ELDER PATRIOT – Ronald Reagan was among the most affable men ever to inhabit the White House. That is why when the mainstream media leveled charges of racism against him they couldn’t make it stick.
Donald Trump has none of Reagan’s Midwest gentility but he does have all of Reagan’s substance and, like Reagan, he wears his commitment to protecting American sovereignty proudly, so that she may forever remain that shining city on a hill. The fact that he is a New York City street fighter, both literally and figuratively, and that may make him better suited to take on the PC takeover of our public discourse at this time in our nation’s history.
Trump’s insistence on calling both sides to task for their involvement in Saturday’s deadly clash has sent the PC establishment into an apoplectic fit, but Trump was merely channeling former President Reagan who, fifty-three years ago, in , said:
“You and I are told increasingly we have to choose between a left or right. Well I’d like to suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down: [up] man’s old — old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. And regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would trade our freedom for security have embarked on this downward course.”
This truth represents a threat to the maintenance of the Left-Right paradigm without which the establishment will not survive.
Those castigating Trump for his “not severe enough” remarks regarding the alt-Right following Saturday’s riot would be more believable had those same people decried the violence in Ferguson, Baltimore, and Berkeley.
They might be more believable had they condemned Robert Creamer and the violence the Clinton campaign paid him to cause at Donald Trump’s campaign rallies.
Perhaps they’d have been more believable if Barack Obama hadn’t hosted so many fascist hate groups like Black Lives Matters and La Raza at the White House that were responsible for beat downs and police shootings.
They might be more believable had they denounced James Hodgkinson after he shot Steve Scalise in a political pique.
Instead they alibied as though the social injustice these miscreants perceived being victimized by was somehow justified. The fact is this is all an obvious propaganda charade to isolate Trump from his base.
That strategy didn’t work with Reagan and it won’t work today.
When troublemakers threatened to destroy Berkeley while he was California’s governor and the media made their usual defense of them Reagan was having none of it.
Reagan thrived behind this hard line stance and went on to become president. Four years later, employing the same no-nonsense policies as president Reagan’s re-election margin doubled.
This is why the establishment fears giving Trump any quarter at all and why he wasn’t even afforded the traditional post-election “honeymoon.” The MSM realizes Trump just may be a tougher S.O.B. that Reagan was.
Like Reagan, Trump refuses to lie to America to placate the media or his political opponents. The extremes of both parties are deplorable and Trump will not be pigeonholed into defending any violent group including the Antifa thugs by placing the blame elsewhere. He will force the establishment to answer for both its silence and its relationship regarding these fascist storm troopers.
Trump’s resolute articulation in denouncing all of these fascist groups is resonating with the people and that’s the only place where it matters. Because of Trump they are awakened to the fact that there is no such thing as a left or right. There’s only an up or down: [up] man’s old — old-aged dream, the ultimate in individual freedom consistent with law and order, or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism.
Such is the power of the mainstream media that it has convoluted the political discourse for more than three decades. Such is the power of Donald Trump that he, standing virtually alone, has been able to awaken America.