I like this summary. I’m not sure about the Iraq withdrawal conclusion but it seems to hit the main points well.
Codevilla addresses the new reality of the Deep State justifying extra-legal activities based on bureaucratic authority
His point is if the Deep State agents who committed these crimes aren’t punished then the Republicans will have to embrace the same tactics purely out of self defense. That is the same slippery slope that led the Romans to dictatorship.
It’s always nice to see some numbers that confirm what you think is going on. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan don’t seem to think Schiff is doing the country any favors.
Mark Bauerlein has written an article that confirms what many including myself have been saying for a long time. The sleep walkers are starting to awake. Even the most timid of the social conservatives have admitted to themselves that they can’t negotiate their way out of the trap the Left has them in.
He also links to a speech that Robert George gave at the Catholic Information Center that goes into painful detail just how beaten the social conservatives have been by their enemies.
Finally they both say the words they have been afraid of uttering all these years. The Left is the enemy, this is war and if they don’t want to be forced into the re-education camps they’ll have to fight.
Victor Davis Hanson apparently agrees with my guess that Creepy Uncle Joe is the Dems choice for least likely to frighten off the marginally sane portion of their voters.
Well, good. I was starting to feel self-conscious with all the Fauxcahantas talk. And we deserve to have Joe at the debates. I think he’ll charge Trump’s lectern and will have to be tranq darted by his own Secret Service team to prevent Trump’s larger Secret Service team from handling him themselves.
Here’s a feel good post by Salena Zito. She travels around some of the small town areas of the country, many of them in the red areas of the purple states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin where Trump voters live. Actual Americans who live in actual communities. Read it if you need a lift.
Codevilla walks us through the predictable script that bloody civil wars have taken from Corcyra in Ancient Greece all the way up to the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s. We’ve taken the first steps. Hopefully we can walk back to sanity. Very good read.
Living as I do in the thin space between the lumpen masses of the civic nationalists and the bomb-throwing bad-thinkers of the Post America far right I have my days when I long for the good old days when it seemed like if we could just get the tax code straightened out that “we’d be just as right as rain!”
But when I look around me and remember that back in the bad old days of 2015 those bad-thinkers were predicting that the fallout from the Left’s identity politics strategy along with the economic results of a globalist business policy would push normal Americans into a Nationalist direction I see once again that they were right.
And the proof of this is when a mainstream site like American Greatness starts getting closer and closer to the conclusions of the bad-thinkers:
Without a doubt “The Great Awakening” is upon us. And that’s good. Because the awakening is itself a victory. The fear and uncertainty associated with disinformation is paralyzing. Damage done by supposed leaders of your own cause are the most devastating.
We’re getting somewhere.
Here’s a fun mockery of the concept of racial entitlement. As an Italian American of southern extraction I chuckled at the idea that somehow Elizabeth Warren was mistaken for a “woman of color” but I was oviously just an undeserving white man.
My favorite line, “In America today, a family legend that a thrice-great-uncle was or may have been part cigar store Indian wins you some points for enrollment at Harvard.”