Posted On: Friday - January 25th 2019 10:59AM MST
In Topics:   alt-right  ctrl-left
Before getting into this very far, let me point out again Peak Stupidity's 6-post series on "There's battle lines being drawn ...": Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, and Part 6. Please don't get the wrong impression from the title - the title is part of the lyrics in an old iconic political (maybe anti-political) song from that time, the 1960's. I do not pretend to be a keyboard/internet warrior or armchair general. These posts are about the CULTURAL war going on, though the way things are going, and with history as a guide, it may become a real one. That's not something we should relish, as much as we would all like the stupidity to end.
On some of the Liberty/Constitutional sites, writers do describe how real, widespread, serious violence could flare up from the turmoil we have now. Some of these people are armchair generals, and some are real soldiers or vets who do have knowlege of how things go down in wartime. I have no problem reading and listening to the latter group of guys. Maybe many Americans thinking of a civil war may imagine that "well, I'm too old to be IN it anyway" and "we'll have our army, they've got theirs, such as it is, and then what will the official army do?", as if will just be set-piece battles, as most of the American "Civil War" consisted of. Well, I put "civil war" in quotes, as (I think I've written on this blog somewhere(?) this), American had more of a "War Between the States". In a real civil war, where enemies exist together in the same states, counties, and even voting precincts, it could be worse for regular people as the war in 1861-65, if that's possible. Let's hope the stupidity can be nipped in the bud, if not ended once we are in midst of a serious financial crisis, as is Peak Stupidity's opinion. Regarding the former, there is some hope, as far as this extreme racial animus against the white man as of late is concerned.
A difficult question usually arises when discussing how civil, regular Americans should handle trouble with the ctrl-left that comes up, as we admire how the Covington, KY boys handled that scene with the lyin-assed, drum-pounding Indian putting himself in their faces. If one cowers from these people, it will not only never end, but get that much worse. They smell cowardice (often pretty justifiable fears of losing college plans, entire careers or even violence to their families) and treat it as a shark does, a reason for stronger attacks. If one just starts shooting, lets say, then the establishment, run now almost completely by the ctrl-left will use this as justification to clamp the US Police State down, only on certain people. That's been the way of the Commies since way back. It's not usually really just about ideology, just pure power to control others.
The Covington 25 (OK, +/- 5?*) took the middle road, with no backing down, but no action to stop the ctrl-left stupidity either. It was a good job, for a bunch of teenagers without the confidence of 25 y/o men, and having been cloistered somewhat from the vast masses of stupidity that abounds in modern America.
As topsy-turvey as the struggle between the people and the establishment is now compared to the 1960’s, I think there is a lot to be learned for the Deplorable regular Americans and the alt-right. It’s not the ideology, of course, but we really could learn a lot from the TACTICS of the ’60’s radicals.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll keep saying it: There is strength in numbers! I don’t mean the > 100 million regular Americans, a majority being gun-owners. I am talking tactics, not strategy. On the small level, let’s say another incident like this confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial, all that we need is a little more courage by just a few, and a small bit of organization. Imagine that a crowd of 100 gathered after some texting, twittering, etc. to not cause any violence, mind you, but just give its support to these kids. Come up with some chants on the fly, smile, but just don’t give any ground. Even more will join due to the reduction in the ability of a large group to all get punished in various ways by the establishment.
How can mass tweeting about a few hundred people from various places cause any punishment? It will be difficult for the ctrl-left, Lyin’ Press, all of them to TARGET THEIR HATRED.
If, in some other event, the trouble does start along the lines of what happened in Charlottesville, there is a big difference between the railroading of a dozen or two guys by establishment local law enforcement and the courts. vs. doing that to a few hundred. The jails can’t hold you all, the courts can’t deal with it, and pushback from friends/family will be too overpowering for the kind of anarcho-tyrannical “justice” seen in/after Charlottesville. Even the worry of an arrest record will dissipate when it becomes known that “hey, we can’t not hire anyone who’s been arrested for causing a public nuisance. There’d be no one left to hire.”
Do you all see the parallels to the 1960’s? I’ll have to bring up Alro Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant Massacree (in four-part harmony) again with:
“… and the meanest, ugliest, nastiest one, the meanest father raper of them all, was coming over to me and he was mean ‘n’ ugly ‘n’ nasty ‘n’ horrible and all kind of things and he sat down next to me and said, “Kid, whad’ya get?” I said, “I didn’t get nothing, I had to pay $50 and pick up the garbage.” He said, “What were you arrested for, kid?” And I said, “Littering.” And they all moved away from me on the bench there, and the hairy eyeball and all kinds of mean nasty things, till I said, “And creating a nuisance.” And they all came back, shook my hand, and we had a great time on the bench, talkin about crime, mother stabbing, father raping, all kinds of groovy things that we was talking about on the bench. And everything was fine, we was smoking cigarettes and all kinds of things, …”Young people, study this stuff. Watch some movies on Netflix. It will take just a little more strength via numbers to flip this whole thing one day. In hindsight, we’ll wonder why it didn’t happen 10 years back.
* Anyone know the number? I haven't found that yet, so please chime in (PUT "PS" first at the beginning of your comment body!) if you do know. As I wrote in the footnote to the previous post on this incident, it would be very cool to be known as part of the Covington x, x being any positive integer, below, say 50.