Barack Obama turns 60 over the summer. The AARP cover with Barry posing
next to a basketball and a shelf of bestselling non-fiction books he
hasn’t read can’t be too far away.
the symbol of youthful hipness, the former boss of Hope and Change now
lectures “young people” on what they should be doing. His legacy is
being carried forward by 78-year-old Biden and the 81-year-old Pelosi.
That’s above the average age of 80 of the House Dem leadership.
The average age of the Biden cabinet is two years older than President Trump’s cabinet.
gerontocratic technocracy uses AOC as its younger foil, but she’s been a
stalking horse for Bernie Sanders who will hit the big 80 in the fall.
The big donors behind the American Left are even older with George Soros
due to hit 90 the same month Obama gets to 60. The even bigger
reservoirs of cash flowing into the leftist machine are coming from the
foundations of men who were born in the 19th century like Henry Ford,
John D. MacArthur, and John D. Rockefeller.
That’s about right for a 19th century ideology whose followers keep trying to make it look young.
leftism is anarchic. It’s CHAZ, BLM, and Antifa. It’s open air heroin
markets, smashed store windows, and political assassinations. Turning
that anarchy into collectivism requires hysterical propaganda and
rallies that appear anarchic, but are actually tightly controlled, ideas
that seem edgy, but are actually the work of men who were born during
the age of the steam.
If you think Bernie’s old, Karl Marx celebrated his 203rd birthday in May.
policies have aged as badly as Marx, Biden, or their front man. But
instead of moderating as they grow older, they only grow more radical.
Obama equivocated on gay marriage, while Biden entirely erases the
existence of women by calling them “birthing people”. Obama covertly
weaponized the government against conservatives, while Biden is doing it
openly. Everything from election rigging through H.R.1 to
indoctrinating every government employee with critical race theory is
happening more openly and blatantly under Biden.
Youthful leftist revolutions break the system while leftist gerentocrats impose the tyranny.
tyranny look like freedom requires hefty doses of chaos and outrage
that make it appear that the system is being broken when it’s actually
being built up. Or as George Orwell wrote in 1984, “One does not
establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes
the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.” The revolution
is the thing it’s revolting against.
The end of history keeps arriving only to vanish like a mirage when the youth reach for it.
was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet
began to heal," Obama told his followers. Two years later, he privately
snapped, "What does he think I'm supposed to do? Put on my f------
Aquaman gear and swim down there myself with a wrench?"
Thirteen years have passed and if the planet has begun to heal, Democrats won’t admit it.
moment of epochal change can never be allowed to arrive because it
would interrupt the permanent crisis. Salvation is always here and also
always out of reach. But there’s always a new generation available to be
fooled again because they know the past doesn’t matter.
History is radically revised every generation not just for what it teaches, but for what it doesn’t.
revisionist history work like the 1619 Project doesn’t just impose a
radical new racist history, it displaces the past. Another revisionist
history will come along to displace the 1619 Project because
manufacturing history churn is vital to destroying any continuity with
the past. All the academic lenses being swapped one for the other like a
mad ophthalmologist leaves a new generation with a lot of theories, but
no clue that they’re being indoctrinated into a lost cause.
Left has no new ideas. Like Hollywood, it makes old ideas seem new by
rebooting them, by making them appear hip and trendy, and by destroying a
meaningful connection with the past. And that way audiences don’t
realize they’re just seeing the same movie remade over again. What might
be creative bankruptcy in a movie theater is a more seriously sisyphean
problem described by Churchill as, “Those who fail to learn from
history are condemned to repeat it.”
But how does a new generation learn from a past that isn’t allowed to exist on its own terms?
the past is a convenient way of obscuring it. The only thing students
are taught about the past is that it was a horrible time, its people
backward, its customs savage, its learning wicked, its institutions
racist, and its ideas horrifying. In postmodern history, the past exists
only as a cautionary tale gleaned for historical struggles that fit
into the new narrative.
History is an incomplete present whose
revolutions were never fully fulfilled. It’s a revolutionary story of a
world ruled by villains until they were overthrown by the forces of
good. And this revolution against history must continue until all of the
past is negated by the present.
The destruction of statues and
burning of books forces ‘presentism’ for the past to conform to the
dogmas of the moment. The biggest problem with the past isn’t that it’s
politically incorrect, but that it’s repeating itself. The Black Lives
Matter movement transparently harkens back to the 70s. So do most of the
radical social impulses in which the Left cloaks its real power agenda.
The revolutionary chaos is doomed to fail again, but each oscillation breaks the country more.
social activism is window dressing. A proper Marxist regime has little
use for militant minorities, feminism, gay rights, police defunding,
transgender bathrooms, pipeline protests, abortion, or any of the other
issues the radicals have been using to waste our time. If you doubt
that, go look at how many of any of the above you can find in China,
Cuba, or North Korea.
The Russian Futurists vowed to throw the
art and literature of the past overboard from the “steamship of
modernity”. But the Bolsheviks were not looking for disruptive art and
when the revolution arrived, modern art was tossed overboard and the
former revolutionaries settled down to producing socialist realism and
recreating the art of the past for the Soviet Union.
brief permissive period, the Soviet Union criminalized homosexuality and
insisted on traditional marriages and roles for women. Those feminists
who resisted were soon shown their place with one of the more notorious
free love figures being forcibly married off by Lenin.
The dictatorship had eclipsed the revolution and the past was quickly rewritten all over again.
Obama approaches his sixtieth birthday, the age at which Khrushchev
struggled for control of the USSR and Mao launched his Great Leap
Forward, two events that would require a good deal of historical
editing, our American past is already being rewritten. Only those who
are at least in their thirties will remember that there wasn’t a racial
crisis before Barack Obama.
And there hadn’t been such a crisis for a generation before he took power.
racial crisis is not a legacy of 1619, but of 2008. Obama’s victory was
not a revolution against a crisis, but the revolution that created the
crisis. To a new generation, the racial crisis is a permanent feature of
life. They have always lived under the crisis and expect to always live
under it. That is why critical race theory and white privilege rants
have become so pervasive.
Without a generation coming of age in a
world shaped by the toxic idea that all white people are evil and all
minorities are victims, no one outside academic circles would have
willingly accepted them. And if that generation seems all too easy to
radicalize into supporting the most insane policies, that’s because it
grew up in a world defined by the hysteria of manufactured crises.
world as they know it is doomed by melting ice caps, the rich getting
richer, and the genocide of black people at the hands of the police.
Every radical program is backed by a sense of urgent crisis which is
killing people and destroying the future. They can’t imagine a present
without the crisis and don’t remember ever living in a world not defined
As Obama gets closer to his AARP cover, a generation lives in the world that he made.
Obama, his radical political movement speaks endlessly about the past,
but has no actual past. Its past is always being reinvented and retold
through new narratives, but with no facts.
The Obama revolution
has come and gone. We have skipped past it to the Soviet Union of
Chernenko and Andropov, of gerontocrats building the tyranny with the
beams of revolution. The decline is everywhere as the theories fail, the
factories close, and the stores stand empty.
The youth are being
rallied to cheer for the revolutionary tyranny of Joe Biden, Nancy
Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer who are promising a new era in history no one
believes in anymore. Since the election their cause is no longer free
college, it’s federalizing elections through H.R.1.Federalizing
elections, eliminating the filibuster, and packing the Supreme Court are
compelling issues in Washington D.C., but the regime plotting new coups
has little to say to the ordinary people facing high prices for gas and
bread. Land, Bread, and Peace has given way to a race for total power
over the country as the revolution of Hope, Crisis and Change comes of
age.There’s no change without crisis, and without hope, there’s only hate.