Death to All Russian Shuttles
I was in Massachusetts not long ago, and as I was driving, I noticed these signs along the side of the road in a couple of the nicer suburbs saying: “Hate Doesn’t Live Here”, or some such thing (with the obligatory sub-headings in a bunch of different languages, including Arabic, obviously), and I thought to myself that you couldn’t have a more emblematic symbol of the superficially cheap, flimsy hollowness that is the modern Leftist worldview. I’m reminded of the “well-known anti-fascist” from George Orwell’s Coming Up for Air:
‘Bestial atrocities. . . . Hideous outbursts of sadism. . . . Rubber truncheons. . . . Concentration camps. . . . Iniquitous persecution of the Jews. . . . Back to the Dark Ages. . . . European civilization. . . . Act before it is too late. . . . Indignation of all decent peoples. . . . Alliance of the democratic nations. . . . Firm stand. . . . Defence of democracy. . . . Democracy. . . . Fascism. . . . Democracy. . . . Fascism. . . . Democracy. . . .’ You know the line of talk. These chaps can churn it out by the hour. Just like a gramophone. Turn the handle, press the button, and it starts. Democracy, Fascism, Democracy. But somehow it interested me to watch him. A rather mean little man, with a white face and a bald head, standing on a platform, shooting out slogans. What’s he doing? Quite deliberately, and quite openly, he’s stirring up hatred.
And there it is. Hidden in plain sight amongst all the banalities and sloganeering is the true viciousness of the Left. When the mask slips, there’s real ugliness underneath, less a desire to right the world’s wrongs than to tear down those who have more, or have done more, or are simply better. This is the politics of invidiousness. We’ve seen the game played before, in places like South Africa and Zimbabwe, where under the auspices of “rectifying” the sins of Apartheid, whites are raped, killed, and dispossessed by thugs and squatters who want what they haven’t earned. It should be no surprise, then, that the arable lands seized by these criminals sinks to one-tenth of its productivity within the few years. South Africa went from a net food exporter to a net food importer. Jealousy is not sufficient to build policy around, and it inevitably ends up with everyone but the ringleaders and their cronies equally impoverished.
This is not an appeal to return to segregation, though if many “students of color” on college campuses get their way, the last fifty years will have meant nothing, but rather an interrogation of a viewpoint that has the entire West in thrall, a viewpoint that seems intent on dispensing with so much of the good modernity has to offer without realizing, or worse, not caring, that that’s what’s happening. Emboldening the worst elements of society, catering to Islamic fundamentalists and open Marxists, is destroying the most peaceful, prosperous societies the world has ever known out of a noxious amalgam of spite and hedonism. There is so little introspection, and such ignorance and venom on the Left, that they will gladly march the West into oblivion, singing the praises of Venezuela and the like, learning nothing from a century of repeated socialist failures; in Venezuela, people are shooting dogs in the street because they have nothing to eat, and, improbable as it may seem, Caracas has become even more dangerous than Mexico City or Juarez!
The donor class, globalists, and trans-national corporate types delight in their pawns’ blind devotion to the Cause, while for their part the pawns remain steadfast in their certitude that real socialism, true socialism, the kind that works, just hasn’t been implemented yet. Venezuela and all the others were stillborn because they didn’t go far enough! It was Lenin who said, “The goal of socialism is communism”, but even communism is a lethal failure. Lenin also said, “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation”, but it looks like it’s the regular people who are ground to dust and the top-down “revolutionaries” who make out like bandits. In fact, it appears the more “pure”, the worse off the general population becomes, but hey, maybe Bernie 2020 will be when we finally get it right!
On the most basic, easy-to-digest level, “equality” is a noble aim and makes a certain kind of fourth-grade sense, but “true” equality cannot hold up under even the most rudimentary reasoning or scrutiny. The best we can do is keep justice blind and offer equal protection under the law for all, not allowing for any special protection or privileges regardless of race, sex, religion, et cetera. Biology, circumstance, dumb luck…all of these things factor into a person’s starting point and lot in life, and no amount of wealth re-distribution is going to change that. The Chromosome Deniers can spout off about subjective “truths” until they’re blue in the face (pun intended), but there are real, immutable truths that their malleable socialization will run headlong into, and they cannot hold up. What’s more, their “truths” always seem to stay in the material—money, status, external characteristics like skin color—and never pass skin depth, unless it’s into the psychiatric “gray areas” of gender expression or the pseudoscience of constructivism, spectral sexuality, and anything else that passes the pleasure smell test. Eliminate all friction and discomfort, enjoy the here-and-now, fuck family, community, responsibility, all that matters is whose dick (male, female, non-binary) will be in your ass after a right swipe on Tinder.
