A lot of folks on my side of the aisle are taking a run at this godawful Atlantic article, where one of the more prominent COVID hysterics calls for an “amnesty” for those who overreacted to the virus. Suffice it to say that those of us who suffered through the threat of losing our livelihoods are unlikely to forget and forgive any time soon. For me, my anger is compounded by the fact that most of the lies and manipulations raining down on society from the CDC were directly in my professional wheelhouse, so I see the whole thing as basically the degradation and ritual humiliation of microbiology as a science. The amount of horror inflicted on humanity by people purporting to understand viruses and immunology is frankly incalculable, and it’s difficult to grok how the mask psychos think they can just go “my bad” and have things go back to normal.
But come to think of it, that same statement could be made about any number of things that those people have gotten up to over the past few years. The leftists have gotten way out over their skis with their perpetually escalating civil war rhetoric – not to mention their nuclear war wrangling – and as I’ve discussed before it’s hard to see how they can walk back from that precipice even if they want to.
Nevertheless, things can’t continue on like this for long. The country is clearly on the brink of something profound, and it’s worth thinking about how some semblance of normality will ultimately be restored. Because it will be restored; nature abhors excitement and ever seeks stability.
The United States – and the entirety of the Global American Empire, comprising maybe half the world’s population – is deeply split between two largely coherent ideological factions that are mutually incompatible and roughly evenly split population-wise. These two factions cannot continue to exist as they are; they must eventually either physically segregate or else collapse into a single consensus ideology, with one or the other – or some entirely new ideology – unquestionably dominant. In other words, the country must eventually be dissolved or reunited – or reconstructed if we amuse ourselves by using the language of our last great schism.
As I see it, there are two basic scenarios for Reconstruction II; these will be the basis of my next two posts, both of which I plan to release prior to Tuesday’s big election. These two scenarios will be familiar to folks who are used to modeling things with differential equations – one of them is an equilibrium scenario, where some modicum of stability preserves the factions intact by defusing the worst of the conflicts between them. The other solution is a boundary solution, which is a pleasant enough way to describe total annihilation of a group of people’s way of life.
We’ll start with the nice side, where we all get along again – at least as well as we did in the 2000s, at any rate. For this to happen, the Democrats will have to apologize, either overtly or more likely symbolically, for the horrible things they have put the country through since Hillary Clinton decided to start a race war to “rock the voot” in 2016. This would have to take the form of an unquestionable mea culpa, not the limp-wristed concern trolling of the Atlantic “Amnesty” article.
It would certainly be nice to see a few prominent lefties or neolibs come to their senses and call for their confreres to calm down, to reach out to the ‘other side’, to denounce the gender nuts and warmongers and anti-white racists. And of course this would have to be reflected in changed policies from the Democrat Party commensurate with the new moderation. Unfortunately though, so far every one of the leftoids who have attempted this have been effectively excommunicated from the Democrat Party (Tulsi Gabbard, Naomi Wolf) or else bullied or bribed into conformity (Kyrsten Sinema, Joe Manchin). So it seems unlikely that we’ll get to see the Party exhibit a genuine conscience about its many sins any time soon.
Another way, though, that the Democrats could symbolically apologize would be by massively repudiating their leaders at the ballot box, and importantly, making sure the media knows they voted Republican, or stayed home, because of the violent, racist, and/or insane positions the Party establishment has gotten itself into. There is, indeed, a major election coming up on Tuesday, so if you are a Democrat and you would like to put an end to this nuclear brinkmanship both foreign and domestic, please consider letting Biden know how pissed you are with what he’s doing in your name by voting Republican. Importantly, it looks like the Republicans are going to win clear victories regardless – but that’s not enough to teach the Democrats a lesson in and of itself. The victories have to be gigantic, crushing, bone-crunching, bigger than Stacy Abrams on a Thanksgiving afternoon, big enough that nobody in their right mind can convince themselves that it could have occurred without massive defections of the party loyal to the other side. Big enough that my side knows for sure that most of you are not like your political leaders. If that were to happen, and if the Party acknowledged their failure by working to replace their loser communist candidates with people untainted by the filth of 2016-2022, that would go a long way toward achieving at least a “demilitarized zone” where healing could start to occur and something like a normal politics could reemerge.
There’s even a precedent for this on our side of the aisle – Donald Trump. While nowhere near as awful as the Democrats’ litany of crimes over the past half decade, the Republicans really screwed the pooch with their “Global War on Terror” after 9/11. By the time Obama ran for President, not many people wanted to be a Republican. I hated Bush, McCain, Romney, and all their ilk, even though I had supported Republican candidates in every election prior to 9/11 and came from a family that had supported Republicans for decades, going back to the dark days when the Democrats owned the South. But we repudiated the Bush wing of the party by not turning out for them in 2008 and 2012, and then humiliated them by replacing them with populist candidates nationwide. Now, almost all of the Iraq Hawks have either been pushed out of office or have joined the Democrat Party, and whatever you want to say about the Republicans, they have at least cleansed themselves of the sins of the Bush years.
Democrats, take a lesson from us – you need to cleanse your party of its worst excesses the way we cleansed ours. The horrible people that have brought us to our current low state need to be retired, with prejudice, posthaste.
Or… well, there is another solution to this system of equations, and however unpleasant an apology might seem, it is less bad than the alternative. We’ll consider that solution in a day or two.