Bill de Blasio in the “Era of Shattered Illusions”

The Surrogate's Surrogate

The Surrogate’s Surrogate

Catastrophe occurs when too many people refuse to accept that around us always are two universes at work. There is the cold, hard reality that underlies everything. And on the surface is a veil of deceit and compromise. The more humanity compromises vital truths in order to enjoy the comfort of illusions, the more mind-shattering it will be when those illusions fall away. These two worlds can coexist only for short periods of time, and they will always and eventually collide. There is no other possible outcome. ~ Brandon Smith, We Are Entering an Era of Shattered Illusions *

New York City of all the places in America, is the epicenter of the American Dream. Sometimes, as Brandon writes, men often awaken to understanding in the midst of great crisis. On the other hand, sometimes they never do. I would submit that waiting on such awakenings in the community of people who chose a Bill de Blasio to be their leader is no different than waiting on the awakening of those who chose Obama twice…we are waiting for Godot!

Every American has a little New York in them. Is there any place on earth where people do a better job of capitalizing on the freedom of expressing themselves than in New York City? Up until now the relationship between freedom and security in New York City has been the envy of the world. That has all come to a screeching halt under the de Blasio regime! The people of New York City are about to experience consequences more painful than any of them could possibly have imagined. Will it awaken them? Not likely. Did the “shattered illusion” otherwise known as Obama awaken those responsible? Hardly!

Citizens of every political persuasion always held their elected officials accountable…once upon a time. But it seems the Liberal Democrats have become gluttons for punishment, feasting on denial and leaving all of us with the tab we will never be able to pay! It would be hilarious if it weren’t so tragic. Like the spin artists on MSNBC who essentially paved the way, running cover and interference for Obama; now feigning innocence and surprise after it all falls apart!

So what does it mean to New Yorkers that anti-de Blasio banners are flying up and down the Hudson and their police are turning their backs on their mayor? There are those who say both Commissioner Bratton and de Blasio need to resign. The Mayor is who he is, he will never apologize for siding with criminals over his police, and Bratton chose the wrong side as well. But it all goes much deeper, as Smith points out. Bill de Blasio is merely the surrogate of a surrogate. He brings to New York that which Obama and Holder bring to the country…at the behest of their global financier masters. What most Americans perceive as spontaneous crisis after crisis has all been engineered…

“It has been said that during the economic collapse of the 1930s that the Great Depression was a depression only for the 30 percent of people that had lost everything. For the employed and the financially secure, the depression was much like any other time. This is the point at which we stand today in the collective mindset. With nearly a third of the U.S. population kicked off the unemployment rolls and approximately half the country dependent on a government check of some kind for their survival, the current depression is only now beginning to feel like a depression for anyone. The soup lines have received a fresh candy coating of EBT cards and welfare payments, but the illusion is finally fading, and this should be of great concern to us all in 2015.”

Keep in mind, as we watch the inevitable unfold, their goal is to nationalize law enforcement. It is all about centralization…health, education and welfare…everything! The more we allow this to happen, the smaller we will become…

“Tyranny respects only power. It does not respect the protestations of ants it can crush under foot, but it will make a wide path around a rattlesnake ready to strike. While there is utility in the pursuit of intellectual and philosophical combat, if you are not willing to be the rattlesnake as well, then you are not going to affect change against such an opponent. You will eventually be stepped on.”

The question is, and it is a giant one, when does the illusion finally shatter for us all? When will Left and Right finally center themselves as Americans? When will we finally disgorge the national disgrace that is Al Sharpton? When America finally awakens she will surround Gracie Mansion and the White House as naturally as white blood cells flock to the infection. I pray for this day. As Thomas Paine wrote, “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”

“Our mission as an opposing force to globalism is to come to terms with our own illusions and to erase them, to stop compromising and to stop waiting for the final shoe to drop and to take positive action now rather than after the endgame develops. This means preparation and organization for the worst-case scenarios. This means making one’s family, neighborhood and community as self-reliant and secure as possible. The excuses have to stop. The distractions and intellectualized silver bullet solutions have to stop. Hard work and risk are all that are left, all that matters. If we do this, and if we do this now, then victory is possible. In any contest of strength and will, he who knows himself best, he who sheds all illusion, will be the winner.”

Chip Murray: Wide Awake

* I find myself with a dilemma more serious than the joke about your mother-in-law driving off a cliff in your new corvette. Brandon Smith is, to the best of my knowledge, an unrepentant anti-Semite. As such, I am unable to support his blog. But I also feel obliged to provide my readers with the best content I can find, as it pertains to their freedom and liberty. So please read with a grain of kosher salt…and thanks for your understanding.

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2 Responses to Bill de Blasio in the “Era of Shattered Illusions”

  1. erick says:

    I beg to differ Chip. The city to me is a noisy nightmare. I like the essay below.
    What is the American Dream?

    James Truslow Adams, in his book The Epic of America, which was written in 1931, stated that the American dream is “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult dream for the European upper classes to interpret adequately, and too many of us ourselves have grown weary and mistrustful of it. It is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position.” (p.214-215)

    The authors of the United States’ Declaration of Independence held certain truths to be self-evident: that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Might this sentiment be considered the foundation of the American Dream?

    Were homesteaders who left the big cities of the east to find happiness and their piece of land in the unknown wilderness pursuing these inalienable Rights? Were the immigrants who came to the United States looking for their bit of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, their Dream? And what did the desire of the veteran of World War II – to settle down, to have a home, a car and a family – tell us about this evolving Dream? Is the American Dream attainable by all Americans?

    Some say, that the American Dream has become the pursuit of material prosperity – that people work more hours to get bigger cars, fancier homes, the fruits of prosperity for their families – but have less time to enjoy their prosperity. Others say that the American Dream is beyond the grasp of the working poor who must work two jobs to insure their family’s survival. Yet others look toward a new American Dream with less focus on financial gain and more emphasis on living a simple, fulfilling life.

    Thomas Wolfe said, “…to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity ….the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him.”

    Is this your American Dream?

    • Chip Murray says:

      I understand and even sympathize with your point Erick. But I would argue that in the context of the world, all judgments aside, for better and for worse, NY is the cultural, communications and financial nerve center of “The American Dream”…which is what makes it the #1 terrorist target.

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