I was listening to a podcast on the American Mind where Michael Anton is discussing with one of his colleagues, Machiavelli’s ideas and how they relate to our war with the Woke Left. And he talked about how this was going to be a long war and nobody should think that taking back the Congress in 2022 or taking back the White House in 2024 will solve all our problems.
And that reminded me of something I wrote back a year ago. So I went back and reread it. And I’ll be darned if I wasn’t pretty sharp that day. And that dove-tailed with something I found today. It seems that Andrew Torba over at Gab is working on his own version of PayPal. If he can make that happen he will be in line for canonization as a saint on the Right. Being able to monetize web content without having to kowtow to the Left is sort of the Holy Grail for folks on our side.
So let me end by quoting my younger self and bask in the glow of my former eloquence….
Once you acknowledge where we currently are, you can begin to adapt to your environment and then thrive in it. Situational awareness is very important. Never play to their strengths. Unless you have an armed bodyguard of special forces men you probably shouldn’t show up at an antifa rally in Portland, Oregon and declare your political beliefs. If you want to start a fraternal society then make it a religious society that has protected status that can’t be shanghaied by social justice warriors and turned into the next Boy Scouts. But be sure not to do it in a blue state. In those areas everything will have to be on a clandestine personal basis. And a personal basis is the best way to live your personal life anyway. Know your friends and spend your time with them. And it doesn’t even have to be your next-door neighbors. You can make friends on-line and enjoy that experience too. A shared point of view makes a good basis for association. Nowadays free association only exists on a personal basis but you can make that work very well for many of the interactions you can choose to have. This website is a perfect example of free association. It’s very unlikely that Leftists would want to spend much time here since they’re not interested in the things I like and disagree with more or less 100% of what I believe. Whereas people who hold similar beliefs with me will feel as though they belong here. By congregating here we get to spend time with like minded individuals and also pass information back and forth. Some of it is trivial like a book or a movie that’s interesting. But maybe one day you hear about a job opportunity or a place to live or a politician that’s helping our side.
Boy that young fellow seems really smart to these old eyes.