Bummer

VDH:

Socialists and hard progressives believe that they already have won about three-fifths of America, defined not by population, polls, or political office, but by cultural clout. They assume that such control will inevitably end in final victory. Entertainment and Hollywood are mostly all left-wing and missionary in their progressive zeal.

few leftist revolutionary cycles ever halt in mid course, whether in 1789 France, 1917 Russia, 1946 China, or 1960 Cuba. The philosophy is always that today’s radical is yesterday’s sell-out to be replaced by tomorrow’s genuine far harder leftist — until the limits of reality are reached and the movement either implodes or leads to an authoritarian Napoleon, Lenin, Mao, or Fidel.

The current socialist trajectory is divorced from reality, whether reality mean the critical role of fossil fuels in maintaining civilization, or the historical record of tribalism destroying nations from Rwanda to the Balkans, or the usual story of soft socialism inevitably turning hard and ending in the mass poverty of a North Korea, Venezuela, or Cuba.

Being left doesn’t make you happy or smart. Exhibit A: MIT library lady who doesn’t seem to like libraries. Exhibit B: another university lady. Exhibit C: Sweden’s parliament, getting lectured by a 16 year old.

Hard to see how any of this ends well.

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