By any measure, 2020 was not a very good year for human freedom. By now everyone is very familiar with the assaults on liberty stemming from measures ostensibly in the name of stopping the spread of covid and the way in which such measures have threatened the very existence of the social order. Beyond such obscene and unprecedented measures, 2020 also demonstrated that the leaders of our society are truly incompetent and bungling. The ineptitude is truly staggering, even for skeptics of the state. When surveying the wreckage of last year one can’t help but feel a sense of dread and apprehension for the long-term health of our civilization.
It is not only the state and its myriad of pathetic politicians and power-mad bureaucrats who are cause for concern. Culturally, the woke madness has been spreading like a malignant cancer throughout the body politic. Churches, universities, large companies, and cultural institutions have increasingly come under the sway of the reality-denying woke ideology. No doubt that a few hundred years in the future some enterprising author will make a fortune humorously documenting all the culturally accepted absurdities of our era, but unfortunately they are not so amusing to those of us forced to endure them.
Now, 2021 has opened with even more chaos and uncertainty as a riotous mob supporting Trump stormed the capital building. This crazed lunacy has only furthered the idea that we are on the decline, not to mention that it will serve as a convenient excuse for any number of further government crackdowns.
In short, disorder reigns.
Looking around at the wreckage and continued decay of our society, it is easy to become discouraged and even to begin to feel desperate. In such desperation, it may seem necessary to redouble our efforts to affect political change and “save the country” from its present disastrous course.
While such a position is easy to understand, I would posit that perhaps trying to roll back the state via electoral victory, which is what friends of liberty have consistently failed to do for decades, is not a viable strategy, and that it is actively contributing to the problem.
While it is popular and accurate to blame our societal elites for being pathetic and inept, the truth is that these leaders, both political and cultural, are reflections of us. Leaders who do not reflect the character of the people they lead will not be leaders for long. In the final accounting, it is not the words written down on the parchment of the Constitution that govern the United States. Rather, the true constitution of a people is the one that is written in their hearts. A badly written constitution will not be an obstacle to a virtuous and ordered people, just as the most brilliantly organized constitution will not save an unvirtuous and disordered people.
Perhaps, in the same way that the central government has sapped more and more of the strength and social power from all other institutions of social life, it has also sapped our attention and energies from where they truly belong. To what extent have efforts to stop the government merely made its job easier by leading us to neglect our families, churches, and communities? To what extent has it made us neglect our very own cultivation of virtue?
In the first chapter of The Art of War, Sun Tzu counsels that if the enemy “is in superior strength, evade him….Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.” Constantly attempting to seize the power of the state in order to reduce it has been attacking the enemy where he is strong and engaging on his terms. In a sense, we have let the central government determine the battlefield. Political power is not the only repository of power in society, yet we have chosen to constantly engage the state in that sphere and have consistently lost. Even supposed victories tend to merely be rearguard-holding actions to delay rather than defeat.
I would suggest that the time has come to consciously turn to an alternative strategy of cultivating social power outside of the state apparatus. Such an effort is likely to lead to much more success, although that is a low bar since the current strategy has led to no success at all. Unlike federal electoral politics, it begins with something entirely and completely under one’s control: oneself.
The key to the cultivation of alternative poles of social power begins with order, specifically the ordering of one’s own life. This is not an idea original to me. Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson has recently popularized this idea in a secular manner with his refrain of “clean your room.” Less recently, though in a far more sophisticated manner that recognizes man’s spiritual nature, the political theorist Eric Voegelin has written voluminously about modern chaos as stemming from internal disorder that is the result of man’s loss of connection to the engendering experiences that serve to capture the truth of reality, the end result of which is the rise of totalitarian ideologies.
Instead of a more traditional concern with cultivating oneself, with looking after the beam in one’s own eye, modern man has become obsessed with everyone else on the planet. Even friends of human liberty have fallen prey to this tendency, from time to time, in our excessive investment of time and attention to political issues that are far removed from our actual lived existence. In doing so, we have neglected to build up alternative bases of social power in our families and communities.
One may respond that it is all well and good to order oneself, but that it is not enough or is even pointless in the face of the wider chaos that is engulfing the rest of society. However, it may be that such self-ordering is in fact the only thing that restores order to the rest of society. Philosopher Irving Babbitt argued that “there may be something after all in the Confucian idea that if a man only sets himself right, the rightness will extend to his family first of all, and finally in widening circles to the whole community.”
