by Kenin M. Spivak
My colleague at the National Association of Scholars, David Acevedo, recently explained that the academic left does not apply “double standards,” because they don’t share the standards they flout. Rather, he writes, their “behavior is perfectly consistent with its true standard: gain power, crush resistance, and destroy the West by any means necessary.”
Acevedo is on point for all radical leftists, not just the academic variety. Their policies intentionally destabilize national security, personal safety, prosperity, the nuclear family, and religion, and are designed to cede America’s leadership to the so-called rules-based international alliance.
Progressives pretend to live in a utopia in which the rules of economics, physics, psychology, and science are suspended as they pursue unrealistic, tactical goals. Radical left leaders understand this dichotomy. Just as they have conceded high gas prices would force the middle class to buy electric cars, they believe the other harms they cause will facilitate achieving their ultimate objectives.
The far left readily acknowledges its preference for a centrally directed government, trillions of dollars of additional spending, higher taxes, the “green new deal,” the end of fossil fuels, restorative justice, racial and gender balancing, open borders, an LGBTQ+ obsession, and shutting down conservative voices. Now that its leaders are becoming comfortable admitting to being socialists, and even “trained Marxists,” the mask is dropping on their true ambitions.
Building on The Communist Manifesto’s call for “abolition of the family,” BLM initially sought to “disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure.” Many local chapters of BLM call for abolition of capitalism. Oregon’s Department of Education characterizes its mission as “the restructuring and dismantling of systems and institutions that create the dichotomy of beneficiaries and the oppressed and marginalized.” An initiative funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sees its mission as “dismantling white supremacy.” The American Medical Association calls for “disrupting and dismantling existing norms.” The main trade publication for architects complains that “racism is a metastasis that is baked into every kernel, from planning and zoning to multi- and single family housing and conversations about public and private space.”
“To love capitalism is to end up loving racism,” Ibram X. Kendi opines. Rather than be guided by the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, Constitution ,and the Federalist Papers, radical leftists are guided by “social justice,” and “redistributive justice” through which government, academia and corporations extort benefits for favored minorities from the privileged.
The left’s preoccupation with defunding police, and depriving them of both lethal and non-lethal tools, restorative justice, decarceration, eliminating cash bail, decriminalizing felonies, and refusing to prosecute lower level crimes, or seek sentencing enhancements, has caused violent crime to explode in major cities, up from five to 40 percent compared to the same period last year in Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle and Washington, D.C. The misdirect that Covid, the war in Ukraine, or tax loopholes has caused this increase is legerdemain. Criminals understand this. In Los Angeles, for example, there is a rush to obtain plea deals before the possible recall of progressive district attorney George Gascon. About 75 George Soros-linked district attorneys control the jurisdictions of 72 million Americans. With turnover exceeding 75 percent in many of these offices, experienced prosecutors are leaving, further eroding law enforcement.
The Biden administration’s war on the fossil fuel industry has erased America’s energy advantage, threatened prosperity and energy shortages, and forced America to seek accommodations from others. Bowing to radical left policies, instead of strengthening America’s infrastructure, the administration bizarrely used the Defense Production Act for solar panels, sought oil from Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, and has considered seeking oil from Iran.
The left is committed to open borders. Since Biden took office, most Trump-era restrictions on illegal immigration have been rescinded. Unenforced borders are an invitation to terrorism, and drugs, and are intended to change elections in the near-term, and erase America’s separate existence in the long-term.
Progressives, who vociferously advocate trillions of dollars of additional spending the U.S. cannot afford, this year pushed the U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio to 134 percent, well above the World Bank’s 77 percent redline, contributing to record-breaking inflation, deficits and interest rate hikes that can hobble the economy. Elizabeth Warren advocates taxing unrealized gains, while other progressives more simply want to increase rates on upper incomes. Both would destabilize the economy and shift investments out of the United States.
