Fatalists, doomsayers, and the all-powerful ”They”

Ever-present on the Internet, as well as in real life are the depressing presences whose role, as they seem to see it, is to throw cold water on any budding optimism or expression of hope. These are the people who tell us that any significant change for the better in our chaotic world is impossible. Usually the reason given for this is that ”They” just ”won’t allow it.”

“They” refers to the powers-that-be, in some cases meaning only the known governing class: the elected officials and the legally constituted authority. In other cases it refers to the shadowy ”elites”, only a few of whom are household names: Soros comes to mind. Most of us, however, don’t know who makes up this mostly anonymous group, other than the names mentioned on the membership rolls of these transnational groups who seem to be answerable to no one, at least no one known to us.

But the anonymous members of this group called ”They” evidently have superpowers; They control everything behind the scenes, and therefore our political system and our ”rights’ therein are just a hollow charade, because ”They” control all outcomes, somehow.

Recently I keep reading that the ”Brits” can never get out of the EU; the Brexit vote is rigged or will be tampered with to prevent the possibility of the measure’s approval.
Some of those who claim to be in favor of Britain leaving the EU nevertheless seem smug when they say ”They” won’t let the Brits leave, and besides, the Brits are zombies; brainwashed idiots who won’t save themselves, or other words to that effect.

(As if our country is not in equally bad shape, and our citizenry not just as mind-conditioned, if not more so; we have no cause to feel superior, in my opinion.)

Maybe Brexit is doomed to failure, though I pray it is not. I have no crystal ball. I keep my finger on the pulse of Britain to the extent that I can, but nobody, including these perpetual doomsayers, knows the future. Only the Lord God knows the future, and anyone who makes a bald statement that ‘Brexit will never pass; Britain is dead’ does not know what he or she is talking about. At least these arrogant know-it-alls might preface their remarks ‘I think‘ or ‘in my opinion.’ I suspect that these people are either expressing their nihilistic, misanthropic wishes for Britain, or at best, that they are hoping to be able to say ”I told you so!” if their dire predictions come to pass — out of malice, or because they simply want to be seen as great prognosticators.

Whatever. It takes all kinds, I suppose, but beyond the fact that the doomsayers are annoying, the worst thing about them is that their pessimistic, cynical predictions demoralize people. Yes, they do harm. They can make others feel hopeless and disheartened. They can actually cause some of us to disengage from the whole process because the supreme ”They” won’t let us change things. Why try? When we read and hear so many of these cynical, nay-saying comments, it can sap our energies. Even the most irrepressible or optimistic people can sometimes tire of trying to work against a seemingly invincible status quo, and an invisible enemy who seems never to flag or tire. Everybody gets discouraged at times, and the naysayers and the gloom-spreaders can quash enthusiasm and kill hope.

There are people who justify their lack of action by repeating what they hear from these fatalists: ‘What’s the use? “They” won’t let us change things.’ In discussing the American election many people say ”They” won’t let us elect Trump or anybody like him.’

Or: ‘ “They” will never let Texas [or the South] secede. Forget it.’

Who are “They”? Whoever ”They” are, ”They” are assuredly not God. They are not even small-g gods. They are not demigods. They are not superhuman. They undoubtedly have great wealth and the power that wealth brings, but their power is not infinite. “They” are not in charge of this world, though “They” doubtless imagine or wish it to be so.

This is still God’s world, though it’s temporarily in enemy hands. God is always in control, and no one has a chance against him.

Even those reading this who are not Christians realize that our enemies (who are also God’s enemies) are not omnipotent. Nor are they omniscient, despite their heavy-handed attempts to know everything about everybody everywhere.

Of these would-be rulers of all, we read in the Bible:

Psalms 2:4
4″He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.”

Psalms 37:13
“The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.”

And how many of the army of doomsayers and cynics, whose relentless message amounts to ‘resistance is useless’ are actually in the service of these people in some form or other? As of now I am assuming that anyone who seems to be pushing defeatism and counseling resignation is likely working for our enemies, wittingly or unwittingly.

10 thoughts on “Fatalists, doomsayers, and the all-powerful ”They”

  1. A rousing speech VA. It rings like the St. Crispin’s Day speech at Agincourt from Shakespeare, updated to the special darkness of our time.

