Hope With A Temporal Leftist Regime- Part 2 , by JRV

We have reflected upon the situation of the leftist influence and pressures in our culture. It goes beyond pressures to now forcible ideology in some instances. 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.” In Part 1, I wrote of many examples in history of socialists doing just that as communist and socialist leaders collided. I also wrote about the cultural marginalization and the game the leftists are playing. But the optimistic twist about leftists or fascists is that they believe there is no god, and so, therefore, power holds the greatest value.

The Hope

And herein lies the hope: Simply, that the left will, as it always has, destroy itself. The only question is, of course, how many must suffer or die before that implosion? Will it be the 100 million that the Black Book of Communism (Oxford Univ. Press) says were murdered last century by the left? Or will people rise before that to derail the train to darkness?

The ray of hope may be exemplified in the recent Harvey Weinstein, Al Franken follies. Are we to believe the radical feminists, that women’s accusations are always right? Where does that leave uber leftists Wienstein and Franken? And what happens when Black women wish to co-opt the white women, when push comes to shove? Or to the native black women when immigrant women of color play the victim card against them? There are wheels within wheels of infinite regressions here. This returns me to the ouroborotic (the legend of a snake eating itself starting with its own tail) nature of the left.

Soviet Beast Died of Internal Contradictions

It has often been observed that the Soviet leftist beast died of its own internal contradictions and misapprehension of human nature. (That is the reason why Ludwig von Mises’ best known book was called “Human Action”—downloadable here.) The point is, the leftist gyroscope is, by definition, not “in spec,” and thus can never lead anywhere that is recognizably human. And of course a million human decisions made locally every second will always and everywhere trump the decisions by some self-appointed “best and brightest” (the same “best and brightest” that gave us, e.g., Vietnam) constructing today’s version of a Soviet five-year plan while isolated in Moscow or Washington DC.

Utterly Intellectually Dishonest

There is hope in that the left is utterly intellectually dishonest. Think the global warming scam. Is science decided by “consensus” rather than experimentation and hypothesis testing? Notwithstanding the fact that there has been zero global warming since 1998, has anyone told Galileo and Copernicus about this? Has anyone told Ignaz Semmelweis—who insisted his doctors wash their hands between operation and was drummed out of the medical business in the mid-1800s because germs were not in the consensus—about this? Perhaps Mr. Gore could ask Albert Einstein – about whom Hitler had published a book entitled “100 Scientists Against Einstein” (to which Einstein replied “Why one hundred? If their facts are right, only one would be needed)—about that “consensus” scam.

Flawed Premises About Human Nature

The left thinks it can create a new man, a new reality, based on their utterly flawed premises about human nature. But they are wrong—and permanently and forever wrong. No matter how much propaganda the left musters, it is as Horace (65—8 BC) said, “You can drive nature out with a pitchfork, but she will nevertheless come back.” Similarly, Solzhenitsyn predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union many decades ago, by noting simply that Communism could not, by their central presuppositions, see man as he was, and was thus inexorably doomed to fail.

Where Find More Foot Soldiers To Do Their Bidding?

There is more. Once the inevitable economic and ethical implosions occur, exactly how long will they be able to find the foot soldiers required to do leftist bidding? Not only will there be little money with which to hire mercenaries, the intellectual bankruptcy of the matter will be visible to all. In short, the Wicked Witch of the North will have no more flying monkeys at her command. People will not sacrifice their lives for something they know is bankrupt. And once this state is arrived at, the end is only a matter of time.

Experience of Living in Socialist Canada

How do I know? I have lived in the capital of socialist Canada for many, many years, and I have worked with thousands of government employees. Exactly how many do you think really gave a flying rat’s derriere about anything other than their pensions and getting out the door precisely at 4 PM? Need I go through the litany of stories on the U.S. side of the border (my favorite being that distasteful issue where the EPA was having problems with employees defecating in the hallways). Let me ask you this: this article is being written on my own time, with my ultimate reward being the triumph of truth and justice.

