Conservatives across America, and indeed the entire Western world, have many reasons to embrace doom and gloom.
The whole world seems to be on fire. Longstanding assumptions of Western liberalism such as equality before the law, freedom of speech, and even the truth itself seem not only under attack, but completely crumbling. Cultural Marxists weaponized concepts of gender and race against society, unleashing radical feminism, anti-white racism, and transgenderism against normal society. Basic morality and the value of life are attacked by postmodernism and anti-religious fanatics. The seed of Western civilization, Christianity, is in free fall in the United States.
The recent FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, the first such raid in our nation’s 250-year history, appears to be the last straw. the vase. This serves as further proof (as if more was needed) that the “wise restraints that keep men free” have been completely released at the highest levels of our government as an unprecedented Rubicon has been crossed.
Our daily life also seems to be getting worse. The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have caused mental and emotional damage to school-aged children that we haven’t even begun to address. Young people no longer have families and they don’t even get jobs like they used to. Young men entering public places to commit acts of mass murder are considered routine. We are visually assaulted by vile public sex parades and now even young children in school are sexualized in the classroom and in public libraries. Parents take their children to drag queen shows. The streets are full of homeless people who openly do drugs. Rioters destroy cities and kill people like clockwork every few years.
More quietly, millions of people are enslaved to the hedonism of secular life, using alcohol, prescription drugs, social media and pornography to distract from the nonsense they have built around ‘they. Who can blame a conservative for feeling discouraged in the face of all this? America is a dark place right now.
But maybe we have reason to hope. More reason than you think. Indeed, I feel that the current darkness we see has a purpose.
For we are entering the final stage before victory – victory over the forces of leftism and totalitarian control, “The Fourth Turning” if you will.
If you can, imagine America at the turn of the millennium. Old enemies like the Soviet Union were in tatters. The economy was good. Neoliberalism was dominant. Republican George W. Bush won the presidency that year, ending the Democratic dominance of the White House that characterized much of the 1990s. Conservatives had reason to celebrate. Of course, some warned us that America was still on the wrong track. Patrick Buchanan, in his “Culture War” speech of 1996 and beyond, told us that America was on the wrong track. But most conservatives have never understood this.
The Bush presidency, of course, turned out to be a major disaster. The war on terror has created a far-reaching security state that is now being used to target domestic opposition to the regime. The 2003 invasion of Iraq was an epic mistake, and the invasion of Afghanistan, while justified, has dragged on too long without a clear, winnable goal. All of this culminated in the financial crisis.
The disasters of the Bush years all but resulted in one-party rule in 2009, with the presidency of Barack Obama. The Tea Party movement provided substantial resistance to Obama’s overreach, but too many Americans, including conservatives, were still caught up in the idea that they were dealing with the same old Democrats who had been around forever. Democrats themselves even invited those comparisons, defending the late Ted Kennedy in their push for Obamacare. So no candidate in the 2012 race was really able to embody or channel the anger of the Tea Party and we ended up with Mitt Romney.
President Obama himself has provided nice cover for more insidious far-left ideologies. At the time of Obama’s election, things like transgender, pronouns, “white privilege,” safe spaces, CRT, and trigger warnings weren’t even concepts that average Americans were aware of. There was no Black Lives Matter or Antifa. Obama himself was still against same-sex marriage at the start of his presidency. That’s not to say there weren’t culture war issues — there were. But the crazy leftist ideas about society had not yet migrated from college campuses. Things were still somewhat ‘normal’.
During the 8 years of the Obama presidency, all of the ideas listed above exploded into public consciousness and came to dominate the national conversation. This phenomenon, dubbed by some the “great awakening,” has shocked many Americans and given a boost to many who previously thought of themselves as liberals. As Elon Musk said, he voted for the Democrats his whole life because they were the “party of kindness,” but he doesn’t see them that way anymore. Instead, Musk said, he views Democrats as “the party of division and hate.” In effect.
But what is behind the massive and rapid spread of these divisive ideas? What caused the Great Awakening that has so corroded our public discourse and corrupted our institutions?
It’s simple: the Liberals have become too confident. They have become overconfident for two reasons: a totally ineffective “conservative” opposition and their own theories of demographic change.
First, there was the complete absence of any real right-wing opposition to the ongoing left-wing crusade against Western civilization. Who can blame the left for being arrogant about its chances of victory when its opponent was John McCain and Mitt Romney?
It took a real right-wing opposition candidate in the form of Donald Trump to not only confront the left, but also force leftists out of hiding. In many ways, Trump shone a spotlight on the left and, by engaging in his own bombastic rhetoric, pushed the left to reveal the truth about his intentions. Finally, normal Americans might see what a brave little band of conservatives have long known to be true: They aren’t just nice liberals who want society to be fairer. These are individuals who want to fundamentally transform America (read destroy America) and will use cultural Marxism and intersectionality to achieve this.
There was also an overconfidence derived from leftists’ belief that demographic change would produce permanent liberal majorities in America. The idea was that “demographics were fate” and that as America became less white, it would become inherently more leftist. Indeed, many leftists have spoken openly about how white conservatives are literally dying and that this will result in one-party rule. It’s not a replacement theory, it’s their own words spoken brazenly on some of America’s most hyped talk shows.
They believed that by replacing population with immigration (legal and illegal), they could create a new electorate that would deliver them into a new American era of permanent progressive power. Anyone who observed this attempt by the left to remake the electorate was considered a “racist” who believed in a “conspiracy theory”.
But a funny thing happens: a lot of these immigrant communities don’t even like the left very much. Many Latin Americans broadly reject awakening, support law and order, and dislike socialism. Asian Americans feel the same about the crushing of intersectionality and waking up to racist caps on admission to elite schools, and the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes in ruled cities. by Democrats.
The left was so full of pride and arrogance that it thought it had already won. They believed that the victory for the left was embedded in the new multi-ethnic American electorate and the power of the Rainbow Coalition. But in their arrogance they overstepped. They boiled the frog too fast and people are fed up.
That’s why they have to turn to authoritarianism – because they’ve lost the people. That’s why they send the FBI and the whole Deep State to watch and arrest us. That’s why they used COVID to shut down America. That’s why they censor us on major tech platforms. That’s why they want to take our weapons. That’s why they want to criminalize speech. And that’s why they raided Donald Trump’s personal home.
It is because their madness has been exposed. Now they can only win through coercion and force.
This is the last step. Now that they realize they have lost the people, they mandate the people.
Make no mistake about it, things will get worse before they get better. But they only do this because it is their last ditch attempt to retain power. They can only win by coercion. It is the end point of the war between leftists and Western civilization that has dominated American politics since the end of the Cold War.
Don’t let these raids intimidate you. This is the last step before victory. Don’t stop fighting. In the end, we win.