The Left’s Closing Argument to America: Shut Up and Obey

Election Day is almost here, and the time has come for closing arguments. For the Left, four years of agitation have culminated in this proposal: join the revolution, or we’ll destroy you. 

You have to admire the simplicity of it.

Understand, removing Trump from power is only the first step on the road to true democracy. His presidency must also go down as a cancerous aberration never to be repeated, and he and his supporters must be consigned to the outer darkness, forever.

We have seen this peculiar pitch crystallize as the ruling class works desperately to crush Trump and crown Biden’s running mate, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). It was obvious from the start that Biden’s campaign was little more than a front for the establishment and that its success, if ever it came, would be a sleight of hand. We have now seen that effort reach its logical conclusion in a parade of open contempt for ordinary Americans and our most basic principles and institutions.

We have watched a presidential candidate lie to the people, with the help of the press, about an imaginary “white supremacist” threat and “mostly peaceful” riots. We have seen him tell Americans that we do not “deserve” to know whether he will pack the Supreme Court. And most alarmingly of all, we have seen “the news” and Big Tech engage in mass political censorship to help him win. 

What would people like this do to America? It doesn’t take much imagination to get the general idea. 

Under their rule, the things we find controversial today no longer would be controversial. All of “the science” would be settled—by them. There would be a short menu of policies and opinions, catered by activists and “experts,” that everyone would follow on pain of persecution. Everyone would accept that America is “racist” and support whatever redress that may require. 

Moreover, anyone arbitrarily declared a spreader of “misinformation” or “hate speech” would be punished, and that would be that. Those targeted would be compelled to grovel, and the liberal mob would cheer their humiliation. We’ve already seen plenty of this, with a spring of lockdowns, a summer of “antiracism,” and the readiness with which seemingly moderate people went along with all of it. Most liberals still trust the media, and they won’t hesitate to have Big Tech do their dirty work for them in the name of “property rights.”

Yes, they will pack the Supreme Court, too, as they were always going to do the moment they lost control. None of this will be hard for them to justify, in fact they’ll do it all gladly. They’re on the right side of History, after all. They’re the good guys.

But there are still too many bad guys around, too many “QAnon cultists,” too many conspiracy theorists who don’t believe in science, too many who refuse to apologize for the way they were born. These people—unfortunately, as they see it—have a say in our system. What to do? 

Well, why not just blow the whole thing up? All of that hokey rhetoric about the “consent of the governed” and “free speech,” do we really need that? The Constitution is getting to be pretty old by now. Weren’t the framers a bunch of racists anyway?

It’s not enough to enforce a revolutionary ideology from above, however. It’s much more poetic to create an entirely new people—a people more fit to inherit this better, more democratic America. 

Their sense of rapture finds its fullest expression in the anticipation of a permanent new majority, whose arrival is to be welcomed as a comeuppance against that part of the country refusing to yield to their idea of “progress.” Their excitement at the prospect of this is palpable. 

To the most fervent advocates of diversity politics, Kamala Harris has an intoxicating, demagogic appeal: she typifies the ambition of the more “diverse” country created by decades of unrestricted migration, the narcissism-as-virtue minted by feminism, and the deep and powerful loathing of Middle America that pulses through the bloodstream of our elite.

The way must be prepared by dismantling whatever is left of our system that allows dissent and deliberation, removing any capacity for “the past” to issue a veto to “the future.” 

People who previous generations might have dismissed as unfit to rule, people lacking in merit but full of pride and ruthlessness, people like Harris, could then become unstoppable through the tyranny of arithmetic. A new class of petty despots would be seen as an asset by an imperious and hateful mob seeking spoils and revenge against that part of the population that still feels an attachment to the old country, which would be powerless to resist. 

Once unleashed, the passions of this mob would be difficult to contain. Any unpleasantness that may occur along the way would be marked down as “progress.”

Where does this end? Reparations? A Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the last four years? The last 400?

None of this is set in stone, but this election may be our last chance to save what’s left of the country our Founders left us. Let’s make it count.

About Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a Mt. Vernon fellow of the Center for American Greatness and a staff writer and weekly columnist at the Conservative Institute. His writing has also appeared in the Daily Caller. Follow him on Twitter @matt_boose. ‏

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22 responses to “The Left’s Closing Argument to America: Shut Up and Obey”

  1. Yes, lets make it count.

    Time to push back, start by taking off the mask.

