I’ll preface this by pointing out that Ace of Spades is my favorite blog, and I read it religiously. I respect Ace and the majority of his contributors. And I have definitely noticed that since Trump was nominated last summer, Ace has gotten considerably more militant and Alt-Right. That being said, this piece of his demonstrates what is wrong with too many people on our side, why as Vox Day points out eventually all on the right will be Alt-Right, and the natural flaws in “conservative” thinking. I’ll excerpt a little.
“It is imperative we begin emulating the left in its tactics.
“A couple of years ago, I suggested a completely different strategy: I wanted to pursue a kinder path. I wanted an end to the speech wars and social media mobs and boycotts and all the rest of it.
“But that path has been tried, and it has failed. Passive resistance — moral resistance — can only work when dealing with opponents with morality and honor, or who, at least, see you as more than subhuman.”
Ace and lots of people like him are nice, middle class suburban people with A Lot to Lose. Jobs, nice houses in good school districts, acceptance in their community. I get it. I am in the same boat. Raised with middle class values, he and those like him seek to solve problems with reason and actually believe all that Enlightenment bullshit we learned in school. As Thomas Jefferson pointed out in the Declaration, people will suffer evil so long as it is sufferable because we loathe change and conflict. Well, they have become intolerable. Ace continues:
“The most we are “winning” is not losing as much: We chalk it up as a “win” that USAA has been counter-pressured to resume buying ads on Hannity, overlooking the fact that nine other companies were protested by the left into boycotting him, and remain in full boycott.
“We don’t seem to notice that we are always defending, and even the best possible outcome for our attempts at defense only means that we have avoided harm — for a month.
“Just as the best possible outcome for us is that we avoid the harm they intended for us for one short month, the worst possible outcome for them is they will not get This Twitter Cycle’s Designated Scalp — for now.
“But there’ll be another scalp ripe for the tearing in a few days.
“In short, the worst penalty they suffer is not being able to make anyone else suffer– for a short period. They are never made to suffer themselves. Thus, they have absolutely no incentive whatsoever to ever stop.”
I’ve been saying this for years. You can’t hide behind walls and expect everything to be okay. You have to go out and defend your way of life against any and every incursion. As long as we play defense, they will keep winning. Every time they poke holes in our culture, they get a surge of adrenalin, and we are disheartened. Trump won for the same reason Lincoln loved Ulysses S. Grant – he fights.
Ace still is not all the way there yet, but he and others like him better hurry the hell up. Check out this lame-ass handwringing;
“ I didn’t particularly want Kathy Griffin fired — but it was necessary. I actually envy her lack of inhibition and total feeling of freedom. She felt she could do whatever she wanted, so long as it broke no laws. I’d like to feel that way. But I can’t. I can’t feel that way, because I know the progressive mob is always scalp-hunting, and that I am not free to say or think as I might like. They rule part of my brain — my very fear of them limits my thoughts, creates inhibitions and limitations in me which I did not choose for myself, but were forced upon me from without. So a big part of my anger is in seeing Kathy Griffin act as a totally free spirit and free agent, able to do what she likes just because she thinks it’s funny, or “edgy,” or whatever. It makes me angry to see her living a life where she can just do something without fearing the consequences — but I can’t. And neither can you. My hatred of Kathy Griffin isn’t a hatred of her — it’s a hatred of the vicious caste-based system which says she has more rights than Sean Hannity, and more rights than you, and more rights than me.”
I DO hate Kathy Griffin. Her firing, for me, isn’t enough. She needs to be harassed at home, in public, everywhere, until she is contemplating suicide. Her and everyone like her. These undereducated, overpaid Holly-Weird types need to feel our wrath, and when they do, we need to stop seeing it as a necessary evil and start viewing it as a highly enjoyable fucking hobby.
The Proud Boys have the right idea. So does Ivan Throne. The idea that we can reach some sort of peaceful coexistence with these monsters is like when Democrat pussies like Jimmy Carter tried to convince us it could be done with the Soviets. They have to be driven into the fucking dirt. So don’t hold your tongue in public. Savage them, make fun of them, start trouble with them. If you see these fucktards on the street, give them shit. Make their lives uncomfortable. They demand that we submit to their debased, disgusting way of life by giving them “safe spaces.” We should counter by making even public sidewalks unsafe spaces for them. We can go back to Natural Rights and live-and-let-live after we have completely crushed them. Until then, we need to be on offense, always.