We Could Do Nothing, Being Sold

From time to time Saturday is Poetry Day here at Gates of Vienna, and today seems an appropriate occasion — given that it’s the first Saturday since the Investiture of the Puppet — to repost an old favorite by Edwin Muir. I’ve posted it at least twice in the past, but it’s worth revisiting.

I don’t know why people are complaining about the legitimacy of last November’s election. I mean, we got the best election money can buy* — what’s not to like?

As a matter of interest, I memorized this poem for my O-Level examinations when I attended the High School in Harrogate. Except for the odd preposition here and there, the text in my head seems to be intact some fifty-three years later:

The Castle
by Edwin Muir

All through that summer at ease we lay,
And daily from the turret wall
We watched the mowers in the hay
And the enemy half a mile away —
They seemed no threat to us at all.

For what, we thought, had we to fear
With our arms and provender, load on load,
Our towering battlements, tier on tier,
And friendly allies drawing near
On every leafy summer road?

Our gates were strong, our walls were thick,
So smooth and high, no man could win
A foothold there, no clever trick
Could take us, have us dead or quick.
Only a bird could have got in.

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Selling to the Communists

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from JournalistenWatch:

Selling to the communists continues: KfW has paid 503 million euros to Chinese companies since 2013

Frankfurt / Main — It is unbelievable how those responsible are selling our country to the communists in the Middle Kingdom: Olaf in der Beek (FDP), member of the Bundestag Committee for Economic Cooperation and Development, accuses the federal government of making itself an accomplice to Beijing’s expansionist policy.

“Germany pays part of the Chinese Silk Road Initiative and finances China’s striving for geopolitical power in Asia and Africa with tax money from the federal budget,” said the FDP member on Welt am Sonntag.

The background to this is that the KfW “Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau” (Reconstruction Loan Corporation) has awarded €503 million to Chinese companies for the implementation of infrastructure projects since 2013, according to a response from the federal government to a small request from the FDP parliamentary group about which the Welt am Sonntag reported. More than half of this sum, namely €283.2 million, was accounted for by infrastructure projects outside of China. Since 2013, the development bank has awarded €152.3 million to Chinese companies carrying out projects in Asia. KfW awarded a further €130.9 million to Chinese companies that carried out projects in Africa.

In its answer, the Federal Government writes that the projects carried out by KfW cannot be assigned to the “Belt and Road” initiative, but without providing any evidence. The FDP man in der Beek does not think that is credible. “Instead of blindly financing China’s great power and expansion policy,” he said, “Berlin needs the political will to find a common European response.”

China has been pursuing ambitious global goals since 2013 as part of the “Belt and Road” initiative — also known as the “Silk Road Initiative”. The country is establishing an infrastructure network that, according to its own information, connects more than 100 countries worldwide. According to the Chinese representation, this is intended to promote global trade. Critics see the initiative as part of an aggressive expansion policy aimed at expanding China’s power. Countries in Asia and Africa play a prominent role in the initiative, reports the newspaper.

Soon China will have conquered the whole world. And Germany comes first.

Why?

I’m to old to engage in the kind of kinetic action that lies ahead, even if I had the requisite skill set, which I don’t. My only skills involve writing, editing, and propagating information. Which is what I am doing here with this essay from Western Rifle Shooters Association. Concerned American respectfully requests that this piece be disseminated as widely as possible, so please pass it on.

Why?

It wasn’t when the US Army attacked the “Bonus Army”, which was peacefully assembled in DC in 1932 seeking early payment of their WWI service bonds.

It wasn’t during the postwar era, when an activist Supreme Court abolished private property rights in the name of “equality”.

It wasn’t when, via the release of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the American people learned that the entire war in Vietnam had been founded on lies — the biggest of which was that the US military, under the geopolitical and operational constraints they faced, could ever have won the war.

It wasn’t over the torrent of governmental power abuses that ensued over the next 20 years, nor was it when the Ruby Ridge and Waco atrocities happened.

It wasn’t over the establishment of a permanent, unconstitutional omnisurveillance state before and especially after 9/11.

It wasn’t over the nearly 20 years of US military foreign entanglements that took a generation of brave young men and women and sent them home in boxes, broken in mind and/or body, or permanently disillusioned about their country and their leaders.