The left’s obsession with diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has, as its avowed goal, supplanting expertise, and merit with socially engineered outcomes based on race, gender identity, and sexual orientation. It is axiomatic that this will reduce productivity and prosperity, and provoke racial division. As Kendi concedes, DEI is intended to dismantle capitalism.
Polls show that most people support the rights of adults to make decisions about their bodies. But, after years of promoting the transgender and nonbinary ethos, including an all-out push by the Biden administration, recent Pew and Gallup polls found that just 0.6 percent to 0.7 percent of adult Americans identify as transgender, and another one percent as nonbinary, including pre-ops who might never transition. Gallup found that just 7.1 percent of U.S. adults identify as other than heterosexual.
Numerous recent polls commissioned by liberal Democrat organizations show that Americans reject the progressive effort to replace biological sex with the concept of “identification,” and favor banning the teaching of sexual orientation and gender identity to children in kindergarten through third grade (see here and here). Progressives have abused about one million post-op transgenders as pretext to destroy girls’ sports and humiliate women as menstruating and birthing persons (it is unclear how these terms apply to post-menopausal women, or adoptive mothers). Transferring power over children to the state and destroying nuclear families and religion are long-standing Marxist objectives.
Whether it’s Homeland Security’s suspended Disinformation Board, forcing out non-compliant teachers, university professors, editors, Sharon Osbourne, or comedians, trying to fire Joe Rogan, or fining football coaches for questioning orthodoxy, the left is aggressively punishing those who do not adhere to its dogma.
The riots immediately after George Floyd’s death cost more than $2 billion in property damage and as many as 30 deaths. Those losses continue to grow. Yet, Democrats, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, refuse to condemn or prosecute left-wing protestors who violate federal law, and often encourage their protests.
The Left is Atheistic, nihilistic, and Malthusian.
They’ve infected our schools with their religion, breaking our venerable tradition of “separation of church and state.”
They have no god, so they make the State their god…like the Soviets, like Mao, like every other genocidal ideology proved wrong in the 20th Century.
False-flags and FBI raids are proof enough.
The United States of America is based on the Constitution. Without the Constitution, it is not the United States. The left wants to trample and revoke every aspect of the Constitution. They can’t abide by the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th and probably others, if you nitpick. They hate the Constitution as an impediment to their goals of totalitarianism.
So, they should leave. They shouldn’t be here. They don’t belong here.
They view nationalism (the love of this nation as it is and putting it before all others), patriotism, respect for the law, respect for government, freedom, rights, exercise of free will, religion, family as the antithesis of what they want the country to be. That is what they call “radical” because it is all radical to their values. Well, those values are the very character of this great country and what has made this country the envy of the world.
I’m sure N.Korea, Cuba, Russia, China, Iran or Venezuela would welcome them with open arms and they would have all the wonderful suppression, oppression, supremacy of state and forced compliance they have ever dreamed of.
Even the progressives don’t realize the elites’ plan for them once they’ve served their purpose.
Useful idiots, leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the socialist system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies of their own puppet masters.
That’s why puppet masters made the point: don’t bother with leftists.
Forget about them.
They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization in the United States.
When their job is completed, they are not needed any more.
They know too much.
Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see the puppet masters come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they should come to power.
That will never happen, of course.
They will be lined up against the wall and shot.
Too bad the Progressivess are busy erasing History……. or they’d know this is true from when it’s happened before in China, USSR, Cambodia, Venezuela, Cuba, etc.
The globalist elites include loads of “Republican” leaders, too.
That should be the “red flag” for these leftist useful idiots, but, again, they don’t read.
One of my kids at school had to watch “CNN 10” every morning to get the “news.”
That was last year, but…this year the teachers told the kids they wouldn’t be watching it anymore, because it was too biased.
This is a public school.
The tide is turning, and the Democrat/deep state menace already reached their “high water mark” before being turned back.
The FBI’s insurrectionist behavior is out of desperation.
Trump is now the most electable candidate in the history of our country.