Last night was an absolute shock to the system, because Americans decidedly rejected a decent and competent man with a real plan to get this country back on its feet. Instead, the Ministry of Truth succeeded in pushing voters to choose four more years of wild spending, government intrusion, chaos, and ineptitude. It’s tempting to lash out and succumb to anger this morning…and waking up today knowing that Barack Obama and the Left would be in power for another four years was cold and numb…since it just didn’t seem possible that Americans would want to subject themselves to an actual decline and collapse of our country.
I believed the Obama phenomenon was a passing fad, and that the 2010 election results meant the fad had passed. But, Democrats successfully replaced the hopeychange nonsense of 2008 with a relentlessly nasty message and pandering to the core identity blocs of the Left…and it was a strong enough coalition to triumph. That’s a shocking and scary thought, that we have truly become a nation that wants to keep the Left in power even though we’ve had four years of hard evidence what this does to our economy and place in the world.
The Ministry of Truth secured Barack Obama a second term with nonstop propaganda on his behalf — and revealed itself to be a more powerful force than I’d ever believed. Mitt Romney really was up against both Democrats and Minitru, and the majority of Americans who get their news from The Ministry bought into its story lines. Until we find a way to bring Minitru down and roll back its influence, conservatives will always face opponents on two fronts in future elections: the actual Democrat campaign and also the shadow campaign conducted against the Republican by Minitru. We have two years to change this before 2014 gets here…and four years to limit Minitru’s influence before the next presidential election.
Since the Left has won it will see no need to move to the center or appeal to moderates, so it’s hard to see how the second half of the Obama Regime is less radical and dangerous than the first. Obamacare is here to stay at this point, and will begin to collapse our economy in a year or two. Small businesses that have hung on hoping for Obama’s ouster now have difficult decisions to make today…since Obamacare’s taxes will drive many of these places out of business. Americans last night chose to become a nation of high unemployment and low job growth…and the majority of people have no problem staring into a future of government dependence and nanny-ship.
That’s a sobering thought. The demographic shift really did happen, and the generations of kids indoctrinated in public schools have come of age and are putting into practice the Leftism spooned into their heads all these years by the members of the public teachers’ unions and the outright Marxists on college campuses. I thought we had one election or two before this shift happened, but the country is now in the control of people who think there’s nothing wrong with having portraits of Che Guevara and Karl Marx hanging in a classroom instead of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As students, they were all taught that America is bad and evil and the greatest aspiration in life was to become a “global citizen” in a country that’s governed by UN mandate. Four years of Barack Obama was clearly not enough to show these people how wrong they are or how terrible the consequences will be if we go down this path.
God has a plan. The sun rose this morning like always. While the Left is jubilant and eager to push ever harder in its agenda to radically transform this country into something unrecognizable, we now have two years to think of new ways to convince a wider swath of Americans that Leftism is not America’s destiny and that the path to prosperity is not through socialism. This means finding a way to avoid old cycles of not worrying about elections until they were immediately upon on and using all the time we have wisely.
When Democrats lose a campaign, they start to work the day after on the next one. The Left is already working up plans for 2014…and even 2016. Since they won a presidential race by not doing a single thing to appear moderate and by appealing solely to their lefty base, it’s hard to see Democrats moderating themselves in the next two or four years. This means Obama’s successor will be someone in his mold, probably a Hispanic, who will build on his current identity-bloc coalition to keep the Left in power. Our only way to thwart them is to spend the next two to four years driving wedges between the various identity blocs and the Democrat party.
That means countering the Democrats’ branding and marketing efforts and getting people to see that these people are Leftists…instead of the cuddly “liberals” that Democrats sell themselves as to the public. It means opening people’s eyes to the longterm impact of the Democrats’ agenda. Because of their reelecting Barack Obama, insurance companies will be driven out of business in the next four years and we’ll revert to a single-payer system where the government controls and dictates your healthcare. The Keystone Pipeline that would have brought jobs and energy independence will never be built, and instead China will benefit from Canada’s natural resources. Treaties with the UN will subject America to global taxation and many things in our lives like the Internet will be permanently changed by UN mandate. This is the future that Americans chose for themselves last night because the Ministry of Truth kept them from knowing better.
Today is a sad day, but it’s the first day in regrouping and reorganizing for the elections ahead. I never believed the majority of Americans would willingly choose to subject themselves to real suffering, but that’s what our countrymen chose by giving the Left four more years in power. Since there’s nothing we can do about that now, we can only focus on winning back the Senate in two years and taking back the White House in 2016.
It’s a shame that Americans couldn’t see the value in putting Mitt Romney in charge to turn the country around and save us from ruin…but clearly something different must be done in the years ahead to better educate the public about the consequences of handing over the country to the Left. We’re up against a stronger and more resilient foe than we ever realized…which is daunting, but not demoralizing.
If you believe that conservative principles, fiscal responsibility, and small government is really the key to success then don’t give up on that today. The Left had a massive propaganda machine and plenty of goodies to distribute, but we have four years to change that if we try.
It has to start at the local level, in your communities…and with a new commitment to doing things a little differently going forward so that we better articulate a conservative message to a new American majority that was taught America is bad and socialism is good. Never in our history have we faced a challenge like this…but like with other challenges, we will prevail because our ideas are right…even if our marketing needs work.
That’s what the next two and four years are for.
And all of that starts today.
© 2012, Kevin DuJan. All rights reserved.
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