Events of the last few days, both in my own life and in the news, convince me that Leftists have lost both their senses and their will to live.
For any sentient organism to live, it needs two things: First, it needs to have the will to live or, phrased differently, an aversion to death. Regarding the latter, while animals, whether cockroaches, spiders, gazelles, or lions, may not have an existential framework that sees them embrace life, we know that, whether intellectually or reflexively, they will do anything to avoid death. If you want to live, you must want not to die.
The second thing a sentient organism needs is the ability to care for itself. Sometimes that care means standing alone, an avatar of sturdy self-reliance. Sometimes caring for oneself means having the wit or the ability to find another to care for you. Babies, with their big eyes, sweet smiles, and irritating cries, are masters of this latter art.
The insane, sadly, are often very bad at caring for themselves. Those with some competence may hang around street corners with sores covering their bodies, begging for food, and therefore survive in a marginal way; those with less competence starve to death, aim BB guns at police officers, or find themselves in other situations inconsistent with life.
A will to live and competence. Without those, continued life is iffy.
With that in mind, I’d like to present some items to you. I’ll start with a phone call I had the other day with another lawyer who is an ardent Progressive and a good friend. I usually find his Progressivism amusing because, both personally and professionally, his every instinct is conservative. It’s just that, being gay, he is marinated in a toxic Leftist soup and fails to recognize the cognitive dissonance that permeates his life.
During this phone call, we were discussing various California laws that were put into place to protect home employees from genuine abuse. We’re all familiar with the stories of women brought from the home country, whether the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, or elsewhere, whose employers confiscate their passports and treat them as slaves, without rest or pay, and sometimes add physical abuse to the mix. (This is an excellent article about one such woman.) So California’s laws have a purpose.
However, as my friend pointed out, over the years, unscrupulous lawyers have begun to use those important laws in ways the mafia would admire. These lawyers find a truly picayune wrongdoing on the part of a company that provides home aides (such as the wrong column being filled in on pay stubs), and then say the equivalent of “Nice little business you’ve got here. Shame if something happened to it.”
The “something,” of course, is that the business must either pay the law firm’s straw man client (with at least 50% going to the law firm), or face a regulatory action that frequently leaves the business in bankruptcy. It’s a shakedown job that’s done with full approval and, often, active assistance, from the state’s myriad regulatory agencies.
Before I go further, I ought to remind you that, politically, California is a completely Democrat-dominated state. Up until this June, the Democrats had a super-majority, something that mattered for raising taxes. Even without that super-majority, though, they still have a comprehensive majority. This means that, other than taxes, they can do anything they damn will please with the legislature, which has been the reality for decades now. Moreover, the last true Republican governor was Pete Wilson, who left office in 1999. (Although Ah-nald ran as a Republican, he was not only a Democrat in his approach to governance, but he was always stymied by the majority Democrat legislature.)
So, to recap: The entirely Democrat-run state of California, at both the legislative and regulatory level, has allowed a situation to develop by which it aids and encourages lawyers who, in true mafia style, shake down small businesses. No wonder my friend was upset.
But then you know what he said? You’ll never guess, so I’ll just tell you: “I blame the Republicans for this.”
What?! California Republicans have no power and haven’t had power for decades. How can this be their fault? According to my friend, it’s their fault because California Republicans are too busy worrying about separating illegal aliens from their children, when they should be using their moral suasion as a sane right of center party to rein in Democrat excesses.
You do realize how interesting that theory is, right? My Progressive friend essentially admitted that, like the crazy person, Progressives are no longer able to care for themselves. In California, at least, they are no longer capable of one of the two necessities for survival, which is baseline sanity.
Leftists, not just in America, but around the world, have also failed the other requirement for survival, which is having the will to live or, at least, fearing death. We’ve seen it in a large, generalized way with the open borders policy in America, which is wreaking economic havoc throughout the heartland, from inland California all the way to all parts other than the major blue cities dotted around America’s geographic margins.
We saw it becoming more specific when Western Europe extended a welcome to millions of young men from the Muslim Middle East and North Africa. These young men were and are true to their faith: They believe that theirs is a conquering religion, that other religions are inferior, that these inferior religions owe them support, that homosexuals must be killed, and that women are a sub-species who, if Muslim, should be locked up and impregnated, and, if not Muslim, should be raped and perhaps killed. A nation (or a union of nations) that deluges itself with people who embrace these values wants to die.
One would think that after two German-initiated World Wars, other European nations might have learned to distrust German judgment. But no, bullied by German, bound by the EU, and blinded by their own suicidal Leftist virtue signalling, they fell in line. This left the way open for Germany, which had failed in its first effort to wipe out Europe’s Jews, to import a vast cohort of antisemites willing to give it another try.