If dark and illiberal days truly are ahead, as it seems reasonable to consider at least as a possibility, then these localized bastions of ordered liberty will become more important than ever. Perhaps instead of letting strangers in state schools and who knows what kind of wackos on the internet raise one’s children, now is the time to take the plunge into homeschooling, or at the very least to invest time in their education and moral upbringing. Perhaps now is the time to develop friendly relations with one’s neighbors and to begin attending local township meetings. Perhaps now is the time to begin to invest one’s time and energy in what the sociologist Robert Nisbet called the intermediary groups and associations that serve as a buffer between the state and the solitary and weak individual.
This is not to say that federal politics should be ignored completely; the federal government is impossible to ignore thanks to the immense power it wields. But such engagement must not come at the cost of those areas of life that are truly under one’s control.
Disorder increasingly reigns across the land and with disorder inevitably comes oppression and the curtailment of our traditional rights and liberties. The restoration of order begins with oneself and one’s home. Societal order will not be restored until order is restored in the hearts of those who make up the society. Even if the pessimists are correct and our country is too far advanced down the path of decay and collapse that every other empire has trodden in history, the cultivation of personal order is still imperative for survival in the dark and chaotic days to come.
Does the treacherous Australian Broadcasting Corporation think China will spare them when their troops start moving into Sydney and Melbourne? ABC support of everything bad in America has shamed all Australians. Write to Trump and offer him our apologies for the ABC”s war on Trump and tell him most Aussies support the US. Their troops will be needed when China moves on us. After revelations of wide-scale Ukranian bribery the demented octogenarian Biden, apart from Hilary Clinton and Obama is the most corrupt Democrat ever to run for President.
Australia will be alone if creepy Joe Biden gets elected
There is no doubt that Trump is a BUFFOON !! I am sure you all will agree! However !! read this:
The buffoon in the White House just brokered two Middle East Peace Accords, something that 71 years of political intervention and endless war failed to produce.
The buffoon in the White House is the first president who has not engaged us in a foreign war since Eisenhower.
The buffoon in the White House has had the greatest impact on the economy, bringing jobs, and lowering unemployment to the Black and Latino population of ANY other president. Ever.
The buffoon in the White House has exposed the deep, widespread, and long-standing corruption in the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the Republican and Democratic parties.
The buffoon in the White House turned NATO around and had them start paying their dues.
The buffoon in the White House neutralized the North Koreans, stopped them from developing a further nuclear capability, sending missiles toward Japan, and threatening the West Coast of the US.
The Buffoon in the White House turned our relationship to the Chinese around, brought hundreds of businesses back to the US, and revived the economy. Hello.
The buffoon in the White House has accomplished the appointment of two Supreme Court Justices and close to 300 Federal Judges.
The buffoon in the White House lowered your taxes and caused your stock market to move to record levels over 100 times, positively impacting the retirements of tens of millions of citizens.
The buffoon in the White House fast-tracked the development of a COVID Vaccine – it will be available within weeks – we still don’t have a vaccine for SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, or a host of diseases that arose during previous administrations.
The buffoon in the White House rebuilt our military which the Obama administration had crippled and had fired 214 key generals and admirals in his first year of office.
The buffoon in the White House uncovered widespread paedophilia in the government and in Hollywood. the buffoon in the White House is exposing worldwide sex trafficking of minors and bringing children home to their families.
The buffoon in the White House. Works for free and has lost well over 2 billion dollars of his own money in serving – and done all of this and much more in the face of relentless undermining and opposition from people who are threatened because they know they are going to be exposed as the criminals that they are if he is re-elected.
I got it, you don’t like him. How special of you. He is serving you and ALL the American people. What are you doing besides calling him names and laughing about him catching the China virus.
74 years old.
Doesn’t need a cent.
Could be on a beach anywhere in the world.
Has worked his whole life.
Raised children who have work ethics out of this world.
Possibly the most hated man in America right now.
Diagnosed with covid.
Still showing up.
Have you ever wondered if you were 74 years old, a billionaire, and diagnosed with covid, if you would still be showing up, fighting for a country where millions of the citizens hated you?
