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It was Victor Davis Hanson whose writings helped inspire me to start this scruffy little blog. For some time, I’d comment on his writings, adding this or that, and other commenters would occasionally encourage me. To be sure, I was a writer, I just hadn’t fully embraced the possibilities of blogging until VDH.

I have, for some time, been saving links to write an article on this topic: if one wanted to destroy America, what would they do differently than Biden’s handlers are now doing? I was not, therefore, surprised to discover VDH beat me to it, and with his usual historical sagacity and flair. Here are a few examples from the article you must not miss:

First, you would surrender our prior energy independence. 

Reduce new gas and oil leases on federal lands to the lowest levels of any president in history. Cut back production at precisely the time the world is emerging from a two-year lockdown with pent-up consumer demand. 

Make war on coal and nuclear power. Drain the strategic petroleum reserve to make the pain for consumers more bearable for midterm election advantage.

The full, destructive effects of unlimited, illegal immigration are playing out before our eyes:

Third, end America’s physical boundaries. Render it an amorphous people and anywhere space. End any vestigial difference between a citizen and resident. Up the current nearly 50 million who were not born in the United States —27 percent of California’s population—to 100 million and more by allowing 3 million illegal aliens to enter per year. 

Eliminating assimilation is essential to national decline:

Six, junk the ossified idea of a melting pot and multiracial society united by common American values and ideals. Instead, identify individuals by their superficial appearance. Seek to be a victim and monetize your claims against perceived victimizers. Call anyone a ‘racist’ who resists. 

Can anyone doubt Joe Biden–and his handlers–are owned by China?

Ten, never mention the origins of the COVID virus. Never blame China for the release of SARS-CoV-2 virus. Exempt investigations of U.S. health officials who subsidized Chinese gain-of-function research. Ignore the Bill of Rights to mandate vaccinations, mask wearing, and quarantines. 

None of these anti-American depredations would be possible, or at least, nearly as effective, without the willing, gleeful complicity of an America-hating media. VDH beat me to this one too. I try to follow the ancient writing dictum to write what one knows. I don’t pretend to have all knowledge, and always cite the words of those better informed than I. There’s no sense in reinventing the prose wheel, so here are a few excerpts from another VDH article you must read:

Once a story is deemed antithetical to left-wing agendas, there arises a collective effort to smother it. Suppression is achieved both by neglect, and by demonizing others who report an inconvenient truth as racists, conspiracist “right-wingers,” and otherwise irredeemable. 

The Hunter Biden laptop story is the locus classicus. Social media branded the authentic laptop as Russian disinformation. That was a lie. But the deception did not stop them from censoring and squashing those who reported the truth. 

Not only is Joe Biden senile, he’s a serial groper:

Joe Biden has long suffered from a sick tic of creepily intruding into the private space of young women and preteen girls: blowing their hair, talking into their ears, squeezing their necks, hugging in full body embraces—all for far too long. In other words, Biden should have expected the Charlie Rose or the Donald Trump Access Hollywood media treatment. Instead, he was de facto exonerated by collective media silence. To this day, despite staffers’ efforts to corral his wandering hands and head, he occasionally reverts to form with his creepy fixations with younger women. 

Recall Trump’s supposed ‘immigration jails’ and ‘kids in cages’ at the border—in truth both not cages and in fact birthed by Obama

The media loves them some Clintons:

Did the media ever fully report that Hillary Clinton: 1) broke the law by using a personal server to communicate while Secretary of State; 2) lied about the missing emails by claiming they were all personal about ‘yoga’ and ‘weddings’ and such; 3) destroyed subpoenaed evidence by smashing her devices; 4) had her husband accidently bump into Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix tarmac who was supposedly investigating Clinton at the time; and 5) became our first major election denialist by declaring ‘Russian collusion’ to be true, Donald Trump to be illegitimately elected, and the 2016 balloting to be ‘rigged’? 

Erstwhile CNN religious ‘expert’ Reza Aslan was not so subtle. He trashed Trump as ‘this piece of sh**.’ The late CNN cooking show guru Anthony Bourdain openly joked about poisoning Trump with hemlock. Recall CNN New Year’s Eve host Kathy Griffin posing with a bloody facsimile of Trump’s severed head. Was there something in the CNN contract that stipulated CNN journalists had to be obscene, vulgar, and threatening? 

Final Thoughts: Sane Americans have to ask: what’s wrong with these people? Don’t they see what a good thing we have in America? Don’t they realize the inevitable consequence of their lies and hatred will be the destruction of our prosperous way of life, a return to a near pre-industrial world of physical labor, rampant disease, and terribly shortened life spans?

Don’t they understand that weakening us will lead our enemies to, if not immediately attack us directly, attack and conquer our allies, effectively destroying western civilization and sparking that “new world order” Bond villains like Klaus Schwab want?

Are they that stupid, that evil—both?

Is this a cynical calculation on their parts? Do our self-imagined elite believe their attempts to destroy our representative, Constitutional republic will be—for them—painless, even prosperous, that their standard of living will be unchanged, or are they merely content to rule the rubble they’re trying to hard to create? Are they so filled with hate for Normal Americans they believe all of the goods and service they take for granted and have in such profusion will somehow magically continue?

These are people who have no abilities to design, build or maintain anything. They construct nothing, but are expert at snarky academic, philosophical deconstruction. When their air conditioning breaks, they can’t fix it. They can’t replace a faucet or unjam a sewer line.  

Do they truly have no idea how, or where, electricity is produced?  It isn’t done in midtown Manhattan, or downtown Austin or Portland.  Do they imagine meat magically appears, neatly packaged, in grocery stores?  Have they any idea who drives semi trucks or operates locomotives, and what those machines carry?  When they drop their cars off at dealerships, have they any idea what goes into fixing them, of the logistics that puts the right parts in the hands of experienced mechanics at the right times?

Finally, should they follow the logical, perhaps inevitable path of their depredations, do they really imagine Normal Americans would go quietly and meekly into that darkness? Do they imagine the people whose families they’re killing would not bring the war they’ve unleashed to their doorsteps? Do they truly not understand the lethality and destruction even small groups of Americans with nothing left to lose, fighting to preserve liberty can and will wreak?

I can’t say it often enough: all that is necessary to preserve America, to ensure our future security and prosperity, if for all Americans to fully honor the Constitution and the rule of law. It appears, circa 2022, that’s too much to ask. The next few years are going to be, in the ancient Chinese formulation, interesting.