We owe them a lot of money. Do we know who we’re borrowing from? What will this mean for the US West Coast where we import so many Chinese to work in tech?
“If a kingdom is divided against itself, it cannot stand.” Mark 3:24
The Democrats are a coalition of enemies united by a common enemy and by plunder. Raging against the common enemy, white males, generates the election turnout but the effect is plundering the tax-base of white males. Who forms this coalition? Corporations, bureaucrats, feminists, single women, mostly-white homosexuals, mostly-white aging Baby Boomer hippies, their children, and liberal children of conservatives, Latin Americans, Asians, blacks, Jews and Muslims.
Judging by the ethnic make-up of those leading press conferences, this coalition has been led by Jews and whites who know how to work the system and offer handouts and legislation to the right people to get out the vote. The handouts have gone to gays and IV drug users (vagrants) for free medical care and affordable housing, and to Latin Americans and to blacks for food stamps, free medical care, and affordable housing. Latin Americans, Muslims, and Asians have been rewarded with legislation and governance that amounts to open borders. Whenever possible, they’ve weaponized state and federal agencies to coerce counties, cities, and organizations and individuals who don’t go along with their program. This has had the effect of growing the non-white component of their voting base while diminishing their enemies. California, which elected Ronald Reagan, is now only 35% white conservative and all white conservatives are talking about leaving. The shift in demographics, however, is going to be a real disaster for the leaders of the rainbow coalition of traitors.
For example, Jews and homosexuals march in favor of Muslims, but when was the last time you saw Muslims at gay pride parades? Remember the Orlando night club shooting where a Muslim G4S employee shot about 70 homosexuals? Gays and Muslims are on a collision course of epic proportions because gays have loved to push their agenda on children in the public schools but Muslims will refuse this. I expect increasing violence by Muslims against gays and for Muslims to thwart the gay and transgender agenda when they increase in power.
Muslims are also virulently anti-semitic. The first thing the latest crop of Somali Muslim congresswomen did when taking office was discuss divestment from Israel. The Israel Party has always been Republican evangelicals and Jewish Democrats. With the decline of both and the increase of Muslims, the United States’ support of Israel and Jewish influence in the Democratic party will expire. Financially, this is bad for Democrats because Jews supposedly account for 70% of the donations to the Democratic Party. Wealth doesn’t survive through the generations, but children do. Jews don’t have children but Muslims do. I expect Jews also to be shoved out of the coalition.
Muslims and feminists are natural enemies, but feminists appear to be alienating everyone. On one hand, white feminists are trying to keep Muslims in the homosexual/women coalition by re-branding the hijab as the new symbol of feminism. This, of course, brings to mind the dictum, “War is peace; freedom is slavery.” I don’t foresee this having much of an effect other than to encourage Muslim men to put a hijab on as many Western women as they can. Opposite these olive branches Muslim men, feminists are using their velvet fists against their liberal white male and corporate allies with the #MeToo movement. Now liberal men all follow the Mike Pence Rule. Liberal husbands are divorcing their increasingly-shrill, angry feminist wives. Women of color seem to find white feminists revolting as well. In fact, a Woman’s March out here was cancelled because non-white women noticed that the Woman’s March was too white. Feminists have committed the classic blunder of attacking their own allies. This is often called “friendly fire.”
Friendly-fire by hispanics is increasing against the Jewish/liberal Catholic coalition in the midterm elections leading to the latter being pushed out of the coalition. For example, California had two Jewish Senators for 3-4 decades. Jewish Senator Barbara Boxer retired and was replaced amicably by mystery-meat Kamala Harris. The feud between Democratic Jewish incumbent Dianne Feinstein and Democrat Kevin De Leon was much more bitter. She promised to resign so he could run for office but didn’t. The California Democratic Party did not endorse her as De Leon ran against her.
Not only are Jews being replaced quickly, but also their Catholic lackies. In New York, AOC primaried Irish-Catholic liberal Joe Crowley. The latter had served all the special interests named above for decades and was supposed to succeed Catholic Nancy Pelosi as house speaker. Instead, he’s in the dustbin of history. Speaking of Pelosi, she’s either going to die soon or be replaced in her district. She’s not liberal-enough for the crazies in the California Democratic grassroots.
