And no, these thoughts on the Long March Through the Institution aren’t even mine, but they are correct. Take a look at what R.S. McCain has to say on the subject…
And to all of the new Tea Party folks, let me pass on a warning: the two ears, one mouth rule applies. There is much to learn about the sordid realities of our government, as it’s deviated well off course. Relax. Focus the passion on sober, positive deeds that advance the Constitutional ball. Screaming about Barack Obama’s Martian birth certificate and obvious status as a High Priest of Cthulhu is ONLY ABETTING HIM.
I know it seems counter-intuitive, but spend some time studying. The history of How Things Got So Jacked Up is important if you want to help in ways that are actually constructive.
It’s easy to get pissed off, disgusted, drop some F-bombs, and leave. But half the recovery battle is showing up; the other half is staying engaged. Your foe has massive endurance. Our task is to execute Gramsci’s Long March through the Institutions in reverse. Stand by for a multi-decade struggle. Homeschool your children. Teach them right from wrong. Teach them history. Teach them to reject the corrosive Postmodern piffle passing for thought these days.
But don’t expect instant gratification.
We are in this for the long haul. This is what I said a few years ago (with some slight updates, given that it was originally written in 2009).
Remember this quote from Michelle Obama?
“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zone . . . Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual – uninvolved, uninformed.”
She was far more prophetic than she will ever know.
Since Obama’s election, millions of Americans have become more informed, and more involved. The Tea Party movement has galvanized millions in calling for smaller, more responsible government. We are reading more and more, and in many cases, writing extensively and otherwise exchanging information. We are in the process of returning the GOP to its roots. We are engaging in nothing less than a peaceful ideological revolt against the left-and we’re meeting with some success.
These are all encouraging signs. However, we must realize one thing: enlisting in this “army” is a lifetime commitment. This isn’t like WWI, or WWII. There will be no definitive capitulation. There will be no surrender ceremony, after which we get go home to the old status quo. Our adversaries will never give up. They may be defeated, or delayed, but they will go to ground; hiding within the bureaucracies, universities, and other institutions. They will continue to indoctrinate youth. They will continue to spin lies and propaganda. They will continue to divide and exploit by race, economics, gender, or religion. They will take their failed policies, and come up with clever knew names for the same failed ideas. And, when they see the opportunity, they will strike out at freedom via regulation, legislation, and legal decisions. Failing that, they will resort to thuggery and violence.
We might win again in 2014 and even 2016. Even if we are more successful than our wildest dreams, we will still be needed. The candidates that we support will need our help, and our guidance, should they stray. We will need to take to the streets when needed. We will need to counter the left’s propaganda, as well as discuss the news and ideas that the MSM refuses to cover.
The lies of the left wither in the daylight of the truth. Let’s shine that light.
I was sorely tempted to quit blogging after the election. I had to remind myself of what I had written. Barak Obama is the result of DECADES of effort from everyone from pointy headed academics to dirty, unwashed hippies. They kept their eye on the prize, now we must as well. It does help that we have reality on our side, but with so many people now being educated to ignore reality, we have our work cut out for us. Yes, they had their Long March Through the Institutions, but I don’t know that we can do it in reverse. That is where I depart from Mr. McCain. I think the key to victory is presenting so much truth to the American people that we replicate the fall of the USSR. The USSR had all sorts of mechanisms by which to punish dissent, but when the people ceased taking the state seriously, it fell apart. Think of it as this…
What if the government had a tyranny party, and no one showed up?
What if the schools taught nonsense, and the children just laughed it off? What if the unions send goons, and a mob to them to F**K OFF!? What happens to the nanny state when the people stop believing in it? What happens when it is common knowledge that live babies are routinely killed in abortion clinics, and that Planned Parenthood IS carrying out Sanger’s directive to “exterminate the black race?” What happens when more and more whistle blowers decided that the truth is worth the risk, and start telling us about even more government abuses? I don’t know if we need to reverse the Long March, but I do know that we can cause people to know that the leftist/statist system is the joke that it is.
And that might just be enough.