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‘Whip Or Rein’ Was Never The Question
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Let’s see: Heroic horsemen rode to the rescue at Del Rio, Texas, along the U.S.-Mexico border. Republicans could’ve whipped the open-border Democrat degenerates with a first-principles case for sovereignty and self-defense, the thing Border Patrol horsemen were exercising so instinctively. Instead, the Right chose to beat around the bush, sweating the redundant details:

“Was it a whip or a rein?”

Who cares, when our border-patrol heroes—the last of the He-Men—were doing the work of the Lord! And, what on earth is wrong with the whip, in this context?

Did not the Lord teach—in The Book of Proverbs, through his emissaries—that, “He who spares his rod hates his son”? (In Hebrew:”חוםך שבטו שונא בנו”) I believe Proverbs has a broader and deeper meaning: Libertine formative figures who fail to teach the young and the lawless right from wrong hate both their disciples and the society upon which they unleash them.

Let’s rewind: The reference is, as CNN put it, to “recent images that appear to show U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback confronting migrants along the Rio Grande.”

“Videos taken by Al Jazeera and Reuters … show law enforcement officers on horseback using aggressive tactics when confronting migrants, who [were] largely Haitian, to prevent them from crossing into the US.”

So far so good.

“The Biden administration expressed horror,” promising to proceed aggressively against the poor horseback officers, who work in near-impossible conditions, without institutional support and for meager wages.

How does the Right respond? Republicans responded with a weak refrain: “Was it a whip or a rein?” they bickered. The horse-riding Border Patrol agents were wielding a rein, not a whip, was the sum of our side’s “case” in defense of our guardian agents.

That’s the anatomy of a typical Republican retort. It’s also why Democrats are the perennial winners.

There is only one winning—and correct—answer, in the case of the whip versus the rein, and it is this:

If it was not a whip, it ought to have been one, and if our Guardian Angel of the border used a rein as whip—then hooray for him. The End.

That’s the Right’s problem. The anatomy of every single left-manufactured, network-news outrage sees our side always conceding to the legitimacy of the Left’s argument accepting the premise of their gripe, arguing on their terms of debate. And then going on the defensive, instead of playing offense.

In short: Asinine. Inconsequential. Ineffective. Defeatist.

It is always the Democrats that set the terms of debate. Republicans simply internalize the rules of the game set by their masters, and then play a reactive, rather than a proactive, game, panting hard, mentally flaccid and unfit.

The anatomy of a good response is never, but never, to apologize and equivocate about a principled behavior, licit in natural law, in this instance the right of self- and national defense.

Here is the correct response:

“So what if U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback were wielding whips? Got a problem with repelling and whipping outlaws, who are charging you, charging your horse and barging into your country?”

Vice President Kamala Harris called the images “horrible” and said she supports an investigation into the matter.

ORDER IT NOW

The horsemens’ work was heroic, not horrible. The job of the law is to round up the likes of the Haitian invaders and turn them back. If the law is not doing this—it’s because natural morality has been inverted. Good is bad and bad is good. Right is wrong and wrong is right.

What a moral inversion it is to force U.S. law enforcement to process and pander to outlaw invaders, instead of stopping and expelling them in just the manner described.

While demonic Democrats deftly use the DOJ and the Security and Surveillance State apparatus and apparatchiks to demonize and destroy former President Trump and as many of his followers as possible—the GOP has been … writing letters.

The best Republicans can do for MAGA America is a letter. The world is flowing into the United States, no end in sight. Instead of showy, daily pressers; on-camera vigils at the open border, tough talk of impeachment for treason and a violation of the oath of office, lawsuits, state legislation—Republicans have raised the quill: They’ve been penning polite letters about the threat at the Southwestern border from potential terrorists. Not a word about irretrievable loss of country and sovereignty.

More recent laughable, “Dear Democrat” letters from that quarter see Republicans inquire gingerly whence go the Haitians once released, all via a polite letter campaign. Letters—and TV visits with Tucker.

