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Donald Trump, Iconoclast President: Life, Liberty, and Peace

[Artwork by an American Patriot.]

President Donald J. Trump is truly an iconoclast president, shattering progressive shibboleths throughout America and around the world while, at the very same time, returning to America’s roots: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and a Judeo-Christian ethos.

In word and deed, Trump has revitalized the intent and ideal of our Declaration’s eloquent and timeless evocation of “self-evident” rights such as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” while recognizing that those rights are bestowed upon us by our Creator, irrespective of race, gender, or class.

Progressives obsess over “group” rights, while Trump channels our Founding Fathers who understood that real rights are “individual” in nature (just as salvation can only be attained on an individual basis).

The Left has – before his presidency even began and throughout his presidency – forecast dire destruction for America, humanity, and the planet itself. None of those doomsday scenarios have panned out. Rather, the opposite is true. Indeed, Trump has presided over an unparalleled American Renaissance. This despite Spy Gate, the Russia Hoax, the Resistance from day one, a Fake Impeachment, and the continuing Deep State Coup!

Leftists repetitively call Trump a tyrant – for pursuing America First by using the Constitution!

Meanwhile, Leftists in Democrat-run cities and states issue tyrannical decrees and support Cancel Culture and Mob Rule by fellow Leftists.

An American Reset Button

President Trump has fully embraced the vision of America’s Founding Fathers and the Framers of the Constitution. Consequently, Trump is reinvigorating the inspirations and aspirations of the American Creed as so exquisitely expressed in the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

To that end, Trump zealously pursues a restoration of America’s constitutional framework, free market imperatives, and protections for a robust expression of religious beliefs by people of faith.

Trump is spearheading a transformative political and cultural realignment – in effect hitting a Reset Button – to restore America to its founding constitutional, free market, and Judeo-Christian roots.

Trump has a Reaganesque vision of America and belief in the American People and Civilization! He is channeling America’s Founding Fathers while leftists channel the enemies of America, Liberty, Prosperity, and Peace.

While Leftists tear down statues and American institutions, Trump, an Iconoclast President, has been rooting out and destroying the idols of the secular and progressive Left.

Trump is tearing downs walls separating Americans and creating an unprecedented coalition of Americans who refuse to be divided by the Identity Politics of race, gender, and class or by Intersectionality and Critical Race Theory. Rather, they are being united as AMERICANS!

America and Americana are back!

Peace in Our Time

Leftists prophesied that Trump would spark regional or global wars when, in fact, he has extricated America from foreign entanglements and military engagements and he is actually the very first president in modern history who has not started a new war.

Moreover, Trump is responsible for a geopolitical realignment which is seeing, for the first time, genuine prospects for peace in the Mideast. His historic (aptly-named) Abraham Accords have garnered Trump four Noble Peace Prize nominations for actual accomplishments instead of empty rhetoric.

Like Ronald Reagan, Trump’s worldview is realistic and visionary. Reagan boldly demanded the removal of the Berlin Wall and envisioned the disintegration of the Soviet Union, which, the establishment called an impossibility but occurred just a few years after Reagan’s presidency, with Soviet satellite nations falling like dominoes, one after the other.

Now, we are witnessing a parallel historic, geopolitical seismic shift in the Middle East, where Arab nations are – one by one – making peace with Israel, something establishment experts also claimed to be impossible.

Sarah N. Stern observed:

The Trump administration’s successes included withdrawal from the Iran Deal, decisively crushing ISIS, launching an Arab Coalition, isolating Venezuela’s regime, renewed Brazil-U.S. relations, and countering China’s financial takeover of U.S. interests, among others. And his single most symbolic and historic achievement was sponsoring two peace agreements under the Abraham Accords between UAE, Bahrain, Sudan, and Israel.

Greg Gutfeld observed:

“Trump has been nominated [for Noel Peace prizes], not for making liberals feel good, but for real stuff: Middle East peace, reducing our military footprint while expanding our capabilities, beating ISIS, all while confusing pacifists and generals.”

Nevertheless, the Left wants to return to the former status quo of America Last and appeasement to Iran, Palestinians, and terrorists around the world.

