Immanentize the Eschaton!

In political theory and theology, to immanentize the eschaton means trying to bring about the eschaton (the final, heaven-like stage of history) in the immanent world. In all these contexts, it means “trying to make that which belongs to the afterlife happen here and now (on Earth).” –

Wikipedia

There were plotters, there was no doubt about it. Some had been ordinary people who’d had enough. Some were young people with no money who objected to the fact that the world was run by old people who were rich. Some were in it to get girls. And some had been idiots as mad as Swing, with a view of the world just as rigid and unreal, who were on the side of what they called “The People.” Vimes had spent his life on the streets and had met decent men, and fools, and people who’d steal a penny from a blind beggar, and people who performed silent miracles or desperate crimes every day behind the grubby windows of little houses, but he’d never met The People.

People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful or appreciative or forward-thinking or obedient. The People tended to be small minded and conservative and not very clever and were even distrustful of cleverness. And so, the children of the revolution were faced with the age-old problem: it wasn’t that you had the wrong kind of government, which was obvious, but that you had the wrong kind of people.

As soon as you saw people as things to be measured, they didn’t measure up.

Terry Pratchett – Night Watch

I’m hardly the first blogger to use “Immanetize the Eschaton” as the title to a post, but it seems remarkably apt given the events of the last few – very few – months. Whether you agree or not, a LOT of people believe that the 2020 Presidential election was not won by legitimate means, and the behavior of the Ruling Party doesn’t lend any credence to their “popular victory,” or their mantra of “healing” and “unity.” I am on record as saying that Donald Trump was despised by both sides of the aisle for not being one of the Anointed who believe that they have the mandate to rule. As you know, I like quotes, and I’m inordinately fond of this one:

The central fact to appreciate about Donald Trump is that he was elected without the permission, and over the incredulous objections, of the woke oligarchy that governs us. 

Roger Kimball – “A Party of Faction and Fantasy,” American Greatness

Well, the Ruling Party of the Ruling Class is making up for it now.

I’m also on record saying that we no longer live in a Constitutional Republic. We live, as Roger Kimball states, in an oligarchy disguised as a democracy, run by the most powerful members of the government and the people who pay to put and keep them there. I’ve quoted Prof. Angelo Codevilla before, but this is an appropriate place to put this again:

(T)he Democrats (are) the senior partners in the ruling class. The Republicans are the junior partners. The reason being that the American ruling class was built by or under the Democratic Party. First, under Woodrow Wilson and then later under Franklin Roosevelt. It was a ruling class that prized above all its intellectual superiority over the ruled. And that saw itself as the natural carriers of scientific knowledge, as the class that was naturally best able to run society and was therefore entitled to run society. The Republican members of the ruling class aspire to that sort of intellectual status or reputation. And they have shared a taste of this ruling class. But they are not part of the same party, and as such, are constantly trying to get closer to the senior partners. As the junior members of the ruling class, they are not nearly as tied to government as the Democrats are. And therefore, their elite prerogatives are not safe.

Angelo Codevilla interviewed for Tablet Magazine October 23, 2019

Donald Trump was a shocking “Fuck You” to the ruling class from what Codevilla terms the “Country Class” – that is, all those people in flyover country who won’t vote how they’re told.

I’m far from alone in my assessment. I’m of the firm opinion that the Progressive Left believed that once Obama won his second term they were set. The eschaton night not be immanent, but it was imminent. Hillary was going to be another “great leap forward” towards the heaven on Earth promised by Karl Marx. Another repeat quotation:

The rise and fall of the Marxist ideal is rather neatly contained in the Twentieth Century, and comprises its central political phenomenon. Fascism and democratic defeatism are its sun-dogs. The common theme is politics as a theology of salvation, with a heroic transformation of the human condition (nothing less) promised to those who will agitate for it. Political activity becomes the highest human vocation. The various socialisms are only the most prominent manifestation of this delusion, which our future historian calls “politicism”. In all its forms, it defines human beings as exclusively political animals, based on characteristics which are largely or entirely beyond human control: ethnicity, nationality, gender, and social class. It claims universal relevance, and so divides the entire human race into heroes and enemies. To be on the correct side of this equation is considered full moral justification in and of itself, while no courtesy or concession can be afforded to those on the other. Therefore, politicism has no conscience whatsoever, no charity, and no mercy. (Emphasis in original.)

Glenn Wishard, “A Thumbnail History of the Twentieth Century”Canus Iratus blog.

Except for the premature obituary for “the Marxist ideal,” that paragraph is spot-on. Progressive Leftism is a religion, with all the attendant characteristics: Dogma, the treatment of heathens, heretics, and apostates, indulgences, all of it. Government is God, legislators are the angels (remember, Satan and his demons were once angels), the “news” media are the clergy, and we proles are the laypeople, the heathens, the apostates and the heretics. And they will drag us, kicking and screaming if necessary, into their promised Utopia.

Or kill us, if they deem us too deplorable to save.

To the people of my parent’s generation, World War II was a reality that they had lived through, and not a bunch of black and white movies starring John Wayne.

