This Sunday brings another weekly potpourri of topics that don’t have enough meat for full posts of their own, but that I feel merit commentary. What follows are a few of these that caught my attention this week.
Because They’re Part Of That Same Corrupt Establishment, That’s Why
Angelo Codavilla asks in a recently published article in American Greatness entitled “The Silence Of The Shepherds” where all of the nation’s true leaders are hiding and why has no one come forward, like Moses out of the desert, to lead the American people in ridding themselves of their Globalist Marxist oppressors. He seems genuinely shocked and frustrated that few Republicans show any signs of seriously resisting the status quo, and that of the few that do, almost none go beyond bellicose bluster to translate their threats into action. Dr. Codavilla, like almost all tradcons, appears to be blind to the fact that almost all of Republican politicians, at any level of government, are corrupt criminals just like the Democrats. They are in office not to represent and address the needs of the American people, but to enrich and aggrandize themselves. They pay just enough loud lip service to traditional American ideals and morality to keep their gullible, ignorant idiot constituents voting for them, no matter how perfidiously they repeatedly betray them. Whether or not Codavilla’s blindness is willful remains to be seen, but he most certainly is intelligent enough to know, and must certainly be aware that no honest person runs for political office nowadays, if they ever did in the past, and that given the intractable corruption of the current pay-to-play system, none can or ever will. Every would-be crusader who has ever gone off to Washington or to their state capital determined to “clean the place up” (or “drain the swamp,” if you prefer) has been co-opted by the system and become part of the persistent problem. Codavilla has to know this, that there is no political solution to what ails us, that any political “solution” just becomes Phase One of the next set of problems. Tradcons, however, cannot admit to themselves what’s required to fix this mess, as that would involve sacrifices, maybe even the supreme one. The idea of taking up arms to “water the tree of liberty with the blood of tyrants” is just too distasteful and crude for their dainty sensibilities. For all of their liberal quoting of the Founders, these people have none of the Founders’ insights or courage.
To be fair, I don’t know for a fact that Dr. Codavilla’s position is that of what I call the traditional “cuckservative.” However, his failure to address the obvious here doesn’t give one a strong sense of hope that he sees the light, the real, ultimate cause of the current rot. If he does, and his goal in this article is to get his readers to reach the obvious conclusion on their own, then his prose is clumsy for the purpose. Simply stated, I hope my assumptions here about Dr. Codavilla are wrong. I hope his future offerings will confirm that.
Only In Blue America …
… would an organization like AntifaBLM get away with what it did in Portland last week, assaulting a gathering of Christians assembled for prayer. Had this event taken place in a part of the country inhabited by civilized American human beings conscious of and ready to defend themselves, their families, and their rights, not only would there have been a mountain of Marxist corpses polluting the public square, but very likely a bunch of dead useless cops as well. Remember, dear readers, that the brain-dead meat puppet usurper has it as his goal to turn all of the USSA into Portland. We know that there will be hot civil war and the dissolution of the American union before that can ever be achieved, but he’s going to give it his best angry-retard shot.
As for why the cops stood by and not only did nothing, but sneeringly mocked the assault victims, we need to remember that AntifaBLM is now an official terrorist arm of the Regime and that the Portland cops were treating them as allies in implementing and agenda from on high, not threats to the public order. So far, AntifaBLM has been able to behave this way only in states controlled by the Marxist Left. It’s up to us here in Red State America to ensure that should they become emboldened enough to believe that they can get away with this here that they are very quickly and brutally disabused of that idea, along with their uniformed enablers.
If this hasn’t yet gone viral, it very soon will. Be sure to download it if you can, and share it with as many others as you can before JewTube memory-holes it.
