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Thursday, June 06, 2019

A Movement of Professional Victims and Conspiracy Theories

Every movement has a mission statement. “Make America Great Again” is the conservative one. (It’s the “Again” part that makes it conservative.) The enemies of making America great have one too.

If the radicals had red hats, they would say, “They’re Out To Get You.”

TOTGY has been the leftist motto since before Marx learned to shave and then decided to stop doing it. The arc of history may bend toward many places, but the black rainbow serviced by a snarling leprechaun with a PhD and a cocaine problem always begins and ends in the same paranoid place.

They’re destroying the planet. They’re hoarding all the wealth. They start all the wars. They’re dividing the country. They’re killing kids in schools. They’re conspiring with the Russians. They killed JFK.

The Democrats crave inspirational leaders for the same reason that alcoholics need mouthwash. It covers up the ugly stench. Lefties love packaging their hateful ravings, paranoid delusions and plans for world domination with moving soliloquies about everyone coming together to make a difference.

So far coming together and making a difference has killed approximately 200 million people.

Between Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Jim Jones, more people have been killed by lefties coming together and making a difference than by AIDS and the Ebola virus combined. Every day the media warns about the threat of unvaccinated children in school spreading measles. There are far more American children infected with the disease that piled up skulls in Cambodia and filled the Russian tundra with mass graves, that starved Chinese peasants to death and served poisoned Kool-Aid to American children.

Schools spread the infection like wildfire and the only vaccine against it isn’t allowed on school grounds.

What killed all those people is a mental bacillus that can be examined under a microscope. It has cilia, no spine and whispered its sour nothings in the ears of commissars and soldiers, of peasants and workers, of Brother Number Three and a thousand frenzied schoolchildren beating their teachers to death.

The thing it whispered in their ears was, “They’re out to get you.”

Normal people do not murder their neighbors for wearing glasses. They do not sink them in boats weighed down with stones. They do not inform on their parents or poison their own children.

But they can be convinced to do these things once they’ve come together to make a difference.

Why do lefties keep coming together to make a difference? Because they’re fighting an unjust society. And what makes the society unjust and in need of fighting with protests, bombs and gulags?

They’re out to get you.

All leftist credos begin with the conviction of a powerful conspiracy against the groups of people they hope to recruit, a conspiracy that is as implausible as it is unsustainable, which can only end in genocide or social transformation. Somehow the Left usually manages to fit both into its busy schedule.

First, it was class. The capitalist pigs, the factory owners, like the Engels family, were maintaining a permanent underclass while reaping all the profits. Mankind was doomed to live in a Dickensian novel of starving orphans cowering beneath puffing smokestacks unless the proletariat rose up in a revolution. Then it was going to be a racial war and now, finally the capitalists are plotting to destroy the planet.

Like any good conspiracy theory, the “they” keep changing. So does the “You”.

One day, it’s the evil factory owners keeping the working class down. The next day it’s the racist working-class whites keeping black people down. And then it’s the homophobic blacks keeping gay people down. And then it’s the Islamophobic gays keeping Muslims down.

Finally, it’s everyone destroying the planet by driving cars without buying carbon credits from Al Gore.

Intersectionality means that everyone is a “You” and a “They”. Everyone has cause to hate and fear, and to be hated and feared. There is no such thing as being too paranoid about identity politics.

In identity politics, the only question is are you paranoid enough?

As with all murderous ideologies, the conspiracy theories begin with conscious actions and end with subconscious crimes. A list of specific charges concludes with one unforgivable offense. Existence.

The final verdict is death.

What sort of monsters go around killing millions? The same sorts of little monsters who shout down professors, assault speakers, and expect an imminent apocalypse if they don’t get their way.

Victims.

To believe that, “they are out to get you”, you need to be a victim.

To be a victim isn’t to experience suffering or to survive a horrifying act of violence. It is to be convinced that the world is an unfair place and it can only be made fair when those responsible are put down.

Or, as they call it, social justice.

Every genocide begins with a conspiracy theory. So does victimhood. The conspiracy theory claims that utopia would be possible, but the bad people insist on selfishly ruining it for everyone. In Rwanda, the bad people were the Tutsis. In Nazi Germany, they were the Jews. In America, they’re everyone.

Racism has its limits. After applying enough DNA tests, there’s someone a racist won’t kill. But when everyone is complicit in the intersectional crimes of everyone else, and, the destruction of the planet, who is really innocent? Killings in leftist societies don’t stop when they run out of people to kill. They only end when the machine runs out of executioners to shoot, beat, torture and mutilate them.

And human nature, being what it is in both evil and goodness, they eventually do.

There comes a point when killing people no longer makes anyone feel good. And that’s when the People’s Republic of Killingstan settles down to a steady decline into corruption and decay like an old gangster passing away his remaining years in a drunken haze to make the time go by more quickly.

The old gangsters died off in Russia and China, and, more recently in Cuba and Venezuela. They’re even showing signs of passing on in North Korea. Human evil is more finite than human good. And weaker.

America’s gangsters have yet to grow old and they haven’t tasted blood in a long time.

Their message, the one that gets neighbors to smash each other’s heads and sons to turn on fathers, is broadcast on every channel and taught in every school. It’s hummed in songs and made into movies.

“They’re out to get you.”

The conspiracy is all the more compelling for being nebulous, shapeless and formless. The villains are oil companies and the working class. At any moment, the progressive male college student can become a rapist. Bigotry is in our subconscious. Carbon is exhaled in our every breath. The enemy is everywhere.

Once upon a time, the conspiracies were simple. Now we live in a world haunted by our own demons.

