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Marx Was Right After All (an ongoing series)

As longer-time readers no doubt recall, I liken Karl Marx to one of those bird-masked medieval Plague doctors — he sees the pathology clearly, indeed far faster and better than anyone else, but his proposed “cure” is far likelier to kill you than the actual disease. Worse, what makes Marx’s cure especially lethal is what ends up making his diagnosis essentially right: It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The proletariat is achieving class consciousness, all right — look no further than the GameStop “short squeeze” for proof. But the only reason the proles are achieving class consciousness is because the “capitalists” forced them to, just like Marx said they would. The Elite and the Bureaucracy (usually, but not always, a distinction without a difference) finally achieved class consciousness through the combination of NAFTA and the Louvre Accords. Starting around 1990, then, the Elite self-consciously embraced their role as rootless, stateless, jet-setting parasites (with the wannabe-Elites in the Media, academia, and the bureaucracies signing up for tours of duty as fart-catchers, both to bask in reflected glory and in hopes of being promoted).

In short, our “Capitalists” — really, “financial-ists” or “spreadsheet gangsters,” since they don’t actually make anything, they just bust out existing firms via debt manipulation — behave exactly as Marx described factory owners behaving all the way back in the First Industrial Revolution.

In my naivete, I used to think Marx’s ranting was hyperbole. I cited the example of Andrew Carnegie — a real bastard in his youth, who went on to be one of the world’s great philanthropists. That’s human behavior, I said, as opposed to the bloodthirsty caricature of Marx’s fantasies…. but I was wrong, comrades. Carnegie happily would’ve sold his fellow Americans down the river, just as Bezos, Gates, and the rest of the pirates-in-neckties are happily selling us down the river now. Only two things prevented it back then: one structural, one cultural.

The structural one is simply technology, and therefore uninteresting. Britain’s “free traders” — you know, the Jardine-Matheson types who started the Opium Wars for fun and profit — would’ve happily outsourced Britain’s entire industrial base to China if they hadn’t been hampered by wind speed. By the time this was technically feasible — which is about 1860, if you’re keeping score — simple inertia had taken over. They didn’t retool until they had to, at which point instant communications and modern ships… well, you know the rest. Like I said, it’s vital, but boring.

The cultural one is much more interesting. You might be tempted to say, as I did, that Jardine and Matheson were always on the lookout for #1, of course, but were sincere British patriots for all that, just as Carnegie for all his faults was an authentic American. I doubt it, comrades. I sincerely doubt it. What kept these guys in check wasn’t patriotism, or even culture. Rather, it was fear.

Back in the 19th century, you see, even the Robber Barons had to exist in roughly the same world as the Dirt People. Though they tried as hard as humanly possible to insulate themselves from the Dirt World — go ahead and google up “Newport, Rhode Island in the Gilded Age” — their society was such that they still rubbed shoulders, often literally, with Dirt People on a daily basis. Just to stick with a theme, those Newport summer mansions required a battalion of live-in servants. You can only be so disparaging to the Deplorables when they literally share a roof with you.

So, too, with the rest of their lives. Back in “the City,” you could take your private carriage from Astor Place to dinner at Delmonico’s, but there was simply no way to police even your own neighborhood, let alone the streets of Manhattan, to the standards Cloud World demands today. And while the owner and chief-of-staff at Delmonico’s (etc.) was undoubtedly too much of a lickspittle to worry about, there were always waiters and busboys and cooks and janitors and kitchen staff… filthy, just-off-the-boat Irish and Italians and Germans, most likely. In short: Then as now, New York was a huge city, population-wise, but tiny geographically — the infamous “Five Points” slum, grittily portrayed in Scorsese’s film Gangs of New York, was in Lower Manhattan.

Here’s the Wiki map. Scroll out just one click, and note that you’re just a few blocks from the financial district. The worst of the worst Deplorables, in other words, were within walking distance of Wall Street.

Nowadays, of course, the situation is much changed. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the Ivy League, but I was there, and I can assure you that (though they of course didn’t know it) I was pretty much the first Dirt Person any of those folks had ever met in their entire lives. Even the carefully curated “Diversity” is diverse in the sense that they represent a slightly different part of Manhattan, or maybe Beverly Hills or an off-stretch of Back Bay. Even the strivers’ kids from Flyover Country were, in effect, a separate caste — there aren’t too many Andover Prep-type academies in, say, Indiana, but the total-immersion SAT-prep lifestyle that type of parent arranges for their sprogs means that even the few educated at “public” schools lived as a Brahmin caste growing up. Kevin Williamson isn’t the exception among kids like this — the whole system, “enriched” pre-K thru Ivy League, is designed to produce exactly this kind of person.

In other words, thanks to modern technology and total institutional control, the “capitalist” class has made itself class-aware. And since they don’t know anyone who even knows anyone who knows a Dirt Person, what do they care? They’ll do without a second’s hesitation stuff Carnegie, Jardine, et al wouldn’t have dared in a million years, because while Carnegie, Jardine, et al actually lived with Dirt People who could murder them in their beds, the intersectional genderfluid Elite of Globohomo is entirely physically safe…

….they think. Finally, comrades, it’s that assumption of complete physical safety which has finally succeeded in pounding class consciousness into the heads of the proles. We’re all Gamers now, it seems, since the Hedge Funders have announced that, like their buddy in the White House, they’re going to do whatever the fuck they want, and what are you gonna do about it, peon?

It remains to be seen what else Karl Marx might’ve been right about… but whatever it might be, at this rate it surely won’t be long in coming.

