The End of the Long March

The End of the Long March. By Horatius.

There are only two institutions left for the left to conquer — institutions filled with backward, white supremacist, irredeemable troglodytes … I’m talking about the military and the police.

The army and the police have not capitulated to Wokeism — yet.

But these are the toughest institutions for the left to crack. Personnel is policy, so the left will get rid of the current personnel:

They can make their individual lives such a walking hell that they would be insane to stay on the force. Police have been spit on, attacked from behind, and run over. They’ve been assaulted by mobs, faced racial slurs, and been hit with bricks, rocks, full metal cans, frozen water bottles, and Molotov cocktails.

In cities across America, the police are leaving or retiring in droves. … For many officers, you can’t pay them enough to endure again what they went through last year. …

In the military, it took segregated critical race theory training and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley’s proud announcement of his desire to understand “white rage” for the American people to finally wake up to the fact that their most trusted institution has been infiltrated at the top with wokeism.

But we shouldn’t be surprised. Anti-white, anti-heterosexual, anti-Christian military training allegedly began under the Obama administration. …

So when the Biden administration allegedly plans to force Covid vaccines on the Army — despite active duty service members having a better than a 99.987% survival rate after contracting disease — it doesn’t really seem like this decision is rooted in concern for public health or improving the strength of our armed forces at all. It’s a purge.

Everyone knows that Republicans are more skeptical of the vaccine than Democrats. Perhaps right wingers and other nonconformists would rather leave the military than be forced to take the vaccine. …

Though by all accounts the woke control the military leadership, they recognize that, just as with the police, it’s a lot easier to get people to leave than to fire or convert them. The average soldier has to be wondering how much more he can take. Unisex changing rooms and showers in the name of gender inclusivity? Dishonorable discharge for failing to use someone’s preferred pronouns? Monthly white rage guilt sessions?

After all of this, what does that young Jacksonian man get in return? Often enough only the opportunity to get shot at in a forever war in a Middle East desert your fellow citizens have largely forgotten about, representing a nation ruled by elites who detest American history, reject the flag, and will be embarrassed by you and everything you believe in the very moment you take off your uniform. …

The right keeps losing because the left control the institutions:

Our wins are inevitably ephemeral, our losses sustained, and each year brings new “progress” unthinkable the year before. The road to social credit scores, gun confiscations, pogroms, and pederasty is feeling awfully short indeed.

Perhaps this is because the right is operationally outflanked before any battle has actually begun. One of our primary errors is conceptual. Time and time and time again, we try to win on the issues. If only another study, historical correction, constitutional appeal, or Ben Shapiro carpet bomb of facts could win the debate and chart a path toward our restoration!

Imagine we do “win on the issues.” We get the Department of Defense to stop diversity training or state legislatures in half the states representing a third of the population to ban Critical Race Theory. Does that matter, if the teachers are still spewing racism under a different title? If uniformed officers still think America is systemically racist and that homegrown white supremacy is a bigger threat than Chinese hegemony? If the entire textbook, curriculum formation industry, and education bureaucracy are staffed by leftwing ideologues?

So we’ve broken up Big Tech or reformed Section 230. Does it matter, if every graduate with a tech degree believes all conservatives are white nationalists? That manipulating users on their platforms to conform to their divisive philosophy is not only just but necessary? Five Googles would be run and staffed by five groups of people who think and act like the old-fashioned unitary Google we know and serve today.

So do something different!

Something more radical is needed. What matters most is not who shapes policy, but what shapes people. If we’ve learned anything this past half decade, it’s that issues — and policies that focus on the issues — matter less than institutions because institutions make people who they are. And it is people that determine what is possible. …

So the question is, what makes paratroopers, and what produces pajama boys? Where do rabid looting mobs come from, and how can we make well-adjusted, happy men and women again? …

Ideas have consequences, we are constantly reminded. But power has consequences too. And institutions have the power to shape humanity. …

The situation is dire for individual liberty:

The left purposefully set out to dominate the culture, and now they own nearly every institution in America, control all levers of government, and exercise outsized impact even when they aren’t in complete control. They set the debate, manage the information flow, censor online speech, and shape our society with every pop music video posted online and pride-themed display at the local PetSmart. …

It’s long past time we forget griping about process and trying to “win on the issues” while ceding the public square and everyone in it to the wolves. Live and let live was dead the moment the left just wouldn’t let us live in peace. …

Suggestions:

Our daily actions must be driven by the question: Will this empower people and institutions who hate me and want to destroy my way of life? Our responses individually and collectively should range from small to drastic, because we’re running out of time.

So move out of California. Buy more guns and learn how to use them. Cancel Netflix. Fire the generals. Defund the universities. Stop buying Coke and turn off the NFL. Say something true like “pregnant women” and “all lives matter.” Don’t waste your time sighing about the news and forget ineffective Facebook posting about leftwing hypocrisy.

Demand that our leaders use every power at their disposal to retake or take down institutions, not just tinker with the tax code or. Refuse to attend workplace diversity training — or better yet go find a job that won’t make you do it in the first place.

Don’t let your school teach sex-ed to third graders. Stop hiring Ivy league grads. Raise strong, faithful, courageous, and intelligent kids. Stay married — and go to church. …

It’s time we retake the institutions and corporations that shape our lives or if we can’t, do everything we can to found, find, and patronize an alternative. Even if it’s not as prestigious. Even if it costs more. Even if it doesn’t have two-day delivery.