ELDER PATRIOT – Charges of racism, bigotry, sexism, misogyny, xenophobia, Hitlerism, and every other pejorative hurled at the rising majority of America’s nationalists have failed to stop the truth from being cast in the light day.
President-elect Donald Trump’s America First agenda was derided as a virulent form of Populism as though Populism is somehow bad. In actuality, Populism is the essence of a democracy. Populism is what our Founding Fathers envisioned would provide for a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
Of course, the Framers also realized that an informed and moral electorate would be essential if their experiment in self-governance were to be truly successful in protecting individual freedom and privacy rights, property rights, ensuring peace and tranquility, and provide for the prosperity of the greatest number of its citizens.
James Madison, the author of our Constitution informed us of these essentials when he wrote for the consideration of future generations:
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Madison didn’t stop there,
“Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.”
Religion, morality and access to information had been under attack for the past half-century by the mainstream media. That media has become increasingly owned by an ever-smaller group of corporate ownership over that same period of time.
The effect of that concentration of ownership has resulted in a parallel concentration of both content and messaging. That content and messaging included mainstreaming all sexual behavior short of pedophilia while simultaneously deriding the Judeo-Christian values that shaped our electorate’s compassion and generosity for more than two centuries.
With the help of the mainstream media government had, in the minds of many people, supplanted our churches and synagogues as the arbiter of morality.
Just as damning, that content and messaging was unanimously supportive of the corporate inspired globalist movement. Absent empirical evidence necessary to support an issues-oriented campaign, the mainstream media instead regaled us with platitudes regarding globalization and threats of impending economic calamity if we chose to turn back now.
Realizing that the facts were not on their side, the mainstream media also resorted to conducting a slander campaign solely intended to discredit those who decided it was time to vote for their own interests ahead of the interests of corporations.
Now in the wake of the election some corporations have taken to ordering their advertising agencies to restrict their online ad placements to only those sites deemed politically correct and that do not violate the sensibilities of the social justice warriors. In other words, they are refusing to support any news platforms (informational or opinion) that do not agree with their plans for further increasing corporate profits at the expense of ordinary hardworking Americans.
That, of course, is their right. But by declaring their intentions to do so it raises the question as to why any CEO would willingly alienate half of the American electorate.
Further, it defies credulity that their Directors are so monolithic in their beliefs that they would tolerate a decision to declare their business supportive of only persons sharing a particular point of view on any issue.
Keep in mind that these social justice warriors that now find comfort in the arms of corporate America are the same people who previously condemned these same corporations for violating their employees safety protections, failing to provide adequate wages, producing unsafe products, and making obscene profits. Corporate America didn’t suddenly see the light – they saw opportunity. The marriage between corporate America and the SJW was forged in hell.
If one or two closely held corporations chose to risk limiting their sales based on a closely held belief system that could perhaps be dismissed as an act of myopia or personal passion. When the number of corporations declaring themselves at war with the majority of Americans is as large as it is now something much more nefarious is at play. It isn’t the sudden emergence of a grand moral compass. It’s greed.
Corporate America has successfully legislated the demise of the entrepreneurial class as a way of eliminating competition for their products, services and their human assets. They have supported legislation favoring the outsourcing of American jobs and industries and increasing the level of foreign skilled workers even when equally skilled Americans were sitting idly unemployed. And, these same corporations aggressively lobbied to keep our borders open.
Now they are using the SJW to ram their globalist message down our throats in what they want us to believe is a morality play. It’s the farthest thing from a morality play. If anything, it’s more of an immorality play.
Corporations lobbied for all of these solely for the purpose of driving profits, even when those profits would be generated at the expense of Americans and America.
These corporations and their wholly owned mainstream media megaphone tried to reduce the populist movement to nothing more than the rising of a majority of deplorable people interested in nothing more than their own self interest.
The message that the self-interest of corporations was somehow nobler than the self-interest of hardworking, God-fearing Americans just didn’t resonate with the voters. The self-interest of the majority won.
Madison would be proud.
Now, corporate America, having lost the election wants to silence the voices that speak for the people by strangling the ability of those websites to generate enough income to continue espousing their message. They have convinced themselves that if they can only silence Breitbart, Infowars and a few dozen other websites they will win the debate. They are wrong.
It would seem there is no limit to the amount of money these globally-minded companies are willing to spend to destroy American sovereignty on the road to increased profits. The idea that these companies are motivated by anything other than profits is naive.
Hillary Clinton is estimated to have spent $2 billion directly and through Super PACs that supported her. Donald Trump spent only $280 million in total. These figures ignore the incredibly biased avalanche of messaging and content that the mainstream “news” organizations unleashed in support of Mrs. Clinton. Still, she lost.
And, because Trump gave words to truth the America people will similarly continue to turn back the corporate argument for increased globalism and less Americanism.
The truth cannot be silenced.
Madison warned us about the threat of an all-powerful government:
“Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties or his possessions. ”
Today we are witnessing the prescience of Madison’s cautionary statements.
But Madison also had a cautionary message for those elites who seek to seize power by ignoring the needs and wants of the American people when he wrote:
“[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”
Our nation’s Founders are smiling from on high right now comforted with the knowledge that they have been proven right, again – the idea of a free and prosperous America will survive as long as her people are moral and informed.