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I’ve Seen the Light

Comrades, a confession, which I  make of my own free will, not coerced in any way (Cardinal Mindszenty does not need to call his office):

I’ve seen the light. Our totally legitimate, not-in-any-way fraudulent president, who was installed behind razor wire and at bayonet by more troops than a full army division purely as a precaution, has commanded us to come together in unity, and I will obey. In fact, I’m more than willing to obey, I want to help! And since I spent so, so long among the Deplorables, I know what’s in their tiny, beer-addled, MAGA minds better than most. So I share with you, the agents of the NKVD and SPETSNAZ,* some things to look out for in the upcoming weeks and months.

As we’ve seen with the GameStop thing, the Deplorables are moving away from their useful Civic Nationalism. Now they’re simply trying to “throw sand in the gears,” as the phrase is — to delay, impede, or otherwise mess up our glorious intersectional genderfluid revolution. They do this not because they have any ideas — and whatever ideas they might have are of course wrong — but because they’ve dedicated themselves to revenge-for-revenge’s sake. So, these are some of the things they might do. All of them are of course very very very bad, and you should stomp on anyone caught doing them:

Alinsky #4. If some Deplorable wanted to violate, say, Dr. Fauci’s good, right, and just mask rules — which are totally based on science and aren’t in any way some random shit he’s making up on the fly just to fuck with us — a very effective way would be to invoke Alinsky’s Rule for Radicals #4: Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. And while we Good People don’t actually have any rules, of course — rules are for little people and BadThinkers — minor functionaries out in the provinces often behave as if there are rules.

So, for instance, a Deplorable might respond to “Sir, masks are required to enter this store!” with “I have a disability.”

Obviously no right-thinking business — being a public accommodation — can refuse service to someone with a disability, and as we know, my Enlightened Nonintersectional Genderfluid Comrades-in-Struggle, pretty much anything can be a disability nowadays. Which is the diabolical brilliance of this tactic. Put it on the poor, harried store manager, who’s just trying to do his job and make shopping safe for everyone — and who totally doesn’t enjoy lording it over us because it gives him a sick sexual thrill to do so, plus it covers up the fact that he spent all those years in college and all that ass-kissing just to end up the manager of a fucking Target out in Bumville — to try and figure out what it would cost to exclude a Disabled Person from his store.

Worst, it’s actually the truth, as the Deplorable employing this tactic doubtless has sluggish schizophrenia, which is a real psychological malady coming soon to a DSM-VI near you.

“Report This Ad.” The Social Media version of Alinsky #4, Deplorables who are still on Twitter, Facebook, etc. might take the opportunity to report each and every ad on their feeds as “hate speech.” That’s a win-win for them, because it causes our Hall Monitors of Justice to take time to investigate, and even if the “investigation” is done by bots, it reduces the ads in the Deplorables’ feeds and messes with Social Media’s ad revenue numbers, meaning that our Benevolent Overlords like Zuckerberg will have to fake the numbers. Again.

“Uncomfortable” in reeducation sessions. Similar to above, the Deplorables might try abusing the policies and procedures set in place by Corporate HR, who are of course our good and noble friends who just want to make sure everyone feels included. Since so many of those include anonymous reporting, Deplorables might narc on the HR people themselves — and since the only criterion for launching an investigation is that someone, somewhere, might have felt “uncomfortable,” widespread use of this tactic might bring the entire Human Resources sector of the economy to a crashing halt, as they’re forced to chase their own tails in ever-tightening circles.

Those are just a few of the diabolical tactics to watch out for, my Good and Noble Friends of Gendertude, However You Choose to Identify Today. I’m sure more will occur to people in the comments — folks like me who, naturally, have seen the light and are coming over to the side of Social Justice.

 

 


*”Negro Kangz Vengeance Department” and “Sodomites, Pedos, Ergotists, Trannies, Sociopaths, Neurotics, and Associated Zoomorphs,” respectively. Please update your dictionaries.

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Still Not Getting It

This would be cute, if it weren’t so sad: Via Ace of Spades, a hypothetical Trump-led “Patriot Party” would out-poll the GOP.

Yo: What part of THEY STOLE THE FUCKING ELECTION don’t you baboons understand?!?

Let me show you how any election involving this “Patriot Party” would go.

9:00 PM. Polls close; it’s a tight race, but the PP has a slight lead.

9:54 PM: Fox News calls the election for the Democrats.

10:02 PM: The PP lead is slightly larger.

11:09 PM: CNN, ABC, NBC, etc. call the election for the Democrats,

11:42 PM: PP lead grows slightly larger.

12:01 AM: Fox News reports a “burst pipe” at the polling station; counting suspended.

12:02 AM: Poll workers toss out the PP observers, board up the windows.

12:03 AM: Social media reports nothing, as all non-Democrat accounts have been banned.

12:04 AM: 350,000 mail-in votes are found, all for the Democrat.

8:03 AM: Fox, MSNBC, CNN, etc. assure us that all is well, and that the Democrats won in a landslide, and no you won’t be permitted to see the actual votes, what are you, some kind of conspiracy nut?

Lather, rinse, repeat.

I’m actually coming to hate these delusional CivNat Bitter Clingers more than I do the Democrats. At least the ‘Rats are honest, in their way — they’re going to fucking cheat, and then they’re going to laugh in your face. And every time, every single goddamn fucking time, the Ace of Spades crowd are going to cry about it, then vow to VOTE EVEN HARDER!!!

