The Real America

The election is already over.

I am glad. It will take that amount of time between now and November for progressives and lefty-Democrats to get over themselves.

Anyone who still thinks there is a chance Trump will lose is not living in reality. Look around. Do you see that Trump performed outstandingly in both Iowa and New Hampshire? Ask yourself this question if you hate Trump and think everyone else does, too. If people really hate Trump as much as MSNBC, CNN, ABC, and CBS indicates, then why are voters showing up to support Trump overwhelmingly? Why are the stadiums filled?

The answer is simple. Most of the United States, what I call the silent majority, are not concerned about racism, homophobia, climate change and, as Joaquin Phoenix stated, “Queer rights.” Though, the major media would have you believe these are burning issues for all of us and are what is causing the uptick in anxiety, but not really, at least for the majority of us who live our own lives and are concerned with our own real world problems, like raising a family, or starting one, or being in love, or being into whatever it is we Americans are into that have nothing to do with being a victim of injustice.

You see, in the real world, the adult world, people don’t see themselves as victims of some class warfare, they don’t worry that CO2 levels are going to destroy the planet. Most people are not overtly wrought about social or environmental justice because those are terms created by people who simply want to tell you how to live your life, people like movie stars and singers, people who are so bloody rich that they can’t wait to tell us from their perch how we should do what they say because they are simply smarter than us because they are filthy rich. The Bourgeoisie are always the first to tell us we need to feel guilty for having such a good life, that we must suffer just a little for repentance, and we must make sacrifices in order to receive social atonement. 

But the real people, not the people that AOC talks about, but the salt-of-the-earth people who believe in traditional ideals and family values, in things like having faith in God and the Lord Jesus Christ, showing respect to your elders and, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “behave as if the whole world is watching,” are what makes up America; hard working people who oftentimes get up before the rest of us and go to work, all while the elite busy themselves with theories and strategies about controlling society to make we the people more like them. No, the people who make up the country we call the United States of America, those we see behind Trump at the rallies are the parents, the teachers, coaches and clergy; the small business owners, the truck drivers, the plumbers, construction workers, farmers, food preparers, medical health professionals, air condition repair persons, store clerk, fast food food preparer, they the real face of Americans who are grounded in realville. They are Black, White, Asian, Men, Women, young and old. Skin colors doesn’t matter, gender matters less. You are pro-American or you are not. America isn’t perfect, but it is our home, and we have all built her with our hands, or at least the hands of our ancestors who wanted us to have a good life, a better life, a happier one.

The real people, not the snowflakes, or hard-left social justice warriors like ANTIFA, are the backbone of this country. And if Trump did anything, he made us realize there are more of us than there are of them. Thanks to a saturated and agenda-driven media, we have been hoodwinked into believing that everything relevant in our culture is what comes out of New York and LA, but as Johnny Carson once quipped, and then there is the in-between, the rest of America, all three thousand miles of it

Trump showed us we count more than they, we always have, and especially always will as long as we push back against the media and the hard-Left progressives who want to turn this country in one vast romper-room of uneducated children-adults/man-boys/girl-men who only care about themselves in the glorious age of narcissism, thanks to the media giving spotlight to groups and movements like #MeToo, Antifa, SJW, BLM and LGBTQ; these are the forces that seek to divide the family, the home and the community, the very underpinnings of civilization.

What they all have in common is they hate the patriarch, they disdain tradition, and if it weren’t for White Male Europeans, the world would be equal and peaceful. Many of the new resistance groups (who all hate Trump and/.or conservative values) truly believe “white equals oppression.”

What a horrible world view. White guilt is being pandered to our young through our media and it works in concert with the progressive worldview “where everyone is equal, though some are less equal than others because of their ancestral sins.”

The Left, in my opinion, is like a small child who says, “geez, if only my parents wasn’t here, I could do whatever I want, wouldn’t that be fun?” This is the ideology of the neo-Left, no rules, no boundaries, all about the self. But this is NOT the typical U.S. citizen. We are better than that. We are the end result of thousands of years of social trial-and error. Our forefathers (and mothers) struggled, persevered and persisted until they found freedom, self-determination and a love for real Liberty – and then they codified it into the Bill of Rights and lastly, the U.S. Constitution, which declares we are endowed by our Creator to enjoy the fruits of our labors and to the inherent rights to a Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Now that is powerful.

