The law and the morality of a society are what the citizens/subjects are willing to put up with. It’s might makes right, regardless of what one may think or believe.
The might of Christianity and of Western Civilization has made our – unique – view of morality, human rights, etc., the dominant one, and therefore “right,” but it is foolish think this would have been the case had Christianity and the West not become the mightiest of civilizations.
It is equally foolish to think our rights exist for any reason other than our willingness to destroy any enemy attacking them. To destroy enemies across thousands of years and by the millions of metric tons. To annihilate those attacking our lives, our cities, our nation – our children – with all the force and speed and technology we could muster. To lay waste to their cities and to THEIR children – for children are what any civilization is about, without which no civilization can survive or prosper, and why would I want an enemy civilization to prosper… or survive?
But we survived and prospered for another reason, as well, and that is the willingness to self-correction. We corrected the error of the Inquisition, of internal totalitarianism, of misusing our religion to enslave rather than to free. We ended slavery. We corrected the error of the German totalitarianism that grew within our civilization – twice.
But then we stopped. And stasis cannot survive.
We stopped waging war on our enemies and began treating them as misguided, childlike adversaries to be scolded and not spanked – rather than killed, as would have those who created our rights, our civilization. We stopped correcting the internal errors of Marx, of of Wilson and FDR, and got Carter and Pelosi and Schumer and Ryan and Obama, and of our academic institutions raising our future in their, not our, image. By not correcting these errors, by being too lazy, intellectually and otherwise, we dismissed as minor symptoms the disease that now is killing us.
We began instead to hubristically involve ourselves in the business, nations and civilizations of others. At the same time we were allowing – encouraging and ignoring – the death of our body politic, we were meddling in other’s, pretending they must act as we do – yet, somehow not believe as do we. We decided we could grow a new body within an opponent, a new body that would agree with us, but that we could do so without providing the required sustenance, to allow poison to be fed but expect a healthy body to emerge. We thought we could extend our ideology of liberty without extending our wisdom of freedom and individual rights, hard-won since ancient Greece.
As we fade out for not having taught our children well, another “might” is replacing us with Darwinian finality. This other “might” already has replaced Europe, which now lacks any semblance of human rights at their own choice. The new “might” of a 7th-Century barbaric savagery will become “right” as it has across an islam that, only a few centuries ago, created art, tapestry, science, and explored the earth and philosophy – for what is math but philosophy?
Our leaders and our subservient selves willing to put up with them, are assuring our descendants a future without Western Civilization, without human rights as we have understood them for millennia, without the liberty that was our birthright but that we are denying them.
As we play in our sandbox with our infantile view of our unchallengeable dominance, our fantasy of the lack of need to defend ourselves and our civilization, our rejection of any need to protect and defend our freedoms and our liberties and our children, our wasteful refusal to kill our enemies, the existential enemy has entered the grounds and begun picking-off the weak, the stragglers, the outliers, invited in by us and assisted by quislings we have made and of whom we often have made celebrities.
The enemy now is closing the circle on our low-fertility civilization that many of our own hate, perhaps only because they don’t understand the alternative to what they reject and that awaits them. And that, too, is our fault.
And why would a more confident, vibrant civilization not destroy us? If we don’t believe in our future enough to populate it, if we don’t believe in it enough to defend it, to kill our enemies in the number required to stop them from their destruction of the freest the world ever has known…. If we don’t believe in liberty, why would – why should – our enemies?
What is a civilization without children, without a future? It is decadence. It is an unwillingness to discomfit others and ourselves to save art, science, math, progress… history. It is europe. It is California, New York, Illinois. It is over.
This is a crossroads. We kill or we die. It is not a police action to scold or even to arrest one or two or a hundred. It is a war, a war for all in which we have believed since the birth of Christ – and before. It is not a Germany attacking France or Britain thousands of miles away. It is not Japan attacking a remote island.
It is a near enemy, our government, attacking our freedoms, destroying our liberties as they grow ever-larger, ever-more unconstrained, ever-hungrier to take what is ours. It is a far enemy, a foreign culture invading us as our government has removed the geographical obstacles that have forever protected us – our oceans.
Will OUR might succeed? Will OUR might still protect what we believe are OUR rights to life, liberty, property, safety? Will OUR might protect our children from the enemies who would kill them… or the enemies we have allowed to enslave them to totalitarian ideologies for 80 years?
Or will we join europe in not protecting our children, our women, our girls – the most important part of any civilization – and die?
The far enemy is an islam drawing ever-closer. But it cannot arrive without the near enemy – our own government and those voters who hate freedom.
Trump is fighting the near enemy alone, trying to return us to the Rule of Law, to our roots as a Constitutional republic under law. He is but one man fighting the inertia of a ruling class that has placed itself deep within our minds and our nation for nearly a century, a class demonstrably willing to sacrifice our security for their power and riches.
The question we need to be asking ourselves is not, “Can he do it?” but, rather, “How long do we watch from the sidelines as he battles our enemies alone before we raise a hand, a torch, a gun… and help him?”
If we reject our might, the might of liberty handed down to us by forefathers willing to kill and die for it, our Rights will be forever gone, replaced by other’s might – and no rights at all.
What’s it going to be?