Tuesday, August 30, 2016

An old theme replays this election cycle

Saw a blog post this morning that offers a dire warning, yet seems to parrallel writings from another time in American history:
"The thing is, Trump is probably going to lose in November. It’s not because the majority of voters are not down with the middle finger movement. It’s that most people are afraid of risk. Trump is a wild man and that makes him a wild card. Most men prefer the certainty of slavery than the risk of freedom, so rolling the dice on Trump is a lot to ask of voters. That does not change the fact that most people are sick to death of the PC enforcers. It’s just that they can’t quite bring themselves to defy their masters. Staying home, voting third party or knuckling under and voting for Clinton is safe, for now." - The Z Blog
I hope Z is wrong. America needs a wild card now more than ever. And Donald Trump's the only anti-establishment wild card left at the top of a ticket for now.

But I suspect he's right about this: If Hillary Clinton wins, dissenters best prepare for the kind of crackdown Z outlines in the rest of his post.

America's been at this kind of crossroads before.
"Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?" - Patrick Henry, 1775
Do we dare let the opportunity for peaceful transition or course correction pass this November, knowing those who may assume power plan to bind us, as Henry said, by hand and foot?

1 comment:

  1. Hey Doug;

    I hope you are wrong, if Hillary wins, she in the name of ideology will push us bitter clingers and we already have our backs against the wall will fight and the 2nd American revolution will be upon us. I hope I am wrong..I want to be wrong I want my son to inherit the American dream, not the American nightmare.