I’ve spent a couple of days trying to figure just how to approach this article. I’ll admit, it’s been difficult, and fair warning, I will try to be hopeful here, but this isn’t my strong suit (as I’m sure you’ve noticed if you’ve spent any time reading here). In my own defense, though, history hasn’t provided much evidence in support of hope. Nations collapse, empires implode…this is the way of things. It is the inevitable conclusion of the philosophical premises upon which nations and empires and all governments are built. The manner in which these things happen may be different, this is superficial…the window dressing is of a different color and style, perhaps, but it’s still the same window. Still, the future doesn’t exist yet, by definition, so maybe if enough people push back in whatever ways present themselves moment by moment the worst of the tyranny can be thwarted. But…probably not.
While I’m on the way to the grocery store the other day I see a man in a convertible wearing a face mask. So, yeah…make of that what you will.
The good news is that the guy in the convertible won’t be voting in the next presidential election. The bad news is that neither will you or I. Well, I wasn’t going to anyway because I gave up voting almost ten years ago now…because I can’t get around the rank contradiction of voting for those who will rule me.
But let’s talk about that for a moment. The election I mean, because I think the sooner we admit to ourselves the truth none of us wish to admit, the sooner we can begin to think about how we will manage things going forward.
As I have mentioned in many previous articles, western representative democracies have relied upon a facade and artifice of “freedom”, and “liberty” and “bill of rights” and “equal representation” and “private property” and “all men are created equal”, and other such bromide which is fed to the masses to goad compliance to the ruling class. Marx once said that “religion is the opium of the masses”…at least I think it was Marx. Maybe it was Neitzsche? At any rate, I completely agree with that statement…but only if by “religion” we mean “liberal democracy” because THAT is a religion which so completely and soundly satisfies the aphorism as to render its application to any other religion somehow shallow and incomplete. Anyway, the ruling class in the West has for a couple of centuries governed in such a way that the tax cattle (the middle class, I mean…the ruling class is to a large extent financed and intellectually defended by the wealthy/monied m class, to the point where the line between them today is blurred almost completely beyond distinction)… the ruling class has in the past governed in such a way that the tax cattle affirm and promote their own oppression and servitude because they believe they are free and not because they know they are NOT, and, somewhat paradoxically, fear punishment for disobedience. Both of these methodologies are effective in compelling slavery to the ruling class, and truly the deception of liberal democracy, where citizens vote for politicians who generally serve only for a set number of years, and who give themselves the massively ironic title of “public servant”, is much more profitable, stable, efficient, and effective than rank tyranny. This is easy to understand, for if one becomes a slave willingly because he thinks slavery is freedom, then the ruling class can focus its energies on consolidating wealth and power and influence and meting out death and destruction with the aid of a good night’s sleep. You see, when the slaves are unaware of their situation, their masters don’t need to spend money on fences and towers and guns and guards. They can pretend that everyone is equal, and that we are all friends, and that any distinction between ruler and ruled is academic at best.
However, as a nation evolves this illusory egalitarian mask begins to crumble…and this perhaps even in spite of the best attempts of the ruling class and their financiers in the wealth and monied classes to prevent it. This has to do with the inexorable evolution of the root ideas. You see, everything boils down to the metaphysics—what is fundamentally believed about the nature of reality will necessary define what is true and what is good and how truth and goodness should be disseminated amongst humanity. And from this we get practical application of the fundamental philosophical ideas. They become manifest…empirical. They are worked out, as it were, and evolve to an inevitable conclusion. It would be too much of a distraction from the main point here to discuss this in detail, and I have done so in other articles on this blog, Suffice to say that all governments are rooted in collective metaphysics, and there is simply no getting around this, and the conclusion of collectivist metaphysics is tyrannical politics, and the conclusion of tyranny is inevitable obsolescence—once the tyrannical authority has destroyed or otherwise neutralized all those over which it has authority, it is no longer an authority, and thus it begins to feed on itself…it becomes an Ouroboros, you could say, and thus becomes what it always intrinsically was: nothingness born from fundamental self-contradiction. So even though the facade of a liberal democracy which pays very convincing lip service to individual rights and liberty is much more effective and efficient when it comes to providing the ruling class with degrees of power and wealth only imagined in outright autocracies, outright autocracy IS the destiny of the liberal democracy.
Here’s why: The ruling class wants to stay the ruling class. After a while, things like term limits and free elections and representation and all that folderol become a distraction, then, as government grows inevitably more and more mendacious, an outright obstacle. Liberal democracy becomes an obstacle to what the ruling class explicitly or implicitly knows is the entire point of the existence of the State, and via State the existence of the ruling class: to rule. .The ruling class then begins to lay down for itself a substrata of unelected power, and this unelected power grows and grows to the point where it can no longer be effectively shielded from public view, and no longer wishes to be. It no longer wishes to pretend it does not exist. It knows the metaphysics, and it knows that according to the metaphysics it alone has the right to dictate truth and to determine the moral virtue of anyone and everyone.
