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We have more purpose than ever

We have more purpose than ever

The center is not holding, and things could fall apart.

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The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats starts with words (highlighted) I think of very often:

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

I recently highlighted those words, “the center cannot hold,” to a friend when describing some of the insane rantings I’ve seen on Facebook against Trump and about the election result. Liberals have lost it.

I also thought of those words when I read a post today by The Human Truth Howitzer, Kurt Schlichter, Sorry, But Our Fight Against Liberal Fascism Has Only Just Begun:

I wish I could tell you that, having dodged the naggy bullet that was Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, we can now spend the next four years being left alone. But that’s not in the cards. Liberals won’t – because they can’t – pause to reflect on how they should stop being such insufferable jerks and live with us normals in peace and mutual respect. Instead, they are doubling down on their gambit for unrestrained power over every aspect of our lives, fueled by a hatred for Donald Trump that is, in reality, a hatred for us.

Third simultaneous thought: The life of this website has been in opposition. The first post was three weeks before the 2008 election. I’ve wondered what purpose we would have when we no longer were an opposition website. That’s not to say we won’t oppose some things Trump “might” do, but we’re not an opposition website the way we were before.

I thought that would mean we’d be lacking in purpose. But having seen the reaction to the election, the attempt to steal the election by flipping the Electoral College, the gross media-driven hoaxes to create false racial and antisemitic anti-Trump narratives, the absurd media dishonesty on overdrive, the lawlessness virtue-signaling of the sanctuary city and campus movement, and the unraveling of the center of the Democratic Party and the rise of anti-Israel far leftists within it (FFS, they’re actually considering Keith Ellison for DNC Chair), I think we have more purpose than ever.

The center is not holding, and things could fall apart.

The rest of The Second Coming:

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” -Sir Winston Churchill, Nov, 1942

I’m kinda glad I started stockpiling ammo a few years ago.

Nov 2016.. Having wrestled the prog monster away from pinning us, and with wooden stake and mallet nearby….. there is still a major long term fight to be able to drive the shaft home. The frenzy to unleash the progressive agenda has been temporarily replaced by the frenzy to regain control. The Blue states, especially California , will not surrender to the will of the electorate., nor the rule of law. I totally agree with Aonghus…. The battle has been joined, the momentum arrested but the tough part is ahead.

When opposing the tyranny of the Liberal/Progressive Establishment, all you are really doing is supporting the cause of personal freedom. And, personal freedom is the most elusive of ideals. It is constantly at risk of being stolen.

So, the fight continues. Personal freedom, and the personal responsibility that accompanies it, against the tyranny of collectivism and the lack of personal responsibility that it entails. The mission of this blog, and others like it, has not changed. It has not become superfluous. Personal freedom has been under constant attack since the beginning of time. And the fight to secure it will never become unnecessary.

A battle for personal freedom has been one, with the election of Donald Trump. Whether Trump will fulfill the promise he represents or not is for the future. But, regardless, the tyrants of liberal progressivism will continue to attempt to stomp out personal freedom. The war will never be over, for some people fear personal freedom and responsibility.

Subotai Bahadur | December 27, 2016 at 12:19 am

We have defeated the Leftists in a political battle. Their response is to move outside electoral politics, having already moved outside the law. For some reason, they seem to think that they are free to do so, and we never will.

They are wrong.

We are far from done. The war is only beginning. And it will eventually be a real war.

    You’re 50 years behind! The Left moved outside of electoral politics in 1968 when McGovern got his ass kicked. They moved into the schools and the television and movie studios and the newsrooms. That’s where the real war is, and we can’t even find the battlefield with two hands and a flashlight. Although, thanks to some on the Internet (Whittle, Shapiro, et al.), at least we have a map of how to get there now.

    So you think shooting your progressive neighbors is going to solve anything?

      As history teaches, shooting progressives is the only way to solve the problems they cause. They are too untrustworthy to make peace with.

Remember, 47% of the country x2 voted as they always have and always will. The other 6% changed their mind or didn’t show up.

No, the centre cannot hold.

According to our [soon to be ex-] president, Bernie Sanders is a centrist!

We are no longer fighting against the Fascism of the National Socialists of Germany (Nazis). That battle was won over 70 years ago.

The present fight is against the Fascism of the International Socialists (ISO), and they are well embedded within our institutions and all around us.

Yes, we have more purpose than ever.

    snopercod in reply to donb. | December 27, 2016 at 8:52 am

    We are no longer fighting against the Fascism of the National Socialists of Germany

    America may have won the shooting war, but we have pretty much adopted the emotionalist-irrationalist-mystical-statist philosophy that led Germany to National Socialism. Read 25 Points of the National Socialist Party sometime and you’ll be shocked at how many the U.S. has already implemented or is considering.

Don’t worry, be happy.

Keep your powder dry, but be happy.

Continued class warfare, propaganda, and outright idiocy of the Left towards everyone who does not “think properly” will continue to get worse. When the economic collapse occurs, one can expect these Leftist crazies to try and assume absolute power over everyone in America in the finest communist/socialist style.
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This would lead to another civil war. What the extreme liberals fail to understand (are there any moderate liberals left?) is that conservatives own most of the guns, conservatives grow most of the food, and conservatives hold down most of the jobs such as police, truck drivers, trades, and so forth. Clearly, the provocation of such a war is suicidal, but, in their eyes, they can do no less than win it outright. Such is the depth and depravity of their out of touch, fantasy thinking.

    Janelle in reply to Cleetus. | December 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    If they continue this temper tantrum, they will lose more governorships, congressional seats and state seats. Think a majority of the people in this country are fed up with more than a few pols.

buckeyeminuteman | December 27, 2016 at 7:55 am

“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” – The Late, Great Ronald Reagan

As our nation’s history shows, politics is cyclical. There will without a doubt be another Democrat president in the future. We must help them reform their party from within and keep fighting the good fight.

The first mistake is believing any democrat or liberal can be considered part of ‘the center’

Modeling politics as a Left-Right spectrum can be deceptive. Finding the Center can be particularly tricky, as it moves around a bit.

I don’t think the Center is dissolving. What everyone calls the Right in American politics is, practically speaking, really the Center.

The Socialist assault on America is coming from the Left. The Islamic assault is from the Right. Those two are incompatible, a modern Ribbentrop-Molotov pact; all they have in common is a dire urge to destroy the Center. But with the 2016 election, the Center is finally showing signs of holding.

The great strength of the Center is that it already exists. We don’t have to invent it; we just have to defend it.

The Progressive Left has to invent itself; its own version of Soviet Man, or National Socialist Man, or, perhaps, Napoleonic Man. Maybe just Totalitarian Utopian Man.

And the Reactionary Right, Islam? That already exists, too. But it’s fundamentally so alien to American culture that it can only take root if allied, albeit temporarily, with the Progressive Left.

The Obama administration was the Totalitarian Utopian Left’s Tet Offensive. The point man was Obama himself, a clumsy tactician who grossly overplayed his hand, accomplishing little but finally setting off the alarms.

In the 2016 election, the Center finally woke up. That’s not the same as winning. But it means no more losing by default.

A friend of mine said something I thought descriptive. Speaking of the coming advent of a new, non-Democrat administration, he said he felt like he’d been practicing for a decade for a game finally about to begin.

He fights, for which I am grateful.
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