  2. “History repeats itself … if it can.” The entirety of what we are seeing here was first penned by writers such as Marx, Neitszche, and Hitler. It was practiced by the foolish evil Frenchman, Max Robespierre, who at one time “thought the guillotine to be an instrument of social change … until.” We know how all of these books ended. We don’t deny the bloody lessons that they teach, any more than the Founders of this nation did.

    I said, “IF.” But there is hope in the form of over 320 million people, who can easily overcome this much-less than 1 million self-styled elites with their organized crime gangs and foolish young lackeys. As before, they surround themselves with sycophants, vastly over-estimate their own power, and dismiss their overwhelmingly powerful opposition as “Deplorables.”

    True Power works through Peace, and will not be denied it.

    • Nice thoughts. How well did “Peace” work in 1776? Dec. 7, 1941?

      The greater the evil, the greater the sacrifice good must make to defeat it.

  3. Biden’s campaign is like the “shell game” street hustle, in which you pick the shell with the white marble to win the prize, but low in behold when you pick that shell the marble underneath is not the white marble.

    Similar here, people are voting for the Biden from 1990, but they are getting the opposite in every aspect.

  4. This author doesn’t say it, but what is really leading to this dismantling of traditional America is the rapid change of our population from white majority to nonwhite majority. The white left does its best to stir up resentment against whites, in blacks and brown people. It works for some. There is a change happening in the so-called “minority communities”. As more of them become parents, homeowners, intermarry with whites, find success in their jobs and communities, they become less susceptible to this constant screaming about “white racists” = republicans. They have a stake in the community and the society. They do not want to see it destroyed.
    From white I have seen, most blacks harbor a permanent resentment against white people for a variety of reasons. They probably will continue to vote for the anti-white democrats 90% for ever. But Hispanics are quite different. For one thing, many hispanics ARE white, so the screaming about “racism” falls flat. The same is true for many middle easterners, and also those Caucasian Indians from North India, Sikhs, like Nikki Haley, etc. Those groups will gradually come to see themselves as part of the “white” population, which is already happening. An interesting tidbit. In the “woman seeking men” section of Craig’s list here in California, most white females write “Single white female, 28, seeks white or Hispanic male, similar age……….”. Etc. So, in the eyes of many white women in California, Hispanics and “whites” are seen as equally desirable as boyfriends and possibly husbands. When something like that is common, it is impossible to deny that Hispanics have “arrived”. They are considered perfectly acceptable as mates by white females. Small piece of information which points to the future of the blended Hispanic/Anglo/Middle eastern population.

    • You let your bias slip with your Freudian typo. instead of “From what I have seen” You wrote “from white I have seen.”
      We are savvy that the news is slanted, And we are savvy that the news is in the business of selling advertising with angst. Therefore of course the most prominent black voices in a very left media are going to be those that show permanent resentment. You should read Jason Whitlock. Black men, generally, are not full of resentments because it’s not masculine to be a wimp. They don’t want government handouts and grievances upon which to leverage them, they want a level playing field in the private market place, and Trump was showing them that a roaring economy does just that. Just as I would not buy in the fake news that Biden is a pristine angelic above reproach figure, I am not buying the fake news accounts of blacks’ resentment. All they want is jobs and equal opportunity, and Trump was giving all just that. American ethos is stronger than fake racial resentment, and a color blind society is possible no matter the hue of the citizenry.

    • Hope you’re right, but Craigslist discontinued its personals quite a while ago.

    • I’ve seen many countries that became “diverse.” Chaos followed and ruin. Look at France, UK, Germany Scandinava. You cannot become diverse by allowing cultures opposed to the core beliefs of a nation settle in your nation. Certain cultures are destructive because they are dependent on destroying neighboring cultures. What has Islam ever produced? Many groups will adapt, others never will. How is it that all those Aryan Lebanese, Turks, Chinese, Japanese, West Indians, Hindus, Koreans, Bolivians have all outpaced blacks in the USA? Sorry some people will adapt others reject and destroy.

