By Charlie Johnston
I find myself in an interesting position right now. I have heard from several people of substance who, last year, were profoundly skeptical of my discussion of the Storm. Now only the invincibly ignorant and the willfully blind do not see that it has arrived. The people I have heard from see the Storm unfolding in real time, now – and wanted to make sure I still mean it about the Rescue. I do.
In the next week, I have some meaty stuff. First off, I am going to have to differentiate between a Restoration of a just order and the Rescue. We must enter into Restoration as a prerequisite to Rescue…to get back to our feet and act as Godly men and women after crash is complete to confront the full consequences of our failure. First, the existing order crashes, then we restore a new, Godly order under emergency circumstances and confront both the smaller challenge from Jihad and the greater challenge from official China. But more on that in a few days.
Today, we saw that the elites in our society and culture aren’t bothering at all with fig leaves to cover their naked lust for power. The most hilarious part of FBI Director James Comey’s statement that it recommended no action against Hillary Clinton was his solemn warning that others should not assume that if they did similar things there would be no consequences. Ha! Can you imagine a statement better calculated to underscore that the rule of law is completely dead? That there is one set of rules for the elite and another set for us poor chumps in flyover territory?
Over at Townhall, columnist Kurt Schlichter argued (in furiously blunt terms) that the federal government has forfeited all legitimacy – and that our duty now is to resist. And this was written before the FBI announced that there will be no accountability for Hillary Clinton.
John Hawkins, on the same site, made the case for conscience and freedom, declaring that he will not be a “citizen of the world.”
The estimable Victor Davis Hanson, the great classicist from Stanford, sounds almost as if he is ready to take up a musket and march on Washington against the rot that has infected the mediocrities who seek to rule this great nation. (For the record, I think he significantly understates the case when he calls them mediocrities).
Finally, if you are not following the brilliant Andrew McCarthy, you should be. He is one of the most refined legal minds of this age, fully committed to a Constitutional order, fully outraged by the serial assaults on that order, fully contemptuous of the sophistry that passes for wisdom in these times, and always fully measured and steady.
Sadly, the elites think they are leaping from victory to victory, completely oblivious that they are revealing themselves as incompetent and sinister – and doing it in a way that dangerously strains the civil order, injecting it with revolutionary pressures. God has a plan – and you are part of it. The old order will soon collapse of the weight of its own contradictions and abuses. What is important now is to contemplate what sort of order you will raise to replace it – and restore faith, family and freedom as the central pillars of a just order.
I will give a public presentation in Denver on August 20. Details will soon be made available. My volunteer assistant, Mary, asked if I would be agreeable to giving a presentation in Colorado Springs while I am home next month. If anyone from Colorado Springs would like to host a visit in late August, contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.