… but given the world’s experience with every other marxist revolution, we might want to be careful about what changes we make in American society and how we make them.No Cambodians, Zimbabweans, or Venezuelans were available for comment as this post was written. However, several Czechs and Poles noted their experience was that making political systems more like our has reduced oppression in their countries.
There are, indeed, few things that are more frightening than the steadily increasing prestige of scientifically minded brain trusters in the councils of government during the last decades. The trouble is not that they are cold-blooded enough to “think the unthinkable,” but that they do not think.
BLM thugs have murdered an eight-year-old girl because she was riding in a car that tried to enter a store parking lot where the terrorists had set up an illegal roadblock. The black-on-black violence occurred in Atlanta.
Some have said they are shocked by the crime. I’m not. I’ve been expecting something like it. The founder of BLM has said that they are trained marxists. If so, then their underlying worldview sees everything in terms of power struggles. If they want an omelette, they’ll break eggs. Hence, the body count in Antifastan (Seattle), Atlanta, and elsewhere.
The “Summer of Love” is turning out to be deadly. There are times when I wish things would not go as I’ve foreseen.
Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.
—Federalist No. 10
The Overton Window is the range of ideas which are considered acceptable for public consideration and debate. It moves around as the climate of public opinion changes.
President Trump’s speech at Mt. Rushmore was an attempt to move the window upward to include a more respectful view of the Enlightenment principles generally held by the Founding Fathers and away from the Postmodern Neo-marxist worldview underpinning much of the turbulence in America these days. I hope he was successful. I’m not sure that he was. Oh, he did a fine job of rallying the people who already agree with him, but he was preaching to the choir.
Let me extend that metaphor a bit. I’m not sure how effective he was as an evangelist, one who brings good news to the unconverted. There are a large number of Americans who have come to believe the marxist fallacy that everything can be defined as a power struggle among various identity groups, and that someone else’s is the result of privilege and oppression. They want what they see as their turn controlling the levers of power, and many of them are willing to tear down the current system in order to change things.
What many of them don’t understand is the difference between the ideals of the American Revolution and so many others—the people have granted power to the government so it may serve them not rule over them. Those who wish to be change things so that they can become part a new ruling class need to look at the history of those other revolutions. Only a few of the revolutionaries become part of the nomenklatura, and even fewer make it into the Inner Party. The rest become the proles in a failing society.
The good news these folks need to hear is that the American Revolution produced a melting pot society where everyone’s positive contribution has a chance to prosper. It’s not a perfect society, but it’s the best humanity has come up with to date. Events such as the Minneapolis riots or the failure of Antifastan in Seattle are hitting some with a dose of Reality that may show them the folly of their worldview.
It will be interesting to see how they react.
Meanwhile, I hope President’s speech successfully framed some of the questions to be considered by the public between now and the Third of November.
As if it were a shooting star or, more to be hoped, a flash in the pan, Antifastan (aka CHAZ or CHOP) is no more. The promised “summer of love” has degenerated into a winter of discontent.
And if you think that protests at Mayor Jenny’s house located well away from Antifastan had anything to do with its demise, you’re probably the sort of unwoke, raaaaacist, capitalist, all-lives-matter Neanderthal who ties nooses while watching Fox News.
A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.
—Robert Anton Wilson
A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
This post titled Connecting Some of the Dots links to an interview Stacy McCain did with Brandon Darby. That interview points out the connections between Team Kimberlin and other leftists. When the post was published eight years ago today, Brett Kimberlin was being referred to a “Lord Voldemort (He Who Must Not Be Named Under Penalty of Peace Order)” because the unconstitutional gag order issued against Aaron Walker was still in effect.
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Stacy McCain has published an interview with Brandon Darby about the connections between
Brett Kimberlin Lord Voldemort, Neal Rauhauser, and mainstream progressives.
The story seems complicated until you put it into the historical perspective it exists within. Then it is quite simple. Left media doesn’t cover the story because many of them are involved with the networks of operatives we are discussing.
Read the whole thing.
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Seriously, go read that interview. It lays out some of the ways that Team Kimberlin has been used as “well funded and organized shock troops whose goal is to destroy anyone who challenges their masters.” Brett Kimberlin has testified under oath that he and his associates were working with the Department of Justice on election hacking during the 2016 election, and he’s been deeply involved with some rather … umm … interesting Ukrainians and Ukrainian-Americans.
Will things get interesting this year?
