Updated from 2009
I am afraid America still doesn't understand what Obama meant when he famously said "We won."
He didn’t just mean he won the Presidential election. That was obvious. What he really meant was that “we” – he and his Democrat backers – won the war of ideologies. In the culmination of over a hundred years of preparation, the Left was now in charge of the greatest country the world has ever known; and they were “going to change it.” Their generations-long silent coup took America without a single shot being fired.
How many times have you heard the old axiom that a democracy is only successful until its voters realize they can vote themselves greater and greater benefits?
There are now more people living in the US who are sympatico with the Left and their America-Last Socialist/Marxist goals than there are on the Right. Conservatism has lost the day, not because it’s wrong, but because it no longer has the numbers. The Democrats have bought the masses.
Now they are illegally importing young immigrants who are willing collaborators in the Democrats’ underhanded plans to turn them into another captive voting block. They can’t legally vote, you say? Don’t make me laugh. The Democrats say Republicans are hard-hearted haters of children, and the Republicans run for the hills. So the kids will stay. And soon enough, when election time rolls around, it will be “...Republicans are denying poor people the vote...” And again, Republicans will fold. Why? Because white conservatives are fundamentally decent people reluctant to show even the slightest appearance of being mean-spirited. Democrats long ago discovered America’s vast reservoir of white guilt. They know they can always play the opposition for the saps they are.
The Left promised voters free stuff. This “free” stuff is coming from the pockets of the wealthy (the Hollywood contingent who maintains it is very eager to pay higher taxes), from struggling businesses, and from the next generation of American children who will pay for it in the future. Democrat leaders pretend to beat up on the wealthy while doing their best to become one. Are moneyed liberals now so rich it doesn't matter to them? Maybe all their money is off-shore. In which case, it’s our grandchildren and their children who will be footing the bill. That’s assuming America still stands.
Now here's the really bad news: there is a mighty good chance this may never change. It may be over for conservatism in America. Because once you give voters free stuff, they will vote for you forever and expect free stuff forever. And there is no one willing to stop it. Oh, there’s plenty of rhetoric. But the Republican Party is ineffectual, and with a few notable exceptions, cowardly. They do not have a route to recovery. And if Democrats manage to load the Federal Courts with more of their ideological cronies, and continue to get the full support of the mainstream media, it may be many cycles before we see another Republican residing in the White House, if ever! Why? Because Republican Party Puritans are incapable of agreeing on a candidate with the right charisma, guts, the right style... in short, the right stuff. Someone who knows the zeigeist of our times.
The economy may eventually recover, quite probably on its own. Obama will claim credit and his zombies will say “See!?” But Miss Liberty will still be neck deep in debt. She may have to pawn her crown.
Ever since the “let it all hang out” 1960s, dominated by Leftist cultural icons and their demands for equality for “all,” the Right has been cowed into looking the other way, allowing the Left to open the basement door, letting the freaks out. People who in the past would have been locked in the basements and attics of America have been “normalized,” and are now elected officials and White House operatives. They are somewhat creepy, and weirdly passionate about creepy Leftist issues, obsessed by women’s rights to birth control, abortions for all, same-sex marriage, removal of God, crosses and any other religious symbols (other than those they are pushing), and so many other issues which do not advance America’s traditional values. The Basement People now run the country, and I really don’t think you and I will ever get them back down there in the dark where they belong.
How did this happen? It’s simple. The old Left vilified anyone who dared criticize their creepy supporters. How dare you racist, homophobic, xenophobic conservative bigots criticize anyone other than white Christian men! Dumbing-down our educational standards so that few kids have any idea what Jefferson, Madison, Franklin and Washington did for them. And the sheeple followed the “Paid” Pipers of the Left, raising their fists in a salute to the make-believe patriots of the Left.
Now that they are in influential positions, the basement people throw your tax money around like so much rice, to foreign illegals – so many from unfriendly nations! – who live here increasingly in enclaves with their own rules and cultures. There are now so many enclaves, so many violent gangs of all cultures intimidating the cops, the courts, the prisons and the citizenry; so many entertainers, teachers, professors, writers, lawyers, judges, media people, and all the rest, all of whom are sympatico with a Leftist President who now wants Yankee ingenuity to be locked in all those same cellars along with all conservative thinking.
