All of which points directly to many Americans increasingly realizing that individual independence, sustainability, and resilience matters, and it’s not a big reach from there to deciding “if I’m taking care of myself, why do I need any of those people?” Official Washington can safely be left behind their patrolled fence, they’ll be superfluous, a theatrical performance only for each other.
We’re certainly not there yet, but I think I may be able to see parts of it from here. Don’t stop working toward the goal, and provide what assistance you can to those traveling the path with you.
June 3, 2021
Comment to Quote of the day—Caroline Glick
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]
Walls keep people out, properly guarded, they also keep people in.
While I agree that there are hopeful signs of people getting fed up with the democrats, as Adam Smith said there is a lot of ruin in a country.
As an example, we have been talking about the sustainability of ever increasing nation debt ever since WW II. We’re now at the point that we are increasing the debt in one year more than we did in the first 60 years after WW II and we’re still not seeing pitchforks in the streets.
As to Dr. Fauci, I agree with Kunstler:
“In a sane polity, Dr. Fauci would be cooked. He looks circumstantially like an epic villain of history, who promoted and funded dangerous research activities knowingly, which led to an international disaster that killed millions of people and destroyed countless livelihoods and households, perhaps even the whole global economy, when all is said and done — and he appears to have lied at every step along the way.”
“As a practical matter, what is the “Joe Biden” admin going to do about him? Throw him under the bus? I don’t think they can at this point. Dr. Fauci has come to represent not just the falsehoods employed around the Covid-19 fiasco but more generally the long campaign against truth itself by a grossly illiberal Jacobin Democratic Party seemingly out to punish and destroy Western Civ.”
We have a long ways to go, perhaps an eternity, before we’ll see the democrats brought down by their own stupidly.
To put it another way, If you are dependent upon me, I have control of you. Self reliance is now considered a trait of “toxic masculinity” and of the “extreme right” Those are groups that are typically difficult to control.
A resilient middle class in an anathema to the elite. If you know how to do things, own things and can sustain yourself you are not dependent on them and therefore not controllable. The whole I won’t own anything and I’ll like it in 10 years stuff is the utopia for the elite. In that situation, they have total control.
FYI: For those of us in Washington State the country we grew up in died when Enslee signed a bill Requiring Critical Race Training For Public School Teachers on May 5.
Let’s hope the coming law suites will prevail.