I have been trying – unsuccessfully – to post this as a comment on “Black Pilled” for several hours. Maybe it is too long for a comment. Anyway, I decided to just make it a post instead.
I have been stymied in my usual desire to write posts by my long standing and oft-repeated (and disliked by many) belief that you are correct. For about a decade I have been saying that all we are doing is fighting rearguard actions; the main battles have been lost and are over. The end is certainly upon us. If there is ever to be a resurgence of the values which created the former US – the values which unite those of us who have selected themselves to be in this forum – it will have to come after a complete collapse of this unworkable government and society. Before that happens, sadly, there will be much pain, suffering and death.
Said collapse – and it may come sooner rather than later – will likely begin economically. Our debt cannot be repaid, the dollar is thus unlikely to continue to be the world’s reserve currency. China, a very old culture, may understand the weakness of our survival instincts as a culture and as a nation. Hell, we broadcast our self-loathing in headlines all day every day. Who knows, the ultimate result of Covid – intentionally or not – my well wind up to be the catalyst for a prompt unfolding of the aforementioned economic collapse. The PLA may well ask “What risk in Biden awakening to find Taiwan was re-integrated into the motherland overnight”? Would it do any good to anyone to attempt to rouse el presidente at 03:00? Don’t discount the possibility China may take this action.
Going forward, the battle lines here will devolve into individual official muggings. All things are possible when congress (sic) is seriously proposing legislation to ban Foxnews, anodyne as it has become. If they feel empowered to do stuff like that, what limits do you suppose they will respect? Their marching orders seem to be to begin erasing every clause of the First Amendment then proceeding down the list of Amendments. People are already losing their livelihoods for speaking things which – only a year ago – would have been totally unremarkable (e.g. -“all lives matter”). Those were the first individual assaults. Expect more physical attacks, especially on those who can be made cautionary examples for others. Soon, lawful gun owners will be SWAT-ed on some fake pretext. No such enforcement will be aimed at actual criminals or gangs, only newly fashioned criminal possessors under bizarre and incoherent bans on weapons which look scary. But this is old news. What is new is that such events will become daily and banal. As mentioned in the OP, this will happen even as the supreme court (sic) dallies for years. The eventual decision – even if it says that the Second Amendment actually means what it says in English so simple that only a lefty lawyer could fail to understand it – will be moot since all the guns will have already been seized and their owners killed or jailed (along with many of the shrinking percentage of the country who actually perform valuable work). All the guns and owners will be gone, except, of course – those held by the favored Marxist cadres like BLM and Antifa and actual criminals and gang members. The OP showed who is prosecuted and who isn’t – and prosecutors have unlimited discretion in deciding to to prosecute and who to not prosecute. They are unaccountable (and believe they are untouchable).
The pervasive loss of a sense of belonging to an enterprise greater than one’s self and loss of the desire to participate in such an undertaking, of course, will hasten the inevitable collapse of the fledgling Marxist cancer which has eaten away our former ethos. There was no shortage of slogans in the USSR, only shortages of consumer goods of every kind. Righteous indignation is a head rush – as long as one has a regular full stomach. The Millennials and Gen – x, y, z-ers, lgbtq’s and other warring eponymous (for their share of the former oppressors’ spoils) factions will all suddenly discover that wealth (or the latest iphone) does not actually grow on ‘green’ stuff like trees, windmills or solar panels. They will be confronted with the radical (in the true sense of radix) notion that wealth must be continually created or production, hence consumption, ceases. They will further quickly find out that next season’s crop is impossible since the last of the seed corn was consumed at last night’s usual (and so repetitive as to have become banal and boring) intemperate Bacchanalia. What will there be to look forward to now that there are no longer any barriers to the long-promised utopia and the last conservative witch has been incinerated? In short, they will be forced to learn the essential lesson that material sufficiency is not automatic; that it requires the voluntary cooperation of millions of people who wish to give of themselves under a societal system where freedom prevails – and not just economic freedom under a system of capitalism (about which none of the aforementioned identity groups has the slightest understanding).
See why I haven’t been writing? All this venom I hate to eject! In sum, going forward they will be seeking us out one by one for ‘re-alignment’ or elimination (don’t think algorithms aren’t already sifting through blogs as the NSA has been doing since blogs began). Some of us will come to their attention sooner, some later. I hope some will resist effectively. I note that tech CEO’s – like prosecutors – seem to think they are untouchable (as in the Biblical sheep) and may safely graze, so to speak. The media remind us, frequently when required, of things called ‘lone wolves’, at least when it comes to slaughters perpetrated by individual members of certain peaceful religions. Perhaps other belief systems may also lead to such cunning predators? Some might think that when speech is prohibited, violence then becomes the only way to make known one’s disagreement with censorship and/or the prevailing authorities, particularly when those authorities they are not legitimate in the first place.
What else is there to say?