The California Democratic grassroots are separated by age. AOC/Crowley and Feinstein/De Leon beefs are also generational wars. Baby Boomers practice a different type of liberalism than their children. The younger Democrats are totalitarian Marxists of the Frankfurt School type. Aside from the political differences, Millennials and younger generations think their Baby Boomer parents are tone-deaf, disconnected, narcissistic and have practiced a scorch-earth policy towards subsequent generations. Baby Boomer hate is going mainstream and will accelerate when the younger, browner generation realizes we have no money to pay for white Baby Boomer entitlements which amount to $100 trillion.
All of this is bad news for the money arm of the Democratic Party: corporations, corporate billionaires, and the government. The latest liberal Democrat congress is already talking about raising the corporate tax rate that Trump and the Republicans reduced. Some Democrats are talking about raising the top marginal tax rate to 70%. Then there is the Woke legislation on gender, homosexuality, and diversity that makes it hard to do business. In California, Woke legislation that disagrees with federal law combined with the second or third worst business climate in the Union are driving businesses out at an unprecedented rate. The crime, decay, and cost of corporate diversity policies and open borders is making it hard for aspiring corporate officers (middle managers), most of whom are liberal, to establish families.
All of this is happening in good financial times. Unemployment is low and the stock market just had a historic run-up. No amount of wealth is safe from the Dems’ and Repubs’ spending habits though. Truth in Accounting, Pension Tsunami, and the State Data Lab have a mountain of evidence that most public pension funds are deeply underwater and have obligations totaling $4 trillion, roughly the size of our annual budget. Our other entitlements and interest on our national debt amount to $100 trillion. If the Democrats and the nation are so divided in these good financial times, just wait 10 years and another severe market downturn to split these cracks wide-open.
Next time, we’ll examine some possible solutions.
My new post on American Partisan.
(Updated): Legacy Americans are consistently told by our elite that the United States is a “Proposition Nation.” The “proposition” is that anyone can come here and be an American by taking a citizenship class and paying a lot of money to the federal government. Children born on US soil are given citizenship. Illegal immigrants are “Americans” simply because they’re here and working. All 3 of these paths to citizenship rely on “Magic Dirt Theory.” Magic Dirt Theory states that people who come here or are born here are just as good as legacy Americans – if not better! – because of their hard work on US soil (for our elites).
The problem with Magic Dirt Theory is that nations are their people, customs, language and borders, not their foreign wage slaves, invaders, or foreign children. The real reasons Magic Dirt Theory has been foisted on us is that it benefits the elite in many ways. The first reason is that it keeps wages low. This is evident when you look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data. The bottom three-fifths of wage earners haven’t seen a pay raise in 20-30 years. Wages for the top fifth have skyrocketed. Not only do immigrants keep pay low, but they have very little legal recourse with their employers and can be dumped off onto the taxpayer should they be fired or make too much trouble at work. Employers also don’t have to ensure that they behave after hours. Immigrants also reliably vote for the leftist Permanent Government, but both Republicans and Democrats love them. They have bipartisan support which is why our immigration laws are never enforced. They also drive up property values and thus taxes on Americans who actually pay them. There are so many reasons the elite love immigrants and hate legacy Americans that it could fill a volume. Indeed, volumes have been written on this topic.
These new “Americans” don’t identify as Americans, in my experience. The Asians, at best, refer to themselves as “Asian-American,” or “Korean-American” or “Hindu” or “Muslim.” The Latin Americans usually refer to themselves as “Mexican” or “Guatemalan” or whatever their country of origin and often with a gang affiliation like “White Fence” or “Florencia 13”. When you ask new Americans if they’re American, they usually just say they have US citizenship. Due to the pernicious doctrine of multiculturalism, they are not expected to assimilate and due to the death of WASP culture, there’s no culture for them to assimilate into. Self-identification is also shifting in liberal white “Americans.” Out here, they fly the California flag or the rainbow flag rather than the American flag. I’ve heard their children say, “I’m not an American, I’m a Californian.”
Meanwhile, legacy Americans are consistently told we’re racist, Nazis, lazy, drug-addicted, “bitter clingers” and that the United States is a multicultural society, not a plurality of united cultures. Clinging to traditional American assumptions like religion and guns is even considered unpatriotic. We’re supposed to be “global citizens” which sounds an awful lot like the global proletariat Marxists used to write about. The elite have made very clear that the United States is not for us, regardless of what we or our fathers have done to till its soil, build its infrastructure, and fight its wars. I count myself in the “legacy American” category. My grandfathers fought the Nazis in Europe. Both were wounded. One spent 7 months in a POW camp in the East until he was liberated by the Russians who – thank God – didn’t ship him to the gulag as they did to millions of Easterners and German POWs. Now, it seems, I am a Nazi for thinking and looking like my grandfathers. What a reversal since 1945! If the elites believe I’m Not An American, maybe I should emulate these newer, better Americans and stop identifying as one. I took an oath to God to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. The Constitution has real meaning. I never took an oath to be an “American,” which now has no meaning in a country held together only by a government system of lawfare and economic activity.
