Brandon Smith asks ‘em.
At what point does radical activism cross the line and become a declaration of war? It’s a question I’ve been pondering for a long time, as well as the implications it has for the concept of “democracy.” How much should civilization and heritage bend to the desires of contrary groups in the name of freedom? If a movement has consistently proven itself to be a destructive force that seeks to undermine the foundations of the west, should they be allowed to stay in the west? Is it authoritarian to kick them out? If it is, does it matter?
Not to me it doesn’t. But let me ask one: would they rather we kill them instead? Because frankly, that’s the only viable alternative to the proverbial bum’s rush I can descry. Onwards.
If these activists hate western culture so much, why would they want to stay in places like the US? Why not leave of their own accord to a nation or society that fits their philosophical demands? The only logical conclusion is that they stay because they want to sabotage the US and force everyone else to submit to their political vision. The truth is, leftists are ideological colonizers pretending to be “victims” of colonization.
But maybe the system of liberty is not made for people who want to tear it down. Maybe they don’t deserve its benefits.
Leftists think they have the edge because you have rules while they do not. They see their Utopian vision as absolute, and anyone that stops them from getting what they want is a tyrant that must be eliminated by any means necessary. Usually this involves overwhelming less organized targets with a mob, tearing the community (or country) down piece by piece until there’s nothing left. Once deconstruction is complete, they then build whatever society they want on the ashes.
Gee, THAT doesn’t sound at all familiar, does it? Thank goodness it could never happen here.
Woke acolytes and their elitist masters are not pursuing activism, they are pursuing war. It’s a 4th Generation war using tactics of treachery, subterfuge and psychological manipulation, but it is a war all the same. And since they are at war with us, this begs the question – Is it not acceptable to return fire?
Acceptable? Not so much. Say rather, ESSENTIAL.
It’s not all doom and gloom; the woke movement has suffered multiple defeats in the culture war the past couple years. The public is growing tired of the propaganda saturation used by the establishment media and people are sick of woke busybodies inserting themselves into every aspect of daily life. That said, such monsters don’t go quietly into the night, they will try to wreak havoc as they are pushed back.
We can’t forget that through all of this turmoil the globalists still remain in their positions of power and influence. If they are not eliminated from the equation then it really doesn’t matter how many times leftists are defeated in the social arena, the money men will always have the resources to fund and train more radicals and the whole mess starts over again.
Or, to slightly adjust the old Doritos ad: Crunch all you want, they’ll make more. Fine and well, then, just as long as we remember to keep on crunching ‘em.
The logical conclusion is to recognize that these people will have to be removed from western culture, by force if necessary. This is not an outlandish prospect. Many nations including western nations have provisions for removing destructive people and organizations from their borders, even when they are natural born citizens.
In the US, this would be considered a violation of the 14th Amendment and the rules of citizenship, but of course, the 14th Amendment only applies to how the federal government conducts itself, not the general populace. And when someone engages in a war with a large percentage of the American public in an effort to annihilate their way of life, they do not deserve to be treated with kid gloves.
We all know where this conflict is heading. The balkanization of the US is assured in the near future, and this might ease tensions. But can red states and blue states live peacefully next to each other for very long? The political left and the globalists will NEVER give up on their fantasy of a fully centralized and socialist America, where all memory of true liberty is wiped away.
True, dat. An abundance of wonderful quotes bearing on this eternal conflict ring down through the annals of human history, from the ancients to more contemporary thinkers, including but by no means limited to:
- The price of freedom is eternal vigilance
- Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves
- Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue
- I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy
- They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety
- When I was a boy, the priest, my uncle, carefully inculcated upon me this proverb, which I then learned and have ever since kept in my mind: ‘Dico tibi verum, Libertas optima rerum; Nunquam servili, sub nexu vivito, fili.’ ‘I tell you a truth: Liberty is the best of things, my son; never live under any slavish bond.
- Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same
- Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude
- ‘Emergencies’ have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded
- Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual
- It does not take a majority to prevail…but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men
- I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do
Wise words all, but perhaps most apropos to the current circumstances are the ones John Wilkes Booth shouted as he leapt down from the balcony of the Presidential box at Ford’s Theater, drawn from the first official seal of the sadly-diminished state of Virginia: Sic semper tyrannis! In light of all the above sagacity, though, none of us need be in any confusion about what the great Liberty Titan Thomas Jefferson would have to say to his posterity right about now:
Granted, Jefferson would probably NOT have used the common vernacular, nor expressed the thought in meme format; so proposed, so stipulated. But still.