WE put first as a general maxim that factions and parties are dangerous…. They must therefore be prevented wherever possible by wise counsel … and every means should be taken to cure them….

Jean Bodin
On Sovereignty

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The sixteenth century political theorist, Jean Bodin, warned that, if factional differences cannot be resolved by a process of law, then the sovereign “ought to resort to force to extinguish them altogether, by punishment of the manifest leaders before they become so strong that there is no prevailing against them.”

As of this writing, the United States of America is beset by factional differences that cannot be resolved by a process of law; for the law itself has been subverted. And presently, however we might hope otherwise, there is no princely sovereign that can “resort to force to extinguish them … by punishment of the manifest leaders” because under our political system “the people” enjoy sovereignty, and the people themselves are divided into two hostile camps, each opposed to the other.

By way of example, President Donald Trump made a July 4 speech at Mount Rushmore. He honored presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, vowing to defend this and other monuments against vandalism. In response, CNN said, “Trump doubles down on divisive messaging” while CNBC claimed that Trump was stoking “national divisions.”

In America today there are two sovereign powers — two distinct notions of “we the people” — laying claim to words like “justice” and “freedom,” and “good government.” But each of these powers understands words differently; and their differences are not negotiable, neither can there be a compromise between them.

Bodin warned that “it is easier to prevent an invasion than to expel the enemy once he has effected entry” and likewise “it is better to prevent sedition than to try and cure it.” And then he added, as if for our benefit: “This is even more difficult in a popular state than any other.”

The problem of sovereignty in a divided popular state (such as our own) is one which we now confront; for the Constitution of the United States is something alien to most of the persons who occupy the actual government formed under it, even as the government’s interests and ideas are at variance with “the people,” or what remains after various “victim” groups have seceded to form a “new people.”

For several decades a subversive minority has attempted to make itself into an unassailable sovereign majority — more recently by importing millions of non-white illegal aliens, smuggled across a border that is decried as “racist.” This would-be sovereign majority wishes to do away with the country’s national traditions, its national symbols, and even its national ideals.

Here is an attempt to overthrow “the people of the United States” in favor of a piracy and brigandage rooted in “socialism,” or “Marxism,” or “communism,” but for tactical reasons prefers to camouflage itself as “anti-racism.” In attempting to build a new sovereign majority, various Marxist groups have cobbled together a coalition of angry women, brainwashed youth, “disenfranchised” minorities and aliens. Referring to themselves as “progressives,” this faction claims to represent “the people.” Those who were previously signified by the constitutional phrase “we the people,” are now denounced as “racists.” America’s political institutions, the free market and the police are said to be “systemically racist.” Consequently, the statues of America’s heroes and Founders are to be torn down, the national flag burned, and national monuments desecrated.

This campaign to destroy American symbols and slander its Founders should surprise no one. During the past half century a “faction of subversion” began to dominate American universities, government and the media. Barack Obama’s presidency further raised their hopes. In fact, their consolidation of power was nearly complete by 2016. The “faction of subversion” merely needed one more “stealth socialist” president before victory would be final and irreversible. Hillary Clinton was nominated to complete the process, her election being “guaranteed”; yet she failed to defeat a dark horse candidate — Donald J. Trump.

Trump won the election with slogans like “lock her up” and “drain the swamp.” But the “faction of subversion,” now dominant within the Justice Department and FBI, had established an “insurance policy” in the Trump/Russia collusion hoax, which was used to dispute the legitimacy of the new president. Thus began a coordinated campaign of lies, prosecutions and insubordinations, erupting across the government, supported by a media campaign of unprecedented viciousness.

After repeated calls for impeachment, there followed an actual impeachment — with a circus of bureaucratic tattletales, and a narrative of alleged crimes too niggling for serious consideration. Then, in the midst of a Chinese-originated pandemic, an insurrection began, coinciding with an electoral challenge to Trump from an overtly senile, meritless, corrupt, nonentity.

This brief overview of our situation does not lend itself to an optimistic forecast. Too many of our fellow citizens, year after year, have hidden themselves in the “riskless private sphere,” resting on the safe possession of their “private property,” staying out of political controversies, yielding political ground to increasingly pathological narratives and persons. At long last this “riskless private sphere” is no longer safe. The exits have been blocked. A confrontation is now unavoidable.

There is a silver lining to all this, according to Jean Bodin. If an insurrection fails, its poison is purged from the body politic. A deluded mob can be cured once its ringleaders are apprehended. And who are these ringleaders, in truth? At beginning of Bodin’s book, On Sovereignty, there is a listing of principles necessary to a well-ordered commonwealth. The cornerstone of these principles might surprise you. In the first place, wrote Bodin, right ordering involves distinguishing “a commonwealth from a band of thieves or pirates. With them one should have neither intercourse, commerce, nor alliance.”

The dangerous faction which presently divides the country is rooted in an ideology of brigandage and piracy. Make no mistake. Such is also the ideology of Beijing, Havana and other hostile powers. It was the gravest mistake imaginable that we entered into “intercourse” and “commerce” with the Chinese communists. It was also a grave error that their ideology of universal spoliation was allowed to take root in our own schools and universities. From thence the poison has spread, and revolutionary violence now threatens us.

Links and Notes

Bodin : On Sovereignty : Six Books Of The Commonwealth https://www.amazon.com/dp/1438288700/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oEobFb3GEHK8E

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/04/politics/trump-july-fourth-remarks/index.html

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/07/05/trump-stokes-national-divisions-in-fourth-of-july-speech.html

Some people see more clearly than others — https://townhall.com/tipsheet/elliebufkin/2020/06/03/nobody-takes-america-philly-woman-shuts-down-protestors-outside-city-hall-n2570000

87 thoughts on “Faction, Subversion and Insurrection

  1. “Vigilance Committees” will be needed to deal with the “Highway Men” involved in this “Brigandage.”

  2. The news media, the Dhimmicrats (read Communists), and all the various revolutionary groups that have aligned themselves against “We the People” do not realize that there is a mass of people out there, which some have referred to as the silent majority, others as just American patriots. Yes, it is not a formal group or organization, it is just a lot of people who think along the same lines, that understand what the Constitution offers us, and want to continue forward with a Constitution that is intact, and continues to provide us with what it has for the past 244 years.
    Since Jean Bodin lived well before a government such as what we have in the United States had been formed, offering the populace the Right to be armed, which even at the time was a very radical idea, I do not know that Bodin could even imagine such a government ever existing.
    Bodin’s statement, “…ought to resort to force to extinguish them altogether, by punishment of the manifest leaders before they become so strong that there is no prevailing against them…” would in his day and age, been done by a Sovereign and his military force, as the people of that day had little in the way of any “tools of war”. All they had back then were pitchforks, scythes, axes, hammers and such. Today, we have basically the same small arms weapons as the military has in order to fight off any who attack us or our property.
    That is where the revolutionaries of our day have underestimated the ability of “We the People” to not give up and just let them take over. There have been small instances of those defending themselves against the revolutionaries already, and the real test has yet to come.

    1. Of course, people armed themselves all over Europe in those days, and fought wars over religion; and there were Republics even then, and armed citizens. Consider the Revolt of the Netherlands against Spain, 1566 – 1648. America’s was not the first revolution.

  3. IS AMERICA HEADING FOR CIVIL WAR? OF COURSE IT IS…
    Brandon Smith
    July 7th, 2020
    Alt-Market

    https://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/is-america-heading-for-civil-war-of-course-it-is_07072020

    This article was originally published by Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.

    In last week’s article, I discussed the issue of American “balkanization” and the rapid migration of conservatives and moderates from large population centers and states that are becoming militant in their progressive ideology. In my home state of Montana, there has been a surge of people trying to escape the chaos and oppression of leftist states.

    Some are here because of the pandemic and the harsh restrictions they had to endure during the first lockdowns. Others are here because they can’t stand the hostility of identity politics, cancel culture, and race riots. Either way, they are fleeing places with decidedly leftist influences.

