Kevin, writing at The Smallest Minority, puts into words what I've been feeling for some time now.
The 2016 election gave me a glimmer of hope, but 2020 ruthlessly stamped out that ember. The Authoritarian Left and its oligarchs in Washington will make sure that their power is never again threatened by the electorate. As someone put it after November 3, 2020, “We knew we had to win by more than the margin of fraud. We just didn’t realize the margin was infinite.”
H.R. 1 legally codifies power grabbing into the future. No more fear of another Bernie or Trump wrecking their plans. The Left controls both houses of Congress, the White House, most of the bureaucracy, and a whole lot of the Justice Department, not to mention the remainder of The Swamp. They can do whatever they want, and they are. Open the border? Done. Raise taxes on the middle cl… I mean, the rich? No problem. Disarm the dangerous “domestic terrorist” publ… I mean, protect the children? On its way!
And anyone who opposes this is a racist and/or a domestic terrorist. A Public Enemy. A Traitor.
I said a while back that I thought all of this insanity had a basis in reality. The Oligarchs aren’t nuts. Well, they may be, but they’re not irrational. They use the irrationality they deliberately created among the general public as a tool, a lever for greater and greater social division so that the chance of any organized opposition of any size is minimized. Why do you think they’re so freaked out about the Capitol riots January 6? Well, they’re not, really. That’s political theater, at which they’re masters. The conditions were set up by them. The Capitol Police were largely stood down and requests for National Guard were refused due to “optics.” Honestly, I think they’re disappointed in the body count. But never mind, it gave them the excuse to clutch their pearls in front of the cameras and claim fear for their lives, and arrest people publicly – the Roger Stone treatment of SWAT teams and armored vehicles, smashed doors and ransacked houses. “This is what happens when you protest wrong.” Turn the thumbscrews one more turn, tighten the ratchet one more click.
In my July 2020 post Endgame I predicted the election outcome. I also wrote:
The wheels come off the train and the train comes off the track in 2021, one way or the other.
The End of America has been predicted by many people for quite some time. The Progressive Postmodernists appear to have decided that the time is ripe. The national debt cannot be ignored forever. The projected entitlement spending is unsupportable. All their preparation of the battle space through balkanization has brought us to this point. Black Lives Matter, itself organized and run by self-proclaimed Marxists, is the hinge on which the lid is swinging, but Pandora’s Box is certainly opening. I don’t think we’re going to stop the greed, envy, hatred, pain, disease, hunger, poverty, war, and death that will come flooding out of it, and there most likely won’t be much around afterward to put them back in.
BLM is no longer the hinge. Post January 6, “Domestic Terrorism” has taken its place. The Anointed have told their followers to Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid of their neighbors who are Not Like Them™. But the National Debt currently exceeds 28 trillion dollars. Twenty-eight TRILLION dollars. $28,000,000,000,000. Not quite five times what it was in 2000, and spending hasn’t slowed down a bit. It continues to accelerate.
That which cannot go on, won’t. But the Anointed are getting theirs while the getting is good, and the rest of us are on our own.
How much longer before their gravy train derails? I predicted before the end of 2021, but there’s a lot of ruin in a nation. We may yet hang on a bit, but not forever.
We live in the very best period of history humanity has ever experienced, and we’re about to destroy it nonchalantly, like a child with a Christmas ornament.
There's more at the link.
I hope and pray that you, dear readers, have been reading, absorbing and thinking about what's been happening since November last year. It's as clear as the nose on your face. We're watching - sadly, we're participating in - the deliberate destruction of the US constitution, and of the nation built on that foundation. Unfortunately for them, what the radical Left is trying to erect in its place is founded on sand, and its elements are crumbling almost as fast as they can be put into place. The economy will make sure that they fail.
What's even worse, other countries are fully aware of what's happening, and they're already positioning themselves to take advantage of our weakness. China is the most obvious example, but they're far from alone. The world order is shifting in front of our eyes, because foreign leaders know that the Biden administration is illegitimate and fraudulent, headed by a senile figurehead who probably isn't capable of tying his own shoes, let alone administering the nation. That means those leaders will act without waiting for the USA to get involved. For example, if I were Iran, I'd be worried. Israel and several of the Arab nations on the Persian Gulf are making common cause to confront its threat, and if another crisis erupts there, I suspect none of them will wait for US leadership or direction, because they no longer trust the USA to support them and/or their interests. No, I suspect they'll "go it alone" with a decapitation strike to remove the Iranian threat once and for all, possibly including the use of weapons of mass destruction.
Domestically, we're in the same boat. The nation's political and administrative structures are being weaponized against those the Biden administration and the progressive left perceive as their opponents. The fact that this is illegal doesn't bother them worth a damn. They're moving as fast as they can to impose their control on every organ of state, national, regional and local. At present they're being hindered by conservative states, but if they can overwhelm state independence through making the states dependent on Washington D.C. for funding, they'll eventually assimilate them too - or so they think. I can't see them succeeding everywhere in the short term, but the left-wing administrations in "blue states" are welcoming their new federal overlords with enthusiasm. That's understandable - they think they can now drink at the (much larger) Federal trough, instead of their own more limited opportunities for graft and corruption. They're probably right.
Folks, we're watching our national stability crumble before our eyes. Any major crisis, foreign or domestic, might trigger a serious meltdown - economic and/or political. I have no doubt whatsoever that one will come along in the not too distant future. Pay attention to the signs of the times, prepare yourselves as best you can, and stay mentally and spiritually strong (and physically, as far as you can). In such a meltdown, the weak will go to the wall. I've seen that far too often for comfort, and I expect to see it here before very long.
As our forefathers would have put it . . . keep your powder dry.