There are several remarkable things happening in response to the massive push back from Americans to the oligarchic coup we are seeing unfold. The one getting the most attention, of course, is the hysterical reaction by the political class. Their rhetoric is so out of sync with reality it suggests mental illness. One thing not getting noticed is how Conservative Inc. appears to collapsing right in front of us. Look at the flagship of that racket, National Review, and it should have tumbleweeds on it.
Their first big think piece in response to the epiphany protests was something so bizarre that it could have been from the Babylon Bee. Put aside for a second that most people in America have no memory of Reagan. These are people endlessly howling about the need to court nonwhites and that nonwhites are their future. The typical black is 27 years old and the typical Hispanic is 11 years old. Talking about Reagan to these people is like talking about Frederick the Great or Napoleon.
Look into that piece and the writer’s cure for what ails the country is the exact thing 75 million people voted against twice. Being the party of global enterprise at the expense of the culture and spiritual welfare of the people is why the Republican Party is headed to the dustbin of history. Tone? The GOP has been obsessed with tone policing everyone for generations now. The reason people voted for the loudmouth is they are sick of being told they cannot speak out against what is happening.
Of course, the slovenly Kevin Williamson has been pounding away at Trump and Trump voters in service to his paymasters in the uniparty. What you have to admire about Williamson is that he is loyal to his paymasters. Most pens-for-hire show a little reluctance, as their conscience tends to gnaw at them. Not old Kev. He was bought to be a foaming-at-the-mouth Trump-hater back in 2015 and he stays bought. The Iranians use guys like this to clear mine fields.
His most amusing post of the bunch thus far is this one, where he lays out his big strategy for the collection of rent boys and house slaves called the conservative movement. Down in the middle he writes, “The big technology companies are the most successful thing going economically in the United States; the Europeans, who have nothing to compare to a Facebook or a Google, resent them and fear them; Democrats hate them, blaming Facebook for the election of Trump in 2016.”
This is what most people used to call a bald-faced lie. The Democrats love the tech oligarchs every bit as much as National Review and for the same reason. They both get gobs of cash from the Silicon Valley oligarchs. The tech companies are systematically erasing anything resembling dissent to the official orthodoxy. They are even erasing people Williamson would call allies. For old Kev, the only allies are those who can keep his refrigerators stocked. He’s happy to be an organ grinder’s monkey.
Of course, you see nothing on National Review concerning the most relevant issue of the day, which is tech censorship. For a collection of people who amusingly insist they are a movement, you would think they would have something to say about the thing everyone is discussing. The one exception is the piece they get from Victor David Hanson, but he has no role in the editorial stance of the site. In fact, he is notable in being the last actual conservative writing for the site.
Of course, Conservative Inc. is not just National Review, but it has always been the canary in the coal mine. The more vibrant and active sites are shifting into the populist camp as they realize there is no future with the National Review types. The average age of a NRO reader is over 70 now. You’ll note that most of their stories get few comments and that is because many nursing homes no longer provide free internet access to their patients.
All of this is good news. The National Review type has always been a hindrance to the genuine right-wing, because they operate as the “good” conservative. That is, the Left anoints them as the opposition, so money and attention flow to them. Meanwhile, the genuine opposition to the Left is begging for scraps and attention. Stripped of that credibility, it is no longer possible for them to play that role. The money will continue to dry up and National Review will go the way of all legacy media.
All of this points to something much bigger. What has unfolded since the election has opened the eyes of millions of people. Despite the rhetoric from their cult leaders, even many lefties are getting nervous about what is happening. They live close enough to reality to know what lies ahead if we keep on this pace. For Conservative Inc., it means they no longer have an audience hoping that a settlement can be negotiated with their friends on the Left. Principled surrender is no longer an option.
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