As you know, in a publicly-released photograph, comedienne Kathy Griffin held up what looked like the severed head of President Trump. It was a sick, disgusting, deeply stupid thing to do.
What did we Conservatives do? We did the usual: we stated the truth. We stated the obvious. We said things like: “Can you imagine if a Conservative had held up what looked like the severed head of Barack Obama? he’d never work again.”
Yep. It’s all true. But it’s not enough. It’s the same whining we’ve been doing for decades. And all that’s happened as a result is the continued, steady advance of the Left through our culture, our society, our families and our lives.
So, here’s what we should do, starting now: Rhetorical Active Measures
Every time some half-witted clodpole like Kathy Griffin does a stupid, sick thing like what she did, then prominent Conservatives should immediately say something like, “Well-known leftist Kathy Griffin has just made it clear that it’s okay to do this.” Then he should hold up what could pass for the obviously fake severed head of someone like Barack Obama. Or Tom Perez. Or Steny Hoyer. Or George Soros. Or any other prominent leftist moron. Trust me there are plenty; you won’t have to look too far.Blur out the image sufficiently to make it hard to see who it is, but make it clear that it’s some prominent leftist with the follow-on conversation.
When, some moron on the Left calls Melania Trump some ugly name, prominent Conservatives should immediately say, “Well, so-and-so just called Melania Trump a [fill in slur]; that must mean that it’s okay for us to call Nancy Pelosi a [fill in same slur].” Then, the prominent Conservative should immediately launch a discussion on just how Nancy Pelosi is a [fill in slur].
It’s really long, long past the time when we Conservatives should have embarked on a campaign of, let’s call them, Rhetorical Active Measures.
As soon as some leftist does or says something outrageous, we on the Right should immediately say something to the effect of: “Well, they’ve said this is okay, and so we’re going to do the very same thing that they’ve just given us permission to do.” Then we should do it. Gleefully, loudly, ostentatiously. We should call press outlets, and say, “The Left told us it’s okay to do this, so we’re going to do it.”
If a leftist calls someone a fascist, then we should immediately and gleefully call the person a child molester. When they protest, we should say, “Wait, wait, the Left told us it’s okay to lie about those we disagree with, so I’m going to do that about [fill in name]. He’s a child molester!” Then we should laugh and laugh and laugh.
If a leftist calls someone a racist, we should immediately and cheerfully call the same person a perverted subway flasher and up-skirt photographer. Then when he protests, say simply, “You called [fill in name] a racist, so you made it okay for me to lie about you, and to pretend I know what’s in your mind. I’m just taking your example and running with it. So, what do you do with all those up-skirt pictures you take on subways? Are they on your hoe computer? Should I call the police? By the way, are you still groping small boys when you think nobody’s looking?” Then we should smile innocently, wait a moment, and repeat the last two questions.
Always make it clear that (1) they made it okay to slander/lie/fabricate things, so (2) we’re going to do the same thing. Then, when you do the exact same thing as the leftist, you’ve made it clear that you don’t actually mean its. However, they will know that just the accusation flying around, even with a total disclaimer, can be very damaging. They’ve taken advantage of that knowledge for a very long time. However, when we punch back rhetorically, they will fold, because they’re soft, stupid and weak.
It’s time for us to take Rhetorical Active Measures.