For Such a Time as This!

For over four years, God has been miraculously orchestrating events to restore America’s greatness and prove His sovereignty over everything.

The Prayer March 2020 was held on September 26, 2020, coincidentally on the same day that Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. I attended a Preborn Prayer Banquet at the Trump International Hotel the previous night. There, I prayed, “Dear Father in heaven, in 2016, I didn’t trust Donald Trump, but You have raised up a mighty warrior for life and liberty …”

I am reminded of the Book of Esther. Like Esther, Trump has answered God’s call. Mordecai exhorted Queen Esther with these words: “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (4:14).

God is divinely causing the enemies of His people, of life and of liberty, to fall into the wicked snares and traps they have laid for the righteous.

The evil Haman schemed to have Mordecai executed. But God had other plans: “So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai” (7:10).

During Trump’s 2016 candidacy and first term of his presidency, God has used Trump in powerful ways to thwart the enemies of life and liberty and to incite those enemies to reveal the depths of wickedness they espouse and pursue.

Hoax after hoax has been exposed as partisan propaganda. Leftist groups have revealed themselves as the anti-American, anti-liberty, and anti-life organizations that they truly are.

Through Trump, God has exposed the depths of the Deep State and the treachery of the Fake News Media, leftist Hollywood, and academia in an indisputable manner.

Meanwhile, God has accomplished great achievements through His chosen representative, President Trump, in politics, geopolitics, economics, the military, the judicial system, and on racial issues.

Trump has proven himself to be the President of Life, Liberty, and Peace.

The forces of darkness are dedicated to destroying Trump and defeating his pro-God, pro-America, pro-life, and pro-liberty agenda. They are relentless in their tyrannical and mob-like efforts and their demonic fruit is evident in turning America into a wasteland.

Trump is an iconoclast reformer for just such a time as this.

With President Trump, God has played the true TRUMP Card.

Nevertheless, Leftists, like a deranged Wiley Coyote, keep coming up with nefarious and diabolical schemes to destroy Trump, and, every time, their specially-concocted ACME “bombshells” spectacularly explode in their faces. They never learn, proving they are not so wiley after all.

They see their agenda and power rapidly diminishing as Trump, icon by icon, shatters their worldview and dismantles the Obama Legacy.

Trump is restoring America to her 1776 roots. This is most evident in his reshaping of the courts (from the Supreme Court to the lower courts) back to originalist jurisprudence.

Leftists enrage leftist mobs and incite race riots while blaming Trump for their own insurrection. (Indeed, some leftists are calling for a Blue State Secession from the Union, hearkening back to their roots in the antebellum South.)

Insurrection is the appropriate term. What else can we call sanctuary cities and sanctuary states who reject federal authority, the continuing Deep State Coup, Resistance, and Mob Rule?

Nevertheless, it is Trump who abides by the Constitution and views it all from a strategic, long-term perspective. Yes, Trump is winning at his much-maligned 3D-chess.

Trump eschews Identity Politics, Critical Race Theory, and Intersectionality because he views all Americans as equal, fellow citizens of this great Republic, an exceptional America. The Left does the exact opposite, pitting a never-ending series of identity groups with conflicting grievances against an America that they view as inherently and intrinsically evil.

It is galling that some Christians have fallen for this oppressor-oppressed nonsense, rejecting the Providence of the Almighty in America’s conception, growth, and positive impact on the world stage. The Shining City on a Hill – which the Founders established and both Lincoln and Reagan extolled – still stands strong. Trump is but her latest and most valiant defender.

New Political Realignment

Trump has not just expanded the political tent of the Grand Old Party; he has spearheaded a new political realignment of what could be called the New American Party.

Steve McCann addressed this political realignment:

The nation stands on the cusp of the third and perhaps most notable political realignment in the past 160 years, as those on both sides of the political spectrum recognize that the 2020 election has evolved into a watershed moment in American history.  Since 2016, the Ruling Class has recognized the existential threat Donald Trump poses to them.  The power structure of the Ruling Class and the objectives of the left have been upended by him and his ongoing transformation of the Republican Party, threatening their status and sinecures. The Democrat party’s leftist political allies have acknowledged that he is a dire threat to their grand scheme of radically transforming the United States.

