This is the Hill to Die On

I think it is time for all of us to get rather declarative on what we will or won’t tolerate. There is risk in this – social, economic and legal. We already know that social media and the major corporations will punish dissent and now we see that Team Biden is tying to make the US Army into a Red Army willing to attack the American people for political dissent (the FBI long ago became an NKVD for the Ruling Class). But it is still the time to stand up – especially because I think we can win this.

Critical Race Theory, which I first came across in about 1990, is our opening. It completely infects higher education and has for some time – but now that they are trying to force it into primary school in a big way, there is starting to be some serious push back. The bottom line here is that a parent – aside from some upper class, white urban loons – doesn’t want their child taught that they are evil because of their skin color. This is our opportunity to leverage this Leftist overreach into a general campaign against the Left, as a whole.

In this, it is best not to get into deep discussions about CRT because that just lands you in the position the Left wants – arguing about it rather than destroying it. Keep in mind that CRT was developed staring in the 1970’s when it was clear that the working class was never going to become Communist and that the Civil Rights Movement was over, having won complete political victory. Sane people would look at this and reassess the Marxist ideology – but Leftists aren’t sane: they are power mad. That is the key to understanding the Left: they want power because they see themselves as morally and intellectually superior to everyone else. Marxism merely provided a philosophic patina to their lust for power…and when it proved false, they merely changed Marxism into something else. In this case, substituting a Race War for a Class War.

Ever since Lenin, especially, this is how the Left operates – simple rationalizing their desire for power at all costs. To give you an idea of how this works, think of the fact that Lenin demanded a Communist Revolution in Russia, which was 90% peasant. This was in direct contravention of Marx who held that it was the proletariat who would make the Revolution. How did Lenin get around this? He simply made up a story which “proved” that the peasants were actually proletarians and so could conduct the Revolution. With, of course, Lenin and his cohort as the vanguard of the proletariat to make certain they didn’t slip into some petite bourgeoisie error which would result in Lenin and his cohort not having absolute power. In order to justify their lust for power, the American left has simply made up a story saying that being color blind is racist and that unless we place them in charge to completely remake American society, we’ll remain an evil, racist nation. Convenient, huh?

So, don’t argue with them. If you defeat them on one point, they’ll just make up another point. Meanwhile, they are inserting this or that element of what they want into the government and corporate bureaucracies. Just oppose them – because we know that any idea which has even an ounce of Marx in it is evil. The key to our victory is absolute opposition to everything the Left wants to do. Because all the Left does is designed with the purpose of securing them absolute power – it really is give them an inch, and they’ll take the mile. So, don’t give them an inch. And this means we all have to get a bit vocal about it: we have to say, in public, what we believe and what we won’t tolerate. Saying we won’t tolerate CRT is critical – because it is forcing the Left to defend the indefensible. It is, after all, completely ridiculous. We know that America is not a white supremacist nation and that white people aren’t racist because if it were otherwise they wouldn’t be able to make the accusation. It is like the statement to gun control people pointing out that if gun owners were crazy, all the anti-gun people would already be dead.

So, this is the hill to die on. In fact, all of the hills are the hills to die on. There is no compromise. There can’t be. It is all or nothing for us and them. One side or the other is eventually going to win it all and remake America in its image. I want it to be us.

31 thoughts on “This is the Hill to Die On

  1. Retired Spook June 27, 2021 / 8:38 am

    I’m reminded of one of my favorite George Patton quotes:

    “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.”

    • Amazona June 28, 2021 / 9:37 am

  2. Cluster June 27, 2021 / 9:07 am

    I for one am happy to hear you say this Mark. I am tried of incremental dystopia so let’s end this insanity.

    …. the key to understanding the Left: they want power because they see themselves as morally and intellectually superior to everyone else.

    Well that and the fact they have no soul. None of them believe in God. None of them defer to a Higher Power nor do they ever humble themselves in His presence. They are the be all, end all to their being and their narcissism reigns supreme. These are people you don’t want to be around.

