In my experience, when you’re talking with a group of these people the one among them who suddenly “gets it” doesn’t blurt out, “My goodness, I see now I’ve been wrong about everything.” Human nature doesn’t work that way. When someone begins to suspect that everything he’s been told is wrong, he tends to go quiet. Usually, you never even know that a fact you mentioned, or a point you made, has changed someone’s intellectual outlook forever. So you just keep going on faith that sometimes — not often, but sometimes — this happens. It’s worth the effort.
One thing we learned during the Reagan Administration is that the very fact of visibly switching from playing defense to playing offense has a huge impact. From where I sat during those remarkable years — on the seventh floor of the CIA, with access to intelligence far above the “Top Secret” level — I watched the Kremlin’s leaders lose more confidence every time President Reagan took another step forward, for instance by boosting our defense budget, throwing the Commies out of Grenada, supporting democratic insurgencies in Central America, and launching the Strategic Defense Initiative. And the more confidence the Kremlin’s leaders lost, the more mistakes they made and the more ground they lost until by 1991 the Soviet Union had ceased to exist.
The fellow who sent me this link adds:
Thank you for fighting back against Warman and the rest of his fellow idiots. I really believe that this fight is the start of exactly what Meyer is advocating — going on the offensive and rolling back the lefties who have hijacked our country. I’ll be contributing regularly as long as it takes for you guys to win.
Thanks for your time and your always enjoyable rants!
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