The Federalist, The Eunuchorn, And War
Eunuchorn: (n) “conservative” emasculated male who is working for national political organizations, their state counterparts, or one aspiring to be any part of this unfortunate class. This word is a semantic change of “eunuch”, a term Andrew Breitbart was fond of using to describe such people (for obvious reasons). Andrew and I didn’t agree on a few issues, but we agreed on the big issues. Long before Andrew arrived on the scene, as the very public and intentional “happy warrior”, many of us activists knew who our enemy was. Andrew was able to articulate it with special efficacy, likely due to his time as an author and the muscle behind Huffington Post and The Drudge Report: we’re fighting a war against the professional left. However, Andrew’s eunuchs are another enemy, one within our ranks, which most of us don’t want to acknowledge. That’s about to change.
When Andrew died, I took the day off from work, social networking, etc., because even though Andrew and I weren’t close, I, like many others, realized that we had lost our most effective warrior in actively taking the battle to the enemy (vs. “our side” always being reactionary). Late that evening, I decided that I was all in for the fight. I concluded that many of us are needed to fill Andrew’s shoes, and I happen to be in a place in life where I have the ability, experience, network, and resources to meet this challenge. A couple days later, I told some of my friends in town for Andrew’s funeral about my personal epiphany and my commitment to the cause. I’ve been iterating on the battle plans since.
I don’t know exactly how Andrew envisioned the war unfolding, but I’ve been using the definition in this context: A state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism. A struggle between opposing forces for a particular end. Ayn Rand looked at it like this: ”A political battle is merely a skirmish fought with muskets; a philosophical battle is a nuclear war.” I encourage you to develop your own teams and strategies, but consider these fundamental ideas of philosophical war as you move forward. My model is inspired and energized by Sherman, Patton, and Sun-Tzu; read them, and you’ll get the idea. I’m sure as hell not going to post my strategy online, but you saw a very thin slice of one aspect in the Sandra Fluke piece (there are a couple updates posted). The Washington Times is now hounding Anita Dunn asking her for an interview to discuss whether Sandra Fluke and the White House colluded before her “testimony”. That strawman has been pulverized, no matter how the enemy wants to present it moving forward. I definitely learned some lessons, and I admit that I made some tactical mistakes. I will adapt. Trust me, this is only the beginning.
We have $15 trillion in debt due to the political machine’s ineffectiveness, and many of these toolless wimps (note the band-aid on the eunuchorn’s crotch in the above picture) on “our side” keep doing more of the same things that got us to this low point. Does it really need to be said that this milquetoast people group, with their self-serving and self-preserving agendas, are not the answer? HELL YES. The point needs reinforcement if we’re going to have substantive change and start weaning people of their publicly subsidized “jobs”. However, regardless of how much fun I have publicly smacking the eunuchorns around on Twitter, I’m not content to throw out the baby with the bathwater – but, I’m still trying to ascertain if it’s the baby or the bathwater that needs to go. How many billions of dollars have gone through organizations like Heritage, AFP, Freedomworks, CATO, NRA, etc., yet we’re still fighting for the heart and soul of our nation?
In fairness, some of the eunuchorns who served in the military were able to fight heroically in that previous professional calling. Sadly, they have no clue how to fight the professional left. But, they *think* they do, as most political eunuchorns love to believe they have the answers, even though their abhorrent track record proves otherwise. It’s about results, not your donor-subsidized resume, peppered with examples of being reactionary to the left’s proactive attacks.
However, the eunuchorns will continue to blog about finer points of policy, tweet all damned day in support of candidates like the severely conservative Etch A Sketch (Brad was correctly mocking some of the them here) et al, and write whitepapers! America struggles under the weight of $60+ trillion in unfunded liabilities, with no sign of any decrease in the foreseeable future, yet too many everyday conservatives choose to remain influenced by what this naive political class churns out, as they have for decades. Polishing a turd isn’t as bad as letting the turd polish you. Am I saying that all whitepapers are bad? No, but *most* whitepapers should be used to wipe your ass when you’re done reading them, because the later is likely a more pragmatic result. Meanwhile, our leftist enemies are supporting the Occupy rejects, who use police cars to wipe their asses – I wonder if whitepapers would solve that problem. Perhaps a bipartisan organization could provide once-read “conservative” whitepapers for the Occupiers to wipe with. Hmm… I digress, or do I?
A little background to qualify some of my statements, especially about the Tea Party (some of this will be redundant for people who’ve known me awhile – skip this paragraph if that’s you.), I’ve been a federalist since I cut my teeth on the words of our founders at the ripe old age of 8. I’ve never been registered with any party, not even the GOP. Although, I was formally involved with the Libertarian Party before the crazies invaded, was a local vice-chair, and a national delegate in the LP, as well. During this time, we fought against TennCare, unsuccessfully, but we led the fight against the proposed Tennessee state income tax, and were successful. I’ve been at this activism thing for a long time, right up through being one of the original founders of the Tea Party movement, and I’ve moderated the Teapartiers listserve for the past few years. I never vote for democrats, because I despise the totalitarian means that collectivists use to advance their agenda. I struggle with my support of many GOP presidential candidates. The same GOP, which in 2008, gave us McCain, and in 2012, they’re likely to give us Romney. More of the same gilded shite! The by-product of this gold-covered crap, no doubt, of decades of the masters and masses staring out through the same Overton window.
