VDH Lays It Out

Sign at a protest outside Trump Tower in New York City, February 8, 2018. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

Victor Davis Hanson in National Review brings the summary of the situation in the US now. It’s not a pleasant picture…

When legal bloodhounds and baying critics fail to take out Trump, what’s next? The Resistance wants Trump’s head — on the chopping block.

On the domestic and foreign fronts, the Trump administration has prompted economic growth and restored U.S. deterrence. Polls show increased consumer confidence, and in some, Trump himself has gained ground. Yet good news is bad news to the Resistance and its strange continued efforts to stop an elected president in a way it failed to do in the 2016 election.

Indeed, the aim of the so-called Resistance to Donald J. Trump is ending Trump’s presidency by any means necessary before the 2020 election. Or, barring that, it seeks to so delegitimize him that he becomes presidentially impotent. It has been only 16 months since Trump took office and, in the spirit of revolutionary fervor, almost everything has been tried to derail him. Now we are entering uncharted territory — at a time when otherwise the country is improving and the legal exposure of Trump’s opponents increases daily.

First came the failed lawsuits after the election alleging voting-machine tampering. Then there was the doomed celebrity effort to convince some state electors not to follow their constitutional duty and to deny Trump the presidency — a gambit that, had it worked, would have wrecked the Constitution. Then came the pathetic congressional boycott of the inauguration and the shrill nationwide protests against the president.

Anti- and Never-Trump op-ed writers have long ago run out of superlatives. Trump is the worst, most, biggest — fill in the blank — in the history of the presidency, in the history of the world, worse even than Mao, Mussolini, Stalin, or Hitler.

Next was the sad effort to introduce articles of impeachment. After that came weird attempts to cite Trump for violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution. That puerile con was followed by plans to declare him deranged and mentally unfit so that he could be removed under the 25th Amendment. From time to time, Obama holdovers in the DOJ, National Security Council, and FBI sought to leak information, or they refused to carry out presidential orders.

As the Resistance goes from one ploy to the next, it ignores its string of failed prior efforts, forgetting everything and learning nothing. State nullification is no longer neo-Confederate but an any-means-necessary progressive tool. Suing the government weekly is proof of revolutionary fides, not a waste of California’s taxpayer dollars.

And more. Keep reading: Revolution and Worse to Come.

Mind, there’s not a word he writes that I disagree with, except that he might be overly optimistic.

 […]The Resistance and rabid anti-Trumpers have lost confidence in the constitutional framework of elections, and they’ve flouted the tradition by which the opposition allows the in-power party to present its case to the court of public opinion.

Instead, like the French revolutionaries’ Committee on Public Safety, the unhinged anti-Trumpists assume that they have lost public opinion, given their venom and crudity, and are growing desperate as every legal and paralegal means of removing Trump is nearing exhaustion. Robert Mueller is the last chance, a sort of Watergate or Abu Ghraib that could gin up enough furor to drive down Trump’s poll favorability to the twenties and thereby reduce his person to a demonic force deserving of whatever it gets.

That’s an acute observation, what we are seeing is the last act of the revolution, the lack of which differentiates the American Revolution from all others – the descent into tyranny. It was the original French revolution that first talked about equality of outcomes, while the British quiet revolution and American Revolution stressed equality under the law. It’s a huge difference, one between freedom and slavery.

VDH ends with this:

The danger to the country this time around is that the Left has so destroyed the old protocols of the opposition party that it will be hard to resurrect them when progressives return to power.

We are entering revolutionary times. The law is no longer equally applied. The media are the ministry of truth. The Democratic party is a revolutionary force. And it is all getting scary.

He may well be right. But in a way that begs the question. Is it proper for America to tolerate this fifth column in our midst? They have proved themselves at most disloyal to the ethos of the American Revolution and our founding documents.

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19 Responses to VDH Lays It Out

  1. Scoop says:

    I suppose when we’ve reached the point in our plunge into depravity and our embrace of ideological gods, we find that truth is malleable, rule of law is optional and meanings of words used in expressing truths and law become changeable to fit the narrative. All things are in continual flux and complete chaos ensues. I doubt that this country is going to make it much longer though Trump is at least attempting to slow the rate of descent. Hopefully, some of us will only get a few broken bones but this silent civil war is bound to erupt into something more onerous I’m afraid.

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    • NEO says:

      I think it possible, and maybe probable. But I also think Colonel Schlichter has it right.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Scoop says:

        He may be. They may lose but then reconstruction in this day and age will look a lot different especially since there is no Mason Dixon line to help us navigate the war or the reconstruction. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yep, it would be a mess, and by the time we get it sorted out the world would be a mess, as well. Best if we can avoid it, but some things are more important. 🙂

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  2. the unit says:

    Yep, lots different these days. Up is down and all that. This time the Democrats will be trying to make all “57” states Slave States. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • NEO says:

      Yep! 🙂

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  3. the unit says:

    Colonel Schlichter’s got a point. I was pretty good even with my slingshot in the early ’50’s. I could probably string up a few snowflakes with my yo-yo string, doing a “whip into a trapeze” the Filipino guy who sold yo-yo’s on the street corner after school in ’53 taught me. 🙂

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    • NEO says:

      I never was, but I wasn’t bad with a set of shoulder pads. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • the unit says:

        Shoulder pads, eh? Well, you be a team player then for sure. 🙂
        Slingshot and yo-yo be individual sport.
        I really wasn’t all that good with either. Since it wasn’t team sport, I had to give myself a “participation trophy”. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          That I be! But I like disrupting -defense was always more fun! 🙂

          I got a fewe of those too. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • the unit says:

          Same goes for the fun of disrupting the NWO.
          No team doc for the cuts and bruises though. Just a box of band aids,… self applied. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          Works for me, we never had one either! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • the unit says:

          Still good though to have those shoulder pads…and maybe a neck brace for that fun. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          Ayup. 🙂

          Like

        • the unit says:

          Oops, I forgot who we dealing with. Clintons and etc. Need bullet proof vest and railroad crossing warning sign on your tee shirt. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          True. Worst part is you can’t buy ’em, just a month to month lease. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • the unit says:

          Yep, You can buy Clintons, but don’t come with a money back guarantee. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

        • NEO says:

          🙂

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