A curious thought crossed my mind. The Left plays the long game. As LBJ once observed when passing his Great Society policies “I’ll have those [not-so-nice-word for African Americans] voting Democrat for the next 200 years”. And so it has come
to pass, blacks always vote overwhelmingly Democrat even when the GOP candidate is black and the Democrat is white (I love this source, it’s a white history teacher telling blacks how to think and which party hates them!). Notice the gradual rewriting of history too- they say on their website that they were at the forefront of civil rights for two hundred years. How do I interpret that anyway? Are they saying their support for slavery equaled civil rights? Are they saying that George Wallace was a civil rights icon? Or are they pretending none of that ever happened, just like the blacks who vote for them? (In the case of George Wallace, they are.) We are told that all such Democrats are just Republicans in disguise, or if we examine closer we are told that the parties shifted and today’s Democrats are what the Republicans were at the time of Lincoln and during the Civil Rights movement. Except, of course, no such changeover took place. But that’s what we believe as a country.
It’s not just history that the Left is changing though, as we see right now the news media is making every move Trump makes- even ones Hillary herself said she would have done- into deplorable acts of evil that will destroy the world, kill American citizens, etc. The leftwing media operation is enormous. It’s not just the big three networks and major newspapers and CNN. It’s right down to your local newspaper. The internet (and its subunit social media) is full of lefties, probably more so since the tech-oriented youth with their popular blogs and webcomics tend to be liberal (just look at the darn things! Plus, this usage report indicates that liberals find plenty to… well, use.), so the conservative voice there is a whisper. Even more of one given how twitter, facebook, google, and youtube tend to censor conservative thought, not just on their services but in their companies too. (Speaking of re-writing history, my search for material, aside from showing forums asking these questions where every two out of three responses was an insult at conservatives, turned up this 2010 laugh riot here about how Republicans want “commanding leadership”, want to enforce speech codes, and stifle debate! HA!)
And My Point Is…?
Where am I going with this bleak portrait of conservatism’s inferior messaging ability? To the dustbin of history, like the rest of you. Think about it- what do historians use when trying to write everything from theses to textbooks? Contemporary reporting. Newspapers as well as TV and radio depending on what existed at the time. Literature, music, radio shows, movies, and TV programs are analyzed to determine what people thought was important. And what’s the one common thread today between all of the aforementioned institutions? They’re far Left and evidently in a race to see how much farther they can go.
In a hundred years, who’s going to think to look at Fox News or National Review? Will there even be records of their broadcasts or online publications? The Wall Street Journal with its preserved hardcopies might get a mention, but for every positive article, they do you can find negative counterpoints in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. In the future, historians will see all this negative information about conservatism compared to one or two positive footnotes from the few rightwing outlets out there, and those historians will make the assumption that conservatives were wrong about everything and hated, and doubtless many research papers and theories about mass brainwashing will be developed to understand how Trump rose to power.
A Parallel Made So Often Today
Actually, this reminds me of how the history of Hitler coming to power is treated. We’re given a lot about charisma, crowd hypnosis, and mastery of groupthink and stuff like that. The assumption is made based on our current understanding of what had happened, which itself is not necessarily reflective of what really happened. Hitler was just another politician. He promised a chicken in every pot. Hope and change, in other words. So what if he seemed anti-semitic? The Left’s precious nursery of future leaders (college) is full of them today, as is the rest of the world! All those Hispanics coming in? Jew haters. Asians coming in? Maybe just the old man that rents a room in my building. The Middle East? Jew haters. Europe itself? Jew haters. The Democrat Party’s preferred base of blacks and Latinos? Jew haters. That’s TODAY, despite the Holocaust. Imagine how much worse it was back then, only thirty years removed from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion!
Anyway, my point is that Hitler was indeed a showman but historians (all are usually liberal) made him into much more, seemingly to justify the anomaly of what we now know to be a bad person being elected to run a country of what we thought were good people, because one thing the Left always assumes is that people (other than Republicans) are basically good. (Unrelated, but when trying to find more than lefties saying people are good, I found this astounding claim from 2008 that any given SJW disproves within seconds.) The same thing will happen to Trump. All the records the average historian might access would show Trump to be the root of all evil, just as most of the 1940s coverage of Hitler does thanks to World War II. Fox News will be likened to Goebbels and his propaganda network, and thus ignored except when studying the art of lying. Remember- newspapers publish (and retract) faulty statistics all the time that prove the liberal agenda. How many historians bother to look on the back page of later papers after finding the headlines they need for their research?
So… Did We Win?
Once again, the Left has us licked on the long game. They own the institutions of learning, the institutions of reporting, and the institutions that determine what is fact and what isn’t. They will see all this negative stuff about conservatism, regard it as fact and the interpretation of everyone at the time because let’s face it: the voice that yells the loudest has the longest echo through history. And so when future policymakers are learning history or studying past bills to see what works, they will see all of this negativity and assume that conservatism is hated and regarded as a failure, and the future will shift Left accordingly.
Blogs and other such things as this will only last until North Korea EMPs our power grid. Besides, most of the stuff I’ve seen referenced from the past that was outside the mainstream media in ages before blogs were enforcing the Left’s talking points. Unfortunately, like with climate science, today’s historians seem to be in pursuit of evidence backing their preconceived notions about how the Left has always been right. Guess that’s why the only jobs outside their chosen fields they can get involve mopping vomit off floors, fitting that they’d clean it up after a career of adding the equivalent to our knowledge-base.
Well, that was fun to write! Any non-violent solutions? Feel free to leave a comment. Just remember- the Left is good at spinning stuff. If anything bad happens to them they’ll just say we should pity them more and give more money and pass new laws.