Taking America Back One Bit At A Time Part 1: Introduction


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On November 26, 2012, I wrote a post titled Is It Time For Conservatives to Start Thinking Long Term? Support from my readers was less than I had hoped it would be. As part of that post, an article by Andrew Klavan was linked and I asked that readers review and share their opinions  on Klavan’s long view plan for taking back America. Klavan addressed three areas of gradual attack: bringing balance back to news media, bringing balance back to the entertainment industry, and bringing our Judeo-Christian God back into our culture. All lofty goals to be sure. For my part, I wrote about the process of creating short-term, mid-term, and long-term plans.

One commenter to the post was by a dear friend and long time supporter of this blog. She wasn’t buying what I was selling. She said her opinion was we would never get our country back in bits and pieces. She believed that our only chance was to rebuild after a total collapse. That opinion is shared by many. I am less than optimistic about that possibility and so, in part, I am embarking on this series of post to try to do a better job of convincing my friend and as many others that I can, that the long-term approach I am talking about is the most likely path to an American Renaissance some day.

Another long time friend showed his frustration with Klavan’s ideas. Paraphrasing, he said something like this: “Jim, do you seriously think we are going to change the way people think? What is Klavan thinking? That is crazy talk.” But why is it crazy talk? Isn’t that the way America was taken from us; by a small  group of people who believed over time they could change the way Americans think? Isn’t that how they changed our culture? They were dedicated to an idea and committed to their long-term mission. Are we any less intelligent than they?Can we not be just as dedicated to a mission that some future generation will know once again the beauty of the idea that is or was America? Some argue that part of our problem is our belief in individualism and because of our individualistic nature we have problems working together for a common goal.  Can conservatives be so blind and dull that we can not see that the only way for future generations to have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of individualism is by working collectively with as much commitment to the mission of taking America back over time.

So, with that in mind, I have an initial outline of what I want to do with this series of articles.  I will start Part 2 with a review of the Making of America and the Taking of America. That may turn out to be two parts. I don’t yet know. Then there will be a part on what the concept of Taking Back America A Buit At A Time might look like. I will bring back Andrew Klavan’s article and talk about it in more detail. There may be a post where you and I can speculate what the period of chaos might be like after the debt addiction bubble breaks and before order is restored. Lastly, I’m thinking about a discussion of “leadership” and “salesmanship”. Two qualities in short supply that will be critical to the process of retaking America.

I can’t make any promises, but I intend to try to keep each post under a thousand words. I’ve not been very successful at doing that of late, but I am going to try. Maybe that way I can keep the reader’s interest.

Well,now you know what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post:  Conservatives on Fire

  • One component of the strategy omitted from your plan is the necessary take over of our schools.

    The American Left decided that just one generation of useful idiots wasn’t enough……..so when they saw what limited success they had in the 60’s with just one generation of soldiers for the cause…….they set about taking over our schools and proceeded to turn out one generation followed by another of folks who are for the most part functionally illiterate and care more for the goings on at their other agit-prop medium…..the TV or movies or music…….than issues that affect their real life.

    Leftists are quick to express their desires to tax the rich as they point to them as a core of the Right’s constituency. Well I suggest two can play at that game and much like the parable to be learned with regard to opening Pandora’s Box……I feel the same applies to the Left. And now that they have opened Pandora’s Box on class warfare……let’s play.

    Game on.

    No more tax incentives or breaks for billionaires in Hollywood and NYC to turn out garbage. And while we are talking about axing the rich I propose a “tiered” approach to them as well……..if you actually produce something……even if it’s only socks or pickles…….you are at the low end of the “rich tax bracket” and anyone who derive their millions from catching a football or “singing” rhymes written about selling dope or abusing women……at the very top and experieinceing the most crippling of tax burdens. IOW, produce something of use and not something that is merely consumed as a side venture or can be taken or left or you will feel the full force of the govt. in your wallet. Grow food or repair computers. Great. You stillhave to pay a bit more than those who don’t make much at all……after all fair is fair……..but you folks who olny produce entertainment that can be consumed or ignored…….BUPKISS. You get to ride the lightining. You movie stars think its such a great idea that we support your leader of choice…..fine. Let’s see how much yoou like him once he gets through with your checkbook.

    The Left wants to portray “the rich” as some nebulous group of out-of-touch, unfeeling fat cats lighting stogies with hundred dollar bills. Let’s put a REAL face to their villian and see how they like the cold light of day. The Left attempts, with the aid of the dupilicitous media, to portray business owners as the evil rich. Well how about those folks running the foundations the Left loves to hide their monies in? Shouldn’t we, in the interest of fairness of course, remove all the tax shelters and loopholes they utilize to withhold necessary funds that would go to the people they claim to be helping. Well these folks seem to think the govt. can spend MY money better than I can……how about THEIRS? They claim to have these foundations to help people…….and the govt. claims to be helping the same folks……cut out the middle man!!!!!!

    Sorry for the length of my rant………

    • Jim

      You are right abouteducation, of course. The nice thing about taking back our education system of education is that we can start right now. Those who are like minded, in any given community, can, for example, band together and hire good teachers to teach their children outside of the public system. It is a added cost burden yes, but many will find it worthwhile. There are homeschooling moms who are good and are willing to take on another child or two. There are other options, too, if we look for them. Thanks for your comment.

  • bitterclinger

    Two of the biggest influences on the useless scum who were successful in perverting the American ideal were Marx and Gramsci. I suggest you confer with some of the biggest proponents of American exceptionalism to plan the 100-year-march back to to it. Off the top of my head, people like David Horowitz, David Gelernter and David Barton (who, I’m seeing a pattern here) would be excellent planners to consult with.

    Think of it as reverse engineering.

    • Jim

      That is the kind of thinking I am trying to stimulate. You are right. One Part in this series will be about identifying the leaders who can sell their ideas and doing what we can to promote, such that, they are talking to more than just the choir. Thank you for your comment.