Hope With A Temporal Leftist Regime- Part 1 , by J.R.V.

Recognition of the inevitability of comprehensive bureaucratization does not solve the problems that arise out of it.—Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy

Many of us—including me—worry about the downward arc of liberty, ethics, and economic freedom and contemplate where we might find hope. If you are taking the time to read this article, in all likelihood, I needn’t detail the myriad challenges we face for you either. Rather, the question is: is there any hope? Or are we fated to descend into a new Dark Age, aided and abetted, in the famous words of Winston Churchill regarding National Socialism, by “perverted science”?

Any Reasons To Hold Out Hope?

Notwithstanding those who look forward to the return of Jesus Christ—of which I count myself one—or a spiritual revival, are there any other reasons to hold out hope in the interim? I think there is. It is not a certain hope, but it is a hope that—accompanied by courage, elbow grease, intelligence, and audacity—should give conservatives, libertarians, Constitutionalists, and other allies a reason for positivity. And please note by “audacity”, I do not allude to the book by Barack Obama, who is one of the leading unlights pushing us towards a new Dark Age; rather, I make reference to the words of a true American hero, George Patton, whose motto was “Audacity, audacity, always audacity.” Patton, of course, led the charge in destroying a similar national socialism we see here today.

Basis For This Hope

What is this hope for a better morning based on? Simply this: the leftist experiment has always and everywhere– by virtue of its complete misapprehension of human nature– eventually reverted to its natural ouroborotic state. It is, as Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749—10 May 1800), wrote about the first leftist reign of terror, in his 1793 essay that “…the Revolution always eats its own children.” (“A l’exemple de Saturne, la révolution dévore ses enfants.”)

Examples of du Pan’s Thesis

What are the examples of du Pan’s thesis? The prototypical example is Robespierre falling to his own guillotine, of course. But let’s look at more history to inform us. Do you recall the Red Chinese attack on fellow communist Vietnam immediately on the heels of the U.S. withdrawal and collapse of South Vietnam? If not, perhaps you recall the Sino-Soviet war on the Ussuri River border area in 1969, amid reports Soviet leadership had inquired of U.S. leadership if there would be any problems if the Russians nuked Mao’s China. Or you may recall Leon Trotsky, one of those who brought into being the Soviet nightmare along with Lenin, becoming persona non grata in the Soviet People’s Workers Paradise, being forced to flee to Mexico and finally being murdered there with an ice pick. The story of former NKVD (predecessor to the KGB) head and Stalin buddy Lavrentiy Beria falling out of favor, is particularly chilling. He was dragged before a special session (“Spetsialnoye Sudebnoye Prisutstvie”) the a day before Christmas 1953 with no defense counsel and no right of appeal, then summarily dragged off to be shot—after they stuffed a rag in his mouth to shut up his whining before they pulled the trigger. Of course, Cuban general Arnaldo Ochoa was also shot by fellow communist Fidel as a threat to his power.

Recalling Communist-Socialist Leader Collisions

Perhaps you recall Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo in the old Rhodesia? Of course. Operation Barbarossa, where the National Socialists of Germany invaded the socialists of the Soviet Union is a classic example. (Please, if you do not understand that the war between Hitler and Stalin was an internecine one, one version of socialism vs. another, simply go read the planks adopted at the very first Nazi convention, Munich, Feb. 1920, and tell me how they differ in any substantive way. Or consider Hitler’s own words, “There is more that binds us to Bolshevism than separates us from it… I have always made allowances for this circumstance, and given orders that former Communists are to be admitted to the party at once,” or again, “I am not merely the vanquisher of Marxism, I am its implementer… The whole of National Socialism is contained in Marxism… the industrial cells, the mass demonstrations, the propaganda material.”) Or over the past few years, we have seen similar dynamics between the Obama and Clinton teams, such as where a few years ago “Obama’s brain” Valerie Jarrett made vigorous attempts to derail the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign by purportedly being the agent behind Hillary’s State Department email imbroglio.