    So how do we end this? Well aside from the obvious of engaging in school boards and local politics to affect change at the local level, we can begin to make public life uncomfortable for them. End your friendships with them, terminate their employment (I’ve done this twice), publicly laugh at them, mock them, belittle them, and encourage them to take the first swing and then fight with them. Get in their faces at the store, at the gas station, humiliate them in front of their children and their employer. Let them know unequivocally that they are not welcome in your presence. Make them question their existence and make them fearful. This is not a time to win hearts and minds, this is a time to exert control. We’ve already seen what they are capable of … the downtown areas of Minneapolis, Portland, etc., are reminders of what the militant wing of the Democrat Party is capable of, and what Democrat leaders will condone, so don’t think this effort will be non confrontational. It will require some violence.

    It’s time to restore decency, civility, respect, and most importantly …. REALITY, We are living lies right now; climate change, Covid, systemic racism, voter suppression, trans rights, etc., etc. All of these are lies manufactured by dishonorable, dishonest, and vile people.

    Biden’s victory is also a lie because Trump WON

    • Retired Spook June 27, 2021 / 10:09 am

      so don’t think this effort will be non confrontational. It will require some violence.

      The solution may be as simple as sitting back and watching Democrats in large metro areas kill each other. The best war is the one you don’t have to fight. I know I’ve said this often enough that most of you have it memorized, but when your adversary is engaged in self-immolation, the best strategy is to hide the fire extinguishers and get the hell out of the way.

    • Amazona June 28, 2021 / 12:49 pm

      Black man works in mutual cooperation with police as he holds black criminal at gunpoint (with gun holding large magazine—this dude came to SHOOT) kind of blowing up that narrative that all cops just want to shoot all black men, especially those with guns.

  3. Amazona June 28, 2021 / 11:39 am

    I was driving back to Colorado yesterday (after seeing the little city of Blackfoot Idaho put on a fireworks show that was without a doubt the most amazing one I have ever seen as part of a fiercely patriotic celebration of Blackfoot Days) and stopped at the Little America at the western end of I-80. (There is another near Cheyenne.)

    We have all been at super-crowded places like this, with people backed up at the fuel pumps and the convenience store packed with people buying everything from motor oil to chewing gum or just looking at all the souvenirs on sale. It’s never very pleasant.

    But yesterday it was. Pleasant, I mean. I was struck by the happy, cheerful, relaxed feel, as people walked dogs, kids played on the grass, people smiled at each other and said hello in the store, no one honked to move the fuel lines along, and it had a warm and friendly vibe. It was like a family reunion, except no one was fighting 🙂 . Maybe it’s just me, but it really made an impression on me, as the first time I just kind of felt like hanging out for a while at the gas station.

    As my friend in Idaho said, people are just ready to be out and about, and living normal lives. And I think that is what was fueling the simple happiness of just being out among people in what used to be a normal kind of experience. It’s a comment on our recent history that people feel relieved and want to celebrate the simple things in life, like a drive on a gorgeous day and stopping for gas and ice cream.

    When I left, a friend called for a report on the fireworks (touted to be the biggest display west of the Mississippi) and when I told her about the atmosphere at Little America she said there was rumbling about “having” to impose restrictions again because of this new “variant”. I said I don’t see the public being willing to do that again. After just leaving a place where a couple hundred people were essentially celebrating their freedom, I just don’t see people agreeing to go back under the heavy thumb of Leftist dominance.

    I’m sensing a “fool me once, shame on you but fool me twice, shame on me” attitude now toward the CDC, this administration and the general efforts to herd the people back under their control.

    This isn’t a travelogue, but a comment on what I see as the real revolution brewing in this country, as the reaction of “Oh no you won’t” picks up steam. Right now it is quiet, but it’s there, and bubbling to the surface in barely visible ways.

    Last week I had an appointment at my Kaiser medical office, and when the nurse came into the examining room to take my temp and history and so on I commented that it’s kind of hard to have confidence in the medical expertise of a clinic that still subscribes to mask voodoo and she agreed but said it’s just company policy. The doctor came in then, laughing, and said she had heard the comment and completely agreed, and thought it was funny.

