Americans are bewildered. Everywhere they look the Left is prevailing. Every day, the Left makes progress throughout the political landscape. At the same time Republicans seem to no longer be Republicans. Real conservatives fight holding actions but remain steps behind the Left’s next offensive. The victories are silenced behind a wall of Leftist media.
This is happening by design, based upon a century old strategic plan.
To better understand what is happening consider the truism that “Life imitates art”.
“Money Heist” is a terrific series. It is the most watched Netflix series in history, topping the charts in 190 countries. For five seasons, this Spanish language thriller has drawn in its audience with plot twists, sex, humor, and iconic Salvador Dali masks. A mastermind, the “Professor”, plans and achieves two audacious robberies by preparing years before they occur. He positions people, structures, tunnels, and equipment that come into play at the right time. Spanish security officials remain baffled and outwitted at every turn.
“Money Heist” delivers great entertainment, but it also delivers great insights. The Left achieved their heist of America with decades of planning and positioning in advance of their takeover.
In 1927, Stuart Chase, one of the founding members of President Franklin Roosevelt’s (FDR) “Brain Trust”, met with Stalin and Trotsky to gain inspiration for taking over America. In his 1932 “New Deal” book Chase mused, “Why should the Russians have all the fun of remaking the world?” Citizen Oversight: THE TERRAFORMING OF AMERICA
Guided by Chase’s vision, the Left set about to methodically capture America’s cultural levers. Hollywood fell first. Most news media fell by the late 1960s. Print media was corrupted from the start. Pro-America outlets, like Time Magazine, succumbed as their conservative founders retired or died. Academia was conquered during the 1960s in the wake of the “free speech movement” and then the anti-Vietnam War protests.
Corporations were colonized by the Left starting in the 1970s through control of Human Resources. The Left’s insertion of people resulted in Wokism and Environmental Social Governance (ESG) dominating leading businesses.
During the 1980s, the Left targeted 13,452 school districts. Leftist teachers replaced moderate pro-American teachers as they retired. These Leftist teachers promoted revisionist history supported by new textbooks like Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”, which became the standard high school textbook for a generation.
Once history became the Left’s “etch-a-sketch” they could alter facts at will. They methodically demonized all that is good about our nation through the 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory (CRT) and their variates. Citizen Oversight: THE LEFT’s FINAL SOLUTION
The Left downplays commemorations that reinforce American exceptionalism and our founding values. They have inserted competing anniversaries that are a drumbeat of Leftist iconography. Citizen Oversight: ASSAULT ON JULY 4th
Mundane commemorations, such as “Heritage Months” for various demographics, have become vehicles for Leftist indoctrination. Even West Virginia, the most conservative Republican state, public school leaders promoted Che Guevara as their 2022 role model for Hispanic Heritage Month.
Conservatives bear some blame. They never made September 17, Constitution Day, a national holiday. They allowed President Nixon to eliminate Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday for the generic “President’s Day”. The goal of featuring two stellar role models of leadership and integrity got diluted with the likes of Buchanan, Filmore, Harding, and Pierce.
Americans did not see the Leftist tsunami coming. Today, the Leftist echo chamber is supported at all levels of government and society.
Conservatives are outmaneuvered constantly. The recent fiasco in the Tennessee legislature is emblematic. Two disruptive Leftist legislators were expelled only to be reappointed and feted at the White House. Worse, Republicans didn’t expel a third legislator because she didn’t fully participate in events that triggered the expulsion. However, she was White, the two who were expelled were Black, leading to charges of racism. Doesn’t anyone “war game” these things? Every move and counter move was predictable. Republicans fell into a very obvious trap.
The Left is many moves ahead on a wide range of fronts. They are promoting Jimmy Carter for “sainthood” in anticipation of his death. They have rioters at the ready the next time a White policeman kills a Black. They buried the truth about Russiagate, Obamagate, January 6, Covid, and countless other lies told to Americans. Congressional Republicans have witnesses who lie or not show up. Documents are withheld or redacted beyond recognition. Impeachments will fall short of the 66 votes needed in the Senate to convict. Michelle Obama is waiting in the wings if Biden stumbles.
Is anyone planning counter moves?
Conservatives once had the upper hand. They outmaneuvered the Left in the run up to the Reagan Revolution and they defeated the Soviets.
The Reagan Revolution was years in the making. Conservatives established a real movement starting after World War II. First came the philosophical provenance. Publications, like National Review and Human Events, were forums for ideas to be tested and refined. Organizations, like the Foundation for Economic Education, broadened and deepened the ideas of liberty.
Activist groups, starting with the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) and the American Conservative Union (ACU), operationalized conservative ideas. The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) became the vehicle for recruiting, educating, and credentialing the cream of the young conservatives.
The “New Right” took these foundational elements to a whole new level. Richard Viguerie, Howard Philips, and Paul Weyrich forged a network of conservative teams that met regularly to plan and implement actions to derail the Carter Administration. Kingston was the strategic hub from which Stanton (national security) and Library Court (faith issues) spread activism to ever expanding circles of influence. These collaborated with issue specific groups and leaders, like Phyllis Schlafly. Serving as a link to the conservative intelligentsia was the Heritage Foundation, led by Ed Feulner.
The “fighting on the outside” network supported the “inside fighters” led by M. Stanton Evans, a colleague of William F. Buckley and author of YAF’s Sharon Statement – the ultimate conservative manifesto. Evans launched a generation of insider “demolition experts”. Monday Club brought all key leaders together at the Hawk & Dove Restaurant. The Chesapeake Society was the strategic hub for Members and staff from 75 offices to wreak havoc on House Democrats. The Dirty Dozen conducted similar guerilla actions in the Senate.
The Conservative Movement was based upon timeless concepts of liberty, free market capitalism, limited government, and a bold anti-Communist foreign policy. It found its voice in prominent conservative Senators and Congressmen. Ultimately, it rallied around national leaders. Senator Barry Goldwater was the “proof of concept” candidate for successfully thwarting the establishment Republicans to become the Party’s Presidential nominee in 1964. His most famous surrogate, Ronald Reagan, burst on the national scene with his election eve “Time for Choosing” speech. Reagan made the “proof of concept” a vibrant reality by winning two terms as Governor of California and two landslide elections for President of the United States.
The Reagan Revolution changed the world because it had built a massive infrastructure of dedicated activists who were ready, willing, and very able to make conservativism an operational reality.
This infrastructure was most clearly manifested in the defeat of the Soviet Empire and the destruction of the Soviet Union. Stan Evans’ Sharon Statement boldly declared America stand for “victory over rather than coexistence with” Communism. Conservatives took this to heart and moved on a massive global front. Legions of covert agents were brought out of retirement by William Casey, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). They fanned out to create chaos and destruction throughout the Soviet world. Legions of “overt” agents of influence took over global forums that were once the domain of State Department apologists and Leftist academics.
Reagan sent Bill Wilson, the leader of his Kitchen Cabinet, to the Vatican. Along with his close ties to British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, Reagan forged a “Big Three” that stopped the Soviet’s Carter era momentum. They then coordinated a strategic offensive that activated the millions living under Soviet oppression. Not since World War II had such an alliance been so effective.
The lesson is clear, defeating the Left can be done and has been done. We need to remember this.
We also need to watch riveting fiction to learn how to do it again.
Scot Faulkner served as Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was Director of Personnel for the 1980 Reagan Campaign, served on the Presidential Transition team, and on Reagan’s White House Staff. He currently advises corporations on implementing strategic change.