    Uprooting and moving to an entirely new place is not an easy thing to do, especially in the middle of a pandemic. For many people, such an idea would have been unthinkable only a few years ago. Believe me, moving to a place like the Rocky Mountain Redoubt is not an easy transition for most. Hopefully, these people understand that they will have to make extensive preparations for the rough winter and be ready to work hard in the spring and summer months to survive. Maybe they don’t realize yet how tough it is here; maybe they know and don’t care.

    That’s how bad the situation has become – Rational and reasonable people are willing to leave behind their old life and risk it all to keep a margin of freedom.

    In my view, it is clear that the political left has gone so far off the rails into its own cultism that there is no coming back. There can be no reconciliation between the two sides, so we must separate, or we must fight. I advocate for separation first for a number of reasons:

    First and foremost, conservatives are the primary producers within American culture. If we leave the leftists to their own devices there is a chance they will simply implode in on themselves and eat each other because they have no idea how to fill the production void. The recent developments in the defunct CHAZ/CHOP autonomous zone are a perfect example. Those people don’t have the slightest clue what they are doing and it shows.

    Second, if conservatives separate it provides a buffer that helps defuse future random conflicts. When you force the two sides into a box together eventually they will find a reason to try to kill each other. Putting some distance between them and us reduces the angst.

    Third, if the leftists decide they don’t like that we have separated and are thriving on our own, and they attempt to antagonize or attack us where we live, then we hold the clear moral high ground when we smash them to pieces in response.

    I fully realize that the third outcome is the most likely. War is probably inevitable. Why? Because collectivists and narcissists are never satisfied. They desire unlimited control over the lives of others and they will use any means to get that control no matter how destructive. Separating from them is only a stop-gap that allows us to take a superior position. Through peaceful migration, we set the pace of the conflict. Eventually, they will come after us, and there will be no doubt about our response then. There will be no way to spin the result in their favor, no way for them to play the victims.

    Some people might question if we are actually to the point of open conflict; they might accuse me of “doom-mongering”. Others may argue that conservatives are acting “passive” and that we will never take any action. These assumptions are common right now because such people do not understand how history progresses and how group psychology evolves.

    Domestic war is not something pursued lightly, or haphazardly. The average person knows at least subconsciously that it’s better to seek resolution or to remain patient as events unfold. Conservatives aren’t stupid; we know that before any civil war there is first a culture war. And, we know that the cards are stacked against us and that if we act rashly in any way we will lose position in that culture war.

    So, we let the leftists spit and rage like madmen for a little while. Each day people who were on the fence when it comes to the culture war are witnessing this and come over to our side because we’re the only side that is sane. The drawback is, there comes a point in which calm professionalism might be wrongly perceived as weakness. And when people sense weakness among conservatives, they might run into the arms of the extreme left thinking that it’s safer to join the “winning team”.

    I believe conservatives have not been sucked into a reactionary stance yet because they are thinking logically and refusing to play the game for now. In some ways, it is how we enter the fight that is more important than the fight itself. To understand why, we have to look at the bigger picture beyond the left/right conflict.

    As I noted last week, the political left is a tool for a greater agenda. They are being used as a weapon of chaos by globalist interests. This is not “conspiracy theory”, this is a conspiracy fact. Millions of dollars have poured into Antifa and BLM related groups through elitist donors like George Soros and his Open Society Foundation as well as the Ford Foundation. Globalist institutions like these have been influencing the extreme left and promoting identity politics for DECADES. This is openly admitted. What we are witnessing in 2020 is simply the culmination of a half-century-long propaganda campaign that created the modern feminist movement, victim group status, entitlement culture, etc.

    The reason for the agenda should be obvious: Chaos creates fear. Fear creates division and crisis. And, crisis creates opportunity (as globalist Rahm Emanuel once bragged). Meaning, the extreme left is going to start a war because that’s exactly what the global elites created them for.

    Now, some might suggest that this places conservatives in a Catch-22 position; if we don’t fight back then we will look weak. We will be culturally isolated and eventually overrun and wiped from the history books. If we do fight back we will be giving the globalists what they want – A civil war that will tear America apart.

    The suggestion by certain special interests will be that there is only one way out; use government power to turn the tide to our advantage. In other words, institute martial law. I don’t really see it that way.

    Once we understand that a fight is coming regardless, our task is to position ourselves with the most advantage possible while keeping our culture and our principles intact. This includes our belief in constitutionalism, civil liberties, and opposition to tyranny in ANY form. Winning the fight is important, but maintaining our principles in the process is more important. Becoming a monster to fight the monster is the same as losing.

    When the left comes for us (and they will), the fight has to be won by us, not government. We cannot hand even more power to government in the name of security. We cannot become the fascists the leftists accuse us of being.

    I am often asked these days about my view of the 2020 election and how it will turn out. I did predict Trump’s election win in the summer of 2016 based on the idea that Trump’s presence in the White House would drive the left insane, as well as give the globalists a perfect “conservative” scapegoat for the economic collapse they had been engineering since at least 2008.

    Trump’s cabinet of global elitists suggests his complacency in this plan. We still live under a one-party system pretending as if it is a two-party paradigm.

    Furthermore, I am not convinced there will even be an election in November. With pandemic lockdowns surely returning as infections spike once again, the US economy will be in ruins by winter. Voting in a traditional fashion will be difficult or restricted in some states. And, mail-in or digital ballots will not be accepted by most conservatives because of their history of being used to rig election outcomes.

    Look at it this way: If Trump “wins”, or delays the election, the left will riot and a civil war will be triggered. Conservatives will have to deal with the violence of the left while also dealing with the potential for martial law (which we cannot tolerate or support either). If Biden “wins”, it will be perceived by many conservatives who still think elections matter as a stolen presidency engineered through fraudulent ballot practices.

    To summarize, if Trump is still in the White House in 2021, get ready to fight back against leftist mobs as well as martial law measures. If you believe in freedom, realize that fake conservatives that support government tyranny will be as much a problem as Marxist lefties. If Biden enters the White House, expect him to immediately implement unconstitutional policies including medical tyranny, gun confiscation, and martial law. Either way, it ends in war.

    It’s also the classic false choice narrative: You can choose Marxism and communism, or you can choose fascism. Communism being the elevation of the weak and the oppression of the strong in the name of arbitrary “equality”, and fascism being the elimination of the weak or less fortunate in the name of making more room for the strong. Both sides rely on totalitarian government to assert dominance, and both sides benefit the elitist establishment. The great con is that there is no third option when there is; the non-aggression principle, citizen defense, voluntarism, and freedom.

    Frankly, I almost prefer a scenario in which Biden and the left are perceived as stealing the election. At least then conservatives will be fully united once again and ready to fight, instead of passively relying on a Pied Piper like Trump to save them.

    The truth is, in 2020-2021 we stand at a massive nexus point in human history. We are spiraling into a decade and a fight that will decide the fate liberty for the next century or more. On one side stands the global elites and the useful idiots on the hard left. They will push for a collectivist system that erases all memory of the Constitutional Republic we once knew, and they will get help from fake conservatives that value power over principle. On the other side stands the people that just want to be left alone; the free minds, the people that don’t need or desire to have power over anybody.

    If humanity is to have a future at all, the second group must continue to exist and prosper. They are the wellspring that feeds us, that gives us something to hope for. If the elites and the social justice mob take control, there can be no future for our species. They desire what they cannot and should not have. They value only what they can take from others. They have a hunger that can never be satiated. They will devour the world until there is nothing left while claiming they stand for the “greater good”. War cannot be avoided with such people; the only question is, will liberty-minded people stay the course and stick by their principles or will they fall to their darker impulses to ensure victory?

    1. An interesting read. Such thoughts are being pondered by many Americans. To some extent, wars are decided before they are fought. And people’s pattern of thinking can determine how things unfold. Much depends on what is said and done now.

