The Never Trump brand of conservative never truly understood the scale of the war the left has been waging.
Maybe they do now.
Kevin Williamson just found out the hard way that once he stepped outside of the conservative safe space of National Review, it was a full on death match for the left. For those unaware, Kevin Williamson was a conservative writer at National Review, the most prominent publication of the Never Trump wing of the Republican Party. Kevin even wrote a book “The Case Against Trump,” positioning himself as one of the leading voices on the right opposed to Donald Trump. Kevin recently left National Review and was hired by one of the more liberal publications, The Atlantic. This outlet has been home to such controversial writers as Ta-Nehisi Coates, who basically celebrated 9/11. Conservatives congratulated Kevin, and wished him well, celebrating that one of their own made mainstream status. Maybe, just maybe, they thought that Kevin could persuade some of those on the left to come around to the conservative way of thinking. The celebration was short-lived, as before even writing his first article Kevin was summarily fired for some of his more controversial views regarding abortion. Immediately his cohorts rushed to decry the firing, everyone from Ben Shapiro to David French writing scathing articles about how the left shuts down the “marketplace of ideas.”
Newsflash: There is no longer a marketplace of ideas, and there hasn’t been for awhile. There is only the battlefield of ideas, and on this battlefield, conservatives are losing in a bloodbath. In his response, Ben Shapiro wrote that the left is closing the Overton window, the space of acceptable and unacceptable viewpoints. He writes “But the unacceptable category is already populated by those who are actually unacceptable: alt-right trolls, for example.” Further, he decries the leftist tactic of lumping all conservatives into the “unacceptable” category, thus forcing a reactionary grouping of the opponents of the left. He is right, and that’s also the part that he doesn’t seem to understand: That has been the left’s goal for a while now. They want to lump you all in with the Nazis and white supremacists and make right-wing views, no matter reasonably articulated, deplorable. The left has entire organizations whose entire job is to ruin conservative’s lives. Kevin Williamson likely couldn’t even get a job at Best Buy, because the left understands the scale of the fight they are in and are perfectly willing to do whatever is necessary to win.
Shapiro also has said that this sort of activism, going after advertisers, and trying to get people fired won’t work because of what he calls “mutually assured destruction,” because if the left does it, then the right will respond in kind. Again, he fails to grasp the degree of hatred he’s dealing with, as mutually assured destruction can only come about if both sides are willing to go down the same path, have the same organizing ability, and be prepared to play to win at all costs. This is not even remotely the case, because the left’s organizing apparatus is so far superior to that of the right that they can wage this war 24/7 with no downtime. Even setting aside more prominent groups like Media Matters and ShareBlue (which have no equivalent on the right) they have far more smaller activists whose entire job is to tweet, mail, and call companies to deplatform conservatives, which are then amplified to millions by the various celebrities on the left. More than all of that though, the left is willing to be proactive in these measures, where the right only pushes such avenues when it’s either payback or something really egregious, such as the Kathy Griffin decapitation skit. What Never Trump conservatives failed to understand, is that EVERYTHING they represent is egregious to the left. Abortion, Health care, and guns are all single issue votes for them. Step even slightly out of line on any of them, and you might as well be worshipping a statue of Adolf Hitler.
The firing of Kevin Williamson should illustrate to the right that no quarter is given in this battle. He pontificated at length, virtually every week, on how terrible President Trump is; yet Williamson is still unacceptable to the left. The Never Tump crew, at the slightest hint of controversy from the President, are quick to remind everyone “I didn’t vote for him, I told you so” as though that would be a panacea to placate the left, and ingratiate themselves to mainstream media outlets to get a sweet gig at the Atlantic or CNN. Maybe now they will understand what I and the Trump base have been saying for some time now: If you are not a progressive, you are the same as a Nazi to the left, and you’ll be treated as such. Understand this: we all hate the Alt-Right, but it does not matter one iota to the left. The conservative opposition to abortion, for example, places them in the same unacceptable space as the Alt-Right. There is no grey area, no space in the middle, and certainly no marketplace of ideas. One would think after seeing the blowback on college campuses, and near riots over even basic conservatives like Ben Shapiro and Guy Benson, that the Never Trump wing would understand this warfare by now. Yet, every day they appear mystified that the left is willing to take things as far as they do. I wrote about this months ago, and somehow, conservatives still don’t get it. There are entire groups and legions of activists poring over every word you’ve ever written, every tweet you’ve sent, all in an effort to destroy opposition. The left believes they are in an existential war for the soul of the country, and conservatives act as if it’s just another day in politics.
We are at war, so maybe conservatives will act accordingly now that one of their own has fallen on the battlefield. Kevin Williamson got what he deserved, because he spent more time attacking the President than pushing back on the left. Don’t believe me? Check out his National Review archive. See how far you have to scroll to get to any sort of vehement criticism of the left. Meanwhile, every other article is excoriating Trump. The Never Trumpers like Williamson tried to play some sort “principles” game, in which the opposition just laughs and destroys another conservative platform. In trying to ingratiate himself to the establishment and be one of the conservative good old boys, he misunderstood the real threat that actually put Trump in the White House in the first place: Leftist authoritarianism. Now his corpse lies on the battlefield, likely to be resurrected once again in the pages of National Review. Will this zombified version of Williamson have a greater grasp of the fight he’s in next time?
