Friday, March 04, 2016

Betrayed by both parties: a millennials perspective

Millennials on both sides of the political divide, as well as on neither, can be found these days with a profound sense of alienation from the two party political options. They feel betrayed. Many of us much older than the millennials do as well.

Nick Short, a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice, in a post entitled "America's Ruling Class vs. All" (Politically Short, January 24, 2016), writes:
Sitting back and observing the current civil war happening within the Republican party should come as no surprise to anyone who resides outside the beltway of Washington, D.C. Pundits, thinkers, writers, and radio hosts who I once admired, have now lost credibility as they have bestowed upon themselves the bastion of what is and isn’t “true conservatism”. Yet, while the civil war wages within the party, the party itself does a disservice to this nation for fighting the wrong battle at the wrong time as the war for the heart of this country wages on.

To myself, this has always been the main issue in regards to the Republicans. For far too long they’ve fought for the soul of conservatism as they’d like it to be, but not for the soul of the nation as it truly is. I highly doubt that the very pundits, thinkers, writers, and hosts whom I’ve come to follow are malevolent in their intent for overlooking this point but I have come to realize that they’ve overlooked it completely. I find it flat out astounding that they fail to recognize the zeitgeist of the times as America has reached a point in which the majority of the voters not only couldn’t give a damn about what is and isn’t conservatism, but have no idea what the word even means. Why? Because year after year, representative after representative, and election after election the elites within the Republican establishment repeatedly betray their constituency as they immediately capitulate on their promises.


The Republican party can cannibalize their own base all they want, but what it cannot do is stop the momentum that is only beginning to build in support of Americans from both sides of the political aisle who want to see the ruling class in Washington, D.C. utterly destroyed. The reason is simple, Americans have been betrayed by their elected leaders in both political parties and are finally coming to recognize this harsh realization. Speaking about this betrayal in his 1838 Lyceum address, Abraham Lincoln stated, “If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time, or die by suicide.”

Both Republicans and Democrats, our ruling class, have utterly failed this nation for far too long and have betrayed their supporters, the Constitution, and the rule of law with outright impunity. My advice to all Americans in regards to this coming election is to be no longer the dupes and property of the hypocrites and traitors to our country who make up the ruling class. We must conserve what we have left before it is soon gone as whatever the betrayers of our country get, we the people must lose; and what is worse, must lose a great deal more than the others can get; for the ruling class cannot successfully remain in power without destroying, perverting, and corrupting that which is left of our America.
[Hat tip to JM]


Carlos Santana


Try reading some Pat Buchanan. He's been tracking this longer than anyone. A straight shot of "Where the Right Went Wrong" followed by sips of "The Death of the West" might help considerably. The question of Reagan's conservatism is open to interpretation, but the betrayal that followed as the "establishment" coalesced around the awful Bush dynasty is undeniable, and is the source of the rage into which Trump has tapped. In many respects the fall of the Soviet empire was catastrophic for America. It unleashed a level of greed and political hubris more than sufficient to account for the not so recent (but recently brimming over) rage with Washington and Wall Street on the part of ordinary people of both the Left and the Right. But let Buchanan lay it all out for you.

Pertinacious Papist


Thanks Carlos Santana. Good words. Now throw us some of that "Black Magic Woman" too, would ya? Aren't you coming on tour in Detroit soon? I'll look for ya there!

In the meantime, I'll check out some Buchanan. Good advice. A Catholic with a mind for political analysis.

Amateur Brain Surgeon


Was Reagan a conservative?