How many on the Big Government side would take even five minutes of their time to do the same? The truth is, that as the leftist Orwellian dystopia continues its descent, more and more will see the intellectual bankruptcy of the naked emperor, or—more narrowly—at least become disenchanted as they see a chronically unemployed brother, an elderly parent living in poverty, or their children with no future. Slowly but surely, with no bell rung at the bottom, people will one by one check out of Hotel Kalifornia.

Change Comes Through Small Committed Groups

It is true that there will always be the committed Bolsheviks; and it is true, as Margaret Mead said, that change generally comes through small committed groups (think the vile Saul Alinsky here). But recall, too, that there is no honor among thieves—let alone ethics—and the world of the left will– long or short– devolve into a Lord of the Flies scenario. Worse, as the left knows it is creating an ever shrinking pie, there will be mad scrambles for the diminishing number of crumbs. There can only so many Michelle Obama-style vacations available, and that number will become smaller each year. In fact, the old apocryphal story of Leonid Brezhnev is a perfect example.

The Leonid Brezhnev Example

In the 1970s, Leonid Brezhnev’s elderly grandmother, who had lived in pre-communist Russia, came to visit him at his communist headquarters. Leonid is beaming with pride as he introduces her to all his aides and servants, shows her his gold plated desk, his 15 Zil limousines waiting, all with engines running, pictures of all his well-appointed dachas in exclusive, VIP areas across the USSR, et cetera. Finally, at the end of the day, all the assistants, aides, and servants leave. The old granny very nervously and very carefully looks around to make sure absolutely no one is anywhere near, and then leans over and very, VERY quietly whispers in Leonid’s ear: “This is all very well, Leonid… but what if the communists come!?!?”

The Truth– Left Running Out of Intellectual Sustainability

The truth is, formerly an army traveled on its stomach. However, today, with MREs, McDonalds, and GMOs, food is not as great of an issue. There will be food (as non-nutritious as it may be!). Rather, today’s army travels on its worldview. But just like every other socialist experiment, ranging from Zimbabwe to the USSR, this worldview is neither intellectually tenable, economically sustainable, nor morally bearable. That is, just as Napoleon’s army ran out of food, so today’s leftist army is running out of intellectual sustainability. Therein lies our hope.

Imperfect Human Nature Will Be Downfall

For the left, their very fallen, imperfect human nature—which is addressed through the division of powers in traditional America, but dominated by czars, elites, and autocrats in the totalitarian leftist world (remember: power is the only “god” they worship, and people become increasingly like that which they worship)—will be the final cause of their downfall.

In sum, there is hope. It is, as Dale Dauten wrote in his Greatest Quotations of All-Time “Willpower subverts passion. Bureaucracy subverts willpower. Idiocy subverts bureaucracy.” And if you look at the non-Einsteins leading the anti-freedom party, such as Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, or Hilary Clintons (not to forget RINOs, such as a Lisa Murkowski), there is hope.

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  1. The strongest political party will survive and the weakest will not. While it might be true that the left/socialist/communist agenda does not work over time and will fail that is hardly encouraging. Watch Venezuela in it’s descent into socialist hell and tell me they are winning. The Democrats are stronger in that they are more organized and dedicated to their cause. The Republicans are weak, disoriented and seems to have no cause that they agree on. And the citizens (most of them) seem to only be interested in more free stuff. What difference does it make that if/when the left wins in the U.S. and we go through decades of suffering inevitable in a communist system that somewhere down the road there will be a revolution attempting to return to a democracy? What difference will it make then???

    We have only one United States, only one bite of the apple, only one chance in history. When it’s gone, it’s over, done, no more. It won’t rise from the ashes of Nancy Pelosi’s socialist nirvana but rather devolve into a Stalinist style gulag. There is only one chance for survival and that would be conservatives and undecided coming together to stop the socialist steam roller that is going to squash us. Honestly I don’t see that happening. When the left wins they should put up statues of McCain and Collins.

