What if you have a job and a family to support? Are we supposed to charge ahead while they get us fired and then go work flipping burgers while fighting the left?
Founding Fathers did, too, when they led the Revolution against the King.
No, you measure your capacity for risk and take precautions. If necessary, you work quietly and without public attention. No bumper strips on the car, no political talk, except in private among those you trust, and if you work among Democrats or liberals, act dumb and disavow any serious interest in politics. In that way, strictly on personal time, I once ran a winning local political campaign while a state employee in an office loaded with liberal Democrats. Otherwise, educate yourself, develop campaign skills, and collect information that can be used for the benefit of good candidates.
“What if you have a job and a family to support? Are we supposed to charge ahead while they get us fired and then go work flipping burgers while fighting the left?”
What’s the alternative?
. .get used to losing elections. Get used to gun confiscation. Get used to government control over every aspect of your life. Get ready for totalitarian fascism.
I would say, we have no choice.
Last line of the Declaration Of Independence reads, “we mutually pledge to each other our lives,our fortunes, and our SACRED HONOR”. Can we do any less?
No, stand your ground and if threatened then use the force necessary to protect you and yours and let the consequences be damned.
That’s probably what the Jews of Western Europe were saying in the mid 1930s as Fascism and the rise of Hitler was occurring.
Sadly, Humans appear to be willing to allow themselves misery over action. I also think that the majority of people would rather be told what to do than to have to think and fend for themselves.
It takes a whole lot of pain and misery for people to change. Look at Brazil? A positive outcome now after decades of socialism and decline. They are lucky they escaped the clutches of that evil.
#. You missed the point of a great article, namely that a new, younger generation of conservatives (I don’t care if they are Republicans or not), must be willing to study Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and other Marxist street fighting/smearing manuals which reveal their thinking, strategies and tactics.
My wife wonders why I read the far-left Washington Post, and I gave her the same answer I gave Reed Irvine of Accuracy in Media (after a group of us, led by Irvine, founded it).
You read the NY Times, Wash. Post, The Nation, Mother Jones International Socialist, Peoples Weekly Word, Workers World, anything by the Antifa groups, BLM, and pro-illegal immigration groups, Netroots organization, the Socialist Scholars Conferences and similar Marxist national organizations INCLUDING the Democratic Socialists of America, to find out what they are focusing on, what they are saying about a subject/person/policy, who is organizing around it, who is funding them, and what their psychological/street warfare plans are.
For instance, the December 2018 issue of “ Mother Jones”, an old SDS-related Marxist publication, had the front page cover story title “The Most Important Election of Our Lives”, about the one just past (by David Corn, the Steele Dossiergate figure and longtime Marxist writer for the Marxist “The Nation”.
Subtitle was “The midterms will determine whether Donald Trump’s two-year assault on democratic norms will be repudiated - or validated. No. Pressure”.
Other articles/authors and themes worth reading included:
* Better Dead Than Red”, Max Boot, Interviewed by David Corn, “We need to destroy the Republican Party”.
* “The Senator From Sandy Hook”, Chris Murphy things gun control is a winning issue”, Kara Voght.
* “Grab’Em by the Ballots”, Kara Voght and Davd Gilson, “A new women’s wave”.
* “Unlock the Vote”, Ari Berman, “An unlikely coalition may restore the voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians” (the next major leftist plan after ballot stuffing and post-election discovers of more ballots.
* “So Long, Haters”, Kevin Drum, “How Democrats can stop worrying about white fragility and win”.
“International Socialist Review”, Issue 109, Summer 2018, cover featured articles:
* “The future of class struggle in the US”, Lee Sustar, one of the ISO (International Socialists) top thinkers
* “Interview with Kim Moody”, The changing working class”.
AND: “Illiberal Hegemony: The Trump administration’s strategy for US imperialism”, Ashly Smith. This insane summary of the Left’s view of Trump is the same, even in wording, of what the so-called “mainstream media” (Print, Radio/TV, Cable TV) of ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and MSNBC have been saying in unison.
It shows that the Marxist “socialists” think the same as the so-called “liberals” who like to call themselves “Progressives, Democratic Socialists, Democrats, and Not Deplorables”.
I’ve been studying the Old Left/New Left since the 60’s and spent some time with them. They are divided into at least 4 groupings, either new amalgamations being created all the time.
* Communists/Marxists, Socialists (leaving out the old toothless Socialist Party), “progressives (like the Communist Party USA had in the 1948 presidential campaign on the “Progressive Party” ticket. The range is from Stalinist (Workers World Party and splinter factions); Trotskyites (what is left of the Socialist Workers Party and splinter factions); Maoists - The Revolutionary Communist Party and fronts, “m The Call”, “Vietnam Veterans Against the War in Vietnam”, some of “Veterans for Peace”, and a few labor fronts, and whatever is left of the old Progressive Labor Party.
Also, the widespread relatively low-keyed but very active Democratic Socialists of America (the key Left party that organized for Obama); the growing Marxist “Working Families Party”; and local “Progressive” organizations.
If you want to see just how much of an inroad some of these groups have made into national US politics, go to www.keywiki.org and look up a congressman/woman’s name to see who they have been affiliated with (CPUSA, SWP, DSA, WFP, the disbanded Communist Workers Party - Chu and Meng),etc).
The list will include new Democrats like Sinema and those from California, Minnesota, etc.
These are America’s enemies posing as its’ saviors. That is what Sheriff Clarke was referring too as the leftist opposition we must oppose, and you can only oppose it by being better organized, funded (which is never going to happen, not with Soros, Steyer, the McArthur, Tides, Rockefeller and other leftist Foundations being the piggy banks of the Left); and trained (in political warfare strategy & tactics schools like the left has had since the 1960’s, and the old CPUSA schools of the 30’s thru 60’s).
We need “street pounders”, just like the Left has in the thousands, to go door-to-door with opinion polls, handing out fliers on subjects and for candidates, speaking in debates, esp. at townhalls and on the campuses, etc.
Yes, it takes sacrifices to do it and it is best done by the young before they get a career “job and a family to support”.
I’ve helped out as best I could doing this, once as one of about 12 regional members of a pro-Vietnam group (we all went to Vietnam/Cambodia to see what was going on there, plus we had at least two combat veterans (Tet) amongst us).
It was lonely out there with no money, no physical support group to speak of, and outnumbered by the Left and the libs about 50-500 at any time/speech, but we fought like hell and appeared in many news articles, on local, regional and national TV and the nascent VFH tv channels, among other forums.
This is what we have to do today, but to be better organized, trained, financed, and dedicated to the cause of keeping our freedoms which are under a massive “United Left” attack in every sector and facet of our lives.
If we don’t do it, America is doomed to become the country of the Mini-Authoritarians/Marxists like Schumer, Pelosi, Durbin, Waters, Cummings, Nadler, Ocasio-Cortex, Kamala Harris, and the Marxist States’ Attorney Generals who are now being supported by Soros in one of his projects.
The “law”, as we know it, at least on the state level, is becoming more of a Democrat Party ideological weapon than a tool for “blind justice”.
This homey ain’t playing that game according to those rules. I’ll choose my legal rules and tactics to live by and with, the Left be demanded.
I’m long in the tooth but I still can bite with my few remaining real teeth and those new choppers I got.
My motto is: “Bite them in the ass and never let go”!