A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess? -- WarGames
Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear for Bush Derangement Syndrome's Great Hits. The year was 2005. Evan Maloney was there and he kept detailed video notes: >bt: A Trip Down Memory Lane
Not too long ago, taking to the streets to protest your government was considered a patriotic act. It’s true! But it seems that publicly airing your grievances stopped being patriotic right around noon on January 20th, 2009. Once President Obama was sworn in, protesting became incitement to violence.
I'm on the sidelines when it comes to beating back the tsunami of slander from the Leftoidsphere's recent twitfit of hallucinatory racism and threats of violence coming out of the Tea Party meetings. The fact that former NY Times Drama Queen Frank
Rich sees racism while examining his stools in public fills me with inertia. The spectacle of Charles Johnson getting his pony-tail in such a sputum-matted twist that he sees fascist symbols in the flag of Tennessee is like watching a scratched and faded print of Tod Browning's Freaks. Entertaining but you feel slightly soiled when it is done.
I've arrived at the last bus stop on the Racism route. I'm no longer interested in the morally handicapped get off by perpetuating the ping-pong game of:
"You're a racist!"
"Are too!"..... (Repeat until the Internet is full.)
From now on my modus operandi shall be:
"You're a racist!"
"Fuck you and your colonized mind, traitor."
There's two power-ups boosting the Left's new found "abhorrence" of political violence. One is to keep the news cycle focussed on the "threat" to the nation posed by thousands in the desert listening to Sarah Palin and those nine or ten folks in some sort of militia somewhere in the midwest. This slips some buffer time into the cycle so, they hope, folks forget about the congressional putsch that eviscerated the Constitution this month. It's a "pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" ploy. The second is to grab the ball (attention) and move the opposition from offense to defense. ("You're a violent racist." "Am not." "Are too....") We all know what defense means. You don't score.
Taken all in all, this endless cycle of accusation followed by denial is a classic Tar baby, i.e. "a sticky situation that is only aggravated by additional contact. The only way to solve such a situation is by separation." I submit that we don't have the time for it.
Those who wish to take back America are now involved in a combination of a sprint, a relay race, and a marathon. The sprint is from now until the November elections. This gives Americans who want to begin the process of taking their country back from the diseased ideology that has infected it a scant seven months to work on every state and local election with only one objective: the removal from office of any politician with a (D) behind their name. Every. Single. One. No exceptions.
Some may object and say, "Well, the Democrats are bad, but my Democrat has a great semi-conservative record and is a nice person too."
I say, "It. Does. Not. Matter." Feet to the fire time. The default is: If they're in, they're out.
The object here is not only to regain control of the House and Senate, but to make it clear --even in "safe seat districts" that there will be consequences at the polls for being affiliated with the party of treason. It must be made clear that even if Democrats win they will lose. It has to be made clear to all Democrats that it will, at the very least, cost them more in time and money to retain their seats, and even then they may lose them the next time around.
Seven months. It's not a lot of time and I submit we don't have the luxury of getting entangled in the foreign ideology wars the Left so loves to wage in the crack-pipe press. We either focus ourselves or we fuck ourselves.
From November onward, and regardless of the results, we will run a more exhausting relay race that leads to the Presidential elections of 2012. Disregard immediately Obama's wan posturing that he wouldn't mind being a "one-term president." Anyone with the sense that God gave a rutabaga knows that's just Lie #32,651 with more to come. You can be sure that the O-Machine is hoovering up the money and getting the little Acorns planted for the mighty oak that will be the Obama "Four More Whore Years" campaign. You think they had a lot of money last time? Double it and add in Air Force One.
To counter this, we're going to have to be like the little mammals who sneak in and eat the dinosaur eggs when Tyrannosaurus is looking the other way. First up is the ancient political axiom that it's not enough for your opponent to be corrupt, venal, and even traitorous: "You gotta beat somebody with somebody." Who that is going to be is currently unknown, but whomever that person is they will come by way of the Republican party so a lot of work has to be done with that moribund institution between now and then. While gains in 2010 seem certain, 2012 is anything but a lock. And don't waste time mooning over the chimera of a "Third Party." Life During Wartime reminds us,
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco,
This ain't no fooling around.
No time for dancing, or lovey dovey,
I ain't got time for that now.
You go to political war with the party you have.
Beyond 2012 the marathon looms larger and more important than the sprints or relays. The marathon involves tearing out the ideological weeds that have infested every layer of our society since before the 1960s. These weeds have deep roots in the media, the schools, and local politics. They have to be ripped out wherever they are encountered and the plots once cleared have to be visited again and again to be sure they don't grow back.
This means unceasing campaigns to change mainstream national and local media or run it out of business. This means creating new media that routes around the old. This means taking back control of the local and state governments and school boards. This means eliminating tenure and unions in education and government. After all, the progressive Rome wasn't built in a day and it won't be burned it a day. Flame on.
Taken all in all, that's a lot of work and we simply don't have the time or resources to be drawn into the morbidly obese Tar Baby the coyly named "Progressives" have dropped in the middle of our path.
How should we move forward? The brilliant Dr. Helen said it best recently in How Should Conservatives Deal with the Left's Disrespect and Lack of Empathy?
So what is the prescription here for those of us who are conservative or libertarian? There may be no way to get the "other side" to understand our views, for they may not have the capacity to do so. Until the lack of empathy for conservatives miraculously changes, we might do better to grow our own ranks, getting more of us involved, rather than trying to rationalize our own views to the other side. Giving in only wastes valuable time that could be put to better use and makes liberals more likely to treat us poorly.
At the same time, we should consider that it could be a lack of consequences that allows liberals to lack empathy or understanding for their fellow right-leaning citizens. Expanding right-leaning media and exposing liberals to ridicule and consequences (e.g., Andrew Breitbart) might then be the correct path to take, for the ease with which they attack may decrease once they realize that they will not get off scott-free as they once did.
Sideline them. Ignore them. Make sure they feel some consequences. Keep moving forward.
John Gilmore once famously said, "The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it." Later Jeanne DeVoto updated that to, "The Internet interprets the US Congress as system damage and routes around it." To my way of thinking, Americans should interpret progressive obsessions as system damage and route around them.
Once upon a time there was a great American movement that ran sprints, relay races, and a marathon to take back the traditional American values of freedom and liberty from an ossified and corrupt establishment. The motto graven on its escutcheon was, "Keep your eyes on the prize." Learn from it and remember it in the days and years ahead. In America this is how it's done.Posted by Vanderleun at March 31, 2010 11:15 AM