This Morning’s Illumination

     From T. L. Davis:

     The crisis of conscience is what kills the right every time. They want to win, but they don’t want to do anything dishonorable in the process. They won’t take a stint in jail to win. They won’t intentionally inflict emotional or psychiatric pain on another person, even if that person is intent on inflicting the same sort of damage upon them. In one way, it makes a person proud to be among such fine people, but if that leads to drag queen story hour with children, it takes the shine off of that pride.

     The left suffer from no such crisis. This is not to say they don’t have a conscience, but that they see over the horizon of their immediate actions, or are, more accurately, willing to accept that vision, however clumsily and fraudulently presented, as a cause worthy of soiling their hands.

     To the Left, only the acquisition and retention of power matters. Therefore, it recognizes no rules. That makes politics today a combat situation:

     “What is combat, Christine?”
     “What is combat? How does it differ from other kinds of human interaction?”
     “Well, you’re trying to hurt somebody.”
     Louis cocked an eyebrow. “You’re never trying to hurt somebody under other circumstances?”
     She thought it over. “Well, yeah.”
     “So what’s the difference?”
     “Well, you have to have an opponent.”
     He waited in silence.
     “And he has to be trying to stop you.”
     “From doing what?”
     “Whatever you’re trying to do!” She was growing impatient.
     “And what are the rules?”
     “Um, do there have to be any?”
     He shook his head. “There have to be none.”
     “You heard me. If it’s combat, it has no rules, only objectives. That’s really the defining characteristic.”
     He went to a wooden rack across from his punching bag and lifted a large, gently curved sword from it. She had never seen him handle the thing before, and had wondered why he had it.
     “This is a medieval saber. A thousand years ago, it was one of the most potent weapons a man could carry. Moreover, possession was restricted by law. You had to be a member of the ruling class to own one legally.”
     He swung the sword in a complex pattern that defeated her attempt to track it.
     “You can kill with one of these, if you have enough strength and skill. Of course, it’s a little conspicuous, and it takes a lot more effort to use than most people would guess. Would you want to have to tote one around?”
     “And why is that?” He laid the tip of the saber in his left hand and held out the sword as if offering it to her.
     “Because there’s better available. We have guns now.”
     He nodded. “Yes, we do. And for quite a wide range of combat situations, a gun is a better weapon than a sword. In fact, there are a number of cases where bare hands are better than a sword, but that’s beside the point for now. If you were in a combat situation, where you had this and your opponent had a gun, what could you do about it?”
     She looked hard at the old weapon. It had a certain antique beauty and simplicity, but she couldn’t imagine ever wanting to wield it.
     “Not a lot. Try to take the gun away from him, maybe?”
     Louis snorted. “I hope you never have to do that, Chris. The odds are going to be on his side. But one thing you wouldn’t do is to shout, ‘Hey, that’s not fair.’ Right?”
     She laughed. “Silly man!”
     His face went dark. “I’m trying to make a very important point here, Chris. Combat means no rules. What he has is what you have to deal with, period. If you can’t face his size, his skills, or his armament, you’d better be prepared to run.”
     “Well, you know I can do that.”
     He glowered. “I said prepared to run.” His voice had acquired an edge she hadn’t heard before. “Emotionally. You don’t ever duke it out with someone who’s got the edge. A lot of guys have been killed by pride and unwillingness to admit they’re facing superior force. Chris, this might be the most important thing anyone will ever tell you. Do you understand?”

     That is the position in which we in the Right find ourselves today. Like it or not, this is a combat situation. The other side, by virtue of our self-restraint, has a huge edge over us. If we’re not willing to do as the Left has done and discard all notions of propriety in politics, the Left will not only defeat us, it will eliminate us. Do we flee, as Louis has counseled Christine above, or do we shed our fetters and fight like crazed dogs?

     The time has come to choose.


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  1. To do anything, we must first recognize how successful has been the campaign to demoralize us. We counteract that with morale boosters.

    Speaking of what needs be done is a far cry from inspiring the will to act.

    I wish I could blame my age and loss of focus that accompanies it, but I blame myself for not doing more when I was far more vital. That’s my greatest regret. I pray readers can find the will to do more.

    1. So many more people see this and finally say it. But it’s not morale boosting. What’s wrong with starting with the reminder that God helps those that help themselves?

  2. Well, since there is nowhere to run to and no one coming to save us, seems the time is upon us to choose.

    Kneel to all the insanity pushed upon us or say this stops now.

    • George Mckay on June 18, 2023 at 6:49 AM

    Francis, I have abhorred guns for many years due to an accident as a 12 year old kid.  My dear wife abhors them as well and we have gotten along fine with that – until now.  I can see the writing on the wall and when I have the money saved up I will be purchasing a gun.  She still hates them but, is slowly coming to realize the facts.

    We ARE in a war and you don’t fight it with words when the other side is using any weapon they can get.  Words are fine for speeches and actors but, real action is the only thing that will defeat a strong enemy.  Yes, the left and their commie ilk ARE enemies.  Their perfidy in all they do alone would indicate that but, when their stated purpose is to eradicate all we have come to love and expect of our leaders the gloves are off.

    Their methods are insidious and evil to the core.  They care not for or about you or your children other than what they can do for them and then cast them aside or kill them.

    I see a war coming and barring nuclear destruction of our society (which is a real one) we will need to be prepared for battle.  Protecting ourselves and our posterity must be paramount as if we die the whole damn thing dies with us.  This is their goal and they will stop at nothing to accomplish it.  Remember this and do not try to fight with feathers and pillows – lead and the will to use it is the only solution now.

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