Meritha (my wife) and I often get into political discussions, and a recent morning was no exception. How is it that the Left can undertake projects – some of them certifiably insane – and are successful, while conservatives see things that need to be done, or more often, undone, but can’t succeed?
Conclusion? Leftist culture is, by nature, collectivist, whereas conservatives are, by nature, individualists and leery of anything that could be associated with a herd mentality.
No question, herd mentality, or tribalism if you will, really dumbs things down, but that has nothing to do with conservatives working together to undertake big projects. In fact, in 2012, I began an online community based on the idea that conservatives were going to have to work together as a community if we were going to stop the Post Modern, Marxist advance. I called the community Let’s Do It Ourselves (LDIO™) taken from a line in Mark Steyn’s book, After America, Armageddon.
We produced several videos, and one of them included the fact that my very conservative Mennonite ancestors have, for centuries, and still do, come together for Big Projects. Go to this link and click on, “Going Back for our Future”)
The current Big Project for conservatives, is to reverse 80 years of Post Modern Marxist destruction of Western culture. We cannot do it as individuals. World War II wasn’t won by little platoons, it was won by the Allied Forces. This will require us to build a community of tens, and then hundreds of thousands, and then millions, of thoughtful, moderate, committed conservatives. If we don’t do it, Western civilization will end.
Projects need a catalyst, and in 2013, LDIO™ lacked one because the Conservative Party was in power in Ottawa, and the Purportedly Conservatives were in power in Alberta, and conservatives were apathetic. Then from 2015-19, Rachel Notley and the NDP gave Albertans a taste of, government of the people, by unionists, and for the unions. Justin Trudeau gave us 4 years of chaos, corruption, and embarrassment. Somnolent conservatives began stirring. Then in the fall of 2019, the rationally impossible happened when Justin Trudeau was re-elected Prime Minister. Conservatives finally awakened and said: “Enough!”
A year or so before I started LDIO™, another fellow named Bill Baerg had also recognized the need for an online conservative community, and so began a Facebook Group called: “Rex Murphy for Prime Minister”. The group didn’t grow much during the first few years, but after the 2019 re-election of Justin Trudeau, it took off. It’s now at over 7000 members and growing rapidly.
I met Bill recently, and we found that we share the vision for a community where conservatives that think carefully about issues, want serious conversations about solutions, understand strategy, and want to be involved in coordinated, pragmatic action, can find a home.
Bill is in ill health and has asked me to take over administration of Rex Murphy for Prime Minister. I’m honored to do so. If you’re not yet a member, I would encourage you to join us! Go to Facebook and click on the Groups icon, (heads), and search for the Rex Murphy for Prime Minister group.
More in subsequent blogs, on ways to perpetuate Rex’s legacy of intelligence, common sense wisdom, and wit.
I’m Dave Reesor
If you have family or friends that would enjoy or benefit from membership in a group that takes issues seriously, but with good will and good humor, encourage them to join Facebook, if only to join the Rex Murphy for Prime Minister group!