Well, duh, many of you are saying. But the desire of the left to destroy us has become pretty open recently.
Jim Goad said “If I don’t work I’ll starve. If I don’t write I’ll die.” It’s Saturday and not being one of the smart set I have a lot of work to do, but some things can’t wait.
I have seen comment threads on the Atlantic quickly go to “conservatives are scum and will die off soon” answered by “violent revolution may occur” answered by “good you rednecks think you are tough but we have a lot more guns and are looking forward to the opportunity to wipe you out.”
So leftists are quite confident a general collapse would just mean they can mobilize their loyal intelligence, police and probably military assets to wipe out their enemies for good. Commenter JMS at Rod Dreher’s blog says he would prefer to avoid this, and sees Dreher’s “Benedict Option” as a way for non-elite whites not useful to the system to quietly die off.
JMS sees everything happening under the sponsorship of the system as good and anyone opposed to any of it as evil and deserving of death. I read this to include gay rights and all kinds of sexual liberation, all kinds of civil rights and feminism, but more importantly all kinds of globalization and capitalism.
This is the first time I have seen anyone so explicitly link capitalism to other forms of progressivism, and so explicitly wish for the death and destruction of non-elite whites. I’m sure many or most of you aren’t surprised, and I guess I shouldn’t be, but there’s some little bit of nice Vatican II Catholic boy in me that wants to believe people are good, especially progressives.
We are supposed to think that progressives just want things nice, however destructive they are, and that rightists are looking for a fight. I think the opposite is true. Chaos and destruction almost always help leftists, so that’s what they deliberately produce, in total opposition to what they say they want.
Leftists have produced a society that produces hate rather than love, war rather than peace, despair rather than contentment, and want rather than plenty. A big part of what we have to do involves creating the opposite.
I think leftists are more prepared for collapse than we think. I’ve said before I think rich people have lots of weapons, supplies and possibly informal plans for defending their neighborhoods. Preparing for collapse, if you can afford it, is a good idea. Being prepared for violence, if it comes to that, is a good idea. If collapse happens, all bets are off. If martial law is declared, all bets are off.
Barring that violence plays into their hands and should be avoided. The system is strong, but it is also weak, and we can take advantage of that.
Paul often opened with a benediction, but I will close with one. To the people, my people- I love you. Don’t despair. Our ancestors went through much worse and survived, which is why we are here. Avoid and eliminate vices, and make yourself strong. Help each other. The battle was won long ago, with God victorious, and the devil defeated, and yet we still need to fight. The evil ones lost long ago, and yet they will still fight. Be brave.