Trump’s realignment encompasses Americans of all races, ethnicities, backgrounds, and experiences – whites, blacks, Latinos, women, feminists, gays, etc. – all of whom embrace the American Dream of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (which is found in a sphere of Peace and Prosperity).

These are distinctly American ideals formed in the crucible of America’s Founding and realized in an American culture, preserved by an American system of government.

Patriotism, not Globalism; Free Market, not Socialism; American Dream, not Socialist Nightmare!

Charlie Kirk, President of TPUSA, tweeted a summation of Trump’s extraordinary achievements:

  • No president has ever achieved results the way Donald Trump has
  • He just confirmed his THIRD Justice in four years
  • He’s signed 4 different Middle East Peace deals in 2 months
  • He’s winning against the China Plague
  • The economy is roaring back
  • Joe Biden could never compare.

I wholeheartedly concur, as due untold millions of Americans! I tweeted: OMG! THIS man FIGHTS – for US and for AMERICA!

Ted Noel notes that “Donald Trump is a divider. But his act of division is one of exposing evil by standing for good.” Noel adds, “What is Trump’s act of division? He actually stands up for America.”

Generation Z Conservative similarly observed:

  1. Trump has cut taxes, thus freeing up billions of dollars to be invested in productive, private programs and businesses rather than spent on frivolous government programs.
  2. Trump has slashed regulations and regulatory agencies, thus making it easier for businesses to earn money.
  3. Under Trump, unlike Obama, we allowed the military to do what was necessary to defeat ISIS.
  4. Trump has focused on the actual threats to America- China and Iran- rather than surrender our interests in the Middle East to Iran and avoid dealing with the problem of China while instead pretending that the emaciated nation of Russia is somehow the same threat it was during the Cold War.
  5. Trump has gone after the Deep State and drained the swamp
  6. Trump has prioritized American workers and helped them regain their place in the economy by creating trade deals that encourage companies to bring jobs and capital home and has stopped the flow of illegal immigration, which was draining capital from the economy and depressing the wages of American workers.

John C. Greene gave a powerful testimony regarding Trump:

I didn’t vote for Donald Trump in 2016.  Didn’t know him.  Didn’t like him.  Didn’t trust him.  Accordingly, I voted third party.  But as I observed him as president, I began to notice that every policy, every initiative that President Trump stood for and pursued is a policy that advances or restores freedom to the individual citizen: lower taxes, less government regulation, abundant energy at cheaper prices.  These policies lead to a better economy with much lower unemployment which, in turn, have restored greater freedom to millions of Americans.  He has stood firmly for life.  He stands firmly for the Second Amendment.  He has not involved us in any new wars and is winding down our involvement in the ones that have been dragging on for decades.  He is successfully pursuing peace in the Middle East, which he gets no credit for.  Despite of the hell they have heaped on this man, he has accomplished more substantive good in four years than the last four presidents combined in the prior twenty-eight years.

The pattern of Trump policies has consistently favored the enhancement of individual sovereignty, individual liberty, and individual agency.  In virtually every policy he has pursued, he has reversed, rolled back, or diminished policies that make the State the final arbiter in matters that should be left to individual choice.  He is rapidly dissolving the kind of invasive governmental sludge that the Joe Bidens of this world have been legislating into every detail of our lives for the past 100 years.  Biden is a statist, a collectivist, a big government guy.  Trump, while sometimes not a gentleman, instinctively advocates, advances, and restores fundamental principles of liberty.  To my great surprise and appreciation, he has become the president I have always voted for but never got.

Greene correctly calls Trump the Freedom President!

If the courage and energy to stand for freedom and against the socialist idea, even under a withering assault day after day, year after year, is what one is looking for in a president, then President Donald Trump has been truly magnificent.  Donald Trump is the freedom president.  Next week, I intend to cast my first ever vote for Donald Trump.

