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MAGA: Stand Your Ground
By Rod Van Mechelen

2023 Olympia, WA -- Cancel Culture, which expresses one of the worst behaviors of toxic femininity, has been used by the Progressive puppets of the Global Corporatists for decades to drive the rest of us away.

Many have fled. To Texas, Florida, Idaho, West Virginia, where ever the Anti-FA (anti-first amendment) and BLM "mostly peaceful" rioters are made unwelcome. But while fleeing is rational in the short-term, over the long-term it's the way we lose.

Unless we stand our ground, they will win.

Cultural Collapse
As the politicians in Progressive states and cities push the limits to deconstruct our economy and collapse our culture, which includes mobs screeching "defund the police," crime has increased. My house, which is nearing completion, has been targeted twice, but it's far from the only one. On the social media site, Nextdoor, the reports of criminal trespass and theft are everywhere.

Oh, but that's all just conspiracy theory stuff, isn't it? Is it? One of my favorite memes has to do with conspiracy theorists asking for new conspiracy theories because all their old ones turned out to be true.

Following Fringe Lunatics
In my callow youth I was three sigma above the average, not a genius but too gifted to fit in the standard mold which, for an American Indian kid (as a child I actually looked closer to the stereotype), invited a lot of flak and derision from the White teachers in the Liberal but shifting toward Progressive suburb of Seattle where I grew up.

As we get older and we get slower (I do appreciate C60 from Purple Power, and now C15 from Steven Grundry, as well), if we don't exercise our brain our IQ drops, and working for the state mine dropped into the mid-130s, but for decades I was baffled by how dim and unaware most people seem to be.

I was well into my fifties before I finally groked that most people are what some call "normies," so I no longer try to understand their limited reality. Mine is more than limited enough to occupy my efforts.

Which is how I came to actively seek out "fringe lunatics" who can teach me more. My favorites are Clif High, Martin Armstrong (Armstrong Economics), Catherine Austin Fitts (Solari), Bob Moriarty, Greg Hunter, Gary Savage, Chris Martenson, Brett Weinstein and Heather Heying, Tim Pool, Joe Rogan and some others.

Informed Consent Impossible
A few days ago as I drove to and from my build site for my first security check of the day, I was listening to Brett and Heather's latest Dark Horse podcast, which includes a response to Scott Adams' admission that he got the bug stuff wrong but opined that it was a coin toss and those of us who turned out to be right got there by chance, because there's no clear cut one- two-three process by which we arrived at the correct conclusion.

As they explain, while he's right that there isn't a clear cut process, he's mistaken that there is no process and it was just by chance. When the authorities were first telling us all we were going to kill grandma or die ourselves if we didn't get the jab and Trump hailed as a victory of "Operation Warpspeed," my first question was, "what are the long term effects?"

2012 Military mRNA Jab development
Now we know, and they're not good. What's more, as Peter McCullough explained in a recent conversation with Quoth The Raven on Spotify, both the bug and the jabs are US military operations, and DARPA began work on an mRNA jab for SARS-CoV-2 in 2012, and Moderna wrote the patent with the NIH.

Pfizer seems to have gotten the better deal and is able to meander off on their own and produce variations at other labs, which may be one of the reasons why Moderna is suing them. But Operation Warpspeed had nothing to do with how rapidly the initial jab was produced, only how quickly it was rolled out.

The State of Society
I'm not a scientist but I understand how science is done, and there's no such thing as "settled science." Skepticism is key, and I was skeptical and listened to and read people who were for, against, and in between, to arrive at a very simple and sane conclusion: we don't know the long term effects, so none of us can give informed consent. Understanding that, I decided to wait and see.

Which brings us now to the state of society: there has been a concerted effort by loosely affiliated bad actors to destroy western "liberal" culture in general, and the American experiment in particular.

Part of that effort has been to reduce distinctions to a binary: left- right; liberal-conservative; that sort of thing. So everybody who says yes, I support freedom of speech and want America to be great again is now vilified as a far right racist sexist homophobic transphobic misogynistic extremist regardless of whether they are Liberals, Libertarians, Classical Liberals or Conservatives.

The various Progressive factions have limited bases for alliance and we know and can see the Corporatists who are funding them. What's more, we can come pretty close to identifying when the efforts surfaced to cultivate and produce the operations that have brought us to our current state: 1966.

Apocalypse Now?
Unlike some, I don't see our time as end of days. My indigenous ancestors survived an apocalyptic event: millions died. If you want some idea, read 1491 and 1493 by Charles Mann. Really excellent primers well written, well researched, deep enough to give some idea of things we were never taught, but scratching the surface enough not to get bogged down in the weeds.

My tribe, for example, numbered at least 100,000 souls before the first epidemics, which were not caused by smallpox infected blankets. The epidemics arrived here primarily by animal vectors, birds being one.

Spanish explorers in ships on the coast, and Spanish explorers in what is now the south east US, brought the parasites and infectious diseases that either through direct contact or via animals, such as pigs that got loose, infected the local animals, which in turn carried what historian Robert Boyd called "the spirit of pestilence" from east to west and south to north.

Millions died. The movie Hawaii, based on James Michener's novel, painfully portrays the horror of the impact a virus we consider a childhood disease can have on a virgin population.

My point is that apocalyptic events happen, and it's not the end of the road. The Younger Dryas began with an apocalyptic event. Few artifacts remain to tell us about the civilization that ended before our current civilization rose from the ashes with the beginning of the Holocene. And much has been hidden from the general population about the events of 5,000 years ago that have a massive influence on us, today.

Time to Run?
If I were inclined to give up I would not have set out to build a house based on 21st Century technology in a Progressive part of the country.

My Indigenous ancestors have been here for hundreds if not thousands of years, my White ancestors arrived in Western Washington a little over 200 years ago, but I was seriously considering moving to Eastern Washington, Idaho, Montana or Florida before Dad gave me his share of the old family place where he played as a toddler.

Should I sell it and join one of my first cousins in northern Idaho, or stay and stand up to the Progressives and their global Corporatist overlords and all the corruption with which they have infected our community?

I decided to stay and defy their efforts to destroy what is good and decent and made America a shining beacon on the hill.

If we do not stand our ground, they will win. I choose to join those who will stand their ground. Will you run, or will you join us?


Konstantin Kisin | This House Believes Woke Culture Has Gone Too Far - 7/8 | Oxford Union

Clif High: Release Language

Quoth the Raven: Dr. Peter A. McCullough


Rod Van Mechelen

Rod Van Mechelen is a Rand Paul Republican (aka Classical Liberal) who lives in Olympia, WA. He serves on the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Council, was a Washington State delegate to the Republican National Convention in New York City in 2004, and founded The Backlash! @ in 1995 to expose and oppose misandry and cultural Marxism. He is in the process of building a monolithic dome home.


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