Books upon books were written on the subject, to help them digest and understand just how it was that something of that magnitude could actually happen, how it was that an entire European society could go insane and do what it did. (As for the Japanese society, it was insane to begin with, and thus more easily understood.)

Yes, as politically incorrect as it is, I stand by what I just said:

“Entire Societies Can and Have Gone Stark Raving Batshit Fucking Insane.”

“New Jersey Voters, Redux” – Musings of the GeekWithA.45, November 11, 2003

The Progressive Left has gone stark raving batshit fucking insane. It wouldn’t be so frightening if they didn’t have control of the news, the schools, the entertainment media, and now the government:

The 2016 election was stolen by Trump with the aid of Putin, but the 2020 election was unquestionably fair and even-handed, and there’s something wrong with you if you do not accept that.

Violence is speech, but silence is violence, but free speech is violence. Rioting is “mostly peaceful.” Two plus two equals racism and racism is bad, and all white people are racists, so President* Biden believes that minorities somehow can’t figure out how to use the Internet. Segregation is cool again as is discrimination in hiring. Defunding police departments is anti-racism. People who were never slaves should get reparations from people who never owned a slave, but the children brought illegally in to the country should not suffer for their parent’s crime. Genocide is bad, except in China where it’s just a different cultural norm.

Someone who was biologically male for most of his life can “identify as female” and defeat biologically female women in sex-segregated sports, and they’re brave for doing so. Dr. Rachel Levin, Biden’s transgender nominee for assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services refuses to answer questions regarding gender reassignment performed on minor children during approval hearings. (There are, at present, apparently 112 genders.) If you’re heterosexual and don’t date trans you’re a transphobe, but if you’re homosexual and won’t date outside your gender (whichever of the 112 you are) you’re OK.

“Equity” now means “Equality.” All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. Cows, pigs and sheep are among the greatest threats to the environment. We need to go to all electric cars, but we’re going to charge them using wind power on distribution systems that can’t support the load. Those clean electric vehicles run on batteries, but the Left seems to have no concern of where the materials for those come from. Mining is bad, but electric vehicles will require a massive increase in mining, not to mention the expansion of the power distribution infrastructure necessary to charge them. But math is racist, and I’m sure everything will work out fine.

And people who own guns are murderers just waiting for the opportunity, but insulting them in public is perfectly safe.

If you dare to point out the insanity, you’re a racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic deplorable who must be CANCELLED. You’re a heretic, or worse, apostate. Oh, and Ben Shapiro is a Nazi.

I wrote many years ago that both liberals and conservatives were necessary for a healthy society, but the Left is no longer interested in debate and compromise. Cancelled philosopher Stephan Molyneaux has postulated that “Cancel culture is a dress rehearsal for mass murder.” It’s not that far a reach. As soon as you see people as things to be measured, they don’t measure up. But the Progressive Left goes one step further – they don’t see people, they only see groups. And there are only two groups – those of the Blue Church, and those who are not – and we have a long history of bloody religious warfare to reflect on.

“Longshoreman Philosopher” Eric Hoffer wrote in his 1951 seminal book The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements that:

Hatred is the most accessible and comprehensive of all unifying agents. It pulls and whirls the individual away from his own self, makes him oblivious of his weal and future, frees him of jealosies and self-seeking. He becomes an anonymous particle quivering with a craving to fuse and coalesce with his like into one flaming mass. (Heinrich) Heine suggests that what Christian love cannot do is effected by a common hatred.

Mass movements can rise and spread without belief in a God, but never without belief in a devil. Usually the strength of a mass movement is proportionate to the vividness and tangibility of its devil.

There is an abundance of hatred, and Satan is currently Trump. His supporters are demons. Example (one of millions):

Mr. (Did I just assume zir gender?) Pound deleted the post, but not before there were screenshots. Can’t you smell the love, the tolerance, the healing?

Smells like burning flesh to me.

Some of the things Progressive Leftists have written in the wake of the Left’s Beelzebub, Rush Limbaugh’s passing are as bad or worse. Love trumps hate, don’t you know.

Another Tablet magazine piece much more recent makes this point:

There’s no “Democratic Party” that may have a few radical kooks like Ilhan Omar but is really a solid bastion for good liberals. There’s no “Republican Party” that may have been hijacked by bad man Trump but is really a fortress of principled conservatism. We no longer have institutions—like television networks or newspapers or universities or political parties—that respond to anything approximating reasonable persuasion. There’s no point in trying to argue with, apply pressure on, or rebuke the likes of Michael Che, because the likes of Michael Che actually do hate you, and they’ve been telling you they hate you for quite some time now.

“Thank You, Michael Che!” – Tablet Mag, 2/22/21

“Politics” it is said, “is the art of compromise.” “War,” said von Clausewitz, “is politics by other means.” I have repeated and repeated the observation that has made itself manifest in the nearly 18 years I’ve been writing this blog: Charles Krauthammer noted in 2002 that “To understand the workings of American politics you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil.

