There are various comments/questions being raised about the current state of our national political condition, and the potential for failure toward the goal of MAGA in 2016.
To those voices specifically; to the members of the Rebel Alliance who hold trepidation about the possibility of losing; to people holding these concerns, I would like to take a moment and present an alternate perspective.
If you were to ask a general question about the beginning of the American Revolution to a thousand average educated Americans, the customary reference point would be the Boston Tea Party. Ask what was the issue and you’ll hear the phrase: “taxation without representation“. England, and specifically King George, being the essential tax benefactor.
Fair enough, albeit modestly simplistic. Using that historic reference framework, and attempting to carry a crude analogy forward, I would argue we’ve already well passed the dumping of the proverbial tea phase.
After the famous Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament responded in 1774 with the Coercive Acts, or Intolerable Acts, which, among other provisions, ended local self-government in Massachusetts and closed Boston’s commerce. This only increased the resolve of the Sons of Liberty. King George sent 4,000 British troops under the command of General Thomas Gage to occupy Boston.
The Sons of Liberty (Sam Adams, John Hancock etc) essentially became an insurgency within Boston and continued their organizational efforts after the occupying British forces disbanded local and provincial government.
Adams, Hancock and the Son’s of Liberty formed the Provincial Congress, and subversively organized teams of local militias and coordinated the accumulation of, and hiding of weapons, and other military supplies.
The key point to note is during the phase after the Boston tea destruction and prior to the battles of Lexington and Concord, the activity was insurgent. General Thomas Gage and his army ruled the commonwealth, the Sons of Liberty used stealth and secrecy to operate.
In 2016 we have already passed the destruction of the tea phase when we, like the Sons of Liberty, united to break the grip of the DC UniParty and successfully nominated Donald Trump. We did not fracture tea boxes, we fractured a rigged political system. We are not currently fighting taxation without representation per se’; we are fighting legislation without representation.
And, just the British Parliament, the response from the DC UniParty was fast, strong and severe. Instead of a British army, the DC UniParty dispatched every media tool, every Wall Street financier, almost all popular culture figures, and every available ounce of leverage they have to retain their grip on power, against us.
As a specific and direct consequence, we now hold a tenuous stake in a new Republican party. And just like the provincial congress, our efforts have shifted into the Deplorable insurgency phase. While the army of the MSM marches in the streets 24/7 via broadcast and print media against us, we moderate our visibility on alternate/new media.
The analogy is a critical frame of reference because the time for wondering about “what if” has passed. We have already destroyed the tea. There is no retreat from this moment, and more importantly, we have nothing left to lose.
There are many who use a frame of reference about ‘saving a constitutional republic‘; while I do not mean to be dismissive of this benevolent sensibility – in case you have not been paying attention we’ve long since passed the threshold of that possibility.
The architecture of our own U.S. government is now operating independent of the electorate (Obamacare, Omnibus etc.). Congress is consistently passing legislation without appropriate representation (PR Bailout, Ominbus, Corker/Cardin amendment, Fast-Track Trade Authorization etc.), and the various operational constructs, divisions, and agencies within the DC UniParty are now fully weaponized against us (IRS targeting, FBI Comey/email non-finding, etc.).