Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Quite often over the last eight months, I’ve been asked this question by friends and contacts disturbed by the increasingly radical and violent reaction by those on the American political left to the election and presidency of Donald Trump: “When does this get better? When does it calm down?”
My answer has been consistent: “It doesn’t as long as Donald Trump is President.”
One great way to understand why it doesn’t, why the left – led by the ongoing tacit approval of every leader of the national Democrat Party – will only continue to become more radical and violent during the four or eight years of the Trump presidency, one need only read this passage from the President’s speech in Warsaw last week:
Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger — one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.
Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are. If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit, and weaken our will to defend ourselves and our societies.
But just as our adversaries and enemies of the past learned here in Poland, we know that these forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail. And we do, indeed, want them to fail. They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong, our countries are resilient, and our power is unmatched. Through all of that, you have to say everything is true. Our adversaries, however, are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don’t forget who are, we just can’t be beaten. Americans will never forget. The nations of Europe will never forget.
This passage encapsulates the core beliefs of the Trump Presidency: that America is a great nation, that the culture that made it great will ultimately prevail, that borders and nationalities are important, that free people pursuing their dreams are what make America and other Western democracies great, that faceless bureaucrats piling burden atop burden on the people are an inhibitor to greatness, that forces who work to erase our values and change our culture are the greatest threat to our survival. These are the core beliefs of a man and his supporters who truly love America, beliefs that are complete anathema to everyone who has succumbed to leftist doctrine.
The people who populate today’s radical left are by and large people under the age of 40 who bought into the neo-marxist, Alinskyite view of American history that has been taught on most college campuses since the early 1980s, and by craven Democrat politicians – like Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Fake Indian Senator from Massachusetts – who seek to benefit politically by supporting their efforts. In this view, America is the world’s Original Sin, the cause of all problems in the third world, an inherently racist, homophobic, Islamaphobic and every other kind of -phobic they can come up with society, and because of this, Americans do not deserve the prosperity and freedoms we have enjoyed. Thus, that prosperity must be redistributed to the rest of the world via international scams like the Paris Climate Accords and major multi-lateral trade agreements, and those freedoms systematically diminished by the constant overlay of new, increasingly intrusive regulations from the federal government.
If you’re thinking, hey, that’s what we got from the Obama Administration, well, you’re catching on here.
It’s also what we would have gotten more and more and more from a Hillary Clinton presidency. This, at its core, is why you have seen this never-ending outrage, this increasingly violent response from the American left, and it is why you will never see any Democrat national leader condemn the increasingly outrageous and violent acts against our society perpetrated by groups like Antifa. We have to understand that such groups are largely created, organized and funded by George Soros and others who also fund the Democrat Party. They are all interrelated, all funded and directed by the same people.
Prior to November 8, 2016, these people believed they had everything set up for the ultimate destruction of American culture and the socialization of American democracy. Barack Obama had kept his 2008 promise to work to “fundamentally transform this nation,” and believed he had everything set in place for his designated successor, Hillary Clinton, to finish the job. The bureaucracies were firmly in place and constantly growing; the justice department, state department, EPA and intelligence agencies had all been completely corrupted; the federal judiciary had been filled with radical judges who view the Constitution as a minor inconvenience, and the national news media was populated almost entirely by true believers who work hard every day to brainwash the public. Even better, the borders were wide open, with potential future Democrat voter blocs pouring into the country every day.
It was all there. Those on the radical left had come so close to their goal that they could taste it. All that remained was to count the votes, anoint the new leftist strong woman, and complete the job. Four years of Hillary might get it done; eight years certainly would.
But the vote did not go their way, and the winner was a man who symbolizes everything they hate: success, wealth, love of country, support for the culture and way of life that made America a great nation to begin with. It wasn’t just that a Republican had won, it was that the wrong kind of Republican had won: a Republican who had no fear of them or their propaganda agents in the national news media; a Republican who promised to aggressively go about reversing every policy implemented during the last eight years, and has already made great progress in doing so; a Republican who promised to work to take America out of the international redistributionist scams entered into by Obama, and has already done so; a Republican who promised to replace the feckless Obama policy of “leading from behind” with the renewal of real American leadership in international relations, and has already done so. They could have lived with another Republican president who feared the fake news media and whose policies were just slower versions of Democrat priorities; they can’t live with Donald Trump, just as they never really could live with Ronald Reagan.
Thus, this is not going to get better as long as Donald Trump remains the President of the United States. The outrage won’t end – it will only grow stronger. The invention of phony scandals will not end – they will just constantly shift and grow increasingly absurd. The constant assassination dog-whistling in the fake news media will only grow more overt and intense. The radical American left is no different than ISIS: it cannot be appeased, it cannot be contained, it cannot be negotiated with. It fundamentally cannot be reasoned with via truth and facts because it fundamentally rejects reason, truth and facts. It must be defeated, again and again and again, by Americans of good will who want our nation to remain free. Ultimately, it must be destroyed.
Make no mistake about it: If the radical left in this country is not ultimately destroyed, it will ultimately destroy America as we know it. This is the reality in which we live. These are very, very perilous times.
That is all.