Fuhrerprinzip

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.

 

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3 thoughts on “Fuhrerprinzip

  1. Gary

    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.

    Selfishness and even reasonable self-interest are universally regarded by the left as low, nasty motives. Every activity must be justified based on its ability to enhance the good of The Collective. So they cannot say “I want this; give it to me.” This not only reflects poorly on the person who says it, but it makes a horrible rationale for the “this” that they “want.”

    The idea is to explain the necessity for “give it to me” in terms of some grand, inclusive principle that makes everyone happy (and richer, safer, healthier, more eco-friendly, with all disparities erased…) and has no downside–which inevitably winds up being “some gassy nebulous Other” since there can be no such magnificent principle.

    Even though Kim Jong-un has more than enough firepower to just gun down anyone who dares to disagree with him, his position as Great Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea means he feels obliged to pay some lip service to “democracy” and the good of “The People” whose fine “Republic” he presides over–hence the phony elections. This is a good example of “hypocrisy is a tribute vice pays to virtue.”

    Even someone in his overwhelmingly commanding position cannot just say “fuck it, I want a seventeenth palace” because that’s too much in-your-face gluttony. No, he must rationalize the construction of palace #17 in terms of some glorious abstract principle such as “the truest instantiation of the Juche Idea.”
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    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.

    That’s because, thankfully, there still remains some respect for the US Constitution and doing the process correctly (though it’s clearly eroding). So the stupid, unconstitutional lefty law the Supreme Gals vote for will be granted more esteem and legitimacy if they barf up some tortured reasoning why the thing is actually constitutional than if they state outright, “We voted for this law because it’s in accord with our progressive view of how things should work.”, ie the honest explanation. Likewise, voting down clearly constitutional laws they dislike based on twisted logic is held in higher regard than, for example, “We don’t like guns.”
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    Nothing would be easier, for instance, than the Hugo TruFans simply renaming the trophy the Social Justice Award for Excellence in SJW Propaganda. They get everything they want, the Puppies get everything they want…

    I suppose they could do this, but propaganda is not very effective when it’s labeled as such, so they don’t want “SJW Propaganda” in the name of their award. As in the previous cases, they’re looking for some majestic principle on which to base their award because it’ll sell better than the truth, that they want the Hugo to be the Social Justice Award for Excellence in SJW Propaganda.

    For the people who love SFF, the impressive principle just happens to be right there in the original Hugo Award: excellence in science fiction/fantasy writing and storytelling. So they stole the award, changed it into something completely different (SJW Propaganda Award) and now are fighting to keep it rather than give it an honest name.

    They want everyone to think they’re reading the very best science fiction/fantasy when they read a Hugo Award winner–when in fact they’re being fed a load of SJW propaganda in books written by authors from favored victim groups, regardless of whether these books have any merit.

    1. Severian

      The idea is to explain the necessity for “give it to me” in terms of some grand, inclusive principle that makes everyone happy (and richer, safer, healthier, more eco-friendly, with all disparities erased…) and has no downside–which inevitably winds up being “some gassy nebulous Other” since there can be no such magnificent principle

      I see what you’re saying here but it puts you in an odd position, Comrade Cognitive Dissonance Czar, since “…and has no downside” entails maintaining things that can’t possibly be true. E.g. “Obamacare will give government insurance to everyone, and lower taxes.” One or both of those things must be false, yet Our Betters were quite insistent they were both true.

      [That was the great thing about Dialectical Materialism, by the way — it denied the Law of the Excluded Middle. Under DM, all apparent “contradictions” are just the process of antithesis becoming synthesis. Of course, it helped that this was often explained to one as one was being shipped off to Siberia].

      And that, I argue, is the main problem with the Left’s insistence on fakey-fake “principles” — they can’t possibly believe in them, and everyone knows it. In much the same way that any residual respect for the Constitution is pretty much gone — I don’t think anyone in this country who actually cares was fooled for one second by whatever “it’s not a tax, except when it is, penumbras and emanations” bullshit the Supremes barfed up.

      All it’s going to take is for someone — not Trump, but someone aping his style — to point this out, and the game’s up. There’s some serious power in saying what everybody knows . N.b I don’t mean the SJWs ginned-up fake “everybody knows” social media shaming, but stuff everyone actually knows — that the Supremes are just making shit up to justify their prejudices; that illegals are taking jobs and spreading nasty diseases; that national security is a joke; that there’s no such thing as “global warming;” that the EBT cards are running out (and that riots, and maybe an all-out race war, will surely follow).

      And — just to make sure the Reich is full of extra-delicious irony — those things everybody knows will soon become things “everybody knows,” and the same howling SJW Twitter mob that’s now preaching diversity uber alles will be the first ones to start screaming about building the new Manzanar. Because — as everybody knows — they’re the “smart” ones, the ones with the “principles,” who just want to make everything better for everybody.

  2. nightfly

    It’s basically CS Lewis writ large, isn’t it? I’ve often wanted to compare the modern left to his character, Shift the Ape, with all his “I want… I mean, Aslan wants more nuts. These aren’t enough. And there can’t be any small ones or shriveled ones in there either.”

    There are two reasons I haven’t done. One is that the tiresome people will shriek RAAAAAACIST because Shift is an Ape – missing the point that the problem is what he’s doing, not who he is – and the second is that the character appears in The Last Battle, and he helps usher in the downfall of Narnia. I’ve been hoping that I wasn’t living out the downfall of America.

    Well, as I’ve lately seen all over again, the first reason is pointless because the tiresome people will shriek RAAAAAACIST over your toothpaste preferences and choice of morning fruit juice; the second is equally pointless because if we are indeed watching the conclusion of the Great Experiment of Self-Governance (Trial One – FAILURE), there’s no better time to speak up.

    So, to quote theologian Robert Short, “On with the plain truth, and up with the volume.” These idiots are selling out their own coutrymen, fattening themselves for the slaughter they are convinced will somehow miss them this time round. This Iran deal is the glowing cherry on the toadstool, rinds, and coffee grounds sundae. But I’m sure we can all hide under the Supreme Court’s penumbras when the nukes rain down.

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