Summary: The Republicans see the Democrats’ presidential candidates and plan a victory party. But the Dems have two levers that might bring them victory. If not in 2020, in the next decade.
“A man’s foes will be they of his own household.”
— Matthew 10:36.
The 2020 election might resemble the Founders’ worst fears. Thanks to Trump, our clown President (elected by people who thought Sarah Palin would be a great next-in-line to be President), the Democratic Party has an opportunity to restructure America on a scale seen before only in the Civil War and New Deal. There are two levers with which they can irreversibly change America. Together they can put the Democratic Party firmly in power, for a while.
(1) Open Borders
Open borders could change America’s culture and society in a generation. A flood of new people coming with little education and few resources, knowing little of our society and values. So many people to overwhelm our mechanisms to help them assimilate (Hispanic immigrants are already assimilating at remarkably low rates). Their children will swell the numbers of our underclass – which the Left will use as further evidence of America’s corrupt nature – and demand more changes.
Until recently, most on the Left lied about their intentions. Now, a sign of their confidence, they openly state their support for open borders. This was obvious at the first debate of the presidential candidates. This week the Democratic Socialists of America convened in Atlanta for their 2019 National Convention. They are one of the largest organizations of the Left – Sanders and AOC are members. The convention overwhelmingly approved a motion calling for fully open borders (full text here).
“Be it resolved that DSA supports the demand for open borders; be it resolved that DSA supports the uninhibited transnational free movement of people, the demilitarization of the US-Mexico border, the abolition of ICE and CPB without replacement, decriminalization of immigration, full amnesty for all asylum seekers and a pathway to citizenship for all non-citizen residents.”
Why stay and fight to fix your own nation when you can move to America and get free healthcare and other benefits? The Left’s advocates for open borders do not even attempt to estimate the numbers that will come, the cost to the US government, or the effect on our society.
For more about this existential threat to America.
- Immigration is the key political battle of our time.
- The Democrats will open the borders & make a New America.
- Prepare for mass migrants, the greatest challenge to America.
- See the hidden history of immigration into America (it ruins the narrative).
- See the lies that keep the borders open.
- Our rulers make a new people for America.
- See prescient warnings about immigration, which we ignored.
- The devastating economic effect of mass migration.
- Election 2020 will be about open borders & America’s future.
- America does not need more people to stay prosperous.
(2) Free stuff for special groups
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses …”
— Fake quote attributed to Franklin, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Alexander Fraser Tytler. But it might be true.
Free health care. Free college education. Reparations for African-Americans (disclosure: I’ll be a likely beneficiary), and then for many others. How can we not compensate Native Americans and 19th-century immigrants from Asia?
This was how the Roman Republic put itself on the fast track to destruction. The Republic’s conquests were kept by the 1%, both the land and the slaves that farmed it. The Populares wanted some of this land distributed to the soldiers whose sweat and blood won it. Instead, starting in 123 BC, Rome’s 1% began distribution of the Cura Annonae: grain sold at subsidized prices. In 62 BC, the number receiving it was expanded. In 58 BC, the number was expanded again and it was distributed for free. It played a big role in the decay of the citizenry that crashed the Republic.
Free stuff is political crack. Whatever the dose, more is needed. Offer free college, and people will attend who have no interest in learning (disruptive to the college, demoralizing to the teachers). Offer one round of reparations, there will be demands for more. Offer benefits to one group, and other groups will find they too deserve them.
Free stuff for the people did not work for Rome. It will not work for us. But it might help the Democrats win. After all, tax cuts for the rich helped Reagan, Bush Jr., and Trump win.
Trust me. You’ll feel much better after you drink this!
After years of insisting that the Republicans were the extremists, the Democrats have revealed themselves. They have big plans for America, to test their theories about gender and race relations, about the economy, about open borders, and many other things. America’s greatest strength has been its social cohesion. These policies might irreversibly shatter it. We might learn why the Founders feared “factions” above all else.
The Left, now that they have captured the Democratic Party, intend to run these experiments in social engineering on a scale not seen since their experiments with Communism. Those were disasters, but they are confident that these experiments will end better.
They want us to be their lab rats. In 2020 we will have an opportunity to volunteer. Let’s not mistake their confidence for knowledge.
“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.”
— Ophelia in “Hamlet,” Act 4 Scene 5.
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- The Left goes full open borders, changing America forever.
- Visions of America if the Left wins.
- The key insight: the Left hates America and will destroy it.
- The Democrats will own America. Their past will sink them.
- Sliding down the slippery slope to a new future for America.
- The Left crushes the Right. The counter-revolution will be ugly – Final victory is rare. There is usually a second act.
- The Left crushes the alt-Right, but Darwin might bring them to power – an alternative future, if the Right comes alive.
- Campaign 2020 shows who will mold America’s future.
Rome’s history shows us a third path to the future
The Founders looked to the Roman Republic for ideas and inspiration. In this time of peril, we too can do so. See two books about the people who were the poles of the forces that could have saved the Republic, but instead destroyed it.
Caesar – a biography by Christian Meier. He wanted to reform the Republic, but destroyed it.
Rome’s Last Citizen by Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni – The life and legacy of Cato, the mortal enemy of Caesar. He loved the Republic, but his greater loyalty was to the 1%.