Good thread for you to read over on Twitter, and it hits on what has been on my mind about this effort to ban Marjorie Taylor Greene from public life. He talks about resisting the Democrat Words of Power which freeze debate. Noting that we’re allowed to talk about tax cuts (but not spending cuts!) and nothing else because whatever else we want to talk about will be called racist, sexist, homophobic or what have you and our “leaders” get terrified when such accusations fly…and they then proceed to knife whomever is the current target of Democrat ire because, they are sure, if they can just show the Democrats that they aren’t “one of them”, they’ll be liked and respected.
I don’t really know much about Greene. I had heard about her when she won the GOP primary in the R+27 Georgia 14th, which meant that she was certain to be a Congresswoman. If you take a look at her Wikipedia page (Wikipedia is worthless as a source of info on anything remotely connected to politics: an army of liberals continually edits the entries to keep them current with whatever the Liberal Narrative is) you’ll see that she’s called a Conspiracy Theorist. Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t. The bottom line is that I don’t care if she is. This is not because I support Conspiracy Theories but because I know what is going on here:
- Any time we point out the rank corruption and hypocrisy of the Ruling Class, that is called Conspiracy Theory.
- The purpose of calling us Conspiracy Theorists isn’t to exclude Conspiracy Theories from the public square, but to exclude our dissent from the public square.
The Democrats have it as an article of faith – and if you are of the Left and dissent from this, you will be ruthlessly excommunicated – that “hands up, don’t shoot”, happened. It absolutely did not happen. Witness statements and forensic evidence proves conclusively that nothing of the sort occurred. But it is an article of faith. It is one of the prime supports for the liberal argument that America is an inherently racist nation which has racist cops hunting unarmed, innocent black men. “Hands up, don’t shoot” is a Conspiracy Theory. And, as I said, it is an article of faith on the left. No one expounding it is excluded from public life. And this is just one of scores of Conspiracy Theories that the Left embraces and celebrates. And now we’re supposed to be all worried that they are accusing one of ours of being a Conspiracy Theorist? We’re supposed to turn on one of our own and hound her out of public life on the Left’s say so?
Sorry, but that is bullsh**.
We’ve been playing this game with the left for a long time – every since William F. Buckley led the charge to purge the John Birch Society from the right. To be sure, there were some kook aspects to the JBS – but any coalition of people is going to have oddballs. But pause for a moment to consider what the JBS wanted to do – work at the grassroots level to prevent leftist influence in American life. They weren’t really out there to capture the GOP Presidential nomination…their brief was to work with things like the local school board to defend America against what they saw as a concerted effort by domestic and foreign elites to subordinate American life to the dictates of a Corporatist and Socialist world order. Now, doesn’t that strike a bell? Doesn’t that seem like what we’ve got here in the United States in 2021? That, just maybe, if the right had had a grass roots efforts working on school boards and such in the 1960’s and 1970’s we wouldn’t quite be in the position we find ourselves?
Buckley went after the Birchers primarily because, pottering between Manhattan and his swank home in Connecticut, he didn’t want to be associated with those grubby people. After all, how does one explain a relationship with some Bircher to John Kenneth Galbraith and Gore Vidal? The Birchers were “those people”. You wanted their votes and their donations to your magazine, but you didn’t want them around you…and you certainly didn’t want any of your liberal friends to think you respected them! The price for Buckley to remain in the club, as it were, was to divorce himself from normal people who, maybe very inarticulately, still managed to understand that what was at stake was a way of life. Buckley leading the way, the right shifted away from trying to stop socialism at the school board and, instead, embarked on a campaign of lowering taxes and military confrontation with the USSR and assorted “liberation movements” supported by same.
To be sure, this was some useful work – but, in the end, the tax and regulatory policies simply worked to move our manufacturing to the third world and while defeating the USSR was a good thing, it was useless by 1991 as by then the worst aspects of Marxism were firmly implanted in American education and entertainment. We traded a scary looking parade of missiles in Moscow for a Stalinst re-writing history textbooks to say that America is an inherently racist nation. Which turned out to be the real threat? The chances that the USSR’s nuclear missiles would ever be fired at us were near zero. We’d be better off today with the parades in Moscow but no Marxists in education. Essentially, the Conservative movement, purged of the Birchers, did the exact wrong thing.
