Friday, June 02, 2023

Beyond Election Cycles: a New Vision

Time has flown by these past few months. While the 2022 Midterm elections occurred only four months ago, I’ve already noticed conservative media shifting toward the 2024 Presidential election cycle. Over the next 20 months, we’ll see plenty of breaking news headlines, over-arching storylines, and compelling narratives–all centered on who will become the next President of the United States.

Nevertheless, I want to point out a flaw in American right-wing media and political commentary. In my decade of following conservative political media, I have observed how the mainstream Conservative movement has lacked a long-term vision for the nation.

You’ve probably heard before the common refrain about how “this is the most important election cycle in American history!!!” in political media. I remembered hearing the chorus of conservative pundits in 2016, 2020, and 2022 saying that America might not survive if that year’s election outcome went the wrong way. However, one single election cycle is not going to things everything around in America.

If you’ve read my articles for a while, then you know that things are pretty bad right now in America. We are witnessing the demographic collapse of America’s native-born population (due to falling birthrates), mass immigration from the 3rd world, failing infrastructure, an increasingly secular culture without Christ, and. The list could go on and on. There are a lot of negative trends going on right now in our nation. That being said, we do not have any time to remain “black-pilled” about the current situation. We still have time to save our country, but we don’t have much time to spare.

In order to save our country, Christian Conservatives and “American-First” patriots need to take a long-term approach to saving our nation. One election cycle is not going to make everything better. The short-term political thinking one often finds in the mainstream “Conservative” movement (a.k.a. “Con Inc.’) is a futile proposition. This type of thinking has failed us for decades. Just winning single federal election cycles–like in 1994, 2002, 2010, or 2016–has not stopped the anti-white, anti-Christian, and anti-American Far-left ideologues from pushing our nation further to destruction.

Focusing on “winning the next election cycle” won’t cut it anymore. The time for short-term thinking is over. We need a long-term vision to guide both the future of Conservative politics and our nation as a whole.

Now, what vision am I proposing for the future of our future? That is a fair question to ask.

Back in 2015, President Donald J Trump offered a fresh vision to govern our land: “Make America Great Again” (MAGA). Trump’s vision for America back in 2015 boils down to the single phrase: MAGA. Instead of spouting empty platitudes about American exceptionalism, Trump bluntly stated the harsh truth that America was no longer great. But, Trump offered to singlehandedly take on the responsibility of Making America Great Again. His administration took on the entrenched Deep State and hostile American regime from 2016 through 2020–achieving remarkable victories but also falling short in some disappointing ways.

In the the past two years after Trump’s presidency, I have thought long and hard about the MAGA movement–including its successes and failures. Of course, I am grateful that the MAGA movement has taken over the GOP and move the Republican party toward a nationalist, Culture-war Conservative angle.

The state of right-wing politics was pretty pathetic before President Trump. Guys like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney were seen as the leaders of the Republican/Conservative politics in the early 2010s. However, the MAGA movement has been co-opted by grifters in recent years–from Ric Grennel to Marjorie Taylor Greene and the Fox News media class to the Daily Wire pundit crowd. I have sadly seen–from either first-hand experience or as a curious observer–how MAGA’s potency has weakened post-2020 due to bad actors and con men.

More importantly, the MAGA movement has lacked one key aspect over the past few year: Traditional Christianity. While Evangelical Christians have remained a substantial part of the MAGA coalition, Christianity was never really the focus of MAGA. So, my belief is that MAGA was the beginning of a Christ-focused, America-First nationalist vision for America.

In effect, “Christian Nationalism” (or “Christian Futurism” I’ve heard some call it) is the inevitable conclusion of MAGA., and I firmly believe it is the long-term vision that our nation needs.

America does need to be great again. But, what will make America great again? The answer: Christianity.

We need Christ-based leaders who will put the interests of the American people first through “America First”, nationalist policies. Fortunately, I know that God is raising a generation of young Conservative, Christian men who will fill this mold and serve our nation through the coming years.

Anyways, I hope you enjoyed today’s article, and I look forward to continuing the discussion about this “Christian Nationalist” vision in the times to come!