It wasn’t even over the past five years of lies, deceit, and outright treasonous collaboration with enemy actors to drag America and its people from the smoldering remains of its constitutional past into the gulag of global totalitarianism.

But when, between November 3rd and January 6th, the globalist elites stole both a Presidential election and two Senatorial elections to deliver complete control of all branches and levels of American governance into the hands of the techno-tyrannical Kommissars, it was finally time for resistance.

Finally.

Today, the spokesbots of the global tyranny superstructure are howling for the heads of not only President Trump and his (few) loyalists, but also the heads of anyone who supports him.

The international dictators-in-the-making have declared war, by both the Big Steal itself and the subsequent refusal to allow independent inquiry into those elections, on the traditional American people and their progeny.

So be it.

We will see how the soft-palmed Stalin wannabes deal with a permanently-outraged population of real-world makers (and breakers).

The anti-Trump United States government parasites have eternally destroyed their own legitimacy.

Having sown the wind, they will now reap the whirlwind.

Godspeed to all traditional Americans.

May God empower each with courage, discernment, and zeal.

In the absence of orders to the contrary, find something Communist and destroy it.

Lather, rinse, and repeat.

1848 And All That

Some of my friends sit around every evening
And they worry about the times ahead,
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference
And the promise of an early bed.

— Elvis Costello, from “Radio, Radio”

January 6 was a sobering moment. For many of us it was not unexpected, but it was sobering nonetheless.

We have finally reached the End of the Republic. The results of future elections will lie within parameters established by the Powers That Be. There will be no more successful “dark horse” candidates; the system has been rigged to prevent them.

On a related note, Sundance at Conservative Tree House has joined the dreamers at Power Line, although his desperate optimism takes a somewhat different tack: he proposes the founding of a new political party led by Donald Trump, which would siphon off most Republican voters, as well as a big chunk of Democrats and independents.

It’s a nice idea, and it might have worked before the widespread adoption of Dominion voting machines. But after 2020, how does such a party go about actually winning an election? The machinery to prevent that possibility is already in place. Nobody can get elected without the approval of the Deep State. Which means it will be the UniParty — Democrats plus safe (neutered) Republicans — from here on out.

We have unfortunately entered the era of TINVOWOOT: There is no voting our way out of this. We’ve used up three out of our four boxes — soap, ballot, and jury — and there’s only one left.

There has been a cavalcade of “conservatives” eager to denounce Donald Trump and the angry crowd at the Capitol. Their general theme is that “violence solves nothing.” How easily they have forgotten the means by which the Patriots of 1776 threw off the yoke of King George III and established a constitutional republic! If these modern-day talking heads had their way, we’d still be sending politely-worded lists of grievances to the queen and her ministers.

Meanwhile the Left and the media (but I repeat myself) have characterized Wednesday’s events as an “insurrection”. Well… Except for the cops, everybody at the Capitol that day was unarmed. How would our esteemed progressive brethren describe a real insurrection if one ever broke out?

Given the level of anger on the patriotic Right, some sort of future kinetic action is a distinct possibility. Whether we’re heading into a full-fledged Boogaloo or not is an open question. A shrewd, charismatic leader would seem a prerequisite for that to happen, and now that Donald Trump has abdicated the position, there’s no one else on the horizon who fits the description. For all I know, this simmering political cauldron may yet cool down and accept the New Normal that has been prepared for it.

Or maybe not. It’s still early days, so it’s hard to tell.

Regardless of how kinetic things get, what seems likely is a concerted effort to crack down on dissent. Up until now the Left has relied on the private sector — Big Tech, social media companies, and major employers — to suppress doubleplus ungood opinions held by deplorable citizens. We can expect that praxis to change now that the Woke brigades control the entire apparatus of state, especially given the public statements from their numerous spokesbeings about the need to silence us.

The past two months have proved that the Constitution is a worthless scrap of paper. Nothing remains to stop the permanent government from passing whatever laws it deems necessary to suppress “misinformation”, “intolerance”, “extremism”, “hate speech”, “white supremacy”, and all the other terms used to describe publicly expressed thoughts that run counter to the Narrative.

