In Russia, they have no faith in any of their institutions, so they do nothing. They individual feels as though nothing they do will make any difference, so they do nothing at all. I don’t know about you, but while that may be Russian, it’s not very American.
It could go either way at this point. Either American allow Donald Trump to turn America into a Russia clone and we never have another free and fair election again, or we fight back. We, as individuals, fight back. The Women’s March On Washington was a good start. It was a good beginning.
But we have to take it the next level. We have to, on a personal level make an American Renaissance. If we collectively don’t believe in any of our institutions, we need to make new ones. Everything has to change, and the only way to do it is for the people to take charge again.
First and foremost, if you care about the American Republic, you need to grab a book on leadership, or power, or organization or management. Take charge of your political life. We need to do this now, while we still have some basic rights that we have taken for granted for about 200 years. If we wait too long, we may not be able to do anything at all because of creeping authoritarianism and fascism.
I call this concept Operation Blizzard. The alt-right is always calling people like me “snowflakes.” Well, as any Nazi in 1941 can tell you — put enough snowflakes together and you got yourself a problem. So, if we collectively all decide at the same time to make a personal difference we can save the American Republic from the Vichy, quisling forces that would
have us bow down to a foreign power.
On a practical level, you can do things in a peaceful manner that can change the world. Start a zine. Why I suggest a zine as opposed to a blog or a website is in this dangerous time we live in, actually doing this in real life have much more weight than they otherwise would. Now, of course, you ask why I don’t I do this — well, I have no money. I want to and will if I can find the resources, but as of now I am using what talents I have to help the cause. I can write, I can speak and I can take pictures. So, I throw that into the pot.
Start a Committee of Correspondence using snail mail. Just the act of writing a real letter in long hand helps. The Vichy may have the power to monitor your email, but right now they aren’t opening letters. Let me stress again — doing things in real life is what is important right now. If you write an actual letter once a day to like minded people, that could be the seeds of something truly inspiring. You are taking time to actually do something that matters.
Also, and I can’t stress this enough, if you can sing and write songs, do that. It seems to me that we Patriots need new songs, not ones written 50 years ago to protest an unpopular war. We need songs about what’s going on right now. We need folk songs, rock songs and punk songs. We need to collectively tune out Sia and Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift. We need new music for this new age.
Plant the seeds of new institutions that people will actually believe in. If we don’t act now, if we don’t take stand now, one day we’re going to wake up and be no better than Russia. I believe in my heart that Americas on an individual basis have it within them to do something amazing. Something that Putin could never have imagined. We can, as Patriots, strike back on a political level. New leaders will be born. We will rise to the occasion. We will be inspired by the spirit of 1776, 1865, 1945 and 1968.
I guess I look at the mainstream press like Morning Joe and am aghast that they’re so Vichy, so quisling. They are so gredy for access that they have sold their souls to a monster. We need to collectively turn the off. We need to start our own media organizations. We need to start a national popular front. I have suggested the term AmeriMaidan, but to date absolutely no one has paid me any attention.
We need to understand that there will be risks. We will lose friends. As Trumplandia gains a firmer footing, we may even risk arrest. This soon enough is going to leave cyberspace and come crashing into real life. And with real life comes real dangers.
But the system has failed us. Totally. We need a new system. One beholden to the people, not the elite. Now, ironically enough, much of what I have been saying sounds like Trump. But I am turning his ideology upside down. I am upset because I believe in facts. I guess I believe in the America of Washington, Lincoln, TR and FDR. The kind that kicks British, Dixie Commie and Nazi ass.
When the President of the United States has more praise for Putin, the leader of a managed democracy than for Rep. John Lewis, something is out of whack. That is not the America of Ronald Reagan. That is not a city on the hill. That is some sort of frightening new world that we don’t yet have the political terms to describe.
But you, on a personal level, can change this. You, on a personal level, can renew America. Before Jan. 20th, America was already great. You, on a personal level, have to do what is necessary to bring that back.