This article was originally published by Doug “Uncola” Lynn at TheTollOnline.com
slough (slo͞o, slou) also slew (slo͞o)
- A depression or hollow, usually filled with deep mud or mire.
- also slue A swamp, marsh, bog, or pond, especially as part of a bayou, inlet, or backwater.
- A state of deep despair or moral degradation.
2-1. The dead outer skin shed by a reptile or amphibian.
2-2. Medicine A layer or mass of dead tissue separated from surrounding living tissue, as in a wound, sore, or inflammation.
2-3. An outer layer or covering that is shed or removed.
Not Bolshevism, which Stalin liquidated along with all the old Bolsheviks; not Nazism, which perished along with Hitler in his Berlin bunker; not Fascism, which was left hanging upside down, along with Mussolini and his mistress, from a lamp-post—none of these, history will record, was responsible for bringing down the darkness on our civilization, but liberalism. A solvent rather than a precipitate, a sedative rather than a stimulant, a slough rather than a precipice; blurring the edges of truth, the definition of virtue, the shape of beauty; a cracked bell, a mist, a death wish. – Muggeridge, Malcom. (1985). “Vintage Muggeridge: Religion and Society”
References to Washington DC and, specifically, the Deep State as “The Swamp” predated U.S. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. But it was during the 2016 election cycle when that particular designation became indelibly branded into the collective psyche of America’s body politic. If The Swamp describes the political establishment, the corporatocracy, globalists, elite bankers, unelected bureaucrats or the Military Industrial Complex – then those who buttress The Swamp should be referred to as The Slough.
To clarify, The Slough consists of people who, at most, support The Swamp, and, at the very least, allow its continual expansion. The People of the Slough, therefore, would consist of useful idiots (i.e. Democrats), the Loony Left, mainstream media and social media propagandists and censors, Marxists, liberals, globalists, elderly hippies, aging boomers, welfare moochers, unicorn chasers, transgendered bathroom rights crusaders, rabid feminists, rainbow dancing socialists, Black Lives Matter racists, Antifa agitators, Never Trumpers, the Millennial snowflake generation, and government drones who subvert the U.S. Constitution for their taxpayer-subsidized paychecks.
Perhaps the main concern regarding The People of the Slough is how they start every debate with the premise of their assumed inherent correctness and moral superiority. Indeed, their arrogance never ceases to amaze.
In a previous essay, this author described the Swamp creatures and The People of the Slough as establishing a new religion founded upon the illusions of narratives. Yes. The Slough People in particular, embrace their faith using words like: save the earth, justice, fairness, equality and peace. They’re proud of their self-perceived good intentions, common sense, nuance and compassion.
Yet their feelings deceive them because they embrace moral relativism; not truth.
The value systems of conservative folks are very different than those of The People of the Slough. This is why words like “liberty” and “equality” hold separate meanings for each. In the example of the former, these concepts are the result of natural law. In the latter, they derive more from Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Will to Power”; an idea for which the German philosopher also claimed was demonstrated in Darwinism as the “Will to Survive”.
Although some academics believe survival instinct cannot be conflated with Darwin’s biologically-based “natural selection”, the comparison remains fascinating nevertheless. From an ideological, or even psychological, perspective – the desire to survive can add entirely new dimensions to the consequences of political power and its inherently fictitious exculpation: “The ends justify the means”.
In other words, when survival is at stake, who has time for the “lesser” conceptions of morality and values?
Could these conceptions perhaps even be spiritual in nature?
The British journalist, and anti-communist, Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990) plumbed such considerations in his 1979 essay entitled “The Great Liberal Death Wish”. Although there are those who would challenge Muggeridge’s Christian worldview, his perspectives regarding The People of the Slough do have merit:
On a basis of liberal-humanism, there is no creature in the universe greater than man, and the future of the human race rests only with human beings themselves, which leads infallibly to some sort of suicidal situation. It’s to me quite clear that that is so, the evidence is on every hand. The efforts that men make to bring about their own happiness, their own ease of life, their own self-indulgence, will in due course produce the opposite, leading me to the absolutely inescapable conclusion that human beings cannot live and operate in this world without some concept of a being greater than themselves, and of a purpose which transcends their own egotistic or greedy desires.
