I’ll keep this short.
It’s axiomatic that the American Left, and therefore, also the Democrat Party, NEVER does anything spontaneously.
For those of you new to political optics, you got a taste of this with the aftermath of the Parkland Florida school shooting. Certain teenage “survivors” were prompted to step forward into the spotlight within 24 hours, their lines already practiced, deliver-ready.
Just 24 hours after the shooting, Rush Limbaugh, of all people, remarked about how composed and adult-like the students were, when they were only canned.
Thanks to the ineptitude of CNN and the ham-fisted way they handled their “town hall” with a couple of students letting the cat out of the bag that they had been fed the questions and answers by CNN before the event, the public got to come away understanding who all the players are, and the interactive roles they have with one another: from 1) the front-line gullible, useful idiots, in this case high school kids, but in others, their teachers, to 2) the cynical enablers (for many years now, the media) to 3) the dark left-wing strategists and 4) deep pocket financiers.
You can make your own scorecard at home.
That has been the general scheme of recruitment and operations for the Left since the 1800s, and it amazes me that so many of our honorable political class don’t know who these people really are, and look at them in entirely different, and more dangerously innocent ways.
If you don’t remember Occupy New York, 2011-2012, it is with us still, only a second edition, Occupy the Sequel. It began as a “laboratory-designed” spontaneous counter-agent to the genuinely spontaneous Tea Party, who romped through the 2010 midterms like wild geese in winter, returning House control to the GOP.
(So very long ago, and Republicans’ memories so very short.)
In St Louis, at Washington University hundreds or even thousands of young people were invited to camp out, with the standard inducements, beer, sex and doobies, to attend seminars about how to set up tents in New York, Oakland, and several cities around the county (mostly blue) and engage in political activism at a level they’d never really considered. Many were genuinely jobless, while others simply had degrees in Underwater Basket Weaving, with some talk hints back home that Mom and Dad were a little unhappy, after $75,000, they were still living at home.
PJ O’Rourke had insights he shared of similar parties, when he ran with the pack in the late 60s. Same-o, same-o.
I had friends all over the country watching these people, even listening in. They even ran a few field tests about various ways to blight their path, which we hoped some day to bottle. (Could have been easy if found in incubation.)
The Occupy Movement was organized just as I laid out above, in four levels: useful idiots, enabling media, a strategic leadership and financial backing; and a detailed plan.
They largely succeeded, the paid cadre already with Occupy were scouring their camps looking for “a few good men and women” to be hired into further training in various branches of their activist plan.
By 2017, key elements of the “spontaneous” terror groups, ANTIFA and BLM, arose from this new cadre recruiting class, and many of those now stand poised to nab the best and brightest of the thousands of 16-18 years old that took time off from school on March 14 to memorialize the students at Parkland/protest Americans’ acces to guns. They will make up Edition Three.
The Left has been very adept at picking at scabs around the edges of this ship of foolish children since they were in kindergarten. Compare the dead eyes:
Not a lot of happy campers, huh?
But the cadre bench is so much more strong than they were in 1968, or even 2010. Schools are now complicit in many parts of the county, witness the kid who was suspended because he refused to join the protest.
True, Georgia isn’t California. Still, the more and more affluent schools are beginning to share a similarity with Stoneman-Douglas in Parkland, FL. The peer pressure is immense among the brighter kids, just like the campuses in Silicon Valley. Some schools’ faculties have supervised their students “personal day of protest” and indeed, at many schools the anti-gun theme overshadowed the tragedy. These events did not take place by going door-to-door begging for dimes and quarters.
The Beat goes on, only that beat leads to the purpose of the Featured Image, which is a 1960’s Communist poster of guerrilla warriors. Note how prominent guns are celebrated when the Left can gain power in a country.
A man is a noble guerrilla partisan only if his side wins. If he loses, he is only a common ordinary murdering thug.
Almost all of the former Communist states had underground terror groups that brought them to power, beginning with Russia and all of eastern Europe.
Guns were their calling cards.
So while the foreign policy of Leftist governments is always anti-gun, all about peace, they honor the use of guns in over-throwing governments that don’t share their love of political power. This hypocrisy is easy to sell, especially to the young, many of whom believe they will grow to be a part of management some day…in the schools, or the halls of government. Maybe someday, they too, may be able to spread out on a blanket in a park, alongside thousands of children urging the abolishing of guns, while protected by 6 men with guns strapped to their hips.
The Bulgarians who saw this poster, for local viewing only, hadn’t had access to any private gun, a pistol or shotgun, since their king was thrown down in 1944.
With the Left, the guns that put them into power will always be honored, and made noble, but only for home viewing, while they will always vilify guns among free men.
The 2020 Edition of Occupy and Antifa will be a totally new-and-improved Beast.