I’ve never used social media, and I have no employer, so up until now the storm has passed me by. When the Harris administration is fully ripened, however, I expect the government to enact new laws or regulations requiring ISPs to close down independent “hate sites” like this one. When that happens, the torches will be extinguished here at the Gates, and I will be out of business.

Depending on how frisky things get, the dénouement could happen sooner, or it could happen later. But that time will eventually come. The darkness will flow out of Mordor and cover everything, and the armies of orcs will march against us.

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The Excrement Impacts the Circulation Device

After I got home from the doctor’s office I spent a long time looking at various news sources reporting on what happened in Washington D.C. today. As you all know by now, after the President’s speech a group of protesters reportedly “breached” the entrances to the Capitol and occupied various parts of the building. A young woman who tried to climb through the side panel of a door was shot in the neck, and is said to have died later in the hospital. For more on that sad incident, see the Conservative Tree House.

I was expecting some sort of false-flag action today, and it appears that the entry into the Capitol was exactly that. There was a lot of discussion in the skype groups about the fact that some of the members of the vanguard that entered the building had tattoos or clothing identifying them as Antifa. The man hanging from the balcony in the photo at the top of this post is said to be wearing mandated BLM/Antifa gear.

There are also eyewitness reports that the Antifa vanguard didn’t break through the entrances to the Capitol, but was in fact allowed in. That is, they had allies on the inside who were alerted to the plan. Which lines up with the fact that Senators and Congresscreatures, before they evacuated the building, donned gas masks which had been conveniently placed under their seats — another indication that the event was planned in advance and stage-managed.

Here’s what the rally at the Ellipse looked like earlier:

It was, I presume, the largest Trump rally in history. And possibly the last.

I didn’t learn anything new from the President’s speech. The evidence of voter fraud he described is material with which I was already familiar.

A curfew has been declared in the District of Columbia, and I assume a crackdown on “white supremacists” and “right-wing extremists” will follow.

It looks to me like the Trump movement has been skillfully played by the BLM/Antifa infiltrators working in coordination with the Deep State, presumably including the domestic intelligence agencies.

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A tangential note — Red Pill Jew sent this graph of the vote count in last night’s runoff races for the U.S. Senate in Georgia:

He says he found it on LinkedIn, so I don’t have an independent verification of its accuracy. Still, it’s very much like the graphs of the Trump/Biden results on the night of November 3-4. And those same Dominion voting machines were cranked up in heavily Democratic counties in Georgia last night.

I guess you could call it the “Build Back Better” graph.

Nothing could demonstrate more clearly that those dreamers at Power Line are simply engaged in a heavily-intellectualized act of wishful thinking when they discuss “electoral reform”. How can there be any meaningful reform when no reformers can possibly be elected? Only Democrat-approved candidates will be allowed to win from now on. Any Republican who is permitted to take office will be a tame RINO who poses no threat to Democrats and the Deep State.

It appears that the ruling oligarchy has finally achieved its heart’s desire: a hermetically sealed governmental structure that will never again have to concern itself with such trivial matters as elections and popular opinion. The Republican side of the UniParty will play its part as the permanent “Opposition” in the elaborate ritual theater known as the U.S. Congress. The Deep State will manage national affairs without interference. And all for our own good, of course.

Just take a look at the list of Joe Biden’s proposed cabinet appointees — heavily weighted with far-left Woke apparatchiks.

The Revolution is complete. They will now proceed to construct the socialist state.

The Big Ugly Begins

Today is a significant day in the looming struggle against the end of the American Republic. A huge rally of Trump supporters is taking place, centered on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington DC. At 11am President Trump is scheduled to address the crowd, which is expected to number a million people or more.

I regret to say that I won’t be attending this historic event. First of all, I’m too old for this sort of thing. Just think how long I would have to go without being able to take a leak… Yow!

Secondly, I have a doctor’s appointment today that I really need to keep. So I’ll be gone for a while, but when I get home I’ll check the news and approve your comments.

If you want to monitor breaking news, I recommend Conservative Tree House, WRSA, Gateway Pundit, and Vlad Tepes. All four sites will probably embed live feeds of the event.

So while I’m sitting there with the sphygmomanometer cuff on my arm and the stethoscope against my chest, my spirit will be up there with those good folks in the MAGA crowd on the Mall in D.C.

I don’t know how things will turn out. The rally could grow into something momentous — which will also mean violent and nasty, given what Antifa is planning — or it could all fizzle out. Then Doltin’ Joe gets inaugurated as President in two weeks, and we begin our lives in the New Normal as compliant socialist drones.

We’ll just have to wait and see.

So Here There Be Dragons! (Part II)

The essay below is the second in a series by our English correspondent Seneca III. Previously: Part 1.

So Here There Be Dragons!

by Seneca III

Part II — Ragnarök, männerbunden, eudemia and eufemia

“The centre of the Vikings’ cosmos was the ash tree Yggdrasil, growing out of the Well of Urd. Yggdrasil holds the Nine Worlds, home of gods, man and all spiritual beings. The gods live in Asgard and Vanaheim and humans inhabit Midgard. Giants live in Jotunheim, elves in Alfheim and dwarves in Svartalfheim. Another is the primordial world of ice, Niflheim, while Muspelheim is the world of fire. The last world comprises Hel, the land of the dead, ruled by the goddess Hel. —From “An Overview of the Culture and History of the Viking Age

“It is not that trash accumulates in human cities — it is that cities turn what accumulates in them into trash.” — Don Colachio

Ragnarök

In Norse mythology, Ragnarök is a series of events, including a great battle, foretold to lead to the death of a number of great figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdallr, and Loki), natural disasters and the submersion of the world in water. After these events, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and returning gods will meet and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors.

In the Poetic Edda, the event is referred to as Ragnarök or Ragnarøkkr, old Norse for ‘“Fate of the Gods” or “Twilight of the Gods”. Wagner titled the last of his Der Ring des Nibelungen operas Götterdämmerung, meaning “Twilight of the Gods” in German.

Männerbunden, eudemia and eufemia

In those peoples that are called ‘primitive’, but which most often represent only the degenerate and ensavaged remains of more ancient races and civilizations, the phenomenon of the ‘Männerbunden’ has often attracted the attention of observers.

In such peoples, the individual, to be considered as a merely natural being, is up to a certain age left to the family and especially to maternal care, under the feminine-maternal sign, beneath which these societies locate everything which has bearing for the material, physical side of existence. But at a given moment a change of state occurs. Special rites, which are called ‘rites of passage’ and which are often accompanied by a preliminary period of isolation and hard trials, bring about, according to a schema of ‘death and rebirth’, a new being, which alone can be considered a true man. Indeed, before this, the member of the group, no matter his age, is held to be a member of the women and children, indeed even of the animals. Once he has undergone his transformation, the individual is therefore united to the so-called ‘Männerbunden’. This society, having an initiatic (sacral) and warrior character, has the power of a group. Its right is to be differentiated in terms of its responsibility and its functions. It has the power of command. It has a structure similar to that of an ‘Order’.

With the epoch of the revolutions, there began a mighty assault against whatever could conserve the semblance of a ‘Mannerbünden’, proceeding so far as a complete inversion of values and ideals.

While in the last century [19th century] there was a tendency to derive the State from the institution of the family, a more modern current has rightly located the origin of sovereignty precisely in the phenomenon of a ‘Männerbunden’. The scheme which is now indicated effectively contains the fundamental elements which appropriately define every order, and specifically every political order, and which do so with a clarity that one would seek for in vain amidst the crumbling and degraded theories of our days on the origin of sovereignty. In that schema we encounter above all the idea of a virility in an eminent and spiritual sense, the quality of man as vir (as the Romans would say) and not as simple homo. To this is tied, as has been seen, a ‘break in level’, or a change in state; in its simplest expression, it is the detachment from the sensible, vegetative, physical state. Then there is the idea of a specific unity, much different from any other of ‘naturalistic’ character (as the family, the simple ‘people’, etc.). Finally, there is the idea of power as something connected essentially with this higher plane, so that originally it was recognized as possessing the character of a force from on high, of a ‘sacred power’ (auctoritas and with it imperium in the ancient Roman idea).

