One out of many?

I happened to catch part of the ceremonies at West Point yesterday, with President Trump officiating.

I couldn’t help but notice the dominance of ”diversity.” It seemed to me, just scanning over the WP graduates that there were few Whites to be seen and that girls (I mean, women, or womyn, whatever) accounted for some of the slots obviously allotted to Whites, so that even fewer White males appeared.

Obviously they are continuing in the tradition of a predecessor:

A diverse Army gives us strength,” said General George Casey some years ago.

Remember the rest of his comments, and the context? In a memorial service for those killed at Fort Hood in Texas. In case anyone has forgotten, the shooter was Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hassan. Enough said.

Hassan’s presence surely ‘gave us strength’ according to Casey’s calculus.

Anyway the rest of his remarks:

“Our diversity not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”

General George Casey Jr.

West Point is following the Casey doctrine, evidently, as is the rest of our confused society. Diversity must be served, at all costs.

Then we have talk of ‘Unity’ being a must, because we can’t let “Them” divide us. A lot of people have bought this argument, that some outside forces (probably the ‘racist’ democrats, which many liberal Republicans devoutly believe) are sowing divisions — which would never exist if they weren’t being caused by some outside element — ‘Them’.

I realize many people alive now weren’t around to be aware that these things, these divisions and clashes and animosities have always been present, because different groups are — wait for it — different. Imagine that. People have somehow been persuaded, or persuaded themselves that we all once lived side-by-side in relative peace, while certain ethnic groups did not commit crimes. They all lived upstanding lives, got married (legally) and stayed married and raised families. We were all Americans, all melting-pot descendants of immigrants who became model citizens.

Believing this, people are expecting — should Q et al restore America after delivering all the malefactors to their just deserts — that we can all live in a state of Unity-in-Diversity, happily ever after. Because some things are just social constructs.

The Unity that is being touted is paradoxically Diversity, but it will, ideally, be a Diversity which does not divide; we will all just be flag-waving Americans. But the diversity that does not divide or set us against each other will not dissolve into some kind of fairyland Unity; it will corrode any possible unity.

I believe Donald Trump’s view of this imagined Unity is the same as that promoted by the Q movement; I’ve seen enough of their memes and of their channel which is on YouTube. Some of those who are regulars speak very harshly of anybody who they deem ‘racist’ (that is, too ethnocentric or ethnopatriotic); their programming is very heavy on the ‘rainbow’ view of America. The ‘Democrats Are the Real Racists’ meme, despite its uselessness as a political argument, is very much alive and well.

On the other hand, Vox Day in a recent post declared that Unity is not desirable; it is the problem. {I am paraphrasing}. If Unity somehow = Diversity, then he is certainly right. Of course Unity as envisioned by the pollyannas does imply that we have to create some artificial, non-organic unity, and that would be forced, just like things were forced back in 1957.

Unity has to be organic, from the ground up, not coerced and enforced by laws or government edicts, nor can it be forced by self-designated arbiters like the Antifa. It also should not be the result of peer-pressure from self-righteous liberals and lefties, or liberal Republicans who are little different from outright lefties now, with their bowing and genuflecting. Some do this physically, as we saw, but some do it in spirit, in words, and it’s just as bad.

Elusive unity

Reading Q’s latest messages on Anonymous Conservative’s blog, I’m noticing some things that I didn’t realize before. I haven’t followed Q consistently, just sporadically here and there.

It’s evident that Q, whoever he or ‘they’ may be, is more or less a civic ‘nationalist’ of sorts. The messages sometimes stress the idea that ‘we’re all in this together’, ‘WWG1WGA’, etc. Unity, union, solidarity seem to be persistent themes.

But in a country so sorely divided is it realistic to expect so many disparate and disconnected “Americans” to all pull together and behave as a family? Q says we are ”all children of God’; this sounds like it’s aimed at Christians who have rather casual beliefs. Most good old Bible teachers or preachers will tell you that not all are ‘children of God’; that only comes with committing one’s life to our Lord. It isn’t an automatic process.

Q emphasizes our ‘civic nationalist’ brotherhood; we’re all Americans and we must not be divided by anything, and we must not even notice race, as the latest message said.

