If you haven’t picked one yet, pick one. I’ll be at the DC affair. Erick and Jeff Eare helping set up Macon’s. [We’re not the only front-pagers here doing these, and I’ll put up the others as they sing out.] Take a couple of hours off, find a gathering that’s close, and go. If you never go to these things – but you’re also kind of mad at the way the government is throwing away your money – well, that’s sort of the point of you going.
We’re just getting into the third line now. This is where it starts getting serious, so if you were hoping for one big gesture let that hope die now so you’ll get over it not being around any more. The activist Left doesn’t like competition, and they think that they’re old hands at hijacking movements. So they will try to co-opt. They will try to disrupt. They will certainly try to incite. When they try, politely put a camera in their face and politely ask them what the hell they think that they’re doing. Ask them loudly, from the diaphragm*: it carries better that way, and the only thing that these people hate more than sunlight is sunlight and the interested gaze of a lot of people not inclined to humor them.
Always remember: you are what they want to be, and cannot be. Do not indulge their inferiority.
*You can practice that by putting one hand on your chest and talking in a way that you feel the vibrations.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.