The Suicide of the Left Reply

I have warned that the present wave of culture war vandalism and arson could quite possibly provoke a right-wing, “law and order” backlash. Bill Lind, the leading theorist of fourth generation warfare, seems to agree. Although I think Lind is discounting or ignoring the massive demographic, cultural, generational, economic, and other changes that have happened in recent years.

By William S. Lind

Traditional Right

The cultural Marxists think they are riding high. Thousands of kids are demonstrating for “Black Lives Matter”. The Left’s long-running war on police is surging as panicked politicians throw the cops under the bus. Not only Confederate war memorials but those to Union forces as well, along with the World War ll memorial in the Washington mall, are desecrated. A commune is declared in a six-block area in Seattle. Anyone in the Establishment who offends in the slightest, most trivial way against Political Correctness is off to the guillotine. The Terror is again in full swing and the Jacobins are elated.

What is really happening here is not the triumph of the Left, but its suicide.

As I wrote in my last column, the young demonstrators are out there just to be out there, after two months of confinement, “social distancing”, masks, etc. have left them bored out of their skulls. Their commitment to “Black Lives Matter” (except to other blacks, who kill each other like flies) is a mile wide and an inch deep. The “cause” could as easily be vegetable rights, Save the Cockroaches, or banning discrimination against bovine flatulence. Anything that justifies their getting together in large numbers and making trouble works for them.

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George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant: Statues, monuments vandalized extend beyond Confederates Reply

Apparently, monuments to abolitionists, lynched African-Americans, and victims of Armenian genocide have been vandalized. If the contents of this article are true (it is FOX, after all), it would seem to confirm something that I have been thinking, which is that in addition to the Blue Tribe Khomeinists/SJW Talibanists, the outpouring of statuephobia we have seen lately is being driven by a lot of people who aren’t even particularly political. Instead, vandalizing statues has become a fad like streaking in the early 70s or the hula hoop in the 1950s.

Historic monuments and statues have become the targets of anger and vandalism during Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of George Floyd‘s police custody death at the end of May.

The initial statues under fire were Confederate soldiers and generals largely in the South due to the treatment of African-Americans, but the anger has spread to monuments of all backgrounds — including former U.S. presidents — many of which have been torn down, and some have been officially removed.

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Protesters Demand ICE Empty Its Jails as COVID-19 Continues to Spread 2

This happened a few weeks ago. The fact that these folk are only protesting ICE jails and not ALL jails shows that they have not yet developed authentic lumpen proletarian revolutionary class consciousness but are merely Blue Tribe Khomeinists.

Democracy Now

In immigration news, advocates across the country are continuing demands to release all people from Immigration and Customs Enforcement jails as confirmed coronavirus cases inside facilities in the U.S. near 1,400. Immigrant rights advocates led protests outside immigration jails in California and Washington state Thursday. In Burlington, Massachusetts, advocates replaced the ICE flag at the agency’s Boston Field Office with a new flag that read ”ICE Kills. Free Them All.” Another national day of action is planned for today.

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Abandoned amusement parks around the US that will give you the chills Reply

These would be some awesome locations for future intentional communities or startup societies.

When you think of theme parks, your mind probably goes straight to the modern rides of Disney World, but there are some amusement parks around the country that have been left completely abandoned and decrepit.

Seph Lawless has made a career of documenting urban decay and abandoned places in America and beyond. Over the years, he’s visited a number of abandoned theme parks in the US — and the photos are haunting.

Check out the 30 photos below to see the eerie remains of 10 different neglected parks for yourself.

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The world’s amazing places swallowed by the sea Reply

By Rachel Truman

Love Exploring

Humans have long been fascinated and frightened by the beauty and power of the ocean. Some communities feel its sheer force more than others. Here we take a look at historic villages that have fallen prey to the waves, today’s coastal communities that have been abandoned to the sea, plus natural and man-made landmarks at risk of rising sea levels.

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Krystal & Saagar CALLED OUT By Lefty Magazine Reply

Kyle’s reply to Nathan Robinson in this is pretty good. The problem that I have with Robinson, Krystal, Saager, and Kyle alike is that they are all statist-reformists of one kind or another. Saager is an economic nationalist, Kyle and Krystal are social democrats, and Robinson is an outright socialist. I would consider myself to be a populist on a tactical level (“anarcho-populism” in the sense of “all enemies of the state against the state”) but in a way that is light years away from where any of these folks are. And my approach to economics is worlds apart from their “expand the welfare state/pass more regulations” outlook.

Majority think Biden is in mental decline, but he’s still up by TEN points Reply

One of the funniest headlines I’ve seen in a while.

Trump has the liabilities of presiding over Spanish Flu Two, Great Depression Two, 1968 Two, and, most of all, merely being Trump. Now he’s trailing a dementia patient whose party keeps him hidden away in a basement somewhere. Trump is even slipping among the religious right.