They’re the very definition of “useful idiots.”

 

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Witch Trial Syndrome

I left a comment at Z Man’s about this, that seems worth expanding on for those interested. So:

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a professional historian (aside from the fact that we’re all just big apes… and not particularly bright ones, either) it’s that the most powerful force in human affairs is not envy, not lust, surely not money, not even Wille zur Macht — it’s inertia. Nothing lasts forever, but even seemingly intolerable situations can continue all-but-indefinitely, provided there’s no clear alternative on offer…

…so long as the rulers keep the Mandate of Heaven.

That no doubt seems like a stolen base, as something as amorphous as the “Mandate of Heaven” can be stretched to cover just about anything, but it’s the best I can do to convey what I mean. And I think you’ll see the utility of it when we look at a few examples. The negative first: Since Usurpers are much in the news these days, look at any successful one. England’s Henry IV, for example, or Henry VII. They had endless troubles during their personal rule, as all the people who mattered knew them when they were just one noble among many. Their sons, on the other hand, sat about as easily on the throne as any medieval monarch could, and while some of that was no doubt due to their sterling personal qualities(1), a lot of it was simply, for lack of a better term, “the Mandate of Heaven” — the Usurper who delivered stability and competence in his lifetime passed on the purple to a stable, competent son, which proves the regime’s essential rightness.

In other words, inertia kicks in — just an object in motion tends to stay in motion, a competent regime continues competent, in public perception at least. Those who are old enough to remember the Wars of the Roses (etc.) are just grateful that they don’t have to go through it again, while the younger generations simply don’t know any different. So long as the usurper’s son isn’t both personally loathsome and egregiously incompetent, things will go on much as before. (And please note what an extremely high bar that is — we’re talking Nero- or Commodus-level loathsome incompetence. France spent a lot of the Hundred Years’ War under the “leadership” of a filthy lunatic who thought he was made of glass, and they came out ok… largely because soon after he kicked, it was England’s turn to suffer the long reign of a filthy lunatic, but still. It’s got to be spectacular on both counts to kick off a revolution).

A much more interesting scenario happens when seemingly legitimate, competent rulers find themselves at the helm during a major crisis. Marcus Aurelius has an overinflated rep among the laity, but he was decent at his job… until he wasn’t, thanks to things like the Antonine Plague. This, and a large barbarian invasion, brought all the Empire’s long-term structural problems into sharp focus. Yeah, Marcus is overrated, but it’s no knock on him that he didn’t fix these problems, or cure the plague; those were probably beyond the skill of even the most extraordinary man. His reaction, though, and the reaction of his subjects, is instructive.

Marcus faced no rebellion; no one sought to usurp him. For one thing, Marcus won his wars — no mean feat, considering the plague etc. But for another, it’s hard to blame Marcus for the plague, the weakness of the army staffing system, the structural weakness of the currency. And that’s where it gets interesting, because even though you can’t consciously blame Marcus for this, all those things create excessive anxiety among the people, and that anxiety has to go somewhere…

…so they persecuted Christians.

“The extent to which Marcus Aurelius himself directed, encouraged, or was aware of these persecutions is unclear and much debated by historians,” Wiki informs us, but it doesn’t matter if he had a hand in them or not. The important thing is that the Christians were the perfect target for free-floating anxiety, since plagues etc. were supernatural events and the Christians were ostentatiously opposed to the official belief system. Perhaps Marcus didn’t lose the Mandate of Heaven; perhaps it was stripped from him. Burn the unbelievers, and maybe the world gets back into focus.

This is the pattern whenever the Powers That Be find themselves trying to ride out a massive, structural sea-change — one where it’s obvious to the stressed-out public that something HAS to change, but a mere change in leadership won’t cut it. You’ll have to trust me on this, I guess, unless you’re up on your Chinese history, but almost all their “rebellions” had this mystical character — widespread banditry was assumed, in itself, to be a sign that the Emperor had lost the Mandate of Heaven, and the bandit groups usually ended up looking like the White Lotus sect, who caused endless trouble for something like 300 years. And then there’s the Taiping Rebellion — led by Jesus Christ’s brother! — and by now I’m sure y’all take my point. You can’t really blame the Qing for everyone’s opium addiction, or getting stomped by the British, but you’ve got to blame someone – hence the mystical character of pretty much all Chinese rebellions, certainly including the Maoist.

Turning to more familiar Western examples, look at Germany, especially in contrast to England. Germany was on the forefront of every big social and economic change in the late Middle Ages, but you couldn’t blame their rulers for not handling it, because they didn’t have any. The minor princely states, the Electors of the Holy Roman Emperor, the Emperor himself, the Hanseatic League, and what have you — what could any of them do in the face of plagues and economic dislocations and terminal papal corruption and the massive intellectual upheaval of the printing press, even if their authority extended more than a few miles in any given direction, which it didn’t?

So they burned witches. The “European Witch Craze” of the 15th century has been a feminist bugbear for a long time, and one must naturally assume that pretty much all modern scholarship on it is uber-politicized hooey(2), but it’s clear that there really were a lot of witch burnings in Germany in the 1400s. All that free-floating anxiety has to land somewhere, and since it’s pointless to blame the Margrave — he of the one decrepit castle and three square miles of territory — “witches” are a prime target. See also “the Period of the Wars of Religion” — is it any surprise that the most famous witchcraft stuff came from Germany just before the Reformation, or France in the depths of the religious wars, or England around the Civil War?

