Thursday, August 1, 2013

Orwellian Night Descends Upon The Alamo

Now that I am back from a wonderful week at the ocean in the Tarheel State, I should start with a brief note on the State of affairs on Benghazi. I am more convinced than ever that this was not a mistake - no person or organization would go such lengths to hide details about an error of judgement:

"The CIA is polygraphing its operatives on a regular basis in an “unprecedented” effort to prevent Benghazi secrets from leaking out, CNN’s Drew Griffin is reporting, citing unnamed inside sources.

“Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings,” the bombshell report reveals. “The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress..........”

Employees are being made aware - in no uncertain terms mind you, that not only will they be fired or charged criminally if they divulge what they know, but that they will also most certainly be caught. 

In the city that saw the stubborn and noble defense of the Alamo against the forces under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the mere act of ever having admitted that you are aware of the wrongfulness of homosexual/lesbian activity may become cause to bar one from ever serving in public office:

"The San Antonio City Council is proposing an updated non-discrimination policy that effectively bans any city council member from being elected if he or she has ever “demonstrated a bias.”

No person shall be appointed to a position if the city council finds that such person has, prior to such proposed appointment, engaged in discrimination or demonstrated a bias, by word or deed, against any person, group or organization on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, or disability,” the ordinance reads.

The defenders of the Alamo and their families did not give their lives for this.

In George Orwell's 1984, the culprit was the central government. Modern Western Socialists, having realized how mistrustful the People may be of the upper echelons of power, have utilized an entirely different approach; bringing Dystopia to us piecemeal. In the towns, at work, our Churches and schools, and any other medium by which their agenda to deconstruct society can be employed, the Left is having an appreciable amount of success.

By lumping the very act of speaking or writing truthfully about certain types of activity in with acts of discrimination that warrant such governmental action, not only is the civil arm being brought down upon anyone who dares (Or ever dared in the past) speak out, we also see the effective banning of people who follow a religion that was a key component of the society that built this nation. Even the Founders and Framers who did not attend Church regularly or profess a full acceptance of Christian beliefs fully recognized that this system of beliefs was a crucial part of the bedrock of the society that was brought from what was to become the UK and grew in its own way here.

The irony that this is in fact happening in the city that is home to the Alamo should not be lost on the reader. As Oswald Spengler noted in The Decline of the West, the Western or "Faustian" mindset as he described it, was marked by a yearning for space, both in physical and intangible forms (In addition to persons and groups that moved to set up homes in faraway places, he notes other manifestations of this mindset such as horizons in paintings and the soaring arches of Gothic cathedrals). Though Spengler does not specifically cite the example of the Texians (There weren't Texans yet) I am sure that he would agree that only a culture such as that of the West could produce a  group of people who, on their own and without any prodding or help from the government,  would seriously consider leaving a decent and prosperous nation for the uncertain future in a land governed by Papists (Not popular with Protestants back then) just recently removed from Spanish rule and peopled by Commanches, easily one of the most cruel of all Native American tribes. To top it all off, they had to start out from scratch, building farms and homes in a land that (At that time!) had little attraction for Mexicans.

But leave they did, in the tradition reminiscent of the Volkerwanderung of the 3rd-5th centuries, the founding of the Crusader states, the explorers of the 15th-16th centuries, the massive move of English, Scots, Germans, and others to British North America and other daughter countries, and Die Groot Trek of the Afrikaners of the 19th century; all for the possible chance of making things better - not for them, but for their children and their grandchildren and those that would follow. Every one of the Texians was a form of Cecil Rhodes, the founder of a now-gone nation that was so much the result of the vision and labor of one man that the very nation was named from him. As an aside, the state of affairs in the successor-state of Zimbabwe should cause one to think twice before simply wiping the slate clean.

The tragedy is that what was built is being torn down. The faith of the settlers and their descendants is now being made to be a badge of isolation and ostracism, and the Culture that was born in part by the same faith is being taken down with it.

If we cannot effect a break of the two societies in the US, then there will come a time when may of us will again have to strongly consider another Trek of our own - one that would enable the People to reestablish Western Culture and preserve it for as many generations as possible while the rest of the soon-to-be former Western world collapses into the morass that they allowed be created. When the Britons realized that they could not stop the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes from taking their lands, many of them moved to what became the region of Brittany in modern-day France. There they were able to maintain their identity. Even today they have not been completely submerged into French culture.

This may come sooner than later for us.

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