    2. I would not consider Montana a conservative hideaway at all. After all, Montana gave us the Unibomber, Ted Kaczynski. Although he was programmed in psychology experiments while at Harvard, it wasn’t until he moved to Montana that he lost it. Like most western states, the country tends conservative and the cities liberal. Cities like Kalispell and Whitefish are about as liberal as they get (from personal experience having a few beers after work). In Pendleton, Oregon, home of the cowboy roundup, BLM protests have been peaceful but quite vocal. Eugene, quite possibly the hippie capitol of the world, has had protests almost every night, some quite violent. It is more likely that Montana is seeing California progressives moving in like Bend, Oregon, where they are changing the character of the politics rapidly to progressive.

      1. Not just from Kalifornia, but also many moving from New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to Montana and the so-called American Redoubt. Communists are like a cancer that just keeps spreading, and the only cure may be a Civil War.

    3. This entire thing is psychotic, but the craziest paragraph is the one that insists civil war is inevitable no matter what happens. Great perspective, paranoid, overly aggressive bro! I bet that dude is so genuinely excited to shoot people. Nobody should be listening to this guy and his nonsense. This kind of thinking maintains a childish mentality that has created unnecessary violence for millennia. Warmongers are fighting themselves into irrelevance.

      1. Your disintegrated, nihilist calculus, with its suicidal social ethic, does tend to nudge people with patriotic instincts toward desperate thoughts. As you would erase his heritage, take down his symbols, and liken him to a mass murderer the possibility of reconciling your worldview to his looks less and less likely. Any thoughts on how you might join us in preserving the country from the revolutionaries who want to overthrow the constitution and dispossess the bourgeoisie?

      2. You know nothing about me and my patriotism. You know nothing of my ability to endure the hatred and ignorance of others, or my willingness to accommodate my fellow compatriot in his pursuit of justice. You quickly label me (and everyone who thinks like me) as another useful idiot being led astray by Evil, as if this universe was that simple. How about you consider that just maybe the dark hoard you and your fellow warmongering essayist are so afraid of isn’t actually motivated by Evil, and is actually made up largely of well-meaning human beings like yourself who are simply trying to be understood. Were there ever days when you believed in your fellow man?

      3. You don’t have to come here and read my essays if they bother you. You dislike me because you think I’m wrong. If that’s true, you have nothing to worry about. I don’t have any influence and am not likely to ever have any. Your kind of thinking dominates our country. Don’t you know that? You are the future, as far as it goes. But you are blind. The communists are taking the country over. You do not seem aware of this, or you don’t care, or maybe you like communist ideas — I don’t know. Whatever the case, you do not see the threat from China and Russia, or from the Marxists in Black Lives Matter. The reason I fear your social agenda is that the ideological allies of the communists were the people that began promoting that agenda long ago — which includes ideas no American would have publicly professed believing when I was a child. And the country’s social and moral condition has been damaged by these ideas. You will laugh at me, of course. I’ve seen what the country was like in the early 1960s and how much weaker it is today. You are weak, as a person. The way you write here on my blog: your disrespect towards me, your scorn and mocking, your mocking of people who appreciate my writing, who worry about the country’s survival. Your attitude gives away your arrogance. You do not come here to discuss anything with me. You are rude, like an ill-mannered child. You have no business making disparaging remarks about the people here. It is very arrogant to come here and make trouble. You think there is something wrong with me. But you are either too young or too poorly educated to understand what has happened here. The country is not really defended. This is something I’ve been saying for many years now. It should be apparent to you by now. My thoughts are about how we all might be preserved from danger. But this bothers you. Why? I propose no war? I only propose a realistic awareness of enemies out there, building nuclear weapons decades after we stopped building ours. I do not think you realize how much danger that puts you in, and how close we are to losing our country. I understand you do not see this. But your inability to see only places a great question-mark on your overall judgment. We are living in a terrible time, and I don’t see any leaders here who understand the danger, or know what to do. Nearly everyone believes something like what you believe. And so, the attacks on the country are going to accelerate. People here are going to be killed. I wish it were not so. As a Russian friend of mine said recently, “knowledge is a terrible burden.”

      4. I read your essays because you espouse what I believe to be the core opinions of the religious/conservative right in America. You flesh out your beliefs in a very coherent and literarily palatable way, so they are easy to read. You’re right, I do not have to read these opinions, but I do in an effort to better understand and, in an ideal world, influence you and your readers in a way that leads to peace, reconciliation and more available opportunity for all my fellow Americans (rather than civil war between us).

        You say you “fear [my] social agenda [because] the ideological allies of the communists were the people that began promoting that agenda long ago — which includes ideas no American would have publicly professed believing when I was a child.” Why do you believe ideas of queer acceptance and reparations for racial injustice were not widely professed publicly when you were a child? Do you think they didn’t exist? Do you think those sentiments were absent from people’s minds until “The Communists” put them there? Or is it more likely that the sentiments were there, brewing in a much broader population, but the social stigma around publicly promoting those ideas was literally dangerous to the people who did it? Do you think historically straight/white/male dominated society created a welcoming environment for these taboo ideas? Or is it likely that people who believed these things were silenced, shunned from society, or even murdered for doing so? You honestly believe these ideas didn’t exist until the last 60 years? Use your head.

        My “mocking and arrogant attitude”, as you put it, is a near direct mirror of the general attitude of almost everyone who writes to this site. The arrogance and disrespect that surrounds every attempt to paint the victims (modern or historic) of American colonialism (and their sympathizers) severely outweighs any disrespect you would ever allow me to serve up here. Let’s not kid ourselves. You fear the country isn’t defended, so you attack your fellow countryman who stands up with his fellow countryman facing injustice. The problem here is that you don’t see injustice in the history of America. You don’t seem able to allow yourself to see it. And so the camps divide.

      5. I am not an advocate of imperialism or colonialism or racism. I am anti-communist. I believe in free speech (properly understood). You seem to think I am intolerant because I want my country protected. You are very ideological. I don’t think your feet are on the ground. Sorry to say.

    4. I’m skeptical of the split the country in half plan. I used to like it and assumed that Americans, like squabbling siblings, once given some distance would thence become fond of one another again.

      But now it seems to me that Democrats have been totally possessed by evil forces. Hijacked by foreign enemies. And there will be no friendship.

      Maybe this is how it was before and it only just became clear to me. The root issue is that there is a worldwide Communist conspiracy to take power. They seek total control and won’t tolerate any freedom outside of their system. If we split the country up, they are still coming for us, only now we’ve ceded yet more ground. It will be just one more step of Conservatives ceding ground to the Communists. First it was NY and Cali, then it was all the cities, now it’s half the country. It’s not like Communists built have the country and we are giving to them what is rightfully theirs. Americans built it and the Communists are stealing it.

      It will not end well. They will BDS us harder than people can imagine. Since people think “escape” is an option they still won’t have confronted how the Communists conquered half of America with their process of infiltration. They will just do the same thing again. Especially given that the institutions in red states are actually largely controlled or at the least infiltrated by Communists, it won’t even take them that long to redo the same process in the split off state.

      There has to be a reckoning with the Communists.

      1. So…Americans who aren’t afraid of Communist theory aren’t Americans? Because I don’t have an irrational fear of Communism, I am not an American? Who are you to say that? America exists so that people can believe what they choose to believe. What benefit comes from labelling half the country’s population as “Not Americans”? This only heads towards war. You carry us there with these beliefs.

