2017 is over, and a new year is upon us. As 2018 dawns, real positive things are happening, but you would be hard-pressed to know about them. The fog of delusion that overtook the media and culture last year is not lifting…….in fact, it is becoming more pervasive, toxic, and noxious. I am increasingly worried, and frankly angry, at the perception of events by the people around me and their commentary. At first I thought that many people were just ignorant, and that when they learned of, or saw first-hand, the results of America’s change in course, they would adjust their perceptions and bias. I have been profoundly incorrect. In fact, I have never been more wrong, and my miscalculation has left me with a bitterness that is difficult to shake. The delusion of so many – including people I know personally – is so ingrained and poisonous that I am losing any hope for them.
From Progressives to Christian-Conservatives, I hear many of the same tropes, which I think says a lot, but I digress. I hear things like “privilege”, “patriarchy”, and “racist”. I read things about how dirty words – traded between people in private – are the equivalent of actual physical violence and assault. I see never-ending coverage, for over a year, predicting financial disaster and dictatorship…….and each day that it doesn’t happen those predictions are then glossed-over, forgotten, and given a fresh coat of bullsqueeze for the next day. I am presented with the proposition that it is acceptable and judicious to have unelected bureaucrats relentlessly pursue those that pose a threat to their power with the unlimited force of government. It seems that many now believe in the philosophy of Stalin’s secret police – “show me the man and I’ll find you the crime”. There are lots of things said about “not being presidential”…….all from people who could not meet the very standard they apply to those they disagree with, and neither could their icons, leaders, and heroes.
Even as almost every citizen benefits from the events of the past year, many march along in lockstep in the thrall of their delusion…….following the failed pied-pipers of yesterday right over the suicidal cliff they have created for themselves. Starting in February, over 80 percent of people in the United States will take home more money in their paycheck……….and in turn will receive double the tax “refund” for 2018. If they are employed, those that employ them just had their tax rate cut from 35 to 21 percent. If your employer hasn’t told you of how this benefits them, and you, then ask yourself……..why? Are those that run the company you work for stupid? Are they ignorant of the massive windfall they just received from the current administration? No, they aren’t. The real answer is more insidious: they have become malignant, twisted, and malformed by propaganda and lies. They are either too cowardly to publicly acknowledge the many benefits of the past year, or worse they are willfully blind due to their hateful delusion.
There are evidently millions of people who, like livestock, are wearing blinders and being led by the yoke by cynical idealogues that know better. In response to the record growth of the stock market, record low unemployment, record tax cuts, or restored deterrence abroad – I am met with angry, meaningless bromides or rote regurgitation of the lies of CNN, MSNBC, and other media…..without any critical thought or self-examination. It seems that the common thread in these people is the absolute ignorance of history and a refusal to use logic…….all in favor of the outrage that was manufactured for them for cheap political gain. When did the same folks who decried the evil intelligence agencies, and their jack-booted stormtroopers in federal law enforcement, become their biggest cheerleaders?
Thankfully 2017 is over, but have no doubt – 2018 will be even crazier. The panic and dishonesty of those that have held power over us is only going to get worse. Even as the nation continues to prosper as the new tax code takes effect, the pretentious and panting elite will become even more unhinged. Each of us must make a choice…….will America choose the path of financial solvency, restored foreign deterrence, common sense, and successful governance…………or will we choose the path of identity politics, stagnation, debt, gender fluidity, cultural degradation, virtue signaling, the dissolution of the 1st and 2nd amendments, speech codes, illegal immigration, and turning kids into trannies? There are things that the administration has done that I don’t agree with, like staying in Syria, adding troops to Afghanistan, not building the wall, and the continuing presence of the abominable and repugnant Jeff Sessions as Attorney General………but overall the last year was incredibly successful, even with the enormous and overwhelming negative press and their collusion with corrupt activists in government.
Stay tuned…….it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Oh, and Happy New Year.
“A delusion is something people believe despite a complete lack of evidence” – Richard Dawkins
“When somebody says…..he’s (Trump) going to bring all these jobs back, well how exactly are you going to do that? He just says he’s….’ going to negotiate a better deal’…..how’s he going to do that……what magic wand does he have?” – Barack Obama
” Donald Trump will never be president of The United States…..” – Barack Obama