The State Of Play

Observing the Big Game is all we have left with no sports and no travel and no fun being legal.

Being an optimist with a touch of cynicism and a cloak of curmudgeonry well worn with the lessons of time with idiots and scammers, I do believe things are turning fun again.

The Deep State, Dems, Globalists, Media, Coastals, Elites have overplayed their hand big time in the game.

As Americans we respond well to a crisis, for a while. We sign up, we donate, we do without, we forgo freedoms for the crisis. We show up in floods with boats and trucks of food and water and begin pulling fellow citizens and their pets out of danger.

The Elites named above failed to grasp that our sacrifice and goodwill only last as long as we can collectively see a danger. They wildly over estimate the influence of their captive corporate media who at best can feed propaganda to maybe a third of the country.

We are entering the stage of “The Emperors New Crisis”.

The numbers do not track with the narrative, people are seeing a greater threat by many orders of magnitude at the imposed governmental destruction of millions of small businesses, millions of communities and millions of jobs.

Trust in the Elites is dropping like a stone. Anger at being played for fools is growing by the “Non-essentials” every time hospital staffs do a tik tok video. Every time the goalposts on lockdown are moved. Schools are closed and teachers get paid. “Essential Workers” are now empowered to make the “Non-essentials ” miserable by chasing them off dry sand or harassing children playing outside.

I do not despair that there exists a third of the population who believes all the noise, who cowers in their homes and fears death from every corner. They have always been there.

America works because more than half refuse to accept the abuse being dished out by the truckload daily.

We fought fascism and communism for decades to ‘protect the “American Way of Life”. People’s way of life is being threatened by their own politicians now and the wreckage is getting visible.

Some will say we are doomed, that people are sheep.

Only a third, and the two thirds seems to have had enough.

We have a rising group with anger at loss of freedoms.

Two sides of leaders will emerge, one offering a rapid restoration of freedom with normal risks and the others promising safety for the few and misery for the many.

For a time, it will be the best entertainment available.

I am betting on the Deplorables. They have the numbers.

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Author: TKC 1101

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15 thoughts on “The State Of Play”

  1. I will guarantee that 2/3 of the voting populace will not vote Trump/GOP. I will also guarantee that the most Trump gets is 55% because there is such polarization in this country that no amount of facts will sway people. I saw on PJ Media that California might go Red and nearly burst a blood vessel laughing hysterically. The day of Reagan like landslides will never happen again.

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  2. Robert A. McReynolds:
    I will guarantee that 2/3 of the voting populace will not vote Trump/GOP. I will also guarantee that the most Trump gets is 55% because there is such polarization in this country that no amount of facts will sway people.

    So let me understand your math here….The last time a guy made two guarantees like this …. well  that is another story that ended badly…

    so Trump gets 55% so his opponent gets what percent then? 82%?

    Goddam mail in voting…

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  3. TKC 1101:

    Robert A. McReynolds:
    I will guarantee that 2/3 of the voting populace will not vote Trump/GOP. I will also guarantee that the most Trump gets is 55% because there is such polarization in this country that no amount of facts will sway people.

    So let me understand your math here….The last time a guy made two guarantees like this …. well  that is another story that ended badly…

    so Trump gets 55% so his opponent gets what percent then? 82%?

    Goddam mail in voting…

    No what I am saying is that there aren’t 2/3 voters going for Trump. Last I checked that comes out to 66%. Then I said that the most Trump can get is 55%. I don’t see how what I initially wrote was hard to comprehend.

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  4. His opponent isn’t getting 2/3 either if that is what is confusing you. The most any party will ever garner is 55% because there is 45% locked in for either party. There is only 10% that is really at play.

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  5. As with many who rely on “The American People,” what TKC means by that word is not what that word really represents anymore.

    “I do not despair that there exists a third of the population who believes all the noise, who cowers in their homes and fears death from every corner. They have always been there.

    Yes, they have. But 55 years ago they got tired of being only a third and devised a method to grow their numbers. Unfortunately, too many of the old two-thirds thought the method was a great idea, too.

    The America that fought fascism and communism was white and Christian. Today’s America is not. A different people will have different values. Queer values to traditional Americans.

    RAMcR is right, “There is such polarization in this country that no amount of facts will sway people.” But where does that polarization come from? I say from people with wildly different ways of viewing the world and their place in it. Ways determined by their innate abilities, the culture those gifts shaped and history.

    Why else could facts have no sway, generation after generation, even among the most intelligent of these alien peoples?

    Polarization is the natural result of multiculturalism and multiculturalism is the inevitable result of massive immigration from starkly alien lands. Immigration is the dissolver of the social fabric. That’s what we are experiencing today.

    TKC says, “I am betting on the Deplorables. They have the numbers.”

    They used to, just like they used to have the numbers in California, which RAMcR now wisely sees as a sick joke. 

