Originally posted on Normal American. -NCS
Our betters envision a glorious new era in which childless middle-aged harpies run the show. We should expect Robert Reich’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission to feature live-streamed humiliation of the undesirables. Sins to be confessed include driving F-150s, reading Kelly Turnbull novels, and spurning the advances of overweight trannies. Afterwards deplorables will be put to work as field laborers on the solar plantations and America’s cultural revolution will be complete.
The ruling class believes they can keep cops, agents, and soldiers in line during the messy but needed eradication of America’s underclass. West Point’s commie infiltration and police being okay with arresting churchgoers outdoors makes them think they can pull it off. This guy probably would be on board.
Deplorables are preparing. The Western Rifle Shooters Association warns: “Don’t lose. You really won’t like what the Communists have planned for you and your family.” American Partisan is telling readers to get trained for the inevitable. The Captain’s Journal has a post up on tactics for “American Civil War II.”
A few years ago everyone might have yawned if a leftist operative posing as a journalist at the New Republic casually suggested it’s time to ditch the Constitution. Today nerves are raw. One response to the operative’s proposal got sporty:
A couple of newsrooms hit with 3-4 deathsquad style hits and that’ll shut them down quickly. Target the local newsmen/wimmen with precise assassinations and they’ll shortly get the idea. Right now, they feel impervious b/c -no one- has legitimately targeted them.
A libertarian writer proposes the same approach to topple the left’s stronghold of academia:
Send the tanks into Harvard and knock down their newer and uglier buildings… Once Harvard and Yale is rolled up, the schools will roll up… The enemy pretends to have decentralized and dispersed power, but its power is in fact highly centralized and concentrated, and thus highly vulnerable to a small amount of precisely targeted violence.
Angelo Codevilla, a former U.S. Navy officer, Senate staffer, and Boston University professor, warned his readers last week they are “living in territory controlled by enemy tribes” and should form armed “self-defense groups.” Retired U.S. Army Infantry colonel turned lawyer Kurt Schlichter says the left is “co-opting the ingrained sense of duty in our cops and warriors as a means to manipulate them into being the enforcement mechanism for the tyranny the elite left dreams of imposing.” A Chicago Sun-Times opinion article predicts a “full-on purge of ‘deplorables’ by any means necessary.”
This is a warning sign blinking blood red. If the left were rational, it would give them pause. But that is not happening. Our betters are talking up “guillotines” and becoming increasingly unhinged. As author James Howard Kunstler writes, the left is “not just having a tantrum, now they’re chewing up the furniture, ululating, beating their flanks, discharging gobs of snot, peeing their panties, and foaming at the mouth.”
We must acknowledge the possibility that our would-be rulers are divorced from reality. After all, elites denning in coastal enclaves need only interact with the underclass when their $20,000 Rancilio Classe 20 espresso maker requires repairs. One hopes the maid can handle the service call and will remember to air out the kitchen wing afterward.
In the real world outside coastal enclaves, plenty has been written about what happens when normal Americans decide that anti-constitutionalists have seized power and will never relinquish it voluntarily.
In Absolved, by the late Mike Vanderboegh, the problem of anti-constitutionalist federal lawyers is solved ballistically. The result:
The federal regulatory enforcement machine ground to a screeching halt. Tens of thousands of court cases, enforcement actions, civil forfeitures and investigations were stopped in their tracks. Federal judges quit too, by the dozens, electing to get out of the line of fire until this Fourth Generation civil war was settled, one way or the other.
The mid-1990s novel Unintended Consequences introduced an anti-constitutionalist congressman to a “16-ounce Estwing framing hammer.” The Bonner Incident: Joshua’s War describes a nationwide uprising against anti-constitutionalist federal agents, who soon switch to an honest line of work. These are not the left’s chimeric white supremacists. In Enemies Foreign and Domestic, it was a black retired sergeant major who responded to the anti-constitutionalists by blowing up the Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge in Virginia.
Knowing a train wreck could happen is not the same as preventing one. A 1990 National Intelligence Estimate predicted: “Yugoslavia will cease to function as a federal state within one year and will probably dissolve within two. Economic reform will not stave off the breakup.” This was made public through a leak to the Washington Post.
The NIE was stunningly prescient. Yugoslavia imploded a year or so later. Everyone knew the train wreck was likely. Nobody stopped it.
Our elites could reduce tensions. They could rein in their street commies, renounce threats of court packing, and reverse their position on abolishing the Electoral College and statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Perhaps they could even say they will accept a President Trump electoral win, agree that it’s unacceptable to be fired for attending a Trump rally, and so on. Congress could reprimand, censure, or expel its members who endorse violence against political opponents. Longer term re-stabilization could devolve power from Washington, D.C. to state governments. California could ban pickups and mandate abortions, while Texas could do the opposite. Nobody would love it, but the republic would survive.
None of this should be taken as endorsing violence. Predictions are not wishes. There still is time for our would-be rulers to step away from the precipice.