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?
So rather than being confident in the superiority of our positions, and having the confidence that the American people will embrace our positions once we expound them, the “moderates” would have us seek a non-existent middle ground, thus adopting by default the Left’s positions, in incremental steps, and paving the way for the full implementation of their entire agenda. If we fail to actively oppose while they actively pursue, eventually they win and impose, in full. So it is a fair question to ask of the moderates and big-tenters: “Whose side are you really on?”
Establishment Republicans are Vichy
Currently the power structure of the Republican Party is the Republican Establishment; controlled by careerist mercenaries in service to themselves, enabled by their K and Wall Street financial benefactors. Though the ones holding elected office will spout the right words at election time, they hew to no particular ideology or foundational principles other than self-aggrandizement and self-enrichment. (Here’s lookin’ at you, Mitch McConnell.) They are the political equivalent of the disgraced 1980’s pop group Milli Vanilli: lip-syncing conservative lyrics, but not actually performing the song – they are fraud artists. If Wall Street is the center of financial transactions, Washington, D.C. is the center of influence peddling. For this form of “Republican,” the K-Street lobbyist is their client, issuing the political and legislative equivalents to “buy” and “sell” orders to their Republican broker – who executes the orders and collects commissions in return (campaign donations, post-elective office sinecures, etc.).
What they end up promoting – crony capitalism and the like – ultimately becomes a form of Collectivism (most particularly, Fascism). Centralized government exercising ever-widening scope and control over the economy, with favored businesses getting their take in return for sharing the largesse with the politicians and make it all possible; a symbiotic relationship of self-enrichment at the expense of the public at large. This explains why the Republican Party, over several decades, has not halted, much less reversed, the increasing size and scope of the federal government. This because Establishment Republicans stand to profit from a burgeoning federal government – it is their influence inventory.