Clearly something is wrong with the universe – the Mandate of Heaven has been lost, not by any individual ruler necessarily, but by society. “Purity spirals” are also characteristic of these periods, and they quickly spiral out of control — see e.g. the Anabaptist Commune at Munster, or of course the Puritans.

Speaking of, the most famous-to-Americans example is the Salem Trials, and here we see all the trends converge. Not that the Puritans of Plymouth Bay would be so hubristic as to claim the Mantle of Heaven for themselves — Puritans were nothing if not ostentatiously self-effacing — but claim it they did, in deed if not in word, since Plymouth Bay was the closest thing one will ever get to a theocracy this side of Calvin’s Geneva (they burned their “witches,” too). And they just as clearly lost the Mandate — economic dislocations, a devastating Indian war brought about largely by their own hubristic incompetence, even a plague.

The aftermath of all this is fascinating. COVID, of course, is our new witch panic, and feel free to prognosticate on our current situation based on the life of Cotton Mather. The colony’s hottest young intellectual superstar in 1693, he went all-in on “spectral evidence” and the like, and by 1700 he was a joke on both sides of the Atlantic. So, too, with “critical race theory” and all the rest. There’s a racial awakening happening, kameraden, no doubt about that, but it has nothing to do with the eggheads’ fantasies. Those are just witch panics, and while witch panics are devastating to those caught in them, the wheel always turns sooner than later…

This has been your White Pill for the day.

 

 


(1) Opinions are bitterly divided on Henry VIII even among the laity, and professionals carry on blood feuds about it, but everyone agrees that for all his faults, the young Henry VIII was a seriously impressive guy. Contemporaries certainly thought so — Erasmus was a professional ass-kisser, but Thomas More was dazzled by Henry, too, and More was a tough guy to fool.

(2) which was also true of earlier scholarship, most famously Miss Murray’s The Witch-Cult in Western Europe, which is Marxist economics-level disproven, but still fervently believed by “Wiccans” everywhere.

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The Upcoming Show Trial(s) [UPDATEx2]

UPDATE x2: I’m not sure lots of people, most certainly including Congressional Democrats, recognize the gravity of the situation. The charge against Trump is “inciting insurrection.” That’s TREASON, which is a death penalty offense. This ain’t 1865, when, after four indescribably horrible years of civil war, the nation agreed to sweep that under the rug and let the South off with a brutal, open-ended military occupation. This is NOT, needless to say, a “slap on the wrist”-type offense. If he’s guilty — if, that is, the Powers That Be agree to pretend that President Trump actually advocated the violent overthrow of the United States — the bare minimum punishment that must be meted out is some serious time in Federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

Are they really prepared to do that?

Consider what happens if they do. Then consider what happens if they don’t — oh, ok, we’re calling those goofs who walked into the Capitol after the guards conveniently, mysteriously opened the doors for them “domestic terrorists,” but the very guy who “incited” these “terrorists” to do terrorisms gets, what, probation with time served? What kind of message does that send?

They’re fucked, comrades. This could be the biggest own-goal of all time.


UPDATE: This just keeps getting weirder. Via Ace of Spades, Sen. Rand Paul just introduced a motion to cancel the “impeachment,” using the logic that it is head-slappingly obvious that a private citizen cannot be Constitutionally removed from a public office that he, as a private citizen, no longer holds.

This motion failed along party lines, with all Democrats and the five “Republicans” who haven’t bothered to change their registrations yet (Violets only bloom in March, I suppose) voting to continue.

But then Chief Justice John Roberts broke out his pocket copy of the Constitution — damn, he must’ve needed to blow a LOT of dust off that thing — and looked it up, and sure enough, he can’t preside at the “impeachment,” because the Constitution says that the Chief Justice shall be the judge at a President’s impeachment trial, and since the Presidency is currently occupied, however fraudulently, by one Joe Biden, he, Roberts, can’t actually legally preside over the… whatever it is. So the presiding judge shall be Pat Leahy who, as a sitting United States Senator, will presumably also be voting on the verdict.

Short of forcing Trump to use an actual kangaroo as his defense counsel, I can’t see any way to make this a more obvious sham. You’d think that with all the long-serving career politicians involved in this thing — and there has to be close to an actual millennium’s worth of “government service” tenure involved — someone would step in to point out that there’s no possible way this can’t backfire…

…but no. I have to admit, I take a backseat to no man in my contempt for politicians’, especially Democrat politicians’, intelligence, but this one beats my pair of jacks. Seriously, guys: What the fuck are you doing?


n.b. this is a two-parter, but instead of breaking it up into separate posts like I usually do, I’ll break it into sections. Part I is the interesting part for the general reader; Part II  is for hobbyists.


Part I. Most people who say that Cat Fancy wasn’t a true ideology are just parroting stupid crap their professors said, but those who know what they’re talking about acknowledge that there’s something of a point to this. All that stuff about the Nazis’ legendary German efficiency is almost entirely hooey; the actual, historical Third Reich for all intents and purposes didn’t have a government for long, critical periods. (That is situation was actually an outcome of their ideas is discussed in Part II — the hobbyist one; feel free to skip). The main point, for our purposes, is that the Nazi regime was an ad hoc mess, with an org chart that looked like a plate of spaghetti. This is in dramatic contrast to the Commies, who were system builders par excellence.