    In the big flood of 2013 I had friends in Big Thompson Canyon, near Estes Park, who lost everything. But the water didn’t come over the banks and sweep away their homes, businesses or animals. What happened was that (in some cases due to various construction efforts on the river banks after the last big flood) water didn’t just roar straight downstream but was directed from one side of the river and back to the other in the way a billiard ball caroms off one side of the table to another, and undercut the land where these structures and animals were, until they simply collapsed into the river and were swept away.

    This is my mental analogy for what I think is going to end up shifting the nation back on course. I am watching the foundations of radical Leftism being eroded, and when this happens eventually whatever is based on those foundations will collapse. They keep trying to build newer and bigger structures, like LGBQRWhatever and RACISMRACISMRACISM and so on, but the size of the new efforts doesn’t matter nearly as much as the stability of what they are standing on. AndBTW the alleged size and authority of these new efforts is greatly magnified by the Complicit Agenda Media, making it sound like they have massive public support. They don’t. They have no depth of support or even acceptance in most of the country.

    There might be some emotionally gratifying violent skirmishes on the surface, some of which might even be necessary, but they can’t really change anything unless the underlying foundation of acceptance by the general public is undercut.

    It’s the little stuff that ends up making a difference. It’s the snickering at people who still wear masks and what I expect to be resistance to any effort to force us to go back to wearing them. It’s the understanding, which is not expressed until some mouthy broad like me says it out loud but then has everyone agreeing, that (speaking of the federal law requiring masks on airplanes) once the Left gets any kind of power it will not give it up.

    I think that two things are going to contribute most to the undermining of acceptance of Leftist radicalism. One is the whole pandemic porn thing, as people are (1) realizing how much liberty they lost due to government overreach and (2) how much of this depended on outright lying and suppression of facts to keep people in line. The virus may have seemed like a gift to the Left, allowing them to use it to get rid of Trump and start to condition the masses to outright tyranny, but I think the end result as facts come out and the contrast between freedom and oppression is felt it is going to have a boomerang effect and work against them. The other is the transgender issue, ranging from allowing weenie-wagging in women’s locker rooms to drag shows on military bases to the destruction of women’s sports. It’s fun now for the Left to rub our faces in its degeneracy, but I think the pushback will be significant, and more to the point lead to Democrat failures at the ballot box.

  4. Retired Spook June 28, 2021 / 6:15 pm

    This is my mental analogy for what I think is going to end up shifting the nation back on course.

    I’m seeing (and hearing) this as well. We had two other couples that we used to go out to dinner with every Thursday night, but one wife and one husband died in the last year, and the widow of the guy who died moved to Florida, so now it’s down to the other widower and us. Each of the last 3 Thursdays someone at a nearby table leaned over and agreed with whatever Conservative topic we were talking about. Last week it was someone from the tables on either side of us. This afternoon I had an electrician out to replace a breaker that keeps tripping, and I had Dan Bongino’s radio show on in my den while I was writing out the check. The electrician smiled and said how much he missed Rush, but agreed that Dan is a good replacement. IMHO, no talk show personality does ridicule of the Left better than Dan Bongino.

    • Amazona June 28, 2021 / 11:46 pm

      Because we on the Right don’t run around with our hair on fire, howling at the moon and carrying on, the Left is always surprised at our numbers when we turn out to vote. This election cycle I hope we are a little more aggressive—all right, change that to a LOT more aggressive—in our dismantling of the Leftist policies and agendas, so they might have a clue about what is looming on their horizon, but even so that won’t hint at the pushback building up out here in the Heartland.

      One thing I would like to see happening is addressing the reasons we have turned against people like Liz Cheney, General Milley and others—that we don’t object to them because they have different ideas than we do, but because they are just batshit crazy and dumb as boxes of hammers, and then explain that people who can’t even be bothered to look up the actual definitions of the words they use deserve no respect at all. This is a concept I’ll bet most of the people on the Left have never even heard, but I think it is time we start coming out and saying that these people are just bone-deep stupid and explaining why we think so. When the Attorney General of the United States comes out with what amounts to a legal opinion, given the source, without any investigation at all into the facts and in defiance of hundreds of sworn affidavits, he deserves scorn and contempt for that, not just because he said something bad about Trump.

