You Are Not Alone
These days conservatives can feel lonely. The world has changed a lot in the last few years. So many things we once accepted as common sense or normal have been upended. In their place is a bizarre value system that has turned time honoured values on their head and is intent on destroying everything we value and love. It can often feel as though you are the only one who feels the way you do and the only one who “gets it.”
Not alone, Not Aberrant
But you are not alone. Untold millions in Canada and around the globe feel the same way you do and their numbers are growing. The most important thing to focus on is not whether you are inside or outside the current postmodern belief system but rather whether you are right or wrong and, by any metric human beings have ever devised, you are right not wrong.
The Truth is Close By
For millennia human beings lived by undeniable fundamental truths. As a conservative they are your truths. The fact that you understand them and are willing to fight for them, automatically legitimizes you. Here’s an example: Men and women are biologically different. You would have to be deluded or stubbornly obtuse to deny this fact. As a conservative you aren’t going to, but as a radical liberal extremist you might. So, who’s right? We shouldn’t even waste time discussing it. Children are born from the bodies of women, right? So why is the far left ‘woke culture’ claiming that men can become pregnant? Again, you are right and they are wrong. Obviously. No conservative should even think of arguing with the fact that reality matches their ideas and convictions and not that of woke culture.
The Truth is Political
As conservatives we should be proud of the fact that we are the ones who are in touch with reality. We understand common sense and the value of law and order. We balance our budgets and want the nation to do the same. We respect tradition and want history to be accurate, not a bizarre revised version of it motivated by political correctness in the service of ‘woke’ values. We should never think that we are out of date or out of step with the real world. We aren’t the ones who embraced questionable or deluded notions about life. They were.
When The Black Dog Visits
Winston Churchill used to say that the “Black Dog” sometimes came to visit him which meant that he would get very depressed. This can happen to a lot of us, especially now, when it seems that the entire culture is against us. Each day brings new revelations of ideas detached from reality, new violations of civil liberties and progressively more extreme left wing propaganda. It can be hard on us, especially if we can remember a time when things were more sensible, when conservativism was more accepted and when we had the freedom to express ourselves without being afraid of losing our jobs, friends, or members of our family because of our convictions.
Shake it Off
But Churchill shook off the “Black Dog,” even during the worst and most perilous days of 1940, when it seemed like the whole world was coming to an end and England would fall. Depression will come from time to time, but we must reach deep, follow his example, and shake it off. It’s our duty to show the same kind of courage he did. There’s so much at stake, that if we don’t show the same bravery and resolve he did we may be failing both ourselves and future generations. We must stand in the breach.
A New Pride
Conservatives and social conservatives need to develop a new kind of pride. We are too prone to thinking that we are automatically wrong, automatically unenlightened or automatically politically incorrect ( a concept we should never honour). There is good news though. More and more people are beginning to develop the resolve to resist the madness going on around them. I won’t list the names of individuals and organizations here who are rising up to defend reality, common sense and the conservative way of life, but they are legion. Now the only thing left to do is get behind them and get active. Let’s do it.