Time will tell, but they’ve shown a distinct lack of heightened awareness, so I’m not betting my house. After all, why fight a battle when you can just quote Reagan and Buckley to each other all day?
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I’m always intrigued by debate, persuasion technique, and how people think. I decided to write this article after watching the right totally fail at understanding any of those elements when they try to argue with or debate leftists. I am not just talking about Joe Blow down the street either; I watch professional right-wing pundits and hosts make mistake after mistake when engaging in any conversation with the left. For Exhibit A, I’m going to use one of the top conservative commentators in the world: Ben Shapiro. His favorite quote, one he or his followers retweet nearly every day is this:
“Facts don’t care about your feelings.”
This quote displays such a fundamental misunderstanding of human psychology that I can barely figure out where to start tearing it apart. First of all, if that were true, we wouldn’t even be having most of these debates. The fact that we even discuss whether or not your baby can choose it’s gender illustrates how utterly divorced from reality that line of thinking is. Any social psychologist on the planet will tell you that facts play very little role in our decision-making processes. As shown in this article, our biases shape our worldview, then we find the facts that suit our vision. Every single thing the left does is predicated on feelings, and that’s why they’ve managed to shift the country further and further to the left over the last 40 years. Ben is overwhelmingly more intelligent than myself and most others and knows far more relevant facts than I do. Yet, he understands virtually nothing about the 3rd Dimension of how humans make decisions and recites facts and statistics ad nauseam despite it being the least persuasive argument possible.
Conservatives have watched as the country has continued it’s slide toward the left, frustrated knowing that they had the facts on their side, and still losing. If you need evidence that facts don’t matter in the least, ask any top tier salesperson. They will tell you that the specifications of whatever product don’t mean a thing if you can get the person to “feel” that their life would be enriched by whatever product they are selling. Take Apple, for example, every product they make has technically worse specifications on paper than competing products, yet they are the biggest company on the planet. They can convince people that their products would materially enrich their lives, not try to persuade based on the size of the processor or hard drive.
Reliance on facts is one areas conservatives have failed to persuade the country; another is pointing out hypocrisy. Conservatives are addicted to pointing out double standards and hypocrisy, and the left doesn’t care one iota. Here is a sample you’ve heard a million times:
“Oh if a Republican did (insert Democrat scandal) can you imagine the outrage?”
I hear that at least 50 times a day on Fox News and Twitter, and it is an absolutely meaningless argument. The left believes they are in an existential war, and they act accordingly. They ignore facts, weaponize empathy, don’t care about hypocrisy, and have virtually no ethics; yet they have won and shifted the country left repeatedly on nearly every issue. Think of it: In this country, we can actually give nine year olds hormone treatment to change their gender. That should tell you all you need to know about the power of feelings over facts. Another argument that Republicans lose at repeatedly is this:
“They don’t have any ideas, all they have is identity politics.”
Yes, that’s correct. And yet, they still win. Why? Because identity politics and outrage culture has worked for them for 40 years, so they are not going to stop any time soon. Also, the demographics of the country have changed to the point where identity politics is becoming MORE effective, not less, as the years go by. There is one incontrovertible fact that every Republican better get through their head right now, or risk losing the country forever:
You are playing by a different set of rules. Get over it, and get better.
Here are the rules:
1. Facts don’t matter as much as you think.
2. Double standards and hypocrisy mean nothing.
3. Statistics don’t persuade anyone.
4. You can be fired, doxxed, or de-platformed for right-wing speech.
5. They get away with things you won’t.
6. Feelings trump facts, virtually every time.
7. You will be called racist when they have no other argument.
If you are going to argue with the left, you have to play their game, and be smarter than they are AT THE SAME TIME. In their mind, you don’t just have ideological differences; you are evil. You are trying to stop them from the perfect little fantasy utopia they have built in their mind, and that makes you a threat. So then, how do you argue effectively with a leftist?
1. Never back down or apologize. Laura Ingraham just found out that an apology means nothing to a leftist, as even after she apologized for insulting David Hogg, they proceeded to continue trying to end her career. Leftists routinely do far worse than what Laura did, but as I mentioned: The rules are different. Do not back down, always be on offense. If you are defending, you already accepted their frame and are losing. This is why they are so willing to play the race card: Republicans have backed down for years every time they do it, so why not continue?
2. Play the Empathy game yourself. They will try to tell a sad story to get you to concede a point. They may even cry. When they do, flip it around on them and do the same thing. Be it immigration, health care, or guns have a specific story that evokes empathy, such as the heart-wrenching story of Kate Steinle or Jamiel Shaw.
3. Go to the root of issues. They love to play surface games, such as blaming guns for issues that are cultural. For example, get them to acknowledge that there was a time in America where we had infinitesimal mass shootings, thus undermining their gun argument. This requires a more in-depth analysis on your part to understand issues at a higher level. Read my article on the cultural depression, or watch my videos on the topic.
4. Get Specific. They try to play word games using vague terms to communicate something they believe. Nail them down to specifics. They will dodge, filibuster, and evade. Force them to answer a tough, specific question. When Russian collusion comes up, they use words like murky, possibly, maybe, etc. Nail them down to the central issue: Do you believe Donald Trump worked with Vladimir Putin to subvert America? The answer is no, they don’t even think that, but they have to keep the narrative going.
