How We Don’t Get Fooled Again

In my last post, I gave my opinion that Donald Trump is the best option for building a lasting movement against the progressive cancer that is undermining our way of life.  And that is what I believe.  But it’s not as if that’s enough.  There is a role for each of us to play in turning this nightmare around.  I am reminded of what a friend of mine said during the 2016 election.  He was advocating to vote for Marco Rubio because, “even though his stance on immigration is weak we need the Hispanic vote.”  This is similar to the argument I’ve been hearing lately that Trump should make Nikki Haley his running mate because, we need the women’s vote.”  All these rationalizations for why we need to fall in line behind people who don’t believe what we do is the same thing that got us where we are today.  Reagan picks George Bush Sr. because we need the establishment’s backing.  And Bush makes some noises like a conservative but as soon as he’s in charge he puts the knife in our backs.

What I’m trying to describe is how we let our enemies take away our country.  We did it through ignorance and laziness.  We didn’t educate ourselves about what our enemies were doing.  We heard of social ills but we thought because the man in the White House had an “R” after his name that things would get fixed.  Maybe we bothered to vote for President every four years.  But did we even bother to know who was our Congressman and Senators?  Did we vote in the off-year elections?  Did we vote for our mayor and selectmen?  Did we vote to see who was running the school district that we sent our kids to?  Did we vote for police chief or sheriff?

The answer to all of these is no.  And even these are relatively superficial.  If you want to really get involved you get involved in the campaigns.  You follow the issues.  Who knows, maybe you even run for office.

And there are even more important things you have to do that are even harder.  You’re going to have to be honest with your family.  Talk to your kids about the lies they hear at school every day.  Tell them what the progressives are trying to do.  Tell them what you believe and tell them how this impacts how you have to live your life.  Let them know what kind of social pressures are brought to bear against people who believe in traditional values.  Tell them the reality of how the government discriminates against some groups for the sake of favoring other groups.  And the reality is you’ll have to do it before they are too old.  Because once they’re teenagers they’ve been indoctrinated for years by their teachers and their friends.

Going forward, we will succeed or fail in changing the culture we live in by putting in the effort to make that change happen.  Find like minded people around you and form a group that can make a difference.  Make it a social group so that it won’t be drudgery.  Do things that you all like.  Go to a ball game.  Have a poker game.  Put together barbecues in the summer.  But also get together and discuss and research the local elected officials.  Find out who is good and throw support to that choice.  Try to build up a community of people who believe what you believe and maybe if none of the choices are good, one of those people will decide to run for office.

My whole point is that things didn’t get this bad by accident or even because our enemies are super geniuses.  It happened because we assumed that a democracy automatically will give us leaders that are on our side.  We were fools and now we have to get smart.