The palpable anger boiling over as a result of President Biden’s Afghanistan bungling will seem insignificant compared to the outrage that will occur if his party’s “fundamental transformation” goals are enacted.
From packing the Supreme Court to giving Washington the power to prevent states from ensuring that election abuse does not occur, the Democrat Party leadership has badly, even dangerously, misread the mood of the majority of the American people.
Those influential party chiefs, who count as their allies the barons of television, academia and the web, have failed (or chose not to) recognize the fury of those who have been marginalized and maligned through censorship, questionable ballot procedures, and school curriculum that resembles propaganda far more than education.
The stunning contempt Progressive leaders have to those who don’t precisely agree with their views started to become more evident about thirteen years ago, when Barack Obama famously stated that his opponents “…get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
Obama was clearly contemptuous of majority opinion when he pursued a still unexplained foreign policy that ignored military threats from Russia and China, and favored Islamic extremists over moderates. As the first black President, he unabashedly abused his historic role not to promote racial harmony but to gin up antagonism that used the utterly false narrative of “systemic racism” in order to mask his leftist agenda.
Americans have been exceptionally divided before. Many still remember the anger resulting from the Vietnam War and the long-delayed Civil Rights movement. Fundamentally, however, both sides of those harsh disagreements had basic points of agreement, including a devotion to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the superiority of capitalism over socialist economics.
The left ignores the reality that socialism has resulted in permanent poverty and authoritarianism wherever it has been applied. Their absurd anti-fossil fuel policies drive the cost of everything up. They apparently consider all this acceptable in return for the huge growth in power it gives them.
Unafraid of criticism or ridicule in the media, Hollywood, and college campuses, areas which their allies dominate, they have openly attacked core American values. Senator Charles Schumer has stated that “The First Amendment is sacred, but it is not absolute.” The Second Amendment is under constant attack. The Ninth and Tenth Amendments, which state that powers not specifically given to Washington are reserved for the states or the people, are treated as anachronisms.
Americans watch bewildered as their Congressional leaders debate giving benefits to illegal immigrants even as the Social Security and Medicare treasuries are headed towards bankruptcy. They watch as those same chiefs ignore the threats of vastly increased crime, disease and expense from illegal immigration, all in return for the increase in votes they hope to eventually receive from those new arrivals.
From kindergarten to post graduate levels, curriculum designed by extremists preach that America is evil, western values are wrong, the Judeo-Christian ethic is nonsense, and that parental rights are subordinated to bureaucrats.
Progressives continue to place criminals over victims.
Despite the extent and ubiquity of these outrages, Democrat leaders feel assured that their iron grip on schools, media and the bureaucracy, combined with their weakening of ballot security, will prevent any substantive pushback from the citizenry.
It’s a careless attitude from the party that didn’t believe the majority of the people would fight to save the Union, when it previously tore the nation apart in an effort to preserve slavery.
Frank Vernuccio serves as editor-in-chief of the New York Analysis of Policy and Government