The Left is doing their best to de-legitimize the Donald Trump and his administration because they represent the will of the sober, realistic traditionalists who had finally had enough. These are the people that want to be left alone to earn an honest living, start a family, and enjoy the simple pleasures of a Sunday afternoon football game without Colin Kaepernick grand-standing (or kneeling as the case may be) or watching the news without having to suffer through the media’s unending wail of anti-white and anti-Right hate. So yeah, Middle America got pissed off, and for the first time ever, whites voted as their own identity bloc. I find many elements of identity politics to be thoroughly reprehensible and even repulsive, but to return to my examples in Africa, at what point do you decide you’re not going to sign your own death warrant? The context is obviously different in many ways, but with Generalissimo Obama and his cronies running the ship, we got a glimpse of what the future looks like when White Guilt, itself a by-product of identity politics, “necessitates” turning a blind eye to the grossest executive over-reach and corruption the United States has ever seen. I should also point out that there’s a huge difference between identity politics and racial consciousness and even racial pride. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating who you are and having a strong sense of your people’s accomplishments; this doesn’t have to be a winner-take-all battle royale, but unfortunately as we’ve seen time and time again, if a bi- or multi-cultural society does not have strong cultural cohesion and economic prosperity (or in lieu of that a brutal dictator holding things together through sheer force of will), it is doomed to eventually be blown apart by tribalism and violence (e.g.: Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Nigeria, the USSR, Syria, Iraq, and the list goes on).
The ethos or, I would advance, ideology, of multi-culturalism in the West only seems to work in one direction. As Mark Steyn and Douglas Murray recently pointed out, no one’s complaining about the lack of great French restaurants in Mogadishu. In fact, much of the rest of the world is working overtime to expunge all of its minorities (e.g.: Egypt, Syria, Sudan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Iraq, Somalia, Nigeria, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Burma, Cameroon, Lebanon, Chad, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and once again, tragically, the list goes on). We seem perfectly content to let the Christians, Jews, apostates, gays, women, and all the other persecuted and genuinely oppressed peoples of Africa and Asia suffer—the people that would have a legitimate claim to refugee status—but instead we take almost exclusively fighting-age men, many of them Islamic fundamentalists/supremacists, while we let the others burn. It’s pathetic, it’s disgusting, and it’s disingenuous. Meanwhile the Left engages in rampant anti-Semitism and propagates the myth of the Palestinian genocide while real genocides rage across the globe.
Much of the justification for multi-culturalism and mass Third World immigration is couched in platitudes like “compassion” and “tolerance”, but in reality it excuses ignorance and fuels the globalist super-state and multi-nationals with cheap labor. A secondary “benefit” would seem to be the need for warm bodies to fund the boundless entitlements of the childless West, at least in theory. As we’ve discussed on this site before, however, mass Third World immigration is turning out to have the exact opposite effect, and the drain on the West’s resources due to these policies could prove to be disastrous. You can’t have indefinite, exponential growth of the welfare state without concurrent population growth, either through birth or immigration, in order to fund the welfare Ponzi scheme. Since the birthrates in the West are so low, enter mass Third World immigration stage left.
One of the gravest threats to the United States, and indeed the West as a whole, is transformative immigration. This kind of immigration brings huge numbers of non-assimilable people, especially from the Muslim world in the European context, who would rather change their surroundings to reflect the derelict societies they’ve come from than embrace their new environs and contribute to their flourishing. We don’t help matters by offering huge entitlements and incentives to come here and not contribute, not to mention that we teach children to be ashamed of their cultural inheritance in schools and preach the ahistorical ignorance of multi-culturalism. The American Left, for example, has enabled transformative immigration with numbers vastly in excess of what even the furthest Left proponents of the Immigration Act of 1965 expected. You’ll find equivalents all over the West.
Multi-culturalism and Leftist hate-disguised-as-peace-mongering are threatening our republican institutions and, at least in the United States, our constitutional protections of free speech. The rest of the West doesn’t have a First Amendment equivalent, and many countries are trying to appease the unappeasable by virtue-signaling their rights and freedoms down the drain. At this rate, there’s a very real chance many of these countries will not survive beyond being Third World shells of their former selves. If the Left truly believes that all or at least most people are inherently good and altruistic, then they don’t need all of the government welfare programs and entitlements because virtuous individuals and charitable organizations will take care of those in need. They show their hand, however, with the brute tactics, the naked power grabs, and the ceaseless expansion of government, with unelected bureaucrats having an outsized impact on citizens’ lives. The European Union is trying to bully Poland and Hungary into accepting migrants they’ve heretofore staunchly refused, actively working to subvert the will of the Polish and Hungarian people in their efforts to bend these sovereign nations to the will of the Brussels oligarchs.
So much of the Left’s position is just plain-and-simple posturing. The Leftist utopia is about as substantive as that stupid Pepsi commercial with one of the Jenners/Kardashians/whatever hawking Peace-by-Pepsi with a bunch of dancing and somersaulting brown people and cellists and hijab-clad photographers in the background, protesting against…I’m not sure, actually. It’s a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing—Russian Collusion for the PR and marketing set. Pepsi will never be Coke, and the Left will never be Right.
 George Orwell, Coming Up for Air, UK: Victor Gollancz, 1939, excerpted from Section III, Part One.