The Price of Freedom

2020 June 19
by justrand

William Butler Yeats had a theory about human history, essentially positing that mankind moves from absolute order (tyranny) to utter disorder (anarchy), and back again in interlocking cycles (he called them “gyres”). He alluded to this in his poem ‘The Second Coming’, published in 1917.

These cycles, per Yeats, were a thousand years long, so it was hard to see them in the moment…only afterwards. Of course, Yeats never heard of the Internet, so he couldn’t have conceived of how much faster things could move…or that they could be frozen at one end or the other. It is pretty obvious that the “cycles” could not be frozen at the “Anarchy” end, because someone or something with POWER will always begin to impose their will. But could they be frozen at the “Tyranny” end of the cycles (ala ‘1984’)? Yes.

When George Orwell wrote ‘1984’ he envisioned a tyrannical State that was essentially all seeing and all knowing…and all controlling. But owing to the limits of technology back then, there were gaps in Big Brother’s ability to control everyone and everything. Those gaps have been completely closed by modern technology.

All it takes is a person or group with the desire to control EVERYTHING you see and do to achieve power, and the technology at their disposal could easily make Big Brother’s tyrannical rule look like anarchy. Those seeking a New World Order are such a group. And their acolytes in the Democrat Party, the media, and a dozen other organizations, are seeking to give them the power they desire…for the “Greater Good”, of course.

While I don’t ascribe to Yeats’ “theory” in full, there is some merit to it when you dive into it, and note the events he believed corresponded to it. The hopeful aspect to Yeats’ view of history was that it always cycled back…and the period in the “center”, while turbulent, allowed the greatest freedom.

America has existed in that “center”, balancing the opposing forces of these two “gyres” since her birth, and much longer that Yeats would have believed.

Over our nearly 250 years in existence we should have moved one way or the other but haven’t yet (though the Civil War nearly forced the issue). But as Yeats noted in his poem: ”the center cannot hold”, and the events of the past few months, and especially the last few weeks, seem to bear out his “prophecy”.

 The most oft quoted line from ‘The Second Coming’ is this:

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” If you ever doubted that was true, simply look around you.

 The forces seeking to tear everything down (anarchists) and those seeking to rule every aspect of our lives (dictators) are ALWAYS “full of passionate intensity”.  All it takes for either force to succeed in dragging us into anarchy or tyranny is for the best to “lack all conviction”.

 As the “center” collapses will it be tyranny or anarchy that results?

Hint: those seeking POWER over everything you see, think, eat, and do will use anarchy to ACHIEVE tyranny. Consider that the technologies of today make it possible to surpass anything Orwell’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ ever dreamed of achieving in terms of controlling information and thought. For example, in one form or another Google controls over 75% of ALL information on the planet. Even information seemingly provided by independent sources passes through their portals and search engines. When coupled with Twitter, YouTube and Facebook over 90% of all information is narrowly and tightly controlled. And all those Tech Giants agree that we, the great unwashed masses, are simply incapable of making our own choices…and must be led or bludgeoned into obedience.

Islam, Progressivism, Communism/Socialism, and those seeking anarchy, ARE all filled with passionate intensity, and while they don’t (yet) agree on what will replace America and American FREEDOM, they do passionately agree that America MUST be torn down.   Those who resist are told, without equivocation, to: “Shut up…you have NO right to speak!”

In Yeats theory even at the extremes of the cycle (nearly pure anarchy or pure totalitarianism) the seeds of a reversal would always be present, ensuring a new cycle would begin.  Only this time, thanks to technology, there may not be another cycle that will restore freedom.  If the great “American Experiment” ends, as it appears to be stumbling towards, there may not be another.

Lenin, called Westerners who denied that the Soviet Union was a police-State: “useful idiots“. Antifa, BLM and other groups seeking to tear down America are functioning exactly like that.  And should America be driven to her knees, as is being demanded, then the puppet-masters will emerge to bring about ORDER.

In the last Presidential election half the country was declared to be “Deplorable”. Joe Biden softened this somewhat declaring that “only” 35 to 50 MILLION are “just not very nice people”. Right now anyone who won’t publically repent of their “sins” (with or without kneeling) is labeled something horrible…depending on which “sin” they won’t repent of, even if they never committed that “sin”.

The worst ARE full of passionate intensity, and all it takes for them to succeed in tearing down this country and replacing it with whatever sick totalitarian State they have in mind is for the best to lack all conviction.