You don’t debate with evil. You don’t negotiate with evil. You don’t compromise with evil. You don’t tolerate evil. You DESTROY evil. You pat it on the head until you can find a rock big enough to bash its skull in.

And control of the culture, education, and the government makes for a big damned rock.

Here’s the tinfoil yarmulke part of this essay: The preparations are underway. When debate and compromise are no longer possible, then force is the only thing left. They know it, and they’re projecting it on their enemy, us.

The Progressive Left has created and exercised its Sturmabteilung (yes, I know I risk Godwinization, and they loathe such comparisons, but this one’s apt. Their outfits are black instead of brown, but the actions are the same.) They’ve been set loose in the Pacific Northwest and some other cities and have been allowed to riot, commit arson, loot and occasionally murder with little to no legal consequence (violence, after all, being free speech you know.) Andy Ngo has studied Antifa, itself with roots in radical Socialism, in depth, and says that they are preparing for war, generously supported by the more mainstream Progressive Left. Black Lives Matter, an organization founded by two open Marxists, is also part of the preparations, but these are in my opinion just the Progressive Left’s “useful idiot” shock troops – the first to go against the wall after the Revolution.

This was, in my opinion, a calculated political move. Create widespread unrest and destruction and dare the Trump administration to respond. If he sends in the National Guard, it proves he’s a tyrant. If he doesn’t respond, he appears weak in the eyes of his supporters and the general public. It was an effective tactic, especially combined with the total lack of support that local police departments received from their Democrat superiors.

That was effective, too. A lot of police resigned or retired early when it became apparent that doing their jobs would mean arrest and prosecution. Many have since been replaced by new hires. Who wants to bet that these new hires have been screened for Wrongthink? More troubling is the ideological cleansing of the United States military – the Officer class under Obama, and the enlisted ranks now under Biden/Harris.

Have no doubt, “extremism” means “Wrongthink.”

As I said previously, nothing says “incipient civil war” better than loyalty checks for your military.

Good question.

The tradition of the Progressive Left is to use psychological projection, to accuse the right of what they’re already doing. This piece, for example:

If Trump wins, these unofficial paramilitaries, the Proud Boys, the Boogaloo Boys, the state militias, all these other groups, are essentially going to become semi-official Brownshirts [the original paramilitary of Germany’s Nazi Party] of the Trump campaign,” he said. “If Trump loses, these people are going to become the Iraq insurgents. They’re going to go underground. They’re going to be furious and, over time, with the Trump campaign leading as the political wing of this insurgency. With a president in exile, those people will resort to armed violence, political standoffs, and terrorism.

“Democrats Are Stuck With a Republican Party Rife With Conspiracy Theorists, Anarchists and Terrorist Sympathizers” – Terrell Jermain Star, The Root, Feb. 18, 2021

Do read that whole thing. It’s projection in 70mm IMAX. But here’s the killer quote:

Democrats introduced a resolution calling for an investigation into white supremacy earlier this month. This week, the NAACP, civil rights law firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll and Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss) are suing Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two white nationalist groups over the coup. While these are promising steps, Democrats have few options to get to the heart of white terrorism because their Republican colleagues in Congress benefit from it politically. We have to view the GOP as enemy combatants because, for years, they have proven that Democrats are theirs.

(My emphasis.) James T. Hodgkinson got the memo, apparently.

Look at this chart of things that most concern GOP voters:

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Kristen Soltice Anderson, Twitter

Now look at this one:

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Same source

The Progressive Left is absolutely convinced that racist White Nationalist Trump supporters are going to revolt against their enlightened, Progressive society. They are the reasonable ones, it’s the RIGHT that won’t compromise (that is, give up half of what is demanded of them, and keep doing it until they lose it all.)

And what are they going to do about it? Silence them. Disarm them. And if that isn’t enough, kill them.

Calling today’s Leftists hypocrites requires endless contortions. It is simpler and scarier to see that the Left has rejected the standards of common citizenship. The Left is rejecting equal protection, equal treatment of the laws, and the rule of equal laws and opportunities for all. Its principle of justice is to help friends and relatives while harming enemies.

Double standards sown into law enforcement and culture, with the rulers defining the boundaries between the two standards, is the hallmark of oligarchy. Oligarchy is not just the rule of the rich, though that is part of it. Oligarchy is the rule of the few for their own interest. Oligarchic justice demands that unequals be treated unequally, as Aristotle writes, and it extends the idea of human inequality way beyond its legitimate scope. Friends of the oligarchy are treated one way because they are presumed better. Enemies or non-friends of the oligarchy are treated another way because they are presumed worse.

The Left is not hypocritical to its standards: help friends, harm enemies, unequal justice. So, the Left can practice what was hypocrisy openly and without shame. What, from the standpoint of common citizenship, amounts to hypocrisy is, for today’s Left, an edge of their attempt to transform the regime from a republic of equal citizenship to a woke oligarchy.