But the differences that divide us are not differences that are chosen, nor can we just wave them away. Genetics and culture, language and religion, regional ties and loyalties, all these factors divide us. And then Scripture tells us that God sets the bounds of nations; he created dividing markers, in our external environment as well as in our minds and hearts — and DNA.

As I said, I haven’t read every word from Q et al, but I have noticed the recurring themes. Nevertheless, I am all for the idea of trying to retrieve and restore what is left of our society and our body politic after the Left and their globalist overlords have taken the wrecking ball to it. Yet I don’t see how the ‘swamp’ can be drained given the fact that the nation-wreckers seem so numerous and so deeply established in the system so that they can withstand any efforts on the part of Patriots. And suppose the ‘White Hats’, whoever they are, do succeed? Will a new agenda be promoted to reverse the damage done by the fanatics on the left?

Q is promoting ‘Free Thought’ which is, in my opinion, based in Scientism, secularism, and for many people who identify with it, atheism or libertarianism. In Q’s words, logic and reason should predominate over what he deems ‘groupthink.’ This is what we often hear from libertarians and atheists. And it may sound good; I think reason and logic should be valued, and adult people should be grounded in those things, and be fit to exercise those faculties in everyday life. Sad to say few people in this 21st century seem to have been educated to think logically or to even argue their point in a cogent way. Blame the school system and the media or society; whoever is to blame, they’ve succeeded in keeping people mal-educated and misinformed.

Q says that authority, tradition, dogma, or revelation should not play any part.

What kind of country would we be living in if the above elements are to be excluded?
Whatever it would be, it would bear little resemblance to the country that our forebears created.

Along about this time someone will say that the Founding Fathers were mostly atheists or ‘Freethinkers’ or Masons or Rosicrucians. Some of them were to an extent ‘Freethinkers’ of some sort, but it can be said that they were not anti-Christian, and they were not trying to remove Christianity from our society.

But without the tradition, authority, and revelation it would seem that Q’s ideal society would be a secularist and sterile kind of society in which we would have some kind of feigned Unity, in a multicultural and ‘colorblind’ civic nationalist world.

Patriotism in this case would seem to meean loyalty to the System, the Flag, or to a set of ”Freethinking” beliefs. Ethnonationalism, by contrast, means we identify with the heritage and the culture of our folk, including honoring our history and our distinctive traditions.

Would that be enough to restore what Q et al regard as our natural and rightful Unity? Did we ever have that kind of unity and solidarity before? I would say yes, but that was in the early days of this country, before it became so disparate and fragmented, with many cultures and languages and customs.

There can only be unity in Truth; as of now we live in what I’ve called an Edifice of Lies. We are compelled to believe obvious untruths (about HBD, among other things) and some of us won’t or can’t speak lies in order to conform to PC.

If a system is based on lies and pretend ‘unity’, in which we all have to censor our thoughts and speech, and be party to falsehoods, then that can never be true Unity. Unity is genuine only if is not coerced or artificially created; otherwise it is just one more pretense among many.

Just as Christianity remains fragmented because of differing beliefs and traditions, so is our Western society. The causes of the divisions are real and they won’t disappear overnight.

‘Diversity’ brings disunity, which I think is more than obvious to anybody with the eyes to see and the ears to hear.

I am certain that Q’s efforts, insofar as we can perceive them, would be preferred to staying on the runaway fast train to Babel. But I think we have to exercise some discernment about where the Q train would take us — assuming a patriot remnant prevails.

Divisiveness

Generally it isn’t good policy to explain or apologize for an honest opinion, even when someone is offended. This seems especially true in our age of politically correct tiptoeing, trying to avoid ‘offending’ or ‘triggering’ some hypersensitive person. Some of the ”offense” is faked and staged in order to extract some kind of apology or concession. Still, I will admit my previous post may have been written in a peevish mood, though my opinions were honest. I genuinely don’t like to direct those thoughts at people on our side, so in that respect I hope I may be given leeway to get a little cranky sometimes. I don’t like family misunderstandings and I feel as though my readers are my extended kin.

I keep reading these tropes in various opinion articles about the division in our country. The QAnon posts say that ‘they’ (TPTB?) want us divided every which way. It does seem to be the case that they certainly want to exacerbate the issues that divide us. They want the divisions worsened and deepened, but it does seem that most of the divisions exist naturally and can’t be avoided. The “Democrats are the Real Racists” (DR3) according to the liberal Republican crowd and now are the Democrats are the Real Dividers, meaning that without them we would not have any dissension in our midst in this country? It seems some people believe that.

