Just because I haven’t had enough pain today from snow-shoveling I read an article by Ben Rhodes, one of Obama’s propagandists, I mean speech writer, and it was exactly as bad as I expected. But I saw one noteworthy item tucked in amid the bilge:
“There is an added difficulty that makes this challenge more vexing. The progressive movement in American politics is inherently more inclined to see clearly America’s own flaws and contradictions. … Yet wittingly or unwittingly, Trump has created a trap for the left. In so many ways, the resilience of his appeal seems to confirm some of our worst fears about the country we live in, the cold reality of the American story. It is therefore no coincidence that the rise of antidemocratic politics has been accompanied by an insistence on reckoning with the uglier aspects of American history and society. … The trap is that this would ensure we lose the contest over the American story. If you cede the terrain of national identity to its worst elements, you are playing straight into the hands of autocracy, which counts on a blend of cynicism and apathy among its opponents. Moreover, politics is ultimately about persuading enough people to vote for your candidate or agenda. If the starting point for your argument is that the very people you need to persuade must accept that core aspects of their identity should be a source of shame rather than pride, then no well-crafted agenda of utilitarian policies is likely to win them over. The same holds true for young people who are ambivalent about participating in democracy but essential for rescuing it: If you are led to believe that America is inherently corrupted, then why would you decide that American democracy is worth saving? … A negative story about the extremism of democracy’s opponents will not sustain the kind of mobilization that is necessary to save it.”
I know that’s an awful long quote but trust me this guy goes on and on. So, amidst his rant about taking, it to the street and the victory of “Hope,” he felt it was very important to let the troops know why the Democrats are losing elections and Dementia Joe’s approval ratings are in the toilet. Basically, anti-white-hate doesn’t sell to most whites. Telling even deep blue Northern Virginia parents that you intend to brainwash their children into hating their own skin color is not a winning strategy. The fact that he has to tell these people this is great news. These people are so stupid they think everyone thinks like they do. Rhodes is less stupid than they are so he sees this.
What it tells me is if we can make actionable changes that prevent the kind of wholesale election fraud that the Democrats committed in 2020, we can capitalize on the wildly unpopular tactics that the Democrats showcased in 2020 and 2021; the burning of cities and instituting critical race theory in schools. Someone might say that by November and especially by 2024 the Democrats will have had time to course-correct and disguise their hatred of white people. But I don’t think that’s the case. I think they’ve embraced the truth of their inner convictions and pretending they don’t hate white people would be too much of a denial of “who they really are.”
This is an interesting time. If the right can goad the progressives into embracing and amplifying their ugly and hateful principles then it should be possible to cobble together a majority of people on the Right and even in the squishy middle to deny power to the Left. Now let me explicitly state I don’t see this as a permanent victory. The Stupid Party is too aptly named to imagine they won’t squander their good fortune. But even a temporary control of the government might allow the right leader to make some changes to the federal government that might allow the states to protect themselves from the Deep State. Getting the Patriot Act rescinded seems like a valuable action. Institute a law that allows border states to take steps to intercept illegal aliens themselves. Many things could be done and someone with experience as a state governor would have a good idea what they might be.
Anyway, I won’t say I enjoyed the article but it gave me food for thought.