Ideological revolutions follow a predictable pattern. At some point, you see what the Bolsheviks called “the Revolt of the Left SR’s.” “SR” stands for “socialist revolutionaries,” so their “left” was, of course, radical by all but Bolshevik standards. Nonetheless, they actually meant it when they said they were for “soviet power,” the “soviets” in this case being “assemblies made up of actual workers, not limpwritsted eggheads like Lenin whose fathers were minor nobility.”
As Solzhenitsyn explained it, in the early days of the Bolshevik revolution, these SRs were part of a coalition government with the Bolsheviks. As such, they had to be given a certain amount of jobs in the ministries, including the justice ministry. They actually believed that stuff about The Workers, so they weren’t ready to send people to Siberia for twenty, thirty, forty years like Lenin demanded. They broke with Lenin (over other issues as well, obviously), the Bolsheviks crushed them, and once the Bolsheviks had power over all the ministries, there’s your gulag archipelago. Same as it ever was.
The Nazis had their “Left SR’s,” too. These were the Strasserites, led by brothers Otto and Gregor, the guys who put the “Socialist” in “National Socialism.” The Night of the Long Knives was a purge against both “left” and “right” — though Rohm and his butt boys get all the press, one of the Strasser brothers got his, too. That’s German efficiency for you!
And then there was the original Terror, in France, and even before that we had ours, too — the Whiskey Rebellion and Shays’ Rebellion aren’t usually taught as ideological (they’re usually not taught at all, of course), but they were. We’ve had two revolutions (before this week), in fact, and in both cases you had those pesky “we really believe this shit!” types causing all kinds of problems for the revolutionary government — see, for example, those state governors who made Jeff’s life hell in Richmond, objecting to the nationalization of their state militias on the grounds that the Confederacy is actually, you know, a confederacy, and that drafts and war production boards and taxes in kind and all the rest are exactly the kind of tyranny you’d expect from Abe’s gang in Washington…
Of course, our current “culture” is so ignorant and debased that our revolutionaries — as ideological a crew as ever staged a show trial — don’t even realize that they are ideological, so it’s going to take some time to sort out who, exactly, the modern Left SR’s actually are. One gets the sense that Zuckerberg, at least, is dimly aware he’s grabbed the tiger by the tail. Pelosi too, sometimes, in her increasingly rare lucid moments. Maybe a few others.
The problem is that ours is a distributed system. The real power isn’t in Washington; it’s on Wall Street, in Silicon Valley, in the thousand and one local jurisdictions that make up this crazy quilt of SJW tyranny. Nobody in Washington believes anything — most of them are too stupid to even spell “ideology” — but is Whitmer a true believer? Newsom? That poof who runs Twitter? The wokelings and mini-Maos who gin up the cancel mobs?
Impossible to say what, if anything, these “people” — using the term in the strictest biological sense — actually believe. Some of them must believe something, and given how fast the mobs turn on each other — it was at light speed even back in 1918 — the majority of the coming bloodshed, figurative and literal (and yes, there will most certainly be literal blood in the next few months) might well be on the Left.
And hey, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch of genderfluid nonintersectional persyns. Consider this your white pill — you’d have to have a heart of stone not to enjoy the spectacle of our retarded maenads ripping each other apart for insufficient #wokeness.Loading Likes...