Krystal and Saagar compare and contrast recent polls from Real Clear Politics, CNN, and Reuters that all show Biden widening his lead as the front runner.

The Mexican Town That Kicked Out Politicians And Started Over Reply

This is what “defunding the police” really looks like. We need an America of 20,000 Cherans.

Cherán is a town of some 20,000 inhabitants in the highlands of Michoacán, one of the Mexican states that’s suffered most in the drug wars of the last decade. Armed men and women — not police, but members of an autonomous militia — guard every entrance to the town, looking for strangers with contraband. At the height of election season in Mexico, contraband means mostly political campaign ads: Guards confiscated thousands of banners and posters, from every major political party in Mexico, in just a few weeks. These ads, along with the political parties that produce them, are completely banned in Cherán, and have been since 2011, when residents overthrew their local government and started over. The town had been terrorized for years by an organized crime syndicate devoted to illegally logging the surrounding forests. After mobs drove out the criminals, they disarmed and drove out the corrupt cops who had protected them. Then they banned the politicians and the parties that put them in power. In their place, the people of Cherán developed an autonomous system of self-rule based on horizontal, direct-democratic assemblies. And while it remains economically dependent on the existing government, Cherán has achieved something unthinkable in Michoacán: Reducing the rate of murders and other serious crimes to close to zero. For many in Mexico, especially in an election year marred by wanton political murders, Cherán stands as proof that, in the country’s entrenched cycle of violence, the key ingredient is the state: Remove that ingredient, and it’s possible to start from scratch.

Reflections on the Revolution in North America 9

By Keith Preston

It is overwhelmingly clear that the consensus of the ruling class is in favor of cooptation rather than actual repression of the insurrection. The state and the capitalist class are acting in collusion with the usual suspects among the opportunistic sectors of the middle class and the totalitarian Left.

The objective is to exploit the race angle in order to deflect attention away from state and capital itself, and turn a potential war against politicians, corporations and banksters into a war against statues and abstractions, and fueling inter-tribal conflict while promulgating absolutely fraudulent concepts like “Defund the Police” which will, in reality, involve the creation of larger police forces (Camden, NJ), social worker cops (Scandinavia), the wider use of private mercenary police by oligarchs (Latin America), the increased federalization of law enforcement and expansion of the federal alphabet soup agencies (notice, for example, how the FBI has been reinvented as heroes among respectable liberal opinion during the Trump era). And the problem with CHAZ/CHOP is not that it is “too radical” but not radical enough. CHAZ/CHOP needs to be come Cheran, and there needs to be many Cherans.

There is also the problem of interclass and intra-lumpen proletarian conflict.

Many positive things have happened in the uprising. These include the mass participation of normies and civilians (non-revolutionaries) in protests and civil disobedience against the state, along with direct attacks on the state such as the destruction of enemy military bases (police precincts), star chambers (courts), and enemy military vehicles (police cars).

The outright assassinations of enemy troops (cops), mostly carried out by Leon Czolgosz-like lone wolves, has been unnecessary and mistaken, because we are not yet in a high-intensity civil war situation, only a low-grade uprising. The insurgents have no capacity for fighting much less winning an actual civil war at this point.

There have also been many other mistakes involving random violence against individuals, along with interracial, inter-tribal, and inter-sectarian violence. Inter-class violence has also been a problem. The direct expropriation of ruling class resources (“looting,” or what I prefer to call a grassroots economic stimulus plan organized from the bottom up and implemented through direct action) is legitimate. Places like Bank of America (neo-usurers), Wal-Mart and Target (neo-plantations), Amazon (neo-manors), McDonald’s, and Wendy (neo-sweatshops) are clearly part of the statist, capitalist, and imperialist enemy. One can argue against such actions on practical grounds (corporations write off losses as a business expense), propagandistic grounds (FOX News-like outlets use such actions in their anti-insurgent propaganda), or pro-labor grounds (employees lose their jobs if their employer is burned out). It could certainly be argued that worker occupation of such places would be a better approach. But clearly, attacks on the neo-manorial outposts of the neo-aristocracy are legitimate.

However, this does not mean that all interclass violence is legitimate. It would be a grave error, for example, to engage in arson in upper-class residential areas, or simply to attack people who seem like that might be part of the capitalist class on the street. This opens the door for a Jacobin/Stalinist/Maoist class genocide. Even more problematic is the interclass violence that has taken place between the lumpenproletariat and the conventional proletarian or petite bourgeoisie. These kinds of things have the same effect as the destruction of monuments, landmarks, temples, and artifacts, i.e. it provides propagandistic fuel that the ruling class enemy can use to its advantage.