    “The American People” and “The Deplorables” no longer correspond. Might as well get used to it. If you need some help doing so, just turn on your TV and take a good look at the casts of the shows and the actors in the commercials.

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  6. Freesmith:
    Polarization is the natural result of multiculturalism and multiculturalism is the inevitable result of massive immigration from starkly alien lands. Immigration is the dissolver of the social fabric. That’s what we are experiencing today.

    I think that the big difference is that immigrants used to adopt the American way of life.  ‘Learn English, we’re Americans now’ as an example of adopting the American way of life, leaving the old country behind as the way forward.  This hasn’t been the case in decades, and, as you rightly point out, the cultural divisions are the polarisers.

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  7. Roxie:

    Freesmith:
    Polarization is the natural result of multiculturalism and multiculturalism is the inevitable result of massive immigration from starkly alien lands. Immigration is the dissolver of the social fabric. That’s what we are experiencing today.

    I think that the big difference is that immigrants used to adopt the American way of life.  ‘Learn English, we’re Americans now’ as an example of adopting the American way of life, leaving the old country behind as the way forward.  This hasn’t been the case in decades, and, as you rightly point out, the cultural divisions are the polarisers.

    You know, I have been thinking about this aspect of the late-Victorian period in comparison to our current period. Both periods were very fearful of immigration and those immigrants bringing with them cultures that were not “suited” for America. But I no longer believe that it was the efforts to “assimilate” them that made the difference. Here’s my short theory.

    First, there is a 1925 SCOTUS case that dealt with a Nebraska state law that mandated that children receive English language training as part of their curriculum. The SCOTUS decision–written by James Clark McReynolds–basically said the States cannot do that (I disagree with the methods used to come to this conclusion). So teaching immigrants “how to be American” wasn’t really what negated their effects on our society as a whole.

    Second, the United States at that time did not possess the omnipresent federal government that we have today. States, aside from the SCOTUS decision I just mentioned, were under zero obligations to do anything for immigrants aside from treating them as any other American would be treated in terms of travel across state lines, right to hold property, and the right to earn a living. There was no requirement that they be educated by the public school system that was just beginning, receive any kind of public assistance, or the like.

    Lastly, given the above to historical facts, I maintain that the threat posed by immigration then compared to today was mitigated by the fact that there was not a huge, bloated federal welfare state ready to take them in and prop them up in exchange for voting. This means that they did not have to adopt the American way of life–and in many instances they didn’t. What they did was work really hard and it was their subsequent generations who adopted Americanism, i.e., spoke English, went to university, etc. The adoption was one of osmosis in a sense, not a program implemented from the top down. Today’s immigrants are taught Americanism–Leftist Americanism. They cannot make it because of racism and xenophobia and therefore they must become wards of the Democrat Party lest the evil Republicans take away all their stuff. And so long as that threat is seen as real by the immigrants, the Democrat Party can move as far Left as they want because “where are they going to go?”

    We have two different societies living side-by-side in this country not because of multiculturalism, but because of an out of control, massive federal government that ceased operating under its Constitutional restrictions long ago. Think about it, if the federal government were restricted in any degree as it should be by the Constitution, would you care how many Hispanics came into California unless you lived in California? No, because their effect would only be felt by those under the jurisdiction of California. Instead, we live in fear of being government by New York and California because those two states have control over the federal government.

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  8. That’s a good point, Roxie, but it’s descriptive: it doesn’t offer an explanation for why that shouldn’t be the case today when, during the Ellis Island surge of roughly 1880 to 1920, it was.

    I offer two answers, neither of which will appeal to the majority of conservatives raised in the Buckley-Reagan era, the folks Sam Francis called “Beautiful Losers.”

    One is the Cold War. That ideological struggle was fought in the Third World. Facing a rival ideology that ostensibly championed liberation and equality, America had to abandon some of its civic traditions in order to live up to its most fulsome propositions. Equality replaced liberty as our standard. American foreign policy cringed at being perceived as an oppressor, as colonialist or imperialist. Our elite went to work to change that perception. 

    We forswore our own history, not just segregation, but dropping the Bomb on non-white people. Suddenly we declared anyone could become an American, something we had never believed before. We became a proposition nation. All you had to do was believe certain words, which were, unfortunately, open to interpretation (like all words). That opened the doors of citizenship to everyone, which had not been the case before.

    The second reason is the rise in numbers — and influence — of American Jews during the same period. For the first time our ruling elite contained a large cohort of intelligent thinkers and policy makers highly critical of America and alienated from the dominant culture. From a Nation of Pioneers we became a Nation of Immigrants.   

    Our elite took on the outsider’s perspective. The Puritan Father was displaced by the Pushcart Father. Cleanth Brooks was replaced by Irving Howe. America needed reforming; but unlike in the old days when that meant a rededication to the Founders’ principles, from 1960 on reform meant taking to heart the criticisms of the critics. (See the Kerner Commission,  among others.) The marginalized possessed the truth, not the established authorities, said the established authorities.

