Encouragement from John C. Wright

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John C. Wright’s January 8 blog post, A Word of Encouragement, is catching flak from commenters who see him as a false prophet or a foolish optimist. Admittedly the expectation of a second term for President Trump does appear utterly ill-founded. We see rampant treason, the complete failure of American institutions to prevent or punish the unprecedented Democrat election fraud, and statements from the President himself — ambiguous and possibly faked — that sound like he’s conceding to the traitors. All visible signs point to the death of the country we have known.

Read the essay and judge for yourself. As Wright acknowledges, “If I am wrong, I am a fool, and I have fooled others.” He continues, “But I will not be any more or less unhappy in that hour than wiser souls now weeping and gnashing their teeth. But if I am right, our enemies will be repenting and lamenting in jail, or slain at each other’s hands.”

“I write this word of encouragement to those whose ears are fit to hear. You others, you have my respect, but also my pity.

Myself, my faith that Mr. Trump will serve his second term, to which he was lawfully elected by a landslide, is unaltered by recent events.

Things look dark. We live in an Empire of Lies, where all the publicly controlled information has been corrupted to the point where nothing can be trusted, not even basic information. The deception is at times blatant and at times subtle. At times, it is so subtle that even a trained skeptic on his guard can be deceived, and unwittingly adopt the assumptions language of the enemy, and spread his ideas.

In the absence of trustworthy facts, it is rational to rely on assumptions issuing from eternal truths.”



Raised in a home filled with books on Western civilization, P.G. Mantel became a lover of history at an early age. An amateur writer of verse, he makes himself useful as an editor for Men of the West.

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