We tell each other stories in order to make sense of what appears to be a chaotic universe. For thousands of years we huddled around fires and told tales. In this way, families became tribes, tribes became states, and states grew into nations bound together by a common narrative.
In postmodern America, the radical left has dominated the national narrative. From same sex marriage to the pseudo science of climate change, the radical fringe has become the dominant voice of the elite classes who control our universities and media. Thus, Barack Obama’s radical ideology was labeled mainstream and common sense. An Orwellian destruction of language and meaning.
Donald Trump stepped into the political ring and declared war against the prevailing narrative. He viewed the leftist stranglehold on America’s story as a sickness that seeks a remedy. At every turn Trump raged and continues to rage against the thought police. Trump’s language is blunt, inelegant stream of consciousness. Which is to say that Donald Trump does not sound like a politician of the left or the right. He sounds like us, ordinary Americans. Which is why he emerged victorious in the electoral college.
Trump’s inaugural speech was short (the shorter the better!) and blunt. Soaring rhetoric is not for him. Those empty calories belong to Obama, to the past, to the burning world that is Obama’s disgraceful legacy.
Most important was Trump’s vow to eradicate Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth.
Trump correctly sees radical Islam as the greatest threat to civilization.
Obama’s narrative saw the weather (AKA climate change) as the great enemy.
Trump’s staff has already deleted all the climate change nonsense from the WH website. This is just the first step in changing the narrative. Trump will cut hundreds of millions from various government agencies that propagandize about the weather. And of course hundreds of millions will no longer flow to academic studies that only serve to buttress a statist ideology whose goal is to soak even more taxes from a heavily burdened middle class.
Trump has already spoken with Bibi Netanyahu about the IslamoNazis of Iran. Again, the narrative is changing.
In Obama’s world, Israel was the enemy. Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood would, if handled properly, become allies. To call this delusional is to be generous. We only have to look at Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Yemen to see the fruits of Obama’s theories.
America will, once again, stand with Israel. The Jew-haters of J Street and Black Lives Matter are no longer welcome in the corridors of power.
The left is hysterical because the narrative is no longer in their hands. They were convinced that Hillary would follow Obama and the narrative would remain the same forever.
But forever is not, um, forever.