Sunday, January 10, 2021

Heather Mac Donald Writes...

Herewith a few words from the estimable Heather Mac Donald. (via Maggie's Farm) Unsurprisingly, they resonate well with my own thoughts, expressed on previous posts-- to the chagrin of some.

In the great American culture wars, the storming of the United States Capitol will count as a symbolic event, one where the forces of conservatism lost… bigly. 

Th events have unleashed what Mac Donald calls a “frenzy of revenge” against Trump supporters, on the one hand, but on right leaning social media outlets. Surely, the tyrants on the political left have been waiting for an occasion to assert a complete monopoly over American thought. Recent events have given them an opening.

Dare we mention that it would probably not have happened if the results in the Georgia senatorial elections had turned out differently. Regardless of how much responsibility you want to give to Trump for the events of last Wednesday, he bears personal responsibility for having undermined two senatorial campaigns, thereby giving the Senate to the Democrats.

Of course, Mac Donald has made exceptionally clear that the people who want to lynch all Trump supporters were cheering when Black Lives Matter protesters were burning, looting, pillaging across the nation. They were happily supporting those who were tearing down statues of American heroes and insisting that all schools adopt an America-hating curriculum. 

Here are Mac Donald’s conclusions about the events of these past few days:

Trump did not drive the Left into its current apoplexies; the momentum from the previous four decades of academic-generated hatreds was moving to this point regardless of who was in the White House.

It is the case, however, that the Trump demise will give even more fuel to the ongoing desecration of our heritage by the Left, a desecration that will prove more momentous than what occurred on Wednesday.

Now, any cause championed by Trump, whether border enforcement or color-blind public policy, will be discredited in the view of whatever remains of a moderate, non-woke establishment. The brief interregnum from the dominance of the Left provided by the Trump presidency will be followed by a frenzy of revenge on greatness and meritocracy.


Lowghost said...

"The Coca Cola company is not happy with me -- that's okay, I'll still keep drinking that garbage." -@realdonaladtrump - 10:47 AM - 16 Oct 2012.

Ares Olympus said...

Good work Heather, ending with the audacity of hope:
"The only upside one can hope for from these last two months is that Trump will have lost his hold over the future of conservatism. Perhaps someone will emerge who can articulate the ideals of tradition and excellence with the grace that they deserve."

Yes, if only we could believe Trump was the bottom. And if we still have a country in 2024, I'd think history predicts the first woman president will be a Conservative, maybe Nikki Haley, the old Grit and Grace Lady? At least she still has a twitter account to sell her book!

A hard triangulation, her ambition means she still can't call out Trump.
"There are no excuses or defense for this moment. There is only one way forward. Those who broke the law must be punished. We must condemn those responsible. We must recommit ourselves to upholding our American ideals. And we must all promise: We will never let this happen again."

David Spence said...

Do you really think they need an excuse to tear down Trump's achievements? They've been planning that way before Wednesday.

Sam L. said...

Before Wednesday, David? Yes, the day he came down the elevator to announce he would run for President. In 2015. He's been messing with Democrats' whatever they use for brains ever since. He just makes them SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MADDDDDDDDDDD!!!1111!!!! (Poor babies...)

370H55V said...

Sorry, but we've been doing it the GOPe way all along, and what do we have to show for it? Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Ben Sasse, and all the others who not only threw Trump under the bus, but also even their GA Senate runoff candidates.

All this came to a head yesterday not only with l'affaire Parler, but the astounding brazenness of one news provider (CNN) trying to torpedo a competitor (Fox News). That is the equivalent of Pepsi asking the government to shut Coke down.

Anonymous said...

The forces of conservatism lost bigly?!

That is indeed what the MSM tells us and the shrieking of Nancy Pelosi confirms. But was it conservatives who caused the damage and violence or was it Democrat brown shirts planted in the crowd for that exact purpose. Everyday more evidence of this comes out. Social media works both ways it doesn't only help the left. All those pictures and videos keep turning up known Antifa and BLM goons. SO you can either jump on the bandwagon of the left and keep saying that it was conservatives who did this or you can take the red pill.

Sam L. said...

I've never watched Fox news, but it appears it's gone over the the DARK SIDE. It will be enBORGinated.