And if the Demoncrats get into the White House, any US support for Australia against the threats from China will be gone, and then we will find out what being alone will be like. – contributed
Ukraine begins investigation of Biden blackmail (you won’t hear this in the ABC news)
from The Tea Party Daily
Former Vice President and current presidential candidate Joe Biden may be celebrating right now after his big win in South Carolina for the Democratic primaries on Saturday, but it looks like his victory will be short-lived. In fact, his dreams of the Oval Office might just find themselves to be nothing more than just that, dreams.
The Ukrainian government has announced that they have officially opened an investigation into the seemingly ‘electable’ candidate over his alleged demand that the leading prosecutor of Ukraine be fired.
You’ve likely heard the allegations that Biden’s son, Hunter, was on the board for a Ukrainian natural gas company that was probably involved in no small amount of corruption during the same time the older Biden was vice president and the point man for all foreign policies with Ukraine. As a result of this supposed corruption within Burisma Holding Limited, an investigation was opened by then-Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin.
However, after learning about the investigation in 2015, Joe Biden misused his position and pushed for the Ukrainian government to close the inquiry so his son could not be brought to shame, should he be found in any way responsible or a participant of the corruption going on. Hunter was said to have received somewhere between $50,000 and $83,000 a month for his service on the Burisma board.
But when Shokin refused to close the case, Biden had him fired. He told then-Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko that if he didn’t fire Shokin, the country would not receive the $1 billion promised to Ukraine from the US.
And apparently, Biden didn’t see anything wrong with what he had done, because he later bragged about it at a Council on Foreign Relations event in 2018. He said, “I said, ‘You’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in,’ I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money.’”
And he continued, “Well, son of a b–, he got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.”
Watch him admit it for yourself.
And Shokin isn’t too happy about Biden getting away with this, especially after allowing his party to go on a rampage against Trump for supposedly doing the same thing.
Shokin filed an official complaint last month with the National Bureau of Investigation in which he demanded that an investigation into Biden be opened. And according to Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Action Center, who has confirmed the investigation’s opening, and Shokin’s attorney, Oleksandr Teleshetsky, by filing such a complaint, it forced the Bureau’s hand.
Teleshetsky told The Washington Post, “They need to investigate this. They have no other alternative. They are required to do this by the decision of the court. If they don’t, then they violate a whole string of procedural norms.”
Shokin’s complaint states, “Throughout the last months of 2015 and the first month of 2016 Joseph Biden, taking advantage of his position, came several times on official visits to Ukraine in order to negotiate with the leaders of the country my eviction and, consequently, the closing of the objective investigation into the offenses committed by persons associated with the company Burisma Holding Limited, including the son of the aforementioned US official.”
People have claimed that Biden’s position as the head of US-Ukraine foreign affairs, in and of itself, should have been a sign of corruption. After all, what legitimate government official doesn’t see a problem with being in charge of how your nation deals with others who happen to be employing your son.
It’s just not a good idea. Biden should have recused himself from that position, knowing that it could be highly controversial and counterproductive, not to mention an utter conflict of interest.
But he didn’t. And so when a situation arose in which he would have the opportunity to choose his son over honesty and integrity, he chose the less honorable. And in doing so showed us just what kind of leader he really is, one willing to abuse his power to get what he wants instead of doing what is right.
Trump, on the other hand, given nearly the same opportunity, chose differently. He asked for truth and honesty, and Biden’s party impeached him for it.
And that is precisely why Trump will win in November, and Biden probably won’t even make it that far.
by Alex Bruce
Co-founder of the Abel Danger news site Field McConnell used his right to a daily phone call, while imprisoned in Wisconsin’s Pierce County Jail to record a statement loaded with bombshells, relating to Ukraine, child sex trafficking, the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines flights MH-370 and MH-17 and the re-opening of a 9/11 investigation, with the help of Russia and Vladimir Putin (!)
As previously reported, Field McConnell, career pilot, 9/11 truth activist and co-founder of the Abel Danger alternative news website was arrested on November 4th in Pierce County Wisconsin. He’s being held without bail, awaiting an extradition hearing on December 2nd. He’s expected to be taken to a Broward County, Florida prison until trial.
