Donald Trump and the future of America
By Greg Strange
After Donald Trump’s unexpected election, America got a good hard dose of what passes for leftist love of country. It raged in cities far and wide as dissent once again became the “highest form of patriotism.” Remember that line? The last time it was used was during the W. administration. Funny thing happened, though, when Obama came into power. Dissent was instantaneously redefined as racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, xenophobia, etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
Well, dissent is back with a vengeance and once again is considered noble as it only can be by unruly leftist mobs as they march and scream obscenities and break windows and start fires and vandalize cars and block traffic and beat up random Trump supporters and talk about a revolution and how people are going to “have to die to make a change in this world.” And all before Trump is even sworn in.
In the meantime, at our nation’s “institutions of higher learning” (aka liberal indoctrination centers), many of those who were traumatized by Trump’s election but didn’t have the gumption for civil unrest were instead excused from classes, offered various forms of psychological treatment (including therapy dogs), or simply allowed to languish in campus safe spaces where they could cling to stuffed animals and drool freely.
On social media, that wonderful technological blessing of modern life, calls for Trump’s assassination have been as common as recipes and comments on the weather. But hey, it’s all in the name of progressive tolerance.
In stark contrast, for exultant Republicans the view of things borders on euphoria. Even if you were a “never Trumper,” you’re probably feeling pretty good right now. Instead of the Republican Party being wrecked, which could have been the result of a Trump loss, and instead of the left having four or eight more years to continue ruining the country, Republicans are in power at every level as far as the eye can see. The Obama legacy is toast, the Supreme Court is saved for a generation and America can be made great again.
So, it’s all good, right? Well . . . excuse this soaking wet blanket, but, no, it’s actually not all good, not by a long shot. The reality is that America is badly divided, perhaps more than it ever has been in certain fundamental ways, and neither Trump, with all his bombast, nor any other political leader can fix the underlying problem.
But wait a minute, many will say, we’ve been through divisive and difficult times before and always came together in the end. Such optimism is classically American, but there is one huge overriding difference between now and the difficult times of the past: the degraded quality of today’s ungrateful, self-centered, decadent and often vacuous citizenry, half of whom won’t even agree that America is a fundamentally good country. This is what we have to work with now and it does not bode well for our future. And the left is always there to take advantage of such “useful idiots” (and to create more of them) in the furtherance of its agenda, even when it lacks dominant political power.
Even if Trump were to have the most successful presidency in American history by any objective measure, the left would still be firmly in control of most of the news media, the educational system from preschool to graduate school, the entertainment industry and the culture in general. Nothing short of a totalitarian police state with a gulag of conservative reeducation camps could likely change their minds or uproot them from their entrenched positions. That means the minds of our children will continue to be pretty much theirs to do with as they please with little opposition. And what are the children being taught? Let us count the horrors.
They’re being taught that American history is little more than a litany of atrocities and crimes against humanity; that the Founding Fathers were nothing but slave-owning monsters; that all the land was stolen from peaceful and noble Native Americans who were living in perfect harmony with nature; that all white people are racist and enjoy undeserved privilege at the expense of people of color; that brown-skinned people who break into our country automatically deserve sanctuary; that free market capitalism only serves the rich and is destroying the planet; that Castro’s murderous communist dictatorship was praiseworthy because it achieved a high literacy rate; that every culture is just as good as any other; that tolerance of Islam and criticism of Christianity is proof of one’s moral superiority; that sex and gender are patriarchal social constructs that must be torn down so that their actual fluidity can flourish according to individual whim; and on and on.
The result of such teachings has been, and will continue to be, the creation of young leftists with an efficiency comparable to the manufacture of widgets on an assembly line. So we end up with a clueless gaggle of ungrateful, America-hating, social justice warriors who don’t know their rear ends from a hole in the ground and go into fits of trepidation when faced with dissenting opinions – and, of course, vote overwhelmingly Democratic. If demography is destiny, it seems inevitable that they will eventually become the majority and their “values” will win out.
So, enjoy the triumphant Republican moment for now, but understand that the dirty work of the left will continue unabated and that its insane doctrines are, even as we speak, being mainstreamed faster than you can keep up with. Understand that the left wants to trample over people with anachronistic conservative values on the way to their hoped-for utopian future. Understand that the left reveres nothing from the past, appreciates none of its traditions, perceives none of its wisdom, respects none of its conventions. Understand that the left recognizes no eternal truth or absolute moral principles. Understand that the left will stop at nothing, including even trying to alter fundamental biological realities, like our sex and gender, which define our most basic human experience.
And expect the left to wage total war on Trump, making impeachment and even assassination not just remote possibilities. The next four years could be a very rough ride and the prospects for America’s long-term future are anything but comforting.
Greg Strange can be reached at email@example.com. (c) 2016 Greg Strange.