There are radicals who would like to stamp out Christian liberty. But the Valyrian steel that stops the cultural white walker is pluralism buttressed by classical liberalism, not Christian statism. (Analogy makes sense in the piece): https://t.co/QECVdwBepZ— David French (@DavidAFrench) May 30, 2019
Fields: L— Jake (@s_decatur) November 25, 2021
Conservatives: "Yeah, we're winning!"
Anyway, I think now that this stuff is behind me (to the extent that it will ever be) its time to move on to other projects.— Jason Kessler (@TheMadDimension) November 24, 2021
We still need a White civil rights org that can do charitable work around the country and perhaps embed itself in Washington DC like other advocacy groups
I know it is Thanksgiving.
I know I should be doing other things.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. My wife is currently preparing our meal.
I’ve got to get this off my chest though. This is a terrible idea. It is the same kind of thinking that roped activists from all over the country into the disaster in Charlottesville in the first place. Everyone went there and walked into that trap for the sake of Jason Kessler’s abstract civil liberties. In theory, he has the same civil liberties and constitutional rights like any other American citizen, but in practice they have been completely nullified by the anti-White political climate inside Charlottesville.
The underlying issue in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and all of these other places is the demise of liberal norms. Progressives are in the demographic majority in these places. These people have rejected liberal norms. They DO NOT protect the rights of the minority. They see everything through the prism of race, sex and ideology and treat people as victims or villains accordingly. We’ve repeatedly seen the system is only as good in practice as the people who occupy its institutions who have overwhelmingly shown themselves to be cowards who fold under pressure.
In different progressive enclaves, the views of the local majority manifests in different ways. In Charlottesville, police officers watch Antifa assault people and do nothing to stop it. In Portland, police officers sit in their cars and watch Antifa destroy downtown businesses because there is nothing they can do to stop it. In Seattle, the police are no longer able to disperse violent Antifa mobs. In San Francisco, looting has been legalized. In Berkeley, violent Antifa mobs have a tradition of intimidating rightwing speakers on campus. In some places like Milwaukee or Philadelphia, violent criminals are released into the streets due to bail reform. In Chicago, even murderers are released into the streets. Everywhere violent leftwing mobs have been given tacit permission to topple monuments that they dislike.
This is how these people prefer to live in their little blue islands. There isn’t much that can be done about it. They celebrate criminals who prey on the innocent. It is what they believe. They should be allowed to live in their upside down world. Starting a White civil rights organization to restore liberal norms in places which have been taken over by woke progressives isn’t going to work. According to their ideology, White men with nationalist views have no rights which they are required to respect. These people DO NOT believe in free speech, pluralism, due process, tolerance or any liberal norms except for people on their side. They believe in using violence, censorship and state repression against people who are on the Right.
Joe Biden only won 16.7% of counties in the 2020 election. Trump won 2,497 counties or 83.3% of counties. Activists should be working to persuade the people who live in the 83.3% of counties that Trump won to embrace authoritarianism and reject liberal norms. This is particularly true of White people who live in rural areas and small towns. Why should they continue to conserve liberalism and feel bound by liberal norms that the other side has rejected? Why should their rights be respected in places we control? When the ACLU and New York Times have rejected liberalism, why should you continue to believe in it?
Supposedly, the Right has embraced “authoritarianism,” but no one is really explicitly making this argument. Quite the opposite. Even after everything that has happened in the last five years, the dominant idea on the Right is still that we ought to be conserving yesterday’s liberal order and wallowing in victimhood and “owning the libs” by showing how intolerant they are and chuckling about it. It is whining about cancel culture and censorship and lamenting the spread of illiberalism within and across institutions and doing nothing about it. It is defending concepts that have been discarded by the Left. It is holding free speech rallies while Antifa hit you in the face with a brick and get away with it.
There is something we can do about it though. We’ve been much more successful in crafting narratives and reshaping and leading public opinion within our much larger swath of the electorate. We’re not going to preserve White civil rights in places like Charlottesville or San Francisco or Berkeley. We can persuade our own side that liberal norms have been discredited and have become one sided and serve only the interests of the Left and therefore ought not to be defended or preserved in places we control. Liberal norms protect leftists in Red America, but not conservatives in Blue America.
This isn’t a personal shot at Jason Kessler. I don’t believe for a second what happened in Charlottesville is unique to that city. If it wasn’t in Charlottesville, we would have eventually encountered the same problem somewhere else, as liberal norms have crumbled in all spaces controlled by progressives. Everything we have seen in Charlottesville and all of these other places should give us no confidence in the value or longevity of liberal norms. The other side is becoming more explicitly anti-White, illiberal and authoritarian. They drive people into unemployment with vaccine mandates. They wield wokeness as a sword to stifle and ruin careers. They openly try to purge us from the military and jail innocent people.
Why don’t we respond to these people with the same malevolence? Why do we default to this live and let live attitude? Why do we champion their rights and liberties? Even if you are content to leave them alone to live their miserable lives in their urban cesspools, they will not leave you alone. There are no limits to their willingness to using every lever of the government or raw corporate power to destroy you. They will find some way to antagonize you like unleashing the DOJ and FBI on parents or the local police or strong arming your employer to fire you. They’re probably spending their National Day of Mourning figuring out new ways to punish you for being a cishet White male oppressor of BIPOC people.
Chances are you don’t live in a city that is dominated by progressive activists. You should be thankful for that. You should also have no inhibitions and a clear conscience in doing everything humanely possible to ensure that it stays that way. You shouldn’t concern yourself with things like fairness. You shouldn’t be restrained by discredited liberal norms. Don’t be fair to them. Take your own side in a fight.