Just received this email from a friend who is an astute historian and true renaissance man. He also works in Washington. This reflects much of what I was feeling this morning:
It is a glorious day The Lord has given us.This morning I extend an honest “Thank you” to the American electorate, for they provided a snapshot of themselves with unusual clarity. Six weeks ago I declared that the election was not a choice between two candidates as much as it was a verdict on us as a nation, and with near ubiquity and persuasive forcefulness that verdict has been rendered. From coast to coast the electorate chose debauchery and an expanding welfare state. (they may not have thought that was what they were voting for, but make no mistake...) While it was not the outcome I preferred, it is a fundamentally important data point; we now know where we live, and the character of a majority of the people living around us. For that straightforward clarity we must be profoundly thankful, as it focuses and guides our planning for the future.From this day forward our tasks are to get our own hearts, minds, lives and households in order, and to derive a strategic vision and devise tactics for dealing with a now unrestrained Leviathan. Let us continue to uphold each other in every respect, making sure we remove ourselves from the damage caused by the flying debris of the inevitably collapsing welfare state. Our realm may be visited by Divine Providence, but nevertheless it remains a rational universe -- bad decisions will result in destructive outcomes. I celebrate the coming maelstrom, for it confirms the rational nature of the Cosmos.Lady Thatcher was entirely correct when she stated that the problem with collectivism is that eventually it runs out of other peoples’ money to spend. During that untenable time The Collective becomes increasingly desperate and ruthless, searching for resources wherever it can find them it order to feed itself and its dependents. Stay out of its way to the degree possible, and contribute to its demise whenever possible. It is the only hope for laying the foundation for America 2.0. America 1.0 is but a distant wreck receding in the rear view mirror.Blessings
While the ruling class elites in academia, the media, and government revel in their victory, we may fearfully trust in a Divine Providence and know, with confidence, what history teaches us about Nations who have taken this course. The future is not bright for those who embrace the ideology that won last night. That is not to be taken as any kind of threat, it is simply the verdict of history.
More to come . . .