I have to begrudgingly give liberals credit. They are effective because they relentlessly pursue an end, while casually disregarding the morality of the means to get there. Here are some lessons they’ve taught me:
Liberals opened up a can of worms with their boycott tactics that they are probably starting to regret. By teaching conservatives how to marshal small groups of Twitter users into fighters fighting above their weight class, we have collected a number of wins.
Target, Kellogg’s, and others may be publicly putting up a brave façade, but they are assuredly regretting picking an unnecessary fight with millions of conservative customers. I hate boycotts; they’re a silly waste of economic resources which do real damage, to real people, working at these companies.
But, if we allow liberals to attack conservative-affiliated businesses simply doing their best to spread the word, and fight the fight, and we don’t respond in kind by returning fire, we’ll all be smothered by a monopolistic liberal propaganda blanket.
It really pains me to write this. I’m a sinner and I’ve been in many fiery exchanges both on the air and on social media. But it never leaves me feeling better at the end of the day. It’s sad we have to do this, but you either fight back … or you get steamrolled. Liberals love Alinsky-ite tactics, and their persistent use of mockery is clear evidence of their allegiance to old Saul.
It may not leave you feeling better when done, but after being on the receiving end of endless tweets mocking me about my desire to get real answers about the Benghazi terror attack, it seems only appropriate to reciprocate and to mock liberals for their blind allegiance to the Trump-Russia conspiracy theory.
It’s unfortunate that it has come to this, but we lost four patriots in Benghazi and we still don’t have real answers as to why they were left to die yet. Unbelievably, it became a punchline for liberals who have yet to produce a scintilla of evidence to back up their Trump-Russia fairytale, no less an occupied coffin.
The Left politicizes EVERYTHING. The sooner this sinks in, the quicker you can get in the fight. Children’s books, bathrooms, the pond in your backyard, the appliances you buy, the TV shows you watch … all are subjects of the liberal culture war.
It’s a shame, but the fight never ends. The answer to the question, “Can’t we just have a good time and leave politics out of this?” never applies to liberals. Blink for a second and your kid’s textbooks will be teaching them what a disgrace America is. Blink again and you’ll find yourself astonished that allowing men in the restroom with your daughter is a thing now.
To be clear, I’m not claiming any of these liberal lessons have made me a better man. Candidly, they make you miserable, because you can never escape the fight. But, we didn’t pick this fight, they did. You can engage, and ferociously fight back, or you can watch your country get flushed down the toilet.
I read once that there are two types of people who see the world differently: the super-rich, and the super-political. This is spot on. If we’re ever to beat back the scourge of liberalism, we’ll have to adapt these lessons and learn to be super-political too.
Dan Bongino is a New York Times best-selling author, former Secret Service agent, and former GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate and Congress. Follow him on Twitter @dbongino.