Category: J.R. Dunn

The Revolution Has Been Postponed


November 4th has come and gone. The country is still in chaos. Fighting continues in most urban areas. The 1st Transgender Mechanized Division has taken Washington and the black Antifa flag flies over the ruins of the Capitol. Donald Trump has fled in a private jet seeking asylum in Dubai, while Pence has been captured by the People’s Army. My name has appeared on a list of “tools of the oppressors” who must report for “evaluation.” Wait… someone’s knocking at the door… they’re all wearing Guy Fawkes masks… now they’re kicking in it in….

Actually, that’s not happening at all, even though something similar was promised for last Saturday by both Antifa and various conservative commentators. To put it simply, Antifa, RefuseFascism, RESIST!, the John Brown Clubs, and assorted other organs of national liberation set November 4th as the date of a national uprising to overthrow the Trump administration and liberate the entire country from capitalist-patriarchal-white supremacist domination. It was supposed to develop into open civil war between the progressive forces and the forces of reaction, with the outcome undoubtedly that guaranteed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Castro, and company. The planning for the operation began last summer, and the left sounded quite serious about it, going so far as to buy an entire NYT page to call out the proles. This past week activities were scaled back to twenty cities, but it still sounded awfully impressive.

And then the 4th rolled around and… nothing. Three hundred marchers in Times Square. A few dozen in the Bay Area. A scattering of others here and there… But apart from that… bupkus.

I was frankly taken aback. I expected something. A cop car turned over, a limo or two burnt, a couple acres of plate glass smashed, at the very least. But the People’s Revolution was a complete washout. A bust. The mountain has labored – here is your mouse. (Oh, somebody assaulted Rand Paul on Friday, but if this was intended to kick off hostilities in Kentucky, with the guy expecting rescue by his comrades on Saturday morning, then he’s still waiting.) 

In the wake of this, it seems that Antifa can take its place in the left-wing tar pits along with the SDS, CISPES, ANSWER, Occupy, and all the other undergrad revos who vowed but failed to bring down the rude capitalist monolith known as the United States.

But that doesn’t leave us high and dry with nothing to discuss. Because the hard left were not the only ones involved in this debacle. A large number of conservative commentators and websites also bought into this. The general tone was “RIP, THE UNITED STATES: JULY 4, 1776 – NOVEMBER 4, 2017” or “AMERICA – WE HARDLY KNEW YE” or “CIVIL WAR, NOVEMBER 4th.” The accompanying prose usually made it sound like the Revelation of St. John the Divine combined with the Zombie Apocalypse combined with Battle: Los Angeles

The left in this country can never depend on a broad-based movement. It simply isn’t there. Most Americans are not interested. So they have turned to a rarified variant of Lenin’s vanguard strategy (which Fidel Castro called the “foco”). A small group of “woke” radicals acts for the proletariat, striking down the capitalist structure and then acting as a leadership cadre to construct the new society on behalf of the proles (See the Bolshevik coup for details).

How can such a vanishingly small group challenge a whole society? Through the wasp strategy. If you let a single wasp into a room full of people, it is likely to cause utter chaos, particularly if somebody gets stung. Trying to get away, somebody smashes into somebody else, who bangs into a table, who knocks a vase against the wall where the water splatters an electrical plug, which shorts out the electricity, which causes a fire, etc. etc. All this caused by one little wasp.

That’s the strategy of the CPUSA, the Movement, Occupy, and now Antifa. It follows that anyone who aids Antifa in spreading panic and dismay is, inadvertently or otherwise, working with them, helping put the strategy into effect by getting people wrought up about something that can scarcely affect them. Accessories before the fact, to use legal phraseology.

There are some elements of the left, exactly who will likely forever be unknown, who have carefully studied their opposition, from accepted center-right figures to people who sleep while hanging from the ceiling, and know exactly how we work and how many of us can be manipulated.

