One of the secrets of the Left’s power is its ability to seize the momentum by defining the crisis.
In this video, I briefly discuss the challenges of defining the crisis. Take any presidential debate. The things that the moderates will ask about are those areas where the Left succeeded in defining a crisis.
These crises use political terms “homelessness”, “climate change” or “gun violence” that inaccurately define the crisis. When the actual crisis is a population of mentally ill vagrants roaming on the loose, criminals or simply the weather.
To defeat the Left, conservatives have to accurately define the crisis. And then use that to impose a solution.
Arguing with the Left about the details of the crisis, which conservatives are often prone to do, is defeatist. It fights the battle on the Left’s territory and sets the stage for an eventual defeat which has happened over and over again. The way to win is to begin by clearly defining the crisis, robbing the Left of the ability to impose a solution to a crisis that it manufactured.
9 out of 10 times the actual crisis has been caused, enabled or worsened by the Left. When we define the crisis correctly, we also make it clear that the Left’s policies are the cause of our misery.
The Left’s solutions are always about taking power for their own purposes, correctly defining the crisis allows conservatives to lay out a solution that takes power from the Left and leads to a more common-sense traditional society.