Will the Benghazi tragedy be swept under the rug now that the elections are over? Of course it will.. Oh, there will be hearings in the House and the Senate. Rep. Darrel Issa and Sen. John McCain will make sure of that. Only Fox News will report on the hearings. The only thing the rest of the media will have to say is that it is nothing more than sour grapes on the part of the Republicans because Obama won. But, there will be hearings. Witnesses will be called to testify. They will lawyer up and be told to shut up. I doubt we will learn anything that we don’t already know.
I was very disturbed this morning to see a Yahoo News story that Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton had paid tribute to our fallen Libyan Ambassador, Chris Stevens. These people have no shame! Let’s look at some of her comments:
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton paid tribute Thursday to slain U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, calling him a “fallen hero” who understood that diplomacy requires taking risks.
Yes, Madam Secretary. That is why Ambassador Stevens repeatedly asked for more security, which he didn’t get.
Stevens “understood that there is no substitute for going beyond the embassy walls, building relationships, and finding common ground,” she said. “We will never prevent every act of terrorism or achieve perfect security. And our diplomats cannot work in bunkers and do their jobs. We must accept a level of risk to protect this country we love and to advance our interests and values around the world.”
Right, madam Secretary. The Ambassador didn’t need to go beyond the embassy walls because the terrorist had an easy time breaking through the Embassy walls. There was practically no resistance because you didn’t provide anyone who could give resistance. You, Madam Secretary are pathetic!
So, the elections are over. Obama won and we lost. There are lessons WE must take away from this election. One lesson is that the Republican party is not what in many parts of the world is called the OPPOSITION. They are not the opposition. We are. The virtuous conservative and libertarian Americans are the opposition. We have no party that represents us. Yes, there are some small third parties; but, it would take years for a viable third party to be in a position to challenge the two-party system. We don’t have years! The second lesson we must take away from this election is that Obama won because the combined forces of the anti-Obama voters and the pro-Romney voters did not show up in sufficient numbers to defeat Obama. Obama garnered millions fewer votes on Tuesday than he did in 2008. But Romney barely garnered the same as John McCain in 2008. That is the sad truth. What happened to our so-called enthusiasm gap advantage? All of the various reason for why so many of the opposition did not vote no longer matter, in my opinion. America will continue down the path of decline in every sense of that word.
So, where do WE THE OPPOSTION go from here? On Wednesday, John Carey of the great Sentry Journal blog posted a Bill Whittle video called A New Beginning. This video is unlike any Bill Whittle video you have ever watched. It is not a typical professionally made Bill Whittle video. Bill made this video within hours of learning that Obama had won reelection. The video is 90 minutes long and you will see an out of character Bill Whittle rambling a great deal he is obviously distraught by the election results. But, he felt compelled to address WE THE OPPOSITION (my words not his) to let us know that in his opinion there will be a new beginning. Watching this video is painful and emotional and yet interesting. I think it would be worthwhile for you to find time to sit through it.
What is the new beginning Whittle is talking about? Allow me to try to summarize it. This is not something Whittle came up with on the spur of the moment when he realized we had lost the election. It is clearly something he has thought about for some time. Whittle spends a lot of time explaining the how Non-Virtuous Americans now out number the Virtuous Americans. He says that it is now evident that the all-powerful central government is now solidly in the hands of the Non-Virtuos Americans and we need to accept that. Whittle believes it is time to stop fighting them, to stop fighting the political battles. He says we can not win. After much rambling we learn that his solution, his New Beginning, is that the Virtuous Americans should just ignore the government and the Non-Virtuous Americans. We should religiously obey the laws and pay our taxes in full. He explains that we must pay our taxes and forget about them. We have no choice but to pay them. We must learn to live on our after tax income. The other thing he eventually explains is really important. He tells us that the bureaucratic, top down, all-powerful central governments are a product of the industrial revolution. He says they are a natural result of the industrial revolution. However, he explains, we have been living in the information revolution for some time now and the top down central government will eventually have to give way to the new reality of a horizontal information age, which requires a more decentralized approach.
