District of Corruption
As everyone knows by now, Rick Perry is running for president in 2012. He is the latest Republican opportunist who is trying to ride the tsunami of rage that has been welling up in the Heartland since 2006.
The 2012 election will be the fourth election in a row in which the Heartland has tried to send a message to Washington and Wall Street about the deteriorating American economy. The MARS of Sam Francis have done everything but formally declare war on the Beltway.
Rick Perry is trying to ride the Jacksonian mega wave to the White House:
“I’ll promise you this,” Perry said. “I’ll work every day to try to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your life as I can.”
Let’s start by getting rid of Brown v. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Roe vs. Wade, the Voting Rights Act, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the Holder Justice Department, LBJ’s Great Society, the Immigration Act of 1965, etc.
We are under no illusions that Rick “Fed Up” Perry is anything but an establishment Republican and a supporter of the Texas DREAM Act. If he were really and truly a Middle American Radical, then surely we would have seen some evidence of this by now.
Leaving that aside for a moment, it can also be argued that Jefferson Davis, Alexander Stephens, and Robert Toombs were the Washington establishment in the 1850s. The Directory that pulled the strings of Franklin Pierce and James Buchanan was the epitome of the Democratic establishment.
Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward were the Republican establishment. Lincoln had been a devoted follower of Henry Clay. The War Between the States was fought between two sides of the Washington establishment who had served together in Congress for decades.
Why did Jefferson Davis go home to Mississippi after resigning his Senate seat? He simply had no other choice. The ground had shifted underneath his feet back home.
That’s what is happening here. White America is seething with anger at Washington. They are sick and tired of the parlor games being put on by the politicos.
There is a massive disconnect between Washington and the Heartland. It has been quietly expanding for years. This is showing up in all the internal polling data. Vesuvius is about to explode.
I will reserve judgment on the Perry candidacy. We are not living in normal times like the Clinton years. It doesn’t matter who is elected president in 2012.
The next president will be almost certainly be overtaken by events beyond his ability to control. He will be as helpless as Barack Hussein Obama is now on BRA’s Freedom Ride in the Midwest. Anything could happen.
I wouldn’t rule out anything. That’s saying something.
The Confederate States of America was the political result of a burning desire in Dixie “to make Washington inconsequential” after the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860.
That such sentiments are being stirred today is reflective of the magnitude of the crisis of legitimacy facing the Beltway and Wall Street. It is also taking the familiar form of Dixie’s rebel yell.
This is a great mystery to the Washington establishment. What have we done to arouse such animosity in the Heartland? Can’t these White people see all that we have done for them?
The Washington establishment points to the Hoover Dam and the TVA and land grant colleges like the University of Wisconsin. Tellingly, it points to accomplishments made by previous generations of White Americans that reasonable people admire.
It does this because it is unable to boast of any of its own accomplishments: Roe v. Wade, Obamacare, the stimulus package, the degenerate mandarin ruling class, millions of illegal aliens, “multiculturalism,” the EBT card pyramid, decades of affirmative action, political correctness, the Wall Street bailout, the national debt, free trade agreements, etc.
From our perspective, the Wonkette thinks it is divine. Chris Matthews insults the entire state of Texas on national television. The Beltway scolds the Heartland like a school marm while recklessly spending money on the national credit card.
The Beltway is convinced that the War Between the States was about slavery. This is another old chestnut that has been taught by generations of Yankee historians. The War Between the States was really about honor and self respect.
The great William Lowndes Yancey once toured the Burned Over District in the North to explain to them the problem in the clearest possible terms, “Do not destroy our self respect; do not overtax our manliness. Do not walk in a field and tread on a caterpillar or the poor creature will turn on your boot and try to sting you.”
Where do you suppose the spirit of “Don’t Tread on Me” comes from? It comes from the arrogance, the insanity, and the disastrous national course set by the Washington establishment..
It is not about “government” per se. Just look at the irrelevance of the libertarian movement. It is about the cost of this government in Washington to White America.
It has become unaffordable.
Update: In The Nation, the eunuch Ian Buruma has a conniption fit about the Left’s loss of narrative power in Europe. Woe is me … a mere eunuch with an armory of epithets who is “shocked and outraged” is nothing but a laughingstock in the Age of Reality.
Anyone with a political science degree and an internet modem can plainly see that The Nation is a voice of the discredited liberal establishment. It is a bunch of eunuchs in the big cities who do absolutely nothing to create real physical wealth prattling about their own superiority.
Judging by the composition of our state legislatures, I know for a fact that Dixie is not subsumed within Ian Buruma’s The Nation. It has about all the legitimacy of Newsweek in this area.
It is a liberal cartoon … the Loony Tunes of news journalism.
Update: Obamamessiah is campaigning for reelection in Illinois. I can’t imagine how bleak the future is looking for America’s first black president when has to struggle to carry his own state. The fortunes of the Democratic Party must be even worse than when Quinn carried Illinois in 2010 by a razor thin margin.