Being four years shy of forty, I never experienced the Reagan Revolution. I have only read about the particulars. I understand the financial stagflation that preceded the Gipper's emergence. I know about Paul Volcker's interest rate policies that helped fuel the record-breaking growth in the 80’s. The tax breaks and even the tax hikes. You can read all you want, hear second-hand accounts from respected and loved ones, year after year but to truly live it, to really feel the atmosphere… to taste the zeitgeist; it has to be indescribable or I'm just not qualified enough to suggest otherwise. But I am qualified. So, let me ask this mostly rhetorical question but still honest enough to punctuate it with a question mark… has there ever been a better time to be a Conservative?
I don't have to recap all the #Winning. You know the score. Even yesterday's Super Bowl was politicized. Props to Lady Gaga for not adding to it. Just like Trump, the Patriots won because they had the better ideas. They had the better coaching staff. Atlanta became complacent and made no adjustments before the momentum was too much. Even to a Steeler fan in Western Pennsylvania writing this, yesterday felt like the November 8th. But this analogy isn't the purpose of my point here.
The purpose of my point isnt about all the winning President Trump promised either. It's about the Zeitgeist of our present day. Where in 2017, in present day America you can be beaten for wearing a Trump hat. A political slogan and color can actually do this. Even the Swastika doesn't generate that resistance from the left (imagine that). Where embracing the rule of law over collectivists of racial rantings that are not backed by facts or logic. Police are not the Black man's problem. The Black man's problem is the Black man. Where feminism embraces Islam ... over the West? Where feminists now claim to be Muslims. HAHAHA. LOLZ.
This is a time where free speech is actually under siege by ironically enough, the same people who are said to be opposed to it. Those people who call themselves “AntiFas” or Anti-Fascists as they are called.Fascist demanding people to abandon their 1st amendment rights? That irony is about as good as it gets. And when these protests eventually fall flat on their face like they always do so begins the violence. I mean how DARE you someone of opposite opinion exercise your right to free speech at my public university. Mind you, we are talking about the FIRST AMENDMENT. Not the 2nd or 4th or 9th or 17th. There is a reason it was the first.
This is what happens when you have the logical high ground. This is what happens when people of sound mind put together their differences and unite for a bigger cause. The Republican party and Conservative movement were in tatters eight years ago. I was vocal about it. I am a Libertarian. I loathed the Evangelical voters. Probably the establishment even more. But I also would rather win. I didn't want WW3 with Russia. I didn't want a globalist agenda running my country.
When the media slants the narrative. When these young protesters abandon their liberal positions and embrace the very fascism so many are against it shows us and eventually, it will show them just what happens when you run a party or a movement engaged in politics based on emotions over logic. When you base your ideology on feelings and “fairness” over ideas and practical judgment.
These are the same Democrats who came out in record numbers for their anointed one but sat by cluelessly as their local and state legislators were engulfed in a sea of red under Obama's watch. What was the carnage under Obama? 980+ seats total? They don't understand they are impacted much more the closer levels get to you than the Executive branch but you can't blame them. They're ignorant willful idiots. And that's ok for now. They don't know what it's like to lose because even though they lost all those seats they had the White House… and now they don't and for the first time for most of them its a shock. They want a participation trophy but its adult time now. Kids get spanked and go to their rooms.
These Democrats are rioting and protesting everything from Black Lives Matter to Women's rights when they have all the rights men have to Transgender transitions transitional triathlon exclusion from the Olympics to the Groundhog day festivities a few days ago. We get it. You're sheep. You would rather be accepted than be logically sound. It makes sense. It's fact that logic doesn't fully develop until around the age of 25. (Editor's note: can't remember if that was a meme or did they really boycott and protest groundhogs day and quite frankly it would be more of a surprise if they didn't, so I'm not checking)
These positions and ideas seem stupid to us because they are. These ideas are from people who dont even pay their own cell phone bills fostered by professors and teachers who much like Hollywood; don't have to live in the real world.
And that leads me to this quote that we are all familiar with to a degree from a Frenchman named: Anselme Polycarpe Batbie (1875):
“He who is not a républicain at twenty compels one to doubt the generosity of his heart; but he who, after thirty, persists, compels one to doubt the soundness of his mind.”
This says it all because logic takes precedence over generosity (couldn't hurt the French to dust off this quote) no matter the age. But age obviously dictates logic. Just like the revolutionary sixties where many people tripped for days fornicating on strawberry patches and raging against the machine in between every bong hit and at every sit in, across every Vietnam protest spitting and throwing rocks at their contemporaries. Those people all grew up. They became board members. They became doctors and lawyers. Republicans Neoconservatives and Reagan Democrats. So will these kids today once they escape academia and have to live in the real world.
However, until then… beat their asses. Rub their nose in their insufferable ignorance. Enjoy the #Winning. Daddy said we would be sick of it. What's happening is an initiation so to speak. So while we snicker as they cry and brag about their sad participation trophy that they sadly cling to THE POPULAR VOTE, remember who we are. Its week 3, 2017, and we are the Patriots at home vs the Dolphins and we are laying 13.5. RUN IT UP.