  4. I very much appreciate your wisdom and insightful thoughts on this matter. We are witnessing the unfolding of Decade upon Decade of planning and manipulating of citizens minds and beliefs.
    I believe that very, very few people have a world view or understanding of what is actually happening before their very eyes.
    What we are witnessing is a very substantial mile stone in world history. The last in a series of needed Bolshevik revolutions in order to implement World Government. The Luciferians that control this world have used the U.S. to bludgeon and pound the rest of the world into their vision and now it’s our turn to be “transformed ” into the “ Global Citizens “ that the Lucie’s demand.
    In a sense we (U.S.A.) have acted as international Brown Shirts and now it is time to do with the Brown Shirts what always happens to Brown Shirts once the mission is complete. We are seeing that unfold on a daily bases.
    The Plebes in the street are lost souls with little if any understanding of this world. They are cannon fodder. Their organizers and handlers are better paid but still clueless “Useful Idiots“
    Eventually as you move up the chain of command, you get to the evil level of management that does have a view of what is truly going on. These are the ones that meet in private and whisper and scheme on matters and events that average people can not comprehend. Mostly because they can’t believe that people can be this evil.

    Jeremiah 17:9

    “The heart is more deceitful than all else
    And is desperately sick;
    Who can understand it?

    There are people with souls so dark and ambitions so huge that the average person can’t believe they exist. Brandon Smith who has commented here above has done a few pieces on Psychopaths and how they operate in society. And while it is challenging for most to understand, it is a true assessment of man’s potential for evil.
    The people at this level are the ”Transitional Level” where men communicate with other entities. A spiritual level and NOT a good one !!
    The apostle Paul tells us in scripture:

    Ephesians 6: 12 For our struggle is not against (e)flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    While the forces we are fighting are indeed Spiritual, the efforts and battles occur and manifest in the flesh. They are played out in human form as we are seeing daily. So the question becomes, “ Can we win this (Spiritual) battle?” I believe that ultimately the answer is YES. However we have a long way to go before that victory and we are going to loose MUCH ground before that day comes. Sorry….Not too encouraging but accurate as I read day to day signs and apply it to scripture. So… Get right with the Lord and get prepared spiritually and emotionally with your family and trusted friends.
    Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Here are a few links that will help a discerning person understand what we are seeing in our time.

    1. I do not want you posting that video here again. I have deleted it. If you watch it long enough, it presents an antisemitic message. I am not an antisemite. Take it somewhere else.

  5. Jeff, not sure if I can have your opinion. An Hong Kong Twitter contact have sent me some disturbing information about Hong Kong’s Protest Anthem and the connection between the Hong Kong Democracy Movement/Pro-Democracy Camp and the Hong Kong Independence Movement with the Euromaidan Movement from last year. Parts of the information came from Grayzone but I thought this may speak volumes:

    ‘Hong Kong Protesters took on the slogan “Glory to Hong Kong”, adapted from “Slava Ukrayini”, a slogan invented by Ukrainian fascists and used by Nazi Collaborators during World War II and which was resurrected by the EuroMaidan Movement.

    “No matter the difference between Ukraine and Hong Kong, our struggles for freedom and democracy are the same,” said Joshua Wong to the Kyiv Post in 2019. “We have to learn from Ukrainians… and show solidarity. Ukraine is confronted by the strength of Russia – we face the strength of Beijing.”‘

    When I had a read of the Kyiv Post article. Joshua Wong admits the Hong Kong Protest Movement is modelled after the EuroMaidan Movement and sees them as allies. Also it is known that Joshua Wong, Nathan Law, Sunny Cheung and Joey Siu has met with the leadership of the EuroMaidan. Do you know if the EuroMaidan Movement has any ties or is controlled by the Russian Intelligence Agency GRU or formerly known as the KGB.

    Also is it possible that the Hong Kong Democracy Movement/Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Camp and the Hong Kong Independence Movement is being used for the Chinese Communist Party’s Intelligence Agency and Secret Police, the Ministry of State Security’s own version of operation Trust that was run by the Russian Communist Cheka?

  6. JR,

    You always bring us the best stuff! I must confess to whistling past the graveyard in regard to our subversion. Oh, I spoke out among my friends and family to be sure. It mostly was greeted with discreet nods or open derision. For 30 years this went on, and now here we are at the very gates of Hell itself.

    In the course of that 30 year Trail of Tears I have hardened my resolve that when this day came I would stand firm. Whatever these new age Bolsheviks demand, I will not comply. I will not consent. It will be MY turn to “be ungovernable”. My Oath to the Constitution did not come with an expiration date. Once sworn, still sworn. It will be my sincere pleasure to once again serve my country should it come to that.

    Semper Fortis

  7. While the national media has all day been ballyhooing over the Supreme Court decision on president Trump’s tax records, it is the Supreme Court decision that was released less than an hour later that is to quote Charlton Heston getting the water hose from the original “Planet of the Apes”: IT’S A MADHOUSE, A MAAADHOUSE!!.

    Welcome America, to the center of what I call ‘PLANET GOMORRAH’.

    Supreme Court says eastern half of Oklahoma is Native American land

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/09/supreme-court-says-eastern-half-of-oklahoma-is-native-american-land.html

    The Supreme Court ruled that a huge swath of the state of Oklahoma is Native American land for certain purposes, siding with a Creek Nation man who challenged his conviction by state authorities in the territory.

    The 5-4 decision was authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch.

    The case sprang from the conviction of Creek member Jimcy McGirt in an Oklahoma court of raping a 4-year-old child on land whose ownership was in dispute in the case.

    The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that a huge swath of Oklahoma is Native American land for certain purposes, siding with a Native American man who had challenged his rape conviction by state authorities in the territory.

    The 5-4 decision, with an opinion authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, endorsed the claim of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation to the land, which encompasses 3 million acres in eastern Oklahoma, including most of the city of Tulsa.

    The decision means that only federal authorities, no longer state prosecutors, can lodge charges against Native Americans who commit serious alleged crimes on that land, which is home to 1.8 million people. Of those people, 15% or fewer are Native Americans.

    “Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation for purposes of federal criminal law,” Gorsuch wrote.

    “Because Congress has not said otherwise, we hold the government to its word,” he wrote.

    The ruling in the case of convicted child rapist Jimcy McGirt, and in a related one Thursday by the Supreme Court involving another Muscogee Nation member, convicted murderer Patrick Murphy, overturns their convictions on state charges. Murphy was sentenced to death.

    However, both men can now be prosecuted for the crimes by federal authorities, according to a lawyer for the tribe.

    The cases hinged on application of the Major Crimes Act, which gives federal authorities, rather than state prosecutors, jurisdiction over serious crimes committed by or against Native Americans in Native American territory.

    “For MCA purposes, land reserved for the Creek Nation since the 19th century remains ‘Indian country,’” Gorsuch wrote in the opinion in McGirt’s case.

    Gorsuch, a conservative justice, was joined in the majority by the court’s four liberal justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

    Chief Justice John Roberts dissented from the ruling, as did his fellow conservatives, Clarence Thomas Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh.

    In his dissent, Roberts warned that “across this vast area” now deemed to be Native American land, “the State’s ability to prosecute serious crimes will be hobbled and decades of past convictions could well be thrown out.”

    “On top of that, the Court has profoundly destabilized the governance of eastern Oklahoma,” Roberts wrote. “The decision today creates significant uncertainty for the State’s continuing authority over any area that touches Indian affairs, ranging from zoning and taxation to family and environmental law.”

    “None of this is warranted,” Roberts added. “What has gone unquestioned for a century remains true today: A huge portion of Oklahoma is not a Creek Indian reservation. Congress disestablished any reservation in a series of statutes leading up to Oklahoma statehood at the turn of the 19th century. The Court reaches the opposite conclusion only by disregarding the ‘well settled’ approach required by our precedents.”

    Republican Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said, “I am aware the ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma was handed down this morning by the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    “My legal team has been following the case closely and is reviewing the decision carefully. They will advise our team on the case’s impact and what action, if any, is needed from our office,” Stitt said.

    McGirt is serving a life sentence after being convicted in Oklahoma state court of raping a 4-year-old child in 1997.

    McGirt had argued in state courts that Oklahoma lacked the jurisdiction to review his case because the crime took place within the boundaries of the Creek Nation’s historic territory. He had appealed to the Supreme Court after state courts rejected his appeals.

