From an OD reader:
“Hello, long time reader.
I recognize there is little to feel happy about what’s going on. That said, could you try to write about some way out of this, some possible silver lining? Some hope for the future? Or are we just totally, unequivocally, screwed, and your telling it like it is?
Take care and hang in there”
I don’t think the situation is hopeless.
I think we are in a dark period. It is about to get even darker for White Americans. There will be a major national crisis in which all the trends of the past 80 years come to a head. The outcome of the crisis will resolve these issues. After the crisis has passed, we will move forward.
I’m currently reading Peter Turchin’s book Ages of Discord: A Structural-Demographic Analysis of American History. The book argues that there are regular cycles in all complex human societies and that the United States is no exception. There are long integrative and disintegrative phases. There are periods of recurring instability that mark the transition between these periods.
In the Roman Empire, there was the Kingdom-Republic transition, the Republic-Principate transition and the Principate-Dominate transition. In France, there was the Carolingian Collapse, the Early Medieval Crisis (Capetian Reconquest, Albigensian Crusades), the Late Medieval Crisis, the Wars of Religion and the French Revolution. These are long term cycles which usually last two hundred to three hundred years. There are other shorter cycles that tend to occur every fifty years. These are natural cycles.
The book argues that the United States went through its first complete historical cycle between 1780 and 1930. We are currently building up to a revolution or civil war which will occur in the 2020s. The national atmosphere seems dark and hopeless because we live in a disintegrative phase of American history. We are approaching the climax. We have a fragmented elite and a surplus of bored, idle, wealthy upper middle class liberals who are destabilizing the current order and plunging the nation into an inevitable crisis. This is also what it was like in France on the eve of the French Revolution.
In the 1840s and 1850s when American politics were last this intensely polarized and toxic, it was because the new manufacturing economy in the North had created a surplus of wealthy elites who were shut out of political power by Southern slaveowners and their Northern allies. They responded by demonizing the South over slavery. Similarly in our own times, we have a surplus of wealthy Jews and discontent minorities who are demonizing Whites. They want to shove White Christian America aside and take over. See the Bloomberg and Steyer presidential runs which were a glaring example of this surplus.
We are not totally, unequivocally screwed. The situation is not hopeless. On the contrary, this is necessary to resolve the crisis and bring about the downfall of our existing elite and move forward. Historically speaking, Jews have always overreached like this. We have always sort of known that one day there would be a reckoning given the long term cultural, economic and demographic trends. My advice is to just sit tight and watch and to try your best to stay out of it as events spiral out of control.
This does not concern us. There is nothing we can do about it. The American elites are fragmenting and fighting with each other. They are on a reckless course. When your enemies are making a fatal mistake, you do not want to intervene and insert yourself into it.
Note: We are grilling and chilling.