The War That is Politics

That is, of course, a slight reformation of Clausewitz: war is a continuation of politics by other means. But you can also just as well say that politics is war. I think that our problem has been – aside from sheer cowardice and greed – that we’ve seen politics as debate. That is, we feel that politics is an argument and that if we can just argue the right way, we’ll eventually win.

How did that work out?

Well, 60 years ago we were arguing that Social Security had to go. After six decades of refining our arguments, Social Security is untouchable we’re now arguing about what a woman is.

Not too good, huh?

While we argued – and pretty much won every argument – we’ve lost just about everything. This is because the Left doesn’t argue: it states a Party Line and it doesn’t ever stop stating a Party Line unless, internally, they decide a different Party Line will work better. It doesn’t matter that we can prove conclusively by argument that the Party Line is drivel – they’ll just keep stating it and they will, even if only incrementally, enact their Party Line into law. We, until very recently, never understood this. But, now we do. At least, some of us do.

Over the last week or so, we who have a firm understanding of things have started to call opponents of Florida’s gender law, “groomers.” Meaning, of course, that those who want the law gone are attempting to groom kids into sexual degeneracy. Using this term has naturally infuriated the Left but it has also got some of our weak sister’s on the Right to call for the fainting couch. You know the type – and they’re all over the place deploring our use of the word “groomer”. Their argument is that since we are winning this debate, we shouldn’t use such a mean and loaded term. But what they leave out is that we’re winning the debate only because we’re using the mean word. In other words, we’re not trying to out-argue the Left (because the Left isn’t trying to argue), but we are out-fighting the Left. We’re hammering them. And it is working.

Other than their argument that it is mean to call the Left groomers, they also claim that it is inaccurate. That it is untrue. That when we call them “groomers” it is just as bad – and just as much a lie – as when the Left called the Florida law the “don’t say gay” bill. How can we consider ourselves to be decent if we’re lying just as much as the Left?

Well, mostly because we’re not lying. Nobody gets off the hook that easy.

Where the Nazis fully enacted their policy – and set the stage for WWII and the Holocaust – was at Nuremberg in 1935: the so-called “Nuremberg Laws”. Their official German titles were Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour and the Reich Citizenship Law. In 1945, when the Germans emerged from the Nazi world, they were dismayed. Shocked. Saddened. Angered. Lots of things. But only a very few, and often only years later, really figured it out. Here’s someone who did:

It is very important what she says at the end – essentially, “I could have known”. That it was only a lack of curiosity which lead her to work for a monster and see him as something other than what he was. The point I’m making: you’ve got no excuse. If you are of normal, human intelligence, you are on the hook. If you don’t know – if you don’t realize the consequences of your actions, it is because you are refusing to know them.

Naturally, if you ask your basic Leftist out there if he’s in favor of grooming children, he’ll say, “no”. And within the Leftist’s mind there might even be full sincerity in that. But the only reason there is that sincere belief is because the Leftist has refused to know. He’s not stupid – if he’s talking to you, he’s at least of normal human intelligence. He can reason. He’s got a situation where teachers are telling kindergartners about sexual preferences – often with the teacher using his/her/xir-self as the example. The only possible reasons someone would do that is stark insanity or they want some sort of sexual validation and/or gratification from the children. And neither insane people nor those who seek sexual validation/gratification from children should be teachers. And every Leftist knows this.

If the Nazis had called their law “The Law for Massacring Millions, Starting a World War and Having Russian Soldiers Take Revenge by Raping Every Kraut Woman 8 to 80 They Get Their Hands On”, even the Nazis would have some difficulty in getting that enacted, even in a police State. But that is what the Nuremberg Laws were for – and everyone could see from the first moment that war and massacre were going to be the result of such laws. That the Germans didn’t – and even years after the war – still didn’t see it that way doesn’t mean there was some impenetrable mystery, but that they just didn’t want to know. My change to the title of the law was a bit of an exaggeration, but make no mistake about it, everyone knew that making a law saying that a certain ethnic group has no civil rights was going to end up very badly, especially when it was enacted by a man who already told you that his goal was conquest of foreign lands populated by the people he just declared to have no rights.