    The state of Oklahoma in turn argued to the Supreme Court that the Creek Nation’s claimed territory was not a reservation at all.

    The state said that if the Supreme Court accepted McGirt’s reasoning it would “cause the largest judicial abrogation of state sovereignty in American history, cleaving Oklahoma in half.”

    In court filings to support McGirt’s claim, the Muscogee (Creek) Nation noted that although the tribe had “no role in the genesis of this litigation” it “now finds its Reservation under direct attack.”

    Riyaz Kanji, an attorney for the tribe, wrote in a filing that Oklahoma was “exaggerating” the jurisdictional problems that would ensue if the state lost its case.

    “To the extent they hold any water, the State’s posited consequences stem from the fact that both executive branch and state officials actively sought to undermine Congress’s determination that the Nation’s government and territory would endure,” Kanji wrote.

    Gorsuch endorsed that argument in Thursday’s decision.

    He noted in the majority opinion that, “No one disputes that Mr. McGirt’s crimes were committed on lands described as the Creek Reservation in an 1866 treaty and federal statute.”

    “But, in seeking to defend the state court judgment below, Oklahoma has put aside whatever procedural defenses it might have and asked us to confirm that the land once given to the Creeks is no longer a reservation today.”

    Gorsuch flatly rejected that request by the state.

    “Under our Constitution, States have no authority to reduce federal reservations lying within their borders. Just imagine if they did,” he wrote.

    “A State could encroach on the tribal boundaries or legal rights Congress provided, and, with enough time and patience, nullify the promises made in the name of the United States. That would be at odds with the Constitution, which entrusts Congress with the authority to regulate commerce with Native Americans, and directs that federal treaties and statutes are the ‘supreme Law of the Land,’” he wrote.

    Gorsuch added that if that happened, “It would also leave tribal rights in the hands of the very neighbors who might be least inclined to respect them.”

    Kanji, in an interview after the decision, said that despite the arguments by the state and in Roberts’ dissent, “I don’t think this case is going to have earth-shattering consequences” on the residents of the land, be they Native American or not.

    “It just doesn’t change anything with respect to non-Indians” in terms of criminal cases, Kanji said.

    He said the tribe will be able to exercise civil and regulatory authority over the affected land, but noted that in areas that were already acknowledged by the state to be tribal land there already is “a tremendous amount of cooperation” between the state and the tribe on laws and regulation.

    “We would fully expect that cooperation to continue,” Kanji said.

    He also noted that “the court itself has placed a lot of limitations on Indian tribes with respect to non-Indians” who live on tribal land.

    McGirt’s lawyer, Ian Heath Gershengorn, in an emailed statement said, “The Supreme Court reaffirmed today that when the United States makes promises, the courts will keep those promises.”

    “Congress persuaded the Creek Nation to walk the Trail of Tears with promises of a reservation — and the Court today correctly recognized that this reservation endures,” said Gershengorn, a partner at the firm Jenner & Block.

    “We — along with our co-counsel Patti Palmer Ghezzi and the Federal Public Defender of the Western District of Oklahoma — are immensely pleased for Jimcy McGirt and Patrick Murphy, whom Oklahoma unlawfully prosecuted for alleged crimes within the Creek reservation.”

    In the related case decided Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that tossed out the murder conviction of the other Muscogee Nation member, Murphy, who was charged with killing a man on the tribal land in question.

    In Murphy’s case, Gorsuch did not participate in the vote, because he had heard the case while serving on the lower appeals court.

    The Supreme Court had heard arguments in Murphy’s case during its prior term, but declined to issue a ruling at the time. In the interim, it heard McGirt’s case, which made the same claims.

    The cases decided Thursday are formally known as McGirt v. Oklahoma, No. 18-9526, and Sharp v. Murphy, No. 17–1107.

  8. Well it has been discussed in very recent years (in two separate articles written four fays apart):

    Opinion | Will Mexico Get Half of Its Territory Back? – The New York Times

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/opinion/will-mexico-get-half-of-its-territory-back.html

    The Other Dispute on the U.S.-Mexico Border – Foreign Policy

    https://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/10/the-other-dispute-on-the-u-s-mexico-border-trump-wall-bad-hombres/

    Somebody wrote a good letter to the editor of a newspaper in upstate New York at the end of March 2018, with really good reasons for why we should Californium back to Mexico (It is a pretty funny letter):

    Let’s give California back to Mexico | The Daily Gazette

    https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/03/31/let-s-give-california-back-to-mexico

    Here is the ideology behind the movements for all of this: Reconquista (Mexico) – Wikipedia

  9. Greetings Jeff,

    Your essays are always spot on, hard hitting, to the point. That is exactly why most people will never accept what you are saying.

    First learning about the Frankfurt School, the communist infiltration of every institution, and all the rest of it, back in the 1980’s, was a bitter pill for me, who believed the American narrative. It took seeing first hand evidence of these things, to get me to point these things out to other people. After about 20 years of trying to wake people up, I came to the conclusion, that most people not only do not want to hear it, they cannot hear it. Trying to wake people up proved quite costly, in terms of personal relationships, but I kept trying.

    Most people will always take the safe, lazy, mentally, and physically easy path of least resistance, even if it leads them into chains. Most people will fight whoever tries to wake them up from their stupor, to get them to face blunt reality. Most people, prefer the lie, to their bitter ends, and will ball up and beg for mercy, rather than take a stand, while they have a chance to reverse negative trends. Most people will stupidly go to the gulags, when they are told to.

    The United States of America has been unique in the world, but the Constitution is only fit for a moral, and focused people. America today is corrupt to the core, from side to side, top to bottom; this corruption, like the marxist infestation, has been directed, controlled, manipulated. The corruption began long before any of us were born, but is has been a most effective psychological weapon, as good as subtle indoctrination it’s self.

    Empires rise, and they fall. America rose to great heights on the “greatest generation” dogma, and that very dogma was also used to mollify, misdirect, and sedate the people. Many of us, me included, served in the military, based on our belief in that dogma. The “greatest generation” could have stopped the infestation, and usurpation from within, but they not only chose not to, they fostered it. The “greatest generation” will ultimately be remembered for handing not just America, but all of Western Civilization to the marxists and their owners. Wold War II was a battle, not the real war.

    This will upset religious people, but this is not some kind of religious issue. They blame “the devil”, and many think they have to do nothing because God “is in control”, or “judging America”, or will “rapture them up”, so they do not have to face reality. The people behind the destruction of The West, have been very specific and forthright in their plans, for well over a century, no religious hocus pocus needed. And, God will not save them from reality.

    We are definitely in Yuri Bezmenov’s “Crisis Stage”, so, we know what is coming.

    “As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell him nothing, even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents and pictures. …he will refuse to believe it… “- Yuri Bezmenov

    Perhaps this is one of those periods when only those who are aware of the situation can chose to either make a difference, or not. Either way, this does not end well.

    1. Over 150 years ago, Jacob Burkhardt wrote to a friend enthused over the Revolution of 1848, “None of you has any idea yet what a people is and how easily it deteriorated into a barbarous mob. You do not know yet what a tyrannical rule is to be set up over the spirit…. We may all perish; but I for one shall choose the cause for which I am going to perish: the culture of old Europe.”

  10. Neil Gorsuch will rule the Declaration of Independence invalid given half the chance!

    Jeff, every damn thing you said over all these 20+ years is coming to pass.
    Every Damn Thing!

    Today was particularly disturbing, USA is BANANA REPUBLIC TERRITORY for sure after today!
    Possibly “Grey/Pink Terror” and assassinations are just around the corner?

