The Right’s Two Missions

I don’t know who first said that the best defense is a good offense but for the most part he was right.  It is my contention that if we intend to defeat the Leftists two separate efforts will be necessary.  One will be supporting the social and cultural objectives that we need to sustain and improve our lives.  So that includes all the efforts needed to support our agenda and defend it against the Left.  All of our efforts to defend the constitutional freedoms, all the programs that will improve the chances of normal Americans to prosper in the new reality of America in this globalized environment.  Let’s call all of these the defense.  We’re defending ourselves from enemies foreign and domestic.

But there’s the other mission.  Let’s call it the offense.  And that’s something that hasn’t happened up till now.  What is needed is a concerted effort to attack the institutions and the individuals on the Left.  And as far as a template just model it on how the Left attacks individuals and institutions on the Right.  No one is surprised when right-wing people are tossed off Facebook or Twitter.  And equally no one is surprised when the state organs of government in Colorado sue and harass a small businessman like that wedding baker.  And it’s just business as usual as lawfare is levelled against organizations from the Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts to Chick-fil-A and hounded out of existence or neutered by various states and jurisdictions.  No one is surprised because the Left has made these attacks their stock in trade.  But when is it done by the Right?  Never.

What is needed is a concerted effort to level legal and other actions against leftist organizations and individuals who are vulnerable to this approach.  For instance, why haven’t Texas and Missouri and other red states taken legal action against the individuals and groups that make up antifa and BLM.  Why aren’t those people in jail?   And why doesn’t someone go after the Fortune 500 corporations that have funded them?  Why isn’t anyone representing the people in Minneapolis and Chicago and New York City who were harassed and assaulted and burned out of their businesses?  Why shouldn’t the governors and mayors and city councils of those places be sued personally for allowing the outrages to occur by restraining the police from doing their jobs?  It’s not happening because the national leadership of the Right isn’t an organized body.  It’s just people scattered haphazardly across this country without the strategic awareness of what is needed to counteract the forces that the Left has brought to bear.  And until we start attacking the Left on an organized and professional basis we’ll always be on the defensive.  There should be a bank of lawyers that are spending time representing people on our side who have grievances that will generate settlements of large amounts of cash and legal remedies that will discomfort and maybe incarcerate criminals on the Left.

Think about it.  Why aren’t the antifa criminals in jail?  The January 6th trespassers are and what they did is a trifling offense compared to arson, homicide and grand theft.  Donald Trump is being investigated by the New York Attorney General for being a businessman but the Governor of Minnesota and the Mayor of Minneapolis allowed their citizens to be terrorized and denied their civil rights by a mob that was allowed to run amok.

The people who represent us need to start thinking strategically about how to strike back at the Left or we’re not going to win.

Analyzing the Trump Method – Learning How to Win

Watching as President Trump rallies his forces to fight the legal battle that the Democrats have forced on him reminded me just how different he is from the losers in the Republican party that preceded him.  And one of his pithy designations stands out as a marker.  He called Jeb Bush “low energy.”  And that is how I can segregate Donald Trump from the rest of the “conservatives.”  He is anything but low energy.  It is his dynamism that allows him to defy gravity.  When the other conservatives allow themselves to sink down in the quick sand Donald Trump powers up and out.  Basically, he is not afraid of tackling a challenge.  He is undaunted by hard work and not afraid metaphorically to get his hands dirty.

Another thing about him is he looks for ways to take advantage of structural weaknesses that his enemies try to hide beneath a façade of strength.  This speaks to the experience of a lifetime dealing with crooked politicians and their business associates.  He knows a stacked deck when he sees one and he knows how to use the rules of the game to his own advantage.  These things speak to intelligence and experience.

Another characteristic is that he is not an idealist.  He decisions are based on observable fact not theory.  If something has been tried and failed, he learns from that.  He’s adaptable and can roll with the punches.  This speaks to a flexibility that allows less important factors to be subordinated to higher order imperatives.

And finally, he is driven by his desire to win.  His egoism drives him to conquer obstacles of every kind, whether they’re individuals, organizations or collective barriers that stand in the way of his goals.  To this end he has assembled a team of people who work to achieve the objectives he has identified.

When I look at this list of traits what I see are the traits that I would characterize as the qualifications of a survivor.  Individuals that have these traits will survive in good times and bad.  They will thrive and rise to the top in good times and they will survive and hold their own during adversity.

This is what we need to emulate if we want to preserve ourselves, our family, our friends and the things we believe in.  We need to be energetic and adaptable in the face of adversity and hostility from the society that is endeavoring to stamp us out.  We will need to learn the rules of the game and use them to our advantage in advancing our agenda and hindering our enemies.

