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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Game Called on Account of Darkness

A week ago we sat waiting out the storm when the lights flickered and went out. One moment we were sitting in a lit room, the television flashing picture and sound, the internet feeding news, and then we were in the dark.

At first we expected the lights to come on at any minute. Any hour. Any day. And then living without water or power, day after day, it seemed as if the light would never come back.

And then, unexpectedly, after almost a week, they did.

The lights have gone out in America now. They may come back. They may not. It's up to us. No one is going to come help us do it. Other countries have America. We have ourselves.

Readers will notice that this site did not predict any Romney landslides. It did not engage in empty cheers or promise that he would win half the country and restore moral leadership. That's not what this site is about. This site is about the hard truths and now as we sit in the dark, let's pass out some of those around the room.

We can blame Chris Christie, Sandy or Romney's last debate performance. But let's look at the actual election.

Romney outlasted the primaries because he was the most electable. Two blue state politicians, as bland and inoffensive as possible, ran on the economy, not on war or social issues, and managed to convince many Democrats that they could fix the economy. He got a white turnout to match that of Ronald Reagan and crowded rallies. And none of it was enough.

Romney had an excellent machine. But Obama had the bigger machine that was more than a collection of SuperPACs. It was the urban political machine, with its suburban tentacles, fed by taxpayer money and integrated into every budget. The time when it could be beaten the old way may be passing.

The people who came out to worship Obama stayed home. Romney's rallies drew big crowds. But when all was said and done, the lines of people who feed off the political machine were there, and the handlers of the machine cast their multiple votes and carried off their manifold frauds because their own private economy depended on it.

Every time people ask me why the left has such a grip on this country, my answer is because they worked for it. It's the answer that most people don't want to hear, but it's true. The left has been planning this for a while. They have been playing the long game, building the infrastructure and indoctrinating generations. And to beat them, we will have to do the same thing.

The right is 40 years behind the left and it remains a disorganized collection of potentials seeking a compass point. The "right" that got behind Mitt Romney consists of millionaires who want fewer regulations and easier imports from China, of social conservatives who are mainly ignored, except when voter turnout becomes an issue, libertarians who want more freedoms, and the non-ideological small business middle class and the struggling working class sensing their country and way of life slipping away from them.

Those groups could be welded together into a movement every bit as tribal and protective of its interests, capable of engaging in collective action on behalf of its own interests, as the urban machine vote. And that may already be happening with the Tea Party. But the counter-revolution of the bourgeoisie isn't here yet. And there's plenty of work to do to make it a reality.

The Republican establishment had its shot, twice. It put up moderate non-objectionable candidates. And it lost. It has no policies, beyond keeping the system going, and it has no ideas and no agenda, besides winning. It is a decadent political class fused with an even more decadent pundit class that views elections like these as a game, not as a life-and-death matter. It makes up lies and tells them to its base and hopes that the base will then forgive and forget being lied to and used one more time.

It's not done, by any stretch of the imagination. Right now, Christie is patting himself on the back and drawing up a list of advisers for a 2016 run. And a dozen equally loathsome personalities are doing the same thing. And they may even get their way. But that doesn't really matter. This is a long game and to win it, we have to think long term.

Moderation does not win elections. If you think it does, go look at the smirking face of Barack Obama. And then imagine him running for office back when Bill Ayers was building bombs. America's new rulers were once considered far more extreme and unpopular than the Tea Party. Embracing radical and unpopular ideas is not a losing strategy. It is a short term losing strategy and a long term winning strategy so long as your ideas can be used to build a movement capable of turning those ideas into an organizing force.

The question is whether a right-wing movement can emerge that will make the vast majority of small businessmen in this country feel as negatively about a Democratic president as welfare voters feel about a Republican president?

This election has come close to testing that proposition. The time has come to test it further. The left went after gun owners, the way that it went after business owners, and the NRA used its hostility to build a powerful coalition of gun owners who broke the will of the elected left and made them turn on easier prey.

The key is organization. The left built its machines by convincing entire groups that they had a binding interest in a reflexive opposition to Republicans under a Democratic umbrella. Consolidating an opposition based on the same principles, that same sense that its financial oxygen will be cut if the Democrats win, is doable. But it cannot begin and end with the financials.

This is a cultural war and living in denial of that is senseless. Those social issues? They belong on the table. Because the alternative is that the table will belong to the left and we will be stuck arguing the level of regulation that is appropriate in a society whose entire moral imperative is based on the values of regulation.

Most people, left and right, want a society based on values. Opting out of the values debate means that we lose by default. Yes some of that is unpopular. It will make some elections unwinnable. Much like supporting gay marriage twenty years ago. The left kept going and it won because that is how the game is played.

These are all building blocks, but they are still scattered pieces. The right I am describing is based on the left. It is the mirror image, a counter-revolutionary pushback against the left's intrusions into the lives, values and work of its people. And that isn't enough. A counter-revolution that is reactive will fail. It is why the Romney campaign was doomed from the start. It is why the Tea Party isn't enough. It's not enough to be against things. It's not enough to be for things because they are the opposite of the things that the people you are at war with are for.

A movement needs a deeper sense of passion. It must be fueled by a certainty that it holds the answer to the problems of its society and its civilization. It must believe that its existence would be necessary even if the left did not exist. And it must be willing to do anything to win.

This is not a mere battle of elections. The left occupied and won other fields long before it had a shot at doing anything like taking power. It is first of all a battle of ideas. And it is a battle of structures. And that means a conservative cultural war will be necessary and conservative structures must be built within the system. Rather than making arguments, we must create facts on the ground.

That's a tall order and we are way behind. And tactics like these are not very palatable to many of us, because they resemble what the left does. They would rather expect people to naturally do the right thing. And that's nice. I would very much like people to do the right thing. I would like to stop by one of those long lines that I saw today at the polls, almost as long as the one for free government stuff, and show them a graph of the national debt and the debt that their children will owe. I would like to think that it would change their minds. But I know better... and so do you.

The left got this far by having a plan. We will either find a plan or we will be gone. America will go the way of Latin America, with gated communities, conservative oligarchs, violent ghettos and red politicians screaming about power to the people. There will be no law, just men with guns and newspapers, and generals in convenient positions, and suitcases full of cocaine in the right hands. If you like this system, it's probably only a generation away. Given enough immigration from south of the border-- maybe less. And then California turns into Brazil and America turns into California.

We can stop this, but we won't do it without building a movement that can stand up to the left, without assembling machines that will bring together many of the same people who voted for Obama, and we won't do it if we are too afraid of the consequences of fighting a culture war with the left to get started.

It is dark now. On my side of the coast, the time approaches 1 AM. The dark end of one day and the beginning of a new day. It all depends on how you look at things.

Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair. They rise out of the dark hours of the night. They come from the understanding that all the other options are running out. Sometimes you have to fall down to rise and sometimes you have to hit bottom, to gather one last breath and fight to reach the top.

This is still a wonderful country. It is the finest place that this civilization has produced. Despite the events of the last day, it is worth fighting for.

111 comments:

Joohead said...

As ususal, you nailed it. But for me, there are no more options, and I'm afraid that is now true for America. We have finally been buried by the ideology of greed, avarice and collectivism, and our nation is on its death bed. It's time to bury what was once the light in the darkness, and move on to other places that have the potential to mimick the once- great United States of America. Ron

Batzi said...

These are the lines that are left engraved on my heart: "The lights have gone out in America now. They may come back. They may not. It's up to us. No one is going to come help us do it. Other countries have America. We have ourselves." Powerful!

Rico said...

The demographic shift towards non-whites will defeat any such plan Dan.
I think it will be very difficult from now on for a 'conervative' Republican to win...only if the Democrats turn the place into a third world hellhole.
I think America is deeply divided and as the years go by,seccessionist movent(s) will arise.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Then that is step 1. End immigration or immigration will end you.

Anonymous said...

