Dan Popp
The left is a death cult
By Dan Popp
October 9, 2017

Of late years wealth has made us greedy, and self-indulgence has brought us, through every form of sensual excess, to be, if I may so put it, in love with death both individual and collective. – Livy

Colin Kaepernick started by protesting a lie. His complaint is a fiction; cops are not stalking and shooting black men for no reason. See the unimpeachable work of Heather Mac Donald on this topic.

But if his point is not a point, neither is his protest a protest. NFL SJWs, if you want to get the attention of America, don't just refuse to stand, refuse to play. Or play but refuse the money. That would arouse curiosity! Leftists have confused "protest" with "tantrum," just as they have confused the same word with "riot." Taking a principled stand would mean performing an action that imposes a cost on yourself, not on others. Blocking traffic on a highway is not a protest; it is a pathetic attempt to give your life meaning by harming others.

[At this writing it's being reported that Mr. Kaepernick now says he would rise for the national anthem if he got to play. This is the opposite of standing – or sitting – on principle.]

NFL players who intentionally offend the fans who pay their salaries are doing the equivalent of burning down their own house. So they will, ultimately, impose a cost on themselves by diminishing or even ending the league. But they will pay their price only after forcing lots of others, from team owners to hot dog vendors, to suffer.

This is the psychosis of the suicide bomber: I can't have the world as I want it, so I'm blowing myself up – and I'm taking as many others with me as I can. It could be the derangement that drove Stephen Pollack in Las Vegas. It's the strategy of Satan.

I see the National Football League fiasco as a symbol of what's happening to the nation. Many are willing to "destroy the village in order to save it." Certainly this is what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, both Alinsky disciples, wanted to do. It's the aim of the Cloward-Piven strategy: to collapse "the system" (that barbarians illegally inserted), ostensibly so that a new socialist utopia would rise from the ashes. But while ruin is guaranteed, the ensuing red dawn is not. After the fall of a constitutional republic we should expect war, despotism, anarchy, caliphate, oligarchy – any and every outcome except another robber-state like the one that caused the calamity. But it doesn't matter, you see. America would be gone, and that's the main thing.

A person who has joined this suicide cult has rejected reason as a construct of white/Western/patriarchal oppression. He can't be debated; in fact he refuses to debate on the grounds that your position has already been debunked. You are a "flat earther," you see, and he is the enlightened, the skeptic, the "scientist." Because his shaman told him so.

For a hundred years in this country people of good will have played along with the Marxists, Socialists, Progressives, whatever you want to call them. I call them barbarians because they oppose the things that allow civilization: respect for divine law, the bonds of the family, individual rights and personal responsibility. We assumed they were arguing in good faith. "They're not evil, just wrong," we said.

But look.

Look at them burning down the platform they're standing on. Look at the rioters destroying their own neighborhoods, always for fallacious reasons. See them slaughtering their own offspring, maiming their boys to become girls and vice versa. Observe that always, behind every shocking and purposeless act, is defiance of God.

Look at the "lawmakers" destroying the very concept of lawful governance, destroying our health care system, destroying the voting system that elected them, destroying the financial system without which we must collapse back into a pre-industrial lifestyle.

These are not ideological opponents. This is a death cult. And we are paying them to impose their fevered delusions on us and on our children.

© Dan Popp


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