27 December 2012

Identity Politics is a long road.

Identity politics won't work for conservative, pro-freedom ideals?  Identity politics is all about addressing specific issues to specific groups.  Let us take a look at gun rights.

The Rodney King Riots in LA proved that there were two types of people, those with guns, and those without.  Read the story of a Jew who learned the necessity of a firearm for self defense: http://www.seraphicpress.com/jew-without-a-gun/#more-14061

The same event, covered from the Korean American perspective: http://www.humanevents.com/2012/12/23/when-assault-weapons-saved-koreatown/

The key to building political power isn't to gain control of any one group, but to gain enough inroads with that group that you can form a dominant coalition.  We don't need every black in America to vote Republican, but we need enough pro freedom blacks so that the black community can have the pro freedom/anti freedom debate without getting Wayne LaPierre involved.

Things that we can bring up, point out, and discuss.  Registration leads to confiscation.  In New Orleans after Katrina.  In California after the state decided to retroactively ban the SKS Sporter that they had required to be registered.  It happened in New York City in 1991.  It happened in Chicago

We have separate groups, all affected by disarmament policies.  Blacks and Jews have felt the sting of an oppressive state looking to keep them disarmed second class citizens.  Koreans have seen the cops retreat from an angry mob and were left to defend themselves and their livelihoods in the chaos.  Minorities in California have suffered from the "not white" syndrome when applying for their "mother may I" concealed carry permit.

So how do we use all this data to our benefit?

First off, counter the "guns are bad" narrative and highlight the stability of areas that have a high percentage of legal firearms.  Ask the question (meaning, "implant the idea"), do "white suburbs" have low crime because they are "white suburbs" or because they hold a very high percentage of legal firearms? 

Secondly, remind people of the dangers of relying on the police.  The message (implant the idea) is that police don't live in your neighborhood, and are more concerned about going home at the end of their shift.  Police are useful for marking where the bodies lie, but when seconds count are at best minutes away.  It is your community, why do you expect someone else to take care of it?

Third, EMPOWER people.  Take them to the range.  Everyone smiles after their first range trip.  Everyone.

The Democrats have had "Community Organizers" for years now, supported by limousine liberals who could afford to put paid spin doctors and agitators into impoverished communities to dominate the message.  That is information warfare.  In the military we call that "civil affairs" or "MISO" messaging.  It is probably already too late for America, but it is never too late to try to cushion the fall somewhat.  Imagine if the "coming civil war" wasn't about the entire impoverished ghetto rising up to loot en masse, but only about 80 percent of the impoverished ghetto?  That's a lot of people that you would no longer have to fight, and 20% more allies than you had before.


Another Anon said...

I agree with pretty much every word here.

On the uprising issue though , you and yours might make it but the broader society would die.

The official poor (an undercount) is about 46 million,

On top of that there are large numbers of people who do not technically qualify as poor but almost certainly are.

Wikipedia via the USG notes

Most Americans (58.5%) will spend at least one year below the poverty line at some point between ages 25 and 75.[6]

Thats not like just starting out ages either, like being a starving student or something. Thats full blown adulthood and thats a big deal.

I'd guess an army of the poor , that uprising might have as many as 50 million people or more most of them with a real hate to the ruling class and Whites in a broader sense. Thats an ugly thought

They'll be lightly armed of course and below average in military savvy but they can learn m get better armed and do irreparable harm. Number have a quality of their own as they say.

And note I don't see this as highly likely by any means or if it did happen long lasting.

Accident or design can engineer a Holodomor or twenty toot sweet but during that mess it can be ugly

Another Anon said...

Apologies for the second post, for the record the last post really was not directed at our host.

AM already knows this stuff, its his stock in trade. A lot of people however may not.

Knowledge of stuff like Bracken's CW2 cube


and the scope and scale of things (the scale and ethnic mix of poverty is as or more important than guns and tactics.

I hope everyone reading this blog reads other stuff but if you don't get started. Its a big part of both prevention and being prepared.

Anonymous said...

There are several issues that have created our current cultural situation (culture of violence, break-down of family, lack of personal responsibility, and yes, guns) and there will need to be several approaches needed address them individually. It's when both sides take up extreme positions and dig their heels in that we make no progress.

I am a legal gun owner who submitted to background checks, completed the appropriate training, and take gun ownership seriously. As law-abiding citizens we are expected to navigate the labyrinth of conflicting state laws regarding firearms and we do successfully everyday. Although many of these laws are conflicting between neighboring states, we still respect them and abide by them everyday. Let's make it easy for everyone (including David Gregory) and develop a basic framework across the United States.

With 300 million firearms in private hands (one-third of them pistols), the overwhelming majority of gun owners ARE responsible, law-abiding citizens, which is why these horrific massacres are not commonplace, but rather horrific outliers that can never be legislated away (e.g. DC, Chicago, and "Gun Free Zones").

For several examples for the recent use of firearms for defensive purposes not typically reported by the national media please visit: http://www.equalforce.net please forward this address to others to whom this information may be useful. @forceequalizer

Another Anon said...

Hey 5:59

If the message is "Less gun laws and less tyranny " you are preaching to the choir.

If the message is compromise and "submit" to the likes of David Gregory than you are falling on deaf ears. What part of "shall not be infringed" is unclear

Anonymous said...

This is your detractor, I'm not opposed to outreach, but some things need to be cleared up. If you want identity politics then the Jack Kemp Blank Slate Conservatism needs a deep sixing. It was childish nonsense more for soccer mom and little missy consumption anyway.

In infantry terms when the left springs a 'bush or a hasty on us it would be nice if our "leaders" first response was to not shoot our own people in the head, "you racist, blah, blah, blah."

Perhaps we could send some accurate outgoing fire upon them and call them on their racist bigotries and then maneuver upon them. RobRoySimmons and thanks for your work

AM said...

I agree, conservative organizations are either going to change, die, or become even more marginalized and ineffective as time goes on (which is the same as dying).