Today’s Socialists’ Means For Crushing Opposition

But of course, the Fabian socialists in power today deign to use a velvet glove rather than the hammer and sickle to crush the skulls of their opposition—at least much of the time. That is, the new socialists desire to not smash your skull, but they rather to get in and reside within it. (Another mindless Obama cult “Yes we can!” chanting session, anyone?) The goal today is generally not the guillotine (though all those banker “suicides,” or the abnormal deaths of Andrew Brietbart, Tom Clancy, Seth Rich, or Michael Hasting do not leave one with warm and fuzzies), but rather, as Charleton Heston wrote, about the usurpation of culture: “Modern media fills the cultural airwaves with a mist of anesthesia, so that principles and values are slowly desensitized to the coming onslaught. The new culture arrives on the heels of this propaganda. It simply moves in and takes over, like slipping a fine new glove over a numbed hand. The outcome of the war is just as devastating, but comes without bombs bursting, twisted bodies to bury, or rubble to rebuild. A new class, a different culture, simply takes over.” Andrew Brietbart, before his peculiar death, put it more succinctly: “Politics is downstream from culture.” In fact, the quotes from Heston and Brietbart are merely a shortened version of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

Cultural Marginalization

Where the velvet hammer fails, there is cultural marginalization, or failing at that, always the hammer of punitive legal measures, such as fining an Oregon baker a quarter million dollars for exercising her freedom of conscience regarding homosexual marriages; sending another baker in Colorado to a re-education camp for the same “sin,” or Elaine Huegenin- the photographer who graciously refused to photograph a gay “wedding” and who was informed by the New Mexico Supreme Court that her very right of citizenship was predicated on her submitting to the radical Brownshirt homosexual agenda.

Part of the Game

Putting homosexuality uber alles, including rights enshrined in the 1st Amendment, is just part of the game. Al Gore and his merry band of anti-science global warmers also illustrate the naked leftist hammer, where Gore recently stated that those who question global warming should “be punished”. And of course, there are always the ubiquitous campus speech and thought police, who are no more than Red Guards without the Mao suits. For them, it is as famed leftist Herbert Marcuse, who popularized the “repressive tolerance” theory of modern progressives, said: “Liberating tolerance would mean intolerance against movements from the right and toleration of movements from the left. Certain things cannot be said, certain ideas cannot be expressed, certain policies cannot be proposed.” Famed leftist Mario Savio and his free speech crusade on the steps of the student union at UC Berkeley in the 1960s is now proven to be just part of the “realpolitik” in taking over the levers of control. Free speech be damned when there is control to be had!

The Optimistic Twist

But here is the optimistic twist about the leftists/fascists: As there is no God, power is the highest value in their universe. Indeed, it is ultimately all that exists for them. You know this from watching Hillary and Obama. And from this assumption flows their whole hellish world, where it is as Dostoyevski wrote,“if there is no God… everything is permitted.” (Без бога всё позволено, всё дозволено – the second clause is a variant of the phrase “everything is permitted.”) And because power is their “god”—as opposed to the God the Founding Fathers invoke —the left is open to all kinds of distortions, corruptions, and self-destructiveness. These self-proclaimed leftist savants have rejected the wisdom of those informed by absolutes (again, please think here of America’s Founding Fathers, who were generally informed by Judeo-Christian presuppositions, which, critically, led to the division of powers) and instead have left themselves open to raw, fallen human nature… without having the intellectual grid to even be aware of the full ramifications of this. Or as one two-thousand-year-old book that is not much read today once stated, “Proclaiming themselves wise, they became fools.” Or as another writer from that era, Roman satirist Juvenal, asked, “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (“Who will guard the guards?”) There is no answer to this, because none is possible in the amoral (N.B.: I am not saying immoral. That may or may not be the case) world of the left.

Tomorrow, we’ll continue with the hope to be found.

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  1. Good observation. One important key here is the difference between the immoral and the amoral. The immoral person can be ignorant of their moral condition, not so the amoral. The amoral understands morality and then rejects it, putting themselves outside the possibility of moral redemption. This is an extremely dangerous person.

    1. Socialism and Fascism are clearly different in their treatment of the means of production. Socialism “nationalises” industry while Fascism partners with it,why else did its supporters(like the Bush crime family) go to such lengths? These are both totalitarian outcomes but from opposite ends of the political spectrum(both were supported by the US branch of the Bank of England(Federal Reserve Bank)

    2. Moreso, the ammoral individual is more wicked, because they will apply both moral and immoral means as the situation requires to achieve power. This is why the Left contradicts itself constantly–Striving to be compassionate while employing evil methods.

  2. Excellent, excellent article. There is some very good information here to refute those who say there is a difference between communism and national socialism as expressed in Germany.

