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TR 340 - Life is a Roller Coaster, Enjoy the Ride

TR 340 - Life is a Roller Coaster, Enjoy the Ride

There is a need to maintain a certain lightheartedness, even in the midst of madness.

It’s shocking.

When CNN *almost* tells the truth:

Their reasoning is weak at best, but the CNN analysts correctly point out that consumers are being stretched thin by record high inflation, home sales have plunged more than 20%, banks are being battered by higher interest rates, and geopolitical tensions continue to increase “uncertainty” in the global markets. What CNN does not say, is that this is all by design and intended to dethrone the dollar and weaken America’s position on the global stage, thus setting the stage for global democracy.

In the spirit of balanced reporting, clicking over to Fox’s front page news this morning we find a whole lotta nothing—except some gas lighting and click bait. “Oh my gosh! They’re violating Trump’s constitutional rights!” shrieks the headline. Geez, ya think? How about your constitutional rights?! More on that in a minute.

Everything else on the page is just drivel. It’s all designed to stoke the bitter division and discontent that is tearing our nation apart—aka tending to the “delicate task” of developing dissatisfaction in the body politic—a straight up commie tactic. Don’t forget that Fox is part of the Trusted News Initiative, which means they have the same handlers as the leftist outlets and are being used as controlled opposition.

To wit, Ann Coulter put out a prescient piece this morning with the notable title:

Republicans: you’re being played!

I’d like to read the whole article, but in the interest of time (there’s a lot going on), I’m going to just share a little excerpt that cuts to the heart of what’s going on:

What’s easier to roll than an Easter egg?

      Answer: Donald Trump.

Now, I can add:

      What’s easier to roll than Donald Trump?

      Answer: Republican voters.

Democrats are playing Republicans like a fiddle. The left’s sole objective is to make Trump the Republicans’ 2024 presidential nominee. He’s already lost three election cycles for the GOP — why not make it four?”

Again, it doesn’t matter if you or I disagree with the sentiment in this statement, this is how many, many Republican voters feel. This fact attests to the division within the right side of the political spectrum, and it exposes just how gullible the GOP is. Continuing from the article above:

“Politico reports that Biden’s senior advisors reacted to Trump’s recent surge in the polls with unmitigated joy. “We beat Trump once, they say, and will again.”

“But, but, but, they didn’t beat him—they cheated!” you say. Sure enough. And they’ll do it again. Have you not been paying attention? The Democrats have the “most extensive and inclusive voter fraud operation in the history of American politics.”

I know I’ve posted it before, but this video is timeless and it makes the point:

Now, about those constitutional rights.

There was another excellent article over at the Gateway Pundit this morning, discussing the status of the “New California” statehood. I had previously mentioned this movement back in TR 281 - Distractions & the Disarming of America, along with the Taliban’s new super car and the woke indoctrination of the U.S. military. As the title alluded, I believe this is all distraction, but the GP article mentioned above comes at it from a different angle—a disturbing angle—that needs to be addressed.

After quoting the inspiring documents that articulate our natural right to cast off the shackles of tyranny and form our own government (always refreshing), Jason Whitlock and Tucker Carlson discuss the dynamics of a national divorce from the “communist left.” While I do applaud the pioneering thoughts, their rational is problematic:

“We cannot live with ungodly people who we cannot trust. It’s Biblical. We cannot co-exist with people who think they are gods and are lawless.”

Hmmm… I wonder what you think about that statement? I’m sure many in the audience agree, just as I am sure that many in the audience disagree. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? If we are on the same team, standing on the same side of history as the last line of defense from total global tyranny, how do we reconcile this difference in beliefs? Friends, it is with the utmost sincerity that I must point out, this is a major “wedge” issue—and one that must be dealt with at once.

The political right is being divided along religious lines. This is a perilous threat to the liberty movement. It feeds the Christian insurrection narrative and weakens the patriotic bonds that once united our country. This is on purpose, and far too few people see it for what it is—especially my Christian brothers and sisters. Remember: united we stand, divided we fall. Don’t fall for the trap of religious division!

Is it true that we “cannot live with ungodly people” who we cannot trust?

Arrest the knee-jerk reaction and let logic guide your mind. The answer is no, this is not a true statement. Christians have lived with ungodly people who they cannot trust ever since Christ walked the earth. It is true, there are many Bible verses that warn not to associate with immoral people. But—and this is a big BUT—that absolutely does NOT mean that Christians are supposed to shun non-believers, insulate themselves in communities of faith, and establish a national theocracy.

Nothing could be more antithetical to American values and the teachings of Jesus.

Don’t fall for the trap of religious division!

Furthermore, to think that we can forge a path forward as a nation by disassociating ourselves with anyone who doesn’t adhere to traditional religious teachings is utterly foolish, and again, completely contradictory to American values and biblical teachings—so, DON’T FALL FOR THE TRAP OF RELIGIOUS DIVISION!!!!

