Know Your Enemy

We’ve seen examples of it time and time again.

A young college student indoctrinated by his or her (no I won’t do that stupid gender neutral crap, you’re either male or female…but that’s an article for another time) leftist professor, screaming at someone who disagrees with them, and when you ask for them to simply understand your side of the argument you will get one of the following responses: “BIGOT.” “RACIST.” “SEXIST.” “WHITE SUPREMACIST.” Take it from someone who was called a “white supremacist” by most of the faculty at California State University Los Angeles. (Let the record state that I am Asian, Hispanic and Chinese, no I don’t identify as them, I AM Asian, Hispanic and Chinese). To be honest, conservatives are beginning to fall into this dark abyss of an echo chamber.

Why am I saying this? It’s because it’s true.

If you are a conservative and you think I am lying then let’s try this. Look at all of your books right now. How many of the books that you own right now are conservative? How many of them are liberal or left leaning? Look at all the social media posts that you are following. How many of them are liberal? How many of them are conservative? As a young conservative activist I always accuse my leftist peers on campus of how much they are unwilling to listen to the other side because they are indoctrinated, but in reality observing the number of books that I have about conservatism and social media posts that I follow, I can’t help but feel as if I’m throwing stones at a glass house. During my first few months of activism I noticed a disturbing pattern with the left and its haste to dismiss any argument as moot because the person who is arguing against them is an evil person. Now I have noticed the unfortunate trend that it is happening to the right as well. We dismiss arguments because the person is “brainwashed by their professors” or is “brainwashed by the main stream media.”

By the time you get to this point in the article you’re probably assuming my main intent of this was to put down conservatives. IT’S NOT.

We as conservatives must be better than our counterparts and those that are liberal. Rather than confirming our own biases we should understand what the left thinks and how they operate, so that we can defeat the left and own them, not just intellectually but also bring them to our side of the political spectrum.

To end this article I would like to quote my favorite tactician Sun Tzu “If you know your enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the results of a hundred battles. If you know yourself and not your enemy, for every victory you will suffer a defeat, and if you do not know your enemy and yourself you will utterly perish.”

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