For those who’ve seen Band of Brothers, there’s a very telling conversation between Carville and Winters, as the sergeant complains about his platoon commander, Lt. Dyke:

“It’s not that he makes bad decisions;  it’s that he doesn’t make any decisions at all.”

Any time you see that situation in a manager, any manager, it is a flashing neon sign of incompetence.

One of the reasons why Marxists make such poor managers is that if they are presented with a situation which cannot be addressed by Party doctrine, they are largely indecisive.  Even worse, if that doctrine runs counter to good management, they will use that as the underpinning for their indecisiveness.  We saw this a lot under Obama, who was pathetically underqualified as a manager, having had no executive experience in his entire life before becoming POTUS.  More often than not, when faced with a decision, he simply froze and allowed events to dictate the outcome, even if that outcome was inimical to the interests of the country he was supposed to be governing.  (And to prove my point above, his Marxist doctrine held that the United States was a malignant force in world affairs, so allowing harm to befall the country was — to his mind — actually the proper thing to do as it “corrected” or atoned for America’s past sins.)

And of course, today we see the same thing happening in New York City, where the doctrinaire Marxist Mayor De Blasio faces a situation of riots, looting and general lawlessness and mayhem on the city’s streets.  Bob McManus at the NY Post  sums it up perfectly:

In 1991, anti-Semitic rioting in Crown Heights took two lives and then ran for three full days and nights — allegedly with the approval of then-Mayor David Dinkins. He denies he let it run, but the fact is that when he finally ordered his deputy police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, to end it, it ended.
So even belated firmness works.
But in December 2014, ever-escalating anti-cop protest turmoil was tolerated — even wink-and-nod encouraged — by de Blasio’s City Hall. Each day was more violent than the one before — and it didn’t end until a suicidal lunatic drawn by the disorder opened fire on two cops sitting in a patrol car in Brooklyn, killing them both.
Feckless acquiescence of the sort we’re seeing now bred tragedy — and worked only insofar as the shock of the assassinations took the steam out of the demonstrations, and they faded on their own.
So there are two models here.

– De Blasio can go the firmness route — and Cuomo, who has never before hesitated to interfere in the mayor’s business, can back him up. That is, if need be, he can force de Blasio’s hand.
– Or they both can stand by and let the rioters roll.

Then there will be more looting, more burning, more victims — and an ever-escalating sense that the city is incapable of preserving the public peace and that it lacks the courage even to try.

I’ll take “stand by and let the rioters roll” for $10,000, Alex.

And the reason I can be so confident of my prediction is that De Blasio’s Marxism puts him on the side of the “people” — in this case, the rioters and looters who are either protesting racism — which he has to  support — or else going after The Man (looting Macy’s and redistributing wealth) — which he also supports.  (That he would have the tacit support of his state’s neo-Marxist Governor Cuomo is likewise a given.)

I should point out, seeing as I started with a historical anecdote, that the situation we now face in New York and other socialist-Democrat cities is pretty much the same as Chile faced during the presidency of Marxist Salvador Allende.  Unfortunately, Donald Trump is no Augusto Pinochet (as much as his Marxist opponents would like to paint him as such), so it is unlikely that what saved Chile from Communism will be replayed here, to save the United States.

But tell me that the thought of Mayor De Blasio being tossed out of a helicopter at 2,000 feet over Long Island Sound doesn’t give you at least a mild frisson  of pleasure…

Lest anyone think I’m being too radical, let me point out that if the Marxists could do it, they’d do it to you.  Except that they don’t do small stuff like helicopters;  no, they have things like gulags, “education camps” and insane asylums for their opposition — i.e. oppression and suppression on a mass scale.

And if you don’t believe me, I have a New York City bridge to sell you — if it’s still standing and hasn’t been burned up yet, that is.

Interestingly enough, what we need now is not leadership of the Dick Winters type:  cool, cerebral and logical.  No, what we need is more Lt. Ronald Speirs:  get in and get the job done, regardless of how many assholes you have to kill.


    1. Vehemently disagree. A dead communist pollutes the earth on which his body lays. No worm will touch such filth. His putrid carcass defiles the landscape. The vile stench frightens off the birds and pollinating insects.

      No. There is no such thing as a good communist. He’s simply less dangerous posthumously.

      1. I’ve seen the memes about pigs eating human bodies and did some research. Maybe this is the solution?

        “You need at least sixteen pigs to finish the job in one sitting, so be wary of any man who keeps a pig farm. They will go through a body that weighs 200 pounds in about eight minutes. That means that a single pig can consume two pounds of uncooked flesh every minute. Hence the expression, “as greedy as a pig.”

