I forget where I got this (sorry), but SOTI I saw this, as the mindset of the Deep Swamp towards us conservatives:
“We don’t like things as they are, and so we’ll make it really, really expensive for certain people to enforce their rights. We’ll make them fight every day for what should be rightly theirs for free. We’ll take away their birthright. We’ll screw with their businesses and screw with their wombs and screw with their assumptions about what the courts have guaranteed them, and some of them will give up, and some of them will make mistakes, and we’ll just make sure they have many bad days, and eventually they’ll get tired of fighting with us and we’ll get a team of brutal lawyers to take them down and put them in their place.”
At American Greatness, Max Martin has this rather withering comment to make:
At this moment [conservatives] are the weaker side in this asymmetric struggle. Right now, we are 80 million couch potatoes and keyboard warriors with rifles in our bedroom closets. This is not a force to be reckoned with.
Read the article to get the argument that leads him to that depressing conclusion. Not part of his analysis, by the way, is that a large number of the so-called 80 million are a bunch of old bastards like myself, who have neither the health, energy nor will to do all the stuff he suggests we do to avoid being buried by the liberal ruling elite.
So what’s left? DO we just resign ourselves to the fact that at some point, if we refuse to give in to the feral [sic] government, its rules, regulations and apparatchiks, we should just wait in our homes for the sturmtruppen and Stasi to come for us, and then surrender meekly to be led off to Room 101? Or, for those of us who have nothing to lose, resist with violence rather than just resign ourselves to our fate?
Let’s face it: if the American Revolution was actively pursued and fought (by some estimates) by only 13% of the then-population of the soon-to-be United States, that means that the other 87% were either British loyalists or the 18th-century equivalent of couch potatoes. That being the case, who is going to form the 13% of conservatives (10 million? we should be so lucky) who would actively form the resistance against the fucking establishment?
Here’s the late Joseph Sobran on the topic:
“By today’s standards King George III was a very mild tyrant indeed. He taxed his American colonists at a rate of only pennies per annum. His actual impact on their personal lives was trivial. He had arbitrary power over them in law and in principle but in fact it was seldom exercised. If you compare his rule with that of today’s U.S. Government you have to wonder why we celebrate our independence…”
And if I may be so bold: what’s facing us, as the de facto survivors and supporters of the principles that formed our republic, is a far more formidable foe than George III.
- They aren’t thousands of miles away over the ocean, with no communication other than written letters and ship-borne transmission. They are right here, and their military force, communications and even media support are far, far greater than anything the British king had at his disposal.
- Whereas George III and the British population may have had a relatively benign attitude towards those pesky columnists, our modern-day opponents actively hate us and think we should be exterminated — whether by shunning (of our voices and our access to communication), or in some extreme examples, killed. (Lest I’m accused of being overwrought on this issue, let us remind ourselves that nobody dreamed that the oh-so civilized Germans, with their cultural history of Goethe and Schiller, would be capable of mass murder and genocide — except that they were.)
- The Revolutionary army of 1776 was well armed for the time. We have a few thousand committed riflemen, to be pitted against a modern army. We can’t even drink beer when threatened by Meal Team Six, let alone withstand a sustained assault against our lives by a federal army such as FBI SWAT teams, DHS ditto, or even IRS agents. They can concentrate their forces against us; we can’t do the same against them.
- Forget that shit about the U.S. Armed Forces being composed of supportive conservative warriors. They aren’t any more, at least at the officer level. If the government decided to use them against us, they will. They’ve walked all over the Constitution in terms of our freedom of speech and they continue to do so on our right to bear arms; so if you think a little thing like Posse Comitatus is going to stand in their way, I have a New York bridge to sell you.
- Most importantly of all: we have no leaders. Even if we did, the modern state can dispose of them with absolute ease and little fear of retribution: our equivalent of John Hancock, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington wouldn’t last a day without being muzzled, arrested and imprisoned under the various anti-terrorism laws.
I wish I had something more upbeat to say about all this, but the reality is that I’m in the grip of a profound sense of gloomy foreboding.
Feel free to add your thoughts in Comments. And if you’re afraid to be candid because of the possible consequences… then that is precisely what I’m talking about.