Recent fiascos in Portland and Chicago indicate a dangerous turn for the left. Portland’s mayor let anarchists terrorize the downtown for fifty days, then fueled a psy-op campaign blaming the destruction on Trump. Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, lashed out at Donald Trump just before hundreds of protesters hurled projectiles at police before a Christopher Columbus statue. Next, they marched to surround her house, yelling expletives at her.
Conservatives worry, understandably, about whether the public will blame this chaos on Trump. Many signs indicate that the left’s propaganda machine has worked. As a personal endeavor, I contacted Democratic friends and relatives during June and July to see if we could find common ground. There exists no common ground.
All the Democrats I know hold Donald Trump personally responsible for the spread of COVID. They believe that racial violence has increased under Donald Trump. No Democrat who spoke to me believes there is any rioting in the United States other than white supremacist provocateurs. They believe that cancel culture is not real, not a problem, and not something that leftists participate in. They do not believe that the media have any bias.
November’s results may have nothing to do with how Trump performs. This year has seen the largest false-flag operation in my lifetime; an enormous segment of the population refuses to believe copious footage of rioting and believes claims about “peaceful protesters” abused by Trump’s “shock troops.” Not even the shrewdest Republican could win over this demographic.
We should campaign as we always do. Beyond that, Trump’s fate is beyond our control. Let’s consider the future beyond Trump.
Right now, the left’s power consists mostly of power over the English language. The left has sway over education, the media, law, arts, and entertainment, especially in English-speaking countries: the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand. Liberal-dominated industries shape the understanding and use of words. Since the English-speaking world defines discourse for the whole world and the English-speaking left defines English words, the left now has global hegemony. For two reasons, I believe that this will not last very long.
First, the history of Spanish, French, and German shows that language communities reach their downfall when one party’s prevalence distorts communication.
Second, the three most prominent left-wing slogans in recent history — “it gets better,” “me too,” and “black lives matter” — cancel each other. Eventually, skeptics will notice, or the folly will cause a social disaster.