Oh, I’m gonna be abusing the hell out of “fair use” with this one.
First, we all have to accept certain realities about where we are as a nation. Rains will come and go. The stock market will rise and fall. The sky is blue. Water is wet. And government in America will just never stop getting bigger. This is simply a fact of life.
We haven’t seen our government shrink since Calvin Coolidge, and there is little appetite among the American public for shrinking the government. We are now at the point in this country where we call them “cuts” if the government doesn’t increase spending quite as much as they had planned.
As government gets bigger, freedom must get smaller. Larger government, even when under the rule of supposed Republicans, is a leftist’s dream. Every day brings a new story about the infestation of liberalism in the federal bureaucracy. Such is the way of the world.
So, barring some unforeseen awakening, America is heading for an eventual socialist abyss. It is really only a matter of dates. Will we all die in the inevitable communist purges within ten years? Of course not. Will it happen within the next century or two? Almost certainly.
Do you remember the American Indians? Most likely you at least give them a passing thought whenever you pull a stick of Land O’ Lakes butter out of the fridge or hear some liberal pretend to be outraged over the Washington Redskins. Either way, they were the randomly settled group of nomadic tribes who resided in America before a bunch of Europeans arrived, took all their lands, and conquered them.
The Indians were faced with something that faces all civilizations. It’s something we face now. They were facing the unstoppable force of inevitability. Many of them knew it. The settlers from Europe were about to take over every inch of this country. Some tribes, like the Choctaw, chose to play nice with the government in hopes that their peaceful gesture would be returned. They got a Trail of Tears for their kindness.
But some tribes, like the Lakota, chose a different path. They chose war. Leaders of the Lakota like Sitting Bull knew full well how this war would end. Nevertheless, he gathered thousands of young warriors in the Black Hills and made his enemy feel some pain before he surrendered. He scored a decisive win at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, and collected some scalps. Yes, the U.S. government prevailed in the end, but General Custer and his 200 men weren’t there to see it.
That brings us to the continuous internal battle we see on the Right. We have this ever-present acrimony between the factions because some of us will not accept where we are and the enemies we face.
Some on the Right believe that tyranny in this society, as in all societies, is inevitable. The people who will micromanage every aspect of your life are not God-fearing conservatives. They are leftists, and they are vicious.
They are not political opponents in the sense that you have a debate with them. These modern-day leftists want you to lose your job. They want to destroy you. How do you think they’re going to treat you when they finally sit in the seat of power for good? So fight them tooth and nail. Make them long for the day when you’re no longer fighting them. Be the Lakota.
Amen to that. The battle for America That Was was lost long ago. America That Was is not coming back—period. Trump amounts to a holding action, a breathing space, and I’m all for him undoing every Leftist depredation against liberty and Constitutional government he possibly can, bless his heart.
But as I’ve always said, the unmaking of America didn’t happen overnight, and no one man will ever be able to undo the tangled skein of Progressivism now woven throughout the national fabric. Worse, there’s not another candidate of Trump’s talents, attitude, and indifference to the slings and arrows of Leftism in sight. After Trump, the odds are that we’ll get another milksop Republican or (shudder) Democrat Socialist in the White House, either of which will mean that the Deep State monolith will be quickly re-established.
None of which means that the bastards who took America That Was from us ought not to be made to suffer for it, to the greatest extent we can manage. Really, it’s no more than a matter of elementary self-defense by now, as Ironbear noted in a comment to an earlier post here:
Stephen Scalise, mentioned in your post.
The guy who was killed by a SWATting, also mentioned in your post.
The older people (multiple) who were dragged out of cars and assaulted and battered during the 2016 elections and primaries.
The woman who was egged and assaulted during rally in the Primaries.
The homeless woman who was assaulted and battered while trying to defend Trump’s Hollywood walk star.
Rand Paul, beaten while mowing his lawn by an anti-Trump Democrat neighbor.
The guy who was dragged off the stage at a rally while trying to violently get to Trump.
The fire at Trump Tower.
Should I continue the list? I can.
We’re in a shooting war.
The other side is the only ones shooting – and that’s only because the Right is far more patient than one has any right to expect.
Now, it may not be the Deep State itself directly committing these broad-daylight assaults against decent Americans. But it’s being done with tacit Deep State connivance, especially when you realize how very few of these various acts of political violence saw justice done via the legal system. Having witnessed the Deep State’s own recent and ongoing efforts at election-rigging and outright coup d’état, that lapse shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone.
Yeah, the bastards won. True, with Trump’s election, we’re no longer in full rout; it’s just possible we may somehow win the war yet, against all odds. But if no more than a fighting retreat ends up being all that’s left to us, then we damned well ought to make it as fierce a one as can be imagined, and make them pay most dear for every inch of ground we must cede to them.