We Have Done the Impossible, and that Makes us Mighty

OK, so we haven’t done it yet, but others have done it before us. Get the reference? Geek points if you did.

We’ll try to keep this short, but to those of you who have suffered through our ramblings over the last decade and a half, you also know that when we start by saying “we’ll make this short”, it will be anything but. But we’ll really try this time. Honest we will.

So we look at the decline of the American Experiment, the dark times we’re living through right now, and we despair. But we really have no need to. Because might makes right. And we’re not just talking about physical might, although that is certainly required as a first step for any society to flourish. If there is not a warrior class manning the ramparts, the society behind those ramparts won’t have a chance to flourish as it will be run by the warriors next door in short order.

But that’s not the only manifestation of might. Innovation, industry, morale, all of that which can, in our extremely immodest opinion (it’s the only kind of opinion we have, being an Emperor, it’s an occupational hazard), be summed up in a “can do spirit.” And that, more than anything else, is how the American Experiment became so wildly successful. It’s how ANY previous empire became successful. And the lack of it is why they fell.

So where are we going with this?

There is hope. Actually, it’s not hope. It’s inevitability. Sure, we’re in a slump right now, there’s no denying it. We have become fat and complacent as a society, and we face some seriously trying times ahead of us unless we reverse that trend.

The thing is, it IS inevitable. The future belongs to the creators, the warriors, the achievers, the ones who keep the faith, their honor and understand duty. They will ALWAYS win out in the end. They always have. When the Roman Empire fell, they were replaced. When those empires fell, they were replaced too. But they were always, always replaced with those who stayed true or learned the core principles of industry. The lemming hordes never succeed, because they have lost all of that. They succeed in bringing down empires, but they NEVER succeed in building new ones, because they’ve forgotten, they don’t know HOW to.

No lasting empire, free society, was ever founded by the mindless lemmings. They only know how to destroy, not how to build.

And the only things that embrace all of the values required for a bright future is industry, innovation, courage, honor and duty.

We don’t know how this phase that we’re going through will end. It could end with the utter collapse of the U.S. as we know it, to be replaced with somebody else who haven’t forgotten or even somebody else who will fail too, but in the long run it is inevitable that the values that we, The Remnant, stand for will prevail. WE may not live to see it, although we will spend every ounce of energy remaining to us making sure that we will, but we can rest assured that it will happen. Eventually.

It is inevitable. Because we hold the might, and might makes right. It’s only a matter of time.

What OUR duty is to hold on to that, to pass it on to others, those who will carry the torch when we’re gone if we fail to do it in our lifetimes, to remind everybody what it means to be free, to be The Remnant, the seed for future liberty.

If we manage THAT, we cannot fail.

If we can NOT manage even that, then we’re not really The Remnant at all.

Have faith. Keep fighting. Stay honorable. Play the long game.

We’ll win.

We can’t lose.

Stay strong. You can’t stop the signal. You can’t stop fate.

There is an arc of history, only it’s not the inane blather that weaklings like the jug-eared freak currently in the White House babble about. All we have to do is stay strong and remember that nothing that we do is for us, we are but pieces on the chessboard of inevitability and, if we want to be remembered well, we’ll play our parts well.

Non nobis, non nobis, Domine
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.

Thatisall.

27 comments

  1. 1
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    The Leftists’ support may be a mile wide, but it’s only an inch deep. Most folks who vote Dimwit aren’t Leftists, and if they ever figure out what the hell is being done in their name ….

    And remember this, after the Boston Marathon bombing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TXPgMmzveo

    “O Lord, support us all the day long,
    until the shadows lengthen and the evening comes
    and the busy world is hushed
    and the fever of life is over
    and our work is done.

    Then, in thy mercy, grant us a safe lodging
    and a holy rest
    and peace at the last.
    Amen.”

    –Thomas Cranmer, Protestant martyr

  2. 2
    Greywolf125 growls and barks:

    Do check the video of our hussein getting no applause at the Hague speech.
    americanthinker.com and elsewhere or Youtube “Hilarious”
    Might the euros be the first to let him know his place and any worth?

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    Bones growls and barks:

    Any rotties out in cali? Seems one of your senators (small s on purpose) who was so adamate about disarming you that was trying to sell full-auto weapons (true “assalt weapons”) and shoulder-launched missles. :em01:

  4. 4
    JonB growls and barks:

    With all due respect, Emperor, I disagree.