    1. More bad things are coming. We allowed our enemy to erase our very concepts of existence. We have literally lost the very words and thoughts of the right and the good with which to defend ourselves; and it began to happen decades ago. Why did so few notice? Why weren’t we honest with ourselves thirty years ago? Our enemy has been teaching our children for many many years. Why did we let them? Why did nobody of rank or stature say anything? Because we have had no leaders of real stature. Such a leader, had he emerged, would have been decried as a Nazi. Trump has many problems as a leader, yet he will defend, he will oppose, and you see how they hate him and seek to destroy him. God has not completely abandoned us since we were miraculously spared from that evil woman in 2016. Trump at least says he will defend. He’d better live up to that, since none of our other national leaders appear likely to do anything of significance whatever. Now it is a question whether we will recognize our enemy, condemn the wrong of that enemy and stand for the right of our ancestors. That is the proof of any repentance. It has to do with an interior state of recognition. A spiritual state.

  11. In this I’m reminded of Robert Toombs, first secretary of state for the Confederacy—we should not fire the first shot. He warned against the attack on Fort Sumpter, recognizing that the South would lose its moral high ground in that attack. Further, it transformed the South from a question of legal secession to an armed revolt. A revolt that the North had a responsibility to defeat.

    Instead we should be like the Minutemen at the Concord bridge—armed but polite, quiet yet refusing to obey illegal orders. Then when the shooting starts, we will lose a few good men, but we will have the moral high ground. How we fight is just as important as the fight itself.

    I fear that we’ll face a situation similar to that of the Maccabees: fighting a civil war at the same time as driving off a foreign invasion. Those who fight will need all the benefits they can get. While the moral high ground doesn’t guarantee victory, it influences who the non-combatants will support with food and shelter, support that’s often just as important as guns and bullets. This support will be especially forthcoming if the invaders try ethnic cleansing, as the CCP has promised.

  12. Scamocracy in America

    “How a fraudulent ruling class plundered our most precious inheritance.”

    By: Angelo Codevilla, a Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and professor emeritus of International Relations at Boston University.

    “Neither Aristotle nor anybody else ever counted scamocracy in their category of regimes because rule by fraud exists naturally only as regimes reach the terminal stages of their corruption.”

    https://americanmind.org/post/scamocracy-in-america/

  13. The same ancient chant sung by a Swedish men’s choir:

    youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zckmFxwagOU&w=640&h=360

  14. Here’s yet another interpretation by a Polish choir, that gives one goose bumps:
    youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XIsYiidQVw&w=640&h=360

  15. “(O)ught to resort to force to extinguish them altogether, by punishment of the manifest leaders before they become so strong that there is no prevailing against them.” This is what I was trying to say in a previous reply. You have to fight against and physically destroy these people or you will loose. The traitors in your armed forces and civil administration have to be identified and dealt with swiftly or the “silent majority” will find themselves silenced for ever whilst being controlled by laws enacted by the leftist rabble that will eventually fill your Congress.

    1. Bodin seems to indicate that you arrest the leaders and persuade the “mob” back to a reasonable attitude. This would require considerable political skill and avoid bloodshed. What passes for skill nowadays are those who abuse Machiavelli’s advice that doing nothing is usually best. Doing nothing is best because most men incline to take the wrong actions in a crisis. Our problem is that we too easily adopt language imposed on us by our enemies. We let them intimidate us intellectually. This must not be.

  16. Paraphrasing this blog:

    J.R.N.: “God sent Donald Trump to stop (or delay) the impending doom He is also sending, so we better prepare for war in case he loses (but also in case he wins). The war is already here most certainly, unless it waits, of course. One must only look at history to know the inevitability of this war, despite humanity’s obvious and unending desires for peace. Be wary of peace! For such a lack of war indicates how very close it is to us.”

    Commenters: “Ooo aah so profound. I shall prepare myself for war against the Marxist Hoard!”

    My 2 cents: This “enemy” you’re all preparing to fight against is not the enemy of peace.

      1. I like how simply seeing what I see makes me some kind of “Elite”. Pretty effective way to paint your compatriots as enemies. Very non-warmongery. *s-s-s-sarcasm*

  17. Today there are reports of burning of Catholic Churches, incendiary attacks. Would you care to say something in defense of Catholic Americans or does your tolerance not extend to them?

    1. I will defend the Catholic right to religious freedom until the day I die. When the San Gabriel Mission fire is investigated, the cause and motive would warrant serious condemnation if it was determined to be arson. Is that defense enough? Or would you have me condemning the Black Lives Matter movement as the perpetrators out of the gate? What I will not do is immediately assume the very worst in everything I see, and conflate modern society’s need for historical accountability with a personal attack on Christianity. The Christian persecution complex always keeps the conversation revolving around civil war and when the hammer will fall, so Christianity’s anti-sex gun oiling minions will ultimately be the cause of that war, god forbid it ever happens.

      1. You are never quite fair or balanced in your judgments. You do not actually read or react to what I write. You have a straw man in your head.

      2. Please correct me where I’m wrong. You claim Christian persecution, condemnation of historically violent symbols is leading us towards civil war. You’re beyond ready to believe every church fire is a direct threat to your Christianity, but you don’t believe the American policing/justice system could be bent against people of color despite decades of evidence. You dismiss the merits of a true equality movement that has been growing your entire life, because of ancient mystic clues that make you think it’s a trick. And you will proudly embolden “patriots” towards civil war oblivious to the reality that you’re the only ones who want it. All of this coming from a man who has faced none of the hurdles he argues don’t exist is what seems unfair, in my opinion.

      3. There are no people here Jeff, these are opinions. None of us know each other as people. There is nothing to hate here except opinions, and I don’t let someone’s opinions become a reason to hate them. In fact I sincerely love the people here! I believe we are all on the same side. Which is why I am so disappointed by the violent vitriol that is always on display. Your Christian persecution complex has you convinced that you are the victim, simply because mainstream media does not fortify your religion’s credibility. Despite being part of the dominant religious, racial and sexual demographic your entire life, you still see yourself as the victim. I reply with the same confidence and snark that you do, yet you claim disrespect. You label me a hater, despite my repeated attempts to reach you through compassion and understanding – some of the truest tools of Christ. Your dismissal of good people as the brainwashed enemy has made you a part of the problem, regardless of how many (few?) readers you have.

      4. You bring up religion a lot. I do not. Why do you do that? I think it is because politics is your religion. My education was in political science and classics. I think about politics in those terms. You should try reading ancient history. It might get you to see yourself differently.

      5. “but you don’t believe the American policing/justice system could be bent against people of color despite decades of evidence.”

        You mean the 80 or so black people murdered by other black people in Chicago every week? Or maybe the 80-90% of black on white interracial crime? Or the nearly 100% interracial crime committed on: Orthodox Jews in New York, Asians, Indians, etc etc etc, of which a simple google search can confirm the existence of?

        There is no evidence whatsoever of any great persecution of African Americans in the United States, unless one counts the “social justice” professors, teachers, and government bureaucrats who have taught the black community to hate the United States, but definitely not how to read (I believe the proficiency rate for reading among them is only 14%, with large percentages of them being completely illiterate even in progressive utopias like California), or how to toss out the gangster rap celebrating murder, drugs and whoring.

        You are nothing but an automaton repeating what you heard uncritically from your feminist, cat lady professor or the talking heads on CNN.

      6. You believe 86% of the African American community is illiterate? I don’t watch CNN and graduated from college 20 years ago. You’re just…immeasurably wrong in so many ways. Your ignorant viewpoint is irrelevant.

      7. TERRY JONES: “You believe 86% of the African community is illiterate?”

        RESPONSE: I said “proficiency” rates in connection to the 14% number, meaning they scored below the meager standards of public school, and you might have quibbled with me over a few percentage points if you did a google search (I went from memory before). From the NAACP’s Crisis Magazine:

        “A 2017 report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found that just 18 percent of Black eighth-graders reach reading “proficiency.” And in 2015 NAEP found that only 17 percent of Black 12th graders were proficient at reading. This means that during normal times, fewer than two out of every ten African-American high school graduates have the baseline skills they need to succeed. Compare that to the nearly half of White 12th graders who tested “proficient,” a rate about three times higher than that of Black high school seniors.”

        https://www.thecrisismagazine.com/single-post/2020/04/26/With-COVID-19-The-African-American-Literacy-Crisis-Will-Get-Much-Worse#:~:text=A%202017%20report%20by%20the,graders%20were%20proficient%20at%20reading.