The Democrats’ official party Twitter account sent this tweet—
The rally referred to in the tweet is a fireworks display at Mr. Rushmore on Independence Day. They took it down, but not before it was archived.
So now, the Democrats are on record saying that celebrating the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth of July is an act of white supremacy.
Thomas Jefferson was unavailable for comment,
Joe Biden says that we now have over 120 million dead from COVID-19.
I suppose the fact that I’ve already died from net neutrality and the tax cut caused to fail to notice.
Now they’re going after statues of Theodore Roosevelt.
Yes, it was Franklin Roosevelt who locked American citizens in concentration camps because of their race. Teddy was the one who invited Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House.
No treaty is ever an impediment to a cheat.
INSURRECTION, n. An unsuccessful revolution. Disaffection’s failure to substitute misrule for bad government.
I’m not sure that Our Betters (aka The Powers That Be in Blue America) have hit bottom yet, but as their cities spin out of control, they may reach the point where they will admit that they are powerless over the chaos they’ve created and that their lives have become unmanageable. That admission could be their first step to recovery.
The sticking point may be an unwillingness to believe in a Power greater than themselves Who could restore them to sanity.
The 1619 Project is a leftist attempt to rewrite History to sell the false narrative that the United States was founded to protect the institution of slavery. While it has been promoted by outlets such as the New York Times, it has generally be repudiated by professional historians, including intellectually honest leftists. However, it has gained a following among the ill-informed.BTW, George Washington’s will provided for the emancipation of his slaves. He was the only slave owner among the Founding Father to do so.
Tim Kaine has claimed in a speech on the Senate floor that America invented slavery. The Washington Free Beacon quotes Kaine as saying,
The United States didn’t inherit slavery from anybody. We created it,” Kaine said. “It got created by the Virginia General Assembly and the legislatures of other states.” He added that the country needs to do “much more” to “dismantle the structures of racism that our federal, state, and local governments erected and maintained over centuries.
Moses was unavailable for comment.
The Revolution has come to Seattle as a group of secessionist rioters have set up something they are calling the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. One of their first acts was to build a wall to control immigration. Another was to seek foreign aid because of a famine.
BTW, if you need more popcorn, Amazon has plenty.
I’ve noted that a great many of our Betters, especially those who live in gated communities, are making statements in support of defunding the police. Now, it’s likely that many cities such as Los Angeles will be suffering severe losses of revenue because of business failures caused by the Wuhan virus shutdown, and those jurisdictions may have to make real cuts in public services, including their police departments.
Our Betters could render a real public service by offering to forgo police services in their neighborhoods. That would permit a smaller, less expensive force to cover the remainder of the jurisdiction. Our Betters could rely on their Second Amendment rights to protect themselves, or they could expand the private security services they already employ, providing jobs for laid-off cops.
The word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable”. The words democracy, socialism, freedom, patriotic, realistic, justice have each of them several different meanings which cannot be reconciled with one another. In the case of a word like democracy, not only is there no agreed definition, but the attempt to make one is resisted from all sides.
A politician is a person with whose politics you don’t agree; if you agree with him he’s a statesman.
—David Lloyd George
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that the unemployment rate is down because 2.5 million more people were working in May.
I’ll bet that very few of those people were hired for new created jobs. Most of them were rehired or recalled to an old job that was put terminated because of the Wuhan virus shutdown. I suspect that there will be a fairly rapid recall of employees to businesses that were able to withstand the shutdown. The unemployment rate is now around 13 or 14 percent, and I’m guessing that it will drop to 7 or 8 percent by Labor Day. At that point, we’ll need to be creating new businesses to replace those killed off by the pandemic shutdown in order to create the new jobs necessary to restore the 2021 economy to a level comparable to 2019’s.
It’s going to be easier to rebuild in those places where the residents haven’t trashed their communities’ physical and moral resources.
A substantial number of communities will now have to make hard choices. The cost of rebuilding housing, businesses, and public facilities and the cost of restoring standards of public behavior will undoubtedly make some previously fashionable luxury opinions untenable. It will be interesting to see who engages in what sort of bitter clinging.
Socialism has to remain a terrifying and a majestic thing.
30-day 60-day 90-day free trial of socialism is over.
Because we were not sufficiently appreciative of Our Betters’ care for us during the pandemic, we will now be provided with a free trial of The Revolution.
Laws which are consistent in theory often prove chaotic in practice.