Where Were You During the Battle of #FireColbert?

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.

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About Nathaniel Wright

Nathaniel Wright lives in Southern California with his large collection of DVDs and a wide variety of single malt scotch. When he's not studying American Politics, he spends his time trying to answer the pressing of question of how we reconcile order which is not oppression with freedom which is not license. He's nowhere close to finding the answer.

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19 responses to “Where Were You During the Battle of #FireColbert?

  • Writes Nathaniel Wright:

    Progressives organize and mobilize.

    Conservatives, on the other hand, seem to prefer acquiescence to individual action. . .

    No, conservatives are individuals, not True Believers or Useful Idiots. Short of the ephemeral and mostly rag-tag Tea Party, you’re not going to find conservatives organizing and mobilizing. The enthusiasm generated by the Trump campaign was the exception that proves the rule; it was a spontaneous response to decades of pent-up frustration with Left and Quasi-left government in Washington, and their obsequious media lackeys.

    Tyranny needs obedient followers. Liberty needs independence. Our job is to convince our fellow citizens not to follow those who would make them slaves.

    /L. E. Joiner https://WalkingCreekWorld.wordpress.com

    • I don’t disagree with what you write here and it fits nicely with Victor Davis Hanson’s description of the Western Citizen. That’s a huge compliment. But there are times when those independent citizens need to form a Phalanx and attack to defend their freedom. Epaminondas’ was a greater defender of freedom than any Spartan, but his Phalanx was deeper and stronger.

      • In extremis, sure, as our Founding Fathers did, we bond together and take up arms. It may come to that if the enemies of the Civil Society have their way, but we are not there yet. That we trade thoughts here in public is a sure sign that our freedom is still intact, the barbs of late-night vipers notwithstanding.

        Many thanks for the compliment.

        /L. E. Joiner https://WalkingCreekWorld.wordpress.com

  • the time for old men to settle things is over. now it is being settled in the streets by young men. and the yaf are cowardly pussies.

  • I am sorry to say I agree 100%.
    We need a core group as radical, nasty, extreme and offensive as the left has.

    • Or maybe we just need to join their core group of radical, nasty, extreme and offensive people and subvert them from the inside.

  • The only uproar that I saw was from the Left. The Lefties were campaigning to get Colbert fired because his remark was perceived as a homophobic slur at gays.

    Go figure.

    • Well. It is instructive that when Colbert was grasping for the most vile insult he could think of he came up with a slang term for a homosexual sex act. Telling, don’t you think?

  • I don’t watch Colbert, nor Supergirl, nor do I read Teen Vogue so I haven’t the slightest interest in wasting time getting puffed up about “fighting the left” in the toilet of American popular culture they have created.

    Frankly I think it is unhealthy to get wound up over any of this.

    And no, no, a thousand times no – a conservative temperment does not join “movements” with hashtags, does not follow “Rule 13” of something or other and really doesn’t grow upset when the court jesters that pose for cultural authorities in American culture say ridiculous things as court jesters are prone to doing.

    I am far more concerned about the tendency of some on the Right to question the Pope.

    • Politics is downstream from culture and Teen Vogue. It doesn’t matter whether you have interest, it matters that you ignore their poison.

      I share your concern with regards to the Pope, but if you don’t fight you lose. Fighting requires organizing. The Founders knew this and Epaminondas knew this. Even Yellow Dog knows this and he doesn’t even know what town he’s in.

      • Vince malum bono.

        The Founders and Epaminondas made excellent things which did not last very long. Excellence must be bound up with permanence, otherwise it is not excellent. I thus prefer St. Popiełuszko.

  • 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.

    I would never go to a conservative event because I would assume that I would be unwelcome.

    I know that Milo Yiannopolous is a self-promoting provocateur and I wouldn’t go about doing things in the same way he does if I had a platform. Yet his defenestration from conservative circles indicated to me that the personal presentation allowed in those circles is only within a narrow range. As it happens, I did go to one of his events. After all, anyone who could tolerate Milo could probably tolerate me.

    When CPAC did not allow American Atheists to sponsor a booth that was a clear indication that conservatives don’t want non-believers like me around.

    Admittedly, I am not really a conservative. I believe in limited government, I think free markets are more good than bad, I think government intervention distorts markets and provides opportunities for cronyism and corruption. I am extremely concerned, beyond any degree I can put in words, by the notion that speech is violence and should be controlled by the government. Yet on most cultural issues I tend to be very live and let live and either neutral or on the left leaning side of things most of the time.

    As far as the Alinsky tactics to which you refer, I’m not entirely sure they’re working as well as you seem to think. I hear a lot of people on the left muttering that they’re sick of all the marches and the bellyaching about Trump and they want their own side to try to do something productive.

    As far as Colbert goes, he’s gotten less funny as he’s gotten more strident. Convincing satirists can make you laugh even when you’re position is not the same as theirs. Furthermore, the problem is not only Colbert, but an entire television comedy world that supports a single political view without and substantial diversity of opinion. The way to truly beat Colbert is the next time you get a disreputable loudmouth, instead of kicking him, or her, to the curb, give him a late night talk show.

    • You’d be welcome at any event I hosted. I put no stake in the need for behavioral or moral purity in the fight for liberty. Conservative Inc. dominates things like CPAC. I’m a friend of Breitbart’s, the person, and like him I know that the real enemy is those who want to “remake” society and believe people are perfectible. Madison warned about this tendency in Federalist 10, and it’s a tendency not limited to the so-called Left.

  • Colbert should have been fired months ago when he revealed that he’s a religious bigot. He’s a strong Catholic and said on his show that non-Catholics aren’t Christians and can’t go to heaven. What he said about President Trump is to be expected. #FireColbert.

  • When conservatives and civil people have had enough – they will take to the streets. Maybe that will happen yet. When our society sinks into the sewers, when our streets are soaking in protests and our higher education spew venomous anti-American diatribe – what kind of a world are we living in. Tell us where to line up, where the petitions are to sign and let it all begin.

  • I doubt many Conservatives have ever watched ColberT, – I had to look up that it’s called The Tonight Show and that is on CBS – so they don’t know how to take it out on the advertisers, which is the key to getting these punks fired. I’m going to do some research on the show’s sponsors and advertisers, and if I’m patronizing them now, I will find alternatives.

    Target is hurting, Kelloggs is hurting, the NFL is hurting, ESPN is hurting (and better still, by extension Disney is hurting so much Iger is thinking of running for president instead of running Disney).

    Vote with your wallet. It works. No violence, just economics. Don’t spend your money on people who hate you. For example, offended by Colon Kaepernick? Not buying NFL merchandise and not buying from the advertisers will be much more effective than just not watching the games on TV.

    Metaphorically of course, kill ColberT’s advertisers and sponsors, and Little Stevie ColberT will die.

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