By Wayne Allensworth
If any of us are still confused by all those black characters in Elizabethan dramas, British TV personality Steven Moffat has let us in on the joke—it’s propaganda and Moffat and company know it is. Commenting on what he called “the excuse of historical accuracy” used to justify all-white casts, Moffat said that “[W]e’ve kind of got to tell a lie: we’ll go back into history and there will be black people where, historically, there wouldn’t have been, and we won’t dwell on that. We’ll say, ‘To hell with it, this is the imaginary, better version of the world. By believing in it, we’ll summon it forth.’”
So “reality” is an illusion that can be “summoned forth” by a revolutionary act of will. In true postmodern fashion, Comrade Moffat tells us there is no such thing as objective truth. Words and images are used to construct reality. Moffat and company see themselves as gods, shaping their own world by imagining and speaking it into being in a politicized version of Genesis. They are deranged and dangerous.
For Moffat and his comrades, the “patriarchal” world they wish to displace is simply another imagined reality, one summoned into being by words, images, and “social constructs” in the service of power, not through experience and legitimate authority for the good of all.
Your observer has written more than once that politics as we have understood them are no longer possible. We are no longer dealing with issues which could conceivably be worked out in a committee hearing, such as line items in a budget. “We,” whoever that may be nowadays, cannot even agree on what “reality” or “male” and “female” mean, or even on whether they exist objectively at all. What is life and when does it begin? What does “marriage” mean? Is America even a legitimate nation, or just another oppressive construct that should be dismantled as quickly as possible?
There is no baseline of agreed-to assumptions, no common values, and no recognition of give and take and the possibility of compromise. “Facts” don’t matter because they don’t exist, all is subjective. It’s all about power, about who comes out on top — Kto kogo?
We have no choice under such circumstances but to separate from the American Moffats as much as we can, and to attempt to carve out a space for ourselves to live our lives as we see fit. That might mean total separation eventually, if that is possible, or it might mean a variety of internal secession, living apart even within the old formal boundaries.
The recent Supreme Court decision overturning 1973’s Roe vs. Wade, which erased abortion laws in all 50 states. is a case in point. The right to life is an existential question, a fundamental defining issue. We can expect that right-to-life states will enact restrictions, and, indeed, they already are. In “pro-choice” states, the opposite will take place. The lines between those states are being drawn ever more sharply. And Associate Justice Thomas has commented that more reviews of past court decisions could be in the works.
Bring it on.
Meanwhile, in a campaign re-election ad, California Governor Gavin Newsome has invited Steven Moffat clones in Florida to move to California. Why? Because “abortion rights” in Florida are being restricted — Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that banned most abortions after 15 weeks — and because “freedom of speech” is being restricted in Florida’s schools, i.e. no tranny “story time” sessions or discussions of “gender fluidity” in Florida elementary schools. Similar laws have been adopted in Alabama, Indiana, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Utah.
In his 2009 book “The Big Sort,” Bill Bishop wrote that Americans were moving to areas more amenable to their values, their religious beliefs, and what they wanted for their families. As Bishop wrote, those are not just personal, but political decisions. Some may lament this as “polarization,” but the big sort is a direct result of the existential divide that is undercutting traditional politics.
We can only hope that population shifts continue in a way that strengthens red states demographically. Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, for instance, commented that “I would predict that the effect is going to be that more and more red states are going to become more red, purple states are going to become red and the blue states are going to get a lot bluer.”
Now that Roe vs. Wade is gone, more battles over court decisions are probably ahead of us, and more legal changes in red and blue states will likely follow. We should not be certain about our prospects for victory, however.
Second, we cannot rely on SCOTUS consistently to rule in our favor, as, indeed, it did not in ruling that Biden can overturn Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy for asylum seekers.
And third, “the big sort” underscores the importance of getting our Southern border under control. We must block the entry of more people meant to displace us, deport illegal aliens, and restrict further legal immigration. A wide-open border and continued mass immigration will eventually ensure permanent domination of a post-American landscape by the globalist-leftist nexus.
If the federal government won’t protect the border and control who is allowed in, then the states must . In Texas, Governor Greg Abbot must show more courage than he has previously, as five counties announced they are being invaded. Ken Cuccinelli, who worked for Homeland Security under President Donald Trump, declared that Governor Abbott should deport illegal aliens. Another county and the city of Uvalde have joined the invasion announcement and are calling on state officials to do the same and more. They want Abbott to “act under the constitutional authority granted unto him under Article 4, Section 7 of the Texas Constitution and Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution and immediately prevent and/or remove all persons invading the sovereignty of Texas and that of the United States.”
Thus far, Abbott has only gone as far as ordering that illegal aliens be escorted back to ports of entry at the border, not that they be deported. Cuccinelli criticized Abbott, saying that this was a critical issue. Otherwise, we are back to “catch and release.”
Nevertheless, we might be in for a Constitutional crisis that could move us further down the line to at least internal secession. Without border security and immigration controls, the respite any of us receive by moving to a more hospitable locale will be as illusory as Steven Moffat’s version of “reality.”
Chronicles contributor Wayne Allensworth is the author of The Russian Question: Nationalism, Modernization, and Post-Communist Russia, and a novel, Field of Blood.