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How the Left Plays at Oppression and Encourages Tyrants

I’ve been looking at the insanity of the Democrats and self-styled progressives (there is so much of it on display) from the signs in front yards proclaiming they believe in science – as though science necessitated belief – to the signs in expensive neighborhoods proclaiming that they welcome illegals as their neighbors. I’ve been seeing graying women with t-shirts proclaiming they’re resisting, watched colleges and universities fly their flag at half mast, and banged my head gently against the dashboard at cars with bumper stickers proudly proclaiming the driver a member of the resistance.  I’ve heard women proclaim they’re marching for lost rights, though no one can answer me on what rights they lost.

Oh, yeah, I’ve also been informed, loudly, in public spaces, that liberals are afraid to speak their mind and that the awful dictator, Trump, has chilled their speech.

And then on my blog, someone put this entire behavior in perspective for me.

In my community, that is, among science fiction and fantasy writers, readers and fans, there is an activity called LARPing, aka Live Action Role Playing. If you think about it as the thing children used to do while playing cowboys and Indians (or in my case Robin Hood versus the Sheriff), you won’t be far wrong.

Except adults use props and costumes, and when it’s a big LARP game at a big convention, people will wear truly fancy costumes, including some with mechanized wings.

And in case you wonder, no, I’ve never played one of those, because the stuff I can do inside my head is much more fun than running around pretending to be someone else. Though at the conventions, it could be argued I often play a science fiction writer. Not that I’m not one, but it’s not how I interact outside of cons.

Anyway, the commenter on my blog said: “These people are oppression LARPing.” And it all became crystal clear.

I mean, we know that the left does not and has not, ever, so far as I can tell, stood up to real tyrants. They not only slavishly lick the boots of every communist dictator, worship the cursed corpse of Che, slaver all over the writings of mass murderers like Mao, but they’re too timid to say that North Korea is a shi*hole, or to call out the Muslims on their aggression. They are against all religion, except the one which might kill them. So that gets mind-numbing appeasement.

Meanwhile, they walk around proclaiming they’re resisting, and keep talking about how their free speech is being curtailed.

It makes perfect sense if you realize these people have watched a lot of movies and view themselves as the brave Frenchmen standing up to Hitler, or even the Rebel Alliance standing up to the empire. In their minds, as they walk around with symbolic genitalia on their heads, they’re Frodo standing up to the ultimate evil.