Let’s just admit it, shall we? 2017 has been a yuge win for the USA. Not perfect, by any means, but a big, tremendous, wonderful win for the nation. Here, in this little cyber space corral we don’t allow the perfect to be the enemy of the good. That is a Progressive tool for manipulating the weak minded into moving further to the left. Nuts to that.
To be sure, the forces of evil (not mincing words, or anything) have not given up and are still trying to make headway. They have been slowed, and in some places, stopped cold. On more and wider fronts resistance to them has been growing, and ground they thought they held secure is strongly contested. They are eating their own, as Marxists always do. For over 50 years they have have claimed to hold the moral high ground – no longer. They are in disarray, demonstrated not least by the odd idea that they will win big in the 2018 elections.
Thus, your humble (well, maybe not so much) correspondent, will play the prophet and say that as an act charity we should give our Leftie friends pillows. They will need them as they are, on an even greater scale than heretofore, going to get their keisters handed to them in 2018. Yes, pillows upon which to rest their battered backsides, but not yet, no, wait until they cry “Uncle Sam”. Then smile and tell them, “There, there, dear. Reality isn’t so bad, you’ll get used to it. Now stop your whining and suck it up. Here,” offering the pillow, “would you like something to cushion the collapse of your delusions?”
I didn’t say anything about being nice. For these people need to feel the pain of defeat, it is part of the cure. Demolishing their sanctimonious mental and spiritual errors is an astringent mercy. We do this not to personally humiliate them but to heal them, to save them from further descent into insanity, to rehabilitate them and, eventually, restore them to the fellowship of moral, patriotic, constitutional Americans.
So why am I so confident? Many reasons, but primarily because, as Andrew Breitbart said, politics is downstream from culture; the culture is shifting.
First, the economy is picking up steam. To be sure, the boom and bust cycle is going to continue, and we will experience some very unpleasant shocks, but we now have the momentum that will enable us to overcome them. We’re not even one year in and already the effects are palpable. This is a trend and it will continue. People are better off, and their satisfaction will be measured at the polls. All we have to do is keep our monkey wrenches to ourselves and let the Donks keep on screaming about how awful things are. Hint: never interrupt your adversary when he is making a mistake.
Next, the sexual misconduct revelations are going to continue. Right now the Left is having a nice little purge. You might have noticed that it is mostly Democrats and Dem supporters who are being exposed; you are not alone. They are having their cover pulled in a very pubic way. I hear rumblings that what we have seen so far is just the beginning. The bitter fruit of the sexual revolution is coming back to poison their pose of moral superiority. No more “How dare you, sir! Have you no shame?” from them. This is pounding a stake right through the Left’s wizened, black heart.
The FBI’s Russia collusion investigation is *UNEXPECTEDLY!* breaking open entire sewer systems of Democratic corruption. By allowing the probe to continue the Trump Administration has given the Progressive operatives there lots and lots of rope. They have, predictably, overreached and now they are going to hang themselves. I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that some of those people we would like to see swing are being offered the opportunity to retire with pensions in exchange for fingering their handlers rather than dace on air. Count on it, more will be revealed, and it will be ugly.
This is not all, far from it, but rather than go on interminably, I offer a couple of vignettes on the culture.
Generation Z, those kids currently in Junior High and High School, are rebelling against the suicidal notions being pushed on them by the media and the educational propagandists. The culture of reflexive opposition that the Left introduced into the culture fifty years ago is still being absorbed by the youth at which it was aimed; now it has been turned against them. Increasing numbers of youth are rejecting the anti civilizational suicide pact offered by the Progs, suddenly, it is becoming cool to be Right. Mal-educated they may be, but they are neither stupid nor blind. Plus, there seems to be deep spiritual hunger among them *UNEXPECTEDLY!* and they are turning more towards traditional Christianity than their parents did.
Finally, the big comic book publishers are losing market share as they turn their magazines from stories of action and adventure into channels for Social Justice lectures. In response to this one group is starting up a new super hero comic book lineup.
A new alternative comic series intended to challenge and eventually replace the SJW-converged comics of DC and Marvel. Alt★Hero is a world not too terribly different than our own…
A Happy and Victorious New Year to all on behalf of myself and the entire Republican Club of the Foothills.