Posted On: Tuesday - October 4th 2022 6:47PM MST
In Topics:   Pundits  Americans  Liberty/Libertarianism  US Feral Government
A right to revolution? That's one of those paradoxes. No regime actually has the right to revolution enshrined into law, as that would mean that regime could be ended by officially legal means any time. But it can't be legal, as every regime has laws that would be broken by a revolution.
If you don't have that right, you sure can't vote it in. You need a revolution to do that, but then... Whiskey Rebellion, anyone?
Then again, what does the modern American population really know about Revolution.? Sure, there's that history that still taught in between the woke bullshit to our schoolchildren. There are more serious students of history, and the re-enactors must be pretty into this specific part of America's history. How many of them, and of those in the rest of the population, see that, for the States in the 2020's, such has been the patient sufferance of these States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Feral Government? The history of the present Potomac Regime is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, I'd have to get a bigger server submit the facts to a candid world. [Slightly doctored, including removal of Random capital letters.]
While reading the Declaration of Independence, I've always noticed that King George III and the British government of 1776 were no-account hacks at tyranny as compared to the US Feral Gov't over, arguably, the last half-century.
An article by the writer and political figure Michael Anton was discussed by the always interesting and readable Mr. John Derbyshire here as a comparison to a weak-kneed New York Post editorial by Rich Lowry of the cucked-out National Review** Mr. Anton was known by his pseudonym Publius Decius Mus when he wrote the viral essay The Flight 93 Election in '16. He worked at a high position in the National Security Council under Trump, until Trump hired Neocon John Bolton as National Security advisor. He then took a principled stand and bolted (pun intended).
The article in question is What Does Fidelity to Our Founding Principles Require Today? In this excellent article, Mr. Anton eviscerated the "conservative" wing of the UniParty, which is most of the people called conservatives today, at least at the political and punditry level. That they conserve NOTHING, is the gist of much of the article.
After listing the grievances against the Potomac Regime that, again, make George III look like a piker, the writer tells us what these "conservatives" of '22 do when someone brings up some of these grievances:
For “conservatives,” the most heroic act of the 20th century was not D-Day or the moon landing but William F. Buckley, Jr. purging the Birchers. Hence, they’re always on the lookout for more purges. Whole careers and institutions are now made of this. Think of the Bulwark and the Dispatch—of Bill and Steve and Jonah and David and Kevin. All of these “conservatives” are now character assassins out to destroy the lives of anyone even a click to their right, many their former friends.Abso-freaking-lutely!
One thing I’ve noticed is that conservatives really get mad when you point out that people who treat you like enemies are, in fact, your enemies. Finally, the conservatives find a backbone, and righteous indignation! To refer to someone libeling you, trying to cancel you, calling for your “extirpation” and even assassination as an “enemy”? How dare you! Civility in politics above all else!
On the other hand, it's one thing to write the truth, a fairly courageous act career-wise, but another to get in the mindset and actually start planning for what might need to be done. Our Founders put it all on the line, their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor. Well, in this age of the Kardashians most people don't care what happens to the latter. It's probably easier to get back on one's feet or at least avoid starvation and homelessness even in these worsening economic times. However, when you think seriously about possibly losing your life for resisting the Regime, well, you'll get an inkling of how those Founders felt. History wasn't written yet, then in '76, and they had a fairly big chance of getting hanged by the King's men.
Well, that was pretty heavy for this early in the week. Go read Mr. Anton's article in American Greatness if you have an extra 5 minutes.
* I ditched that publication over 25 years ago.
** The page says that this article was adapted from a speech by Mr. Anton at a recent meeting of the Philadelphia Society.