    I know I’m of one of those “religious nuts” that believes there is such a thing as God and the devil, but that’s where I stand, and when I look at the world and the people in it, I see very little left but evil and those who worship it. Biblically the world is doomed to fail utterly through the folly of mans attempts to replace God.

    To be blunt: There is no hope.

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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    The ‘America that was’ became great because a culture was formed around the two most basic and long-denied natural rights: personal liberty and private property. Never before had a nation so fully and completely embraced these ideas, and for a while, resisted attempts to meddle with them. Look around you now, and see how these principles have been reduced to mere shadows through the creation of a political class, the corruption of centralized power and the politicization of fear and envy.

    The dire strife that is now an inevitable part of our future will eventually show enough of the slumbering people just how essential these ideas are to a life well-lived, and the culture will be renewed, again, for a time, until we again grow complacent once more.

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    Mark12A growls and barks:

    Eleven hundred or so pages of “Atlas Shrugged” has given me hope.

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    LC MuscleDaddy growls and barks:

    Short version: Hunker-down, see to your own and teach your children – this too shall pass.

    …oh, and also…

    Get the reference?

    It was what Joss Whedon said to the-whole-damned-rest-of-us when our grassroots support of Firefly made Serenity a reality – despite working in the face of a giant, steaming pile of stupid, corporate malfeasance.

    Guess I win Teh Interwebs.

    – MD

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    JonB says:

    With all due respect, Emperor, I disagree.

    I know I’m of one of those “religious nuts” that believes there is such a thing as God and the devil, but that’s where I stand, and when I look at the world and the people in it, I see very little left but evil and those who worship it. Biblically the world is doomed to fail utterly through the folly of mans attempts to replace God.

    To be blunt: There is no hope.

    but there is hope, it’s spelled out quite clearly in the New Testament.

    Faith based points aside, I think we are seeing the pendulum begin to swing back in a very positive direction. Witness what happened in the the first round of local elections in France, witness the swing to the right in many countries around the globe once their citizens see the total disaster of socialist policies on their daily lives. Here in the United States, we’re usually the last ones to change as the changes tend to be more gradual than in places like Venezuela and France and Australia. This is what’s fun about watching the demoRats taking power, they always ALWAYS overreach, and they get their asses kicked because of it….A:LWAYS. It will happen again, starting with the election this year, you just need to make sure you get the hell out and vote.

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    Veeshir growls and barks:

    I have high hopes on that but I will say that it will be very ugly in the between time.

    There are tens of millions of Americans (and illegal aliens) who feel they deserve my money and who no longer even have the concept of supporting themselves.
    Or rather, they think that getting welfare, food stamps, ‘free’ phones and ‘free’ bus passes is supporting themselves.

    And there are many people in charge who are not going to like losing the power that controlling all that “free” stuff gives them.

    For those who’ve read Falkenburg’s Legion books, think, “Hadley” except on a scale in the hundreds of millions instead of tens of thousands.
    There won’t be one stadium filled with all the takers but multiple states.

    What happens when the central gov’t tries to raid Texan coffers to pay for California’s welfare state?

    And that’s why I’ve been hoping for an asteroid,
    it won’t be nearly as ugly and only those who can understand responsibility for self would be able to survive some sort of central-gov’t-destroying disaster.
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    Greywolf125 growls and barks:

    Errata:
    My #2
    It was not a formal speech.
    It was a press conference.
    Rats. I was so hoping it would have be a step further than his red-line farce at the U.N.

  12. 12
    single stack growls and barks:

    Greywolf125 @ # 11:

    He clearly expected applause but received a good dose of humiliation instead. That’s good enough.

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    Returning to the subject of that obtuse idiot Liberalmann, whom I mentioned a couple weeks ago, the stoooooooopid has devolved into full blown insanity. This Hobby Lobby case has 100% unhinged him. Dumber, nastier and more obtuse than ever.

