The angry demonstrators at the Supreme Court didn’t know, and didn’t much care, who Trump’s nominee was. They knew they were against him, as they are against everything Trump wants to do. Perhaps they also know they are losing most of the political fights, and are on the verge of following their McGovernite predecessors into the trash bin of American political history.
If I had to predict near-term American politics, I’d forecast an anti-leftist electoral rout this fall, with a nasty period of infighting and restructuring of the Democrat Party to follow. To be sure, it’s a very volatile world and lots of unexpected things can take place, but for the moment the Dems look like big-time losers. It seems that the leftist takeovers of the media and the education system are running out of steam. I’ll not be astonished at violence in the streets over the Kavanaugh nomination, but I don’t think it will lead to mass protests of the sort that accompanied the McGovern disaster. Worst of all for the Dems and their “intellectual” fellow-travelers, their distortion of the history of the past couple of centuries has caught up with them, and they are now speaking and writing on behalf of the modern world’s biggest losers.
It’s astonishing to see so many Democratic leaders proclaim their enthusiasm for “democratic socialism,” a doctrine that has never produced a successful American political movement, any more than it has produced a durable political/economic system anywhere in the modern world.
This is the payoff for the leftist domination of the media, schools and colleges: an elite of anti-American and pro-socialist grads who do not know much about history or about how the world actually works. The Obama administration was dominated by these types. You could see it in the many errors of fact in presidential statements and speeches, most certainly including the much-touted Cairo address.
Predictably, it failed, as most investors in the U.S. stock market will sadly tell you, or as any of the millions of refugees and migrants will testify. If the lefties looked, they could see that their doctrines—largely 19th century doctrines at that—no longer applied to the real world. Relegated to corners of the society, they could only retain power and prestige by attacking their opponents. We call it “the politics of personal destruction,” but it is more than that. It entails the creation of an imaginary world, where their doctrines can be advanced. Orwell provided the best description in “1984”:
Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.
This stratagem is evident in the many fanciful accusation against Judge Kavanaugh, in the tireless smears of President Trump, and in the insistence of FBI official Peter Strzok that despite the considerable evidence to the contrary, he and his cohorts were not engaged in a political operation to “save the country” from a Trump presidency.
For those who care about real espionage, it is also a fundamental element in Russian disinformation campaigns against the United States. The Soviets knew that if they could control our understanding of the past, they could more easily manipulate our present and future behavior. If we were serious about Russian meddling in our affairs, we’d look carefully at their manipulation of our schools, universities, media and political class.
It’s not easy to undo all this damage to American minds. Restoring a semblance of accuracy to scholarly endeavors takes a long time, and we’ve certainly lost at least a large part of a generation now living in an Orwellian universe. Those of our political and intellectual leaders capable of providing proper models are old and getting older, and their energy will decline.
A tough situation.
If you’re looking for Russian meddling…
Can’t win an honest debate. Only solution is silence us.