August 18, 2019

UM: Dem rep: I’m not surprised to see Trump taking sides against peaceful protesters like … Antifa. “What’s odd, and ominous, about this more ambitious spin from freshman Rep. Deb Haaland is that it whitewashes violence by Antifa *while also* implicitly justifying it.”

Standard practice with Dems. Plus: “We shouldn’t be surprised. If the country is far enough along into its Weimar period to have gangs of ideologues swinging at each other in the streets, it’s far enough along to have members of the legislature defending their own side’s gang.”

As I’ve said before, you don’t get Hitler because of Hitler — there are always potential Hitlers hanging around. You get Hitler because of Weimar, and you get Weimar because the people in charge of maintaining liberal democracy are too weak and corrupt to do the job. And there are a lot of those now, not exclusively in the Democratic Party. Related item here.

Flashback: Lubricating the Slippery Slope: The Intellectual Astroglide of the Elite.

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