Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Tyranny of the Revolutionaries

 From The Federalist:
Black Lives Matter as a political movement—as distinct from, say, thinking that black lives matter, which most Americans do because they aren’t racist—isn’t interested at all in ameliorating the state of black America, or fighting actual racism, or expanding liberty and justice for all under our constitutional system. This isn’t an evolutionary movement but a revolutionary one. It doesn’t draw on our tradition of constitutionalism but on Marxism. Its model isn’t the American Revolution but the French Revolution—hence the purges, which for now are confined to the workplace. It’s fair to say the movement’s power and influence are based on ideological purges. Exposing supposed racists is its modus operandi, and what began on campus has now percolated through into the mainstream of American life. (Read more.)  

From Return to Order:
The CHAZ wish list is an outrageous collection of impossible demands: Free benefits, no jails, dismantled police, eco-friendly policies, and citizenship for the country’s estimated 22 million illegal aliens. Its revolutionaries unite pro-abortionists, LGBT activists, socialists, and every other leftist cause hostile to Christian morality. They are dangerous because of the radical goal they represent.
CHAZ is also dangerous because the setting up of an autonomous zone is a symbolic action. Symbols have always been a powerful part of the revolutionary message. Like a giant loudspeaker, the existence of a “liberated” territory—however small—symbolizing the Marxist utopia of imposed “fraternity and love” projects the revolutionaries’ voice and influence far beyond their insignificant numbers. It creates a template that might easily spread to other places.  The only serious way for authorities to fight against this revolution is to deprive it of its symbols. It is then reduced to its real insignificance.

The final reason why CHAZ must be taken seriously is the most important. The greatest concern of the whole episode is not the militants. If given permission, any police force would take care of this motley group of radicals without major difficulty. The most dangerous element in the CHAZ development is the liberal establishment. It facilitates and legitimizes the actions of the leftist militants. Without the criminal complicity of authorities (dereliction of duty) and the propaganda blitz from liberal media, efforts like CHAZ would be doomed to fail. However, with support from establishment figures, the most audacious and outlandish things can be accomplished.

For example, CHAZ enjoys the support of Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan, who compared the occupation to a “block party” that might extend to become another “summer of love!” She ordered the police to stand down. She provides basic sanitation and other services that keep the zone functioning at taxpayers’ expense. To show her groveling support, she has pledged to spend $100 million minority communities. She has established a community-led Black Commission. The mayor is joined by the State’s governor, celebrities, and other key liberal figures. This kowtowing is the main strength of the CHAZ movement, not its anarchists and allied activists. (Read more.)

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1 comment:

julygirl said...

Scary as current events in certain American cities may seem to us, the difference compared to the Russian and French Revolution is that Americans have experienced a society where the average person has been able to succeed in establishing a lifestyle envied around the world, unlike the peasants of Russia under the Czars and peasants under the French Monarchies. Black Americans certainly have experienced inequalities for hundreds of years which have been addressed over the years, the major event addressing these ills culminated in the Civil Rights Movements of the 60's. But Legislation does not necessarily permeate into the heart of oppressors. That is what needs to be addressed.