So, I had a good chuckle when I read this on Upstate Conservatives:
In the Eyes of our friends, our liberal opponents, and the media the conservative movement is in disarray.
If we do not present a united front, if we do not express confidence that our movement is politically potent, then no one else will. We collectively control our own destiny.
– The break is over (Upstate Conservative)
That was posted on January 8th, 2007, which is why I just started laughing when I saw it (though not too loudly, due to the hour). You see, earlier tonight – or would it simply be yesterday now? – I read this:
The single reason why liberals get into protests so often, is because it’s so effective for them. One of the reasons it so effective for them point blank is that they do it said damnably often.
It seems to me that therein is a major point Rick is missing. Look at the difference. Call it what you will , but conservatives organizing protests is something unheard of in recent times. That it happens at all with conservatives, is a huge story. we expect the left to be generating these kind of things. Not the right.
It’s also true that that lack of protest over the years, probably accounts for a large part of the amateurish nature of the whole thing.
This is out of character for conservatives. That they do reach so far out of their character to do things like this, indicates the degree of anger going on. As I’ve suggested before in these spaces, anger is something which is not to be underestimated, as motivation.
I suspect this is going to be a turning point in our history . I have very little in the way of doubt that these organizations will continue to grow and learn and gain influence.
Mountain people will tell you that avalanches start with something as small as a raindrop , or a pebble.
– How avalanches start (BitsBlog)
Do you think this is what Upstate Conservative had in mind way back in the day? 😉