Skip to comments.The Ruling Class Is A Far Greater Threat To Americans Than Russia Is
Posted on 02/25/2022 7:45:04 AM PST by SoConPubbie
Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine Thursday. He’d been fixing on it for a while. Most of the world knew it was coming.
By nightfall, their advanced forces had reached the capital city of Kyiv, and the situation looked dire. In the ensuing bloodshed, the internet was awash in hot takes. Not insignificant among them: That treason is amiss on the right, where our elites detect an insufficient support for the White House — and an insufficient hatred of Putin.
They’re shocked their bugles ring hollow in the ears of so many conservative and Christian Americans. Our lack of enthusiasm infuriates them to their core; they’re shaking with indignation.
So what’s the cause of this apparent treason? Why aren’t we charging? Why aren’t we all impressed with a government that’s afraid of racially profiling Chinese spies, or the carbon footprint of war in Europe? Why didn’t the Russians fear the diversity tweets of our NATO alliance, or our maternity flight suits and trans soldiers?
Why, they wonder, haven’t American conservatives flocked to their racist flag singing our racist National Anthem?
There’s no gentle way to say it, but the truth is that a lot of us hate our elites far more than we hate some foreign dictator. It’s a tough truth for the tough place our civilization is in — and surely, it’s a difficult truth for our ruling class to see amid the glare of their self-righteousness.
From Western Europe to West L.A., we know we’re governed by leaders in business, entertainment, and politics who hold scorn for our country, its history, its heroes, its people, and their religion.
They have the money and the power, too. They can freeze truckers’ bank accounts and mask children as young as three. They can order Australians into internment camps and host drag queen story hours. They can force vaccinations, close churches, arrest priests, bankrupt businesses, prosecute bakers, empty prisons, defund police, and sometimes even win votes.
One they can’t have, however, is the moral authority to rule a civilization they despise. They are the very thugs they claim to stand against; they have no legitimacy.
But now is not the time for this squabbling, we’re told. “Putin’s assault is an assault on the West!” But how can we take them seriously, when they are the same leaders who ask if we can have schools named after Thomas Jefferson; the same who pine over what primitive tribes our land was “stolen” from?
Putin has no such qualms about his own civilization (and it’s one of the core reasons our elites hate him so). This week, he said Ukraine is Russia’s land, steeped in its religion, culture, and history, so Russia is taking it. Another hard truth is that amid a Western elite who has forgotten who we are, it’s easy to look abroad at our enemies and envy the confidence they have in their own civilizations. Why don’t our leaders have the same?
The very question infuriates them even further. How, they ask, can we not follow when they are the experts? The experts who told us “America never was great,” or who questioned the American exceptionalism they now call on to defend the West?
Really: Who can follow a political left or establishment GOP calling us to defend Western civilization when just last week our culture’s triumphs were submitted as proof of our awful patriarchy? When they were apologized for?
Can we really take Ukraine’s inviolable border seriously, while defending our own is called racist?
Are we actually expected to ignore Putin’s claims of ancestral land rights in Ukraine, while we teach our school children to feel ashamed for living on land we say was stolen?
Of course not. These would be absurd.
“But how did this happen,” they ask. “How did conservatives turn on our rhetoric? On our wars?”
The only answer so many come to is, predictably, “Trump,” but the real culprits are in the mirror.
So Republicans and liberals can step up their podiums and their microphones and dismiss Putin as a mad dog and an enemy; after all, part of membership in our elite class is never having to think deeply.
But maybe — just maybe — in a moment of rare reflection, they might wonder why so many patriotic Americans aren’t following them. If they listen, a few might learn why so many are more interested in our enemies within, than their enemies abroad.
The Ruling Class Is A Far Greater Threat To Americans Than Russia Is
Amen! This is the great truth of our Age.
