A friend got caught in a discussion on Facebook where he was told that Lenin and Marx were center-right.
After he was done face palming, he asked what that even meant. He was told that any military action or violence is right wing.
Now, we’ve long, here, and in many other places, said that left and right make no sense as universal designations, as they have have completely different meanings in say Europe and America. Hell, they have different meanings in America from the seventies to now.
The old GOP operated on the idea that a planned economy was always better because this was scientifically proven (okay, mostly Russian propaganda made them think that) they were just trying to keep some liberties for individuals under it. The other side, OTOH wanted “communism with a human face.” (BTW it is that some GOP representatives remain from this time — hello Senator McCain– that makes the GOP appear schizophrenic.
After the fall of the Soviet Union and a glimpse at the sewer of corruption and lies under their official figures, and the sheer desperate poverty under that, the US shifted to the right being “less government always” and the left… well, they still want communism with a human face as their long term goal. Because this time it will work.
And in Europe the right means, roughly, “Land, G-d and king” even when there is no king and they’re mostly post-Christian. The left… Oh, yes, the buggers want communism and aren’t too picky on the human face, though they’ll say what they have to say to get the power. They’re nothing if not consistent.
But at some point you have to go with what people call themselves. (Curiously both SJWs and alt-right after calling themselves those names started whining they were unflattering because of the ideas that attached to them. Gee. Sorry, we’ll still go with what you called yourselves. Any new name you chose would quickly be as tainted. We’re just saving you time.)
Communists, socialists and Jacobins and Sans Culottes called themselves left, and all of them throughout history have committed more violence than any other historical regimes combined. In fact the violence committed by left wing regimes could bathe the whole world in blood twice over.
It is not a surprise when you consider what all those movements had in common was making the sin of envy into their cardinal virtue. If you believe other people are keeping from you everything you could possibly want, you’ll do anything to get them out of your way.
But the new and improved definition of “left” and “right” didn’t surprise me either, mostly because I read my kids school books, in which hard core communist regimes like Russia and China are called “right wing” and in which any sympathy for the army makes you an evil despot in waiting, and on and on.
Part of this is the ethos of the education establishment. Most teachers are incredibly maleducated and taught by hippy-left professors. So instead of a clear view of history, they have this vague impression that anything resembling organizatioon, work, money or fighting is icky. And being icky it must be right wing.
The other part of it is that for decades now (mostly due to Soviet propaganda and leftist dominance of the medica) the left has succeed in making the right their sin eaters. I.e. if communists are violent in Mexico and the government cracks down, it will be reported as innocent “liberals” being put down by the repressive right wing. The same could be said of the Soviet Union rampaging through Africa. Anyone who attempted to stop them were “evil right wing fascists.”
What it boils down to, has already been seen in this country. Their violence is JUST free speech, and any attempt to stop them attacking us (physically) even to the point of telling them “No, stop.” is unbearable violence.
Well, they got away with that crap because they controlled everything. Now their really fascist supposed antifa is exposed in the full light of day by blogs and citizens with cell phones.
The poor indoctrinated sheep to whom they taught all violence is right wing aren’t much help either. what they internalized as “perfect left wing” is a sort of vegetarian pastoral society who fights off enemies by saying “we’re really peaceful.” They’re best exemplified by the “anarchist” leader who had been bragging in advance of the DNC in Denver in 2008 on how they were going to roll over those hick cops (if you’re from the Denver Area you know our cops are often …. a little too enthusiastic.) Surrounded by a circle of police on horseback, tightening the circle, this brave activist fell to the ground screaming he needed his inhaler. …. yeah.
To the left: stop moving the semantic goal posts at relativistic speed. We are not your goats. We won’t be driven into the desert. Your twisted envy-powered beliefs have been responsible for the needless death of millions.
Pointing at us, instead, won’t wash the blood off. Nothing will. It would turn the ocean incarnadine.
Own it. No matter how much you call yourself “blue” we can still see the red all over you. It’s a blood guilt you can’t pass off. And a warning to anyone who thinks your crazy ideas might be worth another try.