I feel I’ve been fighting a war for the past 10 years. I’ve been fighting it ever since English smokers like me were swept out of our pubs and cafes and restaurants like we were dirt on the floor.
And it’s a global war, because smokers have been swept out everywhere in the world by Progressives with a dream of a Smoke-free World. And it’s turned me into a Conservative. Because I preferred it the way it used to be. I’ve never been someone who made plans for how I wanted the world to be, or how everybody should live. But the Progressives have plans for everyone and everything. It’s not just smoking. It’s also alcohol. And food. And carbon dioxide. And power generation. And nation states. And religion. They plan to turn everything upside down. Smoking is just one of the things they started with. And it has demonstrated their complete contempt for absolutely everybody, that they can treat them all like dirt on the floor.
I think Brexit and the election of Donald Trump represents a pushback against the Progressive tide. Ordinary people have just been getting more and more sick of the cruel, arrogant, bullying Progressives. They’re sick of everything they do. Smoking bans are just a tiny part of it.
But Brexit seems to be stuck. And that’s because the political class isn’t as Conservative as people like me have become over the past 10 years. They’re all Progressives in one degree or other. And the EU was supposed to be Progress. It was supposed to be The Future. Because that’s the way the Progressives think: they think they can see the future. They have this vision of a smoke-free, fat-free, carbon-dioxide-free, nation-state-free, religion-free future, and they’re determined to make it happen. And they never compromise an inch.
And Donald Trump seems to be stuck too. And he’s stuck because the American political class – Democrats and Republicans – is pretty much as Progressive as any European political class. And so are many of the Obama holdovers in the Trump administration, which he hasn’t yet managed to replace, 9 months into his administration.
It’s locked solid. Completely seized up. I heard yesterday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions hadn’t been able to even phone Donald Trump, because he hadn’t been allowed to (see 3:00 minutes into video embedded below). If true, that’s an indication of the profound depth of paralysis. And much the same paralysis afflicts Europe, of course. No wonder Muslims are pouring into Europe.
Things can’t go on like this. Something’s going to have to give.
US talk radio hosts like Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh and Alex Jones are having sleepless nights, and for the past few weeks they’ve been predicting an imminent coup to overthrow Donald Trump, and replace him with a Progressive. It’s not just one or two of them. It seems to be all the US Conservative talk radio hosts. And they’re citing reports like this:
In the most vocal opposition to president Donald Trump yet, former CIA Director John Brennan said that if the White House tries to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, government officials should refuse to follow the president orders, as they would be – in his view – “inconsistent” with the duties of the executive branch.
“I think it’s the obligation of some executive branch officials to refuse to carry that out. I would just hope that this is not going to be a partisan issue. That Republicans, Democrats are going to see that the future of this government is at stake and something needs to be done for the good of the future,” Brennan told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Aspen Security Forum, effectively calling for a coup against the president should Trump give the order to fire Mueller.
Conversely, if the Progressives aren’t going to overthrow Trump, then Trump is going to have to overthrow the Progressives. He’s going to have to start firing people in droves from inside government. And he’s going to have to start prosecuting and arresting people. He’s going to have to drain the swamp like he always said he was going to do.
The logjam’s going to break at some point. And when it does, either Trump (and Brexit) are going to be swept away. Or else the Progressives are going to be swept away, along with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton and Al Gore and all the rest of them. It’s going to be like a dam bursting.
And if the Progressives win, life is going to get very, very hard for everybody. The bans will multiply. The Muslims will flood in faster. The EU will become more powerful and oppressive.
But if the Conservatives win, the opposite will happen. The bans will start being relaxed. The Muslims will be rounded up and sent home. And the EU will completely disintegrate.
Either way, a lot of things are going to happen very suddenly. And they’ll happen everywhere.
We are coming up to a convulsion. At the moment the forces in opposition to each other are in balance, like in a tug of war before one side gets pulled backwards. With luck, it won’t actually turn into a shooting war. With luck, nobody will get killed at all.
I mentioned some of this in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, but nobody seemed much interested. But here’s Roger Stone (who has worked in US adminstrations going all the way back to Richard Nixon) dropping this bombshell in Alex Jones’ Infowars a couple of nights back (3:00 minutes in):
Roger Stone: “Well here’s the other stunning thing I learned last night. And that is perhaps I’ve been too harsh on Jeff Sessions. He’s evidently a captive in his own department. I’m told that the first ring of assistants there have been told not to carry out his orders, and that he’s been unable to get a phone call through to the president.”
If that 10 minute video was interesting, you might also want to hear the numerous guests on Infowars talking in this 55 minute video of Infowars posted on the same day.
I think that the Smoky Drinky Bar is going to be overflowing with visitors someday soon, and this is the sort of thing they’ll all going to be talking about.