“The Left’s ranks are full of revolutionaries, not hypocrites” – Scott Yenor, The Washington Examiner, 1/28/21

No, they aren’t hypocrites. They’re engaged in a war and there are two sets of rules. Yes, they’re revolutionaries. They’re running a revolution to immanentize the eschaton, and that has driven them insane, but even the insane know that blowback will eventually come. They must do everything in their (extensive) power to delay, deflect, diminish that blowback. The attempt to control the flow of information is critical component. (Can you imagine the outrage if, under the Trump administration, a similar letter had been issued pointing out the lies and falsehoods put forth by the “mainstream” media, asking why they were still being carried?)

After more than a decade of record gun sales, the U.S. population has accumulated a huge number of firearms:

Data Source FBI.gov

That’s over three hundred million background checks in thirteen years. A check does not mean a sale, and a sale does not mean a new gun, but we were told in 2007 that the number of guns in private hands here was between 250,000,000 and 290,000,000:

UN Small Arms Survey, 2007 Chapter 2, Completing the Count, Civilian Firearms (PDF)

I’ll leave it to you to estimate the new total, but the UN put it at 393 million in 2018. I think that’s light. Very light. We’re told we’re paranoid about “the government taking our guns away,” but H.R. 127 is a gun-grabber’s wet-dream. Apparently whoever wrote it for Congresswoman (did I assume zer gender?) Sheila Jackson Lee read Donald Trump’s book Art of the Deal. Demand the ridiculous, settle for 80% of it. One percent is unacceptable. But we’ll be pilloried in the establishment media for “not compromising” and “being unreasonable,” and arming up for revolution. Just another step along the path. But:

Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

Stanislav Misin, A Russian View on Gun Ownership

Indeed.

First we’re “The Other.” Then we’re “Deplorables.” Finally, we’re DANGEROUS. Have you noticed how the Left is treating the events of January 6? It was called “1000 times worse than 9/11” and “it became clear that the United States is involved in a generational struggle to save our democracy.” Not our Republic, our Democracy. The “mostly peaceful” riot in the Capital has been called an “armed insurrection,” except nobody apparently was armed. We were told that the plan was to “capture and kill” members of Congress. Apparently not. We were told that a Capitol Hill police officer died after being “hit in the head with a fire extinguisher.” Apparently not. But there’s going to be a witch-hun… an independent investigation of the events of that day, events that by all evidence were made possible by the (in)action of certain members of the Ruling Party.

The Progressive Left has made the January 6 Capitol “mostly peaceful” riot into the equivalent of, well, a reader of Instapundit explained it:

And why not? The oligarchy thinks that the CCP is doing it right. Senior Biden advisor Anita Dunn once said that Mao was among “her favorite philosophers” and that the Wuhan virus was the “best thing that ever happened” to Biden, largely responsible for his election. How long before China’s “Social Ranking” system is implemented by Big Tech here, no legislation required?

Anyone not of the Blue Church, especially gun owners, are dangerous reactionary maniacs waiting for the right time to rise up in counter-revolution! AND MANY OF THE LEFT BELIEVE IT. When you’re asked how you could believe the election was stolen, they’re asking you how crazy you are:

(Q)uite a few people I know who don’t ordinarily discuss politics with me – or, in the case of one, much of anything with me – have interrogated me (there really is no other word for it) as to whether I believe the election was fraudulent. I have given essentially the same answer as Anton, which in its summary form goes like this: the rules were changed so that we can never know; there was reason to think in advance that the results would be suspect, and then things are reported to have actually happened that do make them suspect, and the courts have never ruled on the merits and almost certainly never will.

Here’s is my own theory as to why my own interrogators and those of Anton are asking – nay, demanding – that we agree with them on the fairness of the 2020 election: they see our answers to the question as a test of our sanity as well as our judgment. The question they’re really asking is: how far gone are you? Have you lost your mind? Do you not see what’s obvious to every thinking and decent person who hasn’t been taken over by QAnon fantasies: that Joe Biden won fair and square and everything else is a baldfaced and pernicious lie?

They’re not looking for reassurance about the fairness of the vote; they feel they know for certain that it was fair. They’re not looking for Anton’s opinion because they plan to respect it, although they obviously respect his intellect. They are asking in order to test his opinion: has this previously intelligent person (whom they used to somewhat respect despite the political differences they have with him) gone stupid as well as mad? Is he that gullible and disordered in his thinking?

They start with the premise that they are correct in their beliefs, and work backwards to see whether he will come up with the right answer. No other answer will do.

“Michael Anton has a question: Why Do the Election’s Defenders Require My Agreement?”Neo blog, 2/25/21

So how crazy, how dangerous, are you?

In a previous Quote of the Day, a commenter on Facebook put it this way: “…if we wanted to really be violent, there would have been special elections.

They want us to be violent. They need us to be violent. They have to have an excuse to crack down and violate the Second Amendment with the blessings of the populace and the full cooperation of the police and the military. They actually think they can pull it off.

Keep fucking around and they’ll find out.

Updated to add:

41 thoughts on “Immanentize the Eschaton!