Some time ago, Whittle bought an internet domain called Common Sense Resistance. He wants to make this site available to the Virtuous Americans to create profit making parallel institutions to those in government that serve no good. he gives two examples. One that he is personally aligned with and that is a private equivalent of NASA. If enough Virtuous people want to have a space program it could be bone by them contributing ten dollars a month of their after tax income to this parallel entity. Another example would be to create a parallel education system. Again, those that want a better education system for their children cab have one by contributing ten dollars a month to a parallel system. Whittle, of course, goes into much more detail than I have been able to here. sp, what is his bottom line? What does he see happening in the years to come?
Whittle believes that our big central government and the others will in time collapse and burn under their own weight. At that time, he says that the Non-Virtuous people will look around and see that the Virtuous people are doing much better than they are. The non-Virtuous people will want to give up their bed ways and join the Virtuous people.. Thusly the new horizontal information age world will grow and prosper.
So, what does this humble old man think? I think Bill Whittle is a brilliant young man. I have liked him for a long time. I think many of the things he talked about will come to pass and they will be successful. However, I think Bill Whittle has overlooked something very serious. I agree with him the our big central government along the others in the world will indeed collapse. But, I believe the thing that will collapse them is that the fiat monetary systems that support them is what will collapse. The parallel world that Whittle talks about depends on this same monetary system and will collapse along with the central government.
What do I see in my crystal ball? I promise you that you will not like what I see. I pray to God that I am wrong! My opinion about who runs this world we live in had not changed for many years. I believe the world is run by The Powers That Be or, as some call them, the Banksters or , as I now like to call them, The Power Brokers. They have run the world for at least a couple of centuries and maybe much longer. I believe they will continue to run the world. The Power brokers know that their fiat monetary system is reaching the end of its usefulness. I belive they are planning a major war in the Middle-East. One of their puppets, Barack Obama, has already laid the ground work. The war will in effect be choreographed. I assume they have agreed not to use nuclear weapons. I hope I am right about that! Many people will die in this war. Mostly it will be Arab people. But, many Americans, Europeans, Russians and Chinese will also die. When the Power Brokers have squeezed all the wealth they think they can out of this war, they will end it and divide up the Middle-East resources and a new multipolar world order will emerge. At some point, all the bankrupt nations will monetize their debts. Some kind of new monetary system will be put in place.
Once this new world order is in place and wealth generation begins again, that, my friends, when I believe the idea of Bill Whittle may become the salvation of WE THE OPPOSITION. The question we must face is how do we survive between now and then. I have no idea how long this dark and dangerous period will last. This much is clear to me. WE THE OPPOSITION are going to need each other more than ever before. We are going to need better ways to network with each other. It will be important to have better ways to keep all of the OPPoSITION informed. We will need to know what is happening and where it is happening. We will need to know who needs what where. We will need to know who has what where. In short we will have to help each other survive this dark and dangerous period. The resistance must continue!
I apologize, dear friends, for the length of this post. I had to get those things off my chest. I hope you will find time to listen to the very strange video by Bill Whittle. I believe there is some important food for thought in his ideas.
Well, now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?
20 thoughts on “Benghazigate, The Election, and A New Beginning”
“We must accept a level of risk to protect this country we love and to advance our interests and values around the world.”
Does gunrunning and destabilizing Syria to overthrow a regime count as advancing our interests and values?
I like Whittle as well. Some of what he proposes is already happening. Take the Space X company for example.You mentioned his flawed thinking with fiat money. He is also taking for granted that people have disposable income to invest which thanks to the devaluation of the dollar, we generally do not. Most people are barely scraping by.
I would also note one strange twist. Doesn’t matter if you value individualism or collectivism, you need other people to cooperate. The non-virtuous need redistribution. The virtuous need the non-virtuous to stay out of their wallets. We can’t exist in our parallel worlds exclusively.
“The virtuous need the non-virtuous to stay out of their wallets. We can’t exist in our parallel worlds exclusively”
And, we can coexist for very long. One will have to go. I do believe the non-virtuous state will collapse. The question is when.
I didn’t have time to watch the Whittle video, but I will try to skim through it this weekend.
You are right. We must build our own, and the old industrial revolution model will collapse. I’m afraid though, that after the collapse, the sheep will run baahing to the same bastards that crashed it in the first place.