You see this daily in the comment threads. No matter what the topic, some lefty always appears out of nowhere to attempt to derail the discussion of the issue at hand. He’ll sometimes work through insult, sometimes through misdirection. There are always one or more commentators who take him up on it, dragging in others until eventually the entire thread has lost its way and everybody is arguing whether Trump is 6’2” or 6’3”. It’s absurd, it’s idiotic, and it works just about every time. (My favorite example involved a column dealing with an Obama contradiction that might have caused him serious problems if it went public. As the discussion got rolling, a kid showed up claiming that he and his family were being held hostage in Phoenix, with the police refusing to respond. Within seconds the thread was in total chaos as readers promised to contact the cops or call people they knew in Phoenix, tried to get the address from the “kid,” etc. Needless to say, the actual topic was utterly forgotten. At no point did anybody sit back and ask, “Why the hell is a kid in trouble contacting AT?”)

This works on the larger stage as well. The activist left knows that there exist people on our side of the fence who are not serious. Who are into it to generate clicks, to manipulate others, to make a name for themselves. They know who they are, and exactly what buttons to push. The old communist term for this is “transmission belt”: somebody who can be used to get the message to places it would otherwise never penetrate. The left plays this crowd like violins, using them to get carefully-tailored information payloads to the hysterical, the ill-informed, the emotionally and mentally unbalanced, and to people sincerely frightened that something horrible may be happening to the country. The result is panic, uproar, wasted time, wasted energy, and wasted money.

The military term for this is “force multiplier,” any factor that increases the effectiveness of combat forces. Aerial refueling was a force multiplier during the Cold War, increasing the effectiveness of the U.S. Air Force by a factor of ten or more. Using refueling, USAF air assets could easily outdeploy, outfly, and outmaneuver the Soviets, who did not adapt the technique. Today, it’s often applied to advanced communications and networking technology. All too often, the conservative internet acts as a force multiplier for the left, lending a far greater impact to a couple thousand goofs standing in the street wearing masks than they logically should have. (I name no names because there’s no point in going from the general to the particular – that’s not the intent here.)

There’s only one way to control this, and it will never be more than a partial solution at best. You can’t police it, you can’t oversee it, you can’t stay ahead of it. The sole remedy is to encourage a greater sense of responsibility among both readers and writers.

Writers:

  • Don’t write about something as idiotic as Antifa as if the velociraptors are coming down the street.
  • Double-check your research, and your sources.
  • Examine your motives.
  • Ask yourself, “Who does this hurt – who does this help?” before putting something up. I don’t think any of us wants to be in the position of helping the left, God forbid.

Readers:

  • If you see something that sounds over the top, chances are that it is. Google (here, if not in all cases), is your friend. The beauty of the infowave is that you can always check. You can check anything, no matter what it is. No matter how opaque or esoteric, somebody somewhere has analyzed it. The info is out there, riding the servers. Look it up. Track it down.
  • Learn who is dependable, who has good info, and who is a crap artist. It doesn’t take much in the way of research to find this out.  

For both: conspiracy theories are usually bullshit, either completely or to a large extent. There are rules on how to identify bogus conspiracy theories. Learn them and apply them. 

And finally: anything you hear from the left is bogus. That you can bank on.

Who the hell wants to act as a shill for the left? Particularly a left made up of kids dressed up as ninjas. 

November 4th has come and gone. The country is still in chaos. Fighting continues in most urban areas. The 1st Transgender Mechanized Division has taken Washington and the black Antifa flag flies over the ruins of the Capitol. Donald Trump has fled in a private jet seeking asylum in Dubai, while Pence has been captured by the People’s Army. My name has appeared on a list of “tools of the oppressors” who must report for “evaluation.” Wait… someone’s knocking at the door… they’re all wearing Guy Fawkes masks… now they’re kicking in it in….

