Bookworm writes, like nobody else can,
Charlie Kirk’s hypothesis about millennials forces one to reach much the same conclusion about them that Adams reached about women: The young Bernie supporters who cannot get excited about Hillary have been trained like Pavlov’s dogs to get excited about accusations of men engaged in sexual misconduct. While they wouldn’t vote for Hillary, now that she fits into their hardwired victim algorithm, they will turn out in droves to punish Trump.
Two other things lead me to believe we’re in the last half-hour of an opera that ends with all the good people scattered about dead on the stage:
The rampant voter corruption across America, which includes everything from hundreds of thousands of dead people voting, and not just in Illinois; to the fact that illegal aliens are being welcomed into polling spots; to the fact that states such as Colorado no longer even require a verifiable address as a predicate to voter registration, making it impossible to weed out those who are voting illegally.
The fact that FBI agents are whining that Comey sold them out but they’re too cowardly to come forward and tell the American people that, in their professional opinion, Hillary is guilty of gross violations of American security law and should be rotting in prison even now.
The fix is in. The soprano is already dead. She just doesn’t know it.
The next four years will set us on a path the effects of which will last decades and from which we may never recover:
The Supreme Court will be hard Left, meaning that the Constitution is a dead letter. A dead letter Constitution means no more religious freedom, no more free speech, no more freedom of assembly, no more Second Amendment rights, no more due process rights . . . all of it will be gone. America will be under a totalitarian rule that melds the worst American college campuses, where speech, assembly, religious rights, the right to bear arms, and due process are gone, with the South Side of Chicago, where the early death of the Second Amendment has already established criminal control over the streets. Sometimes the criminals will be employees of government agencies such as the IRS, EPA, FDA, DOE, etc., all of whom Obama has conveniently armed more heavily than the Marines, and sometimes the criminals will be your ordinary street psychopath. Regardless of their origin, we’ll be just as dead or cowed.
The fact that a corrupt FBI and DOJ gave Hillary a pass for gross, explicit, intentional violations of America’s national security laws, and that she then got rewarded with a all-expenses paid trip to the White House, means that the rule of law is dead in America. Absolutely nothing distinguishes us anymore from a banana republic.
Our medicine will be socialized. Moreover, because we’re $19 trillion in debt, and there’s no other American government to provide additional funding as America did for Europe during the Cold War, we won’t pass through the pleasant French or English experience in which people boasted about their access to doctors (never mind that they had consistently worse outcomes than in America). With our debt, we’re going straight to Venezuela. Stock up on those vitamin pills, people. You’re going to need them.
Euthanasia will become official government policy. When your medicine is Venezuela-level, it’s much cheaper and more effective to kill people than to try to treat them. An added benefit is that dead people don’t complain.
The rich and the upper middle classes, and then the middle classes, will be taxed into oblivion (with careful exemptions cut out for the people and corporations, such as the social media giants and Goldman Sachs, who provided the ideological muscle and the funding for Hillary’s ascendancy). In the first year those taxes are in effect it will look sweet, because America’s coffers will get a temporary boost. After that, the money will be gone. The taxed people will be wrung out, and there won’t be enough wealth left in the economy to trigger the creation of new wealth. And again, unlike the Cold War era, when American cash absorbed the worst of Europe’s socialized tax rates for forty-plus years, there will be no America to make up the difference. Again, hello, Venezuela!
The La Raza crowd will probably get what it wants: The entire American Southwest, and California of course, will once again revert to being extensions of Mexico.
Our military will continue on its path to rid the world of climate change and to ensure social justice for all except white people, especially white males. Within a few years, the US military won’t be able to take out Tonga should Tonga decide to attack.
Iran will go nuclear. Israel, if she’s unlucky, might just go altogether. Poof. (On second thought, looking at the worldwide awfuls a Hillary presidency ushers in, maybe I should say, “Israel, if she’s lucky, might just go altogether.” Living in a post-apocalyptic world isn’t fun.)
Europe, without an America on which to rely, will go two ways: Either full Muslim or it will fall into violent religious wars of the type that devastated huge swaths of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
As Russia is already demonstrating, without an American deterrent, it will control the entire Middle East, including Middle Eastern oil. Moreover, even though Middle Eastern oil is becoming more expensive to unearth, Hillary’s administration will put the kibosh on all American fossil fuel drilling. Thus, despite sitting on oil reserves that can last for generations, we will be more dependent than ever on Islamic theocracies, with the added punch that Putin will get a cut. Russia will also extend its control once again over Eastern Europe and perhaps Central Europe. Western Europe, either a Caliphate or a battlefield, will not be worth Russia’s effort.
China, too, will go to town without an American deterrent and will control the entire Asian Pacific. Citizens of the Asian Pacific region will not be happy.
Things will get really interesting if China and Russia end up in a hot war for world domination. I don’t think either would have second thoughts about total warfare of the type moral nations such as Israel and America have avoided since WWII.
The fact that the sane constitutionalists among us will have “I told you so rights” will be scant consolation. At the end of the day, all we can do is echo Candide: “All that is very well . . . but let us cultivate our garden.” (With said garden possibly providing the only food available to us.)
I am not sanguine.
UPDATE: A good night’s sleep helped reset my mood, and I am ready again to berate people into voting for Trump regardless of his sins. This may well be the last chance traditional, patriotic Americans (no matter their race, creed, country of national origin, sex, sexual orientation, whatever) can make their voices heard, and they should do it loudly and clearly. When we do so, we’re electing, not a man, but a set of core American values that we want to see in our lives and in our children’s and grandchildren’s lives.