Kea enjoyed herself last night and it was wonderful to see. We were watching the doofus PM, in her full sanctomony and slogans, being pwned by the leader of the opposition, a South Auckland scrapper. Crusher won handily. The final comment from Collins — that we are losing 400 jobs a day. Yes, the government is still (f the Greens get in) going to be in government. But the Greens are vulnerable.
We are seeing the end of th eliberal boomer project. THe current Gen X leaders we have function as boomers because they come from the same upbringing. The good captain here reminds us of that.
“Hard times create strong men.
Strong men create good times.
Good times create weak men.
Weak men create hard times.”
And the Baby Boomers are indeed weak men.
If there was ever a generation born into good times it was the Baby Boomers. The 1950’s and 1960’s were the golden era of US history. Unemployment averaged around 4%, even going into the 2%’s for a couple years. Economic growth was twice that of what we have today. You didn’t need a college degree to apply for entry level positions. And those entry level positions could afford you the American dream on one income replete with a house, spouse, car and kids. But perhaps the biggest advantage the Boomers had growing up is the incredible luxury of having both a mother and a father present in the house at the same time. This nuclear family, combined with the other socio-economic factors, made the Baby Boomers’ upbringing the most idyllic the world had ever seen. And with their WWII generation parents starkly reminded of the horrors of the Great Depression and war, it was a guarantee their children would be the most pampered and spoiled in then-as-of-yet US history.
Luxury broke out of the stable and is now four paddocks away.
This depression is going to destroy the politics of identity. It will instead produce a nation that either goes full pagan or (may it happen) have a revival. The large gransational stcutures will break. And the progressive social justice warriors, hiding behind their rainbow flag of weaponised tolerance, will be at one with the Phonecians that Isaiah mocks.
For they are idolators.
41 “Coastlands, listen to Me in silence,
And let the peoples gain new strength;
Let them come forward, then let them speak;
Let us come together for judgment.
2 “Who has aroused one from the east
Whom He calls in righteousness to His feet?
He delivers up nations before him
And subdues kings.
He makes them like dust with his sword,
As the wind-driven chaff with his bow.
3 “He pursues them, passing on in safety,
By a way he had not been traversing with his feet.
4 “Who has performed and accomplished it,
Calling forth the generations from the beginning?
‘I, the Lord, am the first, and with the last. I am He.’”
5 The coastlands have seen and are afraid;
The ends of the earth tremble;
They have drawn near and have come.
6 Each one helps his neighbor
And says to his brother, “Be strong!”
7 So the craftsman encourages the smelter,
And he who smooths metal with the hammer encourages him who beats the anvil,
Saying of the soldering, “It is good”;
And he fastens it with nails,
So that it will not totter.
8 “But you, Israel, My servant,
Jacob whom I have chosen,
Descendant of Abraham My friend,
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth,
And called from its remotest parts
And said to you, ‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and not rejected you.
10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
11 “Behold, all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored;
Those who contend with you will be as nothing and will perish.
12 “You will seek those who quarrel with you, but will not find them,
Those who war with you will be as nothing and non-existent.
13 “For I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand,
Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.’
18 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him [b]before them, 3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you [c]are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me;
My opologies to the Papists among you for this short version of what their political masters such as Belloc and Chesterton wrote volumes on, but the order of the state starts with the family. The duty of a man is to provide and care for his wife and children. Which requirses marriage and a magistrate to keep the families safe: the safe neighbourhoods make safe towns and cities: safe city means safe country, and the king’s job is to keep the reavers out and the trade flowing.
Our governments instead have been panicked by epidemiologcial mdoels. You don’t look at math. You look at the facts on the groound.
And they have been found wanting.
Among the stupidest of those decisions was the notion that keeping people locked in their homes, with no recourse to let off steam and socialise and be around other people, was healthy over the long term. It categorically is not. Humans are social creatures and NEED to be around others of our own kind.
Even absolute curmudgeons like me require sunlight and socialisation of some kind – even if that level of interaction amounts to asking the barista at the coffee shop for a chestnut-flavoured latte. That much is quite enough for extreme introverts like me, and I am very much on the extreme end of that scale. Most people, especially the lonely and the elderly, require much more socialisation than that.
We need to support and pray for each other. We have had three generations where the family has been shredded, deliberately, by those who see Marx and Gramsci as their idols. We now have a bunch of very unpleasand and entitled individuals who demand that they can come into our families witouth reforming their behaviour.
We need to demand they stay outside until they stop preying on the vulnerable. For the repentant, we have church, and fellowship, and we can there fall on our knees, to pray for the mercy of God, for the latt few generations have sought the rancid rainbow, forgetting that that it is an optical phenonoema,, something ephermal, that should point to God.
They show their hubris in claiming it as their flat. But that will fall, and the nations and people of God will remain.