Brilliant Analysis of Civilization on the Brink and What We Can Do

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John Anderson and Victor Davis Hanson

Civilization, as we know it, is on the brink of extermination and the people who will fight for its continuation are the middle class. The Left has all the resources and is the face of the new totalitarianism. We must fight back by speaking out. We are looking at an insidious crisis of civilization.

Don’t be discouraged by the beginning of the interview with John Anderson in which Victor Davis Hanson explains what Donald Trump is doing wrong and needs to change. He supports Donald Trump. Hear him out and then listen as he brilliantly describes our very desperate situation as we sit on the precipice of becoming a much darker and more dangerous world.

Democrats won’t talk about extraordinarily high inflation, high gas prices, Afghanistan, so, what they do is talk about January 6th. Republicans are reactive instead of following the Newt Gingrich model of telling people what they would do in the first 100 days to solve each national problem.

They have to talk about the national agenda.

At some point, “there is a Waterloo moment with Donald Trump,” if he keeps going back to the election loss, he plays into the fake narrative of insurrection and fascism. So, “Donald Trump is going to have to decide which is more important to him. To be the leader of the Republican party and to look ahead and not do what he did in 2020. He let the two Georgia races in the Senate go…and basically told his supporters their vote wouldn’t be valid. The Independents were sort of distracted, so they elected two neo-socialists in Georgia of all places. Donald Trump has to barnstorm the country” for these candidates.

Mr. Hanson said that the race was lost when Republicans allowed the laws to be changed and did nothing.

Hanson said there are talented Republicans who will jump in if he doesn’t shift from himself to the crisis in the country. “He’s got two choices. He can be a tragic hero…or, if he wants to stay current, he has to shift the attention from himself to the agenda.”

This is a “crisis moment for civilization.”

“Everything he [Trump] says has legitimate grounds, but it really doesn’t matter anymore.” If he doesn’t shift, “it becomes all the wrongs done to him.”

It would be interesting to see them debate on the agenda, not Trump, so Democrats and never Trumpers have to expose themselves.

John Anderson said, “we are at a great civilizational moment.” We seem required to choose between post-modernism or cultural Marxism. People need their Churchill.

Hanson talked about the two cultures in this country. The anti-Western group controls the business boardroom, Big Tech, media, justice, entertainment, and education, and the odds are with the Left. All Republicans have is the middle class. The Left has all the resources.

This is a cutout from the entire brilliant interview:

Every four year cycle, it’s getting harder to maintain the civilization. If Donald Trump wants to lead, he can’t waste one second and has to talk about the issues.

John Anderson asks if we should have someone lead with the agenda who isn’t as offensive to the Left. Watch VDH’s answer:

At about 23:00, he starts talking about how we got to this point. The Left became extremely wealthy and decided they didn’t need half the country. They also changed the war from class warfare to race because they are wealthy. The Left is now the poor dependents and the coastal elite. They have a venom toward the middle class. They despise them and will turn on the Hispanic middle class if they leave them in the election. VDH doesn’t think half the Hispanics will leave the Left.

What are these people thinking?

The very, very wealthy satisfy their appetites, take on boutique issues, and lose contact with reality. They’re detached and have ideological agendas. They have this Soviet idea that they must be exempt from their actions’ consequences. He gives numerous examples.

It’s a Versailles Left. The other idea is we’re creating the Davos class, who are agnostics and atheists. They don’t believe in the soul. If you don’t believe that and they don’t, they’re secular humanists, then only the now matters. It doesn’t matter if you lie or what you do to bring your ideas to realization.

Everyone can be subject to exploitation. They don’t want equal shots; they want equal results. This is the motto of Pol Pot, Mao, and other dictators. They want to control everybody’s life.

They’re creatures of Versailles and very dangerous, Hanson said. It’s hard to fight them because they preach and are allegedly moralistic. They don’t trust the individual, and they believe in the State.

They are playing with fire, Anderson says. VDH agreed and reviewed the months of violence by the Left that were exempt from criticism. Then we had one day of buffoonish people who rioted, which was blown up.

If you tell middle-class people you can’t fill up their gas tank, make them pay for someone who is a gender studies major in New York, and keep calling them names like fascists, and marry that with an agenda that makes it impossible for them to succeed, then…the people who kept this country going will be gone. He points to the military’s inability to get enough recruits. Watch this clip:

Anderson also asks about the Left impacting the entire world order. VDH talked about Germany having to burn wood and California not caring for their forests. You know what they want, Hanson reminds us. The Left will make us live in high rises with no cars and live a certain way, get a certain education. They are very scary people. It’s very insidious. Our civilization is on the brink.

