The Irony Of Antifa
Perhaps Antifa and Black Bloc – assuming that there’s enough difference in their respective members to make a distinction between the two terrorist organizations – are suffering from the mental disorder known as Hipsterism. Their whole existence, manifestos, and courses of actions are certainly steeped in a level of irony that is usually reserved only for hipsters.
The irony, of course, being that these supposed anti-fascists are the only fascistlike group(s) in evidence.
Antifa behaves almost exactly as the Post-World War I Freikorps behaved and, like them, Antifa has significant number of members who are students. Again, like the Freikorps that they mimic, Antifa is made up of the sorts who are violently angry at their sudden, apparently inexplicable defeat, a defeat that they blame on Dolchstoss – feeling that they didn’t lose the 2016 elections but were instead stabbed in the back by the American people, the #BernOuts, the electoral college, and “The System” in general.
Indeed, the resemblance between Antifa and the ruffians and bullies of the Freikorps is so uncanny that one has to entertain the concern that, if a strong leader arose to focus them, they could “mature” into a modern version of the Sturmabteilung, just being Schwarzekapuzen instead of Braunhemden. Certainly Antifa’s Hochschulcampus Putsch has been more lastingly effective than their predecessor’s Kapp Putsch.
Yes, the irony is that the supposed Anti-Fascists are the only Fascists in evidence within America’s borders today.
There’s an old axiom based upon Biblical advice that states that goes, “Spare the rod and spoil the child.” It has, along with most forms of parental discipline, fallen out of favor in modern, Western society.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
— Proverbs 13:24, the Bible (KJV)
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
— Proverbs 23: 13-14, the Bible (KJV)
Let’s leave the question of whether or not discipline benefit the child aside for the moment and consider a new proverb, “Spare the rod and raise a douchebag.”
Let us begin with the assumption that if you are a parent, you wish for your child every advantage and opportunity. From the ergonomic high chair to that all-important first sushi experience and beyond, life should be as golden for your little one as it is for, say, Pax Jolie-Pitt.
But inevitably the moment arrives when all your doting and care come back on you in the form of a precocious little barb that reminds you in no uncertain terms of . . . you. It might be that his friend Jake’s eighth-birthday party was “unbelievably lame” or that “it’s weird that Brandon’s family flies first-class and we don’t,” or maybe it’s simply that “these taquitos taste like turd.”
It’s then that you must reckon with the real possibility that your drive to make little Johnny better, smarter, and hipper has merely turned him into a douchebag.
Now Mr. Hochman focuses on the evils of the Liberal urban elites, which is not entirely fair since the problem and problematic end results are endemic across many socio-economic strata of Western society, though the motives of the parents are likely to differ based upon economics, race, and culture. Yet it’s not particularly unfair either since these Liberal urban elites are set up as something akin to role models by the media and have the power to affect laws and policies in ways that make any form of parental discipline impossible or risky.
Now don’t get me wrong, with the surprisingly success of Reality TV, there’s obviously going to be a continuing job market for douchebags, but is raising your progeny to be fit for only that one job such a good idea, especially at the cost of the rest of us having to either put up with them or put them down?
An “iPad Killer” has finally been unveiled, though it’s not running Android, Windows, and isn’t even a competing tablet. It’s Pope Benedict XVI!
The iPad Killer – Pope Benedict XVI
Apple has easily survived the release of the information that its products are manufactured by Chinese slave labor worked and kept in horrific conditions. Likewise the electronics giant was not chided for its upwards of 60% profit margin on it popular portable products. These facts just don’t affect Steve Jobs’ and Apple’s image with the bulk of their customers.
On the other hand, the iPad being used by the Pope could quite likely hurt Steve Jobs and his company greatly. That is something that the average Apple customer – the Liberals, Hipsters, and Generation Y Slackers – really don’t want to be associated with. 😉
If this keeps up, Steve Jobs won’t be able to afford to buy any more Third World vital organs and will have to use the transplant waiting lists just like Joe and Jane Six-Pack.
Liberals choose to act as if they don’t understand why Americans are angry over many of the hand-outs provided by the federal government. They prefer instead to describe it as malice against the “poor.”
It Is No Wonder That Many Are Angry
Few and lessening restrictions upon who can get food stamps aka EBT combined with almost no practical restrictions upon what they can be spent upon make this particular program a source of great unrest among Americans.