While walking the dog this morning, I met one of my neighbours, walking with his black spaniel. This being the morning of the Prime Minister’s speech, we got chatting about politics.
He is eighty years old, and was one of a very small number of people in the village who put up a Conservative sign in support of our local MP, Marcus Fysh (Con-Leave). This gentleman is an old school Tory, the sort of conservative who holds what I would call uncompromising conservative views, views very close to my own, rather than the anaemic version of conservatism practiced by the current Tory line-up. He has lived his eighty years to the full, and is fascinating to talk with.
He is a Royal Marine (as he puts it, there is no such thing as a “former” Royal Marine), and he’s also what we here on Going Postal like to describe as thoroughly #woke. I was very pleased to find myself once again in the company of a cultured and highly articulate man who shares my utter contempt for the main-stream media, and who is as switched on as anyone here on GP to all the major issues (and though we’ve yet to discuss the most important one, I’m pretty sure he’ll turn out to be on board with that, too).
After we’d parted company, it struck me that he represents the generation that Nick Clegg wants to die, so that Nick Clegg can have another bite at the EU referendum cherry. British to the core, with the old-school values of courage and integrity that helped to build a sovereign nation and make it stronger, this is the generation that Nick Clegg and other Liberal Democrats would prefer gone.
It is shocking, when you think about it, shocking and not a little sickening, that any left-leaning politician making statements such as the one Nick Clegg made a few days ago is now automatically granted a free pass by the media.
Anyway, this leads us right back to the original question asked in the title, stay or go.
If we are to stay, we are effectively talking about rescuing the country from the forces that are trying to bring it down. The same applies to every nation in the civilised world. We thus have an absolutely monumental task ahead of us, and there are many forces arrayed against us. Some of these forces, by deception and infiltration, masquerade as our friends, in the media, in all branches of government, and in all political parties in the UK (all of them, as we found out last Friday September 29th – there are now no exceptions).
So what can we, as individuals, do about it? I tell you what we can do: we can get about the task of waking people up. It might not be much, and it might not amount to much, but it is at least something, something that needs to be done.
As an aside, I realise that I may be teaching granny to suck eggs to a certain extent, because there are many people here who have already started.
We need to get as many people as possible, and as soon as possible, #Woke and ideally, #WokeAsFuck, the highest accolade currently available.
This must be a two-pronged effort. The task requires you to engage as much as possible with our lords and masters in politics, in government and our beloved fourth estate, the establishment Lügenpresse. It also requires you to talk to people in your own circle, including and especially those who may not share our political view.
First, the great and good: our rulers and those that see themselves as our rulers. Each one of us here has an MP. MPs work for us, or so the website claims. Use theyworkforyou.com and parliament.uk to find out everything you can about him or her. These contain a lot of useable information, such as how your MP votes in the division lobbies. Follow your MP on social media, and pay close attention to what they say on those platforms.
If you are lucky and they support Brexit, make contact with them. You have the right to do so. I contacted my own first by Twitter: I tweeted something complimentary about something that he had tweeted, he then followed me and I followed him back. We exchanged DMs, followed by so far, one reasonably in-depth ‘phone conversation (about foreign aid). He has since engaged with me on Twitter. I don’t try to draw him into argument, and I don’t shit-post…that’s not going to win anyone over. I do sometimes tag him on shit-posts targeting cabinet ministers and the Prime Minister, but I don’t (I think) over-do it. So far, he’s still following me and hasn’t blocked me. A block is the last thing I want from him.
My longer term strategy is to introduce him to discussion of topics that he may well feel uncomfortable discussing, particularly those relating to Islam and the Merkel Madness. I’m trying to shove the Overton Window a bit further to the right, and one’s own MP is an obvious place to start. There is also a case to be made for establishing contact with MPs who don’t share our worldview, and that would require modification of the strategy, but the end goal would still be the same.
