Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.
This will be my final post this year (except for Christmas / New Year greetings).
2019 has been an exhausting, dispiriting year. And, were I to succumb to the demands of the Progressive Left I would say that I am exhausted and dispirited. They certainly through an avalanche of hatred and shameless deceit attempted to convince me that there is no hope aside from passive submission to their will to power.
Joy Pullmann in a Federalist article titled “Impeachment is Just Another Word for Delusional Democrats Holding the Nation Hostage” well summed up the situation:
Democrats have made it clear they will sandbag the people we’ve elected to govern if we refuse to vote for Democrats. Heads they win, tails we lose. Either we vote for them, or be stuck in an endless parade of overcredentialed and underaccomplished finger-waggers until we’re browbeaten into staying home from elections after concluding that it doesn’t matter who we vote for, the left always wins.
Impeachment grand master Rep. Adam Schiff said it openly on Tuesday: Unless Democrats impeach President Trump, Democrats will consider the 2020 election illegitimate, just like they do 2016.
I won’t revisit all of my arguments regarding why this has happened and what it likely means (but feel free to read my commentary in this year’s posts if curious).
I’m well aware that the Republican Party is only now beginning to, unevenly and vaguely, come to grips with the nature of our nation’s crisis. We thus should have no expectation that, if they win big in the 2020 election, there will be the intellectual capability and moral courage to drive the necessary reforms.
But the clear deficiencies of the only party in opposition to the Democrats must not blind us to the central point. That is, the Democrat Party and the Progressive elite / Deep State whom they represent must be utterly defeated for there to be any chance of a national recovery.
The following quote from a Douglas Murray article in the Spectator USA about the vile nature of the Labor Party’s embrace of anti-semitism in the United Kingdom and what needs to be done about it also speaks to our situation in the United States. If you substitute “Democrat” for “Labor,” “Republican” for “Conservative,” “Democrat Presidential Nominee” for “Jeremy Corbyn,” “United States” for “Britain” and your choice of Democrat national politicians for the various Labor leadership names, the following excerpt becomes an almost perfect statement on what must happen in our 2020 elections.
As I say, I could easily go on. Anyone could. And for those who are still inclined to vote for the Labour party on Thursday perhaps nothing can now be said. They include people who hate the Conservative party and think that they must always vote Labour for tribal reasons. And they include people who think that whatever the unpleasantness that may linger around Corbyn and McDonnell and co it can be put down as a second order of business after the priority of getting the Conservative party out of office.
Well, I would like to make another suggestion. Jeremy Corbyn will lose this election and every effort should be put into ensuring that he loses it big: that what happens on Thursday is not just a defeat, but a defeat of such crushing totality for the Labour party that it takes it years to recover. It should be such a defeat that it is not possible for a Keir Starmer or Emily Thornberry to simply pick up the reins and go back to business as usual. Other left-wing parties may emerge and flourish. But the Labour party must never be forgiven for what it has offered to the public at this election. What Corbyn has brought into the mainstream has toxified Britain and the party that allowed it to happen should be held to account.
Nor should his wider rabble of supporters simply be allowed to slip away. Instead, they should each themselves be held accountable for what they have done — as the Mosley-ites were in the Thirties. All those Labour MPs who decided to support Corbyn because he was the leader that they had. All the weird media creations who have popped up on the television day-after-day (with no identifiable credentials other than brute loyalty or loyalty to a brute). And all those columnists and ‘journalists’ of the left who pretend that they have spent their lives ‘tackling’ racism only to spend recent years campaigning for the most racist force in British politics to gain power and making Britain a pariah among the nations.
For my part I’m working on my fifth eBook, to be published in early 2020 titled The Progressive Riot (see current cover at the top of this post). I will not be dispirited nor silent in the face of this advancing proto-totalitarian force that currently finds its home in the Democrat Party.