5. Know your history. Quote the founders. Reference the Federalist papers. Learn more about the history of the country and why things are the way that they are and bury them with it. It is particularly easy to do this with the Second Amendment but works for virtually any issue. I said facts aren’t persuasive, but history can be, as long as you frame it correctly to evoke empathy. For example, put our values in the context of protecting one’s family.
Understand that everything they do is predicated on making themselves feel like a good person. Thus, if you can make them feel like a bad person for advocating the policies that they do, you have won. You can tell you won or at least induced cognitive dissonance if they resort to personal attacks or stammering of speech. Above all, be very careful. They are looking for a mistake that they can use to beat you back with, or even get you fired. Understand that you are likely not dealing with someone who will give you the benefit of the doubt. Incidentally, guess who did all of the things I mentioned correctly, and understood it all: Donald Trump. He is the only one on the right that does the vast majority of all the things I discussed. Why? Because he is a businessman that understands how persuasion and people work. The right better learn to follow his lead.
Step your game up, or lose everything.
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I’ve become fascinated recently with prominent conservatives that vehemently dislike Trump. I disagree with them on a significant amount, most notably their revulsion of the President. Now, in a lot of ways, I’m way out of my league here. I’m not a fraction of the intellect of Bill Kristol, nor the writer of Jonah Goldberg, and I don’t have anywhere in the same galaxy the wit of Ben Shapiro. I regularly pick fights on Twitter with Guy Benson, and routinely savage guys like Ben Sasse and Jeff Flake. These people are all well beyond me in education, historical perspective, and wit.
I do feel that I understand some things they do not. For all of their vaunted intellect, I don’t believe that any of them understand the scale of the fight we are currently in. I just recently watched an hour and a half conversation between Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg where they both suggested that we (the Trump people) believed this election was a “last chance” for America, as opposed to just another election. I’ve heard Ben Shapiro make the same argument. That our Republic and the ideas it’s based on will outlast any one election, and our values must persist. They seem to believe that we are in a contest of ideas, and that the best ideas, articulated properly, will win. Up until recently, I’d have agreed with all of that. Four years ago, I absolutely believed there was no way that one election could have that power, and one should always stick to their values and maintain the high road.
So how did I move from “let’s be calm and stick to our values” guy to “the fucking world is on fire” guy? What moved me from conservative to “screw values and win” ? Did I abandon my principles while they preserved theirs? Am I the sellout? What brought about the sense of urgency the Trump coalition felt, against the principled values of conservatives? The answer is one thing, and one thing alone.
Read this article from 2013. It’s from the liberal website Thinkprogress.
Think about it. 4 years ago they knew all they had to do was wait you out. You see, in approximately 10 years none of your ideas will matter. 2024 is the year Texas is projected to become a blue state. Permanently. Florida as well. The idea that Texas could turn blue has been considered laughable due to the Cowboy Republican image. However, due to massive immigration and birth rates, that’s exactly what’s happening. I don’t have to tell you that if you start with Texas, California, New York, and Florida in the Democrat column, it’s over. Your only choice will be between varying degrees of socialism. How does this 2028 choice sound: Do you want a liberal democrat, communist, or democratic socialist? That’s where we are headed. I know what you are thinking, it’s not all demographics, better ideas will win, we just have to articulate Reagan’s “shining city on a hill” ideal and freedom properly.
That’s where you are wrong. Just because you don’t believe in tribalism, tribalism certainly believes in you. Poor people and ethnic groups are going to vote democrat by massive margins. Conservatives need to understand something: you have the much harder case to sell. You have to actively convince people that they really don’t want free stuff. This is the hardest sales pitch of all time, because Bernie and the socialist crowd are offering up virtually everything for free. Some have even gone as far as to suggest universal basic income. Then on top of that, we bring in and amnesty millions of poor immigrants, to whom we are offering massive amounts of free stuff. You are fighting a losing argument, and the cost of losing it is...everything. America, as it currently stands, is a center left country. The left managed to shift the country to the left tiny increment by tiny increment. Their ability to move the window of acceptable discourse with Overton Window shocks has been nothing short of amazing. Think of it, while you were debating small government and William F. Buckley, they were getting 10 year olds hormones to change their gender and installing communist professors in higher education. The fact of the matter is that they have far more extreme positions that they are perfectly willing to take extreme measures to get in place.
This is the Overton Window. It is the range of ideas that are acceptable to the public. The left shifts the Overton Window in their direction due to “Overton Shock Pushes”. The Overton Shock Push is a technique in which you suggest something totally insane, thus making anything less that look reasonable by comparison. Think of how many absolutely insane things you read from the left daily. Every day some left wing outlet has some absurd story about banning white men from voting, or teaching 2 year olds to pick their gender, or banning the flag and anthem. They know they aren’t going to get these policies. That isn’t the point. The point is to shock you with absurd suggestions to the point where anything less than the insane suggestion becomes implicitly more reasonable. This is how they have managed to move the country left for decades.
Take a look at how rare conservatives in government are now. No one even remotely seriously talked about repealing Obamacare in full. Rand Paul looks like a total outlier because he’s the only one that even suggested it. That’s how far left we’ve gone, that even considering a full repeal is basically unthinkable. That’s how the left beat you. They knew if they got a policy in place like that, you could never take it away. They were willing to take an imperfect plan they knew had real problems, just to shift the country permanently into socialized medicine. Now, even basic Republicans are pretty much liberals, and the small government conservatives are a tiny minority.
