The people who say that Hitler is Antichrist, or alternatively, the Holy Ghost, are nearer an understanding of the truth than the intellectuals who for ten dreadful years have kept it up that he is merely a figure out of comic opera, not worth taking seriously. All that this idea really reflects is the sheltered conditions of English life…Only in the English-speaking countries was it fashionable to believe, right up to the outbreak of war, that Hitler was an unimportant lunatic and the German tanks made of cardboard. …A lifelong habit of thought stands between [them] and an understanding of Hitler’s power.*
Clows can be very, very dangerous. Both sides need to learn that. Fast.
For the Professional Left, the GOPe, and the Cuckoisie — assuming there’s a meaningful difference — Donald Trump is Hitler. He is. Literally Hitler, and in this one case I’m literally serious. Here’s a free pro tip, from someone who passed high school history back when schools actually taught history: The obnoxious blowhard clown you think you’re using is actually using you, much better and far, far more ruthlessly.
The Soros-ites think Trump is a gravy train, keeping the money flowing into their various causes. The GOPe think that the Uniparty’s big money donors will reward them with power and influence if they obstruct Trump’s agenda. The Cucks think they can play their usual game of “advance the Left’s agenda, but politely,” and reap the usual rewards. The idiot apparatchiks in #The Resistance think they’ll be first in line for a promotion when things return to normal.
That’s not going to happen. Trump’s been doing the Lucy-with-the-football routine since the primaries, far earlier than most of us — myself most definitely included — could see it. Remember all those Dems crossing over in the open primaries to vote for Trump? Remember those few weeks when every Lefty pundit in existence was gleefully on the Trump train, begging Republicans to vote for him? How’d that work out, geniuses? To anyone who’s been paying attention, it’s pretty clear that Trump loves giving people enough rope to hang themselves… and like Lenin said, he’ll even sell them the rope.** He’s already talking about defuding Berkeley, and at this rate Soros will find himself deported into the loving arms of Viktor Orban. Smarten up, comrades.
And now a word of warning to the Right. Like you, I’m tempted to dismiss the “Black Bloc” and the rest of the sandalistas as a bunch of trust-fund Trotskies who can’t handle any resistance stiffer than a mild breeze. Remember, I’ve spent most of my working life in and around a college town. I see these bozos all day every day — the clodhopper shoes and pudding-bowl haircuts (the women); the ratty little beards and the loafers with socks (the men); the smug smirk of a bad little boy who just cut a silent but violent fart in church (both). The men top out at 150 lbs, the women at twice that, and tattoos and face jewelry are much, much higher than hygiene on the priority list. These are the people who thought Pajamaboy was an effective PR stunt, because that’s the life they want to live.
Yes, they are complete and utter pussies, even when they’re not dressed like them.
But it doesn’t matter. They don’t have to be brave, or even successful, to be effective. Remember the Weather Underground? How about COINTELPRO? You really ought to read up on the Sixties, my alt-realist friends.*** Long story short, the few radicals of whatever persuasion who managed to do anything violent in the Sixties quickly got themselves infiltrated by the FBI. There’s a reason you don’t hear about Klan rallies anymore, despite the plague of white-hooded lab equipment on our nation’s college campuses. That was then, with Sixties-level technology, and in a time where most of our political class had at least a vestigial respect for the Constitution.
These days? Remember, Hillary is on record wanting to drone-strike Julian Assange. Donald Trump has that power now. Think he’ll use it? What do you think the Left thinks?
The point, my brothers, is that when the crackdown comes — and it IS coming, if present trends continue — most of us are going to want to cheer. Yes, a stretch in federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison is just what the doctor ordered for most of these lunatics, and we all would love to see them get it. But…. are we ok with a ‘roided out, nuclear-armed, 21st century COINTELPRO? Please note that I am NOT saying I’m ok with things like the Berkeley riots, much less the Weathermen. What I am saying, however, is that we’re in very real danger of falling into the same trap the Left has fallen into: Thinking the pendulum of history only swings one way. Obama’s famous pen and phone are in Trump’s hands now. Do we really want to hand COINTELPRO-plus to, say, Elizabeth Warren? Do we really want gangs of headbusters roaming the streets, even if they’re our headbusters, schutzstaffel-ing our politicians?
Think about it, y’all. Yes, please, support the police. Absolutely, throw the book at any and all “antifas” who get themselves arrested at riots. Maybe, just maybe, a few stiff jail sentences and tear-gassings, swiftly applied, will cause the idiot Left to rethink things. But since thinking isn’t really their thing, I’d imagine not. So it’s up to us. Please, y’all, think about it… no matter how delicious the schadenfreude is. Clowns are very, very dangerous. Don’t be one of them.
*(George Orwell, “Wells, Hitler and the World State,” 1941)
**None of this should be construed as my endorsing a “Trump is a 32-dimensional chess grand master” theory. Personality cults are the Left’s thing. He’s done plenty of stupid stuff, and will continue to do so, but for an American public that’s used to idiot politicians doing the dumbest conceivable thing time after time after time, a guy doing something as obvious as “firing people who conspire against you” looks freakin’ brilliant. Jeb! would’ve elevated them all to his cabinet.
***Horowitz and Collier are a good place to start