There are many benefits to disconnecting yourself from an identity that no longer fits. Remember, Boyd said that strategy is disconnecting your enemy from its centers of gravity and connecting to your own, and “… people are most important, ideas come second, and hardware is only third.” What shall we be? If you’re a Christian, you already have an identity and American Christians have foolishly identified themselves far too strongly with their nation-state identity. Christians in America can be thought of as subset of the larger legacy American identity. I’ve heard Americans refer to themselves as “Amerikaners.” Simply “Americans” might do. When I’m asked by a new “American” what I am, I just say I’m an American. The implication to them is that they’re not and they know it.
The question of identity is taking on some urgency in the twilight of both our republic and the nation-state system. Once you know who you are, it becomes easier to decide where you should be and what you want. Pilots use this format when making initial contact with a tower or approach: who you are, where you are, and what you want. This sounds a little like Boyd’s “Observe, Orient, Decide, Act (OODA).” We’ve gone one cycle through the OODA loop in this installment and have tried to get a better understanding of ourselves which is the hardest thing. In the next installment, we’ll try to understand our adversaries’ rainbow coalition and the assumptions it rests one and how it’s due for a spectacular and hilarious crack-up. Then we’ll close with a conservative vision for the future that really conserves something.
Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips has been called a Nazi even though his father fought the Nazis:
His own government has denigrated his beliefs. One Colorado official who decided his case said that religious freedom is a “despicable piece of rhetoric” that slave owners, Nazis, and people like Jack use to “hurt others.” (https://goo.gl/gW9Gjb) The reference to Nazis was particularly painful for Jack, whose father served in World War II and helped liberate a concentration camp.
Revelation 12:7-17 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, 8 and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. 9 And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.11 And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death. 12 For this reason, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time.”
13 And when the dragon saw that he was thrown down to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male child. 14 But the two wings of the great eagle were given to the woman, so that she could fly into the wilderness to her place, where she *was nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent. 15 And the serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, so that he might cause her to be swept away with the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and drank up the river which the dragon poured out of his mouth. 17 So the dragon was enraged with the woman, and went off to make war with the rest of her [kchildren, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.
As Solomon said and the above passage in Revelation demonstrates, there is a time for war. I don’t mean the physical jihad of Sunni mujahideen and their United States and Saudi sponsors against the Shi’a and Christians, but rather a cultural and spiritual war against liberals in our remaining Calvinist churches. God fights for us; Satan fights us with his angels and his children who are often in our own congregations. There is a war, and only Satan’s soldiers appear to be fighting now. But what is our casus bellum? Why bother?
The Presbyterian Church used to be the largest denomination in the United States and formed the brain and backbone of the WASP culture that fought the American Revolution and provided the intellectual capital of its founding documents. In public school, you were taught that Enlightenment thinkers like Hume were consulted by Deists like Franklin when they authored the Constitution, but this is a lie. Hume grew up in a culture of Calvinist thinking where his ideas were merely fashionable liberalism and cost him nothing unlike the Reformed jurists of the 16th and 17th century who paid for their ideas with persecutions and often their lives.
Without American Calvinism, particularly Presbyterianism, there is no WASP culture and no America. Samuel Huntington has said the same thing. Calvinists were once the majority of the population in the United States and now they might be 1-3% of it. To preserve what remains of this culture, regardless of what happens to the United States, we must find a way to fix Calvinism. Over the past 100 years, Presbyterianism has suffered defeat after defeat, first in the early 20th century when liberalism triumphed in the mainline PCUSA and now as some of its conservative offshoots follow liberalism in the form of Frankfurt school cultural Marxism, sexual sin and departure from the gospel. The PCA, in particular, comes to mind, though it’s not the only “conservative” denomination with problems. Larry Ball and Dewey Roberts give some helpful suggestions on how to fix problems in the denomination itself at the level of the presbytery and general assembly. This does not go far enough since the problems are also found in academia: the seminaries and Christian colleges. There are plenty of rich dads in these denominations that can work with other fathers to harry the liberal professors in the Presbyterian colleges and withhold donations from liberal seminaries until the liberal professors are expelled. Alternatively, conservative Presbyterian colleges can be established.
