Obama’s presidency has been one of change. He campaigned on a platform of “hope and change,” promising to “fundamentally change” America.
At this point in time, it looks like he succeeded. America is a much different country than it was eight years ago, having been pushed much farther to the left than ever before.
In looking at that, we have to realize that this is what liberals do. Throughout history, they have constantly pushed for change, moving whatever country farther and farther from their founding roots. So, what they’re doing here is nothing new; it’s merely following their modus operandi.
The problem is that liberalism and conservatism are tied together by a rope that’s about 20 years long. The ideas and positions that were considered to be liberal 20 years ago, are now considered to be conservative. Forget about the conservatism of our grandparents’ time; the best we can usually hope for is something that’s not all out offensive in its liberal zeal.
Rarely do conservatives gain ground, returning things to the ways of the past. That’s not to say that it can’t happen, or that it never happens. But the instances of it happening are far outnumbered by those in which liberal gains are held forevermore.
The last time there were any true conservative gains was during the presidency of Ronald Reagan. The Gipper succeeded in showing the country the value of conservative values, and managed to turn the country back that way. We may be at a place in time where that can happen again, but it’s too soon to tell if Donald Trump has the skills and convictions to make that happen.
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One’s Gain or Another’s Failure?
While a lot depends on Trump’s leadership skills, that’s not the only factor in making change happen.
A lot of Trump’s success in the election can be directly attributed to Obama’s overreach and extreme liberalism. He pushed too far, too fast, and broke every rule in the book to do so.
Ultimately, that caused the silent majority (which is conservative) to rise up in this election and throw off the burdensome yoke of progressive-liberal oppression.
If there’s any mandate that came out of this presidential election, it’s to undo the damage that Obama has done to our country. The silent majority is looking for a return to our country’s founding principles and they are expecting the President-elect to do something about that.
But that liberal oppression is not over. One of the biggest obstacles that President-elect Trump has in accomplishing any sort of conservative reform is that the mainstream news media is strongly liberal.
They actually came out of the closet with their convictions this election, declaring themselves strongly in Clinton’s camp. In doing this, they totally left journalistic objectivity behind, taking a stand against Trump that isn’t likely to go away.
As liberals, the media is working right out of the liberal playbook, using name calling and false rumors as their tools of mass destruction. We’ve seen them doing it constantly throughout the presidential campaign, and now we’re seeing them use it in a feeble attempt to discredit everyone who Trump is looking at appointing to his administration.
We can expect them to be against Trump and his supporters, no matter what they do. They will continue to use political correctness and name calling to silence anyone who shares a conservative message, expecting the same success in silencing dissident voices that they’ve had before.
That’s all that political correctness is about. The news media decides what’s politically correct and what’s not. This decision is based 100% on what message they need to send and what message they need to squash, in order to further the liberal agenda.
So, in order to stand up against political correctness and return to anything that even resembles conservative values, one has to expect the ridicule, name calling and abuse of the media.
Donald Trump has proven that he can take it; and he’s also proven that he can dish it right back at them. His complaints about being treated unfairly by the media during his campaign weren’t a sign of weakness; they were a sign of his strength.
He wasn’t saying “ouch, you hurt me,” he was showing the nation what the media was doing, in an effort to open people’s eyes to the truth.
Granted, there’s no way that he’s going to open the eyes of hard-core liberals; they’re not going to listen. But he obviously opened enough eyes of moderates to swing the election in his favor. And the real beauty of that, is that he used the very same media outlets that were against him to win.
What About Us?
But do we have the necessary intestinal fortitude to stand up to a liberal onslaught?
President-elect Trump can’t do it all on his own. Many of the changes that have to happen in this country will need to happen on a grass roots level. That’s going to take the efforts of you and I. It can’t be dictated from Washington.
When the left wants to create a “grass roots movement” (intentionally in quotes, because it really isn’t), they get the media to announce it. That way, people on the left know what to do and say. They just follow the liberal talking points and do what their masters tell them to do.
But when the right wants to bring about change, we can’t count on the media’s help. They won’t announce it for us, unless it is in negative terms. We have to be ready for that.
Don’t think that this difference is insurmountable; we just did it. Trump’s election to the presidency was a true grass roots movement.
