The swamp is rising.
Surging. Threatening. Malevolent. Pernicious. Vile. Deadly.
And it is coming for you, too. It takes our freedoms that it may grow. It reduces our options- and our dignity- that it may expand, eternally.
Let’s be perfectly clear about what lies behind the recent headlines. After nearly 30 years left unchecked, nearly 30 years of surreptitiously swelling, sneaking into every corner and crevice of American’s lives, the fetid swamp of unaccountable bureaucracy has been challenged…by one man.
It is astonished, indignant, and enraged. And just a little fearful. But that fear, too, fuels its anger and its determination to perpetuate itself and broaden its own power, no matter the cost to anyone in its way. Anyone or anything. Like a giant, zombie-like, alien pod out of the movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” it sucks the very life out of a formerly free republic, that it may know immortality.
This dark, vast and malignant swamp covers Washington, D.C., most of our larger coastal cities, and nearly all college campuses. It is aided and abetted by the mainstream media, academia, and, increasingly, giant corporations. It brooks no views but its own. It tolerates no push back, no independence, no dissent.
Ninety-five percent of 2016 campaign donations from federal employees went to Hillary Clinton. Ninety-seven percent of “Department of Justice” employees who donated supported Clinton. That figure is a staggering 99 percent for the State Department. There was literally more non-conformism in the highest levels of the Soviet Union’s government.
This is a clear and present danger to a free society. Free will is being sacrificed to the murky morass. Liberty is being swallowed up by the corrupt quagmire. Independence of thought and integrity of character are yielding to the quicksand of political correctness.
Can this president survive the all-out assault, the poisonous atmosphere? Congressional Republicans are- like their countrymen- at a crossroads. Will they finally fight for what they supposedly believe in, or will they surrender to the Swamp, hoping it takes them last?
If the latter, soon, very soon, all that will be left of the once purest, freest and most prosperous nation on earth will be a tragic miasma, slowly emanating from the swelling swamp.
A line from Invasion of the Body Snatchers is appropriate today: “You fools! You’re in danger! Can’t you see? They’re after you! They’re after all of us!!”