Why Conservatives Should Be Proud Of Who They Are
September 1st, 2021 | RR
I've been pondering whether to stop referring to myself as a conservative. I used to be “libertarian”, but that started to fizzle out as I saw the the failures and abuses of businesses, billionaires and monopolies inside our so-called free market. On top of that, the growing lunacy and straight up idiocy of those inside the libertarian movement turned me away. Furthermore, my older age and life experiences have produced a different kind of me. However, I'm still right-wing and conservative enough to be called a conservative, despite my reservations about using the label.
The word itself has become a dirty one, more so in Canada than the United States. Canadians seem to associate conservativism with anti-abortion, anti-gay rights and sexism more than Americans. They link conservatives to the old mindsets of past decades, when women were stuck in the kitchen and the only place to be gay was in the closet. A few decades ago, that was what it meant to be conservative, but like all other ideologies, it has evolved.
In its simplest form, conservatism is about conserving.
Old conservatives wanted to conserve the nuclear family (some still do), the dominance of men in the workforce and monogamous, heterosexual marriages. The further back you go, the more regressive conservatism was, but that doesn't mean it was always wrong, or that it was always defeated by progressive movements. There are things conservatives have successfully managed to conserve over time and much of it has been more important than the trivial accomplishments of modern progressives.
Canadians have grown too comfortable with progressivism and what it entails. Conservative has become so dirty that progressive is always better by default. Even when progressives push to redefine science and biology, or push to smash the nuclear family and the values that have kept our society functional for centuries, Canadians view conservatism as the worst form of evil. They have become more fixated on the labels than on the real motives and values of each movement. For the same reasons they blindly hate conservatives, Canadians have a hard time wrapping their heads around the constantly changing values and ideas inside progressivism and conservatism. They're stuck in the past.
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For all the things progressives have radically changed over the last hundred years, there are many things conservatives have successfully conserved.
The zeitgeist will always change and evolve, but there are things that will—and should—stay the same. Most people subconsciously realize what works and what doesn't, which is why democracy, mixed economic systems, freedom of expression and human rights have stayed in place for a good part of three centuries. Hand-in-hand, democracy, capitalism and some bits of socialism have worked across most of North America and Europe for longer than this generation has been alive. As those ideas and values come under increasing attack, we are seeing a healthy resistance.
That resistance is driven by everyone's innate conservatism. Their instincts are coming to the defence of systems that work.
The French and American revolutions sought to create a world of science, individual liberty and self determination. It took time for culture to catch up, but it did and it will continue to do so. That's the definition of “progress”. However, the very fact that the world was imperfect and that this new system still allowed for slavery and indigenous genocide, doesn't mean we should bulldoze the whole thing and replace it with something else. Luckily, most Canadians understand that, which is why they oppose tearing down statues and cancelling Canada Day.
Despite hating conservatism, Canadians are subconsciously inclined to conserve the things that matter.
When it comes to ripping down the whole system, most Canadians would be against it. This is why politicians like Justin Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh are afraid to outright support the destruction of monuments and the burning of Catholic churches. Their support for these actions is subtle enough to not alarm most Canadians, but blatant enough to piss off the rest of us. Had the churches across the country been mosques, Trudeau and Singh would be on a dramatic quest to condemn the hate, racism and violence of white supremacists. Since they're burning down old relics of a culture and system they dislike, we get half-hearted denunciations.
The truth is that the system works. It has always worked.
Canada and America were created to evolve. These systems were created to build and promote equality in a time that hadn't yet learned to recognize blacks and indigenous people as human. As culture caught up to the idea, the system accommodated the changes. Had the system not worked, we would still be living in a country where gays couldn't get married, where blacks couldn't use our washrooms and where natives couldn't escape assimilation.
The Canadian system isn't systemically racist by design, but activist groups looking to destroy the system need you to believe it is.
We have become so much less racist as a culture that activists have been forced to manufacture racism to keep themselves and their causes relevant. We have gay rights, shrinking gender gaps and a more inclusive system than ever before—but in order to destroy the Western way of life, they need us to believe the system is broken and that it has never worked.
"Despite hating conservatism, Canadians are subconsciously inclined to conserve the things that matter."
