Compared to the horrors of World War II something like the COVID-19 pandemic is trivial. And compared to the dislocations of the Great Depressions some might think the slow-motion erosion of wealth in the United States over the last fifty years is easier to escape. I won’t dispute these judgements. But nothing this country has endured previously has ever destroyed the morale of its people the way the ascendant cultural Marxist attacks on the identity of traditional Americans has. The combined power and reach of the educational, cultural, commercial, legal, financial and informational institutions have combined to demean and harm anyone who doesn’t grovel before the perverse and dishonest narrative that the Left compels everyone to acknowledge as truth.
And even though we are starting to fight back, the battle is so lopsidedly in their favor that we will continue to lose the majority of battles for the foreseeable future. They own all of the high ground. We barely have some bunkers in no-man’s land. They will continue to punish with impunity anyone who defies them in any meaningful way.
But what they’ve lost is credibility. No one sane believes what they are saying anymore.
I never really thought deeply about the biblical quote “The truth shall set you free.” As a child I thought it was a trap to get me to ‘fess up when I had done something wrong. Well, that had more to say about my questionable morals than about scripture.
But now I understand. The truth shall set you free is another way of saying “I was blind but now I see.” When we base our actions on inaccurate information, we may fail to escape from the problems that those lies are propagating. Knowing the truth sets you free from the circle of failure that lies perpetuate. An example from my life was finally realizing that the Republican establishment wasn’t trying to defend conservative life. Once I saw that truth everything that had been puzzling about the political situation in the United States made perfect sense. Suddenly I saw that some whom I had assumed were friends were really enemies and some whom I assumed were crazy turned out to be sane and actually wise.
Now, in the last five or six years the Trump revolution has turbo-charged the Left into a manic assault on all things normal. All the masks have dropped off and all on the Left have shown their true colors. And there is the silver lining. Even the dense and even the stupid can now see clearly that the Left is openly attacking normalcy with the intention of replacing it completely with perversion, dysfunction and madness.
This clarity finally makes it possible to stop losing ground and slowly make progress. Even starting from bunkers in no-man’s land we can begin to improve our positions and reclaim territory. And most importantly we can organize friends and shun our enemies. Both are important. Helping friends is critical when we are so weak and disorganized. But as we get better organized and bigger, we can start to do damage to our enemies. Losing our business will begin to hurt our enemies more and more as time goes on.
So, there’s the silver lining. The truth shall set us free. And from my point of view, it already has.