An article from Stanley Kurtz in The National Review illustrates precisely why the Bowtie Brigades of both intellectual and practical conservatism are superannuated relics who have failed in almost every conceivable way:
What follows from that? If you deny the fruits of liberalism to half the country, where do they go to get their say? Conservatives in general, and Trump supporters in particular, are already being squeezed out of social media. If Trump and his supporters are really so dangerous that they are no longer entitled to fundamental rights, why not hound them out of restaurants, shout down their lectures, get up in their faces at their homes and make their lives impossible? We’ve seen all that already, of course. Up to now, however, it’s been condemned, however tepidly, by at least a few “small l” liberal voices on the Democrat side. But what if half the country begins to feel — with justice — that the other half is eager to deprive them of their rights, has set them beyond the pale, wants to see them crushed? What then?
Roberts says racist authoritarians don’t get to enjoy their “small l” liberal rights. The Democrats, he explains, are a “normal” party, while the Republicans are not. Actually, it’s just the opposite. It’s the Democrats who’ve abandoned classical liberalism by embracing identitarian socialism. It’s Democratic campus administrators who’ve abandoned classical liberalism by allowing student thugs to suppress speakers. It’s the Democrats who’ve abandoned classical liberalism by distorting liberalism itself into a justification for censorship. The Democrats have abandoned classical liberalism, but I haven’t. That’s why I’m not calling for people who make illiberal arguments, like Roberts, to be barred from op-ed pages. Roberts has missed his calling. He’d have been great at banning Communist-sympathizing professors from college campuses in the 1950s, because that is what his argument effectively justifies.
Once mainstream outlets bar Republican op-eds on grounds that the party is now beyond the pale of liberal rights — and openly depict Trump supporters as fascists in news stories — that cultural presumption in favor of liberty is out the window. A press transformed in this way will create and enlarge a public constituency that favors chipping away at legal protections for speech. The courts and laws will change. Freedom will head for the exits. But it won’t take that long for the social fabric to tear. Once half the country sees itself made out to be bigots without rights — with no voices on the op-ed pages permitted to contradict this depiction — civil peace will slip away.
Be warned. If the press trashes the freedoms of half the country on the grounds that they are fascists, it will forfeit such deference.
Classical liberalism arose to prevent murderous civil strife between those who could not agree on ultimate things — and who questioned each other’s good faith as a consequence. Throw aside the marketplace of ideas, throw aside even the aspiration to neutral reporting, and throw aside, on this account, the basic rights of those with whom we disagree, and we are back in the soup, back to the wars, back to the days before liberty and civil peace, the crowning achievements of our history, the history we’ve stopped celebrating — or even remembering. Is that what we want? Because that is where we are headed.
Good Lord, here we go again.
This is what conservatives always do:
“Don’t you dare cross that line! If you do, there’s no telling WHAT the consequences will be!”
“Okay, fine, you crossed that line, but don’t you DARE cross this next one! I promise you that you’ll regret it!”
“Well, OK, you can have that line too, but DO NOT cross this next one! You’re going to unleash Hell if you do!!”
“Oh, you crossed that line too… well, I guess you own that land now, but just you wait until we start reacting! You’ll regret it SO MUCH!!!”
It’s like watching a very bad performance of Waiting for Godot. That supposed “violent reaction” never, ever happens.
Honestly, I’m really tired of listening to conservatives whine and bleat constantly of how the Left is playing with forces they cannot possibly understand.
Memo to you folks: the Left knows EXACTLY what they’ve unleashed. They don’t give a damn because you never actually push back.
#BasedTucker, as always, had by far the best take on the way that supposed “Republicans” have betrayed their own principles repeatedly, especially in recent days:
Tucker is absolutely correct. Violence beats voting, every single time – any even moderately informed observer of the last days of the Roman Republic would be able to tell you that. Mob intimidation is an EXTREMELY effective tactic and various politicians have wielded it to tremendous effect over the centuries and millennia to get their way.
Robert A. Heinlein pointed out in STARSHIP TROOPERS that:
Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishfull thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms.
