Or worse, in this case, they get actions.
Look, guys, this is not new, and it wouldn’t surprise many people in the past. It’s more that what we’re engaged in is a very weird revolutionary activity.
It is a revolutionary activity, don’t make a mistake on that, just because I haven’t bared my boobs like the chick above, and I’m not charging forth with standard.
Think back, those of you who are my age or close to it, to all the times when you were — seemingly — the only one who saw that “what everybody knew” was wrong, all the times when if you had said what you believed people wouldn’t necessarily oppose you: they’d just think you were crazy. It’s not that you didn’t think them: of course you thought them. And in the company of very trusted friends or family, you might even say something, but you had no way of reaching the public.
Having blogs, commenting on blogs, working on internet diffusion of ideas that are contrary to the establishment — and the establishment is wholly liberal now — is a revolutionary activity.
The founding fathers and their precursors did in fact engage in much the same activity, given their technology: handbills, political discussions, all of them were part of the revolution, or perhaps the ramping up to it.
Thing is, the founding fathers, (and the few saneish French revolutionaries) EXPECTED the other side to have a say. Hanging was not off the table for all the revolutionaries. When they pledged their life, their liberty, their sacred honor, they expected to lose all three. The chances of success were infinitesimal.
So, why are we shocked by the people who think we need to be put down and controlled? Why are we shocked by attacks on the amendments the founding fathers gave us?
The other side gets a say.
Look, for almost a hundred years now they’ve been at least as privileged as the French aristocracy. There are tangible benefits to lefty privilege. Why do you think people virtue-signal? Because virtue signaling translates into jobs, book deals, media appearances and applause.
They had it all. Make the right noises, support the right causes, and you’ll be on top.
Thing is most people aren’t even political. They are clever apes who identify what is best in their tribe and what will bring them rewards. We’re the weird ones. And the rewards have been on the left for almost a century.
Yes, they managed the neat trick of pretending to be revolutionaries even as they controlled all of the establishment. The extent to which they controlled it is becoming very apparent in the civil war going on in our institutions.
But they are still the establishment. Third generation now. And it has its privileges. No one on the right with Obama’s type of mind and experience could make it to president. (And no, Trump isn’t the same. He’s run businesses. Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand. And oh, yeah, for the lurkers, this is not racial, it’s political. Red diaper kids rarely manage to comprehend economics. Their religion makes them believe a set of precepts that is at odds with the world.) No one on the right who was no smarter than most main stream pundits would have got anywhere.
We’ve had to be faster, stronger, and insanely hard working to be heard, and evne then we were torpedoed at every turn.
Then there was the net. And computers. And ways to communicate.
You have to understand how deep 2016 cut. They spent all their money, they pushed all their celebrities, they controlled all the press. Everything said they were going to win. And then they lost.
Is it any wonder they’ve gone nuts? This is like Marie Antoinette finding her palace full of not-at-all-respectful peasant women, demanding bread. (True.) And the guards being unable to clear them away. (Also true.)
So yeah, unsavory rats like Zuckerberg are going to try to preemptively ban our opinions. Banks are going to try to refuse money to companies who make guns. Idiots like the Twitter Twit are going to call for us to be crushed.
Did you expect to have a revolution, and the establishment didn’t fight back?
I’m seeing despondency and preemptively throwing in the towel. I even understand it, kind of. We seemed to be growing. There seemed to be no limits. And now there are action to limit us to, to stop us.
So what do we do?
We do the same we’ve always done. We’re faster, smarter, more capable. We need to stay one step ahead. We need to ensure the establishment fears us, at least as much if not more than they fear the left. Sure, we’re the nice people who don’t boycott, who don’t make a political line in our consumption…
Guys… we might have to. And we might have to get more vocal. We have to make them fear as they’ve made us fear. We have to fight back as hard as we can in this arena of words.
Because, guys, this is a civil cold war. And we want it to stay cold. If it goes hot, then the OUTSIDE COUNTRIES get a say, and America as such will be a notional memory.
There is one thing we remember from the cold war: Mutual Assured Destruction works.
It’s hard, because we’re starting from behind. But we need to make them understand if they can ban us, we can ban them. If they can punish our opinions, we can punish theirs.
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. Because that prevents us having to take the whole head.
Sure. If the war turns hot, we’ll probably “win.” But what we’ll lose in resources, in time, in people, and possibly in sovereignty will be incalculable.
So, let’s fight the cold war so we don’t have to fight the hot.
This is no time to get wobbly. Even if we win it is no time to get wobbly. The French revolution was, arguably, lost after being won, because they let the nutters and the nihilists control it.
Yeah, things suck right now and the waters are about to get choppier. Did I promise you a rose garden? I must have been talking about thorns.
Giving up absolves you from having to fight. It also allows the left to turn the US into another Venezuela.
Liberty is always a generation away from extinction. Pull your pants up, take a deep breath.
We’re revolutionaries, with all the danger that entails. No one said it would be easy.
Keep going. In the end we win, they lose, but only if we fight.