Who Are We?

So I was reading a recent blogpost at the Zman called the Deadend Men. The gist of the idea was that the Never Trumpers over at National Review (NR) were digging in their heels and trying to preserve something that didn’t exist anymore.  Zman felt that the NR crew thought that they could bring back 1985 by pushing the globalist New World Order of the Bushes.  His point was that this whole mindset no longer related to the right-wing.  That it had failed to conserve anything and in fact basically played right into the Left’s hands.

Zman describes himself as part of the dissident right. This seems to be another name for the Alt-Right.  And then I was looking through the comments and saw people arguing about what flavor of conservative, nationalist, libertarian, or reactionary they were.  And it got me thinking.  What the hell am I?  I really wasn’t sure.  I seem to be defined as much by what I’m against as by what I’m for.  I’m for the American values that existed when I was born in the nineteen fifties.  I’m against all the stuff that has ground us down.  I’ll call myself an American Traditionalist.  Basically anything that was coined after that time was done badly.  I don’t believe in affirmative action of any stripe.  I don’t have guilt for being American or white or male or normal.  I think we should decide who comes into this country and how many.  And I think anyone who gets to become an American is beholden to learn our language, customs and laws, become an American and bring his children up as unhyphenated Americans.  And if you don’t want to do any of those things then go away.  I think this is the greatest country ever created and we should do everything in our power to keep it that way.  I think the government should serve us and if the IRS or the FBI or anyone else start coming after decent honest people they should be defanged and neutered.  That’s who I am.

And that got me thinking. Who are the people who read my blog?  I thought it might be fun to see what the cross-section looked like.  If you feel like saying what you believe in, feel free to leave a comment and/or pick a label from the poll below.  I think it might be interesting.

 

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2 thoughts on “Who Are We?

  • November 10, 2017 at 9:37 am
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    Well, I wanted to choose more than one but the survey didn’t allow for that so I clicked on conservative before reading the rest. I say conservative, but in the truest sense I believe in traditional values. Much of what you said is what I believe so no need to repeat that. I would add that I believe in American Exceptionalism. Obama had no clue what that is. OBAMA: ‘I believe in American exceptionalism just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.’ No clue whatsoever. It all falls in line with the left’s view of the U.S. and Obama demonstrated this on his apology tour. We are the problem, we’re rotten, racists, bigots, homophobes, et al. In other words, if you’re a Christian, conservative, etc., and you’re not supportive of all the cultural rot that the left continually tries to advance (too many to name here) then you’re one of the above descriptors. If you don’t want the door to the country left wide open then you’re a racist. You know the drill. So, here’s my question. If this is such a rotten place to live and America is the problem, and if, in fact, America has never been great, as they so proudly proclaimed during and since the election of Trump, then why in the hell do they want to keep bringing in people from all over the world, terrorists included, to such a terrible place? If people from other parts of the world listened to Democrats rip this country on a daily basis they’d never WANT to come here. But alas, they come here (well, some) for the very same reason that many others before them have. And that is, to escape tyranny, socialism, communism,etc. And yet, so many on the left keep trying to push us towards those things, which would explain why one half of millenials and one third of Americans would prefer to reside in a socialist or communist nation instead of a capitalist democracy, according to a recent poll by the YouGov Victims of Communism Memorial Fund. So, I’m NOT that!

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  • November 10, 2017 at 11:12 am
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    Well said. Sometimes a one word label doesn’t do it.
    Yeah, that poll app is not the best. I’m looking for a better one.

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