“Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;” Psalm 144:1
Our way of life is under attack and if we don’t fight back, we are going to lose our country. That can be a bitter reality to accept. Life is tough enough without having to worry about politics. It is why so many people ignore the news and rarely vote. They just don’t want to bother with it after dealing with the rest of life. But as Pericles once said, “Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.” It is time for all of us to care and time we fight back before the bullying leftists hordes can consume this nation.
Over that last week, we have seen example after example of the Left’s determination to destroy their opposition. David Hogg, the Parkland student who heard some gunfire and is now on every news network 24 hours a day, has apparently had a hard time getting accepted to colleges. Fox News host Laura Ingraham took to Twitter and chided him about it. Hogg promptly responded by chiding her back.
Just kidding. He mobilized his army of Leftist scumbags to go after her advertisers. Because who among us isn’t filled with the desire to rip apart someone’s life when they make a joke at our expense? Ingraham apologized and Hogg, who has never seen a high ground he wants to stand on, rejected the apology. And corporate America bent the knee to liberal savagery. Nestle US, Expedia, Hulu, Nutrish, TripAdvisor, Wayfair, and Johnson & Johnson have all announced they’re pulling advertising from her show.
Kevin Williamson was just fired from The Atlantic. Why? Because he dared say something the Leftist Mob disagreed with. So they came for him. And today, they got it. They didn’t just publish rebuttals. They didn’t demand debates on the issue. They attacked his employer with fury and cost a man his job.
This is dangerous game and it is one the Left hasn’t thought through. Granted, we can only expect so much forward thinking from the political party that aborts its next generation of voters. But I digress. This is country is not a liberal country. They have the Democrats, Media, Hollywood, Education, and now corporations, but they do not have the numbers on their side. The Left has advanced their agenda steadily for years because they are wholly committed to their cause and conservatives “just want to be left alone”. When they start destroying careers and ripping up people’s lives, they risk awakening a bear on the Right they’re simply not going to be able to withstand. In short, there is only so much of this abuse normal Americans will take. And the Left is flirting with that line.
We conservatives should never delude ourselves into thinking there is some common ground with the Left. We tend to cling to this this fantasy partly because nobody wants to fight all the time and partly out of weakness and cowardice. It just FEELS right to say can still come together. It feels safe and patriotic. But it is simply not true. We didn’t decide that. The Left decided that and sadly, they have a say in the matter.
This is not the 1930s. These are not your grandfather’s Democrats. The radicals are now running the show over there. They are committed, they are funded, and have nothing else that occupies their time. That has always been a huge advantage the radical Leftists have over conservatives. Conservatives would rather focus on family, work, and worship. Liberals don’t work, don’t believe in family, and only worship government.
So what’s a good patriotic conservative to do? Use the best weapon you have against them and fight back with your dollar. Not some massive boycott which rarely works. We don’t have to take to the streets to break things and disrupt the community. But using your buying power is an excellent way to fight back against the forces aligned against you without occupying and extra second of your time and energy. I will not purchase my sporting goods from Dick’s. I will continue to join the rest of America in not reading The Atlantic. I deleted my Expedia app off my phone this morning. If we’re going to play this game for keeps and go after people’s livelihoods, then let us play the game. We didn’t ask for this and should feel no guilt about it. In any conflict, the one who plays with fewer rules will decide the rules. The Left chose this path. Let us finish it.