Fighting radicals in North Carolina

I just sent a check to the Civitas Institute in Raleigh, North Carolina because I support the people at the Institute and their active defense of limited government, individual freedom and common sense. I also admire their courage to confront the cultural Marxists (Link below) who hate American conservatives and constantly create social disruptions in this State—and elsewhere—for a multitude (and growing) list of grievances and assorted radically weird leftist causes.

We need strong-willed people to keep these barbarians from our gates.  Make no mistake; we are no longer in “debate” with these subversives, we are at war. They are well on the way to taking over all of our traditional institutions and destroying the foundational values of this nation. Their activities are based on resentment, hatred and fascist tactics.

Once upon a time, not long ago, Americans were mostly cooperative and content; free to pursue happiness; and willing and able to lift ourselves up to prosperity. Now war has been declared on these traditions—we have no choice but to fight back, or concede defeat.

Appropriately, retired Marine Corps Colonel Francis DeLuca is the Civitas Institute president.

The war waged against our culture requires strong offensive response to our enemies, foreign and domestic. Appeasement, compromise and “understanding” cannot stand against foes that won’t even acknowledge our right to exist. They have no ambiguity in their assaults: surrender your beliefs and traditions or be annihilated.

In a recent letter Col. DeLuca declared that “your friends at the Civitas Institute have been right in the thick of this latest battle”—being that “the Left continues its assault on common sense and basic morality, and seemingly every single aspect of our lives becomes the subject of some new politically correct crusade.”

With all the overblown disinformation promoted by social agitators and their press supporters we now have virtually a worldwide conflict “so men can be allowed to use women’s restrooms and locker rooms!”

These people are beyond reason. In fact, author Dr. Michael Savage in his book “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” makes that case.

Col. DeLuca pledges to “challenge the liberals at every turn…loud and clear.”

He points out the “rank hypocrisy” of corporate sexuality activists such as those at PayPal who condemn North Carolina legislators and our governor for “discrimination” against men using women’s toilets and showers. Yet PayPal operates in Middle East countries.

We all know the “human rights” record there: women have no rights and sexual deviants are murdered according to Islamic law. Furthermore, PayPal has no problem operating in many other American States that have the same laws about using restrooms as does North Carolina.

Corporate activists at Apple, American Airlines and Red Hat complain about “equality” in law, but accept corporate welfare from North Carolina; creating unequal treatment of the State’s taxpayers.

Most important, recent Civitas polling finds that 66 percent of North Carolinians agree “that it’s well within our state’s rights to keep men’s and women’s restrooms separate”—a universal standard of decent, respectful behavior.

Col. DeLuca expresses astonishment that this issue has so much attention “considering all the immense challenges and dire problems facing America today.”  We agree. Most of us shake our heads and roll our eyes at how ridiculous is the “bathroom” issue. But it didn’t start innocently or in response to a need.

As DeLuca recounts in his letter: “But this issue was not raised by our state leaders—it was started by ultra-leftists’ demands in Charlotte funded by national liberal groups like Human Rights Campaign—the multi-million dollar gay lobbying group.”

In my opinion, this was a deliberate tactic by organized radicals to divert attention from critical social and economic problems; caused by the “progressives” now in control of our federal government and operating in many of our States.

It’s classic Marxist strategy codified by Saul Alinsky in “Rules for Radicals,” who wrote:

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.

Another rule proposed by Alinsky: Whenever possible go outside of the experience of the enemy. The purpose of this tactic is to “cause confusion, fear, and retreat.”

Note that Alinsky identifies us non-radicals as “the enemy.”

Other radical tactics that apply in the “bathroom” case:

Keep the pressure on…The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself…A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.

Col. DeLuca is adamant about challenging and resisting the radical leftists operating in North Carolina. I believe under his leadership Civitas will continue with the successes it has had.

I think he could use one Alinsky tactic: Keep the pressure on…. We can’t let the radicals win.

Civitas deserves the support of all rational North Carolinians.

https://res33blog.com/2016/04/20/cultural-marxism/

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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