Welcome to the desert of the Real

And the bad. And the scary.

This is all real. As hard as it is to believe that what we’ve seen in the past couple of months is actually happening to us, it is. The left has just stolen both the presidential election, and the election that decided control of the Senate. Having done so, they have flooded the nation’s capital with tens of thousands of occupying soldiers, who they have screened for political loyalty. On the 20th, Biden will assume power, and nobody is going to stop it. Trump is finished; he has effectively been out of power since January 6th, and on the 20th, he will be flown back to Mar-a-lago for a quiet retirement. Qanon was fake; there is not and never has been any plan to trust, and “The Storm” isn’t coming. The military isn’t going to overthrow Biden and reinstall Trump; their leadership are completely on-board with everything that has happened. The American Republic is dead; having gotten away with fixing two national elections, the Deep State will assume the permanent role of kingmaker. There will be no more free, fair elections at the federal level. For appearances’ sake, a nonthreatening Republican of the RINO variety – a Nikki Haley or Marco Rubio – may be allowed to hold the presidency again at some point, but they will never permit another real reformer like Trump anywhere near power. All the holes in the system that allowed his rise have been patched. He’s not getting elected again in 2024, and nobody like him is getting elected then, or ever again.

Speaking of January 6th, conservative pundits who say it was a disaster for the right are fooling themselves (and trying to fool you). It can’t do any harm to our political cause because there is no more harm to do. It’s obvious now that we’re not going to vote our way out of this. We’re not going to fundraise our way out of this. We’re not going to get out of this by dropping “truth bombs” on talk radio or going on National Review cruises with Victor Davis Hanson. “Vote harder” (at least in federal elections – there may yet be some value in at at a state and local level) is now a strategy that’s just as rational as sitting in a burning airplane waiting for it to reach Miami. Who cares if what happened on the 6th destroys the national Republican party, drives away big-money donors, gets all of Sean Hannity’s sponsors drop him, and makes the corporate media that already hated us hate us more? Any hope of victory that was ever invested in any of that has crashed and is on fire. It’s not going to get you to your destination. The only thing you can do is to get yourself to a safe place and plan your next move while you watch it burn.

As for what to do now, I have already covered first steps in previous columns, which I invite you to read. But to all of you who have spoken proudly of 1776 and what our ancestors did, and assured yourself that in their place, you would do the same, let me ask you: If not now, when? If not because of this, then because of what? I do not advocate acting rashly or even necessarily quickly – the hour must be right, and the proper occasion must present itself. Certainly, I do not advise any ill-advised or premature moves. We must act wisely and deliberately. What I am telling you is that the time is near and you must make yourselves ready for it.

I wish I could convince myself that he’s mistaken. I’m sure most of us do. There was a time, not long ago really, when I could. But alas, that time is behind us now, and what lies ahead is pure, unalloyed nightmare.

12 thoughts on “Welcome to the desert of the Real

  1. Oh, noes! Let’s all panic!

    When in danger or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout.

    Sorry, Mike. I’m just tired of the doom criers. Even if we are headed in to unalloyed nightmare, listening to guys like this doesn’t help.

    Guys like this are the ones who in an emergency situation, freak out and get in the way of the people trying to get shit done, and bring down everyone else’s morale.

    And believe me: everyone’s morale is already down. We don’t need help bringing it even lower.

    So… fuck him.

      1. Yup. Nothing positive happens by the morning of the 22nd, then figure out what comes next and do the next thing.

        Panic and panic mongering just gets in the way. What’s needed is cold assessment and calculated actions.

        And we’re quite possibly about to enter a period where the only person who can decide what cold and calculated action is required is you. No one else can weigh your risks for you.

        1. You guys fail reading compehension:

          “I do not advocate acting rashly or even necessarily quickly – the hour must be right, and the proper occasion must present itself. Certainly, I do not advise any ill-advised or premature moves. We must act wisely and deliberately. What I am telling you is that the time is near and you must make yourselves ready for it.”

              1. No dimwit, suggesting the only solution is to take up arms and start shooting is panic mongering.

                Look, we know you’re not very bright.

                1. Says the guy who said, on more than one occasion, we’re going to have to shoot the scum, or something to that effect.

                  1. Well, it will not be to send you out with your nonexistent gun to shoot someone.

                    I’ve made it perfectly clear what I suggest doing. You can go back and read what I said rather than the henryKaren lies.

    1. Agree, Ironbear.

      I also think the article author is wrong on a couple points:

      For appearances’ sake, a nonthreatening Republican of the RINO variety – a Nikki Haley or Marco Rubio – may be allowed to hold the presidency again at some point

      I expect the Vichy GOP will get absolutely nothing in return for all their groveling and “Please don’t hurt me any more!” begging. The Dems will call them “RAYCISS!!!!” even more loudly and will strip them of any and every shred of power.

      he will be flown back to Mar-a-lago for a quiet retirement

      Trump will be in exile in a foreign country or in federal prison (soon to be Epsteined) within 90 days.

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