The Right Wing case for Joe Biden

Let’s imagine we are in a car, driving along a dirt road. The road is covered in fog and, unbeknownst to all but very careful observers, a cliff is approaching.

Suddenly, a figure appears in the road, and the car runs straight into him. He pushes back, and the car stops. Not wanting to become stuck, the driver hits the gas and begins redlining the engine. Then, the figure steps out of the way, and the car zooms off the cliff at breakneck speed. Boom!

The United States is the car in this metaphor, and we (the passengers) are its citizens. The driver? I’ll refer you to Unqualified Reservations for that (hint: The Cathedral). So who is the mysterious figure that stopped the car? Donald J. Trump.

Trump represents the final pushback against the failed American experiment in neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism (two ideologies that pretend to be different, but are in fact, the same). You can tell this because of how crazy politics has become since his election. The only reason that the media and governmental institutions turned up the heat is because they perceived their progress to be threatened. They thought the car had stopped. Not wanting to see their beautiful experiment finally fail (even though the car is missing a wheel and all its doors), they decided to up the stakes.

The United States has been redlining its engine since 2015, and Donald Trump has so far managed to halt its progress (albeit only slightly). Just as in physics, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Trump pushes, and the system pushes back with equal ferocity. It takes two to tango.

Obviously, this type of energy in American politics is not sustainable, and we are already beginning to see signs of fracture. Many Americans do not vote, many are disillusioned with the political process, and I bet all feel “just wake me up when it’s all over, please, and give me five extra minutes.”

Who will give first? Who should give first?

I think it is safe to say that the American Left will not be the first to blink. I see no indication of this at all, and if anything, the last couple of months have proven that they are just getting started with escalation. They are in it for the long haul, and this is not surprising. Trump has only been in office for 4 years, but the American Left has been in power since the election of Woodrow Wilson and our involvement in World War 1. And yet, Trump has managed to convince the American Left that their car has stopped, and that if they don’t continue to increase their volume all will be lost.

Regardless of if this is even true or not in reality, it is safe to say that many on the Left believe this. Words like “Nazi,” “racist,” and “white supremacist” have become so common that they have lost all meaning, and the focus on racial politics over the past few years shows desperation, not the signs of a confident ruling class. The American Left feels scared, feels that they are about to lose their ability to drive the car. They might even feel that Trump could somehow manage to push the car backwards.

This is their greatest weakness. If you already at 10/10 intensity, if the car’s engine is overheating and at 9000 RPM, there is nowhere left to go. All Trump must do now is simply smile and step out of the way, and watch while the car shoots forward off the cliff.

So, Joe Biden.

Joe Biden is boring, really boring. So boring, that I find it hard to imagine how the New York Times will manage to produce a single interesting story in his entire 4 year term. Imagine the headlines: “Joe Biden…just kinda sits around…”

Now contrast that with the current headlines about Trump. Every day seems to be a new crisis, whether it is the end of women’s rights or the start of a nuclear holocaust with Iran. As long as Trump is in power, his very presence is enough to generate and sell controversy. His existence is oxygen to the flames. Cut the source of oxygen, and the entire fire goes up in smoke.

This is why I will be voting for Joe Biden on November 3rd. I don’t want to keep driving towards the cliff at 5 mph, I want it to happen now (Don’t worry, my seatbelt is unbuckled so I can make the escape, and make sure yours is as well). The election of Joe Biden means the end of the Progressive Left’s hegemony, because they will have lost their greatest villian.

Who is Neo without Agent Smith? Who is Dorothy without the Wicked Witch of the West? Nobodies.

This is how we finally, once and for all, eliminate the Progressives’ hold on power. Let them drive the country off a cliff, I mean, we all knew it was coming. Now is not the time to play politics, because playing politics only justifies the Left’s existence. Take away their villain, and they cease to exist.

Instead of arguing with blue haired feminists online, just ignore them. We all learned this in elementary school. How do you handle a bully? You ignore them. Pretend they don’t bother you, continue on with your business as if they never even pushed you into the locker to begin with. Eventually, a bully becomes bored and leaves you alone.

A bully only gets their power from their victim. Refuse to be their victim, and they can’t do a damn thing.

