Miller's Mourning Missive

A few days ago, national internet commentator Jason Miller wrote an essay for the comment weblog Thomas Paine’s Corner. It was reprinted in the controversial news and opinion website In his missive, he railed against America’s current economic, political and social malaise. He noted the difficulties that the average working man must bear nowadays. It makes for poignant reading at first.

But during his jeremiad, he said that Distributism wouldn’t be able to drag the nation out of it’s miseries. He didn’t say why it wouldn’t, at least in any major detail. To my mind, it sounds like a missive of despair. That despair is something we Distributists refuse to surrender to. In different areas of the country, little actions to push back the control of the New World Order are going on. They don’t make the news too often because they aren’t “sexy enough” to cover, or they go against the agenda of both media owners and their support in both big government and big business.

Mr. Miller doesn’t seem to search the national news - or foreign sources - to get those encouraging reports that would inspire him to not lose hope. It is too easy to wring our hands in despair and give up, for that only paralyzes resistance to the globalists, whether they are Communist, neo-Nazi, Socialist, Fascist or multinational Capitalist.

The despair of the so-called “progressives” will only poison efforts to smash globalism, whether in America, Russia or elsewhere. As G. K. Chesterton, co-founder of Distributism, wrote decades ago:

"Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate."

And again:

“To hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all."

And finally:

“I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.”

On this weblog, we document those efforts and events that advance Distributism here and elsewhere. And it IS working. So Miller and those of his mindset should not discount Distributism so lightly. To do so would be folly.

I invite Mr. Miller to reply, if he so wishes.


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