What happens when everyone knows the country is rigged? What is lost when half the country thinks they’ve witnessed the end of honest presidential elections? I have to assume that Joe Biden thinks the answer to those two questions is nothing. And maybe he’s right. After all, he’s still president, the FBI has the dissidents from January 6th tucked away in prison and he’s just hired 87,000 new IRS agents to punish that half of the country who don’t like him. And maybe he’s planning to stage a repeat performance on election day this year. But if he believes that I think he’s wrong.
I think one of America’s greatest strengths was the belief by a large majority of its citizens that this was an honest place where the rules were followed and the will of the people was abided by. I think the belief in that provided the leaders with enormous legitimacy which the American people would rally around when an emergency or crisis required them to unify their efforts and make sacrifices. Probably the greatest example was World War II. Our fathers selflessly signed up for the war in the millions even before the draft was initiated. They sacrificed their lives to protect their country in a tremendous show of patriotism.
On a smaller scale a similar wave of patriotic zeal swept over the country after 9/11/2001. Even pacifists and socialists rallied round the flag and supported the war and the actions that had to be taken to protect the country. We even sacrificed some of our freedoms by supporting the Patriot Act. So, belief in the legitimacy of the government and trust in the honesty of our leaders was a big part of why the United States was a tremendous force in the world. We believed we were the real deal.
So that’s all gone. Tens of millions of Americans now know that the government is run by dishonest men. The FBI and the other intelligence agencies might as well be the mafia as far as their brutality and dishonesty is concerned. We’ve seen judges, federal law enforcement and other deep state actors conspire to spread lies, arrest and jail innocent men and harass and obstruct the orders of our duly elected officials. And soon over a hundred million Americans and maybe more will be convinced that this country is now corrupt and ruled by an oligarchy that will do and say whatever it takes to hold onto power.
But so what? What practical effect will this have on America? Well, I think it’s already having a large effect on this country. I think the world knows we’re no longer a united country. I think that’s why Russia, China and a growing number of countries are beginning to break away from the global economic order that we have established. And that’s part of the reason that our economy is beginning to flounder. The dollar isn’t as strong as it once was. And our friends and enemies no longer look at us in the same way. They know we’re not as strong militarily because no one will rally round the flag any longer. Who would lay down his life for an illegitimate government that hates him? No one.
And this is just the beginning. Biden has plenty more damage he wants to do. Unchecked illegal immigration and FBI sponsored inner city crime is now a permanent reality. As the economy deteriorates, confiscatory tax policies will surely follow to keep the government afloat. So as public support for the government sinks our stature in the world will diminish accordingly. Even third rate countries like Iran and Venezuela will stop fearing us and begin flouting our orders.
And that will be just a reflection of the way Americans feel about their own government. Basically, they no longer respect it. They only fear it. And as we saw with the Soviet Union, even a government that controls its people through a reign of terror will eventually grind itself down to nothing through loss of legitimacy.
It’s hardly a point of pride that the Democrats will ultimately destroy their own power by debasing the United States but it does provide hope that once they crash the economy even massive voter fraud may be insufficient to keep them in office. At that point it may be possible to salvage the country.