You seem to fail to realize that a good many people in this nation ( at least half) do not give a damn about the Constitution and the greatness of America. They just do not. As long as they have their "stuff " or someone else's stuff (by way of entitlements) they could care less about American pride. I would hazard to guess that half the population would be just fine if a foreign country were to invade and defeat the US as long as that invader promised to give each of those families $50K a year, a free iPhone, cable TV and a pair of $150 tennis shoes.
The public school system has been successful in brainwashing and indoctrinating millions of children from grade 1 through University that America isn't so great and actually should be disdained because we have been the oppressor of poor countries with brown skinned people. How do walk back that brainwashing ? This is the future of America. I had one guy tell me during a discussion " The Constitution ? the Constitution is just stupid ! " Yes, this is the mindset of many. All these fat, lazy Americans who have had it so good for so many years they have become as useless as tomato worms out in the garden. My god could you imagine it real war came to our shores and these pissants had to really defend this nation and their families...god help us. The damage that Barack Obama will do in the next 4 years will not be able to be undone. He will seat 2 maybe 3 Supreme Court Justices. That Court WILL take American citizens guns away, its only a matter of 1 more or two votes, it was close last time. Most Socialist countries don't allow their citizens to be armed, look at Europe. We will have 4 more years of not drilling for our own oil, he will shut down all the coal plants and energy will sky-rocket along with gas prices, this is all part of the plan. He has also told the Russians he will help them and he loathes Israel and now no longer has to worry about the Jewish vote...its more dire then you think .

Lisa G in NZ said...

I'm with Anonymous - America is dead...

It deserves the government it voted for - may you enjoy the next 4 years of crackdowns, communist rule, arrests if you make a youtube video someone doesn't like, death if you are an American ambassador waiting for help in a foreign post and no help at all if you are a hurricane victim...

Someone needs to fly their flag upside down...

Amerikka in deep doo doo now

james wilson said...

People speak of division as though it were a bad thing. It is a good thing. Federalism is based on it. Universalism is the age-old disease of mankind. It's finally been mainstreamed in the USA. Eighty years. 1933-2012.

Pushing socialism is not hard work--socialism is natural to us. We're not going to push that train back uphill. Men will divide in other ways, some as Mr. Greenfield said, some in ways we haven't yet thought of. May they be ingenious and productive, so excellent that others emulate them out of admiration, out of envy, or out of necessity.

Anonymous said...

But why would $50K a year, a free Iphone and free sneakers be such a bad exchange for something as ephemeral as freedom or sovereignty? Especially if you never knew those things? What if you had grown up in a welfare family in an inner city, attended a broken school that taught next to nothing, had no legal economic prospects. That $50K offer would sound like a pretty damn good deal. Tell me how to sell "freedom" to such as these?

Dave

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Anonymous

"You seem to fail to realize that a good many people in this nation ( at least half) do not give a damn about the Constitution and the greatness of America. They just do not. As long as they have their "stuff " or someone else's stuff (by way of entitlements) they could care less about American pride."

I realize it quite well.

Does this article advocate going around telling people about the Constitution and the greatness of America?

It advocates organizing those people who are still not part of the government class into an anti-government class.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

"What if you had grown up in a welfare family in an inner city, attended a broken school that taught next to nothing, had no legal economic prospects. That $50K offer would sound like a pretty damn good deal. Tell me how to sell "freedom" to such as these?"

You don't. You remind those in the suburbs how much in property taxes they're paying to subsidize their schools, their sneakers and their ipods. And you stop being ashamed of doing it.

Keliata said...

I've voted in every primary and election since I was 18. I didn't go to the polls today.

I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils.

Anonymous said...

Lisa G

The Bible does not allow for despair to the point of surrender, for good reason. We cannot give up, but we must realize when we are pounding our heads against the wall expecting different results each time.
For me, the John Galt way is seeming more and more attractive. Today, in the depth of post election depression so this will most likely change, cutting off the supply of money for welfare seems to be the only viable route to break this Leviathan the left has built. Maybe we should stop producing and look to ways that we can provide for ourselves and ours that do not generate revenues for the Leviathan to feed the masses that keep it going.

Dave

Anonymous said...

So where to start, that is what I ask. Where to start.

Lisa G in NZ said...

I'm not a producer: I've gone Galt already Dave as I don't live in America any more...

I was considering a move back if Romney got in... I grew up in Wilmette Illinois, yep the "good ol home town" where the love love love B. Hussein O.

Not any more... I'm defriending O voters on Facebook and I will never live in Illinois any more... if I move back, probably have to be Texas...

You have to get rid of the Republican party once and for all - start a conservative party and get all the conservatives organized already - stop giving MONEY to REPUBLICANS - I am starting to think they are just 2nd head of a hydra...

I'm sure the 50% of producers in America will SO enjoy the next 4 years of crackdowns and losses of freedom all while paying for welfare mommas iPhones...

GOOD LUCK, you're gonna need it...

stock up on guns, ammo, food and gold

Anonymous said...

Once you go black, you never go back.

Seriously though,

Daniel is right about one thing. Immigration.
See, immigration built America. America is a nation built on immigration.
aaaand that is what killed it.

Dan, if you try to close off immigration, by definition, America will no longer be America. But if you keep the borders open...it will probably make America vanish.

That is what happens when you build a nation on nothing but ideas. America is quite literally a proposition nation, and the 'nationalism' of the US is nothing compared to the nationalism Europe is capable of.
Nations in Europe are actually built on ethnic ties. You know, blood and common descent. They are actually like a massive extended family.
Which is why if Europe plunges into another dark age, they can rebound because as much as Europeans are divided, they actually are based on something real.
But the US is not like that. 'Citizenship' in Europe is not as important as being an actual -insert ethnic group here-. (at least not in the Eastern/Southern part of Europe)

America well very could be a failed project, just like the USSR. Though it did last longer and was a lot better.

IMO, the principles America was built on are excellent. But the problem was that it was built on nothing else but that. Now imagine taking those principles and inserting them into an actual nation, like a European country. It would work much better.
But also, the principles the US was built on were also partly flawed.

There needed to be better fail safes or whatever they're called.

Who knows where America is heading. It could very well break up into various different entities or it could just become a giant 'Brazil' or whatever.
Or it could do something else entirely. We really don't know. History never folds out the way we think it will.

But Daniel, this has to be said. If 'the right' is going to finally get its shit together, it HAS TO ditch the whole obsession with religion.
Religion as a personal matter is not really that relevant in what I'm talking about. I mean religion in a cultural or societal sense. Religion in that sense is dead dude, and trying to revive it will be just like what Muslims are doing. A final flare up before a permanent death.

If 'the right' chooses to stick to it religion, then it will lose and it deserves to.

But then again, as I said, America was never a real nation in the first place, and that flaw is fatal. That cannot be overcome. It's not even a matter of opinion...America just simply isn't a nation in any meaningful sense of the word, and nothing will make it so. You cannot fake blood ties and common ancestry. They are what they are, and if you don't have it, you don't have it.
A society not built on an actual group of people with blood ties and common descent is usually called an empire, and they all crumble.
America was like a self-contained empire, rather than an expansive one.

As for the whole lights have gone out thing, well America has put out the lights of many, many other countries, so I guess when there are no more lights to turn off, you have to turn off your own.

Who knows, the different 'tribes' in the USA who all baselessly call themselves 'American' might only breed within themselves and over the next few centuries create a distinct ethnicity and America could become another Europe.

But yeah, 'merica is dead. It was never alive to begin with.


-Strahinja

mindRider said...

1984 has arrived in these United States.
Anonymous nr.1 regrettably is completely right in what he predicts shall happen to eternally extinguish all that was good and valuable in America. Only a violent revolution can still stop the left's complete take-over as like poison-ivy in a forrest the Obama administration shall wriggle into society as to fully turn it into a European klone, multi (non)-cultural, earned money grabbing, morally spineless entitlement state. The first thing Obama2 shall do is pry the 2nd amendment away and take the citizen's guns to make any counter movement defenseless. The 2nd action shall be to legalize all their actions by appointing more leftwing supreme court justices, because they love the veneer of "justice" to cover their decrees. The left already has the MSM in their pocket and the few who are not shall be silenced so all lies shall continuously be fed to those of the public who still have values till the strong ones are silenced and their offspring have become believers. Indeed Daniël the lights have gone out not only over America but over the free world. The last bearer of moral values, Israël, now stands alone.

Anonymous said...

Once we were a nation, but that has since changed. I can even pinpoint the time of departure. The 1965 Immigration Reform Act written(supposedly) and sponsored by Teddy Kennedy. That was the beginning of our downfall and the fat drunk knew it, and so did his KGB handlers who wrote the bill for him. Now we are to be as The Tower of Babel.

Dave

Anonymous said...

It's horrible, but I think people should learn a lesson of value of freedom, because now we'll ALL loose it really fast. Four years were NOT enough for many. I would like to be optimistic, but somehow I do not see any change for better for anybody, who is alive today. The whole world will weep in no time, this is it. Amen.
Zdena, Prague, Czech Republic.

panikowsky said...

