Quick Take: Divorce or war - These Disunited States
Please come back after you’re done and consider my last five non-Rule Five posts:
And three oldies-but-goodies:
I’m not going to even attempt to try to capture updates in this cluster-fark. Just suffice it to say that if, somehow, Biden is installed in the WH, I will not view him as legitimate. Nor, I daresay, will 70+ million people who voted for Trump. No, indeed, I will not be alone in not being interested in UNITY:
I am seeing more and more people, dribs and drabs, saying they may never vote again if this election steal stands. They’re giving up. And this, too, is part of the Left’s plan; Political Elite, Counting States, Twitter And The MSM Are Silencing Vote Disputes (bolding added):
No matter who ends up winning this election, the American public must have confidence in the results, and the way the process is being handled and reported erodes that confidence. As Marcellus says in act one of Hamlet, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.”
But to toot my own horn, what did I say back in April 2018 – so over two years ago – about people giving up on the country? Here (all formatting and link in original, bolding added):
[H]ad Rome maintained its full moral strength and commitment from its people from its heyday, I suspect Rome could have driven them back. But by that time not only had the leaders given up, but the average Roman had become so disillusioned with the corruption – ethical, moral, spiritual, and financial – riddling it from top down, they shrugged and said WHY BOTHER? And so Rome dissolved into fighting factions, and chaos reigned.
Today we see the corruption – ethical, moral, spiritual, and financial – in the fetid swamp of Washington, DC (the irony of that city being named after one of the absolute best of us is physically painful to me), but also in most state capitals (and even further down – I was just listening to a local talk show discussing the state police milking the public)… and it feels like a lot of people are starting to think WHY BOTHER? Another case is this one; on a purely local level, but so utterly incompetent that it boggles the mind: ILLEGAL ALIEN UBER DRIVER RAPED HIS PASSENGER, FLED BACK TO AFRICA. Ask yourself if the just-above example doesn’t represent a huge attack on the credibility of the entire court system; whether deliberate or just stupid, would you really trust this judge again? On anything? And if nothing happens to this judge, just how high and wide would that distrust propagate?
The systematic assaults on faith in America as an exceptional nation, that I am convinced are 100% intentional, are relentless. Now, of course, we see the re-election of President Trump being leeched away… with the enemedia gaslighting us to believe that all is fine and “nothing to see here folks”.
[The Naked Gun - "Nothing to see here!" (1080p) / 0:48]
Remember, Leftists are missionaries for Marx. They BELIEVE, with the same level of faith that I have in Hashem, that they can create heaven on earth. And they BELIEVE, equally, that since they can create heaven on earth, that anyone who stands in the way of that paradise is evil. After all, if one is creating a world without poverty, hatred, bigotry, war, and all the other ills that have plagued mankind since, well, forever, then sacrifices have to be made.
They’ve certainly been fertilizing the ground for a while:
So why do they believe that we’re evil? Information – or more precisely, the absolute dominance of information controlled by the Left. In The Power of the Information Flow and some subsequent posts:
Certainly we can no longer trust the information flow at all – e.g., I hear on the top-of-the-hour news broadcasts that all the accusations of vote fraud are “discredited”. Not to mention complete gaslighting on, well, everything:
And channeling Orwell, the Ministry of Truth is calling. Even history is now fluid and subservient to the diktats of The State – which is why I now PDF and save important articles:
I discussed in the above the Left’s seizure of the information flow, using emotion, mis- and partial-information, and the power of engaging stories to control the electorate. Nowhere was this more evident than a conversation I had last weekend with a person at shul. Their oldest and mine are BFFs and inseparable, so I didn’t want to make a huge deal of this. But they’d discussed Covid and said “It’s almost a quarter of a million people dead”! Obviously, because of Orange Man Bad specifically, not any other possible reason.
But I asked… “How do you know it’s a quarter million”?
The look of shock in their eyes, above the line of their slave mask, was one of utter horror that I might question the pronouncements of the enemedia as being anything but unvarnished Truth – not truth as must be estimated by man but Truth as handed down from the divine. It was such a look of non-understanding, of absolute confusion, that it reminded me of this short scene from the movie Star Trek: The Motion Picture, in which Spock is relating to Kirk what he learned from his mind meld with the robotic colossal robot-intelligence ship V’Ger.
[This Simple Feeling / 2:45]
(At about 2:00)
As we fight in the trenches, online and in person, and Trump’s lawyer army fights in the field – and please give-give-give until it hurts and then some to support this – we need to also take a step back to understand why so many people still believe:
- That the Mueller report proves Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election… when it shows anything but. And that we now know Her Heinous was one of the instigators of the while thing with Barackus giving at least tacit – but I’d bet explicit – approval.