The crime was never truly capitalism or bigotry. It was human nature. And human nature was also the motive. “They’re out to get you,” is the primal paranoid idea of politics. It taps into the part of our brain that ran from wolves or killed them. The wolves have become men. And sometimes we are them.

Leftist politics is another means of justifying the robbery and abuse of your neighbors. Its sense of oppression is just entitlement misspelled. Its targets are guilty because the perpetrators are greedy.

Cain was the first Communist. He killed Abel because he worked harder and believed in G-d.

When G-d tried to tell the first murderer that the evil was not in his brother, it was in him, he didn’t listen. Modern lefties refuse to listen to this central message of religion, that we fix the world by fixing ourselves, rather than fixing ourselves by remaking the world in our own broken image.

The mark of Cain is a red flag. Where you see it, socialism and spilled blood soon follow. A layer cake of academic theories and violent outrage are used as masks for the same old evils of envy and hate.

And so millions of leftists are coming together to make a difference in America by rioting, punching, deplatforming, firing, harassing, and suppressing, spying on their political opponents, murdering babies and reminding us that they’re a deadlier outbreak than any disease to hit this country in a century.

The cries of, “justice”, really mean power. And the cries of, “change”, really mean murder.

Utopia won’t build itself.






Daniel Greenfield is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This article previously appeared at the Center's Front Page Magazine.

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18 comments:

Anne said...

But they “mean well.” Or so said one author of a book on the Russian Revolution.

But lots of people thought Hitler was doing the right thing too. Of the two, Communism killed more people.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

A well thought out essay, thank you, Sir!

timmysfriend said...

Wow. What a read to start my day. Thanks Daniel.+

Mo said...

Individualism vs collectivism is good vs evil.

Unknown said...

That, Daniel, is another epic piece. They put together thoughts we all know are true, but can't express in such an eloquent way.
When I let my mind wander off to sleep, I imagine what it would be like to hear hear these words broadcast or read over the airwaves where it would get a much wider audience.

It would generate a helluva reaction.

JimmyinTEXAS said...

Interesting read and interesting list of killers you put together.
Included was Jim Jones. Pah, he killed a paltry 900, Where is Adolf Hitler, his victims totaled around the 6,000.000 mark.

Robohobo said...

Jimmy - Good old Adolf and The National Socialists got closer to 12 million. 6 million Jews, 3 million Gypsies, ~3 million Catholics, mental patients, Communists and other assorted undesirables.

The Last Bastion of remaining Liberty is in pockets in the West. They are rapidly being eliminated or replaced.

Time is shorter than most think.

Rich Kozlovich said...

I wish more writers were willing to be this honest. Another Home Run!!!!

Rich

The Conservative Curmudgeon said...

I read the "They're coming to get you " in the beginning of your piece and immediately thought you were referring to the REPUBLICANS 2020 campaign slogan!

Although the GOP hasn't been this powerful in a long time they refuse to run on any ideas or visions but rely on fear and anger as the red meat for being re-elected. The only result this assures is confirming the GOP as a party that is unsure of what it stands for and that it can CONTINUE to take advantage of the constituents gullibility. Case in point......In 2018 they ran on "Caravan and Kavanaugh" and because they no longer have any Clinton to use as there straw man in 2020 they will run on peddling the fear of "Socialism' taking over the country. In the meantime the "They're coming to get you" pap will be used concerning "Facebook","Twitter" and "Google" along with the schools are coming to brainwash our children with their leftist P.C.

While your piece holds some water I suggest you don't throw stones (nor hypocrisy)at glass houses without looking in the mirror first.

Anonymous said...

Careful critical thinking is protection against
this plague of suicidal psychology. The young
need protection against infection until they
can confront this toxic falsehood.

Evil often passes as virtue; we are admonished
to hold a certain dogma as the One Truth. In
so doing, we shut off reason.

Best to avoid authority fallacy, group think,
hasty decisions, vague references to “they”.

Charlie

Obama's boyfriend said...

Outstanding sir. This should be read in every school, at the start of every school year, in the Congress and anywhere where people gather.

Anonymous said...

@ConservativeCurmudgeon, facebook, gulag and twitter engage in deliberate censorship of anything critical of the left and the islamic faith. This is documented fact. Your attempts to obfuscate this as paranoia are disgusting.

The Conservative Curmudgeon said...

@ Anonymous:
First off these are PRIVATE entities and before you join them they ask you if you are willing to accept the terms THEY DICTATE to use THEIR FORUM. Secondly there are many cosmetic Conservative sites like "Breitbart", "Human Events" and "American Greatness" that blindly support the president and refuse to post any thing derogatory about him or clown car administration. So DEAL WITH IT !

dajake said...

Excellent article as usual. Just one minor point: Jim Jones the communist at Jonestown did not use Kool-Aid. It was Fla-Vor-Aid instant drink mix.

Sergeant Pete said...

It will be interesting to see how this plays out in a land with a proper amount of self defense weapons. While I tend to disagree with what Cuckservative Curmudgeon says, there is a point in our hyper-connected society when 100 million well armed citizens deciding, "They are out to get You!" tends to turn around and bite the leftists on the arse.

Mark Matis said...

Tribe.

Anonymous said...

@TheConservativeCurmudgeon
You seem much more supportive of ideological censorship at Facebook and Twitter than at Breitbart, American Greatness, Human Events.

The Conservative Curmudgeon said...

@ Anonymous:
Not supportive but I am adult enough to accept being banned from Breitbart, American Greatness and Human Events. If they want to be an echo chambers for the deaf and dumb so be it.

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