Why does the Left always win? Easiest answer in the world! They fight. They shoot to kill. They hang traitors. They do not retreat unless faced with overwhelming forces. They say “The hell with the rules.”
Those with some reading will recognize that these are the same characteristics that allow any army to win. It was not in the spirit of dialog that George Patton crushed utterly his foe in the Ardennes—a practice he would have repeated with the detestable Soviets, thus preventing the Cold War, had enemies on the Left in his own government had not in turn crushed him. Compromise was not on the Left’s great General Sherman’s mind as he carved a scar through the country, which to this date has still not healed over.
Headline: Samantha Bee Condemns NBC and Jimmy Fallon’s Trump Interview. Fallon was a traitor because of the sin of parlay, of consorting with the Enemy. This stingless Bee said, “Network execs, and a lot of their audience, can ignore how very dangerous Trump is because to them, he isn’t.” Fallon, flying a flag of truce, failed to thump Trump. Fallon should have lured Trump in under the false flag and ambushed him. No rules.
Headline: Matt Lauer Fields Storm of Criticism Over Clinton-Trump Forum. Lauer, a man who (as the Blonde Bombshell puts it) is paid to drink coffee on TV, committed the same blunder as Fallon. Though Lauer was outmatched in the ring as a Wymen’s Studies Graduate would be to Mike Tyson and would have been reduced to a greasy spot on the carpet had he attacked Trump, that he failed to volunteer for this suicide mission brought the ire of his comrades. No compromise.
Peter Kreeft, the gentle Boston philosopher, man of brilliance, and solider for Tradition, was asked “about the simultaneous rise of militant Islam and the homosexual activist movement despite their opposing ideologies, Kreeft replied: ‘They’re the only two movements in Western civilization that will fight and die for their beliefs.'”
“It is an amazing paradox that they’re opposites in almost every way, and yet they’re similar in that they will still fight,” added Kreeft. “Christians are supposed to fight too, the notion of spiritual warfare, the true meaning of jihad — a war against sin rather than flesh and blood. This is central to Christianity and we’ve lost it, and therefore opposite forces are entering the vacuum.”
Instead of fighting, we surrender apologetically when pushed, and as we fade we mouth words about accompanying people on their “spiritual journey” or “My Constitution guarantees free speech.”
Jihad headline. Indiana pizza shop that won’t cater gay weddings to close. A Left foot-solider on patrol armed with a camera searched for a kill, entered Memories Pizza in Indiana and asked the owner whether they would cater a gay “wedding.” The owner said no. The Left army responded with every weapon at their command. The Mongol horde would have been jealous by strength of the onslaught. Insanely screeching banshees weren’t in it. The Battle of The Slice had its effect: the timid generals of the Right, after hinting they might resist, surrendered without honor and unconditionally.
But this isn’t a history of the Culture Wars, and in any case examples are easily brought to mind, especially if you’re on a college campus. Why do we lose? “Because,” says Kreeft, “we became sheep.”
We said, “Abuse us. We’re polite. We’ll smile at you. We are tolerant of everything.” When people are that way, someone who has principles, bad or good, enters. We so worship equality that we are afraid to be different, to be distinctive, to have a distinctive message. And equality is a good defensive weapon, but it has no offense in it. We need equal rights to protect ourselves, but we need something much deeper than equality: We need distinctiveness, we need identity. And if we abandon that, others will come in and take over.
Trump fights. His supporters, many still wearing masks, fight. You might not like the tactics or even the goals of the Alt-right, but, really, after so many decades of systematic withdrawal by the Normie-right—nay, a route, a retreat littered with position papers and think tank budget forecasts—what authority remains to complain?
The most gratifying thing about the rise of Trump and his army is the look of shock horror on the face of his Left enemies as they realize their nose has just been bloodied. Our prayer is that the generals of Right take notice (the Field Marshals of Tradition never forgot) that fighting works.