None dare call it treason
Michael D. Shaw May 29, 2022
Editor's Note: Cartoon added by me, and you may wish to view. RK
Those of a certain age will recognize this article’s subtitle as the name of a self-published book by John Stormer, released in 1964, and selling 7 million copies—an astonishing accomplishment. The book detailed American accommodations to the Soviets, and more broadly documented the undermining of traditional values, in all sorts of institutions, including the government.
Part of Stormer’s success was based on the general feeling that emerged in the 1950s that we had won World War II, but had lost the peace. In essence, Stormer chronicled Antonio Gramsci’s “Long March Through the Institutions,” as it was unfolding in the postwar era, and through the early 1960s.
Among other things, the early 1960s brought us the infamous school prayer decisions—Engel v. Vitale (1962) and Abington School District v. Schempp (1963). These were followed by Murray v. Curlett, a 1963 Maryland case that prohibited mandatory reading of the Bible in school. Tellingly, these three cases were launched because some party was “offended” by being exposed to religion, even if for a minute.
Sentiments similar to Stormer’s were expressed by the John Birch Society. Thus, both sources had to be viciously attacked by forces of the Left, aided and abetted by establishment Republicans (proto-RINOs), who deeply resented the popularity and eventual nomination of conservative Barry Goldwater, as the 1964 Republican presidential candidate.
All the Left could do to attack Stormer’s book was to critique various references in an outrageously amateur manner, rather than dispute any of the assertions. To no one’s surprise, such “analyses” were widely publicized in elite media outlets and educational institutions.
Leading the charge against conservatism was Nelson Rockefeller, who became a victim of Karma at its most devastating. True, Richard Nixon’s victories in 1968 and 1972 could be interpreted as a win for conservatives, but Nixon’s paranoia and ridiculous desire to be one of the cool kids undermined his presidency, leading to his unprecedented resignation.
Full marks if you realize that Nixon’s undoing was nothing more than the Left’s revenge for his takedown of traitor Alger Hiss.
Moving to the present, we see Disney promoting a drag queen special for young kids, a new transgender Barbie doll, and the Texas school shooter’s mother asking us not to judge him, since he MUST have had his reasons for what he did. Then there’s the infamous TikTok video of a mother telling her baby, “I could have killed you, but I chose to let you live.”
Naturally, there has been a host of miserable celebrities and politicians garnering publicity on the bodies of the shooting victims, along with the usual calls for more gun control. Tellingly, a recent Washington Post piece described a number of cases of young teenagers talking of shooting someone—thinking that we should be appalled not by their shocking attitudes, but by the fact that they apparently have easy access to guns.
As to the official law enforcement response to the Texas shootings, an official admitted that they were wrong in not immediately engaging the perp. But, no worries. Nothing will happen to any of the Keystone Cops, or their so-called leadership, anymore than anything will happen to the ghouls behind the gain of function research that led to the COVID pandemic.
In a way, the lack of accountability—for just about anything—can be seen as the obverse of the “participation trophy” mentality.
In case you haven’t noticed, our current American society has abandoned all pretenses of morality. Although heavily denied by the Left, this is surely a direct consequence of the secular/atheist court decisions mentioned above.
Call it a “conspiracy theory” if you choose, but the move to undermine any moral standards is destroying our country, while benefiting the evil Few.
“Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason.” —John Harington (1560 - 1612) Editor's Note: