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Disorder, Disarray, And Bedlam In America

02 July 2019 @ 17:13

In a post by Mark Steyn on several matters [and, per usual, well-worth reading], this one, especially, caught my eye:

My 2014 book The [Un]documented Mark Steyn includes this prescient quotation from a decade earlier:

‘The lofty idea of ‘the war on racism’ is gradually turning into a hideously false ideology,’ the French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut said in 2005. ‘And this anti-racism will be for the 21st century what Communism was for the 20th century: a source of violence.’

Indeed. One is also mindful of a famous aperçu by Ennio Flaiano, the Italian screenwriter who gave us La Dolce Vita and Nights of Cabiria:

In Italia i fascisti si dividono in due categorie : i fascisti e gli antifascisti.

“In Italy the fascists are divided into two categories: the fascists and the anti-fascists.” In America the division is a little more lop-sided: There is no organized fascist movement except for the so-called anti-fascist movement: Antifa wear uniforms and masks on the streets of American cities and perpetrate violence with the support and connivance of powerful Democrat politicians and their hideously politicized police departments.

The consent of the latter is especially important: in the Democrats’ northern fiefdoms the cops increasingly behave as they did in the party’s old southern fiefdoms — they’re there not to keep the peace but to ensure that their buddies in the Klan — whoops, sorry, I mean Klantifa — get to give the designated “troublemakers” a bloody good hiding. Thus in Portland, Oregon the police stood by and let Antifa beat the crap out of reporter Andy Ngo [link by me], steal thousands of dollars’ worth of his equipment, and put him in hospital with a brain hemorrhage. But that’s just policing as usual in a corrupt municipality increasingly without the law….

That government officials in cities like Portland stand back as their follower Mobs commit acts of Organized Violence against the Real Anti-Fascists is a near-perfect example of the Left In America’s goal to sow Chaos in our Society.  By creating a situation of Lawlessness and Disorder:

The Leftists seek to insure that Miscommunication is the Normal state of affairs because that creates Disorder, Disarray, and Bedlam — effects that they believe will make people demand some ‘messiah’ or some group of ‘saviors’ ride to their rescue and restore Order. The Left believes people in such a condition of Agitation and Fear will choose those ‘saviors’ who promise to implement the most soothingly-sounding kind of Order, which they see as only being offered by the Left, as the Left bases all of it’s appeal on emotionally-charged and targeted promises. [The Present Crisis, Chapter 4: The Triumph Of Leftist Thinking]

More and more, Leftist politicians — and Republican Dupes — are allowing groups like Black Lives Matter and Antifa get away with their Violence and crimes against property and persons¹.  The former know exactly what they’re doing and the latter are too frightened of what The Beautiful People will say of them if they act and of those of their voters who are under the spell of Identity Groups.

I thought we would reach this situation when Obama was President, but I was wrong.


¹ That the Crimes Against Property are rarely spoken about by either side speaks to how deeply we’ve lost our understanding of just how absolutely essential Property Rights are to having Freedom and Ordered Liberty.  As Russell Kirk put it in his Ten Conservative Principles:

…conservatives are persuaded that freedom and property are closely linked. Separate property from private possession, and Leviathan becomes master of all. Upon the foundation of private property, great civilizations are built. The more widespread is the possession of private property, the more stable and productive is a commonwealth. Economic levelling, conservatives maintain, is not economic progress….

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