The left has such cover from the progressive mainstream media — hell, it’s more than that: the media is complicit in what is an ongoing cultural and political coup — that they no longer even concern themselves with having even to appear consistent.
They simply don’t care about us, because they don’t have to.
Their disdain is everywhere obvious. We the people don’t matter. The agenda is to fundamentally transform America — and the Democrats care only about that goal.
The media is not just complicit. It is an integral (and indispensible) part of the leftist regime, no different than the Democrat Party and its hard-left allies.
As Angelo Codevilla has pointed out:
Regimes, as serious people know, are a lot more than governments. They are the priorities, standards, ways of life, embodied by the most prominent persons in the land, and very much by their henchmen. For our purposes, the question is: who makes anti- American violence the standard for others; who are the people whose deaths would diminish it?
By that standard, the Taliban regime was of scarce relevance. The Taliban, like other Afghans, know little and care less about what happens on the other side of the mountain, much less the ocean. Yet the Taliban had developed a symbiotic relationship with a group of Arabs who, with Saudi money, had partially financed them and helped them against their domestic enemies. In return, the Taliban provided these “Afghan Arabs” a base for intrigues they carried on with the regimes and intelligence services of their homelands. Only in this third-hand way were the Taliban part of America’s terrorist problem. Once America helped other Afghans sweep the Taliban away, the Afghan tribes realigned with little bloodshed and virtually annihilated the “Afghan Arabs.” Al-Qaeda then became scattered individuals, whose importance depended exclusively on the Arab regimes that continued to use them, and others.
These Arab regimes, and nothing else, are the entities that gave and give people the means and above all the hope of success that make anti-American terrorists.
That is why invading Iraq was, potentially, so very useful in convincing
those inclined to fight America that there is no future in doing so. But what, in the way that the Bush team fought this battle, convinced America’s enemies of the opposite? What did the Bush team do that made these regimes less afraid of us than before, that tilted the balance of fear against us more than ever?
In a nutshell, the Bush team mistook Saddam Hussein’s top echelon for the regime itself. Second, it proved unwilling to help Iraqi enemies of the regime pull it up by the roots, or even to allow them to do it. Third, unpardonably, it placed the U.S. armed forces and America’s Iraqi collaborators in the deadly position of static defense—sitting on bayonets pondering the Marine “Small Wars Manual” while being shot at. All this, combined with dovish diplomacy vis-Ã -vis the rest of the Arab world, told enemy regimes that, once again, America would let a battle won turn into a war lost.
The American Regime is leftist and statist in nature, and the only way to defeat it is to empower its natural enemies to “pull it up by the roots.”
Today’s ruling class, from Boston to San Diego, was formed by an
educational system that exposed them to the same ideas and gave
them remarkably uniform guidance, as well as tastes and habits.
These amount to a social canon of judgments about good and evil,
complete with secular sacred history, sins (against minorities and
the environment), and saints. Using the right words and avoiding
the wrong ones when referring to such matters — speaking the “in”
language — serves as a badge of identity. Regardless of what
business or profession they are in, their road up included
government channels and government money because, as government has
grown, its boundary with the rest of American life has become
indistinct. Many began their careers in government and leveraged
their way into the private sector. Some, e.g., Secretary of the
Treasury Timothy Geithner, never held a non-government job. Hence
whether formally in government, out of it, or halfway, America’s
ruling class speaks the language and has the tastes, habits, and
tools of bureaucrats. It rules uneasily over the majority of
Americans not oriented to government.
The best strategy, and the most attractive opportunity to do this, is to empower politicians like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, and to call a Convention of the States to Amend the Constitution.