Decades ago, George Will gave much thought to the dynamics between the regime and its citizens. In his book Statecraft and Soulcraft, he argued for the “perpetuation of free government by nurturing people so they can be comfortable and competent in society.”
Now, he worries about keeping his libertarianism (and atheism) pristine and the neoliberal Uniparty agenda going full-throttle by attacking the “scowling primitives“—that is, the American people—and President Trump nonstop. It’s beyond comprehension that a man who used to talk about the dangers of the administrative state is now one of its chief mouthpieces, fending off any attacks from the noncredentialed barbarian hordes.
Buying into the Left’s narrative without a second thought (he calls Trump’s attempt to actually do something about immigration on our Southern border a “family-shredding policy”), Will openly argues in his latest piece for voting for Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. As he writes, the “principle” is for “independents and moderate Republicans” to “substantially” reduce “congressional Republican caucuses.” This, I guess, is what True Conservatism™ has become: to advocate for an agenda of open borders, horrible trade deals that corrode the middle class, exporting liberalism abroad to other countries who don’t want it, open warfare against anyone or group who is not in complete lockstep with Orthodox liberalism, expertise over the rule of the people, the intelligence bureaucracy running roughshod over the Constitution, ad infinitum.
Sure, Will says that a “Democratic-controlled Congress would be a basket of deplorables” but that seems much more like a cover than anything remotely resembling actual principles. So, to save our country, you must wreck it first? Really? The St. Crispin’s Day speech this is not.
At least most “principled conservatives” in the 2016 Election either did not vote or voted for some 3rd party hack so that their consciences would remain unsullied with real world problems. Now, they are openly advocating voting for an opposition party that, left to its own devices, would only hasten the destruction of the nation. Good job George.