No Truce With the Left

The left fights all sorts of social and political battles not because it believes in them, but to radicalize, disrupt and take power. The left does not care about social justice. It cares about power. That is why no truce is possible with the left. Not on social issues. Not on any issues.

There comes a time when every conservative thinker tries to find some common ground with the left in some area. Today it's criminal rights and the headlines have Rand Paul denouncing the racist justice system while Grover Norquist and the Koch Brothers join with the left to back their reforms. As usually happens, the conservatives or libertarians turn out to be the useful idiots of the left.

Liberals have a long history of being the left's useful idiots. It's only fair that libertarians get a turn.

Republicans are still trying to figure out a truce on gay marriage. They retreated to civil unions, then accepted a full defeat on gay marriage and then acted baffled when Christian bakery owners were dragged into court for refusing to participate in gay weddings. When the left insisted that gay marriage was a civil rights issue, they refused to take them as their word.

Now they're wondering how an accommodation can be made with tranny rights. A brief look back at gay rights will show that the only possible accommodation is one in which men in dresses have a legal right to use the ladies room and every single closed female space and event. And yes, that means your business will be shut down if you object to Steve using the female locker room.

After a few skirmishes, some fundraising and angry letters, the accommodationists will find ways to accommodate that and we can look forward to conservative activists eagerly crowing about the first gay Republican presidential candidate around say, 2024, and the first Republican man in a dress in the Senate around the same time.

Of course by then it will be something else. Maybe pedophiles. Gay rights activists don't like the analogy, but their movement and its assorted allies, particularly in Europe's Green parties, have a long history of advocating it. The same pop culture methods that were used to sell gay rights and Bruce Jenner can easily be flipped around to sell NAMBLA.

By 2024, the Republican gay and tranny candidates will be dismissed as tokens while the media oohs and aahs over a vocal and charismatic campaigner for some other love that dare not speak its name.

And that's the point. It has always been the point.

The left does not care about gay rights. If you doubt that, consider how many of the left's favorite Muslim countries have gay rights. The left has recently divided its campaign passions between gay marriage and defending Iran. Iran denies the existence of gays and hangs them where it finds them.

The USSR treated homosexuality as a crime even while it was recruiting gay men as spies in the West. Cuba, the darling of the American left, hated both gays and blacks. The ACLU backed the police states of Communism. If the left supports an enemy nation, the odds are excellent that it is also a violently bigoted place that makes a KKK rally look like a hippie hangout.

To understand the left, you need to remember that it does not care about 99 percent of the things it claims to care about. Name a leftist cause and then find a Communist country that actually practiced it. Labor unions? Outlawed. Environmentalism? Chernobyl. The left fights all sorts of social and political battles not because it believes in them, but to radicalize, disrupt and take power.

The left does not care about social justice. It cares about power.

That is why no truce is possible with the left. Not on social issues. Not on any issues.

 

The left is a drunk in a bar trying to pick a fight with you. Trying to convince him that you didn't disrespect him, put something in his beer to make him dizzy or make his feet so heavy won't work. There's no 'agree to disagree' possible here. He's picking a fight with you because he wants a fight.

The left does not care about Bruce Jenner. It does not care about gay rights, equal pay, police brutality or even slavery. Its activists 'care' about those things a great deal right now, but they could easily be persuaded tomorrow to be outraged by telephone poles, shredded wheat or people in green sweaters.

They care mainly about emotional venting and exercising power over others. It's the same phenomenon witnessed during the Salem Witch Trials, the French Revolution or any other mob scene. Except the individual elements of the mob are on social media and have a hashtag.

The outraged social justice warrior was laughing at tranny jokes a few years ago. Now he's ready to  kill over minor verbal missteps. A few years from now he'll be laughing at them again.

There's a long human history to such atrocities, to mobs whipping themselves up into spasms of manufactured outrage, subsuming their own doubts, confusion and unhappiness into the 'cause'.

The cause is progress, but the real cause is the power of its enforcers to vent their unhappiness and destructive impulses on everyone else under the guise of reform.

You can't find common ground with the left because it is an activist machine dedicated to destroy common ground, not only with the right, but even with its own allies on the left. Progress turns what was once progressive into what is reactionary. And what was reactionary into what is progressive.

These changes have the mad logic of a byzantine ideology behind them, but to the ordinary person their definition of progress seems entirely random.

A Socialist a century ago considered factories progressive instruments of the future and men in dresses a decadent reactionary behavior. Now factories are reactionary pollution machines of globalization and men in dresses are an oppressed victim group who have transcended biology with the power of their minds. 

