Sunday, November 23, 2014

Selling Conservatism

Bill Whittle is at it again.  His speech at Restoration Weekend was stellar Whittle.

He's right about having a vision.  Before you can achieve anything, you have to have a vision of it.

My visions started small.  First, I decided that I wanted to get an Associate degree in Business Administration, because I like money.  I'm not a fanatic, but I do like money - I like the things that it buys, I like the security of having money in the bank, I like being able to pay my bills.

At each plateau, I re-set the dream.  With my Master's, I didn't so much want the degree, as I wanted the Computer certification, and the extra money (about $4000/year) that came with it.  About 1/2 way there, I found a new dream.

I started blogging after 9/11.  I wanted to help other people see the world the way I did, and I thought writing would make that happen.  Although my impact is relatively small, I keep at it, because, every once in a while, I get feedback that says, "I agree with you - I thought I was the only one".

A lot of us live - and work - in Liberal/Leftist enclaves.  We're surrounded by those who swallow the SLBS - Standard Leftist BS - whole.  We tamp down our outrage at Leftist over-reach.  We sit politely in staff meetings as Leftists abuse their positions to promote their causes.  We, sometimes, live with Leftists (or Liberals), and bite our tongues hard enough to pierce them.

So, on the rare occasions that we get positive feedback, we savor it, slowly.

My vision has changed.  I dream of a time that Conservatives, Libertarians, and other non-Leftists can speak their minds freely.  To get that dream, I have to do my part, and help build a critical mass.

In the words of Tweety Bird, "I have a Dweam!"


cmblake6 said...

THAT, my dear, was superb. Loved it.

Ronald Barbour said...

I'll know Revolution 2.0 is on track the day I see non-socialist Americans stop calling themselves, "Conservatives" or "Libertarians" or "Constitutionalists" or "Republicans" and start calling themselves "Patriots."