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What do Covid lockdowns, energy re-dependence in “pursuit” of the chimera of “green” energy, BLM/Antifa/OFA "mostly peaceful" protests, and decriminalization of low-level crimes have in common with open borders, reversing Trump’s Middle East peace advances, and 70 years of wars we refuse to win all have in common?

Chaos. Why? Because when chaos serves the State, the State will encourage chaos.

What do those who work in government want? More government. What’s the most government?  A police state. What do you get when you have day after week after month after year of riots, murders, lockdowns and lawlessness? Voters demanding more security: a police state. Chaos is a win-win for government. Why else do you think we have so much of it?

Does any reasonable adult think that releasing thousands of violent felons can possibly have a result other than chaos? Or that the loss of tens of thousands of good-paying energy jobs and the millions of wage jobs (retail, restaurant, transportation) that evaporate with them can result in anything else? Or that anything other than chaos will come out of the restart of the ever-failing “two-state” “peace process” in the Middle East? Or that no-bail and shoplifting-isn’t-a-crime policies will result in low/no crime? Or that our constant wars for, literally, generations, introduce into  foreign lands anything other than chaos? Or the accelerating influx of illiterate immigrants to a first world economy can result in anything else?

Many hands makes a complete mess.

Welfare does what? Pays people not to work. The absurd Covid lockdowns served no medical or health-related purposes – and we know now that the political establishment knew this all along.  What do unemployed people do? Those working to further the Universal Basic Income agenda tell us these people will be free to express themselves in art, literature, music, to be the people they can become if they no longer are “locked into” a workforce.

Seen a lot of new art, music or literature in the past 16 months? No? Hmm… What have we seen in that time frame? Kenosha. Portland. Chicago. Riots, lootings, arson, murder. What do people do if they aren’t working? Look around: They burn cities, murder innocents and generally get in trouble. "Idle hands" has been a saying for millennia... for a reason...

This past month, evidently in celebration of Juneteenth (an odd holiday for lbacks and Democrats to honor as it celebrates the day Republicans freed the last of the Democrats’ slaves, in Texas), a peaceful twenty-something Puerto Rican couple in Chicago was dragged from their car and shot dead on the street. Many people watched. So did their children. Not violating the community standards of Facebook, this horrific murder was broadcast on that morally-upright social media platform for the world to see.

What was this shooting representative of? Chaos.

Portland has been burning most nights for over a year. Has the government stopped it? Our esteemed vice president, Giggles Harris. told us these riots must and should continue. OK – they have. Trump wanted to use the Insurrection Act to put down these rioters and murderers well over a year ago – but was talked out of doing so by… the political establishment.

Mostly peaceful violence.

How do we reduce chaos and resolve the situations in that breed it? Education, law enforcement, and criminal justice policies aimed at enforcing the laws our "representative" legislatures pass.

America has, inarguably, the worst public education of any first-world country. Democrats go on about how they believe in education and, fascinatingly, voters believe them. Democrats have owned education since FDR. If Democrats wanted better education, we’d have better education. If Republicans wanted better education, they’d make this point early and often in every single campaign. They don’t.

If the State did not want chaos, would this be the case?

We have laws against illegal immigration; interestingly, this is why it’s called “illegal.” Who refuses to enforce them? The political establishment.

We have laws against criminal behavior. If a cohort decides not to follow those laws, the refusal by the political establishment to lock them up will not cause those laws suddenly to be followed, to the consternation of all those cities that defunded their enforcement, resulting in the acceleration of murders and violent crime we see today. Oops.

What is the point in going to war? To bend another polity to our will; it’s what war is about. But if we aren’t going to do so – then the point of war is… what? To introduce chaos.

Sanctioned anarchy is a wonderful and profitable thing.

At the end of the day, what does chaos bring? Profit to leftist think tanks and advocates of lawlessness, huge profits off taxpayer monies to defense contractors. Profit to enablers of illegal immigration. Profit to “teachers” who can’t – and now simply won't -- teach. Government-mandated profits to those who seem  to think that sustainable energy is real (we used to call this a “perpetual motion machine,” and you can still find hawkers of them on the internet).

And what do these many and varied people do with these profits? Fund more government to keep the chaos coming.

Democrats buy votes with welfare and rioting and bad education. Republicans buy votes by going along with Democrat programs ("bipartisanship") and by invading the rest of the world to introduce... chaos. There is no money in peace; there is no money in a healthy populace; there is no money in public safety... unless first you introduce chaos.

Why does the government not want peace marked  by abundant energy, an educated and healthy citizenry, and laws – immigration, and other – passed by legislatures and then enforced? Because only an intelligent government is interested in meeting the needs of its constituency rather than "resetting" that constituency to meet the needs of government.

Does anyone think we have an intelligent government? Does anyone respect our lawmakers? Even campaign donors don’t: who respects someone they can buy?

If they’d just been straight with us over Covid, if we had an intelligent government treating us as responsible citizens, tens of thousands of lives would have been saved, millions of jobs and hundreds of thousands of businesses would not have been lost, and millions would not have been idled by welfare. How many millions of lives would have been saved had they been straight with us over foreign “wars?” How much prosperity will be lost due to the greendoggle?

