Plainly Stated

     And by one of today’s most eloquent commentators and thinkers, at that:

     If someone wished to destroy America, could he do anything more catastrophic than what we currently see and hear each day? What would an existential enemy do that we have not already done to ourselves?

     Fair use restricts me from inserting the entire essay here. Please read it all. (It was originally a series of “tweets,” but it would still feel wrong to swipe it whole.) Dr. Hanson summarizes the campaign against America better than I’ve seen it before this. No important facet of the attack is omitted.

     But let us ask two questions.

     The first, necessarily, is Cui bono? Who benefits from the steady reduction of the United States of America, once called the “indispensable nation,” to an emasculated laughingstock? The answers come readily, and as the Gentle Readers of Liberty’s Torch are a bright bunch, I need not supply you with them.

     The second question, however, is of greater moment, as painful as it is to face it: Why have we done nothing to resist it? We’ve enjoyed a right denied to 99% of Mankind throughout its history: the right to keep and bear arms. Every one of the Founders who spoke on this subject made it plain that resistance to tyranny was the central point of that guarantee. Yet we’ve done practically none of that. Are we waiting for the tyrants to take our guns away from us?

     Among Internet acronyms, this one is currently paramount:


     Stalin could tell you why. No doubt he’s looking on amusedly as we persist in trying.

     You can vote your way into socialism, but you have to shoot your way out. – Originator unknown


  1. The answer to Professor Hanson’s title — Why? — has long been laid out by you.

    And what has been the overwhelming response?


    Echoing in each American’s head should be the last words in your opening quote of today:

    Done to ourselves… done to ourselves… done to ourselves.

  2. “Are we waiting for the tyrants to take our guns away from us?”

    No, we are waiting for them to try.

    • scott on July 9, 2024 at 7:24 PM

    If you are waiting on them to try ? Is this like waiting on them to

    steal a election

    make crazy sex laws

    let the teachers lie and control our kids

    put political opponents in jail

    have a 2 tier law system

    ignore the SCOTUS rules

    make illegal laws

    open the borders

    shall I keep on listing while we are waiting on them to try?

    problem is that buy the time we stand together it will be over before we start

Comments have been disabled.