Straight Out Of The Marxist Playbook

Via Robert Shibley at Insty’s place:

One academic who has written about his approach is Professor Asao Inoue, who claims that individualism is an undesirable aspect of “whiteness.” In his courses, students are not graded down for failing to write in standard English. Instead, he has implemented a “labor based” grading system in which students are graded on the basis of the amount of effort they claim to have put in on an assignment.

Why is this out of the Marxist playbook?  Marxism postulates that what counts in production is not output, but input;  i.e. that the eight hours worked by an assembly-line worker is equivalent to the eight hours worked by the company owner.   (Also see:  women’s professional tennis prize money “parity” at Wimbledon.)

Of course, anyone with a brain knows this to be false, but in the (Marxist) scheme of “equity”, reality has to conform to the dialectic.  Or, to put it into quasi-academic language:

The Marxian process of change through the conflict of opposing forces, whereby a given contradiction is characterized by a primary and a secondary aspect, the secondary succumbing to the primary, which is then transformed into an aspect of a new contradiction. (American Heritage Dictionary)

She’s Still Around?

Some things just don’t fade away:

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that the FBI should investigate if Russia is funding some anti-Israel protestors in the United States.
“I’ve been the recipient of their exuberance as recently as in Seattle on Thursday, unfortunately, wanting to disrupt our very exciting Democratic meeting there. They are in front of my house all the time. I have a feeling for what feelings they have. We have to think about what we’re doing. What we have to do is try to stop the suffering in Gaza. This is women and children and people who don’t have a place to go, so let’s address that. For them to call for a cease-fire is Mr. Putin’s message, Mr. Putin’s message. Make no mistake, this is directly connected to what he would like to see. Same thing with Ukraine. It’s about Putin’s message. I think some of these protesters are spontaneous and, organic and sincere. Some are connected to Russia. I say that having looked at this for a long time.”

Well as for Pelosi, there’s just one thing to say:

Rat, Smelling Of A

Why is Nikki Haley still running, despite thumping defeats?

I smell skulduggery.  Run with me on this one.

What if the Socialists find some way to “legally” exclude Trump from running — say, with the collusion of the Supreme Court, even?

Would DeSantis have time to get his campaign up and running again?  And if not, would Haley end up being the default Republican choice as the only “officially declared” candidate?

And if we go Full Tinfoil Hat (as Kevin Downey has done at PJM):  is the fix already in, and she knows it?

Ten years ago, I would have laughed myself off the stage for even thinking this nonsense.  But after seeing “80 Million Votes” Biden’s little game in 2020, I’m not ruling anything out anymore.

Violent Reaction

Sure, it’s okay if they do it:

Left-wing protesters in Germany called for supporters of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to be killed during a rally against political extremism.

Amid nationwide protests over the weekend, in which organisers claimed over a million people rallied against the right-wing AfD party, it was ironically the left which seemingly exposed itself as harbouring extremists.

A report from the left-liberal Aachener Zeitung newspaper on Sunday hailed the local demonstration in the North Rhine-Westphalian city of Aachen against the AfD, which it claimed saw around 10,000 people attend.

The celebratory article, headlined: “Aachen mobilises against right-wing hate” featured a lead image of the report showed protesters holding a banner reading “Afdler Toten”, which has been translated to “Kill AfD supporters”. The image also showed masked protesters dressed in the familiar black bloc uniform waving the flag of the radical leftist Antifa group.

The article was quietly amended, however, after observers noted the potentially criminal calls to violence by the left-wing protesters, with the image being changed to a less extreme picture, which also did not feature any Antifa-style radicals.

Yeah, you bastards.

Where have we heard that kind of rhetoric before?  Oh yeah, I remember:  it was a popular slogan among Hitler’s Brownshirts back in the 1930s — albeit aimed at Communists, the current Left’s ideological forebears.

Also used by Lenin, against people (kulaks, nobles etc.) who were resistant to Communist Party policy in Soviet Russia.  And also by Lefty heartthrob Che Guevara:  “To send men to the firing squad, judicial proof is unnecessary. These procedures are an archaic bourgeois detail.”

My, how that Great Circle Of Life does go round and round.

The great irony of all this, of course, is that while conservatives (like me) would like to see a Glorious Day when Leftist filth are led to the walls and execution pits not to mention the Hanging Tree, the plain fact is that it will never happen (unless I become World Emperor, that is).

More’s the pity.

What Constitution?

Seems like a couple of asshole socialist Congressmen [redundancy alert]  from (duh) Massachusetts and Maryland are going to try to subvert the Constitution by… banning militias?

Never mind that militias are specifically protected by the U.S. Constitution, and defined and entrenched in the U.S. Code as well.  Those are, to the would-be totalitarians like Markey and that other tool, just inconveniences to be brushed aside.  Here’s a choice bit:

“Patrolling neighborhoods, impeding law enforcement and storming the U.S. Capitol, private paramilitary groups like the Oath Keepers, the Three Percenters and the Proud Boys are using political violence to intimidate our people and threaten democratic government and the rule of law.” 

Wait… the Oathies, Threepers and Proud Boys are paramilitary organizations now?  Here’s what they’re talking about:

The legislation creates different tiers of criminal penalties based on whether violations result in injury or property damage; provides harsher penalties for repeat offenders; and allows for a probationary sentence for first-time offenders. It also creates civil remedies by authorizing the Department of Justice to seek injunctive relief against paramilitary activity, and by creating a private right of action for individuals harmed by paramilitary activity to seek injunctive relief and/or damages.

I’m curious as to how these Commie legislators are going to sidestep Antifa and BLM, who are paramilitary groups:  uniforms, command structure, multi-state organization, very prone to violence and even at times, armed — and who routinely perpetrate actions that “result in injury or property damage”.  Will they be scooped up by this proposed legislation, do you think?  (Okay, you can stop that bitter laughter now.)

Whatever.  None of what these politicians are talking about in their little extra-Constitutional exercise should be supported, and I can only hope that it won’t be, even by RINO twerps like Susan Collins and her ilk.  But I fear for the worst.  Why?

Because, you see, this is what happens when one side of the aisle demonizes the other side successfully*:  all sorts of mischief can ensue as long as “public safety” can be trumpeted as the excuse, even when — as in the case of the three inept “rightwing”  organizations cited above — there is absolutely no circumstance or rationale under which they would behave in the manner feared.

Of course, the Left and their foot soldiers will be exempted and excused because MAGA… but you all knew that.

Range time?  I think so.  And I’m not a member of any organization such as the above.  But I am part of what can be described as the “citizen militia”, and unashamedly so.

*Here’s the international equivalent of demonizing (and eventually) criminalizing the opposition:

(link in headline)

Does everyone see the parallels, or do I have to spell them out?

Quote Of The Day

“We’ve learned in recent years that when the Left’s theories are contradicted by the real world, they stick with the theory.  If the laboratory mice aren’t behaving as predicted, the problem isn’t the theory; it’s the mice.”Stephen Moore

Or as we used to put it:  if the facts don’t conform to the theory, they must be eliminated.  Sic semper sinistra.

Or, pictorially:

“We don’ need no steenkin’ rails!”