Outlaw Conservative is a political talk radio show which, as the name implies, is of a conservative slant. The Outlaw bit might seem to stand in stark contrast to conservatism, and we confess to being amused with ourselves for coming up with it.
Yet, an outlaw is not necessarily a nefarious actor these days. Is he?
In a healthy society, “Outlaw Conservative” would be an outrageous contradiction. Why would a conservative live outside the law? That would seem rather at odds with his more authoritarian tendencies.
Fortunately for those conservatives who may be eager to romanticize the outlaw lifestyle, I am not suggesting banditry here, but rather finding oneself in such a state that the law no longer reflects his interests, or those of his people. You might do everything you are told, and yet you are punished by the law itself. You might not find it difficult to imagine a scenario, where one edict after another, be it from the official authorities or the economic powers that be, tear apart your lifestyle and everything that you care about. A scenario where even if you obey, your life is only moderately better off than if you had defied them all, and spent the rest of your days in jail at the expense of the other suckers who still keep trying.
What if our country had descended to a point, where conservatives had to fear for their safety, for being so bold as to express their political opinions in public? What if even the President of the United States was no longer safe from a biased and overzealous criminal justice system? What if one did not accept the edicts of the Supreme Court over the word of their God, and dared to say so at work? What if a man were proud of his country’s history, and defending it became a perilous pursuit?
Today, the most milquetoast of figures on the Right are accused of being literal Nazis, and this branding is no mere failure to understand history. For generations, Americans have been raised to believe that the Nazis were the most evil thing that ever happened in the history of mankind, and would thus literally anything would be justified to stop them. That is why so many people who have been called Nazis, were so addressed right before they were assaulted by communists on the street. Most of the people who have been so victimized, never read Mein Kampf.
In many cases the authorities, terrified of being called Nazis themselves, prosecute the victims and pardon the aggressors.
That kind of situation might just make the Outlaw Conservative a real thing.
What if we lived in a society where it was dangerous to say that men and women are unique and important? What if our government were so unresponsive to the will of voters, that getting stiffed by a politician became a cliche thing to complain about? What if we were legally prohibited from protecting what is ours?
Would that make you an “Outlaw,” fellow conservative? Because I got bad news for you fella, take a look around.
What if you discovered that your society was based on an egregious lie? What if, upon discovery of this fact, you began to realize that people all around you knew the truth, and were repeating the lie anyway, for fear of punishment, or want of reward? What if, as you tried to alert the public, the people you were trying to help cursed you and wished you dead? What if the problem with conspiracy theories was that they had dramatically underestimated the scope of our troubles?
Perhaps then, the space between the lines, the hampster wheel in the glass box, might become unappealing.
I don’t know about you, but I get a kick out of imagining that lifestyle, right? Kinda fetishize it? The righteous rebel, the one with a cause. I am no mild mannered radio personality, I am great man who will go down in the history books for saving his nation with his favorite hobby! Ha! Right?
Wake up every morning, turn on Fox and pull up the Drudge report. Coffee, generic Red Bull knockoff, eggs. Still no zombie apocalypse, but I’m sure that ammo was a good investment anyway. Speaking of which, I don’t own nearly enough firearms, but only because I don’t believe in that sort of thing.