Must someone, some unseen thing, declare what is right for it to be right? I believe that my own morality — which answers only to my heart — is more sure and true than the morality of those who do right only because they fear retribution. –Brandon Sanderson
Perish the universe, provided I have my revenge! – Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
The left is losing I’m told by Hannity, Limbaugh and other talking heads on the radio. The Republicans control both houses of Congress and the majority of governorships. I haven’t heard any cogent arguments by either about the obvious voting habits of the Millennial and the fact that Hillary needed to flip about 53,000 votes in PA, WI, and MI to win. The final count was that close. One of the things we need to keep in mind is that unlike Robert Earl Keen’s song, the party does end. Trump will not be president forever and I would be highly suspect of another major midterm coup by the Red Team. Trump will vacate the presidency at some point and the statists from both parties will exact revenge. The voters responsible for the political black swan that was Trump will be taught a lesson for their political rebellion and the consternation they caused by voting as a proto-ethnic bloc and profoundly angering them in a way many of us don’t comprehend.
The Clinton coronation was such a foregone conclusion that we witnessed true mental breakdowns and the collapse of the glass castle in the sky that most statists had built since Hillary announced her candidacy. They sacrificed any and all credibility of the DNC’s internal party machinations and the integrity of their primaries for God’s sake. So mistakenly confident, she didn’t campaign at all in WI and gave a passing nod to MI, all the while failing to energize the minority vote in a way only a geriatric blue-blooded crone from NY could. What this tells me is not that the minorities are particularly upset about a Trump presidency at the moment, but that the loudest shrieking is coming from the fellow blue-bloods and cosmic whites. Hollywood was devastated and made sure everyone on social media knew it. A great majority of academia, the media and the whole propaganda wing of the DNC, as well as your Fifth Column Republicans (I’m looking at you McCain, Graham and Ryan) were left scrambling to find Beltway-acceptable positions on the event in the coming weeks.
So what? Well, I believe Nate Silver speaks for many when he called those who voted and supported Trump ‘profoundly evil.’ He further clarified that it meant just shy of inhuman, which means it’s just barely genocide if you decide to follow that line of thought to its logical conclusion. Clinton stated what many in her party felt calling roughly 50% of the people who voted in the election ‘deplorable.’ I suspect that was the polite, more politically correct term for ‘future gulag residents.’ To many of us politics are a rather small part of our lives, only somewhat less onerous than a colonoscopy. If I never thought or had to deal with the US government again, it would be too soon. I’m much more interested in raising a family, making money and pursuing my intellectual and physical hobbies. The statists, given they are adherents of Marx, have a different approach to the matter. Politics, encompasses matters of life or death. Healthcare means a chance to save lives, abortion is a chance to prevent poverty and empower women, climate change is a chance to save the entire planet! Given that these are emotional arguments that have been made, when you disagree on such a matter it cuts to the core of who they are. You disagree with their personhood, their worldview, them in toto.
The most dangerous element of a worldview or social construct that rejects any sort of absolute truth and instead bases it on subjective experience and emotions is the lack of internal restraint. Show me a society without absolute moral standards and I will show you a society where life is worthless, rule of law is nonexistent, knowledge is dead and Hobbes is an optimist. While many of us took the Obama years with a sort of Siberian resignation (da comrade, Moscow iz not friend, but Moscow not here, Moscow long way from here), much of it is precisely because we have anchors in our life. We have families, ideals, at least to a certain extent and a moral code usually based on Christian ethics. The ends don’t justify the means, life is sacred, absolute truth exists and none of those things are based on emotions. In fact, most of these things are very much a check on the capriciousness of emotion. The reason I don’t show the Berkley people what a real riot looks like from the perspective of a chemistry whiz is because I have a family, the responsibility to provide for them and the immorality of wanton murder prevents me from making the emotional choice. I acknowledge that despite my emotions, it is objectively wrong and it would be a sin to do what I desire at times, as well as limiting my superseding responsibility to my family. The current crop of proto-communists have their feelings as an anchor, which in a reductive sense makes them anchorless. The fact that their arguments are entirely based on emotion allows them to view things like skyrocketing food prices in the third world as a good thing. Despite the fact that the tertiary effects of climate change regulation, such arable land used for biofuels, are causing starvation in other countries, those people don’t have sufficient media access to elicit an emotional appeal from those who view emotion is equivalent to virtue. If 100M+ in Africa, Asia and South America need to die to save the planet, then so be it. At least they can express how grateful they are about being carbon neutral on their iPhones produced in the pollution-free utopia of PRC. It makes them feel good to ‘know’ they are saving the planet, and whether it is true or not is several orders less important than the highest virtue, their self-image.
On November 8th, a large swath of America desecrated the church of state…and dealt an enormous blow to anyone and everyone who saw themselves as ‘woke,’ a social justice advocate or had their identity wrapped up in anything that had to do with combating the evils of any and every -ist and -ic in the dictionary. It was the emotional equivalent to someone desecrating your church or your home. Now take that level of anger, frustration and disrespect and apply it in our direction. Those who haven’t read the Cliff Notes version of what was in Vault 7 should really take a look. Consider the fact that you currently live under a regime that does not consider you an enemy of the state. That will change. Public opinion still matters to the statists, because they still need to convince 50,000+ people to switch their vote in three years. Once that is achieved, and it will be, the massive levers of power get turned over to an angry, embarrassed and deeply offended party that is still seething about Trump. I’ll give you three guesses as to who feels the brunt of that hatred, dear reader.
I would be less than surprised to find the alt-right declared a hate group and a possible terror organization under a Democratic president. Lincolnian restrictions to the 1st Amendment to make sure people are not being radicalized. Spencer and others charged with inciting riots or similarly vague criminal charges, or better yet just look the other way as a random act of violence happens at just the right time. We will get to experience the dark side of populism, as ‘enemies of the people’ in a time when restraint is not the order of the day. The domestic surveillance that has thus far been a more passive observer than not will be too tempting a method for those seeking to repay those who disagree, not with their politics, but their very identity. Those who remember the first part of Obama’s administration will remember that almost palpable desire for retribution and the lawlessness that occurred under it. Names like ACORN, Solyndra, Lerner, Holder, Van Jones and others are long forgotten now.
We have an opportunity to communicate, learn and develop community in a relatively free environment at the moment. It is the height of foolishness to believe that this will always be the case. Whether you were a never-Trump person or not, the bear was poked squarely in the eye. The bear is not dead and we should be cognizant of the fact that it now is extremely angry. Either we accept the fact and behave accordingly or we get blindsided in a couple years when all of a sudden there are people standing on TV saying that Trump voters aren’t just profoundly evil, but they are inhuman and for the good of America need to be dealt with as such. If this seems insane and a little on the late night radio side of sanity, I understand. The burning question is, if you believe someone is profoundly evil and lives, works and shops near you…what would you do? Answer that question honestly and then consider that someone is likely thinking the same thing. It’s why community matters, the statists have build a community around the hatred of a specific group, that of the ‘Vast Right Wing Conspiracy’ and the list of deplorables Hillary so tactfully described us as. Consider that, and ask yourself what would you do if you only had roughly 1400 days until it was open season on you and yours? We will pay dearly for this respite, whether it is four years or eight, so I suggest you make it worth it when the bill comes due.