This is absolutely and indisputably true, and conservatives have routinely and thoroughly forgotten this fact. Far too many of them are afraid to use actual force and action against those who hate them.
It is far past time for the Right to start living by Heinlein’s maxim.
Is that un-Christian? You might think so – but no, it isn’t.
Most Churchians would say that striking back against those who hit you goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount, in which He famously stated that we should “turn the other cheek”, and that the meek shall inherit the Earth. That is true.
What Churchians constantly forget, to my considerable irritation, is the fact that Jesus also had absolutely no problem picking up some cords and whipping moneylenders that profaned His Father’s temple. And He certainly did not have any problems with telling His followers to sell their cloaks and purses to buy swords for self-defence.
Jesus Christ was, and is, Lord and King. He was not and is not a pacifist of any kind. He made it clear that His Father hates the wicked, even as He understands full well where the wicked are headed and is heavy-hearted for them.
As King of the world, as the Son of God sent to us to act as an intermediary between us and Our Father, He stands as a lion ready to defend us against the forces of evil that assail us on a daily basis. That is the job of a King, and that is what Jesus does for us every single day.
Jesus told us to be meek and turn the other cheek to give those abusing us a chance to repent – NOT to make us weak and supine.
And the time for repentance has LONG since passed.
The Left has been carrying out a long train of usurpations and abuses for the past fifty years, at the very least, that strike hard at the very roots and foundations of American freedoms. Where voting has failed, they have resorted to mob violence and brute intimidation. They have marched relentlessly through American institutions and culture and entrenched themselves firmly at every possible level of power.
The last weapon that the American Right had was the Supreme Court of the United States, to form a bulwark and a desperate, last-ditch defence against the onslaught of idiotic legislation and insane Executive Orders from left-wing Presidents and a Congress gone mad.
And in the last 48 hours, even that has been shown to be utterly ineffective.
Two supposedly “conservative” Justices, none other than Justice Scalia’s successor, Neil Gorsuch, and Chief Justice John Roberts, sided with the liberaltards on the Court and voted to expand the Civil Rights Act to include the LGBTQWTFISTHISSHIT crowd. As Justice Alito made clear in his dissent, the Court had basically arrogated to itself the power to legislate from the bench, yet again, and in the process had further eroded the Constitutional separation of powers.
And none other than Chief Justice Roberts himself was behind the decisions to create rights to gay “marriage” out of thin air, and to turn the patently illegal Obamacare individual mandate into a “tax”.
Electing “conservatives” into office DOES NOT MATTER. They don’t accomplish one single damned thing.
Electing nationalists works – and even then, it’s a slow and often difficult process. Electing conservatives is an exercise in complete futility.
Lest conservatives everywhere are still unclear about what I’m saying, let me make it as plain as possible:
Your ideology, or rather, your philosophy, is DEAD:
Stop with your mutterings about how the Left is playing with fire and how they are really going to hate the reaction. You’ve had fifty years to react and you’ve completely and totally failed, at every possible level – including, at this point, the Second Amendment, because the SCOTUS has just tossed out a number of cases concerning state-level restrictions on firearms. The Court is too afraid to overturn the Heller v DC decision, but it is unable to stand up to the mob either.
And you want to know why you’ve lost?
Because, when it actually came time to fight back, you wouldn’t.
You didn’t want to be called racist, sexist, homophobic, or whatever doubleplusungood term the Left wants to dump on you. You didn’t want to be hated. You didn’t want to be excluded from the “cool people” clubs. Most of all, you didn’t really want to defend yourselves, your businesses, and your jobs.
It’s high time that you realise that the time for reason has long since passed.
For those of you who are interested in fighting back – how do you do it?
By understanding that the rules of mob violence and intimidation do not apply equally – unless you make them.
The police will obviously no longer defend you – but will defend the very people who are terrorising your cities and neighbourhoods and vandalising your businesses and destroying your culture.
So stop pretending that you can depend on the police. You can’t. Instead, do whatever you have to do in order to defend yourselves, your properties, your places of worship and communion, your neighbours, and your families.
The police cannot and will not do it for you. They are not on your side, by and large, especially if you live in a big city. You can only rely on yourselves and your neighbours.