Keliata said:

"I've voted in every primary and election since I was 18. I didn't go to the polls today.

I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils."

Well, now you have the greater of two evils. How wise.

HermitLion said...

"Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair... They come from the understanding that all the other options are running out."

And that is the realization we should all be making now. The old system is gone, destroyed, corrupted beyond recognition.
It's time to look for new leadership, in new places.

Anonymous said...

Strahinja, I think you're the one who was never alive to begin with. You're just a little dangling puppet, burbling about race, and blood, and what have you.

'Cuz we all know what a swell place Europe is right now, with its Moslem population taking over, and what a great place it was to live during the 20th Century (when it had to be rescued by poor old, "Dead" America.)

stengle said...

It may be that politics has changed for years to come: the more handouts you provide people with the more they will want you to stay handing out.

I am a Brit and view what is happening in America with great sadness. I was not invited to vote in your elections but the impact on what is left of the free world from what the American people chose will be bad. The enemies of freedom (who are both yours and mine) have -- possibly inadvertently -- been given a significant boost to their ambitions.

There is indeed a light that has dimmed, but we have to hope it hasn't as yet gone out completely.

In immediate terms the returning US government has a difficult time ahead in that it now will have to finally stop blaming what went before and actually put itself to work on its own terms. I doubt it will have a lot of success and there appears to be no will in Washington from what I can see to sort out an increasing mess. It is of course entirely possible that the man who decided he needed another four years to achieve what he didn't manage in one term will now begin to look at the issues instead of campaigning for re-election and enjoying the media spotlight. Chat shows may be wearing a little thin.

Should America survive well enough to make the next election worthwhile or even possible, it will be interesting what happens in 2016.

Len Strong said...

Keliata that is called Hobsons choice.
You had a Romney fascist state or a Obama Marxist state to choose between. Both of them oppressive and ugly.
You might have made the right call on this one.

Anonymous said...

'But yeah, 'merica is dead. It was never alive to begin with.'
What an ignorant dolt you are.

Eli A. said...

I don't know if I can agree with the sentiment that America is dead. Obama did not win by a landslide the first term he was elected, and this win was even narrower. The map showed a blue northeast corner, and a streak of blue up the west coast. The heartland and the south was all red (except Florida). If the number of states meant anything democratically, the left did not win. The smaller states that carry larger electorial voting power where all the left needed to focus on. Literally move there, populate those specific states, and vote. If the right really was serious, they would simply move in. Isn't that the issue with the right of return pre-1948 in Israel? To grant that would erase the Jewish character of the state of Israel, effectively destroying it. And applying that concept to America, the left moved in and created a leftist character in the key states that have the greatest number of electorial college votes. Simple dimple. And easy enough to reverse without all that other handwringing and values debating and what have you. It's strategic positioning, and nothing else that won this election for Obama. Not his welfare, healthcare, performance, policies, platforms, nothing else.

Robert Cornelison said...

America is/was a nation of individual "sovereign" states. The is/was designation began emitting at the turn of the 20th century with emergance of Teddy Roosevelt's egotistical lust for power and praise. This model set the stage for subsequient usurpers; Wilson, FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Clinton and now Obama.The erosion of the Constitutional firewall between the federal government and the states has been both deliberate and incremental beginning with the ratification of amendments 16 and 17 in 1913.The 17th had the effect of promoting the acceptance as a "benign" change from state appointment of Senators to a more "democratic" elective process. This action initiated the demise of State Sovereignty. America can be salvaged, I believe, if we can renew our country to coalition of Soveriegn States by undoing the "progressive" tweaking that has occured over the last 100 years. The electoral college has not been as effective as a buffer to the direct vote the founders invisioned. I propose that the election of the President of the United States be accomplished not by a direct vote of the people but by a caucus of the governors of the 50 states, selecting one of their peers to a 4 year term as President.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous:

>Strahinja, I think you're the one who was never alive to begin with. You're just a little dangling puppet, burbling about race, and blood, and what have you.

I never mentioned race. I said ethnicity. Difference dip shit.
Blood? Yeah, unfortunately for you, European nations are bound by blood and common ancestral descent. That's what makes them a NATION.
I'm a puppet? Lol ok, who's the puppeteer?


>'Cuz we all know what a swell place Europe is right now, with its Moslem population taking over, and what a great place it was to live during the 20th Century (when it had to be rescued by poor old, "Dead" America.)

It's spelt 'Muslim', not 'Moslem'.
Never said Europe is swell, dunno where you got that from.
WW2? That won't save America now...
Muslim population? Yeah, massive problem. Too bad that won't help America either. And not that I care about Europe's Islamic problem. Serves them right for their own stupidity, just as Obama serves the US right for its own stupidity.
Such a shame you lack the ability to understand what I mean't by the word 'dead'. People like you are the reason the US is such a shinning example.


to the other Anonymous:

>What an ignorant dolt you are.

Oh please enlighten me. You're so smart and your entire comment consisted of a single sentence.



These comments reek of a religious 'end of the world' feeling. Seriously people pull your shit together. The only thing that has ended is America's intelligence, and that was gone a looooooong time ago.
If this is how y'all are going to respond and react, in hysteria, to a real non-event, then America really is doomed.


-Strahinja



Jewish supporter said...

The left began with the enunciation of ideology, which was then disseminated through the education system and the media. It later consolidated its power through politics, when it had a receptive audience and a collaborative intellectual class.

Everyone recognizes the ideology of the left. It is a collection of sometimes intellectually inconsistent ideas, that are nonetheless recognizable as leftist. It is the ideology of "political correctness". As soon as a Leftist starts speaking, you can be certain of the entirety of his views on everything from economics to feminism.

On the right lie a collection of assorted ideologies, that are often in conflict with each other. The Left demonizes the right by relabeling the views of everyone in it as Nazism and holding them accountable for the deeds of Hitler. And who can defend Hitler?

Daniel, you are right, that we must begin with an ideology that binds us. We must organize ourselves internationally, and share our resources. We must have a plan, beyond politics, to progress our ideology.

The Left started with agitation and brute politics. That got them power in Russia, but not further. The Frankfurt School gave them a coherent ideology and a strategy that would stand up in the West. That is what we need to emulate.

We need to get a group of elite thinkers together to form a plan. It cannot be done by internet. In my past, at university, I developed various theories of some significance in my field. I am feeling that the time is right to put my energies back in to something as important as this, the future of freedom itself.

Daniel, we need to get together. Arrange a meeting. Create our own movement.

Would you be part of this?

VA_Rancher said...

"The Republican establishment had its shot, twice. It put up moderate non-objectionable candidates. And it lost. It has no policies, beyond keeping the system going, and it has no ideas and no agenda, besides winning. It is a decadent political class fused with an even more decadent pundit class that views elections like these as a game, not as a life-and-death matter. "

This is all the verbiage I needed to solidify my decision that for the first time in almost 30 years, I am exiting the GOP and registering as an independant.

The light is definately off right now, and I need to hunker down an protect my family an property from the sh!tstorm that is coming...

Leo said...

@Anonymous + @Anonymous
> 'merica is dead. It was never alive to begin with.
> Strahinja, I think you're the one who was never alive to begin with
> What an ignorant dolt you are
> Oh please enlighten me

Wrestling with troll in comments is pretty much like wrestling with pig in a mud.

You are in it for wrestle (debating issues, seeking solutions, sharing knowledge, learning etc).

Troll is in it for pleasure (seeking to wreck moral damage by sophistry, abuse, attacks etc).

Assuming you have better things to do, avoid feeding trolls.

Anonymous said...

There will be no law, just men with guns and newspapers, and generals in convenient positions, and suitcases full of cocaine in the right hands. If you like this system, it's probably only a generation away.

The train just stopped at this destination. We have arrived. Too late.

Georgi Y. Dimitrov said...

Parasite left thrive on your money. If you stop giving your money to their universities and their media, and stop paying more that 10% taxes, their socialist programs will die. Just organize and do it. And also stop calling them liberals, because they are against liberty. And stop calling them progressives, because they bring regress and destruction.

Anonymous said...

Even now, on FOX news, the propaganda bomb continues. "If you are white, if you are heterosexual, if you are conservative, don't even bother showing up". The sub-text is "the Latino vote (legal and illegal) along with all the graveyard votes will overwhelm you, go away you are already dead and gone. It is you, the white European male, that is already in the grave, here is the shovel, bury yourself and forsake your children to our good will, we will take better care of them than you would, for we have already been raising them in the schools that you pay for but you have forsaken. Your future is dead, the future is Marx and Alinsky".

