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Dispatches From the Reality-Based Community

To borrow from Ian Fleming, Mr. Bond, they have a saying in Chicago:

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Once is happenstance.

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Twice is coincidence.

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The third time it's enemy action.

Tom Wolfe once wrote that "the greatest hoax of modern history" occurred when "Russia's ruling 'socialist workers party,' the Communists, established themselves as the polar opposites of their two socialist clones, the National Socialist German Workers Party (quicknamed 'The Nazis') and Italy's Marxist-inspired Fascisti, by branding both as 'the fascists,'" which quickly led to those two socialist clones as being described, per Stalin's orders, as "right wing" for the rest of the 20th century with very little in the way of effective pushback from limited-government conservatives and libertarians until recent years. The Democrats' ongoing efforts to offload their shameful racist past onto the GOP has to run a close second. Don't let them get away with it.

Update: "The Democrats were the party of Jim Crow. Bull Connor was a member of the Democratic National Committee. He set dogs and firehoses on civil rights protesters."