    And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;

    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;

    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.

    William Shakespeare Henry V, in Act IV Scene iii 18–67.

    I shall copy your speech on this Glorious Thursday of June 23, 2016 and remember it likewise for moments of wavering in the cause.

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  2. The South is done…and I’m sitting 4 miles outside of Richmond as I write this; hell, I’m the only person I know of who has a southern accent. Also, Southerners are WORSE than other Americans when it comes to supporting zog’s wars. I tried to rejoin the LOS last year (I was a member years ago); nobody from the Va. LOS bothered to return my email asking how to join.

    Bunch of losers…sorry to have to say this. I’m still interested in secession, but not via the LOS or any other “Southern” outfit.

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    • Steve – it grieves me to say it but I feel the same. The ‘Southern’ advocacy groups are mainly concerned with making themselves inoffensive, ”black confederates’ and all that.


  3. “Some of those who claim to be in favor of Britain leaving the EU nevertheless seem smug when they say ‘They’ won’t let the Brits leave, and besides, the Brits are zombies; brainwashed idiots who won’t save themselves, or other words to that effect.”

    Well “they” the pessimists were wrong about the other “they” today. The UK led by England and Wales has voted to leave the EU! A most happy day and God be thanked for it. Hopefully this will strike a blow against globalism and mass migration.

    Interestingly enough the borough council with the highest no vote was a place called Boston in Lincolnshire at 75.6%. I think it has a namesake here in North America somewhere. 🙂 The folks down in East Anglia seem to have had solid no vote numbers as well so maybe they aren’t as genetically predisposed to favor all liberal or internationalist schemes as some have theorized.

    Below is a video interview with people in Boston, England about the Brexit and immigration. It seems immigration has been quite high there particularly from Eastern Europe.


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    • APA – I’m happy about the Brexit vote, naturally. I am surprised at the reaction on the part of many Americans, though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. So many say they are shocked that “the Brits” had it ‘in them’ to vote for Brexit.
      When I try to tell people that the English are the most conservative ethnic group in the UK, or that England as a region is more conservative than the rest, most don’t seem to believe it or don’t want to accept it. They have been told that ‘the Brits’ are all cowardly lefties, etc. And they don’t get the distinction between English and British.
      The Scots look to be the most socialist of all the UK peoples, maybe tied with the Welsh. (But what about ”Braveheart” and ‘Freedom!’)?
      Yes, Polish immigration has changed some areas in the UK, so that you have to speak Polish to get hired. “But, at least the Poles are White!”
      I hope England attains her independence one day. It may yet happen.

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  4. I disagree about the demise of the South. If the seemingly brain-dead Brits can show a spark of life then we can too–and sparks sometimes turn into raging fires. Last summer thousands of Southerners staged “pride rides” in defiance of P.C. bigotry. I participated in one, and I felt the spirit.

    We must stand for our Southern heritage. We are just about the only white people in America who have a true culture and a soul. That soul is worth fighting for. Yes, the odds are stacked against us, but let us remember the words of Cambria Will Not Yield: “If you love something enough it never dies.” Dixie forever!

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  5. Roland, I agree with you; I don’t write off the South. I don’t have much faith in some of the Southern ‘heritage’ groups at least the ones who are too busy trying to virtue-signal or the ones who are too defensive with slogans like “heritage not hate.” That slogan concedes too much to the enemies of the South; it implies that our forefathers may have been haters or evil racists but we aren’t; we welcome everyone, etc. The ‘Rainbow Confederate” faction. I support anybody who really cares to preserve our history and heritage and above all preserve the actual people of the South and the traditions and our culture — but without apology or groveling.
    I am grateful to you and all those who take part in the events you mentioned. I realize some are keeping the faith.
    However as I see the CBF being taken down throughout the South, as so many place names, school names, etc. are being changed by edict with little resistance, as Confederate cemeteries are vandalized it seems there is not enough objection. I fear they are wearing us down.
    I say Amen to the words of Cambria Will Not Yield which you quoted. I admire his spirit in that he never counsels defeatism.


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