And here we are.
The United States is officially no longer. It is done. Over. 244 years it lasted, and this is completely typical for the life span of an empire. In fact, it’s a little on the short side. An empire, based on historical numbers, lasts an average of ten generations, or 250 years, regardless of the form of government. So the nation which boasts the most enlightened and egalitarian and libertarian version of governance has lasted for a shorter duration than the average. We are not special. We are not freer. We are a nation, and that nation is ruled, and nations that are ruled rise and fall the same way, all the time, every time. Because the metaphysics never change. And never will. At all. Period.
The coronavirus killed the United States, and United Kingdom, and pretty much every other western liberal democracy. The government, almost LITERALLY overnight, abolished Constitutional law, and with it, the rights the Constitution bestows upon the citizens…rights which must be honored if the United States can be considered the United States. Movement, association, private property, commerce, free speech, privacy, education, unbiased application of the law…all abolished in the name of public health.
And in response to this, what did Americans do?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing.
American dutifully complied, and still comply to this day in the vast majority of cases, with unconstitutional decrees issued not by vote, or consensus, or compromise, or due consideration, but capricious, monolithic, politically expeditious governors’ executive orders which are based on no objective medical data, no validated research, no thought to the severe long term consequences or collateral damage. The State sent its propaganda machine into overdrive, cooking numbers, manipulating data, ignoring contrary expert opinions, condemning citizens who dared demand the right to manage their own risk, and calling people racists when all else failed to shut them up. The usual filthy tactics. Weeks went by, then months, then more months…the lockdown persisted and persisted, even after it was discovered that the virus has mortality rate at best that of the flu, and probably lower. But no pushback was forthcoming. Oh, sure, a few protests popped up here and there, but they were quickly condemned by the propaganda juggernaut of the globalist media, and the participants were threatened with jail and other forms of state violence if they did not comply with social distancing and mask-wearing protocols. Then a black man died whilst in custody of police in Minneapolis, and all hell broke lose. Predictably, the lower class rage mobs of welfare/single motherhood psychological dysfunction, along with communist paramilitary agitators like “Antifa” took to the streets and vomited out their perfunctory moral atrocity upon the land—arson, looting, theft, murder—the usual barbarian fare. The tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced. The police were told to stand down as private property was destroyed and pillaged and some of the tax cattle were shot and beat to death and smashed to pieces. In response the tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced. Then the rage mobs vandalized and burned and threw down monuments and statues and other testaments to the nation’s history and identity, and once again the police were told to stand down, and they did, and the State let it happen. And the tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced. An entire six-block area of Seattle, Washington was seized by the rage mobs and their communist benefactors, who declared it a distinct and separate geopolitical entity from the United States, and commandeered the property and lives of the citizens who lived and worked there, then proceeded to engage in predictable communist behavior—beating, killing, stealing, vandalizing, terrorizing, destroying, littering, making all things ugly, and excelling at incompetence and filth in general. The police abandoned their station therein and the governor told law enforcement to stand down.
The tax cattle put on their masks and social distanced.
Back to elections.
Taking all of this into account, can we really expect the ruling class to allow anymore “free” elections? And even if by some unlikely chance they do, that they will honor the outcomes, assuming they do not interfere with those outcomes, or that they will represent anything meaningful? Elections exist to placate the tax cattle…to maintain the illusion of freedom, because this illusion is seen as a necessary pillar of their power and wealth. But this illusion is clearly no longer necessary. The tax cattle aren’t stirring, they aren’t threatening anything…they are following the herd to the feed troughs and charnel houses and milking-stables in lines, socially distancing six-feet apart and wearing masks. Cities burn and monuments crumble and the Constitution lines litter boxes and American shrug. When the signal is red, we stop. When it is yellow we use caution. And when it’s green we go, but only after seeking a reassuring nod from our overlords in the respective capital cities.
I have two words for you: Joe Biden. He is all you need to know about how seriously the ruling class is taking the next presidential election. A demented old man nearing 80 who can’t string together a coherent sentence and can’t remember anything socially relevant that happened after 1972 and has a rap sheet of corruption that reaches to Neptune and has a reputation of being gropey and gross and who couldn’t beat Trump in a debate if Trump were reading off the funny pages. No one on the left is excited about Biden, no democrat has even a thimble-full of political faith in him, and the ruling class in general, with the election a mere four months away and a chance to oust their most hated president in US history, is almost entirely ignoring the election and instead is devoted to carpet bombing Americans with the endless demagoguery and fear-mongering of an essentially harmless and irrelevant virus.
Those of you who anxiously anticipate the reelection of President Trump as some sort of stop-gap or even remedy to the impending tyranny, my understanding and sympathies are with you. However, I do feel that reality is always the best approach, so I am compelled to inform you that you should anticipate Trump’s reelection no longer. Because there will be no election. Our rulers no longer have to pretend that they serve. Now they are free to simply rule.