SkyGov became self-aware 57 years ago today.
A couple of months ago, I was part of a discussion in which one of the participants, a very smart lady, said the reason conservatives lose is not just that we are not particularly good at playing the game, it is that we do not even know what game we are playing.
I think one of the biggest mistakes, one that is somewhat less evident in local contests and more so in national ones, is that we assume the elections are a dichotomous event, that there are only two warriors, only two tribes – but that is not true, and it has not been true for a long time.
There are three players in every election – the two candidates and the state.
Call it the “deep state” or just government, it is the same entity. It will naturally favor and protect one party over the other, not necessarily because it believes in any particular set of principles, but because the actions of that party aid and abet the only principles the state knows – that of survival and expansion.
In the original Terminator movie, SkyNet became self-aware at 2:14 a.m., EDT, on August 29, 1997.
We can also pinpoint when our own SkyNet – call it SkyGov – became self-aware.
Think it is not self-aware?
Try to shut it down.
When we had government “shutdowns” during the pillow fights over the approval of spending bills (we have not had an actual budget in two decades), something like 86% of government continued to operate because those parts have been made mandatory.
We did not shut anything down; we just gave it a tummy ache.
Kyle Reese, soldier of the Resistance and father of John Conner, described it this way:
“Listen and understand. That terminator is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.”
Money is power and in government, spending other people’s money is power. We can track SkyGov’s growth by tracking federal spending.
If one looks at the charts of federal spending showing government size as a percent of GDP and in real dollars spent, one can see two things: federal spending took a substantial jump as President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society programs kicked in and our society became significantly more socialistic as the more liberal (socialistic) Baby Boomers began to take control of government. The only period where federal growth as a share of GDP slowed was when the Clinton administration had to cut budget deals with the Republican controlled Congress in 1994. Bush elevated the curve and during his second term, it reclaimed its post-1960’s explosive growth under the Democrat controlled Congress from 2006, a trend that continued with Obama and has simply exploded under Biden.
SkyGov became self-aware with the passage of Lyndon Johnson’s first “Great Society” policy packages on May 7, 1964. On this date, its creators and collaborators set in motion the destruction of the American Republic.
Just as there were humans in the Terminator saga who believed technology was the answer to all of man’s problems, there are those today who believe government is that solution.
It is a common truism that science fiction often becomes science fact, leaving one to wonder – in the next several years will the Resistance consist of classical liberals, living in ruined tunnels under ruined cities, being hunted to extinction by SkyGov and its collaborators?
You might say that is impossible.
Of those people who think so I would ask this – if I came to you in the year 2000 and factually described the events of 2020 and 2021, would you have believed me? If I had told you that massive electronic media entities would censor and control what you say, hear and see with algorithms designed to eliminate certain views, would you have thought that impossible? If I had told you that our own government would become our enemy, hunting down people who oppose its policies, would you have thought me insane?
Well, here we are.
SkyGov is self-aware.
And the Harris-Biden administration and the Democrat Party are working for it.
Where is the GOP? It is clear some of them believe SkyGov can be bargained and reasoned with, but they do not get that it doesn’t feel pity, remorse, or fear and that it absolutely will not stop, ever, until we are dead.
Where are the people like Kyle Reese, Sarah and John Connor in the GOP?