  1. It certainly seems to now be a question of when, not if… The signs are all there, M. Molyneux notwithstanding.
    You can no doubt appreciate the degree and extent of the cognitive dissonance being experienced by thoughtful people everywhere in N.A. right now. Extermination? Liquidation? Political executions? Nonsense. Go back to your bunker and rot there.
    Except… we’ve seen it all before. Funny how those most ready to call others ‘nazi’ seem to be utterly ignorant of the things the NSDAP did (or happy to ignore them), and how those things were accomplished.
    Of course, to paraphrase AC Clarke, one should never confuse malice with stupidity. Or is it the other way around?
    I thank you for your thoughts in this column. The times are definitely a-changin’.

  2. Senior Biden advisor Anita Dunn once said that Mao was among “her favorite philosophers”…

    In fairness, “political power grows from the barrel of a gun” says exactly the same thing as, “a well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state.” The only difference is that the founders of the US looked at that and decided that the citizens must remain armed so that power would remain in their hands. The CCP looked at that and decided that the citizens must be disarmed to prevent power being in their hands.

    “Mostly peaceful” riots…

    Enola Gay, August 6, 1945:
    Takeoff from Tinian Island, 0245.
    Bombs away, Mishima, 0915.
    Landing at Tinian, 1458.

    Drop time was 45 seconds of 74,580 seconds total flight time, or .06% of the total. In other words, 99.94% of the mission involved no aggressive action whatever. Does anyone think the average leftist would agree that the bombing of Hiroshima was “mostly peaceful”?

    “They aren’t hypocrites, they’re revolutionaries.”
    Revolutionaries who believe that Hollywood accurately reflects life:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIxdasBrDMI

    1. Given that one side has shown both a willingness to fight, and a willingness to use any means necessary to win, is organized, funded, and has the protection and support of virtually every critical component of the system, while the other has shown no willingness to fight whatsoever, and worships Queensbury Rules, has no organization, funding, or support, the answer to the question seems a foregone conclusion.

      1. “The Other” isn’t made up of establishment Republicans. They are the ones wanting to play by the Marquis of Queensbury Rules. “The Other” are the tens of millions of us who would prefer to be left the hell alone.

        There’s a thing in group psychology called a “preference cascade.” When enough people realize that there’s a large group out there who hold the same beliefs, suddenly group behavior can shift dramatically. Think the “Arab Spring,” triggered by a merchant who set himself on fire in protest.

        Larry Correia wrote a while back:

        “A friend of mine who is a political activist said something interesting the other day, and that was for most people on the left political violence is a knob, and they can turn the heat up and down, with things like protests, and riots, all the way up to destruction of property, and sometimes murder… But for the vast majority of folks on the right, it’s an off and on switch. And the settings are Vote or Shoot Fucking Everybody. And believe me, you really don’t want that switch to get flipped, because Civil War 2.0 would make Bosnia look like a trip to Disneyworld.”

        That too would be a preference cascade. That switch is hard to throw, but if it is? Well Larry also has said that when Americans get to fuckery, it’s unlike any fuckery seen before.

  3. I’ve noticed a tendency over the course of a long life…

    Except when they’re making fun of someone else’s usage, as you’re doing here, people who insist on using “five dollar words” to express themselves seem almost universally to:
    1. Not know what they’re talking about.
    2. Not want others to know what they’re talking about. Or,
    3. Both.

    1. One of the hallmarks of actual scientists (as opposed to the agenda-driven morons we see so often) is the ability to ‘dial down’ the technobabble to something that can be understood in layman’s terms. To be able to explain how something works without resorting to the infamous ‘five dollar’ wording.

      So yeah.

    2. They make dictionaries for a reason. I don’t even have a clue what word you think is worth $5. Maybe pay attention in English class in your next life, or crack a book once in a while.

  4. Leftists aren’t all idiots…they are continuing their incremental approach, trying to cut off a right here and there through manipulation of the media (“gun ownership is a privilege, not a right”), regulatory processes, taxation, licensing, and Executive Orders, until they can finally use their monopoly over the legislative process to impose their agenda nationwide.
    I keep reading about how “eventually” conservative Americans will have to rise up and defend their Constitutional rights, including the 2nd Amendment. But the frog in the warming water doesn’t want to give up it’s cozy spot due to minor discomfort. Americans are soft, lazy and easily cowed. What would trigger them to act out in defense of their 2nd Amendment rights?
    They won’t give up their Internet access and cushy job by risking an arrest for keeping that dangerous AR-15, that’s just too much to ask!
    Then when the Ar-15 and other semi-automatic rifles are banned for civilian ownership due to their being “weapons of war,” they’ll dutifully turn them in to the “buy-back program” and reassure themselves that it’s not a true gun confiscation, since they can keep their bolt-action hunting rifles and shotguns, and their pistols.
    Then the “unacceptable risks” of handgun use are shown by the CDC to be a significant cause of death in young people, those handguns will have to go, they’re too easily concealed and misused by criminals, so you have to “think of the children!”…and the sheep will turn them in to make America “safer.”
    Of course, you can’t allow your subjects to carelessly own long guns and shotguns, so “sensible” gun security requirements will be enacted…NOT merely gun locks, but proper safe requirements to designated official specifications, at great expense. OR the gun owner can have the firearms more cheaply stored at the local police facility. That service will be at low cost…until it become an ‘administrative burden” – – then the “reasonable fees” will start being charged for the private benefit of a public facility. Then the fees will ratchet higher and higher, until the owner decides that he/she is spending far too much for merely warehousing the firearms and reluctantly parts with them.
    Not to mention the punitive taxation of ammunition and components, the crippling lawsuits against firearms manufacturer and dealers, the constantly escalating media and social engineering pressure to punish “wrongthink” about firearms, etc.
    Mission accomplished…the vast majority of your population is now effectively neutered. Now the real culling can begin. Oh, there will be some folks who stashed away or buried their firearms…but they’re a negligible percentage of the population, and if they’re caught in possession of a firearm they’ll be made an example by receiving non-discretionary mandatory sentences that will shelve them for a decade or more, so their lives will effectively be over and their families shattered.
    And at this point, once all their rights are gone, the sheep will bleat about how no one stopped it…on their way to the slaughterhouse. Whether it happens quickly or slowly, unless there is an obvious point at which the spark is stuck (e.g., the Boston Tea Party), it’s a slide into dystopia.
    Good luck, patriots.

