Monday, February 25, 2019

Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since the Civil War.

For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives:
  • that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect;
  • and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative.
It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one.[1]
It's more than this coup attempt. Who wins the Superbowl or gets an Academy Award is something of no importance. But certain events happening right now are civilization-changing events. The notion that we are a unified nation of laws and that out public affairs are suffused with decency, restraint, fairness, and rationality is one that can no longer be maintained by any halfway observant person. That nation has virtually evaporated.

Regime shock troops.
A vicious and dishonest progressivism have empowered those who believe that human affairs – and faillible and liberty-minded human beings -- can and should be regulated by rational, wise, and compassionate points of light like themselves.

The present crew of Enlightened Beings who infest the upper reaches of our governments have precisely zero regard for the restraints inherent in our constitutional republic and arrogate to themselves the moral authority to determine which elections are legitimate and which not. And which voices are legitimate or not. And which wars are to be fought.

Embracing government run on the basis of complete official discretionary authority is to step onto a slippery slope that is a lot harder to climb back up after venturing onto it than to avoid it in the first place. But we are at a point in time when supposedly intelligent and educated people are enthusiastically and knowingly laying the foundation for autocratic government to be followed instantly by totalitarian government whether fascist or communist. This is inevitable as we know from the sorry history of the last century. (Authoritarians of the right did not plumb the depths of murder and torture. Apparently, they were still guided by tradition, law, custom, and religion, unlike those on the left who jumped into the maw with both feet, unconstrained by nothing, least of all simple decency. That the rightists were unwilling to surrender to leftist violence and subversion does not undermine this point. Superior breeding and culture do not require suicidal submission.)

This contempt for the Constitution and all law will not end well and on any day you can see or read about vile psychopaths and sociopaths who will be delighted to settle scores with political opponents and simply decent citizens. Twentieth-century methods will be embraced enthusiastically. The late Larry Grathwohl told us of the Weather Underground and their plan to just eliminate 20,000,000 uneducables if they ever took over.

Except for the stalwarts on Fox in the evening this coup is not discussed. Even they steer clear of the issue of total abandonment of the Constitution. (See which media or political figure raises the fact that Kamala Harris is NOT a natural born citizen.) Our national debate involves exercises in interrupting each other, the hurling of ad hominems, the dispensing of gross distortions and lies, or slithering away from pointed questions and answering questions never asked. Watch some of the guests on Tucker Carlson one time and get a taste of how that works.

Uncontrolled immigration is another watershed event or process. Some 40,000,000 foreigners have entered the United States in recent decades and the political and cultural transformation this is effecting is treated as though it were a gift from the gods rather than the impoverishing and destructive disaster that it is. European traitors speak of importing anther hundred million Africans alone. To what decent end?

European peoples, aka white people, need to get deadly serious about what is being jammed down our throats by the traitors who rule us. All indications are, however, that any kind of an awakening is coming way too slowly. And Angela Merkel looks like she’ll placidly coast to the end of her time as chancellor and enjoy a carefree retirement. And profound changes will occur unimpeded. Some changes are forever. I'm not even sure Trump understands what is at stake.

[1] "Conrad Black Exposes The Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since The Civil War." By Conrad Black, ZeroHedge, 2/24/19 (bullets added).


syd B. said...

Mr. Black, as he often does in his articles, has touched on some very sensitive points and has made clear what the issues are and where the blame lies. He is absolutely right, of course, that the events of the past two years are nothing short of a coup and that the majority of the media have been completely complicit. I would take it a step further and say that the entire Dem Party has been complicit in supporting such efforts. Now there's little left to this sad, demented story, short of telling the American people the truth. Unfortunately, the story will be told by the same media who has been basically lying to the public, so, except for those that tune into Fox occasionally, the majority of Americans will not be made aware of the crimes committed against their country, by those that pretend to be their representatives.


The problems are legion.

1. Those who just don't know... consumers, exclusively, of the enemedia

2. Those few in the thick of it with lots of power and connections

But by far, #3:

3. Those on the Left who see absolutely nothing wrong with this because Orange Man Bad.

I love this short scene from "A Man for All Seasons" because it says, precisely, what the Left is doing...

Col. B. Bunny said...

Syd, I often think that normal, decent people cannot conceive of evil. It simply doesn't occur to them that evil people could ape patriotic officials but have a malodorous agenda of their own. They make the mistake of thinking that others are universally like themselves.

The movies of my youth did not celebrate pathologies like, say, the Hannibal Lecter movies. Americans were portrayed positively and the Cuban Dezi Arnez was beloved for his "Lucy. You got some 'splain' to do." Now American culture is portrayed as a diseased and the cure will only come from 280-lb. black football players and "strong" women. At a minimum the average citizen has to be bewildered and looking to supposedly learned people like Supreme Court justices is an exercise in futility. They recently affirmed such thinking as tax isn't really a tax until it, well, needs to be a tax. If that's what the supposed guardians of the sacred flame come up with, good luck to anyone looking to plot a sure course through this ongoing train wreck.

Great video clip, Nitzakhon. Someone observed that communism is just socialism in a hurry. And as Steve Deace has said, "Expediency is ALWAYS the wrong choice." Statutes and case law often have their weak points but allowing for untrammeled discretion is the definition of horror. "Shoot the mad dog" was allegedly the constant refrain of Bolshevik tribunals during the Civil War. The victims of such an approach probably wondered what objective criteria defined the phenomenon of a mad dog.

I despair of the ability of one or a hundred media sources to turn on the light in anyone's head. Just reading The Gulag Archipelago was a life-changing event for me. Srsly. But millions get exposed to some aspect of the truth even in our fractured times but no light comes on. I'm partial to the Velcro theory of mental health. People don't stay mentally healthy because of one blinding truth or a set of such truths but by being exposed to reality in their jobs and through their associations with family, friends, and other people they come in contact. A person extending courtesy by holding a door or greeting one is one "hook" that restrains or guides us. Too few or the wrong hooks and the human starts to drift away like someone in a sensory deprivation experiment. Politics, the media, films, and the culture are such that the hooks they present are diseased. Too few right kind of hooks or too many of the wrong hooks explains mass pathology well.