“Living in Washington, you can’t take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don’t believe because they get paid to.” Tucker Carlson
My opinion on Trump’s election is that those who voted for him (by states, as required) was because those people who voted knew, and know, that the so-called swamp (as bad as that sounds) is really a euphemism for something far worse. Washington is a monstrous political morass of corruption and sickness. It makes the bootlegging gangsters of the 1920’s look like Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. It would surprise some if 10% of congress, the entire bureaucracy and what is commonly referred to as media, is a minority of fidelity.
There was no love for some Republican platform or other such devotion that drove people to vote for anything but against this decadent morass. Some have said now that Trump is there, he sees that it is, in fact, worse than he imagined.
The fact is if the Democrats weren’t permeated with humanity’s underachievers and malefactors the Republicans could not win either. The fact is that the Democrats act more like democrats (a mob) than Republicans act like republicans (federalists not nationalists).
Of the media, except for a few men like, for example, Tucker Carlson, who has the intellect and mettle to fire all cannons at any of these dishonest mountebanks who come onto his programs loaded with such guile as to assume they can con him. He stands a bit taller than the average cable host. He often calls them out for the liars they are. There are a few others, though many try. A lack of historical background usually leaves most as second stringers. As an aside it is interesting how one side refers to themselves as liberals and the other conservatives. What they mean is they are Liberals and Conservatives. Ill-defined though magnificent-sounding. Neither is either.
Even those not planted in Washington, the Limbaughs, Hannitys, et al, are tied to a truncated comprehension and understanding of history, thereby creating a political friction of fiction between the two parties and the constant battle for the public’s money. Hence corruption. In addition, the Republicans battle for the Southern votes while constantly insulting them, their culture and most certainly their history.
The Hansons and D’Souzas et al are the contemporary would-be historians who mold a history around the current Republican party with the founding of all things good and wonderful, from the Mideast wars to our national state and its single flag (not 50) and National Anthem, not The Star Spangled Banner, as their cry since Lincoln not only “saved” the Union but ended racism, except in the South where the people will always be what others are not, racists.
Therefore, none can appreciate the original colonists’ various cultures of people (not a nation of immigrants) first led by Virginians and their ultimate call for individual sovereigns and their styling of independence.
July 4, is the day the independence of the colonies was set out for the several individuals, after the first five declared independence: Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Virginia and South Carolina. The subsequent confederacy was for assurance of success against a powerful empire (not a king). The colonists were in union for strength, not nationality for growing another empire.
The Virginians and their inspiration are left out because of the tainted Southern nature they have. Which means they are racists. No one else in the Western Hemisphere ever was racist or participated in slavery except the damnable South led by Virginia. Now, Virginia is infected by the virus and pestilence of the bureau of Washington D.C.
Of the pols and bureaucrats most have little more than a routine ritualistic and, of course repetitious canned speech from their allies in Washington-speak. The once proud, and local, city of Washington is now a festering cosmopolitan gutter of the would-be-elites, history-speaking and saluting the great “legal minds” and “esteemed historians.” It’s like New York City with the monument touch to suggest integrity–though little is found.
Though egalitarianism is a fraudulent notion, the basic laws written and preserved whether rooted in Exodus or Magna Carta are not the “deep” sublime digest of complex notions that only great constitutional minds can understand. The Supreme Court is, as well, a part of the morass. The constitution (though thoroughly ruptured) is a document of few words (5000 or so) and none beyond the comprehension of a soundly educated person. But, we are told only a handful of special lawyers can guide us in our understanding. It is like Moses receiving the ten Commandments and uttering that he must find some dozen or so great Hebrew minds to interpret these basic laws of God.
The early colonists from Virginia knew this. The New Englanders and their puritanical mind set had other notions. The Hamiltonians were for national empire, the Jeffersonians for colonial sovereignty only within a union. Now we have a “nation”; we have an empire; we have The Washington Elites.
God save the King! To hell with the Elites!
It’s kind of fun to watch the battle from the sidelines. The Limbaughs and the Hannitys; the Hansons and the D’Suzas representing the “right” position of the political spectrum with their histrionic history twaddle, while Maxine the moron, and Nancy the nitwit powder their noses on the left with their historical vacancy as a weapon, while those pitiful mockups they send to Carlson et al are ventriloquized with deceitful ripostes that are sanitized, by and for some forums, though ultimately foiled, as if legitimate, from others.
“Good people don’t need laws to tell them to act responsibly…and bad people will find a way around the laws.” Plato