Don’t get me wrong, by no means is Trump the adult in the room. Honestly, he is more like the edgy teenage babysitter, but that is a stark contrast to the rest of the political world. Liberals and even some Conservatives have begun acting like petty children, name calling and virtue signaling and telling half-truths or outright lies to further their own agendas. This is a cliff-like decline of human quality that separates us from the founding fathers, who themselves had their own arguments and called names, but at the end of the day picked public service, not for their own agenda’s but because they had a genuine desire to serve the people. But today it is just personal agenda’s from men and women who are less concerned with serving every day American’s and more with serving their parties political interests at the citizen’s expense. There are still good men like Rand Paul who serve for the right reasons, but they are vastly outnumbered by odious individuals like John McCain, Chuck Schumer, and Nancy Pelosi. How did we let things get to this point?
The flash point, where the bubble burst so to say, was November 8th, 2008. Establishment liberals were not emboldened by electing the first non-white president but by the method they used. This sickness had been festering a long time before the bubble broke though. When did the festering really start? When did all this plotting and hatred and planning start? The answer is 8 years earlier.
November 8th, 2000: It Begins
Well maybe November 8th exactly is a bit of a stretch, the Democrats made claims of voter fraud and fought tooth and nail to hand the election to Gore. They hadn’t truly accepted their loss till January 20th, 2001 when the Bush presidency became a done deal. Back then too they were sure Gore would win, after all despite policies that resulted in the mass incarceration of black people and the insult of calling them super predators, and for having stopped Bush Sr. from getting a second term, Clinton got a 2nd term for himself and the Democrats felt unstoppable. Back then the media was still slightly objective and didn’t try as hard to hide scandals for the left, but they still won despite their bad behavior. That, however, only lasted till 2000, when their bad behavior caught up to them and cost them the election because of the infidelity of Bill Clinton. At this point, the plotting really began.
There was initially not a lot they could do for the first 7 months of the Bush Presidency, but then the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001 changed the world. While the media was still honest, the internet was still a largely overlooked technology which was only then becoming more prevalent with the rise in ownership of PCs. It was here the Democrats windfall originated, soon after the attacks the internet became filled with conspiracy theories blaming the attack on the administration and claiming it was just a pretext for war. Between this and the carnage in the 2 years following the attacks, an anti-war sentiment arose which the Democrats took advantage of. Members of the media and in Hollywood were becoming more polarized, and personalities like Michael Moore produced their own brand of propaganda that was tailor fit to influence people into believing the war was about profit. They then tied this to the entire Republican Party and tried to paint them as some elitist old men who were more concerned with lining their own pockets rather than making the nation a better place. With this, they set their eyes on the 2004 Elections with the hope of repeating their upset in 1992.
Seeding The Youth
Needless to say, they failed miserably, by nominating John Kerry they alienated just enough voters to lose. His weak discourse and constant flip-flopping did not put a lot of confidence in voters who saw Bush as a better choice since we were still at war. I was 14 back then so I couldn’t vote, but I do remember not being able to take the Democrats seriously since they put this joker up against Bush. At this point, Millenials only now had begun to reach voting age, and a lot of Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers who made up the lions share of the voting public were not impressed. So their anti-war gambit hadn’t worked to get them the 2004 Election, but they had planted an important seed for them that would sprout in 4 years.
In the Millenials they had planted a seed of thought they had also successfully put in the minds of Gen X’ers, associating war and all the other bad things that were facing our country with the Republican Party. It was extremely effective on those who were more easily impressionable. I remember in this time in middle school, after Hurricane Katrina, a kid from a lesser grade claimed at lunch one day that Bush had caused Katrina on purpose. When I asked him how after pointing out it is impossible to control storms, he responded by claiming that Bush had a button under his desk that could create hurricanes. They had successfully created a larger than life boogy man, and in the 2008 Election between race-baiting, promises of change to a country weary of war, a tech savvy campaign using utilizing the developing social media, and a generation of voters who have come of age after 2004 and who spent their time hearing about how evil Republicans were responsible for all of the world’s woes, Barak Obama became the 44th President.