The intra-class violence, or threats of such, within the lumpenproletariat is also a major problem. Primarily, this is the fault of the anarchists and other far-left sectors, but not for the reasons that Donald Trump would give. The anarchists, who should be the political leadership of the lumpenproletariat, have failed to build class unity among the lumpenproletariat. For example, anarchists have protested against ICE on anti-racist/pro-immigrant grounds, but have they exhibited similar zeal for defending gun nuts and militiamen against the BATF, drug users against the DEA, tax protestors against the IRS, sovereign citizens against the FBI, “white-collar criminals” against the DOJ, and, yes, urban street gangs, motorcycle gangs, Mafiosi (Bill Kuntsler was John Gotti’s attorney), cults (Charles Garry was the attorney for the Black Panthers AND the Peoples’ Temple), and (hold your nose) white nationalists and far-right extremists against the local municipal pigs, state pigs, and federal alphabet soup agency pigs? Have the anarchists adopted the mode of “defending the undefendable”? Nothing would undermine the ability of reactionary state forces to recruit the right-wing of the lumpenproletariat than efforts by anarchists and the general far-left to defend ALL (I repeat, ALL) enemies of the state as vigorously as they defend illegal migrants against ICE.

Of course, the difference is that illegal migrants are considered to be “progressive” (fueling cosmopolitanism or “diversity”) while these other sectors are considered to be “reactionary” (the modern equivalent of Marx’s “non-historical peoples”). This indicates that most “anarchists” or “far-leftists” are really just Blue Tribe fundamentalists first, with their anarcho-progressivism merely being an afterthought, and who are not yet ideologically and psychologically ready to launch a full-fledged war against the state even if they were militarily capable of doing so, which they clearly are not.

Snapshots from the Uprising Reply

Crimethinc

In the following analysis, we review the series of movements that led to the uprising in response to the murder of George Floyd, explore the factors that made the uprising so powerful, discuss the threats facing it, and conclude with a series of accounts from participants in Minneapolis, New York City, Richmond, Grand Rapids, Austin, Seattle, and elsewhere around the country.

Throughout this article, we have only used photographs that are already widely available online, in order to avoid inadvertently providing sensitive information to the police.


Let us not resent those who get out of hand for reminding us of the conflicts that remain unresolved in our society. On the contrary, we should be grateful. They are not disturbing the peace; they are simply bringing to light that there never was any peace, there never was any justice in the first place. At tremendous risk to themselves, they are giving us a gift: a chance to recognize the suffering around us and to rediscover our capacity to identify and sympathize with those who experience it.

For we can only experience tragedies such as the death of Michael Brown for what they are when we see other people responding to them as tragedies. Otherwise, unless the events touch us directly, we remain numb. If you want people to register an injustice, you have to react to it immediately, the way people did in Ferguson. You must not wait for some better moment, not plead with the authorities, not formulate a sound bite for some imagined audience representing public opinion. You must immediately proceed to action, showing that the situation is serious enough to warrant it.

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Protesters remove 2 Confederate statues from Capitol, hanging 1 from Raleigh lightpost Reply

That will stopping the bombing in Yemen.” -post on social media

During the French Revolution, actual persons were hung from the lamp posts. “Les aristocrates à la lanterne!”(meaning “aristocrats to the lamp-post!”) was a popular slogan in the revolution. I guess this is the wimpy, watered-down American version of a Cultural Revolution. Efforts to purge the past aside, Americans are still English liberals at heart.

News Observer
Protesters pulled down the bronze soldiers on the 75-foot Confederate monument at the state Capitol Friday night, then hung the statue of a cavalryman by its neck from a streetlight.

The other statue, an artilleryman, was dragged through the streets to the Wake County courthouse, and later carried away by police in a golf cart.

At one point, a protester pressed a knee into the neck of the statue at the courthouse, a reference to George Floyd, who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer took the same position for more than eight minutes. Protesters put a Black Lives Matter sign listing the names of black people killed by police on the statue’s chest.

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Trump opposed to removing Theodore Roosevelt’s statue outside Museum of Natural History Reply

“When compared with the suppression of anarchy every other question sinks into insignificance. The anarchist is the enemy of humanity, the enemy of all mankind, and his is a deeper degree of criminality than any other. No immigrant is allowed to come to our shores if he is an anarchist; and no paper published here or abroad should be permitted circulation in this country if it propagates anarchist opinions.”

– President Theodore Roosevelt (April 9, 1908)

I suppose that, as an anarchist, I should be expected to present my oppression certificate and salute Teddy Roosevelt’s coming under fire from the Blue Tribe Khomeinists and SJW Taliban. But if I had never heard of anarchists before, and came across the above quote, I would likely think, “Who are these anarchists? I think I might like to be one.”

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