Some background to the presentation below:
After observing the trends on the Left for many years, in early February 2009, during a meeting with a friend familiar with the "hydra" that the Left had built, we lamented on how there was nothing on the Right to combat the behemoth that had been built by unions, the institutional Left, with the help of the mainstream media, to tear down the Right and propel Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats to their huge 2008 victories.
Knowing what was on the agenda, "we're finished as a nation," was the overriding feeling. A short time later, the first Tea Party rally was held.
During the summer of 2009, I attended my first Tea Party meeting as an observer. It was, as they say, beautiful chaos. People who, for the most part, had been apathetic to politics were suddenly engaged and outraged. Nevertheless, I left that meeting with the thought, 'these people really have no idea what they're up against.'
A little more than a year later, as we were launching the Concord Project for the mid-term GOTV , there was opportunity to speak at several other Tea Party events. As part of the presentation, several slides were devoted to "what we're up against" (explaining the leviathan that the Left had built).
Following that meeting, someone stated that the attendees loved the information, but it "scared the crap out of them." This was surprising since the Tea Party had been in existence for more than 18 months at that point. How can you fight something you don't understand? More importantly, how can you expect to win?
More recently, having had several occasions to present information about unions and the Left, attendees began stating, "So, what do we do about it?"
- Frankly, after the millions in donations* that have gone to Tea Party groups, it still is surprising that this question gets asked.
What you are about to read is a PowerPoint presentation that is simply a condensed overview of information, some of the groups on the Left, and the nature of the fight Constitution-loving Americans are up against, as well as tasks that must be done in order to win in 2012. It is, by no means comprehensive. Hopefully, whether your a member of a Tea Party or a church (or other) group, you can use it as a means of sharing information within your group.
Many of the tactics described in this presentation are already in use—both from inside the Left (sourced, where possible) or have been gathered from years of observation (and first-hand experience).
The five tasks that must be done are simple, but require a commitment that must be there from each and every American who wants to stop the Marxist slide toward bigger government, higher and higher taxes to pay for never-ending deficits and debt, and the entitlement culture that the Left has sewn, nurtured and grown.
There's not a lot of time left, so let's get busy (or busier, as the case may be).
* Note: Following an exchange with a Left-wing, union writer on Twitter, it is necessary to clarify the following for the Left-wing trolls reading this post:
Contrary to union and Left-wing myths (lies, actually) and unlike other entities, LaborUnionReport.com is not funded by any corporate interests, the Koch brothers, or any industry trade group, association, etc. In fact, to date (sadly), LaborUnionReport.com has received less than $100 in donations. LaborUnionReport.com is powered by our own dime, on our own time. Go figure.
“Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and preserve democracy.” Samuel Gompers, 1918
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