The only way you can convince people they don’t actually want a lot of free stuff is offer up a higher ideal, which is exactly what Trump did. He played the American Nationalist card. The best way to unite people is in one of three ways: Religion, Race, or Nationality. Basic humanity is not enough to bring people together. So you want to know why we hate establishment conservatives so much? Amnesty. Your hero Reagan literally handed the democrats California, permanently, and now here we are and you guys are still championing massive immigration numbers. The democrats have taken you for a ride on immigration over and over. Every so called “compromise” only served to make the country more blue. They played you, and you with all your knowledge and intellect went right along with it and sold us all out. So now, the Trump base had to come along and take over the party. Conservatism is dead because you conceded on the only issue that matters. You allowed the party of free stuff to import millions of people and create a welfare state that, shockingly, wants free stuff.
Ann Coulter now looks like a genius because she called all of this years ago, and we didn’t listen. Now, it’s borderline too late, and you guys still can’t get behind Trump because his tactics are too unsavory. I’m sorry, but the time for principled debate is over. You tried that, and lost. The left has more extreme positions that they are perfectly willing to take extreme measures to achieve.
American Nationalism is the only option for conservatives now, unless you think you’ll enjoy voting for a Communist in 2028.
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The Diversity Lie
“Diversity is our strength” is one of the big current talking points of the left. Every single time the topic of Immigration comes up, progressives are quick to remind us how we are a nation of immigrants, and any attempt to restrict immigration in any way is hateful and not representative of “our values”. They are quick to point out how not being more accepting to refugees and the like is hateful and racist. We are told we aren’t supportive of enough diversity. In addition, at every decent sized company in the country, they all have diversity officers and metrics to try to ensure adequate representation for everyone. So, the narrative of the left is that America isn’t diverse enough, that we need more diversity and representation. Progressives constantly worship places like Canada for being a multicultural paradise, and how we here in America just hate everyone who isn’t white, which also ties into their current narrative and hysteria about white supremacy.
Take a look at diversity metrics. Google the phrase “most diverse country”. The United States is near the bottom on every single one of them, which furthers the narrative that the USA isn’t diverse enough. Meanwhile, the top 20 most “diverse” countries are almost entirely African. Why is this? Because here in the US, we take diversity to mean race and gender. In virtually every study, diversity is measured by a concept called fractionalization that takes into account different languages as well. So, by the diversity metrics, Papua New Guinea is by far the most diverse country, because they have hundreds of indigenous peoples with hundreds of different languages. New Guinea has about 8 million people, of which a sliver of a fraction is of a different racial ethnicity. So even though they have virtually zero racial diversity, they are considered most diverse because they have lots of different tribes that speak different languages.
Now, let's a take a look at the current progressive multicultural utopia, Canada. Liberals can’t get enough of Canada. They constantly threaten to move to Canada if their favorite politician isn’t elected, for example. Justin Trudeau is worshipped by the left and even had a Rolling Stone cover lamenting the fact that he isn’t our leader. Well, get ready to have your mind blown. Canada is one of the least racially diverse countries on the planet. Canada is almost 80% white, and 20% what they call “visible minority”. Only 2% of Canadians are black for example. Toronto has a fair amount of visible minorities, but as a whole Canada is one of the whitest countries on the planet. Let’s compare to the United States. At a quick glance, America is 76% White. Doesn’t sound very diverse, does it? Oh but wait, once you do a further inspection, Hispanics are considered White. What? That’s right, Hispanics are classified as white. When you look at White Americans in the census, it includes Hispanic people. So, if you separate that out then it becomes 61% White, 16% Hispanic, 13% Black, and the rest Asian and Mixed. Those numbers are projected to shift to a nonwhite majority by 2050. So, by any racial standard, America is extremely diverse and far more so than most countries that are touted to be bastions of diversity and multiculturalism. America is the most diverse, by far, of any major country. Go look at the demographics of China, India, Canada, and Great Britain, we have them all beat in racial diversity by a mile.
Then we have the companies. Every decent size company has diversity officers and executives. As we saw at Google recently, they will enforce diversity metrics at any cost. Notably, these diversity programs at companies and universities seem to exclude and disenfranchise Asians. Asians tend to be the ones to be discriminated against due to high grades and productivity, as we saw in the Harvard admissions recently. Asian discrimination even has a name: The Asian Tax. The Asian Tax basically means Asians have to score much higher on SATs and the like to be on equal footing for admissions with others. In addition, at a company like Apple, Asians are not considered a URM or Under Represented Minority. So, for all the progressive big talk about diversity, they never seem to care about whether Asians are discriminated against in the meantime. Managers must undergo diversity training to get rid of “implicit bias”, which really only serves to shift the implicit bias from one group another, as hiring practices clearly show.
So now, we’ve eliminated some of the myths of diversity, so what is the Diversity Lie? The diversity lie is that America isn’t diverse, that we aren’t open to new cultures and races. This lie is propagated through guilt. You see, socialist progressives figured out a long time ago that class disparity doesn’t sell. The Marxist ideas of the Bourgeoisie and Proletariat or upper class vs. working class didn’t work. Some time ago, progressives figured out that oppressed vs. not oppressed does work. This is why socialists and now Democrats are constantly pulling the race card and playing identity politics. They need you to believe that we are guilty of oppression and racism to be able to drive their open borders immigration plans, so they can secure a voting block. Democrats know that poor immigrants and migrants are going to overwhelmingly vote Democrat, to get the social programs they want in place, such as healthcare and welfare. This is why they viciously fight any kind of Voter ID or immigration law. Make no mistake, they try to cloak their plans in goodwill and humanitarian guises, but there is absolutely a political plan in place to keep them in power and to have as many people as possible reliant on the state. There are numerous extremely rich countries in the Middle East that could easily handle the refugee crisis, yet for some reason, Progressives are obsessed with bringing them all into Western countries. Ask yourself why that is.
