Yes, They Really Do Despise Their Civilization | The American Conservative

Thank God that the deracinated, de-Christianized EU elite plan to integrate Turkey into the European Union did not work. And if I were a Turk, I would thank Allah for preserving my Islamic country from that fate too. Elites in both countries wish to deny the religious basis of their respective cultures, and pretend that we’re all a bunch of universalists. We’re not, and never will be.

Rod Dreher,
Yes, They Really Do Despise Their Civilization
The American Conservative



Sexism and racism were likely factors for some folks in the election. For the sake of the country, though, we need to take a more ecumenical approach to dissecting this election. There was much more at play here than simple hate.

The New (Old) Ground Game

Pollsters, consultants, and data-crunchers: if you want to find the biggest losers from last night, go look in the mirror.

The “ground game” is not what you thought it was.

Data is not king. Polls do not win elections. Numbers do not deliver the White House. For better or worse, we are back to a style of campaigning that predates all of that.

And maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

A New Era

Two things will for certain place our nation onto the path to tyranny: coddling the lazy and the indolent, or coddling the wealthy and powerful.

If you have not already, please go vote. And regardless of who wins tonight, let us commit ourselves to ensuring that the new administration understands both the nature and limits of the mandate we have given it.