CHARLOTTE, NC: Not long ago an e-mail attributed to conservative educator and author Jack Minzey went viral on the internet. Minzey, who died in April 2018, was head of the Department of Education at Eastern Michigan University. Daniel Greenfield, another conservative author, was the actual source of the commentary which was made at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention in January of last year.
In his remarks, Greenfield, compared civil war with modern day elections and how the country is run.
“It’s not guns that make a civil war. It’s politics,” argued Greenfield. “Guns are how a civil war ends. Politics is how it begins.”
Quoting Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, who died ten years before the American Civil War ended, it’s amazing how prophetic and perceptive he was. Kierkegaard’s ability to express what has become commonplace in contemporary society. His searching for the truth:
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”
There is little middle ground when it comes to Donald Trump’s unconventional administrative style.
For sure, he is not afraid to step on toes. If the Sasquatch was a senator, Trump would willingly attempt to stomp on him too.
Pro-Trumpists may not like the president’s methods, but they are more concerned with results than style. Meanwhile, anti-Trump forces were attempting to oust the president even before he took the oath of office.
That process continues today, not merely as opposition or politics as usual, but out and out hatred.
As Greenfield correctly points out, love him or hate him, President Trump has exposed the ugly underbelly of Washington as no other Commander in Chief has ever done.
“Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding: Professional government is a guild. Like medieval guilds. You can’t serve in if you’re not a member, if you haven’t been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals, if you aren’t in the club,” observes Daniel Greenfield.
In that sense, the onus falls back more on Republicans than Democrats because Republicans have supposedly been the counter to Democratic policies. The reality is that Republicans “talk loudly, but carry a twig rather than a big stick.”
It’s good old boy politics and it has been thoroughly exposed.
However, Democrats are far from guiltless. They are, quite simply, the worst Deep State offenders. They have had more practice at it and they have the media on their side.
As Greenfield points out,
“When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country. When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.”
When Barack Obama was in office, it was a mantra of tolerance. Hatred. impeachment, fake news and the like were not allowed. Why? Because the Dems were in charge and to go against the dual-racial Obama would be nothing less than racism.
They tore out the page of the dictionary that had the word “tolerance” printed on it when Trump came to power. Since Day One there has been, no talk of using the election system to vote him out of power. Instead, Democrats like Maxine Waters scream for impeachment. Newly announced Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren saying Donald Trump may not be president, may not even be a free man by the time 2020 elections are held.
Greenfield is dead-on when says,
“When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don’t win, what you want is a dictatorship.”
Trump at his worst is better than any dictatorship. In their heart of hearts, every American knows that is true, but the allure of power and control is so persuasive and beguiling for Democrats that they are foolishly ready to make a Faustian deal with the devil to regain control of the country.
As Greenfield sees it, “The only legitimate exercise of power in this country,
according to Democrats, is its own.”
If Americans who oppose Trump and/or all things non-Democrat are truly honest, they know that Greenfield’s assessment is accurate.
Since the 2016 election, there are so many examples of hypocrisy against Trump it could almost fill another Library of Congress. Perhaps no case has been more glaring than that of the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Even the Salem witch trials didn’t measure up to that fiasco.
No country in the world treasures its freedom more than the United States. It is the bedrock of the founding of our nation. But as Greenfield explains, “It’s not a free country when (politicians, officials and media) collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn’t supposed to win did.”
At some point, and it’s not too far in the future, the idea of impeachment will hit a point of no return because there will not be enough time to follow through before the election.
Republicans are certainly not blameless, but fortunately for them, there is a larger menace looming that will accept civil war over compromise no matter what.
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Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award-winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe.
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