Thursday, June 25, 2020

Victor Davis Hanson--What Happens When the Madness Ends? - American Greatness

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  • Today’s corporate revolutionary enthusiasts had better prepare for the inevitable turn.
"When something cannot go on, it certainly will not go on.
But what are the symptoms of what cannot go on and when?
There are two historic red lines and our revolution is getting close to both.

  • When Normal People Grow Weary-One is when “average” people, both white and nonwhite, who identify neither with Left nor Right, woke nor unwoke, become frightened or appalled by the violence and the anarchy—and thus finally move to dismantle the guillotine as the razor increasingly starts haircutting friends, idols, and compatriots.
  • When Important People Find Themselves Out of Luck-Second, when important people start to suffer the concrete consequences of their own abstract ideology, then the revolution sputters—in the manner that #MeToo Tara Reid got nowhere in accusing Joe Biden of a brutal sexual assault. Suddenly, handsy and heavily breathing Joe who once swore “women must be believed” appealed to statutes of limitations, presumptions of innocence, and the right to cross-examination as if he were Robespierre suddenly deploring the promiscuous use of the guillotine. When hysteria fades, so too the current Antifa/BLM movement will go dormant to go enjoy the millions that they garnered from terrified virtue-signaling corporatists... 

  • The Thermidor Reaction Is Coming-If a revolution is based on the untruth that blacks are daily violently terrorized by whites, what happens when data reveal facts contrary to that narrative? What happens when people come to understand that in those relatively rare interracial crimes, blacks are far more likely than whites to commit interracial violence? Or when people discover that more than 7,000 blacks are murdered per year by other blacks? When the hysteria fades, such data reasserts the truth that there is not currently a white racial war against blacks.

The Reign of Terror will end and the Thermidor reaction is on the horizon.
Today’s opportunist virtue-signaler will be tomorrow’s gullible fool. 
Tonight’s brave looter and edgy arsonist will be tomorrow’s matter-of-fact felon.
This morning’s memo-writing social justice executive and administrator will be seen as tomorrow’s rank abettor of McCarthyite persecutions.
And the coveted and esteemed racial arsonist of the moment soon will become the ostracized segregationist.
Americans believe there is one thing more regrettable than a falsifier—and that is an opportunistic and careerist falsifier."

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