A good-hearted reader writes:
Enclosed is a good article from Peggy Noonan on why she left the GOP, but wants to see it nursed back to health, I agree with this, and now I’m starting to see that I need to stay a Republican, almost like a missionary, because so many good people have gone down the wrong path with them, I know you don’t agree that it’s possible but philosophically I don’t think the idea of 1 party is a healthy one, even for Democrats, we’re human, so 1 party ultimately leads to corruption, look at every city Republican or Democrat that has been ruled by 1 party, there’s always tremendous corruption, my own city Philadelphia has the longest 1 party rule in history, and I think even Democrats would admit that it’s not a good thing, and sadly the poor suffer the most, because you begin to compete with each other, I’m sure there’s southern Republican cities that experience the same thing, anyway, I’m off to try an win back the Republican Party to sanity, wish me luck, it won’t be easy,
I thought you would be interested in the following story from The Wall Street Journal.
I disagree with Noonan. I think the GOP is past saving and needs to be killed as a political force in the US. The model is no longer Dems vs. the GOP. It is Normals vs. a toxic, dangerous, anti-American, anti-human freak show of criminals, predators, and their dangerous cult of idiots. The GOP now constitutes the gravest domestic threat the US has faced since the Civil War. It is the enemy of our Republic, having not only launched an attack on our government and protected the attackers, but having done all in its power to kill 580K Americans in the Pandemic. There are, very simply, no GOP left who are not part of the Cult. When their priority is to punish Cheney while doing nothing about Trump, Gaetz, and MTG, that is all you need to know.
What should therefore happen is the destruction of the Cult of the Trump (which is all the GOP is now) without mercy or pity. The Dems will evolve to fill the ecological niche, just as species do when a species goes extinct. It will essentially play both the roles of the centrist/conservative (the Biden wing) and the Progressive (the AOC wing), but without the braindead killer toxic insanity that is all that remains of the GOP.
I think it is the duty of every person of good will in the US to actively help the Dems to destroy the GOP over the next decade. Let not one stone remain standing on another. And the MAGA influence in the Church needs to catechized, exorcised, and banished as the evil antichrist thing it is as well. It is likewise the gravest threat to the US Church in my lifetime: a seductive unclean spirit from Hell that has single-handedly done more harm to the witness of the Church in four years than two and a half centuries of anti-Catholicism has ever done.