First, You Kill Your “Brothers…”
Bill Quick

Democratic Party has no more centrists | New York Post

When I first heard the claim, I thought it was a mistake or hoax. A talking head was describing a raging war in the Democratic Party between progressives and centrists.

Centrist Democrats? Aren’t they already extinct?

Yes, they’re gone, the dodo birds of politics. But the chattering classes, needing something to chatter about and slow to face facts about their darling liberals, are just discovering that the party of Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio bears little resemblance to the party of FDR, JFK and even Bill Clinton.

I wouldn’t expect most historically ignorant Americans to know this, but there was a similar battle between the Socialists and the Communists in the leadup to the Nazi takeover of Germany:

D.6. The Rise of the Nazis and Communists

The USPD, however, broke apart within the next two years. On the one
side, the SPD, no longer in the government, took class struggle more
seriously after the elections of 1920 and thus won back some of the
more radical workers. On the other side, the Communists started
agitating with great skill and attracted much of the left wing of the
USPD and also the prewar SPD, those who had always advocated more
aggressive attacks on the existing system instead of cautious reforms
and trade unionist bargaining.

After 1920 the USPD did not seem to make much sense any more. Its
most intimate cause, the workers’ council movement, had not received
constitutional consideration and was dead after 1920. Those workers who
were too deeply dissatisfied with the political and social conditions
and too resentful of the SPD’s repressive policies in 1919 were willing
to believe the Communists that only a revolution could overcome the
capitalist state. This was Marx’s opinion, and it made sense in the
light of events. The SPD’s reformist stand seemed to have failed and
appeared to many as an excuse for treacherous plotting with right-wing
military and paramilitary groups. The KPD’s association with the
revolutionary communist parties in other countries, even if it was
bought at the expense of submission to Moscow, looked fascinating and
promising to many workers. The fundamental changes occurring in the
young Soviet Union further added to the appeal of the KPD.

The Communists always attack the Socialists first, and then proceed from there if they are victorious.  That’s what’s happened here in America with the Democrat party.  The Marxists have taken it over and swallowed it whole.

And this is pretty much what the liberty-minded conservatives here in America will have to do with the GOP if they wish to survive, too.

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I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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First, You Kill Your “Brothers…” — 1 Comment

  1. I wanted to put this in OT, but the editing window there has disappeared. It’s not too far off this topic, so maybe I’ll be forgiven for putting it here (it would be better OT, though, so I’ll appreciate it if someone moves it):

    This is inspired by Robert Spencer’s well made point this morning about Mandala and the left’s suppression of today’s global fight against oppression.

    It is interesting that WWII is “The Good War”. Essentially, all the rest of last century’s wars have been denounced as some or other type of evil, capitalist, war – WWI included, even though WWII was really the concluding act of Germany’s attempt to “take its place on the world stage”, the first act of which was the nineteenth century wars fought by Germany under Bismarck’s guidance following the unification of Germany, and the middle act of which was WWI. For some reason, the last only in this series of conflicts has been labelled “The Good War”. Why is that?

    It is because Germany attacked the Soviet Union. It is the war that saved the communist homeland. Communist agitators opposed all the other wars involving the West in the 20th century, just as they opposed WWII until the day that the Soviet Union was attacked. They then reversed themselves overnight and encouraged the fight against the Nazis. WWII was the only war were we were left in peace (irony intended) by the local communists to finish the war properly and to remember it as a just war. This fact might not be as noticeable in the US as in the countries that were already at war with the Nazis when Germany attacked the Soviet Union, but the communists reversed themselves overnight here too.

    The communists, who have indeed taken over the left, have always worked, subtly or openly, to support anything that would play a part, however small, in the destruction of America – from destroying the sense of its peoples that there is anything worth defending, to encouraging social disharmony, to obstructing wars against our enemies, to denouncing even the naming of our enemies as “bigotry”.

    Think of it. The only war we could finish properly was WWII, in which the “sacred” Soviet Union fought for its life against our common enemy. I find that a powerful demonstration of the degree to which communists have influenced us, not just recently, but for a long time. Communists have had unrecognized, yet powerful, influence in free countries around the world since the inception of the Soviet state in Russia. They have been in an all out fight to destroy us for all of that long time, and to them, anything destructive is good.

    Lying and deception have always been a part of war. On D-day in Normandy, for example, Patton did not lead an army ashore. He led a ghost army in Britain whose entire purpose was to deceive the Germans concerning the time and place of the Allied landing in France. We have hardly thought of the communist war against us as more than a small, peripheral struggle, and that is because they, like all good con artists, have been very skilled at deception. But it has not been peripheral at all. The communists have infiltrated and taken over many of our institutions, from universities, through media and entertainment, to much of government itself. They are at the heart of every agitation, every conversion of envy to a movement, of every encouragement of every identifiable group to struggle for power against the whole as well as against the individual which the whole was designed to protect, and of every movement of support for any alien enemy of whatever type.

    Anyone who can’t understand this might as well retire to his garden.

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