For many decades after our defeat – after, that is, we had decided that we wouldn’t work to prevent Socialist infiltration of American social and economic life – the normal people still kept faith with the purged right. We gave it our money and our votes and they kept telling us, promise!, that once everything was all set, they’d get around to addressing our fears that our jobs were going away and some real lunatics were forcing their views on American life. But, hey, what do you know: each time we got them into power, it turned out the only thing they could manage was a few tax cuts and the bombing of some poor, brown people. Reagan campaigned on dissolving the Department of Education. The damned thing had only been created in October of 1979: Carter’s payoff to the teacher’s unions for support in 1980. By the time Reagan was sworn in, it had only been in being for 15 months! Shutting it down would have been easy. We held the Senate. The Democrat majority in the House had been severely reduced. A bit of hardball and the Democrats would have signed off on terminating the effort. But, nothing. Now its 41 years in – and the Department of Education under Biden is going to start pushing local schools to impart even more egregious anti-Americanism into the curriculum. And this was Ronald Reagan! Not some Bush squish. Even Reagan left us high and dry.
But, we still kept at it. And again and again and again, we were betrayed. Even when we awarded the GOP with undisputed control of the American government in 2002, still no movement in our direction. No reform of entitlements. No curbing of immigration. No programs to restore American manufacturing. Just some more tax cuts and some more poor, brown people being bombed. At last we had had enough: and so Trump came in. And it was we normals who put him in power in spite of the best efforts not just of the Democrats, but of our own “leaders”. It was our triumph.
And then look what they did to him, and to us: slanders flew fast and furious. He and we were racist, sexist, homophobic Nazi dictators. Our “leaders” joined in the chorus and worked diligently with Democrats to hamstring every Trump effort to address the issues we cared about. In spite of all that, Trump did quite a lot and we were delighted. So much so that 12 million more of us voted for him in 2020 than had in 2016. But our effort was nullified. We are sure it was by fraud; but by hook or by crook, we know for certain that the entirety of the American and larger global Ruling Class had united against our champion. Whether or not fake votes gave Biden the victory, we know full well that if Trump (and we) had merely been treated fairly, the election would have been won in a landslide. So, now Trump is gone. We have no leader to defend us. And what are the Democrats and the Conservative leaders doing? Trying to make sure that our mere concerns are illegitimate. Make no mistake about it – the campaign against Marjorie Taylor Greene is not an effort to keep lunacy out of politics (the Ruling Class is absolutely insane), but to keep us out of power.
The slander campaign against Greene is an effort to tell us that we had better keep our mouths shut. That if we do speak up, anything we say can and will be used against us. That whether we say silly things or not, what we say will be presented as pure evil…and huge pressure will be exerted to get GOP office holders to go along with squashing our champions. They want us silenced. They want anyone who might decide to assume a leadership role among us to be scared off the task. They want our side to be lead by milquetoast compromisers who will sell us out for a tax cut. They want the GOP to purge the Birchers one more time – but this time, completely. They want, in the end, the GOP leadership to condemn their own voters as Deplorables.
Whether or not this campaign will be ultimately successful depends primarily upon our reaction to it. If we keep strong and keep pressure up on our own GOPers, then we can ride out the storm – and maybe even teach the GOP a lesson that vast power awaits them, if they’ll simply stop caring what the Democrats are saying. Don’t play their game any longer. “You’re a racist!”. “F*** you.” That’s all we need say – because it doesn’t matter what we say. Whether we condemn loudly or fight back, the Democrats and the MSM are going to call us racists, sexists, etc. Look how many times Trump condemned white supremacy – it didn’t matter. They just kept pretending that he hadn’t. And for all the True Conservative worries that this accusation was going to collapse Trump’s support…well, after being called a racist for 4 solid years, Trump did better than any GOPer among minority voters in 50 years. And, as I noted above, likely would have done better but for the slander campaign…which campaign was made vastly more effective by “Conservative” voices joining in. Had we been a united front, our faces set like flint against our enemies, Trump would have crested 90 million votes.
If there is to be a purge of the right, then let is start with a purge of all those on the right who are going after Greene. Let them be the outcasts. We don’t need them. In fact, it is suicidal for us to keep them because we know that every time the Democrats work up a slander campaign, they will join it. We must defend people like Greene. Not because she’s anything special, but because she represents us. She stands, at this moment, for each of us. If they get her, they get all of us. Self defense require us to defend her. And if we can do so – if we can keep her in office in spite of their efforts – then we will have finally and at last started to roll back the left.