The Beast at Tanagra

Sokath, his eyes open.

I sure wish I had not learned so much over the last five years. In retrospect, five short years ago seems almost like Mayberry. Here are some important things that I didn’t know five years ago or now.

  • There actually is a Deep State, and those who constitute it really do not honor the election results or the will of the people.
  • There really appear to be lawless elements within the upper echelons of the FBI, CIA, and NSA who are not accountable for their crimes and are thus above the law.
  • The fourth branch of government, the bureaucracy, really is unaccountable to the “unwashed masses.”
  • Many of our top military command, along with many in the military-industrial complex, don’t always hate wars. There’s a lot of money and many promotions to be made during a time of war. The last four years saw no new wars and even troops coming home. For some, that is bad for business.
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are no longer works of fiction, but prophecies.

It’s a fairly long list, each item true and accurate, undeniably important too, but…DUDE. You honestly didn’t know all this until five years ago? That must have been one hellaciously tremendous rock you were hiding under all those years, eh?

The good old days of just five short years ago sure do make us nostalgic for Mayberry. Trouble is, we now must decide, how are we to respond with what we now know?

True also. The serious suckage comes in with the grim realization that, after the dismal failure of the soap, ballot, and jury boxes, there’s really only one response with even a ghost of a chance of succeeding. Tragically, that response does NOT involve “voting harder” at them—which actually amounts to re-resorting to Box #2 knowing full well that it already failed us once. For more on that, please refer to Einstein’s (perhaps erroneously attributed) definition of insanity.

For any non-ST/TNG people out there who found them puzzling, the explanation for my title and opening line is here.

6 thoughts on “The Beast at Tanagra

  1. “I sure wish I had not learned” that American Thinker would knuckle under to the progs at just the first hint of trouble.

  2. I hadn’t thought about that episode in years, back when TNG (and, really, TOS from the beginning) were willing to take narrative risks.

    John Parker at Lexington leads to George Washington at Yorktown.

  3. I found the article rather depressing. He would rather not know? Really? The enemy exists, they are real, they mean you and yours harm — and the author would rather be unaware, defenseless, easy prey?

    Wish that it was not true — that would be perfectly understandable. But to wish the knowledge away and hope to be ignorant of the danger…I just don’t get that.

    1. Let’s hope what is really meant is he wishes what he has learned were not the case. OTOH, as I noted, American Thinker folded like a house of cards when dominion threatened a lawsuit. No courage, no conviction. Big Words, all talk.

  4. Shit. We were seeing and saying this shit on fucking Usenet back in nineteen-ninety-fucking-three. How the hell do you “just now see” this shit?

    What is he, just turned twelve and the whole wide world is all bright shiny and new all around him?

    Apparently, it’s not just the Left that has the historical literacy of a kumquat.

  5. 0’s Fast and Furious at the latest confirmed a Deep State since its revelations barely nudged the needle of outrage and of course resulted in not one person getting punished for it. The Tea Party IRS attacks should have been a clue.

    The only thing I am surprised at is how truly Deep the Deep State really is. I thought maybe it were 67% of the Government (elected and non-elected and ancillary courtiers and jesters) but it seems to be 99.9% now.

    It’s also incredible to me that at least 30% of the Country will not only refuse to do anything about the Stolen Election because their guy Stole It, but that a significant portion of them will deny The Election was Stolen despite the obvious evidence it was. It’s like denying the Sun rises in the East.

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