ESTABLISHMENT PANIC: What’s With The “Darkness” Crap

It’s not even noon in the midwest the day after Donald J. Trump’s triumphant acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and the establishment mouthpiece mainstream media alphabet soup networks have already got me thinking we need to call in the exorcists.  The poor little dears are running around wringing their hands, and purposefully going into fear monger mode.  Some of the headlines are downright…sophomoric:

Trump’s bold vision: Make America Hide Under the Bed Again – MSNBC

Donald Trump plays the fear card at the Republican convention – LA Times

Did Trump’s dark tone at convention resonate with voters? – CBS

They are making Donald J. Trump – an amazingly successful builder, businessman, and father – out to be the one of the evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.  (Yes, I lifted that from the Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel, Pope Leo XIII, author. Sue me.)  What, are we Americans who want to see law and order restored, and manufacturing returned to the nation going to have better luck sprinkling Holy Water and exorcised salt in the house to get it to happen?

If we were dealing with a true demon, yes.  But in nominating, and with all luck electing, Donald J. Trump for the presidency, what has happened is actually a pivot away from the status quo, business as usual that put the American people in the mood to kick all the bums out of Washington.  The entrenched forces are not taking it well, either.  One GOP operative put it this way as reported by the Washington Examiner:

“The Republican Party that I worked for for two decades died in this room tonight,” she said during an NBC News panel discussion.

“We are now represented as a party by a man who believes in protectionism, isolationism and nativism. And those were the forces that George W. Bush, and I believe John McCain too, were most worried about during their times as the leaders of the Republican Party,” she added.

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd interject for clarity’s sake, and said, “Striking comment. You believe the party died tonight?”

“Well, the voters picked this guy. This is where the Republican Party is now. They now are attracted to those forces of isolationism and protectionism. But the party I was part of for two decades is dead,” she responded.

The Republican Party is dead?  Really?  Is it truly dead or being reborn in a way that kills off the ideas of open borders and free trade because – as Trump explains very clearly – those concepts in practice bankrupted the people.  The establishment may call the sentiments “isolationism” and “protectionism” for popularity purposes, and so their feelings don’t get hurt when called out by the left, but out here on the fruited plain, we call trashing the failed economic experiments of the last 25 years “survival.”

Establishment sorts don’t always get the idea of “salt of the earth.”  Trump does.

And so we the sheeple are being fed bedtime stories of “darkness” and “the people are afraid” when the truth is that We the People are…PISSED OFF.  That is what the establishment doesn’t want to acknowledge let alone communicate even as they are cocooned in their self-made industry.  It’s much easier – and safer for their jobs – to put out the word that Donald Trump is gathering his death eaters in an effort to destroy all that is good and noble about open borders and free trade.

There is nothing good and noble about what has been done to the United States in the last 25 years.  Nothing.  Trump knows this and as a smart, people savvy leader who is the definition of success he can effect change.  The lamestream media knows this – so does the establishment – and that’s what has them so panicked.

Well, that and he hit a GRAND SLAM with one of the best acceptance speeches given in the electronic era last night.  Hillary, most assuredly, will not do better.

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Cultural Limits
A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.