Sunday, October 25, 2015

Shoving the Overton Window Leftward: The Progressives and The Donald

Mirengoff has part of it.  The part he's not addressing is very important:  religion. 

The rise of The Donald happens to be another result of the Left/Progressive anti-religion Long March, which is why it is not likely that The Donald will be elected, or even nominated.

...Some conservatives perceive that the left is bent on radically transforming American values, institutions, and ways of living, and will use almost any tactic, regardless of its legality, to accomplish the transformation.

Yup.  That's been ongoing since--at the very least--the LBJ regime, although some would, with justification, trace it back to the Progressive bunch of the early 1900's.  I think that while the Progressives gained more than a foothold at that time, the rotten fruit didn't show up until the '60's.  To me, the (D) Convention of 1968 serves as the most visible landmark of the great divide.  It resulted, eventually, in Ron Reagan, who was elected by disaffected old-school Democrats.

In fact, the Progressives were always fundamentally anti-religious, specifically, "anti-" the Judaeo-Christian foundation of the West.  Incidentally, they wound up in opposition to every other major religion's tenets, but for different reasons.  They were able to overcome religion through spending (now near unto totally dissipating) the wealth of the West and through playing to hedonism. 

The short-hand for that is "sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll," and the current most visible manifestations are Obama, Hillary, and The Donald.

We don't have to spend too much time with the whys-and-wherefores of Obozo and HRC's inclusion in the bunch, but The Donald deserves a bit of analysis.

The Donald, when you come right down to it, is another in a long line of slightly rightist Progressives  (Think GWB, e.g.).  The clues are not subtle.  His entire opening gambit was "I'm rich!!!  I'm RICH!!!!"  He suddenly became pro-life, and suddenly became 'religious' (or at least, he spent some time with Protestant preachers.)  His disdain for property rights is clear.  In general, he's the "rock'n'roll" guy with a strong dose of sex on the side.  While it's not clear that he is as full-bore anti-religion as are Obozo and Hillary, he's certainly not guided by any deep-seated Judaeo-Christian values.

In the end, I think that support for The Donald will die off as the battle for The West increases in importance.  Much as some won't like it, Ted Cruz is going to be the beneficiary here, for almost all the right reasons.


Anonymous said...

Ted is too far downin the polls : wrong horse at the wrong time, and his wife works for Goldman sacks...... Sorry.

Dad29 said...

IIRC, not one primary vote has been cast. Sorry.