Ah… they moved the May G8 meeting from Chicago to Camp David. Camp David, where they’re authorized to treat blackshirt anarchists who might decide to assault the site as violent paramilitary irregulars armed with crude weapons (which is what they are), instead of peaceful protestors who are simply motivated by their deep love of Western society generally and the American system of government (which is what they are not). Not that the administration will ever, ever admit that the promise of domestic terrorist violence this go-round is markedly higher, thanks to the rapidly-souring and already-radicalized Occupy movement*: there’s a difference between being impotent in the face of a threat, and admitting to being impotent in the face of a threat.
And this is civilization. Because if their parents won’t teach them, and their peers won’t teach them, and certainly their teachers won’t teach them, then apparently we’re counting on random passerby to teach the Hard Left to stop acting like deranged Lovecraft cultists. Which we can do; but I suspect that the recipients of this particular form of remedial education won’t enjoy it much.
Seriously, look at the guy’s shirt after he finished yelling: this is what all those Rage Against the Machine bandanna-fiends are going to look like in 30 years. I could be unkind – and somewhat hypocritical – by harping on the fellow’s weight; but, honestly, the man has some decent oratorical presence. No stammering there at all; a real shame that he’s wasting it on something as puerile as Communism.
Ach, well, if he was smart he wouldn’t be a Commie in the first place.
Primarily because I never had to worry that individuals like this would use my political faction’s rhetoric and, you know, mean it. There’s something relaxing about knowing that every group of utter scoundrels in Western civilization still left unhung hate you and everything that you stand for; in fact, it’s invigorating. I sincerely hope that the Obama administration finds itself in the same situation Real Soon Now.
Crossposted to RedState.
Blair’s Law™ – The ongoing process by which the world’s multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.
…and it’s in full view at the G20 protests in London, where we get this report from The New Ledger’s Roger Bate about the eclectic nature of the protesters. Because it’s an antiglobo affair, it is of course dominated by the usual Communist and Israel-hating groups – the latter needing somewhere to go, now that the antiwar movement’s lost losing the war – and Bate suggests that the global warming cause may end up being added to the mix. To which I reply: if only. That’d be the fastist way to discredit the whole movement. Still, the dupes-fools-and-knaves contingent is in full force at London, and they think that they smell blood, so they’re energized.
As long as they stay energized over there. Faux-populist movements are annoying at best, and kind of intolerable at worst.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.