In addition to my life long avocation of curmudgeonwry, I have also taken a few correspondence courses in contrarianism and practical optimism.
As I sit back and sagely exhale from the pipe I no longer smoke, take a drag on the Camel straight I no longer indulge and savor the single malt Glenlivet I no longer consume, there is much to muse over after such a week as the one we have endured.
Watching the Democrats and Deep Staters onslaught was like observing a re-enactment of the movie Animal House directed by ruler wielding puritan librarians and with a cast of short school bus riding special needs adults regressed down the evolution chain well past the slime worm.
Such displays tend to detract from the victory. I feel a taste of ashes in what should have been a sweet moment when we reclaimed the Supreme Court to no longer find emanations of the penumbras for new entitled rights which overturn thousands of years of social convention.
I see POTUS literally running on afterburners to secure a working government in the midterms. I see a GOP waking to the fight, flexing long dormant muscles to take on the shills for the DNC called the media.
So now, let us shift to why we fight.
Let me paint a possible future:
A US and North American economy rebuilt, retooled and driving the world forward. Skills in demand driving positive life choices for young folk who chose work over a degree in basketweaving.
An America First immigration policy well enforced in place.
A China caught in it’s economic contradictions negotiating a coexistence with the US , and accepting a senior but not hegemonic role in the world.
An Iran regime change wrought by the Iranians, who seek a good life instead if the Big Imam.
A second term triumph for Trump in a guerilla government induced shift of k-14 public education to private sector alternatives driven by skills demanded by a hot economy. A whole redefinition of school using online, social media, VR and old fashioned apprenticeships takes place. The stifling state bureaucracies are dismantled by sheer disuse.
A long term majority of working class and middle class non-coastals with aspiring working class urbans driving politics for a steady three decades.
A shift to economic exploitation of the inner solar system beginning by the end of the second term.
My optimist tells me this can happen. It has shifted from dream to possible.
Many things can derail these things, but under other regimes and leadership, the odds were nearly zero any of it could happen. We were headed to a dark place. Now we have a chance at much better.
Prosperity can destroy demographic inevitability.
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