    1. Australia and New Zealand “turned in” their arms. Now what are they? I don’t think there are enough cops and soldiers to search every home, business, car, boat, rv and storage lot in the U.S.

      1. Um, not quite. Australians and New Zealanders were ORDERED to turn in specific arms – semi-automatic rifles and (I think) shotguns, and some other stuff. Except most of them weren’t registered, and compliance has been, shall we say, poor.

  5. Many Americans have looked at the nazi Holocaust like something from another planet.
    It couldn’t possibly happen in America, could it?
    Of course not.
    First of all we are not germans. We are Americans. A totally different animal who WOULD NEVER engage in nazism.
    Second we would never put up with a nazi regime and it would be brought down and that is why the 2nd Amendment is there.

    Mmmmmm . . .

    I’ve got news for ya.

    Half the country and I mean Venezuerica, the remains of the late Constitutional Republic the United States of America (July 4th, 1776 – November 3rd, 2020) are EXACTLY that kind of animal and I’m referring to demonrats.
    And by “that kind of animal” I mean the animal EXACTLY like the germans of the 1930s that would take to nazism like flies to turds.
    As to the point that we would never put out with a nazi regime, again, I’ve got news for ya: we are already there.
    And by there I mean EXACTLY there. There there there. Like in . . . THERE.
    The nazis weren’t martians. They were germans.
    And germans are fundamentally collectivists.
    That is why nazism caught on like flies on turds.
    Half of Venezuerica is collectivist.
    It takes a typically American, pardon me, Venezuerican ignorance not to see the similarities, all the clear signs, the writing on the wall.
    This is how it starts.
    The aims of the demonrats could not be any more similar to the aims of the nazis.
    Change just a few words, here and there, and you can re-use the nazi propaganda ALMOST verbatim.
    The demonrats have a problem with their neo-Jews.
    The demonrats neo-Jews are the 80 million people that voted for Trump.
    And they have a solution planned.
    They have a solution in the logic of their Maarx Moloch religion that they follow like any other religious fanatic in history.
    They KNOW they have to bring about a Final Solution to the “rightist problem” in Venezuerica or they will never have their way.
    They don’t mind.
    It’s in the logic of their dogma.
    Savonarola and Torquemada were just following the logic of their religious dogma to its logical consequences.
    Adolph Eichmann was merely following the logic of the nazi religious dogma to its logical consequences.
    Demonrats have a religious dogma, too and the logic that goes with it and they will follow it to its logical consequences because that is the way things work.
    They have been warning us for decades.
    Their books and their leaders and their actions they all point to the logic inherent in a religious dogma.
    It always leads to genocide.
    Where do you think the notion of “kill them all; God knows his own” comes from?
    The nazis followed the dogma.
    Stalin followed the dogma.
    Mao followed the dogma.
    Pol Pot followed the dogma.
    The Turks followed the dogma.
    The demonrats will follow suit.
    There is no way out for them. They have to.
    Most on the right think in terms of politics.
    This is not a political problem.
    This is a war of extermination.
    “Social justice”, bullsh!tsectionality, feminazism, the whole cultural marxism of the Frankfurt School, all of it, is a young religion on its way to world conquest, missionary, aggressive in the highest extreme, “us or them”, the faithful, righteous, pure, untouched by sin in their faith, inevitably destined to Paradise on Earth and the absolute happiness of the just, all compassionate in their utter sensitivity to victimhood and their opposition, us, the right, the exact opposite, American Patriots representing all they loath and fear, the heathen followers of the “white supremacy racism” (Satan) and the “toxic masculinity of patriarchs” (Satan) and so on and so forth, ad nauseam, ad infinitum. We can go in this way until the ink runs out or the fonts give up. It is all so clear it is amazing not enough people can see it.
    It has all happened before, many, many times.
    It is all happening again.
    Most on the right are thinking about 2022 or 2024.
    Demonrats are thinking “the heathens have to go”, “we can’t let them steal Paradise from us”, “no way”, “NO WAY”
    A Final Solution is coming.
    And I don’t see the right up to the challenge.
    There is only one way to re-found America: we have to win this war of extermination against the demonrats in the same way we won WW2 against similar nazis.
    Violence has always been the answer.
    We didn’t win WW2 because we were right.
    We won because we killed and killed and killed and killed until they gave up.
    War doesn’t determine who’s right. War determines who’s left.
    Time’s running out.

