We have entered a new era that is redrawing political lines of battle. The widespread use of new communication technologies has changed the way Americans interact and interact. This is seen more clearly in the struggle between social justice progressives and freedom of expression advocates on online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. These fights broke the traditional left-right political spectrum.
The sustained efforts of "social justice warriors" (progressives who use the politics of identity to gain moral and social power) have ruined the reputation of many who identify as progressive because of their preferences for social and economic policy. Gone are the days when union support, freedom of expression, social assistance programs and civil rights legislation were enough to be qualified as progressive. Progressives in social justice now decide whether you are worthy of relying on a long list of requirements, depending on which part of the intersectional hierarchy you belong to. This hierarchy dictates the beliefs you are allowed to think and if you can express your disagreement.
If you denounce the intersectional hierarchy or the radicals who use it as a political weapon, you may be forced to leave your community, to be fired or closed. Many victims of the ideology of "social justice", which continues to expand, have had the chance to see new online media open enough to allow a wide audience to hear their against arguments.
However, it seems that even this space will soon be attacked by the progressive crusade aimed at destroying "hate speech". The proof is the increasing use of sanctions, such as "downgrading", disengagement or fining for a private joke between friends. The new political cleavage of our future will be between those who wish to maintain or expand our freedoms as a free people and those who wish to further restrict our rights under the false mantras of "diversity" and "social justice".
Intersectional categories. Above the line of domination is considered "privileged" and therefore part of the "class of oppressors". Source of the image.
The old adage says, "Hell is paved with good intentions" and it stays true. While many traditional progressives believe that the cultural battle is being waged to improve the lives of disadvantaged Americans, radicals of social justice use these arguments to protect their true intentions: to use authoritarian methods to defeat their enemies and gain power. The rise of fetishist groups of violence, such as Black Lives Matter, BAMN and Antifa, has shown that pro-minority progressives and women will not be spared once they cross the radicals.
Political refugees and building a new movement
Where do liberals, moderates and traditional progressives go? The answer, as the "Intellectual Black Web" shows, is to come together and fight for issues such as freedom of expression, civility, and the search for truth.
Civil libertarianism is not new, but it is becoming increasingly important in our political climate. All members of this growing movement are not necessarily libertarians of the free market. Right now, the freedom versus hate speech debate is the magnet that brings us together; but we must forge a new alliance based on respect for civil liberties, civil debate and our form of democratic-republican government.
We can focus our efforts on creating this alliance in three areas: building the narrative of our movement, creating a new political platform, and campaigning for our vision.
Build the story
American history is filled with two types of socio-political movements: single-problem movements and large-scale movements. Single problem movements, such as prohibition, disappear once the problem is solved. Large-scale movements often begin as a single problem, but manage to transcend the limits of a single phenomenon and develop into a more coherent philosophy. For example, the American Revolution began primarily because of fiscal and trade restrictions, but it has become a real struggle for self-reliance, classic liberal economics, and republican ideals.
It is now time to transcend the issue of freedom of expression. We must build a philosophy in which freedom is the global solution. Our philosophy could serve as a cornerstone for a renewed and re-inspired conservative-libertarian movement, which combines conservative traditionalism and libertarian volunteerism to revitalize the American experience of self-government.
Our movement can push for practical solutions based on voluntary action, instead of government mandates. It could also provide a space for conventional liberals and pro-freedom progressives to work with us. The Liberals want more equitable results in society and, through our movement, they could be convinced to do so as a civil society through a charitable, nonprofit and individual action.
Creation of the new political platform
There are areas in which conservatives and libertarians will not be able to align with our new allies, such as gun control or abortion. To give an extreme example of the underlying principle that we must adopt here: It was also unpleasant for Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt to work with Joseph Stalin during the Second World War, but also necessary. Some conservatives and libertarians may be reluctant to work with progressives, but to a certain extent it will also be necessary to cooperate to overcome the greatest threat of authoritarian radicals.
In addition, there are many policy areas in which we can work together. The conservative stance of federalism and the call of the left for localism could produce positive results, such as a renewed commitment to decentralize spending and regulatory power to the states. According to the Pew surveys of 2018, there is a 32% difference between those who have a favorable opinion of the federal government (35%) and those of their local government (67%).
These polls also show that 76% of respondents think it would be too risky to give presidents more powers to deal directly with the nation's problems. Let the citizens of each state decide what is best for themselves and avoid the -fits-the whole nature of the federal government.
Criminal justice reform can also take into account the conservative value of a limited government, as well as the Liberals' concern about social inequality. Congress has recently passed a bill on criminal justice reform. However, it is still possible to extend this effort at the national and national levels.
A third policy area of cooperation is the responsibility of the government. Radio host Mark Levin describes the case for limiting the mandate of Congress and the Supreme Court in his book The Liberty Amendments. Levin recognizes that limiting the number of terms would help to dismantle the political elite that invades Washington DC, allowing for endless growth. the power and size of the federal government. Mandate boundaries are also a topic of discussion for many liberal and progressive.
As we work on politics with reasonable progressives, we will build camaraderie and create opportunities to influence more people. The media portrayal of us conservative libertarians as heartless and greedy racists has been a challenge. However, now that the radical progressives have begun to sacrifice theirs, we have the opportunity to fight against this propaganda.
Campaign for our vision
Electoral politics has an elephant in the room: demographics. According to Pew's survey data regarding opinions on the Republican Party, conservative libertarians should be concerned about three groups of voters on the left side of the aisle: "Dedicated and diverse "(working class, religious minorities)," Democrats of opportunity "(Center-left). suburbs of the middle class), and "Bystanders" (millennials).
The "Democrats of Opportunity", 73% of which disapprove of the GOP, have seemed very shocked by the Republican Party in the mid-term elections of 2018. We will have to influence these people if the Conservatives hope to gain important ground as that movement. A renewed conservatism must attack our alienation from the group of "fervent and diverse" (58% disapproval) and the "young" spectator (48% disapproval).
We must find new ways to commercialize our philosophy and political successes. When we are able to convince these Americans that voluntary civic virtue, broad access to market participation through small business and decentralized governance are the key to economic success and individual freedom, we will gain their support.
Future battles will force conservatives to work with strange bedfellows, as has been the case in the obscure intellectual web. However, as long as social justice progressives continue their fight against freedom of expression and dissent, we as Conservatives must continue to accept partisan refugees like political commentator Dave Rubin and the "teacher in exile" Brett Weinstein. We must forge a movement based on respect for our republican values: freedom of expression and free people.