MAYBE WE’RE AT THE START
OF A LONG, LONG PROCESS
Home projects, book promotion, and planning a benefit program for a local charity have kept me off blogging the last couple of weeks — during which time some startling events have taken place…
• Three Muslim refugee boys (children, age 7, 10 and 14) raped a five-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho — an incident which, it appears, the media have been pressured to conceal.
• Large numbers of gays have bought guns, signed up for firearms training, and announced their support for Donald Trump.
• The European Union has begun to collapse.
This is indeed a time of profound uncertainty. Commentator Dennis Prager captured our national malaise a few weeks ago after the nominating tallies of Hillary and The Donald were in…
“…now there’s Clinton and Trump.” he wrote on Townhall. “Nothing more clearly exemplifies the dark time in which we are living than this political version of Sophie’s choice.”
And that was before Orlando and everything else.
Donald Trump received wide criticism for his initial tweet on the shooting, in which he stressed how those deaths at the hands of a freelance jihadist vindicated his concern about Muslims. And there’s no question his perspective was thoroughly Trumpian in its focus on himself.
Of course, after seven years of Obamian self-reference, can it really be said that The Donald is uniquely egotistical? How many times have we heard the resounding “I”…the exalted “me”…the eternal “mine” from our Nobel Prize-winning leader?
The polls keep telling us that he can’t beat Hillary. At least those polls quoted by the mainstream media do. And even certain Republican leaders continue to believe them.
Rumors continue to circulate about anti-Trump convention maneuvering to avoid electoral catastrophe. My view is that such antics can only bring on catastrophe.
I don’t believe the polls. And for a good reason: There are plenty of other indicators in Trump’s favor.
For one, survey results released by a research organization called Morning Consult show…
“41 percent of Americans believed that Trump would do a better job of keeping the country safe while only 37 percent favored Hillary Clinton….
“Trump’s boost comes from Independent voters, as 38 percent say they trust Trump while only 26 percent favored Clinton.”
You see, when you look past the big, generalized numbers — which usually reflect answers to big, generalized questions — and instead examine attitudes on specific issues, you uncover people’s true fears and concerns.
Also, I’m not convinced that Hillary actually has a lock on the Democrat nomination. As I wrote back in February, I see Joe Biden lurking in the shadows.
The tech gnome who set up Hillary’s infamous private email server has pled the 5th Amendment 125 times testifying before the congressional committee investigating those slovenly communication practices.
Hillary’s spokespeople can put on a game face, claiming they seek the utmost in “transparency.” But the public remembers husband Bill’s legal hair splitting about the meaning of the word “is,” and smells another Clinton cover-up.
With no love lost between the President and his former Secretary of State, the indictment hammer may yet fall — like…right before the Democrats’ convention? Old Joe may just have to step in as savior of the party. Don’t be surprised.
But that possibility aside, pretty much everything happening favors The Donald right now. Even the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union.
It demonstrates how widespread is the feeling of being spat on by nameless, faceless bureaucrats who care nothing for individual rights when those rights stand in the way of realizing grand egalitarian visions.
“Brexit” reinforces Trump’s main theme, fanning the spirit of revolt on this side of the pond. Actions by our own ham-fisted bureaucrats seem only to strengthen his case.
In a press release, the U.S. Attorney for Idaho has issued guidance — which is to say, a not-too-veiled threat — to media looking into the rape of that five-year-old girl by the refugee kids…
“The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen time and again that the spread of falsehoods about refugees divides our communities.”
By all means, we must avoid spreading “false information or inflammatory or threatening statements.” But Ann Corcoran, of the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, sees this situation in a slightly different way. Quoted by World Net Daily, she observed…
“‘This is threatening free speech,’ Corcoran said of Olson’s statement. ‘It’s the federal government trying to intimidate into silence those citizens who don’t have resources or connections. This must mean we have hit a nerve with this administration.’”
Donald Trump, call your office.
People need safety, order and freedom. The Brits decided they weren’t getting their needs met within the EU. That five-year-old Idaho girl certainly couldn’t count on protection from three predatory immigrant boys. Nor, apparently, can other Twin Falls residents count on government for much in the way of honesty.
Writing in National Review, Michelle Malkin reported…
“Members of the Twin Falls City Council smugly likened refugee-resettlement critics to ‘white supremacists.’ Regional newspapers including the Idaho Statesman and the Spokane Spokesman-Review rushed to discredit the on-scene reporting of Internet writers…” who brought the shocking incident to light.
And in the aftermath of Orlando, those gun-toting gays have figured out that, for all its talk of diversity and acceptance, the liberal establishment isn’t going to modify its plans to disarm the populace for the sake of anybody’s protection.
Consequently, Facebook, Twitter and other social media networks are abloom with pro-Trump LGBT “communities,” and gay conservatives are coming out of the political closet.
Writing on the CNN blog, gay conservative activist Christopher Barron argued that Orlando changed everything for LGBTs…
“This was not two gay guys getting roughed up by young hooligans incensed at seeing two men holding hands. This was an act of war.
“This act of war was perpetrated by an adherent to radical Islam — an ideology that seeks the extermination of LGBT people worldwide. For LGBT people in this country, the stakes could not be any higher — or any more personal.”
For the traditionally faithful this election does present what Dennis Prager terms a “political version of Sophie’s choice.” Donald Trump is a deeply flawed personality. Even if, as Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, maintains, Trump has accepted Christ, it’s unlikely that he’s going to bring about the spiritual renewal our society needs so desperately. Trump has a long history of defending more than the lives of gays. He’s defended the gay lifestyle.
Which suggests another kind of “Sophie’s choice”…
Are we to choose between the moral chaos of gender ideology, on the one hand, and Islamist religious fascism on the other? Are these really the only options left to us?
But then, perhaps all God is asking of The Donald is to slow down our national slide into the abyss. Maybe, as with Britain leaving the EU, both The Donald and the nation are at the beginning of a long process of change, growth and recovery — a struggle…
“not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
And maybe — prayerfully — this election can at least be the start.
According to Tara Dodrill of Inquisitr, fear is “trumping” the party loyalty of LGBTs, traditionally a dependable Democrat constituency…
Writing on the blog of CNN, gay conservative activist Christopher Barron explains why it’s happening — and why he thinks it should be…
Meanwhile, gun sales are hot among gays, with groups (such as the Pink Pistols) organizing to teach firearm technique and help gays take self-protection into their own hands…
National Review’s David French (briefly touted as a possible third-party candidate) explores how delegates “bound” to Trump might be cut loose…
Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows. The Hill reports that comedienne Rosanne Barr (not somebody normally identified as strongly Republican in her sentiments) is going for The Donald because she’s convinced Hillary is corrupt, selling herself to…
“everybody that gives her any goddamned money.”
While Richard Viguerie, conservative fundraising guru and long a key GOP stalwart, argues passionately…
“Hillary’s not the only one on the ballot this November. The Supreme Court for the next 30 years is on the ballot. The Second Amendment is on the ballot. Religious liberty is on the ballot. Open borders is on the ballot. It’s either Donald Trump or all those things will happen, and we probably will lose our country.”