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What will become of the useful idiots?

I disagree with this author’s claim that Marxism is what is driving the alleged “far-left” in the US, just as I disagree that the alleged “far-right” is driven by fascism. Actual Marxists are rare in US political culture (as are actual fascists). While there are Maoist-like tendencies on the fringes of PC culture, the mainstream of PC has more in common with religious moral crusaders of past times (like the Legion of Decency and Moral Majority) than Marxism. It’s just that various changes have taken place in the wider society where the dominant sectors of the capitalist class use PC culture as useful idiots rather than religious moralists and other conservatives like the then-dominant sectors of the capitalist class did in past times.  Even on the margins, PC extremism has more in common with identitarian movements on the far-right than Marxist economism and class determinism. The Democratic Party has gone out of its ways to marginalize anything resembling economic populism or reform liberalism much less actual socialism or Marxism. And the Bidenist police state regards the “far-left” as enemies just as much as the “far-right.” It’s the same that actual fascists and neo-Nazis are rare on the “far-right.” Most “far-rightists” in the US are in the Know-Nothing tradition within American political culture, which is still within the historic “liberal republican” paradigm.

By Liam Brooks, American Thinker

As the Marxist revolution oozes forward, I occasionally wonder what will happen to the useful idiots when the commies seize absolute power in this once great Republic. I believe that most AT readers are familiar with the term, but for those who need a brief refresher, a useful idiot, as defined by Wikipedia, “is a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause’s goals, and who is cynically used by the cause’s leaders.” In my opinion, this definition can be applied to a majority of the young, brainwashed radicals who have no idea about the true history of Marxism…or the real history of their native land that they’re working so hard to destroy.

We’re all aware of the current props being used by the radical left to further their cause — LGBT issues, racism, feminism, slavery, etc. — but how will some of those props fare under a Marxist regime?  It’s difficult to research racial politics in China and Russia because no nation — especially communist countries — has nearly as much racial and ethnic diversity as the United States.  But the fate of the LGBT community and feminism is another matter.  While several websites make vague and inconclusive references to gay and transgender rights in China and Russia, it appears that feminism and homosexuality — and certainly transgenderism — are simply not tolerated.

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