The Left: Unmasked

This is getting a  bit worrying:

* Protesters disrupting the Mexican restaurant meal of a Cabinet Secretary, forcing her to leave.

* The owner of an innocent-sounding “Red Hen” restaurant in Lexington, Virginia boasting that she refused to serve the presidential press secretary Sarah Sanders and asked her to leave. Sanders quite politely did. Now we learn from Sanders’ Dad, Governor Mike Huckabee, that when Sanders did as requested and went to another nearby restaurant — the angry Red Hen owner followed and kept harassing her.

* A Florida Democratic Party activist threatened Republican Congressman Brian Mast’s children, saying to one of the Congressman’s interns: “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.” News reports note that the man had called the Congressman’s office 478 times.

* A Member of Congress calls on supporters to confront and harass Trump administration officials when seen in public. Said Maxine Waters: “They’re not going to be able to go to a restaurant, they’re not going to be able to stop at a gas station, they’re not going to be able to shop at a department store. The people are going to turn on them, they’re going to protest, they’re going to absolutely harass them.”

* Florida’s Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican and Trump supporter, needed a police escort to get through hecklers who had confronted her at a movie theater in Tampa. The movie she had seen? It was about Mr. Rogers, the late Fred Rogers whose motto of his kids show was “Won’t you be my neighbor?” Questioned by a reporter one of the protesters snapped: “I’m not Mr. Rogers.” Indeed. Reported Bondi: “Thugs cursed me one inch from my face…”

* White House aide Stephen Miller was, per the New York Post, “accosted at a Mexican restaurant by a patron calling him a ‘fascist.’”

And more, as outlined by Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator.

But what has brought on this continuing paroxysm?

The real problem is that the left has nothing left, they’ve lost, but can’t admit it. Roger Simon at PJ Media, lays it out.

The problem is that it’s not just Hollywood lamebrains and jejune social justice idiots that have been infected, it’s the entire liberal/progressive side of the country, starting with the literary/media elites who give them their marching orders.

They are all having a nervous breakdown and it keeps getting worse, because… because… because Trump.

But I have news for them. It’s not at all about Trump. It’s about them.

Trump is what the shrinks call the “presenting complaint.” The real problem, as is often the case in psychotherapy, is something entirely different. And it is this: The left is dead. It’s not only dead, it’s decomposed with no there there or anywhere.

Only dopes or con artists believe in socialism anymore (hello, Venezuela!) and identity politics has been exposed as the racist shell game it is with blacks and Latinos actually doing better than they have in decades under the current pro-capitalist administration.

So the left has nothing to say, only most of them don’t quite realize it yet. But this blockage, this reluctance and even inability to deal with what is actually happening shuts down the brain and emerges as anger, the hamster wheel of constant rage against Trump.

Emphasis from the Speccie.

And never forget that the Fake News Media, which is dying itself, because of its lying, is fully complicit. Not of covering this stuff up, but of throwing gasoline on the fire.

So if you ever wondered what Italy and Germany were like in the 1920s now you know, except that this is happening in midst of an economic boom, which makes these Fascists even more unhappy. If you still harbor thoughts that anybody on the left gives a damn about you, no matter which group you belong to, that should be enough to cure you, if you have any rationality left.

The only parallel in American history is Reconstruction, when the Democratic Party’s enforcers, the Ku Klux Klan tried to enforce the removal of civil rights from the black citizens, especially in the south.

But that leaves the real problem, sooner or later somebody is going to get hurt or killed. Some fool is going to physically attack, likely a leftist fool, but that is not guaranteed, there is plenty of stress to go around. And the victim (or his bodyguards/friends) will respond, and if we are not very careful, then the chocks are out, and we’re off to a bloodbath.

Perhaps that is the only cure, but it is not a palatable one, and so I think tamer measures should be tried.

I have little sympathy for these Fascists, they are simply too stupid to function in a proper society, but that doesn’t mean they should be put down in the streets.

I have no idea of the solution, the targets are certainly entitled to self-defense, and yet that could well be the proximate cause of a real mess.

It’s a time for cool heads and lots of thinking, and as Sgt Esterhouse always reminded us,

“Be careful out there.”

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24 Responses to The Left: Unmasked

  1. Scoop says:

    Indeed what turbulent times. However, if you want to call it a bright spot, most of this is orchestrated by the elites as it always is. They pay for, incite and urge this on as they have always done. It is not a grassroots reaction although they will want you to believe that.

    Soros, the pols, the activists from the many Soros funded NGO’s other organizations use their clout and their money to cause problems, riots, beatdowns etc. The professionally printed signs and the money and backing by labor unions like the SEIU come to mind from the recent past. Then there was the totally fabricated 1 percenters and the black lives matter etc. etc. etc.