It wasn’t driven by the media (who tried to drive things the other way); it wasn’t driven by the coffers of the Koch brothers; it was driven by average Americans, who are tired of the politicians, bureaucrats and media trying to tell us who we are, what we are, what we are allowed to do and what we have to do to keep them happy.
All we need to do, is take that resolve outside of the election process and use it on a daily basis. We need to stand up for the things that we believe to be right, and be willing to accept the ridicule of everyone on the left, when it comes.
Let me give you a simple example. One of the many changes that the left has been pushing has been the war against Christmas. They have decided to steal Christmas from the Christians, intentionally ignoring that it started out as a Christian holiday.
So, rather than wishing people a “Merry Christmas” the left is saying that we should go with a more diverse and culturally sensitive “Happy Holidays.” They’ve been pushing that message for a few years now.
Part of the basis for their argument is that there are a number of religions which have holidays around Christmastime, especially Hanukkah and Kwanza. Okay, that’s fine. But while there are those who celebrate those holidays, they have not risen to the stature of being as widely celebrated as the Christmas holiday is.
So, the left’s answer is that they want to steal Christmas from Christians and co-opt it as their own. Since they don’t want to celebrate it as a religious holiday, they are convinced that nobody else should have that right either. Hence, the politically correct dictate of saying “happy holidays.”
How do you deal with that? Do you cave in to the liberal demands, or do you stand your ground?
As far as I’m concerned, Christmas is Christmas, and it will continue to be, even if they make the holiday illegal. I will continue to wish people a Merry Christmas, because that’s part of who I am and what I believe. Anything less would be denying my heritage, my beliefs and even my culture.
Now let’s apply that across the board. There are many other ways that the left is trying to dictate our speech and attitudes, most especially through political correctness. Every time we say something that doesn’t agree with their ideas, they dig out the name calling script and start throwing names our way.
Many conservatives simply shut up and put up. But when we do, we are giving in to them. We are allowing them to control the narrative and their ideas to be spread around society. We must stop that, speak our mind and make our stand clear. Otherwise, we and our beliefs, will continue to be marginalized by the noisier elements of society.
Trump’s election has given us a rare opportunity; the opportunity to turn our country around and at least start the process of returning to the founding principles of our country. But to do so, we’re all going to have to participate in the process.
We can’t sit quietly on the sidelines any longer. We must stand up, speak up and let the nation know that we are here. We must begin to take back some of the ground that has been stolen from us. We can’t afford to go back to being nothing more than the silent majority.
One of the reasons why the liberals have been so successful in changing society is that they are so vocal. Granted, many of the words they use and many of the ideas they express are totally inappropriate. But they speak them nevertheless. In fact, they speak them so well and so often, that they are able to make the claim that they are the majority; for their voice is the only one they hear.
Liberals and conservatives both tend to live in echo chambers, only listening to those who agree with them. We must break that pattern. You and I must make our voice heard, so that no matter how hard they try to stay in their “safe spaces,” they’ll still hear what we are saying.
Don’t worry, I can all but guarantee you that they’ll repeat it, even if it’s only to tell other liberals how horrible we are.
Please don’t take this as a license to stoop as low as the liberals do. We don’t need to engage in name calling to make our point. We don’t need the KKK or other supremacy groups carrying any message for us.
What we need, is for mainstream America to be heard.
This article has been written by Bill White for Survivopedia.
Tom Edwards | December 6, 2016
Where was our Congress the last 8 years? Mainly the last four after it became Republican majority! I blame them more than Obama for our problems! They are the Presidents watch dogs! Obama had plan program and nobody questioned it.
John | December 6, 2016
What you don’t understand is that Obama used methods that often bypassed the congress. That and string armed the congress holding important legislation up as hostages to make his agenda (riders) a part of the laws they were trying to get passed.
Dixie Richardson | December 6, 2016
I totally agree with your views! Your comments are right on target and represent the expressed attitudes of myself and my family, friends and neighbors. Thank you for taking a solid stand! I intend to circulate your blog to my associates. It is refreshing to read conservative comments!!! Keep it up!
Frank | December 6, 2016
Well said Bill,
I always enjoy reading your articles you seem to have a great grasp on reality. Often after reading your writings my own thoughts are become more lucid.