Absolutely correct - as it has been since we won the War of 1812. Lincoln recognized this (I believe that the quote below is from a speech that he gave in the late 1830s):
“From whence shall we expect the approach of danger? Shall some trans-Atlantic military giant step the earth and crush us at a blow? Never. All the armies of Europe and Asia...could not by force take a drink from the Ohio River or make a track on the Blue Ridge in the trial of a thousand years. No, if destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of free men we will live forever or die by suicide.” - Abraham Lincoln
That last line embodies everything discussed in the subject article.
"Ruling class"? What is this "ruling class" of which you speak?
One would think from your commentary you believe there is some extra legal group out there that controls our society and our economy without going through our Democratic process of electing leaders.
Bush League Republicans MUST become extinct.
Lincoln was a large factor in the creation of our modern "ruling class."
There's nothing that prevents simultaneous dumpster fires.
The real problem is that the US has no President. The senile pants crapping sock-puppet Biden makes no decisions and every agency is run by its own cabal who answer to no one.
China and Russia understand that the US will not act because it cannot act as long as there is no President and the illegitimate regime has plummeting popularity even among its own supporters.
They know full well that maintaining itself in power is the illegitimate regime's number one priority, and that it will appease as necessary to achieve that goal.
OUR politicians are SUPPOSED to be REPRESENTING us.. working on OUR behalf, doing OUR bidding, etc…
Instead, these people hold us in utter distain - for believing that they work for us.
They’ve worked SO hard at establishing a permanent bureaucracy over these last few decades that they’re emboldened to now lay the hammer down on our heads and show us just who is boss.
These folks HATE us. They want half of us dead; the other half - slaves.
I’d rather have an enemy that I KNOW is an enemy, than a “friend” who is actually a worse enemy and will thrust a knife in my back the first chance they get.
Remember all those times people commented about a thread: “The irony, it burns.”?
This article can be described as “The Truth, it burns.”
The US government is a greater threat to my liberty, security and financial well being than either Russia or China...
I can always point to the World Economic Forum and one George Soros. WEF is way more open about its aims than the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission.
“The US government is a greater threat to my liberty, security and financial well being than either Russia or China...“
- Russia and China are only a threat BECAUSE of the US government..
“There’s no gentle way to say it, but the truth is that a lot of us hate our elites far more than we hate some foreign dictator.”
Excellent. I like Bedford, and I am one who hates the “elites” much more than I hate Putin.
By the way, I’d be interested to know how life will change for the average Ukrainian? I mean, if you’re a carpenter, a baker, and auto mechanic, how much will this change your life? I suspect not much at all.
Speaks for me.
Still quite a few people in the US under mandated shots or no bread. Literally.
How many executive orders has our own demented dictator signed?
We still have political prisoners locked up with no trial, nor bail after 14 months.
The Biden regime turns my gut, not Putin’s.
all consequences of the stolen election in Nov 2020.
The stolen election is a consequence of the Kenyanesian Usurpation, which was supported by BOTH parties as was the Big Steal.
“they’re shaking with indignation”
A year from now, after the investigators are themselves investigated, and
1) the truth comes out about the origin of COVID
2) the truth about the stolen election
3) the truth about Jan 6th,
they are going to be more than just “shaking”. They are going to be “swinging” from a rope.
This article is spot-on. The Biden Regime’s days are numbered.
I believe many have forgotten to reflect on the facts. “I’d rather have an enemy that I KNOW is an enemy, than a “friend” who is actually a worse enemy and will thrust a knife in my back the first chance they get.”
How many of the world leaders, politicians and CEOs are graduates of the Klaus Schwab World Economic Forum? Putin? Macron? Trudeau?
This is all Kabuki theater (I admit people are/may die) to keep normals occupied on the “operation” while the Cabal/WEF is doing things under our noses.
Just like Poultry Flu now on east coast. Inflation caused people to stop buying beef and they switched to poultry. Now poultry prices rising. Money is the root. History does repeat itself.
Our illegitimate ruling class is too busy attacking and oppressing the American people and cannot possible fight a war overseas while maintaining power.
They have none of the bolded.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.