None of This is an Accident
Now is the perfect storm for which the global left has been waiting.
Sir Winston Churchill posited that the British Liberals “Delight in smooth sounding platitudes, refusal to face unpleasant facts ... genuine love of peace and pathetic belief that love can be its sole foundation ... the utter devotion of the Liberals to sentiment apart from reality ...though free from wickedness or evil design” played a central role in the unleashing the horrors and miseries of a second world war upon the people of the world.
I can’t see a lot of daylight between Sir Winston’s conclusions and what we are witnessing today.
If you are shocked that sending Biden and Harris to the White House is destroying America, both domestically and abroad, perhaps it is time you considered that sending them there for that purpose was the whole point of the exercise all along.
What is happening in Ukraine, in Iran, the illegal flood of humans from Latin, Central and South America, and especially the Orwellian turn taken in the Great White North, is directly tied to the appalling lack of global leadership coming out of the United States right now.
Not a peep has been heard out of our betters at the State Department about Trudeau's adventures in authoritarianism. No “human rights” organization in the US is speaking out against the beatings, the arrests, the hunting down and the systemic crushing of lives and livelihoods of people who had the temerity to donate a few bucks to a freedom movement.
But then the Trudeau government is just modelling their actions on what the Democrat led US government has done to J6 protesters, so the State Department can’t’ criticize Trudeau without criticizing themselves – and that isn’t going to happen.
Democrats are either amoral or immoral and lack the ability and capability of self-reflection, so they can’t even see the parallels.
But even China sees it – and they are using it to full effect to deflect from their treatment of the Uyghurs and the people in Hong Kong. China simply points to how similar the Western governments treatment of their own people as to their own brand of oppression and our governments have no answer.
And yesterday's vote on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to reauthorize the Emergencies Act, a vote that ended by approving the Act for another 30 days along party lines, substantiates that tyranny isn't just the act of one man, it is the most fervent desire of the political left.
You see, all of this is perfectly legal. Apparently, what is right and moral is now subject to a simple majority vote.
Whatever the government says is right and true.
But “legal” doesn’t mean right or moral.
None of this is an accident.
This is the perfect storm of apathy, ignorance, indolence, weakness, and desperation for which the global authoritarian left has waiting for over a century.
In America, that meant people simply ignored the manipulation of election laws before elections, were panicked into allowing illegal changes due to a “pandemic”, allowed technocrats to usurp elected government, and simply sat by as megalomaniacal elected leaders claimed temporary powers that were made permanent by their cronies in government. We allowed the Obama style “stop me if you can” government to become the norm.
And worst of all, we accepted rule by some of the worst, weakest, most ignorantly ideological people in the history of our Republic.
Once again, just as it was in WWI, WWII and the Cold War, the world is sliding into an abyss of oppression, violence, authoritarianism, and tyranny, and once again, even while weakened by the same forces acting on the rest of the world, America stands alone as the only nation with the power to stop it.
Will we stop it?
America is going to have to heal herself before we can help anyone else.
I honestly don’t know if we have the drive to even save ourselves, much less the world.
What I do know is that we will be sorely tested.
That time is coming, and it may be a lot sooner than we think.
In “The Gathering Storm”, Winston Churchill wrote:
“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
A time is coming when Americans must choose whether the words of Churchill still have meaning to enough free people to matter.