    I want to see arrests of those who actually cause this violence: not a shutdown of 1st amendment rights but something akin to yelling fire in a crowded theater. They are going to get people killed and they also risk igniting a civil war which will, as you say, get very bloody if they don’t find a way to stick a sock (maybe a dozen socks) in the mouth of Maxine (aka Mad Max) Waters and her ilk.

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    • NEO says:

      Agree, as long as it can be done within the law. The ruling on union political contributions from non members is due today (I think). If that goes as it should, it will be a help. Funny thing, the Teamsters support Trump, even though AFSCME is a Teamster’s Union.

      What I’m most afraid of is somebody legitimately defending themselves and it gets badly out of hand.

      The damned House can’t even manage to censure her, and yet, she should simply be expelled, a hateful woman, and relic of the bad old days.

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      • Scoop says:

        Well we have a whole bunch of folks in the House these days that exhibited the IQ of a bag of hammers.

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        • NEO says:

          Boy, is that the truth, although it is offensive to hammers.

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        • Scoop says:

          Indeed so. At least a hammer is useful for something.

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        • NEO says:

          Very true, second best tool for putting screws! 🙂

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        • Scoop says:

          After duct tape, it is one of the most useful tools on the planet. Between the two you can fix almost anything.

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        • NEO says:

          Yessir! 🙂

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    • the unit says:

      Joining conversation a little late again, so will incorporate a bit here as to some other comments. Oops, bad word, incorporate. 🙂
      Stuffing with medicated sea sponge. Within the law, law of physics…stuff with commode plunger. Expelled representative = exfoliated by natural means. 12# maul is a hammer. Gorilla tape can fix a hernia. Lock them up with combination lock and let their Russian hackers figure it out. It’s sickening, that’s what Imodium is for. Looking for a fight, give ’til the say “No Mas”.
      And hand in hand and… 🙂

      Forgive me, just had old wisdom tooth surgically extracted this morning, kinda crazy still after last week. 🙂

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      • NEO says:

        Yikes! You sound pretty good, considering! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Yep, it finally aborted (yanked out) after 76 years, 42 months( including it’s gestational age)…plus another month and 10 days since B-Day. It taken it’s bit’ens and was time to stop chip’en (away}. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Mine all gave in my 50s, weren’t much good anyway! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Take after my aunt. Died with all her teeth, forget age, but older than me now. Brain tumor took her. Yikes!

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        • NEO says:

          Yeah, goes like that, when I was born (they were about 40) had one tooth between them. 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Oops, forgot again. Yikes…with a 🙂 still.

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      • Scoop says:

        Tiny Tim’s hit song that won the heart of Miss Vicki. Married on the Tonight Show back in ’69. Those were the days! 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Tiptoe through the tulips. Indeed they were. 🙂

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  2. Scoop says:

    I think that we should play hardball with the Democrats. They are trying to open the border so that they will never lose an election again. I think we should have a similar strategy.

    After looking at this Pew Poll,
    http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/07/28/a-closer-look-at-the-gender-gap-in-presidential-voting/ft_16-7-29-gender2/

    I suggest that we should restrict the vote to married persons who attend church 1 or more times per week, never went to college and are older than 50 years of age. 🙂

    Of course, taking away the women’s vote might be helpful as well but I didn’t want to offend anyone. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Boudica2015.

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  4. Nicholas says:

    This is all so awful for the reasons you have said. These people in the US and UK pose a risk to society, but if we lock them up, we will be called fascists. As you say, it’s a powder keg – if we do anything in response (self-defence, private law suits, etc), they’ll just react with more shout-downs, protests, and riots. But there has to come a time when enough is enough. The citizenry have a right to protect themselves and in the UK we need to campaign to get rid of some laws that are used to suppress people with genuine grievances. There have been too many court cases about street preachers, etc. It’s sickening.

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    • NEO says:

      They do, and they are looking for a fight. And if they keep looking they will find one, they will lose, but in some measure we all will. In the UK, I;m not entirely sure they will lose, but the fight may have to be made, before what we built is completely destroyed. Awful is a good description.

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  5. Nicholas says:

    This goes hand-in-hand with NEO’s post yesterday on the death of the university. We desperately need to outcompete the existing schools, colleges, and universities in providing low cost education that gives students basic life skills, a basic logical framework, and some exposure to the canon of Western culture in a format that won’t overburden them.

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  6. As a Brit living now in America (and for many years, over a decade) I usually don’t get into American politics straight-up, but I am a most certain conservative (more of a libertarian). But the American Democratic Party has surely gone off the rails! Very sad indeed, and I fear it is just a sign of where the Dumb-ing Down of America has gone. But where will it end?

    *Btw, the pic is me when I was in my 20’s, from the beach somewhere in France as I remember?. My wife loves it, and she put it up!

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    • NEO says:

      Hard to say where, but I have more hope than I have had for a decade these days.

      Better just do as you’re told then! 🙂

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