The ‘Silent Majority’ Is Rapidly Becoming the ‘Angry Majority’

(American Thinker) The “silent majority” was mentioned by President Nixon in 1969, who labeled middle Americans who weren’t protesting the Vietnam war or joining the counter culture — two activities being over-reported by the media of the day.  The silent majority didn’t speak up much but respected traditional American values with a good-natured approach to political issues.

They were silent, but they voted.  In 1972, Nixon was re-elected with one of the largest landslides in U.S. history — 520 electoral votes to only 17 for McGovern.

Today, most Americans focus on work and family and trust that our elected officials will work for us, and if they don’t, the folks who pay attention to such stuff will vote them out.

But after five years of hysteria over Donald Trump, the media have hyped so many radical liberal causes to the point where many conservative Americans feel they are an endangered minority.  If we speak up, we feel we will be ridiculed or ostracized by our friends and co-workers or even lose our jobs.  People with conservative bumper stickers have had their cars vandalized, and those wearing patriotic clothing have been harassed and physically assaulted.

There are so many issues that face us that we can easily be overwhelmed and simply give up on political discourse, which furthers the idea that liberals rule the day.

But the silent majority in the United States is waking up — not in a uniform manner, but on an issue-by-issue basis.  They know what their eyes are seeing on the nightly news, and they aren’t fooled one bit by blatant liberal spin.

If they have young children, they have been outraged by sex education initiatives that teach masturbation and promote gay and transgender lifestyles to kindergarteners.  Or their children participate in sports where boys who think they may be girls are competing in female activities and are given free access to girls’ locker rooms.  And of course, locking down schools for over a year has caused irreparable damage to their kids’ education, with mountains of evidence saying staying home was completely unnecessary.

Parents of college-aged kids are now seeing “Critical Race Theory” being taught, claiming that whiteness alone causes unavoidable unconscious racism, and nothing can be done to fix it, but giving special privileges to everyone who isn’t white can help.

If they live in border states, they have been horrified by the policies of the new administration, which are leading to massive increases in local crime, horrible hardships for women and children, and a free flow of drugs into our country.

Things came to a head with the George Floyd riots, where Democrat mayors and governors gave out-of-state agitators free rein to incite locals to loot and burn businesses.  Anyone with eyes could see that protesting is not stealing flat-screen TVs and designer tennis shoes.  They saw footage from New York of organized thieves driving up to electronics and jewelry stores while police were ordered to stand by.

Those who were arrested were released immediately, and the charges were later dropped.  New laws were passed in liberal cities ending cash bail “in the interest of fairness to minorities,” which has led to an unprecedented level of crime and violence in our most vulnerable populations.  Then came ridiculous demands to “defund police” while 70% of the minorities in affected districts want more policemen, not fewer.

The 2020 elections were a turning point.  Everyone watched Trump rallies with tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters and contrasted them with Biden’s events with 20–30 people in six-foot circles.  On Election Night, they saw videos of Republican poll-watchers being thrown out of Democrat-controlled districts and windows being papered to hide what was going on.  They saw videos of ballots being counted late at night when no one was watching, and the same stacks were run through the machines multiple times.  Ballot counting was halted simultaneously in five liberal states, and when things started up again, the results magically shifted to Biden. 

Americans are not stupid.  They know that the fix was in.  They know that lying and corruption at the highest levels were involved.

But by far the strongest reaction has come from the government and medical communities’ response to the COVID-19 “pandemic.”  When it was first noticed in March of 2020, we were told it was 5% fatal, and the only way to stop it was to stay home for 15 days, and everything would be fine.