Skip to comments.As “America The Great” Fights; Trump-Hatred Soars
Posted on 11/11/2019 12:05:05 PM PST by Liberty7732
Its often said by conservative voices that Trump hatred is not about Trump, its about you! (Meaning Trump supporters.) Thats partially true. Trump haters certainly do hate his supporters, too. But it goes much deeper than that.
Trump haters despise an America that sits atop the world economically, militarily and morally particularly morally. They scoff at the idea of a bright shining city on a hill. And that means that this battle right now, today, is far bigger than Donald Trump, although he is an avatar for it. This battle is about whether America remains America or the world becomes a leaderless cauldron of tyrannical chaos and misery.
Trump clearly loves and believes in America, quite unlike his predecessor. Leftist Trump-haters despise America the Great and prefer an America the Bleh.
It is why they refuse to say America is an exceptional nation, when by every historic metric it is. Recall that Barack Obama, when asked directly, said that he thought America was exceptional in the same way that the French think France is exceptional and other nationalities think the same about their own countries i.e. its just so much nationalistic cheerleading, but no real truth to it.
Is it any surprise that Obamas dislike for America, its racists roots and its colonizing (an absurd characterization) makes him the most popular leftist figure in a generation? He glibly insulted Americans and American history on a regular basis, traveling the world and apologizing for America, and the left applauded the same left that hates Trump.
The left continually tears down American history by rewriting it and claiming that America began in Jamestown in 1619 when the first slaves were brought over. Slavery was a disgraceful part of America, but it was eradicated nearly 160 years ago and the last vestiges of legal racial discrimination were erased more than 50 years ago. The driving force of America that began at Plymouth with the freedom-loving Puritans and their desire for individual liberty is ignored or just lied about.
It is why so many leftists, in response to Make America Great Again, angrily say America never was great. They pretend to triangulate above the nationalistic, so-called pseudo patriotic impulse in the same way Obama did. But what they really reveal is they dont particularly like America.
This explains why so much of the mainstream media have sold their souls professionally to take down Trump. He represents an America the Great philosophy that they simply abhor and dont believe is true. So the New York Times, the single most influential media organ in the country, continues to recreate its newsroom around the next ginned up faux Trump scandal, acting in the precise way that a political opponent would act. Many of their stories are nothing short of campaign ads for Democrats.
Its why the Washington Post will write extensively about a book by Anonymous, using anonymous sources to anonymously tell the world what a terrible administration Trump is running. Pure fiction as far as any reader or the Post knows. But their professional soul is sold to stop Trumps crudity? No, his vision.
Again, sure they hate Trump and they hate his supporters, but they mostly hate what both believe and are striving for: America the Great.
Why was there an instantaneous and self-described Resistance movement against Trump? Because of crude language or adulteries? Please, the left has delighted in introducing more and more crudity into our culture at every level and they loved JFK, who reportedly brought prostitutes into the White House and had interns perform sex acts on friends. No. Was it Trumps unorthodox style? That would hardly create a full-scale resistance starting with the million-woman march the day following his inauguration.
No, it was his vision for returning America to greatness and not settling for also-ran status. And it was his promise to clean out the Swamp of Washington, D.C. that drives so much of the American decline.
The Trump haters despise that vision that puts individual freedom over a conceptual collective good; that places solutions in the private sector and not giant government; that values hard work with grimy hands as equal to advanced college degrees; that values faith and family above any government institution or program; that assess common sense as more desirable than gobs of book-learning; that recognizes that America is truly exceptional in the history of all nations.
And most critically, its about a muscular pro-Americanism, an Eisenhower-Reagan Americanism where the one exceptional country in history continues its imperfect quest for protecting and extending individual liberty to the oppressed. Its revealed in the diverging treatments of brutal Communist China and freedom-loving Chinese in Hong Kong.
Trump came into office with an agenda of Make America Great Again, which included a lot of things that American leftists hate. Victor Davis Hanson makes this point in the negative:
Had Donald Trump in his first month as president declared that he was a centrist Republican as many suspicious Never Trumpers predicted that he would, true to past formand promoted cap-and-trade and solar and wind federal subsidies, tabled pipeline construction and abated federal leasing for gas and oil production, stayed in the Iran nuclear deal and Paris Climate Accord, appointed judges in the tradition of John Paul Stevens and David Souter, praised the responsible Palestinian leaders, pursued comprehensive immigration reform as a euphemism for blanket amnesties, then Trump would be treated largely as a George H.W. Bush or George W. Bush: hated, of course, but not obsessively so.
He goes on:
Had Trump kept within the media and cultural sidelines by giving interviews to 60 Minutes, speaking at the White House Correspondents Dinner, bringing in a few old Republican hands to run the staff or handle media relations like a David Gergen or Andrew Card, Trump would have been written off as a nice enough dunce.
VDH is correct. Which goes to the point that it is not really Trump and his crude language and public feuds, nor is it his supporters. Its his actual agenda of America the Great. They dont believe it and they dont want it.