Ryan Ruckman calls President Trump “the epitome of American grit and guts.” Ruckman summarized Trump’s accomplishments thusly:

When you consider what the president has accomplished in 3.5 years, it is truly remarkable.  He’s built the security wall, he’s brought back American jobs, he’s thwarted communist China’s economic dominance, he’s deregulated businesses, he’s lowered taxes, he’s supported Israel, he’s replaced NAFTA, he’s revived patriotism, he’s disavowed the Iran deal and climate accords, he’s fearlessly implemented “America First” policies, he’s rebuilt our military, overhauled Veteran services, delegitimized the communist news networks, stared down Kim Jung-un, provided respirators across the nation, smashed economic records, and surrounded himself with advisers who are constitutionally fit to help lead this nation.

Add to this list of accomplishments the democratic socialists’ war against his administration, and you will have to admit that there is an unseen force behind our present Executive Branch that keeps it thriving!

President Donald Trump has been called for such a time as this to restore America: American Exceptionalism, the American Dream, and American Liberty and Justice for All. Like President Reagan, Trump loves America and has faith in her People and in God Almighty.

May God bless America and may God bless President Trump with a landslide victory!

I Am America! NOT!

What is “America?”

A person? A race? A party? An idea?

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For decades, leftists have redefined “American” into something else.

Reactions to Trump’s inaugural address reflect the disparate views of America: globalist vs. nationalist; American Exceptionalism vs. Ugly American.

Remember Obama’s apology presidency? He continually found fault with America and courted anti-American nations and tyrants.

The Alt-Right’s WASP America

But first, let’s address the Alt-Right and its identification as WASP.

The Alt-Right views real America as a race. Ann Coulter exemplifies that view. Coulter has asserted, “Most of us have a lot of British ancestry. … of course our two countries are very similar in culture, I mean, down to the genes.” (For years, Coulter has entertained the notion of WASP superiority – at a genetic level.)

While the Left embraces illegals and foreigners as “Americans,” Coulter and the Alt-Right contend that only WASPs descended from colonists are “true” Americans.

Indeed, Coulter sees Americanness as not only a race, but envisions it as a personherself. Coulter boasts “I’m a settler” and a “Native American.” Coulter cherishes her Pilgrim roots, making her a self-identified authority on all things American as well as moral, culturally, and genetically superior to the rest of us mere mortals.

Leftists tend to reject nationalism (and, thus, Americanism) in favor of a globalist, citizens of the world, paradigm. They look askance at patriotism, dismiss concerns for border control and enforcement of immigration laws, and reject the idea of American exceptionalism and the privilege of American citizenship.

In contrast, the Alt-Right holds a very constrictive, nativist view of citizenship.

The Left’s America

For the Left, America is a party as much as it is anything else. The “Women’s March on Washington” was a potpourri of far-left causes and ideologies – all to affirm that they are the real America.

The appropriately named actress America Ferrera inaugurated that anti-Trump event by claiming, “The president is not America. His Cabinet is not America. Congress is not America. We are America, and we are here to stay.”

“We are America” – the “We” being those Leftists who were sufficiently Left to be included in the protest.

As noted by National Review, “While no one claims that the president, his Cabinet, and Congress are in fact, ‘America,’ the president and the Congress (which includes many progressives presumably more congenial to Ferrera’s world view) are duly elected officials, chosen in accordance with our constitutional system. In that sense, they do represent ‘America’ – in the only way that counts in our democratic republic.”

But the Left’s America is, as Dennis Prager notes, “essentially a racist, xenophobic, colonialist, imperialist, war-mongering, money-worshipping, moronically religious nation.”

Cultural Zeitgeist

Benjamin Weingarten, at Conservative Review, asked a series of questions which “speak to a fundamental cultural divide” in American. “How one answers reflects a certain cultural zeitgeist.” Weingarten suggests Trump’s platform “cut across party lines” to answer “some basic questions:”

“Do Americans believe in strength or weakness?”

“Do Americans believe in law and order or license and disorder?”

“Do Americans believe in brash politically incorrect candor or genteel political-speak?”

