It occurs to me that “”””progressives””” did America’s future fuhrer a solid by abandoning Dialectical Materialism.
Lefties always attribute their desires to some gassy nebulous Other. Why they do this is above my pay grade, but it’s a psychological tic we’ve all observed. They want it, but they can’t come right out and say “I want this; give it to me.” They have to pretend that the Constitution, or Social Justice, or whatever, requires it.
They do this even when saying “I want this; give it to me” would not only get them what they want, but would be the path of least resistance. Nothing would be easier, for instance, than the Hugo TruFans simply renaming the tropy the Social Justice Award for Excellence in SJW Propaganda. They get everything they want, the Puppies get everything they want, and nobody has to break their brain frantically organizing to stymie a campaign that OMG srlsly u guys doesn’t even matter at all.
Even leftie dictators do it — the Kim Jong-uns of the world routinely subject their slaves to “elections.”
Worse yet, the Other is always at one remove. Again, the psychology of this is beyond me, but the upshot is that personal responsibility is nowhere to be found. It’s always “the People” or something. It’s not as if Kim (just to stick with a theme) couldn’t say “fuck it, I want a seventeenth palace” and the whole country’d hop to it. But no; even he makes up some bullshit about how a seventeenth palace is the truest instantiation of the Juche Idea.
Our Betters, the liberals, are the same way. Everybody knows Roberts, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor are America’s ruling quinqumvirate — when’s the last time anyone has wondered how they’ll vote on anything? — but nobody admits it. The Supreme Gals are the guaranteed Liberal vote on every issue, but you’ll never get any liberal — themselves most definitely included — to admit it. It’s not “Sotomayor, Kagan, and Ginsburg want;” it’s all penumbras and emanations.
Time was, any and all “progressive” policies could be laid at the feet of Dialectical Materialism. That was the supposedly scientific Other that justified any and all deceit, treachery, and/or cognitive dissonance. It went from Marx to Dialectial Materialism to the Party to the Vozhd, so even Stalin and Mao weren’t ultimately responsible for the horrible shit they did — it was History, comrade.
But now that’s gone. And without that, you’re left with, say, Society… which is really “society,” which is really just a collection of individuals, with all their faults and foibles and petty bullshit. You see this with any “society” of liberals — they all know they can’t trust one another, because none of them has principles. So the first thing that happens when more than two liberals walk into a room is… they start organizing committees and passing bylaws. The better to fuck you over with, of course, but don’t blame me, comrade — I’m just following orders.
At some point, someone’s going to come up with a mom-and-baseball-and-apple-pie version of the fuhrerprinzip — it’s so because I say it’s so. Might make right. And a million people are going to flock to that guy. A hundred million more will really, really want to resist that guy… but how can they? Society, after all, has spoken.