The Boil Bursts
A good analogy for this arc of development from 2000 till right this moment (2017) is that of a person with a boil who doesn’t see a doctor about. In the years of the Bush Administration the boil was festering, and by 2014 it had become fully infected because of the open wound. It was in the year 2009 that the Boil Burst. Republicans themselves were too late in trying their own propaganda by claiming Obama wasn’t born in America and such other strawmen (and it’s sickening they thought they had to). The left-wing became emboldened by their successful gambit, propaganda had worked for them and they had successfully made their enemies a Boogeyman the nation wanted to defeat.
After this, they continued their success by blaming the sudden economic depression on Republicans while trying to make it seem less serious by calling it a Recession. That gambit worked well for them as their followers blindly followed it along did the people of the Midwest who Elected him again in 2012. The Democrats largely controlled the media and had a substantial presence on social media which helped them win the last election. At this point, they thought they never had to put hard work into anything again, as now they could totally lie and do illegal things and there would be virtually no media voice to contradict them and which would smear or blame their accusers of some wrongdoing. They also had begun cultivating their foot soldiers on college campuses.
Sadly I had to drop out of college in 2011 for financial reasons, but at the same time, I am glad I did because, after Obama’s 2nd Term colleges descended into a pit of ignorance and regression. Professors, especially those teaching the humanities (social justice, feminism, ECT.), began acting as propagandists by indoctrinating their students with a far left ideology that included loose justifications to discredit any views they did not like. Soon the very students at the school themselves became an effective thought police who even were able to intimidate professors who offended them by making them fear the loss of their job, all for simply saying something they did not like or agree with. Using a flawed and ignorant theory of thought called Intersectionality, they were able to create a fascist “Us or Them” mentality, where they can equate even words to violence and paint anybody who doesn’t 100% agree with them as a vicious mortal enemy. This, in turn, enhanced their roles as campus thought police, whose cries of “bigotry” to the administrators could get subjects they didn’t like banned, student groups they didn’t like shut down, speakers they did not like disinvited, and professors who actually taught fired. After all, to the intersectional social justice warriors, everyone who agreed with them was a saint and anybody who disagreed with them in the least big belonged to the enemy and could be labeled any sort of “ist”. To a generation who grew up getting participation trophies and were told they were special no matter what, to the point they perceived any contradiction or criticism about what they believe as violence, this new campus order suited them all too well.
That pervasive mentality, in turn, became adopted by liberal politicians and in turn by some of their Republican counter parts trying to keep ahead of the trends and hold on to their own power. Combined with the Democrats epiphany that they could tell any lie and be believed, this became a destructive combination that made discourse worse than ever. For example, during the 2013 shut down when Republicans had enough to filibuster over Obamacare, Obama blamed the shutdown on the Republicans rather than taking responsibility for not trying to negotiate a solution with them, and then proceeded to shut down DC monuments for dramatic effect to scare Republicans into acquiescing to his absolute authority lest they be called obstructionist or racist. They also impeded the Benghazi Investigations with accusations of sexism as well as “misplacing” documents, and when Obama started a coup in Ukraine (I suspect because he was pissed with Russia getting 1st place in Sochi and wanted to hit them back by interrupting their ability to supply gas to Europe), he accused Putin of interfering in Ukraine’s politics (what irony) and called politicians who opposed the demands of the rioters “Russian Sympathizers”, and later called the rebels against the coup imposed government “Pro-Russian Rebels” who wanted to split Ukraine. Trends like this where lies were told and names were called to polarize people and discourage them from examining facts continued all through Obama’s “Lame Duck” term as a response to problems in both domestic and foreign policy.
And Now For The Real #Resistance
Unsurprisingly some Republicans, who were trying to cling to power like Smeagol clung to the one true ring, picked up this behavior too, but I’ll talk more about that in a second. First, let’s bridge the gap between 2013 and 2016. With a ton of apathetic or self-assured liberal voters and an energized conservative base, the Democrats had severe losses in the 2016 election, including their loss in the Gubernatorial race in MD to Republican Larry Hogan. This, however, did not really do much to phase the emboldened Democrats. Obama vetoed a Obamacare repeal bill that passed the House and Senate despite the systems increasing failure and the dissatisfaction over broken promises as well as many lawsuits, and in MD the Democrats passed a law to take the power of the Governor to nominate an attorney general in the event of a vacancy (giving the power to themselves instead as they were afraid since 2 Republicans had been elected Governor in less than 15 years). They were all but assured they could continue to do whatever they wanted. 2015 began to raise an alarm though when the energized and now youth filled conservative base became louder on social media than they ever had before.
