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It’s Time To Fight Back

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Posted: Jul 05, 2020 12:01 AM
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It’s Time To Fight Back

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Yesterday, we celebrated the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. Those brave men who signed that document agreed to “mutually pledge to each other our lives, our property, and our sacred honor” to the cause of independence. All these years later, there are mobs in the street betraying the oath those men risked everything for. They seek a nation of co-dependence and control. They’re getting their way not because of their numbers or agreements; they’re getting it because our so-called leaders are standing down, waiting for them to grow up or burn out. They won’t. It’s time to fight back.

Friday night, President Trump delivered a rousing defense of America at the base of Mt. Rushmore. It was a great speech, an important and needed one, but it can’t be the end of it. It must be the beginning.

If it seems odd to you that America, the greatest, freest nation in the history of the planet, needs a defense, you are not alone. That it needs a defense from an enemy within is a testament to just how far behind the forces of good are.

The president’s speech is a Rorschach Test for the American public. Only a true enemy of the people could listen to a full-throated defense of American greatness and report it as “dark and divisive,” as the New York Times did.  Or, as ABC News described, “Trump pushes racial division, flouts virus rules at the foot of Mount Rushmore.” Even before the speech, CNN framed the event as “President Trump will be at Mount Rushmore, where he’ll be standing in front of a monument of two slave owners and on land wrestled away from Native Americans.”

These aren’t differences of opinion. These are attempts to influence the election and offer cover for violence. The media are, as President Trump pointed out, enemies of the people. They don’t need to be defeated. They need to be destroyed. As does the mob. But how?

If a business is liberal, stop using them. If your favorite restaurant has liberal signs in their window or virtue signals all over their social media, find a new favorite restaurant. I get it: you love their food. So what? It’s a small price to pay for the country.

Stop watching the nightly news (this includes local news), CNN, or MSNBC. Cancel your subscription to any newspapers, and don’t click on links to their stories. You can see all the clips of the shows and important points from stories on social media without giving them the ratings or clicks. And don’t patronize their advertisers. The beast must be starved.

Don’t buy or rent their movies, download their music, or buy their books. You wouldn’t literally sell ammunition to your enemy, so don’t do it figuratively.

Nike, perhaps the most woke major corporation that produces anything, suffered a $790 million loss in the last quarter. Good. For a woke company openly touting its progressive credentials, it makes its money through exploiting just short of slave labor. Forcing children and prisoners to work for barely enough to survive keeps their profits high, especially when they sell their garbage shoes for so much that people are willing to kill to get them.

This is who the left is: people willing to take blood money from corporations to spill blood on the streets. Like other progressive leftists before them – the Nazis, the Soviets, the Chinese communists – body counts don’t matter and the will of the people doesn’t matter. Their objective is all that matters. You stand in their way, your freedoms stand in their way, and the United States stands in their way. All must be destroyed.

Is not buying a ticket to a football game or watching it on TV too high of a price to pay to defend the country? Not buying overpriced Nikes? Going to a different search engine? They’d all happily destroy you, so why help them do it?

Anyone in a position to hire anyone needs to scour the social media posts of every potential employee and immediately eliminate anyone “woke.” Police need to arrest those breaking the law and prosecutors need to vigorously go after each one of those people, creating a criminal record that will haunt their lives forever. Examples need to be made of them.

To this point, the entire left has been working in coordination to prevent this, to insulate their goons.

The mob operates in Democrat-controlled cities, Democratic mayors order police to stand down and allow destruction and violence, and Democratic prosecutors drop any charges against people the police absolutely had to arrest. The Mafia doesn’t have that kind of efficiency, but they don’t have the people entrusted to protect the public on their side the way the rioting mob does.

In an ideal world, none of this would be necessary, but we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in a world where the NFL plans to perform the “black national anthem” and a recent college grad who threatened to stab anyone who said “all lives matter” raises thousands of dollars because she lost an internship for being held to her fellow traveler’s standards.

We’ve been too passive while the left has been radicalizing. Now, like Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, and communist China, a tiny minority is reshaping society and attempting to seize control. This is not the time to get along.

Vile people are showing everyone who they really are; believe them. Sean “Diddy” Combs spent Independence Day weekend tweeting about how wonderful “THE HONORABLE MINISTER FARRAKHAN” (caps lock is his) and promoting the racist anti-Semite’s “ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE WORLD!!!!” on his racist “news” website. The message was gleefully streamed on YouTube, which is banning longtime users who happen to be conservative or insufficiently woke. If you buy Cîroc vodka, you’re making this “oppressed” racist richer.

There is no escape, no waiting it out. There is no compromise with people seeking to destroy you. Just like 244 years ago, it’s either victory or disaster. True, you didn’t sign anything or declare a side, but that doesn’t matter. If you exist in a way the mob doesn’t like, you exist wrong and must be destroyed. Your life, your property, and your sacred honor is on the line whether you want it to be or not. There are no spectators in the fight for America. It’s time to fight back, using everything at our disposal to win.

Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter and on Parler at @DerekHunter.