Once you eliminate the notion of a God, a creator, once you eliminate the notion that the creator has a purpose for us, and that life consists essentially in fulfilling that purpose, then you are bound, as Pascal points out, to induce the megalomania of which we’ve seen so many manifestations in our time – in the crazy dictators, as in the lunacies of people who are rich, or who consider themselves to be important or celebrated in the western world. Alternatively, human beings relapse into mere carnality, into being animals.
… If you envisage men as being only men, you are bound to see human society, not in Christian terms as a family, but as a factory-farm in which the only consideration that matters is the well-being of the livestock and the prosperity or productivity of the enterprise. That’s where you land yourself. And it is in that situation that western man is increasingly finding himself.
– Muggeridge, Malcom. (1979). “The Great Liberal Death Wish”
As opposed to natural law, The People of the Slough are guided by ideology and perhaps, an anima mundi or zeitgeist that doesn’t (necessarily) require supernatural or metaphysical roots; although it’s possible. Regardless, the “spirit” behind the “New Religion” could be as simple as an evolutionary faith of Man becoming “like gods”.
The People of the Slough value the illusions of narratives more than facts. Truth, to them, is simply that which they WISH to be true. In turn, they manufacture their own New Reality. This is why, in any ideological debate, when they can’t win on principle, they always redirect the discussion to race, or gender, or sexual preference. In so doing, the lofty conceptions of law and due process, for example, become secondary to base considerations such as skin color and genitalia. This also explains why open borders and the right of women to abort their fetuses are considered of higher importance than even the obvious corruption within the highest offices of government; including, in America, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DoJ).
Although, The People of the Slough have actively utilized identity politics, political correctness, race, and gender, as well as other divisions, to gather before the altar of their New Superstition, they had not, until recently, crossed any real lines, per se, in the eyes of the Mushy-Minded Middle. They definitely did so, however, during Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings for the Supreme Court. In that example, the nation witnessed the self-perceived purveyors of social justice attempt to convict and hang an innocent man.
Of course, all of this illicit insanity would have especially come to surface if Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Presidential Election. Had Trump lost, conservatives would now be in the midst of neo-Orwellian Agenda 21 regulations, gun confiscation, government-mandated politically correct orthodoxies, and suppression of dissent much more fierce than what is currently being demonstrated by the mainstream media and online corporate behemoths. Yet, now, with Trump in office, the “Will to Power” within The People of the Slough is increasingly being seen by even Never Trumpers, as the once-veiled veneer of civility is torn asunder along with any remaining need for pretense.
Stated another way, The People of the Slough are now in survival mode; and their fear is palpable.
This is why Former U.S. Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said recently:
You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.
The People of the Slough profess their tolerance of various races and imaginary gender classifications, but their civility is arbitrary; as was demonstrated in the Kavanaugh affair. The Slough People opposed Kavanaugh on ideology and for the wrong reason(s). At the same time, they called the judge a lying pervert, even as they desired to hang him in the public square on the basis of false allegations, and for purposes of political expediency.
Evidently, Catholic white men deserve zero justice in the New Faith of The Slough People. Conservative, and even politically centrist, white men are now excluded to the point they can have their reputations ruined by false allegations, slander, and innuendo. What happened to Brett Kavanaugh was the very definition of a hate crime. And this is the essence of The Slough: its disciples are unjust. The foundation of their twisted superstition is not rooted in law or moralitybut rather a Nietzschean desire for power that now prevents them from practicing the toleranceof which they profess.
Although many believe it was Senator Susan Collin’s (R-Maine) speech that publically vindicated Kavanaugh, thus sealing the support of independent voters and Never-Trump conservatives – President Trump disagreed. He claimed it was his own mocking of Kavanaugh’s accuser that “leveled the playing field” against The Orwellian Media’s memory-holing of key facts in the case.
