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December 31, 2021

The Morning Report - 12/31/21


Good morning, kids. Friday and New Year's Eve is here. It's hard to know where to begin, especially on a day like today where it's customary to look back on a year to try and summarize, encapsulate or otherwise make sense of the events that shaped it and then put it on a shelf and forget it as the cosmic odometer rolls over yet again. But life and history don't work that way; it's a continuum. We think otherwise because until recently, things generally followed a familiar, expected pattern, and we were more or less living lives of relative comfort, stability and above all else predictability. Yes, the vicissitudes of our own unique life circumstances with unforeseen tragedies or hardships hit us individually, but as a nation and society, we lived secure in the knowledge that despite everything, the pax Americana, as it were, since the end of the Second World War would be the way of the world forever. How colossally blind and foolish it was to believe that.

The hard truth is that all great civilizations fall. They do so mostly because over time they tend to destroy themselves from within. That said, I do believe that the course and/or arc if you will of human history has generally been towards the betterment and improvement of mankind. Despite 6,000 or more years of tyranny, enslavement, war and genocide that would belie that rather Pollyanna-ish declaration, I do stand by it. I do still believe that the American Revolution and the Constitution and form of government that the Founders and Framers laid out in 1789 was, and more importantly IS Divinely inspired. That human nature and the will to power of evil people who, whether we like it or not, are our fellow citizens subsumed that was perhaps inevitable. Ben Franklin along with John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and many others saw it despite doing what they could to try and prevent it. A fool's errand, perhaps. And yet what this nation and society achieved in the space of barely 232 years, despite the frailties, foibles and failings of humanity in all of recorded history before that, has never been and maybe will never be repeated.

It's a double-edged sword to come to these realizations, but in the end, it's better to accept reality than to just ignore the truth that hits you in the face harder than a 32-ounce Quickcrete hate shake. We are at an inflection point in history. There can be no denying it. For sure, America and much of the world as it was or at least as we had expected it to operate is gone. When you look around at what those in power are doing to us and worse have planned for us going forward, it's not a pretty sight. But that said, the enemy are not infallible. Just as what we thought was the permanence of our former way of life inevitable, neither is our destruction at the hands of the globalist left. Some event or series of events might lead to their eventual defeat and, please God, a rebirth of a new American republic and society. Wishing for it won't make it so; it's going to be a struggle. The nature of that struggle is yet to be determined.

Nothing better than a quote attributed to Winston Churchill to cap off Year Zero Plus 1:

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

Lastly, a big thank you to everyone out there who has hit our tip jars. It helps keep the lights on and is truly appreciated beyond words. Here's hoping for a blessed new year and better days ahead for all of you.

The End of America: 100 Days That Shook the World available here.

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