I don’t understand whence comes the myth of the very efficient communist regime.
[Before I go on, let me get definitions out of the way: Communist, socialist, progressive, social democrat… It’s a continuum, but really at some level it’s like that Far Side cartoon with the two bathroom doors and a penguin picture on each and the caption “only they know the difference.” And yeah, to the concern trolls who’ll come by to give me the idiotrivia about it. Thank you. I know. Thanks to your comrades in the 70s in Portugal I studied Marx in all my courses in middle school (BTW that was a bad idea. As a well-read 12 year old, who could do math, I saw the holes in logic, economics and psychology.) The point is that yeah, we can also tell which sex a penguin is by looking closely. The point here is that no one outside your group cares. Same sh*t, different name for the smell.]
Now that this is out of the way: there is a myth out there that the statists are incredibly efficient and smart. They believe it, of course. I mean, it has been an article of faith with them, ever since I’ve been cognizant, that people on the right are stupid uneducated hicks.
[And for the sake of definitions, again, let’s make this clear: “on the right” to the left means anyone not of the body. they lump into one group the European “blood and soil” right, the national socialists (because not internationalists, therefore not of the body), the libertarians, the American “leave us the heck alone” right, religious conservatives, in fact any religious person, and basically anyone who doesn’t think Lenin had some great ideas. Hell, for a while there they tried to shove Maoists in here with us.]
This is the result of our education system having been largely taken over by the Lenin-fans. They equate smart with “has the right answer on the test” and “has the right credentials” both of which really are the same thing. And when the curriculum calls for parroting Marx, praising Lenin and hating the free market the only ones getting good grades are idiots, mobis and submarines. (I wonder if the left has any idea how many submarines there are. I have a feeling they’re about to find out. Let’s face it, even I, who am glass fronted, hid successfully for over a decade.)
So they think of themselves as super smart. And their politico-religious beliefs requires they believe in central control, and that it can work and be efficient.
But…. excuse me? Why do the rest of you believe it?
I was reading a facebook post by Brad Torgersen about the feet-on-fire Portland guy, (Oh, you haven’t seen it? Well…. let’s say burning man wasn’t completely cancelled this year. More at the link, but get an oggle of this:)
Anyway, Brad linked this and someone in the comments said these are the Kopstone Komissars. Which is when it hit me:
THEY ALL ARE.
The really committed communists, the ones who said “come the revolution” always were, and their murderous baby thugs are worse.
No, I am absolutely dead sure on this. Remember I’ve had a vast number of encounters with leftists my entire life — some day over drinks remind me to tell you in detail about the “demonstration guard thugs” who surrounded me, all pointing AK 47s at me and thought I would be scared. No, seriously. They were a for-real circular firing squad. If I hadn’t pointed it out they might have let go, too. Okay, I told them, because I was afraid they might accidentally hit me. But having been on the receiving end of their expertise, having them try to shoot me meant I was probably the safest there. — and none of them was playing with a full deck.
About the closest you get to sane and competent are soft American left, and all of us have friends — and relatives — in that pool, so you know without my telling you that these otherwise sane people are ignoring all the contradictions and impossibilities in the bullshit they support. They have to be. Because otherwise they’d have a psychotic break.
From there on, the insanity just piles on.
I’m not going to say that these people are naturally stupid. Hell, I’m related to some of them. I’m saying the ones who are smart, or even competent in other things have…. cracks. Okay, we all have, but their cracks allowed this idiotifying (totally a word) cult-like “explanation for everything” to invade their brain, and that thing eats your ability to function and your common sense. (Might be a thing of totalitarian ideology. I have vague memories of people talking about naziism doing the same in the early 20th century.)
But the truth is when they’re running fully under the power of Leninist-love, they have lost most of their marbles, their competence is doubtful, and they couldn’t find reality if it bit them in the fleshy part of the butt.
Occasional-Cortex is about normal level of competence, and when people ask why left-wing mayors are destroying their own cities, I think it’s because they don’t think they’re destroying them. They are, instead, giving an opportunity for the downtrodden to take over them, or whatever. They are of course completely insane, but their cult requires them to believe this.
Obama didn’t mean to destroy world economy, for instance. He thought if he impoverished the US, the rest of the world would become richer, because
insano Marxist economics requires that to be true, so it must be true. And he couldn’t process reality that went against the doctrine.
It’s like this all the way down with the left.
But then, you say, Sarah, how did they manage to have these plots, these illusions, to take control of academia, the media and entertainment?
Oh, that was because they had full control of them, starting with a lot of sympathizers in place before they got frisky.
They really can’t function with anything less than FULL control. They’re not competent. They can just project an ILLUSION of competence. BUT they need full control.
Remember in the USSR they had to install a ban on TYPEWRITERS and were finally taken down by that revolutionary tech, the copier.
And they think they can take control of the US and KEEP IT.
So, the series of prattfalls we’ve been watching this year? That’s the left when not in full control of the narrative. They’re always like that. the number of stupid moves they made in any country they got control of? Is almost all of them.
Yeah, they did this desperate covidiocy thing to regain their captive audience, but even that is breaking down.
We’re Americans, and you block us on one side, we go the other way. And as for means of communication? Oh, brother!
The left trying to take over America are like a dog chasing a car. If it catches it, then it will know what real trouble is.
Be not afraid. In the end we win, they lose. If we manage to not die laughing.