December 16, 2015

Privileged Student Protesters Desperately Seeking Victimhood

[From article]
But here’s my take on all this. Liberals are setting themselves up for a fall with this protest politics, because they fundamentally misunderstand what they are doing.
The theory behind Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is the fantasy idea that the oppressed multitude ought to be led by educated leaders like Saul Alinsky.
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Now let us agree that when the poor rise up against the rich there is a certain justice in their action. After all, who can speak of their privations but the poor?
But it is a very different thing when the poor are led by elite youths, or funded by George Soros, or encouraged by government-paid diversity counselors and faculty. Are elite youths listening to the poor and amplifying their grievances? Or are they merely marching in search of celebrity, money, power, and the love of beautiful women using the poor as cannon fodder?
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when George Soros is funding them, when the sons of multimillionaire railroad executives are leading the “peaceful protests,” when college administrators are encouraging the demonstrators, then we are not witnessing the people protesting, we are looking at government in action, the ruling class enforcing its will through its regime supporters hoping for preferment.
We are talking about injustice, of the ruling class, by the ruling class, for the ruling class.
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If you want to reduce injustice then you should think about how to reduce government. On this view the only ethical decision for a well-born youth eager for money, power, and the love of beautiful women would be to lead peaceful protests to reduce government on the likelihood that any reduction in government force would also reduce injustice.
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the Yales, the Missous, the whole outbreak of snowflake fascism -- and chuckle to myself that these clowns are are creating regime opponents all over America.
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Politics is violence; it is imposing your will on other people. Politics is division; it divides people into us and them. Politics is a necessary evil; and you better remember, when you start down the political road with your organizing and your protests, that politics creates enemies.

December 1, 2015
What Do Yale, Missou, Alinksy, Cloward-Piven and Obama's Organizing for Action Add Up To?
By Christopher Chantrill

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