I live in a flood of links and pointers. I drown in it. I’m not complaining, mind you, it is my “natural element”. However, this means I’ll often open a tab, read the first few lines, think “Gee, that might be interesting” and leave it open, and then a month or three passes. When I find I just MUST close some tabs, a closer look and pruning happens. Much “interesting in theory” hits the delete can when read in reality. But some things are more engaging. Then, far to often, the back-pointer to where that link came from is lost. Such is the case for this article. I think, maybe, it was in “tips” but who knows. (really, who, if you know, speak up…)
The basic notion of the article is that The Left (ill defined as it is) is livid over Trump, wants to foment a Palace Coup of sorts, and is willing to use violence and corruption (especially of government, media, schools, and more) to get it. Unfortunately, the “facts on the ground” support that notion. There is a very clear orchestrated Color Revolution attempt underway. IMHO it isn’t making enough headway, but if I’ve learned anything it is that the Globalist (Soros funded especially) Agenda simply Does Not Stop. It will not stop until eradicated. I’ve seen way too many times that the pro-liberty pro-individualism camp makes a win, then stops; and then it gets reversed by an Un-Dead Left making another mindless attack.
So reading / watching news, it is very clear that is what IS happening. An attempted Color Revolution. Pushing to regain power for The Left at any cost and with “morality need not apply”.
Then there is the Antifa violent attacks on anyone who opens their mouth to say “Maybe Trump has a point”. The college campuses enforcing conformance to Left Doctrine and abolishing open dialog, shutting down “all things Right”. The Media that dutifully reports the same clearly orchestrated Left Wing Talking Points each and every day. Also, I live (for now…) in Kalifornia and can assure you it is as bad as the article says. (Most recently a gun ban law was passed. Anything over 10 rounds sends you to the pokey. NO Exceptions unless you are An Enforcer… Oh, and you MUST register several classes of transactions, such as exchanging “Ammunition” – that is now defined to include EMPTY magazines and empty sheet metal clips. Fees from this registry to be used to fund fighting legal challenges to the law. I.e. forcing the folks oppressed to pay for defending the oppression.)
Then this article articulates the thing I’d hinted at when I said “They don’t want to see what comes next” (in the context of a “take down” of Trump on bogus charges; like the whole Russia Thing).
There are a few nits I can harvest on minor points. Things like his “Twitter Poll” results. Hey, it is polling your own followers. Statistically not usable for a whole population metric. Yet it does indicate what “folks of his sort” are thinking. What he, and they, are thinking is that The Left is busy being evil and the end game is violence, so prep for it. (Near as I can read between his lines).
Dear God I hope he is wrong. “But hope is not a strategy – E.M.Smith” and I can’t see where he is clearly wrong. At most, a bit over-hyped.
So what is this article?
Straightforward From Here To The Left’s Fascist, Maybe Violent, Endgame
Posted: Feb 23, 2017 12:01 AM
The Democrat Party, its Media serfs, and Social Justice Incorporated are all outraged because we uppity normals are again presuming to rule ourselves, and their agony is delightful. Less delightful is how, in the process of trying to claw their way back into power, they are incinerating the norms and rules that preserve our political order. That stuff Hillary babbled about honoring the legitimacy of elections? Yeah, no. There’s an invisible asterisk only liberals can see that explains that the norms and rules are void when liberals lose.
So, where does this crisis end?
These folks have succeeded in Europe, Australia, and almost in the UK (who are trying to “slip the noose” but busy being rounded up again…); so don’t expect them to think the USA is not subject do the same “take down”.
We know where the leftists want it to end, with us silenced and subservient forever, toiling to pay taxes for them to redistribute to their clients as they pick at, poke at and torment us. You look at the things Trump stands for and all of them are about lifting the yoke off of us – cutting taxes, slashing regulations, guaranteeing the Second Amendment, protecting our religious liberty, and safeguarding us from terrorists and illegals. But everything liberals want, everything Hillary ran on, is about clamping the yoke ever tighter around our necks – raising taxes, issuing more regulations, disarming us, limiting our religious freedom, and putting us at risk from terrorists and alien criminals. The whole leftist platform is about putting us down and keeping us down.
