Back in the 1990s there was a Denzel Washington movie–Fallen–where he plays a detective working to solve a series a murders seemingly committed by a killer he had captured and whose execution he had just recently watched.
Turns out he is chasing an old demon named Azazel who can hop from one living body to the next. In a pivotal scene the old demon starts body hoping cops in the station and sings through them the old Rolling Stones hit “Time is on My Side” just to mess with Denzel. When Denzel confronts the body hopper on the street outside the station the old demon hisses “Beware my wrath!”
The Confederacy is just like Azazel. It is an old malignant force that has always been and still is a cancer on the notion of Liberty and Justice in America. Since the Confederacy lost decisively on the battle field it has been able to jump from political movement to movement to keep its destructive force alive–and it always warns anybody who notices them to “beware their wrath”. A threat that they have made good on time and time again.
For almost a century the Confederacy had a strong home in the Democratic Party. Then came FDR and the Democratic embrace of Civil Rights. As the Confederacy lost power in the Democratic Party it started to look for a new political host. The ideology of hate wander from Dixicrats to George Wallace until Nixon and Reagan invited the old Confederate Demon to make a new home in the Republican Party.
The Confederates took the GOP up on the offer and began an effort to remake the Party in their image. It worked.
It has taken 40 years, but now the old Party of Lincoln has been fully captured (history is filled with irony). The Republican Party of 1860 no longer exists. Neither does the Republican Party of 1960, or even 1990. Only a name “Republican” and some legacy branding elements still exists. The Republican Party today is a shroud and a faint echo of its past. Now it only exists as a thinly veiled mask and a stripped off skin for the old Confederate Demon to wrap itself in as it continues to work its political mischief.
This election is a choice between moving forward or moving backwards. Backwards not to the policies of three years ago, or eight, or twenty or even to the 1950s. The goal is all the way back and to capture the USA in the same way that the Republican Party was captured, humiliated and destroyed. Elections have consequences. Get active like your future was on the line–because it is.