WE ARE, AND MUST BE, BETTER THAN THEM
One of the first major sources of schism between the Dissident Right and the mainstream establishment conservative movement, which indeed persists to this day, concerns the issue of tactics. It is widely recognized that the Left fights dirty, that they lie, cheat, and steal, that the government and the media and the universities allow them to get away with it—that they recognize no law except power. The “conservative” response to this recognition is to nevertheless insist on behaving in exactly the same manner that they would against an honorable opponent in a fair fight; to do otherwise would be to “sink to their level.” There is much to analyze here, beginning with the fact that tactics are not in and of themselves good or bad, and of course the fundamentally effete, ineffective, hapless, feckless, doddering nature of the “conservative movement” is at this point well-established. But, buried deeply in conservative fecklessness, there is the shadow of a point, which we would do well to heed.
Alinsky’s Rule #4 is to “make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” One index for the hypocrisy (and, indeed, sheer Luciferian evil) of the Left is the fact that nothing and no one can make them live up to their book of rules, which is the reason why “DR3” and similar attempts to make them live up to their own stated standards has never worked. Again: they do not care about any rules, theirs or ours; the only thing they care about is power. Nevertheless, I maintain that we should live up to our own book of rules. We are, and should be, and must be, what the conservatives think themselves to be. This is not to say that we should be weak, or effete, or ineffective, or feckless. This is not to say that we should “fight fairly” in some outmoded and counterproductive sense. Rather, it is to say that we should re-frame this conflict in line with how those on the Left themselves have portrayed it.
In essence, Leftism is the impulse of crabs in a bucket, to drag back down any crab that tries to escape. You see? You think you’re better than me, but really you’re just another lowlife. Now wallow with me in the muck. Leftism is the denial of transcendence, of divine Order, of the possibility of any escape. It is the “Church of No Salvation.” Hence, the most potent charge from the Left is that of moral hypocrisy. A moral argument against same-sex marriage could not stand, in a culture of rampant fornication and divorce. The politics of a “moral majority” could not persist, in a polity that had lost all sense of moral grounding. Of course, the argument that no one but a perfect saint has the ability to stand in any form of moral (or, increasingly, legal) judgment over another human being is fundamentally dishonest and illegitimate. It must be pointed out as such. Nevertheless, the best argument for our cause—not to the Left, which will only ever understand our iron fist, but to those still standing on the fence—is our own purity and sanctification.
Therefore, when the Leftist asks: who are you, to argue for a pure society, we must be able to honestly respond: I, myself, am pure. When the Leftist asks: who are you, who claims moral superiority over me, we must be able to honestly respond: I, myself, am morally superior to you. Their Luciferianism is contained in their rejection of any idea of higher and lower, their insistence that all human beings are equal, not merely in terms of being created in the image and likeness of God, but in terms of their moral worth. For the truth of the matter is that we are not all equally morally worthy; some of us are saints, and some of us are sinners.
The argument on the Left is that there are no saints.
We must become saints, and prove them wrong.