The election post-mortems seem to me like a bunch of geezers standing outside a burning house. One argues that it is because they left the kitchen faucet running; another that too many bedroom windows were left open; while a third sagely opines that the carpets hadn’t been vacuumed in over a week. None even come close to the fundamental issue. But that is pretty common in the latter days of a social system’s complete unraveling. Your car makes a lot more and louder pings and knocks before the engine blows entirely.
I am going to make a couple of traditional observations, mainly because I can’t help myself. But keep in mind that even in more stable days, my criteria for analysis was a lot different than most.
- The division of the country has already begun. 52 million people cast Republican votes nationwide while 47 million cast Democrat ballots. That Is strikingly rare. It is extremely rare for the total Republican ballots cast to exceed the Democrat ballots cast – and incredible that the Republicans should have had such a bad day with this being the case. So how did it happen? Already, a lot of conservatives are fleeing from blue states to relocate into red states. Thus, you get a Ron DeSantis rolling up a 20-point victory in Florida and Republicans in other states losing by a fraction of a point or two. I should have had a clue beforehand. A week and a half before at the CORAC Regional field day in Lindale, Texas, almost a dozen in attendance had moved there in the last few years from California. Meantime, everywhere I go I hear more and more people talking about their plans to escape from their captive blue state. We have already begun the great divide.
- We have maintained the form of electoral choice while gutting its substance. When I was doing statewide politics in Illinois, I always built in a fraud factor of two to four points we would have to overcome. If I were doing it nationally now, the factor I would use would be 12 points – and I suspect that might be too conservative. Every electoral “reform” we have adopted the last few decades has diluted ballot integrity. We have motor voter registration, month-long elections, mass mail-in voting, machines that routinely malfunction and can be manipulated online, and mules mass harvesting ballots. Shoot, mass mail-in voting is so rife with fraud that even decadent western European states refuse to risk it. Some conservative commentators say we need to adapt to the “new rules.” Adapting to a system that has the potential for rampant fraud is no way to run a supposedly democratic system. I do not want to get into a contest with the Democrats over who can manufacture the most fraudulent votes. The only state in which we know who won with a high degree of accuracy is Florida – because it is the only state which significantly tightened the rules for ballot integrity and made fraud a felony with almost certain prison time. Since my radio days I have supported paper ballots and one-day only voting. Every fraudulent vote suppresses an honest vote. The Democrats have become the biggest vote suppression machine in American history. The Republic is lost if one side cheats bigger and bigger every time and the other is too timid to demand real reform. The Republic is lost.
- The stupids may not be the majority, but they are calling the shots. Compared to the routine crimes the Democrats systemically commit, Richard Nixon was impeached for pilfering penny candy. Nixon was impeached, in part, for trying to politically weaponize the IRS, even though he was rebuffed. Barack Obama and Joe Biden HAVE politically weaponized the IRS, the Injustice Dept., the FBI, the intelligence agencies and much of the rest of the federal bureaucracy. With shameless politicization of the agencies, rampant inflation, skyrocketing violent crime, and the collapse of institutional medical integrity, if there really are 47 million people who think this is good, then collapse is the only thing that will turn them from their nihilistic mania. Best to spend our time assembling the ambulances for the rebuilding effort.
I fully believe that God’s intent in these times is to reveal to us that there is no political answer to the problems we face. I thought the way He would do it was to allow Republicans to win a huge victory and then do nothing. That would not have saved the Republic, but it would have bought us a little more time, granted us what in legal terms is called a continuance before show time. The big thought that popped into my head the day after election was, “Continuance denied.”
Bad policy is destructive. Yes, the left will destroy itself but while they hold the levers of power, they damage us, as well. We are better prepared to weather the storm than they are. Shoot, they think they are winning and in the process of creating a paradise – as every dictatorial regime before them thought. They’re burning down the house – and the voters (whether real or manufactured) just gave them leave to carry on.
The reason our leadership is so terrible is because we are far from being a Godly people anymore. Leaders are chosen from the social pool as it is. It was always a fool’s game to believe that by changing our secular leaders we could become a God-fearing people once more. There must be a real revival first to clean up the pool from which leaders are chosen. We were given ample opportunities to restore fidelity to God’s word this last century. But we would not. So God is letting us stew in our own virulent juices for a time, that we might see what we have wrought by the work of our own hands without Him. We will not have honorable leaders again until we have become a Godly people again.
Right now, I am grieving over the loss of my father last week. Whether he is in purgatory or heaven, already I have begun to ask his intercession (along with my Mom’s), to help me and all of us build the means for honest people to work with each other to rebuild a culture of life and light. Look to God, to yourselves and your neighbors, and to your states for the tools to rebuild a culture of real honor, real tolerance, real prosperity, and real peace. Treat the federal government as the destructive anachronism it has become. Over the next couple of years there will be a lot of sound and fury coming from Washington. It is merely the roar of the final collapse, which began with Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of the country.
We are called to be builders under God. Leave the continuing destruction to others. Let us devote ourselves to faith, family and freedom under God. Let us be heralds of the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart. Let us treat each other as true family and true neighbor.
If communication goes out for any length of time, meet outside your local Church at 9 a.m. on Saturday mornings. Tell friends at Church now in case you can’t then. CORAC teams will be out looking for people to gather in and work with.
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