“Democracy”, the “free market”, and "freedom of speech” are all just empty words used to give false hope to the common man.— Marko Manko (@Marko_Manko) November 24, 2021
You have none of these things and all pretenses are dropped as soon as the j?wish elite feel slightly uncomfortable.
I’m actually not an authoritarian.
I suppose you could say that I have some very conservative or authoritarian attitudes on a few issues like race and sexuality. Generally speaking though, I don’t care that other people have their own opinions. I have always enjoyed debate. I don’t have any impulse to dominate other people.
Back in 2017, it wasn’t our side that was championing authoritarianism. The raucous Alt-Right was championing liberal norms like free speech and civil liberties. We were teaming up with the ACLU in federal court. In fact, we weren’t doing anything unusual or out of the ordinary. The entire Right from Ben Shapiro and Charlie Kirk through MILO through Richard Spencer was championing the First Amendment and organizing events on college campuses to “trigger the libs” and snowflakes.
The whole point of going into these progressive safe spaces was to assert our constitutional rights and draw attention to how insane and intolerant the other side has become. Antifa would predictably show up at rightwing events on campus – Ann Coulter, MILO, Ben Shapiro, Charles Murray, the speaker doesn’t matter – and engage in physical violence to suppress words which they define as violence. The other side ardently believes in violence and censorship to suppress their opposition. The mainstream Left and the Democratic Party eventually came to accept these tactics as legitimate. What is so wrong with “punching Nazis”? What is so wrong with censoring Nazis? How is that a slippery slope?
The conversation on the Right has been entirely about protecting civil liberties and defending free speech and protecting individual liberty whether it is gun rights or resistance to vaccine mandates. It has now turned to fretting over the demise of liberal norms like due process. While the other side openly embraces violence, doxing, censorship and state repression to save “our democracy,” it remarkable how little discussion there is about on the Right about using state power to suppress our opposition. Donald Trump used to say he was going to lock up Hillary Clinton as an applause line at his rallies, but he dropped it after becoming president. He showed mercy to those people who have been trying to destroy him ever since.
If that is the way it going to be though, maybe this should change?
- Violence has been repeatedly used against us
- Censorship has been systematically used against us
- State repression is being used against us by the Biden administration
- Vaccine mandates are being used to drive people into unemployment
- The “January 6th commission” is a 24/7 communist show trial
Why should we continue to believe in or conserve liberal norms?
Seriously, I would like to know why these people shouldn’t be censored? Why shouldn’t they be hounded into unemployment? Why shouldn’t they be rounded up and incarcerated on the basis of their politics? Why shouldn’t they be sued into oblivion? Why shouldn’t progressives be purged from universities? Why shouldn’t they be hauled before Congress and put on trial? Why shouldn’t Joe Biden be impeached? Why does our side show so much restraint and continue to believe in one sided liberal norms?
Once again, everything that we are accused of doing and actually have not done and have not even really considered advocated for yet are things these people have been doing to us for years. I could sleep like a baby at night knowing that leftwing professors have been purged from universities on the basis of their ideology because they have already done this to us. These people have already weaponized the FBI against us. They have already censored books. They engage in mob violence and terrorism against us. They even order the police to stand down and not protect us and glorify mob violence.
Is rightwing conservative liberalism sufficient to fight off leftwing authoritarianism? Judging by the way things are trending in this country, I don’t think it is anymore. The fact that these people are still foaming at the mouth like a pack of rabid dogs and thirsting for the blood of Kyle Rittenhouse and the entire ordeal he went through shows you how much they care about liberal norms.
How do you respond to people who spill so many tears about “racism” and “authoritarianism” who have embraced anti-white racism, mob violence, censorship, lockdowns, vaccine mandates, red flag laws, communist show trials, weaponizing the “intelligence community,” impeaching the president, doxing, ritual shaming, hounding people into unemployment, racial discrimination and so forth?