They know! They all know. They just refuse to know – or admit they know. Because that gets them off the hook. “Hey, how was I supposed to know that the guy who calls Jews vermin was going to do something hideous to them?”. Yeah, right. “Hey, how was I supposed to know that the teacher telling the 5 year old about transgenderism turned out to be a perv?”. Uh huh.

They not only know, they approve. And that makes them groomers – and that is why it is right for us to call them that. And by our calling them what they are, they are forced on to defense, which means they’re losing. If you’re explaining rather than telling, you’re losing. We spent decades trying to explain that we’re not racists to people who simply told us we were racists. It is rather fun to have the shoe at least on the other foot. And the can stew in it – because there was never an ounce of evidence that we are racists, but, hey, if you’re teaching transgenderism to 5 year olds, there’s a high chance that you’ve got an ulterior motive…like, say, prepping them to be transgender 12 year olds you can diddle.

Prove me wrong – prove to me that it isn’t that.

And good luck with that.

This is the difference between argument and fighting. Between debate and war. We’re just now engaging in war. And as truth is on our side, we don’t have to lie. But it does take courage to fight – courage we have definitely lacked until just recently. And our engaging in battle is going to cause dismay among some. There will be those who will back off, even join the other side, because we decided to fight. So be it. If we want to win, we have to do it.

26 thoughts on “The War That is Politics

  1. Retired Spook April 6, 2022 / 7:29 pm

    Great post, Mark. I also am starting to get the feeling that we’re making some progress in the culture war. I’d like nothing better than to send Progressives to the dustbin of history without having to shoot them.

  2. Retired Spook April 6, 2022 / 7:33 pm

    Just when you thought that worthless piece of human debris, Joy Reid, couldn’t get any more unhinged, she does.

    In a string of flaming hot takes fired off Tuesday, Reid claimed that Republicans are appealing to pro-rape and pro-child marriage voters to win elections.

    “The greatest, and sickest irony of the @GOP’s new political strategy is that they are appealing to the most prurient fears of white Christian parents, while passing bills and maintaining alliances that normalize child brides and rape as a legitimate means of procreation,” Reid began.

    I hope Democrats keep this kind of language up, right up until November 8th.

  3. Cluster April 7, 2022 / 8:35 am

    Dovetailing off of what Spook posted, here’s what the current chair for the DNC said:

    … the Republican Party we see today. It is a party built on fraud, fear, and fascism. And they don’t deserve to be in power.”

    And this was said after he called Tom Cotton a “maggot infested man”. Democrats have nothing positive to offer anymore. They are complete failures on every level and they are realizing that so they are lashing out in anger and it will get worse.

    From the YCMTSU file – this morning MSNBC is lamenting the fact that Russian citizens are not able to get the “accurate information they need to make their own decisions”. No kidding. And not one of them busted up laughing.

    • Amazona April 7, 2022 / 1:05 pm

      Well, clearly Russian citizens and Americans have a lot in common

  4. Cluster April 7, 2022 / 8:40 am

    While all of us have to listen to Democrats blame oil companies for their own failures and the current high prices, did anyone ever think of thanking the oil companies back in 2019 for such low prices? They should get the credit for that too, right?

  5. Cluster April 7, 2022 / 8:54 am

    This story gets even better. It seems as though BLM greatly enriched some friends too.

    A 1930s mansion in the Studio City area of Los Angeles was bought in October 2020 for $3.1 million and then six days later bought in cash by BLMGFN for $5.8 million. The $2.7 million increase in value in less than a week has not been explained. It is also at odds with the market rate. The 1936 mansion is 257.43 percent ‘more expensive’ than similar homes in its Studio City neighborhood, according to Neither BLMGNF nor Dyane Pascall, a real estate developer who worked with BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, have responded to’suest for comment.

  6. Amazona April 7, 2022 / 1:03 pm

    Naturally, if you ask your basic Leftist out there if he’s in favor of grooming children, he’ll say, “no”. And within the Leftist’s mind there might even be full sincerity in that. But the only reason there is that sincere belief is because the Leftist has refused to know.

