A couple of posts at Western Rifle Shooters Association (WRSA) point the way to the tough realities of the world we thought we had vanquished. One is Michael Yon’s “Long Pig” about the Chinese human cooking guide. The other is a heads-up from Bill at Zerogov about the Diana West book American Betrayal. West’s book looks at how American history has not been quite accurate and that the sellout to communism has been ongoing.
I won’t say that at the end of World War II, with the massive armament, nuclear weapons, the full establishment of the United States as the single most powerful and (very important) least-damaged of all the warring nations, there wasn’t some concern that it would take that power and do unspeakable things with it. There’s always a worldwide concern for any one nation holding so much power as the ability to wipe out any other nation, without so much as a blink of an eye, as the nuclear weapon made possible. The only solution was to create a counterbalance, if it were in America’s intent to use their status as a means of world domination, but they did it anyway, just not through weapons, but through culture.
It invaded every nation on earth with Coke, Hollywood and New York. Those images of a vibrant and wealthy lifestyle were irresistible to the impoverished. They were like guideposts toward recovery from the devastation. It led to the idea that poverty and destruction could be overcome, if they bought American products or emulated that lifestyle. In the most backwater of places, one might still see a Yankees hat on some random individual, not because they care about the Yankees or even understand baseball, but because some Hollywood actor wore it in a movie they liked. I saw this on my travels moving back and forth to Saudi Arabia.
The end of World War II still represents a healing, an end to destruction, even though it persists in smaller doses all over the world. Violence and destruction is committed by individuals more than nations, cartels more than governments. The end of the war also created great jealousies and resentments for the United States. It wasn’t fair that so many were left homeless and starving while the rich, fat Americans just turned on the tube and forgot about the rest of the world.
The end result was an internal self-hatred by the enlightened that sympathized with the rest of the world and hated themselves for being associated with the rich, fat Americans and started working to bring it down. Evidences and proof of that are in our current politics, our current predicament. Communists saw their opportunity and picked up the pace. If America couldn’t be beaten militarily, it could be beaten through peace. A victorious warrior can still get cancer.
Those running the clown show in Washington D.C. are flush with this collectivist resentment toward the success of a free market and free people. Killing both of them is the goal, not to achieve anything, or cure any ill, but just to destroy. They think in finally ending the supremacy and wealth of Americans they will achieve some sort of victory for the cause.
In the last few years, they’ve tried to bankrupt the US, with help of the federal government and the federal reserve and have largely succeeded. They’ve tried to poison not only America, but Western civilization. Now, they’re trying to starve us all. Twenty something food distribution centers have gone up in flames recently. American farmers have been paid to stop planting crops. The Union Pacific will stop allowing shipments of goods on their rails, including wheat and the fuel to grow it and to keep the electricity flowing.
The electric car and green energy, the “solutions” to problems that don’t exist are so devoid of reason, they can’t be for the purposes their proponents claim. The electric car alone represents devastating environmental problems, millions of cars with immense batteries all over the Western world (the only societies wealthy enough and stupid enough to buy them) rotting when the price of a new battery for the old car is recognized in 5-10 years. There they sit, leaking toxic chemicals mined all over the world and put into these distribution units called cars. They leak into the earth their proponents are theoretically trying to save. The electric car and green energy (like solar and wind) represent weapons of cultural destruction, absorbing all of the power on one hand and failing to produce enough on the other a combination of which can turn places like Phoenix into ovens unfit for human life.
West’s book describes how this was put into motion almost immediately after WWII or even before when the tide had turned, Yon’s post describes the brutal realities coming to us. Starvation so severe we have to be taught how to eat each other; power shortages enough to turn America’s bright skylines into North Korean-type darkness; an imported citizenry from every nation in the world that hates America for one reason or another, or just want a piece of the dying elephant. It all adds up to a destruction of the wealthy and prosperous America we’ve all known and enjoyed most of our lives. Why? Because they hate us and they can, they have the willing supporters in government to do it. Some of whom are just useful idiots, but others are much more diabolical.
Many see the troubles coming. The economics are unsustainable, the energy (with their successful plan) is unsustainable, the culture that made America great is being eaten alive by massive waves of illegal immigration from the southern border; a farming capacity that’s been systematically dismantled, an oil industry that’s under constant assault to either production or distribution and you have a world where one must prepare for the worst, part of that is prepping the mind.
Discussions on this blog of the communist infiltration into all sectors of government is meant to do just that. These people are not the county clerks and state employees of the 1950s television shows and movies. They aren’t just petty little tyrants with the power to make one knuckle under, they’re enemy combatants inside the lines. Nothing should have made that more apparent than the past year of lockdowns where some unelected “health official” systematically destroyed capitalism and small business in America with the stroke of a pen or the breath of a command. As strong as they all are, they aren’t the only ones trying to force Americans into a box, into destitution and starvation; that’s coming from all angles.
But what to do about it? One of the things I learned in the oil industry was how to look at a symptom and recognize the cause, because investigation takes a long time and reaction often needs to be immediate. A weird influx into the mud tanks might take some time to evaluate and track down, but the answer is to immediately react to gas rising to the surface, pushing mud ahead of it, a situation that might burn the rig down. It’s called a “kick” and when it explodes, it’s called a “blowout.”
If one is to prep their mind, they have to abandon the investigation and start reacting to the obvious symptoms. We’re sitting on an explosion; we’re watching the fluid rise and thinking: “I need to get the boat ready for the weekend.” When it finally dawns on most of us that sitting in the boat, fishing with our children or grandchildren is the life they are trying desperately to destroy, there must be a resolve. There must be a reaction, or they will succeed. Then, we’ll have to ask China for some of those cooking suggestions.
This seems an opportune time to quote the sorely missed sage of the Sipsey Street Irregulars (note the date):
“This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won’t be done. The Founders’ Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.”
“But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.”
~ Mike Vanderboegh 11/30/2008