Yes, conservatives are outnumbered. More so if you count the long-dead voters who continue to vote Democrat. You cannot win National elections that way. Until they adopt new ways, the Republican Party has been reduced to an also ran. When their hundreds of little websites ask you for money, I suggest you tell them all to go to hell. Republican politicians pretend to be shocked by how they keep losing political arguments. In reality they are enjoying the DC Dash to Riches. Why else would anyone spend millions to get elected to an office which doesn’t pay as much as they spent? They protest in the media, while enjoying the benefits of your tax dollars, pretending to be trying so hard to work for you, while showing you absolutely no tangible results.
Benghazi? Months of Congressional hearings. No tangible results. IRS? NSA-CIA spying on citizens? Fast & Furious? Border problems? Investigation of AWOL U.S. soldier accused of trying to join the enemy? Many months pass, still no final report. The list grows longer every day. Theory seems to be string out investigations and hearings long enough, no one will remember as new scandals constantly emerge.
Unless there is a radical change in the Republican Party, future Presidential elections will be won by Demokrats via the votes of their bought and paid for supporters, those who have accepted tickets into a different kind of slavery. Voters who believe it’s better to rely on the government to support them because they don’t think they can do very well on their own. To do well demands hard work with success or failure dependent upon your own initiative and talent.
The Left’s plan is simple. Redistribute America’s enormous wealth any way it can be done while still making a plausible argument that it’s not socialism. They say it needs to be done to save the country. To stave off this or that crisis. But their real goal is to have everyone be just a little bit poor, dependent upon Big Government to some degree for their daily bread, their education, their healthcare and their thinking. The banks are effectively nationalized as are many industries. Their proudest achievement – the bright red Marxist Stars of the healthcare system and Big Media. Energy producers? Any other industry that wants a Deal. Add them to the likes of Amtrak, the Postal Service and Social Security. All sterling examples of how well Big Government can run industries. Is this not well on the way to Fascism?
What can conservative Constitutionalists do? I see three alternatives. 1) Do nothing and allow them to finish the job of destroying America... to which every President in modern times - except perhaps Reagan - has contributed. This will lead to a completely Balkanized America. And then? God only knows.
2) Republicans can canonize a leader. A presidential candidate more appealing to the sheeple by virtue of his or her being good-looking, glib, smart, and most of all, telegenic and of today’s zeitgeist. Someone who can out-maneuver the opponent to get elected, then be the strong conservative America needs after he or she is elected. Perhaps an already-made celebrity who is very comfortable in the political arena. It can’t be another affable, mature fellow in a suit. It has to be someone who appeals at once to conservative whites, Latinos, blacks and yes, people who are not even entitled to vote. I for one can’t see anyone like that on the Republican horizon. A nicer-looking-woman than Hillary? Another cocky black guy? Nah, we’ve had enough of them already. Too bad Clint Eastwood isn’t in his youthful “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” stage. If Christie and Cruz are the best Republicans can come up with, well, they have virtually no chance of actual election.
So, alternative number three:
3) This is the stuff Hollywood films and rewrites of history are made of. An exciting idea that, somehow, always seems to backfire. A coup designed to cleanse the government of far Leftists and their corrupt ideology. Carried out by the remaining brave, patriotic loyalists in our intelligence, justice, and DOD agencies, and loyal followers who actually want to protect what they swore to – The Constitution. Men and women who didn’t volunteer to serve in a Socialist Republic (and who have managed to survive all the firings). We have a perfect place to house the guilty after they are arrested and charged with trying to overthrow The Constitution. Guantanomo. It’s the next best thing to the basement. It’ll be empty by then, and maybe some of the water-boarding equipment will still be available.
It is obvious to every right-thinking American that we simply cannot continue on this path and survive as the once-great nation we were. Maybe that’s it. Maybe my generation is the last of those who remember how the Sleeping Giant awoke and made the earth thunder with her mighty footsteps. Has the Giant again fallen asleep, to dream the dreams of giants? Or has she perished, a victim of her own success?