We hear a lot these days from people who live inside of bubbles wholly shielded from the everyday challenges of the forgotten men and women who are the overwhelming majority of Americans. I refuse to refer to these groups of people as elite. From my background and upbringing, referring to someone or a group as elite was reserved for the best of us. These people certainly do not make the cut. Privileged they certainly are, but they fall well short of being the best of America – or the best of people for that matter. At the end of their road is self-preservation and maintenance of their perceived exalted stature.
We refer to the media elite, the Washington elite, the Hollywood elite and elitists in general based on personal wealth and its accompanying influence. It is these collectives who work every day to drive the conversational narrative attempting to steer the minds of the forgotten population in the direction of their ideologies and political aims. They divide people into groups of victims blaming their lot on a straw man enemy. The people – elitists – and their groups of useful idiots are an insignificant percentage of our population. Those who try each day to set the tone or drive the narrative attempt to make them appear the majority. It is a mirage, a potentially volatile and deadly one, but a mirage all the same.
They are failing. They have failed over the past decade and have experienced a steady decline in political power and influence. The forgotten of our country that largely exist paycheck to paycheck finally said enough. This is not their America. The social justice leveling of the playing field is a fallacy that serves to move middle class farther out of their reach. No longer are they influenced by these self-titled groups of elites who are losing their influence over the Middle America psyche daily and in great chunks.
The more our vaunted elitists fail the more extreme they become and will become. They refer to anyone who does not agree with them as fascists. It shows a level of ignorance amongst these people and their indoctrinated “protestors” that is nothing short of breathtaking. Fascism wants to silence opposing voices. It wants to control who has the ability to do business and sale their wares in the public market place. This is what we see every day. It is the narrative driven by the “elites” who refer to those disagreeing with them as brownshirts. Just for the uneducated Hollywood actors and faux journalists making these accusations, understand that it was the Nazis who sent their brownshirts to shut down opposing voices and destroy businesses and property. This is exactly what the paid for rent-a-thugs are doing almost daily. The day will come when a business owner or someone wearing the wrong kind of hat will declare enough. On that sad day for America you may just get the fight you think you want.
Peaceful dissent and protest is a hallmark of American freedom. Rioting, destroying business, and attacking people who disagree with you are hallmarks of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Communist China, North Korea… . If you are either too stupid to understand that or you actually embrace this approach, then you are not American. Not even close.
There is another group. These are the subversives inside our government agencies. These are not Presidential appointees, but career federal employees who are selected and promoted into sensitive positions because of their political connections and leanings. These are the people who willingly commit felonies by releasing transcripts of telephone conversations captured on classified signal intelligence networks. These are the people inside Congressional offices, NSA, DOJ, FBI, CIA, Homeland… who want to bring down our democratically elected government. These, not the useful idiots in the streets, are the people most dangerous to our country. These are the people who must be found and fully prosecuted under Title 18 US Code Chapter 115 Treason, Sedition and Subversive Activities.
But it is all connected. The elitists drive the media narrative and put the punks in the streets. The subversives inside the government give meat to the false narrative that “the Russians did it” then it just becomes a loop. A snowball rolling down the mountain until something pops. At least that is their hope and aim. Fortunately the indications are that they are losing this fight and will continue to lose as long as our President stands firm and takes the fight to them.
© J. D. Pendry 2017