And finally, we need to have the pure willpower to endure the hard work and endless disappointments that await us in a struggle that basically has no end.  My generation will not see the end of this struggle.  I doubt my children will see it won.  But I have grandchildren and they are worth fighting for.  I want them to know what freedom is.  And I can settle for seeing incremental progress.  We can start by beginning the hard work of building institutions and organizations that are entirely on our side.  No more Fox News, no more Boy Scouts, no more Weekly Standards.

So, here’s to President Donald J. Trump.  Here’s to the first President of the new America.  It’s being created inside the old and it will be born in hard work and pain.  But it needs to be done and it will allow us to once again be free.  So, think about the traits you’ll need to go forward.  Decide if you have the right stuff.  Because otherwise you might as well join the hive and be comfortably absorbed into the collective and eventually painlessly euthanized.  That’s the choice.

Angelo Codevilla Chronicles the Revolution

Angelo Codevilla is one of the deep thinkers over at the Claremont Institute and I’ve been following his writings since 2016 when he and Michael Anton were sounding the alarm that the American Republic was about to be euthanized by the Clinton/Obama crime family.  In this sizable (8,000+ words!) essay he comprehensively lays out his explanation of how we got where we are and what we will have to do going forward if we hope to recover some of our freedoms.  He is pretty pessimistic about our chances and rightly so I think.  Anyway this is a pretty deep dive and he goes over a lot of things that we all are aware of but from his own way of looking at it.  I eat this stuff up.  Your mileage may vary.

Revolution 2020

 

 

Our Revolution’s Logic – Angelo Codevilla – An On-Line Article Review

In an earlier post I said that Angelo Codevilla’s article was sure to be interesting and depressing.  And so it is.  Basically he seems to concur with the Dissident Right on the point that there is no longer any going back to one America.  His thesis is that the Progressives have let the genie fully out of the bottle and the Right is now radicalized to the point that there will be an unending ratcheting up of tactics on both sides.  And he does not think political victory by the Right will deter the Left.  They are now in the go for broke business.  And of course the most apt metaphor for this situation is the Corcyran Civil War in Thucydides.  There we see class warfare unleashed to its most diabolical conclusion, complete annihilation of the hated enemy down to the last man.  The only ray of sunshine allowed is if Republicans win the next few elections we’ll able to convince the Progressives to peacefully divide the country into mutually exclusive populations of us and them.  So the story is bleak.

Luckily I’m an optimist.  I still think we may beat the bastards.  But I don’t say Mr. Codevilla can’t be right.  He makes a convincing case.  Well, I’m still staying up for the Mid-Terms.  They should be very instructive.

It’s a very long article and there are no laughs but if you are interested in a political perspective on the Resistance and what it will spawn from a very thoughtful writer of the Right you might want to read this.  If you want the Cliff Notes version I’d say start prepping for the troubles.

 

Our Revolution’s Logic

When Will We Know That We Are Applying Enough Pressure on the Left?

I think the answer is surprisingly definitive.  We’ll know we’re doing enough whenever the next election is NOT described as the most important election of our lifetimes.  Think about it.  For the last thirty years, every single election has been described as the most important election in our lifetimes.  That means the battle has been amping up every single year for that long.  Every single time the Right has made headway the Left’s reaction is to redouble their efforts.  And they’ve done this year in and year out for decades.  And so far, it has always worked.  No matter the circumstance the pressure has always eventually returned the Left to power and brought us farther down the road toward leftist bedlam.

So, the answer is we’ll know we’ve won when they become reconciled to giving ground.  When their talking points revolve around some moderate increase in the conservative status quo.  They have to lose hope of winning and just settle for losing slower.

And so, we can no longer try to just keep parity or just lose a little ground to them.  We need to do so much damage to their cause that they don’t just get dispirited but despair.  Basically, we have to do to them what they’ve been doing to us for decades.  And the best way to do that is with their own method.  Under normal conditions constant steady is applied to the political situation.  When a setback is experienced redouble the pressure and look to retake the ground by all means necessary.

And most important, never think of the Progressives as fellow citizens.  They are not.  They are citizens of the world, pod people.  America is just another hill for them to take for the global collective.  All the things that America used to stand for, God, family, pride in country, hard work, individuality, pride in ownership, responsibility, are outdated and dangerous concepts that they reject and are working to eliminate from the world they are building.  Defeating them is not an unfortunate consequence of the political process.  It is an indication that we are moving the country in the right direction.

As part of the operation we need to perfect the same techniques they did.  We have to use subterfuge to misdirect attention away from our true intentions and lie about the scope of what we want.  In other words, we need to master the art of the slippery slope.  It should be a truly enjoyable experience introducing the Left to the joys of being sucker punched.  And just so they learn how to do it correctly we’ll have the Bush family put up a greatest hits collection on YouTube.  After all nobody gets sucker punched better than they do.

Eventually the Left will cease to present a threat and life will return to normal and we can start acting honorably again.  By my calculations the whole thing could be over in a hundred and forty years.  Alright, let’s get started.