  2. Canada is a socialist nightmare. Undocumented refugees flooding in and claiming welfare, publicly funded abortion and assisted suicide, LGBT is almost a religion and taxes are huge.

  3. But how do we minimize the pain of the leftist collapse? Is there a way to promote a softer collapse for everyone beyond the preps we do for ourselves and loved ones?

    1. The answer is yes and no. Yes there is a way to soften the collapse or even prevent the collapse. There is a way to solve all problems. No we won’t do it because it takes intelligence, guts and the will to do the right thing and our politicians lack all three. Are politicians are screwing us and becoming rich and powerful why would they give that up to do the right thing>

  4. I have been watching the Bosnian war on you tube for the past few days,trying to get a better understanding as to what took place, and the actors involved. The one thing that stands out is the masses. If Americans showed even a fraction of interest in the direction of the Country that the people of the former Yugoslavia had, The current congress and admin, and even the courts would take following the Constitution literally.

  5. I fully and wholeheartedly agree with “ gone with the wind”. Could not agree more. Don’t like it one d… bit but it is true. We as in all but a very very small and way too small a minority ; myself included, will not sacrifice our cell phones, cable, couches, and twinkies in order to stand up and stop this c… they are winning and they will win. But I have read “ the Book” and GOD wins in the end. That is my only and final hope.

  6. Funny thing happened to me reading JRVs observations on the politics of late. I thought he could have been describing the similarities of structure and methodologies of western Christianity. Before the brethren get their hackels up I mean the similarities of top down hierarchical control of individuals by the various Christian organizations. Nationally, regionally, locally. Similarly 85% of all money collected flows back up the hierarchical chain for the perpetuation of the mother organization. The hierarchical local authority figures major device is the weekly monologue as opposed to a dialogue delivered to the faithful mute gathering of individuals, of coarse with the approval of the governing central hierarchy watchful eye to deliver the party line. There is no precedence for this in the new testament. The five fold ministry is for the equipping of the saints for accomplishing the work of the ministry, not the other way around. All members participating all contributing. The problem in America is not political but spiritual. Western Christianity is not keeping pace with the national demographic we are losing not gaining members. America is founded upon biblical Judeo-Christian principals. The only thing to save America is maintaining, preserving, expanding Judeo-Christian morals, values, beliefs and duties. We must do the hard work of Christianity going and hearing a nice message and give some coin on Sunday doesn’t get it. We need Jesus Christ living in power through us and that is hard work. Anything else is not going to do it. In the new testament is the example for us that Paul and the boys accomplished not the present American religious relativism that is being practiced. My fear is good men doing nothing.

    1. American pastors will have a lot to answer for by not fully-equipping the saints. They created a Christian consumer culture, rather than disciples of Jesus Christ. How many Christians allow someone else to tell them what God says in His Word? Too many put more faith in the veracity of men, rather than being a good Berean and searching it out for themselves in the Bible. Men like Tyndale were murdered by the Catholic Church at that time, for daring to print the Bible in English so that people could read it for themselves. If we no longer teach our children that America is good because it’s people are good, and if we know longer care about teaching how to be good, and instead thumb our noses at morality and kicking God and Christianity to the curb, then the Left will win a temporary victory. Yet, we know how this all ends. God determines what HE wants, not the deep state, or International Communism, or the United Nations or the Democrat Party. And thank goodness! But many more will be sent to an eternity in Hell if the awakened Church in America doesn’t start taking this spiritual warfare seriously and get busy engaging the enemy with all the tools God has given us.

      1. I have been saying this for years!!!! I’ve said it in bible study at work (yes, we were allowed to have it at work during lunch) and to my husband. Sadly I was so turned off by the church for not living up to the teachings in the Word that I stayed away. That was the wrong thing to do. I am back in church but I wonder if it is too late for this country to turn this mess around.

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