The Mainstream Media never reported on Christine Blasey-Ford’s memory gaps. Instead, they only reported on her credibility. Notwithstanding, when Trump revealed the following facts at a campaign rally in Mississippi by mocking Blasey-Ford, the news outlets were then forced to cover the president’s revelatory statements:
How did you get home? I don’t remember. How’d you get there? I don’t remember. Where is the place? I don’t remember,” Trump said, as the audience laughed and cheered. I don’t know. I don’t know. What neighborhood was it? I don’t know. Where’s the house? I don’t know. Upstairs? Downstairs? Where was it — I don’t know. But I had one beer, that’s the only thing I remember.
Examples like this also explain why the writings of George Orwell are a great lens by which to view The People of the Slough. Through Orwell’s specific designations including “Newspeak”and “The Memory Hole” we can now understand why lies travel the world twice while the truth ties its shoes. The People of the Slough report and swallow muddied narratives via Newspeak(propaganda) while The Memory Hole buries any contravening truth deep in the mud.
Moreover, on October 8, 2018 President Trump boldly stuck his proverbial knife a little deeper into the mire: He declared Justice Brett Kavanaugh innocent and apologized to the judge on behalf of the nation. In turn, Kavanaugh, at the Supreme Court swearing-in ceremony, graciously said he was willing to let bygones be bygones:
The Senate confirmation process was contentious and emotional. That process is over. My focus now is to be the best Justice I can be. I take this office with gratitude and no bitterness. On the Supreme Court, I will seek to be a force for stability and unity. My goal is to be a great Justice for all Americans and for all of America. I will work very hard to achieve that goal.
Of course, none of this was acceptable to The People of the Slough. They now want to investigate Kavanaugh for perjury and possible impeachment should the Democrats win the midterm elections next month.
They’ll never stop. They’ll never rest because they believe their very survival is at stake.
The People of the Slough operate on emotions in the whim of moments. They believe conservatives are misled by “fake news” while Special Counsel Robert Mueller leads them, like the Pied Piper, down Russian Conspiracy Road. As they threaten violence to Senator Susan Collins and claw at the Supreme Court doors like rabid felines, the liberal pundits condone it all in silent consent; just like moderate Muslims after Allah-inspired acts of terror.
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it…
– Hand, Learned (1952), “The Spirit of Liberty”
We’ve entered the final days before the midterm elections and it certainly feels like it did two years ago. The smell of desperation, sweat, blood, mud, and hubris, remains palpable on The People of the Slough. It will be very interesting to see what happens next.
Appropriately, the elephant is the party symbol of Republicans and elephants are said to have long memories. Conservative Americans will never forget how Obamacare was rammed down their throats under the cover of lies and along strict party lines, when The Slough Party controlled both the U.S. House and Senate. They also remember Bill Clinton dragging a $20 bill through a trailer park, Obama’s pen and phone, and so much more.
Certainly, The People of the Slough will never demonstrate the type of civility conservatives showed past Democratic Presidents. Perhaps, the dirty mob hates Trump because he forces them to face their own hypocrisy. They refuse to look inward (or lack the ability), so it’s just easier to blindly hate Trump and his Deplorables, calling them Hitler and Nazis, respectively. But even, if The People of the Slough do emerge victorious in next month’s elections, be assured Trump will bang them like a drum over the next two years. It will be hard to look away and it causes one to wonder if Trump’s Presidency was The Swamp’s plan all along to divide the nation further apart.
What has been frustrating for Trump’s supporters is how the president has failed to follow completely through on his victories. For example, as soon as he won the presidency, he let the Clintons off the hook saying they were “good people”. It will probably go the same way with Senator Dianne Feinstein and her staff, attorney Michael Avenatti, and Kavanaugh’s female accusers, who all likely committed process crimes in their attempt to frame an innocent man and subvert the Supreme Court nomination process; if not the Supreme Court itself.
There needs to be real consequences, and yet these never seem to completely come around, do they?
There are some who say Kavanaugh was a great choice because he was successfully installed on the Supreme Court while simultaneously exposing The People of the Slough in ways that, some claim, was a trap set by Trump.