    This is true of any question we might ask a Dem. “Are you in favor of expanding the size, scope and power of Mexican drug cartels”? “Do you support child sex trafficking”? “Do you support sex slavery of women and children?” Yet all of these are direct outcomes of our encouragement of people to trek across Mexico to try to illegally cross our border.

    • Amazona April 7, 2022 / 1:38 pm

      The only possible reasons someone would do that is stark insanity or they want some sort of sexual validation and/or gratification from the children

      I think “validation” is a more common motive than actual gratification. After all, if your personal sexual orientation is considered deviant, the more people who share it the less deviant it feels.

      In addition to that there is a stage of development, usually mid to late teens, in which it is considered cool to go against the standards of society. Teens have expressed this in myriad ways—-DA haircuts and leather jackets, extravagant bell-bottoms and long hair, flaunting political slogans or images like Che Guevara T-shirts, at some level it has always been a normal if often annoying stage of development. The idea is to shock and upset “the elders”. As a former Haight-Ashbury hippie, I was in the middle of that, though I was in retrospect a very bad hippie because I was always withholding actual participation and acceptance of the acting-out of my peers. I was always more of a bemused observer than really a part of the scene.

      What has happened is that society, which used to have a restraining effect on this kind of acting-out that tended to keep it limited to the very young and foolish, has abandoned its role and become part of the kinds of activities and thought processes that it used to control. So now half of the country, approximately, is far more interested in proving how “cool” it is, how “tolerant” and how “advanced” it is, and sadly a lot of that involves finding the sexualization of children quite harmless, even modern and sophisticated and proof of advanced cultural and intellectual development.

      The thing is, if a significant percentage of any generation feels the need to rebel against the norms of its elders, there are no longer any norms to push back against. The old tools of expressing rebellion are gone. When it used to be enough for a boy to get an ear pierced, getting him dirty looks in church and admiration for his courage from his peers, now he can and does sport dozens of bizarre piercings and no one blinks. The old rebellion of getting a tattoo is so outdated it is funny, as now grannies are sporting full-sleeve tats and neck ink.

      It really reminds me of the juvenile philosophizing of the teen-aged “rebels” of the 60s, who sat around for hours talking about how the world would be such a better place if society would just stop being judgmental and restrictive. Well, now these people are in charge, and we are seeing what happens with the barriers fall and anything goes. Not only are they destroying barriers and restrictions, they are bending over backwards to go as far as possible in the other direction, to prove how advanced and sophisticated they are. So there is a lot of posturing to show off the level of acceptance of the formerly taboo and scorned that is supposed to show membership in the Cool Club. Sadly, a lot of children are being sacrificed for perceived membership in this club. losing their childhoods, being physically and psychically and emotionally maimed, forced into levels of sexual awareness they are far too young to be able to process, all so their parents can preen in their assumed superiority.

      But the good side of this is that the only way to rebel now is to become a conservative.. And we’re seeing some of that.

  7. Amazona April 7, 2022 / 1:05 pm

    There are a couple of what are to me obvious solutions to the current panic over gas prices and the threatened “food shortage” but neither would be acceptable to the average Dem.

    One, of course, is to open up and encourage oil and gas exploration and extraction by passing laws that guarantee this will be true for some extended period of time. It takes a long time and a lot of investment to spool up that kind of massive industry—-finding and training or retraining employees is a lot of it—but with confidence in stability of the industry we could start immediately to finish already-drilled wells while working on new drilling.

    Part of this would be the double whammy of allowing more refineries to be built (and here’s a radical idea—-don’t build them all in hurricane-vulnerable areas of the country) and pipelines to carry the refined product to ports on both coasts and the Gulf Coast so we can ramp up export as well

    Finding Dems to support this would difficult if not impossible, because climate change. It doesn’t matter that petroleum extraction in other countries is far less environmentally sound than it is here, or that the oil found in most other countries is far dirtier and contaminated than what we extract here, or that the transport of foreign oil wipes out any perceived environmental benefit of extracting it here, or that once it gets here and is put into vehicles and furnaces it has the same effect as domestic product would. None of this will matter to the average Dem.