  5. This author doesn’t say it, but what is really leading to this dismantling of traditional America is the rapid change of our population from white majority to nonwhite majority. The white left does its best to stir up resentment against whites, in blacks and brown people. It works for some. There is a change happening in the so-called “minority communities”. As more of them become parents, homeowners, intermarry with whites, find success in their jobs and communities, they become less susceptible to this constant screaming about “white racists” = republicans. They have a stake in the community and the society. They do not want to see it destroyed.
    From white I have seen, most blacks harbor a permanent resentment against white people for a variety of reasons. They probably will continue to vote for the anti-white democrats 90% for ever. But Hispanics are quite different. For one thing, many hispanics ARE white, so the screaming about “racism” falls flat. The same is true for many middle easterners, and also those Caucasian Indians from North India, Sikhs, like Nikki Haley, etc. Those groups will gradually come to see themselves as part of the “white” population, which is already happening. An interesting tidbit. In the “woman seeking men” section of Craig’s list here in California, most white females write “Single white female, 28, seeks white or Hispanic male, similar age……….”. Etc. So, in the eyes of many white women in California, Hispanics and “whites” are seen as equally desirable as boyfriends and possibly husbands. When something like that is common, it is impossible to deny that Hispanics have “arrived”. They are considered perfectly acceptable as mates by white females. Small piece of information which points to the future of the blended Hispanic/Anglo/Middle eastern population.

  6. This is pretty much what I think, put more clearly into words than I would be able to do.

  7. “Biden’s campaign [is] little more than a front for the establishment.”

    Interesting statement. Usually the impulse to uphold the interests of the “establishment”, the status quo, is a conservative impulse. But here, on this website, it is a revolutionary impulse. So here we are, through the looking glass: ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.’

  8. Don’t get me wrong, I want Trump to win for the simple sake that I would like a few more years to prepare and get my affairs in order. But if he does win, we will be right back in this position in four years. We can’t ever lose and the enemy only has to win once.
    It’s shocking how quickly things came apart in my lifetime. I do not see a way that this does not end in violence.

  9. My God, is it really that simple that just reelecting Trump will cure all this hate, chaos, destruction, death, and the Left’s relentless lust for power!?

    Hate to remind you folks, even the Repugnocants hate Trump almost as much as the Demoncraps, and frankly, the fact that over 50 million people have voted, almost a third of the likely completed vote at the end of what, Mid November, shows the public is as clueless and ignorant, if not just pathetically complicit of this madness.

    America, land that you should flee, home of the depraved!

    • Yeah, Right, JACK. And pray tell, where do you go. South Africa. How’s that working out there for the Whites now that the Western Left has destroyed their country.

  10. The transition of the USA to authoritarian governance will be complete without firing a shot. Its not surprising that with full ownership of civilian information, the national media, Google and FB now lead us into an era of data authoritarianism. With the (95%) ownership of data (i.e. truth) consumption, the tech promise of a “better” society at our fingertips with massive amounts of information, has quickly turned into a malevolent tool. Its surprising and ironic that ours (or other) governments will not likely be the primary cause of our collapse.

  11. The author closes with, “this election may be our last chance to save what’s left of the country our Founders left us.”

    Just a bit inaccruate. This election may be our last chance to peacefully save what’s left of the country.

    Earlier the author opines that, “anyone arbitrarily declared a spreader of “misinformation” or “hate speech” would be punished, and that would be that. Those targeted would be compelled to grovel…”

    That’s certainly what the left has planned but the best laid plans of mice and men…

    If the left manages to steal this election, they will present Americans with a binary choice; 1984 or 1776 because in order to fully implement their agenda they HAVE to sweep away our inalienable rights.

    The question will then be if enough Americans decide that it’s better to risk dying on their feet… rather than the certainty of ‘living’ upon their knees.

    As for me I know my mind and ask as did Patrick Henry; “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

  12. I guess I missed the Memo, but how do they justify overlooking Kamala Harris’s family’s ownership of slaves about 2-3 generations ago? Aren’t all dependents of slave owning families bad and should be treated as lepers?

  13. unless we make some changes around here, EVERY election from now on is our last chance to save the country we were bequeathed

    • True: a six-ton raptor whispering “I’ve had enough” that shaking the doors but isn’t in the room … yet.