You know it. If you’re a functioning adult you’ve almost certainly felt it: that sublime sensation when an insight strikes, and something formerly incomprehensible coalesces into perfect sense. I had it many a time when I was laboring in the STEM fields. It was always glorious.
Allow me to ease into my subject with a gag line I rather like:
“I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals.
I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants!”
(No, I’m not a vegetarian. And I have nothing against plants, except for the ones growing through the cracks in my driveway and patio. But I digress.)
Perhaps you’re already familiar with this story:
A Democratic New York state Senate candidate backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., celebrated her primary election victory by declaring “socialism wins.”
Kristen Gonzalez, a tech worker whose campaign for the New York state Senate was backed by the Democratic Socialists of America and left-wing lawmakers including Ocasio-Cortez, made the declaration to cheering supporters on Tuesday after winning her primary election.
“I know we’re saving the speeches for a little later, but today we really proved that socialism wins!” Gonzalez said as her supporters cheered.
Socialism has an unbroken record of abject failure. In no sense that deserves an instant of respect can socialism be said to “win.” Yet there are now a handful of avowed socialists in the Congress of these United States, a country that was born from a rebellion in defense of property rights. Does that mean that socialism, somewhere, can somehow “win?”
Perhaps it can “win” in the Stalinesque sense: kill off enough of your opponents and pretty soon the only men standing are your supporters. Or perhaps it can “win” through gerrymandering, as in New York City, or vote fraud, as in November 2020. But any other sense of “win” is inapplicable to socialism, the economic theory premised on the notion that you can rob productive Peter to pay shiftless Paul, and Peter will allow it to go on forever.
Incomprehensible, right? I mean, you wouldn’t sit still to be shorn like a mindless sheep over and over again, would you? No one with more brains than a turnip could possibly believe it.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t believe it.
Kristen Gonzalez doesn’t believe it.
Bernard Sanders doesn’t believe it.
That’s beyond dispute, as their personal behavior is wholly capitalist. So what’s the explanation for their seemingly inexplicable stances?
In a word, hatred. They don’t believe in socialism; they hate capitalism and the society that best exemplifies it: ours. Their advocacy for socialism – the fiction that it “works,” that there are large numbers of Americans demanding it, even dying for the lack of it – is just one of their tools for contriving America’s downfall.
Clunk! Did you feel it? It all comes together with that one insight.
We can ask why they hate America, but ultimately it doesn’t matter. They hate it; we love it and seek to preserve, protect, and defend it. It’s that simple. All the Left’s assaults on our laws, our children, our customs, our language, and our rationality have the destruction of our nation as their aim.
It’s war, Gentle Reader. They’re aware of it and are fighting it a outrance, through deceit, slander, propaganda, lawfare, electoral fraud, and as much outright, authentic violence as they need and can muster. We’ve been resisting admitting it to ourselves. You know why, don’t you?
Apropos of this subject, Mike Hendrix’s piece of yesterday is a clarion call. Read it from end to end. Read the pieces he links as well, and marvel at their authors’ unwillingness to confront the significance of the Left’s tactics and our affected helplessness before them. Once we admit to ourselves that TINVOWOOT – that evil forces control the election machinery and will do whatever it takes to cheat and steal their way to victory – we will be compelled to get off our asses and fight. But we’d rather just relax in front of the television, perhaps with a bag of chips.
It’s a minute to midnight in the Land of the Formerly Free.
“In the absence of orders, find a Communist and kill it.” — Matt Bracken