Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Annals of Political Incivility

In many ways this year’s election is about machismo. It’s about raw manliness. Rather than put up yet another whiny wimp to run against Donald Trump, Democrats chose their own macho man-- a man who has had work done on his face and who sexually assaults unsuspecting women and girls. What could be more macho, more Clintonian, than sneaking up behind a woman and sticking your nose in her hair.

After eight years of the weak-kneed appeasement mongers of the Obama years we are seeing a new improved Democratic party, one that disdains civility and that shows its toughness tough it is by burning down neighborhoods, by becoming an urban crime wave.

Activist Democrats are proud of their show of force and power. They are proud of having done so much damage across the country. And they are prouder still that their maniacal lust for public violence is working politically.

How many Americans, seeing that the American left is losing its mind, are going to vote for Joe Biden-- because they want to heal all of the injured psyches. Since American division and violence is being propelled by the left, the way to stop it is to pretend that the left is a child throwing a tantrum. Just give him the toy that he wants and he will stop screaming.

So, a number of influential leftists have seen that their new strategy works. So they want more of the same. In the matter of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the leftists have recognized that they have no civil means of stopping the nomination. So, they have gone to their othere strategy-- threats and intimidation. Do what we want or we will burn the house down. One suspects that certain weak-kneed Republicans will respond to the call.

These, from the Daily Caller, via Maggie’s Farm:

“We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election,” Beau Willimon, an American playwright and screenwriter, said on Twitter Sept. 18. His tweet received more than 19,000 retweets.

And then this:

Former CNN employee Reza Aslan twice threatened to “burn the entire fucking thing down” after Ginsburg died, should the GOP try to replace her.


Canadian political science professor Emmett MacFarlane of the University of Waterloo tweeted “Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS."

And, a journalist:

Laura Bassett said in a tweet that appears to have been deleted that “If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots.”

When you have no arguments and no ideas, when you cannot defend your record or debate the issues-- there’s always violent riots. But, make sure you blame it on Donald Trump. He’s like their get-out-of-jail free card.


trigger warning said...

Hm. They're already rioting, looting, and burning, and they've shut the much of the country down. So what's the threat?

Not that I necessarily disagree, at least in principle, with burning Congress down.

Giordano Bruno said...

I see several paths:

1. Anarchy continues, bleeding into a constant, low-intensity Civil War at a state-by-state and county-by-county level.
2. Secession. We realize we hate one another and elect to call it a day and separate--probably leading to a Civil War over spoils and demarcations.
3. Authoritarian military coup, probably triggering Civil War as a result.
4. Continue with the US becoming Mexifornia. Waves of illegals changing the demographics irrevocably. Racial and tribal spoils systems with the elites secure in gated, drone protected communities. Corporate woke global government.

One thing I am not confused about in any of these scenarios is who my friends are and who my enemies are.

I have my preferences for the paths above.