So, what should you do? Prepare yourself for the inevitable crash. Detach yourself from politics, and position yourself so you won’t get caught in the crossfire. Remember, this car, the country, is heading to a cliff, so you better be ready to jump ship at the right moment. All your tweeting, all your anger, all your resentment of the ruling class gives them power. Take it back.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Supreme Court

America is a legal oligarchy. Lawyers and Judges run this country and we need to stop pretending this isn’t as bad as it really is.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, notorious progressive Justice behind decisions as monumental and controversial as Roe vs. Wade, has died. Upon her death, thousands of grieving progressives flocked to the Supreme Court building to mourn her passing. Many in the intelligentsia media class felt devastated, even taking to Twitter to express their shock and outrage. For about fifteen minutes, everything seemed alright: people on both sides of the aisle were respectful and courteous.

Then, everyone remembered what timeline we’re all living in. Immediately, the online world caught fire once progressives and conservatives realized that Pres. Trump would have the opportunity to push through his third Supreme Court Justice in his first term, and only months before the 2020 election.

Meanwhile, I sat, sipping my tea, watching the chaos unfold.

I find it humorous how wrapped up people get with the Supreme Court, specifically, progressives. These are the same people who want to dismantle the heteronormative white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy, aka all power systems in existence, and yet, here they are writhing in grief over a woman who held more power than almost anyone in the federal government. It seems that even the revolutionaries can’t escape the allure of power, no surprise there.

Americans have a strange habit (or compulsion), to immediately react to any talk of royalty with a quick, guttural jab of “We hate Kings over here! No royalty in America, no way!”

And yet, we basically worship figures such as RBG (Just Google Notorious RBG). Ginsburg’s status was very much Queen-like. She was not elected, she had no term limit (even after becoming gravely ill), and her words were law. The comfort that many Americans feel with the Court is curious, and must be challenged.

If we are truly at a point where the Republic is lost if the Supreme Court tips one way or another, then I’m sorry to say, we have already lost. Just imagine trying to explain this scenario to Alexander Hamilton or George Washington, who saw the Court as so inconsequential that they put it in the basement of the Capitol building. They would have laughed at those who felt it necessary to hold a vigil for RBG, and they would have immediately recognized the religious overtones it carries.

I am not trying to disparage Ginsburg, I am saying I refuse to worship her. I do not believe in submitting (in the Islamic sense) to a human power, especially one who serves in the government. This goes for the ridiculous pageantry of funerals held in the Capitol as well, such as when John McCain died. I do not believe that we should worship our government leaders, I think they should be treated as flawed human beings, just like everyone else. They are not Gods, people!

Devoting yourself to a person will never, ever end well. Our country knew this, and this is why George Washington refused to turn the Presidency into a dictatorship. People are not gods, and they should never be treated as such. Doing so goes directly against the very core of Liberalism, the founding ideology of this country (Although this, too, might be wrong)

The Supreme Court is itself an incredibly dubious institution. Based solely on the Constitution, the Court’s jurisdiction exists only in original jurisdiction and appellate jurisdiction, neither of which grant any power in asserting power over the Legislative or Executive Branches. Judicial Review, or the ability of the court to determine the constitutionality of laws passed by Congress, was not added until 1803 in the case Marbury v Madison. After this monumental case, the Supreme Court gave itself the power to determine if laws were constitutional or not.

On the surface this feels reasonable, after all, who will act as a check on the federal government if not the courts? Upon deeper analysis, this ability is in fact the most powerful lever of control that exists in the federal government. This lever is not wielded by an elected body, but by legal oligarchs who answer to no one.

Take Roe v Wade, for example. We can all agree: the Constitution has no mention of the unborn, of abortion, or of the role of the state in matters of pregnancy. And yet, the Supreme Court was the body that enshrined abortion as a woman’s right. Whether you agree or not, it is shocking that a decision as politically charged as abortion would be decided by oligarchs, and not popular vote.

Let’s imagine a hypothetical case before the Supreme Court. The plaintiff claims that they have the right to own nuclear bombs, since the Second Amendment makes no limits on what “arms” mean. A public opinion poll reveals that 30% of the American public believes that it is a right to own nuclear weapons, while 70% do not. What would happen if the Supreme Court decided that yes, nuclear bombs are covered by the Second Amendment?

Congress could pass a law banning their sale, but the Court could turn around and declare it unconstitutional, nullifying it. Who checks the checkers?

You shouldn’t support oligarchy just because it agrees with you most of the time.

Be skeptical of all authority, and don’t place your “faith” in glorified bureaucrats.