I grew up in the shadow of the cold war. “Waiting for the hammer to fall” and “come the revolution” and other such phrases told us that a) nuclear war would happen. b) the future was communist.
For people like me, who had actually studied the history of the countries that went fully communist, and read accounts of what was going on behind the curtain, this was not happy-making and we denied it, even though at times we weren’t sure we believed our own denial.
Remember, for those of you who are young or have really short memories, this was before the internet.
To be non-leftist was to be isolated. Because the press had been taken over by the left long before I was born, I might know other non-leftists (though most of us called ourselves center-left to avoid outright purges) but I also knew we were an irrelevant minority. I mean, after all the paper continuously told us that everyone was leftist, and assured us that all the honest politicians were on the left too.
The left was confident in its certainty of winning “come the revolution” because all the indications were that it would. Everything in the news and entertainment indicated by were on the side of angels.
Meanwhile the right was also sure the left would win, thought it was a bad thing, but isolated and demoralized, all it had left was “not so fast.”
You see the remnants of this in the older congress critters, who still think the left holds the “caring” and moral high ground.
But then the revolution came, and it wasn’t what the left expected.
Not only did a real revolution happen, which toppled their model state (yeah, I remember all the lamenting when the Soviet Union fell, saying the good guys had lost) but at the same time a revolution in mass communication happened, which made their domination of the traditional media if not irrelevant, at least far less relevant than it once was.
And little by little, their Mass Media control becomes worth less and less. As Trump’s election proved, not only have they lost control, they do not have any idea how to regain it.
Recently, their go to trick is to accuse all of their opponents of white supremacy or white nationalism. This is of course the unforgivable sin, because associated with the Nazis. it’s also, to put it mildly, zany, in a country like modern America.
At one time it might have been possible for anyone who had a low-level of tan to claim they were pure white or some such nonsense, but in a country where everyone and their dog takes genetic tests for ancestry, we’ve come to realize very few people are “pure” anything. And we care about it even less.
Sure there are nativist political theories. They permeate most of Europe, often coupled with a surprising degree of socialism and state control. This makes a certain sense, in Europe. In the US most of the people who attach an undue amount of importance to race are either sad dinosaurs who have nothing else to be proud of than the lack or excess of melanin they were born with, or leftists hoping that dividing will allow them conquer. (Oh, or Russians. At least in this blog most people who came to proclaim the superiority of the white race, etc, had a Russian IP. So, we do at least know what the Russians really were doing, and it hinges as most things they do on a fundamental misunderstanding of the US.)
In the US, nativist/white supremacist theories are not a thing on the right. Most of us on the right want individuals to do the best they can, and are willing to cheer on anyone of any color, including chartreuse, who wants to live as a free American.
The left doesn’t understand that. Their theory of life, politics and everything requires that those who oppose them be nationalist — since they fancy themselves internationalists. They’re not. The internationalism of the left was only really Russian nationalism — and — since the left has substituted the working class with the third world, because the working class proved to want the benefits of capitalism — white supremacists.
Because the left is caught in a feedback loop where they really can’t do anything but pretend that everything still is going accord to the plan and do more of what failed to try to get to the great socialist utopia, they must also pretend that they’re fighting Nazis.
When the whole outright “punch a Nazi” failed, because everyone can see that there are no Nazis (only some sad Live Action Reich Players) they switched to calling their opponents Nazis by any other name, as in White Supremacist and White Nationalist.
This is just as deranged, of course, as calling people Nazis. Sure, you might get away with it at first, because after all thoughts are harder to prove or disprove than the fact you’re not part of Hitler’s army. But at this point I’ve heard people called white nationalists for saying poor people can cook. Or for saying they believe in the constitution. Which means we’re well into the territory of “a reasonable man wouldn’t accept this.” In fact, we’re well into the territory of “A reasonable man would laugh so hard he’d hurt himself.”
But that’s all the left has. They can’t point to their great successes in making nations happy and prosperous. (Why, the happy people of
Brutopia Venezuela can have all the flamingo they can eat. The happy people of Brutopia Cuba can prostitute themselves to tourists for money. The happy people of Brutopia North Korea live in complete darkness which we can is in night pictures of the world.) They can’t point to their moral superiority, not now, when we know what their politicians are up to. They can’t point to the certainty of their winning because… well, things haven’t been going so well for them.
All they can do is in fact attack, attack, attack and demonize their opponents.
All they can do is create tragedies and exploit them.
It’s going to get very rough. Right now I know people in fear for their jobs. I know students who are being threatened if they don’t join the “March for our lives”
communist agitprop demonstration. In fact I suspect in the march itself, children will get shot at, and heaven help us if one of the useful idiots teachers leading this children’s crusade is pregnant, because she will get shot too. How do I know this? Because in every leftist organized demonstration/unrest, the pregnant woman gets shot, even if they have to shoot her themselves, while blaming the right.
It’s going to get very very bad. The people who spend their lives in the beatific hope that “come the revolution” they’d be on top, are getting old, and they haven’t got their shiny red wagon. In fact, it’s becoming obvious they never will.
They’re going to try to grab for the silver
ring rattle as hard as they can. It might even mean the cold civil war goes hot.
Or it might mean they finally become so obviously despicable, even to the uninvolved spectators that their little empire falls as bloodlessly as their beloved Soviet Union did.
I’m not by nature an optimist. But I’ve seen miracles in my life. We might get lucky. Or we might have to walk through hell to win.
The only thing I know is that in the end we win, they lose. Be not afraid.
The wounded bear is dangerous, but it is wounded. It will not rise again.