Forget what you’ve heard from the media. Donald Trump and America were the clear winners of the Iowa caucuses. And while we’re at it, let’s applaud Ted Cruz and Ben Carson (and maybe even Carly Fiorina and Rand Paul for playing small supporting roles).
Trump, along with the other above-mentioned candidates, gave the middle finger to the D.C. Crime Syndicate that has long had its jackboot on the throats of more than 300 million Americans. Psychologically, it was the same as if they had gone into the RNC headquarters and started breaking chairs and windows and smashing statist politicians in the mouth. It’s been like watching a Dirty Harry movie.
Because of Trump’s refreshing brashness, name-calling, and delicious disrespect for the establishment gatekeepers who are supposed to control everything, America and Americans now have hope. Americans owe a huge debt of gratitude to Trump, because it was he who came out swinging on day one and, even after an attempt to isolate him in the first GOP debate, broke all the rules of establishment etiquette.
I’m talking about rules that have made sure that Demopublicans like Mitch McConnell, Mush McCain, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan, et al can always be counted on to support the statist quo. The deal has been straightforward: “Cooperate with us and we’ll continue giving you a significant chunk of the spoils (i.e., money and power).”
As far as individual victories go, whether Trump or Cruz can ultimately prevail remains to be seen. (The other party crashers have no chance over the long haul, with the possible exception of the purist man in the race, Ben Carson, and then only if many more crazy and disruptive things happen in the Republican primaries.)
But make no mistake about it, the establishment folks will not go quietly, as they clearly demonstrated by finding a way to get one of their own, Marco Rubio, almost to the top in Iowa. Rubio is being primed as the next great RINO, and even though I find him eminently obnoxious, I must admit that he has a razor-smart mind, is an outstanding speaker and debater, and, most important, the possessor of a ruthless streak that is essential for someone who aspires to head up the D.C. Crime Syndicate.
If Glenn Beck were not an embarrassing, confused fool who is desperately trying to find a way to get his kisser back on television, he would have spent his time trying to bring down Rubio rather than Trump. But that sad spectacle is another story for another day. Let’s just say that while most people lead lives of quiet desperation, Beck is now leading a life of noisy desperation.
Getting back to Trump, I have no doubts that if he were elected, he would do a lot of things that would disappoint and antagonize his supporters, but I feel pretty certain that the one thing he would not do is allow the D.C. Crime Syndicate to continue with business as usual. Neither would Cruz or any of Trump’s other supporting cast members, though to a lesser degree.
Regardless, no one should ever forget that it was Trump who changed the business-as-usual conversation in this election. He crudely busted up the establishment’s “the-fix-is-in” party when he brought illegal immigration to the forefront of the debates, then followed that up with a plan to ban Muslims.
Unfortunately, the Muslim thing was not thought through carefully, because DT should have narrowed the field on that one. No one (including Trump, I would wager) wants to ban Jordan’s King Abdullah from the United States, but even the king himself, when asked what he thought about Trump’s statement, just smiled and said, “You’re into an election cycle, so I don’t think it’s fair for you to ask a foreign leader to express his opinion on candidates in your country running for election.” A real class act.
As to the media, if they weren’t so corrupt and stupid, they would not have missed the real story of the Iowa results, which is what caused Trump and his cohorts to make such an impact on voters.
The story I’m referring to is that, thanks to the Marxmeister in the White House, Americans have finally begun to realize that they’ve lost the America they once knew. Any reasonably knowledgeable person knows that the United States is now $19 trillion in debt and that that debt is climbing — fast. The claim that the deficit is shrinking is completely bogus. The fact is that the debt climbed from $18 trillion to $19 trillion dollars in the most recent thirteen months, which wouldn’t be possible if the deficit were shrinking.
When Obama took office, George W. Bush had run the national debt up from $4 trillion to a record $10.6 trillion in just eight years. “Downright unpatriotic,” exclaimed the ultimate patriot, Barack Obama, who at the time must have been picturing Saul Alinsky smiling approvingly from his grave.
What all this means is that whoever takes the reins of power a year from now will inherit an unpayable $20 trillion debt, along with a massive bureaucracy over which he will have little control. More to the point, it means that America cannot be “turned around” in U-turn fashion. Like the World Trade Towers, the country is crashing in flames, and the job of rebuilding it can begin only after the fire is extinguished and the debris are removed.
It took thirteen years just to rebuild the World Trade Center, but it will take generations to rebuild America, even if George Washington and the other Founders were to rise from the dead and take control of things. Trust me, this job is a generational challenge, if for no other reason than while liberty lovers are trying to rebuild the country, indefatigable statists — especially their radical left fringe — will be relentlessly trying to stifle the rebuilding process.
In that vein, the second-biggest story of the Iowa results is that an avowed socialist and a career criminal whose college thesis at Wellesley centered around Saul Alinsky’s revolutionary strategies ended in a dead heat. This is whom the radical left end of the Demopublican Party spectrum has running for president of the United States, and it would be funny were it not for the fact that in 2008 it proved it has the ability to win and gain full control of the government.
As the primaries heat up, my closing advice to you is this: Do not put your faith in any one individual to save America. To crush the life out of tyrannical statism will take a massive education revolution in America. That being the case, the best thing you can do in the short term is put your faith and efforts into saving yourself and your family and help those you care about as much as possible.
In other words, even though Trump and America won the Iowa caucuses, don’t get carried away. Accept the reality that this is a multi-generational struggle that cannot be won by electing the “right” individual. Individuals are flawed, more so after they arrive in Washington, so they are preprogrammed to disappoint you.
The goal should be to fundamentally change the modern, perverse purpose of government, which is to redistribute wealth and use force to make people do things they don’t want to do — and, of course, prevent them from doing things they do want to do. This is the essence of tyranny. So by all means, you should do your best to help move America away from tyranny and toward freedom, but to expect to bring about major results quickly is to invite disillusionment into your life.
Having said all this, it’s nothing to be depressed about. America isn’t going away. It’s just going to continue to go through enormous chaos and upheaval, and the result every decade will be different. But, through it all, there will still be plenty of opportunity for those who are hardworking, resourceful, and determined, so be sure to include yourself in that group.