At the congregational level, liberal pastors need to be brought up on charges by their ruling elders. Ruling elders will have to actually rule. This means they need to be carefully selected by the congregation. Elect sensible, masculine men with real jobs. Avoid desk jockies like accountants, lawyers, and other men with little experience outside their white collar bubble who will put the pastor in his place when necessary and prevent him from going off into left field. This is necessary because too many pastors have very little real-world experience and have gone straight from liberal colleges to seminary. Consequently, they can be idealists in the worst way: gullible and accommodating towards SJWs, POC-racialists, homosexualists, and feminists and harsh towards anyone who speaks out against such a rainbow coalition of losers. The ruling elder must therefore be an effective counter-weight to the minister. He must also attend General Assembly where idealistic SJW ministers have an opportunity to swarm. At general assembly, he must flip over rocks and logs at general assembly and expose these swarms with effective rhetoric in the assembly and align himself with like-minded men after hours. Remember that liberals like to use the language of conservatives to conceal what’s in their black hearts, so what is in their hearts must be exposed.
Of course, such ruling elders are elected by their local congregations. Ensure that they are nominated and promoted. Ultimately, only the laity can solve this problem since the clergy have proven themselves unable. Pray hard for a new Reformation and do your duty. As I said at the outset, this is a time for war, not a time for peace. It’s a sin to proclaim peace with niceness when this isn’t the time for it.
Update: LGBT+ spreads in the PCA. The Seattle PCA minister hosting Revoice speakers is a perfect example of everything I wrote above: educated at the PCA college, worked in San Francisco and Manhattan (Tim Keller’s “City Church” fiefdom), and loves the good life.
CR Wiley has written on the effeminacy of the Western church. He is not alone. In the following video, Pastor Maxwell gives a good explanation of natural male and female differences. Nature is God’s second book of revelation (general revelation). Along with Pastor Maxwell, I hear women complain about the lack of real men and some have even told me they’re happy I have boys because I’ll make them into real men. Women were never asking us too become like them as the feminists say. Rather, feminists were asking us to put the them in their place. Conservative Protestant churches are better places for men than evangelical churches. I am not agreeable so I don’t fit into most evangelical churches and am generally a pariah.
Culture is religion externalized. Culture contains the word “cult.”
What is true for one person is equally true for a whole community of persons. In 1905, Max Weber, the renowned political economist and “founding father” of modern sociology, affirmed this fundamental truth for modern social scientists in his classic work, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. He argued that the remarkable prosperity of the West was directly attributable to the cultural, personal, and ethical prevalence of the Christian tradition. In contrast to so many other cultures around the globe, where freedoms and opportunities were severely limited and where poverty and suffering abounded, Weber found that faith brought men and nations both liberty and prosperity.
The Christian faith changes people. Therefore, the Christian faith changes culture.
It’s no mystery why the United States is coming apart. Fred Reed is an atheist and sees the de-Christianization and its fruits.
We look at mainline Protestant denominations nowadays and wonder how they became so pagan and homosexual. At the outset, when it wasn’t too late, conservatives tried to do something about theological liberalism but were betrayed by the moderates who didn’t want to rock the boat. More and more, I realize moderates are not my friends.
J. Gresham Machen, one of the few who took a stand against liberalism, was eventually defrocked by the mainline Presbyterian church (PCUSA). He started the Orthodox Presbyterian Church in 1936. Chances are you’ve never heard of this denomination of 55,000 people. It only has a small fraction of the people who originally composed the PCUSA which was the largest denomination for hundreds of years. King George III even believed that the American Revolution was essentially a presbyterian revolution.
This is relevant to people who say we need to turn back the clock or become what we were to recover our civilization. If you’re a Protestant conservative nowadays, and you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re surrounded by moderates who just want to enjoy the decline. If these people can’t take a stand on matters of eternity now, there’s no chance they’ll take a stand with you later should there be widespread persecution or some other calamity similar to Rome’s collapse in 420 AD.
I recommend finding people who think the same as you both theologically and politically sooner rather than later.
