Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Books: Sebastian Gorka On What's At Stake In the 2020 Election

The War for America's Soul
By Sebastian Gorka
Regnery; hardcover; $28.99

Sebastian Gorka, Ph.D, served as Strategist to the President in the Trump administration, and is a frequent guest on FOX News and Sinclair TV stations, as well as the host of the popular nationally syndicated radio show, AMERICA First, on Salem Radio Network and hundreds of local stations.

Dr. Gorka is the bestselling author of Defeating Jihad and Why We Fight, and his latest book is The War for America's Soul, focusing on the 2020 election.

This isn't just another red vs. blue battle at the polls, and Dr. Gorka unveils shocking information about how America's elites have betrayed our heartland, sabotaged the American Dream, and ushered in a national decline. 

There are details of the attempted Deep State coup to undo President Trump's election, and why they will try it again in 2020.

"Only a fool would think the 2016 election was not a historic turning point," Dr. Gorka writes.

"When sixty-three million Americans chose - for the first time since 1776 - a non-politician businessman to be president of the United States - they sent a message of just how unsatisfied they were with the political establishment. Nevertheless, this victory of the people over the entrenched coastal centers of political, corporate, and media power was not final in any sense of the word. The media attacks against President Trump have been unrelenting. One Harvard study put some mainstream media coverage (CNN and NBC) at 93 percent negative. The D.C. swamp-dwellers have been equally unrelenting in trying to sabotage President Trump's administration, most obviously by empaneling a deeply biased special prosecutor's team, full of Democrat party donors, to go after the president without any reasonable cause. And unabashed, the Left has doubled down on their objective to subvert the will of the American people with continuing calls for impeachment. Even the relatively sane Nancy Pelosi is on the record saying, 'We cannot accept a second term for Donald Trump is we are going to be faithful to our democracy and to the Constitution of the United States.' In other words, the leader of the House Democrats believes her party needs to deny democracy and the Constitution in order to save it!

"To those of us in the arena - people like myself who have served in the Trump White House and who are on the national stage openly supporting his agenda to Make America Great Again - the fight is a daily one, executed at bayonet distance in the trenches of the mainstream press and social media. It is important, however, for us all to truly understand the extraordinary events we are experiencing, to be able to put it in the right historic and strategic context, to understand not simply why our choice for president was so consequential, but also to see clearly what the Left has done since 'the wrong candidate' won, what they are prepared to do to steal power back, and how we can stop them."

America is at war with itself. On one side stand American patriots who are dedicated to freedom and truth, while the other side features leftists campaigning to not just win elections, but to radically transform America at its root.

With inside experience as a military strategist, a Trump advisor, and a university professor, Dr. Gorka tears apart the Left's strategy now and moving forward.

"As you can see, they have a plan," Dr. Gorka writes. "The radical fringe of the Democrat party, the extremists of the 1960s and 1970s have become the 'mainstream.' Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist who homeymooned in the Soviet Union, almost won the Democrat nomination for president in 2016 (only to have Hillary Clinton steal it with 'superdelegates.'), and the old radicals have now been reinforced by the product of fifty years of left-wing indoctrination in our schools and colleges, exemplified by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. And now, thanks to an acquiescent and obsequious media, their extremist views are parroted openly, including the need to abolish ICE and the Department of Homeland Security, as AOC and her subservient colleagues brazenly promote communism under the cover of Environmentalism with the 'Green New Deal' that would ban gas-powered cars, air travel, and beef husbandry as we know it today, and require the destruction and reconstruction of all the homes and commercial buildings in America in order to make them 'environmentally friendly.' This would require a Communist level of government control - and that is the level of control over your lives that the Democrat party wants to have. If we let them.

"We know what our political enemies want and what they have been assiduously working for since the late 1960s. So we have satisfied, according to conventional wisdom, the first task of any war, which is the Chinese strategist Sun Tzu's admonition to 'know your enemy.' Sun Tzu is a person that people like to show off their familiarity with; if you go to a fancy cocktail party, somebody will try to drop his name when they're discussing strategy. Yet he is almost always misquoted. What everybody can tell you is, 'Oh, yes, Sun Tzu, the master of strategy said, 'You must know your enemy in order to defeat him!' But it's not that simple. If you know your enemy, you will only be victorious in half your battles. The original quote is 'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.' And this is our biggest problem now, our biggest problem as conservatives, and our biggest problem as a civilization since the 1960s: we do not know who we are, and we've allowed those who actually have disdain for our civilization to gain control of our culture.

"We've forgotten how to win, not only because we have far too often lost the will to fight, but because we've forgotten how to tell stories that express what we're fighting for. You win in politics because your story is better. That's modern politics. It's not just about having the facts. The Gipper was the master politician, in the positive sense of the word. Why? Because he knew the truth, and he knew how to communicate it. The 'amiable dunce' that we were told was President Ronald Reagan, spent years before he became governor of California traveling the nation, going from GE factory to GE factory, lecturing American workers and managers, the backbone of this nation, on why our Republic is so great, and why a free-market constitutional democracy is the greatest economic and political gift to mankind.

"He gave hundreds of such lectures to the American people, and he wrote each one himself. So when he finally became president, what did he bring to that position? He had all the facts at his fingertips, but he didn't, as is so often the case on our side, just regale his audience with the facts. He didn't just give them statistics and quotes from von Mises and Hayek or Burke until people started snoring. He communicated the truth of those eternal verities as a talented Hollywood actor can, by telling stories. He combined the truth with a capacity to connect emotionally with his audience."

Dr. Gorka also writes about the secret to President Trump's success, what you can do to secure America's future, and The War for America's Soul also includes is an exclusive interview with the President.

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