They cry out in pain as they strike us.
The right will never win so long as they continue to operate within the moral framework of the left. The old conservatives understood this. The new conservatives don’t care about this.
Revolver did an excellent analysis describing this effect:
There is only one conclusion we can draw from all of this. We currently live under a regime of left-wing moral imperialism.
As defined by the left itself, “moral imperialism is the imposition of a set of moral values onto a culture that does not share those values, either through force or through cultural criticism.”
In a recent interview on the Chris Buskirk podcast, former Duke Professor and White House speechwriter Darren Beattie explained why “moral imperialism” is so crucial to the success of the left:
Beattie: “Having the moral high ground gives you the confidence to hold frame in a discussion… Not only are you going to sit back & say it’s wrong — you are going to defend against it — with the same kind of conviction… that the left uses to destroy everything that is just”.
In the past, the Western tradition allowed for a strong, confident conception of morality—of right and wrong. The tradition supplied both the concepts and conviction necessary to condemn clear injustices like murder, rape, and treason.
It’s impossible to imagine a political party perpetually debasing itself to prove that they are not murderers or rapists. Those crimes involve clear-cut wrongs which can be proven or disproven. Yet the right is perpetually debasing itself to prove that they are “not racist.”
This wave of moral inversion cannot be defeated by claiming that the left is failing to meet its own standards. It cannot be beaten by calling the left “the real racists” or by saying that those on the right are “the real feminists.” Their moral framework must be rejected entirely. Their cries of racism must be identified as disingenuous attacks by the immoral, who care not one bit for the long-term well-being of any race of people. The right must meet the left head-on with the goal of defeating and subduing it, and make a stand for virtue as its own end. For God, family, faith, reason, truth, justice, beauty, liberty, and law and order. The right must make a stand for civilization itself, on its own terms, with no concessions.
“Their moral framework must be rejected entirely” hits the nail on the head.
It is not our task to play defense against their failed moral beliefs.
The defensive strategy does not work.
We have the truthful moral high ground, it is time to start acting like it.