Therefore, we can with good right regard all of these matters as ‘constants’, that is, basic ideas which, in very different applications, formulations and derivations, appear recurrently in every major political organization of the past. On account of the processes of deconsecration, of rationalization and of materialization, which have grown ever more accentuated in the course of the times, these original meanings were forced to conceal themselves and to recede. But this remains ever unchanged: where these meanings have been totally obliterated, so that they no longer exist even in a transposed and debilitated form, without any longer even a background of initiatic or sacral character, there no longer exists a true State; every concept has been lost which, in an eminent and traditional sense, makes political reality, in its specific dignity and difference with respect to all the other spheres of existence and, in particular, with respect to all that which has an exclusively economic or ‘social’ character.

With the epoch of the revolutions, there began, in Europe, a mighty assault against whatever could conserve the semblance of a ‘Männerbunden’, which is to say, an assault against the very political principle itself, against the principle of every true sovereignty, proceeding so far as a complete inversion of values and ideals. Indeed, in one form or another the societarian ideologies have reigned for some time now — ideologies which represent simply the anti-State, and also a kind of protest against the virile principle on behalf of all that which, for its connection to the simply physical life of a society, and according to the aforementioned view of the origins, has an analogously ‘feminine’ and promiscuous character. While for the ‘Männerbunden’ honour, battle and dominion are values, for the simple ‘society’, on the other hand, peace, the economy, material well-being, the naturalistic life of the instincts and of the sentiments, and petty security are values: and, at their limit, hedonism and eudaimonism, as against heroism, rank and aristocracy…

[Julius Evola: The Crisis of Modern Society]

In my youth, joining the brotherhood of the military was a rite of passage, an entry into Männerbunden. Now, ‘military’, in the full meaning of that word, is slowly being hollowed out by the enforced entry and the affirmative-actioned fast-track promotion of women, racial minorities — particularly Muslims despite their being acolytes of a belief system dedicated to the subjugation or extermination of Judeo-Christians — and every possible sexual, ideological and moral deviant imaginable, most of them being unsuited for the purpose to which they are assigned, the defence of the realm. In the West our Nation States are in dire jeopardy.

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The Muslim Brotherhood in the Netherlands, Part Five

Below is the latest of a series of articles about the Muslim Brotherhood in the Netherlands. Many thanks to Gary Fouse for translating this article from De Dagelijkse Standaard:

Ka-Ching! In January, Islamofascist club Muslim Brotherhood will receive its first million-euro subsidy from Kaag and the cabinet

by Tim Engelbart
December 14, 2020

The Muslim Brotherhood, which wants to replace the secular state with a strict Islamist sharia state in the Netherlands, is, crazily enough, not on the list of banned organizations. Even more: Beginning on January 1, a branch of these extreme-right hate-bosses will receive an official subsidy from the Dutch government, so Minister Kaag has decided in her infinite wisdom.

After the Green-Left*, the D66 and the Cabinet also seem to be having a real riot with the Muslim Brotherhood. Because where the party of Jesse Klaver wants to guide a known youth administrator of the dingy movement into the Parliament, Minister [Sigrid] Kaag (D66) is financing the front Islamic Relief in the name of the national government. IR is just a cover organization for the Muslim Brotherhood. And, as is commonly known, these folks want to abolish secular forms of government in favor of theocratic sharia governments. But Kaag is giving them money in the name of the Cabinet because they are going to lend a hand to “freedom of belief”. Cheers! We read from Syp Wynia:

“Beginning January 1, 2021, Minister Sigrid Kaag (D66) of Development, Cooperation and Trade, will initiate a new round of large distributions. The fundamentalist Muslim Brotherhood can also profit this time, now that Islamic Relief Worldwide, connected to the fundamentalists in many ways, is getting a contribution from the Dutch subsidy pot.”

As usual, enemies of the Dutch rule of law subsidized with money from the taxpayer. Really. How stupid can you be? Less stupid than a party leader like Sigrid Kaag, who apparently knows very well how expensive a packet of milk is but doesn’t know what to do when it comes to protection of freedom in the Netherlands. So give me a manager who hasn’t the faintest idea how much you pay for the contents of a shopping cart, but keeps scary Islamist fascists outside the door.

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“Wir Schaffen Das” is Finally Paying Off

The following article discusses the catastrophic economic effects of coronavirus mitigation policies in Germany. Hellequin GB, who translated the text, includes this introductory note:

What Napoleon didn’t manage, what the Allies didn’t manage in WWI and WWII, what Bomber Harris didn’t manage, what the Red Army didn’t manage — namely the utter destruction of Germany — Angela Merkel has finally managed with her Corona measures.