If other Europeans die along the way . . . well, they will die knowing that they lived up to their elites’ Leftist principles. In that view, death is a better option than a desire to live and (God forbid) celebrate ones own cultural virtues.
We’re seeing the same suicidal instincts here at home. Exhibit A is a tweet from last December, that Kate Morgan, a white woman posted:
For some reason, after lying dormant for 9 months, the tweet suddenly came alive again a couple of days ago. Reading through Morgan’s twitter feed, it’s obvious that this is a lady with some serious mental health issues. The tweet is one of many manifestations of her loose and crazed relationship with reality. Maybe, just maybe, for that reason she gets a pass. But how far does that pass go?
You see,, what’s even more disturbing than the tweet itself (since it’s from a manifestly mentally ill person) is what surrounds it. It reflects a zeitgeist that sees white Leftists thinking that the only way to atone for past Western sins is auto-genocide. Of course, they’re not planning on offing themselves. They just think, as Morgan does, that it’s a really good idea to abort white babies.
If you doubt me, pay attention to the fact that (a) Morgan still has her blue check mark, meaning that the Leftists who inhabit Twitter’s back rooms think what she said is not hate speech and, quite possibly, is laudable; (b) when the above screen grab happened, she got over 700 likes for the idea; and (c) she has over 27,000 followers. That is, 27,000 people were not horrified and repulsed by Morgan’s sentiments. That’s a pretty damn bad zeitgeist.
But I hear you see that Morgan is only one wacky lady. You surely can’t draw lessons from her. True. But can we draw a lesson by looking at the thinking of a man whose daughter was brutally murdered by someone who was here only because he violated the laws that half the country actively wanted him to violate?
I speak, of course, of Molly Tibbetts’ murder. It’s almost certain that, had the United States more vigorously enforced its border security and immigration laws, Molly would probably be alive today. Were I Molly’s family, therefore, I would be livid, not just at the murderer, who is one evil man, but at (1) a government that failed to enforce laws protecting its citizens and (2) at an entire political party did everything it could to ensure that the government not enforce laws that could have saved Molly’s life.
Is anything I said above racist? I would make the exact same statement about a political party that does its utmost to ensure that murderers are released from prison or are not imprisoned at all, especially if those people then go on to murder or assault other people. Oh, wait! That’s not hypothetical, is it? Whether you’re talking about Willy Horton, Jack Abbott, or Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, we have a major political party that is desperate for leniency for criminals, so desperate it will ignore existing laws, even if that means American citizens die or get violently assaulted.
Objecting to the events leading to Molly’s murder is not about race. It’s about our recognition that there are bad people out there and the fact that we have laws in place to constrain them.
But what did Molly Tibbetts’ father do? He went full Proggy, in a way I find utterly incomprehensible. According to him, there is no connection between the Lefts’ wholesale violation of America’s laws and his daughter’s death. Instead, it’s all about race, with those who want secure borders being cast as the evil ones in this dreadful drama:
But do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist. The act grievously extends the crime that stole Mollie from our family and is, to quote Donald Trump Jr., “heartless” and “despicable.”
Throughout this ordeal I’ve asked myself, “What would Mollie do?” As I write this, I am watching Sen. John McCain lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda and know that evil will succeed only if good people do nothing. Both Mollie and Senator McCain were good people. I know that both would stand up now and do something.
The person who is accused of taking Mollie’s life is no more a reflection of the Hispanic community as white supremacists are of all white people. To suggest otherwise is a lie. Justice in my America is blind. This person will receive a fair trial, as it should be. If convicted, he will face the consequences society has set. Beyond that, he deserves no more attention.
To the Hispanic community, my family stands with you and offers its heartfelt apology. That you’ve been beset by the circumstances of Mollie’s death is wrong. We treasure the contribution you bring to the American tapestry in all its color and melody. And yes, we love your food.
My stepdaughter, whom Mollie loved so dearly, is Latina. Her sons — Mollie’s cherished nephews and my grandchildren — are Latino. That means I am Hispanic. I am African. I am Asian. I am European. My blood runs from every corner of the Earth because I am American. As an American, I have one tenet: to respect every citizen of the world and actively engage in the ongoing pursuit to form a more perfect union.
(And just see what else Tibbetts had to say about food.)
It’s Progressive 101 to pretend that illegal immigration is just another word for racism. I’m terribly sorry that Mr. Tibbetts’ daughter died but, if he’s an Open Borders guy, he is complicit in her death. Perhaps his abasement to the Open Border’s crowd, along with his insistence that he is a virtuous non-racist is his way of living with that guilt.
