Wednesday, October 05, 2022
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Enough Complaining, MAGA Must Organize a Major Strategy Session



“My mind doesn’t work that way. I got this real moron thing I do. It’s called thinking and I’m not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions. I have certain rules I live by. My first rule, I don’t believe anything the government tells me… and I don’t take very seriously the media or the press in this country.” — George Carlin

The cycle repeats itself yet again.

Given the events of last week, members of the Washington, D.C. media and political establishments have unsettled, incensed, and, without a doubt, tried their best to provoke the Make Great America Great Again (MAGA) voters. 

Checkmark that.

D.C.’s powerful establishment Republicans won’t speak out because they are too timid.

Again…checkmark.

MAGA voters go to social media to remind the public about repeated hypocrisies and double standards for which the media and the political establishments are guilty. Russia-Gate, like every other accusation thrown at former President Donald Trump, was a hoax. Then there’s Hunter Biden. 

Nothing comes of it. 

Nothing.

Checkmark.

Those media and political establishment figures salivate at the mouth and pray for MAGA members’ tempers to flare. Fortunately, MAGA voters won’t take the bait. Doing so would give people in power another excuse to smear MAGA members and paint them (unfairly) with a broad brush. This, as these media and political establishment types ignore the crimes against society that Antifa and Black Lives Matter members have already committed, many of which were felonious and grave. 

Checkmark that…and don’t forget to use a red pen. 

Nearly seven years after Trump announced he’d seek the presidency, the members of our media and political establishments still do their best to dispirit and antagonize conservatives. For this cause, there is nothing they won’t say or do that is beneath them. They are the heroes of their own stories, and they believe they, and only they, act with integrity. Their repeated lies about Trump and about MAGA, year after year after year, demonstrate otherwise. 

I’m preaching to the choir.

But a leftist who reads this column would dismiss it as the rantings of a paranoid man. For the record, I don’t believe in conspiracy theories — but I do believe in groupthink, and I also believe that groupthink is a cancer within the media and the government that continues to metastasize.  

Psychology Today defines groupthink the following way:

“A phenomenon that occurs when a group of well-intentioned people makes irrational or non-optimal decisions spurred by the urge to conform or the belief that dissent is impossible. The problematic or premature consensus that is characteristic of groupthink may be fueled by a particular agenda—or it may be due to group members valuing harmony and coherence above critical thought.”

But I digress.

As Buck Sexton said last week, “”Every time they (the media and the D.C. establishment) told you that Trump broke the law they were lying to you. They no longer get the benefit of the doubt.”

At the end of the day, the right has not managed to force corrupt people in power to reexamine their behavior or, at the very least, cast their biases aside and treat all sides of the political spectrum equally and fairly. Journalists have long forgotten the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), meanwhile, refers to a phenomenon of federal law enforcement officers exercising an “infrequent, inconsistent” application of the rule of law. 

What is the solution? What is the best path forward?

Last month, I, in my capacity as a former member of the establishment press, suggested ways for conservatives to not allow a hostile media get the better of them.

RVIVR publisher Scott McKay proposed his own solutions about how to tackle this problem in a column this week.

I want to know your thoughts? How can MAGA get actionable results? How can MAGA help transform the media and the political establishments into more objective and ethical institutions? What is the best way for MAGA voters to take on members of powerful political and media establishments who have nothing but contempt for them and want to shut them up and incapacitate them forever?

Email me at [email protected]

If I gather enough responses, and if those responses are thoughtful, well-reasoned, and attainable then I’ll highlight them in a future article. 

So….let the brainstorming session begin.