Being in Time is a courageous attempt to grasp the intellectual developments that led towards the current dystopia. The book delves into the bankruptcy of the ideological grand narratives. It explores the colossal failure of the media, academia and politics in detecting and addressing the events that led us towards destitution. It identifies the ideologies that planted ID politics and the tyranny of correctness in our midst. We, the people, have been demoted into mere audience in a Greek tragedy that happens to be the story of our own destruction. (Emphasis added).This resonates with me for three reasons:
1. Irrational national and Western life.
Contemporary events are unfolding in a completely irrational way. There is no grand narrative unless it’s suicide.
Russia is no enemy. Assad is precisely the right man to lead Syria now. Our association with the Saudis and Qataris and our aid to the terrorists opposition in Syria are unclean. We were enraged by al-Qaida after 9/11; now we drink their bathwater.
The world is horrified by the “leadership” of the United States and wonders at the arrogance of American politicians and “thinkers” who speak of “American exceptionalism.” In fact, it's our choice of allies and our spending $32,000,000 per hour for overseas military adventure and occupation that are exceptional -- exceptionally insane.
Billions of dollars have been expended to implement a federal scheme of “health care” when the words “health care” do not appear anywhere in Article I, Sect. 8 of the Constitution. 40,000,000 lawyers and judges didn't notice. Again. Certainly not the Supreme Court. The Constitution has in a multitude of other ways been gutted and interpreted to serve a monstrosity of a federal government that is contrary to clear and unmistakable intent of the Framers and Ratifiers. Thank you, Saint Woodrow and Saint Franklin.
We mewl about our "democracy" and our "values" but don't give a flying fig about vote fraud and an enfranchised, entitled, parasitic underclass.
The United Nations Charter, binding on the United States by duly ratified treaty, is a vaporous nothing to Her Nikkiness and Trump. They blow past its requirements (not to mention those of the Constitution respecting war making) like a semi blasts past an abandoned gas station.
Blacks enjoy special legal privileges to force their presence on white businesses. Clear and undeniable black pathologies are subsidized. Feminism that is a cancer to society and normal family formation and functioning is celebrated. Anal intercourse is now a sacrament.
The poisonous and barbaric nature of Islam may not be pointed out or vigorously suppressed. Free speech has been redefined to mean “euphonious bullshit.” And only that. Beware!
Masked thugs roam any street or campus they choose where they can viciously attack sensible people. Ad libitum.
Politics are the playground of the super rich.
2. Institutional failure.
Formal and informal institutions have failed. Elites do nothing . . . except guarantee an endless supply of foreigners to change America forever. The Prime Directive.
Politicians, judges, state bar associations, lawyers and poodle journalists are indifferent to destruction of the constitutional order almost to a man. Ridiculous pronouncements are received soberly with judicious nods. Non-tax taxes. "Privacy" rights spilling from the emanations and penumbra of the Constitution. Why, yes. Of course, of course. Please ___ on my back and tell me it’s rain.
Masked AntiFa mobs operate in plain view of the authorities who appear helpless to shut down their criminal ways or even condone and facilitate them.
There are more tires on my car than politicians who go to the mat to oppose fiscal insanity.
The late William F. Buckley famously said "A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling “Stop!” Well, I’m not sure he did much of that, being more interested in stopping truly original conservative thinkers as he was. At any rate, he and us amount to a distinctly minority voice in the scheme of things and all the nabobs and Your Honors of our public life are AWOL in the worst way. I get it that I’m just one guy with my own idiosyncratic views. We all fit that category, pardon me for saying. But, really, do our very bestest and smartest and wisest luminaries and guardians really intend for this Steven Kingian dystopia to be the lode star of all our efforts?
Like the man says, the media, academia and politicians offer nothing except passivity, indifference, or applause. Even citizen tax donkeys slumber as the flames rise all around them.
3. Participation in public affairs or debate is an exercise in futility.
Alternative media are an amazing new thing but hardly a match for the propaganda that spews from the six media monopolies. “Nationalism bad. What communist murders? Schools need more money. White racism lives. What vote fraud? The Crusades, the Inquisitions, slavery all examples of baked-in-the-cake white, Christian depravity unique only to it. What 80,000,000 Muslim murders in the conquest of the Indian subcontinent? All races and cultures are the same. What FGM? What summary execution for apostates from Islam in the Shariah?”
War, alliances with primitives, crushing military and welfare expense, and wide-open immigration inter bleeding alia continue with a vengeance without an iota of democratic consent. What one voter voted for 40,000,000 foreigners to be invited into or allowed into our country? Who voted for an eternal moratorium on deportation? Who voted for a vicious, greasy, dishonest, morally corrupt war on the sovereign state of Syria? Who decided that Hillary Clinton is above the law? Who decided that Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the Southern Poverty Law Center are the arbiters of acceptable speech in the United States?
Who voted for the end of America?