So prepare for a Trump re-election, not because America loves Trump so much (though his policies are freakin fantastic), but because they hate progressivism and what it has done to this country for 40 years, and especially what it has attempted to do with our children (which is get them to turn against the establishment as social justice warriors).

It is time for this hate-filled and destructive ideology to exit America on November 3, 2020, and when it does, freedom-loving people everywhere in the world will breathe a big sigh of relief.

The only people who will be depressed will be those brainwashed by the media to hate.

Leftism: The True Enemy of the People

Here is a short list of commonly held beliefs that have been invented by progressive Leftists who seek to undermine democracy in the United States by dividing its citizens into classes and subgroups, and then to build dissent between them:

  • that white people are inherently racist, and therefore privileged
  • that the U.S. is built upon slavery and therefore, is an oppressive country that must make reparations
  • that women have always been oppressed and this is why the patriarchy must be dismantled
  • that sexual identity is a choice any person can make, that the archetype male and female no longer applies
  • that people of color have always been oppressed and they must receive compensation for ancestral suffering
  • that Conservatives want to make to control women’s bodies and must be marginalized
  • that Christians hate gay people and are mostly intolerant bigots because Christianity is itself inherently xenophobic and oppressive
  • that wealth is mostly derived from unprincipled means; wealthy people are greedy and destructive

If you hold these statements to be true, you are probably a person who leans towards the politically Left, which asserts outcome-based principles, meaning they believe everyone is entitled to equal portions because some people are simply at a disadvantage, and it’s not fair that these people should suffer while others succeed. Such class differences can be minimized through regulation and enforcement by a central authority. This what Karl Marx believed and is at the basis of Leftism.

One wonders if it is called Leftism because much of their philosophy is also left-brained thinking driven by pure emotion. Think about that the next time you watch AOC speak; it’s all emotion-based, which sounds more appealing because it touches one’s compassionate side). Leftism does not take into account the personal decisions that each individual makes in their life and how these decisions produce different outcomes – which is why some people succeed and others don’t. 

The latter concept is right-brained thinking, which takes into account the whole picture and is based on facts and not merely emotion.

No one wants suffering. In a perfect world, everyone should be safe, happy and healthy. But in a world where the prosperous are being told they are the problem this only makes society weaker. Industrious people create opportunity for others. A rising tide lifts all boats. In a strong and transparent society where merit is rewarded, this is the incentive for living. Liberty, free-market trading and limited government regulation improve quality of life for more people, not less. More people succeed than fail. People are happier when they have more control over their life.

As one example. Many people who receive Medicare or Medical are being subsidized by taxpayers. In a good economy more Mental Health professionals are employed to treat growing demand; there are more tax dollars available, so social services improve and grow to accommodate growing demand. In another example, in a strong economy loans for lower income people are easier to get because banks have more confidence – and more capital – for risk. In a bad economy its much tougher to get a home loan. A third example for young people going to college. Education costs are lower at community colleges when unemployment is low, more workers more local an State tax coffers are filled to fund colleges and higher institutions of learning.

Free Market vs. Big Government

Failure comes when you have a decentralized bureaucracy determining outcome-based results that are enforced. We saw this in China in the 1950’s when the government took over agriculture, taking land from landowners and didn’t know how to produce enough crop for the billion people who live in China. Tens of millions starved during the decade immediately following the rise of Communism in China.

We saw the same thing in Cuba when Castro brought communism and took people’s land and prosperity away. Cuba was once a thriving (though somewhat corrupt) island nation. Witness Venezuela at the present time, another example of a government controlled, outcome-based society that has disintegrated.

If equality is all that matters, we will someday all be equally impoverished, except of course the people managing things at the top who told us get rid of the oppressors, the barons who stole from the poor, the men who oppressed the women, the white people who oppressed people of color, the Christians who have oppressed women and the gays. It when you have people telling you that America is evil that you begin to see where it is headed if it continues. 

The only thing that can prevent this is prosperity. This is why the current progressives will lose as long as Trumps policies remain in place. If this should change with the coming election, all bets are off.

Beware the progressives, they are the true enemy of the people.

James Watkins is a media research specialists, author and host of the Speaking Out Podcasts