"Where there is no vision, a people perish, but he who keeps the Law, happy is he." -- Proverbs 29:18
For all the talk about “winning” during the Trump era, conned-servatives have precious little to show for it.
Gun control has made great strides, the socialist nature of the American Republic continues to oppress, the war machine grinds on, and sexual perversion and infanticide continue apace. Education spirals. Foreign invaders pour across our borders. Statues of Baphomet go up and Ten Commandments plaques come down. Muh Constitution, for all the cheering and adulation it receives, fades steadily into the background. And that’s just scratching the surface.
If anything, it seems the ones “winning” are the liberal posse. They’re the ones who’ve even managed to infiltrate the conned-servative side with their Cultural Marxist ideaology and talking heads who embrace “alternative lifestyles”. The liberals have thrown up a staunch wall of resistance against any and all things “conservative” while the conned-servatives keep nudging the leftist floodgates open little by little.
In short, “conservatism” has become nothing more than a bad joke.
Consider the verse at the top of this post.
Liberals have a clearly defined agenda, a vision toward which they are collectively (pun intended) marching. They have zero tolerance for anything contrary to said agenda. They plow over all resistance with everything from smear campaigns to labeling to screaming naked in the street. They have the opposition (such as it is) cowed to the point that conned-servatives hurriedly backpedal when accused of “racism”, “bigotry”, “fascism”, or “intolerance”. They call themselves “progressives”, and not without reason. They are the group making progress toward the goal outlined by the likes of Marx and Mao.
What vision do “conservatives” have?
They talk a lot about maybe going back to the halcion days of the 1940s.
Well, that was the era of Democrat FDR, so maybe the 50’s.
Nah, that was the tail end of the bogeyman Jim Crow, and no conned-servative wants to be associated with that, so maybe the 60’s.
Hippies. Ew. Nope, definitely the 70’s.
Wait, the 70’s saw Jimmy Carter and “Energy Crisis”. How about the 80’s?
Ah, Ronald Reagan. God incarnate right there. Aaaaah, the 80’s…
Although the 2020s are looking pretty dang awesome with the MAGA Messiah and his classy porn star wife kicking back in the Oval Orifice. After all, we’re #winning.
The above is of course laced with hyperbole, but you get the point. The well-defined objective of the left contrasted with the nebulous goals of the right make for a downright stark contrast. The liberals have a goal, and are pushing for it with gusto, while the conned-servatives are busy waffling and compromising, barely contesting for the status quo.
No wonder they’re getting their Don’t Tread On Mes handed to them.
Conservatism is a weak position at best, morally spineless, a laughable contestant against the Marxist behemoth in the arena of culture. Liberalism knows what it wants and goes for it with everything it has. Conservatism clings to dead “founding fathers” and an even more dead Constitution. They have no vision, and are doomed to perish.
So is that it? Do we just throw in the towel and let the minions of Marx have their way?
Rather, we need to do what any good tactician in the field of battle would do: Recognize that the tactics thus far have failed, and find another way. It takes swallowing a lot of pride, but it’s better to admit a mistake than to keep going down the path of futility.
I argue that one main key (not the entire solution, but a main point), is a vision.
A vision for something even more defined, bigger, and better supplied than “progressivism”.
Further, a vision that has been utilized before, and succeeded.
Christ and his apostles pursued the vision of Christendom, the rule of Christ over the nations with a rod of iron, the establishment of his Law and judgment over the entire earth. As a result, they destroyed the unbeatable Roman Empire and crushed the head of the red serpent embodied in the Pharisees and their ilk.
“Conservatives” need to stop conserving and start laying waste to the current order by bringing in the great, divine vision of Christ:
"And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." -- Matthew 28:18