The Price of Freedom then is obvious: conviction!

Seems simple, but may cost you friends, family and fortune…and ultimately your life. Or you can prostrate yourself before the mob, mewling out whatever confession they demand of you for crimes others committed long before you were born, begging to be allowed to exist in whatever “paradise” they manage to bring about. Choose, but choose wisely, because those of us with conviction are fed up!

68 Responses leave one →
  1. 2020 June 19 1:24 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Wow, high falutin’, JR! 🙂 🙂
    Quite nice though.

  2. 2020 June 19 1:26 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Per last thread, yes, Susan Rice seems to be moving up plus as a candidate she’d be screened from indictment for FISA related violations.

    I’ve seen people name Whitmer (Midwest) and Tammy Baldwin (LGBT) but both are white I think

  3. 2020 June 19 1:29 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Considering 1984 was published June 8, 1949, I would say he was pretty intuitive … just a little premature in predicting the date. Actually King Eyore predicted 1984 and, against his better judgement, Orwell went along.

  4. 2020 June 19 1:48 pm
    Eph permalink

    2 Jim,

    If he picks a “black” woman, Rice is the only one left.

    All the others hate black men.

  5. 2020 June 19 2:03 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Eph, you’re probably right.
    I wonder if they could bring back “Tank” Abrams.
    There’s still Kamala although she’s got a lot of negatives.
    An outsider? Michelle Obama? Oprah? An anti-Trump Repub in order to make it a national coalition?

    Susan Rice said she wants us on the ashheap of history, though

  6. 2020 June 19 2:56 pm
    Eph permalink


    I was thinking about Fishface or one of the Maine lesbians. But after the last few weeks you can forget that.

  7. 2020 June 19 2:57 pm
    Eph permalink

    Trump would have a field day with Kamala

  8. 2020 June 19 3:16 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Unless I’m wrong, Rice is married to a white guy.She has plenty of baggage – Obama’s designated liar about Benghazzi on the Sunday morning talk shows, unmasking documents, etc.

  9. 2020 June 19 3:45 pm

    Who would bring forth these negatives? Certainly not trump for fear of being called racist, and the MSM damn sure won’t, ERGO it doesn’t matter what this dusky marxist has done, it will never be brought to light. The great unwashed will just stay unwashed.

  10. 2020 June 19 4:28 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    There was a young lady of Niger
    Who smiled as she rode on a tiger;
    They returned from the ride
    With the lady inside,
    And the smile on the face of the tiger.

    Some of that has already occurred….

    And this is building ….

    It was not part of their blood,
    It came to them very late,
    With long arrears to make good,
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    They were not easily moved,
    They were icy — willing to wait
    Till every count should be proved,
    Ere the Saxon began to hate.

    Their voices were even and low.
    Their eyes were level and straight.
    There was neither sign nor show
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not preached to the crowd.
    It was not taught by the state.
    No man spoke it aloud
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was not suddently bred.
    It will not swiftly abate.
    Through the chilled years ahead,
    When Time shall count from the date
    That the Saxon began to hate.

    Seattle could very well turn into Sarajevo and the only person without a clue will be that brain dead mayor.

  11. 2020 June 19 4:57 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Hey, I thought border walls did not work? —

  12. 2020 June 19 5:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Zogby poll: 55% of respondents believe that Biden has early stage dementia.

  13. 2020 June 19 5:40 pm
    justrand permalink

    Time to remember this song, ‘March of Cambreadth’

    Axes flash, broadsword swing,
    shining armour’s piercing ring
    horses run with polished shield,
    fight those bastards till they yield
    midnight mare and blood red roan,
    fight to keep this land your own
    sound the horn and call the cry,
    how many of them can we make die!

    Follow orders as you’re told,
    make their yellow blood run cold
    fight until you die or drop,
    a force like ours is hard to stop
    close your mind to stress and pain,
    fight till you’re no longer sane
    let not one damn cur pass by,
    how many of them can we make die!

    Guard your women and children well,
    send these bastards back to hell
    we’ll teach them the ways of war,
    they won’t come here any more
    use your shield and use your head,
    fight till every one is dead
    raise the flag up to the sky,
    how many of them can we make die!

    Dawn has broke, the time has come,
    move your feet to a marching drum
    we’ll win the war and pay the toll,
    we’ll fight as one in heart and soul
    midnight mare and blood red roan,
    fight to keep this land your own
    sound the horn and call the cry,
    how many of them can we make die!