You have people with impressive degrees recklessly jumping on the bandwagon.

This is not new. They have a new face. At the end, he talks about how to defeat them.

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Francis W. Porretto
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Francis W. Porretto
1 year ago

Oh, you want Trumpism without Trump? I would like a cat, provided that it barks rather than meows.

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 year ago

Yes it was a let down to see Hanson stoop so low to make excuses to not have Trump. He revealed poor logic and RINOism. His sophistry and excuses were similar to what leftists use.

He seems to be saying that Trump wrote mean tweets, said mean things, so should not be president. That is exactly the outward Mitch position.

William Wallace
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William Wallace
1 year ago

Article is good. Trump needs to stop making this about how he got screwed. 2000 Mules and the FBI supressing the Hunter Biden Laptop 2 weeks BEFORE the 2020 election prove that beyond a reasonable doubt , BUT the country is hurting and we need to fins someone ANYONE who will save it … Its why Disantis is now a strong option in case Trump keeps whining about the election. Yeah he got screwed..but we have far bigger fish to fry…like saving Western Civilization…Does Trump have the Character to do that…we will see.

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 year ago

I think you got all the major points wrong. The nation got “screwed”. It is an incredibly serious matter. If you ignore that, you are not very serious. The FBI had the laptop for over a year prior to the election. Trump is not whining. He brings up many issues in addition to the election. We have no responsibility to save the corrupt West, just ourselves.

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 year ago

It is disappointing that Hanson has stated some positions that have serious flaws. I no longer can take him seriously. Trump created the movement, Trump cannot be discounted so flippantly with some sophistry.

As a theorist, Hanson wants to manage the recovery of America his way. But theorists do not manage things. This is not his ideal world in which his conservatives take over without Trump, fix things and we all live happily. Hanson has overplayed.

(Cheap labor policy is still well into effect, by importing 200,000 technical people a year to take our jobs. Hanson never mentions that. It is also in effect with the mass exportation of jobs. Hanson scored a zero on that.)

He has so many misinterpretations. Romney and McCain were not walked over, they colluded. Hanson never mentions Mitch, a key colluder, and has been hands off him. That indicates a big judgement problem from the “expert”, or deception. Is Hanson a Mitch “conservative”? If Hanson thinks Trump is obsolete in the party, why does he not think Mitch is, that Mitch’s removal is important? Hanson has an absurd idea that the supposedly “weak” conservatives (who were not ever conservatives at all) gave into democrats and that weakness rather than their corruption caused our problems. Wrong.

Hanson is proposing various concessions to the left (do not protest a stolen election, do not get emotional, be tactful as they attack us on everything and destroy us). A strong ego as Trump has is required for someone to do the things we need done. Emotion is a powerful thing for voters. The left runs on emotions. But Hanson wants no emotions from the right, showing a weak position from himself, removing an important campaign tactic. Trump was under constant attack, more than any other president. Trump did not give his enemies advantages by being emotional, he fought back or else he would have been removed. Hanson’s RINO buddies did not help Trump fight back. These people are criminals who executed criminal plots (coups), they are not people to be nice to. Hanson indicates the same weaknesses which have made the GOP weak. Hanson scores another theoretical contradiction.

We don’t care what the left considers to be a serious education. Hanson’s remark is silly, and again weak. How about considering failure? Didn’t those Harvard graduates put us where we are at? Did Hanson ever criticize Biden’s schooling? Hanson wants charisma but not emotion. He wants a less popular person like Cotton to be the candidate. Let’s have more interventions, which Cotton wants.

The protesters on January 6th were not buffoons. What felonies were committed? Those remarks are cheap. Hanson ridicules the idea that the election coup is not a serious issue which has led to our current destruction. Cotton supported the election steal, is a Schwab graduate, and has no emotion or appeal. Hanson prefers him? Hanson wants DeSantis to abandon the great situation he created in Florida so early, to disrupt the GOP race?

I see a buffoon sophist here, it is Hanson, he has lots of RINO ideas.

GuvGeek
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GuvGeek
1 year ago

Trump is the issue; competent leadership or incompetent leadership.

The Prisoner
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The Prisoner
1 year ago
Reply to  GuvGeek

Yes, yet Hanson uses the familiar RINO globalist tactic, focusing only on style, and going through contortions.

Character assassination over results is the leftist tactic, and Hanson uses it in his way.

Last edited 1 year ago by The Prisoner