Taking the Ticket to Ft. Sumter

A couple of days ago on Facebook, author Nick Cole posted:

“We are in bad shape. America is in big trouble now.

“We are here because one side decided to treat the other side as enemies.

“It’s best to be honest about these things.”

I commented:

“I’ve been saying this for years now: The two sides used to refer to each other as the “loyal opposition.” Some time around the election of Reagan, a significant contingent of the Left decided the Right wasn’t just wrong, wasn’t misguided, wasn’t ignorant – it was EVIL. They spent the next couple of decades spreading this belief among the Left, until now it is the belief of the majority in the positions of authority.

“You don’t debate with evil. You don’t negotiate with evil. You don’t compromise with evil. You don’t tolerate evil. You placate evil until you can find a rock big enough to crush its skull.

“They’ve almost achieved that.

“Politics, it is said, is the art of compromise. War, Von Clausewitz said, is politics by other means. When negotiation and compromise are no longer on the table, only force is left.

“When enough of the Right finally figures this out is when things get sporty – assuming the Left doesn’t grasp that rock first.”

In a comment to one of my FB posts yesterday, Kenneth Hall said:

“Remember that the establishment press are, at the direction of the UniParty, not only dispensing regime propaganda but trying to troll someone, anyone, into taking the ticket to Fort Sumter, so they’ll have a pretext for their Enabling Act. January 6 didn’t quite pay off for ’em. Remember: be as wise as serpents, gentle as doves.

“Doves with monkey wrenches.”

“Taking the ticket to Ft. Sumter.” As apt a metaphor as I have ever read. The Left keeps tightening the restraints, one click of the ratchet at a time, HOPING for someone to take that ticket so that they can pick up that rock and go to town. As Rahm Emmanuel said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”

Things like violate the rights of half the country because you are morally superior to the Deplorable Bitter Clingers. You’re of the Expert Class. You know better. You DESERVE to rule. And these people stand in your way of achieving social equity!

Tomorrow will be the 20th anniversary of 9/11/2001. What’s changed? A country that was mostly united is now as divided as it was before the election of Abraham Lincoln.

Bin Laden considered the U.S. a “weak horse.” It was still tough enough to hunt him down and kill him, but that doesn’t mean his analysis wasn’t ultimately correct. Abraham Lincoln warned that no outside force could destroy the nation, the danger was from inside. He was right.

And now you understand why the oath taken by elected and appointed officials and members of the military is to uphold and defend the Constitution – not a person or position – against all enemies foreign or DOMESTIC.

Remember: The winners get to label who the domestic enemy was.

UPDATE: Larry Correia has something to say on the topic.

33 thoughts on “Taking the Ticket to Ft. Sumter

  1. everything the left is doing right now, is an attempt to incite the deplorables into using their guns. If the deplorable take the bait, our guns are gone. Antifa has done a brilliant job of using any weapon, except guns ( a couple minor shootings don’t count) to create havoc.
    the most dangerous weapon the deplorables have, is between their ears. Be smart in your protests.

  2. ““We are here because one side decided to treat the other side as enemies.”

    And because the other side put their fingers in their ears and chanted “That’s not who we are. We can’t sink to their level. This is not the hill to die on. We have families and jobs. We obey the law.” while simultaneous fleeing from every possible battlefield.

    1. You labor under the assumption that the GOPe – the Establishment Republicans – are the opposition to the Left. They are not. Mostly they’ve been sucked into the same belief, or cynically adopted a perverted Pascal’s Wager and act like they do. The GOPe hated Reagan. They absolutely despised Trump.

      Angelo Codevilla described the incest in Washington:

      “(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.”

      They’re part of, but not of the Ruling Class. They get almost all the perqs and benefits, and they get to go to all the right parties, and all it costs them is slings and arrows – verbal – from the Left.

      1. Well said Kevin. I have been telling people as much since I left the GOP as a disillusioned worker bee in 2005. In 2008, a debate with a group of State level GOP leadership types on a city street in Georgia culminated with a County level politician looking me square in the face and saying, first my name, then “we will always have to go along with the directives of the CFR”. I was already out of the Party and that proclamation caused me to stay out. Did not vote for them in 2008, 2012, but supported Trump because I know he is hated by the CFR. All of this makes the false opposition, the Republicans, a greater enemy of liberty than Democrats; a known quantity.

  3. Enabling Act?

    They’ve already passed the Intolerable Acts.