Letting Your Employer Know Where You Stand On The COVID Not-Vaxxine
This letter drafted by an anonymous LewRockwell.com reader to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of their company pleading with them not to make vaccination mandatory for their employees, warning them of the unintended consequences surely to follow should they do so, and giving them a lesson in liberty, Christian ethics, and morality at the same time is a masterpiece. It’s rather long, and also has some sections that appear to be specific to this individual’s industry, but it serves as an excellent template for anyone else to use in communicating with their own corporate leadership. I attended a company “town hall” meeting last week in which my own employer’s Chief of Personnel stated that while vaccines are not currently mandatory and that there are no immediate plans to make them so, “that could all change, depending on local government policy.” In other words, the company appears to intend to blindly obey whatever fiats are issued by government, whether or not they are in the obvious best interests of the company or its staff. Maybe I need to modify this template and send a copy to my company’s CEO this week. I’ve never met him personally, but he seems like a very reasonable guy, a man with decades of experience in his industry who knows how to lead people. Sadly, the rest of the executive leadership appears to be of the same conformist mindset as everyone else in corporate America and will probably go all-out to enforce “groupthink” once Big Brother demands compliance. At any rate, we who dissent from the forced medical experimentation regimen being forced upon the country need to make our voices heard RIGHT NOW. Consider sending a version of this letter, anonymously, to your CEO. It might just get their attention and cause some introspection leading to sanity in the face of madness.
Churchianity Is Dead, Example Number 2,142,334
My nonagenarian mother, who lives by herself in a senior citizens community not far from us, has been pining for the year that she has lived here for worship services to take place within the community under the guidance of a visiting pastor. Apparently the community used to have such a program in place before the Reign of COVID began, but, like everything else, canceled the program. Of course every other pre-Reign of COVID program has been re-implemented but this one, and apparently none of the house staff has been able to tell Mom when visiting pastors will return. I haven’t come right out and said it to Mom, but I can tell her with near certainty that “the house” has never even attempted to restart the program. “Religion” simply is not a priority to these people. If Mom, or any of the residents of this community want a visiting pastor, they, or their family members like me, are going to have to be the ones to make it happen.
Well, I decided this week to try to make it happen and made calls to nearly a dozen local (within a few miles of Mom’s residence) churches to inquire as to whether or not there was a Senior Citizens Outreach Ministry of any kind. To my absolute UN-surprise, not a single one had any such ministry. Not only did they not have one, the idea seems to have never even registered with them and they were clearly uninterested in pursuing it. I kindly thanked them for their time and added them to my list of “false churches.”
As I said, my experience did not surprise me in the least, although it certainly did disappoint and anger me. Other than men as a sex, senior citizens are the demographic most neglected by the church today. I actually recall the senior pastor of Mom’s church in California many years ago responding to the question of what to do for seniors in the church: “bury them.” No, he wasn’t being facetious, either. It was his contemptuous dismissal of them. Seniors face the same condescending treatment by pastors and elders, and, as with men, what little attention churchians do pay them is mostly for the purpose of extracting money and labor from them. They couldn’t care less about their spiritual health, their souls, or their lives as human beings. In considering the responses of these churchian franchises to the plight of seniors, it occurred to me that if there is to be a ministry to Mom and her neighbors, I might have to be the one to get it off the ground somehow. I have no idea how to do that, or even if God wants me to be the one to do it. This is a subject that is going to require a lot of prayer and guidance.
Meanwhile, Mom substitutes meat-space fellowship with other believers by watching TeeVee sermons delivered by highly suspect “preachers.” So far she hasn’t shown any evidence of falling under the sway of anything evil, nor has she donated money to any of them. To say that this situation is sub-optimal is putting it far too kindly. While I, too, have given up on what today passes for “church” and have substituted Sunday fellowship with in-home bible readings and prayer, this is also sub-optimal. Unless or until the body of believers is reconstituted –and by “believers” I do NOT mean the people who gather on Sunday mornings in a building to do singy-praisy, listen to an hour of false teaching from a biblically-ignorant hireling, and then go back to doing what they do the other six and nine-tenths days of the week– the sub-optimal will continue.
If any of my readers have any words of wisdom on outreach to senior citizens in this day and age of neglectful, dying churchianity, please do share. This weighs heavily on my heart, almost as much as the involuntary separation my wife and I are suffering right now.