Anonymous said...

George Washington is spinning in his grave. Actually more likely, he is chuckling from heavan at our stupidity.

Anonymous said...

I am willing to bet, on the side that, that white women have abandoned the white male again. I am willing to bet that white women have fallen for the "I didn't mean to hit ya baby, it was just that I was so angry..." routine that Obama put on. The poll numbers will be interesting. Willing to bet that white women voted for Obama just enough to put him over the top in the critical areas. Aint that wonderful, and what are white males to make of this? That their women don't trust them and would rather have Obama in charge? Sick, but exactly what the Obama campaign worked for and probably what played out in the vote. LOL, you white guys are getting cuck'd politically by your own wives.

Anonymous said...

As others have observed, I see no personal alternative but emulating John Galt. Notwithstanding teleprompted oratory, leftist denial and the MSM, the laws of economics have not been repealed. A nation cannot for long consume more than it produces. Only the inevitable economic collapse can bring about the cultural and political changes required. An organization of conservatives is unlikely to succeed, as its ethos is inherently loath to wield sufficient political power over others.

A wise European friend (who left the US permanently) suggested I vote for Obama to hasten the collapse, as it was coming no matter who was elected. That is my only solace, as 'capitalism' would otherwise have been successfully blamed. No need to say, "Will the last one out please turn off the lights." They will go out all by themselves.

Civil Westman

Anonymous said...

It's over. There is no next time or future. The communists & the Nazis killed whoever opposed them or disagreed with their agenda. There's no more USA to save anyone. Stop kidding yourselves. They even know how to defeat an underground now.

Tina Trent said...

Part of taking back the culture is securing the ballot box. And what I saw in Hillsborough County, Florida yesterday suggests that we have a great deal of work to do on that front.

This election's lost. But if we don't triage the absentee voter system, through which virtually all fraud operates, we shouldn't bother showing up to play next time.

And this will be a cultural war, because it was played out in terms of the usual cultural divide, by the powerful institutions of the Left --- the ACLU, the Advancement Project, the NAACP, the media and the college professors, all screeching racism at anyone who tried to "true the vote" or True the Vote. The Florida establishment Republicans could care less about this. Frankly they are the problem.

Yesterday I spent a good bit of time at the sort of polling place I used to live near in Atlanta, this one in Tampa. As the "Don't Diss My President" bus rolled by, gangs of pathetic, doomed kids with their pants hanging entirely below their exposed underpants milled around. The usual bearded NLG observer sat by his car, looking uncomfortable. You don't leave your car unlocked here. It's a sad place to be a child, and the white liberal activists don't actually show up here, except on election day.

The polling place is a library, but a good deal, probably most, of what they do there is help people sign up for government services -- and by "help" what I mean is fill out the forms for them. The library is surrounded by subsidized housing, accessed by subsidized bus passes, provides subsidized care programs for under-parented kids, and hands out more food stamp applications than books. Books are an afterthought. it has been like this for a very long time, and it's only moving in one direction.

And there are lots of hard-working people (women) who drop their kids off there. But even if they work raising their kids and outside the home, they subsist on government subsidies because that is the world the liberal built.

The men hang out. The little children with their underpants exposed will still be there on that street corner in twenty years. This is what the Democrats are celebrating as the victory of their ideas.

So we get the election we deserved.

Mr. Greenfield is right, though. it is a cultural war and it needs to be fought like a cultural war. Thanks you for keeping the candle burning, David. I needed that this morning.

Anonymous said...

Yes, above anonymous. To follow Daniel's metaphor, there will indeed be a new dark age, enforced by efficient and effective electronic/technological means. It may well last 1000 years. I am mainly sad that it will engulf my children.
Civil Westmen

Simon Raban said...

This is one of the best articles that you have written, Daniel. Thank you.

I have an email that I send to few hundred contacts and I recommended reading your article. I hope you don't mind that I borrowed few ideas from you. I wrote the following:

Dear Friends,

This is not the email that I was hoping to write, but this is the sad reality of the situation in America today. Similar to the millions of people on the east coast that are still suffering without fuel and electricity, Obama’s victory engulfed this great nation into darkness. Those of you who voted for Obama, voted for bringing the United States of America to go the way of Latin America and the failed Europe slowly overtaken by Muslim hordes. Perhaps in four year we will see more than 50% of Americans dependent on the government handout, free abortions, and free contraceptives to satisfy their animal urges, and forgetting the basic values that once made this country great. We may see gated communities, violent ghettos and Socialists politicians screaming about power to people.

Perhaps, Obama’s victory was helped by the media, perhaps by Chris Christie embracing Obama on delighted national television (one thing for sure, someone who always seemed as an ass hole turned out to be an ass hole). And perhaps four more years of Obama was necessary to show America the full impact of left policies and values -- similarly to God making the Jews wander for 40 years in the Sinai desert to cleanse the new nation from immoral beliefs and habits of slavery.

A record 31% of Jews voted for Mitt Romney, but this was not enough to tilt the elections. The impact of the other 69% voting and working for Obama will be felt in Israel in the next four years. But Israel has survived worse enemies than Barack Obama, and we will survive again. Four years are merely a speck in history. God willing Israel will elect again Benjamin Netanyahu in the coming elections in January to continue provide steady leadership – the left was defeated in Israel years ago and let’s hope that Israel will continue to be the beacon of light to the world after January.

I scanned my favorite writers for some inspiration. The best article I found so far was by Daniel Greenfield “Game Called on Account of Darkness.” I borrowed some ideas from him for this message, and I highly recommend to read it. Daniel ends his article with the following two paragraphs:

Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair. They rise out of the dark hours of the night. They come from the understanding that all the other options are running out. Sometimes you have to fall down to rise and sometimes you have to hit bottom, to gather one last breath and fight to reach the top.

This is still a wonderful country. It is the finest place that this civilization has produced. Despite the events of the last day, it is worth fighting for.

I agree with Daniel, but I have two countries that I love. My heart and soul has always been with Israel – this is the country that I would give my last breadth fighting for…

Mr ED said...

"The question is whether a right-wing movement can emerge that will make the vast majority of small businessmen in this country feel as negatively about a Democratic president as welfare voters feel about a Republican president?"

I'm sorry, but thats just silly because it already exists, and it is loosely called the Tea Party. The Tea Party was in fact the mortal enemy of both the Libfilth machine and the Republican machine. The RINO Republican machine would prefer to lose an election rather than have a non-member of the big check-pants club head the ticket. However, If you really want to make the vast majority of this country feel or believe anything (including the truth), you first have to be able to effectively deliver the message, the narrative. Thats all they - the Libfilth - really have, a public inculcation system feeding the narratives of self-deluded "saviours" (the guilty) and self-professed victims who have learned to deeply absorb their victimhood and wail and moan for the Leftist disinformation machine so they can be put front and center as human shields for the Libfilth as they amass more and more power.

I will certainly agree that the Republican Party machine itself is venal, corrupt and cares only about "cashing in" from time to time when they stumble into power. Anyone paying attention to the antics of both the self-identified "smartest guys who ever lived" Libfilth and the "born to rule" check-pants Republicans will have noticed that those oposing machines actually worked hand-in-hand to take out anyone who was not a member of either machine. That includes both Ron Paul and Pubbies like Herman Cain, and others.

I appreciate you're attempt to take the dispassionate long view and put everything in terms of the ground game, but there will be no coming back from this one. The Libfilth machinery has taken control over the no longer free public debate and the inculcation (and dumbing down) of the population to make keeping the control they amass at every stage easier. Now only reality can and will destroy the Libfilth machinery, as is inevitable.

God help us. It will be horrific as it unfolds.

ex-infantry said...

The decision has been made - the line has been crossed - to transform America into just another European style socialist nation. The ability for us to effect any change via the ballot box is gone.

This election has shown that more Americans want their government to coddle and provide for them than want to live life as free men. Granted, living free is much more difficult. Being taken care of is much easier. But in that process, we give up liberty. And this is the choice that has been made.

I hope my fellow Americans find their chains lay lightly upon their wrists. I know mine won't.

Anonymous said...

@Leo

LOL, you call me a troll, and say the other person is trying to engage in a discussion.

Exactly what have they 'offered' so far in this discussion?

Of coarse though, when you don't like what you hear, you call the person a troll.

If I was trolling, I wouldn't be writing paragraphs.

