Codevilla On The Death Of Political Reason

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Irrational polities lead to disaster.

At this point, it is just a question of which one(s).

16 responses to “Codevilla On The Death Of Political Reason

  1. Mr. Codevilla is yet ANOTHER “conservative” Lincoln bootlicker who thinks all was well between then and now and Ted Cruz was the Republics only Constitutional hope. Let me guess you are a Glenn Beck bootlicker too. I’ll bet you $100 right fucking now you do not know who started the KKK and why it was even started in 1866. Not only that, 30 years after the war there were more yankee KKK members waiving your American flag than the battle flag of Northern Virginia.

    The CONSTITUTION as envisioned by the founders died under Lincoln as nowhere in the Constitution does it say that SOVEREIGN states can not leave the Republic. Look Lincoln did not give a damn about the Constitution and violated it left and right while burning down and salting farmland and then had his army rape women and kill children and brag about it, all in the name of unity. Go read Shermans view of Southerners. Lincolns God is not my God, he may be yours Mr Codevilla but he is not mine. You need a refresher history course on the war for Southern Independence. Oh wait you believe what you were taught in public yankee screwl.

    Make no mistake, the Republic as founded died when dishonest Abe Lincoln unconstitutionally invaded the Southern states. And the idea that the South was ok with losing the war is patently ridiculous. Do you even know what a freedman bureau was and why they were started? Let me be perfectly clear… FUCK LINCOLN he got what he deserved. Thank you Mr. Booth it should have been done sooner.

    deo vindice

    Grey Ghost

  2. Not to argue against the main point of this article, but to say that Sen. Cruz was the one and only adherent to the Constitution is simply incorrect on two counts. For one, Sen. Cruz eagerly voted to continue the mass surveillance of U.S. citizens, without a warrant. So much for the 4th Amendment. He is also clearly in the pocket of the central bankers. Sen. Rand Paul was, and is, more faithful to Constitutional principles, reducing the size of the governing behemoth, and restoring sound currency and a free market. He was the clear choice, but couldn’t get in the news cycle – the media was in thrall to the current Republican candidate who has publicly stated that he would happily ignore provisions of the Constitution to get his own way. In that sense (only), Sen. Cruz probably would have been the better candidate. Felonia Pantsuits is the worst of course, she has already sold U.S. foreign policy to the highest bidder and has no moral principles apart from furthering her own interests, let alone adhering to Constitutional principles. Moreover, she wants to dissolve our nation state, a globalist through and through.

  3. FrozenPatriot

    Fran provided some great reasoning along the same lines yesterday pertaining to bobbleheads on the idiot box. http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-shameless-ones.html

  4. “Thank you Mr. Booth it should have been done sooner.”

    Second that. I’ma thinkin’ like 1860.

  5. “Lincoln found hope for the future in the fact that both sides “prayed to the same God.” And although the sides differed about the substance of constitutional procedure, both believed ardently in the Constitution. Even as they fought, they respected each other and took each other’s arguments seriously. ”

    I’ve learned more about the “Civil War” from comments at this site and places like FNC on the blogroll than I could ever have learned in “school”. Revisionist history goes to the victor. The struggle itself will be brutal and God will be tough to find if this thing finally goes hot (and it appears to be heading there at top speed). Jack Hinson’s arguments regarding his son’s right to life were eventually heard by those standing next to his dropping targets.

  6. Amazingly, I agree with Grey Ghost above.

    “The rulers’ absence of commitment to the rule of law negates the obligation of the ruled to obey.” This is the most important sentence in the entire essay and EXACTLY why the 2nd Amendment exists. Our founders, thank God for them, were very well versed in tyranny and gave us, these many generations later, the means and permission to throw it off. They didn’t ‘consciously object’ to British tyranny and politely ask for their rights and freedoms back. They fucking shot them.

    I imagine Codevilla is one of the ‘conscientious objectors’ who sanctimoniously believes his doing nothing this election is doing something. Utter bullshit!! Doing nothing is…..doing nothing!!! Doing nothing (not voting) is exactly what the left wants from everyone who wouldn’t vote for Killary. Nothing conscientious about doing nothing folks. That is a fool and lazy cowards easy way out!

    • outlawpatriot

      Yeah, yeah, yeah, Jammit.🙂

    • Jimmy the Saint

      “They didn’t ‘consciously object’ to British tyranny and politely ask for their rights and freedoms back. They fucking shot them.”

      They tried the polite approach several times before they started shooting, but yeah, in the end, once they saw that talking/writing wasn’t going to get it done, they acted.