  5. Cluster June 29, 2021 / 8:03 am

    I heard one analysis of Milley’s Congressional hearing that I thought was spot on … the analyst said that Milley wasn’t at all bothered by the fact that he was accusing nearly half of all the men he leads as being inherently defective people, he was most bothered by the fact that he had to actually explain himself to Congress. Authoritarian people don’t like it when they have to explain themselves, especially to inferior rubes. And that sums up Milley. He is unfit to lead any one.

    • Retired Spook June 29, 2021 / 8:42 am

      That was exactly the impression I got.

    • Amazona June 29, 2021 / 10:14 am

      I picked up on that, too

    • Retired Spook June 29, 2021 / 10:24 am

      As offensive as Gen. Milley’s attitude is, it pales in comparison to his subordinate on the Joint Chiefs, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gilday. My Congressman, Jim Banks (R – Indiana 3rd District) really laid into the Admiral during a congressional hearing a couple weeks ago.

      • Cluster June 29, 2021 / 11:04 am

        There is nothing admiral about Gilday. Just another deep state Military Industrial Complex incompetent hack. It is truly bizarre how 1970/1980 “free love” Democrats are now fully in support of a militarized authoritarian government. I wonder if any one of them could explain that transformation to us?

      • Retired Spook June 29, 2021 / 11:30 am

        That transformation is pretty simple to explain. They realize they’re going to need the support of the military hierarchy to gain and maintain power. They’ve tied their wagon to those senior military officers who will strive to purge the military of anyone who might oppose them. I think they grossly underestimate those that they wish to get rid of.

      • Amazona June 30, 2021 / 10:41 am

        How many young men and women join the military because they see it as a way to “fundamentally transform” this nation into something it not only is not now but was never intended to be? My perception is that most of them want to serve the nation they love, admire and want to protect.

        Certainly some weaker minds can succumb to the messages of the Left, and certainly those whose primary goal is climbing the military ladder to flag rank and not allegiance to the nation or their oaths of office can adopt whatever ideologies they think will aid this agenda, but it’s just hard for me to believe that the rank and file of the military would buy into this crap, much less turn on their fellow citizens in an armed conflict between radicals and patriots.

        Also, my perception of people between 18 and 30 who are radical and consider themselves activists are much more like Pajama Boy or Alyssa Milano than Pat Tillman, hardly likely to submit themselves even to the current watered-down demands of boot camp or basic training because they want to “transform” the military from within.

      • Retired Spook June 30, 2021 / 11:27 am

        How many young men and women join the military because they see it as a way to “fundamentally transform” this nation into something it not only is not now but was never intended to be?

        I’ve asked this question of my grandson-in-law, who is a Staff Sergeant in the National Guard. He says, unfortunately, it’s more than you would think. His immediate supervisor is a lesbian with a chip on her shoulder who got to her current rank by checking a couple boxes. Sad. If you’ve ever read any of Kurt Schlichter’s novels about the split-up of America, he paints what I suspect is a pretty realistic picture of what the military in the Blue areas of the country will look like. Let’s just say it will not attract the warrior class.

      • Retired Spook June 30, 2021 / 11:54 am

        On the plus side, when the SHTF the warrior class is mostly going to be “ex” military.

      • Amazona June 30, 2021 / 12:51 pm

        On the plus side, when the SHTF the warrior class is mostly going to be “ex” military. And I have a feeling there will be some internal editing of the active duty personnel as well.

      • Amazona July 1, 2021 / 9:42 am

        He says, unfortunately, it’s more than you would think

        I get that. I think it possible or even likely that a lot of people whose sex drive is disordered and deviant like the idea of going into an institution like the military and then basically flipping it off. But I wonder if this is more related to the general anger, resentment and hostility of so many homosexuals than it is to a commitment to a political ideology that is based on destroying our form of government.