But then again, the author of this blog is an orthodox Jew, which is just as bad as a fundamentalist Christian or Muslim. (the three desert dogmas have turned the world into a desert)

The fact anyone takes this blog seriously is actually worrying.

Re-read the comments. You'd think WW3 just started.
Americans don't know what true chaos looks like. Perhaps it should ask one of the many countries it bombed/invaded.

It is extremely difficult to feel sorry for the USA. It is getting exactly what it deserves.

I might as well be trolling. It doesn't really mater because you'll think I am no matter what I say, and this particular article is literally a joke and doesn't deserve anything except to be laughed at.



-Strahinja

American Genie said...

So dead inside that I cannot even weep for my country.

I have been haunted for the last 4 years by these words, "a republic if you can keep it" attributed to Benjamin Franklin upon being asked what kind of government America would have.

We have not been able to keep it. Democracy is what the masses claim, and democracy is what will destroy this nation.

The founders gave us a founding document which was not written to support a democracy.

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself." ~ John Adams

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Despair is counterproductive. If you really want to abandon hope, this isn't the place to do it.

You can either think outside the box or go down with the ship.

Extremes of despair and breastbeating do no one any good.

Anonymous said...

Strahinja
I suggest you dont stop by anyplace I may be or you may actually have the opportunity to get the joke

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Tina,

securing the ballot box is crucial. Elections mean very little in places where there is extensive voter fraud.

We are confronting a culture of lawlessness and law, and we have to confront it in the same ways while exposing it for what it is.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

ex-infantry,

"This election has shown that more Americans want their government to coddle and provide for them than want to live life as free men."

Most people and in most places always wanted this.

our challenge is to show them that

1. The government will not give them this because the system is corrupt

2. The government will take from them to give to foreigners and to privileged classes

and if that doesn't work, then...

3. That we will give them this

...not at all pretty, but at this point a party that blends American nationalism with a strategic amount of regional Socialism would have the best chance of taking over and dismantling the Federal beast

Unacceptable for many of the people here, but we can either wargame winning strategies or mourn the country

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

jewish supporter, yes

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Anon, the Communists and Nazis lost

that is what you might want to remember

The Communists in Russia are old women holding portraits of Stalin. The Nazis were hung.

Passer by said...

This and the coming democrat victories were engineered via immigration policy. It is well known that the US was more right leaning country in the past, infact one of the most right leanig countries in the World. How to fight that? How to make it more Left Wing, like Latin America?
Simple. Just make the population Latin American.
It was tried in California, and it worked. Democrat victories there are firmly secured and this could not be changed, unless you change the population.
And Daniel, the US will be more divided than Brasil. While Brasil is a Multiracial country, it is not a Multicultural country. Bilingualism and the spanish language there are not encouraged, and it is firmly christian country that is not interested in Muslim immigration and has a lot less muslims than the US.
So, as i said before, the US in the future will look more like Belgium, divided between anglos and hispanics, between the english and the spanish, and also with growing Islamic enclaves.

Empress Trudy said...

Things are more or less the same as they were for the last two years. At least 2 more years of nothing, 2 more years of the US on autopilot. The only difference is that illegal aliens can now work in Obama's civil service/public sector legitimately. We're going to head off the cliff financially since Obama doesn't have to worry about being elected. MSNBC will blame it on GOP obstructionism. Foreign states will stop buying our debt unless we crank up the return to stratospheric inflationary interest rates. The bond market will explode the stock market will collapse. The housing market will never clear its own way forward. And Obama's marquee health care act, which really doesn't come into effect until 2020 will continue to make poor people and doctors happy off the backs of the middle class.

Let me put it this way. If the GOP doesn't achieve a substantial turnaround in 2014 America is headed for a one-party state where the party is the government. We may also see a serious effort to repeal the 22nd amendment because arrogant dictators should not be hampered by term limits.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

passer by,

American Anglos have, for the most part, little awareness of their identity. If the culture is saturated with enough Latino elements and Spanish is taught in every school, then they will swing that way

And yes America will be a Christian country, of Latino Catholics

Anonymous said...

@Anon

>Strahinja
I suggest you dont stop by anyplace I may be or you may actually have the opportunity to get the joke


Oohh an internet threat. Shit just got real.


-Strahinja

American Genie said...

"Despair is counterproductive. If you really want to abandon hope, this isn't the place to do it.

You can either think outside the box or go down with the ship.

Extremes of despair and breastbeating do no one any good."

When someone or something someone loves beyond all reason dies there must be a time for despair and mourning before any realistic change can be made. If one does not admit that there is a death one cannot recover from it.

I know this as well as I know my own name for I have lived through it before on a personal level. From 1967 til the day when all POWs returned from Vietnam I did not accept that my father would not return. I did not accept his death, therefore I could not recover.

Accepting the death of my country as I have known it is hard, but I will not recover unless I acknowledge it, and our country will not recover unless everyone acknowledges the death of it as we have known it.

This is what I believe, Daniel. I am sorry that you do not understand it.

james wilson said...

Catholicism is to many Latinos what Catholicism was to Michael Corleone, an iconic brand and little more. That is why several hundred million--and growing--enthusiastic Latino evangelicals can be heard singing out of tune on services given seven days a week. Still and all, the omnipotent state will consume that spirit as well.

KeltWitch said...

Thank you for this post. Let's get to work.

Sarah Rolph said...

Thank you for this, Daniel. It's exactly what I needed. Very soon I will stop crying and start working. I believe in the human spirit. As you remind us, humankind does have at least a partial track record of successfully fighting against evil. We are the Resistance now. We have only begun to fight.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Genie, my comment wasn't directed specifically at you, and your feelings are not unique here, but announcing that everything is lost destroys everyone's morale. I was not trying to put you down, but we're not here to give up.

Kelt and Sarah, excellent

American Genie said...

Of course, you are right, as usual, Daniel.

I shall keep my insecurities and sorrow to myself.

Leo said...

The Tea Party Got It Right, Mitt Got It Wrong: With a watered-down message came defeat

Mitt Romney won the primaries because he was electable. But, as it turned out, he really wasn’t electable after all. Not when the chief criteria of electability is having no opinion, no point of view and no reason to run for office except to win. Not when the chief criteria of being a Republican presidential nominee is being able to convince people that you’re hardly a Republican at all.

Also Michael Savage was screaming about this at the top of his lungs, predicting such an outcome well in advance, but obviously not enough people heard him.

D S Craft said...

Education, education, education. The Progressive movement began it's long march through the institutions not 40 years ago but over 100 years ago and they started with higher education and entertainment. It makes sense if you think about it as higher education feeds the bureaucracy, the professional class and journalists, primary educators, etc. Entertainment serves to reinforce the ideas being generated in education. Mold the minds of societies youth and you mold society. They understood back then that societal transformation would take a very long time to accomplish and wouldn't happen overnight so they acted accordingly. They understood they themselves wouldn't live to see their goals realized as the United States was a very large nut to crack but that their ideas, and hence their movement, would live on as long as they could maintain control of education. You'll note that education is territory that is ferociously defended by Progressives and with good reason. They know it is the cornerstone of their movement.

Geoffrey Britain said...

"This is a cultural war and living in denial of that is senseless. Those social issues? They belong on the table. Because the alternative is that the table will belong to the left and we will be stuck arguing the level of regulation that is appropriate in a society whose entire moral imperative is based on the values of regulation."

Bingo. And the cultural war is fought on the battlefield of ideas. I agree with Daniel that organization is key. I agree that you don't bring a knife to a gunfight.

To engage in the 'gunfight' that the left has wrought necessitates that the ideas on the right have full exposure. Until the stranglehold the left possesses on the main stream media is irrevocably broken, the public will remain largely misled because it will never allow a fair hearing of the right's rationale.

The agenda journalism of the MSM, which has betrayed the American people's trust and their very reason for existing is the main impediment to the conservative ideas and rationale gaining access and exposure on the cultural battlefield of ideas. The MSM has become the propaganda organ of the left.

While newsprint is almost dead and viewership on TV declining, the mass media is emigrating to control of the internet. Newsweek's 'demise' is in print, it has now moved solely to an online edition. Advertising revenue is the key to sustainability and content the driver of viewership. The greater the viewers and readers, the greater the advertising revenue.

The 'stealth' tactic in undermining the control of the media that the left exerts is to seize control of the ownership. All major media outlets are controlled by publicly held, parent companies.

If conservative organizations gain a controlling interest in the Walt Disney Co. they would gain control of ABC. A controlling interest in General Electric gains control of NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo, etc.
Time Warner owns CNN...
National Amusements owns CBS Corp.

