One of the singular characteristics of the modern left is its utter inability to think ahead. Time was the left was much better at this sort of thing.
A century ago, the left had a plan. It was one that required time, careful preparation and was built on the assumption that the revolution would have to be managed carefully. Nothing could be left to chance and the cadres had to be ready to seize upon any opportunity to advance the cause.
Now it’s all tantrums and emotion, and it is why the left finds itself on the brink of oblivion.
Let us pause to consider three tactics that are hastening the much-deserved demise of this vile belief system.
The current crop of leftists are a far cry from those who made the Long March or languished in Russian penal colonies. Not a one of them would dare face Cossack sabres without losing bladder control and crying for a safe space.
It is interesting to note that all of the protests (which are really riots) are held in jurisdictions that are controlled by the left’s allies in government. This assures them of favorable treatment and lenient sentences since their fellow-traveler judges will likely sympathize with the greater cause.
These areas also often feature strict limits on firearms possession. The odds of a law-abiding citizen drawing a weapon are low in Berkeley, but pretty high in Texas. Note also that when they obstruct traffic, they do so in lower-crime areas. Blocking traffic in Detroit will likely be interpreted as an attempted carjacking and will almost certainly be met with rapid acceleration and/or gunfire.
This is why Sarah Silverman’s big idea to overthrow Trump by force is to convince someone else to do it.
Fouling Their Own Nests
One of the strange characteristics of the modern left is that it is affluent. The divorce between the working classes and their would-be masters was completed by the 2016 campaign of Hillary Clinton. Far from being the “wretched of the earth,” the current crop of leftists are either professional agitators or trust-fund babies out on a lark. The days of blue-collar workers fighting off the Pinkertons are long gone.
Because the left is physically cowardly (see above), they tend to stage their riots on their home turf, which undercuts their support. Oh, the media love to see fires lighting up the night and running with the story of a nation in heroic rebellion against Adolf Donald von Trump-Hitler, but the locals don’t appreciate it. Even the most left-wing liberal would object to their co-op book store being burned down.
The more the left rages in its enclaves, the more it alarms everyone else, who don’t want to see their downtowns go up in flames.
The equation is simple: More rage = less popular support.
A corollary to this is that Democrat leaders are placed in an impossible position. They may enjoy the spectacle and the media will portray it is a popular uprising, but their voters don’t much care for seeing masked marauders running through the streets.
California seems to have a rather enervated security apparatus. When Milo came to Michigan, both the University of Michigan and Michigan State aggressively protected property. In fact, my beloved alma mater did me proud as MSU’s cops arrested a half-dozen agitators before things could escalate and threw the book at them.
East Lansing had a problem with riots back in the 1990s and while they remain as committed to diversity and anti-fascism as anyone, they will not tolerate property damage.
The Boomerang Effect of Racial Propaganda
I notice that the term “white nationalism” seems to be in the news a lot. The reason is that the left-wing media wants to tar Trump as and his supporters as evil racists.
The problem with this strategy is that the left is also hyping its own racial separatism, condemning “whiteness” at every opportunity and treating it as a problem to be solved.
Further complicating matters is the fact that blue-collar whites have been taking it on the chin for a decade or more. Every time they hear about “white privilege,” they think about their dying main street and falling incomes.
They also being wondering why it is that it’s perfectly okay for other ethnic groups to band together (like La Raza) but it’s bad for them to do so.
The charge of racism carried a lot of social stigma when the goal of liberals and indeed the nation as a whole was integration and a color-blind society.
The left has abandoned that belief, though, and now blood and sex are what matters, so it is not surprising that increasing numbers of whites are thinking “Well, we make up the majority, so we should get all the toys.”
The left has made it morally acceptable to discriminate on behalf of your own tribe. Whites are taking note.
The Big Counter Example: Radical Islam
Let’s take a look at a movement that avoids all three of these weaknesses: Radical Islam.
Whatever one may say about these maniacs, they have plenty of physical courage. Yes, the attack soft targets and avoid straight-up fights, but that isn’t physical cowardice. It’s despicable and dastardly, but now cowardly.
Similarly, they make a point of striking deep within the West, spreading their terror in the enemy heartland. There aren’t a lot of Islamic terror attacks in Riyadh or Teheran, are there? Funny how all the bombs seem to go off somewhere else.
Finally, though the Arabs and Persians have plenty of ethnic hatred (Jews, for example), they are equal-opportunity in terms of taking on allies. In fact, they love it when Europeans embrace their cause!
You never see ISIL or Al Qaeda banging on about the need to kill all white people everywhere. Infidels? You bet, but their goal is conversion and domination. Mixing ethno-nationalism weakens their brand.
I’m not saying the left will go away tomorrow, but ultimately it’s going to piss off enough people with its crazy, hateful and violent antics that even fellow travelers will be compelled to denounce them.