A reader adds,
It’s because the Left has successfully established a framework in which left is moral and right is immoral. Thus, the extreme left is at worst impractical, but the extreme right is barbarous evil.
‘Don’t Punch Right’ doesn’t mean you lovingly embrace beady-eyed social rejects with swastika tattoos and defend them at all costs from attack. It means you do what the Left does with their sanpaku-eyed social rejects with neckbeards and post-op vaginas: you don’t join your enemies to attack them. Instead, like the Left, you change the subject, mildly defend them on abstract principles of “giving a voice to all”, or mildly rebuke them for the minor sin of “letting their justified anger get the better of them”. If all else fails, you ignore them or pretend you don’t know what’s going on and dodge any questions about them.
This is something I believe the normally smart blokes at MPC lost sight of.
Mostly true, though the Pelosi old guard is doing everything it can to keep the AOC wing of the Democratic Party in check.
Sure, but do you hear Pelosi the Clapping Seal directly attacking the character of the Shriekin’ Reekin? Do you hear Pelosi calling for her to apologize or accusing her of “not being who we are”?
Pelosi is doing what I wrote above: in between mildly snarking at AOC, Pelosi is ignoring her.
Another reader notes,
The left is in power and had powerful people in their favor even before they took over. Rules of engagement change with circumstances.
Absolutely. The Left only has to fight one enemy: straight White men missing the grovel gene.
The Right has to fight Leftist freaks, massive institutional power, the bureaucracy, and, most critically, an Enemy Media.
The circumstances are different for us, and we have to fight like guerrillas against a much more numerous and logistically powerful foe engaged in asymmetrical warfare.
Our source of power to date has been Counter-propaganda (COPROP), and the Left knows this, which is why they have redoubled their efforts to kick us off every platform that matters and to demonetize us from existence.
Nonetheless, those asymmetrical circumstances which call for a smarter handling of our “extremists” compared to how the Left handles their extremists does not necessarily also mean we throw our front line warriors under the bus with ostentatious sanctimony, sniveling like house eunuchs begging our despotic overlords to spare us the ignominy of association with our own side.
Ignore Right, Chastise Right, Excuse Right, but don’t punch Right.
PS Porter writes at the Kakistocracy. Check him out.