Advising President Trump
Victor Davis Hanson is a very bright and wise man. What makes that all the more amazing is that he is an intellectual. He is affiliated with the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.
Recently, he gave voice to something that I’ve been thinking about for a while.
It boils down to the fact that with just about four months to go until what is probably the most important election in at least my lifetime, it’s high time that President Trump stops whining about the media or Nancy Pelosi or John Bolton, picking on him. His annoyance is certainly justifiable, but he is not a sure winner in November, and it’s time he began focusing on the folks whose votes he’s going to need. He already has us, but we’re not enough to get him over the top.
It’s time he focused his righteous fury on the people who are out to destroy America, not just those out to destroy him, even if they are often one and the same. If he continues to make it personal, he’s going to lose to Biden. But if he levels his big guns on the street mobs, the congressional Democrats and those left-wing governors and mayors who are allowing BLM and Antifa destroy hundreds of American communities and the Marxist medical “experts” who are using the virus to deep-six Trump’s economy, he can win over the so-called undecideds who will determine the outcome in November.
It would also help immeasurably if he were to go on TV, possibly joined by the likes of Shelby Steele and Candace Owens, and talk directly to black voters and spell out the racist history of the Democratic Party, pointing out that it was a Republican who set forth the Emancipation Proclamation and that it more Republicans than Democrats who voted for the Civil Rights Act.
He could highlight the fact that it was members of one Party that owned slaves, that promoted and enforced Jim Crow laws and who stood in doorways to keep black students from entering schools.
It was also Democrats who turned firehoses and dogs on people peacefully demonstrating for their right to vote, to sit where they liked in movie theaters and lunch counters and on buses.
Even that might not be enough to break lifelong voting habits, but at least it would be that honest conversation about race that demagogues like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and Eric Holder, are always daring white people to have.
I have no doubt that if Donald Trump manages to squeeze out a victory in November, in spite of a corrupt media and a record amount of voter fraud, if the Democrats hang on to the House, Trump will face a second impeachment.
And why not? If Nancy Pelosi is still the Speaker of the House, it will mean that the voters weren’t particularly bothered by the attempts to destroy Trump, first by a corrupt Mueller investigation and then through an impeachment involving a perfectly innocent phone call between our president and the president of Ukraine.
It will mean that the people weren’t particularly disturbed by secret congressional hearings held in the basement of the House and overseen by the loathsome Adam Schiff, who kept insisting that he had seen evidence of Russian collusion, even though Mueller and his 17 Never-Trumpers, even after two years and $40 million, couldn’t even discover whether Trump ever had borscht with his meals.
Speaking of Schiff, how is it that the Republicans never got around to releasing the name of the whistleblower who provided the trigger for the impeachment hearings and that the appropriate Senate committee never subpoenaed him and got him to disclose his ties to Schiff?
Apparently, the Rolling Stones are suing Donald Trump for using their songs, including “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” at his rallies. I, for one, hope they win their suit. As I recall, Bruce Springsteen also objected to having his songs played at such events.
I have a feeling that Trump doesn’t play any role in selecting his musical accompaniments, but why the heck is someone going out of his way to promote English geeks and a phony man of the people, when we have plenty of songs composed by geeks of our own. Geeks who at the very least support the President.
After NASCAR executives, fans and his fellow race car drivers all but proposed sainthood for Bubba Wallace, I have come to a few conclusions. One, a lot of good-hearted people allow themselves to be played for suckers. Two, if he weren’t a rich and famous driver, Bubba would probably be out on the street torching cars and tossing rocks at the cops.
Even if we forget for a minute that he suddenly decided that a loop that’s been connected to a garage door opener for nearly a year was actually a noose meant to send a warning, he has shown himself to be a devout supporter of black mobs by wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” t-shirt and having the words Black Lives Matter painted on the chassis of his car.
That is certainly his right, although I don’t believe that if he and his car showed the same fealty to, let’s say, Nazism, by flaunting a swastika, NASCAR officials would be quite so broadminded.
But by expressing his support to a mob of black anarchists that’s creating violence all across America, Bubba is sending a message to NASCAR fans, who are mainly white Christian Republicans, that he holds them and their patriotic values in contempt.
This is one schmuck who is definitely putting “race” into the world of race cars.
You would think that if the mass media was still capable of feeling shame, they would at least be a little bit ashamed about going after Attorney General William Barr for being an ally of Donald Trump’s, especially after saying nothing about his predecessors Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch doing everything for Barack Obama but running his bath and serving him breakfast in bed.
When I hear blacks and their enablers in Congress and on cable news shows ranting about something they call white privilege, I sometimes feel like a volcano must feel just before it blows its lid and spews hot, molten lava over the countryside.
White privilege? Go tell millions of factory workers who had their jobs shipped off to China and Mexico that they enjoy white privilege.
Go tell small town store owners who have been put out of business by humongous outfits like Target and Walmart, with their made-in-China crap, moving into their neighborhood, that they enjoy white privilege.
Go tell entrepreneur owners of gyms, restaurants and hair salons, and their staffs, who may never re-open or get their jobs back because of a bunch of cynical Never-Trumpers like Anthony Fauci, that they enjoy white privilege.
And don’t forget to tell those aspiring cops and firemen who had higher test scores than black applicants but didn’t get hired because of Affirmative Action, that they enjoy white privilege.
Hell, go tell Oriental students who didn’t get into Harvard or Yale because of racial quotas favoring black underachievers, that they enjoy yellow privilege!
Because when I possibly can, I like to share good news, this is to report that Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater is charging rioters with terrorism.
The rioters, it should be noted, didn’t simply represent the usual dregs of Antifa and BLM, but carried flags affiliated with the Soviet Union, the American Indian Movement and the solid red banner of the Anarcho-Communist Party.
Predictably, the ACLU took D.A. Prater to task, claiming he was out of line by charging them with the “harshest possible charges.”
In response, Prater said: “When you act like a terrorist, you will be treated like a terrorist.”
In what should be the rallying cry for prosecutors around the country, he added: “This is not Seattle!”
My friend Art Hershey passed along a list of wise and pithy remarks:
“Science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” (Isaac Asimov)
“Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clear to the bone.” (Dorothy Parker)
“Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age.” (Jeanne Moreau)
“Too many people spend money they haven’t got to buy things they don’t want to impress people they don’t like.” (Will Rogers)
“I would imagine that if you understood Morse code, a tap dancer would drive you crazy.” (Mitch Hedberg)
“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” (Kurt Vonnegut)
“Those who can make you believe in absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” (Voltaire)
He also said something even more relevant to the present situation in America: “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.”