Think what they will do if they take power again.
Skipping a big, but good, chunk…
Do you think Hillary Clinton or whatever aspiring Hugo Chavez they offer up next is going to protect us from violent leftist thugs, or encourage them? Remember how Obama weaponized agencies like the IRS against conservatives? Multiply that by a thousand. Think about the “hate speech” rules used to silence conservatives on campus; imagine them as federal law. That’s coming, just like in Europe – it’s now a crime in France to speak out against abortion. Do you imagine leftists don’t dream of doing that? No, once back in power they will ensure we will never be able to challenge their rule. One man (or woman or other), one vote, one more time, then never again.
He lays out a laundry list of various things The Left has done to corrupt and grab power, and asks how folks will take that, here.
I recently polled people on Twitter about what they thought of the chances of serious violence in the coming four years, and the results from 6,159 people are alarming. “Stop being a nut” got 10%; I was hoping it would get about 95%. “We’ll wise up” and find a way out of this crisis, got 13%. But “50/50 leftists may try violence” got a stunning 41%, while “It’s coming. Gear up” got a terrifying 36%.
His conclusion is that things could revert to the old peaceful dialog, but most likely won’t. Having lived in California through the transition from Reagan as Governor to Governor Moonbeam (J. Brown); unfortunately, I can assure you that a non-violent slow march into Left Dogma Prison is very much attainable. It has worked in Europe, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and so many more. It has worked in California and New York for sure, here. It is in “progress” and it is winning; with hardly any “resistance” from those who support traditional values.
For that reason I think his implicit expectation of armed resistance is not going to happen. Look at the takeover of 1/6 of the economy by The Feds and how it is now not even being fought by the Republicans. Not even window dressing it, but minor tune-ups is all they offer. Get rid of it by vote? Not even on the table. So WHO is going to be stopping that by “force of arms”? Not a single soul.
Now you only need to do a socialization take over of 1/6 of the economy 6 times and you are done. Yet that ignores that about 2/6 are already socialist enterprises in that they are The Government. By my count, that makes 1/2 the total economy, minimum, is already a Socialist Government Run Enterprise (even ignoring things like the GM Socialist avoidance of Bankruptcy or the 4 $Trillion balance sheet of The Federal Reserve Bank dominating real estate). All without anyone firing a shot (or even complaining effectively).
So I “get it” about his evident frustration. The USA is no longer a “Free Market Economy”, leaving that in W.W.II. It left “Mixed Economy” behind in the ’70s. It is now a full on Lange Type Socialism (or “3rd Way” socialism – AKA Fascism as originally defined by Mussolini). With Obamacare, we firmly crossed the line into dominantly Socialist as an economy. I’ve yet to see evidence of any nation recovering from that without passing through collapse first, and certainly not having a violent resistance prior to the complete economic collapse. Heck, even Venezuela is still limited to street riots as their Police and Military have not yet gotten hungry enough to swap sides.
So I see no possibility of his vision of an armed resistance happening. Just not what history shows as the path these things take. Violence by The Left to facilitate the entry? Sure. We already have that in Antifa and on campuses; and there is a history of it by The Left (which, BTW, includes the National Socialists of Germany and the Fascist 3rd Way Socialists of Italy)
I do hope he is wrong. Both about the end game, and about the process we are in inevitably leading to the conflict.
I just don’t see any evidence that his premise of the cause of conflict is wrong; only that his conclusion that the result is violence fails on too many folks being greedy and not enough being brave…
I do, dearly, hope that Trump can recover the America I knew a generation or two ago. I hope The Left can be presented some major “Fails” in places like BREXIT; the collapse of the EU, ascendancy of Russia in Eurasia (thanks to their Nationalism preventing collapse) as a bulwark against the Islamist Invasion; the loss of Venezuela (and perhaps with that the rest of South America realizing that playing with The Socialism Shiny Thing always ends this way…) I hope for all those things. I expect thin gruel…