it, when the elections themselves have been corrupted. We have been absolutely disenfranchised.
There are only two paths before us: armed insurrection, and abject surrender. The Left’s theft of our electoral apparatus has foreclosed all others.