        People go into the military, particularly the National Guard, for all sorts of reasons other than a desire to serve one’s country, and among these are sure to be those who are malcontents, who carry their personality disorders into the military with them. In a system which is moving more and more toward, as your grandson-in-law has noted, the model of advancement through ticking off certain socially approved boxes rather than on sheer merit, and which has boxes relating to gender and sexual orientation, there is going to be an appeal to homosexual women, just as one heavily favoring ethnicity is likely to attract more non-whites.

        But I think there is a difference between indulging in petty personal grievances and a focused effort to infiltrate a system with dedicated activists with the agenda of destroying the system, and the government under which it operates.

        All branches of the military have been riddled with people whose personality traits have made them less effective officers as they have risen through the ranks, whether these have been due to ego, stupidity, racism, class bigotry or any of the other traits and quirks that affect the population in general. But my impression has been that, even when they have been acting eccentrically (like McArthur wearing a Japanese kimono and smoking cigarettes through a long ivory cigarette holder) they have advanced due to merit and talent, and loved their country, loved their service, and were fiercely loyal to their nation. I’m not aware of any time in our history when officers, particularly of flag rank, have worked to undermine the very principles upon which our nation was founded, and adopted the ideology of our enemies.

  6. Retired Spook June 30, 2021 / 1:05 pm

    “internal editing”

    I’ll bet those are two words that don’t show up in the NSA’s key word algorithm.

    In Schlichter’s novels, the lower echelons of the Blue military forces are largely made up of prison releasees and gang members, led by mostly politically correct commanders.

  7. Cluster June 30, 2021 / 2:00 pm

    Bill Cosby will be released from prison today after Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court overturned his sexual assault conviction, ruling that prosecution from five women who weren’t involved in his trial impeded his chances of a fair trial.

    Waiting for outrage to come from the #MeToo movement in 3 … 2… oh wait

    • Cluster June 30, 2021 / 4:02 pm

      The real question, and a hat tip to Clay Travis:

      “Was Cosby just another wrongfully convicted black man? Or are we to believe all women? Such a conundrum for Democrats.

      Also there is a real threat to our democracy in NY. One of the candidates is now calling for an audit which is obviously a white rage thing, well except the candidate is black but you know …..

      Also, on Jan. 6 the actions linked below was characterized as an “insurrection”. Waiting to see how the media frames this latest incident. Or maybe Rico can help us out. He subscribes to group think.

      • Amazona June 30, 2021 / 4:22 pm

        An “insurrection” is an act, often violent, with the explicit and stated purpose of overturning an existing government. The rowdies on January 6 never expressed any such desire or intent, and in fact the only expressed desire or intent was to present Congress with a mass of people all asking it to DELAY its decision to accept certification of the votes for a mere ten days.


        Not to refuse to certify, but merely to delay certification until adequate investigations had taken place.

        I am not disgusted with Pence for refusing to certify the count presented to him, but for his obdurate insistence that this was what was being asked of him. He’s right in that he didn’t have the authority to overturn or reject the certifications presented to him, but he is wrong when he says he didn’t have the authority to delay final certification after being presented with evidence that some states might choose to reconsider their certifications.

        The January 6 crowd was infiltrated by the FBI, which knew well in advance that the Trump supporters were going to have many anti-Trump, anti-government agitators mixing in with them. Yet even mingling with Antifa-type professional rioters, fully known to have the tactic of inciting others to riot, the FBI has yet to present an actual statement from anyone—ANYONE—-about a plan to overturn the government. Or take control of it or of Congress. Or harm any member of Congress, or any Congressional security person, or anyone else for that matter.

    • Amazona July 1, 2021 / 10:17 am

      We all run what we see and hear through our own individual filters, and my reaction to the news about Bill Cosby was that it was proof that this is an not an anti-black, racist nation but one where the rule of law will usually prevail. His release is not a “gimme” nor is it a statement that he did not do what he was accused of doing. It’s just an acknowledgment that the rule of law was not properly applied back when he was prosecuted, and that this error makes the entire prosecution null and void.

