Condensed from a piece from Dr. Jack Wheeler
Recall the days of yesteryear, when in 2008 it was absurdly ridiculous for Americans to consider electing a president with absolutely no qualifications whatever, so hardline Leftist he approved his Communist preacher praying for God to damn America, so mysterious he didn’t even have a valid birth certificate, simply because of the color of his skin.
Yet he was elected anyway, as no criticism mattered; if you dared criticize him, you were a racist. Once in the Oval Office, he initiated the most scandal-ridden presidency in US history – and none of that mattered as well. He proceeded to “fundamentally transform” our country straight into a cultural cesspool. Any objection to him and his policies was proof you were a racist bigoted homophobe, something irredeemably deplorable. . .
Which brings us to something called the Overton Window. . .
The late Joseph Overton at the Mackinac Center defined his eponymous window as the range of politically acceptable discourse on any given issue. The Left used its demonization of any critic of Zero’s to so radically shift the Window in their direction that formerly unimaginably ludicrous demands, such as transgenderizing the military, became the norm.
Trump is still four weeks away from his inauguration, he’s only President-elect, yet already he’s moving the Overton Window in our direction so fast it’s giving us all whiplash. . .
“When the meaning of language changes, that is a much bigger deal than a mere election. This is more evidence of a truly seismic shift in the Overton Window of what constitutes acceptable political discourse.”
An Overton Window tipping point has been tipped, and the liberals are rapidly skidding over the edge of the cliff onto the ash heap of history far below. They don’t know it yet; their foot is still hard on the gas. Go, baby, go!”. . .
Thirty years ago, I . . . predicted that the Soviet Union would collapse and cease to exist as a nation-state, that it . . . was brittle, such that . . .with the right pressure in the right places, one moment it would be intact and unyielding, the next moment it would suddenly shatter into pieces.
That happened with the pressure Ronald Reagan placed upon it. Now, with the pressure Donald Trump is placing upon the Left’s institutional control of our culture and lives, what happened to the Soviet Union is going to happen to the American Left.
We are going to have a superbly Deplorable New Year!. . .
Yesterday (12/22), the WaPo provided a preview of how fundamental will be Trump’s Overton Window shift: The coming battle between the Trump team and economists over the true cost of climate change. . .
Global Warming aka Climate Change is the single most important issue of the Left. They’ll throw every other issue dear to their hearts overboard to save it. Why?
Because it’s the replacement for Marxism as the rationale for government control over everyone’s life. The purpose of every leftie’s life is to have control over other people’s lives. Not freedom, not prosperity, but control. Running people’s lives is what they live for. . . Communists, socialists, fascists, liberals, progressives, Democrats, are not and were never committed to Marxism at their ideological core. It just provided the best excuse they could get away with for ordering people around. . . and what better one could there be than a demonization of the basic element of which life itself is composed – carbon?
It was brilliant, allowing them to pull off the greatest scam in history, spending literally trillions of dollars subsidizing crony capitalist renewable energy frauds like windmills, enabling vast hordes of greenies to feed at taxpayers’ expense, and bribing throngs of scientists to prostitute themselves with fraudulent research.
That’s why Trump’s kneecapping of the scam is going to cause the greatest Global Leftie Freakout you’ve ever seen, . . .worldwide. . . Soon, Warmism – man-made global warming – will be gone with the wind. That may well turn out to be Trump’s greatest Overton Window shift of all. . .
But now, believe it or not, is a word in praise of Zero.
In his end-of-the-year press conference last Friday (12/16), he said . . .”The Russians can’t change us or significantly weaken us. They are a smaller country, they are a weaker country, they’re economy doesn’t produce anything that anybody wants to buy except oil and gas and arms. They don’t innovate.”
That is precisely and obviously true. . .
The alleged Trump-Putin “bromance” the Enemedia is pumping up will soon be over once Putin fails at bluffing or intimidating Trump.
That’s already started this week. Yesterday (12/22), Putin gave a talk at the Kremlin. The headline was: Putin Calls for Strengthening Russia’s Military Nuclear Potential.
Within hours, Trump fired off this Tweet:
The Donald is not going to fall for the Russian Bear bully act. Note that Pooty-poot is getting the message. Today (12/23) he cooed, “If Trump invites me to travel to the United States, I will of course go.” Off to a good start, Donald.
This is going to be interesting!
Between Brandon Smith’s elite-powered undermining of the global economy, and Dr. Jack’s real politik gamesmanship, “The Times They Are A-Changing”, as Bobby D. would say!
Talk amongst yourselves! I’m going to have a stout Single Malt on the rocks, and raise a toast to the new day dawning, however it unfolds!