Or, it’s possible The Swamp now has their man on the highest court of the land as the nation disintegrates. Both objectives would satisfy the globalists and Kavanaugh does value national security above the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It’s also possible The Swamp even desires open-warfare on America’s streets so they can use their high-tech toys to cull the herd, so to speak.
At some point, in the near future – perhaps even before the 2020 elections, The People of the Slough will cross the line of civility again; as they did during Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination process. Except, next time, it will probably be more serious. In that likely eventuality, hard decisions will then be made by The Conservative Remnant and that means the Mushy-Minded Centrists better choose sides real quick.
Can voting stall the inevitable? Is it worth another try?
Solzhenitsyn had the right answer and was so so very prescient.
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
History repeats itself, but the dirt under the offenders feet is new. Americans have no spine to confront and END this problem and sacrifice their relative standard of living and “comfort”… Unwilling to take personal responsibility for their Country and its laws and the alleged FREEDOM and Justice they claim they have, they instead. Unwilling to pay the nominative but required price, the citizens that are less than a shade of their ancestor Founding Fathers have surrendered their birthright and prefer the debauchery and perversions of their new leadership. President Trump cannot win this battle to “save” the country, it really doesn’t wish to be saved, it instead wishes to do exactly as the pictures depict above….swim in the mire and slough and cry victim.
Nice comment. Thanks.
Have you read Dmitry Orlov’s “Reinventing Collapse.” He is a Russian expat who has compared the collapse of the Soviet Union with what is happening to the American Empire. The parallels are really un-nerving. Like Solzhenitsyn, Orlov also concludes that Americans will willingly walk into their collapse just like the Russian people did.
All this talk about an American Revolution and another American Civil War is just brave talk from sparky.
Excellent! You hit it right on the head, thank you, and I hope everyone who reads this, thanks you as well.
This article is some more BS related to labels. We the people know liberal traitors when we see and hear them.
I cannot imagine being so vile, so evil, so disgusting, so mentally ill that you would actually call yourself an AMERICAN!!!
Talking about the symbolism of the GOP elephant and a long memory, how about the symbolism of the upside down stars on the GOP elephant?
What’s that about? To me, an upside down five point star was always a satanic symbol. Is this what it denotes? If not, they should change it to upright stars.
Of course, if it IS a satanic symbol, they should put a picture of a goat inside the star to stop any guessing.
The swamp doesn’t need draining;it needs more ten-foot alligators!
NEW TERM FOR THE COWARD PUSSY AMERICAN MALE
This is the new term to be used to describe the dumbed down drunken bum soda sucking GMO gobbling weak already conquered coward pussy American male, or the American little boy coward pussies calling themselves men, who whored out their children to Satanist sodomite pedophile PSYCHOPATH MONSTERS, so they could get drunk, scream like deranged lunatics at bread and circuses sporting events, hide out on the golf course, and play their violent video games with a side of their favorite porno:
Call the American male coward pussies “369ers”, because the dumbed down drunken bum COWARD little boys calling themselves men watch their toxic dump bellies becoming 3 months pregnant, then 6 months pregnant, and then 9 months pregnant, just like it was described in Biblical Prophecy, and the PSYCHOPATHS did it to the cowards just as they said they would in their “Great Plan”-“bit by bit” and “drop by drop” of poisonous toxic GMO fake food horror, booze, deadly Brave New World pharmakia poison, toxic fluoridated and chemical filled water, and lots and lots of electronic I Idiot phone and other electronic INSANITY!!!!….”bit by bit” and “drop by drop” the PSYCHOPATHS conquered the dumbed down weak toxic dump coward pussy American 369er male!!!!!
Ron . Ron . Ron. It must be tough being the only living stud. Please mate with as many nig-nogs as possible. We need the fodder.
Ron, you rant so much it’s not even clear which side you’re on. You remind me of some of the “thugz” I’ve seen on outdoor basketball courts, who would trash talk for 20 goddammed minutes before they’d brawl.
