Merry Christmas! . . . A Few Days Before Christmas

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I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone here a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – two things the creeps who have been doing their utmost to demoralize us over the past two years have done their utmost to prevent us from having.

May they dine on rotting fish heads, served cold and crunchy.

They don’t deserve even that.

You guys, on the other hand, deserve my thanks and appreciation for the moral and intellectual support you’ve given me over the past two years, which have been the toughest two years of all the years I’ve been doing this. But – weirdly enough – also the most motivating in that I am determined to use every means at my disposal – including this forum – to beat back this sickness.

Knowing there are many others out there who feel exactly the same as I do and are equally determined helps not only get me out of bed every day – and behind this keyboard – but fired up, too.

Nothing in this world – in this life – is a one-man (or one-woman) operation. This fact is not an endorsement of authoritarian collectivism of the “you didn’t build that” variety. It is its authentic antitheses. A true community of the voluntary. Of individuals, freely expressing themselves and supporting others of like mind, with all free to agree or to disagree and none told they must do either.

It is a magnificent and beautiful thing, this organic organization. This commonality of community, without the coercion. Of color and difference, each complementing the other or at least, not preventing the other.

One of the great dividing lines that has come into clarity over the past two years is that which divides the two camps. It is a foundational line, far deeper – into the bedrock – than that which superficially divides the right vs. the left and the liberal vs. the conservative.

There is room for all of the above when there is no room for coercion. When the foundational principle is that of freely given cooperation. And if not, no problem.

The conservative acts instinctively – mostly – on this principle. The libertarian is meticulously conscious of it and bases his actions explicitly upon it. Including his own restraint of action.

The liberal misinterprets or perverts the principle, espousing the false community of the coerced collective. Perhaps some of them can be made to see the dissonance of their position.

We can help that along by doing what we’ve been doing – showing that a true community is possible without the coercion. And that it is far better for being so. That it is empowering and civilizing and simply decent. It is how we express our humanity, as opposed to the animality of force. The latter being within the capabilities of any ape.

We are capable of more.

Every morning – usually around 4 in the morning – I settle in front of this keyboard to get a reminder of that.

And I wanted to thank everyone here, again, for that.

Merry Christmas – and Happy New Year!

Your Friend,

Eric

 

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  1. Nonymous would mean you’re not anonymous.

    I used my God-given real name a few times, but never anymore.

    I am more of a reader here and there across the net. I did come across an account of the genocide of Armenians in Turkey.

    One horrific story of death to Armenians. I mean bad. It can happen again, don’t think it can’t.

    Might as well learn some history of what happened, here you go:

    A docudrama Of The Armenian Genocide

    http://rudyrummel.blogspot.com/2009/10/docudrama-of-armenian-genocide.html

    “One woman limped off the road and stood stock still for minutes, holding her two shriveled little girls by the hand. Then she slowly fell to her knees and toppled over, dead. Her girls sat down at her side, obviously believing she was only asleep, and again clasped her bony, cooling hands in theirs.

    Another woman gave no attention to the water. She held the half-putrefied cadaver of a newborn infant tightly to her chest, cooing softly to it.

    Nearby, a naked woman lay on her back, her head turned away from the sun. Her haggard face still retained some of what must have been ravishing beauty. Her body bore the bruises and slime of frequent rape. As the light in her eyes gradually extinguished, they momentarily reflected her agony before turning vacant.”

    The year was 1916 on March 30th.

    • Hi drumphish,
      My wife is Armenian; I had never heard of the genocide until we met. Uncle made sure it wasn’t widely taught in the publick skools because it irritated the Turkish government and the USSA wanted to keep Turkey happy as part of NATO. Further proof that all governments are evil.

      • That was just one of the three. The Greeks and Assyrians also suffered much the same fate. Anyone familiar with the Ottoman Empire, knows many of the details
        involved. Of course, that’s why real history isn’t taught.

  2. Eric,

    Wishing you and everyone here a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year… and thank you for providing this true “safe space” on the internet for people, well with a brain….

  3. Merry Christmas Eric and everyone. I found this site on accident about five years ago and have visited at least every couple of days since. I don’t remember what I was looking for at the time, but I’m grateful I found what I needed and wanted. You’ve helped me solidify and better express my arguments, introduced me to new issues and even changed my mind about things from time to time. And I enjoy our comment community as much as I enjoy the articles.

