Recently I had a talk with someone I know who is a total Trump fanatic. They have multiple Team Trump bumper stickers on their car and were vocal supporters, both before the election and after. So we started talking about making America great again, and whether or not Trump was going to accomplish it during his 4, and according to them, 8 years in the White House.
And I had to say no. Not because I don’t think Trump wants to do it, but because I don’t think it can be done.
Unfortunately, I think a lot of the things holding America back, at least in my personal opinion, are problems that will take decades, if not generations to fix. It’s not something that a single president can conceivably do in a single term, or even two terms. These are not dictates that can be handed down from on high, they are fundamental changes that need to happen to our society and culture and honestly, nobody wants to do what it takes to get the job done.
The first thing that needs to be done is a serious swing back towards conservatism. I don’t mean hyper-religious neo-conservatism, I mean actual conservatism with a serious emphasis on responsibility. And to do that, we need to utterly eliminate regressivism from this country. The modern regressives need to go the hell away forever. Without that, everything else fails. But it’s taken a very long time, more than 50 years, to ruin this country with liberalism, it will take at least as long to fix it. That’s far more than any President will ever have in office.
Secondly, religion needs to vanish, and along with it, every last vestige of irrationality. We’re well on our way to eliminating the most vile forms of religion and most young people are rejecting religious beliefs altogether so we just have to wait for the old guard to drop dead for the levels of religious irrationality to drop even further. I figure the death of religion, at least organized religion, to be at least a century out, although fundamentalism will die off even sooner.
Unfortunately, liberalism and atheism tend to go together, which is just trading one problem for another. So we’ll have to wait, not only for the religious to die off, but for the new band of atheists to grow up. The well-known saying, “If you’re not a liberal at 25, you have no heart, if you’re not a conservative by 35, you have no brain”, regardless of who actually said it, still holds true, although I will admit that I was never a liberal and don’t see having no heart as being a bad thing. But liberalism, or at least the most radical forms of regressive liberalism, is poison to societies. It is killing Europe, where allowing unrestrained Muslim immigration is causing a rape epidemic across the most liberal nations. It is allowing religious violence against non-Muslims at an alarming rate. In fact, I don’t think it will be long before liberals will become violent fanatics in their own right, we’re already seeing the earliest vestiges of that across the planet.
What is going to make America great again? Making America powerful again. Not militarily, although certainly there is a certain amount of that that needs to exist, but culturally, societally and financially. We need to make our own products, we need to make the best in the world and we need to lead the planet in research and development of goods and services like we once did. Made in America once meant something. Today, it doesn’t. Those are all conservative values, which is why it isn’t surprising why they don’t really exist in America today. Liberalism has driven them away, to our increasing failure and the liberals just don’t care. They want American mediocrity, not American success. Then want everyone to sink to the lowest common denominator instead of expecting the bottom to rise.
Trump can’t make America great again, and honestly I don’t think a lot of his plans are even going in the right direction, but maybe he can set some things in motion that may, over time, help the situation. And maybe he can’t. I just don’t know. But even if it isn’t Trump, we need someone, likely many. many someones, to actually care enough to push the changes we need to make because without it, we’re doomed.