Hope Springs Intermittently


I have only questions. This interrogatory is inspired most recently by the indefatigable Vassar Bushmills’ recent post on the ‘raze the statues’ fad or movement? and the public’s reaction to it. riots protests riots and the Big Brother censorship crusade of the media/academia/corporate Axis of Evil.

I. Since we have a tendency to believe polls that support our viewpoint/worldview, do these polls, which seem to indicate most Americans either respect the historical importance and benign utility of monuments and other nods to the past or else have better things to busy themselves with, mean that they might just still be as generally in favor of the Make America Great and Honorable and Livable Again movement as the election of November, 2016 told us they were?

II. Are these same people, at least those who voted Republican or stayed home or otherwise rejected whatever brands of socialism and globalism Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton represented, in any significant numbers coming to the realization that the party on the right side of the aisle, at least as reflected by it’s leadership, does not in any meaningful, demonstrative way share their traditional American values and some kind of restructuring or abandonment of the Republican party is becoming more obviously necessary every day?

II.a.  Are there any Republican elected or appointed officials or operatives who also understand this?

III. Are there a sufficient enough number of registered or practicing Democrats who share enough of the traditional American values we talk about, e.g. West Virginians, who likewise will realize the need to jettison their normal political apparatus and join with the disaffected Republicans/conservatives in a new political party or form one of their own?

III.a.  Forget the elected Dems, forget the Dem operatives, etc, my question is do outfits like the Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood, NAACP, NOW, AFSCME, SEIU and other leftist unions, Silicone Valley and other narrative-generating outfits still have enough influence to either hold the Democrat Party together or to whip up a neo-Leftist replacement for it capable of persuading enough of the people enough of the time to compete with the new conservative organization envisioned above?

IV.  Besides the people themselves, can we count on more than just the number represented by our fingers and toes of statesmen, opinion leaders and movers-and-shakers who understand the centrality of Donald Trump to this New American Revolution? Trump has a certain vision, a certain skill set and certainly a persona and a figurehead aspect necessary to inspire, but there have to be colonels; there always have to be colonels.  How many do we have?

V.  Finally, as soon as the keeping of the Republic becomes a fait accomplii, can a…safe-space…be found for these caricatures of themselves in the media?  A really, really, really safe-space where life is beautiful all the time?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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vassar bushmills
August 29, 2017 6:16 am

This is the tone we all need, Bob. Keep it coming.

vassar bushmills
August 29, 2017 11:53 am

Were you asking me questions, Bob? Or to the world-at-large?

August 29, 2017 12:27 pm

I really like the title, Bob. Did a double-take on it, because it’s a very serious departure from that eternal hope thingy.

As you said, there must be colonels, not just a general.