Actually, that’s not happening at all, even though something similar was promised for last Saturday by both Antifa and various conservative commentators. To put it simply, Antifa, RefuseFascism, RESIST!, the John Brown Clubs, and assorted other organs of national liberation set November 4th as the date of a national uprising to overthrow the Trump administration and liberate the entire country from capitalist-patriarchal-white supremacist domination. It was supposed to develop into open civil war between the progressive forces and the forces of reaction, with the outcome undoubtedly that guaranteed by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Castro, and company. The planning for the operation began last summer, and the left sounded quite serious about it, going so far as to buy an entire NYT page to call out the proles. This past week activities were scaled back to twenty cities, but it still sounded awfully impressive.

And then the 4th rolled around and… nothing. Three hundred marchers in Times Square. A few dozen in the Bay Area. A scattering of others here and there… But apart from that… bupkus.

I was frankly taken aback. I expected something. A cop car turned over, a limo or two burnt, a couple acres of plate glass smashed, at the very least. But the People’s Revolution was a complete washout. A bust. The mountain has labored – here is your mouse. (Oh, somebody assaulted Rand Paul on Friday, but if this was intended to kick off hostilities in Kentucky, with the guy expecting rescue by his comrades on Saturday morning, then he’s still waiting.) 

In the wake of this, it seems that Antifa can take its place in the left-wing tar pits along with the SDS, CISPES, ANSWER, Occupy, and all the other undergrad revos who vowed but failed to bring down the rude capitalist monolith known as the United States.

But that doesn’t leave us high and dry with nothing to discuss. Because the hard left were not the only ones involved in this debacle. A large number of conservative commentators and websites also bought into this. The general tone was “RIP, THE UNITED STATES: JULY 4, 1776 – NOVEMBER 4, 2017” or “AMERICA – WE HARDLY KNEW YE” or “CIVIL WAR, NOVEMBER 4th.” The accompanying prose usually made it sound like the Revelation of St. John the Divine combined with the Zombie Apocalypse combined with Battle: Los Angeles

The left in this country can never depend on a broad-based movement. It simply isn’t there. Most Americans are not interested. So they have turned to a rarified variant of Lenin’s vanguard strategy (which Fidel Castro called the “foco”). A small group of “woke” radicals acts for the proletariat, striking down the capitalist structure and then acting as a leadership cadre to construct the new society on behalf of the proles (See the Bolshevik coup for details).

How can such a vanishingly small group challenge a whole society? Through the wasp strategy. If you let a single wasp into a room full of people, it is likely to cause utter chaos, particularly if somebody gets stung. Trying to get away, somebody smashes into somebody else, who bangs into a table, who knocks a vase against the wall where the water splatters an electrical plug, which shorts out the electricity, which causes a fire, etc. etc. All this caused by one little wasp.

That’s the strategy of the CPUSA, the Movement, Occupy, and now Antifa. It follows that anyone who aids Antifa in spreading panic and dismay is, inadvertently or otherwise, working with them, helping put the strategy into effect by getting people wrought up about something that can scarcely affect them. Accessories before the fact, to use legal phraseology.

There are some elements of the left, exactly who will likely forever be unknown, who have carefully studied their opposition, from accepted center-right figures to people who sleep while hanging from the ceiling, and know exactly how we work and how many of us can be manipulated.

You see this daily in the comment threads. No matter what the topic, some lefty always appears out of nowhere to attempt to derail the discussion of the issue at hand. He’ll sometimes work through insult, sometimes through misdirection. There are always one or more commentators who take him up on it, dragging in others until eventually the entire thread has lost its way and everybody is arguing whether Trump is 6’2” or 6’3”. It’s absurd, it’s idiotic, and it works just about every time. (My favorite example involved a column dealing with an Obama contradiction that might have caused him serious problems if it went public. As the discussion got rolling, a kid showed up claiming that he and his family were being held hostage in Phoenix, with the police refusing to respond. Within seconds the thread was in total chaos as readers promised to contact the cops or call people they knew in Phoenix, tried to get the address from the “kid,” etc. Needless to say, the actual topic was utterly forgotten. At no point did anybody sit back and ask, “Why the hell is a kid in trouble contacting AT?”)