    Moriarty is yanking him like a yo-yo. It really is astonishing. :lol:

    Look at these, or any threads over there…

    http://www.takeastandagainstliberals.blogspot.com/2014/03/i-stand-with-hobby-lobby.html

    http://www.takeastandagainstliberals.blogspot.com/2014/03/how-can-you-keep-changing-law.html

    http://www.takeastandagainstliberals.blogspot.com/2014/03/typical-shyster-democrat.html

    http://www.takeastandagainstliberals.blogspot.com/2014/03/obama-idiot.html

    :em06:

  14. 14
    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Misha, you rightly call us The Remnant, but I don’t share your faith in the eventual recovery. In the normal course of human affairs, America would have fallen decades ago. Totalitarians have new resources at their disposal. They manipulate mass media, pop culture and entertainment in ways ancient Totalitarians could only dream of. The future I imagine is something closer to 1984 combined with Reality TV.

    Check out John C. Wright’s take on this thing: http://www.scifiwright.com/2014/03/the-unified-field-theory-of-madness/
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    LC Xealot says:

    Misha, you rightly call us The Remnant, but I don’t share your faith in the eventual recovery. In the normal course of human affairs, America would have fallen decades ago. Totalitarians have new resources at their disposal. They manipulate mass media, pop culture and entertainment in ways ancient Totalitarians could only dream of. The future I imagine is something closer to 1984 combined with Reality TV.

    Check out John C. Wright’s take on this thing: http://www.scifiwright.com/2014/03/the-unified-field-theory-of-madness/
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    If we’re lost and beyond recovery then what’s the point of all of this? Why fight to restore this country to greatness? I believe that we are not lost, that the tide is slowly turning and will continue to do so…..Sure, we’ve gone a long way down to the hill but we can climb back up, and that’s what keeps me active in our local Tea Party and working inside my local school district and making my voice at city council meetings and online. That’s how you win, you don’t operate from an all is lost mentality…..we had every right to do that after Pearl Harbor but we didn’t and that’s just one example of gritting your teeth and fighting to win.

    All is not lost and we will win

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

    If we’re lost and beyond recovery then what’s the point of all of this? Why fight to restore this country to greatness? I believe that we are not lost, that the tide is slowly turning and will continue to do so…..Sure, we’ve gone a long way down to the hill but we can climb back up, and that’s what keeps me active in our local Tea Party and working inside my local school district and making my voice at city council meetings and online. That’s how you win, you don’t operate from an all is lost mentality…..we had every right to do that after Pearl Harbor but we didn’t and that’s just one example of gritting your teeth and fighting to win.

    All is not lost and we will win

    I fight because I can do no other. It is the right thing to do regardless of whether or not it has any chance of success. And there’s always the possibility that I am wrong, but I do not think so. In the last decade or so, it’s felt a lot like sitting there on the ramparts of Constantinople, watching Mehmed II’s Ottoman troops about to storm the place. Victory is not likely, but the least we can do is not go out peacefully. The Good Book tells us how all this is likely to play out anyway.
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    LC Xealot says:

    I fight because I can do no other. It is the right thing to do regardless of whether or not it has any chance of success. And there’s always the possibility that I am wrong, but I do not think so. In the last decade or so, it’s felt a lot like sitting there on the ramparts of Constantinople, watching Mehmed II’s Ottoman troops about to storm the place. Victory is not likely, but the least we can do is not go out peacefully. The Good Book tells us how all this is likely to play out anyway.
    LC Xealot recently posted..University Storm

    Constantinople, The Alamo, Thermopylae, there are numerous examples of heroic martyrdom for the cause of freedom….just as there are numerous examples of glorious victories in the cause of freedom, Tours…Concord and Breeds Hill and Trenton…..Bannockburn.

    It ain’t over, and like I said before, I see the tide turning both politically and ideologically. This is our Trenton, our Gettysburg, do we fight it just to delay the inevitable collapse into darkness or do we fight it to defeat that darkness? I’m working to defeat it.

    and Roger what you said about what the Good Book says, if anybody is familiar with the prophesies of the Bible…it’s interesting to see events play out today.

  18. 18
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    What if I said I dont want to recover. I dont want to go back to the way it was. I dont want to restore to anything. The current system got us here. I want a new system very very similar to our old one, but with certain areas improved. I want a reset. Staying within the framework of the current system will only have the same outcome. Whats one definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    What if I said I dont want to recover. I dont want to go back to the way it was. I dont want to restore to anything. The current system got us here. I want a new system very very similar to our old one, but with certain areas improved. I want a reset. Staying within the framework of the current system will only have the same outcome. Whats one definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.

