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Monday, July 20, 2020

The Coming Collapse of the Republic

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The Coming Collapse of the Republic-What Brought Us Here… Where We’re Headed… and Why You Must Prepare While You Still Can

“We’re just one election away from full-blown socialism,” a man recently said to me during a short conversation. This sentiment has become increasingly common lately. Even among the previously apolitical.

 Yet something is overlooked: In keeping with President Reagan’s observation, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction,” being one election away from tyranny means that not enough people noticed and took action when we were one generation away — or two or three.

Also perhaps overlooked is that being one election away from tyranny now means we’ll be one election away after the next election — whatever happens November 3. The point is that, with politics being downstream from culture (and, really, from morality, faith and philosophy), what’s occurring in the country isn’t merely a “moment.” It’s not a fashion. It won’t just pass.

 We thus need to be prepared for things to come. Stacking the Deck for Political Victory I’ve often cited late Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov in my writings over the years. In 1980s interviews, he warned of “demoralization” — an undermining of a nation’s morality that makes it ripe for leftist revolution — in America.

 [Editor’s note:. If you’re unfamiliar with Bezmenov, he revealed the precise step-by-step process communists were using to subvert nations. Selwyn has an instructive article on how this method is being applied today that you can find here.] 

 As a young man in my late teens or early twenties, I was unaware of Bezmenov (no Internet back then). But having become more intensely “politically” aware, I quickly realized, and began telling people, that the West and the U.S. were in decline and gravitating toward tyranny.

Oh, I did realize the republic’s demise was decades away. Now I suspect it’s years away. General Michael Flynn, whom, it’s clear, was targeted by the Creep State for being a good man, warned in a June 29 op-ed that if we don’t act, two percent of the people are about to control the other 98 percent. But I’m here to tell you: Long term, voting won't save us. Even a Trump victory in November, and a partial GOP control of Congress, would only amount to a “stay of execution.” Because the civil unrest we are seeing today is not a brush fire — it’s a wildfire. And for a host of reasons, this inferno cannot be extinguished.


A Revolution, Decades in the Making

 Look, for instance, at today’s “cancel culture,” which is the metastasized form of 1980s political correctness. People are now afraid to speak their minds, rightly fearing career and reputational destruction. Social media censorship, meanwhile, intensifies by the month. An iron muzzle has descended upon America — yet what can’t be spoken against can’t be effectively combated.

In 2012, I warned that there no longer is a culture war. Rather, what was occurring was a pacification effort. Its progress is why corporate America, including the now-absorbed Chick-fil-A and NASCAR, has shifted decidedly to the left.

It’s why mobs are enabled and good people hobbled for defending themselves from the mobs. It’s why we’re seeing a complete cultural collapse — portending a political collapse. This is partially due to a new “woke” generation having entered the corporate sphere and others of influence. But what did you expect?

The apocryphal saying informs, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” Did you really think the Left could completely control academia for generations and that, somehow, it all would “stay in college”? Leftists have also controlled entertainment, which could even be more significant. A (perhaps loose) paraphrase of ancient Greek philosopher Plato warns, “When modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the state change with them.” Now, though, we have television and the Internet, which dwarf music’s influence.

 Then there’s the media (conventional and social). This culture-shaping media/academia/ entertainment triad has long been leftist-controlled, the result of the long Gramscian “march through the institutions,” the rotten fruits of all our squandered yesterdays. Being a culture-shaper also ultimately means, again, being a politics-shaper (and civilizationshaper), and this brings us to conservative rationalization.

IF we could somehow seize control of the media/academia/entertainment axis, sorry, it takes generations to thus reshape society, and the time for that was 60 years ago. That ship has sailed (and sunk). Then there’s our 1965-born immigration policy, which, I’ve estimated, gives Democrats 300,000 new voters yearly, three million a decade.

 And when the Democrats assume full control, they’ll legalize the illegal aliens among us and open the floodgates further (goodbye, wall), giving themselves perhaps tens of millions of new voters in short order. Democrat presidential sock puppet Joe Biden not long ago said we had to “fundamentally” change America. But that fundamental change has already occurred. Does the 2020 U.S. even remotely resemble its few-generations-back former self?

