June 30, 2020
Today, we bring you an essay from radio host Jesse Kelly. Unfiltered and unapologetic, he has bad news for conservatives…
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It’s Time to Go Offensive
By Jesse Kelly
Picture yourself as a wealthy city leader during the time of Genghis Khan. Your city is incredible… Beautiful buildings, lush gardens, and high walls.
Then you receive word that a massive, ravenous enemy army is on its way. They arrive and wheel a battering ram to your gate… Do you promptly order all the guards and people in your city to go hide under their beds and trust in your city’s defenses? Of course not…
No city, no matter how strong its walls, can stand a relentless assault without some offensive mechanism.
Conservatism is that city. Do you want to know why government regulation and the welfare state have grown for the past 100 years in America? Because the Leftist hordes are battering down the walls of our beautiful city and conservatives lack the ability, willingness, or simple know-how to fight back.
We are no longer “the silent majority.” That is a lie you tell yourself because you do not want to believe you are as surrounded as you are. Those days are finished.
The Left has won the culture war. They are not just a little ahead. They have won. Look around you…
They own practically every major traditional television news network and 90% of the cable news networks. Just take a study from Harvard (not at all a conservative stronghold itself) that examined news coverage of President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office. Eighty percent of the news for Trump was negative… double that from President Obama’s first 100 days. The study’s authors write:
Trump’s coverage was unsparing. In no week did the coverage drop below 70% negative and it reached 90% negative at its peak.
Every popular social media website – from Facebook to YouTube, Pinterest to Twitter – with roughly three billion users… all run by Leftist activists. In the 2016 presidential election, Facebook employees donated roughly 200 times more money to Hillary Clinton than Trump. They are so bold today that they are now currently censoring the president.
The education system? Largely staffed by Leftists who teach our kids just how badly America sucks.
Hollywood and music? Virtually all Leftists. And the ones who aren’t (many of whom I know personally) have to keep quiet about their beliefs or they will never be able to work again.
Want to know why President Trump has been mired in fake scandal after fake scandal for his entire presidency? It is because the Leftists own the federal bureaucracy as well. They are staffed with over 90% Democrats – as shown by their presidential campaign donations.
Finally, the corporate world has utterly abandoned us. All the Leftist activists in universities across the nation over the past 40 years did not suddenly morph into conservatives once they started earning a living and paying taxes. That is another one of those comforting lies we tell ourselves. Now they are America’s senators, teachers, and CEOs of major corporations. You have not been waterboarded by #BlackLivesMatter hashtags in nearly every commercial randomly. The corporate board meetings about profits and business decisions have now morphed into meetings about “corporate social responsibility,” where they ask if they’ve spent enough money this year promoting far-Left causes.
We have lost this war… But don’t go home and suck your thumb.
All this loss means is we have to adjust our strategy. You fight a war one way when you have numbers and superior firepower. You fight it quite another when you are outgunned on every front.
We do not have to lay down and accept how things are. We simply have to adjust our thinking. We are now guerilla fighters in this culture war… and we must use the enemy’s weapons against him.
What does that mean specifically? It means we have to use Leftist attacks against them and hijack their movements whenever an opportunity arises. My friend Buck Sexton already clearly laid out for you the #CancelYale movement, but I want to explain my thinking behind it…
How often have you found yourself screaming at the television these past few weeks about the blatant lies pushed by our media, politicians, and corporations? From the garage pull in an African-American NASCAR driver’s garage that required 15 FBI agents to determine wasn’t a noose… to the TV anchors claiming the protests were “mostly peaceful” as fires burned in the background… to the hypocrisy of the newspapers condemning any gatherings, at least until those gatherings were liberal protests.
Did your screaming do an ounce of good? Of course not. In fact, I lost my own pastor and church over this white guilt nonsense.
The reason you feel so helpless is you are trying to swim against the tide. Stop that. Swim WITH the tide.
If the Leftists tear down Confederate statues because of their ties to racism, you push to tear down their universities because of THEIR ties to racism.
Do not waste your fighting against this modern social justice warrior insanity. Distasteful as it may be, you need to embrace it. This is our way forward. This is our only option now. Feed them heaping helpings of their own medicine until a truce is called.
Now here are some of the stories we’re reading…
Did you miss Jesse’s last article in our February American Consequences magazine? Virginia Today, Your State Next
Do you find it more than a little suspect that gun-control is universal across the various Leftist platforms? Could it be that the people who believe in an all-powerful, centralized state would like to deprive people of the ability to push back against said state?
Trump admits it: He’s losing
The president has privately come to that grim realization in recent days, multiple people close to him told POLITICO, amid a mountain of bad polling and warnings from some of his staunchest allies that he’s on course to be a one-term president.
Biden’s record-setting tax increases will take your money – and your job
In his third run for the White House, Biden is proposing tax increases of nearly $4 trillion over the next 10 years. If he wins in November and these increases were to pass, they’d be the highest in American history – indeed, in world history.
Unions Biden Their Time
If elected president, [Joe Biden] would look to pass national legislation requiring state and local governments to recognize and bargain with government unions. No Democratic president supported by a Democratic Congress has ever seriously pushed this idea; it’s among the most radical proposals in a platform that would rewrite much of U.S. labor law, including for government workers.
‘Black Swan’ author says that if investors don’t use a ‘tail hedge,’ he recommends ‘not being in the market’: ‘We’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty’
“We are printing money like there’s no tomorrow,” [Nassim] Taleb said, referencing the Federal Reserve’s efforts to ease the financial pain of the epidemic by delivering trillions of stimulus to the market. The Fed also cut interest rates to a superlow range of 0% and 0.25% back in March, and may not have a lot of room to further ease the economic pain of the viral outbreak and other problems that could arise amid this crisis.
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Publisher, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
June 30, 2020