This works on the larger stage as well. The activist left knows that there exist people on our side of the fence who are not serious. Who are into it to generate clicks, to manipulate others, to make a name for themselves. They know who they are, and exactly what buttons to push. The old communist term for this is “transmission belt”: somebody who can be used to get the message to places it would otherwise never penetrate. The left plays this crowd like violins, using them to get carefully-tailored information payloads to the hysterical, the ill-informed, the emotionally and mentally unbalanced, and to people sincerely frightened that something horrible may be happening to the country. The result is panic, uproar, wasted time, wasted energy, and wasted money.

The military term for this is “force multiplier,” any factor that increases the effectiveness of combat forces. Aerial refueling was a force multiplier during the Cold War, increasing the effectiveness of the U.S. Air Force by a factor of ten or more. Using refueling, USAF air assets could easily outdeploy, outfly, and outmaneuver the Soviets, who did not adapt the technique. Today, it’s often applied to advanced communications and networking technology. All too often, the conservative internet acts as a force multiplier for the left, lending a far greater impact to a couple thousand goofs standing in the street wearing masks than they logically should have. (I name no names because there’s no point in going from the general to the particular – that’s not the intent here.)

There’s only one way to control this, and it will never be more than a partial solution at best. You can’t police it, you can’t oversee it, you can’t stay ahead of it. The sole remedy is to encourage a greater sense of responsibility among both readers and writers.

Writers:

  • Don’t write about something as idiotic as Antifa as if the velociraptors are coming down the street.
  • Double-check your research, and your sources.
  • Examine your motives.
  • Ask yourself, “Who does this hurt – who does this help?” before putting something up. I don’t think any of us wants to be in the position of helping the left, God forbid.

Readers:

  • If you see something that sounds over the top, chances are that it is. Google (here, if not in all cases), is your friend. The beauty of the infowave is that you can always check. You can check anything, no matter what it is. No matter how opaque or esoteric, somebody somewhere has analyzed it. The info is out there, riding the servers. Look it up. Track it down.
  • Learn who is dependable, who has good info, and who is a crap artist. It doesn’t take much in the way of research to find this out.  

For both: conspiracy theories are usually bullshit, either completely or to a large extent. There are rules on how to identify bogus conspiracy theories. Learn them and apply them. 

And finally: anything you hear from the left is bogus. That you can bank on.

Who the hell wants to act as a shill for the left? Particularly a left made up of kids dressed up as ninjas. 



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The Left's Long Goodbye


The left has endured two further body blows in recent weeks. The first, of course, is the revelation that the infamous” Russian “dossier” was ordered and paid for by Hillary and the DNC. The second is the fact that Tony Podesta was forced to stand down from his own lobbying firm.

These come on top of an entire year of disaster piled on disaster for the U.S. left – the 2016 election, the exposure of Harvey Weinstein and numerous other leftist Hollywood grandees as sexual criminals, the collapse of the effort to mainstream antiwhite sentiments through the NFL.

The American left is beginning to look like nothing other than a defeated army in its last weeks in the field – the Army of Northern Virginia in 1865, the German Imperial Army in 1918, or Hitler’s Wehrmacht in 1945. These armies, once considered invincible, were in the end frozen in posture of total defeat. They could scarcely make a single move. Everything they did led to another defeat. They were doomed, they knew it, and they had no way out.

The Steele dossier revelation puts Hillary and her staff in the sights of any capable lawyer, and also washes over Mueller, Rosenstein, and Comey, in the process rendering any effort at implicating the Trump administration nugatory. At this point, Robert Mueller is now more deeply implicated in collusion with Russia than the President, or, for that matter, any other Republican. Let me repeat that: the investigator in this case is more criminal than the suspects he is investigating. This is a situation that may well be unmatched in the at times bizarre history of this, the world’s oldest democracy. Nice going, Hillary.

