Collapse and catastrophe? Or rebirth?

Is the cup half-empty? Or half-full?

We face such a situation, at least the way we interpret Martin Armstrong’s discussion on Addison Wiggins’ Wiggins Session for 14 December 2022:

There is simply no possible way to prevent the collapse of our Republican forms of government. But since the media always promotes one-sided leftist fake news, they will be leading us down the path of authoritarianism for the cancel culture is all about silencing any opposition.

As Sagan points out, without skepticism we are doomed. What we must start planning for is the reconstruction of a new form of government post-2032 when this one collapses like Communism from its own corruption and weight.

No revolution will be even needed.

Of course, while Armstrong speaks of “our Republican forms of government,” we take his language in an ironic sense. We here at TPOL have never shied from stating our strong belief that the American Republic ended more than a century ago in the cataclysmic year of 1913. And that what we live under today in these States is an ever more corrupt, debased, and debauched democracy. And one which is rapidly sliding into more and more evil forms and actions of populist, regressive tyranny.

But we get his point: the present system is beyond hope, beyond redemption. Not only is the present so-called federal system well past its expiration date, every attempt to reform it just seems to increase the rate of its rot. Its collapse cannot be prevented.

But is the end result of this collapse to be catastrophic chaos? Are we to reach out ten years (as Armstrong suggests is the timeline) and find ourselves in an authoritarian and totalitarian system? As bad as anything from 1984 or Brave New World? In which the façade of republican, federal government is only a false front for the brutal, tyrannical regime of the successors of today’s woke and regressive social justice warriors? Or it is forthrightly an open and public cabal of those parasites, willing and confident enough to show their true forms as a self-appointed elite ruling by some twisted form of divine right over the masses who are reduced to official as well as effective slavery?

Is the collapse from its own weight and corruption to inevitably result in a new dark age? A collapse of civilization? A return to evil days of oligarchy and monarchy, unchecked by any human agency? A rise anew of bloody warlords and supine populations living in the wreckage of their past glory?

Armstrong says no. And we agree with him. The collapse of a system – whether it is a business model or company, a governmental system, or economic model – does not automatically mean chaos and collapse of the society, the communities, the ascendency of “might makes right” and worse.

Rather, it is an opportunity. Perhaps, as Armstrong says, without any need of revolution!

An opportunity to create a new form of government. A government (as we’ve been discussing recently in and out of the comments section) not of top-down coercion and mandated, involuntary, fear-driven “leadership” but ways of organizing the communities of the middle 21st Century. Ways which restore and preserve the liberty of all, which protect us as individuals and families and voluntary communities from the very evils and practitioners of evil ways that are now seeming to be more and more in control.

Notice we say “ways” and not a singular “way.” Because one size does not fit all. Even with complete agreement on principles and the foundations of civilization and societies, people still will disagree on matters of opinion, or aspects of preference or taste. Some people will still demand authoritarian personalities and want to enslave themselves to demagogues. (Fine, let them, as long as the rest of us have the means to persuade them not to try to impress us into their perverted ways! Even if we have to pull certain means of persuasion out of holsters and scabbards and present them to the perverts!)

Liberty is and will win. It is not just inevitable, it is the promise of the Creator, the course of history. The night may be dark, as it has been more than once, but the dawn is coming.

But it will come faster if we are prepared for the collapse of the present, moribund system.

As Armstrong points out, we must prepare. We must plan and lay aside what will be needed for that time.

And no, we aren’t talking about massive collecting of arms and ammo. Or even of reloading supplies and 3-D printers for weapons. Or massive prep stocks of food and tools and trade goods!

But mentally, physically, and morally prepare, plan, and prepare more for the coming time when the tides of evil, of government “to the people, against the people, and of the people’ parasites,” begin to recede back across the sands of history.

We must plan and prepare to be people of destiny: people worthy of liberty, willing to be responsible, unwilling to accept yet another round of “who do we elect as Massa this time.”

Are you ready? Am I ready? Perhaps not. But we can, we must, work towards that goal.

About TPOL Nathan

Follower of Christ Jesus (a christian), Pahasapan (resident of the Black Hills), Westerner, Lover of Liberty, Free-Market Anarchist, Engineer, Army Officer, Husband, Father, Historian, Writer, Evangelist. Successor to Lady Susan (Mama Liberty) at TPOL.
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3 Responses to Collapse and catastrophe? Or rebirth?

  1. Samuel Boes says:

    From a friend, cboocat:
    Much of it I agree with, for the most part. The areas I may differ is that we don’t know exactly how badly the collapse will happen. We have strong demographics that will likely last for approx 30 years. Where he is saying 10, I say 30 years. Often trends like this never happen as quickly as the analysis says, but it does happen. The other thing is that we here in America are blessed with an abundance of the raw materials and key components to sustain us in good and bad times, which is not the same as other countries. Just about every time someone calls for the fall of America, the opposite has happened. Peter Zeihan pointed out that since the 1820’s, America has always exited a decade stronger than when it entered. There is only one other nation that has us beat on that, and it is Britain and their trend started in the 1700’s.

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  2. Steve says:

    Maybe one of the most essential preps is to practice saying, “No.”

    No, we don’t have to tolerate X, no we don’t have to fund your gender-fluid underwater basketweaving studies, no we don’t have to give up our way of life because you would prefer us to live a different one, no we don’t have to give up our creche displays, no we don’t have to allow porn in our libraries or in our communities, etc.

    More I reflect on things, the more I think among the biggest failings of the last half of the 20th century was not saying “No” and sticking to it.

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    • TPOL Nathan says:

      Steve, that is a very important point. Especially when it comes to government, no one wants to say or hear a “No.” Isn’t that a part of self-discipline? Of self-government? Of responsibility and therefore of liberty?

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