Republicans, conservatives, libertarians and other class enemies cannot possibly 'progress' enough to be acceptable to the left because it identifies progress with political conformity. A tolerant and progressive Republican is a contradiction in terms.

If he were truly tolerant and progressive, he wouldn't be a Republican.

The left will destroy the things you care about, because you care about them. It will destroy them because that gives them power over you. It will destroy them because these things stand in the way of its power. It will destroy them because a good deal of its militant activists need things to destroy and if they can't attack you, they'll turn on the left in a frenzy of ideologically incestuous purges.

The left's social justice program is really a wave of these purges which force their own people to hurry up and conform to whatever the Party dictated this week. Examples are made out of laggards on social media to encourage the rest to stop thinking and start marching in line. As Orwell knew well, these shifts select for mindless ideological zombies while silencing critical thinkers.

Yesterday we were against fighting Hitler. Today we're for it. Retroactively, we were always at war with Oceania. Retroactively, Bruce Jenner was always a woman. Retroactively, Obama was always right about Iraq, even when he appeared to be making the wrong decisions.

These changes are a test of reason. If you can reason, you fail. If you can Doublethink, you pass.

The constant shifts create their own version of future shock. They leave people baffled and uncertain. Society no longer seems to resemble what they knew, even though the real society of men and women has not really changed much, only the media's presentation of it has. But a beaten down mass of ordinary people now imagines that the country is filled with gay men and trannies. They accept that what they thought was common sense no longer applies and that it's someone else's country now.

And that is the prize that the left dearly wants. Surrender.

The left's media machine makes its madness seem cool even though behind all the agitating young things are a bunch of bitter old leftists. But the madness is a means, not an end. So is the facade of revolutionary cool to each shift.

The Futurists of Russia vowed to heave the past "overboard from the steamship of modernity". But when the Revolution came, the classics came back into the libraries and the Futurists were forced to stop drawing triangles and make their art conform to the conventional structure of a totalitarian state.  The time of change had ended. Once the left was in power, the future became a lot like the past.

You can't accommodate the left on social issues. You can't accommodate it on fiscal issues. You can't do it. Period.

The left exists to destroy you. It does not seek to co-exist with you. Its existence would lose all meaning. Any common ground will be used to temporarily achieve a goal before the useful idiots are kicked to the curb and denounced as bigots who are holding back progress.

The purpose of power is power. The left is not seeking to achieve a set of policy goals before kicking back and having a beer. The policy goals are means of destroying societies, nations and peoples before taking over. If you allow it a policy goal, it will ram that goal down your throat. It will implement it as abusively as it can possibly can before it moves on to the next battle.

It's not about gay marriage. It's not about cakes. It's about power.

More fundamentally it's about the difference in human nature between the people who want to be left alone and those who want power over others.

You can't work out a truce with tyrants. You can give in or stand up to them. There's nothing else.

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commented 2015-07-08 00:36:27 -0400 · Flag
Karl commented

I’m typically not alarmist, but I’m also not blind. As a student of history I can see where this seems to be heading. In many ways, it’s remindful of the early days of the National Socialists in Europe, when similar tactics were used to silence dissent, punish political enemies, and usher in groupthink with the help of useful idiots who didn’t grasp what was going on until it was too late. We’re at the stage where their symbols and flags are being used to sweep aside any culture, history, religion, or symbol they don’t agree with or which they perceive stands in their way. The Orwellian “equal” sign is fast becoming the swastika of the New Fascists, and the rainbow flag of so-called tolerance, inclusion, and equality (see: Newspeak) is in reality becoming the banner of oppression as we goosestep toward totalitarianism. Anyone who dares to disagree is shouted down, vilified, and their livelihoods threatened or ruined. Any vote they lose, they petition a court to order it done in spite of the expressed will of the people at the ballot box. If you’re not with them “you’re on the wrong side of history” they say, which is chillingly the words of those of the Nazi movement in the early days of the “Thousand Year Reich”.

