After his 2008 election, Barack Obama promised to transform America. The current Democratic candidate for president, Obama’s former vice president Joe Biden, is promising the same.
“We’re going to beat Donald Trump,” Biden tweeted this spring as rioters razed and looted American cities. “And when we do, we won’t just rebuild this nation—we’ll transform it.”
When the Democrats say they’re going to transform America, we should take them at their word. That’s how high the stakes are. We’re fighting for our home, our country, America—and our opponents promise they’re going to change it fundamentally.
Americans know what’s at stake. I hear their concerns first-hand.
On July 2, 2020, I was stuck in Washington, D.C., dealing with the fallout from the Democrats’ latest addition to their Russia collusion hoax—it began with a New York Times story purporting that President Trump had been briefed and failed to act on intelligence showing that the Russians were offering “bounties” to Afghan fighters to kill U.S. troops. As these things tend to do, the story fell apart quickly, as it emerged that Trump was never briefed on the topic and the Pentagon announced the intelligence had not been corroborated. But that didn’t stop the media pile-on as they tried to gin up yet another Trump–Russia “scandal.”
I was glad to fly out of D.C. that afternoon. The Democrats had canceled weeks of voting in the House and allowed for “proxy” voting for members who were too afraid of the Coronavirus to come to D.C. and cast votes themselves. Whether votes were occurring or not, the Capitol was like a grim ghost town. During the few weeks when votes were called, it always felt good to leave for my home in California’s San Joaquin Valley, an amazing agricultural region that I call “the breadbasket of the solar system” because it grows more than three hundred different crops.
Due to a flight delay, I spent the night of July 2 in Dallas, so I went to a restaurant for dinner. Several strangers came up to me. They all asked me variations of the same question: is our country going to be okay?
I got the same question repeatedly the next day, when my family and I began the Fourth of July holiday with dinner in an RV park in Central California. It was a patriotic group there, with scores of American flags and Trump flags flying from their vehicles. But the uneasiness was obvious. They, too, wanted to know if America as we know it is going to endure.
Americans already see the nature of our current struggle. I wrote Countdown to Socialism as a roadmap to ready us for what lies ahead. In it I document the destructive events of the last four years and the dark forces driving them, leading to this defining moment in our history. The book looks at the political arena as well as the media and social media environments where much of our fight is unfolding. I pay special attention to the Russia collusion conspiracy theory, which has done enormous damage to American society, our governing institutions, and to so many individuals.
Perhaps more important, the collusion hoax, perpetuated by the media, government officials, and political operatives, has become the model for a series of information operations—from the Kavanaugh nomination to the phony impeachment process—that target not only the president and his supporters but also the liberties and legacy of the American way of life. The purpose of this book is to warn of the dangers that face us and to define in detail the nature of the fight and our opponents.
At a time when socialist radicals are rioting, attacking the police, and tearing down statues of America’s founders across the country, it’s not unreasonable to ask if the America we know will survive. Violence is plaguing the streets of many of our cities, and local authorities seem either helpless or outright supportive of the chaos.
These spasms of revolutionary destruction are typical of socialist movements. They view any nation’s past as a continuous story of oppression that only ends with the socialists’ seizure of power. So-called “liberation,” then, is synonymous with total destruction of the past. In Mao’s Cultural Revolution, the radicals sought to eliminate the “four olds”: old customs, culture, habits, and ideas. Obviously, if you successfully eliminate those, there’s nothing left of the previous way of life. In Cambodia, the Khmer Rouge launched a similar attempt to introduce so-called “year zero,” when history would begin from scratch under the socialist regime.