This Christmas may take on a somber tone for many. After a year of COVID-19 lockdowns, race riots in our cities, wide-reaching hacks, and a disputed election, American democracy has clearly come to its end point, and we all live in fear of the future.
Some of us experience less fear that others. We base our calculus on a simple binary: the competence of people. We recognized that Donald J. Trump has shown extraordinary competence so far, as well as vision, and so it is most likely that he has the situation in hand and can save us from our past decisions.
As always, it makes sense to look back on the past, and to recall the words of Dwight D. Eisenhower as he left the presidency:
Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peace time, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United State corporations.
Here he indicates the major change in American life since the second world war. We could no longer be a volunteer army, rising up when a threat arose, but instead as the last power standing, had to maintain the world against the forces unleashed by democracy, technology, and overpopulation.
Notably, we found ourselves in a Cold War with the Sino-Soviet axis that fought us in Korea and would later fight us in Vietnam, but in the meantime was using its intelligence services to subvert and dominate republics worldwide.
A cynic might say that we ran the risk of becoming like our enemies, and adopting their strategies, since they had defined the game and we, trapped by our propaganda which styled us as the givers of freedom and equality, were thus committed to winning that game.
Eisenhower sounded a few words of warning:
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
He pointed out here that most empires fall slowly, but share an important stage in this fall, namely the takeover by mob rule, the military, or their intelligence agencies. Such intrigues were common in the ancient world, and always a threat in militarized societies like the Soviet Union.
Eisenhower hinted to us that we had become a militarized society, and that adopting a System of this nature meant that the System would replace reality and become a career and industry in itself:
Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers.
The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.
Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
It turns out that he was right about both warnings. Industry captured government much as military and intelligence agencies, apparently, have captured government. When you centralize power, you make domination of that power necessary for all evil in the world, or at least, all tone deaf self-interest.
If the weakness of Communism was that government was upstream of production, the weakness of liberal democracy — which relies on market systems — is that industry is upstream of government. As others have noted, this made America vulnerable to a backdoor in our profit motive:
Since the 1980s, when the Chicago school style of economics really took hold, America has heavily focused its economic structure on one fairly simple principle: the pursuit of self-interest. The philosophy goes something like this: If everyone just looks out for themselves, and government stays out of the way, the so-called invisible hand will take care of the rest, and society will self-organize efficiently and effectively. For corporations, which we view economically as individual actors, the pursuit of self-interest, at least since the shareholder revolution in the ’80s, means maximizing shareholder profit. In fact, according to the theory, it is not just preferred that they maximize shareholder profit, but it is actually their social responsibility to do so in lieu of anything else.
China noticed this aspect of our economic philosophy and, at some point in their dalliance with Western capitalism, the Chinese Communist Party figured out that corporations and individuals, not the government, control nearly everything in America. Natural resources, intellectual property, entertainment, culture, ideas. And when China paired that knowledge with their observation of our intense duty to individual self-interest, the hack was born: Make it profitable for individuals, institutions, organizations, or shareholders, and they will hand the keys of the American castle over to China one piece at a time without thinking twice. In fact, it will be their social responsibility to do so.
When industry controls government, and industry then goes to foreign control, it will simply purchase government by appealing to the essence of America under political systems, which is careers. Each politician wants to get ahead by having money, power, and fame.
Consequently it becomes easy for foreign powers to control our late stage democracy government and, even more, do so invisibly, since they do not directly represent themselves, and those that they control vanish in a background of many other groups, including diversity and special interests, using lobbying to change the law for their benefit.
Eventually, this produces a situation where media, industry, entertainment, and government fall into line along the same ideas, namely that which will rationalize the decay, or explain failure as victory while explaining victory as death, ensuring widely-praised, unrecognized defeat.
This leads us to our current stage as a Communist vassal state:
The Soviet style has become a reality in the U.S. Speakers are routinely canceled on ideological grounds: In July the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbour, Maine, canceled a virtual talk with Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society because of “the moment of reckoning our society is going through.” At my alma mater, the University of Chicago, the English department announced that it would “only accept applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies.”
The Soviet Union finally counted on the readiness of people to betray even family and friends. The regime held up Pavel Morozov (1918-32) as a martyr. He lived in a village in the Urals when the regime was collectivizing agriculture. When Pavel learned that his father was helping peasants hide grain, he walked 35 miles to the nearest town to report him to the secret police. His father was arrested and Pavel was stabbed to death by relatives.
