Friday, October 24, 2008

Read Bush's Executive Orders, Then Read Solzhenitsyn

In his Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn explains that even while they are dragging you away, you will tell yourself it is a mistake. I am innocent. They will let me go. “At what exact point, then, should one resist? When one’s belt is taken away? When one is ordered to face into a corner? When one crosses the threshold of one’s home? . . .”

In a famous footnote on page 13 of my edition, he writes: “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive . . . . Or if, during periods of mass arrests . . . people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door . . . and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .

“If . . . if . . . We didn’t love freedom enough. . . . We submitted with pleasure! . . . We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.” Solzhenitsyn says “resistance should have begun right there, at the moment of the arrest itself. But it did not begin.” Of course, he is talking about Russia. Here the same thing would have a different style. For instance, in the Soviet Union you were simply arrested. Here, if you ask one of the super patriot zombies whether you are being arrested, he will say you are not, but you must go along to the camp.

So what will you do? Will you simply give up your stash and get on the bus? Right now you probably don’t know yourself. You may not know until it happens. But we do know they are coming. We do know who the enemy is. The enemy – and I mean this literally, not metaphorically – are for instance the national Communist media.

People like Katie Kook and Chris Matthews and Bill Maher, outfits like the Communist News Network (CNN) and the Communist Broadcasting System (CBS) are just as much enemies as Wehrmacht Panzer units invading our country in uniform would have been in 1943. They are not confused. They know what they are doing. They will not stop until they destroy you. And they are accessible. You don’t need me to tell you what to do with such an enemy.

The enemy is Helicopter Ben Bernanke, Ponzi Paulson, Madam Peelousy, Butt jumper Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, the bottom slice of Ted Kennedy’s “waitress sandwich.” And on and on. The Red professors. All the people who routinely spit in your face; the people who don’t care how you vote, for whom the vote is a mere charade; the people who have destroyed your job and intend to dissolve your country.

They have gotten away with it, so far, because you have not yet made them sufficiently afraid when they set foot in your neighborhoods. The soles inside their Guccis don’t yet tingle nervously when they set foot on the tarmac. The ones who are elected must return to the districts once in a while to maintain the pretense that they represent you, but they don’t yet wonder whether they will return to Washington alive.

What el presidente Jorge W. Boosh would call “el momento de verdad” is coming soon. Look at the Executive Orders. Then read Solzhenitsyn.

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