The Tony Podesta resignation is more subtle but may be just as far-reaching in its effects. Most of the media has ignored it, but it may yet pay out the same level of dividends as the dossier revelation. In as clear a case of friendly fire as you will find, Podesta was caught as a direct result of the Democrat-created collusion investigation. He is even now awaiting indictment, and his resignation represents a clearing of the decks to face that eventuality. He may cut a deal, he may do time. Whatever the case, we can be sure of one thing: Tony is not going down alone. He is going to take some people with him.This also brings the spotlight awfully close to his brother John, an intimate associate of Mrs. Hillary. Neither of these clowns will be ordering pizza anytime soon.

All these developments have caused critical damage to the left. With Weinstein’s fall, a massive source of funding is gone. The NFL debacle has seriously embarrassed the left in the eyes of the working and middle class. The decree revelation is forcing Hillary, the DNC, and everyone associated with them – a number that amounts to hundreds if not thousands of people, all of them key active leftists – to expend time, effort, and money on lawyering up and preparing for the legal ordeals to come, at the expense of their campaigns to overthrow the Demon-lord Trump. Tony Podesta’s downfall has paralyzed another liberal dirty-trick shop, while his brother and alter-ego to Hillary stands frozen in place, waiting for the hammer to fall.

The interesting thing about this magnificent and promising state of affairs is that it owes little to the activities of the conservative opposition. In most of these cases, conservatives, whether the Northeast Corridor traditionals or the new heartland breed, have played little or no part. The Weinstein affair is an example of left-wing cannibalism, the tribesmen (or women, in this case) finally falling upon a weakened chief. The NFL disaster is a piece of idiocy in which half-bright athletes came out in “support” of an incompetent and royally stupid benchmate. The decree and the Podesta downfall are the result of the mills of Justice grinding slow but fine.

With few exceptions, most conservatives are occupying themselves with things like hatred of their fellow white Americans, insulting Donald Trump, or hallucinating left-wing Terminators lurking in the basement.

This leads us to ask – as we have asked a thousand times before – why is it so hard for conservatives to accept victory?

The internet/Tea Party cons are clutching at your pants leg, sobbing hysterically and shouting, “Don’t pay any attention… Weinstein… Hillary… it’s a ruse, a distraction… Antifa is coming… It’s too late! Can’t you see? Don’t you understand?”

The old guard, the Northeast Corridor crew, are sticking their thumbs into their waistcoats and saying, “My good fellow, a gentleman does not take advantage of the contretemps with which Mr. Weinstein and Mrs, Clinton find themselves afflicted… I believe you can find your own way out.”

It’s as if Grant decided not to take Richmond out of politeness, or the Allies called off the Amiens offensive to allow the Germans to pull back in good order, or if Ike decided to halt his forces at the Elbe. (Wait… let me think that one over…)

Conservatism has always had a problem with striking the killing blow. We’re told that our system requires political balance, that we need a loyal opposition to make our representative democracy work. We hear that it is neither Christian nor American to be vindictive. That it’s only politics, after all.

Many conservatives are already aiding the left in their bitter eagerness to bring down Donald Trump. How long before they start rescuing the left from the quicksand of its own making?

This is scarcely acceptable. One thing overlooked in the histories of the 20th century is how the “capitalist” West (to use their term) consistently rescued the Soviets from collapse. The Hoover mission of the early 20s to feed millions of starving Russians is understandable. Much less so is the fact that Soviet Russia was reindustrialized in the 20s and 30s by British and U.S. companies (the great “people’s” auto plant at Magnitogorsk was in fact built by Ford). Or unlimited Lend-Lease in WW II, in which hundreds of thousands of vehicles, millions of strategic items, and entire production runs of aircraft were handed over to Stalin. Or the “encouragement” of Western companies to sign deals during the Khrushchev thaw, or the endless subsidized grain sales to the USSR. All this largesse, much of it cost-free, was handed over to the Soviets while they preached revolution, funded revolutionary uprisings across the world, and ran espionage networks throughout the West. It continued until Ronald Reagan at long last said, “No more.” We know what happened after that. The impossible, simply put – the entire façade of Soviet tyranny disappearing within a matter of months, like frost beneath the sunrise.

