Wow. What a difference a week makes.
Rarely has an election proved the glaringly obvious with such resounding clarity.
Demonstrating the enormous depth and the breadth of the Trump earthquake is easily observable in the reaction to it by the “ruling class” on the left and right – and the county map of the United States. (Demonstrating the wisdom of the Founding Fathers giving us an electoral college, by the way.)
Make no mistake; there will be no honeymoon for President-elect Trump.
Already every word and every step he and his team takes is being second-guessed and criticized out of hand. And the corporate media pack of Jackals are working the political Serengeti, looking to take down a few of the inner circle – early “kills” to show Mr. Trump they have teeth. The attacks have already been vicious, cobbled together with absolute lies and half-truths, with no pretense of objectivity nor even basic decency.
This is how you know putting “America First” again has found legs.
There are more self-serving autopsies on last week’s election than there are mushrooms after a summer shower. Mostly they are from folks who have been telling the world with glib assurance since the summer past that not only was Donald J. Trump doomed to a devastating defeat, but the Republican Party would be left in shambles as a result of his quixotic campaign.
And it wasn’t just liberal commentators, whom one must forgive because they’re always wrong. There were also a slew of pseudo-conservatives and Republican house pets for the big papers and cable outlets, prophesying that all was lost because of the toxic Mr. Trump.
Many reveled in the predictions of his impending defeat.
And all of this was driven by the major corporate media in collusion with the Democratic Party, we now know as fact by their own emails. (Thank you WikiLeaks!)
In truth, most of the commentators and pontificators have long established records of being wrong on virtually everything – the culture, public policy and politics. But they are never embarrassed nor lose a dime by being consistently wrong, just as the “ruling class” politicians never lose their pensions for gross incompetence. Nor do our top business leaders lose stock options for doing a lousy job. Nor do our top religious figures lose positions for emptying out their churches and synagogues.
And therein is a dirty little secret of the “ruling class” that has driven the United States culturally and economically into the jagged rocks:
Meritocracy, responsibility and personal virtue have largely been replaced by a collectively fashionable social “conscience” based in emotionalism, and a juvenile form of doctrinaire socialism dressed up as serious intellectualism, capped off with a virulent rejection of the Judeo-Christian ethos of the last two centuries. The left was long ago captured in this orbit, and it now has a foothold even in the right.
This movement is now so ubiquitous throughout our culture and our institutions that out-and-out idiocy is celebrated as substitute religion (think climate change as an example; proven by the fact that its radical proponents suggest jail time for anyone who publicly doubts the cause.)
There is virtually no national company left that is not cowed by the radicals and revolutionaries that run our major charitable and “cause” organizations, and foundations. You will be forced to “care,” and endure indescribably inane prattling about inclusiveness and diversity, while at the same time shamed for demanding high standards and excellence, or worse, living by them.
And resistance has its price: Ask Chick-Fil-A, Hobby Lobby or the founder of Firefox.
Our educational institutions, using their massive wealth provided by federal funding via student loans and grants, have become the primary transmission belt for the very socialist paradigm that has cause so much poverty, misery and murderous genocides in the last century and a half across the world. Yet they preach it and pursue it manically while the culture and the politicians try to find more money to feed the monster that money created.
Then along comes a guy from…Queens. He’s blunt, brazen and outspoken. For all his wealth and power, he is still strikingly a guy from Queens. He speaks in American.
He talks about Americans believing in winning again. He describes the self-evident; we have a lot of really stupid, greedy and self-indulgent people running – and feasting off – the government and our major institutions. They have, he proclaimed, stopped believing in our nation’s exceptionalism, and have a misplaced sense of responsibility and the duty to everyone but our own nation and its citizen. He is clear, we have allowed crony capitalism and massive socialist programs to grow like Kudzu on the economy and have been telling hard-working Americans this is the new normal.
It has to stop, he says passionately.
Few of his supporters think he can accomplish all he has set his mind to. Most of them have heard the promises and the lies all their adult lives, so they remain gun-shy. But the furious, out of control, reaction to Donald J. Trump validates what they already think, and that in itself may be the President-elect’s biggest advantage.
So while the “ruling class” is in total revolt and in incoherent, vicious hysteria, a lot of Americans are smiling to themselves. They’ve been reminded; we’re Americans.
Proud, hardworking and hardheaded. Trump’s good ear hears them loud and clear.