    I would rather restore this nation than recover anything….I know I used the word recover in an earlier comment but I think that was the wrong word.

    I want to restore respect and strict adherence to our Constitution, no grey area “interpretations”….no finding special rights….

    I want to restore the greatness that was once and can be the United States of America….a nation where we are proud of who we are, what we have done on behalf of the world, and proud of our strength and values.

    I want to restore the values of hard work, achievement, confidence, and gratitude in being an American.

    I want the history of this country to be taught and learned properly, no revisionism, no guilt mongering, just the facts….

    I want this to be one nation under GOD, there is nothing wrong with that….we have God given liberties and freedoms, our founder recognized that and so should we.

    I believe it can be done, I am confident that it can be done, I believe our side will win……if you believe that it is beyond hope, that all is lost, then you are already defeated.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Things are looking up. As Bones noted, Two Gun Yee and his henchman, Shrimp Boy Chow got caught setting up a deal to smuggle all sorts of things liberal hate into the US.
    :em05:
    And he isn’t the only Democrat looking for someone to tailor an orange jumpsuit. There have been raids and arrests all over the country this week, all of them Democrats.

    Now, as to Leland “Lord of War” Yee, a few choice phrases have popped up.

    “All the finest disgraced politicians moonlighting as gunrunners support gun control.”

    This will be on the Brady Campaign’s new T-shirts:
    “Guns for Yee but not for thee”

    The newest Marvel Super villains are:

    Two Gun Yee and his sidekick Shrimp Boy Chow.
    :em05:
    And the AG in Pennsylvania has decided to coverup some major crimes by her fellow democrats. Me thinks she’s also going to be fitted for an orange jumpsuit in a few years.
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    angrywebmaster says:

    Things are looking up. As Bones noted, Two Gun Yee and his henchman, Shrimp Boy Chow got caught setting up a deal to smuggle all sorts of things liberal hate into the US.

    The best part of this story is that it, temporarily at least, ended the Democrats supermajority and their ability to raise taxes on a party line vote.

  22. 22
    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #:

    We want the same outcome. And I believe your approach has merit, which is why I continue to participate by voting and spreading the “good word”. As for their programs, and regulations, and mandates……fuck em……. I aim to misbehave…….. I will not comply….and if they fuck around too much….. people think that Eygpt, Syria, Libyia, Ukraine, cant happen here….but those are real world , real time examples that it absolutely can…and inevitably I think it will…it almost has to….because that’s how significant change occurs. The offenders will need to be ousted, as they never willingly give up power…

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Anybody need a Kidney? Cause Im gonna sell one of mine. I WANT one of these….

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e29_1352371125

    H & K UMG 5. It has no RECOIL!! It just vibrates like one of those full auto BB guns at the fair…while firing 7.62…..

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery @ #:

    We want the same outcome. And I believe your approach has merit, which is why I continue to participate by voting and spreading the “good word”. As for their programs, and regulations, and mandates……fuck em……. I aim to misbehave…….. I will not comply….and if they fuck around too much….. people think that Eygpt, Syria, Libyia, Ukraine, cant happen here….but those are real world , real time examples that it absolutely can…and inevitably I think it will…it almost has to….because that’s how significant change occurs. The offenders will need to be ousted, as they never willingly give up power…

    we’re on the same side man, no question about that. I just believe that going off and cooking up a revolution without exhausting every other option will be what gives us an Egyptian or Syrian or Libyan or Ukrainian outcome over here. I aim to misbehave too, and am doing so in my own devious way.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

    we’re on the same side man, no question about that.

    We all are :)

    Jaybear, Colonel of Imperial Ancient Artillery says:

    I just believe that going off and cooking up a revolution without exhausting every other option will be what gives us an Egyptian or Syrian or Libyan or Ukrainian outcome over here.

    Right there with you on that one too. Not cooking up a thing, just making sure I have the ingredients in the pantry in case guests show up uninvited for — ahem — dinner ;)
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    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Time for a little Winston Churchill, I think.

    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/w/winston_churchill.html

    I love that man.

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    LC Xealot growls and barks:

    As much as I admire Churchhill, Tallulah, he lived in a somewhat simpler age. At least he knew who his enemy was and fought to keep them out of his country. America’s enemies are Americans themselves. They are already here, and it’s hard to tell who they are.
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