There is no room for talk anymore. If you are actually interested in defending your tribe and your culture, then just SHUT THE F*** UP AND DO IT already.
How do you do it?
Despite the rather bombastic title of this post, you don’t actually have to resort to open violence unless absolutely pressed – though you should be gunning up no matter where you live, at this point. I no longer care whether the laws in your state or city permit the use of individual firearms, or weapons. Just find one and get one. You NEED to be carrying a weapon of some kind now.
You also have to start doing unto others, HARD, what they are doing unto you.
You simply have to start pushing back.
For example – if you are actively hiring diversitopians and Dirt Worlders into your businesses, if you are actively hiring LGBTQWTFISTHISSHIT types, and if you are actively hiring liberals and especially SJWs, then you are working for them, not for your people.
You need to be firing these people. You need to be barring them from entry into your businesses. You need to be stopping them from becoming your clients. They are your enemies and they WILL NOT HESITATE to do the same, and worse, to you.
Yes, what I stated above is openly discriminatory. In a world ruled by law, it is illegal and wrong.
Guess what: THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW in the USA anymore, and increasingly there is none in the rest of the West either.
If you are bleating about how terrible the tech platforms are, without actually doing something about funding the alternatives and fighting back against them, then don’t even bother talking with me. You don’t have skin in the game. You aren’t actually fighting for anything.
I support the Alt-Tech platforms with my own money and my own efforts. Without getting into details, let’s just say that I am involved in a current major effort to break one of the Big Tech platforms. I’m happy to get involved in the fight, because unlike most “conservatives” – especially their intellectual class – I actually understand what it’s like to lose just about everything because of one’s views and attitudes, and I know what it’s like to take hard contact.
And yes, this blog sits on Goolag technology – but you can be reasonably certain that it won’t be for all that much longer. (I’ll have an announcement about that in the next couple of weeks to months.)
Here’s another example:
San Antonio, TX, is home to The Alamo – a sacred site to American patriots everywhere, and rightly so. That shrine is the focus of great hatred and resentment by the Dirt Worlders who hail from Mexico and believe that Texas is part of some mythical territory known as Aztlan, populated by La Raza (The Race).
Recently the Cenotaph at The Alamo was vandalised. A group of Texas patriots gunned up and stood around the shrine to protect it from mobs of dindus and Dirt Worlders who wanted to deface it further.
I’ve been to The Alamo twice. I thoroughly approve of this action.
That is how you stand up for your culture and people and faith – not by writing hand-wringing articles warning of how bad things are going to get, but by TAKING ACTION and standing firm in the face of mob intimidation and violence.
To sum up: if you call yourself a conservative, and the most that you are willing to do to support your people and your civilisation is to pay money to the NRA and subscribe to some right-wing magazines like The National Review and Commentary and so on…
Then shut the f*** up and GET OUT OF THE WAY.
You’re nothing more than an obstacle stopping some extremely violent and extremely necessary corrections from taking place. Your entire philosophy is nothing more than a pose with absolutely no teeth behind it.
You have failed to defend your philosophy because you have refused to use force. All you can do is mutter dire threats about how terrible that force will be when it is finally unleashed.
To which I say:
What the HELL are you people waiting for, exactly?!? An open invitation??? Does watching your greatest cities burning, your historical monuments defaced, your cemeteries holding your war dead desecrated, your people demonised and vilified and forced to undergo public ritual auto-da-fe humiliations, not count as provocation enough?
You voted for His Most Illustrious, Noble, August, Benevolent, and Legendary Celestial Majesty, the God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus Triumphus Magnus Astra, the First of His Name, may the Lord bless him and preserve him, the Chaddest of Chads ever to Chad across a stage. That is well and good.
But it’s not nearly enough.
Your police and military and civil institutions have failed you. Your people, your tribe, are the last line of defence against the total loss of everything you hold dear.
If you call yourself a conservative, and refuse to defend your tribe when the time comes, then stop wasting everyone’s time and just surrender already – because that’s what you’ve been doing for the last fifty years through your failure to recognise that only FORCE, and the will to use it, legitimises the law.
Either shut up, or get into the fight.