Saying that America’s gone particularly crazy in the last few weeks would be an understatement. In fact, I firmly believe we’re in the midst of a civil war. Not the mythical 1860s kind, when the U.S. invaded a foreign country whose sovereign peoples then fought to defend themselves against enemy aggression and occupation. That, my friends, was simply war.
What I’m talking about is an authentic civil war, when citizens within the same country struggle against one another for either self-determination or domination, subsidiarity or centralized power, civil rights or oppression, freedom or anarcho-tyranny.
“We refuse to control real criminals (that’s the anarchy), so we control the innocent (that’s the tyranny).”
— Samuel Francis, paleoconservative writer, 1992
When Samuel Francis coined the term “anarcho-tyranny” 25 years ago, he wrote, “The laws that are enforced are either those that extend or entrench the power of the state and its allies and internal elites … or else they are the laws that directly punish those recalcitrant and ‘pathological’ elements in society who insist on behaving according to traditional norms.” Today we have both.
Enemy of the state
Such rabble-rousers, Francis explained, may include “people who do not like to pay taxes, wear seat belts, or deliver their children to the mind-bending therapists who run the public schools; or the people who own and keep firearms, display or even wear the Confederate flag, put up Christmas trees, spank their children, and quote the Constitution or the Bible.”
This anarcho-tyranny is realized through “a vast labyrinth of other measures,” he said, such as “the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions … the imposition of thought control through ‘sensitivity training’ and multiculturalist curricula, ‘hate crime’ laws, gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens.” Sound familiar?
Indeed, we see Francis’ concept unfolding before our very eyes. It comes in the form of legal rallies which are disrupted by violent Marxist mobs as was seen in just the month of August at Unite the Right in Charlottesville, Boston Free Speech, and the Trump rally in Phoenix. Now, it’s the canceling of the anti-Marxist and Patriots Prayer rallies last weekend in Berkeley and San Francisco.
Blood-thirsty communists are being allowed to take over the streets and exhibit their mass brutality virtually unchecked. Police in these cities are being told by the governmental powers that be to shut down speech and stand down to leftist violence. Innocent folks are getting hurt and freedom of conscience is getting trampled.
Totalitarianism by design
Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists are not “peaceful protesters.” They are totalitarian thugs who have the cover of not only the cops, but also the mainstream press, corporate America, the church, K-12, the university system, and most every level of government. But why?
totalitarian: “of or relating to a political regime based on subordination of the individual to the state and strict control of all aspects of the life and productive capacity of the nation especially by coercive measures (such as censorship and terrorism)”
It’s a sticky web of systemic collusion that’s serving to marginalize dissenting opinion and grow the power of the state. And if you think, “Hey, I have nothing to be afraid of. I’m not a Nazi,” think again. Just check out some of today’s battlefields and the terrorist tactics used in crushing what is considered dissident opinion. Chilling indeed.
• hacktivists doxing anti-leftists who get fired from their jobs because they tried to peaceably assemble in a public space
• corporate leftists purging any web content they deem “hateful” or “objectionable” in nature (ignoring, of course, all the “acceptable” anti-white speech)
• Apple and Google shutting out Gab, the one free-speech tech company standing up to censorship
• families disowning their children because they attend rallies and espouse anti-Marxist or pro-white views
• prominent libertarians being branded “white supremacists” because of speech policing and guilt by association
• students being kicked out of college for exercising their constitutional rights to stand up against cultural genocide
• “love trumps hate” activists stabbing men for their “fashy” haircuts
• “anti-racists” participating in “punch a Nazi” sadism, even if the bald white guy with tattoos happens to be a progressive
• hateful “anti-hate” groups bullying non-leftists and smearing traditionalists by pegging them as “haters”
• racist anti-white people attacking civil-liberties groups for allegedly spreading rampant “white supremacy” because they posted a photo featuring a white toddler
• castigating country music legends, paleoconservatives, and even black conservatives and beloved leftist academics as “fascists” because they’re free-thinkers
• banning classic American films because they’re perceived as “racially insensitive” by the conformist keepers of art
• barbarians reveling in the ruination of antiquity and history, and even digging up graves, all in the name of pretend unity and faux reconciliation
• people being jailed for self-defense and then judges denying them bail because they consider his words to “show a certain level of approval of the violence”
• and virtue-signalers painting as saints, or at least WWII allies, the powerful Marxist ideologues who are opposed to civilization.
A frenzy of fear
The selective outrage and double standards only throws more gas on the fire of political unrest, increases division, serves the statist opportunists who benefit from this chaos, and “keep[s] the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary,” as journalist H.L. Mencken once wrote. It’s such a ruse.
Demagogues either knowingly or unknowingly have emboldened the new Red Guard (Antifa and Black Lives Matter) and are complicit in the rising anarcho-tyranny. They are self-serving suckers in the shell game of creating a pretend crisis as to deflect attention away from the very real and tangible danger challenging liberty: Marxism.
“You know what you call people you can’t talk to? Enemies.”
— Dr. Jordan Peterson, clinical psychologist
The enemies of truth and peace are easy to spot. They aren’t willing to engage in meaningful dialog. Their foot soldiers scream the f-word at folks with whom they disagree. All are intolerant and happily censor because they believe all dissent is “hate speech.”
