[SultanKnish] Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously observed that socialism works until you run out of other people’s money. Identity politics also works until you run out of other people.
And then #MeToo becomes #NotMeToo.
Other people’s money can be borrowed against. That’s why we have the national debt that we do. But identity politics has multiplied too abruptly and explosively to postpone the reckoning much longer. What were once simple categories of three races and two genders has mutated into an infinite alphabet of sexual identities, a Big Bang of ethnicities, national, cultural, racial and religious, each with its own microaggressions, that easily tops two hundred and shows no signs of slowing down its expansion.
Intersectionality, the Das Kapital of identity politics economics, tries to manage the complex network of interactions even as it purges Jews and white people. And now it’s even starting to purge men.
The left is running out of other people.
#MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, the campus purges of ’whiteness’ and ’toxic masculinity’, the civil wars within the LGBT alphabet soup all point to the ’other people’ crisis of the left. The latest social justice wave has made men, white people and even white gay men into hate objects. The resentment coalition of identity politics is fracturing into a tribal war of identity microgroups against everyone else.
The economics of socialism and the political economics of identity politics both come down to the core leftist creed of redistributing the wealth and privilege supposedly hoarded by a minority. Seize all the wealth from the rich and fund free health care. Take away white privilege and open up society. Open the borders of the United States to the Third World. Shut down factories and end all pollution. Destroy capitalism, the patriarchy, heteronormativity, whiteness and every other strawman raised up by the left.
That is the engine of the three radical R’s of the left: Resentment, Revolution and Redistribution.
It’s a scam. Like every scam, it relies on using the greed of the mark against him. Con artists are in the easy money business. They promise the men and women they scam that they can have easy money. But it’s only the con artist who ends up easily making money out of the deal. That’s the scam the left pulls.
It’s why leftist politics is the greatest and deadliest scam ever perpetrated in human history.
The Russian peasants who were promised their own land were instead chained to feudal collectivist farms. They were reduced to sharecroppers who were unable to leave the lands of their masters. The workers who were promised bread starved in the cities. The soldiers who were promised peace died in a more horrifying war. When Stalin told his mother that he was the new czar, the scam was complete.
It was the same story from the Soviet Union to Communist China, from Cuba to Cambodia, from the ghettoes of blue states to the rusting factories of union shops, from the decaying farmlands of Europe to the blighted working class of Britain. The scam ends with mass misery for everyone except the leftist scammers. The revolutionaries get rich and powerful while everyone else loses everything.
My source said, “That room isn’t a room where POTUS gets a fair shake.”
I think we can be reasonably certain a "fair shake" was never the intent.
I know it sounds outlandish and totally off-the-wall, but now that things have quieted down a bit, perhaps Mr. Mueller could spare a couple of his legal sleuths to have a look into the unsolved Seth Rich murder.
It's nice, but anyone semi-competent prosecutor can pack a grand jury for an indictment. Getting a conviction is another matter particularly when its all predicated upon tainted materials. So, its all show. Dragged into 2018 to be released but not resolved just in time for the mid-terms. Like Alabama, its to suppress Trunk turnout. Trunks had better learn, its all about POWER never about principle.
For some reason I'm reminded of an old joke.
CIA agent been training for 10 years for a mission in Russia. Well, he arrives in Moscow, walks into a bar, sits at the counter and orders. After the third vodka the bartender comes over and says "You're a CIA agent, right?", "No. I'm an ordinary Russian Ivan Ivanovich Ivanov - do I look like a CIA agent?" Bartender: "Well, you're dressed like a Russian, you walk like a Russian, you speak like a Russian, and you drink like a Russian.". Agent: "so what's the problem?". Bartender: "You're black!"
And that reminds me of a Polish joke. A Polish linguistics student was doing research in the deep South on the local accents & language variations. He was trying to see if he could pass himself off as a true Southerner. He went into a store and asked for some "'taters, 'nanas, and 'maters". The storekeeper replied, "You're Polish, aren't you?" The crestfallen student said, "How did you know?" Storekeeper: "This is a hardware store."
[Wash Times] Pranksters in California with a knack for making highway signs welcomed in the new year with an invitation to "felons, illegals" and members of the MS13 gang.
The Golden State’s reputation for undermining federal immigration laws to shield illegal immigrants prompted the creation of a highway sign in 2017 touting Malibu as a sanctuary city for "cheap nannies and gardeners." A new installment mocks Gov. Jerry Brown’s "sanctuary state" legislation, which went into effect Monday.
"Official Sanctuary State: Felons, Illegals and MS13 welcome. Democrats Need The Votes!" a sign shared by travelers on social media reads.
"OMG! Look at this sign someone put up on the 15 Freeway between LA and Las Vegas!" Twitter user Kambree Kawahine Koa wrote Monday, Fox News reported.
Mr. Brown said in October that new laws were needed to bring "a measure of comfort" to millions of illegal immigrants living in the state.
Off topic perhaps, and I'm certainly not a lawyer, but I'm wondering about old Moonbeam and California's taxation of the newly legalized marijuana. If the state knowingly receives money from a state tax on a substance which it is still a federal felony to possess, does that make him complicit in the commission of a federal felony? Could he not then be prosecuted? I'd love to see that.
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[Townhall] But there’s something else going on in Iran that could well be playing an important role in the rising Iranian discontent.
It’s something that has been building and growing under the surface and behind closed doors. And it remains one of the best kept secrets in the world, despite occasional media reports in the last few years: Iranian Muslims are converting to Christianity at an unprecedented pace.
I’ve heard this firsthand from Iranian converts. I’ve heard it firsthand from Christian leaders who have worked with these converts inside and outside of Iran. And I’ve heard it from missiologists whose job it is to track such things.
And it’s reminiscent of the conversion of tens of millions of Chinese behind the cover of the Bamboo Curtain. Missiologists were reporting it for years before the rest of the world found out about it. Now, it is an open secret, leading to headlines like this, from April 14, 2014, in the UK Telegraph: "China on course to become 'world's most Christian nation' within 15 years. The number of Christians in Communist China is growing so steadily that it by 2030 it could have more churchgoers than America."
We’ve discussed that off and on here at Rantburg, though never with such concrete numbers for Iran. There was the interview on Al Jazeera where a sheikh claimed six million Muslims convert to Christianity a year in Africa alone. The original video disappeared long ago. Fortunately, it was cached in a number of places and republished. See here for the key five minutes.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.