Where We’re Headed & What Can Be Done

So the question isn’t what’s coming, but this: Will you be ready? When leftists take full political control federally, they’ll mercilessly impose their agenda as they always do. For not only is there the critical-mass factor, but Machiavellian leftists have convinced their useful idiots that conservatives constitute a hateful, “racist,” fascistic, White Supremacist™ threat to civilization. They thus have an ideal pretext for iron-fistedly crushing opponents. When “Nazis” threaten your civilization you’re faced with desperate times requiring desperate measures, right, comrade?

So what can be done when, after this election or the next, the federal government becomes a complete leftist Leviathan wholly unmoored from constitutional constraints? I’ve long advocated nullification — meaning, in this case, the ignoring of unconstitutional federal and judicial dictates — something Thomas Jefferson called the “rightful remedy” for all federal overreach.

This should have been embraced long ago, but will become more conservative states’ only recourse in the not-too-distant future. Note, too, that we’d just be doing what leftists do with their “sanctuary” cities and their defiance of federal drug laws. In this vein, you can’t win a contest being a “connedservative” who insists on fighting by Queensberry rules while your adversary operates no-holds-barred. Remember that, more and more, we’re living in postconstitutional and post-rule-of-law America.

We’re now increasingly subject to the rule of men and, in the coming conflict, it’s only a matter of which men will win. America is irremediably divided — if a marriage, she would’ve dissolved long ago — and the above resistance would, of course, make that division more official. This brings me to what I believe will be our fate. After having my ‘80s insights, I concluded that we’d just continue descending into autocracy, as burgeoning laws, regulations and mandates gradually extinguished freedom, placing us in the iron grip of a central government Behemoth.

But I long ago changed that view: I now believe our country will dissolve, as the USSR did before us. Assuming this happens, the question is: Will at least one emerging land be a new shining city on a hill? That’s up to us. And we’d be ready for things to come, now — because it’s later than you think, and inside-the-box thinking won’t cut it in an outside-the-box future.

[Editor’s note: If you’ve been delaying taking action on recommendations we’ve made over the years — actions that would make you more resilient and selfreliant — you must get started NOW. Because the “takeaway” of Selwyn’s article should be a sense of urgency. Have you got physical gold? Do you have a firearm and know how to use it? Many models have gone out of stock and ammo, too, is now becoming difficult to get a hold of There’s far more to do than just this, of course — but the point is to get moving.

Selwyn Duke has written for numerous publications, including The Hill, Observer, and American Thinker. Follow him on Gab or Parler (preferably) or Twitter, or log on to
P.S. For an idea of how socialism works, read Orwell's Animal Farm

Yours for a Socialist-Free America!

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



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Is it true that if you keep batteries in the fridge they’ll last longer? How should I store my bug out batteries so they last longer?

-Hank L

Answer: Unfortunately, it’s a common myth that keeping batteries in the freezer will make them last longer. It actually can do more harm to the batteries and the ideal place to store batteries is in a cool place around 70 degrees.

Also, before storing your batteries for the long term you should clean both the positive and negative ends of the battery with a rag.

Finally, you should store the batteries in a container where they won’t come in contact with anything else. Basically, when you keep batteries in a drawer they probably come in contact with pens, loose change, and other metal, which can actually damage the battery.

If you do store batteries in a flashlight or other device, turn them around. (Don’t put them in the way that makes the light work, turn them around the other way.)



If a group of angry, armed men surrounded your car and threatened your family...

...what would you do?

That happened to families in Stone Mountain, Georgia, on the 4th of July.

A group of
 heavily armed black militiamen stormed a park and then started threatening motorists.

They demanded "reparations" and made a bunch of other threats.

The message was clear.

We're in charge, and we're ready to hurt anyone who says otherwise.


Idealogical subversion

We see mass idiocy & mob derangement fueled by socialist/communist groups like BLM & Justice Democrats, Antifa, etc.

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Ralph said...

Dems/Leftists are hell bent on our destruction...not one blasts antifa,BLM or the looters/killers-disgusting.

Molly said...

As America’s Economic Suffering Grows under Dem mayors & governors, The Calls For More Socialism Grow Louder...this virus is proving useful to the moronic weasels on the left tp further their agenda.

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Sonny said...

Given the news of that commie St. Louis DA filing weapons charges against a couple who defended their home, no outrage seems beyond the Leftists in this country-they're a cancer on our nation & are the reason we're in trouble.