This is what an authoritarian society looks like. It’s a place where the group in charge will tolerate no criticism at all. That’s what we’re becoming.
It was only a matter of time before they came for Fox News. Of the top dozen news networks in the United States, only Fox has an alternative view. The other channels speak with one voice. They are united on every issue, every time. They’re in almost perfect sync with the priorities of the Democratic Party.
Fox News stands apart. The opinion shows on this channel have another perspective. You might consider that valuable diversity, something different in a sea of sameness. The left does not think that. They would like Fox News shut down tomorrow. The other news channels agree. They would like that too. They are trying to do it now.
Carlson then goes on to lift the rock that crawly things like Media Matters and the SPLC wriggle around under, exposing their slimy machinations to some cleansing sunlight, before getting down to the real nut-cutting:
Even worse, you’re subsidizing it, without knowing it. Both the SPLC and Media Matters are, amazingly, tax-exempt organizations. In its original tax application to the IRS, Media Matters claimed that the American news media were dominated by a pro-Christian bias and that they were needed to balance it. Despite the obvious absurdity of this claim, the group received non-profit status. It has been violating the terms of that status ever since.
During the Obama administration, Media Matters held weekly strategy discussions with the White House about how to hurt its political enemies. Media Matters kept an “enemies list” of Republicans to destroy, including Steve King of Iowa. This is a violation of federal tax law. Tax-exempt non-profits can’t function as an arm of a political party. Media Matters clearly does.
According to a piece in the liberal magazine The New Republic, Media Matters changed its mission during the 2016 Democratic primaries to campaign for Hillary Clinton. We were “running defense for Clinton,” one Media Matters staffer said. “Defending Hillary from every blogger in their mother’s basement.” In a leaked 2015 memo from inside Clinton’s campaign, staff discussed cooperating with Media Matters to attack Republicans and accuse the press of biased coverage.
In an email from January 5, 2016, Hillary’s staff discussed working with Media Matters to counter a Vanity Fair article on Huma Abedin. “We have Media Matters and core surrogates lined up, which we can expand on tomorrow,” the email read.
This isn’t just unethical. It’s illegal. Under IRS regulations, 501(c)(3), non-profits are totally prohibited from participating in the campaigns of political candidates. Media Matters broke the law. The group has never been punished. It retains its tax-exempt status.
That means you and every other taxpayer are subsidizing attacks on their own First Amendment. Why is this? How can this be happening? Someone should call the IRS and find out.
Probably so, yeah. Then again, who among us wants to volunteer for enduring an IRS audit-proctoscopy for the next fifty years in retaliation for it? Because that’s exactly what you’d get, and we all know it. The Lefty/Deep State web is seamless, sticky, and hard to escape. And FederalGovCo Shelob is waiting…and always hungry.
Carlson’s closing suggestion isn’t a bad one on the face of it. But it’s based on a naive premise of government responsiveness to the will of its subjects that is no longer anywhere in evidence. Sorrowfully, it is becoming more and more apparent that this condition will NOT be changed, except by force. So this is where we are:
They’ve gone after Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck, etc. You name the person on the right, this army of flying monkeys has been unleashed on them, multiple times.
Each time they are unleashed, damage is done. But no price is extracted for that damage. Conservatives never return the favor of dragging old quotes or actions into the light, they almost uniformly refuse to call for boycotts. They prefer to “take the high road.” What good is the high road if it leads to defeat? Moral victories are just a polite way to justify losing.
Liberals collect scalps, conservatives collect moral victories. This isn’t a battle for local dog catcher, it’s a fight for the future of the country; it’s time for the right to fight back the way they’re being attacked. Mutually assured destruction is the only way to stop these fascists in their tracks.
It can’t be a shotgun approach of refusing to watch CNN, no one watches CNN now. We have to pick our target carefully – one show, on one network, with one host who lies and smears people for thinking differently. That can be any of them, honestly, but everyone has to be on the same page.
Find the donors to the groups leading these charges and stop patronizing them, and let them know that’s what you’re doing.
It doesn’t matter if it makes you uncomfortable or if you think there should be more speech, not less. They’re coming for you sooner or later, no matter how high your horse. If you won’t fight back when someone on your side is under assault, why would anyone bother to fight back for you?
Tucker likely wouldn’t like this, but I don’t seek other people’s permission for my thoughts. These leftists have to be destroyed because they aren’t going to stop, and they don’t face consequences for their anti-American actions. Simply pointing out how bad they are is not enough; they don’t care, they know what they are. It’s time to learn from the success of President Trump and hit back twice as hard. Liberals have to be made to take their own medicine, it’s their own fault it’s a suppository.
Right enough as far as he takes it, but he doesn’t take it anywhere near far enough. Boycotts and the like aren’t going to impede the Left at all, nor give them a moment’s pause. Hell, the way they’re already chasing us out of their restaurants, refusing our custom in their shops, and banning us from their online establishments, it’s plain they don’t want our business anyway. CNN would prefer we NOT watch them, and they’re already sinking like a stone with an anvil tied to it anyway.
No, when we speak of “fighting” the Left, it’s plain that it will soon enough mean FIGHTING them—literally, and for keeps. I like William Gensert’s approach somewhat better; it’s a bit grittier, stouter, and more realistic, although ultimately it will fall short too:
Democrats know Donald Trump will win in 2020 and are planning to cheat to deny him victory. These new socialists are importing a new electorate through open borders and have proposed legislation to allow illegals the vote. They stole seats in the midterms using ballot harvesting and miraculously appearing boxes of “uncounted” Democrat ballots and will do the same in 2020.
The midterms were a trial run for 2020. The left is organized and prepared.
To have any chance, we must behave the way the left behaves, and that means we should take a page from the Democratic playbook.
