This is a column which is both overdue, and unnecessary.
It is unnecessary because any honest man of average intelligence can deduce the truth of the matter after a moment’s reflection, and those above average in less time.
It is overdue because for years, decades, and well-nigh a century now, sophists have been pretending not to understand the matter, or been deceived by such sophistry.
The matter of which I speak is whether or not we hold the truth to be self-evident that all men are created equal.
This phrase comes from the opening of the Declaration of Independence, penned by Thomas Jefferson, and gives in a few brief, clear, and stirring words, the entire political philosophy justifying a rebellion to replace monarchy with a republican form of government as best suited to defend the natural rights of man from trespass.
For many a year, all on the Left have openly or tacitly scorned this sacred principle of equality.
I hope the kind reader is familiar enough with current events to grasp the significance here.
Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
On January 27, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order No. 13769, entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” The executive order expressly cited 8 USC, sec. 1182(f) and quoted its language.
As a better man than I has said, even a bad high school student could read and understand the meaning of these words, and the holding of this law.
It has been a fortnight or so since Donald Trump was inaugurated. Not even a month. Not yet a quarter of his first hundred days.In that time, more has been done to restore and reform the United States back into the nation we recall from our youth than any GOP politician in two lifetimes, most of all by caning back the press.
For example, the 1996 ‘Congressional Review Act’ will permit the GOP controlled Senate to eliminate the any regulation invented during last sixty workdays of Obama regulatory overreach with a simple majority, filibuster-proof. The Act provides that no bureaucrat can revisit or re-enact a regulation so struck down.
Now, the sixty day clock starts running whenever the regulation is promulgated or when it is reported to the Congress, WHICHEVER IS LATER.
These reports were neglected to be sent by the Obama administration, and, indeed, many earlier administrations, hence if Trump orders the report written for regulations that have never been reported previously, the clock starts running again, Congress gets a veto over the regulation as of that date, even if the regulation has been around for decades.
I wake each day eager, rather than dreading, to see the news.
And we have not yet picked up speed as yet. Obamacare is going. The Wall is coming. Heed no naysayers. The croaking crows will croak away.
Some say that the success of identity politics trumped up by the Left proves that a man will always side with his inborn tribal group, grievance group, and identity politics group rather than with any political doctrine or party or nation into which education, experience, or personal decision might lead him.
Nations are never built on a proposition that all men are created equal and never have been: they are only build on tribes and clans. So runs the theory.
Those who believe this say that the way to defeat Leftwing Anti-White identity politics is by adopting Pro-White identity politics.
They are seduced into making a simple error. It is an error so simple that even a highly intelligent partisan of that movement might not see it.
The identity-grievance politics groups on the Left are all about Leftism and nothing about identity.
A reader with the utopian name of Brooch Paradise asks:
One thing I’m curious about is what differences you have with the alt right in terms of action. So if president Alt Right were in office, what would or wouldn’t he do that’d you’d take issue with, and if president Last Crusade was in office what would or wouldn’t he do that the alt right would take issue with?
There are no difference in terms of action that I can foresee.
The only difference is in terms of how the debate is framed to the public. The Alt-Right will appeal to the loyalty men feel toward their skin color, which, as far as I can tell, outside of Leftwing Fever Swamps, is none at all. The Last Crusade will appear to the loyalty men feel toward Western Civilization, toward life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and toward goodness, truth, beauty, virtue and Jesus Christ.
Whose appeal do you think is broader and deeper?
A frustrated reader asks a trenchant question: “Do politics even have a place in a story?”
Certainly, as long as it remains a story. An allegory or extended parable is not a story properly so called, for the figures in the story have no life of their own and no meaning aside from the allegorical meaning. The figure of Christian in PILGRIM’S PROGRESS has no personal personality traits. The reader cannot tell what sort of man he is, what are his likes and dislikes, what makes him different from other Christian men, because he is not a character, merely a figure meant to represent an idea.Christian could be any Christian man.
Likewise, in STARSHIP TROOPERS, the Bugs of Klendathu do not have any personality. They merely are stock figures meant to represent an enemy, any enemy.
A reader with a wiser muse than mine has summed up hours of tedious argumentation with a quip, which I here repeat with relief:
- The Alt-Right says: We must fight identity politics with identity politics.
- I say: No, we must fight faith with faith.
I should add that I am not singling out the Alt-Right for this criticism. The mainstream Right makes the same error using different terms.
The Right apparently believe the fight with the Left is a political struggle, that is, a conflict of lobbyist groups edging for position within the context of an overall framework of laws and customs. It is not. The Left is a religious cult whose aim is to dismantle and destroy those laws and customs.
In both cases, the Cntrl-Left is bringing a gun. A Mainstream Right is bringing a polite knife and the Alt-Right is bringing a rude one, but neither of them see what the fight is really about.
Superluminary, Episode 39 Star Pirates of Canopus, is posted on Patreon:
In this exciting episode, the giant star Canopus and all its worlds are overwhelmed in the horrors of superluminary war, it all its appalling magnitude of destruction.
At the moment, this is merely a rumor. At the moment, I am skeptical.
But even to hear a rumor that this might be so gives my heart the wings of an eagle.
Marvel is thinking of cutting back the PC political dreck that has for so long made their titles unreadable.
Cosmic Booknews says this
… it’s being said that Marvel Comics is going to go the “DC Rebirth route” and bring back the iconic characters as well as dropping the political BS angles that’s infected their comic line for the past few years.