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February 08, 2021

The Morning Report - 2/8/21 [J.J. Sefton]

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Good morning, kids. Monday, and to paraphrase the noxious emissions from Bro-Fo Omar/Nur, congratulations to some people for doing something yesterday. I understand it remotely resembled what was our most popular sporting event that long ago almost the entire nation watched, and in so doing for at least one weekend a year bridged all socio-economic, cultural and political divides. But since we no longer have a nation, and since sports like virtually every other aspect of our culture and heritage has now become weaponized as an instrument in service to our repression, yesterday's pseudo-event, as Marshal McLuhan would describe it, is meaningless. It's Rollerball without the pocket-sized flamethrower, groovy 70s costumes and Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.

Instead of misplacing the 13th century ("Not much in the century, just Dante and a few corrupt Popes, but it's so distracting and annoying!"), we're on the precipice of repeating the first half of the 20th and "misplacing" with extreme prejudice, every real aspect of human and societal progress in the truest sense of that abused word since Magna Carta.

The point of the 1960s, again we were taught, was to tear down the rules, the traditions and customs, the hierarchies of the old guys. The targets were supposedly the uptight, short-hair, square-tie, adult generation who grew up in the Depression, won World War II, and were fighting to defeat Cold War Soviet Union.

The good guys, the students, and the activists, if they only had power, were going to break up corporations, shame (or "eat") the rich, and bring in young, hip politicians. Reformers like the younger Kennedy brothers, the John Kerry war hero-resisters, the Bay Area Dianne Feinsteins, and the hip Nancy Pelosis would disrupt the "status quo" of politics.

They would all push hard for assimilation and integration of the races, and the equality of the sexes in pursuit of universal equality of opportunity. The mantra of the 1960s and 1970s was "opportunity," Remember the 1964 federal EEOC -- the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

...Fast forward a half-century. What did these now-late septuagenarians give America?

Yes, the downtrodden pigs, the exploited horses, and the victimized sheep finally did expel Farmer Jones from America's Animal Farm.

But in his place, as Orwell predicted, revolutionary pigs began walking on two feet and absorbed all the levers of American cultural influence and power: the media, the bureaucracies, Wall Street, Silicon Valley, publishing, the academy, K-12 education, professional sports, and entertainment. And to them all, the revolutionaries added their past coarseness and 1960s-era by-any-means-necessary absolutism.

We are now finally witnessing the logical fruition of their radical utopia: Censorship, electronic surveillance, internal spying, monopolies, cartels, conspiracy theories, weaponization of the intelligence agencies, pouring billions of dollars into campaigns, changing voting laws by fiat, a woke revolutionary military, book banning, bleeding the First Amendment, canceling careers, blacklisting, separate-but-equal racial segregation and separatism...

...The revolutionary animals are now running the farm in a way that would be nightmarish even to Farmer Jones.

They won. They are now one with -- but also far, far worse than -- what they rebelled against.

Not much in the 21st century, just Colin Kaepernick and a few corrupt Bidens, but it's so distracting and annoying!


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