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The Thing that Biden wouldn’t say is, of course . . . well, I will leave that thought to a podcast. (And yes, more are coming.)

So, everyone acknowledges how weird 2020 has been. But too rarely do we recognize how well prepared we have been for the totalitarianism now developing. Our progressive servility has been managed, taught, bought and paid for (though the “paid for” includes over $27 trillion in debt, so I’m using this term loosely). It is a multi-pronged advance, of course, and it would be tedious to list at this point the major wings of our enslavement. But what Herbert Spencer called “The Coming Slavery” in 1884 is what we are seeing at the end of 2020.

Though in some sense “shocking,” it is not as if all my life I have not believed this was coming. I believed it when I ate up evangelical Christian eschatology as a young teen; I grokked it when I read Aldous Huxley and Yevgeny Zamyatin as an older teen. I began to understand its methods when I learned the meaning of words like “Orwellian” and “fascist” and “communist,” and especially as I read the history of the rise of the American military-industrial complex. Economics proved helpful, too, as did social psychology and . . . science fiction.

Indeed, that latter should have prepared us all what we are about to experience. I occasionally use an obscure word: stefnal. Well, that word sure will come in handy in 2021. The world is undergoing metamorphosis, and it is a very “science-fictional” one.

The Age of the AntiChrist™ is here, and tens and tens of millions have voted for it. Ah, the Savior State! But caution: Biden’s not the AntiChrist™, and neither, I suspect, is the loathsome Kamala Harris: the Savior State itself fits the role, with the figurehead being replaceable.

And the Last Men (of all “genders”) shall march to their demise taunting those recalcitrants who must be dragged to their doom their in chains — though the chains may very well be some form of psychotropic drug, a freeze ray, or a carefully constructed virus.

When the definitive history of the last three decades is written, my bet is that the black-and-white of it will characterize the policies from George Herbert Walker Bush through Barack Hussein Obama as deeply, deeply anti-Christian as well as just murderously anti-christian — and, of course, criminally stupid. Their mid-east wars displaced, demoralized, and killed Christian communities in Syria, Iraq and environs. And American Christians let it happen because — why? why? — well, maybe because they whored out their loyalties to the powerful American super-state, trading in God for guns, and perhaps because those foreign Christian communities were neither Catholic nor Protestant. Heretics!

Trump did not stop bombing those lands, alas. But — and this is one of his few minor successes, but a major reason I had some sympathy for him — he at least did not start any new wars. Still, I see little evidence that he managed to repair much of the destruction of Christian, Jewish and Yezidi populations after the defeat of the mostly tolerant thugs of the Baathist regime.

As the second decade of this century draws to a close and we perhaps turn our eyes to the Democrats’ horrific globalist policies, and to the threat of China, with which they are complicit, maybe we should remember past victims of American globalist hegemony.

And maybe we should ask ourselves if there might be any reason why our Deep State wanted to kill off mid-East Christians. Sure, the most likely explanation is the utter stupidity of American foreign policy — a bipartisan hackery with knaves and fools like

  • Henry Kissinger
  • Zbiegniew Brzezinski and his idiot daughter and her doltish husband
  • Paul Wolfowitz
  • Dick Cheney
  • John Kerry
  • Hillary Clinton
  • all our CIA and NSA chiefs, et al.,

and other mass murderers and clueless purveyors of buncombe —but mightn’t something more sinister and Book-of-Revelation-y have been in play?

I cannot properly appraise how malign these luminaries have been, what damage they have done, or how untrustworthy they remain, since much of the information about them is socked away in secret, or kept from our eyes by the American taboo against speaking truth about our global neo-imperialism. Patriotism! The first refuge of scoundrels.

Our rulers are fools and knaves, and, if you ever despair of your place in this world, maybe you can take this as consolation: not one of you has done as much harm as these celebrated jet-setter antichrists have.

Remember, American military and diplomatic policy is a bipartisan affair, by which I mean that when the two parties disagree, they are usually right about each other, and when they agree they are worse.

Whatever we may say about our current president, the reason the Democratic establishment (and no smallpart of the GOP establishment, too) hated him so much was not because of his “narcissism” or “sexism” or “racism,” it was because Trump had a commonsense hunch about their competence and moral standing: he suspected (correctly) that they were a putrid mix of incompetence and corruption. They constituted The Swamp. Against which — ah, to Drain! — Trump strained in vain, since he knew almost nothing.

It is dangerous to vote for unlearned, incurious blowhards.

Now another chapter is opening and we get to see how long the least impressive P/VP picks in American history play out. I assume they will serve as earnest toadies to our murderous Deep State, but eagerness and earnestness may not prove enough. Will His Senility last a year in office? A month? Will Her Hollowness implode like the vacuous pufferfish she appears to be? I do not know.

Meanwhile, the persecution of Christians and Yezidis that Sadasm Hussein prohibited will no doubt continue as Muslim populations solidify their own wins. Will there be any left?

Islamophile Democrats in America, of course, don’t care. Mid-east Christians are an embarrassment to them. But less embarrassing when safely dead.

Happy Boxing Day.

twv

Mr. Roosevelt is the most formidable disaster that has befallen the country since the Civil War — but the vast mass of the nation loves him, is frantically fond of him, even idolizes him. This is the simple truth. It sounds like a libel upon the intelligence of the human race, but it isn’t; there isn’t any way to libel the intelligence of the human race.

Mark Twain (September 13, 1907)
Cover illustration, Harper’s Weekly, August 3, 1912.

What do libertarians think of Teddy Roosevelt?

…as answered on Quora….

As a president he was a very good prose stylist. As a philosopher he was a very good hunter. As a man he was a very good maniac.

I have never met a libertarian who saw in TR much other than an imperialist, a warmonger, and a scheming corrupter of the Constitution. He brought “Progressivism” — technocratic Socialism Lite with a plutocratic twist — into the mainstream, which meant that he prepared the way for the worst president in American history, Woodrow Wilson, and for that epochal disaster, TR’s clanmate FDR.

He is admired by ambitious people left and right, and, arguably, there are few better cultural indicators of libertarianism’s perpendicularity to standard politics than libertarians’ near-universal hatred for Teddy Roosevelt.

I liked John Milius’s The Wind and the Lion, though — an interesting portrait of TR by Brian Keith. I need to see it again, considering the film’s eerie framing of the current cultural friction between Islam and the West.

twv