Over at his blog, Vox Day has shared a link to a Time Magazine article that essentially serves as a straightforward admission of evil. Though The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election focuses exclusively on a "noble" conspiracy that worked behind the scenes to save American democracy, the article transcends its subject matter and instead serves to exemplify the explicit nature of the totalitarian evil that now controls the world - an explicit evil that, at this point, should be abundantly clear to everyone (yet, magically, isn't). Although it offers some virtuous-sounding but otherwise brittle justifications for the actions and events outlined within its paragraphs, the article itself is essentially little more than an open confession of conspiracy.
The conspiracy does not surprise me in the slightest. Nor does the confession. But the direct nature of the confession is rather impressive.
The real message is startlingly clear - we're crooked and corrupt and we're not afraid to show it - we're evil and we know it.
And we want you to know it and embrace it.
A few choice excerpts from the article (emphasis added):
A weird thing happened right after the Nov. 3 election: nothing.
The nation was braced for chaos. Liberal groups had vowed to take to the streets, planning hundreds of protests across the country. Right-wing militias were girding for battle. In a poll before Election Day, 75% of Americans voiced concern about violence.
Instead, an eerie quiet descended. As President Trump refused to concede, the response was not mass action but crickets. When media organizations called the race for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, jubilation broke out instead, as people thronged cities across the U.S. to celebrate the democratic process that resulted in Trump’s ouster.
A second odd thing happened amid Trump’s attempts to reverse the result: corporate America turned on him. Hundreds of major business leaders, many of whom had backed Trump’s candidacy and supported his policies, called on him to concede. To the President, something felt amiss. “It was all very, very strange,” Trump said on Dec. 2. “Within days after the election, we witnessed an orchestrated effort to anoint the winner, even while many key states were still being counted.”
In a way, Trump was right.
There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day. Both sides would come to see it as a sort of implicit bargain–inspired by the summer’s massive, sometimes destructive racial-justice protests–in which the forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy.
The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election–an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.
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This is the inside story of the conspiracy to save the 2020 election, based on access to the group’s inner workings, never-before-seen documents and interviews with dozens of those involved from across the political spectrum. It is the story of an unprecedented, creative and determined campaign whose success also reveals how close the nation came to disaster. “Every attempt to interfere with the proper outcome of the election was defeated,” says Ian Bassin, co-founder of Protect Democracy, a nonpartisan rule-of-law advocacy group. “But it’s massively important for the country to understand that it didn’t happen accidentally. The system didn’t work magically. Democracy is not self-executing.”
Yeah, we conspired, and we conspired hard, but we did it all to save you and your democracy. So, how about showing a little thanks and appreciation . . .
The System is not merely corrupt; it is irreparably good-proof. And don't take it from Vox Day, or me, or anyone else. Take it from the Establishment itself.
This article provides a good example of the various ways the Establishment tries to lull you to their side.
If you haven't already begun to do so, I urge you to begin the process of system-distancing now - there's simply no other way forward at this point.
Note added: System-distancing involves rejecting democracy and other evil abstractions as potential vehicles for hope. Just stop and recognize once and for all that hope cannot exist within the System because it has been rendered hope-less. Any and all hope exists only beyond the System.