The most powerful actor in a democratic system can do little to restrain other powerful actors when he is lethargic and drunk, as in the case of Yeltsin, or lethargic and demented, as with Biden.
These books, and the mandarin class that writes and interprets them, are the real law, determining what is permitted and what is forbidden.
An increasingly hostile ruling class, who conceive of themselves as occupying a disloyal, irredentist America, is a formula for weakness abroad and conflict at home.
The Left knows their biggest struggle and their biggest opponent are the American people, many of whom reject the system and its contradictions
Far from being an exceptional response to an emergency, the sterile and militarized Washington, D.C. of Joe Biden’s inauguration was an effort at mass intimidation and a portent of things to come.
After the lockdowns and election issues of 2020, the MAGA movement is now a full-on “anti-regime” movement rather than a Trump-focused one.
The January 6 Capitol Hill protest was, in the words of Talleyrand, “worse than a crime, it was a blunder.”
A crisis of authority and legitimacy is emerging from failures in the most fundamental tasks of a society. 2020 was not the cause. It merely exposed the malignancy.
The Black Lives Matter movement meant exactly what they said: all lives don’t matter equally, and therefore white lives should be placed lower on the list of COVID-19 vaccine priority.
We have to face reality and fight the good fight effectively on the terrain on which we now find ourselves. Ordinary politics are essentially over.
It’s not a coincidence that America’s Founders met in taverns, or that our current ruling class is closing them down. They want us cowed.
In addition to Joe Biden’s physical weakness, he has the manifest moral weakness necessary to be the establishment’s man: cupidity, agreeableness, and dishonesty.
In a world of lies and propaganda, intellectual integrity remains vital for those on the Right.
The center-Left managerial elite don’t imagine themselves to be the party of hate. But they are.
Pretending we live in a high-trust, low-corruption country doesn’t make you a model of good behavior or a steward of the good of the nation . . . it makes you a sucker.
Win or lose, now is the time to get ready, organize, and prepare to stand up for our people and civilization.
The graduates of the Ivy League thus emerge with a highly regarded credential, a stellar network, but also with many common assumptions, habits, and expectations. Barrett is not part of that world.
Biden and Harris blame Trump for matters out of his control and also blame him when their own policies would lead to the same results or worse.
Calculated risk for a higher purpose is not stupidity—it is courage.
This is not Norman Rockwell’s America. Indeed, it’s not even the America one might remember growing up in the 1980s and ’90s. It’s changed for the worse.