I see the shitlibs and the Coalition of the Ascendant (that doesn’t include white people, btw) are agitating for the termination of the Electoral College. If you don’t know the reason for this new push, you’re asleep at the wheel. I’ll spell it out for you anyway – the Left realizes the Republican Party can only win national elections because of the Electoral College and by removing this system their hordes of mongoloids and degenerates can cruise to presidential victory based off the popular vote. In a democracy, only numbers matter.
I was reading through H. V. Traywick Jr.’s excellent book, Virginia Iliad: The Death and Destruction of the Mother of States and of Statesmen, and came across this interesting excerpt from one of our ancestors. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
The chief value of history is the moral discoveries it makes. What is discovered in the records of the old Union and events of the present war, of that portion of the American people commonly known as the Yankees, furnishes not only food for curiosity, but a valuable fund of philosophy.
In exploring the character and political experience of the people of the North, much of what is generally thought to be confusion of vices may be traced to the peculiar idea that people have of the nature and offices of government. Their idea of government may be briefly stated as the sovereignty of numbers. This conception of political authority is of no late date with the people of the North; it came in their blood and in their traditions for centuries; it was part of the Puritanical idea; it was manifest in the Revolution of 1776 (the issues of which were saved by the conservatism of the South); and it is today exhibited in the passionate and despotic populace that wages war upon the Confederacy.
The peculiarities of this idea of government are very interesting, and its consequences are visible in every part and fibre of the society of the North. It excludes all the elements of virtue and wisdom in the regulation of political authority; it regards numbers as the great element of free government; it represents a numerical majority as infallible and omnipotent; and it gives opportunity to the flattery of demagogues to proclaim the divine rights and sagacity of numbers, and to denounce all constitutions which restrict liberty as most unrighteous inventions. It is unnecessary to comment at length upon the error and coarseness of this idea of government. According to the interpretation of the Yankees, the body politic ought simply to have a political organization to bring out and enforce the will of the majority; and such an organization was supposed to be the general government made by our forefathers. But while it is unnecessary to discuss the fallacy of this view, it is entertaining and instructive to observe the train of demoralization it introduced into the society of the North and the consequences it involved.
The Northern idea of government was materialistic; it degraded political authority, because it despoiled it of its moral offices and represented it as an accident determined by a comparison of numbers. It destroyed the virtue of minorities; compelled them to servile acquiescence; and explains that constant and curious phenomenon in much of the elections. It laid the foundations of despotism more terrible than that of any single tyrant; destroyed moral courage in the people; broke down all the barriers of conservatism; and substituted the phrase, “the majority must govern,” for the conscience and justice of society.
This idea, carried out in the early political government of America, soon attained a remarkable development. This development was the absurd doctrine of CONSOLIDATION. It denied the rights of the States; refused to interpret the Union from the authority of contemporaries, or from the nature of circumstances in which it was formed, or from the objects which it contemplated; and it represented it as a central political organization to enforce the divine pleasure of numerical majority. The Union was thus converted, though with difficulty, into a remorseless despotism, and the various and conflicting interests and pursuits of one of the vastest political bodies in the world were intrusted to the arrogant and reckless majority of numbers.
-Edward A. Pollard, late editor of the Richmond Examiner, from his Southern History of the War
The Republic died at Appomattox. We’ve been living under the tyranny of “King Numbers” since before you were born. Remember, it wasn’t always this way.
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