Harry whichever of our very large collection of media muppets most merit your attention; your aim here is to embarrass the living crap out of them, and discredit their message. Make it part of your mission to make their life a misery, while keeping just within the bounds of good taste and the law.
My own favourite targets, I hope obviously so, are @jonsnowC4, his colleagues on @Channel4News (especially the odious @cathynewman) and a goodly percentage of the leftist applauding seals that frequent the #c4news twitter live feed each weekday evening from 7pm. I like Snowy because he presents me with so many piss-taking opportunities (his behaviour at Glasto being the best recent example). The odious Cathy has on at least two occasions taken the bait and unwisely responded to a tweet, whilst on air.
Get creative and have fun with it. Innovate: find new, ever crueller and more unusual ways to torment those that torment us. With media slebs such as Snow, you’re definitely not aiming for a block here. Your aim should only be to discredit the messenger and his message, something much easier done without a block.
The twitter hashtag feed monkeys are a different matter. Some will block you. Who cares? Certainly not you. Some will respond to your taunts, usually ineptly. A few will engage in civil discussion, and these are the ones that deserve nurturing. I currently have two twitter followers who I followed first, who have very different views to me, yet who I can discuss things with both openly and in DMs. They are important to me, because they are reachable. I may be able to budge their window, even if only fractionally.
Every time you budge the window a bit and get some of these people to actually think outside their prefabricated box, somewhere in Heaven an angel gets a tiny, momentary hard-on, and you’ve achieved something worthwhile.
Engage on multiple platforms. There’s a force-multiplier effect to be gained from cross-posting between disqus and twitter, particularly true on sites like ours that allow the posting of images and twitter links. You will find new allies on both platforms, and your following will grow quicker. Jonathon Davies, Sozzinski, ColonieCross and others do this, and there’s the added pleasure to be had when forming hunting packs to torment remoaners and Islam apologists. Being blocked by a ‘tard is a pleasure in itself, as it means you’ve successfully humiliated and triggered them, making their day a bit shittier than it would otherwise have been.
Face-to-face, real-world rather than social media-world engagement is potentially trickier, and here a lot will depend on your own circumstances. Who your employer is, how closely they monitor your social media activities, what their policies are on use of corporate assets for viewing non-work related material and most importantly, how they might react if someone were to try to doxx you, all need careful consideration.
Engaging with people outside of the workplace is easier. You have more latitude to take risks. Don’t become the pub bore, but do have a thorough grounding in your subject material and look for opportunities and openings to discuss it.
Living in a small village and having a dog and three pubs within walking distance gives me a big advantage when it comes to talking to people. I talk to people each and every day. I don’t always, or even often talk politics, but I don’t shy away from it. If I see an opening, I will go for it. I moved here in early 2015, so I’ve seen a referendum and two general elections. The local area was until 2015 a Lib Dem stronghold, so politics comes up in discussion more frequently than one might expect elsewhere. A lot of people I talk to are quite switched on to our way of thinking, which did surprise me at first.
I am not at all afraid to show my political leanings here. I had a yard sign in the June election. I have a Pegida banner and the US flag in my garage, and an anti EU sticker on the back of my car. I make no secret of my support for Tommy Robinson and Anne Marie-Waters, nor about my views on the Religion of Pieces. I wear “interesting” T-shirts on walks, especially to the pub. I want people to know my views and to talk to me about them.
Everyone needs to find their own way of engaging at this level. In many ways, it’s more important than the social media piece, but again, there can by synergy between the two, they can be complementary.
By the time you read this, I will have met people I interact with on Going Postal, as friends. That really is true synergy. There is a power in it. We are moving the window, just a little bit, to the right, in the direction that it needs to go. We are uniting.
If we want to win, we must do this, we must unite. We must find allies and grow a movement.
Because I don’t want to move country yet again. I’ve already done it four times, FFS. It’s hugely expensive, disruptive and bloody tiring.
In the next and final part, I’ll discuss SHTF scenarios. What happens if/when things get so bad that bugging out becomes the only option.