“High Tech and the Conservative Insurgency”
Report by Betty Sakai
Corporate trial attorney Kurt Schlichter is the epitome of an insurgent, aware and unafraid to stand for what he believes. Personally recruited by Andrew Breitbart to write conservative commentary for Townhall.com, the Federalist, and IJ Review, Schlichter admitted he at one time thought counseling was all that Breitbart expected. When Breitbart responded, “You do it,” Kurt understood that for change to happen for the better, those who are aware must get involved. Each must severally use their personal and unique skills to help correct the situation. It is not enough to sit on the side-lines to counsel others.
Employing biting wit and humor, Kurt Schlichter’s commentaries can be viewed on Townhall.com addressing political, cultural, and military issues. His writings have been published in the New York Post, the Washington Examiner, the Washington Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Army Times, and the San Francisco Examiner. More importantly, he has a devoted following on Twitter (@KurtSchlichter). Social media, he emphasized, is extremely important to the insurgency. Social media provides the platform for average citizens to have a voice -- voices oligarchies would like to quash. He added, “Does anyone doubt why Obama and Ms. Clinton seek to control the internet?”
During active duty in the U.S. Army, Schlichter rose in the ranks to Colonel and received a Masters of Strategic Studies Degree from the United States Army War College. He deployed during Operation Desert Storm, and after 9/11 in Operation Enduring Freedom. He retired from active duty 27 years ago and today continues being active in the National Guard, seeing action in civilian support operations during the Los Angeles riots and the San Diego fire crisis, and commanding a cavalry squadron. His decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster and the parachutist’s “jump” wings.
In 2014, Kurt Schlichter’s book was published: Conservative Insurgency, The Struggle to Take America Back 2009-2041. Available on Amazon, Schlichter’s tale set in the future is about how constitutional conservatives -- insurgents each fighting in their own way -- endure years of the Left’s winning of elections, lies and oppression of the middle class to recapture America and return the Republic to the principles of the founding fathers. As noted by National Review columnist, Jim Geraghty, “Kurt offers a pugnacious, funny, no-holds barred, wild, epic political adventure story that assures us that delays are not denials and that liberty never dies.”
As a young man whose first job was mopping floors at Carl’s Jr., Kurt Schlichter grew up understanding the value of hard work. Admonishing the Left, he threw a few punches accusing liberalism of making excuses for those who have not done it for themselves. On a personal note, being responsible for interviewing law-school graduates seeking positions in his firm, he said he has seen the quality of applicants decline. He believes colleges, universities, and professional schools are not as good as they used to be. Trade schools he suggested should be considered an alternative for many as the trades offer many satisfying and lucrative jobs.
Because the mainstream media — NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC, etc. --- controls the high ground, are the gatekeepers that embrace the liberal lies, the conservative insurgency must as described by Kurt Schlichter become the disruptive force that attacks the lies from the flank. Constitutional conservatives are not given equal air time to go straight on so they must use technology to counter liberal lies. Obama’s statement, “You did not build that” is a lie that strips away American independence and personal strength. The fact is, liberals do not believe in the U.S. Constitution nor in the Bill of Rights. They do not believe in freedom of religion nor in free speech. Our founding documents are targeted by the Left. The Left thinks all Americans are push-overs, like the President of the University of Missouri.
Using technology provides the insurgent constitutional conservatives a platform to get their message across, to be stronger. Establishment politicians in both parties, and liberals, hate constitutional conservatives’ usage of the internet and social media. Kurt suggested one area to focus on: movies. Today’s movies he admonished are designed to be liberal indoctrinators and are generally not as good as they used to be. Insurgents might consider discussing a movie they believe indoctrinates the viewers with lies. Use Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites.
Technology he instructed can be used as a disruptive force to discuss things like (1) the global warming scam, (2) the fact that other countries have made the internet a tool of tyranny rather than a tool of liberty, (3) the Obama administration’s systematic weakening of the U.S. Military Officer Corp that has as its responsibility the safeguarding of America, (4) the fact that no country can exist without borders, that the United States cannot be Mexico’s safety valve and must force Mexico to solve its own problems, (5) that our laws to exist must apply equally to everyone, including the privileged like Hillary Clinton who has a long record of dodging responsibility, (6) that the act of destroying the rule of law by the use of dictatorial executive orders ends allegiance to the President, and (7) the importance of having a clear strategy for dealing with Islamic terrorism.
Kurt Schlichter provided confidence to constitutional conservatives, assuring them their individual efforts are important and will eventually be effective. He provided a clear road map, a battle plan for being part of the insurgency. Spending time answering questions, he light-heartedly provided a bit of humorous insight into this life, saying he is married to a Hispanic and is the only one in his family who is not Hispanic. He admitted to passionately continuing Andrew Breitbart’s dream of encouraging and inspiring constitutional conservatives. The future for America he imagines is cautionary, where those who believe in liberty and in the U.S. Constitution continue to fight to take America back from those intent on destroying it. The Conservative Forum’s President, Jerry Mungai, thanked Kurt Schlichter for a great presentation. He had provided valuable insights and information.
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