This deeper reality makes the stakes of the fight all the larger. This is about more than the 2020 election, about Donald Trump, about the Republican Party, about conservatism. This is about an ascendent America vibrant with freedoms for all and acting as a shining city, or a declining America stagnating in European Union style bureaucratic control untouchable by the people.
Remember, the #resistance is deeply embedded in the State Department, the Department of Justice, the FBI, the CIA and even the White House where Anonymous supposedly lurks. The permanent bureaucracy that actively works to undermine an elected President is a threat to America and the shining city.
Trump haters dont really hate Trump and his supporters as much as they hate what Trump and his supporters believe and are fighting for. And thats why we see everything at Defcon 1.
The resistance is against the power of elected government. Our government (and industrial/financial complex) is fundamentally the tool of unelected bureaucrats, endorsed or tolerated by the puppets the people elect to political office.
My thoughts are Trump is screwing up all the kickback schemes for Congress and the intel community. Ukraine is just an example. Biden and many others got rich off illegal kickbacks. Trump is too honest for THIS government.
Slavery was a disgraceful part of America, but it was eradicated nearly 160 years ago and the last vestiges of legal racial discrimination were erased more than 50 years ago.
And the Democrat party hasn’t given up yet, now with Trump making America Great and the Economy thriving, people going back to work and incomes rising, the last chance Democrats of Enslaving people in Dependence is vanishing before their eyes,
They particularly HATE the United States of America!
Their political party is the Party of HATE and EVIL: the Democrat Party.
” And thats why we see everything at Defcon 1.”
I don’t think we are at anywhere near Defcon 1, but if this crap continues we will be.
DUH, when we stopped giving trophies to the winners and gave participation awards to all, we should have figured it out.
This author tells it like he was in church.
America is not a land mass or a collection of people. America is an idea that was put forth by a band of brilliant colonialists who sought to create as close to a perfect form of government as man had seen yet.
They were successful.
People who despise that form of government compact and, either wittingly or unwittingly, seek to "transform" it, hate that America and are NOT American as defined by that original charter.
Being stupid is no excuse. Any and all who work against the America that I know, the REAL America, are not Americans. They are the enemy within.
I'm looking at you democrats, rinos, lefties, Antifa, the disengaged, liberals, so-called journalists, Trump haters, derp staters, so-called educators, media scum, third wave feminists, progressives, trans activists, baby killers, environmentalists, gun control Nazis, social justice warriors, bubble headed bleach blonde celebrities, people with face lifts, fat kids, skinny kids, kids who climb on rocks, tough kids, sissy kids, even kids with chicken pox. And people who like mushrooms.
Just so, and not just US-based either. The schemes are international, and there is all sorts of "partnership" being disrupted.
A while ago in our local, very small weekly newspaper, one freaktoid sent a letter to the editor, which ended (paraphrasing slightly) “I view Trump and his fans as personal direct threats to me and my family”.
IOW, he thinks he is morally justified in any kind of attacks against “direct threats”. They are criminally insane.
Well stated, FRiend bagster ... except that bit about people who like mushrooms.
Mushrooms are an important part of my Polish-American cultural heritage. And if anything, they’re an even bigger part of all my Italian-American friends’ cultural heritage as well.
Don’t take away our ‘shrooms. Especially on a pizza.
Good article at your link. The unelected controlling elements aren’t emergent, they are mature and well-developed. Institutionalized. Senior Executive Service exists to protect the bureaucracy from being controlled by elected officials. The system is a self-serving parasite. Well-armed and just as angry with the public as the public is, at it.
Right now the face appears to be DEM, but the bureaucracy is truly bipartisan, or as they prefer to claim, “nonpartisan.” Heh. They vote, they are partisan.
The Pilgrims that landed at Plymouth were Separatists not Puritans.
Sort of like calling a Baptist a Pentecostal.
I am in agreement with the guy who slashed the Trump balloon if not his methods. It's not Republican verses Democrat , it is now good verses evil. How anyone can support socialism after so much awful history behind it confirms its evil no longer has any excuses for their beliefs.
I will grant you that those are some nasty-looking mushrooms.
But that’s not fair to common button mushrooms, which to me are the very soul of innocence ... especially sautéed in real butter.
My Dad always liked to recount how he and grandpa used to go mushroom hunting in Buffalo’s Chestnut Ridge Park. My old Polish grandpa had a perfect eye for which ones you could eat and which ones to stay away from.
Personally, I’d just as soon get mine from the produce section at Publix.
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
The Looming 1984 Election
As is true of ALL his commentaries, THIS ONE IS A MUST READ & SHARE!
My concern is that after the President and his DOJ get a few all-important indictments . . . then what?
The Rats outwardly love the Deep State and the Pubbies are quietly okay with it. “Nonpartisan” as you say.
The President alone cannot get rid of the Deep State.
Absent Article V there is no possibility of fundamental reform.
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