Maybe you are a patriot who loves America, maybe not. My own observation is that there a LOT of patriots who may not talk a big game but will and already do defend themselves, their loved ones and their freedoms no matter what. AND, they don’t puff out their chests and talk about how tough they are.
That would include me. I’m almost 100% certain that there’s not a person on these posts who would look at me twice walking down the street. I’m not ex military or retired LEO. I’m not Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan. I don’t wear leather or have tattoos on my eyelids and I have never once gone to an underground boxing match a la “Fight Club”. My car was built by Toyota, not Road Warrior. I’m not built like I could bench press a Volkswagen. There ARE some guys out there who can live through an Alaskan winter armed only with a pointed stick and a rusty butter knife; I’m not one of them. What I do have is an innate sense of right and wrong founded upon belief in the GOD who built me. I was put here by GOD for a reason, and it surely wasn’t to be pissed upon by hate filled bigots bent on destroying my rights to advance their bullshit ideology.
And, I am far from being alone in this. If you closed your mouth and looked around, you would surely see us by now
I am on the side of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and your insane filled rant has NOTHING to do with what I posted, so lay off the booze you coward boot licking toxic dump, and hopefully you dp not have any children to fill with babble like you just wrote.
So you are a tough guy, who does not look tough but thinks he is, and exactly what is your point of all that rambling bravado????? You are a typical dumbed down fat coward pussy American male who licks the boots of a vile disgusting treasonous criminal government and that is all you are “tough guy” and all your cowardly dumbed down ass will ever be in New Babylon America!! NO YOU ARE NOT ALONE, THERE ARE MILLIONS OF YOU DUMBED DOWN TOXIC DUMP COWARD PUSSY AMERICAN MALES IN THE COLLAPSING POLICE STATE HELL ON EARTH OF DAMNED AND DOOMED NEW BABYLON AMERICA……THAT IS WHY WE ARE IN THE STATE WE ARE IN COWARD!!!!!
You and your agenda will get a lot further by NOT being such a douche bag tough guy keyboard commando…..just sayin
Just sayin you read what I wrote which was as far as I wanted you to go, so my “agenda” as you call it was completed was it not????
Hey Ron, go pound your pud and drink a few 7 and 7’s. Chill.
People like Ron Ahrens are why i carry,
You can educate almost anyone,
But you cant fix stupid
You carry because you are a scared little boy, and you will only shoot your eye out when you piss your pants if you had to actually use whatever useless weapon you carry. Go get drunk coward, that is all you are good for and you know it!!!!
War of words, and Uncola is never short on words. If he ever wrote a book it would be longer than The Old Testament and The New Testament combined; and after reading it one would be left with a feeling of utter confusion as to the real message and the deeper meaning; but mostly with the thought, oh shit I forgot to bring a condom.
So what the hell do you call yourself? You sound like the emporer that wore no clothes… Ron!.
A human being and Apostle and Bond servant of Jesus Christ, that is all I would ever call myself in this lowest physical realm of hell we are in RIGHT NOW controlled completely by Lucifer and the Fallen Ones….for now!!!
This reasoning is a heap of hogwash. The pigs are in full control eating the pigslop in the hog trough. The writer is all about growing the division in favor of the fat hogs who imagine themselves higher beings while actually carrying on the rape and murder of mankind. This is clearly directed at dim witted fools to dumb them down further. Kavanaugh truth is hidden, thousands of pages while under the Shrub Bush tyrannical evil joke of a presidency. WMD’s in Iraq? Completely brainwashed empty heads. 911? bin Laden in a cave in Afghanistan did it. Gas attacks in Syria? Assad did it. A threat to peace in the world? The US is it, controlled by the tiny land stealer and false flag provider with implanted dual citizen America last spies in every position in our once people representing nation. The tyranny is all encompassing. Down without a fight or a whimper.
He is kind of heavy on the verbs…
Some people ask whether they are being Delphied, but never ask what is left behind, once you have undermined the focus group.
“Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” –John Adams
And then there is this:
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” –Winston Churchill
Learn from the dead rattlesnake. Lie coiled and ready to strike and don’t shake your rattle! Strike in silence and keep quiet afterwards!