You probably already saw it, but no way can I go one step further without mentioning this brilliant piece by Greenfield.
Guns are how a civil war ends. Politics is how it begins.
How do civil wars happen?
Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country. And they can’t settle the question through elections because they don’t even agree that elections are how you decide who’s in charge.
That’s the basic issue here. Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.
You can hate the other party. You can think they’re the worst thing that ever happened to the country. But then you work harder to win the next election. When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.
Your very own dictatorship.
The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to the left, is its own. Whenever Republicans exercise power, it’s inherently illegitimate.
The attacks on Trump show that elections don’t matter to the left.
Republicans can win an election, but they have a major flaw. They’re not leftists.
That’s what the leftist dictatorship looks like.
The left lost Congress. They lost the White House. So what did they do? They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats.
Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can’t scratch his own back without his say so, that’s the civil war.
Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that’s not the system that runs this country.
The left’s system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.
If it’s in the White House, then the president can do anything. And I mean anything. He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens. He can fine you for not having health insurance. His power is unlimited.
He’s a dictator.
But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can’t do anything. He isn’t even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented.
A Democrat in the White House has “discretion” to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy. A Republican doesn’t even have the “discretion” to reverse him.
That’s how the game is played. That’s how our country is run.
Lengthy as that excerpt is, it’s a mere fraction of the whole. If you haven’t already, trust me: you really, really want to read all of this one. I’ve long held Daniel in the highest esteem as one of the very best thinkers and writers we have out there, but he’s really outdone himself with this piece. Aesop follows up with a great one of his own:
According to the specialists employed with your tax dollars in how to defend or subvert a given political system, there are some 17 levels of preparation involved before you get to “sporty”.
Slitting throats and blowing shit up are at Level 16.
You, and anyone you’ve ever heard of, are no farther developed than Level 3.
Cogitate on that.
This wisdom is excerpted cheerfully from a little book on doctrinal subversion that many of you have heard of, and some of you have studied, in a hands-on sort of way.
It’s known colloquially as The Bible, and officially as FM 3-05.201 Special Forces Unconventional Warfare Operations, April 2003.
You should look it up.
In fact, you should probably download that pdf, print it out, and spend some goodly time dedicated to absorbing the wisdom therein, both for the intellectual exercise, and because there may be a practical exam at some point.
But despite any interest in leveling up, you’re not ready for that, I’m not ready for that, nobody you know of is ready for that, and the proof is right there above, before your lying eyes. The fourteen layers of foundation missing between now and then are what everyone who imagines otherwise is missing.
That lack is the sort of thing that gets you nonsense like Bunker Hill, Harper’s Ferry, and the First Battle Of Bull Run.
He goes on to offer some practical suggestions:
The beauty is, there’s some miniscule chance to affect things, even yet. Not by purely voting at the bastards, certainly,
but every thumb you can put on the scale – and in the Left’s eyes, both figuratively and literally, when opportunity presents itself – before things degrade to open conflict is to your advantage. Undermine the hell out of anything you can on the Leftard side, especially while it’s easy and cheap, let alone not something that’ll get your head in a noose, right? It’s helpful, it’s a zero-sum (every one of them you convert, or simply demoralize, is one less you have to fight), and hell, it’s FUN.
Learn lessons from history: starve the beast. The US Cavalry was purely ancillary with our Indian problem in securing the frontier. The business-end was the hunting out of the buffalo. You could look it up. So if you find the Leftards’ buffalo herds, and turn them into rugs and burgers, you’ll have a much more harmonious outcome.
By the by, there may never be any Great Cataclysm. Or, it may not happen in your entire lifetime. But how long and how gradual the slide into oblivion is may very well depend on how vigorously you kick them in the teeth as the trolls of collectivism and anarchy try to climb over the walls.
Life thus far hasn’t been about shooting anyone in this country, by and large for nearly two centuries. But there have always been one helluva lot of hippies out there. And heaven knows, they aren’t going to punch themselves.
Heh. Nope, not likely. He offers more practical, tactical solutions here, winding up thusly:
Give the Left the finger, every day, in your own head, and then slip them the wiener of pushback where it hurts, and without any lube. Embarrass them in public, and rub their noses in it, until they’re bloody with your efforts. It’s the only way a bully is broken and defanged.
THAT is your mission, every day, forever. Beat ’em like a rented mule.
Not pussing out. Not running and hiding. Not yet.
Start bailing out the boat, instead of stocking the liferaft and jumping inside, waiting for the ship to sink. (And you @$$holes drilling holes in the bottom can guess what’s coming to you, sooner or later.)
You have the Second Amendment to protect the First. The more you unload with the First Amendment, the less likely it is you’ll need recourse to do so with the Second.
The Left lost the election. Then they’ve thrown everything they could at Trump the past year, and he’s crushed them. And laughs and mocks at their pathetic attempts.
Whether we’re talking Vince Lombardi or George Patton, the strategy is the same:
you use attacks from the air to create opportunities on the ground.
President Trump has done the air strikes.
Has he ever. The Left is in dire straits indeed, reduced to beclowning themselves by sitting on their hands like sulky children during Trump’s blockbuster SOTU speech—flatly opposed to the very idea of making America great again, bitter and dismayed at the prospect of the nation getting back on its feet, prosperous and strong. That shit might play in their handful of sinking urban shitholes, but it ain’t gonna win them any votes in the rest of the country. Quite the opposite, in fact.
What we have here is End Stage Progressivism, the natural denouement of their muttonheaded policies, duplicity, arrogance, and megalomania. They’re caught in a trap of their own devising, and the resultant collapse is a delight to behold. It’s no more than they deserve, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of assholes.