  14. 2020 June 19 6:19 pm
    justrand permalink

  15. 2020 June 19 8:30 pm

    13 – 1/2 those will vote for him anyway.

    Speaking of polls starting to look like McSally doesn’t even have a prayer ( not that I’m surprised) wonder what Eeyore thinks on that topic? Useless Cornyn has similar #’s at 38% favorable in one. lol. 🙂 Have zero desire to see either in DC but if they’re seen as such crap where were the primary challengers, or did the KungFlu fuck that up? GOP trying to take Seemed to me all year GOP been trying to take another purposeful dive come November.

  16. 2020 June 19 9:01 pm

    Useless Cornyn , came out in favor of DACA , fuk him.

  17. 2020 June 20 5:38 am
    Eph permalink

    King Eyore thinks the dims take all 3 come Nov 3

    The $600/week thing is going to kill them in the Senate. People are fucking lazy and dont want it to end.

  18. 2020 June 20 5:42 am
    Eph permalink

    16. More thsm half, at this point

    You can’t sneak attack the King!

  19. 2020 June 20 5:46 am
    Eph permalink

    FYI. If you think AZ is bad, check out Colorado

    Dim is running unoppsed. LololoL

  20. 2020 June 20 6:17 am
    justrand permalink

    Eph: “King Eyore thinks the dims take all 3 come Nov 3”

    If King Eyore is correct, then we are utterly fuk’ed. We probably are anyway, it just happens much sooner. As I’ve said, I’m thinking the SHTF in 12 months even if Trump is re-elected. It just may happen sooner if he isn’t.

  21. 2020 June 20 8:19 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Hey Jim, did you believe the duck headline in TWIP? I didn’t and had to look it up.

    The wildlife has more balls than the Brits.

  22. 2020 June 20 9:14 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph #21 –

    All the Kalifornians who fled to Colorado to avoid the high taxes and regulations.

  23. 2020 June 20 9:20 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Well so much for the regentrification of the urban centers — — BRwahahahahahahahha.

  24. 2020 June 20 11:10 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph –

    Right now, gamblers think that the Biden Vice President choice will double-dip and be a woman of color, as that demographic combination is viewed as a positive boon for his campaign. The following VP odds are from Bovada:

    Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee

    Kamala Harris (50%)
    Val Demings +450 (18%)
    Susan Rice +550 (16%)
    Elizabeth Warren +1200 (7.5%)
    Keisha Lance Bottoms +1800 (5%)
    Michelle Obama +2500 (3.8%)
    Stacey Abrams +2500 (3.8%)
    Tammy Duckworth +2500 (3.8%)
    Michelle Lujan Grisham +2800 (3.4%)
    Gretchen Whitmer +5000 (2%)
    Andrew Cuomo +10000 (1%)
    Catherine Cortez Masto +10000 (1%)
    Hillary Clinton +10000 (1%)
    Tammy Baldwin +10000 (1%)
    Tulsi Gabbard +10000 (1%)

    What are the odds on whom King Eyore’s next “sure VP” choice will be?

  25. 2020 June 20 11:24 am
    Eph permalink


    Where is Orca Winfrey?

  26. 2020 June 20 11:24 am
    bc3b permalink

    Now Vegas has betting on the number of times King Eyore will change his VP pick between now and Dem convention:

    He won’t change: 1%
    Change once: 5%
    Change twice : 10%
    Change 3 times: 20%
    Change 4 or more times: 64%

  27. 2020 June 20 11:25 am
    Eph permalink

    Moooooochelle at $2500 is a steal.

  28. 2020 June 20 11:42 am
    drdog09 permalink

    “Andrew Cuomo +10000 (1%)”

    Well that cements it — Cuomo IS a pussy, wuss, trans, whatever.

  29. 2020 June 20 11:44 am
    Eph permalink


    An amazing fall is you ask me

    What happened to CNN 72% approval?


  30. 2020 June 20 11:54 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Well CHOP had its first CHOPing — — So, lets see how they handle it.

  31. 2020 June 20 12:04 pm

    Vielfalt macht frei

  32. 2020 June 20 12:54 pm
    Eph permalink


    Sorry about that.

  33. 2020 June 20 2:09 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “I’m thinking the SHTF in 12 months even if Trump is re-elected. It just may happen sooner if he isn’t.”