Watch: David Vance and ilana mercer bring “Hard Truth” to the border:

LISTEN or download the conversation:

https://hardtruthwithdavidvanceandilanamercer.podbean.com/e/in-praise-of-whipping-horsemen-to-whip-or-to-rein-is-not-the-question/

 

Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian think piece since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa (2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s on Twitter, Gab, YouTube & LinkedIn; banned by Facebook, and has a new Podcast

 
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  1. Gunga Din says:

    If only there was one republican that would say what Miss Mercer suggested. Spineless whimps.

  2. Realist says:

    Intelligent nations use any means to keep unwanted immigrants out.

    The sad fact is those in control of the United States want the low IQ immigrants here…it benefits their wealth and power.

  3. Instead, the Right chose to beat around the bush, sweating the redundant details:

    The “Right” were beating around the bush, alright, in the sense of onanism, and they expect us to applaud their exertions.

    A real President who cared for the American people would give orders to BP to shoot to kill. It might take a couple dozen for that messaging to get back to the folks lining up in Central and South America, but the problem at the Southern Border would be solved within a fortnight.

    Alas, when that order is finally given … and it will be given … it will no doubt be to stop Americans from fleeing.

    • Agree: Realist
    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  4. George 1 says:

    Yes. Conservative INC and the RNC have been worthless for a very long time. It is now too obvious to ignore, even for the really stupid GOP voters. I bet they are thankful for the voting machines.

  5. Why did they travel further to remote Del Rio to cross? Because there is no wall/fencing there, forcing the use of horsemen to deter invaders.

  6. No, no, no, we shouldn’t have men on horseback using whips to encourage the Turd Worlders to cease and desist. We should use the US Army and Marine Corps, recalled from every single place that they currently are on foreign soil, and they should use the trusty M16 rifle (and maybe the M60 machine gun, for large, dense crowds). This is, after all, the 21st century. And, really, those horses look far too good to be forced into close proximity of Haitians. They should divide their time between pasture and barn, with some good oats and the occasional lump of sugar into the bargain.

  7. anon[365] • Disclaimer says:

    The whip thing is ridiculous. And yet, the author is essentially as pathetic as the republicans. We shouldn’t be “turning them back” or “confronting” them even. America should be machine-gunning them, and everyone else who made all this possible.

    I want to see strafing runs, goddammit.

    It’s all just as fake and gay as the European ‘migrant crisis’ was however many years ago.

    • Replies: @Right_On
  8. If it was not a whip, it ought to have been one, and if our Guardian Angel of the border used a rein as whip—then hooray for him. The End.

    That was my first thought. If the Border Patrol agents are confronted by a swarm of obviously illegal aliens intent on bum rushing the American homeland, why TF do they not have (at least) actual bull whips in order to get the message across?

    Those who will not listen must be made to feel.
    – German proverb.

  9. Right_On says:
    @anon

    We need the sentry guns test-fired in Aliens. These Haitians are Xenomorphs.

  10. @The Alarmist

    A real President who cared for the American people would give orders to BP to shoot to kill.

    No.  A real President who cared for the American people would have ordered the USAF to napalm the entire encampment after 12 hours of warning to return home.  This should have been reinforced by Border Patrol agents chasing invaders back with flame-throwers.  Those who failed to heed the warnings would die, and deserved to.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  11. @Mr. Rational

    The US haven’t had napalm in the inventory for a couple decades … at least officially … but they did reserve the right to use incendiary weapons otherwise prohibited for use against civilian populations by the CCW in cases where their use would save civilian lives. Go figure… kind of like the fine US tradition of destroying a village to save it.

    Anyway, why use the USAF, what with Posse Commitatus and whatnot, when they can send in the FBI, BATF, and others to reprise their roles at Waco?

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  12. Why wokery is so polluted.

  13. All these demands for hyper-violence — M60’s, Napalm etc? Do it! I can’t wait to see the outcome.

  14. Andreas says:

    If it was not a whip, it ought to have been one, and if our Guardian Angel of the border used a rein as whip—then hooray for him. The End.