    (If this be too long or improper or inconvenient for whatever reason just delete it and I will not think one ill thought about it. Don’t want to cause you any trouble.)

    1. Except, the vast majority of “otherings” in previous societies have been against readily definable minorities who were, in general, defenseless. Our current crop of lunatics has decided to take on HALF of their fellow citizens, a half that also just so happens to be the most heavily armed civilian populace in the history of the planet. There will be no genocide in Red precincts. Any attempt at such a thing will result in thousands of sanctuary cities, counties and even states, and many such places would become no-go zones for anyone with a government license plate on their car. I’m not minimizing the threat, but that’s just the reality. These bozos in Washington behind their razor wire and idiot progs in blue cities have NO idea what people are like out here in flyover land. The answer to gun registration or attempted confiscation is going to be a resounding FU and the multiple law enforcement officers that I know (sheriff’s, local police, staties and guys in the DA’s office) have zero intention of enforcing such edicts. They’re not suicidal.

    2. Mr. G. Banner,
      Your comment IS STILL there, Ive read it and I totally agree.
      “They” the LWNJ’s (LeftWingNutJobs) will NOT stop til ALL (or at least MOST of us) are DEAD, DYING, HIDING or IMPRISONED.
      Sorry for the CAPS. I like to think Im amplifying your points.

  6. I have a small comment. The article mentions the left put Trump in a dilemma with the summer riots: do nothing and appear weak, or use federal troops and trigger an accusation of “tyrant” .

    My thought is that the two options were not equally bad, and Trump chose the worst by far: do nothing and appear weak. This weakness probably cost him a significant sector of white, non-college voters. If Trump had declared there was an insurrection and federalized the national guard, undoubtedly he would have been opposed, possibly physically, by the military chain-of-command. This would put him in the same situation as Gorbachev during the Russian military attempted coup in 1991. He would be facing a communist military command but backed by the population and by most military fighting units. The odds of Trump coming out on top would be very, very good, and he would be seen as a strong leader who enforces peace. He would not have lost the white votes.

    1. Hindsight’s always 20/20. I can pretty much guarantee if Trump had started deploying federal forces under the Insurrection Act, the left would’ve gone absolutely ballistic.

      I mean, their reaction to U.S. marshals black-bagging and arresting Antifa rioters was over the top as is.

      Maybe it would’ve been better if he had, just to drag all these cockroaches out into the light. Woulda, coulda, shoulda.

  7. One small quibble, that I’m not sure I’ve given enough thought to…

    We are often told that Americans WILL give up their guns for comfort and security.

    I don’t think that should be quite the foregone conclusion it might have been in the past.

    Consider all those guns sold in the last decade, and consider especially all the guns sold in the last year. The sort of frenzied buying we’re seeing now is VERY different from the past, and those people who just scrambled to find a gun to buy, ANY gun to buy, and then paid a 50-200% premium to buy it are NOT going to be as willing to give it up as some FUDD 15 years ago.

    Consider that the recent buyers are (in greater percentage than ever before) new gun buyers who don’t have a cabinet or safe full of ‘bolt action rifles’ to fall back on. Consider too that they are overwhelmingly buying AR 15 pattern rifles and self defense handguns. They are NOT hunters. They are worried that they will need to defend themselves by shooting people. In the worst case, a BUNCH of people.

    That is a fundamentally different mindset and I don’t think the old assumptions apply any longer.

    In any case, it needs a bit more thought and consideration regarding whether the dynamics have changed, and if some assumptions need to be examined.

    nick

    1. The War for American Independence and the War Between the States were both wars of secession. Hence, neither of them was truly a civil war – neighbor against neighbor, brother against brother – except in very a localized sense (i.e.: political grudges, class conflicts, family feuds). They both aimed at a separation of immiscible political groups to opposite sides of a line. If a civil war – the democidal, Hobbsian all against all, with no front and no rear, for total possession of one entire map – is in our future, it will be our first.

      The example of Lexington and Concord makes plain that, to the insurrectionists who brought this nation out of another, a morally, legally defensible use of a firearm – perhaps the most highly justified use – is to shoot some SOB who intends to take it from you – and maybe also, the SOBs who sent him.

      Did all (or even any) of the people buying AR-platform weapons and handguns recently (registered purchases, not incidentally) have specifically in mind that they would one day be using them to shoot police officers or soldiers who were sent (with a list) to take their weapons away? When it comes down to cases, will they do so?

      Do any of them intend – as I overheard someone say – not to be to be waiting at home, with their guns, for their door to be kicked in, but rather to be out and about, working through their own list – of politicians, judges, advocates, etc. whom they deem responsible for the calamity?

