I was born in 1957. My father and uncles fought in World War II and the Korean War. I was raised to believe that Americans were the good guys. And then Walter Cronkite and John Kerry said we were the bad guys in Vietnam. A few years later Lyndon Johnson told us we were racists. A decade later Jimmy Carter told us to let the enemies of the United States do as they pleased because we had sinned against them. And every day the Media and the Left did everything they could to tear down our country and our spirit. We had stagflation (stagnant economy and 20% inflation), the Iran Hostage Crisis and the Carter Malaise. That was a low point.
And then a miracle happened. Ronald Reagan told us we weren’t the problem and that we really were the good guys. And it was like a cloud drifted past and the sun was shining on us again. And like magic, everything got better. And Americans were proud and happy again. And even the lousy leftists seem to remember they were Americans a little and it was morning in America again.
And George H. W. Bush said it was his turn to be President and he had learned his lesson and he would be just like Reagan only smarter and kinder. And we wanted to believe him and compared to Mike Dukakis he could have been John Wayne. So he got his turn. And we got a New World Order complete with higher taxes, NAFTA, shuttered factories, high unemployment, recession and Middle East War.
And that got us Bill Clinton and Hillary, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Monica, Dot Com Bubble, Al Gore, more shuttered factories, Chinese trade imbalance and moral rot.
Everything was a muddle and a mess. When George W Bush said he was a Christian Conservative from Texas we hoped that he would right the ship. Avoiding Al Gore seemed like dodging a huge bullet. We hoped that we could start to repair some of the damage from his father and the Clintons. And the 9-11 happened. And that was like a punch to the throat. And W did a lot of things right. He joined the country in a crusade to crush Al Qaeda and the Taliban. And the young men of that generation answered the call and went to Afghanistan and crushed our enemies. And there was hope that we could subdue the Muslim extremists and end the Middle Eastern threats once and for all. But a unfunny thing happened. W had his own vision of a New world Order. And it involved draining off the blood and treasure of our country to turn the Middle East into Kansas. And he squandered both of those precious commodities until there was nothing left. And when he was finished Iraq wasn’t Kansas and the Democrats took the Congress and the Presidency. All W accomplished was killing and maiming a generation of young Americans, bankrupting the country and making Barack Hussein Obama president.
Obama’s presidency was like a foreign occupation. It was hard to decide which was worse, the injury or the insult. He took every opportunity to belittle and shame Americans and he did whatever damage he could do. Permanent double digit unemployment and wage stagnation had robbed a generation of the American dream and beggared their parents. Obamacare was the biggest legislative victory he scored against us but it also seemed to galvanize the country against him. The worst damage he did was the BLM activism that he aided and abetted. The other mischief he sponsored was spreading alien refugees wherever he could. And one other thing that he got behind was the whole gay marriage, transgender movement. He discovered that he had “evolved” to recognize a constitutional right to gay marriage and this dove-tailed with the lunacy that drove Justice Anthony Kennedy to inflict a Supreme Court decision forcing another insane assault on the American family.
And so, in 2015 we had hit bottom. It didn’t seem that anything could be done to save America from poverty and degradation. Our choices, such as they were, were Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Jeb! Bush. And we all knew neither of those two could beat Hillary. After all Bernie was supposed to lose and the super delegate system would make sure of that. Jeb was much too much of a gentleman to consider doing anything more than weakly protest at the unfair campaign attacks that Hillary’s machine would unleash and then good naturedly concede defeat. And when Antonin Scalia died suddenly during the election year it seemed as if nothing could save us from the dismantling of the First and second Amendments. This truly was the political low point of my entire life.
And then a miracle happened. Donald J. Trump. It seemed utterly impossible. But there were some voices that I followed who said he was the answer and our last hope. And interestingly they were on the Alt-Right (one specifically, Vox Day).
And they were right.
So twice in my adult life a leader has emerged who everyone said was crazy. And they said he was wrong and would cause disaster and maybe nuclear war. And both times he was the right man at the right time. And just as with Reagan it’s as if a cloud has drifted out of the way and the sun is shining down on us bright and warm.
And this is what I’ve learned. Don’t trust the elites, especially Republicans. Not in the Media, not in Academia, not in Industry and not in Washington. Don’t be mistaken into thinking that the Left are Americans even if they themselves are convinced they are. They’re not, they’re globalists. America is just an inconvenient stepping stone on the way to the global hive. Don’t trust anyone who has been in politics for his whole life and for pity’s sake don’t make him VP. Look for a courageous and confident leader who knows what the story is. Look for someone who is unafraid to speak the painful truth and hurt powerful people’s feelings. Look for someone who understands how the whole dirty business works and can’t be bought off. Look for someone who isn’t ashamed to be an American. And then back him to the Gates of Hell. We may still end up crushed by the Left. But at least we’ll know it is happening and we won’t be fooled again.
And remember, we got Reagan and Trump but there won’t be a third miracle, three strikes and you’re out.