To understand the results of modern parenting, look no further than The Collapse of Parenting by Leonard Sax, MD. Sax is a pediatrician who has observed the results of Baby Boomers parenting the Millennial generation for 20 years. His observations are not a longitudinal study but are the best science we’re going to get nowadays. Martin Van Creveld echos many of Sax’s observations in Pussycats.
The data show that Millennials are poorer, marrying later if at all, and aimless, though some of us have established families and had children. This post is for Millennials trying to raise a family in an era where there’s no such thing as male and female.
The first step in having a family is getting married and having kids. Many Millennials are afraid to have kids because they’ve heard horror stories about months of sleepless nights. Mothers turn to online forums or doctors for advice. The forums are a black hole of hysterical liberal mothers who have no common sense and are obsessed with safety. If it were that hard to safely raise an infant, there wouldn’t be 7.5 billion people on earth. Disease killed most babies in the past, and we’ve mostly conquered disease. Doctors are another dearth of advice, because many don’t have children themselves and they pass along idiotic advice from “researchers.” The only book I can recommend for babies is The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD. The gist of his argument is there is no colic in the third world. Parents from tradition-based societies know how to keep their babies asleep rather than waking every 90 minutes. If you use his 5 Ss, your baby will sleep too. I have mountains of experimental confirmation of this. So, step 1 is have kids and don’t worry about it.
Once you have kids, the most important thing for them is that the parents stay together. If you’re a Christian, chances are you’ve heard very little preaching on the roles of husband and wife and their duties towards one-another. How can you stay married if you don’t know what marriage is? Strengthening Your Marriage by Mack is a good place to get a biblical understanding of marriage. So is Rev. Shawn Mathis’ series Life in Post-Christian America. Men, I highly recommend CR Wiley’s Man of the House. Once you understand marriage and gender, I recommend John Gottman for the mechanics of making a marriage work. He’s not a Christian. So what? He has studied marriage for 25 years and can predict divorce with 98% accuracy based on attributes of a marriage. He has devised a formula for staying married.
The next step, if you’re Christian parents, is to take your kids to a good church every Sunday. Never skip church. Having established regular church attendance, men, lead your children in worship at home. Church and family worship can prevent a lot of harm caused by the world, the flesh and the devil.
Now, let’s get onto the mechanics of parenting. The only good parenting expert is John Rosemond. He is technically a psychologist, but he claims to be a historian of parenting methods from an era when parenting worked. He has interviewed numerous old people and asked them how they raised their children before the invasion of parenting advice from child psychologists. As your child grows, start with Making the Terrible Twos Terrific and Toilet Training without Tantrums. Then read The Well-Behaved Child and A Family of Value. Rosemond’s parenting methods do not use corporal punishment but rather the loading of consequences onto the child using the assumptions that the parent is trying to mold a child in whose heart foolishness is bound. Rosemond converted to Christianity after writing most of his books, but he still agrees with his past advice. We couldn’t figure out discipline until we read The Well-Behaved Child. Spanking didn’t work. Consequently, we don’t spank. For a good introduction to Rosemond, he has a couple of short videos on PragerU here and here.
Both Rosemond and Wiley have good advice on how to vector your children into the productive world. Rosemond recommends that older children develop hobbies besides sports. Hobbies are things you do with your Hands, like Ham radio, chemistry sets, bushcraft, etc. “Leisure” comes from the Greek word for “school,” according to Wiley. Hobbies can be leveraged into small businesses and expertise in some field, since you tend to get good at your hobbies. Wiley recommends that men develop small businesses or home businesses by taking work home and making it a hobby. The hobbies of your children and your hobbies can thus overlap into a productive home economy. I think this is what many third-world parents do. Thus, they see their children as profit centers versus cost centers. Wiley, for his part, recommends getting kids into productive work so they can be seen as profit centers and therefore desirable. Martin Van Creveld similarly laments that kids aren’t allowed to work nowadays, so they’re not given valuable experience that helps them in the adult world. Benjamin Franklin said that kids as young as 5 should be working.
I don’t have time to summarize all of these books in detail, but if you desire to swim against the tide of cultural parenting filth, these are the books you need to read on your own. I will say that it’s very difficult and isolating to go against the grain of modern parenting culture, especially if you’re white. Maybe live in a Mexican neighborhood since Latin Americans actually have kids and like to box. I’m not really kidding. There are no ares with “good schools” nowadays anyway. This will be the subject of another series of posts.