So here I am thirty-six hours after returning from the wilderness where for the most part I had no internet access or information on what was going on in the world for the last two weeks. And to be totally honest I can’t detect any change in the status quo.
Sure, Joe Biden’s approval rating has sunk three or four more points. The economy has continued to sink into stagflation. And the progressive cabal is still doing everything it can to destroy what’s left of the American people. But headlines from two weeks ago look more or less the same as today’s.
What did change was that I had a chance to relax and think a little about the state of the world. And I even had a chance to talk to different people about what they thought was going on. And what I heard reinforced what I’ve been thinking. Basically, the elites have the rest of us by the throat. The mask is off. We and they are not “us.” They’re calling the shots and unless we want to lick their boots (and even if we do) they’re going to do whatever they can to make us disappear.
I heard the code words and talking points from both sides. Listening to the conversations among the members of the managerial class on vacation with their families and among the deplorables was edifying. Even out there in the middle of nowhere with grizzly bears and bison as your closest neighbors, people talk about the 2020 election and the 2022 elections and the January 6th Charade and the economy. And it couldn’t be more polarized. The so-called Republicans who hate Trump are searching for a way to get rid of Biden without facing up to the reality that Donald Trump will still be there in 2024.
The reality that I see is we’re just going to have to grind this out. Any talk of bipartisanship is a ploy. I read an article from Bret Stephens, a Never-Trumper, in which he tries to apologize for calling Trump voters “moral ignoramuses” but can’t quite do it. After all they still want to vote for Trump now after the unforgiveable sin of January 6th. Stephens’ point is that Republicans can’t really want closed borders, safe streets and fair elections because then Trump wins and that is beyond the pale. From my point of view there is no meeting these people in the middle. Whether they are progressives or establishment Republicans there is no middle. It’s capitulation or war. So, it’s war.
And I’m totally alright with that. They are going to pull out all the stops. There will be BLM riots and Antifa intimidation. The administrative state and the Biden executive orders will make our lives a living hell. But that’s nothing new. And the sum total of all this misery is crystallizing the opinion in more and more people of every stripe that the Democrats and their allies are destroying this country in order to satisfy their agenda.
Green energy and the New World Order’s war with Russia are making middle class life impossible for everyone but the members of the elite. And their war on the police has turned the cities into death traps. This is the perfect time to see if the elections are completely rigged. If the Democrats win the mid-terms in this environment, then what the dissident right says about not being able to vote our way out of this mess is verifiably true. But if there is a landslide that crashes the Democrats in both Houses then that seems like a very hopeful sign to me.
It’s only four months away. Seems like something worth waiting around to see. So apparently camping out in the middle of nowhere isn’t really shutting out the world. It’s more like proving that a microcosm reflects the macrocosm. People are who they are. Whether they’re waiting to see a grizzly bear chew on a bison carcass or tweeting about Trump. They show their true colors. That’s reality.