The American liberal of the age is dead from the neck up. A member of the elite, he rules, but has no talent for it. Like the Bolsheviks, he is adept at blaming others for everything and at manufacturing simple slogans. And like them he thinks only in terms of crude power, of control and leverage, without understanding why his intellectual predecessors abandoned such revolutionary tactics in favor of institutional influence.
Once you’ve won your march through the institutions – and the left has done that in America – then you have to live with the instutions you now command, and the ideas of governance they – and you – promulgate.
History teaches us that totalitarian left-wing collectivism doesn’t handle success very well, and inevitably spins it into catastrophic, murderous failure. We’re just entering that stage now. The bottom line is that Marxism simply doesn’t work, because its foundational beliefs are not based in reality. There is no such thing as a free lunch, and Marxism is, if nothing else, the ideology of the free lunch.