You can see the contrast most clearly in the different ways they handled their domestic political enemies. German efficiency isn’t completely mythical, and the Night of the Long Knives, discussed in a post below, is a good example. They purged both their dissidents and their street goons simultaneously, simply shooting them without trial. Which spares the State a lot of time, effort, and expense, it’s true, but it creates more problems than it solves in the long term. The Reich may have been destined to live for a thousand years, but Adolf Hitler, the man, was well into middle age by 1934 (he was 45). How would the Fuhrerprinzip fare, when the Fuhrer died? Or, worse, became incapacitated through old age, dementia, etc.?

(In case you were wondering: Yeah, there’s a modern parallel to all this).

Uncle Joe Stalin had a truly excellent Cult of Personality too, of course, complete with a snazzy (informal) title — the vozhd (leader; Stalin’s inner circle of toadies routinely referred to him, Bruce Springsteen-style, as The Boss). The crucial difference being, the Commie version of the “leader principle” specified that one becomes the “leader” NOT by embodying some mythical racial spirit, Hitler-style, but through mastery of Marxism-Leninism. While it was obvious to everyone that Hitler’s demise / incapacity would lead to a bloodbath (if the Reich survived, of course), it was at least theoretically possible to have a “peaceful” transfer of power in the USSR when Stalin kicked — which, in fact, happened (that movie’s hilarious, by the way — the blackest of black comedy, but you need to be pretty up on your historical Kremlinology to catch a lot of the jokes; and yes, “peaceful” in the Soviet context means a lot of toadies like Beria get executed).

That being the case, it’s useful to look at the famous Show Trials of 1936-8. That’s how you handle dissidents, comrades, if you want your system of government to survive long term. Hitler said Rohm and the boys were plotting a coup, of course, but Stalin actually put the “conspirators” on trial. This gave Stalin’s regime crucial “legitimacy,” both in the eyes of his slaves and in the gullible foreign press. Then as now, journo-tards were Fox Mulder — they want to believe that the USSR was “a new civilization” (even today, nearly a century later, you’d have to go a long way to find two more perfectly willing dupes than Beatrice and Sidney Webb).

You’ve got to deliver the goods eventually, of course, but simply obeying the forms of legitimacy and legality will get you a long, long way. Hitler’s version of the Fuhrerprinzip was too obviously thuggish — the Education Biz has done a fantastic job of covering this up, but there were plenty of people back in the Thirties who were as gullible about National Socialism as they were about Stalin’s international version (Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism is a joke of a book, riddled with obvious errors, but the sections where he quotes contemporary Lefties heaping praise on Hitler and especially Mussolini are worth glancing at). All Mustache Guy would’ve needed to do is give them an excuse, or half an excuse, or one-fiftieth of an excuse, to believe in his legitimacy, and they would’ve licked his shoes almost as shiny as they did Stalin’s…

As we discussed, below, it’s hard to tell what the idiots are doing in DC, there behind the razor wire and the Praetorian Guard, but show-trialing ex-President Trump might well be their attempt at building legitimacy. It appears they’re actually going to go through with it, betting — I guess — that one more glaring stupidity (how do you impeach an ex-official?) among so many won’t matter too much.

It’s not the worst idea. The charge against him, I gather, is “inciting insurrection,” and when he’s found guilty — it is, of course, a foregone conclusion — then that’s the fig leaf they need to implement all kinds of Enabling Act-type stuff. It’s a show trial and Reichstag Fire all in one. If I were advising Comrade Joe Stolin, I’d tell him to go whole-hog — mass arrests of anyone who ever took a paycheck signed by Donald Trump. If you’ve read your Machiavelli, you know you need to get them all, in one fell swoop, lest they become a focus around which popular discontent can rally. They already halfassed purged the National Guard for the “inauguration;” better get the commanders of the politically unreliable units into the dock ASAP, and work down from there.

The problem with this analysis, obviously, is that it presumes Comrade Stolin and his apparat actually have a plan. It’s much likelier that this is just the “panic fire” described below. Having thought no further than the ouster of the Bad Orange Man, they’re now crapping their Depends with the realization that they’re actually going to have to do stuff. They know better than anyone that the Antifa / BLM genie isn’t going back in the bottle willingly; just yesterday, Portland’s idiot commie mayor had to mace an “activist” who was getting in his face about some stupid Portland commie shit. Enjoy all the healing and unity, boys and girls of whatever sexes and however-many genders you’ve decided there are today!

It might work out for them, of course, but being the kind of “people” (in the strictest biological sense only) that they are, it’s guaranteed that they’re going to cock it up somehow, doubtless in many insane and hilarious ways. And that’s your white pill for the day, comrades, because ask yourself: What if the Moscow Show Trials had failed? Stalin’s judges knew, down to the syllable, everything the accused were going to say on the stand. Stolin, of course, has no idea what Trump is going to say on the stand, and since Trump is a) much smarter than them, and b) not insane, and c) not in steep cognitive decline, they have no idea how it’s going to go…

…and they’re going to put this unscripted, ad hoc, off-the-cuff shit show on national television. What’s the worst that could happen?

Part II. For the hobbyists and specialists:

Cat Fancy actually was an ideology, of course, a fairly robust one, with some real Marx-style Idealist philosophy behind it (you’ll need to auto-translate that page; for some mysterious reason it’s not available on wiki in English). More to the point, the Nazi version of Fascism had some serious science behind it, too, and note the lack of quotation marks. Nazis were all-in on Social Darwinism, and again the Ed Biz has done a bang-up job of repressing this, but around the turn of the century the whole I Fucking Love Science ™ crowd was all in on Social Darwinism — it was the hottest fad of them all, religiously embraced by American Progressives (from whom, let us note, Mustache Guy drew a lot of inspiration).