Establishment Republicans too became threatened that their old order was going to crumble, as these energized and youthful Republicans began to rally around outsiders like Donald Trump and Ben Carson. They were also concerned over new voices, like the gay conservative Milo Yinnopoulos. They wanted business as usual, Jeb Bush as the nominee and the same old 90’s and 00’s era politicians, and so they felt threatened by these new faces and attacked them with claims that they were disqualified or not real conservatives. It did not work well however as Republicans young and old were sick of the business as usual. A revolution was on that was going to crush the Democrats and shake up the order of the Republican Party.
Younger conservative internet users began to spread information or jokes all over social media via memes. Attacks on Trumps campaign promises were met with positive meme jokes whose wit outclassed their left-wing counterparts. They call it Meme Magic and users from 4-Chans /pol/ were the innovators who drove it to the stars and helped win the election with humor and information (and Clinton scandals XD). This alarmed the establishment Republicans, many of whom said they would rather see Hillary win than Trump, and enraged the left-wing who saw their ability to control people slipping. They had however already become accustomed to lying and name-calling to get their way and this was not going to change.
Almost immediately after the election, the media and Democrats began spreading the lie that Russians had hacked the election to help Trump win and they called Trump a traitor. Despite a lack of evidence and even as the narrative has started falling apart, they still continue to push this falsehood in the media and pursue fruitless investigations against Trump and his associates. Their interest is of course not to investigate whether or not the election was influenced. If it was, they should be investigating the Democrats as there is a larger abundance of evidence that suggests they manipulated government agencies and colluded with the media to protect Hillary Clinton’s image while smearing Trump’s. Despite the failure of both establishment factions of the two major parties and the nearly non-existent trust for Democrats, they are pushing forward with their pervasive lies and agendas.
That’s Great, But What Does All This Mean?
Well, that is just the set up to how we got here. This is political discourse today, they can be utter fucking retards and lie their asses off because a good chunk of the population believes whatever the media tells them. Politicians and the media lie and keep telling the lie as if it will somehow become true. And it goes beyond that too, it is not just enough to be able to lie without impunity. The left feels so threatened by their loss that they have begun a dangerous and harmful tantrum.
Why should they work on themselves and change their approach to something worthwhile to get them elected when they can just wage war on the people and things that ensured their loss? Their first victim has been free speech, taking advantage of their well-cultivated army of mentally ill social justice warriors that their campus propaganda created, they have wound them up with hysterics thus creating the Antifa thugs the sick on
anybody who expresses an evidence based idea different from or contradicting their own Nazi’s. Meanwhile, they have their goons in the media ignore those incidents, wait till conservatives defend themselves, and then claim it is right-wing violence. And of course, they also claim all of this is Trump’s fault as well as the fact their Russian Collusion lie is falling apart, so they pass unconstitutional bills to reduce his power or articles of impeachment that will never pass but still get the Democrats much-needed attention. Meanwhile, as Democrats and RINOs (Ugh, never thought I would be using that term) obstruct the president’s agenda and appointments, the establishment’s trolls lurking in the white house selectively leaking information and trying to replace Trump’s advisors with loyal establishment picks who will prevent him from pursuing the policies he promised to the American people.
Trump may seem childish at times for sure. But he is generally pretty sincere about his thoughts and outrage. But right now his opponents though act like screaming pissants children who need their nappies changed. The real adults in the room are individuals like Rand, they are hopefully what we will see more of going forward. For now, though, Trump is a marked improvement over US political dynasties and manipulative monsters. I am hoping 2018 will wipe away some of their squabbling children and hopefully, Trump will be able to strip power from those in his own administration who wish to enact a Coup against Trump. If it doesn’t though, this type of discourse will lead to war and it will not be pretty for anyone, especially not the Democrats.