    Could such a demoralized, “sick” society tell anybody what foreigners must learn, how they should act? The end-products are laughable naturalization requirements, unenforced border laws, birthright citizenship and acquiescence to the divided loyalty of dual citizenship — to which you and I are not allowed to object.

    Hence, multiculturalism and increasing division arose from the Cold War and the culture of critique, from geopolitics and fundamental intellectual transformation.

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  9. RAMcR makes some interesting observations especially about assimilation. Ironically, he indicates how efficiently the multicultural, globalist elite of America can mold the children of even the most alien cultures into exactly the type of Americans that our multiculturalist, anti-white, non-Christian elite want them to be. Assimilation works!

    Whether its domestic Third Worlder Stacey Abrams, Sarah Jeong or Ilhan Omar, our higher education system and dominant culture can take the strangest imports and transform them into raging anti-Westerners in nothing flat. You can be the daughter of two Christian ministers, a tech writer or a refugee, but our elites can assimilate you into a dissatisfied hater in a few semesters and a couple of affirmative action internships.

    And as blacks, American Indians, Hispanics, Asians and Jews have proved, in a multicultural nation where the majority no longer believes in itself, outsiders are going to combine and seek “justice” on the old white Christian oppressor. They don’t need welfare, either. They can be the most prosperous, most influential minority in the US, with plenty to lose if evil should befall this country; yet they will vote Democratic 75 – 25 decade after decade after decade, simply because they loathe and fear Christians.  

    So much for rational argument on principles. 

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  10. As far as RAMcR’s question is concerned it reflects a nice sentiment. Yes, the Constitution would minimize the damage of multiculturalism if it were as restrictive as it used to be — but which decisions loosening its bonds are the villains? I could name plenty, including some actual amendments, as well as dicta, emanations and penumbrae. I could throw in legislation like the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, all of them accomplished before the elephantine growth of government called the Great Society. 

    But judicial decisions and legislative acts do not descend like an afflatus; they are end-products of ideas certain people adopted to serve their interests, as is the passive acceptance of those final results by others.

    We have a big government because we were persuaded we had big things to do and owed a lot to those who were outside of our mainstream. When the Constitution got in the way, we ignored the citizen rights of the Constitution for a higher calling — human rights.

    It was just words, after all, words you interpret one way and Justice Sonia interprets another way. And if her wise Latina interpretation prevails, how’s the Constitution going to protect you then? 

    I don’t want unlimited numbers of Hispanics coming into any part of the US. Numbers are power — there’s that dirty word again — and power makes rules. Unlike some I am not interested in California or the United States becoming the northernmost part of Latin America.   

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  11. Let me close my participation in this commenting. I remain optimistic about a large percentage of the population to not get sucked into the vortex of elite control.

    Only time will tell.

    Socialism grew because the Conservative Inc and the GOP decided to become global shills instead of Americans. When no alternative is offered people have no choice.

    My life experience with  any organization is to examine the actions of management instead of bemoaning the workers. This country has been poorly led for decades.

    I have seen new leadership work wonders before and expect that it can thrive in America writ large.

    I am not certain of being right but I find the “all is lost” mindset not useful while a chance exists.

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  12. Freesmith:
    Hence, multiculturalism and increasing division arose from the Cold War and the culture of critique, from geopolitics and fundamental intellectual transformation.

    In this I think you are confusing correlation with causation.  The Cold War provided the framework and background for cultural and intellectual transformation of our elites, but the Cold War did not cause that transformation.  The roots go back further and deeper.

    It was the assault of the Left on the Church that opened the door for the insidious rot that beset America.  During the “Progressive Era” the Left gained a toehold both in academia and in the old mainline churches.  Beginning with the Episcopal Church and working its way through the other “seven sisters” of American mainline protestantism.  The plight of poor peoples were discussed at church commissions using language that was borrowed wholesale from the faculty lounge in the School of Humanities at the most upscale of universities.

    By the 1960s the Left was in ascendance, but it took until the 1980s for most of the Christian worshippers in those pews to recognize the rot.   It was Leftist thought leaders in high-class pulpits that gave respectable cover for public policy decisions that came from Leftist firebrand academicians.

    TKC 1101 makes a good point about leadership.   The traditional sources of intellectual leadership, the universities and the churches, had been corrupted.

    So consider how America moves forward; take a look at the transformation of the church at large.  Those old denominations, the “seven sisters,” are at a low ebb.  Christians have deserted those rotten churches.  Many became nothings, where they blow to and fro in the wind.  But many others went to Evangelical churches, where they stripped away the sacraments but managed to keep a robust Gospel.   There is real life and real faith to be found there.

    They voted for Donald Trump.

    Take hope.

    I pray for revival.  I also pray for America.

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