Continuing to poke the nuclear armed bear, has the potential to escalate the conflict to a point of no return. Throwing fuel on the fire by provoking China over Taiwan’s independence is irrationally reckless and the mark of a desperate empire seeing the sun setting on its 76-year reign as the one global superpower, and willing to risk global war in a fruitless effort to remain king.
Personally, I think we under-appreciate the tendings of history per se, and that tending these days is the set of circumstances adding up to a Long Emergency, a.k.a. the Fourth Turning, a.k.a, Mr. J.M. Greer’s Long Descent. In plain English, we’re exiting the techno-industrial fiesta of the past 200-odd years and entering the uncharted territory of what-comes-next, and that is driving the immense anxiety of the age. Our business model for everything is broken, mostly because the fossil fuel situation has become so uncertain, and it is driving us nuts.
This is what comes from a culture of immersive and pervasive dishonesty. Satan is the father of lies and we have become Satanic, being and doing evil, most especially to ourselves, whether you believe in a literal Satan or not. So, do you think now that being transgressive is… fun? You’ll be changing what’s left of your mind about that soon. Along with the threat of literal starvation will also arise a terrible hunger for truth: How did this happen?
As the socialist experiment fails, its practitioners must make a choice. They can choose to return to capitalism. Or they can double down and commit to full-blown communism – state control of everything. That’s why the Dems are feeling hopeless. We’re at that fork in the road. Returning to capitalism would require the Dems to admit that they’ve been wrong about everything for the past 90 years (when the New Deal was started).
While political aspersions are important, focus must be on the immoral willingness of those elected to power to ignore the lofty principles baked into the Constitution, incorporated in their Oath of Office and secured by the Rule of Law. Instead, they egregiously administer their office for personal and political aggrandizement (see: ‘re-election’, ‘fringe benefits’ and ‘power’) at the expense of citizens who elected them and pay taxes that provide their indulgences.
Trump, among others, was right. We must drain the swamp. Yes, the swamp creatures will fight back, and it will likely be a long and painful struggle, but we need to realize that the Administrative State is a failed model of government. Wherever it has been implemented, and under whatever name, it has failed. Byzantium lent its name to the condition that results when bureaucracy rules.
It must be noted that adjusted for the age of the population, and the number of young people dead of suicide and drug overdose, California’s handling of Covid is disastrous compared to Florida. And that does not even include the economic devastation, where California is lagging far behind the rest of the country.
The Dems could push to impeach him. Heck there’s enough evidence of Chinese bribery on Hunter’s laptop alone to support an impeachment – if the Republicans went along with it (though they shouldn’t). Alternatively, they could remove him via the 25th Amendment for cognitive inability to do the job. That would be one of the easiest cases in history to make. But I’m guessing the optics of Dr. Jill, clawing at the doorframe, as security drags her from the White House would be a show the Dems wouldn’t want to treat America to.
Democrats are hemorrhaging African American support, and Asian Americans seem poised to abandon them as well. Young voters, which is to say Millennials and Gen Z, approve of President Joe Biden at a remarkably low 43%. And now that we see the statistics on the current trend unfolding in suburbia, we’re not merely talking about a one-time, outlier election with temporarily lopsided results. We could be in the midst of a once-in-a-generation seismic shift.
Fortunately for Florida, and indeed for all Americans, DeSantis succeeded in defeating Gillum the last time around, even if it was by only 34,000 votes. Because, while Ron DeSantis appears headed to a landslide victory in November in his quest for a second gubernatorial term, Andrew Gillum may be headed to prison.
What’s particularly disturbing about the utter rejection of Harris is this: As Vice-President, Harris should be the heir apparent to Biden. When Jimmy Carter got shellacked in 1980, his Vice-President was next in line and when Walter Mondale ran against Ronald Reagan in 1984. George H. W. Bush took the baton from Reagan four years later, Al Gore followed Bill Clinton in 2000, and we have dozens of other examples over the years.
No doubt you’ve heard the old saw: “The only way to keep a secret is to not tell anyone.” As the mid-term elections approach, with the euphoric anticipation of a “Red Wave” sweeping Blue Dems out of the Swamp and into the Sea of Bad Memories, you would think even the Stupid Party would be extra careful not to ruin things by doing stupid things. But you’d be as wrong as Republicans are stupid.
It’s worth noting that not only did the Republican’s financial victory haul happen with the media’s thumb placed firmly on the political scale in favor of Democrats, it also happened despite Democrats’ having the bully pulpit. President Biden can own the news cycle if he chooses to and possesses the biggest and loudest megaphone in the world. But for last month, much of that rhetoric fell on deaf ears.