The Marxists populating the ivory towers of university social sciences departments and churning out hate propaganda that “monitors and exposes the activities of the American radical right” at the Southern Poverty Law Center get to define what kind of words fall under the slanderous label and then say that words they don’t like equal physical harm. These enemies and their statist overlords are the ones controlling the narrative. Resist.
The real threat
As journalist John Hayward explained of the overwhelming double standard, “The right’s speech is violence, the left’s violence is speech.” In fact, CNN pushed the agenda that Antifa fights racism by “seeking peace through violence.” Really, even if the masses continue to be duped enough to think that everyone at Unite the Right was a card-carrying member of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, which they clearly were not, Nazism would still not be a threat.
I mean, no true neo-Nazi holds any position of power anywhere. He has no bully pulpit in Washington or his state capital. He has no cable news show and owns no daily newspaper or widely read magazine. He doesn’t head any mainstream political think tank or nonprofit. He doesn’t have tenure or do subsidized research at any state university or hold a professorship at Yale. He doesn’t give sermons or homilies at your local church.
He can never speak his mind at a school-board meeting or bridge club or fantasy football league. He is marginalized, cast the the dark periphery of society, and perceived to be worse than even a pedophile or a murderer. Nazism is fake hysteria of mythical proportions. Common sense, as well as the sincere and fact-based grievances of non-leftist white folks, have both become casualties of this civil war.
Emotion trumps critical thinking. Feckless pronouncements trump facts. Intentions trump actual outcomes. Tantrums trump dialog. And allying with the empire and their violent goons trumps liberty.
Everyone I disagree with is a Nazi
Moreover, when everyone’s a white supremacist according to the ever-changing Marxist dictates, that means any white person is fair game for attack, as is any black person who doesn’t fall in line. After all, such non-leftist thinking makes them sub-human racists and, thus, worthy of abuse and maybe even death.
Take this exchange for example. I tried to be civil, but the lunatic left will have none of it.
In another Twitter thread, I questioned a “WoC” (woman of color) for using the word “clan” when she obviously was talking about “Klan.” A hostile trans person who’s part of the “resistance” went on to lambaste me as I attempted to explain that words are important and a mistake like that, even if unintentional, must be remedied.
Well, in predictable fashion, the he called me a “racist,” told me that I have “problematic politic”s and that my profile photo (see tweets above) was “88.” Not knowing what that reference even meant, I looked it up. And come to find out, it’s supposedly a numerical code for “Heil Hitler.” Gee whiz, I must not be very good Nazi. So now apparently a golden-cow overlay on a shield is off limits. I’ll be sure to tell my very Christian graphic designer. Sigh.
Don’t blame leftist lunacy on spellcheck
The original woman who misused “clan” eventually posted something to the effect of everyone just wanting safety and love. Although I respect the spirit of her comment and wish more than anything she was correct, I think she’s dead-wrong.
We do not all want those laudable goals. I do. You do. She does. Hell, white nationalists do. But Marxists do not. They want to rule by fiat and crush anyone or anything that stands in their way of complete control and primacy.
Marxists want conformity by force. They seek control of mind, body, and soul. They say they want diversity, but that doesn’t include diversity of thought. They say they want justice, but only for their chosen people. They say worship their identities, but mine are racist. They say to revere their heroes, but mine must be torn down. They say they’re victims, but they’re the oppressors.
They’re either hyper-sensitive and miseducated puppets, who lack the rhetorical and empirical skills to debate, so they seek to shut people up. Or they’re the hyper-intellectual and mischeivious puppet masters, who constantly decimate language, symbols, heritage, tradition, and laws, so they can shut people down. The free exchange of ideas is certainly not the forte of Marxists; violence and censorship is.
“The ‘progressives’ who today masquerade as ‘liberals’ may rant against ‘fascism’; yet it is their policy that paves the way for Hitlerism. And progress towards chaos is not to be commended. Nothing should find acceptance just because it is new, radical, and fashionable.”
— Ludwig von Mises, economist
Progressivism has no end. That’s why it’s called progressivism. “Forward,” shout the storm troopers. “Onward, comrades!” command their leaders. Nihilists believe in the annhiliation of beauty, history, family, roots, logic, and science – anything that can tie us to our past, ground us in the present, and prepare us for the future. That’s why people in opposition to their schemes are thusly denigrated and destroyed.
The irate, tireless minority
Their mission for full-bore totalitarianism is too important for them not to play dirty, be deceitful, and attack people of goodwill who may disagree. This is a war for civilization and truth, and because they started it, they plan to finish it by any means necessary.
Let’s combat this Marxist-made prison of conscience, which if left unabated, will undoubtedly lead to a true physical prison for many. You may feel safe now, but maybe when they come for your words, or your church, or your family, or your homeschooling, or your ancestors, or your civil rights, or your culture, or your body, maybe then you will lift the hands from your eyes and the fingers from your ears, and open your mind.
Be one of the tireless minority who stands for freedom and self-determination no matter what. Keep building. Keep creating. Keep living as freely as possible. Keep loving. Keep speaking. Keep resisting the enemies of truth. Keep challenging totalitarian wickedness. If we really want human flourishing, we must defeat anarcho-tyranny.