Can America Be Saved? | Chroniclers
My wife recently asked me a question while we were watching a “hot news” report. She asked, “What does this have to do with reality today?”
I don’t remember exactly what broadcast prompted the question. But I have to admit now, as I did back then, “I don’t know”. Because, like so many others, I have a hard time knowing what the “reality” of hell is. It is difficult to separate fact from fiction, true from false, or top from bottom.
But I know that what is happening in our country is out of whack. And I’m not even sure I’ll wake up tomorrow to the place I thought was mine, ours, and forever. So here’s a reality of the road …
Right now, Barbie and I are traveling in our fifth wheel. This is our first trip since the Chinese virus. As of this writing we are in Gallup, NM. This is our third state so far. It was Louisiana first, then Texas.
As we spoke with our fellow travelers – people from virtually everywhere – topics shifted from kids, grandchildren, jobs and weather to how the circumstances and events of the past 14 months have changed America. Because we have changed.
If you had asked me in October 2019 what life might have been like today – well, that mess wouldn’t have been my guess. But then I was convinced that Donald Trump would be our president for a second term.
While we were talking with one of our neighbors at the campsite, I told him that once, not so long ago, I saw “politics” – the two main parties – as two sides of the coin. the same medal. Both had for reason the country and the Constitution, the security of the nation and the well-being of all our people. The methods and processes were different, but we were all Americans first and foremost.
No more. And I’m not so naive anymore.
We are not all Americans anymore. Now we are this or that group, race or gender. Apparently now just about anyone is a victim – unless you’re a conservative then you are the aggressor. A person who identifies as “American” and embraces the values that so-called “progressive socialist democrats” endlessly and relentlessly mock must be made invisible and muffled. Embracing Americanism means that you are victimizing others and that you need to be arrested and silenced.
To proclaim yourself an American today, you are given epithets and labels. You are now a Nazi, a fascist, a racist, a homophobe, a misogynist, a “redneck”, a hater or a nationalist. The list goes on and on, including “extremist” and “terrorist”. An American is deplorable and irreplaceable. You must be eliminated.
Our fellow campers agreed.
And as I write this, the leftists are doing that really well. You will go. You are going the easiest or the hardest way.
The easiest way is what is already done. They keep denigrating Americanism, patriotism and the value of citizenship. One chip, one small ribbon at a time. They do this by changing the meaning of words, twisting or twisting, or rewriting the news and history. They wield the Constitution when it suits them, use its wards as a shield, then slap you in the head with it when you cite it as your shield as well. And they do it at the same time. You don’t find them backbiting and gutting. They never waver. Are you a citizen? Big problem, everyone and the whole world are “citizens”. No borders, oppressive serf, unwelcoming and poorly enlightened.
Aren’t you talking in the clock? You must hate everyone. But there is no end to the things that are said to you and about you: it is the freedom of expression of the left. It is “PC” or the highway. And what are you doing? Well, what should you do? Comply. After all, it’s fair, isn’t it?
The difficulty is to include things like actions within the Department of Defense.
Our armed forces, under the leadership of the new Secretary of Defense – a black man who has become a general – are pushing the left pablum down the throats of our men and women on duty. He’s looking for anyone who has ever uttered anything conservative, voted Republican, or dismissed the greatness of the Democratic contender in the White House.
They are a threat, extremists and racial haters. He ordered people wishing to enlist to have their social media checked. He ordered right after his confirmation that all current members of the military take the oath again. Why? I guess it was a “fidelity test”. He also has a plan in place for service members to be “reported” by other service members if they speak or act out of line – according to him – and whatever line he puts on. that they stay.
And just to make it all fun and legal, a rewrite of the Uniform Code of Military Justice is also in the works. Take this, you cheated on Patriot! So let’s not forget about “gender reassignment” surgeries, transgender registrations, and promotions based on equity, not merit. All because our army is rife with racism and full of fanatics, according to a black general officer! Yes indeed. These so-called “extremists” are the same men and women he was in command. What gall. If you want to know more about it, his tweets and other screeds are here to be read. And I believe that all of this is aimed at reforming the army in a sympathetic left-wing mold, subject only to their will.
And at the border, our border and immigration police officers were castrated. Their hands were tied and the law lost. Well, no crisis there. Trump did. It’s his fault. That damn racist wall. Throw that idea of archaic and silly citizenship onto the ash heap. Let everyone in.
Chinese virus? Asset. Let’s all wear silly masks the rest of our miserable lives. Fourteen months ago, wearing a mask in a jewelry store would get you shot. Now, that’s a stinky fashion statement – but, of course, the tens of thousands of illegals who swarm the Rio Grande aren’t even being tested.
Oil? Who needs this stuff. No, the environment really needs acres and acres of wind farms and solar panels. You know, they’re made by magic. No oil needed to run the machines that spin the gears, turn the lathes, and drive the presses that make them. You like this? This is your new world. Screw the birds, land, farmers, outdoor enthusiasts and people who work in the energy field – these people can get new jobs sitting on their butt by coding.
And how many lithium mines are there anyway? And who digs them? You can bet he’s not a well paid American. No, it’s a poor third world. And how are we going to get rid of all those super batteries? Isn’t this the same group that loves the environment and says we are “systematically” guilty of slavery?
And speaking of oil, how do you like gasoline prices now? Good? Glad you are happy because it will only get worse. Watch how easy it is to cripple us, that a “gang” of Russian hackers (who else?) Just reduced the availability of gasoline by 47%. Thanks, Lefties. That old Dakota pipeline wasn’t important, was it? I hope old Joe has a stash for this collectible Corvette he’s so proud of.
What else? What about Senate Bill 1. If passed, guess what? You get these leftist fools forever. There will never be free and fair elections again. The federal government will be in the driver’s seat. And that means you will have no voice. But that’s the plan, isn’t it?
So, this all takes place as my bride and I make what I believe is our last trip through what was once the United States of America.
They win because we, you and I don’t fight like them.
Americans – those of us who stay – mistakenly believed that the good outweighed the bad. We believed in our idea of who we are and what this country is meant to be. Because it was good, because it was right, because it was right. We went out of our way to listen and compromise, consider and accommodate. Now where are we?
We are masked, isolated, living in fear of a disease with which we have been attacked by an enemy with which the left is in bed. We cannot trust any institution or source of information. The left is using itself, its agenda and ignoring us.
The left wins because we are not united and we are shy, and we keep thinking that the “system” or someone is going to save our butt. But I say, don’t count on it. The cavalry does not come over the hill.
The left wins because we let it happen.
They do not view me and those like me as worthy of their concern, or even with respect for our views and our worth as a people. They made it clear that half the population was inconsequential. In turn, I no longer see them as fellow Americans. It’s just people lucky enough to be born here and ungrateful curses biting the hand that fed them.
Those who believe in this Republic must unite while it is still possible and reverse this coming defeat.
There are 33 states run by Republicans or legislative majority. Secession may be too much to consider right now, but I believe a coalition can be formed to resist the total collapse we are heading towards. Perhaps civil war can be avoided if states come together and act in concert now. Otherwise, this republic is lost and we have not come so far to cede it.
America may be irrevocably changed, but maybe enough can be saved if we stay united.
Robin “Buck” Torske, of Jones County, is a former Navy Chief Petty Officer and Conservative activist, currently being sued by the Thought Police.