The same situation applies to the NYT, Wash. Post, etc.

According to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics, in the 2010election cycle alone, the parent companies of the six major media outlets all donated anywhere from five to seven figures to political organizations.

Tactically and strategically, seizing a controlling interest in the parent companies of the Mass Media is the quickest and most effective means of eliminating the propaganda organ of the left and creating a level playing field in the battlefield of ideas upon which our cultural war is being fought.

Had the American public known in 2008 or yesterday, the true nature and facts about Barrack Obama he never would have been elected nor reelected.



Some dude said...

Youre wrong Daniel. This was not about the size of the machine, this was about a society whose morals have decayed due to greed, jealousy and arrogance.

We live in a country where more men commit suicide every year than die in car crashes. You want some hard truths Daniel? Well thats a hard truth and you should let it sink in for a minute.

To my immense embarassment, I supported the war on terror. The main reason I am embarassed is not because of the truther movement, or because there were compelling financial reasons to win that war, that all came later, but the beginning of my dissillusionment was my recognition of the slack faced moronic handling of the troops and the war. These are not draftees, they are volunteers and we treated them like garbage,

When a young marine, who is risking his life, his sanity, his very skin, gets thrown out with a dishonorable discharge because he threw a fucking puppy off a cliff then I know that his country does not deserve his service, when I read endless masturbatory narcissitic comments filled with vitriol and hatred to that marine because they have more compassion for the goddamn dog than for an honest and brave mans life then I know that the people of that country do not dese

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Geoffrey, Craft, education and entertainment are important areas.

We can't expect to take over Walt Disney, but we should look at ways to create and pay for our own entertainment, that agrees with our values. The easiest place to start is the media, e.g. don't subscribe to mainstream media papers or mags, but we are going to have to go beyond that to actual entertainment products.

Education is also quite important. Homeschooling is a start. School vouchers is a major fight. If we can break the educational monopoly, we have a shot. Educating people about college, the debt and the common uselessness of many degrees, is nearly as vital.

Stacey Gordon said...

I'm sad this morning. And more than a little angry. Anger is good when properly channeled.

A little humor, but on the other hand, ...

http://www2.alabamas13.com/news/2012/nov/07/dead-candidate-beats-incumbent-alabama-ar-4914314/

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Some Dude, the two are interrelated

Some dude said...

(Cont) deserve to be protected,

When i see thousands, upon thousands of fathers, decent men being butchered by the family court system, so much so that one man, Thomas Ball, preferred to set himself on fire in front of the courtroom just so he could get someone, somewhere to hear his story, and not one of these miserable sons of bitches on either the right or the left bothers to acknowledge it then I know that country does not deserve anything,

The black community is in a state of meltdown because no black man can compete with the hypergamous instincts of women who prefer to use the government in place of their rightful husbands. We did that to them.

We have neutered our sons and flattered our daughters, so that now our sons only know to obey whatever authority figure we tell them is cool. Our daughters wreck havoc without the slightest concern because we have taught them that they are gods, and what is wrong when done by a god?

There is no debate, there is no questioning, this is not just on the left, Heaven help you if you express a verboten opinion among the right, even when that opinion is true to the principles of liberty and common sense.

The country has been dumbed down, whether conciously or unciously , that dumbing down has been in the interests of all the centers of power in the country, It is in the interests of business that the populace be composed of morons who will buy whatever worthless crap some nameless conglomerate chooses to push. It is in the interests of the academic class that the average high school student graduates with a 5th grade education so that they will indebt themselves to colleges pushing utterly useless degrees. I could go on, but nothing Im saying is new,

You must continue writing, but you must also recognize that America is not going to remain a republic due to wishful thinking. America is not a magical place that must succeed. All things have their time, and this was the time of the Republic.

We have betrayed our brothers, we betrayed the men because we subscribed to false ideologies.

But thats fine, I cant speak for you, but I will do as my ancestors did, and as the ancestors of every American living there has done. I will adapt, I have sought a country where the potential is greater, and I have moved there,

I suggest you do the same. Alternatively you can continue blinding yourself to what is obvious, The Jews in Weimar Germany did the same. Its an old tradition.

VA_Rancher said...

DS Craft,

That is why I've been homeschooling all my girls since birth for the last 14+ years.

Some Dude,

Where pray tell?

Some dude said...

@Rancher

I'm going to get metaphysical with you. And I mean every word I am about to say.

Get down on your knees and pray to G-d to guide you. Actually, I suggest you spend a good 8-10 hours screaming at Him to force you to do what you have to do to save your family, because that's how bad the situation actually is.

But what the hell do I know? I'm just basing my views on several thousand years of history.


Some dude said...

@Daniel

The relationship goes mostly one way. The corruption has been with us from the beginning and this is just the latest manifestation of it. I am pointing out to you the "hard truth". Which is that the ideal of the Republic are not going to be in existence for much longer.

I read an article today which pointed out something interesting. There are apparently three categories of spending that the US gov engages in: Discretionary, Mandatory, and Debt.

Discretionary includes all the things that we expect government to do. The Army, various departments, TSA, etc.

Mandatory includes things like medicaid. It is mandatory because it cannot be cut and MUST be spent whether the money is there or not. That is the law signed by our beloved representatives.

Interest on the Debt needs no explanation.

With mandatory spending and interest payments on the debt alone, we are already over budget 171 billion.

Does that register with anyone? This brouhaha about Benghazi was about as useful as complaining of the car being smashed when the house is burning down. Why the hell would I trust either side, if neither has the ability to tell me things like that?

Here is the article: http://www.sovereignman.com/expat/i-apologize-for-what-youre-about-to-read-9397/

By the way Rancher, you could start by going to that site and others like it to protect your assets before our President decides to impose capital controls.

Daniel, you know your history man. You know what happens when a country enters a period of economic collapse during a period of great social turmoil. Do you know what the populace is going to do when the dollar inevitably collapses? They are going to want blood Daniel, and I can assure you that the maniacs who engineered this disaster are going to make very certain that it's not their blood that gets painted on the walls. It's yours and mine. You can't tell me you don't know this.

Get out man. Get out now while it's still practical and you can. The situation is too far gone. I believed and still believe in the ideals of the Republic, how can I not? They are based on Locke who based it on our traditions. But courage is one thing, self inflicted blindness is another.

Continue your writings in Jerusalem. Brave men are needed in Israel to speak the truth as well. Frankly, I think you have more of a chance of helping America if you help the Israelis understand the truth than if you try to do it from where you are.

You can't change anything where you are, I said it, and I'll say it again. The situation is too far gone, you have a window of opportunity to get the hell out of the way while you can.

Some dude said...

Sorry, I made a mistake. We don't have a shortfall of 171 billion, we have a shortfall of 250 billion on just two out of those three categories I mentioned. I guess that's OK then.

Geoffrey Britain said...

Daniel,

Yes, education and entertainment are important. My main focus however is upon the slanted news and opinion. Forgive my lack of clarity.

Gaining controlling interest in parent companies would allow for reintroducing full, objective coverage and removal of personnel resistant to change. Opinion would then include conservative viewpoints as well as liberal.

The left in the media is conducting a two pronged attack upon our culture. Entertainment and the news, which today includes opinion presented as fact.

Creating our own entertainment and news channels like FOX is all well and good but the established 'brands' in the media cannot be easily replaced. ABC, CBS and NBC are the established purveyors of what is accepted by the public as the semi-official narrative.

Gaining control of a major studio and presenting family films that promote conservative points of view would provide needed alternative entertainment. Conservative documentaries to be aired on FOX and any other media outlet which conservative organizations had gained control of would be powerful shapes of public opinion and help to counteract current liberal documentaries.


60 minutes can be just as powerful a voice for conservative viewpoints as it currently is for the left.

Alternatives are fine but why not 'turn' liberal outlets into "fair and balanced'? I see no specific reason why control of Walt Disney, etc. cannot be accomplished, do you?

Leo said...

Some cure for excessive depression and anxiety:

Mark Macina * What Have They Really Won? * Nov 7, 2012
Review of the obvious worries of American Thinker readers

1 - Obama will turn the US into an entitlement state
2 - The Democrats will have a permanent majority
3 - They will take away our guns
4 - They will replace conservative Supreme Court justices with liberal activists
5 - ObamaCare will fundamentally change the country
6 - The media and universities are indoctrinating our children
7 - The law profession is still dominated by liberals
8 - Obama will entangle the US in punishing United Nations treaties

So mourn Romney's loss today, but tomorrow pick yourselves up, dust yourselves off, and carry on. Do what conservatives always do - work hard and thank God for our great nation, which will see better days. Let the other side thank government... as far as that goes. They will be the ones mourning soon enough.

