Remember the old joke about hanging? With time, you can get used to anything. With a little help from an increasingly authoritarian Washington and a president who vacillates between phony nods to democracy and outright autocracy, getting used to hanging is what happened to Americans after they decided that Joe Biden and the Democrats were a better choice to lead our country than Donald Trump and the GOP.
American Ideals and Values
The American Ideals and Values category includes posts on freedom and liberty, equality and rights, the battle between liberals and conservatives and most important, what it means to be American.
Our ideals and values are defined as much by the mass media as politics. What happens in Washington, state legislatures, and in our cities is moderated online with the power to undermine, re-imagine, and destroy our fundamental beliefs about what is good, morally justifiable, and worth protecting at any cost.
The 2020 election drew the battle lines between left and right. Republican voters were threatened with socialism. Democrats frightened their base with racism and white supremacy. In the wake of a disputed election another unprecedented event, the January 6, 2021 storming of our nation’s Capitol, fed the Democrat propaganda machine and gave the party an excuse to militarize Washington and start to reimagine the First Amendment.
Two years have passed. We have a Democrats-only January 6 tribunal seeking out the party’s political enemies as part of an unprecedented overreach the likes of which we haven’t seen since Joe McCarthy.
The Biden administration threatened to impose a Disinformation Governance Board run by Nina Jankowicz, who claimed the Hunter Biden laptop story was disinformation. Merrick Garland’s Justice Department targeted parents who voiced their opinions at school board meetings. Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago compound was raided by the FBI in a historic move that further widened the growing divide between right and left.
The president entered the midterm campaign fray full force by labeling those he calls MAGA Republicans “semi-fascists” and making an address to the nation that will go down in American history as the most divisive speech ever made by a U.S. president.
This is not the America envisioned by the Founding Fathers. We are quickly evolving into a vicious, valueless nation ruled by partisan politics and all the riches absolute power provides to the winning party.
Pride Month is back. It’s time for woke corporations, identity politics-obsessed Democrats, terminally disgruntled activists, and even our local libraries to cram LGBTQI+ pride down our throats. You can’t escape it even if you aren’t part of that constantly evolving acronym that will eventually run out of letters to promote all the permutations of sexual and gender non-conformity that can be dreamed up by those with nothing better to do.
Who could have imagined that One Nation Under God could so easily fall to One Nation Under Karl Marx? That’s what is coming if Democrats impose their legislative trifecta of infrastructure, social spending, and legislation to remove protections to the right to vote.
There is a quote attributed to Oscar Wilde that patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Historically there are times when this was true, but the viciousness we’re seeing in the U.S. is not coming from patriots. It’s coming from Democrats who fear them.
Is America bad? Democrats want us to believe we are even though millions of illegal immigrants they lured here don’t agree. Neither do liberal hacks like Jerry Nadler (D-NY) who pushes for even more legal immigration:
Currently, more than one million individuals are stuck in the employment-based immigrant visa backlog and nearly four million are waiting for a family-based visa.