We’ve seen what’s happened in Europe. Progressive politicians bringing in migrants by the millions. Take a look at these boats bringing migrants by the thousands and look to see how many women and children there are. Virtually none. This strategy has one purpose: Shift demographics at any cost to keep them in power. In addition, they hide the results from the people. The explosion of rapes, welfare, and crime statistics in places like Sweden are very difficult to acquire because if the population knew the impact, their game would be up, so they cloak the crime statistics. This is another example of political correctness run amok. Yet again, in the wake of Barcelona, everyone is told that the solution is to just love each other more, and be more accepting. In the meantime, the police are literally arresting people for mean tweets that dare to call out the terrorists.
Here in America, we love diversity. We have no problem accepting anyone regarding race, creed, religion. What isn’t going to happen though, is unsustainable mass immigration. The left loves to compare the immigration in the 1800’s to what we have today, which is absurd. There are literally billions of people on earth that have it worse off than the average American. We cannot just bring them all here. I am all for helping out developing countries through charitable works and the like. Besides the obvious security concerns of unfettered immigration, a significant percentage of our jobs will be robotic and based on Artificial Intelligence in a few years. It is not sustainable to bring in millions of people as we will barely even be able to support our own population once robotics and AI become the new norm.
We as a country are being lied to about how diverse and accepting we are. We will no longer be guilted into accepting policies that place the world’s concerns over our own, and we will expose these lies that only serve to undermine the greatness of our country. Make no mistake, I love diversity. I’ve worked and enjoyed being around some of the most diverse teams imaginable, but this insidious lie about the country and it’s people cannot stand. These globalist politicians and progressives that want us to hate ourselves to achieve their goals of establishing a global socialist state are on notice. We are onto you, and we are not buying the hateful version of the country you are selling.
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Left Wing Violence
I live in a rural area. Previously when I went to work I would drive through my little rural town on the way to a bigger city. During the election, as I drove through my little town I saw Trump signs everywhere. People had them on their small businesses, in their yards, on their houses, basically everywhere. As I neared my place of business, I started to notice a dearth of Trump signs. In addition, it was very rare to see a Trump sticker on a car, just once in a blue moon. I also never, ever see a Make America Great Again red hat outside my little town. One might think that it’s because there are fewer Trump supporters in a bigger city, and I’m sure there’s some truth to that. There’s another reason though, that I figured out very early in the campaign, and remains true now:
Displaying any support for Trump is guaranteeing violence and vandalism.
It wasn’t long into his candidacy that the reports started rolling in. Vandalism, assault, and intimidation were starting to become regular occurrences. The only reason I knew this is because of the community online, because the mainstream media certainly weren’t covering it, except Fox once in awhile. I learned very quickly not to reveal that I harbored even the slightest hint that I wanted Trump to win, except around the closest conservative friends and family. I actually had to vet people and ask some leading questions to find out if I could actually bring up anything election related, and it usually didn’t pan out, and it still doesn’t. The left has become so oppressive that you are basically asking for trouble if you show any support for the President.
People often wonder why we don’t care about polls. The reason is that besides the fact that they considerably oversample Democrats, is that we don’t tell anyone we don’t know that we are Trump supporters. The modern polling system is overwhelming biased toward Democrats. Feel free to test this assertion, look up the modeling of polls these days. Most use at least a +12 Democrat sample, while under sampling Independents and Republicans. This is exactly why I wasn’t surprised that he won. We all knew the polls were fake, and the so-called “Hidden Trump Voter” was absolutely a real thing, because none of us talked about it for fear of violence.
The modern left, for all their high talk of “tolerance” and everyone getting along, has become extremely violent. Seeing the old man get dragged out of his car and beaten down, or the mentally ill kid being tortured, or the women getting pepper sprayed, put us in a position to not reveal that we support the President. More than violence, the left has become deranged to a point where they will literally fake hate crimes. I started hearing about this several moths ago, and just assumed it was a one off, that no one could be this deranged on a large scale. I was more wrong than I thought possible. Virtually every single hate crime you’ve seen since the election, covered breathlessly and blamed on Trump supporters, is a product of radical left wing violence. Don’t believe me? Think I’m a conspiracy theorist? Have a look at this:
Read the dozens of “hate crimes” and you see how deranged the left has gotten. Listen, I’m sure there are some real ones, and I certainly believe we should stamp them out, but we are dealing with a level of mass delusion that borders on psychosis at a level not seen before. We are seeing incidents of assaults and fake hate crimes virtually daily now. Recently we’ve seen stabbings, the Steve Scalise shooting, as well as Jeremy Christian murdering two people.
Ah Jeremy Christian. This was the white man that insulted two Muslim women, talking about “This is America” and “Get out of our country” who then murdered two people that tried to intervene. The rhetoric, before and after the murder, clearly intended to link Trump supporters with violence and hate. We found out later, though his Facebook account, that not only was he a Bernie Sanders supporter, just like James Hodgkinson, the shooter of Steve Scalise, but that he was running what’s called a “psy-op” or a psychological operation.
Don’t know what a psy-op is? Here’s the definition: military actions designed to influence the perceptions and attitudes of individuals, groups, and governments. In essence, Jeremy Christian was insane enough in his ideology to actually murder two people, and try to frame Trump supporters and right wingers. The psy-op started with him going to a Trump rally doing Nazi salutes, which resulted in Trump supporters kicking him out. He took every opportunity to get on camera and spew hate filled rhetoric. Also, despite him clearly referencing what he was doing and his Sanders supporting Facebook chat logs, the media articles have spun his actions as “murky”. They say “We really don’t know what his motivations were, he was mentally ill”, or “He’s a known White Supremacist”. What we are experiencing is mass delusion of the highest order. The media, democrats, and Clinton campaign have convinced their side that we are experiencing the second coming of Hitler, thus providing the moral imperative to do what’s necessary to stop him. You see, when you have someone convinced that “literally Hitler” is rising to power, you give the moral authority to stop him. Rachel Maddow, Bernie Sanders, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, Bill Maher, and others have referenced fascism and Hitler so many times now I’ve lost count.
In addition, Bernie Sanders, with whom a lot of these far left people affiliate, literally calls what he’s doing a “revolution”. Revolution is a term that is clear demagoguery, which is usually attributed to Trump. However, notice the difference in language. Sanders uses “revolution” as a descriptor, and Trump uses “movement” as his. Which of those terms is more likely to provoke violence? You see, when you are having a setback, as Sanders did, in your revolution, you have to double down and fight harder. Violence and a sort of guerrilla warfare become your tools. Christian and Hodgkinson both are Sanders supporters, lured in by his “revolution”, and when they didn’t get it, you see the result. For some, it’s not just enough to be violent, you have to frame the other side as well. I have yet to see Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton disavow any of the attacks their supporters perpetrate, yet Donald Trump has disavowed any done in his name.
Take this mosque attack recently. No one was injured in a bombing of a mosque. This is why some have been so slow to call this a hate crime. After seeing the huge numbers of fake psy-op hate crimes, we are reluctant to believe this one is real. There’s literally been swatstikas painted on mosques over the last few months, faked by members of the left and then caught. How deranged do you have to be to vandalize your own places to frame Trump supporters? My contention is this: Why would Trump supporters do any of this? We have zero motive, because we got what we wanted. Trump is in office. We got the Supreme Court. Anything we do is going to be blamed on him, so why would any of us do it? None of us want him to look bad, which is exactly the point of a psy-op.
During the Berkeley riots, a Trump supporter was smashed in the head with a bike lock, cracking his head wide open. It turns out, the perpetrator was a BERKELEY PROFESSOR, Eric Clanton. That’s right, progressive delusion is so deep, that even professors now are engaging in this sort of activity. In addition, the only reason we found out, was the internet community that essentially deconstructed photos and videos of the event and found him out. He’s going to trial tomorrow. He was affiliated with ANTIFA, or the “Anti Fascists”. ANTIFA is a group that regularly assaults peaceful people, and has become, in my mind, a domestic terrorist organization. They’ve learned to hide weapons, use explosives, and mask themselves to avoid capture.
Then we have the media and tech apparatus complicity. I’m going to show you how they manipulate public perception very easily. Here’s the sequence of events, repeated over and over:
1. Hate crime happens that clearly is meant to implicate Trump supporters.
2. Every news outlet runs article about it.
3. Gets 10,000+ tweets and retweets, spreading like fire.
4. A few days later, it’s found that it was a false flag, or a non Trump supporter.
5. Media may issue retraction, but retraction gets 50 retweets instead of the original’s 10,000+.
6. Google doesn’t show the retraction.
7. Left wing sites compile massive list of “hate crimes”.
8. Google is happy to show those lists.
9. Public perception is that Trump supporters are violent.
10. Rinse and repeat.
Trump supporters are routinely called fascists and Nazis. The only fascist behavior I see going on is on the left. They are quite literally willing to do anything, and one of the ANTIFA groups is actually called “By Any Means Necessary.” Fascism is an offshoot of Marxism, not any right wing ideas. To find the fascism, look to who is resorting to violence to get their ideology in place.
Look to see who believes in total state control, and enforcing it via violence.
There you will find the fascists, and it’s not on our side.
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We’ve heard the word “collusion” more times in the past few months than in probably our entire lives combined. The central idea pushed by Democrats is that Donald Trump and/or his campaign colluded with Russia to subvert our election. This is a topic that has overwhelmingly dominated media coverage since the election. Numerous media outlets have spent entire days at a time peddling this theory, with ZERO evidence. There is not one shred of evidence that Donald Trump “colluded” with Russia. I read an entire article accompanied with a massive infographic on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia in the Washington Post a month or two ago. The “connections” they attributed to Trump? The Miss Universe Pageant, and what they called “murky” relationships in business.
I want you to do a little experiment. Google the phrase “Donald Trump murky ties.” What you will find is article after article, page after page using exactly the same language. Now ask yourself, how does every single media outlet have an article using exactly the same language? Murky is not exactly a daily use type of word. Let’s take a look at the word murky. Here’s the dictionary definition:
“dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.”
“not fully explained or understood, especially with concealed dishonesty or immorality.”
“dark and dirty; not clear.”
