This from VanderLeun’s AmericanDigest.org, a comment under a quote-post of mine from the CRM Interview Part 3.
Dude, whoever you are, thank you. Just thank you.
It’s Stockholm Syndrome. The “nice” people war-game what resistance to The Left would mean, conclude they wouldn’t like what might happen, so they sit down and wait for magic or someone else to stop the decline. The Left hasn’t just taken over the country, we’ve fled the battlefield AND given them our minds as well. Their media is unwatched, yet we multiply it’s reach by studiously monitoring every second of it, and trumpeting it to our side.
The Left demands X, and we invent some rule that happens to mean in this case X might be the outcome. There is no rule, there never was a rule. The Left makes demands and we just surrender and mask that surrender with some self-invented rule. No matter how many times we “discover” the rule must not be what we thought, because that would dictate Y, we still keep referring to some rule that ought to bind The Left. The Left isn’t advancing any rule or bound by any rule, other than They Win.
We argue about rules, extrapolate the rule into the future, see future bad consequences from the rule, and think we’ve done something. The Left is personally and deliberately gunning for you. You won’t find a place to hide, you won’t be left alone. You won’t moderate such they don’t think you are a threat. You are a threat simply by being here and no amount of fairness, preemptive explanations about peace, love, and understanding will spare you the treatment they give to their worst opponents. The people The Left have targeted in the past weren’t targeted because of some excess measure of opposition to Leftism, but because of ANY opposition to Leftism. The Lukewarm Republicans, in D.C. and in Mayberry, are helping The Left destroy this country and as long as you believe you or someone else can stop The Left with clever tactics in moderate ways you are giving aid and comfort to those that surrender to every fight with The Left. You get no credit for being the first or last to rush to condemn some Republican politician. You will get no credit for being the first or last person to have an opinion on the Confederate flag. You will get no credit for welcoming or blocking illegals inside the country. If you are 1% less Leftists than Party Secretary Obama, you will be treated as if you were Party Secretary Obama’s sworn mortal enemy. You are/will be targeted by The Left no matter what so you might as well fight back and take some of them out before you’re gone.
Being “the last Jew to understand where the cattle cars are headed” isn’t something to be proud about.
This maps onto the Church as well. Listen remnant Priests and Religious. They hate you because you exist. They hate you because you believe. They are coming for you no matter what. There is nothing you can do to sufficiently moderate and appease them, and there is no earthly authority that you can appeal to, because the Pope is one of them. If you don’t believe me, just read this:
“And in the family—of this we are all witnesses—miracles are done with what there is, with whom we are, with what one has at hand… and many times, it’s not the ideal thing, it’s not what we dream of, not even ‘what it should be.’ There is a detail that ought to make us think: the new wine, that wine so good that the steward refers to in the wedding at Cana, comes forth (literally: ‘is born of’, a Spanish way of saying) the jugs of purification, that is to say, the place where everybody had left their sin… It comes from (literally again: ‘is born of’) the ‘very worst’ because from ‘whence there came abundant sin, much more abundant was the grace’ (Rom 5:20). And in the family of each one of us and in the common family we all form a part of, nothing is discarded, nothing is useless. Soon before the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Church will celebrate the Ordinary Synod dedicated to the families, in order to mature (or ripen) a true spiritual discernment, and to find solutions and concrete assistance to the many difficulties and important challenges that the family today must face. I invite you all to intensify your prayer for this intention, so that even for that which seems to us to be impure, like the water in the jugs, or scandalize or frighten us, God—making it go through his ‘hour’—can transform it into a miracle. The family today needs of this miracle.” –Pope Francis the Inventor of Mercy, yesterday