The issue for me now is, are you Vichy or are you Patriot? Do you accept the “alternative facts” of the quisling Trump Administration or you accept what you know in your heart are the facts. What blows my mind is that people who I know are otherwise proud American have become so partisan that they would rather accept rule by a foreign nation than elect a perfectly capable woman as president.
That kind of blows my mind.
So, right now, the American government is Vichy in my opinion. And if you agree with me, if you see the facts for what they are, you are a Patriot. The key thing is, I think as we’ve lurched into this new age of Trumplandia, that the center-Left has finally overcome the shock and awe of Nov. 9th, 2016. A new universe of resistance has come into existence.
But if we don’t, on a personal level, act, then all of this will be squandered. We’ll wake up a year from now and nothing will have changed, in fact, it will have only gotten worse. We, as Patriots, are like the frog in the slowly boiling pot. If we don’t fight back, if we don’t jump out of the pot, we will be boiled alive and there won’t be any freedom for us to care about.
One of the weird things about fundamentals of Trumplandia, the thing that is so pernicious to fighting it is that somehow Trump has managed to square the circle. When both Nazis and Zionists hate on you for opposing Trump, you know something weird is going on. We, as Patriots, have to figure out a way to address that. Trump wants to divide us, wants to establish Trumplandia. Is weird duke’s mixture of ideology makes it difficult for sane people to figure out how to address it.
If you love America. If you want us to continue to be the greatest free nation on earth. If you believe we are a city on the hill, a beacon of hope for the oppressed of the world, then you, on a personal level have to engage politically. You have to confront the “alternative facts” of the Trump Administration on a personal level.
Whatever talent you may have, you need to use to the fullest extent possible to help the nation fight the Vichy. We are at the crossroads of history. What you do now may very well determine what happens not only to you, but to generations of Americans.
If you do nothing, if you don’t take a stand, we’re all screwed. We’re going to have a managed democracy like Russia where no one believes in anything and we allow an authoritarian, autocratic, fascist regime to run slipshod over some pretty basic freedoms.
What I mean by all of this is we need to, on a personal level, be engaged. We need to act on a political level. Maybe the only way to prevent a managed democracy is for the people to start from scratch. Establish a new, more skeptical press. We have about 335 million people in America, if just a fraction of us act in concert, then maybe we can make a difference.
That’s why we need Operation Blizzard. In my view, Operation Blizzard is two fold. On one hand, we take personal political responsibility for our nation by picking up a book on leadership, or power, or management or organization. If just a few thousand people did that, then maybe that would be the core of new American leadership. I am a strong believer in the power of one. If the rise of Trump and Trumplandia proves anything, it’s that one person can make a difference. If enough of us decide to make a personal difference politically, one of us will become the leader that America needs right now.
I feel as though we have been failed not only by the the system but by our leaders. We now have a hodgepodge of liberal and progressive leaders who have been around for 25 years telling us what to do. What we need is new leadership that transcends the Right / Left divide. We need Patriots. People who care about the nation, not which party they are a member of.
That is how we got into this situation in the first place. People on the Right have grown so partisan that they would rather accept rule by a foreign power than compromise. So, we now have a Vichy government in all but name. Every moment, every day, every week that Patriots waste figuring out how all of this happened is simply wasted time.
We need to act. We need to believe in America. We need to listen to the Founding Fathers. We need to listen to Lincoln and TR and FDR. We need to listen to what now is a faint echo from the past and make it a mighty voice of the present. Only by
going back to the bedrock of America, only by figuring out what it means to be American on a personal level, can we resist the Vichy.
Secondly, my vision of Operation Blizzard is we would organize a May Day protest that would take the Woman’s March On Washington to the next level. In 1971, the May Day march on Washington was the biggest record mass arrest in American history. If the Woman’s March on Washington proved anything, it’s that we can have a peaceful mass protest without any arrests. We need to do it again and again and again. Every major holiday with any political meaning needs to have a massive protest. So after May Day, we strike on July 4th. After July 4th, we strike on the second Tuesday in November. We do this until the corrupt Vichy system takes notice and listens to us.
Most importantly, we need to be pragmatic. We need to address in the most basic terms possible how we, as individuals, can make a difference.