missing the point

Probably true,
but beside the point.

A study conducted at the University of Toronto concluded that extreme protest tactics such as blocking traffic, damaging property, and rioting actually reduce popular support for the political movements that employ them. [story]

The issue is not the issue. The Revolution™ is the issue.

All traditional, Western, liberal ideas, principles, habits, characteristics, history, culture, etc. are issues.
The Left™’s objective is to foment any and all chaos which can lead to The Revolution™ and eliminate or weaken all principles, culture, and institutions that could interfere with it.

By any means necessary, since the stories and issues and promises and absurdities they used before The Revolution™ will go down the Memory Hole after New History™ begins.
All reality and ideas that don’t serve will be changed or eliminated.

That’s why they ally themselves with movements and causes that any reasonable person would call incompatible (crime, anarchism, Islam, etc.). They will be dealt with in due course; but, first, The Revolution™.

If rioting over which way twist-ties are twisted would lead to more chaos, then it’s a legitimate issue. If the twist-tie industry adopts The Left™’s position, The Left™ will become outraged over its impact on some currently fashionable victim group.

The issue is not the issue. The Revolution™ is the issue.


  1. Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:43 pm |

    I looked up some images of the communist riot leader, nelini stamp – there were plenty of pics. She seems to either be rioting or a speaker at various lefty conferences. In several pics she’s at some confab sitting next to the fake conservative, david brooks! I guess brooks thinks he’ll be one of the leaders or wise men in nelini stamp’s brave new world. I don’t think so. I’d put my money on brooks being a guest of honor at a future nelini stamp firing squad.

  2. Blake
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:20 pm |

    I believe this is the Che theory of revolution, that if one creates the right conditions for revolution, revolution will follow.

    (I wikipediaed Che and according to his book, the revolutionary vanguard can create the conditions for revolution even if all of the necessary elements are not present. Since it’s Wikipedia, YMMV. Although, I suspect this is accurate, again, because it’s Wikipedia)

  3. Peggy U
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm |

    I guess the douche bags in our neck of the woods didn’t read that study.

  4. DougM (side-eyed so-and-so)
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 6:55 pm |

    bo ^1
    Yep. He’ll be “dealt-with” during the second wave.

    Might be a good time to re-post…

    DougM’s Two-Minute Theory of the Marxist Political Vector
(or Why You Can’t Get There From Here)

    Marxist revolutions can never achieve true communism, because the political process must always pass through a stable form despotic Socialism (e.g. Stalinism). There are no paths from that miserable and cruel abyss up to the cloud-city of communism.
    The power and ruthlessness required to succeed in a revolution of the masses requires strongmen. Strongmen don’t cede power once acquired, so after the initial revolution, everything is about maintaining power. First, the opposition must be dealt with, and that gets ugly. As a result, the True Believers™ become appalled by what’s going on, so they must be dealt with, too. Rivals within the regime and possible future rival groups and incubators must then be deal with.
    As a result, “dealing with” becomes the main business of the regime. That despotism is, historically, a fairly stable condition, so all that remains of the revolution is the label “Socialist.” Socialism is the relatively stable, despotic stage preceding an idyllic Marxist communism that can never come.
    However, the regime can’t maintain power by simple despotism forever, so it evolves into a kind of organized-crime state. That’s a parasitic condition which functions for a while; but it survives only by consuming its host, eventually discarding its rotten, partially consumed parts, and invading a fresh host. Sometimes this parasitic regime recognizes the impossibility of continuing that way, so it eases the reins allows the host to heal a little (e.g. Lenin, China) … after which it resumes its parasitic, despotic nature in order to sustain the regime’s power. Of course, if this easing of the reins goes on too long, the people will get a taste for the good life, and the Socialist regime may collapse.
    That’s why Socialism has never evolved into true Marxist communism. Not only is it a fundamentally flawed as a theory of government (based on Marx’s bad history, bad economics, and bad psychology), it is ultimately impossible to achieve, politically.

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:22 pm |

    ^ Good explanation, Doug.
    …it is ultimately impossible to achieve, politically.
    I would add “…because they always run out of other people’s money.”

  6. Dave
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:31 pm |

    Caps off

  7. DougM (side-eyed so-and-so)
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 7:38 pm |

    dick ^^
    Yeah, that’s why it evolves into an organized-crime state, to deal with that leech phase.

    dave ^
    Just be glad I’ve grown out of my too-many-elipses phase.

  8. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm |

    This chick is all we need to know about anything.
    She embodies this post.

  9. Blake
    Posted February 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm |

    Sondra, I’d heard of this gal, knew she was bad, but she’s even worse than I imagined. She’s a true believer and obviously cares not if people are killed as long as “the right people” die.

    One might almost call her a fanatic. Screw that, the woman is a fanatic and a menace.

  10. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 7:53 am |

    SK@8 — eyes like a snake, that one…

  11. SondraK, Queen of SondraKistan
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 9:00 am |

    She’s got Charles Manson eyes.

  12. Fawkes News (Moar Cowbell)
    Posted February 15, 2017 at 10:25 am |

    Or, to paraphrase Bernie Sanders in a recent debate, you got stuff, and we want it.

    Or… (NSFW – language)