        As for a complete inability to read or write. From “Urban Faith”:

        “Statistics provided by the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, say that two-thirds of kids who aren’t reading well in fourth grade will end up on welfare or in jail and have a 78% chance of not catching up to their reading benchmarks. Sixty percent of juvenile delinquents and 80% of adult inmates are illiterate.”

        https://urbanfaith.com/tag/african-american-literacy-rates/

        Considering the percentage of African-American inmates versus Hispanics, Whites, Asians, etc., this would confirm my second statement: “… with large percentages of them being completely illiterate even in progressive utopias like California”

        TERRY JONES: “Your ignorant viewpoint is irrelevant.”

        RESPONSE: LOL

      8. Many of the commenters here quote scripture, and you’re going to say I bring up religion a lot? Nice slight of hand there to avoid my point – that you fuel a dangerous fire here among paranoid people in order to soothe your own fears of change. Don’t act like you’re not a leader in this situation, and therefore have a responsibility to look objectively at how your message might resonate with some readers. It’s scary, and doesn’t work towards your goal of defending our country.

      9. Your intolerance toward the people who built this country, who were overwhelmingly Christian, just came through very loud and clear. When will you admit that your philosophy of “tolerance” is an hypocrisy of the first order. You are every bit a fanatic for your own beliefs, which are political and anti-religious. I thought we had religious tolerance in this country, but not from you. If my readers tend to be Christians it’s because they want the country defended. They recognize a threat to their beliefs. You want to talk about persecution? How about being blocked from a profession, or slandered because of your beliefs? You have no idea what your kind of intolerance is doing to people, and how worried other people are about the totalitarian origins of your thinking. But do not know the history of your own country, or where your own ideas come from. Your ideas certainly were not invented by you. Without even knowing it, you are against yourself. Very sad.

  18. This brought comfort recently:

    Psalm 33:10-22

    10 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
    he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
    11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
    the plans of his heart to all generations.
    12 xBlessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
    13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
    he sees all the children of man;
    14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
    on all the inhabitants of the earth,
    15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
    and observes all their deeds.
    16 cThe king is not saved by his great army;
    a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
    17 dThe war horse is a false hope for salvation,
    and by its great might it cannot rescue.
    18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him,
    on those who hope in his steadfast love,
    19 that he may deliver their soul from death
    and keep them alive in famine.
    20 Our soul waits for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
    21 For our heart is glad in him,
    because we trust in his holy name.
    22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
    even as we hope in you.

  19. This is a big country. there are a lot of different ideas. in small city Texas about half ignore the governors mask order. this is going to get like it was for the alamo defenders I fear. surrounded with nowhere to run

  20. Grasping the point you’re trying to make is not easy, as your initial “statistics” were confusing and difficult to understand. Still, you seem convinced that the majority of black Americans are not able to sufficiently read or write, and you seem to blame the community itself for this. Or wait, you’re blaming “government bureaucrats” for not sufficiently educating America’s minority children? So let me get this straight, you blame government failure for low reading proficiency levels in a minority community, yet you don’t believe there is systemic injustice against that community? My point was that black communities have always faced an uphill battle regarding fair policing and criminal justice. Let’s stay on that topic and not mix educational opportunities into the conversation.

    1. TERRY JONES: “Grasping the point you’re trying to make is not easy, as your initial “statistics” were confusing and difficult to understand.”

      This is obviously a personal problem of yours.

      TERRY JONES: “and you seem to blame the community itself for this.”

      I said: “unless one counts the “social justice” professors, teachers, and government bureaucrats who have taught the black community to hate the United States, but definitely not how to read…”

      That would indicate I blame the social justice professors, etc. Your reading proficiency must be with the 17-18%. That said, while I do assert that the Marxists are weaponizing the black community, I blame the black community as well, as at the end of the day, that’s where the buck stops. I do not like this impulse to blame the crappy SAT scores, graduation rates, welfare rates, crime rates, whatever, on external forces. When a black criminal shoots up a neighborhood (blacks, by the way, lead the nation in mass shootings, contrary to the reporting of the New York Times), killing a mother and her baby, I think it is unseemly to sit back and think to oneself: “This is the fault of [so and so] for not providing enough education!” The buck stops with the criminal, and from the criminal to the black community in general which tolerates and nurtures it.

      TERRY JONES: “yet you don’t believe there is systemic injustice against that community?”

      Well, if you want to embrace the position that the leftists who assert that there is “systemic injustice” are in fact the cause of it, I am willing to let you hold that position unmolested.

      Let’s get the leftists out of academia, government, etc., and put the Right-Wingers in charge to end racism!

      TERRY JONES: “My point was that black communities have always faced an uphill battle regarding fair policing and criminal justice”

      On the topic of criminal justice (as oppose to illiteracy in the schools), obviously this isn’t true, as I mentioned before pointing out the 80 or so blacks murdered by other blacks in Chicago every week, or the huge disparity in the interracial crime statistics. These numbers do not exist for Hispanics, who share similar numbers in literacy and welfare use, or with whites, unless we count the fictional Cabot Cove. That town was 100% white but might have a murder rate similar to a black city.

      You can’t claim an “uphill battle regarding fair policing and criminal justice” if the black community is actually insanely criminal and violent.

      1. So your belief is that black people are inherently more violent than everyone else. Jeff, can you weigh in on what you believe here? Do you agree with Ricardo that blackness itself indicates a likelihood to be violent or more likely to engage in criminal behavior, regardless of societal impact?

      2. I mean…there’s just so much nonsense to respond to here. Like you seem very aware of the poverty and disparity which exists in black ghettos, yet you don’t understand why there might be higher rates of murder between the the black people that live in those ghettos? Do you not grasp the paradox here? If a similarly sized population of any race were subject to the same historical and modern atrocities that black people were/are, rates of violence would be the same as they are in struggling black communities. Your racism blinds you to this fact. If post civil war reparations for freed slaves and their families (40 acres and a mule) were actually carried through, the black person’s plight in America would be less severe right now. And your personal crusade against their culture and community would be waged on some other poor souls.

      3. TERRY JONES: “So your belief is that black people are inherently more violent than everyone else.”

        I can tell your automaton programming has reached its limits since in every single reply to me you misrepresent what I write in some way.

        TERRY JONES: “Like you seem very aware of the poverty and disparity which exists in black ghettos, yet you don’t understand why there might be higher rates of murder between the the black people that live in those ghettos?”

        First, poverty is not a good explanation for it, since Hispanics use welfare and suffer poverty at similar rates, but their crime rate is only a little bit above whites. “Atrocities” don’t work either since Hispanic Marxists are always talking up atrocities committed on Hispanics, like Texas Rangers allegedly gunning them down for no reason or stealing all their land. Then the Hispanics who are part or mostly Native American can wail for all sorts of reasons.

        But their crime rate still isn’t anywhere close to what goes on in the black community.

        Second, if there are “higher rates of murder between black people that live in the ghetto,” then it follows that higher rates of convictions–used as evidence of “systemic racism” by stupid Marxists–is perfectly reasonable to expect and is not evidence of “systemic racism” at all.

        Indeed, virtually every complaint by the Marxists and the so-called black leadership of the communities can be explained with just this one thing: They commit lots of crime and therefore encounter the criminal justice system more than other groups of people.

        The bottom line: cops aren’t hunting black people in the streets; black people are hunting black people, and Asians, Hispanics, Whites, etc.

      4. TERRY JONES: “You are very scared little man.”

        Scared? I am spitting facts that would ruin most people!

        Your “systemic racism” is complete mythology backed up by nothing but your assumptions, not reality as it exists. The proof is in your own posting history: not a single retort to any numbers or facts that I gave, other than your ignorant denials and mewling.

