The Right Take is a weekly short video commentary on the intersection of politics and culture, from TruthRevolt editor Mark Tapson. In this video: after last week's presidential election, what happens next?
Welcome to The Right Take – I’m Mark Tapson.
Though it seemed like it would never end, the presidential election is finally over, and for the right, it’s morning in America. It’s morning for the left too, although they’re spelling it differently.
The left’s reactions to Donald Trump’s decisive victory have run the whole range of the leftist stages of grief from meltdown tantrums to violent tantrums.
Convinced that Donald Hitler and his white supremacist brownshirts plan to round up minorities and put them in concentration camps, college students held cry-ins and expressed their despair in safe spaces and coloring books.
Celebrities and media personalities, panic-stricken over the impending apocalypse, burst into tears on television.
High school and college students and teachers took a break from their classes in gender confusion and anti-American indoctrination to hold mass walkouts.
Thugs across the country issued death threats and beat up Trump supporters.
Paid protesters instigated riots and demanded that Trump be stopped even though he hasn’t even been inaugurated yet.
But all their hysteria and denial don’t change the fact that the Republicans won, and for the next four years – until Kanye West wins the White House in 2020 – the right has the opportunity to begin turning around this ocean liner of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of the United States.
So what do we do now? What’s the next step?
The most important thing Donald Trump and the Republican party can do now is not blow it.
That means Trump’s advisers must keep him on track to fulfilling his promises. Our politicians must put aside the infighting, personal ambition, virtue-signaling, and timidity and cowardice of the past, and focus on making America great again. And their constituents must hold them all accountable.
The right may have won all the political power, but this is no time for complacency. The left’s relentless hatred of Trump and their resistance to his brand of hope and change will make their hatred of George W. Bush look like a passionate love affair. We must be just as relentless in pushing back.
And though we have the political power, the bad news is that the left still has all the formidable cultural power, and the culture is where it all begins.
The right long ago lost the culture war. The left has owned the news media, education, and entertainment for decades, and the result was Barack Obama in the Oval Office for two terms.
So we’re not really waging a culture war so much as a cultural insurgency. We’re the counterculture now, and the reason Trump will be sitting in that Oval Office is that the right finally rebelled against the culture. If we don’t keep working to subvert the left’s hegemonic grip on the media, education, and entertainment, and regain equal footing in the culture, we will eventually lose in the political arena again as well.
The good news is that the culture is turning our way too. The mainstream media are panicking and losing their grip on the progressive narrative as the American people finally rejected the media’s blatant bias and activism.
In the educational arena, every day more examples of the totalitarianism of college political correctness are being exposed and getting pushback. More and more parents are demanding school choice and opting for homeschooling.
In the entertainment world, the monolithic Hollywood left is increasingly being countered by more independent voices and outlets. The big networks and the big studios aren’t the entertainment gatekeepers anymore.
This election wasn’t just an historic victory – it was a political and cultural revolution. And the challenge for all revolutions is what to do the morning after.
It’s morning in America – now the hard work begins.
And that’s the right take. I’m Mark Tapson