Archive for July 26th, 2011

Seeing the Elephant

Back in the 20s Will Rogers said, “I belong to no organized political party. I am a Democrat.”

Being from Oklahoma, he was a Southern Democrat.

“No organized..“ seems to be the theme of my political life. The Populist Forum was a group of three people with no budget who had an enormous effect. We represented grassroots protests from textbook protestors to anti-busing groups and then independent truckers, striking farmers, and we finally stopped taking clients because we had to earn a living.

The tiny and forgotten Populist Forum had more to do with the forming of Reagan’s 1980 combination of working Democrats and conservative Republicans than any two conservative groups however well financed.

The Populist Forum brought the West Virginia protestors to Washington and wrote their press releases, set up their press conference with our own Bob Hoy as Moderator, and left the rest to them. Those West Virginia protests were news at the time, but this gave the press an actual face-to-face look at them.

We then brought both the West Virginians and the South Boston bussing protestors in with a total of about twenty thousand who chartered their own buses and marched in the Washington, DC streets.

These were actions the DC press could understand and the people who mattered wanted to hear about.

For the Independent Truckers, I came up with the delightfully subtle idea of parking these giant vehicles across the main bridges into DC at morning rush time. This made the papers for sure and I didn’t discuss my role to anyone until the statute of limitations ran out.

People, especially reporters would ask what the PF was. But the only explanation of it was unusable for them.

The bottom line was that the Populist Forum was a tiny group of people who were forcing the press that was sitting on its lazy ass in DC to see the faces of grassroots out in the area DC, New York and Hollywood called “flyover country.”

I tried a dozen ways to soften that into an acceptable article, but there was never one single piece on the Forum itself.

The Populist Forum, like BUGS, “just grew.” PF was hard to explain to people, and I am sure you have already tried to explain BUGS,

But the Populists Forum is unknown to history, it had more to do with the actual political combination that elected Ronald Reagan and brought down the Soviet Empire than any of the heavily funded groups whose names went down in the history of the Conservative Movement.

BUGS is very much like PF in that sense. In order to describe us you have to state in plain English the nature of the Wall we are hammering at. The Wall of censorship about white genocide is the same kind of wall the media had set up against actual grassroots protests against enforced Political Correctness.

Everybody knew about both. No one in the media ever wants to write an article about the elephant in the living room. That’s why there IS an elephant there.