Steve Kornacki, NBC political correspondent wrote an article about the Trump culture wars:
“Politics has traditionally been a niche pastime for Americans, but the appetite for coverage of Trump seems endless. Digital subscriptions for major national papers are surging. Cable news ratings have exploded to unheard-of levels. Political podcasts are proliferating.”
The “politics as entertainment” surge is a symptom of big government.
No longer are conservatives being content “standing athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.”
“Conservatives” now seek to use big government to advance their “agenda” (which is total control of big government.)
This is wrong.
Liberals, the true statists, can’t be gracious in their victories. Their social policies have failed miserably: poverty hasn’t dropped after a 50-year “war” on it, health insurance costs are spiraling out of control after a government takeover of it, and the national retirement system is broke. Liberals, the true statists, want more control and, rather than focusing on “fixing” what were well-intentioned (but failed) programs, they embrace their totalitarian urges to hunt down every last hold out and demand surrender.
“Convert or die!” is the liberal mantra now and a growing number of conservatives combat them with the same religious fervor.
This doesn’t end well. Big government is the problem and fewer and fewer people are willing to yell “Stop!” I’ll always be one of those people, regardless of whomever occupies the Oval Office.