Thursday, March 4, 2021

The Future


"For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it is the instant when it is still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863, the brigades are in position behind the rail fence, the guns are laid and ready in the woods and the furled flags are already loosened to break out and Pickett himself with his long oiled ringlets and his hat in one hand and his sword in the other looking up the hill waiting for Longstreet to give the word and it's all in the balance, it hasn't happened yet, it hasn't even begun yet, it not only hasn't begun yet but there is still time for it not to begin against that position and those circumstances which made more men than Garnett and Kemper and Armstead and Wilcox look grave yet it's going to begin, we all know that, we have come too far with too much at stake and that moment doesn't need even a fourteen year old boy to think this time. 

Maybe this time with all this much to lose and all this much to gain: Pennsylvania, Maryland, the world, the golden dome of Washington itself to crown with desperate and unbelievable victory the desperate gamble, the cast made two years ago......"

William Faulkner


Some have great difficulty in accepting the awesome, absolute finality of death.  Mostly they understand it's a natural conclusion to life, but emotionally, it's not what they 'want', so they begrudge the loss.  I think most people grieve over their own failings in their duty or responsibilities to the deceased, more so than the actual loss of Grannie.  A few never accept the fact, and try to keep alive the memory of the one departed in some way.

As it is with individuals, so it is with nations, states, tribes, institutions made by man, for man's purposes.  But Empires fall, states fail, societies collapse.  Life is finite, whether mine or that of the nation.  I will be forgotten in two weeks; The Confederacy is mourned yet,  but not much longer; ignorance will excise the glorious memory of that manful effort for independence.  I mourn the death of he Roman Catholic tradition and faith.  I suppose the lesson is that Ignorance Wins. Kind of negative, that.  I will say that Jefferson Davis prophesied that the military defeat of his cause, solved nothing, that the problem will re-emerge in the future.

In the case of the Church, we have Christ's Word that He will be with us to the end, and hell shall not prevail against it  So there's that.

So much for the introduction.

I am here this morning, to utter a black truth.  The Republic died a long time ago, in 1865.  The Corporate Nation known as the United States has finally expired this past year, in 2020.  A long slow decline, a cancer, finally brought low the noblest experiment of history.  It saddens me no end, to speak so, in this Eastertide, there is no resurrection of this corpse.  No saving that body, born of blood, baptized in blood, and confirmed in blood, some of it mine. 

A reincarnation has occurred, however in which a new body is raised.  New only to this continent, as we see the spectre of the old Communist totalitarianism rear its ugly visage amongst the palms of California and the pines of New England.  Indeed, the cancer metastasized clear down to Virginia.  No Heroic Measures will restore what was, in that vessel of corruption.

So, our future . . .

I believe that only separation and segregation will save the Ideal, that was America.  Separate and segregate from the old body entire and form anew, in the States least infected, a new structure, based firmly on the original principles, but with the lessons learned from the failures of our fathers.

To paraphrase Abraham Lincoln, "When government no longer suits the interests of the people, it is THEIR RIGHT AND DUTY,  to replace it with one more fitted to their purpose."  Sorry I am unable to quote with 100% exactitude. Age, y'know.

I leave the subject here, for your thoughts, consideration and comments.

~~ 4Branch


  1. I hope it doesn’t come to that. Too many years, too much time, all sacrificed, to see it all flow away. We lost everything in 1840, then again in 1865, and now, it all looms again, this time with the specter of a division of the nation. To be honest it will impoverish me, and my children, as we were all military, and thus it is our only income. I don’t fret as much for myself as for them and the grandkids. Given a small patch of land and a shotgun I can survive just like the family did back then. But it seems so damnably unfair for the younger ones to see it all pissed away by feckless politicians. Yet, that is what we all did, so just as so many of our founding fathers we may have to endure whatever comes.

    I’m reading a book on the Soviet invasion of Finland in 1940. Communists, working inside like teredo worms, eating away at the ship of state, there as here. The author mentions the civil war they had, Red against White, and the bitterness and atrocities of it. That’s a constant in civil war, ours included. The utter bitterness and hatred engendered by fighting against neighbors, in our history books all that is largely glossed over or simply excised entirely. We’ll see that first IMO, violence, warfare, no large pitched battles but 1860’s Kansas and Kentucky writ large. The “State” and their lackeys against all who oppose it.

    Beans, bullets, seeds and shovels, get them while you can. God willing we will use the seeds and shovels, eat the beans and not have to use the bullets, but best to have them on hand.

  2. I remain optimistic.

    I just had lunch with a friend I worked with years ago. I know he is a lefty, and he knows I am not. But today he was talking about race. He was questioning why some people (especially Black Lives Matter) are making a big deal about race. He said he did not understand and that it confused him. He is confused because he was always color blind, but it is the left that is dividing us by race, sex, age, religion, and every other way they can. It is his buddies who are in the wrong. I think he realizes it at some level and does not want to face it. I have faith that more and more people like him with begin to open their eyes. And, you know, God can do that kind of stuff.