Skip to comments.A Hard Rain
Posted on 06/05/2012 11:43:44 AM PDT by Noumenon
There is an altogether uncomfortable similarity of todays union thuggery with its escalating levels of hatred and violence to the events that transpired in the waning days of the old Weimar Republic. Leonard Peikoff saw it coming at least thirty years ago, and the similarities, the parallels to another place and time are becoming too obvious to ignore:
"On August 9, 1932, the government decreed the death penalty for those convicted of political murder. The next night a band of Nazis invaded the home of a Communist worker in the Silesian village of Potempa and stomped him to death, kicking his larynx to pieces. When the killer s were arrested, tried, and sentenced in accordance with the new law, Hitler responded with threats and demonstrations. On Sept. 2, the government gave its answer: the death sentences were commuted to life imprisonment. The killers were freed by Hitler next year.
The civilized men in the country did not know what to do. In the words of one historian, the moderates voiced desperate "appeals to reason [But] their techniques were distinctly out of tune with the wild emotionalism that seemed to have gripped a large part of the nation"
The civility cherished by the civilized men had finally been defeated by their ideas, although they did not know that this was the cause. After years of preaching contradictions and of evading principles with an anti-ideological shrug, these men were astonished to see the nation conclude that man cannot live by principles, that reason is no guide to action, and that anything goes. After years of institutionalizing interest-group warfare, which they had justified as sacrifice or collective service, these men were astonished to see hostile gangs take to the streets and demand one anothers sacrifice. After years of undercutting the mind by preaching the primacy of gentle feeling (whether progressive, religious, or skeptical), these men were astonished to find that they had nothing more to say, and that there was no one left to listen.
The moderates were helpless. The authorities were helpless. The killers were taking over. On January 30, 1933, after due attention to every requirement of German law and of the Weimar Constitution, Nazi rule was made official It took six months for the Chancellor to transform the country into a totalitarian state." Leonard Peikoff - The Ominous Parallels
Think about who and what we're dealing with today: on the one hand there are those who seek to profit from trade with those who are clearly our enemies. They think that the rules of cause and effect, of consequences - unintended and otherwise - simply don't apply to them, and that their money and their influence can shield them from the outcomes of their choices. There are those who hate this country and everything it used to stand for. They hate, fear and despise the very concept of freedom and free will. The latter are the ones who silently cheered on 9/11 and later made smug pronouncements that we obviously deserved what we got.
These people are not merely traitors to our own country they are traitors to humanity itself. The cold hard truth is that given the current state of decay of the balance of powers that once held them in check, we're simply not going to be able to vote, talk, negotiate, beg, plead, apologize or debate our way out of what's coming our way this time around. Who's got the courage and intellectual honesty to think this though and call the road we're traveling and its ultimate destination by their proper names? As Victor Davis Hanson said in his 2004 National Review article, The 1930s, Again: A hard rain is going to fall:
The truth is that there is a great storm on the horizon, one that will pass or bring upon us a hard rain the likes of which we have not seen in 60 years. Either we shall say "no more," deal with Iraq, and prepare for a long and hard war against murderers and terrorists or we will have more and more of what happened on 9/11. History teaches us that certain nations, certain peoples, and certain religions at peculiar periods in their history take a momentary, but deadly leave of their senses...
That same theme, that of the descent into madness and mass murder by nations, peoples and political movements was echoed in the work of Norman Cohn, author of Warrant for Genocide, where he wrote:
"There exists a subterranean world, where pathological fantasies disguised as ideas are churned out by crooks and half-educated fanatics for the benefit of the ignorant and superstitious. There are times when that under-world emerges from the depths and suddenly fascinates, captures, and dominates multitudes of usually sane and responsible people. And it occasionally happens that this subterranean world becomes a political power and changes the course of history."
So it was with what Jean-François Revel characterized in his Last Exit to Utopia as, the two most criminal regimes ever inflicted on the human race - the pinnacles of evil and imbecility achieved in a space of less than thirty years." That is, the monstrous evils of communism and National Socialism. And now we see it again today: this time, it's starting with the brown shirt-style thuggery of Marxist union goons.
Some might ask, How could this have happened? The more thoughtful among us might ask instead, How could this have happened over and over again repeatedly throughout our modern history? The answer is this: men act on their ideas, and those ideas come from somewhere. Most of our fundamental ideas - the notions and the beliefs we have concerning morality, knowledge, reality - are originated by our philosophers and academicians. Most of us simply and gradually absorb the ideas available from our culture. It is in this manner that most people get their life-shaping ideas: indirectly - from the philosophers whose ideas trickle down to popular culture, our educational institutions, the media, the arts, music and literature.
Yes, as VDH has said, there is indeed a storm on the way - and it's a terrible one, if we read the signs with an unflinching understanding of history and human nature. That persistent knocking on our front doors is that of history telling us that everything, literally everything can change in a heartbeat. From the transformation of beautiful Sarajevo to a flame-shot hell of ruin and slaughter to the collapse of the old Soviet Empire, from the democide of the Khmer Rouge regime to the cultural genocide of the Taliban and the true believers of Islam, from the murderous midnight raids of BATF and FBI jack-booted killers to the impact of the airliners on the Pentagon and the WTC - genocide, murder, the destruction of your life and your family and your home and livelihood is just a matter of whim and caprice now under the lawless regime of the 0bamunists.
Now think about what it might take to turn this around - those considerations make a mockery of what you see on the mainstream media outlets, doesn't it? It makes a mockery of what you hear coming from the mouths of our so-called 'leaders', doesn't it?
What it should make you realize is that, in the end, it all comes down to you and your willingness to fight for what you hold dear. To confront evil and call it by its proper name and to destroy it.P> Don't look to your politicians for help. They're not listening and they don't care.
Don't look to the churches - most of them have become nothing more than the abode of the clergy of oppression; demons dance on their empty altars as they preach 'social justice', cowardice and human sacrifice.
Don't look to the schools and the institutes of higher learning - they've become founts of ignorance, lies and hatred of the truth; they teach sheepery and passivity to our children.
All that's left is you. Its in your hands now.
Original cited VDH article:
I’ve read that book and yes, it is frightening. Even worse is that America is the last hope of the world. If we are not able to bring our country back from the edge quickly the result will be far worse than anything the Nazi’s did. We may witness the complete disintegration of civilization.
The eliminationist monstrosities in and behind today’s White House will, if given the opportunity, make the crimes of the National Socialists look like a Girl Scout picnic.
While I agree with your post #4, there is the hopeful fact that America is armed as no other people in history have been. Stomping didn’t work out too well for the soi dissant “No_Limit_Nigga”, AKA Treyvon Martin. In a cascade of cases all over America, armed Americans are dealing with Obama’s “New Brown Shirts” as Natural Law allows.
There is some hope that Americans will look with revulsion on the Urban Ferals, the Collectivists in DC, and the AgencyPersons of all levels of government who aid and abet these coddled criminals.
Thanks to Obama’s delusional excesses such as his insane and inane Circus Of The Psychotic at the Vietnam War Memorial, there is little to no chance the Collectivists could successfully use the military as have other wanna-be tyrants.
Purple is an excellent color and a hoodie makes a superb outline for a shooting range target. And practice makes perfect.
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