We are the majority — it’s time we started acting like it
I have provided examples of damage that the left is doing to America and forcefully pleaded with patriotic Americans to fight for their country, including sending a powerful message in next year’s midterm elections.
Some felt this was insufficient. One disgruntled reader commented, “So, you present us with a nauseating litany of the kinds of evil and destruction that our now clearly communist government and every miserable, disgusting and depraved loser who can crawl from under their rock or out of their cesspool feels free to commit. And then you say the answer is to vote. Are you kidding me?”
The man has a point. Confidence in the integrity and security of our elections has never been lower.
Suspicions are exacerbated by the patent condescension of the elitist classes who regularly express their belief that they should be running the country and the lives of everyone in it.
On Monday, Substack author Matt Taibbi published a piece that describes this phenomenon with brutal accuracy.
In “Will Twitter Become an Ocean of Suck?,” Taibbi muses about Twitter’s future after former CEO Jack Dorsey’s recent resignation.
As Taibbi sees it, Donald Trump’s use of Twitter in his ascent to the presidency was a blow to the power America’s elites had grown accustomed to exercising. ”
Twitter enabled Trump to take his message directly to the American people, bypassing the “political establishment” and “party elites.” Our betters are now determined to choke the hoi polloi’s ability to communicate with one another.
Whether Twitter will be the preferred censorium of America’s elite is one question. But the more important questions are a) how we got to this point and b) what we’re going to do about it.
We got where we are today because ordinary Americans abandoned control of our most important cultural institutions.
We busied ourselves with our families, our volunteer work and our businesses, believing that if we minded the store (literally), those in charge of government, of education and of entertainment would be doing their bit to keep strong the country we love.
We were wrong.
Our eyes have been opened to the infiltration of the America-haters and opponents of liberty. And now they think they’re entitled to do it and to silence us if we object.
What’s taken 50 years to do will not be undone in the midterms or the next presidential election.
But we have more power than we realize. So, for those who want more than “VOTE IN 2022!,” here are other things we can — and must — do:
No. 1: Get involved with your children’s school. Insist upon academic rigor, fair standards and equal opportunity.
No. 2: Make sure local government hears from you.
No. 3: Connect local law enforcement with neighborhood organizations, especially in minority neighborhoods.
No. 4: Demand the enforcement of property laws, including laws against theft and trespassing.
No. 5: Hold elected officials’ feet to the fire.
No. 6: Work to get election integrity measures passed.
No. 7: Bring concerned citizens of all racial and ethnic backgrounds together to work on common goals.
No. 8: Run for office.
No. 9: Register everyone you know to vote.
No. 10: VOTE.
In short, do not assume that “someone else will do it.” We already know where that goes.
We are the majority. It’s time to start acting like it.