Recent articles here and on other conservative blogs have posed the same question: What’s Next, in the Left’s game of destroy the monuments and erase American history? If we learn first the philosophies of the two species of Leftist with which we are dealing, and then search out key philosophical statements, the goals of their endgame become clear.
Today’s American Leftists are equally divided between big government socialists and libertarian socialists. Members of the former group (the smaller of the two) typically hold positions where personal financial gain results from their relationship with centralized government. All the GOPe and many Democrat politicians, unelected lifetime federal bureaucrats, appointed judges, lobbyists, the overpaid talking heads in the MSM, insurance company executives, and crony capitalists like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are in this group. Folks in your local Chamber of Commerce may well be charter members, too. Their overarching political objective is the expansion and maintenance of centralized government, as their personal wealth and power expand along with that of the state. Barack Hussein Obama (aided and abetted mightily by Karl Rove and his fellow traveller GOPe strategists) brought this group into the limelight, and gave it a very public sense of power it had not experienced since the heady days of FDR.
The second and far larger group are the libertarian socialists. This political philosophy has been peddled for nearly a century as “populist”, and attracts the collection of self-described victim groups that make up much of today’s Democrat voting base. These folks, for the large part, do not hold positions of power in either government or business; there are far more of them than in the first group. Wikipedia provides a useful definition:
Libertarian socialism (or socialist libertarianism) is a group of anti-authoritarian political philosophies inside the socialist movement that rejects socialism as centralized state ownership and control of the economy, as well as the state itself. It is close to and overlaps with left-libertarianism. It criticizes wage labour relationships within the workplace, instead emphasizing workers’ self-management of the workplace and decentralized structures of political organization. It asserts that a society based on freedom and justice can be achieved through abolishing authoritarian institutions that control certain means of production and subordinate the majority to an owning class or political and economic elite. Libertarian socialists advocate for decentralized structures based on direct democracy and federal or confederal associations such as libertarian municipalism, citizens’ assemblies, trade unions, and workers’ councils. All of this is generally done within a general call for libertarian and voluntary human relationships through the identification, criticism, and practical dismantling of illegitimate authority in all aspects of human life. As such libertarian socialism, within the larger socialist movement, seeks to distinguish itself both from Leninism/Bolshevism and from social democracy.
We see immediately that these two groups hold antithetical beliefs towards centralized state power. What allows them to operate in unison? A co-opting of the anarchist libertarians by the puppeteers in big government and the so-called Deep State. The Left is able to successfully unify its two disparate groups by waving the banner of “fairness”, “equality for all”, “sustainability”, and above all “freedom to be yourself”. Remember that America is now dealing with two generations’ worth of citizens educated by public schools which were corrupted by communist philosophy starting in the late 1960s. The libertarian socialists do not have the historical understanding nor the mental tools to see how they are being duped.
The endgame of both these groups is centralization of power and resources under government. The libertarian types are playing the role of useful idiot for their puppeteers in positions of economic and legal power. The Antifa / BLM / fake neo-Nazis are convinced that their anarchic actions will lead to greater personal freedom and equality. The establishment knows that using these fools to tear down institutions simply makes it easier for Big Government to ride to the rescue and take control of the workings of the American economic and political system.
And for those folks asking what will be toppled next, after all the statues and antebellum mansions have been torched: The answer is fairly obvious. What comes next is the banning and destruction of all reformed Christian churches — not the homo-friendly Episcopalians nor the SJW Jesuit Catholics, but southern Baptists and (above all) PCA Presbyterians. All churches that preach the true gospel of Christ and the Law — without adulterations designed to please the sexual and me-centric perversions of our era — are seen by the Left as a root source of the opposition and “hate speech” they imagine they encounter in America.
The foundation of many of the beliefs of the modern American Leftist of the libertarian socialist variety are found here in this quote from Aldous Huxley’s 1937 treatise “Ends and Means”:
“I had motives for not wanting the world to have a meaning; and consequently assumed that it had none, and was able without any difficulty to find satisfying reasons for this assumption. The philosopher who finds no meaning in the world is not concerned exclusively with a problem in pure metaphysics. He is also concerned to prove that there is no valid reason why he personally should not do as he wants to do. For myself, as no doubt for most of my friends, the philosophy of meaninglessness was essentially an instrument of liberation from a certain system of morality. We objected to the morality because it interfered with our sexual freedom. The supporters of this system claimed that it embodied the meaning – the Christian meaning, they insisted – of the world. There was one admirably simple method of confuting these people and justifying ourselves in our erotic revolt: we would deny that the world had any meaning whatever.” https://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/religion.occult.new_age/occult.conspiracy.and.related/Huxley,%20Aldous%20-%20Ends%20And%20Means.pdf
Richard Dawkins is, to the American Left, a Godhead. Most Leftists worship the twin gods of Genitals and Government, but Dawkins may be the third member of their Holy Trinity. Here are Dawkins’ thoughts on the underlying meaning of one’s life:
“The total amount of suffering per year in the natural world is beyond all decent contemplation. During the minute that it takes me to compose this sentence, thousands of animals are being eaten alive, many others are running for their lives, whimpering with fear, others are slowly being devoured from within by rasping parasites, thousands of all kinds are dying of starvation, thirst, and disease. It must be so. If there ever is a time of plenty, this very fact will automatically lead to an increase in the population until the natural state of starvation and misery is restored. In a universe of electrons and selfish genes, blind physical forces and genetic replication, some people are going to get hurt, other people are going to get lucky, and you won’t find any rhyme or reason in it, nor any justice. The universe that we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil, no good, nothing but pitiless indifference.”― Richard Dawkins,
With perspectives like these, it is no wonder that American Leftists thrash out violently at all the established rules and guidelines that have governed the rise and success of western civilization, and especially of America. Leftists, with their minimized capacity for logical thought and historical understanding, look around and see a world shouting “NO” at them. This conflicts with the message of “YES” they heard from their Benjamin Spock-directed parents.
I like to console myself by saying that the American Left is in the minority. But like termites, they have damaged and compromised the integrity of many of our nation’s institutions, as well as the minds of many of our citizens. As such their threat is greater than their numbers. And also like termites (and Islamists), they are both tenacious and patient as they skirmish their way to a hoped-for victory. Friends, we are in for a long and harsh ride.
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