McConnell was arrested for violating a temporary restraining order, when he broadcasted on the topic of Kim Picazio, an attorney in Broward County, Florida.
The sound quality is poor but I’ve done my best to transcribe what he said and to put it into context.
His first shock claim is that the Malaysian Boeing 777 aircraft involved in Flight MH-370, which disappeared on March 8th, 2014 en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur was the same aircraft (ID# 9M-MRO) that crashed in Ukraine during Flight MH-17 on July 17, 2014, which is what I reported, at the time.
McConnell states, “Broward County, Florida is connected to Ukraine, both by child trafficking, done by practitioners in Broward County Family Court and also, the ownership of the Twin [plane] to Malaysia Airline Systems, Boeing 777, registration identifier 9, Mike, hyphen, Mike, Romeo, Oscar (9M-MRO), which was operated as MH-370 on the 8th of March of 2014 and operated, again as MH-17 on the 17th of July, 2014.”
McConnell states that this plane was owned by GA Telesis, a Broward County corporation. As I reported on May 2, 2014, two months prior to the crash of Flight MH-17 in Ukraine, GA Telesis purchased the aircraft and delivered it to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on November 4, 2013, where it had remained “in storage”, as recorded on the Planespotters website – presumably, until it was used four months later, in March, for Flight MH-370.
In 2014, I’d reported that GA Telesis was founded and is co-owned by Abdol Moabery, son of wealthy Iranian immigrants. Moabery had previously been an executive at two George Soros-owned companies, Aviation Systems International and C-S Aviation.
At the time, I’d also noted Moabery’s affiliations with seven child- and youth-oriented charities: 1) His House Children’s Home;
2) Food for the Poor; 3) Kids in Distress; 4) Florence Fuller Child Development Center; 5) the ISTAT Foundation; 6) the Factor Foundation; and 7) the March of Dimes.
Do these children’s charities relate to what McConnell is referring to, when he says that the “ownership” of the plane are “practitioners” in child trafficking?
The next series of shock claims McConnell makes are his comments on the eventuality that the 9/11 investigation will be re-opened, in which case, “Russia and Vladimir Putin may be a powerful allies, with Trump’s 4th Marine…”
The reason for Russia’s involvement has to do with three Russian transport planes downed between 2012 and 2016 by the same secret “technology deployed on 9/11, in MH-370, in MH-17 and the 16-plus airliner murders-for-hire, collectively known as ‘The Baker’s Dozen’.”
by Alex Bruce, US correspondent
It’s been 5 years since Malaysia Air Flight 17, flying en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed in eastern Ukraine, in the deadliest airliner shootdown in history, killing all 298 people onboard.
I don’t know anyone who bought the official explanation of what happened to this flight, so I think a lot of people reading this will be excited to see this new breakthrough documentary short by Yana Yerlashova and Max van der Werff, which interviews people seldom heard from in this case, including Malaysian Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir and Colonel Mohamad Sakri, the officer in charge of the Malaysian government’s MH-17 investigation, who reveals for the first time an attempt by the FBI to seize the aircraft’s black boxes recovered by his team in a secret mission shortly after the crash. Both say that the governments of the Netherlands and Australia blamed Russia for the shootdown, before the investigation had even begun.
The film reveals evidence of tampering, the forging of prosecution materials, suppression of Ukrainian Air Force radar tapes and lying by the Dutch, Ukrainian, US and Australian governments. The entire basis of their case was a wiretapped phone call provided by the Ukrainian government that forensics reveal was heavily-manipulated, containing nine distinct edits.
Missing from every report about the Russian-made Buk missile that allegedly took the plane down was that the serial number on the weapon clearly showed that it belonged to the Ukraine military. Locals interviewed here say that they observed a Ukrainian Sukhoi fighter jet circling the passenger plane, firing an air-to-air missile and flying away.
For the first time, the Malaysian Government reveals how the Obama Administration was organizing to launch a NATO military “rescue mission” to retrieve the plane, the bodies and the evidence of what caused the crash. In reality, it was an operation aimed at defeating the separatist movements in eastern Ukraine and to move against Russian-held Crimea.
As for Prime Minister Mohamad Mahathir, he does not feel that justice has been served in this tragedy that killed 193 Dutch nationals, 43 Malaysians, 27 Australians and 35 people from a handful of other European and Asian countries. “We’re interested in the rule of law, in justice for everyone, irrespective of who is involved. We have to know who actually fired the missile and then, only can we accept the report as complete.”
