Karl Rove, et al., recently announced the formation of the so-called “Conservative Victory Fund”, with the stated goal of “helping the most conservative candidate who can win.” There has been a lot of debate on whether this is an anti-Tea Party group (it is), or whether it’s just a protection fund for establishment Republicans (a.k.a., “RINO’s”. It is.). Interesting points have also been made about poisoning the voter-well via the necessary infighting that will arise from such a group.
But here is the real reason that this group should be discouraged: because, by supporting “the most conservative candidate that can win”, they are substantively moving away from conservatism at all. Their goal is to win the votes of pseudo-liberals by promoting candidates with more psuedo-liberal ideas, rather than by promoting conservative ideas to make conservative candidates more appealing to the population at large. This means that, in every election cycle, the electorate will become increasingly pseudo-liberal by definition, and the candidates put forward will have to become more pseudo-liberal to appeal to them. Rove and his group are putting the idea of possible Republican Party victories above the values for which the Republican Party is supposed to exist.
The correct answer to America’s political and economic crises is neither lobbying groups (although they can work in the short term), nor this constant collapse of resistance to the pseudo-liberal ideological tyranny. The answer is, and always has been, the voters. American conservatives—hopefully by re-taking the Republican Party, but without them if we must—have to re-introduce the rest of the electorate to the value of human life. Uniting the Tea Party for fiscal conservatism is all well and good, but without a philosophical basis, “fiscal conservatism” is too easy to brand as “lack of compassion”. The message must be sent that the value of the individual is in the individual, and not in the State. We need to start acquiring media outlets to counter the vast pseudo-liberal movement in Hollywood and other places.
The bottom line is this: if we are truly concerned with the direction that our nation is going, rather than simply which team we are cheering for, then we should not be spending more money to elect LESS-conservative candidates. We should be spending money to educate the voters about conservative ideas.

Published by Little-Known Blogger

I spent the first years of my life in a trailer park outside of a tiny town in rural Missouri. I grew up to be a long-haired, gun-hating, military-hating, Presbyterian super-liberal. Well, perhaps the “growing up” happened later. While in high school, I was on the cross-country and wrestling teams, and actually won my weight-class in a State powerlifting competition. I went on to attend college on a Bright Flight scholarship, where I promptly became an atheist. I trained for a few years in Shotokan karate and Cheng-system taijiquan before training in my first real martial art, Hwarang-Do, under the late Franklin Fowlkes (later the Founder and Grandmaster of the Five Elements Martial Arts System). I married an older Taiwanese woman my junior year, got divorced in short order, and dropped out of college. After completing my AA in Psychology, I decided I needed a complete change of scenery and joined the U.S. Marine Corps (having early been assured that there was no way that a skinny liberal like me would ever survive Boot Camp). Contrary to what the Hipster Zombies will tell you, this did not “brainwash me into being a Conservative”. Instead, it made me a very unhappy, short-haired liberal, surrounded by guns and the military. However, I spent my whole contract (after schools) on the island of Okinawa, where I was exposed to points of view not dominated by the American liberal media. During this time, I taught ESL classes as a side-job, trained under some of the highest-ranking masters of karate on Okinawa, and discovered the practice of Buddhism. I also spent some time in Korea, where I got to train in hapkido. It was during this period that I came gradually to realize how stupid and evil American liberalism actually is. This was partly due to my Military Police command sending me to Small Arms Instructor school, which gave me more exposure to guns than I could ever have imagined—thus negating my idiotic liberal distaste for them. After the active-duty portion of my Marine Corps contract was over, I worked several jobs, from security contracts to operating a forklift in a warehouse. In 2002, however, when the invasion of Iraq was getting under way, I signed up with the Missouri Army National Guard, and have remained with them since, continuing as a Military Policeman. I am also full-time corrections officer, a member of the Anglican Church, and at one time was an Instructor Candidate in Dekiti-Tirsia Serradas Kali (until my instructor moved away). My hobbies (beyond blogging) include strength training, shooting sports, martial arts, creating digital art, and being a huge science and science-fiction geek.

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