        All that said, I want to clarify: I am not blaming biology for the problem here. Black households have no fathers, black culture has no morals, and the Marxists are happy to exploit their dysfunction to weaponize it against the United States.

        That’s the real, sad truth and there’s not much we can do about it.

      5. Dude there’s no need to retort any of your numbers or facts because I’m not interested in them. The hundreds of videos/cases/events that display the reality of systemic racism I’ve seen with my own eyes, and the personal conversations I’ve had with living people who have lived these experiences are enough. The fact that you so aggressively claim it’s a myth only confirms its insidious nature, and proves the need for sustained and deliberate confrontation.

        “Black households have no fathers.” is one of the most laughably ignorant, and depressingly racist things I’ve ever read. Please do yourself a favor and go find a black father, and listen to him.

      6. TERRY GEORGE: “The hundreds of videos/cases/events”

        Surveillance videos? Witness statements? Offense reports? Those are in the “hundreds,” in fact, in the many many thousands. There is literally nothing you are ever correct about.

  21. Ricardo, you simply make too much sense for Mr. George. Like Ronald Reagan used to say, “liberals know a great deal that just isn’t so.” What he and other apologists fail to recognize is that fueling a sense of victimhood among blacks is the most destructive thing you can do to them. Once a person convinces himself that he is a victim, he becomes paralyzed and helpless.
    I attended a nearly all-black middle school and have had plenty of exposure to the black community over a lifetime. Racism isn’t what’s holding them back. It’s fatherlessness and a lack of the values that promote wealth: self-discipline, deferred gratification, orderliness/neatness, a zeal for study and knowledge, and an intolerance for lawlessness in one’s community. 40 acres and a mule? Sorry, but those assets would have been gone within a generation if the recipients didn’t understand and practice good economic values.

  22. Sorry Mr. George, but real change starts with the unvarnished truth, which sometimes stings. Many blacks have moved on and become successful, but a sense of victimhood is poisonous and debilitating to others. Racism is history; the world has changed. Fact is, virtually all white people cheer when they see blacks succeed. So let’s stop calling them racists.

    1. I have blocked Mr. George from future postings. He may get around this momentarily, but I will block him again — so he should not waste his time. In my opinion, Mr. George is a troll. He does not make intelligent arguments, he does not know much history, he parrots leftist themes, and he doesn’t show any of us the courtesy of an honest reply. In short, he is playing a game in which he wastes our time and energy. With rare exceptions, his comments are ad hominem attacks without merit or substance. I have ultimate editorial discretion here, as this is my publication. I erased several of his posts this morning because he was leveling accusations that may intimidate readers of this site, and constitutes harassment. He did offer us an opportunity, however, to see how people of his ilk behave when confronted by facts. He stated, quite clearly, that he doesn’t care about facts. No facts, no respect, Mr. George. Politically correct bilge mixed with obnoxious personal attacks is boring. Your pretense of sincerity may convince some people, but I do not believe anything you (George) write. A person with such a low level of intellectual integrity is not concerned with truth, is not concerned with personal honesty, and is not fit company.

      1. I’ve never had a debate with a leftist on this issue that looked any different, except perhaps the leftist is more violent in his language if he has the powers of a moderator.

    1. I have reason to suspect the Soviets shot down KAL Flight 007 because he was about to turn himself into the FBI to tell a tale of blackmail and extortion involving the KGB.

  23. Forgive my pessimism, but I am not convinced that there is a chance to “save” America, and thus Western Civilization, without the rise of a Winston Churchill or an invasion that would unit the American population – something which I have become more and more skeptical would happen. Those who understand what is at stake and will choose to risk everything as did our founding fathers will likely be fighting an Alamo battle. That, of course, will not stop most of us.

    For most of my life, I’ve been on the offense trying to work in the school system teaching truth through Global Studies/World History. Not being schooled under revisionist history, I have an accurate understanding of socialism and communism. Now, however, I have moved to a defensive position and do wonder how long we have before our nation is put to the ultimate test.

    I just spoke with my sister, a misguided Christian Liberal (oxymoron?), and have come to the realization that she has been swayed by popular opinion the that “we” (read white people, especially white males) are responsible for destroying the black people and other minorities. Than she went on to say that those white men should not be allowed to have so much money. When I said that I’d been thinking that we have a pro-robinhood mentality in the USA, she said that she wasn’t pro-robinhood and shouldn’t take their money away, but mandate how it should be used. Is there a difference? Can I say how illogical and ill-informed she and others are? There is an egregious lack of historical knowledge or understanding of what is actually happening in our nation at this time. It was not encouraging. It was not a productive conversation and, no, I do not want to agree to disagree when the “facts” are not actually facts or are incorrect and there is shouting when a dissenting opinion is given. I don’t shout. Take care, Liberals and radicals, what you wish for. You might just get it.

    Every night I thank God that I am again going to sleep safely tucked away in the peaceful mountains. How long, O Lord, will we be blessed with this peace?

      1. “The darkness is closing in fast, from every direction at once.”
        My wife and I have this discussion virtually every evening when we go for our walk. It was interesting… we have been preparing for [something] for several years now, but late December and early January of this year we kicked it up about 12 notches. Then the Chinese bioweapon was landed on us. It is absolutely inexcusable, IMHO, that we maintain ANY relations with China, either trade or otherwise. The ships bringing in Chinese crap should be turned around and sent home. I almost cannot buy anything anymore without it being “Made In China”. We have known, FOR YEARS, that China has the long-term goal of controlling the entire planet. They are communists. And we are giving it to them.

        It is way past time that we start calling the communists in our own country what they are, communists. The same way they call us racists, except the vast majority of us are NOT racists, yet the vast majority of those on the left ARE communists. They call us racists because that is a very effective trigger word, and no one wants to be called a racist. I think that they could not like to be called communists. The only reason we do not do this is because the [rewritten] history of McCarthy was so maligned BY THE LEFT that everyone is afraid of facing the same end as McCarthy. McCarthy was right, and he should be revered as a hero, not as a villain.

        Ann Coulter wrote: “The McCarthy period is the Rosetta stone of all liberal lies. It is the textbook on how they rewrite history — the sound chamber of liberal denunciations, their phony victimhood as they demean and oppress their enemies, their false imputation of dishonesty to their opponents, their legalization of every policy dispute, their ability to engage in lock-step shouting campaigns, and the black motives concealed by their endless cacophony.”

        Yes, it is closing in fast. I fear for what they have coming next. When you have judges, mayors, senators and governors put in place by the likes of George Soros, and we do nothing about it, we have a recipe for the final destruction of America as we knew it and the way has been paved for the ultimate, and permanent loss of our freedoms.

        “If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may be even a worse fate, you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” Winston Churchill

        I think we’re at the point of having only a precarious chance of survival. If we’re very, very lucky.

      2. You have stated the situation with precision. Our chances do not appear good. This conclusion will baffle many. But sleepyheads are always baffled.

  24. And so we wait and watch with bated breath mesmerized by the insanity playing out before us.

    1. What do I think of the article? I would rather not think of it. It is a mix of true information, misunderstandings from the past, and weakness in the face of a rising enemy. He hasn’t understood what is happening. Not really. He doesn’t feel afraid. He isn’t inwardly mobilizing for what follows next. What good is being halfway where you need to be?

      1. Gotcha. Trump seems to be the only one with the courage to stand up to the Leftist mob these days, but contrary to the author’s implication, he alone can’t and won’t save the country. The rot is so much deeper. Unless and until we’re ready to clear the traitors out of our universities and schools and ban seditious and amoral teachings, I don’t see how we make it, short of some miraculous event.
        But still, I thought the article was educational and helpful.

      2. Sorry for the misunderstanding in my previous reply. Not keeping track of so many threads and communications I didn’t realize “the author” was the person who wrote the Spectator article. Yes, the rot is too deep. It is not a superficial problem. Having been accused of ideas not my own so often, I turned around and did the same to someone else. Terrible.

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