    It won’t take Dems 3 years to file indictments

  34. 2020 June 20 2:12 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    drdog: “Hey Jim, did you believe the duck headline in TWIP? I didn’t and had to look it up”

    Even after you’ve researched it, I’m not sure I believe LOL

  35. 2020 June 20 3:38 pm
    drdog09 permalink



  36. 2020 June 20 4:17 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    33, the next step from “Arbeit” macht frei

    The translation I’m seeing is Vielfalt == Diversity
    Here’s the orginal with “Arbeit”

  37. 2020 June 20 7:37 pm

    If trump wins or loses, the shit will hit the fan either way.

  38. 2020 June 20 7:47 pm
    gnqanq permalink

    ip727 -if trump wins or loses, the shit will hit the fan either way.

    Just make sure you are not in front of the fan.

  39. 2020 June 20 7:48 pm
    Eph permalink


    Most definately.

  40. 2020 June 20 9:12 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Rally in Tulsa.
    BLM blocks the entrance.
    On site attendance may have been low (hard to tell, but networks running with it)
    Online attendance VERY strong
    People say the speech was great, very confident and a good comparison with Biden. As far as I can tell, the media is definitely shortchanging the content of the rally and only reporting protests and attendance.

    Blog comments:

    RSBN says they had 2.8 million viewers:
    That’s just RSBN.
    A heavily-viewed 2016 rally might have approached a total of 100K views.

    Adweek is reporting that over 88 million Americans are watching President Trump’s TulsaRally. That’s close to Super Bowl XXVIII’s 90m. (Me: 88Mil sounds like a lot, I wonder if that is correct or an exaggeration or …)

  41. 2020 June 21 6:03 am
    bc3b permalink

    Jim #43 –

    I watched ast night and it appeared the arena was filled.

  42. 2020 June 21 6:06 am
    drdog09 permalink


    For a political event 88m views is unheard of in this country. To get to those kind of numbers means a hell of a lot of independents were watching. Blows Obama’s stadium event with the styrofoam columns all to hell.

  43. 2020 June 21 6:12 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Then we have this BS —

    Solution is easy. You must $$ to get a ticket. Say $10. Those TicTokers will not do it for they would be directly supporting that which they don’t want.

  44. 2020 June 21 6:49 am

    jim 39 You be right honkey.

  45. 2020 June 21 6:58 am
    drdog09 permalink

  46. 2020 June 21 7:40 am
    fight on permalink

    Great POF JR.

    I never viewed the arc of society as both end points being tyranny. very interesting.

  47. 2020 June 21 7:44 am
    fight on permalink

    Just when you thought it was safe to go out. He is back. Back to Goober 1.0

    What a POS. I don’t get why Hannity has this guy on all the time. Not that I watch Hannity.

  48. 2020 June 21 9:29 am

    Lindsey trying on his new nightgown

  49. 2020 June 21 10:39 am
    bc3b permalink

  50. 2020 June 21 10:57 am
    bc3b permalink

  51. 2020 June 21 11:08 am
    drdog09 permalink

    Really? — — Who is spoofing who? Were there 1M registrations? Yes. Were there 1M people at the rally? Impossible. The venue would not have permitted it. Personally I call it a draw.

  52. 2020 June 21 11:29 am
    bc3b permalink

    Happy Fathers Day to all Dads!!!

  53. 2020 June 21 2:02 pm

    36 – 3 days.

    50 – What a joke, every potus prior to this one fires us attorneys left and right (or all at once) and nobody says a word, there is nothing to even debate.

    52 – Bet the only ones who would actually leave are those who already have their pension, or are only a few years in.

  54. 2020 June 21 2:19 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    “Every POTUS prior was firing US Atty’s left and right”

    Yeah, goes to show THIS is a huge showdown.
    IP, 51, you owe me some eyebleach!

  55. 2020 June 21 2:36 pm

  56. 2020 June 21 2:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Heck IP is arrears a couple of keyboards with me. 🙂

  57. 2020 June 21 3:13 pm
    Eph permalink


    WTF dude…

    Is that a photoshop pic?

  58. 2020 June 21 4:45 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  59. 2020 June 21 4:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Maybe Minneapolis needs a name change — — Chicago West after the cops are gone sounds pretty good.

  60. 2020 June 21 5:24 pm

    Berkeley north methinks~~~

  61. 2020 June 21 5:50 pm
    The Ghost of Reason permalink


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  63. 2020 June 21 6:33 pm
    drdog09 permalink

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