This word is clearly meant to imply something dark and nefarious. In addition, it’s a word that is unique, not a word you hear every day so it sticks in your mind. It’s also extremely vague, allowing the reader to insert their own confirmation bias fueled attributes. If you already believe Donald Trump is a criminal of some sort, but you have no evidence for it, what would be a perfect word to use that clearly conveys dishonesty? Murky is really hard to beat for a vague, sort of nefarious sounding word. So how did virtually every single media outlet manage to come to the same EXACT same wording?
Let’s try this again. Google the phrase “Donald Trump chaos.” This one will bring even more hits. You can go back months and months, all the way through the campaign and find literally hundreds of articles, usually in the title of the article. Chaos is another vague word that conveys negative disorder.
Now for the last one, though we could keep going for some time, Google the phrase “Donald Trump dark.” Again, hundreds of articles. “Dark” is another vague word you hear in relation to Trump. What do all three of these words have in common? Murky, Chaos, and Dark. All negative. All vague. They also share one big quality: They allow the reader to insert their own visions into the word of what they already believe about Donald Trump, playing on the reader’s confirmation bias. Again, how does every media outlet come to the exact same word usage and conclusion within hours of each other, and sometimes simultaneously?
The Answer: The Real Collusion story is the Mainstream Media with the Democrats and the DNC.
During the election, thousands of pages of emails were released by Wikileaks. In these pages we found the real collusion scandal: The Media is completely owned by Democrats and the DNC. I’m actually surprised this wasn’t that big of a deal to more people. So what did they reveal?
1. Journalists outright vetting questions for Hillary through the campaign.
2. Debate questions being leaked to Hillary early, in some cases word for word.
3. Coordinated messaging using specific words, i.e. “Murky”
4. Journalists sending stories to the campaign before publishing.
5. The DNC actively suppressing negative stories.
6. The DNC colluding to assure Bernie Sanders was beaten by Hillary.
7. Dinners with dozens of “friendly” reporters.
8. Vetting questions for opposition. i.e. Asking the DNC what questions should be asked of Trump and Cruz.
For those that wonder why conservatives watch Fox, listen to talk radio, and generally hate the mainstream media, that is why. Every single talking point, on every single media outlet, is run by the Democrats. Those words like murky are not an accident. They are fed to the media by professional persuasion social psychologists such as Robert Cialdini and others. Cialdini is the author of multiple best selling books on persuasion technique and the foremost expert in the field, and has consulted with the DNC in the past. So make no mistake, even the words that are used are specifically engineered to be negative to Republicans and specifically, Donald Trump.
This is not something that is hard to find. Virtually every network, even Fox, uses pundits for analysis. If you watch the news at all, you can watch them, in real time, coordinate messages and even specific wording. If you watch Fox, there are several liberal pundits, Jessica Tarlov, Richard Fowler, Juan Williams, etc. They all use the same talking points, literally down to the word. It’s even more obvious on non-Fox channels. Watch CNN, and it’s comical how close all the pundits seem to be on messaging.
In addition, there’s an element of “presumptive negativity.” Even the way the question or topic is framed to any Republican assumes guilt or negativity, especially to Donald Trump. Any sense of editorial control or fairness is out the window for most outlets. This is why we see the Harvard statistic that CNN had 93% negative Trump coverage. Even Fox, which is derided as the conservative bubble channel, had 53% negative coverage. So in reality, the “conservative” channel was actually pretty close to fair. None of the others were below 80% negativity.
One thing I’ve come to realize over the last few years is that virtually everything the Democrats accuse the Republicans of, is probably something they do themselves. Look at the Russian/Trump collusion story. There are endless stories of legitimate, hard collusion between Hillary Clinton and foreign governments. Not murky, but definitive. Here’s a small sample:
1. 25 Million donation from Saudi Arabia.
2. Ukranian collusion for Trump opposition research.
3. The British “dossier” on Donald Trump.
4. Numerous foreign donations to Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State.
5. Uranium One deal.
That is just for starters. In addition, if you want to know how significant the media bias is, google any of the above listed items, and see how many media outlets openly defend Clinton on all of them. They don’t argue whether it was done or not, but that it’s somehow not a problem. Yet Trump, with zero hard evidence, has been smeared as in collusion with Russia for months. The irony of it all, is that I don’t believe the media outlets even believes they are biased. I think liberalism is so ingrained from the top down in these companies, that they actually believe they are being fair.
There’s even a further element to it. I believe that the media thinks that progressive liberalism is the future. Fox is always positioned by liberals as the “channel for old people.” Suggesting that, even though Fox crushes them all in ratings, the old people are going to die soon, and the Fox viewership will decline. This is why the media became abusively biased right around the time President Obama was elected. There has always been a slight liberal lean, but it became patently obvious during the Obama years. I believe that the media executives felt they needed to play a long game, believing that the Fox viewership was just old people. They were willing to take a loss in ratings currently, to secure the viewers that they believed were the future.
What they didn’t count on, was Donald Trump and new media. Trump, and his supporters, used social media to effectively bypass the major media outlets. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are where the new information war is waged. In addition, talk radio is massive. Rush, Levin, Crowder, and dozens of others can pull millions a week in listeners. No longer is the American public a slave to a propaganda media. A new war is being waged, and they aren’t in control of it. We have dozens of sources to get news and opinion, and the Fake News doesn’t have control any longer. CNN ratings are being beaten by reruns of cartoons on Nickelodeon, and online streaming shows get millions of views.
