Readers of a certain vintage have perhaps noticed the relentlessness and rapidity with which the countries of their childhood have been disassembled. And also the commensurate chaos and timidity of the resistance to this “diversification.” One has very much to do with the other. Because just as opposition begins to muster a counter to one assault, it becomes a forgotten fait accompli in the face of new offenses even more egregious. And so victories for the left accumulate as we remain in a state of perpetual disorganized defense.
And not only are our defenses constantly realigned to brace against the next charge, but they actually serve to consolidate the left’s prior encroachments. Of course miscegenation is wonderful, only a barbarian would believe otherwise; we just oppose gay marriage. A few years later: of course we support gay marriage; that’s only fair and sensible; we only oppose incest, pederasty, and beastiality….
Liberalism has no more stalwart defender than a defeated conservative.
But this technique of mounting continual, sometimes even discordant, assaults is a well-founded psychological ploy to render one’s subject docile and pliant. You may have even witnessed a stage hypnotist deploy a version writ small. In those circles, it is known as the “Confusion Technique.” One of that discipline’s greatest pioneers, Milton Erikson, described it as follows:
In essence, it is no more than a presentation of a whole series of individually differing, contradictory suggestions, apparently all at variance with each other, differently directed, and requiring a constant shift in orientation by the subject. The subject (eventually) accommodates himself to the seeming confusion of the hypnotist, thereby unwittingly cooperating in a significant fashion.
As the subject tries, conditioned by his early cooperative response to the hypnotist’s apparent misspeaking, to accommodate himself to the welter of confused, contradictory responses apparently sought, he finds himself at such a loss that he welcomes any positive suggestion that will permit a retreat from so unsatisfying and confusing a situation. The rapidity, insistence, and confidence with which the suggestions are given serve to prevent the subject from making any effort to bring about a semblance of order. At best, he can only try to accommodate himself and, thus, yield to the over-all significance of the total series of suggestions.
Does any description better depict conservative impotence? If you are explaining, if you are defending, if you are accommodating…you are losing. And for an ideology that so despises Germans, the left has been quite receptive to deploying tactics of Cultural Blitzkrieg. We can almost watch the engagement in real-time.
Dissolution of the border distracts you from Obama’s rule by executive fiat; which distracts you from the left’s judicial wing ruling every piece of conservative legislation as unconstitutional; which distracts you from the deluge of black violence and its media veiling; which distracts you from the latest entry in Hollywood’s vast anti-white oeuvre; which distracts you from the whole of Central America being transported into your town; which distracts you from the fact that your taxes are paying for it all; which distracts you from the diseases now also immigrating to America; which distracts you from the eradication of the middle class through outsourcing, insourcing, and money printing; which distracts you from the EPA’s taking control of American industry through CO2 regulation and Obama’s dismantling of the coal industry by fiat; which distracts you from the exploding price of food and electricity.
What do you fight? Where do defensive batteries mount?
You also notice America’s tentacles generating hostility in every corner of the world, and the not insignificant possibility of war with Russia and China; which distracts you from the fact that taxpayers are wholly funding a war in the Middle East that serves no interests other than to our all-American two percent; which distracts you from the sheer treason of corporate America to whom your life, your family, and your community are nothing; which distracts you from feral government agencies like the IRS and NSA; which distracts you from the fact that countless billions of dollars and thousands of lives were squandered in the twin debacles of Iraq and Afghanistan; which distracts you from watching jews and muslims wage their obnoxious conflict not in the Levant, but in Paris.
Anger is rendered inert through diffusion. 10 people offer 20 ideas of what to counter. Ultimately nothing is. And then…
You discuss the sordid disaster of Obamacare and your future on a waiting list; which distracts you from exploding college tuition and the agitprop you pay so dearly for your children to absorb; which distracts you from the relentless and increasingly successful assaults on both the First and Second Amendments; which distracts you from the Black Panther shop Eric Holder has established in something risibly called “The Department of Justice;” which distracts you from the Snowden revelations and the State’s war against the Nation.
All of which ultimately distracts you from the left’s true objective: your children are losing their future right now.
And nothing should distract you from that.