It may run against your nature, but you need to become a full fledged member of the #FireColbert movement.
For years, we have seen conservatives get fired, or at minimum denounced by their children, for making comments that upset the progressive narrative, while watching Leftists spout the most hateful bile imaginable without much furor. It is time that the Left face the same consequences that those on the Right face every day. For this to happen, you and I will need to take action because what Stephen Colbert said is worthy of censure.
I’m going to be offensive here, but I want you to feel the full impact of the words that Colbert said Monday night. Read these words because they not only reflect how much the Left hates our president, they reflect how much the Left hates you.
“The only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s cock holster.”
Given time to apologize for his vicious rant, Colbert stated that he would do it again though he “would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be.” The only reason he would change any words is because he has begun to see that he might have to face actual consequences. Let’s not stop the pressure now, but rather make him reap what he has sown.
As I’ve written in the past, progressives constantly coordinate to support their causes. They design guidebooks to aid their allies in fighting conservatives. They’ve even had an Official Themed Protest March™ every week this year, with topics ranging from the March for Women to the March for Science, with more on the way. Progressives organize and mobilize.
align=”left” I’m going to be offensive here, but I want you to feel the full impact of the words that Colbert said Monday night. Read these words because they not only reflect how much the Left hates our president, they reflect how much the Left hates you.
Conservatives, on the other hand, seem to prefer acquiescence to individual action. We’ll spend our time complaining how our elected officials aren’t doing enough to fight against the tyranny of the Left. It doesn’t matter whether that tyranny is in the form of the Affordable Care Act or restrictions on Free Speech. It’s a fight we expect others to do for us. There is a reason Steve Bannon said that he always sees the same 100 men and women at conservative events, and it isn’t that there are only 100 conservatives.
When we think about the ACA, we shout, “It’s not our fault that the ACA hasn’t been repealed; it’s Paul Ryan’s, or the Freedom Caucus’, or Moderate Republican’s fault!” In doing so, we never realize how easily we fell for Saul Alinsky’s 13th rule and allowed the Left to pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. We even think it was our idea, never quite catching that our cue was a news story from a Leftist source, or worse, their allies within Conservative, Inc.
When the Berkeley chapter of the Young Americas Foundation backs out of sponsoring a speech by Ann Coulter, we blame YAF for buckling under the threat of violence. Did we say to ourselves, “That’s okay YAF, we should have been there to bring counter protests?” No. We call them cowards. Yet, the YAF is an organization that has been fighting the battle for culture on college campuses for decades. It isn’t an organization of cowards, and those Conservative, Inc. millionaires who criticize the group while sitting in their comfy chairs on AM radio aren’t brave.
We need to stop being complacent and start using the weapons forged by the Left against them. We need not worry that using weapons created by the Left makes us just as bad as they are. This kind of moral equivalency assumes that weapon is being used with the same means and ends as the Left. This is a logical pitfall. The Left uses their weapons without recourse to honesty. They will lie and exaggerate, as they have done with Sebastian Gorka, to get their way. They are the assassin who will stab you in the shadows, and it would be wrong for us to behave in the same surreptitious way.
align=”right” We need to stop being complacent and start using the weapons forged by the Left against them. We need not worry that using weapons created by the Left makes us just as bad as they are. This kind of moral equivalency assumes that weapon is being used with the same means and ends as the Left.
That does not mean we should not use the blade of boycott as furiously as the Left does. We must be willing to forgo our “NCIS,” “Elementary,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and even conservative-produced “Kevin Can Wait.” And the wonderful thing in the Battle of #FireColbert is that we don’t have to lie or exaggerate because what Colbert said was truly awful. We must be willing to show “Late Night” advertisers that we won’t support people who have no respect for people who have similar beliefs to ours.
In an era when Teen Vogue has transformed into Jacobin Magazine under a different masthead, and “Supergirl” runs in kind campaign ads for Hillary Clinton during episodes, we have a long way to go in order to reclaim a space in pop culture. It’s a fight we must fight, because politics is downstream from culture and we have to stop ceding the culture to the Left.