For the edification of younger readers (see comments in previous post), “shooting your wad” has nothing to do with pron. Revolutionary War-type muskets were loaded with ball (the actual projectile), powder, and wadding, which was made of rags and had something to do with the ignition mechanism. When you pulled the trigger, the whole load — wad and all — came flying out of the barrel.
I mention this piece of 18th century militaria only to remind folks what happens after the wad is shot. As the reloading process was so cumbersome, even the best troops only got off a volley or two. Then it was time for the cold steel of the bayonet charge, and after that — bayonets tend to break off in bodies — the musket was used as a club. “War to the knife; war to the hilt” was the standard well into the 20th century.
That’s where the Left is now.
The Left always resorts to violence, because Leftism and violence are inseparable. That “Revolution” stuff Karl Marx was always banging on about? Not a metaphor. Marx saw himself as the proletariat’s avenging angel, and as David Stove pointed out, you can’t be an avenging angel without a real appetite for blood. It goes back even further than Marx, of course, to the Jacobins; to Rousseau and his desire to “force men to be free;” to the chiliastic sects of the Middle Ages. It goes forwards, too, as all modern Leftism is derived from Marxism — romanticized violence against White people (Frantz Fanon), men in general (feminism), the whole human race (Sorel).
Violence is integral to Leftism, such that it’s a pretty good litmus test: Does the logic of your premises require someone getting killed? Then yours is a Leftist ideology, whatever euphemisms you use for “require” and “killed.”
Given this, I hope no one will be surprised if Kavanaugh’s confirmation — which now seems nearly certain — ends in violence. I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened before the floor vote today. The Left will start shooting — if not today, then soon, and not just because they have nothing left (and know they’ll face no consequences). Violence is woven into Leftism’s very fabric.
Have they shot their wad with the character smears? Then get ready for the bayonets. It’s inevitable.Loading Likes...