VA_Rancher said...

Some Dude,

"I'm going to get metaphysical with you. And I mean every word I am about to say.

Get down on your knees and pray to God to guide you."

That's what I do EVERY day...

Simon Raban said...

Despite me previously agreeing with Daniel's assessment, after looking more carefully at exit poll numbers, I am not so sure that Obama won because of years of liberal indoctrination to liberal views and dependence on big government.

Let’s look at the demographic numbers. 13% were black voters – automatic for Obama because of his race; 10% Latino voters – for Obama for his stands on illegal immigration; 19% young under 30 vote with 60% for Obama – I doubt that this group was voting on big issues (most do not pay attention) or dependency on big government – they vote on perceptions and likability – Romney was successfully portrayed by Obama as out of touch rich guy and young voters better identified with the younger cooler Obama than corporate type Romney; single women overwhelmingly supported Obama for his social views on abortion and contraceptives.

So, Obama started with over 40% support that had nothing to do with big issues. If Ronald Reagan would have run against him, he would not have won the elections either.

Anonymous said...

"Homeschooling is a start. School vouchers is a major fight. "
Until we educate our children with our own values instead of letting the public school system indoctrinate them, we don't have a future. The Left brilliantly took over the education of the next generation decades ago and what we have now is the rotten fruit of that effort. Every parent would do well to prayerfully consider switching to private school or homeschool and then sacrificially make it happen. School vouchers and charters sound good until you realize that government money ALWAYS ends up controlling content. "With the shekels come the shackles" means that under the guise of taxpayer accountability, government will change the practices and worldview of the schools it funds.

Australia is a perfect example of what happens when private schools take government money - they ended up teaching exactly what the government wanted them to. So this is not a good solution. Say no to the government money and be truly free to educate your children as liberty-loving citizens.
Nadine

Simon Raban said...

Just to calarify -- I cannot prove that the numbers I presented in my previous comment actually add up to over 40% -- 19% of voters under 30 overlap with 13% black and 10% latinos -- I do not know how many whites under 30 voted as a percentage and how many white single women voted as a percentage.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another beautiful article. It was a joy to read- and, the comments, as well. The Troll(s) is/are always an eyeroller on any blog. But, it's good to see what is representative of The Dark Side and how their perpetual anger permeates every single, solitary item.

I don't always practice what I preach right away. Sometimes, it takes someone who cares to remove the shipping container of Funyuns from my driveway and replace it with a good cup of coffee. So, today is the day after. I'm not feeling entirely great, but, I don't feel the despair that I feared. That's one of the ugliest emotions I've ever experienced. I feel rejuvenated like I can kic kass and take names later, so to speak. I'm so ready to keep putting one foot in front of the other. And, that's what my plan is.

Four years may very well translate into seventy-five years of unmitigated strain and strife within. Is that any reason to give up? Just because I won't be here doesn't mean I should just throw up my hands. I, and, so many others want prosperity and freedom(s) for those that will be here then. This has never been about the here and now. It's for the continuing life of the nation our forefathers toiled to create. I love it and will work for it.

Anonymous said...

""" Revolutions are not born out of success, they are born out of despair. """

Except the American one. American colonists rebelled because they never had it so good, and were already free. They wanted to keep it that way, and were certain that Britain was bent on sabotaging the American good life and freedom. John Adams stated that the American "revolution" occurred in the minds and hearts of Americans before they even considered taking up arms for independence.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

The American Revolution was born out of despair that anything short of violent revolt and separation would lead to respect for their rights as Englishmen

VA_Rancher said...

Anon - Nadine NAILED it on her pro Homeschool post.

["With the shekels come the shackles" means that under the guise of taxpayer accountability, government will change the practices and worldview of the schools it funds.]

Anonymous said...

The only way to end their power is to stop paying taxes. If every American who pays taxes refuses it won't take long to stop them in their tracks. They can't lock up 50% of the country or penalize them because there wouldn't be anyone left in the end to support them.

Anonymous said...

32 states and present a balance of power to the Federal government. It's a long shot but it's the only chance I see.

occupant 9 said...

Romney must've thought the "news" media would do it's job too, but that, then, now and forever, will be a fatal mistake.

Most people glimpse their news for maybe 20 minutes and in those 20 minutes they won't be hearing about Obama's scandals, lies and trashing of the Constitution. However, those 20 minutes managed to contain an abundance of "news" to create and enforce the character assassination of Romney ... long before election day.

Obama's presidency will be historic as he damages the USA in a way no other of America's enemies has ever manage to do; yesterday was a very good day for the Muslim Brotherhood's "destroy America from within" objective.

Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog said...

Government control will operate irrespective of funds. The government doesn't only feel entitled to control what it funds. It feels entitled to control everything.

but pygmies said...

I watched the cameras pan the crowd at Obama's victory celebration. Looked like about 1/4 were lesbian couples; all young men had scraggly beards; lots of black people, especially women. A few people who looked like me, i.e., 60's white men. I don't feel resentful. I feel a little sad, because I think he won because our country has turned ignorance into a virtue, and recognizing and caring about the world, our world, into a foolishness. The crowd I saw was not a group to which I feel I can belong.

The music no longer has melody; the words are obscene; the arguments are not grounded in reason. America is a nation of "I want what I want, and I want it now."

Daniel -- thank you much for your daily insights. It's not easy to find such depth and perspective out there.

Anonymous said...

The real takeaway from this election is that the 47% now control this country. The rest of us who produce, develop, and grow businesses are now their income "bitches", to be milked like the cash cows that we are. The USA as we know it is now done.

My fellow Jews that voted for Obama are the equivalent of the German Jews prior to World War II. They do not understand how their vote dooms Israel, nor do they care. One must protect gay rights and women's rights for paid contraceptives at all costs according to their skewed values and realities. More and more I am beginning to think there will be some bad things for us down the road as a result of this election, as more Americans will probably look for scapegoats for our poor economy, despite voting for a bumbling amateur leader.

Elisandra said...

A big part of the problem is that they have made everything we stand for "politically incorrect" so we're afraid to even speak up for fear of being yelled at and called "haters" or "_aphobic." If you believe in right and wrong, or at least better and worse, you are bullied into submission. Words and institutions are being redefined to suit whatever their agenda is at any given time, and if you as much as point out that words have meanings and meanings matter, you're called names and insulted and silenced.

They can offend us at every turn, but we can't offend them.

A man who thinks he's a woman can use the women's restroom, and we can't complain because he would be offended. But offending all the women in the room is fine and dandy. It's always okay to offend the majority, but never the minority, so it turns into minority rules.

If you say that throwing seeds in the toilet is NOT the same as and equal to planting it in soil, and that it shouldn't be called sowing seed, you're called a phobic hater.

Words and meanings are important. As I said once upon a time on my old blog, How do you convince the world that the Arabs, not the Jews, come from Judea? Start calling it the West Bank.

ZZMike said...

It's time to bring out Winston Churchill's speech:

"... this is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."

That tine, the enemy was from outside. Today, it is from inside.

Another thing the Left has been working on for decades: taking over the education system. Raise up children who can only think what they're told. Then promise them free stuff. Make sure they know nothing about economics, lest they ask where that "free stuff" comes from.

ZZMike said...

Anonymous: "stop paying taxes". They thought of that years ago, when they started withholding taxes from your paycheck. If they didn't, who would have enough money to pay at the end of the year?

Anonymous said...

Well ZZMike, most small business are operating under a S corp and thay are in control of their own tax payments. Only people having a job get the taxes deducted and they are not really paying any taxes after all in the end. The people who voted for Obama get their taxes deducted from their paycheck, let them pay for the whole thing.

Anonymous said...

I don't believe that the US is 'over' in any final sense. The system still exists, that is, the core is there if all the dreck associated with Ginormous government can be weeded out. The problem is that both parties are really big government parties currently. I recall that the Republican establishment, including Romney, went after the Tea Parties even before the 2012 primaries - perhaps in 2010. Romney did continue this theme. He did say nice things about Islam in the campaign. He did seem to believe that supporting Jihadist-infused rebels in Syria was a good idea.

