This post is a variation on the theme of how do we get on with our lives as the progressives dismantle all the institutions that used to anchor people to the things that make life meaningful. So, if the Boy Scouts is turned into some kind of transgender pride indoctrination camp then take your sons and grandsons camping with other normal people. If the schools rewrite history to make villains out of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson then buy some old books and teach a class on American History. If your office is giving a lunchtime seminar in Unconscious Bias then choose to eat out at Chic-Fil-A with other like minded employees. In other words be proactive. Choose to create alternatives to the narrative approved default. Instead of going to Drudge, go to WhatFinger News. Instead of CBS go to Fox or Real Clear Politics. Instead of Google use DuckDuckGo or Brave. Instead of Facebook go to blogs that you like (hint, hint). And make sure you have some fun doing these things.
None of these alternatives are perfect. All of them are work-arounds. But they work. And we need to build bigger and better things. Losing the Boy Scouts and the schools isn’t a good thing. Having your church try to indoctrinate you into LGBTQ gibberish isn’t acceptable. We’re going to need new organizations and new churches. That’s a tall order. But it’s going to have to be done. Maybe some of these things can be reformed. But that will be very difficult and life is short so starting anew may be the better choice.
And we’re going to have to learn how to separate from the outside world. You will have some friends and family that are so bought into the narrative and the progressive mind set that you will have to exclude them from many of your more important activities. But you’ll also make new friends. Embrace those who believe what you do. Some of these people will be very different from you in background but don’t be surprised if you get along well. Having common beliefs often goes hand in hand with social compatibility.
If your state is just too blue for you to breath, then move. Find a state and a community where your values are shared by the majority and you don’t have to feel like you’re living in occupied territory.
And share information. For instance, if your church has been overrun by the progressives and you need to look for alternatives a good source of information is a book by a guy named Rod Dreher called “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation.” Not everything in it will be applicable to you and some of it you may disagree with but there is a lot in it that will make you think about how to improve your situation.
I’ve spoken lightheartedly about starting a fraternal organization but it’s more than half serious. Men need a place to go to enjoy each other’s company and also talk about things that are serious. Every venue has been compromised either to allow women to feel important or to forestall normal men from having a voice. I seriously think it’s time to start new clubs that appeal to men. You can start it as a gun club or a fishing club or a religious society or even a softball team. Just make sure the members you invite are not on the progressive team. And in addition to political talk and projects make sure there is a good deal of fun. Without fun the club will last about a month. And whatever you do don’t allow women to be members. As has been shown to be axiomatic by now, women will destroy any organization that they control and they will control any organization that they are not excluded from. Look at any church that allows women priests. But they can make sandwiches so they won’t be completely left out.
If any of you have any examples or links that you think will be helpful to the audience put it in the comments. In the second part of this I’ll try to include some more resources that might be helpful.