I’ve been receiving a lot of listener feedback lately about my Salem Radio Network commentaries from people who don’t exactly agree with me when it comes to my views on Trump and the GOP and their failure to uphold conservative values.
Some of the most common criticisms I hear, besides being accused of working for CNN or privately funded by George Soros — I still wish I had some of his money — is that I’m simply too negative and that I need to report on the “good things” conservatives do for the country.
Of course, I’d be happy to do as they suggest, if only so-called conservatives and Republicans actually did anything good.
Faux conservatives and Republicans have, of course, been a lost cause ever since John Boehner and Mitch McConnell teamed up to “crush the opposition” (i.e., conservatives), and advanced the socialist agenda of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. And while so-called conservative groups like the House Freedom Caucus talk a good game, they have embraced the agenda of the NY Liberal occupying the White House — Trump has also targeted conservatives — and replaced conservatism with Trumpservatism.
The advance of liberty-killing big government at the hands of Republican vagabonds devoid of conservative values simply cannot be underestimated. To put it bluntly, I’m a critic of these frauds, not a cheerleader, because truth is more important than going along to get along.
This means that I often find myself alone, but as I recently wrote, “I’d rather walk the right road alone than walk the wrong road with a crowd.”
When confronting the overwhelming forces opposing conservative values, I’m often reminded of a scene near the end of the movie, The Matrix Revolutions, the third installment of The Matrix trilogy, where Agent Smith appears to have defeated Neo.
Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting? Do you believe you’re fighting for something? For more than your survival? Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know? Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace? Yes? No? Could it be for love? Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting. Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?
Neo: Because I choose to.
“Because I choose to.” That’s it. Right there. Liberty or tyranny. Freedom or slavery. Surrender or revolution. It all boils down to making the choice to persist, to fight for what we believe in.
So, from now through the election, I will choose to speak the truth because, as George Orwell once stated, “speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.”
And even after this election is over and the gears are set in motion for 2020, with Democrats running the House and possibly the Senate, I will choose to continue being a voice in the wilderness calling out faux conservatives in Washington and the media for compromising their values in the name of political preservation.
I will also continue to call out the Fellowship of the Pharisees for sacrificing the Gospel of Jesus Christ on the altar of cheap grace for a seat at Trump’s table.
Like I said, I’m a critic, not a cheerleader. Besides, Washington already has enough cheerleaders.
Originally posted at StridentConservative.com.
David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.
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