The power brokers or banksters will win in the end, Kurt. They always do. We who cherish freedom must find novel ways to carve out the best niches we can.
The election proved that few give a shit about what happened to your Ambassador and those brave SEALs. You’re right in that a few hearings will be held and whether the truth comes out or not, no one cares, the likes of obama and clinton won’t pay for it. The voters don’t care.
As for the future, I don’t see the point of any third party, we in Australia have a multi-party system and I’m sad to say there isn’t a truly Conservative party here. The sad truth is that we don’t have one because we don’t want one. We only have soft-left and hard-left.
True Conservatism is dead in the west now, you were the last to fall and sadly you’ve fallen now. It’s the politics and ideology of envy, jealousy and pining for what your neighbor has that has taken root. obama sold it to the masses and they bought it. No nation has even come back from it.
From now on your elections will simply be charades where the political party who promises more goodies will get the vote. Perhaps it happened way before this election, i can’t say for sure, but this one has confirmed it.
I read somewhere that democracies only last about 200 years, you had a good run.
This is a “Republic”, not a democracy. Read the Pledge of Allegiance for further proof.
Jim, I know it sounded like Bill was all over the place, but towards the end it brought it together. You could tell he was shaken up, as we all were at that time. We can’t lose sight of what is important, I mean our kids and grandkids.
I0m not sure what Whittle is describing is the answer, but he is on to something. We freedom lovers are going to have to think ouside of the box to find ways to protect as much freedom as possible. And, yes, we do it for our children and grandchildren.
The great American experiment is over; but the fisire to live free lives on, MK. It will never be like it was, byt we will find novel ways to maximize our freedom
Wel, 2014 is our next time around to make a dent. Just hope we keep the house.
That’s a long shot, Bunker, I think.
I am not so sure about that, Jim. By 2 years from now, the stupid people might just have had their eyes opened enough to wonder what the heck has happened. Stranger things have happened and if we can hold out, IF the House can hold out, they may just be able to turn things around. I won’t bet on it, but when “stuff” starts not being given out, alot can happen and those that receive it will start rioting, after all, they deserve it. At first they will come after OUR stuff, but I think we have enough protection, it might not work out for them Then hopefully they will put the blame where it belongs, I said hopefully.
I do not think we can hold out. Certainly not under the current Weeper of the House; that body will be lost to the communists in 2014 —and such is the entire focus of the Obama administration now and for the next 24 months. There is NOTHING Obama wants more than for the fiscal cliff to become a reality.
I say this because, as Whittle pointed out, we are a people without virtue, and with the passage of time, we find ourselves with less virtue. The American sheeple demand free stuff. Jobs don’t matter when you can extort monthly payments from “the rich.” Let’s face it, if Benghazi didn’t shock America, if unemployment didn’t shock America, if our debt didn’t shock America … nothing will for as long as they get their Obama-phone. I couldn’t be more disgusted.
Disgusted, for sure, but don’t become defeated!
Some citizens of Louisiana have another idea, Secesion.
There is now a petition to do just that. Read it at http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/louisiana-residents-petition-to-secede/
The other way is by taking advantage of our federalist framework.
Having the original idea of Madison and Hamilton whereas the Senate should be elected by men of property would the equivalent of qualifying the right to vote by how much you contribute to the nation – taxes being one of them. It was the correct idea that was spoiled by the 17th amendment to the constitution making the senate a popular elected body.
But we took the step back and now is impossible to regain it.
Only a new society under a new nation can forge the original right set of framework that our constitution had 230 years ago.
We can try it in a limited way by taking advantage of our federalist framework if some states start imposing in their state constitutions this change in voting rights. It will take time but once 20 or 30 states have this new/old framework of elections and state Senate changes we would have by all practical purposes created a new and better nation. On the long run the results in economic growth (which determine military might) and prosperity between the two groups of states will determine who wins.
(It would be more complicated than that, but that is the super-mini-short version)
There is a very good chance that “Benghazigate” will be swept under the rug. The culprits involved have “D”s next to their names and have the wind of a supportive press at their backs and their leader just won reelection.
That is a whole lot different than 1972 when a dogged liberal press went after (correctly so) a President with an “R” next to his name.
Yes, Martha, there is a double standard.