Seeing these riots, and the behaviour of the Left generally, I always think of C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra. For those who haven’t read it/ need a refresher: Satan possesses an atheistic scientist from the UK (named Weston), and has gone to Venus (called Perelandra by Venusians) to tempt the newly-created Eve of that world. An angel has come to take Ransom (the protagonist) to Venus, to help prevent the temptation.
After trying to win the battle on grounds of reason, wisdom and beauty for a long time, he realizes that he is losing. He realizes that Satan need not sleep. He realizes that Satan can seize upon any pretext, and is a more clever deceiver who, arguing in bad faith and with reprehensible (but effective) rhetoric, will win any “fair” contest, if Ransom continues to comport himself as a civil, modern gentleman.
In the end, Ransom realizes that, in his own pride, he thought he was “above” the crude, yet obvious, solution; also, he continued to feel pity and compassion for Weston, even though Weston (possessed by Satan) had tried to kill him. His compassion and misguided sense of “fair play” and reasoned discourse was leading him to cede all the ground, right and advantage to absolute evil. He sees that Weston has consented to his possession and is now entirely lost to it. So, in the end he realizes that the truly just, compassionate and wise solution, is to break things down to the biological nitty-gritty, and to deprive Satan of the use of Weston’s body – i.e., to kill him.
I view this as a perfect allegory of Modernity. Modernists/Leftists do not argue in good faith. They are bent on our destruction; who doubts that these rioters and SJWs would imprison, kill and even torture us, if they thought they could get away with it? And we have already seen the videos of Trump supporters being beaten, attacked and harassed by minority groups, so we don’t need to guess at what they’d do. Who doubts that all of these people have used our laws against us, now producing a rigged system and radically altered electorate, which is specifically designed to break our strength, disenfranchise us, shake us down and utterly ruin us, if we fail to submit (and probably even if we do submit)?
While we simply want to lead our lives in peace under Natural Law, they do not sleep in their tireless complots against us and against the very concepts of justice, goodness, equity, nature and law. We’ve tried talking with them for five centuries; it’s always some rhetorical feint, some argument in bad faith, some passive-aggressive dodge. They will not listen to us, nor concede a lost argument; they dialogue with us only to provide cover while they systematically arrange for our dispossession and death. We let them get away with this because we are gentlemanly and “above” it all. We delude ourselves if we think that, because we happy few can see reason, the masses in general and the hordes of foreign-born peasants who now occupy our country, are going to see it or be impressed by it.
It is time we realized, like Ransom in the story, that it is neither reasonable, nor wise, nor even good, for us to keep taking the “high ground” with them. We have lost the strength and clarity of our convictions. Once upon a time, orthodox Catholics and lovers of justice knew that the high ground is often supported by the point of a sword, when the enemy is contemptible or wicked enough to deserve it. The Vatican had an executioner; the popes raised armies; St. Dunstan refused to say Mass one day, until he had personally seen to the execution of some criminals, since this was his solemn duty to God and the nation. How have we fallen so far, that we will lay on our backs and satisfy our vanity, flattering ourselves that at least we have the “high ground,” while we allow the Left to usher in a new dark age?
Sometimes the hangman’s noose is the high ground. If not now, when? What greater evil has ever had free action in the world? What group of people would do more harm to more people, than the Modernist, Liberal revolutionaries? I’m weary of allowing them to flatter themselves as serious, smart people, indulging them by giving ear to their vacuous, mendacious “dialogue.” I will take pleasure in hearing their perfidious protestations exactly one, last time – while we fit the nooses snugly around their throats and they have to croak a little to enunciate their unctuous lectures. Then, it’s time for some peace and quiet around here.
It’s time to let our kids play in the park again, without wondering if they’ll catch some disease (formerly eradicated in the USA) from the pestiferous, obese, barely literate spawn of Squatemalexican invaders, or stumble upon sodomites committing unnatural acts in the bathroom right next to the kid’s playground, during daylight hours (as happened in a neighborhood park near me). If only bloodthirsty, theocratic monsters are willing to defend the kingly rights of Jesus Christ and His Church, and to uphold the Natural Law, and to deport, exile or execute these hordes of lawless parasites and their infantilized, idiot enablers (mostly college-edumabrainwashed bimbos and effeminates), in order to make that future possible, well… then I suppose bloodthirsty, theocratic monsters are the only decent people left. We should have ended this at Westphalia; instead, we’ve let it come to this. The sooner we start, the sooner we can finish.
But we ourselves must be contrite, and full of holy fear. For if the hour of God’s judgment upon the apostate West is drawing nigh, we must remember that His judgment always begins in His own house. Let us acknowledge our faults and lend our hands to justice in the knowledge that we ourselves have a reckoning to make for our sins, and are not worthy to do God’s justice upon others. But, when the hour and the power (and the obligation) to do so has come, we are even less worthy to refrain from it. We should prefer peaceful solutions whenever possible – but we must cease allowing the preference for peace to effect a certainty of war. An ounce of prevention vs. a pound of cure, and all that. Humility, contrition and penance should motivate us. Vindication of Law, not vengeance for insults… but, vindication indeed, and without apology.