The Czar welcomes Derek the Last to the pool of correspondents (although it’s really more of a deep dry well than a pool…unless you count the blood), and does not believe he has written in before, and the Czar wonders if he is one of those long-time listeners, first-time callers kind of guy.
|Ваше Императорское Величество,
Long-time listener, first-time caller. Your writings have answered a question that I have long had about the Liberal. That question is why do they think that when a Republican is in power that suddenly everyone will be marched off to death camps or made into Solyent Green to feed workers in the uranium mines? Given their history of atrocities and the Republican lack thereof you would think that people would lay awake on their pallets at night in terror of a Democrat dawn, but instead they howl and wail that the world is ending because a Republican won.
I believe that given their history that this is how they expect someone in power should treat those that do not agree with them. It was their plan to do all that and more to their enemies if their gal was chosen. Look how the current one has behaved over the past 8 years only barely thwarted by the hated Constitution. They cannot imagine that their enemy would not act the exact same way and deliver to them the punishments that they planned on generously heaping on us. They planned to rule without mercy or conscience and believe that anyone in the same position would do the same.
This is also why I believe that they think Republicans are stupid. When they are in power they do not take advantage of it and ruthlessly suppress the defeated. No purges, pogroms or pacifications. How, dumb of them to not seize power and ruthlessly exercise it! Heck, even when the Republicans took minimal control of Congress for the past 6 years they could not really bring themselves to exercise the basics of their duties to stop Captain Executive Order from doing what he wanted, whenever he wanted.
So there they are, caught between their power mad fantasy and dull reality. They project the hate that fuels them onto the face of their chosen enemy that could honestly not give a damn about them. They drink hot chocolate and color pictures while wrapped in the blanket of a victimhood that really isn’t there. Since their enemy will not treat them the way they expect an enemy to be treated they will do it to themselves and blame a group of people that will just leave them alone while they get actual work done.
I could be wrong but I suspect I am at the very least no too far off in my assessment. The current laws do not allow me to catch one of them for study so I cannot be sure without experimentation.
Loyalty until death,
PS How do you get out of the Castle? The thing at the front desk keeps telling me that I can check out anytime I like but I still cannot seem to leave.
The “thing,” at the front desk is (a) a Tcho-tcho, and (b) he has feelings too, you know, and (c) is indeed accurately described as a “thing.” He’s doing his job, in his little cannibalistic, semi-amphibious way, by not letting anyone leave until the outstanding bill has been paid. Meanwhile, since you can’t ever hope to pay something so obnoxiously expensive (second only to a Hamilton ticket), why not run it up further by heading down to the Castle bar and enjoying a pitcher or two?
Derek, you are indeed correct that liberals fear the power they would use on others. And indeed, which party is responsible for elevating the chief paper-pusher in the Constitution to a terrifying quasi-tyrant? Here’s a hint, even though you know the answer: it started with Wilson. Coolidge and Hoover pulled it back (the former far more than the latter), but Franklin Roosevelt basically cemented executive overreach into the job. And while Truman cared little for abuse of power, he sure didn’t do much to ramp it back, either. Anyway, you clearly understand that the Left continually projects its self-created fears onto Republicans. As our own Ghettoputer once, and surprisingly lucidly, exclaimed, “No party should ever let their president do anything that they wouldn’t want done to them, because it will.”
However, you are also right that Republicans tend to act like fairly decent guys when given the chance to lead. But you raise another point: the image of seeing them “drink hot chocolate and color pictures while wrapped in the blanket of a victimhood that really isn’t there” is quite apt—and one of the many reasons behind their sense that Only Victims Matter So Become One is largely a reflection of that fear. If you’re already a victim, however small, the bad guys might move past you and onto someone less victimized. It’s merely whimpering.
And of course it is possible for a president to round up Americans guilty of nothing and hold them in perpetual confinement without any due process. It happened, by the ever-smiling, cheerful Roosevelt who never expressed hesitation, regret, or remorse. This was, after slavery, perhaps the most fascist act in American history, and again, which party assumes responsibility for both?
Incidentally, we recommend you read the brilliant work Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change, if you haven’t already: Jonah Goldberg. For those unfamiliar with this tome, it’s a highly readable history that explains the whole unpleasant history of liberalism and how its current ugly face goes all the way back to the aristocracy of Europe in the 19th Century. Goldberg takes a lot of weird stuff and shows how it all fits neatly together to produce the psychological mess that is modern liberalism. Full disclosure: one of the other Gormogons assisted in its writing, so let that suggest how entertaining a read it is.
Derek the Last, please keep writing in. You have excellent insight and you might as well do something while held prisoner at our well-appointed bar.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.