Ann Coulter, Bureaucracy, common man, Democratic Party, Elitism and Class, French Revolution, law, millennials, President Donald J. Trump, race and culture
Unified Patriots by Vassar Bushmills
Since 2006 I’d watched Republicans, including many conservatives, fed up with Party choices going back to Bob Dole in ‘96, hand our government over to first the Congressional Democrats, then, even after the Democrat’s dark side had revealed itself, still refuse to stop the bleeding.
I thought perhaps that Obama and the clear intentions of his brand of Leftism might jerk a knot in this sort of petty arrogance. But apparently not. As we described at the time (2015-2016), part of the allure of Donald Trump was the result of the people’s search for someone who can bring back to the fold those legions who were shown the door after Ronald Reagan left in 1989, at least 2-3 million of them. More it turns out.
By 2010 the common folk had seen critical freedoms slip away while the faux-conservatives who live inside their nor’east bubble believed life to be safe and secure, and that there will always be that next election, when hope would spring again that their next Tom Dewey would come riding over the horizon and rescue at least their part of the Republic…sort of like how the French nobility in 1793 believed they could ride out yet another of the uprisings of the peasantry that had been going on since the 14th Century.
Turns out they had not accounted for the invisible hand behind the Mob.
Since the American Left is not a potted plant, and our freedoms not self-protecting, this is where I leave Donald Trump and remind you about certain natural law realities and what lay ahead unless the people re-secure those truths we all, once upon a time, believed to be self-evident.
For we may be compelled to meet the Mob head-on…without benefit of clergy.
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“God said a fire, not a flood next time…”
(from “Well. Well, Well,” old Negro spiritual)
I’m not Ann Coulter’s biggest fan. But it’s only a matter of style. We are separated by 25 years of a kind of snark that doesn’t come easy to me. But she does expose liberalism for what it is. In Demonic, How the Liberal Mob is Endangering America, she lays out a notion that is important for all of us to understand, for the ideal of the Mob transcends liberalism.
It’s not liberals I want to discuss here.
It’s us, for the idea of “the Mob” is a two-headed coin, for while we are about to confront a Mob now, we must also consider the second Mob that will likely arise from our children, should we fail.
You see, Ann Coulter uses as a launching point for her study the French Revolution and Terror, 1793-94. That’s just seven years after we embraced the U S Constitution, and just twelve years after the French monarchy (about to be shaved) helped us set ourselves free from another monarchy-enemy of theirs. (It was nothing more than a family fight, so don’t read too much into it.)
The Reign of Terror was defined by a guiding influence. It wasn’t just a big riot. The Committee for Public Safety and Citizen Robespierre, “encouraged” the French mob to first track down, then tie up and bring to ‘”trial” and finally, cheer and escort up the steps to meet the National Razor, an estimated 40,000 undeserving rich people in an era when they really were undeserving[…]