    As for the “food shortage” one sweeping legislative reform, that of ending the ethanol boondoggle, would free up millions of tons of corn that could be used as food, here and abroad. There would be a lag time as farming techniques used to increase corn yields for ethanol use a lot more dangerous herbicides than we want in our food supply, but the fact is we are literally burning enough food to feed starving nations, and add to our exports.

    Again, the dogma of ethanol would not allow this to happen. It’s really the religion of “Climate Change” and upon its altars we sacrifice national security and economic health, as well as the liberty that accompanies the ability to be self-sufficient.

  8. Amazona April 7, 2022 / 3:23 pm

    Admittedly, this is a very strange story, with more questions than answers. But it raises some other questions, all coming back to the casual attitude Democrats have about national security.

    Here we have two guys who allegedly infiltrated the Secret Service, including one of Jill Biden’s assigned agents, since 2020, claiming to be with Homeland Security—-and no one did a background check on them.

    This just adds to the list of bizarrely reckless actions taken by Democrats—an illegal email server for the Secretary of State, with little or no protection against hacking, opening up who knows how much confidential government information to who knows whom, a member of the House Intelligence Committee sleeping with a Chinese spy, a senior Senator from California employing a Chinese spy as chauffeur and sometimes confidant for years, the entire Democrat side of the House turning over all of its digital information to a family known to be highly suspect and continuing to do so even after learning of the family’s connections, and of course the current President of the United States and his whole family being involved in various corrupt economic relationships with foreign nations. We just ignored breaches of the law concerning dissemination of classified and confidential information from several people involved in the giant Trump-Ukraine hoax including a military officer, Alexander Vindman.

    Am I the only one to see an alarming pattern here?

    And none of this even touches on the heads of our intelligence agencies participating in abuses of power, perjury, spying on American citizens, etc..

    Physical open borders are dangerous enough, but these kinds of lack of boundaries involving our national security are really scary. The only reason the bogus Homeland Security guys got busted is because they witnessed an unrelated crime and were interviewed.

    • Amazona April 7, 2022 / 3:31 pm

      Another example: The former intelligence officials who signed an October 2020 letter baselessly claiming Russian involvement in the Hunter Biden laptop stories are largely remaining silent, though some have continued to defend their signatures, while a few recently returned to government service.

      Any of these people who still have security clearances should have them removed, along with Vindman’s and every person in the “intelligence community” who participated in the Ukraine telephone call hoax. And, of course, Hillary Clinton.

    • Cluster April 7, 2022 / 10:54 pm

      WOKE career bureaucrats are compromising our national security. They’ve taken their eye off the ball to say the least.

      Re: Hunter Biden. Those security officials knew they were lying when they signed that letter. They should definitely not have security clearance.

      • Amazona April 8, 2022 / 12:31 pm

        Well, we simply do not expect people to do their jobs, and look the other way when they refuse to do them.

        In addition to the DAs who refuse to prosecute criminals and the elected officials who declare their cities and states “sanctuaries” where illegal aliens can be safe from detention or deportation, we now have yet another DA announcing she will not prosecute a class of lawbreakers she happens to agree with: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a Democrat, said this week that she will not defend the state’s 91-year-old law outlawing abortion in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood of Michigan against her office.

        What can we do about this kind of thing? There seems to be opposition to making the oath of office binding, an employment contract of sorts, so that people who violate it can be dismissed and lose the benefits associated with the job, so what are our options?

        A law without a penalty is exactly the same as no law at all, and we don’t even HAVE a law saying officials have to do their jobs. When I was a restaurant manager, if I hired a busboy he knew what his job was, and that if he didn’t do it he would be fired. But we don’t even have that basic level of requirement for the people in charge of running our country. How does that make sense?

        Well, 53 of the elected officials who voted to confirm Jackson for the Supreme Court were not bothered by the fact that she admitted to not agreeing with the most basic underlying tenet of the country and be extension the Court—-the belief that we are all endowed with unalienable and natural rights. They didn’t seem to mind that she came right out and said she was unlikely to do her job if it required supporting that aspect of the Constitution, which was a tacit admission that she was planning to wing it all the way through her term on the Court. This is in addition to her defiance of laws and legal standards of sentencing, because she just didn’t agree with them.

