Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia!

Brandon won! Even more surprising than Brandon’s performance in Virginia, he is even with Phil Murphy in Jersey (as of this writing, at least).

Jersey still as the Democrat ballot reserve bank working for them, so a GOP win there is unlikely at this point.

It still is hilarious to watch Democrats attack the wins in Virginia as “racist” when the Lt. Governor Elect is a black woman (Winsome Sears is a naturalized citizen, born in Jamaica, who gained citizenship trough service in the US Marines) and the AG Elect, Jason Miyares, is of Latino heritage.

It is easy to get hung up in the identity politics of it all and just focus on the hypocrisy of the Democrats on display in the Virginia races. And sure, Glenn Youngkin won, but while a two-point win qualifies as a landslide in today’s razor thin elections, it still isn’t a landslide in my book.

But it might just be the more than the beginning of the end for identity politics, we have been fighting that battle since Barack Obama was elected in 2008. That was the election year when Americans stopped thinking and began feeling. Looking back, you can see the evidence of emotional reasoning taking over and rational thought getting shoved into the back seat.

Those of us who opposed Obama on a policy basis, as we did Clinton and the Democrat candidates before him, were accused of not voting for Obama because we were racists and didn’t want a black man in the White House. Of course, Democrats have accused Republicans of being racists since the 1964 elections, but they found it works better when the candidate is actually black rather than a white progressive wo pretends to be a savior for American minorities.

But they never stopped to think that voting FOR a candidate because he is black is just as racist as voting AGAINST a candidate for the same reason.

Actually, a large swath of America stopped thinking altogether.

The great Thomas Sowell wrote of this “Great Unawakening” in 2013:

“It is always amazing how many serious issues are not discussed seriously, but instead simply generate assertions and counter-assertions. On television talk shows, people on opposite sides often just try to shout each other down.

There is a remarkable range of ways of seeming to argue without actually producing any coherent argument.

Decades of dumbed-down education no doubt have something to do with this, but there is more to it than that. Education is not merely neglected in many of our schools today but is replaced to a great extent by ideological indoctrination. Moreover, it is largely indoctrination based on the same set of underlying and unexamined assumptions among teachers and institutions.

If our educational institutions – from the schools to the universities – were as interested in a diversity of ideas as they are obsessed with racial diversity, students would at least gain experience in seeing the assumptions behind different visions and the role of logic and evidence in debating those differences.

Instead, a student can go all the way from elementary school to a Ph.D. without encountering any fundamentally different vision of the world from that of the prevailing political correctness.

Moreover, the moral perspective that goes with this prevailing ideological view is all too often that of people who see themselves as being on the side of the angels against the forces of evil – whether the particular issue at hand is gun control, environmentalism, race or whatever.”

More than the beginning of the end for the constant drone of “racist” coming from the identity politics meme generator, this election may well signal a return to actual thinking about issues and voting based on rational thought rather than raw emotion.

Youngkin won because he tuned in on the failures of the Virginia educational system to teach and their success in indoctrination of children, a tool Democrats have used to produce a couple of generations of worker drones and Democrat voters.

 Sowell, in the aforementioned article, wrote:

“The failure of our educational system goes beyond what they fail to teach. It includes what they do teach, or rather indoctrinate, and the graduates they send out into the world, incapable of seriously weighing alternatives for themselves or for American society.”

Hopefully, the Virginia elections indicate people who are not racists are tired of being accused of being so for the crime of existing in a white skin (or any color skin if they lean conservative).

While it is a guilty pleasure to watch Joy Reid, Nicole Wallace and the entire MSNBC lineup coming to the the verge of a cranial hemorrhage, what truly matters is what happens next.

Of course, you have to win to govern, but what they do with that win is the real measure of success. They need to kick the tires and light the fires and get on with it because the Democrats won’t change their tune, they will just double down on manufacturing racism and white supremacy because in their minds, it wasn’t their plans and programs were bad, the voters were just stump-toothed hillbilly racists who don’t now what is good for them.

The trials and travails of 2020 and 2021 were ripped from the pages of Rand’s opus, “Atlas Shrugged”. It is fitting these years have given birth to the slogan for our age.

“Let’s go, Brandon!” is the 2021 version of “Who is John Galt?”

Let’s go, Brandon!

#FJB

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