How to defeat the Left, long-term

In other words, how do we, as Conservatives, defeat Liberalism, and thus return Constitutional law to America. Well, I would offer one bit of advice. We must know our enemy. In any conflict, and yes the conflict between Left and Right has been going on in America to one degree or another since we gained our independence. You can go all the way back to the ideological divide between the Hamiltonian and Jeffersonian models for American liberty and government. We must grasp that the Left will never stop in their lust for power, and we must never forget they are masters of incrementalism. we must also accept that exploiting tragedies is a tactic they are masters at. And yes, we must understand that when they say by any means necessary, they mean it.  Perhaps more than anything we must know the Left defines morality very differently than we do. The Left defines as moral any action that helps them succeed. Lying, cheating, intimidation tactics, and more are “moral” to a Leftist if it helps them reshape America into a Neo-Marxist nation.

Now, Bob Belevdere and Stacy McCain also have some advice on how to best Leftism.

Stacy McCain explains the differences in approaches by the Left and the Right in changing The Culture:

Perhaps people have no memory, or have paid no attention to the events and trends of recent years, and thus have no thought of, “What next? And after that, then what?” If you are able to think back as far as the 1980s, trace the line from where we were then to where we are now, and then plot that course forward — well, you certainly have reason to wonder what kind of environment your grandchildren will face in another 10, 20, 30 years.

There is no logical stopping point to the liberal agenda, and what they demand today is never their final demand. Grant them everything they ask today, and tomorrow they will return with a new list of demands, accusing you of unfairness for not having previously granted whatever they ask. No concession can ever satisfy them, for their is no limit to their appetite — it’s like negotiating with a shark over how much of your leg he can eat.

Many conservatives don’t really think in this kind of long-and-deep mode, and a habit of shallow short-term thinking cripples them in terms of effectively opposing liberalism.

Charles Krauthammer can be a ferocious critic of liberalism, but his willingness to cede almost anything in order to elect a Republican president is a weakness all too common among D.C.-based pundits whose chief interest is in foreign policy.

Indeed, this fixation on foreign policy to the detriment of nearly every other issue is one legacy of the Cold War era that has seriously impeded Republicans as a genuinely conservative force over the past two dozen years. Many Republicans are willing to give away the store on domestic policy if it will give them control of the White House and the ability to exercise the “Big Stick” of foreign/defense policy. And they simply can’t be made to see why that is ultimately a formula for GOP irrelevance.

The Left is often patient, just as the Muslims are [Totalitarians of a feather and all that]. They are willing to settle for incrementally getting what they want.

We on the Right are lucky that, since the election of Barack Hussein Obama, they have often abandoned their usual patience and become reckless, as in the whole #FreeKate Movement, which Stacy has been in the process of utterly destroying [you can read all of his reporting on this story here].

We need to (1) learn how to play the long game, (2) be prepared to take advantage of every time the Left gets reckless and (3) hone our counter-arguments while we wait for them to make mistakes.

Much more at the link

 

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