If you are a writer, you want to write something worth quoting, ie, “A rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” I can quote a couple dozen writers, from Shakespeare to Charles Dickens to Mark Twain to H.L Mencken to Hunter S. Thompson. But to be quoteworthy, you need to be saying something important, or at least memorable.
If you search the internet for the exact phrase, “These people are playing with matches”, dozens of links to The Pig Trap come up on Google. But oddly enough, as of this writing, my blog isn’t one of the listings, just people that quoted or linked to me. On the other hand, my blog comes up on the first page of Bing when searching for that phrase. Such are the mysteries of Search Engine Optimization… the site that quote originated on doesn’t actually make the list at Google. But the problem here is that I didn’t say that, a passenger did. I have always wanted to say something important and memorable, and as succinct as the Bard, or at least Mr. Wheeler.
Everybody has heard of Murphy’s Law; “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong, and at the worst possible time.” Do we even know who Murphy is? He seems mighty famous… he oughta get credit for that, doncha think?
Years ago, I heard Cole’s Maxim, an addendum and qualifier of Murphy’s Law, something a lot of people haven’t heard; “Murphy was an optimist.”
I’d like to have a law. Something short. Succinct. Ten words or less.
Then I realized that I have spoken one sentence dozens of times, and even typed it several times here on this blog, originally in The Pig Trap. Coming from a marketing background, I thought Hack’s Maxim sounded really good… nice alliteration there. But then I realized I wasn’t exactly sure what a maxim is. So I looked it up, and the definition of a maxim is,
a short, pithy statement expressing a general truth or rule of conduct : the maxim that actions speak louder than words.
A general rule…? No, that doesn’t work… maybe an aphorism…?
a pithy observation that contains a general truth, such as, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
No, that’s not right either… what about an axiom…?
a statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true : the axiom that supply equals demand.
That’s it. Self-evidently true. So this is Hack’s Axiom:
What can not go on, will NOT go on.
I always say this referring to our current political situation, but if you think about it more generally, it holds up. If you drive your car without oil in the crankcase, it will eventually stop. That can not go on. If your favorite drinking game is Russian Roulette with a Colt Python, that will eventually stop, too. And if you are bedding your sister-in-law or your bosses’ wife three times a week on the clock, that will certainly end badly as well.
What can not go on, will NOT go on.
Thousands of illegal immigrants streaming across the border every month can not go on. Bankrupt entitlement programs can not go on. The Treasury borrowing trillions of dollars and printing worthless fiat currency based only on a promise and the fear of our military can not go on. Racist movements based on lies that encourage the killing of white people and police officers can not go on. Persecuting and prosecuting American Christians for following the basic tenants of their faith can not go on. Coddling and appeasing and negotiating with Islamic terrorists that enslave thousands, destroy historical treasures, kill people indiscriminately, behead Christians, rape little boys, stone women, hang gay people from cranes and toss them off rooftops can not go on.
And a lawless, corrupt government run by an elite oligarchy that plunders our treasury, bankrupts cities and even States, taxes the productive and redistributes wealth in order to curry the favor and votes of the unproductive, flouts the law as a matter of course, permits (and subsidizes) an organization like Planned Parenthood to massacre millions of infants and sell their organs, weaponizes the tax system to punish it’s critics, surveils the citizenry, and routinely violates the protections of the Constitution can not go on, either.
What can not go on, will NOT go on.
I called it in The Pig Trap; Lois Lerner is going to skate. She is being protected by the Obama Administration and the Justice Department, after consciously, deliberately, and illegally targeting political opponents of the current administration. Lois Lerner should live in fear for her personal safety for the rest of her life. If I did what she did, I would ask the FBI (while Obama is running it) to give me a new identity and bury me deep in the witness protection program… I’d get plastic surgery to alter my face, and retire to a tiny town in a heavily Democrat state, and pray I was never discovered.
And now the Democrat party is actually going to run a Presidential candidate that has been proven by her own email to have lied about the Benghazi incident, a candidate that emailed her daughter that the consulate was attacked by al Queda styled terrorists on the very night of the attack, but conspired with the Democrat President to put forward the lie that the attack was inspired by some obscure video that no one had ever seen, because Obama’s re-election was just two months away. They said it was just a protest, but somehow, the protesters brought AK-47’s and RPGs that night, not protest signs and flags to burn.
