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The ‘False Consciousness’ Of Pelosi And Her Fellow Mensheviks

21 July 2019 @ 17:39

Richard Fernandez on Facebook recently speaking of the State Of The Political Correctness Union in 2019::

In the beginning it seemed harmless. Then like some once tiny blob in a horror movie it grew … and grew … and grew.

The most important thing about political correctness is that is menacing even its own creators. The deadly logic of entitlement, envy, hatred and mediocrity is corroding everything. Pelosi vs AOC is exhibit A, but there are many more.

This should come as no surprise. In the end Mao turned the Chinese Army on the Red Guards. The Terror ate its own. The really diabolical part about Trump’s rhetorical intervention into the Pelosi vs AOC fray is he’s forced Pelosi to drink the Kool Aid to demonstrate solidarity.

Glug. Glug. Good? Trump is already beyond the pale. He long ago lost the last shred of establishment respectability to lose. But Pelosi evidently had hopes. The trouble is he’s not in there with them. They’re in there with him.

The only way for the Dems to destroy Trump is by destroying political correctness themselves. It’s PC that gives him this vast power over them. Someday they may realize that. But nah.

Trump is the dual of every absurd, cockamamie bizarro idea in the PC playbook. He’s the Woke image in the frequency shifted mirror; the progressive portrait of Dorian Gray come out of the room and sitting down to dinner.

That this Horrid and Un-American Movement should lead to this — the Left In America engaging in a Civil War — should not surprise us.

When a faction of the Left turns on you they are Vicious and Unrelenting.  However, they reserve their greatest Hatred for those ‘supposedly on their side who don’t follow ‘The Party Line’ as they conceive of it.  We non-Leftists relatively speaking don’t have it as bad really.

The Marxists used to accuse these types of suffering from False Consciousness.  As The Oxford English Dictionary defines the phrase: ‘a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation’.

The America Heritage Dictionary, Fifth Edition defines the term as: ‘an understanding that fails to recognize one’s participation in the means to one’s own oppression or exploitation, as when members of an oppressed class unwittingly adopt views of the oppressor class’.

So…Nancy Pelosi, along with her Cell, has now been accused of False Consciousness by the Radical Young Left.

As Richard points out: this new Revolutionary group, ‘The Squad’ have ‘forced Pelosi to drink the Kool Aid to demonstrate solidarity’.  It won’t work in the long run.

Pelosi and her minions are like the Mensheviks and these youngins are acting like Bolsheviks, taking no prisoners and bringing figurative hammers and anvils to this fight.

Even Maureen Dowd, that Insipid and Tedious columnist, it seems, is noticing as you can read here in her column Scaling Wokeback Mountain.

Tip of the fedora to Charles Glasser, over at Instapundit, who remarks:

THE PENNY DROPS FOR MAUREEN DOWD? …I couldn’t help but notice this rather telling paragraph:

“The progressives act as though anyone who dares disagree with them is bad. Not wrong, but bad, guilty of some human failing, some impurity that is a moral evil that justifies their venom.”

Conservatives and Libertarians and even a few still-sensible Democrats have been saying this for years, that substituting reason and logic with a self-appointed high moral ground is a form of “shut-upism” a way of avoiding solutions (other than your own) by demonizing (and subsequently deplatforming) the opposition.  A few, a very few, have begun to realize that Podesta and Hillary’s polarization game (“Deplorables!”) has contaminated — and possibly rendered toothless — Democratic politics for years to come. It was only a matter of time until they began to use this tactic on each other. [BB: It was inevitable, as any study of Totalitarianism will show.]

Maybe Maureen Dowd has looked around and asked what happened to the Mensheviks. And perhaps she’s inching closer to being red-pilled.

One hopes that he’s being sarcastic [methinks, he is].

In the aftermath of The Bolshevik Coup, Lenin and his Lackeys went immediately after, not the Kulaks and Peasants, but those on the Left who weren’t Bolshes.

To cite, again, his famous order:

We’ll ask the man, where do you stand on the question of the revolution?

Are you for it or against it?

If he’s against it, we’ll stand him up against a wall.

In this ‘Age Of Equality’, no Women, of course will be spared having to answer the same question [are you listening Nancy?].

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 July 2019 @ 20:27 20:27

    While it’s nice to enjoy as the Mensheviks fall to the Bolsheviks, that doesn’t spare us the unpleasant duty of having to deal with the Bolsheviks.

    • 22 July 2019 @ 14:55 14:55

      Of course not, but it does provide a few moments of comic relief. Soldiers engaged in a War need that.

  2. Anonymous permalink
    25 July 2019 @ 08:05 08:05

    ‘a way of thinking that prevents a person from perceiving the true nature of their social or economic situation . . .an understanding that fails to recognize one’s participation in the means to one’s own oppression or exploitation, as when members of an oppressed class unwittingly adopt views of the oppressor class’.

    Nancy Pelosi is a white conservative? Who knew?

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