On Sur-Reality And Blood Libel
…To understand the behavior of the intelligentsia it is imperative to keep in mind at all times its deliberate detachment from reality: for while the revolutionaries can be ruthlessly pragmatic in exploiting, for tactical purposes, the people’s grievances, their notion of what the people desire is the product of sheer abstraction. Not surprisingly, when they come to power, revolutionary intellectuals immediately seize control of the means of information and institute a tight censorship: for it is only by suppressing free speech that they can impose their “sur-reality” on ordinary people bogged down in the quagmire of facts.
—Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution, Chapter 4
Over at The Other McCain, Stacy McCain has published an insightful post on the way the Democratic Party [ie: Leftist] Mind works.
The post touches on three inter-related subjects and is well worth a read.
This section, I think, is the most powerful [emphasis Stacy’s]:
…Meanwhile at the headquarters of the Chicago Democrat Conspiracy Against America:
The White House on Monday defended its immigration policies and blasted Republicans following the killing of a San Francisco woman — allegedly by an illegal immigrant.
When asked if the case was a failure of the administration’s enforcement policies, White House press secretary Josh Earnest chided Republicans for blocking a bipartisan immigration bill that would have boosted funding for border security.
“I recognize that people want to play politics with this,” Earnest said. “The fact is the president has done everything within his power to make sure that we’re focusing our law enforcement resources on criminals and those who pose a threat to public safety.”
Kathryn Steinle, 32, was shot and killed Wednesday at a popular tourist destination in San Francisco. The suspect, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, had multiple felony convictions and had been deported to Mexico five times.
Earnest faulted the “political efforts of Republicans” for blocking “the kind of investment that we would like to make in securing our border and keeping our communities safe.”
You see how this works? The more clearly a problem is the result of Democrat Party policies, the more vehemently Democrats blame the problem on those Rich Greedy Hateful Republicans.
No one can be employed in the media who doubts this pretzel logic. Therefore, if you turn your TV to CNN or NBC or CBS, or pick up the New York Times or the Washington Post, you will find that they either ignore the obvious facts that contradict Democrat Party propaganda or, more likely, they deliver the Democrat propaganda narrative without the slightest hint of skepticism. Nothing so trivial as truth can be allowed to prevent Democrats from “fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” a goal that the media intend to accomplish no matter how many people get killed in the process.
For the Left, the lives of Human Beings don’t matter — The Cause is all.
Everything is permissible in the quest to bring about Utopia, Heaven On Earth, the Death-Filled Shore Of Nirvana — call it what you will — because they feel [and, thus, in their minds, they know — emotion trump any and all Right Reason] that achieving Paradise is possible. This is surreal thinking. This is pure fantasizing.
In order to more easily bring about their End Goal, the Left believes it must foster conditions in Society where the majority of it’s people come to believe that, indeed, everything is permissible, that Relativity governs all of Life. As this way of thinking goes against Human Nature, they must re-engineer the Souls of the People.
So, the Left engages in constant Deception and Fraud, relentlessly spewing an unending series of Big Lies. These Lies are designed to disrupt the normal reasoning of Human Beings, to sow Chaos in individual minds and in Society as a whole.
Once enough people are rendered confused, bewildered, and, most importantly, disorientated, the Left can then smoothly proceed with imposing their Sur-Reality on the whole of the Society they have targeted [the widespread, devastating, and ongoing damage they did to the Russian Psyche should serve as a warning to us Americans].
In the case Stacy McCain cites above, where the Democrats have sought to blame Republicans for the horrific Murder of an innocent San Franciscan woman by an illegal alien they, the Left, caused by their deliberate policies to be in this country, what they are engaging in here is in a form of Blood Libel — the very worst and vile and disgusting kind of Libel one can commit.
But, you see, ‘everything is permissible’ if it furthers the advance towards Utopia, so the Left has no compunction in engaging in such behavior. They hold themselves to no standards — they have rejected Morality.
And the fact that the Democratic Party’s engagement in such behavior does not immediately result in their being cast-out from Society and vigorously denounced, shows that the Left’s efforts to overturn what is considered Normal and Proper are have been successful.
These troubling times call for clear-headed thinking and a resolve to not accept and Legitimize the Left’s efforts.
These times call for us to commit to full and total Victory over a poisoned Ideology that is dedicated to the destruction of all that is Honest and Decent and True.
Live not by lies!
Be not afraid!
—Saint John Paul The Great