Alright, enough of that.

Much like religion is being used to divide the right, so too is Trump being used to divide the right. Even liberal rags like the Washington Post are remarking how the case against Trump is “disturbingly unilluminating” and “unnervingly flimsy.” If these schmucks can see it for what it is, why do you think the media establishment keeps pumping up the story—especially on the right? The answer is found in this headline:

Trump’s call to defund DOJ, FBI puts Senate, House GOP at odds 

You see, Trump’s call to defund the DOJ and FBI is causing division in the ranks. Some will argue that this is necessary and a good thing. Defund the DOJ and FBI? Hell yeah, fire those crooks! Anyone who opposes such common sense solutions is a backstabbing, Never Trumper, Republican RINO—throw them all out!!!

Sure. What a brilliant idea. How?

“Vote for Trump!”

Or so the thinking goes.

Remind me again: what’s easier to roll than an Easter egg?

From the article above:

“Trump is creating problems for Republicans everywhere. …It’s almost impossible to see anything good from this for the Republicans. …it creates a real problem for Republicans and Republican candidates, we saw this in 2022.

It breeds the kind of Republican candidates that run for office that win these primaries and can’t win a general election. It puts Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and every swing seat in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House in a position where Trump is the story all day, every day, whatever he says. That’s a bad thing for Republicans and a great thing for Democrats.”

Again, it does not matter if you and I disagree with this sentiment. This is how many people feel, and we must acknowledge that fact at the very least. It would be unwise to ignore or dismiss this perspective, as the proponents are on our side. As I was saying in yesterday’s The Dangers of Disbelief, we cannot solve our problems if we are not willing to face the unvarnished reality of current circumstance, and deal with it.

It may be enticing to pretend that MAGA is the majority—and if you were to criss-cross the heartland and see the millions of Americans who are desperate to reclaim our country, this belief would be bolstered—but in reality, this is not the case.

Think about it. Do the math:

“Clinton amassed 65,844,610 votes across all 50 states and Washington D.C., 48.2 percent of all votes cast. Trump received 62,979,636 votes, 46.1 percent of all votes cast. Clinton had 2,864,974 votes more than Trump, the largest popular vote margin of any losing presidential candidate in U.S. history, according to the AP.”

In 2016, Hillary Clinton—a crusty, corrupt, and unpopular career politician—got nearly 3 million more votes than Donald Trump. If that’s not sobering enough, consider that in the 2020 election Joe Biden got over 7 million more votes than Trump. Do you still believe that MAGA is the majority?

As a MAGA patriot myself, I feel a strong urge to dispel this myth once and for all.

  • The utterly despicable Hillary Clinton won 48.2% of all the votes cast, compared to Trump’s 46%.

  • The ineffable fool Joseph Robinette Biden won 51.31% of all votes cast, compared to Trump’s 46%.

Do you see the trend? The gap between Trump and the majority of voters is growing. Add to this fact — the fact that the majority of voters have voted for someone other than Trump by a growing margin in the last two elections — the fact that less than half of Republican voters are willing to support Trump in the primaries (meaning they’re desperate for other options), and the picture should be coming clear.

Donald Trump is fracturing the conservative movement.

If we could not win with some semblance of unity in the 2020 election—being defeated by the leftist machine that’s forever moving in an uncanny lockstep—how in the hell do you think Trump is going to win in the 2024 election, given the conservative right is more divided than ever, while the left remains in lockstep?

Friends, my fellow patriots, all of us who want to Make America Great Again need to square off with the fact that we are outnumbered and outmatched, not just by our political opponents, but by the whole of the rotten political establishment itself. On top of all of that, we are being mercilessly mocked and demonized by the mainstream media, portrayed as the greatest threat to the nation we love, and set up to take the fall for the upcoming “hung election and civil war” that all of this is driving toward.

Quite unfortunately, this is how MAGA Republicans are viewed by the majority today:

A Trump supporters poses for photographs before Former President Donald Trump arrives.

I see that picture and I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. He’s probably not a bad guy. His heart’s in the right place. Obviously he’s on our side (unless he’s just been planted for a photo-op). But damn, it’s going to take more than a fashion statement if we want to win this war!

If you really want to Make America Great Again, there are three things that need to happen. No amount of disbelief or dismissing the arguments presented here is going to do away with the harsh reality that must be dealt with. With that in mind, here are the three steps that I believe are necessary if we actually want to win in 2024:

  1. Separating the politics from the person.

  2. Separating the politics from religion.

  3. Uniting the people with a common vision.

No matter how one might twist and bend to believe otherwise, no amount of mental gymnastics will be able to overcome the facts at hand. I am fully aware that some of you may disagree. That’s fine. Please don’t lose sight of the fact that we’re on the same team, and we’re both trying to win. I’m not here to tell you what I think you want to hear. I’m here to speak from the heart and share a different perspective.

Like I said, life is a roller coaster, so let’s enjoy the ride—together.

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