This week's offering shows a deep understanding of western civilisation equal to that of Our spengler and a process of argument and flexibility of mind that exceeds even his. There is no question that an axial point for American civilisation has been reached and there is no going back:
....The danger of America dividing in the face of an opportunistic enemy should be obvious to the combatants. But the factions of American politics may be too enraged to stop out of fear of a common threat. Noooo! echoes like a howl through the woods. Suicidal factionalism has torn apart famous nations before. Rome's Crisis of the Third Century being the most famous example. "The crisis began with the assassination of Emperor Severus Alexander by his own troops in 235, initiating a 50-year period in which there were at least 26 claimants to the title of Emperor, mostly prominent Roman army generals, who assumed imperial power over all or part of the Empire. The same number of men became accepted by the Roman Senate as emperor during this period and so became legitimate emperors."
https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/20 ... ashington/If Trump is overthrown by the Deep State in a year, he's unlikely to be the last. If neither faction will suffer itself to be governed by the other, whoever succeeds Trump can expect his term to be short. America could have its own period of the 26 presidents. That will be good news for the Barbarians, waiting at the edge of Baltics, in the South China Sea and on Europe's borders, ready to move in.
The Belmont Club is one of the oldest weblogs in existence and is more than a stage setting for an impresario charismo, but is a regular society of thinkers, poseurs and heretics all contributing to the proceedings. Case in point:
Annoy Mouse wrote:There was an election and elections have consequences. Against a vast army of liars and cheats, of fake news and illegal charitable organizations, illegal alien get out the vote schemes, ballots of the dead, and governors encouraging felony voting fraud and felon voting, Trump won. This represents a vote against the deep state and for a constitutional and transparent government. This is yet another vote against communist dictatorship. A progressive is merely a communist without the uniform and the side arm.
Poet emeritus, Walt Erickson wrote:While you’re chanting death to Whitey you demand we bend the knee
And confess our sins and cower but you will not hear our plea
To be left alone to lead our lives without your screaming fits
As you trash our Constitution and you tear our laws to bits
A hard working man is privileged because his skin is white
While elitist college snowflakes burn down buildings as their right
You are lucky little children that so far no Sumter act
Just the steady drip harassment till the boiling becomes fact
It is then that you will find that you have seen your final sun
And your dying eyes discover pulling lanyards is no fun