Tibbetts Sr., of course, is scarcely original in his suicidal, insane mindset. In Germany, when a “refugee” who entered Germany illegally (read: Muslim conqueror) raped and murdered a German politician’s 19-year-old daughter, the politician immediately . . . demanded donations to a refugee center to make amends for his overweening German-ness. In Sweden, women have refused to report violent rapes lest their rapist get deported.
That same longing for death was on display today at the Kavanaugh hearing. Put aside the fact that the Democrats turned it into a clown show. That’s their metier, and they hope it entertains and attracts, rather than disgusts and repels. What was more interesting to me, in light of this post, was the now-inevitable line-up of women in red robes and white bonnets:
— The Hill (@thehill) September 5, 2018
I find foolish those women who attach themselves to and find their identity in a second (third?) rate dystopian novel. What’s not foolish, though, is their rallying cry: Kill babies!
Meanwhile, their fellow Lefties, managed to go even one step crazier, unanchoring themselves entirely from the last vestiges of sanity. They insisted that a woman who works for the White House and sat behind Kavanaugh, was flashing a “white supremacy” symbol. If you don’t know about this newly discovered symbol, you probably should. For my generation, it’s the old “A-Ok” hand gesture:
I bet you didn’t know that the attractive male model above is a white supremacist. All the hands in all these images are the hands of white supremacists. If you ever made the A-Ok gesture, you’re a white supremacist.
The photo that has the lunatics enraged shows the woman resting one hand on her arm — and boom! She’s a white supremacist sending out secret signals to Kavanaugh’s white supremacist fans:
— Keith R. Dumas (@rubin_kd) September 4, 2018
People more sharp-eyed and intelligent than the outraged Leftists probably noticed that Zina Bash — the women in the image — did not have three fingers extended, but only two. That’s because it wasn’t a white supremacist signal! It was just how a normal person was sitting and resting her hands.
Moreover, the reality is that, on one side, Bash is the grandchild of Jewish Holocaust survivors while, on the other side, she’s Mexican. This is scarcely the heritage of a white supremacist. But never mind. Racist! Hater! Destroy her! Kill her children! It’s hard to imagine that people this delusional can survive long, although people this delusional, when they finally fall, tend to take innocents down with them.
By the way, with exquisite timing, before that vile slander went viral, this morning Daniel Greenfield published a post about the Leftists’ newest threat: “Multiracial White Supremacists.” See that? Zina Bash is a timely example of the newest bugaboo. She’s a multiracial white supremacist.
With his ferocious intelligence, Greenfield strips away the mania and irrationality behind this newest enemy aimed at preventing the ultimate Proggy takeover of America:
When your premise dismantles your entire article, maybe you should reconsider your article.
But, nope. The Daily Beast decided to publish, “Why Young Men of Color Are Joining White-Supremacist Groups” anyway. Its examples involve Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer, neither of which are white supremacist groups.
But forget checking facts. That’s for conservatives.
Tarrio, who identifies as Afro-Cuban, is president of the Miami chapter of the Proud Boys, who call themselves “Western chauvinists,” and “regularly spout white-nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center
That would be the same SPLC which recently had to pay out over $3 million for accusing a Muslim of being anti-Muslim.
Tarrio and other people of color at the far-right rallies claim institutional racism no longer exists in America. In their view, blacks are to blame for any lingering inequality because they are dependent on welfare, lack strong leadership, and believe Democrats who tell them “You’re always going to be broke. You’re not going to make it in society because of institutional racism,” as one mixed-race man put it.
The Beast article’s premise seems to be that anyone who doesn’t subscribe to black victimhood is a white supremacist. At no point in time does he ask any of the minorities he’s accusing of white supremacy whether they believe that white people are a master race.
Because that would wreck his premise.
They are among nearly a dozen black, Latino, and Asian participants at far-right rallies on the West Coast interviewed by The Daily Beast recently. They represent the new face of the far right that some scholars term “multiracial white supremacy.”
Again, that’s a self-nullifying premise.
What we’re seeing in the West is a vanishing life force. Leftists, whether at the individual or the cultural level, now lack the instincts of a spider or gazelle to fight for life. With their insanity in full flower, they willingly array themselves on the sacrificial altar, believing that their death (or at least the death of others in fealty to their values) is a virtuous act. Moreover, if they’re not committed to auto-genocide, this cohort of Westerners is so insane that they will soon lack the basic ability to care for themselves. Sadly, though, in every election, there are enough equally crazed, suicidal voters to put a critical mass of these people in office.
The big question for the citizens of the West is whether they want to climb on that same blood-stained altar or if their will to live (or aversion to death, if you will) is strong enough for them to claw back their culture.
November’s election will go a long way to answering that question. Will Americans vote for a safe, life-oriented future or for inevitable death (whether at the individual or national level)?
(I just saw the John Hinderaker also thinks that Leftists have jumped the shark and gone full crazy.)