More of the Way We Are Now
The Woke say they are for equality, but what they really want is sameness—equality at the lowest common denominator. And, of course, like Orwell’s pigs, they think some people (themselves) are more equal than others.
It seems likely that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen. We will never know for sure. The matter could have been settled if Trump’s Supreme Court justices had done their duty. Texas and some other States were suing Michigan and several other corrupt States for investigation of their election results. The Constitution requires the Supreme Court to adjudicate issues between the States. They ran for cover instead. Why? Because normie Republicans would rather see Biden illegally elected rather than Trump as President.
It is doubtful that there has been any election in the U.S. since 1861 that was not corrupt in some way. And we should remember this---it was the Republican party which first established massively corrupt elections during the War for Southern Independence and “Reconstruction.” Their successes for Presidents and Congress were largely the result of army-controlled polls, cynical manipulation of clueless African American voters, intimidation, and ballot stuffing.
At least three of the Republican Presidential candidates after The War were blatantly corrupt---Grant, Garfield, and Blaine. Yet Republicans claim that they are the honest party and the Democrats the crooked one. In fact, the Democrat party, except for urban machines, remained cleaner than the Republicans until FDR.
The Way We Are Now, Again
If you are reading this, your government regards you as a rightwing extremist-potential terrorist. It can send its heavily armed thugs to break down your door in the night, rough up your family, seize your property, and take you to prison.
Its official. Michael Hayden, former Air Force Major General, former head of the Central Intelligence Agency, and former head of National Security Agency has announced that rightwing jihadists are the greatest extant threat to America. Not China, Russia, or Islam, and certainly not crime and illegal immigrants
General Hayden has 26 medals, although his Wikipedia entry does not contain a single mention of any actual combat. Reminds me of the present CRT commander of the Army Gen. Silly Milley. General Hayden has occupied every administrative post imaginable in the defense establishment of the United States. He did NOT go to West Point or Colorado Springs.
He has also been accused of lying to Congress about surveillance of U.S. citizens. But maybe his recent statement is just a lapse because Wikipedia also reports that he suffers from aphasia. However, his alert about the greatest danger to our country is major news.
The fact is that our defense establishment is a vast overgrown, catastrophically wasteful, incompetent bureaucracy, reflecting every defect of American government and society. But Republican politicians, always slow to learn if not incapable of learning, will always vote big appropriations, and the big defense industries are among the most powerful lobbyists in the Federal City.
In retirement General Hayden has a net worth of $4.6 million and receives an annual salary of $1,460,000 from ION Pharmaceuticals. Oh, the sacrifices our public officials make to serve us. Pretty typical for the large number of generals and admirals that we support. Enough to tempt any normal mortal to assume an air of superiority.
In our establishment, genuine fighting men exist only at the lowest levels. And it appears that such real dedicated and experienced soldiers are being purged as enemies of “American democracy.”
What if we are to need a real fighting force, which given the world, the incompetence of our saber-rattling politicians and “generals,” seems highly possible. Our politicians and defense bureaucrats seem to think they can control the world by sending missiles around the globe, but serious patriots are aware of major vulnerabilities in U.S. war-making ability. China, Russia, and Iran have serious, competent leaders who actually care about their countries.
And did you know that Biden has just appointed our first Transgender Admiral? Can you imagine this freak commanding a warship?
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews