Wednesday, June 2, 2010



A German arrives in New York City as a new immigrant to the United States. He comes out of the Immigration Court and stops the first person he sees to say: "Thank you Mr. American for letting me into this country, giving me housing, food stamps, free medical care, and a free education!" The passerby says, "You are mistaken, I am Colombian." The man goes on and encounters another passerby. He says: "Thank you for having such a beautiful country here in America." The person says, "I not American, I Albanian." The new arrival walks farther, and the next person he sees he stops, shakes his hand, and says, "Thank you for wonderful America!" That person puts up his hand and says, "I am from Saudi Arabia, I am not American." He finally sees a nice lady and asks, "Are you an American?" She says, "No, I am from Mexico." Puzzled, he asks her, "Where are all the Americans?" The Mexican lady checks her watch and says, "Probably at work."

When we do not know our Conservative values and beliefs, when we cannot articulate our Conservative beliefs and values, and how it can help make and keep America strong, Conservatism loses at the polls. Why? Because the average American, like in the joke above, is busy working and living and trying to get ahead in life while the Democrat voter is busy living off of the largesse of others and falling prey to liberal slogans, bumperstickerisms, and fancy speeches delivered via the teleprompter.

What has happened since the 30's is that liberalism gained control over the thinking of America. It was drones in the NY Obama Times like Walter Duranty, who poo-poo'd the murdering Stalin regime. It was morons like Wally Kronkite who turned America against Vietnam and lied to the American people in the best traditions of Herr Goebbels. Americans trusted the mouthpieces like Couric, Oprag, Dan Blather, and Peter Jennings but they turned out, as we have found out, to be liars and scumbags. Who can forget the Bush memos from Dan Blather who were outed by a Conservative blogger who has served in the military in the 70's and knew that Times New Roman was never on an OCR ball! haha. Stupid liberals.

Thus, when we as conservatives do not know our own belief system, because Conservatism IS a belief system whereas Liberalism is an ideology and a failed one at that, we will never make any progress in our attacks on liberalism and its absurd and moronic tenets. The vast majority of Americans are right of center and would and will eagerly give support to conservative ideas and policies, i.e., the death penalty, illegal immigration, and government spending, etc, but we need to attack liberalism on all fronts and consistently challenge them openly in intellectual combat. You see, when we discuss limited government for example, liberals cannot match that and therefore, must lie about their ideology and seek to discredit our value of limited government. They do that by telling Americans that he government can do more and more for them, smoothing all of the bumps in the road, from the cradle to the grave, but omit the cost or worse, lie about it. We cannot exist in the intellectual vacuum that liberalism swims in and Conservatives need to hammer on that theme over and over and over.

That is the problem. Now, how can Conservatives go on the attack and effectively challenge liberalism? The first step is to learn or relearn our Conservative principles. One of the best books on the subject is Kirk's, "The Conservative Mind." If you have not read this book, you're half-stepping in the war on liberalism. We have to have a coherent and comprehensive understanding of our belief system to fight liberalism, which is nothing but a failed set of ideas. Then, we can work on what the Gunny calls, "planting the seed of doubt" in the brains of liberals. Rest assured, converting liberals takes time as they are well satisfied to be blissfully ignorant of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and to allow the government to think for them. Our mission statement must include how Conservatism can enrich their lives and make them free of the slavery that liberalism foists on the minds and lives of Americans.

Next, we have to construct a solid conservative worldview that outlines conservative principles and allows conservatives to speak about, defend, and ultimately advances our agenda of a return of America to a Constitutional Republic. Ronaldus Magnum stated that our principles of conservatism must be outlined so well as to be "bold colors, not pale pastels." Sun Tzu gave us our first step in winning this war and it is knowing ourselves AND our enemy as to be victorious in 100 battles. We must be able to clearly draw the line between conservatism and liberalism. We must be then be able to articulate our principles in order to sway those "moderates" who are not lost to the nuttery of liberalism. Our ideas are proven to work whereas liberalism has failed, like socialism, miserably, wherever it has been tried. In this war of ideas, the left is pushing a set of lies and when we can argue effectively, pointing out where liberalism has failed us and the nation, we will win over and over.

Perhaps the most important point for us is to understand how conservative ideas will help make a more effective American nation and a stronger society.

Let us ask ourselves what exactly is conservatism? Conservatism is mainly a view of the proper way on how society should function. It is true that we Conservatives are concerned with individual behavior such as criminals, abortion, gay marriage, patriotism, etc, but most importantly, Conservatism is focused on how American society should be ordered. First and foremost is that our laws, customs, traditions, and practices should support freedom and while they can change, change should come slowly and be implemented only after it proves to benefit society as a whole, not the "protected classes" like the 1%ers, i.e., gays. A prime example here is getting rid of DADT overnight because it must be done for political gain!

Conservatism must be articulated in part, as opposed to the love of big government (liberalism) while embracing the individual the right to be as free as humanly possible. That means, free to enjoy the fruits of his/her labor without government taking 75%+ of what is gained. Free to decide for oneself whether or not they require healthcare and to pay or not pay as they see fit. Free to speak out against the excesses of government without Obama attacking them from the Office of the Presidency. Free to keep and bear arms and to protect hearth and home against the scum of society. Free to succeed OR FAIL, through their own efforts or lack thereof.

Conservatism sees freedom as the citizens being a part of something larger than themselves, i.e., family, the military, their religion, and ultimately, this nation. We the citizens contributing to our society from every facet of life, from marrying, to having children, to serving in the military, to voting, to serving on a jury, etc. Conservatism puts it's emphasis on society being comprised by individual Americans not the groupthink/groupdo, monkey-see, monkey-do as liberalism does.  Conservatism must be organized to effectively promulgate the intellectual side of Conservatism and then being able to implement our conservative principles and personnel in order to attack liberalism on all fronts. As General Grant did, we must point our battalions of Conservatives at the enemy and move forward to contact. We had better realize, and realize damn soon, that we are locked in a war of ideas, for the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. We cannot win, unless we're trained in Conservatism, trained in how to combat liberals and liberalism, organized into battalions, and then led into battle by able Generals, not flaccid RINO like McShamnesty, Grahamnesty, etc.

So what do we do? One, we need solid Conservative leadership with proven abilities, not invented ones and then we need to throw our support behind such Conservatives. Next, we should never try to be popular. Let the liberals with their "bread and circuses"m mentality take that route. Our method should be to show how Conservatism works for us and to TOE THAT LINE. Our leaders need to walk the walk and talk the talk. By being living examples of Conservatism, living free, enjoying life, prospering, being charitable to others, loving America, serving in the military, etc, we set the example and then force the liberals to compete with us on that level. By putting them into what we call an "OODA Loop", we force them to react to our actions and their failed ideology cannot provide the proven results that Conservatism can. Thus, they cannot win in that arena. Then, we Conservatives must concern ourselves with training the next generation of leaders in proper Conservative thought and action. We will never convert the rabid liberal moonbat but rather, we must focus with laser-like ability, our efforts to influence those fence-sitters to our cause.

Also, we need to promulgate our ideals, perhaps on a cable Conservative channel, that promotes the greatness of America, the exceptionalism of the American people, and attacks liberalism, much as William F Buckley did on "The Firing Line." There are over 30 YEARS of WFB kicking liberals in the ass and on a Conservative channel, they could be rerun for the education of today's Conservative Warrior. WFB destroyed liberalism, it's acolytes, and he did it awesomely. And since the Liberals have the colleges and universities, it is time that we Conservatives threw our weight behind Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and Hillsdale College, that trains Conservative minds in order to retake the bastions of liberalism, especially after this group of radical Class if 1968 grads takes their well-deserved eternal dirt naps, sooner rather than later.

In closing, our mission is outlined as nothing less than the retaking of America and the hearts and minds of John Q. Public and to get them to FINALLY compare the failed ideology of liberalism with the individual freedom and prosperity that conservatism extends. We now realize that liberalism cannot and could never be defended with facts and logic and therein lies our avenue of approach. Destroy them with facts and logic and let our potential allies in the middle hear the good and fresh ideas of conservative action and how Conservatism works to make society strong and honorable, and embrace the conservative and religious ideals of the Founding Fathers. As we train future leaders who will take the fight for conservative ideals into the institutions of society, we can work to rid this nation of the corruption that is liberalism. As we prosper, as we show the way, the adherents of a liberal society will fail and collapse simply because the American public  withdraws their support over time.

Liberals/Progressives have been attacking America and Americans for 100 years, so this is a fight over the long haul. As they overtook American institutions and colleges and universities, we can do the same in a reverse process. Turnabout is fair play.


  1. Conservatives need to stop apologizing in the media for being conservative and stand on their conservative values proudly.
    Too many let the libs intimidate them into backing down.
    Too many politicians who call themselves conservative are not. eg. McLame, Grahamnesty, and on and on and on.

  2. beachmom,

    whenever I hear of a conservative apologizin for something, I think of Sen Allen and the BS "macaca" incident. THAT should be a required lesson learned reading for Conservatives.

  3. Good Post Gunny,
    Being well versed in History should be a top priority for Conservatives. When you know your history you can defeat any Liberal talking point with very little effort. Fortune favors the prepared.

    "The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry." William F Buckley Jr

  4. I do believe Americans are beginning to wake up. I may be looking through rose colored glasses, but I see so many responding to the truth, that I didn't see before. I just hope it continues. We must see that our young people are educated on the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
    Onward conservatives!!
    Keep it up Gunny!!

  5. rikdergis,

    I could not agree more. When you're grounded in history, real history, not the revised liberal crap, you cannot be lied to.

  6. Your last paragraph is probably the most important one, for it points to a root cause and the necessary cure, the proper education of our youth.

    All around, well said!

  7. Nanna,

    Like a battering ram, I'll keep it up. Count on it. But as I have always said, "one team, one fight," and we ALL need to be involved, educate ourselves, and pin these libvermin to an ant hill.

  8. theinterfaceofdataandlife,

    Thanks for the kudos. If we begin to look at it as a war for the hearts and minds of Americans, we'll see our way clear to victory because believe me, the LIBS look at it as a war.

