Monday’s Substackery—The power of narrative—is now live. It covers one of the most remarkable pieces I’ve ever had the distinct pleasure of reading, truly, which presents a quite astute theory on why we are where we now are, and how we got here. A damned tough one to excerpt, it really is that good. There’s also some extry commentary from li’l ol’ moi included therein, of which I’ll provide a smidge for general edification and amusement purposes:
This is one hell of a fascinating piece, presenting an argument that never once occurred to me before. The author goes on from there to provide even more support for it, all of which is quite convincing. If he’s right on this, and I for one think he is, it explains…well, damned near everything. The only real flaw I can see is that it suggests an intelligence and a patient, sure-handed competence on the part of the Left that is absolutely nowhere else in evidence, undermining certain assumptions about them we’ve all been making for years.
On the other hand, though, they have managed to take over America That Was entire—gradually, bit by bit, piece by piece—without ever a shot needing to be fired, or not very many of them, and those few only in recent years. Which is a genuinely alarming prospect in and of itself: if they really ARE this smart, then we’re probably all doomed and should give up and sue for mercy, before it’s too late.
If there ever was a case where I mean every word of it when I say you really MUST read all of it, it would have to be this one. Happily enough, the piece is a long ‘un, so there’s plenty more left from there; actually, I haven’t quite finished it yet myself, but was moved enough when I got around two-thirds in to take time out and write this post. It’s wide-ranging—up to and including a Biblical reference in support of the central thesis, with direct textual quotes—well-written and -reasoned, compelling, and legitimately brilliant throughout. So don’t make me say it again, people. Believe me, you won’t be sorry.
And I promise you, you won’t. Hie thee thither; free to read and subscribe, pay to comment, the usual deal.