“Do Americans believe that their well-being is primary, or of secondary importance to the well-being of those of other nations?”

“Do Americans believe that America is the exceptional, indispensable nation, or conversely that it is the unique source of all that is ill in the world?”

Weingarten observed that “conservative policies serve populist ends because conservative policies are about protecting the littlest of “’little guys,’ the individual: His life, his liberty and his pursuit of happiness. Conservatism is about treating everyone equally under the law, ensuring an even playing field for all rather than conferring on individuals, groups or enterprises special benefits and privileges. Conservatism is about what is doing best for all Americans by holding as preeminent individual liberty and private property rights, thereby fostering a vibrant and dynamic culture and economy, and protecting our fundamental rights by way of an impartial justice system and a dominant defense.”

Real Americans

However, the Left would almost uniformly answer Weingarten’s questions choosing the second option – whichever choice accrued to America’s detriment or diminishing of stature and power.

Dismissing American exceptionalism and discrediting America’s Founding Fathers, progressives now champion a new countercultural figure: A female Muslim as representative of America.

An anti-Trump “We the People” campaign produced posters depicting “protagonist” groups “identified as vulnerable in the present political climate – Muslims, Latinos, African-Americans, and LGBTQ people among them – using the tropes of patriotic American campaign posters.” A spokesperson claimed, “Our America is one of equal humanity that does not demean or discriminate.”

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Moreover, “These ideas are not partisan. They are the foundation of America, and on inauguration day, with your help, we will make sure everyone remembers them.”

Their campaign expressly excludes the mainstream, Christians, and Western Europeans. The countercultural 1960s are alive and well in the 2010s.

Contrary to their assertions, these propagandistic posters are purely partisan and further an expansive redefinition of what it means to be an American. As for the equality of all mankind, well …

Sharia Law

Linda Sarsour, one of the Women’s March organizers, wants sharia law in America. Sharia law is contrary to the Constitution, the supreme law of the land. It is contrary to the Declaration’s proclamation of the inalienable rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It is contrary to America’s roots and ideals and everything which makes America America.

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Sarsour, a self-proclaimed, “racial justice and civil rights activist,” attacked freedom fighter Ayaan Hirsi Ali, who “was forced to suffer female genital mutilation when she was five years old in Somalia,” tweeting “Brigitte Gabriel=Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She’s asking 4 an a$$ whippin’. I wish I could take their vaginas away – they don’t deserve to be women.”

Nice. American.

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Sarsour also tweeted, “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.”

American?

Contrary to Barack Obama’s assertion that Islam was part of the fabric of America at her founding, it wasn’t. Sharia is hostile to the freedoms proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence and enshrined in the Constitution.

What leftists offer is the antithesis of the American ethos.

America – an Idea

Both the Alt-Right and the Far Left dismiss the notion that America is an idea when, in fact, America was birthed by an idea enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.

The idea – freedom – is at the heart of the American Dream. That idea encompasses the biblical understanding that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights.”

Our forefathers – whether genetically or ideologically – took a virgin continent to create a New World. Not like Hitler’s Fatherland or Stalin’s Mother Russia. Theirs was not a blood and soil philosophy, but one which built upon the collected wisdom of Western Civilization, the principles and precepts of the Bible, and the surety of God’s Providence.

The Framers of our Constitution and Founders of our Republic created a nation and a government which maximized political, economic, and religious liberty to an extent never before seen.

America’s Founders believed in the idea of liberty and equality – not race! Abraham Lincoln eloquently spoke of the “proposition that all men are created equal.” A proposition is an idea or an ideal, not a race!

[A new book, #NeverTrump: Coulter’s Alt-Right Utopia, sheds some light on the #OnlyTrump movement and its Alt-Right constituency. It is now available on Amazon at http://amzn.to/2fzA9Mr.]

National Day of Prayer 2016

In these particularly dark times, we, as a Nation and a People, face myriad existential threats. Our nation is under attack from within and without. The great American Experiment – that Shining City on a Hill which offered the American Dream and acted as a bulwark against tyranny – is vanishing before our eyes.

We all need God’s help!

