I watched the GOP debates from New Hampshire this weekend, but endured only 30 minutes of the Iowa debate. I cannot watch Megyn Kelly without feeling repulsed. She is the hatchet girl for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News to take down Donald Trump’s challenge of the establishment. She fancies herself a daring journalist, but hasn’t got the intellect to grasp the big picture, which is what is required to really be daring.
Yes, she’s beautiful, but clearly a statist mentality ignorant of the crucial role of ideology in history. This comes through repeatedly in her interviews, which naturally are gratefully acknowledged by the elites who ardently rave about Megyn Kelly and put her mug on Vanity Fair’s cover. All this fawning by Madison Avenue and the corporatists has made her think she’s a real powerhouse for truth, liberty and justice.
Unfortunately Meggie girl, if the establishment is raving about you, you are not on the side of truth, liberty and justice. You’re what Lenin termed a “useful idiot.” The neocons at Fox are using you because you’re beautiful, not because of any cerebral capacities or daring you imagine yourself to possess. If you were truly cerebral and daring you would see the evil of Demopublican statism and cleverly challenge it rather than being its lap dog. The CNBC clowns bow and scrape in front of Wall Street; you’re the political equivalent for Washington.
You get ratings because of your pulchritude and obedience to the elites. Your presence in front of the camera allows Fox to mix sexual fantasy with their news, and good old human nature obliges them in spades. After all, what red-blooded male doesn’t like to mix startling beauty into the rituals of daily life? Rupert Murdoch didn’t become one of the richest men in the world by being dumb. He leaves that to his “useful idiots.”
Murdoch the Moloch
A “moloch” is a biblical deity, but it is also in our modern-day a spiny lizard of grotesque appearance that feeds on ants and is found in Australia. Rather fitting description of Rupert Murdoch, I would say. He is the epitome of what’s wrong with today’s political economy – a fervent statist, i.e., a neocon, who doesn’t understand free-enterprise because of the Marxist-Keynesian ideology he worships. What’s more, he stands for open borders and the liberal lunacy of multiculturalism that helped bring about the fall of Rome and will do the same to us if we as Americans don’t wake up.
Conservative Julia Hahn writes, “as Breitbart News has previously reported Rupert Murdoch, Fox News’ founder, is the co-chair of what is arguably one of the nation’s most powerful immigration lobbying firms, the Partnership for a New American Economy. Via his lobbying firm, Murdoch endorsed Marco Rubio’s Gang of Eight immigration bill, as well as Rubio’s 2015 immigration expansion bill, and has expressed his support for Rubio’s desire to grant citizenship – and, thereby, voting privileges and welfare access – to illegal aliens.”
Murdoch has no love for the principles of freedom that launched America. He’s only interested in what privileges he can gain from government and how he can circumvent the Constitution, not abide by it. It’s his sleazy corporatism that is destroying our country. His Fox News is conservative like a brothel is romantic. He hates Donald Trump and has surely directed Kelly, Baier and Wallace to try to bring him down.
So I salute Trump in spurning the Iowa debates because of Megyn Kelly’s presence as a moderator, and hope it works out. His second place finish in Iowa is not death-dealing to his campaign as the Karl Rove lovers are hoping. Standing up to the neocons at Fox and the rest of Mainstream Media is desperately needed today. MSM is part of the enemy, lackeys to the elites who steadfastly refuse to do what they are supposed to do – expose truth and defend freedom. Instead they worship “liberalism” and “political correctness” like the pinkos of the 1950s worshiped Marx and Lenin. Donald Trump grasps this and has no qualms about challenging this scourge that dominates America today.
But The Donald has to put a ground game together and begin spending money on ads. He won’t make it on insults and rallies. He needs to start doing what always wins, knock on doors and blast the air waves with powerful, catchy ads. So far he has not done this. But after New Hampshire and going into super Tuesday he must. Cruz and Rubio are both polished politicians, articulate, and they understand the nature of the game. They will attract big money. Trump has to start spending big money.
Trump Flaws Can Be Lived With
Even though I will feel uncomfortable with Trump’s narcissism in the White House, I will tolerate it just to have a bodacious conservative patriot sitting in the Oval Office who has the “strength of personality” to take on the CFR elites behind the scenes. Sure, his social issues grasp is not conservative; it’s rather liberal in fact. But Ronald Reagan was at one time a fervent Democrat. Sometimes it takes a while to see the light and sum up all the factors of ideology, human nature, political principle, etc.
Moreover, we in the hinterland realize that one is cursed to be a business tycoon in a government dominated society swamped in moral relativism, which is America’s plight today. Businessmen are never going to be highly principled in such a society. They can’t be if they want to maximize profits and produce goods and services that appeal to the marketplace.
In order to have a large amount of principled conservative businessmen, there will have to be a moral-philosophical revolution and restoration of the original rectitude that forged and built America. That won’t happen in our generation. Maybe over the next hundred years it can be restored. But for the time being we will have to be satisfied with business tycoons who are inconsistently moral in a conservative sense until the marketplace itself becomes more high-minded.
What the Megyn Kelly / Donald Trump clash is all about is that the liberal-neocon establishment is petrified with how things are unfolding politically on the GOP side of the ledger this year. They understand full well that the political challenge of Donald Trump is more than just a flamboyant business tycoon stumping for the GOP nomination.
Trump represents an outraged people on the march, but the establishment is too blinded by power and pelf to realize why they are on the march. The people have taken up their pitchforks because of the noxious tyranny of the establishment – especially the GOP side of the establishment. We expect liberals to be socialist morons, but when the GOP mimics them year after year, it causes normally mild-mannered people to revolt.
This is why, when insufferable state apologists like Karl Rove appear on our TV screens, we have an overwhelming urge to throw a rock through the screen. Karl Rove and Megyn Kelly might be opposites appearance-wise, but they belong together as “useful idiots.” Rove is a dumpy stooge and Kelly is Li’l Abner’s Daisy Mae, the vacuous beauty who ran around barefoot in Al Capp’s comic strip town, Dogpatch. America would be all the better if Karl Rove ships out to a banana republic, Megyn Kelly goes back to Dogpatch, and Donald Trump heads for Washington.
Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic www.afr.org. A graduate of Beloit College in Wisconsin, his articles have appeared in such publications as The American Conservative, Insight, Liberty, The Freeman, The Social Critic, The Dallas Morning News, and the San Antonio Express-News, as well as on numerous Internet sites.
He is the author of The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values
Email: NelsonHultberg (at) afr.org