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Old 11-05-2018, 11:56 AM   #1
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I'll go on record stating that the Big, Blue Wave has all but certainly fizzled. And thank God. The radical left is checked in all its glorious "progress" for a couple more years.

But take note; The cultural, moral, and spiritual death of our nation has only slowed. Of stopping, let alone reversing, there is no present hint or hope.

Cultural Marxists are still thoroughly in charge of "education", from Pre-K through doctorate. Weaponized public education still has very nearly all kids doing hard time in the collectivist gulag for their entire childhood and youth. This is not about to change. It's not about to get better. There is no viable plan to fix it, and no public consensus to scrap it.

Legacy entitlements and pensions are still vastly underfunded. This is not about to change. It can't possibly be changed. At least not apart from enslaving the present and future generations to make good on promises the previous generations made to themselves but failed to fund. Honest default is not to be mentioned, let alone seriously considered.

The US military is the most lavishly funded social experiment on earth. All the good men in high leadership have either been purged, retired, or lack the cajones to stand up against the gaystapo or feminazification of the armed forces. Either they like it or they stay silent, killing time to retirement. Does it matter which? This tragic loss of moral courage and real leadership will leave our armed forces humiliated or even devastated at some point.

Our whole economic system is built on a dishonest system of debt-money. New money is only created via new debt. Debt re[payment and default both destroy munny. The very instant new debt stops being issued is the moment most of the the old debt becomes unpayable. Finished.

There is not the slightest hint of spiritual renewal in the Christian church in America. Catholics are stuck in a morass of unadjudicated serial sexual depredations by boy-loving priests. The current celebrity pope likely supports the predators. Mainline protestant churches folded to progressivism at least a generation ago, and have no meaningful message. Evangelicalism is beset by millionaire preachers with beautiful smiles who tickle the ears of their well-shorn flock with messages of health, wealth, and prosperity. Their followers are as well prepared to endure suffering, hardship, and opposition as a miniature chihuahua is to brave a North Dakota blizzard. The devaluation of the Christian gospel is relentless. The pressure to be more fashionable, more accommodating, more "relevant" and more meaninglessly entertaining carries all before it.

The present political respite is temporary. Get your stuff together. Be sober and vigilant. Significant difficulties are inevitable. Nothing short of a new massive movement of spiritual and moral renewal can cure what ails America or western civilization itself.
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2018, 01:28 AM   #3
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I'll go on record stating that the Big, Blue Wave has all but certainly fizzled. And thank God. The radical left is checked in all its glorious "progress" for a couple more years.

But take note; The cultural, moral, and spiritual death of our nation has only slowed. Of stopping, let alone reversing, there is no present hint or hope.

Cultural Marxists are still thoroughly in charge of "education", from Pre-K through doctorate. Weaponized public education still has very nearly all kids doing hard time in the collectivist gulag for their entire childhood and youth. This is not about to change. It's not about to get better. There is no viable plan to fix it, and no public consensus to scrap it.

Legacy entitlements and pensions are still vastly underfunded. This is not about to change. It can't possibly be changed. At least not apart from enslaving the present and future generations to make good on promises the previous generations made to themselves but failed to fund. Honest default is not to be mentioned, let alone seriously considered.

The US military is the most lavishly funded social experiment on earth. All the good men in high leadership have either been purged, retired, or lack the cajones to stand up against the gaystapo or feminazification of the armed forces. Either they like it or they stay silent, killing time to retirement. Does it matter which? This tragic loss of moral courage and real leadership will leave our armed forces humiliated or even devastated at some point.

Our whole economic system is built on a dishonest system of debt-money. New money is only created via new debt. Debt re[payment and default both destroy munny. The very instant new debt stops being issued is the moment most of the the old debt becomes unpayable. Finished.

There is not the slightest hint of spiritual renewal in the Christian church in America. Catholics are stuck in a morass of unadjudicated serial sexual depredations by boy-loving priests. The current celebrity pope likely supports the predators. Mainline protestant churches folded to progressivism at least a generation ago, and have no meaningful message. Evangelicalism is beset by millionaire preachers with beautiful smiles who tickle the ears of their well-shorn flock with messages of health, wealth, and prosperity. Their followers are as well prepared to endure suffering, hardship, and opposition as a miniature chihuahua is to brave a North Dakota blizzard. The devaluation of the Christian gospel is relentless. The pressure to be more fashionable, more accommodating, more "relevant" and more meaninglessly entertaining carries all before it.

The present political respite is temporary. Get your stuff together. Be sober and vigilant. Significant difficulties are inevitable. Nothing short of a new massive movement of spiritual and moral renewal can cure what ails America or western civilization itself.
Well said. Good analysis. What do you recommend doing during this brief respite to "get your stuff together?"
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Well said. Good analysis. What do you recommend doing during this brief respite to "get your stuff together?"

I'm not sure. It seems like there is far more to be done than there will be time to do it.

I think what is on the inside will matter much more than what we own.

#1 Stock up on moral courage, virtue, and integrity. These are stores of real value.

