CBD, J.J. Sefton and Joe Mannix discuss: The corruption of the GOP, our entire governmental system and what comes after the collapse of the global order as we had known it, The legend of “Madison Cornbread” is born!, Quick Hits – junk-tuckers, head-choppers, Ben & Jerry’s Rachel Corrie Crunch, Useless libertarians, and more!
Great one again guys, company while I work.
One monkey in the wrench for a possible demise of the country is total bankruptcy.
Hello, gentlemen; a fascinating discussion. JJ, been following you on Ace for years. When are you moving out of NYC? I think you’re in my old neighborhood (I was in the block south of Houston & Prince sts.). I made aliyah, so to speak, to the freer South a year ago.
Re the coming collapse — all of you are cutting deep in your analyses, but I think you need to cut deeper still. We often criticize Communists for foolishly ignoring the fundamental truths of human nature in their plans for a more perfect society (leaving aside the bad guys for the moment, and just thinking of the idealists).
Are we making the same mistake? Buckley, in his ornate way, used to warn against trying to ‘immanentize the Eschaton.’ More to the point, John Adams had this to say:
“We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition, Revenge or Gallantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Why, sirs, do you think the Left (and their avaricious allies of all sorts) have worked nonstop to gut (specifically Protestant) Christian values from this nation? Why, they have been removing our moral spine. A spineless people can’t resist them.
We need our moral backbone, and our firm belief in God, restored, or none of our efforts will avail us. We are like engineers examining a rusted structure, and looking only at the blueprints while ignoring the rust that has weakened the members to the point of catastrophic failure.
Solzhenitsyn put his finger on this in his Templeton lecture to Harvard in the 1980s. He warned the West that everything that happened to the Russians in the Soviet revolution and after, happened “because men had forgotten God.”
Why Protestant Christianity in particular? Because in Protestantism, you recognize that you need no priestly authority to commune with the Lord: only scripture as your guide. That was the core of the free-thinking, independent, liberty-minded Founders (and no, they weren’t all “Deists,” another lefty lie).
So unless we get to the absolute root of the War we’re in, which has been raging throughout human history, all our efforts will be in vain. Human nature — original sin (which I take to mean our lower instincts without moral training to rise above them) — will win out every time.
Finally: the Left knows that man craves transcendence, so they cunningly crafted an ersatz, diabolical substitute (think Orcs vs. Elves), but one that appeals to humans’ lowest natures. We can’t counter that with Civics 101 alone.
My thanks to all of you for your trenchant insights and for fighting this war with all that is in you. Pray, too. An old friend suggested to me, in my agnostic days, to start each day by asking God to reveal himself to me; then end each day by thanking him for getting me through it. “Then just keep your eyes peeled,” she said. God bless.
One more thing: can we start hollering “GENDER appropriation!!” at the drag queens?
Just sayin’. 😉
Because Matt Walsh is right — the male tranny movement is profoundly misogynist.
We are leaving two weeks from today. Gasp! Bittersweet for me; the toughest part was saying goodbye to my 91-year-old aunt and uncle, the last of my mother’s side who all miraculously survived, Birkenau, Mauthausen, the labor brigades and death marches.
NYC is also so in my blood, but it has changed drastically since 9/11/01 and especially since the DeBolshevik madness.
Trepidation, apprehension, relief, sadness and excitement all rolled in one.
Thank you for your erudite comment and observations.
For America to survive, the vast silent majority has to speak forcefully against this sort of madness. At school board meetings and Little League games and public school graduations and town council meetings…and most of all at the ballot box.
Without push-back from The People, we are doomed.
It must be a 2-,prong attack:
1. A patriot president who knows how to, and has ready in the wings , co-patriot replacements for the criminal enforcement power structures, ie, DOJ, FBI, etc who can immediately step in and uncover the corruption and willing to prosecute AND
2. State leaders breaking off and refusing to go along with the corrupt admin structures as they are created
Trump shocked the system and had he known what he was doing and had been ready to replace the corrupt heads of the alphabet orgs that he controls, grave damage could have occurred to the machine and most of it revealed. Instead he played along unwittingly with Mueller, etc etc.
JJ, I was a birdbrained liberal myself for a few years, until the 9-11 massacres. When I saw my fellow libs do a 180 on Islam (suddenly, no more angry emails about the Taliban’s abuse of women!), “there I spied ’em, there I smelt them out.”
Just like we are seeing with the so-called transsexual movement which I refer to as extreme drag, they instantly jettisoned their alleged support of women’s rights and pursuit of their real object, which is the destruction of United States as a free Nation. Because it’s really freedom and individual liberty that they hate. Oh and also God. And any limitations on their own dreams of power. It was shocking, it was instantaneous, and once you see it you can never unsee it.
By the way, I remember you talking about that billboard of the fat black guy in drag on Houston Street. That hit me like a 2×4 also. LOL
I’m also a writer. I used to work in the show business, really in development hell. I came to realize that my kind of story would never be allowed to be produced in any form. I may write a book and self-publish but The Gatekeepers of all of the creative Industries are fanged leftists armed with cattle prods. Kind of tough to get past them.
I am now back in East Tennessee in the mountains. The sensation of being able to finally speak your mind openly is indescribably liberating. Although I long dreamed of being in New York and testing myself against the best of the best, the leftists have really ruined the town and there’s nothing left for me there. I love my new city and I do have some Roots here because I grew up in the south and my parents lived here for many years. Here we still have a chance to fight a good rear guard action.
Excellent analysis and humor. Keep it up.
* Steeples fingers *