A rising consciousness

#WalkAway by neo-neocon – “if a person was initially attracted to the left because he or she thought it was peace/love, that person’s got another think coming on seeing so much hate directed at people who just happen to think differently from the left.”

Immigration and the Holy Family: department of incorrect metaphors by neo-neocon – “the strangest thing about his statement is that I assume that he, as a Christian clergyman, would be aware of the story of Mary and Joseph and their journey to Bethlehem, and know that they were neither migrants nor homeless, nor were they illegal immigrants. Au contraire.” The sin of the clergyman is that of false witness.

America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in the White House by L. Todd Wood – “The calamitous consequences of the Obama presidency will be felt for the foreseeable future.”

History as Nothing Much at All by Victor Davis Hanson – “If everything is like the Nazis, then the Nazis of history are no different from an ICE officer, a White House staffer, or . . . you and me.”

“Most of the slanderers combine the worse of two modernist traits: ignorance and arrogance.

As Trump Builds, the Resistance Shouts ‘Destroy!’ By Roger Kimball – “It did not take long to destroy Venezuela. It will take many years, much heartache and suffering, and enormous resources to put it back together.”

“There is a lesson here for the loud and unseemly American Leftists and their unlikely brethren, the soi-disant “conservative” Never Trumpers, who are trampling on civility, rejecting the processes of democratic governance, and encouraging violence. “There’s a deal of ruin in a nation,” Adam Smith observed to a disconsolate Brit during the American Revolution, especially a nation as prosperous and stable as the United States.

The major premise of “The Resistance” is that Donald Trump is uniquely awful and that his unprecedented awfulness justifies an unprecedented reaction. “What Trump is doing to this country,” the subhead to this article says, “is unprecedented — and it demands full-time citizen action to show the world that we who dissent are the majority.”

The problem (well, one problem) with this argument is that Donald Trump’s is by no means “unprecedented” or even unusual. Granted, his rhetoric can be inflammatory (and, for some of us, extremely amusing). But his actions are methodical, thoughtful, and (what’s more) effective.

Moreover, the “dissenters,” far from being a “majority,” are in fact a tiny minority cloistered mostly in three protected menageries: 1) the universities; 2) Hollywood; 3) the media.

This article in the Daily Beast, like so many anti-Trump fusillades, cloaks itself in the mantle of “democracy.” But the dirty little secret of The Resistance is that what it is “resisting” are the results of a free, open, and democratic election.

the people seem to agree with the president. It’s harder to build than destroy.

A rising consciousness? 

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