I grew up during the Cold War. Younger people (born in the 1980s or later) probably do not understand how the struggle against Communism, and the threat of nuclear war was a constant black cloud that hung over our heads.
In 1983, ABC broadcasted a made for television film called “The Day After.” This show detailed the horrors of a nuclear war. The movie itself was a Leftist propaganda device that was created in response to Reagan deploying tactical nuclear weapons in Europe to counter the Soviet buildup. The Leftist narrative was that Reagan was reckless and soon we would be in a nuclear war.
The movie also traumatized many young children, as they were told by 'experts' that the ‘doomsday clock’ was just a minute away from midnight and we would soon all die. A not small percentage of people thought in the early 1980s that America would never survive to the year 2000. The Soviets had more nukes, tanks and soldiers. And communism represented the natural evolution of mankind from capitalism. And you did not want to be on the wrong side of history.
In 1989, we suddenly saw that the Leftists were on the wrong side of history as communism seemed to crumble overnight around the world. All the ‘expert’ predictions were shown to be horribly wrong.
We are now in a similar crisis with COVID-19. As some states start to partially reopen, we see the mainstream media in a frantic war to keep things forever in a restricted state. We hear this when they repeat the chilling mantra “A New Normal.”
What is this New Normal? From what I see, it means total control of the State over our lives. Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion and Freedom of Assembly no longer will apply in the ‘New Normal.’ If we want to live as free men, we will be called “selfish” and subject to criminal penalties.
What is odd is how many on what was the former Alt Right have pivoted to a communist/totalitarian ideology. The idea that man has inalienable rights is mocked as extreme “libertarianism.” These people who formally opposed the government as evil, now support the most radical Globalist organizations.
Why this sudden change is hard to understand. But the common thread seems to be that these people (Richard Spencer, Hunter Wallace, Mike Enoch, etc.) all faced legal issues from Charlottesville. The obvious question is - did these people cut a deal in order to escape civil judgments? Of course, there is no way to know, as any such deals would be subject to strict NDAs.
What also supports this legal issue theory is the fact that they all seem to be using the same talking points. For example, out of the blue, they all decided to use the “Germ Theory” meme. (see below).
So we are now facing a huge push from the Left, and much of the former Right, to accept that America will fundamentally change. We are now supposed to support socialism/communism, trust globalist organizations and mock Constitutional protections.
2020 will be a key year to determine which side wins.