Skip to comments.With Reparations Heating Up. . .
Posted on 09/05/2001 11:17:12 AM PDT by rdb3
With the reparations issue beginning to get more and more media attention, I renew my call for Republican congressmen to drag out their white Democrat counterparts and ask them specifically where they stand on the issue of reparations. Politically speaking, it makes no sense to let the Left float trial balloon after trial ballon before they forcefully try to put reparation measures on the floor for debate. The Right must learn to cut the legs out from under the Left right now concerning this issue. With the economy slowing down and personal financial belts tightening, Americans, who are already loathe to the issue of reparations, would definitely be against anyone who remotely appears to give reparations serious thought. This fact should be out right now. Again, the simple question of Where do you stand on reparations? must be asked of white Democrat congressmen. If we don't get out ahead of this, it will come back to haunt us all. Political war is fought with political weapons.
Politically speaking, it makes no sense to let the Left float trial balloon after trial ballon before they forcefully try to put reparation measures on the floor for debate. The Right must learn to cut the legs out from under the Left right now concerning this issue.
With the economy slowing down and personal financial belts tightening, Americans, who are already loathe to the issue of reparations, would definitely be against anyone who remotely appears to give reparations serious thought.
This fact should be out right now.
Again, the simple question of Where do you stand on reparations? must be asked of white Democrat congressmen.
If we don't get out ahead of this, it will come back to haunt us all.
Political war is fought with political weapons.
The Senate would be inappropriate in Democrat control. The House on the other hand. . .
This is a brilliant tactic, and I've been trying to persuade conservative leaders to adopt it ever since seeing your original post.
Democrats can only win national elections now by capturing 75%+ of the black vote. Without it, they are toast. At the same time, they have to stake a claim to a tiny sliver of the white vote and as big a share of the growing hispanic vote as possible. It's a fragile coalition in the best of circumstances.
By forcing them to choose now (before the typical Gramscian dialectic process has "mainstreamed" reparations), we have an opportunity to split that coalition for good and deal a serious blow to the contagion of identity politics.
Most white Democrat politicans simply won't be able to support reparations...yet. It's too fringe, too alientating, and too unAmerican. But by going on the record against reparations, they alienate their black base. On the other hand, if they do come out in support of reparations, they will lose even more ground with whites and hispanics.
This issue could be as explosive and damaging for the Democrats as European integration has been for British Conservatives.
Keep up the pressure!
This is why I said before that reparations are actually a gift to Republicans. There is no way that we could concoct a means of destroying the Left like this. Dems are putting themselves in the proverbial knight-fork with this issue (for those who don't play chess, a knight-fork is when your knight is safe from attack from your opponent's pieces, yet still has at least two of your opponents pieces in jeopardy: in other words, no matter which move is made, you will take at least one of your opponent's pieces).
No matter what, we should not allow them to sit back and allow this issue to ever become mainstream because if it does, say goodbye U. S. of A.
I hope that they are listening. . .
The risk for us is that we do nothing. Are you familiar with the works of the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci? He was chillingly brilliant, the great unrecognized tactician of communism. He proposed a system for mainstreaming radical communist ideas in the West, and his system has been the template for Leftist social engineering ever since.
The process is already underway. If we don't act now to derail this, in 5 years time the debate will no longer be about "whether" reparations but about "how much."
Our problem is that we are beheaded by our own principles. We know we have the best solutions when compared with anything on the Left. The problem is that we don't know how to get that across to the body politic. When proposing political tactics aimed at the Left, most of us say that it will not work, then we end up doing absolutely nothing while the Left is mobilized.
I'm not a political strategist, but I hope that someone in power will listen. Yes, I want to provoke an intra-Left fight because it can't hurt but help us.
Got any proof?
Is my assumption correct?
The first step in winning the argument is legitimizing it. That's the phase the campaign is in right now. And whatever WE do, remember that we won't live forever, and that incrememntal gains during our lifetime may become a tidal wave when we start to die off.
Our enemy is infinitely patient. It's the mark of a successful predator.
The GOP in general has a difficult time getting their message out becuase of the establishment media. Their paralysis of effort is confounding. There are times to wait and there are times to strike. Let us pray the 'Pub leadership can figure it out.
If the retarded goons really are intent on forcing the cha-cha, then let them, get it over with. Let them pass 'reparations", let them bill everyone an extra 50 grand or something. It will tip their hand to even the most unobserving and uncaring at this point. If you wait, this might be what you are waiting for, the current generation in the publik skules now is more or less toast, total indocrination, complete immersion in political correctness, socialism as a birth right, historical revisionism, a complete up is down scenario. Once they hit 'voting" age, then what? Following demographic and culture trends, what's to look forward to politically socially and economically, anyway?
.Ten more years of this increasing insanity funded by ourselves to increase the technological and political command and control over us will be "no more hope" for freedom or honesty, dashed on the twin altars of lying and greed.
And I'm being optimistic, too. These people talk about 'reparations" after a trillion on the war on poverty. That's reality. Uh huh, what's that, penny ante change? The UN/socialist green agenda one worlders and their natural allies the international monopolists with profits at any cost want to eradicate any way to actually work for a living other than "for them". For every unsolved scandal and lost opportunity for justice at high levels, another dozen start to surface. For every dozen that start to surface there are probably a gros more still completely hidden. For every weird destructive political agenda, a new set of bureaucracies and think tanks and college degrees develop. For every level of technological advance, a new generation of police state tools get developed and deployed. Where does it end except in collapse at this point, or capitulation to the inevitable?
There are some basic rules in conflict, one major example of a primary postulate is "do not let the enemy choose the battlefield". I would maintain serious discussion should be undertaken to ascertain if at this point it is worthwhile for the enemies of freedom to gain any more technological or numerical superiority then what they already possess. Step up, look over the wall, it's scary. The huns are not only coming, they are here now. I would also say that unless within a year or two there have been most significant and serious and obvious for the better political changes in the nation, that emergency contingency and containment planning should be at the forefront, rather than a desparation holding or retreating status, which to be honest,looking at the sum total of events, we have been in for roughly 15 to 25 years now, arguably even longer than that.
I think maybe it might be time to let the enemy have a false victory in order to expose them, to open them up. The numbers needed and the outrage needed to reverse trends need to be orders of magnitude higher, and quickly, well beyond "normal politics as we know it". There is no change with apathy, and no cure for apathy when it is instilled as 'education" and enforced as law and ordered society.
Perhaps letting the goon forces overstep their reach so they become unbalanced in their aggressions might be a good tactic. Let them create their own downfall, or 'falling down", from their own actions in a scale they really do not fully understand or appreciate until it's too late for them to do anything about it. Political aikido as it were.
The planned result is the Blacks staying on the plantation and the taxpayer getting used to paying up for increasingly arbitrary demands.
Exactly. And I felt the same way with the Condit issue by asking whether or not it was wise for us to so loudly call for his resignation instead of letting his Dem counterparts twist in the wind about it.
As it stands, they waited until the interview debacle, then found it safe to lash out against him.
We dropped the political ball on this one.
I sure hope that the GOP gets it right on the reparations issue.
You're right. Unfortunately, while my Senators (Smith & Gregg) are pretty good, my Rep (Bass) is a bit of a wuss. He probably wouldn't have the stones to introduce such a resolution. Any idea who would?
Would Bob Barr go for this? Ron Paul? Any other ideas? Let's pick some likely candidates and suggest this to them. Send them lots of mail.
Will the Republicans do this? I don't know. But I can hope.