Wilder, Wealthy and Wise opines on what he perceives as The Great Purge Ahead
The Soviet Great Purge started in 1936. Stalin already had a bad reputation as a Dictator who couldn’t say no – he had gotten rid of millions already in the Holodomor (In The World Murder Olympics, Communists Take Gold And Silver!). The Great Purge was different. The piles and piles of earlier dead had been peasants and kulaks (kulaks were peasants that had enough money to own a cow), mainly. Even before the Great Purge Stalin had the world record for Russian killing, a record he still proudly maintains.
By 1936 Stalin, always paranoid, decided his main opponents were, surprise, still Russians.
Anyone who had been a trusted advisor of Lenin had to go. Anyone who looked like a threat to Stalin? Had to go. The Red Army had troops with guns. Three out of five Soviet Marshalls were executed. 13 out of 15 army commanders, 50 out of 57 corps-level commanders, and 154 out of 186 division commanders were caught up in it.
The very top of the Soviet Military was decapitated. But that was a small portion of the Great Purge. In the end, probably a million or more were murdered or died in the Gulags. Anyone in politics was fair game, and the more power the bigger the target on their back. Many of the people who helped Stalin with the Great Purge eventually were victims of it themselves.
What was the basis of the Great Purge? Even though Stalin binged and purged, it wasn’t bulimia, it was Power. Stalin wanted to keep power. His greatest weapon?
And fear is currently the weapon (predictably) used by the Left today. They want to push people to the fringes, isolate them, and then purge them. The first step is making them feel alone.
Of course, there haven’t been executions in the United States. However, Obama purged 197 high-level officers in the first five years of his administration. That’s quite close to the Stalin numbers, and perhaps even greater when you consider that the military in 2000s America is far smaller than in late 1930s Russia.
The purge has lately increased. The current SecDef has made it clear: “The job of the Department of Defense is to keep America safe from our enemies, but we can’t do that if some of those enemies lie within our own ranks.”
Just let that sink in. The current Secretary of Defense has stated that he thinks that the biggest enemies of the United States are in the military, right now. Today. The leadership of the military has already been purged. Now? The rank and file is in the process of being purged. Anyone not actively supporting the Leftist agenda will be drummed out.
They want to purge anyone who is involved in “extremism” from the military. As far as commies, I certainly agree. But extremism for a Leftist is mere disagreement with a Leftist. Don’t agree that having a 9-year-old boy dance as a girl in front of gay men at a strip club is entirely good and appropriate?
Extremist! Behavior that would have resulted in imprisonment for the mother in all but the last 10 years since 1787 is now considered so sacred that it is impossible to challenge. Now, speaking out against it is extremist.
Hollywood® is already on the job with this requirement. Star Wars® was a part of my childhood. I saved money when I was 12 to buy overpriced dolls action figures. The mythos of Star Wars© was always one of Good versus Evil, which burned itself into my young imagination.
Now? It’s Leftism versus the Right. At every opportunity, the creative element at DisneyLucasFilmStarWars™ has abandoned the production of good movies to produce movies that are water carriers for the narratives of a Leftist agenda.
I grew up loving Star Wars©. It was fun. It was escapism. It was a place where there were good heroes and evil villains. Okay, I’ll admit, the entire series should have ended when the Emperor© said, “And now you die, young Skywalker™” during Return of the Jedi©.
The latest is that an actress got fired for expressing mildly Right viewpoints. Heck, they weren’t even something that 95% of every American wouldn’t have agreed with when Kurt Cobain was still sucking air instead of pushing daisies.
And that is the technique of the Left. If they can’t directly imprison you, they do their best to turn you into an unemployed, destitute outcast of society.
Imagine 50,000 Leftists watching everything you re-Tweet® to catch you.
But, thanks to me, you can watch the purge unfold in real time. The Long March through the institutions of the United States is ongoing. Here’s the current status of the things the Left owns:
- The K-12 educational system.
- Colleges and Universities.
- Most Protestant religious organizations.
- Most Catholic organizations.
- The psychological establishment.
- The American Medical Association.
- All mainstream news media.
- All mainstream entertainment media.
- Most departments of the Federal government, absent the armed services.
- The general officer corps of the armed services.
- The courts.
- Silicon Valley tech companies.
- Many (but not all) Most Fortune® 500™ companies.
The result in 2021 is that of the institutions of the United States, the Left has or is consolidating control over nearly all of the important ones. What remains? Junior officer and enlisted men in the armed forces (at least for the next few months) and the governors and legislators of a few states.
Oh, and at least 80,000,000 inconvenient people.
The idea is to scare Americans about the Purge, to scare them about their place in society. If the State and the Media can scare Americans like that, they can achieve their ultimate goal: to make them be quiet.
One of the greatest compliments I’ve had from a friend about this website was this, “If they (the powers that be) were really reading and understanding the things you say, you’d be much, much higher on The List.”
The Mrs. prefers the elevator, I prefer stairs. I guess we were raised differently.
The reason I don’t feel fear is this: I’m not alone. As I said earlier, there are 80,000,000 other inconvenient people on the list.
Standing together? We can’t be canceled.
Standing together? We can’t be purged.
Standing together? We can’t lose.
This isn’t over. We’re not done.