That movie maker spent more than a year in prison for that lie, by the way. Imagine if that was you, or your Dad… serving more than a year in prison, so Obama could be re-elected. Imagine how you might feel if your Dad or your brother or your son died that night in Libya, and having Hillary lie to your face about why they died.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
She repeatedly stated that this video was the cause of their deaths, and was revealed to be nakedly lying. She lied to Congress, she lied to the families of the people killed, she lied to the American people, and dispatched her flunky Susan Rice to cast those lies is concrete on the Sunday news shows the following week, believing that she was shielded by her private email server and her status in the political oligarchy, and would never have to answer for this.
But the Democrats are running her anyway, a candidate that has also been shown to have obscured and deleted documents required by subpoena, a candidate that operated a private email server while Secretary of State, routinely handling the most sensitive data without the most basic of security protocols, a server that has certainly been compromised by the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, and the Iranians, located in a toilet in Colorado.
I used to run a website for a screen printing company that catered to the livestock industry, whose most expensive item was a $48 hoodie, and their web security was far superior to Hillary Clinton’s. If you don’t understand that EVERY SINGLE EMAIL Hillary sent or received during her tenure as Secretary of State is most assuredly in the hands of the Chinese government, you are even more of a moron than she is.
If you or I did just 1/100th of what Hillary has done, we would be in SuperMax for the rest of our lives. This is what I said about “us” versus the “political class” in The Pig Trap. Look at David Patreus… he just let some chick he was banging read some inconsequential material, but he was disgraced, sacrificed for Obama. His transgressions do not even approach Hillary’s. And yet an alarming number of people find Hillary to be a perfectly acceptable candidate for President. None of these facts matter to them.
Are you shitting me? How is this woman running for President instead of being perp-walked in shackles and an orange jumpsuit? The answer is, she is of the oligarchy. The rules for her are different than the rules for you. As I have said before, we don’t have elected representatives anymore, we have elected rulers.
What can not go on, will NOT go on.
The Second Civil War is coming, but World War III is coming too, and it will have a religious component that its’ two predecessors did not. And now this religious component is being freely imported into this country, making the United States a battlefield, where it was not in wars past. Europe is being overrun with Muslim “refugees”, but if you look closely, you will notice something odd.
Who flees a war zone? The people that can not fight, that’s who. But if you look closely at images of the “refugees”, you don’t see a lot of children. Where are the women? Where are the elderly? It appears that nearly all of the people coming to Europe are male, between 16 and 40. And Obama is talking about taking in THOUSANDS of these unvetted “refugees”, here in America, with no ID, no passports, just their word as to who they are and why they are coming. I understand the first group recently arrived in New Orleans.
And tonight, I am watching chaotic reports of coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris, with more than 150 dead, and everyone struggling mightily to not utter the word “Muslim” or “Islam”.
Right now, it is a coin toss as to which will happen first; World War III, or American Civil War II. Worst case scenario; they will happen congruently.
But this WILL end… one way, or another. 300 to 350 million guns in private hands says so.
There’s a lot of chatter of late about enacting tighter gun laws and restricting gun ownership in the US, especially from the Clinton campaign, so let’s conduct an exercise in easy math. Roughly half of the people in the US lean Republican or conservative. That’s about 160 million people, and those guys have a lot of guns. Of course a lot of those people have kids that don’t vote, but set that aside for the moment. According to polling, more than half of the people in this country say that America is on “the wrong track”, so that has to include some Democrats. Democrats have some guns, too, but since the Left in America is the party of gun control, it stands to reason that many or most of them are not armed, and support strict gun control in America, a la England or Australia. Both Obama and Hillary have pointed to Australia’s compulsory gun confiscation program as a model for America, in spite of the Second Amendment.
Let’s say that the next administration enacts sweeping gun regulation, and maybe even a confiscation program like Australia’s. Let’s also assume that they are extraordinarily successful, and manage to get a whopping 80% of American’s guns. Let’s also assume that the number of guns in America is at the low end of that scale mentioned above, 300 million.
80% of 300,000,000 is 240 million guns confiscated. That sounds pretty good, right? I think that is wildly optimistic, but let’s go with those numbers.
That still leaves SIXTY MILLION GUNS in the hands of a populace that will be very, very pissed off after that confiscation. I’m guessing that number is actually much larger. By comparison, according to Wikipedia, the entire active and reserve forces of the Chinese military are less than three million soldiers. And those guns and those men don’t have to cross the Pacific, they are already HERE, in San Antonio and Des Moines and Newark and Miami and Denver and Provo and San Francisco and Little Rock and Albany.