National Day of Prayer 2016

But before we beseech God for His providence, we must seek individual and corporate renewal. We must look inward and upward, emulating the prophet Ezra (9:6), who said, “O my God, I am too ashamed and humiliated to lift up my face to You, my God; for our iniquities have risen higher than our heads, and our guilt has grown up to the heavens.”

King David is a splendid, godly example for us. After his grievous sins of adultery and murder, David cried out to God and implored Him, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me” (Ps. 51:10).

None of us has clean hands. No, not one.

In 1863, responding to a request from the U.S. Senate, President Lincoln proclaimed “a day National prayer and humiliation.”

Lincoln perfectly set the stage, proclaiming (emphasis added), “And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

Lincoln could have been describing this very present day, writing, “But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace, and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us!”

The prophet Daniel was of a similar mindset (chapter 9), praying, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.”

Daniel, who was a righteous man, nonetheless identified with the sins of his people, saying, “O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.”

Daniel continued, “Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him.”

Daniel’s heartfelt outpouring of repentance and request for mercy ended with these words: “O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

May we all implore our Father in heaven to cleanse and renew us; to hear, forgive, listen and act.

[This year’s National Day of Prayer is on May 5, 2016.]

CPAC: Veterans Against Trump

Conservative opposition to Donald Trump was strong at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Brian Hawkins, a U.S. Army veteran, was representative of that opposition.

In an exclusive interview, Brian told me, “I am opposed to Donald Trump because he does not represent any of the values of conservatism, of the Republican Party, or of American values in general.”

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Holding a “Veterans Against Trump” sign, Brian explained that he had “spent four years in the United States Army, most of which was in the United States Cavalry, hence the cavalry Stetson.”

Holding a “Veterans Against Trump” sign, Brian explained, “I am opposed to Donald Trump because he does not represent any of the values of conservatism, of the Republican Party, or of American values in general.”

Echoing the widespread criticism of Trump’s rhetoric during his campaign, Brian said, “A lot of the language that is coming out of Donald Trump is very nativist and very xenophobic and certainly not [in agreement with] American principles.” He urged, “We need to stop this divisive rhetoric, inflaming hatred toward other people of other groups.”

Brian’s own experiences radically conflict with Trump’s message. Brian hails from Los Angeles, “from a community that’s 80% Hispanic.” He said, “A lot of my friends, their parents came to America illegally and they only really stayed because Ronald Reagan granted amnesty in 1986.”

Moreover, Brian’s experience in the military refutes Trump’s nativist perspective. Brian said, “I spent six months in Afghanistan where I worked with Afghan linguists who put their lives on the line to work with the United States Army and help free the country of the Taliban. They applied to get residency here in the U.S.”

Hence, Brian’s disdain for Trump’s hostile language. Brian clarified, “So, for me, it’s very insulting for Donald Trump to say that these people want to come to America to rape, kill, and do drugs. That’s simply not true.”

Brian’s life experiences offer a counter-Trump narrative:

“Every immigrant I’ve ever run in to, growing up in life or in my experience in the United States Army, they want to come to America to work hard and contribute to the American economy. They understand America as the land of hope and opportunity better than a lot of us Americans do. We really take it for granted being able to live here and all the opportunities that we have. immigrants don’t take that for granted. They understand that America is a land of freedom and economic opportunity for all people. They just want to come here and help contribute to the American Dream. We need to welcome them.”

Brian concluded, “That’s why I oppose Donald Trump, because he does not represent those principles of inclusiveness and economic growth that the Republican Party stands for.”

In search of Big Brother – Part 1

In search of Big Brother (to restore sanity to an insane world)

Part 1 – Trends to Tyranny

In October 1996, I wrote, “The world is going crazy, and we can’t stop it or get off. Instead, many seek a Superman to set it right. But will our Clark Kent save us, or enslave us?”

Since then, things have gotten far, far worse.

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Nearly two decades ago, I wrote, “We are living in the midst of an age of transformation unlike that of any other, an age of incredible opportunities and growth coupled with unimaginable horror. Global changes are occurring before our very eyes, life-transforming changes which impact everyone who reads this. What does the future hold in store for us? There are many visions of the future. Not being a prognosticator, I cannot tell you what will happen. But I can point out some ominous trends.”

