Yes and we can’t win by playing his game and engaging him.
I’ve come to realize that conservatives could never form a cohesive resistance. Too many self declared generals demanding respect for themselves while holding an antagonistic attitude toward those in positions of authority now.
“Ive come to realize that conservatives could never form a cohesive resistance. Too many self declared generals demanding respect for themselves while holding an antagonistic attitude toward those in positions of authority now.”
Well said, but can you say more about this?
I ask, because I’ve come here to FR off and on since the Clinton years - mostly for the summary of the news, and partly for some of the humor, but certainly not for any sense of community or united purpose.
The level and frequency of rigid, self-righteous nastiness expressed here between members is really quite amazing - especially as things begin to unwind in the country. There is very little unity of purpose or proposed methods in these dark times, and few even remotely friendly discussions.
The place seems largely populated by temperamental lone wolves and a number of little cliques, mostly, although at times large gangs of bullies will also coalesce to enforce the prevailing, approved viewpoints. This seems not to bode well for the likes of us forming a “cohesive resistance” when the time comes. There are almost none here I would want to lead me when the time comes, and only a handful I’d want by my side.
Maybe it is also like this on Leftist sites online, and maybe on other Conservative sites as well - but that’s not been my impression. That the inability to unite for a common cause may simply be peculiar to this site, and the fact that my Conservative friends and neighbors in real life seem to be better able to do so, seems encouraging to me. Perhaps what happens here is merely a skewed sampling error, born of the “self-declared generals” and other sorts attracted to this particular site. I hope so.
I’d appreciate your further thoughts. The time will certainly come soon when we shall all need to hang together, so not to all hang separately.