In order to break the system and to replace it with something else, they need a majority of us to believe it is a failure. This is why every time a cop shoots a black personit gets more attention than the dozens of other shootings that take place daily in places like Chicago and Toronto. This is why every act of racism by a white person is hyped and dramatized on the mainstream news, while videos of black-on-asian crimes can only be found on obscure social media feeds. This is why ideas like Critical Race Theory are promoted in schools and universities by activists and professors with an agenda.
Paid To Destroy Our Culture
There are a group of politicians and activists who are looking to replace Western neo-liberal democracy with a lightlyMarxist version of communism. It's not a conspiracy theory, it's a fact. People have been trained to cringe when they hear someone blame Marxism, but that doesn't change the truth.
Studies and surveys have found a prevalence of Marxist ideology among professors and academics in major North American universities and colleges. The co-founder of BLM, Patrisse Cullors, has publicly stated that she and her cohorts are “trained Marxists”. When Antifa activists riot and smash storefronts, they are often seen wearing Marxist symbols and communist regalia. Many of them, however, are useful idiots with no real understanding of what the symbols mean and what their employers are looking to achieve.
Yes, their employers.
Many of those who riot and demonstrate in the streets are being paid. Many journalists working long hours for a low salary are often secretly funded by special interests and activists in the form of gifts and private services, while academics and “scholars” are often on the same payroll. As are many politicians.
It all sounds wild and crazy, but it's not as far-fetched as many of these people want you to think.
Recently, a Harvard professor was charged for lying about his ties to China. Charles Lieber, the chair of Harvard's Chemical Biology Department, was caught collecting millions from organizations and individuals connected to China's communist government. Lieber even had ties to the infamous Wuhan lab in China, which he also lied about. You can read more about that story here.
Huawei, a Chinese telecomm corporation, with deep ties inside the Chinese government, has spent nearly $60M funding research in Canadian universities. But, don't take my word for it, here is the CBC news link.
By now, I'm sure you've heard about the two Chinese nationals that were escorted out of Winnipeg's infectious disease laboratory a few years ago. You can look that one up yourself.
In a 1984 interview, KGB defector, Yuri Bezmenov, said, “Ideological subversion is the slow process, which we call either ideological subversion, or active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that, despite their abundance of information, no one is able to come to sensible conclusions.”
Essentially, Bezmenov was warning us about an old KGB method of slowly destroying an enemy nation from within.
“It's divided into four basic stages,” he continued. “The first one being demoralization. It takes from fifteen to twenty years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years which requires to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy.”
The whole interview can be seen here.
Surely, this method never died with the Soviet Union. In fact, it has probably been adopted by some of America's wealthiest enemies. Being an extension of America, Canada has become a valuable resource for countries like Putin's Russia and communist China. Their money is clearly in circulation and their investments are paying off.
We Need More Conservatives
Canada has a lot of flaws and whether you think the country is worthy of surviving in its current form or not, one thing is still true: we need more conservatives. Alberta needs more conservatives, BC needs more conservatives, Manitoba and Saskatchewan need more conservatives. We all need more conservatives. Even if Canada were to break up, the one thing keeping Marxism out of schools, living rooms and minds is conservatism.
Conservatives are the protectors. We are the guardians.
There has always been enough of us around to slow the bleed and to curb the destruction. We are always there to save the day when the rest of Canada needs us. We secured a strong and stable fiscal environment by electing Stephen Harper through the 2008 meltdown, we staved off economic destruction following the first Trudeau era and we'll probably be around to do it again when this train comes off the rails.
When the destruction of Western culture becomes so obvious and apparent that every Canadian notices, they will again look to us for help. They'll join us in fighting off the cultural Marxists who want to erase our history and replace it with something terrible. When it comes down to brass tacks, Canadians will become the conservatives they need to be. They'll join our fight and they'll value our causes when the going gets tough, as they have many times before.
Conservatives have always been the ones to mitigate the radicalism, to restore the order and to protect the traditions that have made North America one of the freest and most prosperous places in the world.
There is nothing wrong with being a conservative, or proudly calling yourself a conservative. You are the one thing that stands in the way of those who want to destroy our way of life. That's why they hate you and will do almost anything to destroy you. That's why its your job to be proud, loud and unapologetic.
Never stand down.
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