Tuesday, January 26, 2016
It's 12 O'Clock High for the Traditional Conservative Establishment
The Traditional Conservative Establishment's Obsolescence
The above picture needs a bit of explaining, but when done this post will make a lot of sense and hopefully, unlike the past 20 years, lead to or at least initiate a movement to the political right.
Not amongst Americans. I'm nowhere near that optimistic. But "conservatives" and "republicans" in this country.
The screen shot is from the movie "12 O 'Clock High" from 1949 starring Gregory Peck. It's about the US Air Corps in WWII where General Savage (played by Peck) has to take over a squadron of bombers that just isn't cutting it and getting the job done.
In this particular scene you see General Savage and Lt. Colonel Davenport or "Keith" as Savage and Davenport are friends. You see no animosity between them. They are obviously on the same side. And they are both sincere, intent men who want to get the job done. The problem is the job isn't getting done, so the higher ups replace Davenport with Savage.
The movie goes on where Savage changes the bomber squadron's tactics, coddles no one (punishing the worst by throwing them in with "Leper Colony"), lowers the bombing ceiling, and pushes the men 24-7 demanding "maximum effort" from all of them until exhaustion. Many of the men crack from the stress, all of them file for transfer orders, but in the end, guess what?
The job gets done.
Savage turns the squadron around, bombing raids are more successful, and morale increases, until he himself succumbs to exhaustion and "maximum effort" by the end of the movie.
The same must be done within the traditional conservative movement in America.
For the past 30 years, perhaps time-stamped with the start of Rush Limbaugh's talk radio career, my entire adult life we have had the same conservative establishment, the same conservative leaders using the same milquetoast conservative tactics that have ultimately failed.
Government spending as a percent of GDP EVEN UNDER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTS has grown during this time to levels on par with Europe.
Our national debt is the highest it's ever been during peacetime, and will soon surpass our WWII peak.
National health care has been implemented.
American women, for the most part, prefer a government check over real men.
We don't have the spine to protect the sovereignty of our nation.
A veritable socialist who loathed the country has been elected twice as president.
And now an admitted socialist stands a good chance of getting elected.
In nearly every aspect and facet of American life the conservative establishment's tactics have miserably failed.
However, like Col. Davenport, this doesn't mean those who populate the traditional establishment are wrong, corrupt, or weren't trying. Rush Limbaugh is 100% right and tried his damnedest. George Will and Charles Krauthammer do pen thoughtful and correct pieces. Fox News does what it can to counter...basically...the ENTIRE media. And our politicians, I'm sure in the demented, warped little minds, are trying to do "what they can under the rules of Washington" to save the greatness that 4,000 years of Western Civilization took to build. In other words, bar genuine cuckservatives, these are good people on our side, who like Col. Davenport did their best.
The job still isn't getting done.
Enter General Savage
With the National Review's hit piece on Donald Trump, it because apparent to me not only how ineffective this group has been for the past three decades, but how out of touch they are from the political reality on the ground. They, eerily similar to their leftist academian counterparts, pine and pontificate haughtily thinking penning one more piece in the WSJ or one more interview on Fox News will somehow convince millennials not to vote in more of their own financial slavery, or get women to realize there isn't a war on them by white male republicans. But the problem is, quite simply, their time is over. And I don't mean that in a leadership way. I mean that in a literal way.
These guys are old. Their lives are over. Ann Coulter like Jennifer Aniston WAS hot. And the battle is no longer about what kind of America THEY are going to live in (they've already lived in it - a failing one). The battle is now ours and what we want America to become. And thus it is time to relieve the traditional conservative establishment.
But who is General Savage? Who will precisely replace the Sean Hannities and his harem of women with pretty legs? And will his tactics work?
Enter in the Alt-Right.
The Alt-Right is by no means defined, organized, or even embodied within one person, let alone a cabal of people. It is the natural, organic growth of conservative and libertarian minded people, predominantly younger ones, who are fed up with the abysmal performance of the poor stewards of the conservative movement these past 30 years. However, whereas most of them had to watch helplessly from the sidelines as kids or young adults via television, talk radio, or the newspapers (National Review being one of them), the internet has allowed them to not only vent their frustrations, but take matters into their own hands and become a force unto itself that rivals the traditional establishment.
I doubt George Will has more readers under 30 than even the most average of Alt-Right blogs.
Glenn Beck's media empire is losing listeners, while scores of much more manly and specialized podcasters are experiencing 100%+ annual growth in their listenership.
I don't know anybody 40 or under who still listens to Hannity, but I know scores of men who listen to Adam Carolla.