Running Time 28 mins
Posted by EU Times on Mar 20th, 2015
A new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief (MChS) has issued an order for all companies employers to prepare for nuclear war, while at the same time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has slammed the US for flooding Europe with tanks and armored vehicles.
According to this report, the MChS issued their order on 16 March to companies and employers to immediately provide their workers with radiation suits and gas masks as part of the “war orders” issued by President Putin. and which we had previously reported on.
With these “war orders” being necessitated after the uncovering of a United Kingdom plot to launch a nuclear first-strike against the Federation this week, a situation made even graver after the arrest Tuesday (17 March) of US Navy Captain Heather E. Cole for her failing to, likewise, launch American nuclear weapons against Russia on Monday (16 March) this report continues, the Kremlin remains “alarmed” that no one seems to be in charge of the United States anymore.
Raising this “state of alarm” even higher, this report says, was that Federal Security Service (FSB) Director Alexander Bortnikov has still been unable to contact President Barack Obama whom he had just met during a private White House visit a few weeks ago in Washington D.C. wherein the American leader stated he may not be able to stop this war.
With , the MoD further states in this report, the General Staff has ordered the immediate deployment to combat status of tens-of-thousands more troops bringing the number to over 80,000 now preparing for war.
The MoD further confirms in this report that the Federations strategic nuclear bombers have been mobilized in Crimea and that Iskander nuclear missiles are now being deployed in the Kaliningrad region, which borders Poland and Lithuania, too.
Important to note, this MoD report says, are that the Federations military actions are solely in response to the aggressive war moves of the United States against Russia, which includes tomorrows start of the US Army’s 1,100 mile armored column journey along the western border, dubbed “Dragoon Ride”, comprised of American troops from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (providing air support).
Equally important note, this report continues, is that the threat against the Federations northern border with Norway, where thousands of Norwegian troops continue their “Joint Viking” deployment of armored vehicles and artillery against Russia, continues with no end in sight.
Most ominously, however, MoD experts in this report say, was President Obama’s order this week to immediately deploy to Germany 800 tracked and wheeled vehicles, which when combined with the 220 Abrams main battle tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles the US has sent to Eastern Europe, the 120 Abrams battle tanks and armored vehicles sent to Latvia, and the hundreds of other tanks and armored vehicles stuffed into Norwegian caves for a US Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB)…all within the past 8 months…the addition of these estimated 1,400 “vehicles of war” to Europe by the Americans clearly show the deadly intentions of the West against Russia.
And to anyone doubting the intentions of the US in wanting to wage war against Russia, this report grimly reminds everyone, it was just 11 months ago that the Obama regime was trumpeting its removal from Europe of America’s last remaining battle tank on the continent, and as we can, in part, read as reported by the Stars and Stripes News Service on 19 April 2014:
“Amidst the still-ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the Obama administration is moving the last U.S. battle tanks from Germany and, thus, from Europe.
At the same time, the Pentagon also is disbanding two of the U.S. Army’s heavy brigades in Germany. Last year, the 170th Infantry out of Baumholder disbanded, while the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade at Grafenwöhr is in the process of doing the same.
John Vandiver reports for Stars and Stripes, April 4, 2014, that the U.S. Army’s 69-year history of basing main battle tanks on German soil quietly ended last month when 22 Abrams tanks, a main feature of armored combat units throughout the Cold War, embarked for the U.S.
On March 18, the remaining tanks were loaded up at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s (TSC) railhead in Kaiserslautern where they then made the journey to the shipping port in Bremerhaven, Germany. There they boarded a ship bound for South Carolina.
“There is no [U.S.] tank on German soil. It’s a historic moment,” said 21st TSC spokesman Lt. Col. Wayne Marotto.”
As to why and how our world went from last April when no US battle tanks remained in Europe, to 11 months later when they continue to flood onto the continent in the hundreds and thousands, and in the face of a massive Russian military response, should be plain to see for anyone caring to.
Now all that remains to happen is the “planned” false flag incident forcing us all into a war very few will ever know the true reasons for, but which the majority of whom, sadly, will also become its casualties.