Wednesday, July 7, 2021

An Old War, A New Warfare


"There's a point far out there, when the structures fail you. When the rules aren't weapons anymore, they're shackles, letting the bad guy get ahead. One day, you may face such a moment of crisis. And in that moment, I hope you have a friend like I did! To plunge their hands into the filth, so that you can keep yours clean!" Jim Gordon in The Black Knight Trilogy

If you don’t subscribe to the Epoch Times – one of the last news sites not filled with leftist propaganda - you should. Case in point, What Is to Be Done? Preparing the Information Battlespace** (premium article by Michael Walsh, which can be shared if you’re a subscriber). It forces us to grapple with the cold hard truth of last year’s electoral defeat:

As American conservatives—traditional Americans, we should more properly call them—continue to reel from the cultural and political onslaught of the Biden/Harris/Ron Klain/Barack Obama administration, it’s about time we come to realize that we are fighting the wrong enemy on the wrong battlefield, without a proper army…


The first step is to realize that whether the election was literally “stolen”—that is to say, that enough forged ballots with no chain of custody were deliberately injected into the electoral system in order to significantly affect the vote in the principal swing states—or that the illegal and unconstitutional changes in state election law made by leftist governors and attorneys general, using the phantom menace of Covid-19 as the excuse, tipped the scales, Donald J. Trump lost the election and is no longer president of the United States.

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Until that reality, however painful and provoking, is accepted it is impossible to make a plan for the future. Fighting the last losing war with the same strategy and tactics is never a good idea. The truth is, the Democrats were caught with their pants down in 2016, immediately vowed to never let it happen again, and then set about their four-year task of battlespace preparation. You can read all about how they did it in this by now-notorious piece in Time Magazine, which includes the following victory lap:

“There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes …. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears.”

It is extremely painful and infuriating to read, but read it you must if anything is to be done.

By teaming up with the tech giants Twitter and Facebook, both of which eventually banned Trump in their effort to totally expunge him from public life, the Left controlled the public space, and with Google algorithmically consigning even the most respectable conservative sites to search-engine Outer Purdah, the war was lost.

And yes children, the GOP is beyond worthless in this pursuit, ergo, as Mr. Walsh points out:

Whoever may be the Alexander, the Hannibal, the Caesar of the right, this time he must come complete with his own Crassus, an ally or allies positively made of money and willing to spend all of it to finance information warfare  on a grand scale in order to preserve the Republic. Before we get to choosing the next champion, we first must discover the means behind him. Who will step up?

Who will be our Dark Knight?


I have never wished more to be a gazillionaire…in order that I could step up to save America - the last, best hope for freedom on earth. So who will be our Dark Knight? What coalition of re-founding fathers will mutually pledge to each other their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor? Having no fortune I will pledge my life and sacred honor when such a man or men*** emerge.

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“I see a beautiful city and a brilliant people rising from this abyss. I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy. I see that I hold a sanctuary in their hearts, and in the hearts of their descendants, generations hence. It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” – Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, as quoted by Jim Gordan in The Black Knight Rises

**This is the fourth article in a series, the previous articles may be read here, here, and here.

*** “man or men” in the generic sense – do you still remember the generic sense? When mankind referred to all humans, men, women, or any of the other 31 genders?