What does an enemy want us to do? Dissolve: pluralism, or the attitude that compromise and failure to reach eventual answers is good and not fatal, serves our enemies by making us weak, indecisive, and neurotic; even more, it creates a culture where any offense to anyone is grounds for destruction of the person who offended.
Diversity always creates offense-culture because when you include multiple special interest groups in a nation, they naturally vie for power, since one can be either conqueror (majority) or conquered (minority). Each group stakes out its pretense as a means to draw lines that others cannot cross.
In the process of normal events, people innocently cross lines. They are publicly destroyed, with their lives and careers ruined. This serves the primary purpose of warning others about the constantly-advancing lines and how to stay on the safe side of them.
This in turn creates a population whose primary goal is to avoid offending, therefore will avoid any serious issues. What divided us? Diversity. It benefits only China, and the Left of course, who want to rule America under the Chinese umbrella.
Pluralism inverts society and turns it against us. Anyone setting for any standard will offend someone, so standards must progressively liberalize. This means that any society of this nature is on a path toward Communism.
America went down this path by embracing civil rights in 1866, which became human rights during WW2, and rapidly after that a program of diversity, since once you declare equality, you have stated your intent to become a pluralistic society. A demand for class war and ethnic diversity arises from that.
Like WW1, WW2 was a war for democracy, and this created the groundwork for diversity and socialism with a new world order based on liberal democracy, or democracy including free markets and civil rights:
Accordingly, since World War II, Washington has made the creation and advancement of a liberal international order the core, overriding objective of its statecraft. Over the course of seven decades, American policies have promoted the expansion of global trade, finance, and investment, and they have broadly supported the spread of democratic values and human rights. The United States has led many of the institutions most associated with the international order, it has shouldered predominant responsibility for upholding such key norms as nonaggression, and it has been the primary provider of the international stability and reassurance that a successful liberal order demands. “In the decades after World War II,” G. John Ikenberry writes, “the United States engaged in the most ambitious and far- reaching liberal order building the world had yet seen.”
All an enemy had to do was to look at that and say, “Well, if you claim you are so equal and free, what about the Blacks? What about the homosexuals? Not everyone is equal, therefore you are liars!” This induces the late stage democracy to scramble desperately to include everyone.
This is not a new tactic for our enemies, who used racial division as propaganda against America:
The Chinese, segregating POW’s by race, singled out blacks for special propaganda appeals, thinking they were vulnerable.
Minter says their Chinese captors would attempt to demoralize them with talk of American imperialism, the capitalist system in the U.S., and the fact that they had to live in a segregated society at home.
The great American push toward diversity began with the guilt of the Korean War, followed shortly by the integration of schools four years later and then the great push for racial equality in the late 1950s through early 1960s.
It provided the blank check for government. Following successful integration of the schools, it realized that it could push people into conformity, and it had a bulletproof justification: do this or you are like Hitler, and we are the anti-Hitler, so we are good and you are bad.
In this way, Communism and democracy merged, mainly because the wars from WW1 through Vietnam were basically two different heads of the Leftist (people of the Big Lie: “equality”) hydra fighting each other for which model could gain dominance the fastest.
This leads us to the present day. If you know what to look for, the COVID-19 crackdown resembles both school integration and Communist indoctrination:
Robert Jay Lifton, one of the psychiatrists who worked with the veterans and late studied doctors who aided Nazi war crimes, listed eight criteria for thought reform (the term for brainwashing used by Mao Zedong’s communist government). They included things like “milieu control” (having absolute power over the individual’s surroundings) and “confession” (in which individuals are forced to confess to crimes repeatedly, even if they aren’t true). For the American soldiers trapped in the Korean prison camps, brainwashing meant forced standing, deprivation of food and sleep, solitary confinement, and repeated exposure to Communist propaganda.
This was the case even before COVID-19. People were locked in to wage-slave jobs by the need to pay taxes and stay out of the ghetto, judged by incompetent superiors, and subject to constant media brainwashing. We should have known we were in trouble when they installed TVs in the grocery stores.
In other words, the System has ruled us for a long time, as has the “military-industrial complex,” more accurately described as the takeover of our government by industry, and of our industry by China. Each participant wants to advance his career and so goes along with it.
This explains why we have such compliant Republicans and fanatical Democrats. Ideas control history, and the idea of our time is civil rights, so they have been imitating and advancing that as part of their pursuit of equality and democracy, but got a little push from industry and China.
Donald J. Trump is attempting to reverse this, and to do so, he used the election as bait. Almost everything we see on our screens now is the distraction; what seems to be going on, behind the scenes, is a series of revelations that are revealing how crumbled and compromised American government is.
