American Greatness has posted a hard-hitting commentary that, hopefully, will be a splash of cold water in the faces of many active in the political right. The author, Ned Ryun, essentially says too often the right has invested huge sums of money in efforts or even people that have resulted in literally nothing. Meanwhile the opposition marches on fully funded and organized racking up victories. It’s almost as if there are few conservatives and libertarians who are willing to do the hard work needed to win or fight back against the left when they attempt to cheat or intimidate. This culture of stupidity among the right needs to end.
An Unserious Movement For An Unserious People
Conservatives have only themselves to blame. Investing ungodly sums of money in the wrong places, people, and ideas for decades has lead to this point.
By Ned Ryun, November 18, 2020, American Greatness
We all should probably acknowledge that we Americans, in many ways, have become an unserious people. No serious civilization and society would allow a fraction of what is taking place here—from the absurdity of our education system to the dominance of big tech monopolies to our current form of elections. A list of our nation’s follies demonstrating our unseriousness would fill pages. But it’s not just about the American people as a whole: conservatism is an unserious movement (if one can even call what exists a movement), and Republicans are deeply, deeply unserious as a political party.
Consider, in the immediate, our election system again. Can we even call such a disjointed mismash a system? Let’s face it: where we are today, with mail-in ballots, questionable voting software systems, no requirement to show photo ID, “dirty data” voting rolls—we have allowed the creation of myriad reasons for distrust to materialize underneath our noses. The Left has not been shy about what they wanted to do and what they were hoping to accomplish with any of this. And what has been our response as a “movement” and a “party”? Pathetic whining and that’s about it.
The powers that be at the RNC were warned well before 2020 that Democrats, led by Marc Elias of Fusion GPS infamy, were on the move to bring us to this point. The response of the RNC? Nothing until it was too late—and even those attempts to respond were half-hearted at best.
We meekly submitted to a mail-in ballot system which nearly all civilized nations, ones even the Left recognizes as among the most advanced, rejected decades ago. In 2020, only a country that is not serious about election integrity (which is of course the entire point in the Left’s lust for power), would allow this to happen.
Not only that, but our neighbors to the north, Canada, will not even allow electronic voting. They have paper ballots and have observers installed in every polling station because faith in the outcome of elections is important there. But not here. Universal mail-in ballots and Dominion software for all!
One has to have a certain amount of admiration for the Left and what they’ve been able to accomplish in “reimagining” our electoral process. They knew what they wanted, invested the time and money, and went for it. One can say many things about the Left, but at least they are committed. Which leads us back to the “conservative movement” and “the party.”
What kind of serious party would elect to keep the same asleep-at-the-wheel leadership (endorsed by Trump, mind you) running the party for the next four years? But that is what the RNC seems poised to do. This is not a serious party. But in a world where a small group of grifters want to continue making obscene amounts of money, it makes perfect sense.
It makes more sense when we look at the “conservative movement” which, every year, has had hundreds of millions of dollars invested in it. For what? We’re talking about wildly stupid places within the “conservative movement” that churn out worthless white papers and hold events to reinforce how effective they are when all empirical evidence tells us nothing could be further from the truth.