#2 Be spiritually prepared. Courage, hope, and optimism spring from real faith in the living God. These things will be needed.

#3 Cultivate family relationships and a few close friendships. Isolation and "independence" are not healthy, not normal, and will not tend toward success or survival.

#4 Physical preparation. Try to build a world where you can walk to most of the food you really need. Encourage others to do the same. Buy ammo. It's cheap again.

.............

I could be wrong. It's possible the world will go on more or less like it is. It seems very unstable, from my perspective.

What follows turmoil and instability could be better. It could also be much worse. It will take much more than reactionary thinking to get anything better. The world to follow will likely belong to those who have viable long term goals. And are a little bit lucky.
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I'm not sure. It seems like there is far more to be done than there will be time to do it.

I think what is on the inside will matter much more than what we own.

#1 Stock up on moral courage, virtue, and integrity. These are stores of real value.

#2 Be spiritually prepared. Courage, hope, and optimism spring from real faith in the living God. These things will be needed.

#3 Cultivate family relationships and a few close friendships. Isolation and "independence" are not healthy, not normal, and will not tend toward success or survival.

#4 Physical preparation. Try to build a world where you can walk to most of the food you really need. Encourage others to do the same. Buy ammo. It's cheap again.

.............

I could be wrong. It's possible the world will go on more or less like it is. It seems very unstable, from my perspective.

What follows turmoil and instability could be better. It could also be much worse. It will take much more than reactionary thinking to get anything better. The world to follow will likely belong to those who have viable long term goals. And are a little bit lucky.

Great advice. Great priorities. Working on all of them.
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...aka, the fourth turning.
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Middle Class Destruction: Suicide Rates Soar Among American Workers

34% of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.
48% of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.
59% of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.
68% of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.


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The other insanity coming out of California is the fact a fire in the north which may have been an accident happened at the same time as fires in the south. No consideration it could have been arson.

Again, the president is being shit on by fire fighters for suggesting US forestry and California work TOGETHER to cut back brush, install fire breaks, and allow timber harvest.

This is the same California which demands Open Borders, cheated on the elections, and Harris of California in the Senate accused the ICE enforcement of illegal immigration of being the KKK. How's that for an attack on white males? Anything we say or the president says is racism.

So in response to the programmed conditioned hate by the MSM, Obama's wife running a race war, Clinton a resistance revolution, the former president pumping the overthrow of the president by any means, economy hollowed out over the last thirty years for a communist take down, roiling the economy over and over to rob us to create a vast underclass, THEN many American white males are killing themselves directly and indirectly with opioids. Does the left, the newly named Democratic Socialist a front name for communist care? they hate our guts and doing anything to destroy this nation and the whites.

It is a full scale race war being used by the communist for a communist take down.
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Middle Class Destruction: Suicide Rates Soar Among American Workers

34% of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.
48% of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.
59% of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.
68% of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.
Anytime socialists touch something it turns to shit.
I have watched the flooring trade and different construction trades pay stagnate while the cost of living has went up.
When I was 19 I could go do a flooring job in a day and make 400 bucks by myself.Today I can do the same thing.Problem is food,fuel,insurance,vehicles,housing and tools are four times or more expensive.
Floridah sucked for pay and expenses.Thats another reason I moved.
My oldest son is getting away from flooring and construction.He is partnered with a dog kennel and made enough this year to turn down a offer of 120k in the oil fields.
The youngest is wanting to join the Army to go to Ranger school.Pay sucks and the wife is not happy about her "baby"going away but I will support his decision if he joins.Never met a Ranger that wasnt squared away and couldnt take care of themselves no matter where they landed.
Money isnt everything.Mindset and self control on finances go a long way in life.Things that used to be taught at school and home.
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Money isnt everything.Mindset and self control on finances go a long way in life.Things that used to be taught at school and home.
Roger that, brother.
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"Speaking as someone who entered the grand climacteric a few weeks ago, I find myself in complete agreement with this excellent article. Its becoming increasingly clear that democracy has more or less had its day, both from the quality of the parties and the quality of the voters. But its not just our system of government that is unfit for purpose, its more or less everything.

You see, this is how old men talk! On the other hand I have thought this for a lot longer than just a few weeks."
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"The enemyhe is ourselves. That is why it is idle to talk about preventing the wreck of Western civilization. It is already a wreck from within."

In 1954 that was true. It is even more true today. Western Civilization cannot exist without its foundation, and that foundation is a confident Christianity. As the West abandoned Christianity, it signed its own death warrant.
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"Speaking as someone who entered the grand climacteric a few weeks ago, I find myself in complete agreement with this excellent article. Its becoming increasingly clear that democracy has more or less had its day, both from the quality of the parties and the quality of the voters. But its not just our system of government that is unfit for purpose, its more or less everything.

You see, this is how old men talk! On the other hand I have thought this for a lot longer than just a few weeks."
This is how prudent old men talk, who can read the writing on the wall. Tragically, most of your generation is under-qualified in this respect. (That my own will prove any better, I can not say and dare not claim.)

The rest are generally only politically concerned with making sure their SS checks will cash and Medicare will pay.
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