    • “The rulers’ absence of commitment to the rule of law negates the obligation of the ruled to obey.”

      Not that there was any such obligation in the first place.

      As to voting being “doing something”, it’s just an opinion, and not a very credible one either. Unless by “doing something” you mean “supporting the racket”.

  7. Yoo-hoo…codevilla….Did someone forget that Rand Paul was running for President? Not to mention the fact that if Ted Cruz was such a Constitutionalist — Why was he running for president when he should have known that he was NOT a natural born citizen? BOTH parents must be US citizens at time of birth. “…cannot be half foreigner” —> Thomas Paine 1792

    I won’t even go into his Bush friendship nor will I delve into his wife’s escapades with the CFR and Goldman-Sachs.

    I think I may have just lost some brain cells for having to rehash these two year old factoids.

  8. The New Idol – Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    By Friedrich Nietzsche

    “The New Idol – Somewhere there are still peoples and herds, but not with us, my brothers: here there are states. A state? What is that? Well! open now your ears to me, for now I will speak to you about the death of peoples. State is the name of the coldest of all cold monsters.
    Coldly it lies; and this lie slips from its mouth: “I, the state, am the people.” It is a lie! It was creators who created peoples, and hung a faith and a love over them: thus they served life. Destroyers are they who lay snares for the many, and call it state: they hang a sword and a hundred cravings over them. Where there are still peoples, the state is not understood, and is hated as the evil eye, and as sin against laws and customs. This sign I give to you: every people speaks its own language of good and evil, which its neighbor does not understand. It has created its own language of laws and customs. But the state lies in all the tongues of good and evil; and whatever it says it lies; and whatever it has it has stolen. Everything in it is false; it bites with stolen teeth, and bites often. It is false down to its bowels.
    Confusion of tongues of good and evil; this sign I give you as the sign of the state. This sign points to the will to death! it points to the preachers of death! All too many are born: for the superfluous the state was created! See how it entices them to it, the all-too-many! How it swallows and chews and rechews them! “On earth there is nothing greater than I: I am the governing hand of God.” — thus roars the monster. And not only the long-eared and short-sighted fall upon their knees! Ah! even in your ears, you great souls, it whispers its gloomy lies! Ah! it finds out the rich hearts which willingly squander themselves! Yes, it finds you too, you conquerors of the old God! You became weary of conflict, and now your weariness serves the new idol! It would set up heroes and honorable ones around it, the new idol! Gladly it basks in the sunshine of good consciences, — the cold monster!
    It will give everything to you, if you worship it, the new idol: thus it buys the lustre of your virtue, and the glance of your proud eyes. Through you it seeks to seduce the all-too-many! Yes, a hellish artifice has been created here, a death-horse jingling with the trappings of divine honors! Yes, a dying for many has been created here, which glorifies itself as life: verily, a great service to all preachers of death! The state, I call it, where all drink poison, the good and the bad: the state, where all lose themselves, the good and the bad: the state, where the slow suicide of all — is called “life.”
    Behold the superfluous! They steal the works of the creators and the treasures of the wise. Education, they call their theft — and everything becomes sickness and trouble to them! Behold the superfluous! They are always sick; they vomit their bile and call it a newspaper. They devour each other and cannot even digest themselves. Behold the superfluous! They acquire wealth and become the poorer for it. They seek power, and the lever of power, much money — these impotent ones! See them clamber, these nimble apes! They clamber over one another, and thus pull each other into the mud and the abyss. They all strive for the throne: this is their madness — as if happiness sat on the throne!
    Often filth sits on the throne. — and often also the throne on filth. Madmen they all seem to me, and clambering apes, and too eager. Foul smells their idol to me, the cold monster: foul they all smell to me, these idolaters. My brothers, will you suffocate in the fumes of their maws and appetites! Better to break the windows and jump into the open air! Escape from their foul stench!
    Escape from the idolatry of the superfluous! Escape from their foul stench! Escape from the steam of these human sacrifices! The earth is yet free for great souls. There are still many empty sites for the lonesome and the twosome, surrounded by the fragrance of tranquil seas. A free life is yet possible for great souls. He who possesses little is that much less possessed: blessed be a little poverty! There, where the state ends — there only begins the man who is not superfluous: there begins the song of the necessary, the single and irreplaceable melody. There, where the state ends — look there, my brothers! Do you not see it, the rainbow and the bridges of the Overman? Thus spoke Zarathustra.”

  9. Amen and Amen

  10. Amen and Amen, Mr. Ghost

  11. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  12. OT … but Steve Pieczenik is a long-time Member of the CFR.

    Damaged goods.

    I smell treachery in the air.