CAPT. SETH KESHEL MAY 24, 2023
Definition: a victory won at too great a cost to have been worthwhile for the victor
When people want to wallow in demoralization and defeatism, I always point them to history.
Things are never going to change! The corrupt courts win again!
My reply: Name any evil regime in human history that has not ultimately been remembered for their atrocities and fallen from power in massive disgrace.
Armed with the assurance of the ages, the question now centers on when, not if, this reordering of the world we know shall occur.
Yes, the corrupt global order will come crashing down, and most likely in your lifetime if you’re still in the workforce. The Fourth Turning is a must-read for patriots who are anxiously waiting out this crisis period, which was foretold by that book’s authors to begin around 2007, and last for approximately 20 years. We are right on schedule.
History strongly suggests this outline is true and a societal rebirth is at hand, waiting at the door. If this is to be so, then it requires the climax of this crisis period to be made up of a series of events that exposes the evil regime for what it is. Do these events fit that mold?
1) Polarization of Americans
2) Targeting of Ideological Opponents by Government Agencies
3) Rise of Trump
4) Opposition to Trump
5) COVID Lockdown Tyranny
6) Continuing Election Manipulation
7) Government Crackdowns on Dissidents
8) Judicial Corruption
While I am not surprised that Judge Peter Thompson carried water for the corrupt Arizona cartel in dismissing Kari Lake’s election challenge, even after her team showed the blatant fraud present in the mail-in voting system, with Maricopa County apparently employing cyborgs with mutant speed-reading visual capabilities, I still spent most of the past two days pissed off at the lack of fairness and impartiality in our nation’s courts. Yes, it hurts, even though we knew in our hearts Thompson was likely to take the coward’s way out.
But here’s the deal: Everyone saw how filthy that election was once again, while dealing with a parallel case pertaining to the Attorney General’s race. Thompson had to dig into his bag of tricks and write that there is no specific law requiring any amount of time to be spent to constitute “signature verification.” While no Republican governors are willing to even chime in on the Arizona proceedings, Kari Lake has single-handedly championed the election integrity agenda, and not wavered an inch. As I’ve outlined previously, she has popularized snarkiness when it comes to our corrupt elections, in a way that dares the left to get into nagging, bothersome details such as signature verification.
Arizona Republic Reporter: Kari, how many children do you have?
Lake: Two, which happens to be how many consecutive elections that have been stolen in Arizona.
Lake’s cases are going to be appealed and will eventually wind up with the U.S. Supreme Court. Even if they do what they did with the 2020 elections and put their heads in the sand, the cat is out of the bag: Arizona’s elections, dominated by one of the nation’s largest counties, are heavily manipulated, featuring wide-open mail-in voting to a bloated voter roll, steady chain of custody abuses by a politically active third-party vendor, days of “vote counting,” and lead blockers in media with the singular focus of forcing people to believe angry John McCain stalwarts have flipped the state’s political leanings on a dime.
There is no going back to the way things were. Trump’s “loss” of Arizona, just the second Democrat presidential “win” in the state since 1952, was glaringly fraudulent and required the first ever forensic audit to verify to the world that the election had no business being certified, even though the official “tallies” matched up with certified results after five months had elapsed to ensure they would. Everyone was on the lookout for the same issues in 2022, especially since Lake was running hardcore against cartels and election corruption, and her ticket mates were diehards in their own fields of justice and election integrity. This time, they were caught in real-time.
If we are to adhere to the patterns revealed in The Fourth Turning, clearly, resolution lies just around the corner, if for no other reason that it simply cannot continue forever. I believe that in issuing a ruling affirming Hobbs’s “win” to the office of governor, Judge Thompson has sealed a Pyrrhic victory for the Arizona cartel.
I’m confident Pyrrhus of Epirus, the Greek king who defeated the Roman General Publius Decius Mus in the Battle of Asculum in 279 B.C., had no idea his signature victory would be remembered throughout the ages as a victory that came at such a severe cost that it prevented ultimate victory in the war itself, or that such an exemplar should bear his name. Plutarch wrote this of the victory at Asculum:
The armies separated; and, it is said, Pyrrhus replied to one that gave him joy of his victory that one other such victory would utterly undo him. For he had lost a great part of the forces he brought with him, and almost all his particular friends and principal commanders; there were no others there to make recruits, and he found the confederates in Italy backward. On the other hand, as from a fountain continually flowing out of the city, the Roman camp was quickly and plentifully filled up with fresh men, not at all abating in courage for the loss they sustained, but even from their very anger gaining new force and resolution to go on with the war.
Modern history gives us other examples of Pyrrhic victories, like the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775, fought in the heart of Boston. The British finally took the rather unimportant hill after sustaining substantially more casualties than the colonists, including a high number of officers. This battle gave us the phrase, “don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”
The Battle of the Alamo, fought in modern day San Antonio, Texas, in 1836, resulted in a Mexican victory that resulted in nearly 100% death for the defending party; however, the spirit of that fight, and the resolve shown by the Texians, empowered Sam Houston to win Texas independence just a few short weeks later. The defenders of the Alamo took out three Mexican attackers for every one defender who lost his life.
We will see what the higher courts have to say about this matter. It may well be that they are going to punt on the case altogether, affirming lower court findings, or issue a broad decision that scolds the conduct of an election while upholding its dubious results. There really are no standards in modern-day American judicial proceedings in which certainty may be attained; however, if these courts intended to put on a dog-and-pony show to give the illusion of fairness to the angry public, they got more than they bargained for, being bludgeoned with endless evidence about just how corrupt these elections are, done in full view of the public which already believed the elections were terrible, anyway.
Judge Thompson’s standards required such a high bar of evidence that overturning the results of the election were next to impossible, yet the evidence was so convincing, and the defense so pathetic, that Thompson had to turn over one of his rulings on Christmas Eve to escape scrutiny, and the other late in the evening just two days ago. You would think with so much confidence (sarcasm) that there was no deliberate misconduct on the part of Maricopa County elections officials that Thompson would be happy to address such a newsworthy story in as significant of a setting as possible.
In the long-term fight to restore elections in America, Lake’s trials before the Maricopa courts were necessary, and extremely productive. Maricopa’s defense team and witnesses fell all over themselves trying to explain away how fraudulent their processes are and could only be saved by the safety net of judicial corruption. If we knew this would happen in Arizona in 2022, and now we know exactly what is going on in Maricopa County, this is going to be even further scrutinized in 2024, regardless of what the ultimate ruling on Lake’s case may be from even the U.S. Supreme Court.
Maricopa County will be forced to change tactics, and further exposure of the 2022 election will continue to shift the tide in favor of doing away with no-excuse mail-in voting, and lead to a tightening of elections procedures. We may not like the short-term results, and we shouldn’t, but these proceedings are necessary in the context of The Fourth Turning we find ourselves in today and will be memorialized in the future when elections are once again reflective of the will of the people.
The Arizona cartel, for the time being, has won a Pyrrhic victory.
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