9/11 changed the world as we knew it and the Obama presidency has fundamentally transformed America. Orwellian trends which began more than 50 years ago have reached critical mass and We, the People, seem helpless to stop it.

We are at a pivotal point in history where civilization itself seems in jeopardy and what each one of us does (or does not do) will determine the outcome.

As the year 1984 approached, Orwell’s 1984 became in vogue. Interest in Orwellian themes reemerged during the Clinton administration. At that time, I wrote a series of essays which are even more relevant today, given the massive expansion of the federal government and the powers of the Executive Branch under the Obama administration. (One reader recently called them prescient.)

Four Trends to Tyranny

I addressed four cultural and political trends, each of which has been magnified with 1) the advent of astonishing technological advances which have revolutionized life around the globe, 2) the reemergence of belligerent tyrannical and terrorist regimes in hot spots around the globe, and 3) the unbridled assault of political correctness advancing a socialist agenda in America.

Whether we are dealing with the massive growth of terrorism and government, mass immigration and refugee crises, or the war on climate change and on the free market, those trends inevitably lead to tyranny. (If we let them!)

Those four trends are balkanization, globalization, technophilia (progress) and technophobia (regress or primitivism). These trends have been visible for more than half-a-century and they are accelerating at a tremendous pace. Singly, they pose perplexing problems, but combined, they may prove themselves beyond our ability to deal with.

Back in the mid-1990s, Samuel Huntington envisioned a clash between Eight Civilizations; Joel Garreau dissected North America into Nine “Nations.” U.S. News & World Report described Seven Tribes in the United States and also pictured the Two Nations of America. Matthew Connelly and Paul Kennedy prophetically predicted an invasion of the West by the Rest, while Peter Brimelow documented that invasion in Alien Nation. Clearly peace on earth has not become reality.

The world is falling apart, nations are disintegrating, cultures are fragmenting, peoples are torn asunder, and many question whether Humpty Dumpty can ever get a face lift let alone be repaired. The centrifugal forces in society are creating sub-groups within sub-groups, cults within cults, enclaves within enclaves, in a relentless process of fragmentation – all culminating in a drive for a strong hand (e.g., strong centralized government) to bring it all back together again.

American Identity

Over the past three decades, American identity, American values, and American purpose have all undergone enormous transformation. The nature and value of citizenship itself is in peril. Who we are as a People is under attack by usurpers who would redefine our very being. The forces arrayed against Americans are unyielding.

We, like Winston Churchill, must never surrender!

President Obama contends that America is fundamentally flawed[1] and that, under his leadership, she has never been stronger.[2] His evidence refutes his contention.[3]

Fortunately, most Americans still cherish American exceptionalism[4] and reject the values foisted upon our nation and her people.[5]

Now, as we are encircled by a multitude of genuine crises (and distracted by a host of hysterical hoaxes), we must combat the agenda of Obama and the far Left and renew the vision and pursue the dream bequeathed to us by the Founders. Let us reclaim the America that became great because she was good.[6]

Our vision must be clear and our purpose focused. We must not be distracted or confused by Orwellian rhetoric from the Left.[7] To that end this essay series is dedicated.

Please join me in this journey of introspection as this series of essays explores the depths of the dangers facing us in the world, in our nation, and in our local communities. Let us, together, discern what went wrong, identify the enemy forces confronting us, and take action to restore the American Dream.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.

[2]               See “Obama: America is Stronger Than Ever” at http://t.co/3dxkSeF8fj.

[3]               See “Flags Depict Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America and the World” at http://t.co/xjupplSWD1.

[4]               See “American Exceptionalism is in the Eye of the Beholder” at http://t.co/UDFIbFm5hr.

[5]               See “America – Lost in a Fog of Immorality and Tyranny” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-aL.

[6]               See “Reclaiming America!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-9V.

[7]               See “’Hope & Change,’ and Other Orwellian Clichés” at http://t.co/v6fgItffhm.