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    We have more purpose than ever

    We have more purpose than ever

    The center is not holding, and things could fall apart.

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    The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats starts with words (highlighted) I think of very often:

    Turning and turning in the widening gyre
    The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
    Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
    Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
    The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
    The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
    The best lack all conviction, while the worst
    Are full of passionate intensity.

    I recently highlighted those words, “the center cannot hold,” to a friend when describing some of the insane rantings I’ve seen on Facebook against Trump and about the election result. Liberals have lost it.

    I also thought of those words when I read a post today by The Human Truth Howitzer, Kurt Schlichter, Sorry, But Our Fight Against Liberal Fascism Has Only Just Begun:

    I wish I could tell you that, having dodged the naggy bullet that was Felonia Milhous von Pantsuit, we can now spend the next four years being left alone. But that’s not in the cards. Liberals won’t – because they can’t – pause to reflect on how they should stop being such insufferable jerks and live with us normals in peace and mutual respect. Instead, they are doubling down on their gambit for unrestrained power over every aspect of our lives, fueled by a hatred for Donald Trump that is, in reality, a hatred for us.

    Third simultaneous thought: The life of this website has been in opposition. The first post was three weeks before the 2008 election. I’ve wondered what purpose we would have when we no longer were an opposition website. That’s not to say we won’t oppose some things Trump “might” do, but we’re not an opposition website the way we were before.

    I thought that would mean we’d be lacking in purpose. But having seen the reaction to the election, the attempt to steal the election by flipping the Electoral College, the gross media-driven hoaxes to create false racial and antisemitic anti-Trump narratives, the absurd media dishonesty on overdrive, the lawlessness virtue-signaling of the sanctuary city and campus movement, and the unraveling of the center of the Democratic Party and the rise of anti-Israel far leftists within it (FFS, they’re actually considering Keith Ellison for DNC Chair), I think we have more purpose than ever.

    The center is not holding, and things could fall apart.

    The rest of The Second Coming:

    Surely some revelation is at hand;
    Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
    The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
    When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
    Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
    A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
    A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
    Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
    Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

    The darkness drops again but now I know
    That twenty centuries of stony sleep
    Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

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    gwsjr425 | December 27, 2016 at 9:04 am

    The first mistake is believing any democrat or liberal can be considered part of ‘the center’


     
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    tom swift | December 27, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Modeling politics as a Left-Right spectrum can be deceptive. Finding the Center can be particularly tricky, as it moves around a bit.

    I don’t think the Center is dissolving. What everyone calls the Right in American politics is, practically speaking, really the Center.

    The Socialist assault on America is coming from the Left. The Islamic assault is from the Right. Those two are incompatible, a modern Ribbentrop-Molotov pact; all they have in common is a dire urge to destroy the Center. But with the 2016 election, the Center is finally showing signs of holding.

    The great strength of the Center is that it already exists. We don’t have to invent it; we just have to defend it.

    The Progressive Left has to invent itself; its own version of Soviet Man, or National Socialist Man, or, perhaps, Napoleonic Man. Maybe just Totalitarian Utopian Man.

    And the Reactionary Right, Islam? That already exists, too. But it’s fundamentally so alien to American culture that it can only take root if allied, albeit temporarily, with the Progressive Left.

    The Obama administration was the Totalitarian Utopian Left’s Tet Offensive. The point man was Obama himself, a clumsy tactician who grossly overplayed his hand, accomplishing little but finally setting off the alarms.

    In the 2016 election, the Center finally woke up. That’s not the same as winning. But it means no more losing by default.


     
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    Henry Hawkins | December 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    A friend of mine said something I thought descriptive. Speaking of the coming advent of a new, non-Democrat administration, he said he felt like he’d been practicing for a decade for a game finally about to begin.

    He fights, for which I am grateful.
    Just sent in a contribution.


     
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    RWGinger | December 27, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Absolutely more than ever we ALL need LI. Your most important contributions may be ahead.


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