...from Oregon Muse at Ace of Spades. A sample:
My biggest disappointment? No, not Tillerson, not Mattis, and don't get me started on Jeff Sessions. The guy was as useless as a condom in a convent. I never had much expectations for him. The winner here is Attorney General William Barr, because with him, I did. Seriously, with all the criminal activity hurled at President Trump, what, in the end, did he actually do about it? Oh, I know he investigated and even assigned John Durham with the expectation of criminal indictments, but all of that sort of went poof on November 4th, now, didn't it? That means that not only did the Democrats get away with stealing an election in broad daylight, which is maddening enough, but all of that other stuff, the spying on the Trump and the bogus "dossier" and the phony collusion charges leading to impeachment, most likely orchestrated by a cabal of Obama loyalists, that started the very day that Trump was inaugurated in 2017, is going to be swept down the memory hole and everyone is going to pretend that it never happened. It's absolutely infuriating. I'd like to know, what, exactly were Barr and Durham doing for all this time?
I think the biggest thing traditionalist Americans have going for them is precisely their actual traditions: a long history of respect for individual liberty and a constitution that attempts to stand as a buffer between the people and their government. It is one thing for a tyrannical king or dictator or oligarchy to oppress people who have little or no tradition of freedom, and to do so for ages. While our own traditions, both political and cultural, have eroded over the last hundred years due to the perfidious encroachments of what passes for "progressivism", the current still runs strong in tens of millions of Americans who are not about to offer their throats meekly to the hangman or willingly fall in line for a trip to the nearest reeducation center.