Three pieces of media I viewed in the last hour shocked me. Any one of them individually would be thought provoking and disturbing, but combined they forced me to ask the question:
Is America Finished?
Of course America exists formally as a country and no matter what happens, the name “America” will certainly endure for generations or even centuries, but will it remotely resemble anything as recent as the 1980s, the decade of my birth?
Exhibit A: A talk yesterday at Chicago’s DePaul University by conservative firebrand, Milo Yiannopoulos, was invaded by so-called “Black Lives Matter” tyrants.
Blowing whistles, screaming, stealing microphones and threatening physical violence, these JV fascists provided glaring evidence of the collapse of our once-great American universities.
The $1000 security fee that was extorted from the College Republicans at the last minute proved useless as the pathetic “security guards” stood by idly as several hundred peaceful students were terrorized by budding Bolsheviks.
Free speech is under grave threat, ground zero is your local college campus.
Exhibit B: Rioters crash police barricades and attempt to stampede Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Thank God for YouTube, the assertion that Trump is responsible for violence at his rallies when well-organized socialist foot soldiers try to shut down peaceful rallies is looking more ludicrous with each video posted.
The favorite chant of the latino supremacists was “SHUT IT DOWN!!” with “it” being the freedom of association between Trump and his supporters.
These thugs want to control who you even talk to and shame, threaten and attack you if you don’t comply.
How would you like to invite this grinning goblin who defies police and twice tries to break into the building over for dinner? He’s already in your country.
Exhibit C: Why Republicans Will Vote for Trump
The least visually exciting, but possibly most depressing piece of the three is the latest article by Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, a classics professor and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford.
Hanson describes Trump as: outrageous, profane, extreme, crazy, dangerous, idiotic, inane, ridiculous, unhinged, adolescent, crude, vulgar, shady and opportunistic, and I’m not counting the times he repeats himself.
He does list the numerous outrages perpetrated by the Obama Administration and Hillary Clinton. The essential argument though is that Trump is slighly less odious than the Democrat alternative and “most Republicans who would have preferred that he did not receive the nomination will probably hold their noses and vote for him.”
The odd thing is that Hanson seems to think that the fringe, Republican-establishment-inspired #NeverTrump “movement” was more than an elite-inspired fiction. While many Republicans would have preferred Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio, most Republicans now support Trump and he’s even polling even or ahead of Hillary Clinton.
Unfortunately, I think Hanson’s piece (and it’s not his first to criticize Trump) is indicative of the conservative establishment echo chamber that utterly failed to anticipate Trump’s rise, while Mike Cernovich and others recognized Trump’s powerful mindset from the start.
Can America Recover?
Back to my original question about America’s apparent failure, evidenced above by brazen attacks on freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the apparent tone deafness of a purportedly top-shelf conservative scholar (just one of many Trump haters within the commercialized “conservative movement”).
It’s hard to ever count America out, but it has become plain to me that she is in dire straits, perhaps worse than in the darkest days of the Revolutionary War or the War of 1812.
And at least then the country wasn’t facing ideological and cultural extinction from the dual threats of demographic replacement and totalitarian political correctness.
Is America going to survive the attacks from within on our constitutional liberties? Will a Trump victory in November even matter?