    By the way, in support of du Pan’s theory, a good friend and veteran of the Vietnam war who has returned to country several times and lived more than 10 years in neighboring countries as a pastor has said more than once that the Vietnamese hate the Russians for reasons mentioned in the article, yet for the most part like Americans. As you said it is all about power.

  3. There is a significant difference in the two theories, though in practice perhaps not so much. Communist model purports a temporary dictatorship of the Proletariat until the full communist model is achieved (once all trace of capitalism is ended). The motivation for communism ultimately is total rule by the people. Of course, we know that can not be achieved due to human nature, but it is the selling point. The ultimate goal of communism is a classless society where everyone is considered equal, and eventually all assets belong to the people. In practice, this can never occur.

    Socialism always has a ruling class that governs, and that’s how it is sold from the beginning, however subtly or beguiling. These super human leaders (as they are marketed) must have total control in order to stifle any aberrative opinion and conflict. I think of Socialism more like the traditional midieval monarchy, constructed with local, regional, and national leaders in hierarchy, sans the noble or pious mandate. The ultimate goal of socialism is various classes of people, with a ruling elite controlling all assets, that are owned by the state, and each person receiving according to their perceived contribution.

    While Socialism would also seek to do away with the private sector and plays on the notion that capitalism promotes private wealth of an elite minority, it inevitably just replaces one elite group with another. Communism would seek to do away with the elite group (dictatorship) eventually, but that never happens. In that respect, communism stays stuck in a more or less Socialist paradox, until it fails.

  4. The problem with Socialism and Communism is they are unsustainable. That’s why they’ve never worked before and never will. Unfortunately, the one thing these ideologies are good at is causing mass death and destruction in their implementation, thanks to the greed and power hunger of the elites pushing it. They know they’re the only ones who benefit, ergo they are evil personified.

  5. It is so disheartening to see so many of our countrymen giving so little attention to the realities presented in this article. Their failure to recognize the unavoidable end result of ignoring one simple absolute truth is the undoing of the republic. There is a God and I/we am not him. “There is a way that seems right to man, but the end thereof is death.

  6. The difference between right wing dictatorships and left wing dictatorships is never in execution but in theory. The left wing requires a perfect population who will sacrifice their own interests for the good of the collective. This is why it appeals to young people so often. The right wing assumes the population are idiots who must be led by the powerful and insightful leader. Both have historically devolved into cults of personality enforced by mass imprisonment and executions. From the outside, they are not different, only in the theory upon which they are based.

  7. Well thought out and written; thank you.

    One thing both right wing and left wing dictators have historically shared is the disarming of the public at some point. In the US at least: that bus has already left – they’ve waited too long. This fact combined with the power of prayer may be our “Inconvenient Truth”.

  8. Ouroborotic is a word I have never seen before , and I have seen many words. I hope never to see it again.

    Trotsky was not killed with an ice pick, it was an ice axe .

    You’re welcome

  9. Two examples of Du Pans theory are the “trials” of the “Chicago 7″(gagged and chained to chairs),and Rod Blagovic”first person convicted of bribery when no bribe was made or accepted,the defence was probhibited from refuting the evidence(play the whole tape,not just your edits),jury tampering(removal of jurors who refused to convict),and the application of the refusal of retrial based on prosecutorial misconduct and actual evidence of innocence.

  10. The Left may not believe in the Judeo-Christian God, but as sure as fire burns and water will wet, the gods of the copybook pages will have their way, as they always do. (No apologies to Kipling)

  11. Good to hear talk of Beria the NKVD and KGB. They are all still here and present in new guise and new form. They never went away just morphed and transformed. When you understand the magnitude of global misinformation & disinformation you shudder. Maybe it is best to be an anonymous KULAK. A kulak was a rich peasant and Stalin targeted them for ruin because they were independent and met their own needs. Like the Amish they did not need to play politics and Stalin moved against them to steal their resources. He made an example of the kulaks.

  12. Excellent.
    However, when a regime has within its arsenal, a few paradigm-shifting technologies that back up its traditional levers of power, and is willing to use them brutally, that regime can stay in power a long time. Longer than my patience can endure. My point is that we all should not be waiting for the light at the end of the dark tunnel our train is entering. I don’t expect any of us will see that day dawn. No US Cavalry is going to ride in and save the day. We need to heed Proverbs 22:3 A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.” For that reason, despite my high respect for this very fine article and the author, I think publishing it was a disservice to all.

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