22JAN2019 – Commentary on the State of Things

It’s a remarkable thing.  The world is noticeably shifting into a new shape.  Indisputably the middle ground is disappearing.  People are being forced by their circumstances to pick one side or the other.  The tactics are becoming uglier and more damaging.  Everyone wants to know where this is going and what is the end point.

I’ll add another question.  What will Donald Trump achieve?  This I think is the lynchpin for the Right’s desperate effort to stop the Progressives from repealing the Bill of Rights.  Although many on the Right say that a revolt against the Left is inevitable I am skeptical.  Even a gasoline soaked room needs a spark to explode and up till now the Left has kept the matches under lock and key.  Donald Trump is the match.  He has withstood all of their supposedly irresistible forces and is still standing.  The questions that remains are what will he achieve and what will come after him?

If he breaks the Left’s stranglehold on the levers of power in the judiciary and executive branches and renders the gatekeepers in the Media and Social Media  docile then he will have levelled the playing field sufficiently to allow the right to break free from the shackles we are currently in.  And if he can select a successor who has even a tenth of his skills at sparring with the Left then we have a chance of keeping the momentum we have to finally get the upper hand against these terrible people.

The Dissident Right (or whatever you call them)  says  it’s a foregone conclusion that the process will continue irrespective of whether Trump succeeds or not.  I wish I had their confidence (or seeming confidence).  They say that the Left’s unmasking will drive everyone in the middle either left or right.  They say the normies will be red pilled and it will be game on.  Until recently I was very skeptical of this.  But two recent occurrences have given me reason to reconsider.

The first is the definite shift to the right of a formerly mainstream journalist.  Tucker Carlson was never on the Left.  He has always been a conservative but of late he has sounded a lot like someone on the dissident side.  Granted he isn’t as extreme as self-described dissident writers out there but he is daring to say that the Democrats and Republicans are gaming the system against the middle class.  He’s skirting the edge of actual revolt.  That is an exciting situation coming from someone in the mainstream.

The second occurrence happened today.  American Greatness is a very mainstream right outlet.  There are some angrier voices there and some calmer but I wouldn’t call any of them dissident right.  Today I saw a post that quoted the Z-Man.  The Z-Man is a very polished voice on the Dissident Right but no one would claim he is in the mainstream.  He himself often talks about the river that separates the dissidents from the normies.  I think he says it is narrow but it is deep and the only way to cross it is by consciously swimming.  So, never the twain shall meet.  When the mainstream begins quoting the Dissident Right there seems to be a step change happening.

So all that said, I’m waiting for one more step.  I’m waiting for the true moderates to cross the line.  When the mainstream women start deserting the GOP establishment and get red-pilled I’ll know it’s done.  I’ll know we’ve passed the point of no return.

4 thoughts on “22JAN2019 – Commentary on the State of Things

  • January 22, 2019 at 9:10 pm
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    A good many women already have. However, the howling left and their media lackeys simply will not allow it to be told. My GF was to the slight left of center five years ago. Now she’s firmly Right. Not so far as “kill ’em all and let Satan sort them out” Right, but she has one foot on the bank of that river.

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    • January 22, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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      Sure, that’s your good influence. But imagine if the PTA ever flips over to our side. Now that would be something.

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  • January 23, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    Of course we’ve seen this for a long time but the unmasking of these leftists, in my opinion, is bringing some of these casual observers to our side because of the ridiculous positions these liberals hold. They are on full display for anyone who wants to open their eyes. More and more young conservatives like Charlie Kirk and Candice Owens of Turning Point are giving me hope. And, as I pointed out to you, the Fox lineup with Tucker, then Hannity, then Ingraham, are all fully on our side. It wasn’t always that way before with the bloviating O’Reilly and Van Susteren.

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    • January 23, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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      The shift seems to be happening. Let’s hope it’s soon enough.

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