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The Struggle for Unity Will Not Be Pretty

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Submitted by Joe (United States), Sep 12, 2007 at 14:56

In order to mobilize the American people to see the truth about the Islamists, a true 'in the streets' movement will have to arise that removes the left from positions of power at all levels of government, and positions of influence in the media, corporate board rooms, universities, etc. This will not be a spectator sport, nor will it be led by conservative talk radio hosts who must compete for advertising dollars. It will be a new 'contact sport' that requires the good people of America to stop outsourcing their freedom to the government and begin taking risks, e.g. attendance at marches and demonstrations, volunteering to protect speakers like Pipes from Islamist campus thugs, forming 'Citizens Anti-Jihad Committees', etc.

And its not a 'no-brainer' that pro-Republican conservatives will be in the vanguard of this fight. I myself have been banned from the pro-Bush RedState.com blog (they actually block your IP address from even viewing the site) for stating many of the same things that are obvious to many people, i.e. that the entrenched 'political class' in Washington and in state capitols around the country have been an ignominous failure on this issue of naming and framing the enemy.

I think we need a 'new nationalism', i.e. a 'neo-nationalism' that recognizes the realities of the post-cold war world and begins placing the interests of the American people above the interests of global commerce. I see independent conservatives forging new alliances among the various splinter groups and European nationalists around this vision and finding new ways to create lasting, organized pressure groups that compel government to behave in the interests of the nation.

In the course of this struggle, lots of things are going to change. 9.11 and Muslim immigration in Europe blew up both the old right and the new left and we are just now beginning to come to terms with this.

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