IF IT IS ONLY this small, there is a guerrilla army on this continent far greater than EVERYTHING China could possibly invade with… and every single one of them knows where to get more bullets and a hot meal, tonight. And supporting them, at least another 80 or 100 million people that won’t take up arms themselves, but will give aid and comfort to them.
When you present a gun control idiot with these facts, they sputter and dither and say, ” You can’t take on a government that has machine guns and fighter jets and tanks and drones and artillery and nuclear bombs!”
Anyone who says something this moronic hasn’t read the newspaper in a long, long time, and they haven’t read much history, either. The massive British fleet sailing into New York Harbor in 1776 was the 18th century equivalent of The Death Star arriving in New York, and while the ensuing battle was a huge loss for the revolutionaries, it wasn’t enough to destroy them.
To borrow a surfer’s expression, locals rule.
Iraq has been lost to the locals, because Obama abandoned it. Afghanistan is on the verge of being lost to the locals, after nearly fifteen years and thousands of deaths and lost limbs, and tanks and drones and fighter jets and nukes don’t seem to be working there, either. If all the military might of the US government can’t stop illiterate 7th century religious fanatics and child rapists and goat fuckers in Iraq and Afghanistan and Syria, how will they stop college-educated marksmen in America, trained by the US military, that know how to make their own bullets, know how to build sophisticated IEDs, know how to operate their own surveillance drones, know how to conduct cyber attacks against the government, and have internet access?
Does Vietnam ring a bell? Our government defoliated wide swaths of the jungle with noxious chemicals and napalmed thousands of acres of forest, had total air superiority and battleship support, and yet, they were eventually overcome by illiterate rice farmers with rusty AK-47’s and bamboo punji sticks. I know a least twenty superior soldiers, far better armed and trained than Tran from the rice paddy. You would think that as a Vietnam veteran, Secretary of State John Kerry would have some illuminating thoughts on this matter.
It seems like the political class in this country WANT chaos… they WANT to borrow and spend money until the economy collapses… they WANT to encourage a stream of immigrants that breaks the back of the welfare system and causes rampant crime… they WANT to allow radical islamists into the country… they WANT to encourage blacks to kill police officers… they WANT to release thousands of hardened criminals onto the streets… they WANT to tax patriotic Americans into poverty… they WANT to persecute Christians to the point that they rise up…
Why? Are they evil, or are they just plain stupid?
Is it the Cloward/Piven strategy, to cause so much chaos that the populace WANTS to live in a police state, just to end the chaos they created? Does the oligarchy really think that they will be safe and protected in their Green Zones when civil society collapses? It’s like they WANT something to snap, because they think they can handle it, and that will give the political class in this country absolute power and control. If that is what they think, these people are utterly delusional, or as Mr. Wheeler said, playing with matches.
Let me reiterate that I DO NOT want any of this shit to happen! I want patriotic leaders and our Constitutional process to right this ship, but currently, that process seems to be failing. I am raising a five year old little girl, and I want her world to be nothing but unicorns, coloring books, flash cards, Ninja Turtles, Barbies, and Bubble Guppies. I don’t want to have to explain to her why her government is tyrannical. I don’t want to have to explain to her how our economy collapsed or how our money isn’t worth anything and she has to go hungry because our political class destroyed our civilization. I do not want to have to warn her of the dangers from lawless Mexican gangs or an Iron Age religion that wants to subjugate her, rape her, mutilate her vagina, or cut off her head.
I don’t want any of this. I have a genuine aversion to violence. But if you insist on bringing this shit to my doorstep, I promise, I will kill you.
I’m not a soldier. I’m not a radical. I’m not a terrorist. I’m not a militant. I’m not an insurgent. I’m not even a revolutionary.
I’m just an American… I’m just a Dad. And I know a lot more Dads, too… just like me. We aren’t going to tolerate this shit much longer. I can’t tell you how many angry people I have encountered in my car, completely fed up with the insanity that is our government. There is a simmering rage in this country, not from people that covet power, but from ordinary people that just want to go to work, raise their families, and not be outraged and offended daily by what their government is doing, and can’t seem to vote this incompetent, corrupt, and greedy oligarchy out of power.
Quote me on this… What can not go on, will NOT go on.