I was often maligned by some readers when I said Trump was my anti-Hillary/left-wing candidate. It wasn’t enough for them, they felt as if I was doing a great disservice to a great conservative candidate. But it wasn’t important to me if Trump was an actual conservative or just playing one on TV. I didn’t want to get mired in that debate, possibly stealing the power of our bull, sidetracking us into a debate about our great beast that shouldn’t have needed explaining.
There was a time when I was worried that Trump could fracture the right, but it was a gambit that, ultimately, was well worth it for me because I knew Trump, whatever he was/is, would fracture the left if he won. That was the goal – Trump winning. Trump destroying. The left losing.
If Trump governs like a conservative, that’s all gravy at this point.
The divide in the right was between those with long-term vision and the short-sighted myopics.
The myopics are still out there, having learned nothing, still pining for a different candidate, convinced that this theoretical candidate would have won, not appreciating the magnitude of what Trump represents right here and now. That’s unfortunate.
I wish they would stop with the childish rhetoric, childish nicknames, and maligning the man who’s thrown a huge monkey wrench into the marching leftist machinery. We owe him/and those that voted for him, a debt of gratitude, not 5th grade atomic wedgies and ridicule.
Yes, by all means, let’s all act like sentinels, governing the governor and making sure he stays on an acceptably right-wing path. But can some of you at least muster up the dignity you claim Trump doesn’t possess? Trump is a much bigger historical moment than you realize and it’s a shame that you’re missing it while you shoot spitballs.
Here are excerpts of a beautiful Zombie essay, penning ideas in a way I wish I could articulate. I recommend you read it all.
Zombie- Thanks to Trump’s history-shattering victory, we now know that the Gramscian model and the Frankfurt School model don’t work. Every single thing the Left has done since the 1950s has been catastrophically wrongheaded and misconceived. It has all backfired.
…November 8, 2016 happened, and BOOM: It was all revealed to be a lie. Not only did the indoctrination fail, but the general impression that the relentless indoctrination had always been successful was itself a gigantic meta-deception.
All the chatter and statistics and talk show “experts” proclaiming that America had forever swung Democratic? ALL LIES.
All the slanted polls, which were intended to convince everyone that Hillary was inevitable? ALL LIES.
The derision of Trump as a ludicrous fringe candidate and his supporters as wild-eyed extremists? ALL LIES.
And it’s not just that they were all lies — they were lies that had no effect. Somehow, without anyone noticing, a majority of the American populace had evolved a new immunity to progressive disinformation.
…Trump’s victory is so historically significant: It is a major paradigm shift in the arc of history that completely destroys the leftists’ long-term game plan, past, present and future. To such an extent that now we’re playing an entirely new game with entirely new rules.
ht/ just the tip