  8. Look at suspiciousobservers channel on youtube. The Earth is in the end stage of a 12,000 year cataclysm cycle. The Progressive Left is so self-absorbed and anti-actual science that they will never be prepared. I had to watch the multi-part cataclysm cycle several times to grasp everything talked about – but – I got it first time up that the Earth has a problem coming. Never been a one to buy the junk the Progressive Left sells – raised by parents who worked on the Manhattan Project in WWII and mighty proud of it. And now too old to worry about the approaching cataclysm for myself – but children and grandchildren are going to have a big problem. The Progressive Left will get their just deserts – just do not want that to happen to those of us who are rational, just-minded and care about family and friends.

  9. One of these days we need to realize that the Axis were a survivalist response to the fact that western societies had gone batshitfuckinginsane… not the other way around.

    Remember who won that war… and then proceeded to legalize ON DEMAND abortion, contraception, divorce, pornography, and immigration…

    It was the victorious Allies who did that…

  10. People forget Hitler got some of his great (sarc) ideas from an American, Margaret Sanger, to whom he wrote fan mail.

  11. […] Immanentize the Eschaton!I wrote many years ago that both liberals and conservatives were necessary for a healthy society, but the Left is no longer interested in debate and compromise. Cancelled philosopher Stephan Molyneaux has postulated that “Cancel culture is a dress rehearsal for mass murder.” It’s not that far a reach. As soon as you see people as things to be measured, they don’t measure up. But the Progressive Left goes one step further – they don’t see people, they only see groups. And there are only two groups – those of the Blue Church, and those who are not – and we have a long history of bloody religious warfare to reflect on. […]

  12. @Bunny Hoo Hoo

    Please stop spreading the MYTH that Margaret Sanger had any connection to Adolph Hitler.

    Margaret Sanger despised Hitler because he was against her positions.

    I hear this lie repeated so much among Catholics and it needs to stop.

  13. Point of order:

    The UN weapons estimate numbers are simply crap.

    Some years ago, before his untimely death WeaponsMan did a scholarly study of the estimated number of firearms in the US, based on actual production records etc.
    His blog is still archived in a couple of mirror sites, and the OP can be found.
    TL;DR:
    His extremely conservative factual and footnoted estimate put the number of weapons in this country in private hands in the vicinity of not 270,000,000 weapons, but closer to 600,000,000 weapons. And that estimate was several years ago, before the last few years of record-breaking NCIS checks.
    An upper end in the realms of an even 1,000,000,000 weapons privately held in American hands, and 1,000-20,000 times that number of rounds of ammunition for them, would not be wildly overstating things.

    Immanentizing the Eschaton is liable to get us the greatest do-over in history, with the Left standing in for Custer and the 7th Cavalry, and those of us casting a jaundiced eye on the electoral fraud apparent unaided even from geosynchronous orbit, playing the parts of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, and the Sioux Nation.

    Be still, my beating heart.

      1. Which is better: to let the goons think that their work is nearly done, as they close in on 270 million – or to make them realize the impossibility of their task, at far north of 676 million?

        And what if the whole point is – as Ayn Rand postulated – to make us all into “criminals”, and not really to get all the guns?

  14. […] Progressive Leftism is a religion, with all the attendant characteristics: Dogma, the treatment of heathens, heretics, and apostates, indulgences, all of it. Government is God, legislators are the angels (remember, Satan and his demons were once angels), the “news” media are the clergy, and we proles are the laypeople, the heathens, the apostates and the heretics. And they will drag us, kicking and screaming if necessary, into their promised Utopia. […]

  15. The democrats have done one hell of a job to radicalize their base. It is still surprising to me when I see people like Mr. Aaron post full forced hatred of people they don’t know. So many of them assume the mindset of those who support Trump but then get pissy when others assume the gender of someone else.

    The biggest difference between today and 4 or more years ago is that, as you said, the Democrats have the power and the backing of the media and other sources. It’s not just words anymore, they are making changes that will affect generations of individuals who will ultimately end up on a shrink’s couch.

  16. The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I do know it was my choice to learn, but I actually thought youd have something attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could possibly fix should you werent too busy looking for attention.

    1. Pam, thank you so much for your helpful criticism. I hope your next comment doesn’t disappoint me as much as this one. Maybe next time you’ll point out errors or make recommendations rather than whining.

      1. Kevin, that was quite a kind and benevolent reply to “Pam”; and Pam – I believe you were attempting to state your disappointment and/or displeasure; but your childlike – no, imbecilic – post, has given me the kind of headache only bourbon can alleviate. Have a nice life. Lost and confused, but nice nonetheless.

  17. […] Progressive Leftism is a religion, with all the attendant characteristics: Dogma, the treatment of heathens, heretics, and apostates, indulgences, all of it. Government is God, legislators are the angels (remember, Satan and his demons were once angels), the “news” media are the clergy, and we proles are the laypeople, the heathens, the apostates and the heretics. And they will drag us, kicking and screaming if necessary, into their promised Utopia. Or kill us, if they deem us too deplorable to save. […]

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