Despite the affected yearnings of black-clad baristas in balaclavas, anarchy is never more than a temporary condition. It is an interregnum between reigns. Order may be capricious and brutal, but a form of it always takes root. And that is why the gunfire lullaby in cities like Baltimore will eventually prompt a vacuum fill. With 30 shootings (and nine fatalities) there over the weekend alone, it seems the only good news to escape that cursed city is the bangers are putting more rounds on target.
Though as white authority–and its concomitant civilization–finally relinquishes an already tenuous grasp, what emerges from the void will appear to our eyes as anarchy. But that impression will not be entirely accurate.
Order finds a way. And that way will likely be found in the person(s) of those very much like Joshua Blahyi. As background, Mr. Blahyi fell into some ill repute a few years prior during a fairly well chronicled stint as a nudist cannibal warlord. He was accused, and candidly admitted to, devouring the remains of freshly slaughtered infants, dissecting pregnant women to settle wagers on whether they were carrying a boy or girl, hacking the limbs off of live prisoners until they lied as torsos in the mud, and recruiting child slave-soldiers as young as 10 to dismember and devour under his tutelage. When asked of the final butcher’s bill–how many had he murdered in the end–Mr. Blahyi estimated that he personally, or fighters directly under his command, had dispatched no fewer than 20,000 souls. Perhaps some of you are familiar with his formal military designation: General Butt Naked.
Today the former star officer is a cherubic Christian pastor spreading the gospel in his native Liberia. Like him on Facebook today! And while some callous readers may not find it in their hearts to forgive, it’s not like the man was ever an immoral monster–like say John Derbyshire. There are no records, or even allegations, of racism by Blahyi in either his military or civilian roles. GBN only poured rivers of blood, while Enoch Powell actually talked about it. Obviously we know which was more repugnant and reprehensible.
Though returning to Baltimore, and the weedy sidewalks of cities like it, this is how order will come. Not as flamboyant as Blahyi, for who is? (hand down Idi). But Big Man politics follows Africans well beyond Africa. And no man is bigger than he who is perched atop a dune of corpses.
So the incipient warlords of Baltimore now jostle for rank on streets increasingly ceded by Western civilization. Let’s hope they can at least keep their damn clothes on.