I hope everyone has been enjoying themselves. But let’s get real now. While Trump’s victory was a tremendous achievement, the situation remains extremely grim. The election results demonstrate that basically half of the current population of America is in the grips of the left, either as zealots or complacent followers. This is the product of years of indoctrination through every major sector of American culture – the institutions of education, the arts and entertainment sectors, and the news media – which are all firmly under the control of the left. This election doesn’t change that one iota. Unless the right figures out a way to take over those institutions – something they have never done and that no one is even seriously talking about – the historic American nation is doomed. Without accomplishing that as well as dealing with the demographic issues that will tip the electorate permanently to the left, it’s far from clear that Trump will even be able to win re-election in four years, let alone put America on some kind of path to greatness. We are not even close to making America great again. The accurate campaign slogan would have instead been: Make America Slightly Better For At Least A Little While. Doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it?
There is so much to do, and, more importantly, so much to figure out how to do in the first place. But I’d like to suggest a broad plan that has two parts.
We are hearing the inevitable calls to unite the country. Forget that. Do not be seduced. No unification. The right is being crushed in this country. We are a desperate underdog. Do not lose sight of that because of Trump’s victory. We just gained a tiny bit of ground, but are still completely surrounded and massively outgunned by the enemy. Nothing at all should be ceded to the left. Our only hope is to advance as aggressively and quickly as possible. Every governmental and social tool available must be employed to fight the left. We must develop methods for making the leftist university professors, journalists, talk show hosts, actors, artists, bloggers, activists, etc., feel every bit as alienated, dispossessed, disenfranchised, and hated in their own country as the right now feels. This, not unification, is the only way that we can preserve the historic American nation. Do not let your natural empathy for your fellow countrymen cloud your judgment. They are, in a very real way, the enemy. The ideas they believe and the people they choose to lead will destroy your way of life and the lives of your descendants. Until we can firmly establish a culture where they are almost universally mocked, scorned, and reviled, you and your progeny are in serious danger.
But won’t such a merciless and brutal approach just lead to an endless war between the left and right in our country, where the victor of any battle then proceeds to punish the other side with any means available? Yes. Of course it will. But the left already has that strategy, and has employed it for many years. The left has been using the full, formal apparatus of the government along with all the cultural institutions to crush the right, and with tremendous success. What the right needs to do now, desperately, is the same thing that the left has been doing. The right must cease with the idiotic strategy of unilateral surrender. Trump’s election victory is but the opening salvo in the real fight that has just begun. No reconciliation. No unification. Advance. Conquer. Destroy.
But can there be eventual unification? I don’t see how. (The great Bill Vallicella doesn’t either.) The left and the right seem to have fundamental, irreconcilable differences. And the second part of my suggested strategy is that we use that very fact to achieve a lasting and positive solution: separation.
Those on the right would be (or should be) happy to separate. Many fantasize about it. We just want to carry on our ways of life in peace. The left never talks about separation. Why? Because they have been destroying and eradicating the right from the culture. They are beating the right so soundly and comprehensively that there is no motivation for them to want secession. And that motivation is precisely what we must provide. Through relentless, successful attacks on the left, we must cause them to want formal separation from us just as much as we already want separation from them. And that mutual desire can be the basis for a legal pathway for separation.
Right now we have an opportunity. The left is having a giant, collective meltdown about Trump. We should pounce on this opportunity and offer the left an out. Let’s hope and encourage Trump to keep saying the most “sexist”, “racist”, “Islamaphobic”, “bigoted”, etc. things that he possibly can. And with every hysterical, sobbing reaction of the left, we should say to them: “Do you want out yet?” Let’s use every tool we can to punish, crush, and defeat the left while, simultaneously, every step of the way, asking: “Do you want out yet?”
This seems to me the humane and sensible solution to our deeply divided culture. Forcing the left to realize this is both kind as well as defensively wise. It’s kind because it will ultimately allow the left to establish a state of their own, one where they can officially enshrine their leftist values to their hearts’ content. It’s defensively wise because it will prevent the left from permanently defeating and subjugating the right. The right needs a new state, one with a formal structure that protects against the left in ways that the USA does not.
So, let us now attack until we crack.
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- The Hypocrisy of Academic Philosophy - October 3, 2016
- Identity Politics: Sensible and Inescapable - September 20, 2016