When’s the last time confrontation was an effective policy changer? Vietnam War protests? Race protests of the ’60s? I suppose it’s fair to say that confrontation works if you chose rioting, looting and occupying city blocks instead of policy debate. But who from the Republican/Conservative platforms will “take to the streets”?
I’m told the only effective way to stop the left’s outrageous social engineering is to “stand up and be loud” about it. “Get in their faces” is what I was advised. Sure, that’s worked so well for us over the last 20 yrs, hasn’t it?
I say… just shut up. I believe that’s key to obliterating the left’s advancements. Stop “getting in their faces” on tv, radio, and print. Focus your attention and efforts directly on actual policymakers instead of wasting energy and thought on “middlemen” in public confrontations.
The left has very little to say unless you give them something to say. There’s no question that we are verbally our own worst enemies. Every time we “get in their faces” over something, anything, no matter how trivial, the left and their media lackeys are provided quotable words from the right that they will “fold, bend, spindle, and mutilate” to fit their agenda of discrediting, canceling and shaming.
Quit trying to grab your 15 minutes of media fame. Quit attempting to debate and “shout down” your favorite lefty group opponent. You can’t. It doesn’t work. They have no shame. No one on the left hears you…let alone pays you any attention. All you can expect from such a confrontation is that your words and facts will be twisted and then used as ammunition against you.
Skip the middleman. Quietly arrive en masse by virtue of email, mail, phone, or in-person at whichever policy maker’s office is responsible for your particular issue. “Group-up” in whatever way necessary to prioritize your few topics and targets for the month.
It doesn’t matter if you’re not in a particular Senator or Congressman’s state or district. Hammer their public access devices anyway. Let’s face it, and they see themselves as “national” leaders more so than state or local leaders.
Borders apparently don’t matter to them, so we should not allow borders to stop us.
It’s only fair, after all.