In praise of assisted suicide
"Imperial overstretch" is upon us. The term is no longer a long-term prediction about what's going to hit us if we allow the hazardous waste zone that is DC to continue to throw its weight around the world. It's now shorthand for the daily news, from the Diversity Depression brought on by DC's mandated egalitarianism, to the horrific waste and carnage caused by DC's endless wars. Oh, and let's not forget another high price of international bullying, the condemnation of the world for DC's arrogance and aggression, of which the DC-sanctioned terror attack on Syria is only the latest example.
What's a devolutionist to do? How can we possibly resist?
By helping, that's how. The best we can do is cheer on imperial overstretch. The Empire's sheer unmanageable bulk is hardening its arteries. What do we do about its endless hunger for more centralization, more expansion, more self-destruction?
Feed it, that's what. Uncle Sam is one decrepit patient. Dr. Rebellion prescribes lots of Boston cream pies and cheeseburgers.
But we need to do it right. We can do that by taking advantage of the split between the two wings of the ruling single party. While Republicans want to reconstruct the world, and make war on Islamomeanies, Democrats want to reconstruct America by waging war on "flyover country." The biggest gripe leftists have about the Iraq War is that so much ammo is being wasted on Baghdad that could be used on Mississippi. While both DC factions pursue the globalist agenda, they argue about priorities.
We've been pointing out for some time that Republicans have expanded government power and assaulted our liberty in the name of conservatism, effectively silencing and co-opting Southerners and conservatives. In effect, they've been committing assisted suicide against us. So let's turn the tables on our handlers by supporting the wing that will enflame Southerners and conservatives and turn them against their exploiters. Step one is to give Democrats enough rope to hang themselves.
Here's how the New York Times describes how that can happen in a must-read piece of analysis. Republicans, facing angry, frightened voters, have been reduced to "urging them to split their tickets to deny Democrats unfettered control." The possibility of unchecked power may tempt the Democrats to go too far:
That is also the premise of a recent television advertisement supporting Senator Elizabeth Dole, Republican of North Carolina, whose seat is an integral part of the Democratic drive toward 60 votes, as she fights to hold on against Kay R. Hagan, a Democratic state senator.
Ominous music plays in the background as a narrator intones: “These liberals want complete control of government, in a time of crisis. All branches of government. No checks and balances. No debate. No independence. That’s the truth behind Kay Hagan. If she wins, they get a blank check.”
If Mr. Obama, of Illinois, defeats Mr. McCain, he could be the first president since Jimmy Carter to enter office with wide control of the House and 60 votes in the Senate.
The Times piece argues that the leftward spiral would be unstoppable:
Democrats, who are within reach of the 60 votes needed to break a filibuster in the Senate, would also face high expectations, especially from the party’s more liberal quarters, that could be difficult to meet even with enhanced numbers in the Senate as well as the House. And they would be at risk of overreaching, a tendency that has deeply damaged both parties in similar situations in the past.
Obama is a globalist who will expand the power of government to further erode our rights, our culture (which originated and sustains our traditional rights), and way of life. But guess what? So is McCain, who, like Obama, supports warrantless surveillance, more government control over our lives, and sees forced egalitarianism as a universal goal justifying reconstruction at home and abroad. An Obama administration will continue the Bush Doctrine that sees its subjects as being either "with us or against us," and can be counted on to expand the policy that views dissent from the globalist agenda as extremism.
Obama -- even more than Hillary -- will rip off the mask of phony conservatism that has misled our people into supporting their own disenfranchisement.
And yes, this is how far we've fallen, with little more to hope for other than that our handlers will self-destruct from their own greed and hubris. But their abundant supply of both offer much to hope for.