Trump used the election as a lure, drawing in the Left to get them to repeat and over-extend their performances from 2008, 2012, 2016, and 2018. He wanted a blatant election theft, and he wants every part of government to deny it and refuse to act on this obvious and dangerous coup.
He will show that all elements of our government, industry, academia, and media have been compromised by China. They are all bought. While the far-Right raves on about the Jews, and the far-Left about the rich, the real masters are the Leftists, who view conquering America as part of their destiny.
He has shown so far that our cybersecurity professionals slept through a total exploit of our systems, all while focusing on Russian phishing attacks; he has shown that the courts up through the Supreme Court are compromised; he has revealed that our Congress and three-letter agencies are in on it.
Like most scams, this one starts when people work together, and emphasize getting along in order to further their own careers. They invoke pacifism, refuse to rock the boat, and end up with the type of massive compromise that we see in blatant form in the COVID-19 relief bill.
No one tells them that like all things Crowdist, the offer to use the system for your own ends is a two-edged sword. These people are sociopaths, who think only of themselves, so they demand equality for all so that they must be considered equal, playing by the rules of social groups, which hold that you must allow everyone to participate in order to be liked.
In government terms, this means allowing each lobbyist group to have power and each political faction to steal or distort whatever it wants. The sociopaths do not care; they know that no matter what happens, they will have a role in government, since controllers always need underlings.
So far, Trump has demonstrated extraordinary competence. A man of that nature would have a specialized team, hidden from the rest of government, working to trap the steal in this election. That team would then sew seeds of confusion, deflection, misdirection, and ambiguity across the process.
They would then use their plight to reveal others. When the herd is going along with a lie, which herds always do because no one can be shown to be incompetent when they aim for illusions, showing that each part of the system is compromised enables this team to show how the system has collapsed.
Most have no idea that they are participating in a scam — run by China, Big Tech, certain billionaires, the unions, the Clinton-Obama political machine, and organized crime — but simply do what advances their career. Do not offend others on the court, do what is least risky, and go with the flow.
This scam has been running since at least the Kennedy years, and coincides with Cold War efforts by Communists to infiltrate, subvert, and conquer the West. That it has finally won shows us the Achilles Heel of democracy, and gives us the Berlin 1945 moment for liberal democracy.
That, in turn, causes the philosophy of equality to collapse. If equality means internal division through pluralism and diversity, subversion by criminals foreign and domestic, and all of us living under North Korean concentration camp conditions, then no one wants it.
I believe that the final act is just beginning. Trump has pushed everything to the breaking point, increasing the pain of allowing this farce to go on, and yet the collaborators in government and industry remain dumb to his activities.
He will crush our reliance on large System democracy, set up something more competitive, slash government to the bone, and isolate China so that it destroys itself if he is successful. In doing so, he will also send most in government, academia, industry, and media back to where they belong, namely as inconsequential managers of pharmacies and cellular phone stores.
Only something as big as an election could flush out this failure of a government. Trump will have demonstrated the failure of liberal democracy, and liberate us to pursue other forms of a future, including not just limited democracy, but what comes after it.
When your government becomes so completely corrupted that most of its participants are knowingly or unknowingly collaborating with organized crime and an enemy, the system has failed. When a system fails in a surrender equivalent to losing a world war, that is a big punctuation mark in history.
Trump set in motion an EO some months ago which gave him the right to seize property from these people, and I think this will be his primary weapon. He intends to set them up to be prosecuted and reduced to poverty, so that they become harmless and go off to wherever they can die alone.
He also set forth a series of EOs declassifying data and allowing it to be released in a courtroom. The Swamp so far refuses to do that, but these orders allow members of his administration to use leaks strategically. Thanks to a more recent order, they can also introduce it in courts.
It is also highly coincidental, of course, that the SolarWinds hack was revealed just in time to make Chris Krebs look like a consummate idiot. Then we found at that Eric Swalwell was sleeping with a Chinese spy while he was on the intelligence committee. These are a taste of the Samson Option, which is where Trump destroys American government by revealing its secrets, and its incompetence.
All of this looks to me like the takedown of all takedowns. He intends to reveal the shadow government which has been operating in America for decades, only gaining its fully power during the Clinton-Obama years, which serves a foreign power and an ancient enemy, Genghis Khan inspired Communism.
If you want a Christmas present for America, nothing will be better than what is coming. So far, Trump has demonstrated exceptional insight and leadership. He wants to go down in history as the best president America has had, and if he pulls this off, that is guaranteed.