So here we are in Ameritopia. I shell of her former self. A shambles. Obama has destroyed our military, our economy, our healthcare, our trust in government and each other. He didn't do this alone. We can see the puzzle pieces that slid into place in this new, re-cut jigsaw...it's by design.
And I can look out and survey, as a child of the Cold War, how (D)evastated we are on the world stage and at home. The (D)egrowthers have (D)emolished the powerhouse machinery of the Industrial Revolution that improved billions of lives. Their nihilistic wet dreams of a man-free planet coincide with a cabal of stoneagers who refuse to join the new age of enlightenment...whose anachronistic patriarchy has been supplanted by equality in the Western culture they assault. This unlikely coalition will kill us all if we don't stop them now.
But I digress.
The disturbing trend I see emerging in the wake of the Oregon annihilator's gun rampage is of a millenial generation that accepts as gospel the pap of POTUS. They religiously believe that his word is gospel and that despite their last decade hiding behind the birkenstocks of academia are emerging into this world of work with a damaged sense of self and the world around them. This is a generation that cannot seem to distinguish as easily the difference between veritas and virtual, between real and rhetorical, between deadly and doxing. Instead of seeing this (D)angerous world for what it is, they are retreating to the (D)ogma they were taught in school.
They truly believe there are jobs and opportunity and a great green world and that they're somehow being SHUT OUT OF IT. They are (D)eciding that they are in their current state (jobless, living with mom & dad, unable to achieve what they have been told) because of
- the rich
- the Republicans
With the three R's, Democrats are attempting to nullify their failures with lies & hyperbole. Do not believe the meme that the left is in disarray. It's a trope designed to disarm us.
Look at the body count of the Clintons. They are typical Democrats. Now look at Socialist Sanders whose powerful popularity is appealing to millions of millenials. He's happy to be supported by mega-wealthy industrialists who are scooping up natural resources on the cheap after the existing owners have been regulated to death. Prima facie case that this guy is a complete puppet and yet the lies are filling the seats to his speeches.
Bernie on the Left is pretty much the answer to Donald on the Right. This is a non-traditional, outspoken candidate and people are just so sick of the status quo broken Washington they're willing to throw out the baby, the bathwater, the tub, and burn the bathroom then the rest of the house.
I get it...anger is a powerful motivator. People are hurting. And I believe that having Trump in the race as been an EXCELLENT foil for the rest of the candidates. It has forced them to prove their conservative chops. It has required them to defend their positions.
But we don't have that much diversity on the Left. They've got two contenders (according to polls) and really unless someone like Biden injects himself at the last minute, the choices are bad.
But here's the thing. Look at Debbie Whats-her-face Schlitz' refusal to acknowledge there is anyone else running. Bernie is not pulling Hillary to the left, he's making her look more centrist. And that's NOT working out well for her as they'd planned. This pied piper is promising utopia and millenials are buying his snake oil.
I am a Constitutionalist...and Cruz is my favorite...and there is time for things to shake out, but not a whole lot. We're going to start seeing some states going to polls before you know it. To survive, we have to figure out how to appeal to this new generation who have never experienced "hard work = rewards" because no matter what they do (good, bad, or indifferent) the opportunity, the advancement & the promise of something better just don't materialize. And here's what we're faced with...a new generation who is not going to have a problem "making time for family" because they have been trained to punch in and punch out. They don't invest in work emotionally...they don't engage out of self-protection. They don't see the value of a robust economy and the choices it brings...because they haven't experienced it.
We must win.
This administration and its partners, the first empowering then cowering Congress, & a royalist SCOTUS, have fundamentally transformed our country. This wrecking ball President has leveled the playing field alright. Here we stand on a razed lot with bricks, sticks and a lopsided ball from a bygone era. Do we have the steam to unwind the biggest man-caused disaster in modern American history? Look at our place in the world...it's as he designed it...America no bigger or better than any other... For someone who seemed to hate Great Britain so much for their imperial approach, Obama single-handedly (D)estabilized dozens of governments, (D)efanged our military and is well on the way of bringing an unwelcome (D)himmitude to a populace accustomed to freedom, not fearing.
So I ask you...beg you...help me overturn this unamerican ideal that the Left is pushing. Reach out to the youth and explain what choice feels like; how wonderful it will be when the economy is back on track and people can decide for themselves what jobs is a good fit rather than slaving at something that sucks your soul. Empower them with the knowledge that we've lived through this and know how to fix it. And encourage our candidates on the Right to talk about the economy and how brutal the reign of King Mystery has been for the inner city, for education....where the safety net has become a snare.
God Bless Us All. I'm off to read Mark Levin's latest book that is geared toward this generation. If it's the tome I think it is, I'll be buying many, many copies to distribute for the holiday.s