    All the Enabling Act will do is let them tell themselves that marching to Lexington and Concord to seize the arms and round up the seditious ringleaders is A-OK.

    Please, Merciful God, let them try that too. I’m begging You on my knees…

    Where this is headed is already graven immutably in stone, and no stopping it now.
    The only question anymore is “On what day?”

    1. I can’t give you an exact day, but I can give you a window. I can tell you how WWIII starts, and give you an approximation of when:

      Sometime between Jan 2022 and Nov 2024, Iran attacks Israel. They are confident they will succeed, because they have an intimate knowledge, right down to tech/maintenance manuals and service history, of every piece of American made equipment the Israeli Defense Force has, sold to them by the Taliban. They also know absolutely that the US will not come to Israel’s aid.

      At some point Israel gets tired of the game and nukes Iran.

      Voila, WWIII has officially begun.

      So, anyone prepping for SHTF Day…. for practical purposes, you have until New Year’s Day.

      1. Another possible beginning, with the same timeline.

        China invades Taiwan. Same window of opportunity. Same confidence, for the exact same reasons.

        Japan defends Taiwan (US does nothing).

        China nukes Japan.

        Voila.

        1. My understanding, though, is that any power can break China irrevocably by hitting the Three Ganges Dam.

          Obviously, that won’t stop a nuclear assault or a sea-borne invasion force. But it would cripple them for a generation.

          Fun fact: the Chinese buy a LOT of food, because not only is their arable land limited, it’s also polluted by Chinese industry. Anyone with a bit of scratch buys food from, well, anywhere.

          1. But if they’ve started WWIII by that time, you, me and everybody we know is still screwed.

            We don’t have to be involved in any of the warfare, either. Supply chains of all kinds will go straight to hell, and so will social conventions and rule of law.

  4. Evil will ALWAYS claim anyone and everyone else is what THEY are.
    Doesn’t matter what tag it labels itself with….communism, islam, whatever.
    But they ALWAYS demonize all other ideologies and belief systems.
    And once something becomes demonized it’s a tiny tiny step from there
    to the next logical action….eradication. And we have seen both communism
    AND islam kill COUNTLESS numbers of people…..UNARMED HELPLESS
    people. And guess what. It’s coming to an American city near you…..and SOON!

  5. I debated on whether to allow this or consign it to the bit barrel where it belongs, but I thought it would be educational to let it post here. This is an example of Dulan’s Maxim:

    No matter what side of any debate you are on, there will always be someone on your side you wish wasn’t on your side.

    Mr. Matis has made his last contribution to TSM. But read on. Then go take a shower. -Ed.

    Until one is ready to admit that behind it all are the filthy maggot Jew swill who yearn for the “good old days” of their Messiahs – Lenin and Stalin – who they helped murder FIFTY MILLION across Russia and Eastern Europe. But those surely do not count, since they were mostly only Goyim, eh? Bernie’s campaign claimed the gulags “paid a living wage.” Bernie never repudiated that claim. Have the Jews repudiated Bernie? And where was the Jewish “Schindler” to help the Goyim avoid the gulags??? NONEXISTENT!!!

    Now not all Jews are filthy maggot sewage. But a significant majority in the West – 70-75% sure are!!!

  6. ‘Tis the inevitable ‘calm before the storm,’ Men. Brace up, eyes clear, hearts strong, aim sure.

    ““Stand your ground, don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

    …in our Third War of Independence…

  7. How do you counter a drone missile with.223/5.45? Bracken knows how the regime will use financial levers against resisters before the drones are launched. Where and who will organize strikes against the Empire and put it on the defensive? This 3-man squad stuff has a purpose but how does it go beyond local survival?

    Good luck and Godspeed to any of you youthful warriors who have a plan. I wish that I could lend you my life and serve.

    1. You don’t fight the drones. You find and kill the drone operators. Study up and learn from history. You NEVER fight TO strength. You fight ASYMMETRICALLY. The people doing this to America have names, addresses, families, loved ones…..I.E. TARGETS.

      They plan to exterminate VAST numbers of us. Why go quietly. Take at LEAST one of them with you. And if you are clever and resourceful you can deal with quite a few of them before your luck runs out.

  8. Right now I’m being the gray man. Shhhhhh…….
    Do ya think my nom de plume would be enough to garner attention from the FedGov?

  9. Big Country Expat has a similar take- and I have been commenting everywhere I can in much the same vein. Don’t take the bait- is my why of putting it. They have tried everything they can come up with, race- didn’t work, NOVID scam, complete with shut downs- didn’t work, stolen election- didn’t work, part of me wonders if the Communist Comrades pulling the strings aren’t sitting somewhere scratching their empty little heads asking themselves “what do we have to do to get these rubes to jump”? now we are at the un-person part and obvious Constitutional overreach, as tempting as it may be if you lose your job, or lose your home, PLEASE don’t take the bait. This is why it is so important to build a strong community- you, “we” should have been working on this long ago, so the time is short. But there are many of us that can/will help if push comes to shove. Civil disobedience, in the form of the Solidarity movement that BCE talks about. I am going to start visiting the truck stops to get a feel for how willing the truckers are to a national strike. I am under no delusions that it may/will go kinetic at some point. Possibly even soon. But it must not be us that fires the first shot. Violence is only justified in defense of self, family, or neighbor. I see many on our side that say they are eager for it to go hot, I don’t think they really understand just how fucking horrible life will be for EVERYONE once that happens. In my opinion, if we can somehow hold the moral high ground and make them draw first blood, we are then justified in destroying everything and everyone that is responsible for this mess. Just my 2 shekels.

    1. “Don’t take the bait” people say…..and then what?
      If you “take the bait” what happens? The left kills
      a bunch of us and hell breaks loose. If you DON’T
      “take the bait” guess what happens? A bunch of us
      die ANYWAY and hell STILL visits America. The
      “don’t take the bait” line is a “heads I win tails you lose”
      proposition.

  10. the left doesn’t give a s tthhit about your peacefulness, your civility, your nice ness or your non-violence, as trumpet wants you to act(ever wonder why he keeps telling his trumpanzees this when supposedly he could have an army 80 million strong to follow him into battle against evil? instead they waste their time on rallies and parades which all they do is give themselves warm fuzzies and give trumpet’s huge but fragile ego a boost). the only thing the left fears or worries about is violent resistance. if it doesn’t happen prepare to be steamrolled, a la czeckoslavakia and poland.

  11. Did you see the protests of thousands nearing a half million people march numerous times in Venezuela?It got them no where.They lost their country be cause no one would say go.I don’t have an answer for solving this sh-t storm,but we better decide to say go before we loose it all.How many times does a person have to tell you they are going to kill you before you believe them?

  12. “Grumpy Old Fart”

    Still tilting at Middle Eastern windmills like a good Neocon I see. At you are –really– worried about ‘our greatest ally’. Head back to FoxNews bud, you clearly did not get the memo. The article has literally nothing to do with your comment and frankly, if Iran and Israel want to duke it out with some canned sunshine, be my guest…

    1. The Venezuelans were largely disarmed before things went to shit. We’re not.

      And you missed GOF’s point. The USA has a standing commitment to help defend both Israel and Taiwan. We won’t honor that commitment with this administration in power, and EVERYBODY KNOWS IT. Iraq wants to destroy Israel. PRC wants to annex Taiwan. There can be a World War without us, but not without affecting us.

  13. The shots have already been fired, every death by denial of “optional / elective” medical treatment to “flatten the curve”, every suicide of people who lost careers or businesses, every family playing by the rules now homeless because they were not “essential”, every essential worker no longer essential if they refuse fauchi and pharmas “cure” for their bioweapon… They already fired the first shots, it’s down to the appropriate time and circumstances for the responses that will set things in motion. That response when it hits will be a massive uncontrollable chain reaction.

    1. “That response when it hits will be a massive uncontrollable chain reaction.”

      That’s known as a “preference cascade.” I sincerely hope it’s coming, but I can’t predict when.

  14. The first shots have already been exchanged between proxy forces, in the summer of 2020.

    They illuminated and confirmed the adversary’s plans, which involves their proxy forces operating under asymmetric conditions: permissive for them, non-permissive for the opposition which are effectively being characterized as “white rage” & etc. This was all predicted decades ago.

    Those forces were positioning themselves around the country to break and burn things if the election didn’t turn out to their liking, and were told to stand down to “protect the result” when the steal went their way.

    Now they have almost exclusive control of the federal levers of power, but they couldn’t really make their “insurrection” tag stick, except with the true believers…who out themselves whenever they unironically refer to the Capitol Incursion of Jan 6th as an “insurrection”.

    If you’re not in a community that knows and respects you, it’s time to make some changes.

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