In the Social Darwinist worldview, a society’s institutions emerge organically; they change as people do. In short: apply the principle “survival of the fittest” to bureaucracies, and you get the Nazis’ very weird, distributed, seemingly-no-government-at-all power structure. “Government” in the Third Reich, even (perhaps especially) in peacetime, was a free-for-all between little islands of authority, with bureaucrats constantly jockeying for power both with other organizations, and within their own organizations.

This accounts for a lot of the Nazis’ “efficiency.” Oh they were efficient, all right, but not because of some inherent German gift for organization. Indeed, their “organization” was incredibly cumbersome. Rather, the Social Darwinist ethos prized outside-the-box thinking, delegating decision-making authority to the lowest possible level. Whoever could grab it, did — the bureaucratic version of the Wehrmacht’s famous Auftragstaktik combat doctrine. Thus a major architect of the Final Solution was a mere lieutenant colonel; a situation inconceivable in a rigidly hierarchical system like the Nazis supposedly had.

This is also one of the main supports for Holocaust Denial. For a dictator, Hitler was famously averse to giving orders. Instead, he’d rant about a particular topic, and his listeners were left to themselves to discover his intentions, and implement them (later historical analysis calls this “working towards the Fuhrer“). Thus, although the evidence for the Holocaust is copious, indeed overwhelming, it’s very hard to find any direct orders about it. There are endless reports of a trainload of “evacuees” being given “special handling,” and everyone knew what that meant, but direct orders to liquidate that trainload — or ANY trainload, anywhere — are extremely rare. Here again, it’s Social Darwinism in action — everyone knows what the Fuhrer wants, and anyone at any operational level is fully empowered to give it to him, so they do. Again, you’ve got a lieutenant colonel redirecting the entire Reich’s train traffic towards the Final Solution, even as the fronts are collapsing everywhere.

All of this is inherent in a distinct ideology, just as Siberia is inherent in Communist ideology.

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A Clarification

Let me be clear: The point of these… well, I’m not going to call them suggestions, since I’d never urge anyone to adopt a particular course of action… let’s call them “speculations.” Anyway, the point of them isn’t to learn Liberals a lesson. They’re Liberals; they can’t learn. Leftism’s one prerequisite, from which all else flows, is the inability to link actions with consequences.

Instead, kameraden, think on a much more primal, limbic level. This is revenge, motherfuckers — pure, unadulterated, Sicilian-blood-feud style REVENGE. Nothing more. The goal — if these were suggestions, which of course they aren’t — would simply be to make these assholes suffer some small taste of the pains they’ve made us suffer. They’ll never be able to figure cause and effect out, but they might, just might, figure out a modus vivendi — leave us alone, and we’ll leave you alone.

And then we can have peace again.

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A Good Idea is a Good Idea…

…regardless of where it came from, but I swear, a certain dashingly handsome, stunningly well-endowed ex-professor you all know has been saying exactly this for some time now, here and in the comments at Z Man’s.

If Monster Tech can aggressively de-platform businesses and individuals for expressing forbidden opinions, then maybe it’s time for skilled tradesmen to respond in kind against the woke left….It shouldn’t have to come to this, but we’re already seemingly here. In addition to the de-platformings by tech companies, some banks are refusing service to gun shop owners, retailers are banishing products from My Pillow, etc. If we can only buy products and services from those within our political tribe, leftists are really going to hate the new rules when they’re in critical need of a skilled tradesman.

I mean, on the one hand, this is obvious. On the other hand… I’m blushing. Do I have a secret admirer among the blogging big leagues?

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What Comes Next II: March Violets and Long Knives

Here again, trying to predict specific events is a mug’s game. However, as I said in the comments to the previous post, revolutions — which, let’s recall, are by definition ideological — have to do certain things. They’re “historical necessities,” as Marxists might say, but it’s not “History,” capital-H, which makes them necessary; rather, it’s the ideology. A Machtergriefung not followed by a Gleichschaltung will be over before it starts.(1) Which means March Violets and Long Knives are on the menu in some form….

The biggest problem we face in analyzing this situation, though, is that while you’ll never find a more “ideologized” hive of scum and villainy than the Imperial Capital, it’s a goofy Postmodern version of “ideology.” Recall that the Postmodern Left are the Hollow Men — shade without colour, gesture without motion, etc. So, too, with their “ideology.” Ideologies, by definition, claim to be The Truth. But Postmodern Leftism’s core tenet is precisely that there is no capital-T Truth. The only thing they really believe, way down in their secret hearts, is what I call The Great Inversion — whatever is, is wrong.(2)

This has fascinating knock-on effects. For one thing, they suffer no cognitive dissonance at all when they contradict themselves, as they do daily. We’ve all noted it, and it’s one of the most frustrating things about dealing with them. Why can’t you see the hypocrisy?!?!, we find ourselves shouting at our monitors. But they don’t, kameraden, they don’t, and only the Great Inversion explains why. It doesn’t matter what they “believed” just yesterday. If you — the “conservative,” the Enemy — now believe it, then it’s wrong, because whatever is, is wrong.

Without us, there is no them.

