Tuesday, 8 October 2019

The Left is opting for Civil War

Kunstler: "The Left Seems To 
Be Opting For Civil War"



7 October, 2019



A lot of readers (some of them former readers now) have been angrily twanging me 
by email for writing about the three-year Resistance effort to un-do the 2016 
election. I did not vote for Mr. Trump (or Mrs. Clinton) but I resent the coup mounted 
to overthrow him. 

I object to the bad faith and dishonesty of the Resistance. I object to the 
criminal misconduct among the federal bureaucracy, and the mendacity of its 
partners in the news media, and the hysteria they continue to generate — at 
the expense of other matters that concern our future.

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The political disorder spooling out is the political expression of the long 
emergency that the nation faces as it finally encounters the limits to growth 
we were warned about decades ago. 

The techno-industrial phase of history is ending, and we are left only with 
inadequate fantasies for coming to terms with it and moving forward. The dynamic 
relationship between affordable energy supplies and the operations of money roils 
at the core of this predicament. They are undoing each other and the result will be a 
 contraction of human activity. The big question we refuse to face is how to cope 
with contraction.


Beyond the ongoing orchestrated coup stands a reality-optional political Left 
consumed by serial hysterias, uninterested in truth, steeped in social 
despotism, and apparently willing to do anything to gain power. 

We should be very concerned with what they intend to do with that power. As they 
attempt to redistribute wealth, they will make the unhappy discovery that the wealth 
itself is subject to the wholesale contraction underway. The overvalued “assets” 
 representing “money” hoarded by the “wealthy” will turn out to be figments of a 
runaway debt crisis. We have already debased the operations of banking, and the 
tokens that banks issue — currencies and securities — levitate over an abyss.

We already have plenty of evidence for what the Left will do to the principle of 
political liberty. 

Their shibboleths of “diversity” and “inclusion” really mean shutting down 
free speech and telling everybody how to think.

 They are less interested in “social justice” than in plain coercion, the pleasure they 
take in pushing people around. What’s worse is that they want to use government 
as the instrument for enforcing their will. I object to that not just on principle but 
because government itself will be subject to the same contraction affecting 
 everything else. It simply won’t be able to compensate for all the other losses. 

Can we downscale its activities coherently, or will we make that journey violently, 
in some sort of civil war?

The Left seems to be opting for civil war.

It is surely underway among branches of government and the administrative 
bureaucracy I call the Deep State. Barack Obama, John Brennan and others set 
the intel and police apparatus against Mr. Trump and the war goes on in the 
latest reckless campaign of “whistleblowers” who are no such thing, but 
rather agents provocateurs of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Democrats in congress play a dangerous game with this as they attempt to 
engineer a non-impeachment impeachment

 — that is, without a vote by the whole House. To allow that vote would be a 
move to allow the opposition to participate in issuing subpoenas and seeing 
evidence, and the Democrats are bent on to preventing that. That ploy will provoke 
the White House to ignore their subpoenas and demands for documents on the 
principle that this mode of “Impeachment” is not legitimate.


The machinations of Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Schiff in this 
 latest “whistleblower” affair pulsate with skullduggery.

 Are we to suppose that they will march out one “whistleblower” after another 
whose identity — or very reality — will remain secret through these proceedings? 
This is the sort of thing you get in Spanish inquisitions and soviet show trials. Until 
recently, all Americans had very firm objections to kangaroo courts and star 
 chambers where the common-law safeguards of due process are thrown out the 
window. 

If the standoff goes to the Supreme Court, we’ll surely get yet another 
crusade to disqualify Justice Kavanaugh.

The Democratic Party is doing everything possible to destroy the legitimacy of 
these institutions — staring with elections themselves. The origins of the 
RussiaGate hoax will demonstrate that the party itself was behind “interference” in 
the 2016 election, and enlisted the help of several foreign governments in doing so.


That is why they are so desperate to keep the level of hysteria amped to the max.

 The day may be not far off when a great and chilling silence falls over this 
mob as they look to the sky and see the indictments raining down.

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