What we need is an intelligent government that has our consent and will reduce chaos. What we have is chaos.

Watching Civilization Die, One Lie at a Time

It is a cliché to say that one first must correctly diagnose a problem to solve it. Let’s cliché:

Climate Change is not about climate. Covid lockdowns, masks and vaccines are not about a virus. Critical Race Theory is not about race. BLM is not about Black lives. Antifa is not about antifascism.

These are about culture; the only culture that has succeeded over the past millennium, the cultures and subcultures that have not, and the members of those cultures that hate our success – or are moving here to take advantage of it. (Illegal immigration isn’t about immigration; it’s about emigration. From failed cultures.)

By succeeding so completely where all others have not, Western civilization has made itself their target. In refusing to address the current pathologies as cultural, we are playing a game using rules by which we cannot win, a game different from the war waged on us and our success by our enemies: No one ever is going to win an argument over the immutable – and irrelevant – characteristics of race and sex. So why play?

It is perhaps ironic that the superiority of our successful culture has created and distributed technology to less-successful cultures showing not only that they have failed, but that they have failed so comprehensively that they may never be able to catch-up.

To paraphrase, “We are all living The Camp of the Saints now.”

If you can't join 'em, beat 'em.

“Climate change” is unsupported by facts or evidence; even the U.N. says it’s about re-ordering the global economy (i.e. Marxism), and not the climate.

Covid was (is) about grabbing power; why else the constant lies from Fauci, the CDC, NIH, the MSM and the DNC, while those “leading” us against the virus were unmasked at ball games, non-social-distancing at fancy restaurants and hair salons closed to the rest of us, and vacationing in Florida when we couldn’t get on airplanes?

Critical Race Theory is about forcing a successful culture to adapt to an appallingly, seemingly intentionally, unsuccessful culture. It has nothing to do with race other than the success of the racialists among us making bank on destroying their communities. If Blacks always have been oppressed, explain Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Martin Luther King, Jr, Ben Carson, Colin Powell, Andy Young, Dick Parsons, Barack Obama. If whites always have been the oppressor, explain why the majority of welfare beneficiaries are white.

BLM? Looking at the subculture of African Americans we find that the incidence of illegitimacy was lower and the rate-of-entry to the middle class higher (i.e. a successful culture) before welfare than after. Paying people not to work, giving one an unearned living standard, kids never seeing Dad go to work does not capture creativity, perseverance and imagination or create a work ethic, leading directly to the failed subculture of the inner-city ghetto and to BLM, a subculture convinced that its members cannot succeed – so they’re killing each other and demanding we both celebrate and imitate their culture.

Who convinced African Americans of their inability to compete? The same cohort that has owned public education for 75 years and puts the worst schools and teachers in the inner city because that’s how much they care about African Americans. The same cohort running BLM, believing that a culture based on the always-failed Marxism can succeed. This time. If it’s done right. These “leaders” have indoctrinated three generations to a culture that only succeeds in failure and death. So they are getting failure and death.

Antifa? Nothing but a bunch of opportunistic, fascist thugs that any confident culture would crush.

Things will – can – only get worse until and unless we address them correctly.

Somebody with a dream lived here once.

Were I an educated member of a failed culture, say, China, that never invented glass (if you ever have wondered why no craters on the moon have Chinese names, this is why) but that last century murdered as many as 80,000,000 of its own and now cannot move forward without buying food from, and stealing the money and progress of, the West, or a member of a Third World culture practicing authoritarian socialism, I’d demand of my leadership what we once demanded in the West: honesty, the Rule of Law and capitalism. Because history proves that these – and only these – can create a successful culture.

Now that we know what is driving these pathologies, we need to be willing to stand up in the face of this nonsense: this isn’t about race, so stop. This isn’t about climate, immigration or a virus, so stop. Then enforcing “Stop” as hard as is necessary to end this attack on our culture – which we also call “civilization.”

We need to return to national confidence and assimilation, for confidence in and assimilation to our uniquely successful culture – which we required of our own and of immigrants from our founding until the 1960s – will lift all boats, regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, etc.

If we want to help the rest of the world, rather than invading it or subsidizing socialism, we should subsidize success: the Rule of Law and capitalism. And quit yammering about the idiocy of Climate Change, the nonsense of still-prevalent racism, and the anti-science lies of our “leaders,” locking down the world only to enhance their quest for totalitarian power at the expense of our liberty and prosperity.

Success – succeeds. Failure – fails. Culture is what our national division is about. It cannot be healed by accepting, prolonging or accelerating failed cultural choices. Acknowledge the reasons for success – and demand them. Acknowledge the reasons for failure – and stop making excuses for them.

Continuing to engage racists about race, climatists about climate, fascists about fascism, and liars about disease is counterproductive. The issue is culture, and it is on that field that must confront, and defeat, them.

