Is Reed right?

I generally don’t read Fred Reed’s columns but Vox Day linked to this piece by him, written back in late July. In it he offers his conclusions about the future of our country.

I’ve been giving the subject a lot of thought and I tend to see it as Reed does. The current situation is untenable. We cannot maintain the status quo. There is no acceptable (read: Politically Correct) solution to the problem.

Being realistic is exclusively a right-wing trait, so if we on the right don’t see things as they are, who will?

4 thoughts on “Is Reed right?

  1. Reed is right; I’d lay down good money on it.

    You wrote that “Being realistic is an exclusively right-wing trait.” I think that’s basically correct, although I might have stated it a little differently. But the fact is that many of us warned before the shutdowns that doing so would have untold negative long-term consequences, and that therefore it was a bad idea hatched by stupid, inept, or otherwise malicious fools and that we’d all eventually have to pay for it one way or the other. The riots weren’t begun because George Floyd died in an encounter with police; the riots began because people so disposed didn’t have anything better to do, and still don’t. And won’t anytime in the foreseeable future.

    I have been saying for years that we will ultimately wind up in another sectional/ideological hot war, but never, until recently, believed I’d live to see it. My great great great grandfather, Benjamin C. Morris and two of his sons (Leonard – 18, and Seborn -16) left Ellis Co. TX in 1861 to join up with the 19th Alabama infantry. They were natives of (born in) Alabama, but had recently moved to Ellis County. My great great grandfather, James Morris, was only ten years-old at the time, so obviously too young to go with his father and older brothers. I have sons all of those ages, or very close to those ages right now as we speak. Our youngest son, Josh, is ten; his older brother, Sam, is sixteen; their older brother, Gabriel, is nineteen. I have been telling them all that we may be seeing a repeat of the family history, albeit I’m a little older than my grandfather Benjamin was when he joined the Alabama regiment with his young sons. I should imagine his thoughts on the matter at the time were similar to mine now; something to the effect of, ‘if they are going to fight, I’m going to fight right alongside them.’

    Interesting times!

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  2. Terry, thanks for your reply and your thoughts. You are right, I think, about the shutdowns; it seems that they provided an ideal opportunity for instigating something. It wasn’t just coincidence that it happened at the same time.

    I would like to be wrong about the inevitability of further escalation of the trouble. I used to have a more optimistic attitude despite the serious rifts in this country. I used to say that if I ever lost all hope and optimism I’d give up blogging. I don’t want to spread doom and gloom but when it seems that there is no way around it, there’s no use pretending.

    About your family history, we are kin to some Morris families who live in West Texas and the Hill Country but they are a different family I would think. There I go talking about personal matters and people tell me it’s not a good idea.

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  3. I read the Reed article from Vox’s site, too. It’s pretty exciting to finally see a plurality of the blogosphere boomers coming around to what I’ve known as an inevitable conclusion since I was in high school when the lies surrounding 9/11 and Iraq were shoveled in our faces. Funny, too, because at the time, pro-Bush puppets like Hannity and Tucker would’ve laughed 2016 Trump out of the room for calling out the military industrial complex for its “endless, loser wars.” (It was this minimal-interventionist rhetoric that ripped the GOP steering wheel out of the hands of the criminal Bush cabal). I was hopeful—perhaps blissfully so—that Trump would be able to keep this country from tearing apart, but that has come to pass.

    You’re absolutely right when you mention the downstream repercussions of this phony grifting scam for the elite (aka Covid). The economies of intentionally been destroyed. The last living groups of people with any saved money or resources are the boomers. When they’re gone the next system will never allow someone like my dad—high school grad that built a thriving construction business—to occur again. The whole episode kills multiple birds with one stone. They can perpetuate the climate change hoax (like my stupid ‘pope’ prattled on about yesterday); kill millions from the starvation and lack of ways to make a living when the economy finally pops because of the shutdown; bury everyone under a growing list of donts that make living and succeeding in modern life a near impossibility. This I reckon is the main reason those over 60 have become more involved because a lot of them thought they’d coast to their grave just as social security and Medicare ran out but now they’re still alive and seeing it’s possible they’ll be around to see the fun and excitement and it’s giving them the shits. I wouldn’t look to someone like Trump, Pence, etc to fix this. I’ve known a lot of good boomers that worked hard but a lot of them wouldn’t fight back when they were young and they aren’t going to start in their 70s. There’s a reason two of the biggest folk heroes for the right wing have been Nick Sandmann and Kyle Rittenhouse. Two teenagers now fawned over by MEN who either wouldn’t fight or missed their opportunity to fight because of age. There’s a time for peace and war as Ecclesiastes says. We’re about to have our moment.

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  4. KB – thanks for replying.
    I’m not sure what the future will bring but from what I can see it looks like small local businesses might never come back; we’ll just have mega-retailers for all our purchases, and small towns might die out. The job outlook seems very doubtful so it’s all a little scary. I hope the trend toward lawlessness will be reversed. That’s the most important thing, and if we don’t have order and safe towns that will really finish off any local businesses.
    I think the biggest threat is inter-racial violence which it seems is escalating.
    Then there’s the loss of our right to speak freely and to think freely. Tthe challenge will be to try to at least preserve what we can, just hold the llne.

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