    That’s the Right’s problem. The anatomy of every single left-manufactured, network-news outrage sees our side always conceding to the legitimacy of the Left’s argument —accepting the premise of their gripe, arguing on their terms of debate. And then going on the defensive, instead of playing offense.

    In short: Asinine. Inconsequential. Ineffective. Defeatist.

    @Ilana

    So profoundly true.

    We are indeed in a state of pathological inversion.

    And as a clear thinking woman, you have become more of a man than any Republican.

    Such are the dark ironies of our times.

    • Agree: Joseph Doaks
  15. @The Alarmist

    Waco was an entirely different situation. The Branch Davidians were American citizens, most of them White (I think). It’s OK to murder White American citizens who practice an unapproved religion, and reject the decadent society.

    But you cannot do that to illegal invaders from Haiti. They are better than us and deserve to come in with open arms, even as they bring disease, aren’t checked for Covid, practice voodoo, and bite off the heads of live chickens. Isn’t diversity wonderful?

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  16. @follyofwar

    As I was driving through Georgia the week before last, I heard a news blurb that said authorities had speculated that the hundreds of headless goats they had been finding in the Chatahoochee River in recent weeks may be sacraficial animals from local people practising Santeria.

    Uh huh….

  17. Professor American Conscience undresses the repugnical party. With all the insanity coming out of the demoncratic party, we should pray for a new party that can unite socially conservative Democrats and decent ‘bleeding heart’ Republicans and save the country.

    The oligarchs will not allow this to happen, of course, since they own both parties. But, we dare to dream for it’s one thing they have not been able to take away from us.

    “You may say i am a dreamer, but i am not the only one.”

  18. Pharaoh says: • Website

    Ilana Mercer wrote:

    our border-patrol heroes—the last of the He-Men—were doing the work of the Lord! And, what on earth is wrong with the whip, in this context?

    Let us see if you are capable of being consistent:

    Were the Cossacks of Russia and Ukraine who rode into jewish villages on horseback during pogroms “doing the work of the Lord” when they whipped the jews from atop their horses before the eventual slaughter?

    And thousands of years earlier, were the Africans of Kemet guilty of NOT “doing the work of the Lord” when they allowed the Israelites escaping famine in Canaan into their prosperous civilization on the banks of the Nile River?

    Your “natural morality” is a perversion. Your “Lord” is not the God Jesus called Abba.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Jtgw
  19. the Trump-loving Zio-Jewess Issacsohn-Mercer already knows this, but

    Haxo will point it out anyway:

    the Reason the ‘Murkan “Right” always concedes everything

    (except the care and feeding of Israel-in-Palestine)

    to the ‘Murkan “Left” is because

    both “Right” “and “Left” are

    Jew-infested and Jew-controlled.

    rich Bolshevik Jews run the “Left”.

    rich Zionist Jews run the “Right”.

  20. Jtgw says:
    @Pharaoh

    Thing is the Biden administration has actually deported thousands of Haitian migrants already. I guess he hasn’t gunned them down at the border which is all that will satisfy some commenters here I guess. As to whether this is a real invasion, context helps. If a bear is chasing you but I shoot you if you try to take shelter in my home, who is in the wrong? Maybe in a strict legal sense I have a right to repel you for any reason but that doesn’t make me any less of a monster. What is legal isn’t always moral. I suppose we have a legal right in the strict sense to shoot unarmed refugees, but is that moral?

    • Agree: Pharaoh
    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  21. @Jtgw

    I suppose we have a legal right in the strict sense to shoot unarmed refugees, but is that moral?

    Almost none of the Haitians at the border are legitimate refugees.  They had legal residency in countries like Chile and Brazil.  They trekked up through Mexico and discarded their identity documents on the south side of the border to hide their actual status.

    The USA has a process to admit legitimate refugees.  Machine-gunning those who simply try to rush the border is the only way to prevent people from trying it, and protect the actual American people from invasion (which is a Constitutional duty of the Federal government).

  22. @Jtgw

    Why shoot? Just make good minefields.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
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