Alex Newman of the New American has a great video interview (Confronting Deep State Swamp Monsters: Solutions) of east coast coordinator for the John Birch Society, Evan Mulch. The interview is just the boiler plate membership drive stuff JBS has been doing for 62 years. Getting “community leaders” (doctors and lawyers and such) to join JBS thus bringing in an army of letter writers that will thus turn around swamp monsters like Ben Sasse, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, to see the errors of their unconstitutional ways, and all will be right in America! Hearing Evan talk brought back memories.
You see a prime focus of JBS for those 62 years has been having incredibly dedicated members write letters at meetings to their Representatives in the United States House of Representatives. JBS correctly theorizes that the key to the whole thing is the House. They are the people in Washington closest to the people in the district. They realize your chances of influencing the President or your Senator is about nil. A member of the House represents about 758,000 people, of which about 500,000 are of voting age, of which about 250,000 are registered voters, of which about 160,000 actually vote.
JBS as an institution is incapable of ever seeing the path to victory. I don’t know why exactly, but they are. The bottom line is, proven by history, is that you cannot influence swamp monsters, you have to replace them. Its that simple. I put those thoughts in the comment below, also at their website below the interview. When you get old, you realize (from Rocky II), “there is no tomorrow!” It happens now or it don’t happen. You don’t have time to worry about other people’s feelings.
“It was great to hear Evan talk about being a “Bircher” and the other aspects of membership. I realize though that JBS will never see the path to victory. We could write letters to the swamp monsters till the cows come home, and that will do nothing. I remember sitting in a meeting with the midwest coordinator 20 years ago and telling him that we have to replace those swamp monsters. He literally could not see what I was saying. He immediately thought I was saying we had to run people for office under the banner of the John Birch Society Party. This was 7 or 8 years before the Tea Party. The Tea Party was simply a mechanism for identifying patriots to run, it wasn’t a “party” itself. But that’s why JBS will never succeed, they think you can influence swamp monsters, when in reality you have to replace them.”
JBS is like the comparison between Congress, and the grunts in the Army. The grunts in the Army are so superior to the Congress that sends them off to die, its not even funny. The same situation applies to the members of JBS, versus the leadership of JBS. All the millions of letters those dedicated members have written over the past 62 years has done, is kill a lot of trees.
[The good news is JBS has some great new talent, Alex Newman, Daniel Natal, Duke this, Doctor that. For decades about the only guy they let do media appearances was John McManus. Like if somebody else spoke and they said something wrong they’d “lose everything!” They didn’t have anything! There was nothing to lose. We held a “speakers event” one time at Adventureland featuring McManus. Afterwards he said we couldn’t hold the bake sale anymore to raise money for the chapter. It looked “amateurish” he said. No shit Sherlock, we are amateurs! He’d go on the local talk radio and talk worldly highfalutin current events. But he would never “make the sale”. Actually tell people, “Hey we need you to join a local chapter and join us in the fight!”]