By: Thomas Wigand | New Zeal
Introduction: History informs us that scoundrels abound. Current events inform us that scoundrels currently control the GOP. What follows is the second installment of an abridged version of a “communiqué” from the book Communiqués From the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy. This particular communiqué was first written circa 2012, and then updated in 2015. Thus, it predates – and so is a precursor to – the current endeavor of Breitbart’s Stephen K. Bannon to effect what would amount to “regime change” within the GOP – the goal of which is to electorally expel “Establishment ‘Republicans'” and elect genuinely Conservative ones. This is stated not to gloat, but to highlight that this is not a problem of recent origin, nor one that is diminishing. Quite the opposite. Mitch McConnell’s and Paul Ryan’s sabotage by inaction of the Trump agenda; and recent revelations that one former President Bush voted for Hillary Clinton, and the other withheld his vote from Donald Trump, should dispel any lingering doubts concerning “Establishment ‘Republicans'” being in-bed and under the covers with the Progressive Democrats – and so Establishment Republicans – SWAMP REPUBLICANS – are actual enemies, not weak allies. Those who knowingly and willingly collaborate with evil are …
Down with Vichy Republican Collaborators!
Vive la Republican Résistance!
And what is Progressivism? It is but a branch, a division of Collectivism; and Collectivism in all its forms is evil. If we who love America and what it stands for are to successfully defend against, and ultimately defeat this aggression by the radical Left, we can afford no less within the GOP than the same cohesion and uniformity that the radicalized Democrat Party now enjoys. The Republican Party must be a cohesive, determined and unapologetic force for what is right. We did not start this war; we did not ask for it. But we must confront this evil. Not accept it. Not appease it. Not collaborate with it. But DEFEAT it – totally and unconditionally.
The moderates’ “pragmatism” is retreat in the face of anti-Americanism. Their “bipartisanship” is “appeasement” of the forces of anti-Americanism. While occasional “tactical retreat” may be necessary, theirs is preemptive, unilateral and perpetual retreat. In this battle, we are deploying “Republican” politicians who approach everything as a political matter (i.e., “how do we market the GOP to get enough votes to stay in office?”). They face-off against committed ideologues that are out to “fundamentally transform” the United States, performing a revolution against the Constitution of the United States in all senses except a public declaration of their intentions (which they shrewdly withhold). Such imbalance inexorably leads to defeat for the cause of liberty.
The “moderates” and “big-tenters” would have us unilaterally and preemptively surrender the field without a fight. For example, a majority of Americans want secured borders and traditional marriage. So the Left’s agenda is in opposition to most voters. Yet the “moderates” want us to avoid those issues, lest we offend certain demographics, even as the Left continues its march to impose its minority positions – in which it will succeed if unopposed. At the same time, regarding issues in which polling indicates that we might currently be “in the minority,” the “moderate Republicans” will cite this as why we must “soften” and “broaden” our approach. So when the majority agrees with us we should shut up and concede anyway, and when it doesn’t we should climb aboard the Leftist train. Huh? What’s wrong with this picture?