Battle Plan for the Republic

Instapundit has a call to arms:

WHAT TO DO? In response to this piece by Angelo Codevilla on America’s ruling class, readers wonder what to do. Well, a few things suggest themselves.

First: Mockery. They are very mockable, and they are very thin-skinned. That leads them to erupt in embarrassing ways. Use their sense of entitlement against them.

Second (and related): Transparency. One-party government makes you stupid, and although composed of both Democrats and Republicans, these people are pretty stupid. Point it out, repeatedly. Use FOIA, ubiquitous videocameras, and other tools to make the stupidity show.

Third: Money. Codevilla writes: “Our ruling class’s agenda is power for itself. While it stakes its claim through intellectual-moral pretense, it holds power by one of the oldest and most prosaic of means: patronage and promises thereof.” The coming budget crisis — already here, really, but still largely denied by the rulers — is an opportunity to defund a lot of this patronage stuff. They’ll try, of course, to cut the muscle and preserve the fat, but that won’t work very well if they’re closely watched (see above). Cut them off in other ways, too. Don’t support the media, nonprofits, and politicians who support them with your money.

Also, make sure that money flows TO things you like: Businesses, alt-media, politicians who aren’t part of the problem, etc. Build up countervailing institutions that don’t depend on the government to survive.

Finally: Don’t act like a subject. Rulers like subjects. Don’t be one. As a famous man once said: Get in their face. Punch back twice as hard. Words for the coming decade?

Exactly. And read the whole piece he links on the people vs. the Harvard-Goldman-Washington-MSM self-serving ruling class. It's not Democrat vs. Republican. It's the people vs. the Democrats and Republicans.


Anonymous said...


Put "NONE OF THE ABOVE" on the American ballot

Anonymous said...

Thanks for joining W.C., Please pass it along. I would also be honored to get JrDA on board as well.

B-Daddy said...

Thanks for posting. I would like to add: Boycott the Banks. Impossible? There are alternatives. My credit union provides mortgages, credit cards, checking and savings accounts. Drain the swamp by draining their money.

qs said...


Check this out. Napolitano is always Ron Paul's right hand man at CPAC.

He's great.

Sic Ibid said...

That piece, "America's Ruling Class- and the Perils of Revolution" by Angelo M. Codevilla is easily one of the best pieces of political analysis I've ever read, especially in regards to describing our current situation, describing the current "system", how we got here, and how to even begin to think of trying to get our government back under the control of the citizens.

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