The Art of a Tantrum

 

Many years ago, I wrote a column entitled “Teenage Politics.” The article was intended to show the shortsightedness of the liberal policies being foisted upon us through the hammer of government. The engine of generations of “me now” entitled delinquents clamoring for society to fill their ever voluminous tanks of personal passion in its immediacy has driven our Nation and States to the brink.

This writer makes no claims to the prophetic but sadly my accusations of the leftist teenage approach to politics has come the more clearly into fruition. The pattern of implementation was to be expected. Still, it is startling that the left has done so little to disguise the tactics.

The art of a tantrum is a learned form of manipulation and ageless. Children are born tyrants in search of a power to dethrone them. For a while the outcries are helpless and necessary to the communication for their needs. But needs become wants….

And soon comes the moment of truth when the little despot is in search and need of a stronger force, in the form of a parental insurrection, that topples the reigning monarch from his throne down to rightful place as subservient to his parents. Will the parents have the strength of will and heart to stand firm in the first of many battles of those wills? Sadly, many do not.

Again and again parents relinquish ground to the child. The child learns the basic tenets of a victorious tantrum. Make it loud, make it long, never give in, and never reason.

There is no losing for the tantrum of despotic child. By the time they reach their teens, they have no concept of a loss or not getting their way. Any obstruction to their will is just met with increased volume, the more unhinged antics, and threats of more intoleration, with no sense of impropriety or shame at the spectacle, leaving beaten parents capitulating once again in hopes of some moderating moments of sanity.

It’s all about winning. There can’t be any losing. The spectacle is the leverage.

The spectacle? Which flavor do you want? For the Art of a Tantrum is on full display with the Democrat Party and their media allies.

They have spiraled through a kaleidoscope of variants hoping to bring down their nemesis, The President. With each failure, the volume only increases, the antics more ludicrous, and the further removed from reality they stamp and shriek, with threats for more. But there is measured goal behind the mayhem in that good and loving people, who want peace and tranquility, can and will be worn down to give in, hoping to regain some peace and quiet.

Who can forget the moments growing up when little Miss Stamping Fitts and Mr. Puss Face, children of Mr. and Mrs. NeverWrong, decided they want your toy at the Party you never wanted to go to? You never understood why Mr. NeverWrong didn’t deal with his children, who were always “just tired,” and you ended up having to give up your toy to “just keep them quiet.” It wasn’t right then and it isn’t right now, but we are letting it happen and they expect us to do it again next fall.

The tantrums will continue until we give them control. They must have their way. They cannot lose and they expect us to give in like always.

Traditional Marriage; Yes, that institution created by heterosexuals for heterosexuals for the propagation of life in a stable society. We were told to give that up so those that did not create it would be happy and calm down. So we did, now it’s settled law because it wasn’t when it was the other way, and don’t even think to question or criticize anyone who took something from you that didn’t belong to them…or they’ll throw another tantrum.

Sports; That has been completely destroyed. No one knows who is competing with who. Whoever they decide to be is whoever gives them the best chance to win and if you disagree or say there are rules….they’ll throw a tantrum.

Politics, our Institutions; This is the next onslaught we are in the midst of right now. The left is in the midst of an elongated tantrum right now to try and delegitimize our political process. If they can wear the American people down by the constant noise, one thing after another, then perhaps we will surrender.

We cannot. We must unite against them and hand them another loss. Be prepared the tantrums will ignite in fury all the more if we hand them a defeat next fall.

The issue of this election will be the 2nd Amendment. The media, Democrats, Hollywood, and, well yes, teenagers are all converging on this issue. We have to rise up and be ready for battle this election.

We have our differences. I confess the many posts I see among some of my 2nd Amendment allies disparaging my Faith does not fill me with warm thoughts of unity. I set those aside for a different battleground and instead focus on the enemy at our door who would come to take our Natural Born Right to Self Defense.

We need to focus on leaders who support the 2nd Amendment, and get those into or back into office. Even if we have differences with them on other issues, this may be the time to set those aside, to maintain a bulwark against this storm. Let’s be the immovable force and take the tantrum makers to the woodshed this next fall.

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