        Play any game with this loosey-goosey attitude toward rules and see how that turns out. Maybe a nation that cares more about football than how it is governed would pay attention if quarterbacks just decide to change rules about passing because they don’t agree with the rulebook, or a coach declares that he has a better chance of heading off a touchdown if he can put 14 men on the field.

        If a fish rots from the head down, a nation rots the same way, when the people in charge of it have no respect for the rule of law and assume the ability to just make things up as they go, to support whatever brain fart is in charge that day.

  9. Amazona April 7, 2022 / 8:30 pm

    Tucker just used an evocative and brilliant phrase to describe the Left: emotionally incontinent.

    • Cluster April 7, 2022 / 10:48 pm

      I caught that too and loved it.

  10. Cluster April 8, 2022 / 8:39 am

    Democrats/MSNBC want us all to celebrate their achievement of placing a black woman on the Supreme Court, hoping everyone will ignore their purposeful destruction of the black family over the last 3 decades.

    • Amazona April 8, 2022 / 12:37 pm

      I think all we can do is point out to the black community in general that things like putting Jackson on the court merely because she is black will harm every serious black person as her comments and votes will reflect on them. In spite of the efforts of the Complicit Agenda Media Sotomayor is becoming a laughingstock, and any sense of triumph at getting a Latina on the Court has to be eroding as she is illustrating the need for merit, not checking off Identity boxes.

      We need to be vigilant in pointing out the differences between the qualifications of the women on the Court, as Sotomayor and now Jackson will continue to make fools of themselves while Barrett will continue to be competent. It can’t just be a black thing, because Thomas is brilliant and Jackson is a minor-leaguer.

    • Amazona April 9, 2022 / 12:14 pm

      Great ideas from both states but I would add a detail. That is, to have every moved illegal wear a T shirt saying “Guest of President Joe Biden” or something similar.

      • Cluster April 9, 2022 / 3:22 pm


      • Amazona April 9, 2022 / 3:53 pm

        Either that or “Thank you, Joe Biden and Biden Voters”.

  11. Cluster April 9, 2022 / 8:14 am

    This is because the Left doesn’t argue:

    No they don’t, they emote and infiltrate and it’s been in the infiltration and infestation over the last 3 decades that has brought us to this point. Democrats are parasites, they attach to a host and begin to destroy. We should have started this fight the minute George H. W. Bush mentioned the “New World Order” in 1992 but better late then never.

  12. Cluster April 9, 2022 / 8:28 am

    This is so good, and a good way to fight back

    Greg Abbott, the governor of Texas, on Friday said that several communities in the Rio Grande area had requested buses after on Wednesday he announced a plan to bus migrants to DC. ‘Joe Biden has refused to come to the border to see the chaos that he has created by his open border policies,’ he said. ‘So we are going to take the border to him by transporting the people that he is dropping off in these local communities in the state of Texas, and sending them to Washington by plane or by bus.’ The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) confirmed to Fox Digital that they have dispatched an unspecified number of buses to small Texas communities. The announcement comes as the Biden administration said it would drop Title 42, the pandemic-era border restriction that immediately expels migrants back to Texas, which was enacted by Donald Trump.

    These migrants need to be sent to Martha’s Vineyard, Silicon Valley, Georgetown, Nantucket, etc. All of them

  13. Cluster April 9, 2022 / 8:43 am

    So this of course will go completely unmentioned in the media:

    How undercover FBI agents infiltrated militia group Wolverine Watchmen to try to take down Gretchen Whitmer’s ‘kidnappers’

    So the obvious question is, if the FBI infiltrated and lied about their role in this case, do you think they played any role on January 6? Or is that a conspiracy theory?

    • Amazona April 9, 2022 / 12:19 pm

      Clearly a newly Republican House should take over the commission and give it some teeth. That would include polygraph examinations of top FBI officials The reorganized committee should be televised and include testimony from Capitol Police about their warnings of riots caused by infiltrating activists, testimony from the Senator who talked about conversations with Capitol Police on January 5 about this warning, subpoenas issued to whoever blocked National Guard troops for January 6 security (including Pelosi) and in general a plan to reveal the truth, including the collusion of federal agencies, about the January 6 riot.

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