“You can understand history, or you can trust the government – but you can’t do both.
This is a statement that Southerners have understood for more than a century. Those that have served the American Empire in its futile military escapades are usually in tune with this sentiment. Of course, I don’t trust the government. I was the government. As the popular insurance slogan goes, “I know a thing or two because I’ve seen a thing or two.” It’s a common quote that veterans will rattle off when they’re asked about their faith in the government. We all know the victors write the narrative and usually the highlighted or “justifiable” reason for any endeavor that took place is less than truthful. Usually, the righteousness of any imperial campaign is only a sliver of the reason, or completely made up, as to why the Empire’s involvement was even necessary. Most of the deployments to the Balkans (former Yugoslavia) had more to do with failed CIA operations than any sort of humanitarian reason. The article by a Kentuckian in Kosovo is a good example of what happens when the Empire interferes in the affairs of others.
What used to be considered a “tin foil hat” mindset has become more and more a reality. I was recently reminded of Operation Northwoods that was released to the public in 1997, where the CIA suggested creating terrorist attacks inside the United States and blaming them on Cuba. The purpose was to galvanize the country – instead of the Feds trying to sell a war with Cuba to the American people, the people would demand it.”
Too many in the Dissident Right seek immediate gratification. They long for name recognition. They struggle to be heard and seen. But to what effect are they achieving for their people?
The question everyone should ask themselves is the following:
Do I care more about the future than the present?
It is a poignant question, because so many of our forebearers answered through actions and deeds. They never stopped to consider selfish personal gratification at the expense of future generations. They thought about that which was necessary for the children of tomorrow.
If the Dissident Right is going to grow, it will need spokesmen and content producers. It will also need humble “doers.” It will need the scribes, accountants, cooks, and post conference clean-up volunteers. It needs people who know their long-term, silent support is more important than boisterous proclamations by short-term heroes.
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