Regime, noun1. a government, especially an authoritarian one.2. a system or planned way of doing things, especially one imposed from above.
Were I still a godless Marxist, I would be thrilled at the self-inflicted wounds that the regime worked upon itself this week. Collectivists of all stripes see in chaos that there is opportunity. They also know that regime legitimacy is everything and a collapsed regime is necessary before people become desperate enough to entrust their futures to such jackals.
But even as staunch an anti-communist as I am now -- as hard-nosed a supporter of the Founders' Republic and the Constitution as I have become -- I can see that the regime has dealt itself a crippling blow to its own legitimacy. I further note with somber acknowledgement that as bad as this confluence of events is for the country as a whole that it makes our job easier for it confirms everything we have been saying about the regime of both corrupt political parties being destructive of liberty and the rule of law. This will swell our ranks with people who are finally convinced that for the purposes of protecting our liberties, the present system has broken down completely and that the only thing we can count on from this point on is ourselves, alone. And our rifles. I will not celebrate this as a Marxist would but I will give a most sincere, albeit grim, "thank you" to the Supreme Court and the two predatory gangs of a tyrannical regime.
From the corrupt deal-making of the ExIm bank and the "free trade fast-track" authority to the black robed bandits of the Supreme Court upholding both a patently unconstitutional Obama Care and equally offensive "gay marriage" decision, to the hysteria over the Confederate flag, both parties have let their joined-at-the-hip symbiotic conspiracy against the rest of us show for all to see. The Emperor not only has no clothes, he waving his private parts at us and expecting us to worship them.
The Orwellian historical cleansing occasioned by the Charleston shooting is particularly disgusting to watch and I'm no neo-Confederate. See Memphis Mayor Wants to Dig Up Dead Confederate War General and The book burning begins.
"And now it's all so obvious: This isn't tolerance. This is a new cultural civil war -- a brazen attempt to marginalize, demonize and ultimately eliminate all images, symbolism, art and free expression that does not obediently fall in line with the narrative of the political left."
The participation of both parties in this leads just about anyone who is paying attention to wonder: If John Boehner Was a Democratic Plant, What Would He Be Doing Differently? The answer is nothing.
Listening yesterday to the radio as I traveled, sick as a dog as I was, to a previously scheduled meeting over in Georgia, you could hear the anguish and the anger. Summed up, the comments boiled down to this: "What will we do now that both political parties and the entire system seems linked in a conspiracy against our liberties?" The answer, of course, is resistance -- armed civil disobedience -- on a vast scale. This is the gift the regime handed us this week. They convinced an incredible number of people that previously were complacent and that we could not reach to seek other remedies, even Second Amendment remedies. The regime has, by the events of this week, nuked its own legitimacy. Our jobs will be easier after this. Get busy.