  1. If the economy improves, if Trump looks good, the Reds don’t. There’s an election coming.

  2. When they start rounding up people for internment in Billy Ayers’ Re-Education Centers, I can only repeat what a Mexican Revolutionary said over one-hundred years ago:
    Better to die fighting on your feet like a man, than living your life on your knees as a slave.

    1. Oddly, Zapata was more a less a communist and La Passionera who reprised the saying in the Spanish Civil War was definitely a Communist.

  3. Having been in Chile towards the end of the Allende regime (and being tailed for 3 days by comic book goons with trenchcoats and dark glasses) I can assure you that we are nowhere near the point where the military will take the risk of taking over a government. And in case you wonder why the tail, I was in USN uniform at the time and the goons did not like Americans for some reason.

    Santiago used to be a vibrant city with stores, people going everywhere and plenty of what was needed to support the good life. That ended under Allende with nationalization of production, scarcity of all the basic necessities due to price controls and mismanagement. We as a nation are not there yet but certain blue run cities and states are indeed getting close.

    Returned after Allende was removed and Pinochet had set about implementing free market reforms (and incidentally getting rid of a few of the core causes of the countries decline – yes, it was not pretty and was not shall we say, in keeping with the constitution).

    Testament to his foresight and amendments to the constitution are evidenced by the fact that Chile has again elected socialists (3 times since I believe) and they have not been able to return the country to the vaunted state of Allende which still seems to be their goal. Pinochet was able to develop a middle class and encourage local industry and exports sufficient to creating a public that was resistant to most of the siren call of socialism, but it is being eroded.

    Sadly, socialism and the end product, communism, is a difficult beast to eradicate completely due to human nature where a good percentage of humanity seems content to just get by and take from others as opposed to busting their asses to better their own condition and that of their community.

    We must never allow the concepts enshrined in our Constitution to be corrupted (as they are through maleducation and malfeasance by the socialists now embedded in our institutions). I do think there are still sufficient numbers of freedom loving persons here to shift this back towards founding principles without a shooting war, but certain pockets may be very difficult to correct without application of force.

    1. If the U.S. were to raise a home grown Pinochet, where would the most effective place to start for cleaning and sanitation be? The Department of Education, Land Grant Universities, News Media, Entertainment Industry, or should he go directly to Congress and the their bureaucracies?

      1. Good targets all. But Congress. Want the best place to start? Congress. Without a doubt.

      2. Got my B.S. from a land grant uni in the sixties and taught at a small campus in the Texas A&M system for a decade earlier this century.

        Don’t destroy the land grants; just convert them entirely to STEM schools. There would be anguished howls as everyone realized that having to master multivariable calculus is truly non-discriminatory; it’s a bitch for everyone.

        All my time was in disciplines that required lots of chemistry, physics, and math before you could even take the first thermodynamics course. I think I came out with a real appreciation for there not being any free lunches on offer anywhere. And I hope I imparted that truth to my students.

  4. I concur with Kim on the starting point. Education. It is a relatively soft target and getting rid of tenure, making everyone accountable and fire those who do not go back to teaching subjects devoid of brainwashing techniques. Remove every book on history and civics touched by Howard Zinn and his many acolytes, go heavy on STEM and make every student in K-12 read and understand the constitution and our founding principles (again without spin, spite and spit). Oh yes, you can fire the entire bureaucracy and management structure, everywhere. Each school shall have a head master and an accountant. They will run their school and so it will be with every school. What is more, I would make single head master for the entire K-12 arc in every town and city, no more unions in any public institution. That there is the start, squeals of horror emanating from the D party notwithstanding.

    Second phase is to never, ever, vote in a socialist member of the D party (or R for that matter) to any position in government. Given 20% of the population is socialist now, going to be a slow process but doable.

  5. From somewhere on the internet:
    ‘In 1967, Polish mercenary Rafal Ganowicz was asked what it felt like to take human life, “I wouldn’t know, I’ve only ever killed communists”‘

  6. “ Donald Trump is no Augusto Pinochet (as much as his Marxist opponents would like to paint him as such)”

    It’s not so much that they paint him as Pinochet. Most of them wouldn’t know Pinochet if he rose from the dead and bit them on the neck. The remainder are trying as hard as ever they can to forget that enthusiasm for persecuting to old man lead them to undermine the prestige of the International Court by violating a Diplomatic passport. But when they mention Pinochet AT ALL they compare him to the Despicable Austrian, who they maintain Trump is the reincarnation of.

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