      I recently saw what I take as another proof. The other night I watched a movie called “Hidden Figures” about three black women—a mathematician, an engineer and a supervisor—who, in spite of rampant racial discrimination contributed greatly to the development of our space program. The movie vividly portrayed the level and kind of prevailing racism of the 60s, and it was so well done that its unfairness—no, its barbarism—was painful. But the underlying message I got from it was not “look how bad we were then” but “look at how far we’ve come since then” and aside from the message of the movie itself I mentally compared Then and Now.

      Then, a black woman had to go half a mile to a different building to use a restroom, even though she was an essential component of the mathematical team working on the problems of getting a man into space. Now we have black astronauts as well as black engineers and so on. While it was painful to see the dismissive and demeaning way black people were treated then—and this was in a professional and courteous setting—-it was also uplifting to see how far we have come. Yes, there was once “systemic racism”. There isn’t, any more. We need to stop living in the past, and accept that we have moved forward—and done so because of the inherent desire for fairness that is baked into the American psyche. I think it’s still there, in spite of the cancer of Leftism trying to erode it by pretending that nothing has changed.

  8. Retired Spook June 30, 2021 / 2:44 pm

    OT, but Matt has a great piece over at PJ Media.

    The Trump Organization and CFO Allen Weisselberg are expected to be charged on Thursday “with tax-related crimes stemming from a New York investigation into the former president’s business dealings,” sources tell the Associated Press.

    The pending charges reportedly involve “non-monetary benefits the company gave to top executives.”

    Trump’s tax records have been scrutinized for years by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., a Democrat.

    Former Trump advisor Jason Miller responded to the story on Twitter.

    “This is politically terrible for the Democrats,” Miller said. “They told their crazies and their supplicants in the mainstream media this was about President Trump. Instead, their Witch Hunt is persecuting an innocent 80-year-old man for maybe taking free parking!”

    “They’re doing this just to hurt Donald Trump himself,” Trump’s attorney, Ron Fischetti, told the New York Daily News last week. “There are no charges against him at all in this.”

    Fischetti also said the Trump Organization will plead not guilty and file a motion to have the indictment dismissed. “In my more than 50 years of practice, never before have I seen the District Attorney’s Office target a company over employee compensation or fringe benefits,” Fischetti said. “The IRS would not, and has not, brought a case like this. Even the financial institutions responsible for causing the 2008 financial crises, the worst financial crisis since the great depression, were not prosecuted.” (emphasis – mine)

    • Amazona June 30, 2021 / 4:26 pm

      Well then, when are they going to charge the DNC for failing to report the non-monetary campaign contributions of Facebook, Twitter, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC and so on? When are they going to go after all these entities for illegal campaign contributions and interference in an election?

      • Retired Spook June 30, 2021 / 4:43 pm

        Well then, when are they going to charge the DNC for failing to report the non-monetary campaign contributions of Facebook, Twitter, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC and so on?

        They may have been non-monetary, but they were worth millions of dollars and millions of votes.

      • Amazona July 1, 2021 / 10:24 am

        I think we could arrive at a sum that reflects the approximate value of the contributions made to the Democrat campaign, and I think we should.

        I also think that if “interfering in an election” is such a big deal when it involves a couple of hundred thousand dollars spent on Russian internet bots trolling some social media sites then it is huge, massive and crucial when it actually changes the outcome of a presidential election, especially when the interference takes the form of outright lying to the public through national media platforms, and withholding crucial information the public needed to make informed decisions.

        The media, with the help of Big Tech, carefully and successfully steered the entire election in the direction it wanted it to go. (And even then it took vote manipulation to pull it off.)

    • Amazona July 1, 2021 / 10:25 am

      I’m starting to agree with Mark about abolishing the ATF. It is clearly beyond redemption in its current form. While we need an agency with similar oversight of illegal weapons and so on this one seems to be fatally flawed, due to its contamination by the Left.

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