As you may have noticed, I’ve been focusing a lot of attention lately on the need for an alternative to the Democrat/Republican duopoly, particularly as we approach the 2020 election. This has led to a lot of feedback from people who don’t exactly agree with me, particularly when I point out how Trump and the GOP fail to uphold conservative values and how this disqualifies them to lead our movement.
Some of the most common criticisms I hear, besides being accused of working for CNN or being privately funded by George Soros — I still wish I had some of his money — is how I’m simply being negative and that I need to focus more on the “good things” Trump and the GOP are doing for the country.
Of course, I’d be happy to do as they suggest, if only they actually did anything good — for example, keeping their promises.
The Republican Party has been a lost cause in my book ever since John Boehner and Mitch McConnell teamed up to “crush the conservative opposition” while simultaneously advancing the socialist agenda of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi — an agenda McConnell claims the GOP will stop if we allow them to keep their Senate majority.
So-called conservative groups like the House Freedom Caucus like to talk a good game, but they have embraced the agenda of the NY Liberal occupying the White House and replaced conservatism with Trumpservatism.
And let’s not forget Trump has also targeted real conservatives for not carrying the Trumpservative water.
While Democrats are easy targets due to their advocacy of socialism, the advance of socialism and liberty-killing big government at the hands of Republican vagabonds simply cannot be underestimated. And to make matters worse, socialism is being embraced by so-called conservatives as well.
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 I often find myself alone, but as I once wrote, “I’d rather walk the right road alone than walk the wrong road with a crowd.”
When faced by 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. To break free of the GOP “Matrix,” we need to choose to persist in fighting for what we believe in.
From now through 2020, I choose to be a revolutionary who speaks truth because, as George Orwell once stated, “speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.”
And even after the election, I will choose to continue being a voice in the wilderness by calling out faux conservatives in Washington and the media for exchanging conservative values for 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, the establishment already has enough cheerleaders.
Originally posted on StridentConservative.com.
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