Joined: Oct. 2005
Kf in July 2020
| I repeat, the USA is a reasonably functioning democracy, with many means of peaceful assembly, petition, argument, negotiation and more, locally and federally. There is no excuse for rioting, blocking traffic, assaulting passers by, mayhem, arson, attacking police doing the thankless job of law enforcement, shooting, murder, mob rule. All of which have been happening. So, no, I do not buy attempts to induce us to disbelieve our “lyin’ eyes.” I think, the name for this move beyond mere spin is gaslighting.|
| It should be quite clear what this is. Especially as “dictatorship of the proletariat” — the goal of class warfare on the way to the ever-receeding utopian golden age of Communism — is a self-description of Communist regimes. I refer to Havel’s Power of the Powerless to see what that entails.|
July 25, 2020 at 7:36 am
FWIW: A local journalist (and longstanding critic of Antifa who was hit in the head with a cement loaded “milkshake” and hospitalised
| You seem to be taking at face value claims of media etc voices that on track record of the past several years have no credibility; at this point, I would not take “the sky is blue” from such at face value. |
So yeah this is just a new bullshit affectation he’s got
July 26, 2020 at 12:21 am
it isn’t just “one photo,” there is clear documentation showing the culture-form marxist character, and it is in the thread above. What is striking, rather, is the general media suppression of the salient facts and patent import of policy positions of the two key movements (doubtless, there is as usual, a whole ecology involved). In addition, it is quite clear from patterns playing out that we are seeing a 4GW update to the Red Guards in action, comparable to several recent insurgencies in Europe and the Middle East.
And no, this is not a place for naive Popperian falsificationism, understanding and applying lessons of history is strategy not science. If you don’t understand the difference, you are short several dimensions in this version of chess.
FYI, the very first political view I absorbed, literally at mother’s knee, was anti-fascism. FYFI, my political credo, quite literally, is the 2nd para of the US DoI, 1776. I would appreciate your taking due note and refraining from invidious and agit prop laced, slanderous invidious associations.
You are obviously unaware of the incoherence of the conventional political spectrum and its placement of say the National Socialist German Workers’ Party — the expansion of “Nazi” (and yes, they meant the “socialist”) — as “extreme right.”