1 August 21

"Evil can ensconce itself in the very substance of the good, leading to profound spiritual, theological moral and political corruption, though a terrible, demonic or satanic falsification of the good. This is the most insidious path that evil can take, since it insinuates evil in the very heart of goodness. It thus poses a grave spiritual temptation for all men of good will."

                                                                                                                -  Vladimir Soloviev

Our country, like all countries, faces problems and challenges. Untrained in economics or climatology, I have nothing to say about either topic. As an informed citizen of this country I do have grounds for offering opinions about dangers, evil or not, I see inside our society.  There are two problems that worry me the most.

Entryism is the old Trotsky method* employed by the radical left (Like Communism, Fabianism and Fascism, modern liberalism was born of a class of politically naive intellectuals.) to destroy democracy and the capitalist economic system.  By infiltrating then controlling the universities (via institutional inertia), mass media and political machines, a minority has ended up with the most political power. That the method of Entryism is not talked of any more shows how little people understand what is happening. The Leftist who have taken over education, mainstream media, social media, and politics now are using the divide and conquer method.  Under the guise of humanism and equality they bring in hoards of aliens, promote critical race theory,** weaken the police, expand the welfare state, and promote PC; all undermining the foundations of our society. 

The liberal left leaders (Can we assume the followers are either misguided or opportunist?), both here and in Western Europe, are on a mission to destroy Western Civilization*** and are very well on their way. So, should every level headed defender of the Constitution and Western Civilization arm themselves with an AK-47, take to the barricades, and target Democrats?  I think not; they are our neighbors. Perhaps the solution is to let Progressivism run its course. If their leaders loose support, their plan fails.  Our only hope, faint as it may be, is that centrist liberals recognize their policies are failing and change course. 

The second problem, linked to the first, is our lack of social cohesion, fissiparousness.

In 1989 at a professional conference in Bonn a German official made a comment about the US that has stayed with me. "What will hold you together? Hamburgers?" The second threat to this society is our lack of a collective identity. Once we were a nation of responsible citizens and now we are consumers with imagined rights and selfish attitudes.   As our society slowly unravels, I ask myself the same question: What can hold us together?  The liberal demand for diversity promotes the danger of fragmentation. Certainly we must respect individual and cultural differences, but that path can also lead to balkanization and tribalism.

In conclusion, whether or not we have reached the point of no return in our decline remains to be seen. If not, it can not be far away. Liberals believe their policies will transform the US into a resemblance of modern Denmark. What they will get is something closer to Venezuela.


"La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas."

                                                            - Charles Baudelaire

* This concept is not unique to Trotsky. For example:

American liberals adopted a culture-wide offensive strategy after 1865, a long-term strategy of institutional infiltration and capture. Three institutions were the primary targets of this strategy: the college, the judiciary, and the Church. I have called this strategy capturing the robes. These three institutions have long possessed enormous influence in American life. All three are marked publicly by the wearing of black robes on formal occasions. In the West, three groups wear robes: judges, university professors, and ordained ministers.
... These groups did everything they could to capture the leadership of each group, in order to mold public opinion. They have been remarkably successful in their efforts.
We might also call this process "capturing the minds." It is incorrect to say that a man is what he eats. It is also incorrect to say that a man is what he owns. No, a man is what he thinks, what he truly believes in. Shape his thinking, and you can manipulate the man. Shape the thinking of the spokesmen of the activist minority in any society, and you can manipulate that society (within shifting limits historically, of course The liberals’ strategy has worked exceptionally well. They have captured the nation. -Historian Gary North on the 'liberalizing' of the Presbyterian Church and the entire culture.

Critical race theory is an explicitly left-wing movement based on the thinking of an Italian neo-Marxist, Antonio Gramsci

***According to George Orwell there are seven paths leading to totalitarianism: undermining liberty, molding language to fit political ideology, twisting the truth, suppressing history, denying Nature, propagating hate, and aspiring to a universal state.                                                                                                                                                         

January 27, 2023

When Biden stopped the pipeline from Canada and pulled our troops out of Afghanistan a clear message was sent to China, Russia and Western Europe: The Americans are in La La Land concerned mostly with progressive nonsense. Now Putin and the Chinese are moving into the power vacuum and NATO is in disarray.  That part seems obvious, but the crystal ball is murky. Can the Republicans regain control of the upper house and the White House and if they do can a strong world presence be reestablished?  If not and the dollar loses its position as the world's reserve currency, then those hot checks we have around the world will come home like old needy relatives. A devalued dollar will reduce the flow of goods those cargo ships bring to our shores and the government’s largess will necessarily shrink. When the hoi polloi stop getting free goodies the social situation in a divided US could become volatile. My question: how likely is this scenario?

February 21, 2022

Probably events will prove me wrong, but from the first reports of Russian military buildup at the Ukrainian border I have doubted that Putin would launch a full scale invasion. His aim is the two breakaway republics. Here is my reasoning:

1. He stands to loose more than he gains with an invasion towards the capital.

2. By saber rattling he shakes NATO, weakens Ukrainain resolve to unite with the West, announces to the world that Russia is back, and

3. Makes Biden look like a fool (not difficult at all).


Boy, was I wrong. Sometimes leaders are mad. Sometimes they want you to think they’re mad. Sometimes both.

June 13, 2022

Already the heat is rising towards the century mark, the Ukrainians are being driven out of the east, and we are in a bear market. The Fed flooded the economy with money and are now shocked that inflation is rampant. Gas is $5 a gallon : How high's the water, mama? Four feet high and  risin'



I had  hoped that Trump would go quietly, but as I wrote 1/7/2021,

                            He did not go quietly, but sponsored a charge on Congress; an opera buffo event that finished his political life and Trumpism too.

His ego was much larger than his brain. That said, I think the Republicans will benefit from the Jan 6 hearings; the Dims are placing the hook around his neck and dragging him off the stage. "Adios, Orange Man."




11 September 22

Weak leadership of the West.

Faced with ethnic and racial tensions, economic volatility and the instability of China and Russia, the West has opted for weakness. Economic growth is required for power and moral strength is required for internal cohesion. The West has decided to abandon its commitment to economic strength, instead fighting an imaginary war with the climate, promising endless giveaways from the unfunded treasury. The U.S has fallen into the self-doubt of a weakening nation pitting its citizens against each other, labeling half of them "semi-fascists" and "threats to democracy," permitting undocumented immigrants to pour across the border, and pretending that all persons are "equal" when they are obviously not.

Biden and Harris perfectly represent the Left; one is demented and the other promoted because of race rather than ability.