There are liberal Republicans who honestly think that things were fine between the races until the agitators came along and created trouble where there was none. This is not true; history books (and the long memories of some older citizens who are still with us) inform us that there were serious disturbances in the not-so-distant past. The riots in Detroit, for example. And there were earlier serious riots in Tulsa, I believe. Crime did exist; not everyone lived in a stable ‘monogamous nuclear family’as the pollyannas think was the case. There is a mistaken belief that the Democrats caused the sociological problems such as unstable homes, illegitimacy, poverty, crime, and so on. Yes, the social programs may have made things worse but the problems existed independently of, and before, all the programs like EBT, Medicaid, welfare, etc. There has always been a rift between certain groups of people because of essential differences. HBD, anyone?

Nature created differences. The differences are innate.

There was less friction between or among the various races in some cases but that does not mean that everyone ‘got along’ just fine. That idea is fallacious.

Regional differences existed to a lesser extent. I remember school textbooks treated Southron heroes with respect, people like Robert E. Lee and General Thomas ‘Stonewall’ Jackson . The Confederate dead were spoken of as men who were defending their country, though people were still taught that slavery was a great evil. The South itself was not ”demonized” as it is now. So that division has worsened greatly, and we can thank the Left for that escalation of hostility. They have equated the South with Nazi Germany, and that, in their minds, makes the Southern cause irreparably evil in the minds of the Left and of the sheeplike people who absorb every lie of the left unthinkingly. The traitorous media have become nothing but tale-bearers, blood-libelers, wormtongues, bearers of false witness against the Right, against the founding generations of this country and especially the South, with White people generally seen as the pinnacle of evil. The media are essentially agitators and trouble-stirrers, passing on false accusations and allowing no defense or response from those they accuse continually.

Women and men are also much, much more at odds than ever, thanks in great part to the Left/Media and their feeding a constant diet of lies to both women and men so that both misandry and misogyny are rife. It’s no wonder our birth rate is collapsing and families are broken.

Ethnic divisions are increasing within the White fold; there never used to be such animosity on the part of so many towards Anglo-Saxons (“WASPs”) in particular. Christians are now being essentially persecuted in some places as we see Franklin Graham, the son of evangelist Billy Graham, forbidden to speak publicly in the UK.

I don’t want to criticize blogs which are essentially on our side, but one prominent blog which is meant to be pro-South is frequented by more avid anti-Christians, who offer only condemnation and false statements about Christianity. Those far outnumber Christians on a blog which is pro-South.

The South has historically been the most Christian part of this country, as well as the most traditional. Paganism has nothing to do with the South or its history or its culture or its people. I know there are colonies of pagans in places like Asheville, N.C. but such is not the traditional South; it is alien to the South; it is people who hope to undermine and subvert and change the South. I would not be surprised if this is part of a studied effort to de-Christianize and de-culture the South. Likewise with Internet agitators who do nothing but attack Christianity. I don’t know why that is even tolerated on a blog meant to be about the South and its history and future.

Another such blog is also similarly inclined. Why? The South, despite the presence of so many who don’t belong to the South, is still Christian, at least for now. The South and Christianity cannot be separated without taking away the very spirit and soul of the South.

Where are the people who love the South, or who still love this country, who will speak up against all the dividers all the subverters who are, if not creating the divisions, at least exacerbating them? Have so many people learned to hate their own country that they really don’t object to the obliteration of our country, its people, its history and its future? Does nobody want to help mend the division, and if they can’t be mended, at least try to stop the bleeding?

I think that this constant ‘culture of critique’ has eaten away at any positive feelings we have about our country; it seems the leftist loathing of our folk, our history, our traditions, has infected much of the right as well until many people can’t muster up a little loyalty or affection for this country which gave us birth. ‘Patriotism’ has gotten a bad name, and is become a term of derision. Without some kindred feeling or some ‘pietas’ amongst us, without some feeling of pride in who we are and what our forefathers accomplished — despite all the destruction that others have wrought — we seem to have given up on this country and each other.

Breathes there the man with soul so dead…?” Or is the soul of our country itself dead now? Can it be revived, without a spiritual re-awakening?