Not that she’s alone in this. Most of the world’s political and social elites have been busy destroying their own countries for money and absolutism, while the 24/7 muzzled cerebral amputees are happily clapping and conforming with more lockdowns and chafing at the bit to send in their Darwin Award applications.

The translated article from PolitikStube:

Fatal lockdown policy: A rolling wave of bankruptcies!

50,000 employees have to go: Lufthansa is massively cutting jobs, half of them by the end of December. Next year is also associated with severe cuts for the workforce, which has been suggested to waive its wages. Another 10,000 jobs are to be cut in Germany.

This is all the more annoying as it was not until May that the federal government issued a rescue package of €300 million — including a 20 percent state participation. Obviously, the course was wrongly set for this, as participation at taxpayer costs was linked to so-called sustainability goals instead of job guarantees. After three quarters, the company “rescued” by the state has already posted a loss of €75.6 billion this year.

But not only Lufthansa is affected — the effects of the disastrous lockdown policy affect almost all economic sectors. For example, the largest German hairdressing chain, Klier, is filing for bankruptcy. In addition to around 1,400 branches in Germany, there are numerous other locations in other European countries.

Like that long-established company, the same is true of many others: Hoteliers and restaurateurs are on the skids, and most of them have still not received their Corona aid. Many sole proprietorships from various industries have been hit just as hard. Their reserves are often used up; the existential worries rob one of sleep.

For these companies, the lockdown — which has been extended until the cows come home — is a disaster. In 2021, the bankruptcy wave will roll in with billions in loan defaults, because then the obligation to file for insolvency will apply again.

The GroKo [governing coalition] could not have done it worse and more negligently!

There is Only One Militia, and it is the People

An apocryphal story about Benjamin Franklin relates his response when, at the end of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, he was asked what form of government the new country would have. He said: “A republic, if you can keep it.”

The amazing thing is that we have kept it for as long as we have. Mind you, 233 years after the Convention the Republic is in tatters — just barely hanging on by a thread. It has been deteriorating steadily since at least 1913. If events in the United States of America continue on their present path, the official death date of the Republic will be January 20, 2021. When the act of voting becomes meaningless, a republic no longer exists.

T.L. Davis has posted an important essay about this revolutionary moment we all find ourselves facing. Some excerpts are below.

NB: The mention of Catch-22 by Joseph Heller refers to this passage from the novel:

“Catch-22,” the old woman repeated, rocking her head up and down. “Catch-22. Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can’t stop them from doing.”

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“Didn’t they show it to you?” Yossarian demanded, stamping about in anger and distress. “Didn’t you even make them read it?”

“They don’t have to show us Catch-22,” the old woman answered. “The law says they don’t have to.”

“What law says they don’t have to?”

“Catch-22.”

Excerpts from the essay:

Fight for It

by TL Davis
December 4, 2020

Despite the fact that the Constitution of the United States of America has largely been ignored, defamed and dismissed, it continues as a legal document and as a formal message from the founding fathers to future generations. They could not be here to fight every war for us or even every battle, but the purpose of the Constitution was to give us the weapons with which to fight for ourselves, for our nation, our land that we live on. The weapons are there for us to use, if we want freedom. But, no one is going to give it to us, or live up to their obligations to follow it. It is the moment Mike Vanderboegh identified in the book Catch 22 which really is: “We can do anything you can’t stop us from doing.” Someone has to stop the madness and that someone is you.

Breaking down the Second Amendment is important right now, this minute, for people to understand their roles in the upcoming fight for this nation. “A well-regulated militia…” Let’s start with that. A well-regulated militia is a formation of the people, the farmers, the store clerks, the truck drivers, the factory workers, etc., who are trained to some degree, if only how to hold, aim and fire their weapons at the instruction of commanders or if unstructured when they are endangered in their position. It is NOT what the media and politicians have said in that it is the National Guard. No force, paid by the government, can be the “militia” that is reserved solely for the people themselves, i.e. land owners and equity holders in the republic, reliant upon a free society to support their lives. The Second Amendment does not apply to government forces who can be manipulated by the very enemies of the people who command them.