This is literally true, comrades. Postmodern Leftism is entirely oppositional, entirely negative, because it obeys the Great Inversion. Hence the fascinating spectacle, as Morgan noted yesterday, of Uncle Joe Stolin’s people carrying on as if they are a beleaguered, harassed minority despite being in total control. Admittedly, part of the reason “Biden/Harris supporters are acting angry, mean, petulant and vengeful, as if they lost, when they won” is that, quite simply, they are angry, mean, petulant, vengeful people… but a lot of it isn’t. A much bigger factor is the Great Inversion. If they won, that means their agenda IS, and see above — whatever is, is wrong. They have to find a way to wield total power while believing themselves utterly powerless. It’s not impossible — every Borderline Personality Disorder case manages it — but it’s tough.

So that’s problem #1 in analyzing the situation through the lens of historical examples. Are they doing X deliberately, or is it just panic fire?

Compounding the confusion is the fact that so much of the panic fire will be coming from March Violets. These are the folks, you’ll recall, of all political stripes who in March 1933 suddenly discovered they’d been kittens all along. The zeal of the converted is of course legendary, and the zeal of the fake convert who only converted to keep himself out of Dachau is limitless. Cf. that Max Boot idiot we discussed a few days ago. NeverTrumpers are somehow even dumber and more short-sighted than the rest of their goofy, grifty tribe (it’s a word); they’ll be the ones screaming the loudest for special courts and emergency powers and Enabling Acts, but the other March Violets will be a loud amen chorus.

Unfortunately for them, they don’t know what happened to the March Violets. We do, though, and here’s a hint: “two in the back of the head.” All revolutions have their Night of the Long Knives.(3) That’s because all revolutions, being fundamentally ideological, have their Revolt of the Left SR’s(4). Also known as “the guys who really believe this stuff,” the Left SR’s try to push the revolutionary government’s policies into line with its putative principles. It never goes well for them — whether it’s a boxcar to Siberia, or a date with Madame Guillotine, the Left SR’s always get theirs sooner or later…

…as do their street-level equivalents. Just as the Left SR’s take the revolution’s opportunity to air all their ivory tower fantasies, so do the street-level shock troops take the revolution’s license to break and burn shit. Getting those people into line is an equally urgent task. Hitler’s goons did both at the same time, shanking Gregor Strasser and the rest of the Nazi “Left” while simultaneously shooting the SA leadership and their butt boys. Nobody ever said The Nerd was inefficient.

Normally it proceeds in stages, though, and in this particular case, I’d imagine that the “intellectuals” will get theirs first — if only because the Pretender’s razor-wired, bayonet-point installation happened in the dead of winter, i.e. a few months away from riot season. The White-Kids-With-Dreadlocks crowd had best pray Zhou Bai-Den makes it to summer; he’s so addled he might really fuck up the repression. If Heels-Up Harris is in charge, though, she’ll nuke your stupid asses from orbit, and while I’m going to bust a gut laughing at the irony of “America’s” first “Black” female president curb-stomping the absolute shit out of “Black Lives Matter,” I really wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of what’s coming. Make sure your wills are up-to-date; you don’t want your various babymommas and uncles and cousins and whatnot to have to fight over your favorite bong after they’ve finished scraping you off the National Guard’s tank treads….

 

 


(1) I’m not going to italicize terms like this anymore, since as far as I’m concerned we’re living in a police state and hey, “cultural appropriation” is just what we White folks do, apparently, not having the brains and drive to invent anything ourselves. So even though we’re stealing this from other White people, it’s still “cultural appropriation,” and if that makes your brain hurt from the sheer brass-balled retardedness of it all, you need some serious reeducation, comrade. Though in the spirit of bipartisan unity which our fraudulent, installed-at-bayonet-point rulers have commanded we observe, let me be the first to apologize to any Germans in our readership for mangling your weird, wonderful language.

(2) I know I got this from John C. Wright, but I can’t for the life of me dig it up on his blog. All credit where it’s due, and apologies for the lack of link.

(3) Yes, ALL of them, and if you think the USA was an exception, ask the guys on the business end of the 13,000 troops sent to repress the Whiskey Rebellion, or the guys purged and executed after Shays’ Rebellion.

(4) The Nazis had one too, and though it’s irrelevant to the main post, if you really want to know, the Bamberg Conference nearly ousted Hitler in favor of the Strasserites, i.e. the guys who put the “Socialism” in “National Socialism.” Otto Strasser lived, though he was expelled from the Party and exiled in 1930, but Gregor got his on the Night of the Long Knives. Oh, and for the record, and if you still don’t believe me when I say ALL revolutions go through this, peruse the catastrophically fucked-up administration of John Adams, which by the end found both Virginia and Kentucky threatening secession from a nation which was barely a decade old at that point.

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What Comes Next? Part I: Der Hamsterkauf

Trying to predict specific events is a mug’s game, but all revolutions follow similar patterns. Fortunately, we have a fairly recent example to hand:

The Great Steal and the Pretender’s subsequent installation at bayonet point was, of course, the Machtergreifung. Some highlights:

In his position of Reichstag president, Göring asked that decisive measures be taken by the government over the spate of murders of Nazi Party members. On 9 August, amendments were made to the Reichstrafgesetzbuch statute on “acts of political violence”, increasing the penalty to “lifetime imprisonment, 20 years hard labour[,] or death”. Special courts were announced to try such offences. When in power less than half a year later, Hitler would use this legislation against his opponents with devastating effect.

