I am thinking. What lies in store for us in 2021? I don’t mean us individually. I mean generally. Will Scott, Gladys, Dan, Mark, Annastacia, Steve and Peter still be locking us up to save us? Will things be back to normal or a spooky new normal or still be mostly abnormal? Will the vaccine work? Will heavily-armed police still be chasing young people off beaches?
Will the nasty Chinese government keep on making life difficult for our exporters? Will Dr Jill and Kamala make the world safer? Will Dr Jill find a nice home for Joe? Will the world’s climate do what the experts expect it to do or disappoint them yet again? I assume Tim and company can only take so many disappointments. Will the ABC see the light, self-reflect, and inject political balance into their offerings? Will pigs fly?
As you can see there are many unknowns and, no doubt, some unknown unknowns. Whatever happens in 2021, I am thinking of opting out. Trump losing was the last straw for me. Now, to be clear, I want to hold the faith, and haven’t entirely given up hope that he’ll pull something out of the legal hat, even at this late stage.
Talk is of the US federal government bringing the case that Texas brought. But this time with clear standing, making it more difficult for Roberts and company to chicken out. However, there is no getting away from how bleak it looks. And it might not be possible to overestimate how chicken Roberts can be if put to the test. Moreover, the Democrats are expert at cheating and, as leftist heathens, they have the advantage of having no moral qualms. Partial-birth abortions; even after-birth ‘abortions’ (i.e., infanticides) — no worries.
COVID was a godsend to them or a devil-send more like. It wasn’t the damage to the economy that resulted from the grotesque lockdowns that did Trump in. He would have survived that. It was mail-in voting and all the opportunities that created for fraud. As Steve Kates perceptibly said. We know they cheated and they know we know. But what are you going to do about it?
I saw a report – I don’t know how true it is – that John Roberts persuaded two of the conservative justices on the Supreme Court to side with him and the liberals, and refuse to consider the case brought by Texas, for fear of rioting in the streets. If there is any truth in this at all, and I suspect there might be, mob rule has become the new reality in the United States.
With whatever is left of his mind, Joe must be hoping that Georgia returns at least one Republican Senator on January 5. Otherwise, he will be swept aside by the Left. His only card is his ‘perceived’ moderation and so-called ability to work across the aisle. Forget that if the Dems have the House, the Senate and the Presidency. He’ll have to play along or be forcibly retired. No need to invoke Amendment XXV under the US Constitution. Undoubtedly, there is enough dirt from his business dealings to threaten him and his son and brother with jail time.
The best outcome, short of Trump remaining, is a Senate which prevents the Dems from holding sway and which lays the groundwork for Trump’s return in 2024/25. Look, I don’t think Trump’s return is very likely. Four years is a long time when you are his age. But, who else, is the problem? None of candidates who he faced in the Republican primaries in 2016 looks up to the job of taking on the media, the swamp, the Chinese, Iran, North Korea, the Palestinians, the Europeans – day in and day out, without wilting. Trump is a one-off. A Churchill.
What’s the odds of a chip off the old block – Don Jr., Eric, Ivanka — emerging? That seems extremely doubtful. Churchill’s children hardly lived up to their father’s stature, and why would you expect that they would? No, there is almost certainly no one who can adequately replace Trump. In normal times that wouldn’t be such a problem. But these are not normal times. No left-wing political party resembles its namesake of thirty or forty years ago. But the Dems have gone completely rogue.
They are in thrall of green new deals, LGBTQ+ agendas, refugees’ rights as against citizens’ rights, visceral self-hatred of our (the Western world’s) achievements and triumphs, and racial politics. Imagine if they were to get untrammelled power. Nothing good would come of that. And remember we are not talking about little Belgium. The robust health of the United States matters to us.
It’s amazing, really. It’s not hard to meet people here who have no idea why they live in a free independent country. Magic or our welcoming smiles, I suppose. With China’s rise, it’s more important than ever for our protector, the United States, to remain strong. And perhaps we should buy some nuclear subs as well.
Meanwhile we should be grateful that our left-wing lot have not quite yet gone the way of the Dems. But, you know, the supine compliance with ridiculous COVID diktats is not a good omen for our body politic. And I still regard people voting for Zali Steggall as against Tony Abbott as a ticking time bomb. It clearly showed deteriorating reason among the well-to-do population of Warringah. Can’t blame malnutrition.
The good sense of the population is what stands between us and misery. Oswald Mosley got no purchase in Britain because of the good sense of the British people of the time. When that good sense starts leaching away there will always be scurvy politicians along for the ride. And much worse than Steggall. Look at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib in the US House of Representatives, if you want to see just a few examples of worse.