Wednesday, May 29, 2019

An Oldie, But Worth Re-Reading

The Flight 93 Election.

The election in 2020 will likely not be as critical. Many people have no idea how close to the edge of the cliff we were at that time. That does a lot to explain the enduring appeal of Bernie Sanders, and the rise of AOC.

Look, those guys aren't BAD people - just unbelievably clueless. They are - morally speaking - people of good intentions, people with generosity of heart, people who strive to live their lives with purpose and sincere desires to improve the world.

They are also quite dangerous.

Because, they don't recognize the evil that permeates the atmosphere around them. They assume that everyone acts from honest and pure good intentions.

The wonder of the last several years is that many citizens GOT IT - enough of them to elect Trump. They had that defining moment when they clearly saw the reality - and Trump was the response to the perceived danger. I don't know about anyone else, but my expectations of his performance were low. As long as Trump didn't actively work AGAINST America, I was gonna support him.

He has exceeded my expectations. He has reversed the decay of the institutions, put America's interests FIRST, and continued attacking on a variety of fronts. When they block him with one tactic, he feints, then parries with another. He is not a one-trick pony - years of working against opposition - strong opposition - have honed his skills. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

Accidentally, we elected a Guy Who Knows How to Get Things Done. He isn't always going to win - some of his failures are spectacular - but he isn't afraid to get into a fight.

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