Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Laager Or Attack?

     No other choices are available.

     By now my Gentle Readers are aware of what happened in Kenosha, Wisconsin last night. Perhaps you’re also aware that various “leaders” on the Left are calling for more riots, more looting, more violence, and in more places around America. And you simply must be aware that Nancy Pelosi has called President Trump and the Republicans in Congress “domestic enemies” and “enemies of the state.”

     Americans who still love this country and want to see it defended have been waiting for a federal response. There hasn’t been one yet. There are no indications that there will be one any time soon. President Trump appears to have decided to give the afflicted states’ governments a chance to put down the rioters and reassert public order – which those governments have declined to do. Meanwhile, cities are being destroyed by AntiFa acting under the banner of “Black Lives Matter.”

     How long will the president wait?

     These aren’t “civil rights demonstrations.” They’re not “peaceful protests” about “police misconduct.” They’re insurrections. Unless they’re treated as such, they’ll continue to spread. Without a federal response, either AntiFa will own the country de facto, or armed civilians will eliminate it down to the last masked, black-garbed cur, without bothering to secure approval from “the authority of the law.”

     In either case, justice as a formal process based on written laws and codified judicial procedures – i.e., justice as Americans have understood it for two centuries – will be dead.

     There are already some signs that the public understanding of these events is maturing toward armed confrontation. Consider the McCloskeys, whom endless media outlets have defamed as “pointing guns at peaceful protesters.” Seldom does such a story mention that the “peaceful protesters” destroyed a gate that closes off a private street into a private, proprietary community. Even less often does such a story mention that the “peaceful protesters” shouted threats to the McCloskeys’ lives and property...nor that they returned in hopes of actualizing those threats, only to be deterred by a well armed security force.

     In recognition that the disease is spreading, private citizens and neighborhoods are quietly forming “laagers:” zones whose householders are armed, and whose outskirts are discreetly monitored against the possibility of incursion. My neighborhood is one such: heavily armed and uneasily braced for whatever might come to us. Should trouble come to call, we won’t fire warning shots; ammo’s gotten too damned expensive.

     I don’t want that. I doubt that you do. But it’s the sort of attitude civilians must take: civilians are not organized enough to go on the offensive. (Besides, our wives would never permit it.)

     Still, we have a federal government that commands a large, well armed and organized army. That army is capable of more than post-hurricane disaster relief and ousting Middle Eastern tyrants – and We the People pay for its upkeep. We need it to march. Why does it sit idle?

     The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence. [Constitution of the United States, Article IV, Section 4)

     What good is that “guarantee” if the federal government should refuse to act against the AntiFa / Black Bloc / Black Lives Matter insurrectionists?

     AntiFa is already advancing into quiet, entirely residential areas as depicted here. To what end, when there’s nothing there to loot? David Thompson provides an analysis:

     This is what happens when malevolent narcissists don’t get slapped and thrown to the ground. The kind of psychology we’re seeing, over and over again, overwhelmingly from the left, is an exercise in bad faith, a fundamental dishonesty....

     This isn’t politics. This is recreational sociopathy.

     The Mao-lings who obstruct and intimidate random motorists, or who harass random restaurant customers, scaring their children, or who scream amplified profanities at random people trying to sleep, while shining lights into their bedrooms - they don’t do these things because they care about civil rights, or policing, or whatever this week’s Issue Of Great Concern happens to be. They do it because menacing other people - and spoiling someone’s day, or night, arbitrarily - is gratifying. If, that is, you’re a certain kind of person. They are, as it were, pleasuring themselves.

     Let’s close with a brief video from England:

     And Rudyard Kipling’s apocalyptic poem:

The Wrath Of The Awakened Saxon

It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.

They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.

Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.

It was not suddently bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.

     If the English are already at the tipping point, how far from it are we? Dare we draw any nearer to it?

     Buy ammo. And pray.


Pascal said...

Election day 2008. One Phili polling place intimidated by 3 New Black Panthers. No consequence?

Election day 2020. Every polling place surrounded by Antifa/BLM.

riverrider said...

you said it yourself. we are a nation of laws. the riots are not so much as insurrection as useful tools to the left. they are so far local and local authority remains in charge if not control and they do have sufficient means if they chose to use them. therefore no federal issue. further those authorities are sovereign until such time it becomes national. only then can trump act without an invititation from those same authority. it is neither in his authority nor best interest to do anything, except support civil authority. NOW, the PEOPLE of those areas can and should overthrow such authority and establish their own along with law and order soon after. then they may want to ask for fed assistance. WE the PEOPLE have the OBLIGATION to take care of our own local problems. with RIGHTS come RESPONSIBILITIES.

Arthur said...

The residents of the states elected their representatives.

If they are unhappy with how those representatives are handling their state they should change them.

I live in south central WI. The people of this state allowed a democrat to take the governor's mansion, some enthusiastically so. A burned hand teaches best and if in early 2020's the decent people I meet every single day can let these evil people take the reins this state deserves to burn.

Meanwhile I'm prepping and practicing as hard as I can.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey F.O.P.

I am not 100% sure that the Military will act against the rioters, there are individual members that support the rioters, and thanks to the crap that the democrats have pulled and the Obama appointed officers, I think 33% of the armed forces would be suspect if ordered against the rioters because their sympathies would be against Trump and the Law and Order. I would see units defect and join the rioters if ordered especially if demographics are involved.

1104wrhmr6r said...

Our local paper's web site has a story saying this happened in Bedford PA. THe twitter videos are not the same but certainly have numerous common people, vehicles and the same house to my eye. Interesting. By telling the story of rural/suburban America shooting back who are the Media trying to encourage?

John Henry Eden said...

All Friends of the Republic must be Enemies of the State.

Linda Fox said...

"Recreational Sociopathy" - good phrase.

I am thinking that Trump is temporizing - hoping to get to the election without a major incident that the Left can mis-interpret/blow up into a Leftist Crusade.

It also puts pressure on the state governments to Do Their Own Damn Job!!!!

Sorry for the exclamation points - I'm back on regular coffee after 3 weeks of stupid decaf. Not my choice - it was all that was available at my brother's, and I was a good compliant guest.

Linda Fox said...

Pascal, I truly don't think the Left has the numbers to cover more than a few cities. They can EITHER work on bringing out the dead to vote, OR commit the numbers to creating chaos at the polls.
Not both.

Pascal said...

I suspect that too Linda. But to suppress voter turnout, only a few have to come out and Corporate Media will issue ominous warnings to the rest of the country. In fact, they already have and that's why I came up with the scenario right off the bat.

I pray the ploy will not be sufficiently successful. And like you, I am more worried about voter fraud. What we may have going for us is that many #Walkaways may know the Dem fraud mechanics and are now on our side.

squeeky's mom said...

What I'm seeing on other blogs is "wait". Do not give the Dem's their Ohio State moment. They could scrap their advertising budget and just use that against the Republicans and Trump. But the day after Trump is declared the winner, hillary notwithstanding, then it's open season.

Manu said...

Well three rioters found this out last night. Two dead and one with a chunk of his arm blown off...