Rod Yowell | December 6, 2016
Great points! Well thought out. I will add this thought to the analysis:
Every,time and I mean EVERY,TIME the conservatives in congress ‘compromise’ or ‘reach across the isle’ or get ‘Bi-partisan’ support for any legislation we move a little further toward socialism. Liberals never compromise toward more conservatism. They never agree to less taxes or social programs or less regulations. No. They ask for ‘the moon’ and conservatives compromise and agree to legislation that has less programs or taxes than the liberals want but it ALWAYS has some. Our compromises always move the needle a little bit further toward more government and socialism. It NEVER moves us closer or back toward more conservative government.
Compromise is a dirty word in my book. Gridlock is good. It means that nothing is getting passed that marches this country a little bit further from our true conservative principals.
Andrew Canady | December 6, 2016
Yes, it is time to awaken, oh sleepers of the deep. Hearts and minds have been stired, this last election, only to find , that this nation isn’t falling apart , but falling into place. In accordance with the word of God.Our mission hasn’t changed, and it doesn’t make it any easier, but we must endure to the end, no matter how much we are inconvenienced..
David Mollington | December 6, 2016
This is also happening in (the former!) Great Britain. Our liberal cosmopolitan ‘elites’ suck up and foist on us the worst of everything from around the world including from your still Great Country. We get the name calling and changing or weasling the meaning of words and phrases. They say Gay when they mean homosexual, Free when they mean out of control or even enslaved. But it’s so insidious we don’t even notice unless you make a hard conscious effort or have it pointed out like in this article. Thank you, keep up the good work.
monk | December 7, 2016
The problems actually started with Reagan, when borrowing and spending across various sectors increased significantly. Each administration continued what Reagan did. The Bush and Obama administrations were at the receiving end.
Scott Todd | December 11, 2016
I doubt that Trump will bring us back towards the Constitution. How in the name of all that’s holy does a $1T stimulus bill do that? That’s more likely to collapse our economy. And unfortunately some of the people he’s surrounding himself with are copying the left’s tactics. They’ve openly declared the truth doesn’t matter anymore (Steve Bannon and Milo Yianopoulos.)
Barry n | December 28, 2016
Merry Christmas to All!
Be aware, Donald Trump has already started the groundwork for re-election. He will need that long to fully reconfigure the most stable leg of government, the Supreme Court. He understands the need for a strong military, effective border control, and protection of our Second Amendment rights. All of us “deplorables” should actively support him during the coming months as the liberals unleash their anticipated opposition. I expect that the Trump Rallies will supplant town hall meetings as he gains tremendous energy and strong confidence from audiences.
greg | January 5, 2017
Get ready for disappointment. Trump lost the popular vote and that was even after Republican’s suppressed the vote so he doesn’t have a mandate. 90% of the country would like change, but Trump is an insider. He is part of the problem. Trump is filling his cabinet with the swamp. They don’t care about your well-being and have gotten rich taking advantage of you and the rest of us. He may throw you some bones, but there is an old saying that the only thing constant is change. Trump takes care of Trump. Expect him to use the Presidency to increase his wealth and to stroke his ego. He’ll take care of his friends too, making sure they pay less taxes leaving you to pay more. You want to go back in time, but it’s not so easy. Women aren’t going to give up the right to vote, become subservient and leave the work force. Smart businesses know that discrimination decreases profits and capitalism is all about profits, not people. Homosexuals aren’t going back in the closet and they actually make up a significant portion on the population. Let’s go back to the 1950’s when the marginal tax rates were what, 70%, or was it 90%? Not happening even though those were some of the highest growth years of the last century. We have the EPA but didn’t 100 years ago because 100 years ago we made maybe 500 chemicals, now we make maybe 50,000 and most of them will give you cancer or kill you. Let’s get rid of the FDA so more people can die of food poisoning or dangerous drugs. Back in the 1800’s people took drugs that were actually poisons. The pharmaceutical industry is driven by profits and they will sell you anything they can to make a profit. The world of today isn’t the world of 100 years ago, nor even more so the world of 200+ years ago. Government has changed to reflect this, and when it doesn’t the population suffers for it. All the pure isms, be it capitalism, communism or socialism have intrinsic faults that will eventually lead to their collapse and we are seeing it in the US.
JIMMY | March 25, 2017
America wont be around for another 4 years. We are toast by the end of 2017 and no, im not happy about it