If the Police Won't Defend You, Defend Yourself

There is a natural tendency in some people to search for the silver lining in every cloud, no matter how ominous that cloud may appear. Americans, it seems to me, are especially prone to this brand of sunny optimism, though perhaps not to the degree of past generations.

So it’s unsurprising that many of President Trump’s supporters, in assessing the odds against his success in challenging the election results, would be casting about in search of an upside to a Biden win should it come to pass. “Well,” such a person might say, “at least all those leftist mobs will be appeased now. At least we won’t have to deal with them anymore.” Alas . . .

And yours does not.

The Los Angeles Times reported on Monday that anarchists in the capital of the movement, Portland, Oregon, have declared they have no intention of standing down, even with Biden’s apparent election. “F— Joe Biden!” a group of them chanted on the night of Nov. 8 as they set out on a march to the office of the Multnomah Democrats, which they proceeded to vandalize.

A photograph accompanying the story shows the mob evincing no worry of police response or of any potential consequences for their actions. (Remarkably, they stopped short of setting the building on fire, which the optimists among us may see as a hopeful sign. My prediction is that the building is torched before the year is out.)

Another photograph accompanying the story is more chilling. Anarchists are shown holding a banner which reads, “WE DON’T WANT BIDEN—WE WANT REVENGE!” with the lettering done in black with the exception of the word “REVENGE,” which is printed in blood red. Below the lettering are examples of Antifa symbology, including an AK-47 rifle, the Soviet Union's weapon of choice for Marxist revolutionaries around the world.

Well, some might say, that’s just Portland, which everyone knows is a wacky town. True enough, but look at what happened in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Many thousands of Trump supporters gathered and marched to encourage the president and express their skepticism of the officially announced election returns. Whatever one may think about these opinions, it is indisputable that these people had the right to peaceably assemble and express themselves in this fashion, regardless of how that expression may run counter to that of our political and media elites.

And it must be noted that the march was not just “mostly peaceful,” as those same political and media elites describe so many leftist protests that result in looting, vandalism, and arson. It was entirely peaceful, that is until the marchers were set upon by roving bands of BLM and Antifa thugs who, like packs of hyenas, attacked unfortunate Trump supporters who had straggled from the safety of the larger group, stealing their hats, flags, and in some cases committing felony assaults against them.

Can you hear the people sing?

As is their wont, mainstream media outlets called these incidents “clashes” between opposing groups, as though there were some doubt as to which side instigated the violence. Typical was CNN, whose report begins thus: “Anti-Trump protesters clashed with supporters of the President and law enforcement Saturday evening in the nation’s capital as they tried to make their way to a hotel where Trump supporters were staying.”

One can well imagine how CNN and their ilk would report matters if there had been even the slightest evidence that Trump loyalists had been the aggressors in these “clashes.” Indeed, though CNN was meticulous in naming the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters among the Trump supporters, implying without actually stating that these groups were the source of the troubles, nowhere in their report will you find any reference to Antifa or Black Lives Matter.

This is the type of willful blindness that arouses suspicion and contempt of the mainstream media among conservatives, even those who under ordinary circumstances would be disdainful of groups like the Proud Boys but nonetheless would stand with them if forced to choose between them and the Marxist attack squads seen terrorizing senior citizens, women, and children on Saturday.

All of which raises the question: Now what? Will the 73 million Americans who voted for Trump, even those who never considered attending a rally or sporting a MAGA hat, will they allow themselves to be abused in public by these self-appointed monitors of public discourse? If we assume Joe Biden is sworn in as president on January 20, dare we also assume he will make any effort to tame these violent fringes of the far left?

How many more times will we see people accosted on restaurant patios and bullied into repeating some favored phrase or raising a fist in feigned solidarity with those who would upend the tables (or worse) if the diners fail to comply? There is little in Biden’s lengthy career to suggest he would so much as utter a mild condemnation of these tactics, much less lift a finger to stop them. Never a man of any discernible principles or convictions, Biden has become even more of a political windsock in his old age, and within his party the wind is blowing hard leftward.

Outside his party, not so much. But sadly those 73 million Trump voters are coming to realize that America’s police, at least those in major cities, are being rendered powerless to stand in the way of this thuggery. Our large cities are governed by people whose sympathies are aligned with those of the thugs, and cops are finding that even when they are allowed to make arrests in cases of political violence, the perpetrators are released without bail and prosecutors decline to file charges. Unsurprisingly, police officers are asking themselves, “Why bother?”

BLM down: is turnabout fair play?

With the collapse of these traditional safeguards, Americans find themselves increasingly on their own in matters of self-defense. Fortunately, at least until the leftists can devise a way around it, the Second Amendment still stands.

I don’t intend anyone to take this as an endorsement of vigilantism or of disproportionate response to being hectored on the street, but we have seen, most recently in Washington, D.C., but also in many other cities during these months of protests, incidents in which innocent people have been knocked unconscious, menaced with weapons, or forced to flee for their lives under a hail of potentially deadly fireworks and other explosives.

Any American has the right to use reasonable force to defend himself against such attacks. It’s time we saw more of them do so.