For reasons I haven’t quite figured out the 1984 movie Beverly Hills Cop which was a launching pad for Eddie Murphy has been on my mind lately. With the election results in Australia one scene in particular hit me.
After defying an order to leave town by the police chief Detroit Cop Axel Foley (Murphy) and the young Beverly Hills Cop who idolizes him Billy Rosewood (Judge Reinhold) are in the process of breaking into the outer gate of drug smuggler and murder Victor Matland’s (Stephen Berkoff) home where he is holding Foley friend Jenny Summers (Lisa Eilbacher) who know has proof of his activities.
Sgt Taggart ( John Ashton) comes to the gate insisting that Foley step aside, warns Rosewood that at best he’ll only get fired for defying the chief and insists they wait for a search warrant that they can have in 10 minutes. Foley replies she’ll be dead in 10 minutes and springs the gate declaring: “You want to stop me, shoot me.”, Rosewood says the same. At this point Taggart asked them to wait a second, walks to the trunk of his car and in a moment that elicited cheers from the entire audience in the theater where I saw the picture, produced a shotgun and goes in with them.
The Applause came because unlike the characters of Taggart, his Captain (Ronny Cox) and the rest we see the reality of what’s been going on and know that Maitland public persona as a respectable dealer of modern art is just a mask for what’s really going on. When Taggart gets out that shotgun he acknowledges the reality that if he want to actually do justice and save the girl, he has to be willing to go into that house and risk everything.
And that oddly enough takes us to yesterday’s election in Australia, election 2020 and Donald Trump.
In Australia they just had an election where candidates who ran on the unreality of the left are finding that regardless of what they might tell pollsters when they get to the voting booth real life holds the “Trump“
in Australia and here at home is the framing of this election. The Labor Party’s platform was to pursue more dramatic action on climate change and higher taxes on the rich. From the NY Times:
The election had presented Australia, a vital American ally in the Asia-Pacific, with a crucial question: Would it remain on a rightward path and stick with a political coalition that promised economic stability, jobs and cuts to immigration or choose greater action on climate change and income inequality?…
Or as put even better by Tim Andrews
The Australian Labor Party ran on higher taxes, higher spending, more regulations, and destroying our economy with carbon taxes. This was – for the first time in over two decades – a clear election, a clear choice about ideology and the future of Australia. And despite all the polls, despite the left outspending the right by millions, the Australian people did what no one expected and rejected the odious big government narrative. This is huge.”
Put simply the Australian people despite the press, despite the pols and despite the predictions of doom saw the reality as it was and acted accordingly. Their left is not taking it well
Australian election summary pic.twitter.com/0VG5vUU16Z— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) May 18, 2019
In America during the campaign of 2016 we kept hearing dire warnings about what would happen under a Trump presidency, Trump would tank the economy, Trump would tank the Stock Market, Foreign Wars, Trump would have gays and lesbians in concentration camps (I had a lesbian co-worker who actually believed this) Newspapers and Television would be censored and a dictatorship established in America with his opponents violently repressed
Not only have these things not happened. But we’ve seen an economy surge with a huge jump in the stock market and wages rising across the board, We’ve seen success after success on the foreign policy front, Far from being censored the media and culture has freely used their platforms to decry every action that the this administration has taken and as for violence and dictatorships it is supporters of the president who are routinely subjected to violence and discrimination the worst of course being the attempted mass murder of GOP members of congress by Bernie Bro James T. Hodgkinson whose name and actions the media have conveniently forgotten.
While in the reverse iceberg of social media (90% visible representing 10% unseen) these facts are not acknowledge or spun away and almost two dozen candidates who are creations of this reverse iceberg vie for the Democrat nomination in the real world were people live, eat, work and pay their bills the actual fruits of the last three years are readily apparent.
It’s much too early to know what his going to happen next year, particularly given that the same left who thought election 2020 was a shoe-in now knows it can’t put it’s fraud operations in states like Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania on hold, but as I look at real life around me I’m becoming more and more convinced that people in the United States are finally seeing things as they are rather than as the left keeps painting them and that when election day comes around, they are going to go in with us.
It will still be a fight, just like the climatic scene that from Beverly Hills Cops was
But I’m becoming more and more optimistic that the Good Guys are going to win.