The Ratchet of The Tensions
Show Me -- And The Socialists -- Your Original American Cool
In his January 20, 2022 show, Tucker Carlson traced the events of Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Oklahoma City along a line of logic consistent with well known facts of those cases. That line eventually ran to hideous slaughter, pitched as warfare in some certain primitive and desperate turns of mind. He was observing how the vessel of polity can explode at any seam where values conflict with the state.
Ethical measurements along Carlson’s line need not be too fine before we can point out that there are reasons why some people should never have to come to the conflicts with government that they do. The cases that he cited are full of context, each and together. Ruby Ridge and Waco occurred in only six months’ succession, and it should be easy to understand that it would have been far better to have left those people alone. When I think about America, I don’t flinch at the idea of what anybody else thinks are unsavory characters, as long as nobody’s getting hurt.
Even if they are; it’s none of my business unless they’re hurting me.
With intense media attention, these cases concentrated the emotions and thinking of millions of Americans (and as many worldwide) essentially because their violence was manifestly political: they weren’t robbery or drug-war shootouts; they were the conclusive logic of the state brought to bear on individual Americans’ values. Public debate was strident, with always implicit but rarely explicit understanding that the most basic dispute was about the value of government.
It took only two years for the bomber’s witness of Waco to fester up at Oklahoma City, so horribly memorable that the name itself is enough here. Even accounting for resorts to anti-collectivist ideas in the rationale, the 1995 bombing is singularly distinctive for its initiative and enormous ferocity. It came from no personal animus, but that delicate membrane of reason in a madman’s head so susceptible to social pressures that it ruptured, with violence very competitive in all the annals of human savagery.
What drives men mad? Are they really driven, or do they just give up?
To what degrees do they each lose their powers of reason, and in what ways?
These are old questions, but as pertinent now as any observant person can see by looking out the window or taking-in the news at one’s media of choice.
The thing about “terror” now is that it’s very common in American life. It’s also a general contradiction of the basic idea of American life and everything that implies. This only compounds the moral disorientation of the whole culture, including the values of people who don’t even reason through what values are, why they’re needed, or which ones to choose in order to live fully human lives.
Generally, I expect terrorized people to act terribly, on all sides.
There is an over-arching component to all of this that colors the politics of an observation like Carlson’s. It’s in the fact that, in the progress of their political program, collectivists are incapable of accounting for any of this. For all their avowed care and concern for humanity, they will not be brought into contact with any facts concerning the effects of their armed-busybody oppression of dissenters from their whole idea.
They're not interested in reason and there's only one other alternative available in all of human affairs.
None of it had to come to any of this, but the socialists have played their various hands for over a century with deft patience, implacable determination, and unshakable fidelity to their principles, amid a catalog of attributes found in virtually none of their victims.
Their program has been swimming dimly into view for some Americans for several decades, but the crises are becoming deeply explicit and more clear to all, now.
In its nature, socialism is always prepared for "intensification of struggle". (This accounts for a great deal of the panic over Trump. They understood the threat and rose to meet it with entomological virtuosity.)
Everyone can see the government power-plays over the past two years, at least, ranged against a president who didn't understand the nature of the fight and then America itself -- the very idea -- once the foremost socialist party came to full triple-branch power of its constitution, augmented by the perennial power of the administratum. (The "deep state".)
Socialists are far better prepared, morally, than any authentic constituency of American ideals having to confront their constant ideological aggression, now becoming explicitly and practically political. (Observers of the 1/6 prisoners case understand the latter clause.) They are long practiced at the charade of provocation turned to outrage upon morally confused victims, who more & more sense mortal threats to their very existence.
Americans' bare sensations of impending (indeed; in-"progress") disaster are not sufficient for reasoning through what to do about any of it.
It's been said that his country cannot be ruled, but: it can explode. It's never been more true, for countless reasons now, but the paucity of honest, able & earnest thought is high among them. All values are becoming more subject to sheer power; conditions that bode direly for hope of peace on any quarter.
I know anger. I know why. I, for one, was never born for the yoke of any commissar's murderous dream. I hold that no one ever was. With the evil device coming more clearly into sight every hour, I more than ever long for peace. This is not the dank quiet of the cell, or endless accommodation of The People's Will. I would be a man free among all those able and willing to produce values as a way of life, and I take sole personal outrage at any who would presume to command us.
There can be no peace with them, but only questions on the nature and conduct of the battle dream that they have in their evil hearts. It cannot be ignored, but must be taken up with scrupulously reasoning mind and met first on moral premises, even in these times of mounting political crisis.
To impress these ideas now upon a populace woefully equipped in mind & heart to understand, is nearly to dream of "utopia" often sneered by those unable to even imagine (much less conceive) any way but democracy. Everybody's at the lip of the cannibal pot now, you see, spoon in hand for what they can get before they're thrown in, too. (Recall: "At the table or on the menu".)
Still: the socialists have the cultural initiative (no matter the 2022 elections), and they will not stop.
It's more important than ever that assertive reason prevails in any resistance to their now obviously worldwide program. Americans should lead the way with characteristically insouciant panache, laced with a dash of danger, but always aimed at proof of moral rectitude against domination.
Be cool. Smash their ideas with furious, integrated logic. Find their hidden premises and ruthlessly demolish them, that their superstructures collapse in thunder. Laugh loudly at their stark nonsense, and never stipulate to assertions of guilt or any other personal infirmity that is not truly yours; these and countless other rational strictures. Bring war upon their *minds*, not their bodies, nor any of their rote puppets. These are only expressions of their evil, and expendable to it.
You, are not.
Live: right in their faces.
It seems highly unlikely that logic will dissuade the maniacal leftists who are destroying America piece by piece...What the Bolsheviks did in Russia had no logic to it whatsoever, leaving millions of productive citizens dead and general starvation, but it did allow them to seize and hold power ....
The point of the sword is political correctness and the tip needs to be nicked. No puncture can ruin so deeply as the one that scores upon the moral value of the rightouess. PC teaches that right is wrong, evil is good and perversion is simply the want of the heart. Exposed to the light of truth these evil fallacies are like vampires.