Are we seeing the same thing recur with the American left? The record suggests as much. We have a golden opportunity to at least cripple this trash ideology. But little or nothing is being done to accomplish this.

What, exactly, is “loyal” about an opposition that has worked hand in glove with every enemy of the United States since the 1950s – the Soviets, the Viet Cong, Castro, the Sandinistas, the Jihadis? The actions of the American left led directly to the deaths of millions in the wake of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, to hundreds of thousands today in the Mideast following the kindergarten machinations of the Clinton-Power-Rice-Obama cabal. At the other end of the spectrum we have the hundreds dead along our own border thanks to the demented Fast and Furious operation.

Where does it end? What, exactly, is worth salvaging here? If the left does survive in this country with the aid of American conservatives, how will it be justified, as the number of deaths inevitably increases with the new technologies and methods of the coming millennium?

The left has endured two further body blows in recent weeks. The first, of course, is the revelation that the infamous” Russian “dossier” was ordered and paid for by Hillary and the DNC. The second is the fact that Tony Podesta was forced to stand down from his own lobbying firm.

These come on top of an entire year of disaster piled on disaster for the U.S. left – the 2016 election, the exposure of Harvey Weinstein and numerous other leftist Hollywood grandees as sexual criminals, the collapse of the effort to mainstream antiwhite sentiments through the NFL.

The American left is beginning to look like nothing other than a defeated army in its last weeks in the field – the Army of Northern Virginia in 1865, the German Imperial Army in 1918, or Hitler’s Wehrmacht in 1945. These armies, once considered invincible, were in the end frozen in posture of total defeat. They could scarcely make a single move. Everything they did led to another defeat. They were doomed, they knew it, and they had no way out.

The Steele dossier revelation puts Hillary and her staff in the sights of any capable lawyer, and also washes over Mueller, Rosenstein, and Comey, in the process rendering any effort at implicating the Trump administration nugatory. At this point, Robert Mueller is now more deeply implicated in collusion with Russia than the President, or, for that matter, any other Republican. Let me repeat that: the investigator in this case is more criminal than the suspects he is investigating. This is a situation that may well be unmatched in the at times bizarre history of this, the world’s oldest democracy. Nice going, Hillary.

The Tony Podesta resignation is more subtle but may be just as far-reaching in its effects. Most of the media has ignored it, but it may yet pay out the same level of dividends as the dossier revelation. In as clear a case of friendly fire as you will find, Podesta was caught as a direct result of the Democrat-created collusion investigation. He is even now awaiting indictment, and his resignation represents a clearing of the decks to face that eventuality. He may cut a deal, he may do time. Whatever the case, we can be sure of one thing: Tony is not going down alone. He is going to take some people with him.This also brings the spotlight awfully close to his brother John, an intimate associate of Mrs. Hillary. Neither of these clowns will be ordering pizza anytime soon.

All these developments have caused critical damage to the left. With Weinstein’s fall, a massive source of funding is gone. The NFL debacle has seriously embarrassed the left in the eyes of the working and middle class. The decree revelation is forcing Hillary, the DNC, and everyone associated with them – a number that amounts to hundreds if not thousands of people, all of them key active leftists – to expend time, effort, and money on lawyering up and preparing for the legal ordeals to come, at the expense of their campaigns to overthrow the Demon-lord Trump. Tony Podesta’s downfall has paralyzed another liberal dirty-trick shop, while his brother and alter-ego to Hillary stands frozen in place, waiting for the hammer to fall.