  9. 2 things;

    1)put GOD back in schools, courthouses, all govt buildings and public events, while getting rid of aa and moHAMed the pork lover.

    2) make punishment swift and direct as told by GOD. If you rape my wife, daughter or mother, I kill you as soon as I lay eyes on you Period.

  10. R E,

    I could not agree more. I was appalled to see the SEIU and ACORN thugs on that banker's private property, terrorizing his kid inside. I would have come out shooting 000 buck for their violent trespass.

  11. Pretty good essay. I second The Interface's sentiments. ANY conservative apologizing for being that NEEDS to have their ass kicked up between their shoulder blades.

  12. Interesting post. As a moderate with some liberal and some conservative ideals, I must respectfully disagree. If you work to eradicate all but conservative ideas, you are marginalizing an entire group of people. This is why I cannot align myself with either wingtip. Extremism is a path to tyranny. Let me put it another way: this country has LONG had people with conflicting ideas living here lawfully and respecting each other. The American Eagle needs both wings to soar. If you cut off the left wing, the eagle will spiral into the ground. And that's the problem with many conservatives today. They want to do just that. It's also why many moderates like myself are tending to shy away from the conservative movement until it calms down the rhetoric and works to move a little more toward the center. And no, I will not choose an identity. I will remain anonymous because I fear some of you, yes. And don't for a minute think I have not posted something similar on extreme liberal blogs.

  13. Anon,
    Interesting post .
    I wonder what responses you got on the lib blogs.
    While I understand your viewpoint, the reason conservatives have gotten so angry was from being marginalized, attacked, and considered little more than "trailer trash" as one far left poster calling them.

  14. Anon-
    Honestly? You fear those of us who seek to protect the very things that made us great to begin with?

    Do you believe that the US Constitution is the law of the land?

    Why do you think we are not being respectful of some of the ideologies that are taking us down the road to serfdom?

    You see, liberal minded people choose to ignore reality in the way that if they themselves are not going down, well surely it cannot happen. Therein lies the rub.

    Believe everything the Pied Piper, or if you prefer, COWboy in chief (citizen of the world) tells you and one would think that all is well.

    But pay attention and thus realize that hyperinflation is coming. Those of us who are keenly aware are going to take hits from the citizens who swore it was going to be all hopey-changey.

    They are the ones you should be afraid of because they are living in the moment and the future does not matter to them. Fear them, because I promise you, such people will not think twice to steal from you your possesions,food, or money.

  15. It's me again. Thank you for keeping it civil and not immediately attacking me because I don't espouse the extremist mantra. To respond, I've gotten mostly courteous responses on liberal blogs. I've gotten a mix of courtesy and personal attacks on conservative blogs, with the attacks primarily labeling me a liberal because I don't tow the extreme conservative line. Those are the people who give you guys a bad name. It's doing your movement a wealth of harm.

  16. anon,
    why is it multiple persons report being removed because of conervsatives when posting on lib blogsAnd I know there are differing levels just like conservative.

    Again, I think some of the stronger responses from conservatives are from a built up anger at
    being ignored for a long, Witness the Tea Party movement. Whether you agree or not, they grew out of a felling of alienation from their government.

  17. because of conervsatives

    should be

    because of being conservatives

  18. Anon,

    Well put and a nice discussion point. Yes, I am a hardcore Conservative but moreover, I am a hardcore nationalis AMERICAN! All I want is a return to the Constitutional Republic that we used to be. For Congress and the Senate to follow the rules laid out for them. The only problem I have with liberals is that every time they think, they weaken America.

  19. Nee,

    Well said! The COW boy term was a classic.

    And yes, rest assured that liberals will steal everything we own, in time.

  20. Anon,

    I disagree. You sound like David Brooks or RINO Powell in regards to the Conservative movement. we've played patsy for the Left for decades and got nothing for it. Now it's time to play a little hardball. The bipartisanship has ALWAYS had to come from us, i.e., McLame, Grahmanesty, etc, and never from the Left.

  21. Finding a Conservative Leader
    Therein lies the rub.
    We voted for Bush XLIII because he said he was a, "Compassionate Conservative" and believed him to be a conservative.
    But then he refused to enforce the law on illegal aliens with the excuse, "..they're just decent, honest people who come here for jobs no American will do." Which was a slam at all hard working Americans but I get off course.
    My question is:
    How do we determine a VIABLE conservative leader?

    We do not need another "Compassionate" conservative.

  22. "...Jobs no American will do..."

    After High School I cleaned toilets, changed tires and installed seat covers at the Western Auto. I mowed grass at the Pike Drive In theater and I did whatever else paid a buck or two until the US Navy beckoned.

    Just what the &$%^^&****( kind of a job is there that an American won't do?

  23. It's me again. Thank you Gunny for keeping it civil (with me.) Though I note with sadness that you could not resist labeling me. A constitutional republic, yes, I completely agree. You say you did not get anything for being bipartisan. What SPECIFICALLY did you not get that you desire? And what do you mean by hardball?