And let's not forget the tea party. Every war has its useful idiots and traitors who decide to side with the enemy. Some do it to get power or advantage they'd never have otherwise. Some do it because they are afraid. The Vichy French became loyal to the Nazis, but there were always French resisters and De Gaulle challenging Vichy leader Petain. Ultimately, the people of France, once they saw there was hope, when the Allies landed, began to resist, to not cooperate and to fight back.
Every war depends on communications and this war has used communications as a major weapon. There have already been some skirmishes on this front. Glen Beck, one of the more obvious psychopaths, had so many advertisers pressured into pulling their ads from his show that he lost the show and is now off Fox.
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I've enumerated some of the forces and resources of the enemy. The question is, what do you do with enemies who have declared war on you and attacked you?
The first step is to accept that there is a problem. The first step is to accept that you are in a war, under attack. Except for a few individuals, the left has failed to face this fact. Bill Moyers talked about it back in 2003. But if you look at most Democratic and even liberal and progressive leaders, they are not accepting the reality.
Once one accepts the reality that, like or not, one is in a war, one must respond. I'll be talking more about that in coming articles. But for starters, I'll reiterate what I've written about before-- you cut off communications and supplies for the enemy. In the case of the war by corporatists, supplies come for the ultra-wealthy-- billionaires, CEOs of multinational corporations and the front groups they fund-- think tanks, the national Chamber of commerce, Swift Boat Veteran type groups. When it comes to communications-- the right has one of its most powerful weapons-- it's echo chamber and the fealty of the mainstream media. We've seen that the boycott can be an effective weapon. There are more weapons and strategies. I'll be talking about them and how there are other modern wars we can learn from.
PS. Not all conservatives are enemies or bad people There are rational, logical, conservatives who are as outraged as progressives are about many of the same issues.
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