I truly believe that traditional Americans: those that support freedom, individual liberty, capitalism, free will, and traditional American values are still in the majority with 60-70% of the country, but that doesn’t mean they have the power. It is clear that in institutions where the real power is: government, media, academia, technology and big business, the the balance of power has shifted toward leftism, tyranny and the erosion of individual liberties. The following article is very important and describes how we the majority must act to regain power:
Understanding and Embracing the Role of the 21st-Century American Dissident (brenthamachek.com)
Unfortunately it is too long for many people’s attention so I will summarize some of the most important points.
Liberty has been slowly eroded in the US for 100 years, it didn’t start in 2020. But the Wuhan Flu, summer rioting and the Jan 6 Capitol protest have super-charged calls for restrictions that only a few years ago would have been called tyrannical.
Institutions now have all the power, not people. We must work within these to retake power. Institutions are just things, not beings. Non-governmental institutions actually have greater power these days then does government.
There are multiple circles of constituents. Those of us who openly oppose tyranny are farthest away from power. Many more sit inside us who are either unaware or afraid, and can be converted to action. We must do that by questioning and educating them.
Many in “opposition” like us work in these large institutions.
We all have the same natural rights but government and other institutions have eroded these rights.
The dissident must question everything, make predictions, ask questions of those you know who may not be dissidents yet, keep track of martyrs, work within the system, recruit people who are currently passive but against oppression, focus on the future and realize it will take time.
Here is one example. There are many conservative, freedom loving people who are terrified of Covid and therefore very supportive of lockdowns. Simply ask them how on the one hand they can want freedom yet support lockdowns? And when they say “safety” ask what that means and at what costs and give them data on how the Covid risk has been grossly exaggerated.
For those who are “passive oppressors” ask them what “rights” they hold dear and then ask them if they don’t think those can be taken away?