Romney failed to separate himself from Obama on these points. I personally never believed he was for 'small government', and I don't remember him talking about it a great deal. So there were not as many differences as conservatives want to believe. And I think there is evidence for this viewpoint in the many legitimate critiques made of Romney in the primaries and after, by conservatives.

Neither George Bush nor Mitt Romney were/are conservatives, not really..

I am from Silicon Valley originally. I grew up there before it had that name. It was called 'San Jose' or 'The South Bay.' Then, California was a reasonably sane place, and so was what became 'Silicon Valley.' Now, there remain lots of good people there, but the evidence of the many changes that brought us Obama exists as well - endless political correctness, stifling of conservative opinion and discrimination against non-lefties in hi-tech companies, quite a bit of Jew-hatred (mostly verbal), and the impact of huge numbers of Third World immigrants. These include of course Latinos but also large numbers of Chinese and Indians and others. Now, many are nice people and love the concepts of America, but quite a lot are economic migrants. My guess it that at least a large majority of the Indians who are voters went with Obama; the Chinese are a different story. In any case, this mix of cultures and the values may be interesting and add variety to what was a 'whitebread' place, but I suspect of the three groups I mentioned, probably 60-65% are imbibers of the MSM conventional wisdom.

I don't have a crystal ball, but it looks to me that the US has changed permanently, and that demographics alone will guarantee Dem President after Dem President. And while we certainly have our share of problems here in Israel, I don't miss those changed aspects of the US. [I also experienced several direct episodes of 'Jew-dislike' or hatred in six short weeks visiting family in the South Bay this summer).

Larry

Tank said...

Great read and exactly what we needed to hear!!!

"This is still a wonderful country. It is the finest place that this civilization has produced. Despite the events of the last day, it is worth fighting for."

I'm with ya Daniel, we may get knocked down a few more times, but its all about how many times we get back up that will win this fight!!
and I agree this is and has been a fight for the Dems for sometime. They even told us what their plan was to "fundamentally change" this country. We just forgot who we are and allowed our party to be high jacked by squishy moderate half Libs!!! Now do we sit here and get our brains kicked in or get up fight by the rules the Libs are playing by!?!? No more can we settle for the squishy moderate candidates that we might be able to shave JUST enough votes from them to win!!! That idea is broken and we gotta fix it!!!

Leo said...

Daren Jonescu • A Few Things I Never Want to Hear Again • Nov 8, 2012

The real alternative to leftist authoritarianism (to be labeled as such at every opportunity) must be presented often and with vigor. Politely asking to be forgiven for not being as exciting as one's leftist opponent is the surest path to permanent serfdom. The only way out of this morass is to stand firm on principle and speak proudly of the superiority of one's position. Over time, a new generation may rise up that will find this clear light more appealing than the dull gray of socialism.

Yes, it may take a generation, or more. But it is the only way to victory - not merely electoral victory, which is meaningless without defining principles according to which one can govern, but victory in the name of liberty, of the American Founders, and of civilization.

Jewish supporter said...

When and where?

Contact me offline.

Adam Greenfield said...

Daniel- The ultimate cause behind the election results were as you portrayed not to long ago. The Progressives have done a masterful job of expanding their key Demographic to the point where their far left extreme ideology is simply mainstreamed now. The have taken over the education and media sectors and now a majority of people can't even see the lack of logic in the Left-wing dogma. No matter how little sense it makes after being completely indoctrinated in educational institutions and then refreshed every time you turn on the news (and this includes that awful Fox News).

Killing a baby in a womb is normal now. High taxes are normal now. Punitive Taxation is normal now. Islamic appeasement is normal now. Free everything other than freedom is normal now. Government control of what you eat and think and say is normal now. The US Government's partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood is not only normal now, but anyone who even mentions it will be demonized.

Ultimately the leadership within the Republican Party is weak and incompetent. It should have been a slam dunk in this election to take back the Senate and White House, but it wasn't because the old men in leadership of the Republicans must be practically brain-dead. I fear with both parties being as bad as they are, politics might not be a possible cure anymore.

Some dude said...

@Rancher

Probably why you had the good sense to homeschool your girls.

More practically, I'd suggest getting a second oassport, invest overseas in various countries and start moving your assets out of the reach of our beloved government,

Make sure you comply with FACTA (foreign account tax compliance act - dont you just love the acronyms!) in that you make sure the IRS knows the exact amounts and where you locate your money overseas. Because it's their right to know these details

Anonymous said...

+1 doing same preparing for the coming storm

Keli Ata said...

Len: Thank you

Keli Ata said...

Panikowsky---

I "voted" my conscience in an unconvential manner but I couldn't make a hypocrit of myself on Tuesday.

Yes, We have the greater of two evils for the next four years. If more Americans did what I did politicians will start to panic and consider why so many people are thumbing their noses at evil (corruption, abuse of power, wasteful spending etc).

We'll just have to agree to disagree on this point.

Yes, we have the greater of two evils but that's the cycle this country can't seem to break. Perhaps if people decide against all forms of evil we'll get back on track. We need to demand more from our politicians. We need them to be public servants.

A low voter turnout will, hopefully, make those who truly care for the country consider

Keli Ata said...

I know it's crazy but this might be a very rare case in which a low voter turnout is a good thing.

Century22 said...

"the lines of people who feed off the political machine were there"

THAT is the only thing that turned the election against America.
The number of those feeding FROM the government trough.

Anonymous said...

If you can STEAL $14,000,000,000,000 and:
1. Pay millions to campaign for you.(Unions)
2. Pay millions more to listen to you.(Media)
3. Pay the rest to VOTE for you.(47%)

You will win EVERY election.....
and the OTHER side, which has PRINCIPLES, and actually WORKS for a living.... can NEVER fight back!!

And then there's the side benefit... both sides are now incentified to Lie, Cheat, and Steal.... or LOSE!

Anonymous said...

I would agree with the earlier comment; the left has played a "long game" , and turning this around will take just as long... WHOLE-HEARTEDLY agree with making sure your children are not indoctrinated by public schools, but another thought would be that our families need to start having more children. Even instilling the correct values in our children won't turn things around any time soon if there are only 2.1 of them. It may mean going without vacation/new car/ whatever, but if we aren't willing to sacrifice for the country, it's over.

VA_Rancher said...

Anon,

"...another thought would be that our families need to start having more children. Even instilling the correct values in our children won't turn things around any time soon if there are only 2.1 of them. It may mean going without vacation/new car/ whatever, but if we aren't willing to sacrifice for the country, it's over."

My turn to agree whole heartedly... My kids are 26, 14, 12 and 3... I'm trying to adopt at least one on top of the 4 natural.

Clearly I had the exact same idea a few years ago...

Be well.

Jewish supporter said...

It won't help to move away from the US. The same ideologues who have taken over America are in the process of taking over other countries. They will follow you wherever you go in just a few short years.

The Left movement is international. They cannot be pushed back by isolated resistance in individual countries and regions. They have to be fought by a united front.

Look at the support that Obama enjoys outside the US. He experiences support from the right of politics from foreign countries almost as much as from the left. This is because the media in those countries portray the American conservatives as being particularly extreme, uneducated and incompetent, even compared with their domestic right. Leaders like Cameron, in the UK, are flattered to count Obama as a friend, and to be attributed "moderate" status compared to their US counterparts.

No, any successful rejuvenated movement from the right must be internationally funded and co-ordinated. Otherwise it will be isolated and defeated.

TBS said...

"Every time people ask me why the left has such a grip on this country, my answer is because they worked for it."

Exactly what I say too. And they lie. But their work, campaigns and strategies have been long-standing, intense and continuous.

The Right/republicans/non-leftistsw have never understood the types of campaigning and sheer relationship building and infiltration the Left enacted, and spent too much time complaining about it and no time at all studying it, replicating it or even working with it, not even in their own neighbourhoods, schools or workplaces until it was too late.

Many non-Leftists think/thought campaigning is simply telling people a "message", or having one-off demonstrations, or sending lists around. It is far more than that.
The irony is that there are so many places to learn this stuff, much of it in the open and it was not utilised.
Unfortunately much time was wasted by people not actually realising what was going on until it was too late.

TBS said...

Oh, by the way, please read the latest post on Ann Barnhardt's blog. Excellent work.

barnhardt.biz. Sorry I can't link to it, she does not have that facility.

Zimri said...

I did what Keli Ata did.

Democracy was never supposed to work. It was always going to head to mob rule and tyranny. We have thousands of years of history to prove this.

Work around the State. Never with it.

LiveBlog said...

Many thanks to those of you who did not vote and helped guarantee an Obama win.

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