And don't even get me started about the precious naivety of thrice-married Dennis Prager advocating young men get married in today's America and what kind of response that evokes from young men who know better.
Regardless, the point is the Alt-Right is more in tune and in touch with the real American people than the cute little Ivy-League-Academian-Crony Club of Hannity-Prager-Medved-Coulter-Krauthammer-Will in DC. Furthermore, they are much more blunt and direct as the urgency by which their future American lives are threatened forces them to be so. They don't cower at being called a racist. They don't preface every statement like "not all women are like this, but," and they simply blast through whatever leftists defenses and attacks come their way because, well, frankly, they never had any hope for anything to live for anyway, and thusly have nothing to lose.
But the real reason the Alt-Right needs to relieve the traditional right is much simpler (and more pathetic) than all the reasons listed above.
We simply have different ideas.
You have to understand just how bad the situation is with the current conservative leadership and establishment. The only group of people who tried MORE than the conservative establishment to make FAILED POLICIES work is the black community. It's just instead of 60 years of pursuing socialist policies for blacks, the conservative movement has been pursuing this spineless pussy-footing strategy of appeasement and reason for the past 30. And unless we want to see if cowardice and being "democrat light" will work on the 31st year, like the black community ANY ideas are by default better because there's at least a CHANCE they may work. Even if they don't, they would at least serve the benefit of experimentation to the point we develop strategies that do.
So what are these new tactics?
Well, I'd love to tell you, but it is here in all honesty I must admit I cannot divulge all my thoughts on the many and infinitely more effective tactics I believe will work in winning over the American people. The reason is simple - I charge for advice. And like the Joker says, "If you're good at something, never do it for free." Additionally, after making several approaches to the republican party, not to mention delivering two speeches to them, their ineptitude and utter lack of action thoroughly convinced me it would be infinitely easier to simply start a new party and obsolete them...or perhaps consult the democrat party instead. Two ideas I actually am kicking around.
Regardless, while I won't throw pearls before swine, I will tell the swine where they're wrong which would provide some insight as to what new tactics the Alt-Right would pursue...but reserving some of my more devastating and effective gems for the highest bidder.
One, grow a pair.
It is APPALLING how the the left with a cowardly tactic of name calling people they disagree with "racist" or "sexists" sends the conservative establishment running. It immediately forces them to abandon their position, change topics, and race to prove they are "not a racist."
I've found treating minorities and women as GENUINE equals, ESPECIALLY holding them to the same standards of criticism and critique, calling them on their BS may not make smiles, but earns more respect and trust in the long run than some ass-kissing "me-too-ism" republican vowing to do "more for minorities."
Two, eliminate the cronyism.
The cabal that currently exists within the conservative leadership is just as corrupt and nepotistic and cronyistic as the Clinton's. From the fact the son AND brother of TWO presidents is considering running for president all the way to the fact nobody at Fox News seems to come from outside the New York-DC Ivy League cesspool costs the conservative movement face and reputation.
Additionally, it's laughable you advocate meritocracy when no effort is made to develop a system that would ID, hunt down, and identify the best candidates that would advance freedom, liberty, conservatism, and American ideas. It shows you place more value on using an ideology as your career than the noble purposes it portends.
Three, no crying.
For all that is sacred and holy, there will be no crying. None. There will from hence forth only be real men in your party, and especially your political and media leaders. There will be no effeminate, pansy-assed Glenn Beck's. There will be no castrated, cry-baby John Boehner's. There will be real men in this party which will do more to win over women as being a real man gets you more women than kissing their asses. You are only allowed to cry upon the death of a loved one and the loss of your dog, and you are NEVER to do it on national television or radio.
Four, win over minorities.
It's possible. WAAAAY more possible than your realize. I'd like to tell you how, but that would lead to the republicans ruling over America for 100 years, not to mention the incredible economic growth that would come with that. Yes, for that gem, you will pay.
Five, win over women.
Again, like minorities, but with a lot more votes. Again, you will pay.
And finally, turn secular.
Religion has no place in politics. Too many millions of people were killed, tortured, and slain ensuring theocracy was relegated to the Mid East crap holes of this world. Certainly, go and practice whatever religion you want, but the republican party absolutely must jettison the religious right that infects it.
There is more. Infinitely more. And the future of America could be salvaged in one election cycle. But given the entrenchment of the conservative establishment, their cluelessness about the real world, their debilitating cronyism, and sadly, their increasing irrelevance, I doubt they are even capable of making any effective changes, let alone in time for them to witness said changes before they die.
Sorry Keith, you're relieved.