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Two kinds of power

An astute take on the situation.

Clinton, who is still smarting over winning the popular vote and losing the Electoral College vote (the only vote that matters — for now), has spent the better part of two years trying to delegitimize the 2016 election. Her voters — the sort who scream helplessly at the sky in protest — have been pumping each other up, grasping for any and all justifications for their “resistance” to the “authoritarian regime” now occupying the White House.

It’s not enough to say Republicans and Democrats differ on policy or even disagree on first principles. According to the true believers, the other party is in the business of destruction. We used to believe in a democratic republic, we put “ballots over bullets.” Today, votes are the equivalent of violence.

It was remarkable to hear the Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential nominee effectively endorse that point of view. No civility is possible until Democrats win.

Why such rhetoric? Why now? Truth is, it’s been a long time coming.

Antonio García Martínez, an author and contributor to Wired magazine, summed up the landscape perfectly in a tweet: “The Right is angry because they have near-total political power, but little cultural power. The Left is angry because they have near-total cultural power, but little political power. Each covets what the other has and feels is rightfully theirs.”

Underneath it all is a deep and seething resentment that’s palpable, but also a feeling of powerlessness. Why can’t they understand? That’s what all the screaming on Kavanaugh was about on Capitol Hill. That’s why the screaming continues today.

How much worse could it get? Plenty.

It’s a fairly short distance from a gaggle of protesters screaming at a senator and his wife in a tony Washington, D.C. restaurant to shooting a senator whose vote “put our lives at risk.”

We’ve seen it before. We saw it in the 19th century before the Civil War, when a pro-slavery Democrat nearly beat an abolitionist Republican to death with his cane on the Senate floor. We saw it in the early 1970s, when there were more than 1,900 bombings in 18 months targeting police and military installations.

Whether or not Kavanaugh’s confirmation rallies Democrats or Republicans to the polls on Nov. 6 doesn’t really matter. A narrow Democratic majority in the House resolves little. Politically and culturally, we’ll remain as divided as ever.

An inescapable state of affairs, given that the divide is a direct and inevitable result of the eternal conflict between liberty and tyranny, between (at least somewhat) Constitutional government and despotism. Those are the sides, and you can only pick one, with no possible way to split the difference, compromise, or bridge the gap. He’s right to say that “…a narrow Democratic majority in the House resolves little.” No one election could do it. In fact, it may well turn out that the dispute can’t be resolved via elections at all. But in the end, it WILL be resolved—one way or another.

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3 thoughts on “Two kinds of power

  1. It is an even shorter distance to shooting “Law Enforcement” officers and their spouses who enable the fraud, corruption, treason, and sedition by their Masters. Ace today whines about the Portland mayor and the REST of the swill leading that city, but as pig suckers, they are unwilling to forgo the filtered coffee and donuts long enough to admit that it is Portland “Law Enforcement” – particularly the cops on the street – who stand by and enable the Communist terrorists. But then spring into action as soon as any non-Communist dares defend themselves.

    Pig hunting season opens soon.

  2. Political power can change sides every two years, and even when the right gets control of the federal government they often do nothing to implement their supposed agenda. Add into that the total control of education, entertainment, and media by the left, and you begin to understand why it’s so important to destroy (as much as possible) the pernicious influence of the satanic left in those cultural arenas. As Andrew Breitbart said, politics is downstream from culture.

  3. And then there’s this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brmUzj0LlIM

    Although it was not just the FBI inviting criminal activities by other members of the Five Eyes and the BND as well, but also the CIA and the NSA. Who gave them facility space and equipment in this country to commit those crimes. But then surely Trey Gowdy would never lie to us about the FBI and the DoJ and the CIA and the NSA…

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