In 2008, there were members of the New Black Panthers stationed outside voting locations. The right needs to do the same, and have people in place to document everything. Challenge them at the polls; challenge them outside the polls; challenge them every time we see them cheat; challenge every single vote if need be. Sue them in court over every irregularity, otherwise, they’re going to deny enough ballots, harvest enough votes, or find enough in trunks of cars to win. We will need to fight for a fair 2020 election, or they will steal it.
We have allowed the Democrats using Antifa, Black Lives Matters, and SJWs dominion over the public square. We need similar tactics; there are far more of us than them, and in a battle against an army of pajama boys, we have the edge.
And we must be assertive not only vocally but physically. A group of men preventing Antifa/BLM/SJWs from pummeling dissenters will be on CNN 24/7 — they will provide the platform because they will not be able to resist portraying the right as the aggressors. So of course, we need to travel in groups and record everything. Think what the left would have done to Nicholas Sandman had there not been video exposing their lies.
Most importantly, we must never attack first; we are not them. Nietzsche said, “Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster.” Never strike first, but certainly strike last; we don’t start, we finish.
Well and good, I guess, for some of us. But that sniffy “we are not them” business is part of our problem—it’s a weakness, a confession that no, we are NOT willing to do whatever it damned well takes to defeat the Left. When winning means going the last mile, to the most desperate extreme without fear or hesitation, we are not them sounds a lot like we’re going to fold instead. The Left sees that admission for what it is—a cop-out, a flinch, a loser’s weak excuse—and uses it against us.
Yes, I do get that the Enemedia can be counted on to vigorously exploit any opportunity we grant them to vilify us each and every time we can truthfully be accused of throwing the first punch, presenting us to their drooltard audience as “the bad guys.” So what? You think they aren’t doing that already, when it’s a baldfaced lie?
Anybody remember just who was declared the Bad Guy in Charlottesville, perchance? Hint: it wasn’t the AntiFa fascists who initiated the fracas. Nor was it the cops who stood aside and let them run riot, probably under orders from the governor. Afterward, when Trump dared to issue a statement reasonably if not quite accurately assigning blame to both sides, he immediately found himself tossed into the Bad Guy penalty box over it too, and is still catching crap for it so’s nobody makes any mistakes. As Gensert himself says:
The battle in the media is lost. We will never get fair and balanced coverage.
And he’s right about that. So why on earth would we gift them with what amounts to a tactical advantage by agreeing that the first blow will always be delivered by them, against us? Can anybody out there think of even one successful general who thought ceding the initiative to his opponent was a sure path to victory, and fought his battles accordingly?
But even if we can prevent them from stealing the election, it won’t be over. This is a battle for the soul of the nation, and they are not only trying to win elections, they seek to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” into the next socialist utopia. They are pursuing us at every opportunity because for them to win they must get rid of us.
One need only look at their policies to see what is coming. Do we want to live in a world of unlimited abortion, before, during, and after birth? Should our children live in a nation without cars, planes, meat, and affordable electricity? Do we want our grandchildren to live in a world where a president has so corrupted executive agencies under his command they try to first steal an election and then depose his successor in a coup attempt based on lies bought and paid for by the likes of Hillary Clinton? Are we willing to let Democrats give illegals the same rights and benefits as citizens? Will we allow them to force those not directly responsible to pay reparations to those who didn’t directly suffer? Can we live in a country that has taken away our 2nd Amendment and 1st Amendment rights?
Obvious questions, none of which are any longer the least bit germane or compelling. We already KNOW the answers to all of them, thanks. We also know the Left gives not a single shit what we think, and will keep right on keepin’ on regardless. So the only question to be asked at this very late date is: what are we willing to do to stop them? Over to Aesop for our closer:
While we agree with the observations, we must dispute the theme.
No, it’s not “here now”.
Because they aren’t killing you on the streets, neither singly nor in batches, nor are you doing that to them.
And that, plainly, is the only way you’ll know when we are “there now”.
But we aren’t far from it, though as yet it hides somewhere out amidst the fog.
Which is clearly the Fog Of War.
It’s visible, but it hasn’t yet rolled in, save in small wisps.
Know what it and its arrival portends, and make the most of the time left you, however much or little that may yet be.
Neither will the aftermath be the long twilight distrust you imagine.
When the civil conflict you imagine arises, it will be a war of survival, and extinction, and there will be but one victor left standing afterwards. There will be no Marshall Plan, no Appomattox kindness and conciliatory welcome of separated brothers.
This will be Rome vs. Carthage, for all time.
One side only shall leave the field triumphant, the other side shall cease to exist for all time.
So it must be, and so it shall.
One doesn’t make peace with a cancer.
Nope. You don’t have to like it. Hell, you shouldn’t like it, not at all. But unless some unlooked-for, against-all-odds outbreak of sanity, clarity, and moderation suddenly washes over the Left entire, what you might or mightn’t like isn’t going to enter into things.
If this truly is “a battle for the soul of the nation”—and it surely is—we need to do a lot more than just “take a page from the Democratic playbook,” which is maybe a good start but still basically reactive. Much as I do like the idea of cramming Proggy’s own tactics right down his throat until he chokes on them, it won’t suffice to finish him off unless the aforementioned outbreak of sanity and forebearance miraculously appears. Instead, we need to seize the initiative, to go on offense instead of defense. Which will require tossing ALL the old playbooks, theirs and ours, and coming up with a new one.
The Left needs to know beyond all doubt that there is no extreme to which we won’t go, no line we will not cross, to get their grubby mitts off of us—that we will never allow them to force us into submission without a real and bloody fight. Until they’re convinced of that, the battle will continue, and will escalate. But first, we’re going to have to convince ourselves.