    • Hi Amy,
      I too found this site by accident, maybe 8 years ago, I don’t remember, but I’m glad I did. I agree, Eric is one hell of a writer, and the people that reply are just as good!

      Merry Christmas Eric, and everyone here, and hopefully, a Happy New Year!

  4. Have a great Christmas and New Year holiday, Eric! Between being totally fed up with things in general and dealing with “female problems” at home I’m doing less online these days but still look in here once in a while. I for one will be ignoring the diktats of senile puppet Biden and feckless bureaucrat Fauci and getting together with others for the holidays despite remaining jab-less. Our so-called “leaders” can eat fish heads and go pound sand for all I care.

  5. Merry Christmas Eric! And thank you for all you’ve taught me about cars and car culture in this little gem of a website. Keep crushing and be fruitful!

  6. Merry Xmas everyone. FYI I’m personally working my butt off doing what I can to help, but don’t want to go into details here.

  7. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, too, Eric — and thank *you* for you daily dedication to this site! Thank you also for your candor about your frustrations — with the face diapers, Diaper Joe’s gibberish, the Jab propaganda, etc. Definitely a breath of fresh air (without “masks”…lol) among the madness!

  8. Wishing you a blessed Christmas too Eric.

    And a Happy New Year. Lets hope 2022 is happier than 2021, which definitely sucked more than 2020, which was worse than 2019. Notice the trend?

  9. And the same to you as well.

    Wish your lady and all the critters at the homestead a Merry Christmas as well.

    You would have got a chuckle out of some of my newly hatched pullets dealing with snow for the first time the other day.

  10. Merry Christmas to you, Eric, as well as your readers.

    Your writing is a joy. Not only in its message but, your style. Other generations had Mencken and Royko, we are blessed to have you.

    May the coming year see change for the good of Liberty. May it rise like a Phoenix from the ashes left by Leviathan. Pray we learn the lesson we were given in 1 Samuel 8 and end the deadly, coercive entity known as Earthly Government. Let us find our way toward civilization that rejects force as its guide star.

    May the blessings of the Savior be upon all.

    • Thank you – very much – for the kind words, Mark. I’m humbled – and honored. Best wishes to all (again) for something good (for us all) come 2022!

  11. A year where Christmas is needed more than anything. Make this Christmas a happy one.

    I truly hope the Scrooge Fauci wakes up on Christmas Day morning and his heart is filled with Christmas joy, he needs a revelation of some kind.

    Shame of the poor fool if he isn’t at least somewhat repentant.

    I won’t hold my breath or stand on one leg, but there is hope.

    Too much bah humbug going on these days.

    Scrooge Fauci has assaulted and battered every single living human being on this earth, so I don’t hold much confidence that there will be any salvation for the clueless moron.

    He has had his chance to do some good in this world, he has failed. A black mark on his Akashic record.

    Oh well, can’t win them all.

    So This is Christmas by John Lennon

    So this is Christmas
    And what have you done?
    Another year over
    And a new one just begun

    And so this is Christmas
    I hope you have fun
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young

    A very merry Christmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear

    And so this is Christmas
    For weak and for strong
    For rich and the poor ones
    The world is so wrong

    And so happy Christmas
    For black and for white
    For yellow and red ones
    Let’s stop all the fight

    A very merry Christmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear

    And so this is Christmas
    And what have we done?
    Another year over
    And a new one just begun

    Ans so this is Christmas
    I hope you have fun
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young

    A very merry Christmas
    And a happy New Year
    Let’s hope it’s a good one
    Without any fear

    War is over over
    If you want it
    War is over
    Now

  12. Eric, thank you for providing this oasis of sanity. It is one of my few go-to’s for compelling, insightful prose from you and the commenters.

    Merry Christmas.

  13. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours Eric. Keep up the good work and try to enjoy yourself whilst remembering the reason for the season.

    PS- rotting fish heads are too good for these creeps…….

  14. Back atcha, Eric, thank you for all the wonderful and insightful articles.

    And a very Merry Christmas and Happy new Year to you and yours!

  15. anon 1

    Merry Christmas Eric. A site for car enthusiasts and a forum for the anti globalist agenda, (two of my favorite things at the moment), a great place.

  16. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours Eric. Its been an “interesting” couple of years. Lets hope we make it through the winter with nothing dire happening. Many thanks for the forum.

