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August 19, 2010

One More Rah-Rah: When The Bear Is Poked, The Bear Must Attack, Or Else It Will Become a Pet

Downsized Upscale wrote:

One other thing. If you start reading how inevitable the tsunami is gonna be, and you think maybe you'll stay home on Election Day because one vote won't matter, I've got two words for you. Pile on.

This election has to be a 'pile on' of epic proportions. The guy at the bottom of the pile has to get up - after the ref separates the bodies - stagger over to the sidelines, drop his helmet to the ground, and limp out of the stadium, body and spirit crushed for the next twenty years.


Here's what I wrote, and I think it's important.

This is right, spot on.

There is injury, and then there is the insult upon it.

There is wound, and then there is the salt rubbed into it.

There is catastrophe, and then there is the rioting and looting afterwards that almost eclipses the original disaster.

That's what we're aiming for. We need to SHOCK them.

We need to riot and loot and run wild over them.

Dave in Texas (sorry to tip this) wants to... um, he wants to write on this subject and I keep avoiding it because I don't want to step on his toes. Dave -- you have to do that soon or I'm gonna jump ya!

But, okay, let me avoid Dave in texas' planned post.

For forty years liberals operated under a rule: "Don't scare the bear." The bear was the American electorate, skeptical of liberalism and hostile to socialism. So every liberal had to be afraid of the bear, approach it gingerly, be well-behaved, make small movements only.

For ten years, since 2000, liberal actiivsts have been agitating for full-throated, unapologetic liberalism. In 2008, they got their wish -- they elected the most socialist president in history and their Congress then became the most socialist congress ever.

Now: They think there is no more rule "don't scare the bear." They have done everything possible to wake and rouse and agitate the bear.

The bear has two responses now:

1. It goes back to sleep.

2. It tears their fucking faces off and leaves them maimed for life.

If it does 1, they will continue with their shrill socialist takeover.

If the bear does 2, they will never dream of doing this again... or at least for thirty years, which is about how long it took them to forget the lessons of Carter and McGovern.

Either way, liberals will be taught a lesson this year.

But they can learn one of two lessons:

1, America doesn't mind a little socialism and the electoral condquences for pushing it are minor and livable, or

2, My God What Have We Done.

We need the lesson to be 2.

If it's 1, we lose something forever.

We don't need to just beat them at the polls. As every general says: It's not just about beating your opponent on the battlefield, but beating him in his mind, defeating him in his own mind so that the knows he's been defeated and that mental state -- defeat -- is with him forever.

You can win a battle but if you don't defeat the enemy's spirit he will be back.

You have to do more than win a battle; you have to crush his will to fight.

Two Points and a Video: First of all, Henry Waxman is already enjoying that Democrats are going to lose -- he says they're going to lose the "difficult" Democrats anyway, so in effect the party will be usefully purged and the progressive caucus stronger and more pure.

He's already finding a silver lining in their losses.

That won't do: We need these losses to be unacceptable and brutal, even to this bat-faced mutant asshole.

Second, someone said I was writing like Kos in '08. That is correct.

And what did Kos say? He said he wanted to crush our spirits and leave us heartbroken.

And you know what? They did.

Think back to your mental state in November '08 to say February '09, before the Tea Party, before we got up off our backs and decided we were so angry we were going to fight.

I remember a lot of people being heartbroken. A lot of people just stopped reading about politics-- they couldn't bear it.

Glenn Beck's "We Are Not Alone" campaign became popular because people really needed and craved the reassurance they weren't alone, because they feared they were.

We at AoSHQ started organizing local meet-ups and cheer-ups for people to get out of the house and have an uplifting drink with fellow conservatives. And people kept writing to me how much they loved those things, and how they needed them.

Why? Because we were heartbroken, we were crushed in spirit.

They won. They did: The broke us.

But we came back.

But the point is that it is quite possible that if Barack Obama and the Democrats had been a little more cautious and hadn't been so hatefully dismissive of majority opinion, our anger never would have turned to fire and we might have remained meekly on the floor, defeated, beaten, dead.

We need to do the same thing to them, we need to crush their spirits and break their hearts into a million jagged pieces. And we need to do such a fine job of it they never heal up. Never.

Over at Hot Air, who linked this in his last post, he links one of my favorite songs, Surrender, as an anthem for the GOP (he means-- as something we say, as a command: Surrender!).

That's a good song, but here's my favorite. During the 2004 elections, I played this sometimes six or ten times a day in the final two months before the vote. It psyched me up. I can't think of too many better anthems for the conservative rebellion -- especially not now, when the lyrics are even more applicable than at any time in modern American history.

Hey, it worked once before.

"Bear Cavalry..." suggested by liquidflorian.

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