It’s easy to tear down civilization; the American left have been at it off and on since the late 19th century. Fred Siegel did a brilliant job of exploring the history of the American left during the first half of the 20th century in his book, The Revolt Against the Masses. As he wrote at the beginning of the book:
The best short credo of liberalism came from the pen of the once canonical left-wing literary historian Vernon Parrington in the late 1920s. “Rid society of the dictatorship of the middle class,” Parrington insisted, referring to both democracy and capitalism, “and the artist and the scientist will erect in America a civilization that may become, what civilization was in earlier days, a thing to be respected.”
And most readers of Ed Driscoll.com and PJ Media should be familiar enough with what the New Left have been doing since the 1960s to “rid society of the dictatorship of the middle class.” But then once the eggs have been broken, how do we make the omelet? How is utopia ushered in? Or as one of Gay Patriot’s co-bloggers asks, “What Happens When the Patriarchy Is Smashed?”
As someone clever pointed out, it’s interesting that the Feminist chose Chicago for their “Smash the Patriarchy” message, because nowhere has the Patriarchy been more successfully smashed than in the inner cities. Households led by fathers have become exceedingly rare, single women raise families without husbands, and very few people participate in capitalist enterprises; the inner cities have become Radical Feminist utopia.
And speaking of smashing the patriarchy, “Is CNN ignoring the fact that Michael Brown has a father?”
And speaking of hitting the CTL-ALT-DLT keys on Western Civ, Dana Milbank of the Washington Post looks forward (to borrow the slogan of both MSNBC and former President Obama) to “A Welcome End To American Whiteness.”
Glenn Reynolds accurately Milbank’s rantings as “Eliminationist Rhetoric,” and they’re further proof that the left continues to view Jonah Goldberg’s Liberal Fascism as a how-to guide, rather than a warning.
All of which are further reminders that when the destruction of whole classes of people is openly being called for…