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.