There’s also a contest of sorts to see who can be the most virulently anti-Trump channel to court the progressives that hate Trump no matter what. Anderson Cooper, Stephen Colbert, Rachel Maddow, Bill Maher, John Oliver and others are competing with one another to see who can be the King of Trump Hate. Whoever can perform the most mental gymnastics to tie Trump to virtually anything regardless of evidence will be the winner. This also serves to inundate social media and search results with hundreds of negative Trump articles. Google has been shown to manipulate search results as well. So if you Google virtually anything about Trump, it’s relentlessly negative. You often have to go pages deep into Google to find the truth of a matter.
Fortunately, despite the pervasiveness of the progressive assault and their complicity with virtually every media and tech outlet, there are plenty of ways for us to bypass them, and they can’t stand it. This is why the Trump base love his tweets so much. No media spin, just straight from his brain to your screen. We are seeing a level of transparency that’s unprecedented, and the media is in panic mode.
We hold the cards now, and they can’t stand that their propaganda campaign isn’t working.
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Steve Jobs was one of the greatest sales people of all time. His persuasion technique and ability to get people to buy into his ideas was so good, it had a name: The Reality Distortion Field. He was a man capable of convincing people they just saw the second coming of Christ, in a technology product. He was capable of making impossible deals happen, on the strength of his persuasion and will alone. As a salesperson myself in a previous life, I know some of these techniques well.
There’s another aspect to it. The Bubble. In Steve’s case, it applied to Apple. He wanted you inside that Apple Bubble. He wanted you invested in their ecosystem, services, and products. So much so that not only were you happy in the Apple Bubble, but you couldn’t imagine being out of it, and would evangelize to others about how awesome the Bubble was.
What we have now, is a Liberal Distortion Field and Bubble.
In today’s modern world we have all the technology available to make our lives easier. Not only that, but we can customize most of this technology to suit our personal interests. It is possible for me to customize all of my technology to only ever see what I like. I am perfectly able to go through the news app on my iPhone and add Fox News, Breitbart or any conservative source I like. Conversely, I can add MSNBC, CNN, and Vox if I want liberal information all day. On my television, I can only watch the news shows that reinforce my own beliefs, if I am so inclined.
So, there is most definitely a conservative, and a liberal Bubble.
There is one massive difference though: You start in the Liberal Bubble.
Let me explain. The education system is overwhelmingly Progressive liberal. Especially in Higher Education, progressive professors outnumber conservatives 10 to 1. In the 60s, liberals knew if they really wanted to propagate their ideology, they had to indoctrinate the kids. So, it became a major focus to dominate the education arena, and they pursued this dominance with a relentless fervor. They got liberal, tenured professors and took over school boards. They got into teaching fields, and took over Teacher’s unions. They altered curriculums and changed what was taught.
This is why liberals want Common Core so badly. They have to control education and what’s fed into the brains of kids. They do not want independent, strong, beautiful, free thinking individuals. They want indoctrination. They have largely succeeded. Civics, Bible class, Shop, Home Economics, Penmanship, and to a large degree Physical Education have all but been eliminated. American History has been altered to focus on our sins, not our triumphs and the millions of lives we’ve saved. Colleges now have Gender Studies degrees, and an overwhelming amount of hyper-Progressive professors. Graduate Degrees keep students in school even longer, to further solidify the ideology. Now they are even trying to normalize that little kids as young as 4 can pick their gender, and actively promote Transgenderism.
Then there’s Hollywood and the Music industry. Celebrities are overwhelmingly Liberal. Why? Because they don't have to worry about the economy, jobs, corruption, or national security any longer. That leaves them with social issues and climate change. Katy Perry has over 100 Million followers on Twitter, Lady Gaga another 70 Million, and children idolize celebrity.
So what you have now is your child going to grade school, then off to college, all the while listening to Katy Perry and her ilk cry about Climate Change. How do you think it turns out? I dare you to try to find a conservative, especially female, under the age of 24.
Then there’s another element: Technology. I already established you can create your own Bubble via technology. There is however, one massive difference in the Conservative vs. Liberal Bubble:
The Liberal Bubble is the default position.
Check your Google, Apple, and Microsoft news feeds. Overwhelmingly liberal sources. Twitter, FaceBook, and YouTube routinely censor conservative voices. CNN is on in every airport and gym in the country. The MASSIVE difference with the conservative bubble is that you have to GO OUT OF YOUR WAY to get into it.
Accordingly, is it any wonder that millennials are overwhelmingly Progressive? If conservatives truly want to keep winning, then this has to be addressed. In an upcoming post, I’ll identify some ways Conservatives can crack the liberal bubble. To a large degree, I’m not sure conservatives understand how significant this issue is. They know education is liberal and so are celebrities, but don’t understand the scope of the problem or how to combat it.
I’m here to deliver a message to Conservatives and the right:
There was a Culture War. And you lost, in devastating fashion. However, I believe we are in a new Culture War. Conservatives, powered by the new right, have finally won a lot of elections, and have a lot of people in power. There’s a new national pride and populism sweeping from the wings of Donald Trump. The left is more rabid than ever, so if conservatives want to keep winning, then they have to go on offense and attack the liberal bubble.
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Steve is the author of Forging the Iron Mind, and is the founder and CEO of Americana Prime.