Thu 22 Dec 2022 10:59:58 AM CST
That seems to be the title of a book. Seems appropriate, come to think of it.
Miyamoto Musashi's book enjoyed some popularity back in the 90s among us corporate types. I wonder, and did them, how many of them actually read it, and how many of those who did understood it. Most of the copies I saw looked like mine, without the blurbs on the front jacket like this one. I bought mine long before it was the current thing, to the degree that 'current thing' was 'a thing' back then. Probably not, forty-something years.
The mostly annual ritual (when the dims are in solid control of the government the process of decay is more expeditious) of concocting the next step towards the ruin of the Republic is nearing an end. No actual resistance is possible this time, and the small element of dissent in the incoming Congress (a handful of Republicans in the new House of Representatives) will be of little effect in the next two years. Still, the uniparty is determined to enact a budget for the full fiscal year to put off any potential obstacles until September. Thus the national debt will rise well beyond the current 31 trillion. What the architects of this destruction think, when they think about it all, hardly merits speculation by the masses. The sheeple (probably 50% or more by now) don't think about it at all. Of the other half, survival occupies most of their thoughts. (The parasites are part of the sheeple, and apparently don't actually think at all, being living a purely stimulus-response existence.)
What occurs in the next two years, and whether it results in a Reaganesque revolution or a descent into a final madness that finally dissolves the Republic, is unforeseeable. It may not be clear even two years from now. The planned (by the cabal) result, a continued slide into the darkness of a Stalinist regime is not an option. Unless the obstacle of 40-50 million armed partisans is overcome that will not be possible. And overcoming the obstacle is not possible in a single generation or more. A possible result would be a balkanization, with one or two large free states (the south and some part of the northwest) and the remainder either remaining under whatever federal control is still possible.
The prospects for the regime are not pretty. If even one, much less two, large areas escape its grasp the chaos will be considerable. The vanishing tax revenue, with the federal government still responsible for the aforementioned debt, would make survival even in the short term difficult. The massive parasite population (the pools in the red states would be no problem for them - they could leave, stay and begin paying their way, or starve) would exacerbate its instability. It would be unsustainable even for a short time.
A socio-political solution will be extremely difficult. The leftist states are more solidly left than before as constitutionalists flee to the red states. While there was a small loss of electoral votes in the 2020 census, it was too small to prevent the installation of the selected President. And the next census is eight years away, and fraud is certain to blunt the effects of migration. A constitutionalist president winning with Reagan-style majorities is out of the question, and even and the control of Congress needed to accomplish any reform as unlikely. The grass-roots revolutions in various places are too few and too small. The fact that the treason of the regime is being revealed daily, with receipts as they say, will have too little effect, and on too few people.
Unpleasantness is, I fear, inevitable. The aforementioned partisans will not rise at once. They are the ones who want to be left alone, and when they finally break it wil be nasty, but they will not be the spark. Or sparks. Probably there will be brushfires, eventually becoming both too numerous to extinguish and encouragement ot others contemplating arson. There is no shortage of potential actors. While the "white supremacist/white nationalist/domestic terrorist" is sufficiently rare that they must be created and cultured by the (nornally federal) "law enforcement" agencies so they can be used for photo-op arrests and show trials, there is a larger pool of actually aggrieved parties who are not only angry but have no hope for recovery for the wrongs done them. Like the cops railroaded into prison to pacify mobs and further the careers of corrupt politicians, these people have in most cases been brutalized by the regime to near the breaking point. It is rather surprising that one of them, upon finally being released from prison with almost his entire life taken away does not decide to spend what is left on revenge.
And the most massive persecution of political prisoners in the history of the Republic is occurring now. The regime continues to add to the more than one thousand political prisoners from the Jan 6 operation. These people are not only innocent of any serious wrongdoing (or any at all) and are being brutalized in the gulags. Some of them, quite a few of them, are young enough that they will one day be free. How many Timothy McVeighs (for all that he as a dupe of the government) do they really want to create? But in their stupidity enhanced arrogance they can not see the danger. So any sort of reform or even moderation it extremely unlikey.
I have often observed that revolutions are not made by peasants with pitchforks. They are started by the aggrieved middle and even upper classes, the higher classes fancying themselves to be acting from philosophical conviction and the lower ones acting from fear for their survival. The intelligentsia so inclined add fuel to the fire. And once the fires are burning and blood is flowing, the peasants seize their pitchforks and join the fun.
As I write this, the Senate just approved the budget. No Republican votes were needed to pass it, yet 18 voted for it. While the usual suspects were among the yes votes, not one person with a shred of decency or self-respect would have voted for it. Perhaps the fact there were only 18 should be encouraging, but it isn't. Whether the Republic survives for another two years seems to be on the wrong side of fifty-fifty.
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Enak's HypCryme blog
Community Hospital Corporation Plano Texas
A Dirty Rotten Shame
Victims of ACCH