The interesting thing about this magnificent and promising state of affairs is that it owes little to the activities of the conservative opposition. In most of these cases, conservatives, whether the Northeast Corridor traditionals or the new heartland breed, have played little or no part. The Weinstein affair is an example of left-wing cannibalism, the tribesmen (or women, in this case) finally falling upon a weakened chief. The NFL disaster is a piece of idiocy in which half-bright athletes came out in “support” of an incompetent and royally stupid benchmate. The decree and the Podesta downfall are the result of the mills of Justice grinding slow but fine.

With few exceptions, most conservatives are occupying themselves with things like hatred of their fellow white Americans, insulting Donald Trump, or hallucinating left-wing Terminators lurking in the basement.

This leads us to ask – as we have asked a thousand times before – why is it so hard for conservatives to accept victory?

The internet/Tea Party cons are clutching at your pants leg, sobbing hysterically and shouting, “Don’t pay any attention… Weinstein… Hillary… it’s a ruse, a distraction… Antifa is coming… It’s too late! Can’t you see? Don’t you understand?”

The old guard, the Northeast Corridor crew, are sticking their thumbs into their waistcoats and saying, “My good fellow, a gentleman does not take advantage of the contretemps with which Mr. Weinstein and Mrs, Clinton find themselves afflicted… I believe you can find your own way out.”

It’s as if Grant decided not to take Richmond out of politeness, or the Allies called off the Amiens offensive to allow the Germans to pull back in good order, or if Ike decided to halt his forces at the Elbe. (Wait… let me think that one over…)

Conservatism has always had a problem with striking the killing blow. We’re told that our system requires political balance, that we need a loyal opposition to make our representative democracy work. We hear that it is neither Christian nor American to be vindictive. That it’s only politics, after all.

Many conservatives are already aiding the left in their bitter eagerness to bring down Donald Trump. How long before they start rescuing the left from the quicksand of its own making?

This is scarcely acceptable. One thing overlooked in the histories of the 20th century is how the “capitalist” West (to use their term) consistently rescued the Soviets from collapse. The Hoover mission of the early 20s to feed millions of starving Russians is understandable. Much less so is the fact that Soviet Russia was reindustrialized in the 20s and 30s by British and U.S. companies (the great “people’s” auto plant at Magnitogorsk was in fact built by Ford). Or unlimited Lend-Lease in WW II, in which hundreds of thousands of vehicles, millions of strategic items, and entire production runs of aircraft were handed over to Stalin. Or the “encouragement” of Western companies to sign deals during the Khrushchev thaw, or the endless subsidized grain sales to the USSR. All this largesse, much of it cost-free, was handed over to the Soviets while they preached revolution, funded revolutionary uprisings across the world, and ran espionage networks throughout the West. It continued until Ronald Reagan at long last said, “No more.” We know what happened after that. The impossible, simply put – the entire façade of Soviet tyranny disappearing within a matter of months, like frost beneath the sunrise.

Are we seeing the same thing recur with the American left? The record suggests as much. We have a golden opportunity to at least cripple this trash ideology. But little or nothing is being done to accomplish this.

What, exactly, is “loyal” about an opposition that has worked hand in glove with every enemy of the United States since the 1950s – the Soviets, the Viet Cong, Castro, the Sandinistas, the Jihadis? The actions of the American left led directly to the deaths of millions in the wake of the Vietnam War in the 1970s, to hundreds of thousands today in the Mideast following the kindergarten machinations of the Clinton-Power-Rice-Obama cabal. At the other end of the spectrum we have the hundreds dead along our own border thanks to the demented Fast and Furious operation.

Where does it end? What, exactly, is worth salvaging here? If the left does survive in this country with the aid of American conservatives, how will it be justified, as the number of deaths inevitably increases with the new technologies and methods of the coming millennium?



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