Are We Doomed To Be Cassandra?
Foreseeing impending disaster but unable to do anything about it?
By Ric Wasley
November 9, 2020
Studying history has its obvious benefits, one of the greatest being that it allows you to predict the future based on historical trends. However, that is a double-edged sword because it’s one thing to predict the future, but it’s quite another to be able to do anything about it.
If you know your Homer you probably also recall the tale of Cassandra, the daughter of King Priam and sister of Paris who stole Helene away from Manilas and thereby precipitated the Trojan War. Cassandra was both blessed and cursed with the gift of prophecy. I say cursed because while the gods had given her the gift of foresight so she accurately saw the future, they had also cursed her so that nobody would believe her. Well that stinks, doesn’t it!
Thus she accurately foresaw that the Greeks would commit a massive fraud on the Trojan people in the form of a supposed ‘gift’ of a gigantic wooden horse that would secretly hold Greek warriors; once the Trojans had been foolish enough to trust the Greeks and wheeled the horse their inside the city, they would open the gates and precipitate the slaughter of every man, woman, and child.
She was of course right, but her curse was that no one believed her - resulting in the downfall and death of the entire nation of Troy.
That’s the kind of position that I and many other students of history find ourselves in today. We saw what was coming months ago and predicted massive election fraud with the Democrat demands for unsupervised mail-in ballots, vote harvesting, and the refusal by Democrats to mandate any form of voter ID.
Couple that with their stated intention to win by any means necessary - including what their candidate stated in October:
"Democratic nominee Joe Biden said his team has created "the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics" in a recent video.
"We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics," Biden said in the video.” (1)
In fact in an earlier column in this very same newsletter, I foresaw and predicted exactly the fraud that we see being played out today.
Is There Any Chance That This Election Will Be Free, Fair, and...Honest?
Not if the Democrats have anything to say about it
By Ric Wasley
October 12, 2020
"Shall I get out my crystal ball and make a prediction?
Let’s say that it's 24 hours after the polls close and Trump is 800,000 votes ahead in key battleground states. And then mysteriously they start finding cartons of votes for Joe “discovered” in all those states' large and poorly audited precincts. So they keep counting and counting and counting until - guess what…? Well, my oh my, seems like ol' Joe has miraculously uncovered enough “misplaced” votes to win!
Yeah, right. But I was wrong about one thing. You don’t need a crystal ball to see that scenario. It’s probably being put together right now. (2)
Yup… And my crystal ball wasn’t all that unique. I think that most of us who knew anything about the DNC and their media minions foresaw this. It really wasn’t hard because they told us exactly what they were going to do from the first moment they rolled out their “mail-in ballot” scam.
All you needed to do was to look back at the history of Democrat voter fraud over the last 200 years to understand that in this election they had put together the ‘perfect storm of deceit and chicanery. And because 90% of all news media is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the DNC, they knew there was no one left to challenge them.
Thus I, and probably you too, feel a lot like poor old Cassandra, able to see disaster but unable to prevent it.
So what can we as conservatives do when we see the daily erosion of our liberty and the constant undermining of American and the Constitution every day by the Democrat Deep State and their lying and corrupt minions in the Marxist media?
The first thing we need to is to learn to fight back.
So far we have been fighting by the Marquis of Queensbury rules while our opponent is using brass knuckles and eye-gouging. You can’t fight evil with a feather duster. That’s why democracy usually loses out to totalitarians, because communists don’t play by the rules. They only play to win - at any cost.
It’s time we made it clear to ourselves and the few politicians who still believe in America, that you cannot compromise, reason with, or accommodate tyranny. Any more that you could with Naziam, Marxism, or Communism. Because they are only dedicated to total dominance and the destruction of all individual rights and liberty.
We must keep that in mind when dealing with those on the left. They are not our friends. They do not want what is best for the country. And most of all, they do not believe that you deserve any rights at all - and they will never stop until all freedoms, liberties, and the Constitution itself are subverted and under Democrat control.
As we head into what will undoubtedly be some very dark days to come we must bear in mind what Ronald Reagan, the greatest Conservative of our time, said. “If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on earth.”
Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer, as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series. Ric has had a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference.”
Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines. Wasley currently divides his time between Boston and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives.