The other day, one of my son’s friends, who was home from college for the summer, stopped in to say hello. We chatted briefly, and I asked him if he was still planning on becoming an entrepreneur/businessman after he graduated from school next spring.
To my surprise, he said that because of the uncertainties in the economy since 2008, he had changed his mind about pursuing a business career. His plan now, he said, was to apply for a job with the CIA. Surprised, I asked, “What in the world made you decide to go to work for the CIA?”
Without a pause, he responded, “It’s so tough to get a good-paying job nowadays that I figured I’d just go to work for the government. There’s much more security in a government job.” I immediately thought to myself that the young man standing in front of me was going to become a lifetime Democratic voter.
The Dirty Dems’ long-term strategy is simplistic, yet very effective, to wit: In addition to bringing in millions of uneducated immigrants and flooding the welfare rolls, get as many people as possible working for the government. After all, the government can always meet its payroll by taking money from people who actually work for a living, which in turn assures that non-producers will always vote Democratic.
It reminded me of a conversation I had many years ago with a brilliant, ultra-pragmatic acquaintance who operated a successful financial consulting business. One day we were having a discussion about the United States’ relentless move toward collectivism, and I asked him, “Given how you’re addicted to the material things in life, what would you do if the United States ever became a full-fledged communist country?”
Without so much as a pause, he answered, in a matter-of-fact tone, “That wouldn’t be a problem for me. I would just join the Communist Party and do whatever I had to do to become part of the elite class.” His response evoked a nervous chuckle from me, but the chuckle quickly faded as I realized he was dead serious. His answer bothered me then, and it bothers me even more today.
The first thing that went through my mind after that conversation was the movie Dr. Zhivago and Rod Steiger’s character Viktor Komarovsky. Komarovsky was a member of Russia’s elite class, those who dined on the best caviar and vodka money could buy while the masses lived on the edge of starvation in abject poverty.
But when it became clear that the Bolshevik Revolution would succeed, Komarovsky cozied up to the revolutionary hierarchy and proclaimed himself to be a communist. He was well aware that revolutionary rhetoric was a fantasy, and that in every revolution it’s the toughest and wiliest thugs who emerge as the new elite.
For the masses, of course, things stay pretty much the same, though under communism they usually end up even worse off than they were before the revolution (as was certainly the case in Russia following the Bolshevik Revolution). So sad that the masses have no clue.
Today, the Komarovsky mindset is a serious problem in the United States. My suspicion is that the Dirty Dems might just be annihilated in the 2018 midterms, but even if that happens — make no mistake about it — they will not give up. Freedom advocates should never make the mistake of underestimating the determination of the Radical Left to get enough people on the government dole (which includes government “jobs”) to regain, and maintain, control of the levers of power.
Virtually all the garbage that the Fake News Media puts out is for the purpose of distracting people and preventing them from focusing on the biggest problem Americans now face: an irreversible loss of their liberty. Granted, there are some issues that are newsworthy, but none of them are as important as Americans obliviously submitting to servitude, which is precisely what the Radical Left doesn’t want the masses to think about.
When it comes to the midterm elections in 2018, Republicans are running a race against the clock, because it’s only a matter of time until Democrats have a large enough percentage of voters on the dole to assure a permanent Democratic majority in the House and Senate, not to mention permanent control of the White House.
Sadly, however, the Republican Party is even worse, because it has a whole army of closet Viktor Komarovskys in its ranks, all ready and willing to support the Dirty Dems at the drop of a vote. Names like Ryan, McConnell, Graham, Collins, Murkowski, and, yes, McCain (who, unfortunately, is now battling a life-threatening illness) come to mind.
These men and women have conclusively demonstrated that they are more than willing to support the progressives’ notion of “social justice” if that’s what it takes to get elected and reelected. Their greatest threat comes from freedom-minded colleagues with names like Cruz, Lee, Paul, Jordan, Meadows, and Brat, to name but a few.
Over the next fifteen-plus months you can be certain that a lot of Republican blood will be spilled in the war between the Viktor Komarovskys of the Republican Party and those who refuse to submit to the statists’ agenda. And I’m sure you know which side the Democrats will be cheering for.
That said, I am obliged to say that I was starting to be concerned that Trump would never go on the offense against the Radical Left, but bringing on board no-nonsense street fighters like Sebastian Gorka and the tough, unflappable Anthony Scaramucci changes everything (I hope).
The first targets of Trump and his new team should be Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, and Robert Mueller. Once they’ve routed these scoundrels, they should doggedly focus on Hillary, John Podesta, Loretta Lynch, Susan Rice, Lois Lerner, and the rest of the most prominent lawbreakers in the Democratic Party — including Barack Obama.
Oh, and by the way, I love Jeff Sessions, but when he appeased the Dirty Dems by immediately recusing himself from the Russian investigation, it was clear to me that he had been in the swamp much too long to aggressively try to drain it. It’s time for Trump to bring in an attorney general who’s a street fighter — perhaps Jay Sekulow or Ted Cruz? — because a street fight is what he now has on his hands.
Cliché as it may be, when it comes to preserving what’s left of our liberty, it really is now or never.