  17. Merry Christmas and hopefully a happy new year to you Eric! Thanks for this site and my fellow posters here who help me realize that we are not alone in our sanity, though vastly outnumbered by the freaks.

    • Merry Christmas, Mike. But don’t assume we’re outnumbered- there are just lunatics stumbling around with megaphones and guns. A megaphone doesn’t make you a majority, it just makes you loud!

  18. ‘the toughest two years of all the years I’ve been doing this. But – weirdly enough – also the most motivating’ — eric

    “Be thankful for your enemies. Hardship makes us strong. Tyranny forces us to do what we thought we couldn’t do. I see a terrible, terrible conflict coming, but this is going to turn out really, really good.” — G. Edward Griffin

    If Griffin [author of the magnificent The Creature From Jekyll Island], who just turned 90, can remain so resilient and optimistic as his remaining years on earth wane, we can do no less with our longer runway for action.

    Thanks for all you do, Eric.

  19. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Keep up the fight. You and the people that support you are one of the things that keep all of us in the battle.

  20. Merry Christmas to you, Eric!

    I have had a love affair with the automobile since I was a kid watching my father do the basic maintenance on our ’66 Chevy station wagon. I really appreciate this site and your holistic approach and analysis of the entire environment (with an emphasis on the ever-increasing government intervention that the rest of the auto press ignores) that effect the automobile.

  21. The thanks go to you Eric. We appreciate what you do and how/why you do it. We are a minority, but minorities have been proven to prevail in tough times. I can only assume because it comes down to right vs wrong.
    A thing that bothers me is none or most of us do not use our real names (like you do). I wonder if it would make a difference?

    • “A thing that bothers me is none or most of us do not use our real names”

      Do you use your real name? How would anyone be able to verify this? Why should anyone want to verify it?

      Perhaps the message is what needs to be evaluated, not the messenger.

          • It matters not in the least to me. I merely explained why I do use my real name. I was scrolling down the page and noticed the question, and answered it.

            • I totally agree, “anonymous protest is absent a certain amount of validity.”

              No doubt about it.

              That said, one of two reasons I don’t use mine, is so perhaps, ‘The Hammer’ don’t come down on family members for sheet I typed.

              I’d like to change the world. I don’t expect my family members to pay the price for my failed attempts.

              Also, I hope to highlight in some small measure the works of my friend the late great Will Grigg.
              He wrote about helots. We are all helots according to The Empire. Lower case, h.
              I’d post the link, but I failed to find it.

              That all sounds a bit Debbie Downer compared to the above. (Surprisingly, to me, I got accused of that several times while trying to enlighten others).
              I’m sooo not that kind of guy.

              …Where am I going with this? I was gonna say something positive & nice when I started reading.

              Psft, pop in the movie, ‘Four Christmas’es’.

              • Oh yeah, I forgot the other inspiration for Nom De Plumes: the Pamphleteers of The Revolutionary War.
                One that sticks out for me was, The Dutch Farmer.

                So, “you go”, Anonymous. (I’d prefer you pick a nic, but, whatever works.)

                [Sure, the CIA knows who I am, but those guys who threw molotov cocktails into my neighbors bass boat, or bashed in the windshield of my car and kicked the crap out of the dashboard of my SUV the last time I used my real name in an online debate … those guys, they’ve got no clue.]

    • I don’t believe I have any worry about using my real name amongst the commuinity here. However at some point we will be noticed by the Antifa army (or the CCP, as if there’s any difference). They are highly motivated to DOX the unbelievers and show no remorse when it comes to ruining lives.

      Cowardly? Probably. But then again why go looking for a fight with psychopaths?

        • Both good points, and why I brought it up, for debate. I have been leaning towards using my real name for a while now mostly for John’s reason, however, there is very little politics in my job. I’m guessing my customers are half and half, on each side. Would it matter? I don’t know.
          I have been attacked before (locally), and it was one nutjob that has since been shamed, but it took a long while as many sheep put me in their little box. I didn’t care, cause it showed me who/what/etc…

  22. As I once posited on Caitlin Johnson’s forum, before I got tired of the constant barrage of insults and name calling, “any social/economic system will work, from communism to free enterprise, as long as one is free to stay or leave at will.” It’s the gun held to the head thing that ruins it.

    A Merry Christmas to you Eric, and God bless you for the service you give us and the rest of humanity here. If we could only get them to think.

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