“…being necessary to the security of a free state…” The founders who had just fought a vicious and largely unsupported war to be free of a distant and unresponsive government who viewed them as nothing more than wealth miners of the new world, subject to the military authority of the crown for obedience, fully understood that the only way to secure a “free state” was to arm the average person whose life and liberty would be at threat from a similar government, perhaps the very one they were devising in Philadelphia. They did not know the future and probably would have been surprised that their document guided America through more than two centuries before it also became so corrupt and meaningless as to threaten the lives and liberty of its citizens.

I’m sure that most people have read the Second Amendment so often that they might have become blind to what it really means, or have accepted other’s definitions without much thought. Read that phrase one more time. “being necessary to the security of a free state…” I hold that “…a free state…” can have a couple of different meanings. It can mean that we are all armed so that we can secure our state the political subdivision of the whole, from the union, should the union of states become corrupt and damaging to the one state, or it could mean the union as a whole, or it could mean an individual’s state of being free. At this point in time, any definition one wants to accept for “…a free state…” works as any and all are under prescient threat.

“…the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Here again, the “people” as Antonin Scalia points out in his opinion of the court in District of Columbia v Heller:

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So, the meaning of the Second Amendment is clear that the people, those familiar folks in the mirror, have the right to keep and bear arms to secure a free state, forming militias among the people to achieve this goal.

But, is there sufficient threat to qualify the mobilization of the militia to secure a “free state?” I ask this question only to the internal conscience of the reader. It is not a bar that is set by law or regulation. It is a determination one must make for themselves, but thoughtful consideration of the issues is still warranted. So…

The entirety of the republic is based upon the consent of the governed. That consent is transferred from the people to the individual representatives every two years, four years and six years, but is always subject to a democratic vote, the winner of the several races for representatives and senators become official with the outcome of the vote with each vote representing a person of legal age, proper residency and mental capacity to transfer that consent. When it comes to the president, the democratic outcome of the vote is further qualified by electors to the electoral college, ensuring that should the greater population choose a tree, or a clearly incompetent, as a president, the electors can choose otherwise to secure that the single most powerful person in the nation is capable of fulfilling the duties as a matter of national security.

The people, however, maintain their consent and through popular action might revoke it legally through recall, impeachment or physical removal. Where their votes have not been faithfully tabulated and their consent properly conferred to the elected representative, there is no transfer of consent. Where there is no transfer of consent, there is no legal authority to pass laws or convene congress. The consent has not been transferred and the republic ends immediately.

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It is clear, after the weeks have passed since the election, that there is no means of arriving at the appropriate transfer of the consent of the governed through legal means. Judges, Secretaries of State, Governors and representatives of the people are incapable of dispensing the true and faithful duties of their offices for various reasons, all of which stem from some sort of corruption, be it bribery, violation of oath, treasonous intent or some other corrupting influence.

Over these weeks, the people have seen their votes discarded, changed and invalidated. Their objections to illegalities in the processes of tabulating and verifying votes has been met with complicit silence, refusing a redress of grievances.

Still, at the end of the day, that is fast approaching, the people of the United States seek a peaceful means of resolution. They look to the Supreme Court for favorable rulings. They assemble at state houses to demand that their votes be counted and verified. They wait for some official to declare their voices heard and the egregious fraud exposed and reversed. They wait for the possibility that the republic can continue, that rule of law has been restored and respected.

In absence of that, WHAT?

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Paul Weston: “The Police Are Now My Enemy”

In the following video Paul Weston discusses last weekend’s anti-lockdown protests in London. The accompanying video footage shows extreme police brutality against the protesters. It’s difficult to watch, but nevertheless illuminating.

When Mr. Weston addresses “Commissioner Dick”, he is referring to Cressida Dick, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. Ms. Dick is perhaps a better exemplar of the Peter Principle than Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, despite the fact that the Commissioner lives with a domestic partner of the distaff gender.

Speaking of circumlocutions, notice the skill with which Mr. Weston elides any mention of the word “Muslim” in order to avoid having his video automatically deleted by YouTube:

Shoot the Mask-Rejecters!

The video below shows excerpts from an entertaining piece of Corona street theater in Germany. Oz-Rita, who translated the clip for subtitles, includes these introductory notes:

This is a “Wake-Up Flash Mob” in the German city of Cottbus. The conceit is that the players are addressing prayers of supplication to the German Core Totalitarian team.