Over the last few months, I’ve been speaking with former Teapartiers about the next iteration of our work. I say former Teapartiers, because most of us have moved on (most moved on after the 2010 mid-term election we handed the GOP on a silver platter), as the Tea Party was never supposed to be a status quo cadre. But, people like Judson Philips, who just joined the rest of the charlatans at Tea Party Net (they’re the group that was propped up by CPAC as “Tea Party” this year), have too much invested in the Tea Party “brand” to let it go. The establishment shysters are trying to milk that co-opted dead horse. Tasty. Hell, even Lucifer’s buddy Alinsky knew that people had to move on to the next thing to keep their interest, and more importantly, their effectiveness. During these recent conversations about possible new steps, I’ve presented, as others have (Buckley, for example, who was hugely effective) in the past, federalism as the answer to more effectively label and pursue our intent. Last month, I brought the conversation about federalism to the open forum of Twitter. In these discussions, the consensus among most conservatives is that “conservatism” now denotes Romney, Santorum, Gingrich and company and not a view of first principles federalism. Many have expressed the desire to break with traditional beltway-styled circle-jerks, because even though these career politicos purport to be laissez faire regarding capitalism, but they’re more accurately laissez-nous faire about everything, because they’re better than you schmucks. There are a few who think we still need these career political planners as allies. Allies? How about neutered servants? Personally, I believe we need to break the eunuchorns like a cowboy would a self-serving horse, get them in line, and refocus their “zeal”. They can be our allies, not vice versa. Amat victoria curam.
Having “ingratiated” myself to a few in the eunuchorn class, via publicly ridiculing their continued wasteful and misguided efforts, it’s been pointed out to me, by some of my Twitter followers, that the eunuchorns have been sneering (some of the betas love to stalk me. that’s typical beta behavior.) at my pseudo-rejection of conservatism in favor of federalism. I say pseudo-rejection, because flipping a cultural paradigm overnight is impossible to do, and splitting hairs over terminology is a waste of time. I believe messaging is important, but call yourself whatever you want, as long as federalism is a large part of your foundation.
The reports of the eunuchorn sneers about my federalist paradigm are interesting, because in a recent twist, that the betas obviously missed, or ignored, Jonah Goldberg’s piece, hails none other than federalism as the cure for what ails political parties and modern conservatism:
The main advantage of federalism is more fundamental than the “laboratories of democracy” idea. Federalism is simply the best political system ever conceived of for maximizing human happiness. A one-size-fits-all policy imposed at the national level has the potential to make very large numbers of citizens unhappy, even if it was arrived at democratically. In a pure democracy, I always say, 51 percent of the people can vote to pee in the cornflakes of 49 percent of the people.
Jonah also notes:
It [federalism] would also dethrone those in both parties who think they know what’s best for more than 300 million Americans.
To the Enuchorns:
The irony is that you didn’t even notice Jonah’s piece, and if any of you did notice, did you take the time to mock Jonah? No, because in many ways, you aspire to be like him. Political betas, if you’ve been spending all your time devoted to your political, donor-subsidized, “careers”, while attacking the fighters on “our side”, rather than doing something truly effective, you’re doing it wrong. Yes, we remember how most of you despised the Tea Party when it started. We watched as you recently begged for Rush to apologize for his justifiable attack on a leftist strawman argument, and you *literally* praised God after he folded under pressure from you and the left. And many of the true fighters on our side recently watched a few of you try to paint some in our ranks as something we’re not, while using leftist tactics. For what purpose… who knows? How’s any of that working for America? Did you affect that $15 trillion debt, eunuchorns? No, you didn’t. However, you did show your true colors, and the people who matter most have seen those colors. Fortunately, most of the fighters will no longer see you as allies, and I’m glad we pushed the requisite buttons to make that happen. Hook. Line. Sinker. Small favors and all.
Now is the time to look in the mirror and admit the truth – or sthu, gtho of the way, and continue caving to the left. We’ll know we’re doing something right when you join the left in attacks against us. You can tune out now, but I’m sure you’re already distracted by some whitepaper, policy blog post, or a tweet about a candidate that you’re in the tank for. Bye, political betas!
Back to the warriors:
As you now know, the war we’ve undertaken isn’t only our assault against the professional left, it will continue to involve our getting sniped in the back by the political class and their lackeys on “our side”, because the reality is that these people are comfortable where there are. They love their tiny insignificant perches, because what is most important to them is looking down on all you slack-jawed yokels while they pontificate amongst themselves.
All politicians, in any party, need your accountability, not just your vote. See: history.
Don’t kowtow to the left, because they’re your enemy, and as William F. Buckley Jr. said, they “lie”.
Don’t kowtow to the eunuchorns, because, by definition, they don’t have any balls, and they’re obviously more interested in drawing a paycheck via their hoodwinked donors.
The ranks are forming. Pick a side. And don’t forget the most important rule: loyalty means everything in this fight.