Stop me if this sounds familiar:

Another notable event was the publication of the Industrielleneingabe, a letter signed by 22 important representatives of industry, finance and agriculture, asking Hindenburg to appoint Hitler as chancellor. Hindenburg reluctantly agreed to appoint Hitler as chancellor after the parliamentary elections of July and November 1932 had not resulted in the formation of a majority government…

Hitler was named chancellor…The SA and SS led torchlit parades throughout Berlin. It is this event that would become termed Hitler’s Machtergreifung (“seizure of power”). The term was originally used by some Nazis to suggest a revolutionary process, though Hitler, and others, used the word Machtübernahme (“take-over of power”), reflecting that the transfer of power took place within the existing constitutional framework and suggesting that the process was legal.

Emphasis mine, let me hasten to add.

Our Industrielleneingabe, of course, wasn’t published — our Tech Overlords don’t bother with dead trees — but was there any doubt who they favored in the “election”?

I’ll just leave this here, I think:

German newspapers wrote that, without doubt, the Hitler-led government would try to fight its political enemies (the left-wing parties), but that it would be impossible to establish a dictatorship in Germany because there was “a barrier, over which violence cannot proceed” and because of the German nation being proud of “the freedom of speech and thought”. Theodor Wolff of Frankfurter Zeitung wrote: “It is a hopeless misjudgement to think that one could force a dictatorial regime upon the German nation. […] The diversity of the German people calls for democracy.”

Ok, one comment: The Internet informs me that the German for “cuck” is der Hahnrei, and a brief Internet search for that term, ummm, confirms it, rather vigorously. Guess they had those back in the Thirties, too. Frankly I’m too depressed to google up if Theodor Wolff et al wore little bow ties and went on cruises while muttering about “muh prinzibuls,” but I assume so.

So what comes next? Glad you asked! The Germans have a word for that, too: Gleichschaltung, “coordination.” The highlights:

The “First Gleichschaltung Law,” passed using the Enabling Act; this law dissolved the diets of all [states]…The same law ordered the state diets reconstituted on the basis of the votes in the last Reichstag election (with the exception of Communist seats), and also gave the state governments the same powers the Reich government possessed under the Enabling Act.

The “Second Gleichschaltung Law” (Zweites Gleichschaltungsgesetz, 7 April 1933) deployed one Reichsstatthalter (Reich Governor) in each state, apart from Prussia. These officers, responsible to Interior Minister Wilhelm Frick, were supposed to act as local proconsuls in each state, with near-complete control over the state governments.[18]

Another measure of Nazi Gleichschaltung was the passing of the “Law for the Restoration of a Professional Civil Service“, decreed on 7 April 1933, which enabled the “co-ordination” of the civil service—which in Germany included not only bureaucrats, but also schoolteachers and professors, judges, prosecutors and other professionals—at both the Federal and state level, and authorized the removal of Jews and Communists from all corresponding positions.[19]

On 14 July 1933, the Nazis passed the “Law Against the Founding of New Parties”, which declared the NSDAP as the country’s only legal political party.[20][a] The “Law Concerning the Reconstruction of the Reich” (Gesetz über den Neuaufbau des Reiches) (30 January 1934) formally did away with the concept of a federal republic, converting Germany into a highly centralized state.[21] The states were reduced to mere provinces, as their institutions were practically abolished altogether. All of their powers passed to the central government. A law passed on 14 February formally abolished the Reichsrat.

Our Chinese puppet overlords don’t actually have to pass laws to do any of that, of course — our state governors like Whitmer, Newsom, et al have been carrying on like freelance Gauleiters for years (to say nothing of the schoolteachers, professors, judges, etc. (my emphasis, obviously, but do you really need it?)).

And since Kung Flu was / will be their excuse for all this, I suggest we appropriate a more recent German word: Hamsterkauf, “panic buying.” Not only does it perfectly describe the lemming-like behavior of the Covidiots, to English speakers it looks and sounds like a portmanteau of “Hamster” and “cough” — the hamster cough. Perfect! Der Hamsterkauf fur der Gleichschaltung, and I sincerely apologize to the Germans in our readership (there seem to be some, somehow) for mangling your fascinating, flexible, wonderful language.

Be on the lookout, kameraden. Part II soon.

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Friday Reader Discussion Thread

Since we all could use a little humor in our lives….

Is it wrong for me to admit I kinda missed having a Democrat in the White House? I mean, yeah, it’s the final sunset for Western Civ — and that’s bad — but if you’re amused by human folly, watching moron socialists try to govern is like crack… delicious, delicious crack.

So… what’s your favorite part of Democrat administrations? I know there’s a lot to choose from. “All the racial healing” is always a good one. I also enjoy the thrill of getting a new dictionary — remember, #Resistance is now BAD. But when it’s all said and done, I have to go with “The Media continuously auto-beclowning themselves with euphemisms.”

Like this one. It’s not that Zhou Bai-Den lied when he said he wouldn’t ban fracking. No no, he simply created confusion by misstating his position. Which is as heartbreakingly pure a description of the intent and outcome of “a lie” as you’ll find in even the very best dictionary, but let it pass, my brothers… let it pass. Savor the moment. That’s the absolute goddamn best they could do, and it’s only Day Three.

At this rate, I’m going to laugh myself into a hernia by early next week.

Open thread.

PS all bets are off when, as is inevitable, the Left finally admits to Biden’s obvious dementia. The trial balloons are already going up. At that point, I predict they will wait all of about 0.32 seconds before they start crowing about how Orange Man was such a bad president, he lost an election to a guy who was obviously suffering from Alzheimer’s on the campaign trail. And that, my friends, will be the highlight of the Zhou Bai-Den administration. I don’t think that could ever be topped.

And yes, you know good and goddamned well they ARE that shameless….

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