Meanwhile, the other side resembles nothing so much Neville Chamberlain, trying to appease the unappeasable, foolishly hoping each concession will finally be the one that satisfies the Nazis and stops their onward march.
commented 2015-07-08 00:18:35 -0400 · Flag
Ignatius commented

Probably the most important single definition of Leftism is destruction. They are destroyers. They destroy everything in their path. Everything. Why? Their entire worldview is about destruction. They see the world as being full of things they and others do not have, and will never have. They champion tearing things down on behalf of others because they are crusaders acting in the projection of their own pain, wrapping it all up in the red flag of social justice. And that’s bizarre, because it’s antisocial, and has nothing whatsoever to do with justice. They see things that are deeply meaningful to other people that they do not appreciate, and will never appreciate. They see the joy others experience, and are consumed by their anger, rage and envy. Someone else has something they want, and “the system” prevents them from having it. They are victims, which destroys any sense of personal responsibility. They have no access to joy. They can’t stand for themselves, so they can’t stand others. They are consumed by what they do not have. This realization manifests as a great void in their life, reminding them of the loneliness, isolation and deep hatred that rules their lives. If they cannot have the connection to all that is human — those things that you have and they desperately covet — it is more empowering for them to destroy what you have than to create it themselves. That is the Left. All the vitriol amidst their crusade for “love,” all the debauchery as a way to uphold “dignity,” and all the decadence they display in their search for “rights” is just a smokescreen. They hate humanity. They hate themselves, you, and everyone else. They even hate their “friends,” because people in such a state of desperation can’t have meaningful relationships. Christoper Hitchens said “I don’t have any friends.” That means they view themselves and others as damaged goods, not wounded souls. Their wounds are the source of their self-loathing. And if they cannot receive or provide love to someone or create something, they are suspicious and contemptuous of, well, almost everything. The essence of Leftism is an assault on the fundamental concept of VALUE. If you cannot appreciate value, you definitionally cannot love anyone or create anything. Why do it? It’s material. It’s valueless. Is a bunch of atoms or cells. It’s nothing. You’re nothing, I’m nothing, life is nothing. It’s all meaningless. If they cannot have what they most desire — a connection to humanity, theirs and ours — you can’t have it, either. That’s Leftism in a nutshell: valueless, meaningless destruction. Creation takes effort and vision. Destruction only requires the weapon you have at your disposal. It is a release. It is rage. And it exists for its own sake, because nothing else matters anyway. They hate your religion because it matters to you. They hate your house because you care for it. They hate your community because they don’t belong to it. They hate the country because they don’t connect with it. And that’s all because of you. It’s all about them, all the time. They couldn’t create a workable, creative solution to anything of enduring value of you spotted them all the good people they needed and provided an unlimited budget to accomplish it. They cannot create, they can only destroy. And they know it, so the rage festers and builds, one cause they don’t really care about after another. Just more activism, more protests, more tents, more drugs, more sex. Because if they had to stop and be with themselves for two minutes, they’d spontaneously combust. No, no, no… the source of all their problems is OUT THERE. There’s other choice. They’re trapped. Fun, huh?
commented 2015-07-08 00:12:05 -0400 · Flag
Beatdown commented

Of course there can be no truce with the left. As we discussed here some time ago the driving force of the left is envy and envy cannot be sated. It can only be driven out from one’s self and exposed in others. The social justice warrior merely seeks to take away what they perceive you possess in the false belief that doing so will give them what they perceive they lack. It cannot. We must seek separation from the envious. If that is not possible than we must hope the level of destruction needed to turn enough people away from their envy will not be too high.

I am reminded of an anecdote I read—here, perhaps—about a Soviet scholar who never met an actual Communist until he came to the United States. The average Russian had long ago realized that communism was only a pretext for goons to wield power. Apparently, the comrades at Berkeley missed the memo.
commented 2015-07-08 00:09:03 -0400 · Flag
Whitehall commented

Let me recommend “The Righteous Mind” by Haidt for a comparative view of the moral beliefs and structures of liberals, conservatives, and libertarians. His social science techniques identified 7 main moral values. Conservatives had to balance acceptance of all 7 in making moral judgements and taking moral positions. Liberals only used two thereby making for a much more narrow moral worldview. Libertarians also held only 2 but a different 2 than liberals.

He doesn’t address power as a motivation but he certainly explains the view liberals hold that conservatives are evil – which also supports the reverse view that liberals are stupid.
commented 2015-07-08 00:07:31 -0400 · Flag
Judith commented

I agree there’s no compromise or truce with the Left. But, I think we (conservatives and really anyone not batsh*t crazy Left) could be smarter in fighting them. Suppose some things were taken off the table, for example. I think conservatives are signing up to be the losing team occasionally when they don’t have to play the game at all. So, we get bloodied for defending having the government involved in a definition of marriage, when we could just say, hey, there is no government involvement at all. You get whatever congregation you can get to say you’re married, fine. You don’t get to tell us what to do in our Catholic parish.