THE DOCTOR IS IN - Contrary to those forever glued to CNN, MSNBC, and the Huffington Post, those who believe in the concepts of MAGA (Make America Great Again) go far, far, and very far beyond anything Donald Trump started.
They are the Main Street, blue collar, everyday Joe/Jane Americans who want a shot at a middle class quality of life, and those who are what Labor Day is all about.
They are also those who wished that Donald Trump had been forced to speak less, and Joe Biden had been forced to speak up more, during the 2020 election and now fear an uncensored President Joe Biden finally slamming it to the middle class after four years (2016-2020) of pro-worker policies that favored "the little guy/lady" in America over foreign and/or global agendas.
The Tea Party Patriots, the Greatest Generation, the "One Nation Under God", the 1800's Grassroots Movement, and the Minutemen of the Revolutionary War were all part of who and what they stand for:
--A nation where a courageous woman or man of small and modest means could be enabled and empowered to speak Truth to Power...and even fight the good fight against that Power.
--A nation where the American Revolution combined philosophers, statesmen, bankers, and tradesmen--who risked it all against the then-greatest Power of the World, which was the British Empire--to fight quashed Local Government, to fight suppressed Free Speech and Civil Rights, and to fight imposed endless Taxation Without Representation.
THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MOMENT: grassroots heroes fighting against the King of England and his overwhelmingly-powerful military (the superpower of that time), and risking fortune, life, and family despite the majority of them being individual men and women of modest means and virtually no background of fame or family fortune.
Enter President Joe Biden, who has finally found his voice and REALLY is letting the nation and the world know how he feels about the Americans who dare fight to restore a chance for the "poorly educated" and "ignorant" masses to have a better future for them and their children...as was once the case in the United States of America (Link).
The shocking red, hellish background with a shouting President Biden was about as awful an "optics" as a president could have chosen, if he had as his presidential goal of uniting the nation.
President Biden appeared to proclaim that only HE represents democracy, and that HE is the only one to champion those on each side of controversial issues, and that HE represents the fighting spirit to promote an agenda who represents all, helps all, and defends all Americans...
...while cruelly, callously, viciously, and un-presidentially demonizing all the Americans who voted against him, saw very little of him in 2020, and have seen him since lead a hyper partisan one-party rule with an unprecedented use of executive fiats and orders.
With that 8/25/2022 speech, Joe Biden made it clear that those who feared him, who feared the ultra-Left leadership today's Democratic Party (unlike JFK Democrats, to be sure), and who feared the overwhelming majority of virtual, social, and print media censoring all of Joe Biden and his family's historical and ongoing corruption...
...had EVERY reason to have that fear.
Proof of the aforementioned dynamic is that Yahoo/AOL had an article entitled "Biden punches back, and punches hard, at Trump and 'extremist' MAGA Republicans"...
...as if Biden wasn't in power, didn't scrap every doggone one of former President Trump's policies (even those that helped Main Street, and a now-inflation-ridden middle class), and who was just a defenseless victim presiding in the White House choosing to be a victim no more.
...as if the "extremists" he decried weren't blue-collar Americans, Latinos, Asians, African-Americans, and others who once clung to the Democratic Party but are now leaving it in terrified and betrayed droves of middle-class citizens.
...as if those fleeing the Left weren't desperate to either remake the Republican Party or who are throwing up their hands to become Independent voters in order to prevent the United States from being another Leftist catastrophe that has occurred every time it was started and pursued
...as if "Making America Great Again" wasn't being promoted during a period of decreasing American wealth and opportunities (compared to China and other nations who value economic opportunity to enrich themselves), and particularly with respect to plummeting manufacturing and affordable living opportunities that appear to be ever more elusive to Americans.
...as if the Republican Party was now supposed to be the Nazi Party, when it was the Democratic Party who became "The Resistance" and promoted violence at every turn to law enforcement, to those who disagreed with them, to white Americans and to the "Uncle Tom's" or other racial segments of society who sought to restore the Melting Pot of a unified U.S.A.
...as if those opposing the faux-intellectual, pseudo-science, hyper-indoctrinating, inappropriately sexual, and racially-divisive current "education" that was destroying the reading, writing, thinking skills, job skills, critical-thinking, fiscal literacy, and open-mindedness that were once the hallmark of a world-class American education system ...were "the bad guys" who needed to be SILENCED.
Labor Day is now here, and those typical Americans residing outside of the Elites who run Big-Labor, Big-Hollywood, Big-Sports Conglomerates, Big-Education, and Big-Social Media are supposed to be cherished and represented, and both celebrated and thanked, for all that they have done to build and maintain the physical and cultural fabric of our United States of America.
But they now appear to have a President who has kowtowed to those Elites, and who at the behest of those Elites has decided that those who merely want to have a chance at the American Dream, who remember the ACTUAL and NON-REINVENTED American History, and who want THEIR labor to mean something, considers them to be:
...the dangerous "lowlifes" to be feared
...the ignorant and criminal elements who require re-education
...those who aren't the RIGHT Labor to be supported
...those who don't have the RIGHT opinions to be heard
...and those who must be kept down and under strict control.
Kind of like a certain King of a former superpower who Americans concluded must be opposed.
Kind of like a certain King who they fought against in order ensure that Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness would create a nation that they and their children could enjoy.
And kind of like a certain King against who their struggles would be remembered and honored by forever-grateful future generations.
(Kenneth S. Alpern, M.D, is a dermatologist who has served in clinics in Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and is a proud husband to a wonderful wife and father to two cherished children. He was termed out of the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) twice after two stints as a Board member for 9, years and is also a Board member of the Westside Village Homeowners Association. He previously co-chaired the MVCC Outreach, Planning, and Transportation/Infrastructure Committees for 10 years. He was previously co-chair of the CD11 Transportation Advisory Committee, the grassroots Friends of the Green Line (which focused on a Green Line/LAX connection), and the nonprofit Transit Coalition His latest project is his fictional online book entitled The Unforgotten Tales of Middle-Earth and can be reached at [email protected]. The views expressed in this article are solely those of Dr. Alpern.)