“Söder” refers to Bavarian Minister-President Markus Söder, whose party (the CSU) is the Bavarian Siamese twin of Angela Merkel’s CDU. Mr. Söder is rumored to have ambitions to become the next Chancellor. His totalitarian COVID measures are the worst in Germany — he wants to out-Nazi the Nazis.

Jens Spahn (CDU) is the gay Federal Health Minister. The recent Ermächtigungsgesetz hustled through the Bundestag the other day faster than they used to drive wild pigs through the villages — a law very like the 1933 Hitler law —gives unlimited powers over the people (including the right to enter homes) to Merkel and those whom she designates — e.g. Spahn. (He and his husband just bought a residence worth several million euros, while people are losing their jobs.)

Christian Drosten is the Chief Virologist who had his hands in the PCR test that is now considered discredited by everyone of even mild intelligence. He was the Angela Merkel’s Poster Boy (having previously been involved in the scandal surrounding the Swine Flu) and his “prestige” is fast disappearing.

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

Video transcript:

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Political Islam is Given a Seat at the German Table

Sawsan Chebli is a German politicianess of Palestinian descent. Deniz Yücel is a Turkish-German publisher and journalist who has written for a number of MSM outlets. The following report describes their joint effort to present “Islamism” as a part of the normal democratic process.

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from JournalistenWatch:

Chebli agrees with Yücel: Islamism belongs to democracy

After the controversial Turkish-born author Deniz Yücel, in a contribution to the debate for Die Welt, put forward the thesis that Islamism could also be part of democracy, he ran openly — hardly surprisingly — to open the door to the most gifted State Secretary of all, Sawsan Chebli. Chebli, the walking blossom of style and model migrant of the SPD, saw Yücel’s callout to intellectual terrorists as “building bridges”.

Although Deniz Yücel was actually able to convince himself of the democratic rule of law of a regime devoted to “political Islam” during his arbitrary political stay in Turkish jail (whereby Erdogan’s Turkey is still a more moderate representative of Islamist rule), he defends political Islam against attempts by liberal Western states to contain it: Yücel describes the fact that, after France, Austria is also planning to criminalize Islam with a political agenda as “questionable under the rule of law”, as “factually wrong” and as “distraction and submission at the same time.” Because: “Islamism can also be part of democracy. The focus on it is too wide — and too narrow.”

Immediately Sawsan Chebli — who is always emphatically tolerant of faith, but in truth masters with virtuosity the keyboard of Muslim self-styled victimization — felt a warm glow around her heart:

[Screenshot: Twitter]

It is revealing what Chebli describes as “hateful”: Not the terror, but the ensuing debate, which, mind you, had ignited after brutal acts of violence in the name of Allah (about which, even among the “moderate”, ostensibly non-political European Muslims, there was much less indignation than about the subsequent government countermeasures of the countries affected again by the terror).

Blood-soaked discussions rather than hateful debates?

It says everything about Chebli’s education and character that she is posting an apology for Islamofascism, as Yücel exhibits the best appeasement conduct in the “world” — on the fifth anniversary of the barbaric Bataclan attack in Paris with 130 dead — instead of tweeting about the victims of terrorism that springs from the same mindset that Yücel praises as “belonging to democracy”.

[Screenshot: Twitter]

Also with Chebli, who dreams of “building bridges”, of “pleasantly factual” dialogue with those who understand and sympathize with terrorism, there was nothing to read about concerning another current event, which she as an emancipated woman and Muslima (as she likes to see herself) actually should care about: In Iran, the mullahs’ regime (the all but complete realization of “political Islam”) sentenced the women’s rights activist Yasaman Aryani to 16 years in prison for her protest in favor of equality. Among other things, Aryani had refused to wear the headscarf in public (which Chebli and others celebrate in this country as a symbol of self-determination and cosmopolitanism):

Yasaman Aryani was imprisoned for 16 years for not wearing a headscarf . #Iran #Feminism pic.twitter.com/LYbFJbh5pY

— Andreas Hallaschka (@Hallaschka_HH) November 14, 2020

These examples of the reality of Islam (and Islamism, with all of its flowing transitions) apparently appear neither in the mind of Sawsan Chebli nor in the minds of most German mainstream journalists.

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