- That the impeachment showed Trump tried to get Ukraine to investigate Biden as a favor… when the truth is anything but that.
- That Trump mishandled the Corona virus situation… when the truth is anything but. The Top 20 Lies About Trump’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- That the whole Biden laptop thing is just “Russian disinformation”.
Yuri was right.
In talking with a Canadian conservative, there are ways to get through. But it involves emotion… getting people to get angry at being lied to. Once their emotions are in a flux, once they’re outraged at being deceived, then they’re usually open to hearing more.
So as Trump and others fight the tactical battle, we must – as An Army of Davids – fight the strategic war. For only when we can turn people from rote, mindless belief into skeptics of the party line can we truly win this.
And understand, as we do this, the power of dopamine in keeping people in line with those whose opinions they value most: those most likely to believe the same things they do. That Canadian recently visited a therapist that specializes in narcissism. One of the things they came away with was that narcissists are not just full of themselves, but (from their email to me about that discussion, bolding added):
[N]arcissists have weaknesses - like fear of humiliation, reputation damage, a few other things. They're obsessed with their reputations.
So what did I say about that? The Leftist Sense of Self (formatting and links in original, bolding added):
But that got me thinking that Leftists are herd-beasts (I started keeping track – all the good little Leftists would like-swarm each others’ comments). They move together. They think together. They studiously avoid thoughts that are not of The Collective. A former co-worker was, one day, ranting about eeeeeevil Conservative attacks on Planned Parenthood; he then commented “I don’t know anyone who is against abortion.” I raised my hand, and he sneered and dismissed me outright. That reprises the apocryphal quote “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know anyone who voted for him.”
Liberals are constantly checking their views against those of their fellows because, deep down, they’re not sure of their own.
Ultimately, for the Leftist, it’s not about what they think, it’s about what others think about them. Read this essay by a psychologist whose work and essays I really like; alas, she’s gone dark after Obama’s re-election. And then READ IT AGAIN – it’s that good.
What did another person say about a year after I did? The Psychological Composition of a Leftist (italics in original, bolding added):
# 2 A need for the approval of others. Leftism is socialism. Socialism is all about the group. The self-esteem of a leftist depends heavily not on achievement or knowledge, but of approval from the group. The group consists of other self-righteous, hostile people like themselves. Hence all the virtue-signaling. Being virtuous is not the real goal of a leftist, because “virtue” implies a definition of a concept. For leftists, it’s not about concepts or rational thought. It’s all about emotion and perception. Approval by the peer group is essential to a leftist.
So it’s no wonder that the stand-on-your-own core of Stoicism appeals to me so:
Can we do this in sufficient quantities to get people angry, and starting to question? I fear NO. Consider the claim – there was an example I read but don’t have the link, alas – to the effect that if Biden wins and the Dems take the House and Senate, they’ll so overreach that there will be a massive uprising and Conservatives will sweep into power in 2022 and 2024.
Excuse me? EXCUSE ME? So the House impeaching President Trump on charges and with a process that would make a banana republic blush in embarrassment wasn’t enough? The abominable 11th hour ambush of Kavanaugh wasn’t enough? Hashem, just what does it take to arouse your ire?
No, America is heading for spicy time. Alas. Once more: I DO NOT WANT THIS. NOBODY SANE DOES. But I understand it will be a religious war against those who view us as heretics; just look at the venom in the comments Adrienne got about not going to Costco any more. No wonder the Left is so closely aligned & allied with Islam: both are supremacist religions from whom there can be no dissent.
TINVOWOOT. Get ready. I am too.
(12 gauge slugs, iron sights, 50 feet)
Update: From ItAin’tHolyWater with this post – appropriately named: So My Boss Asked Me Where I See Myself In a Year
Added aside: I've been learning Morse code - have all the letters and numbers but still need punctuation. Also been learning military hand signals.
A couple of links just picked at random:
WE CAUGHT THEM! Part 6: Michigan and Georgia, Like in PA and VA, Caught in SAME PATTERN! — Once Biden Gained Lead with MASSIVE Vote Dumps, The Remainder of Votes All Possessed Same Biden to Trump Vote Ratio – THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE!
I do not compromise with cancer. I do not find common ground with gangrene. The Left-Islam Axis must be fought ruthlessly with no quarter asked or expected – or America, Western Civilization, and Israel… indeed the whole world… will be destroyed.
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