Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Lives and Deaths that Don't Matter. Rage, Agony, Despair


I've been feeling rage, agony, and despair.

My country is losing its mind.

I've already posted a lot about Trump and there is no reason to repeat objections to Trump here.

In recent months, America has been swept up in mass hysteria. This hysteria is captured in a quote from Orwell that is suddenly turning up everywhere. I used to see it in the Yahoo comments section – that was before Yahoo removed its comments section.

"Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right."

I've written a lot about this hysteria. See here, here, here, here, here, and here.

I've said that there is no indication that "Black Lives Matter" has anything to do with black lives or human life mattering.

Rather, I think that BLM is a tool wielded by "trained Marxists" eager to "burn this system down and replace it." I think BLM is followed by useful idiots, that is people who don't realize that they are being used, and, indeed, using. BLM's social media supporters exploit black pain to enhance their own social media profile as "woke."

If black lives matter to you, you work with black people. You teach, you heal, you provide legal services, you patrol the streets as a LEO. And you started doing these things years ago, with no camera present, and no social media to perform your wokeness before the world and harvest "likes" and Facebook friends lauding you how "woke" you are. BLM's supporters don't do these things.

I live in a majority-minority city and BLM has virtually no presence here. When I see photos of BLM protests, what I see are a lot of white kids. The most virulent BLM posts on Facebook that I've seen come from what appear to be lonely white women. When I go to their pages I see no friends commenting on their posts. I think a lot of lost rich, white females are desperately seeking a purpose for their lives, and exploiting black people's pain in that pathetic search.

Officer David Dorn was a 77 year old retired policeman who had given 38 years to keeping his community safe. He was killed in a Facebook livestream during a BLM riot. His black life did not matter to BLM.

Andrew Duncomb, a black Trump supporter, was stabbed by a white BLM protester in Portland for wearing a MAGA hat.

I've posted on Facebook numerous videos of whites screaming at blacks that the blacks should be part of BLM, and blacks saying, no, I don't want to be part of this movement, or you are doing this movement wrong. See here, here, here…too many others.

The real tell that BLM is not about black  people or lives mattering. BLM forbids anyone from mentioning the death toll from black on black crime, which kills magnitudes more black people than white police officers. The numbers are related: blacks commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, and they commit those crimes against other black people. BLM forbids any discussion of this because black people killing black people is not a narrative that serves their true agenda. 

Patrisse Cullors, BLM co-founder, announces that she is a "trained Marxist."

Cullors' Marxism did not diminish BLM's support among its Rich, White, Liberal base.

Rage, agony, despair.

What if Cullors had said, "I'm a trained Nazi"? Would people get it then?

Yeah, but, Nazis killed six million Jews.

Communists killed an estimated one hundred million people in the twentieth century.

Those lives don't matter.

That indifference, that erasure of that massive body count from national consciousness, causes me rage, agony, and despair.

Our lives don't matter. I'm one of the populations the communists trained their guns on. Polish, Catholic, peasant stock.

Yes, some of my relatives joined the Party and they did okay. Better housing, better food.

And that's it. Still no intellectual freedom, no freedom to travel, still being surveilled 24/7. One foot out of line, they come down on you.

Others of my relatives remained faithful Catholics and lost a lot. One became a non-person.

These lives don't matter.

Because opinion-makers in America, largely, still, rich, white liberals, do not acknowledge, or don't want to know about, communism's crimes.

Deny, deny, deny.

Holocaust denial is a crime in many countries. Holocaust denial in the US would be a career-ender.

Denying what communism does to people is an act of faith for rich, white liberals. It's part of their unexamined, assumed creed.

Look at Bernie Sanders. Look at Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. If rich, white liberals faced the truth about communism, would either one have a career?

As I often remark to Sue, the daughter of a Polish soldier who fought in WW II, "Wear a swastika or Hitler t-shirt and be thrown out of public places, find yourself in court, be assigned a therapist, go on a watch list, be abandoned by friends. Wear a red star, Mao, Che, Stalin, or a hammer and sickle on a t-shirt, and face zero consequences."

Our lives don't matter.

Below are some images from the 1920s famine in Soviet Russia. Here's the thing. Marxism says, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Put that into practice, you take things away from people, things for which people have worked. If you take things away from people, they fight back.

Some of the people the communists tried to take things away from were farmers. They didn't want to surrender their grain, their animals, their land, to the state. The state retaliated.

Of the 1921-22 famine, Wikipedia writes,

"The Bolshevik government had requisitioned supplies from the peasantry for little or nothing in exchange. This led peasants to drastically reduce their crop production. The rich peasants (kulaks) withheld their surplus grain to sell on the black market…

Aid from outside Soviet Russia was initially rejected. The American Relief Administration, which Herbert Hoover formed to help the victims of starvation of World War I, offered assistance to Lenin in 1919, on condition that they … hand out food impartially to all. Lenin refused this as interference in Russian internal affairs."

The 1921-22 famine killed five million. The one in the thirties killed perhaps ten million, including "forty percent of all Kazakhs."

But don't worry. Those lives don't matter. They died for communism, and communism is benign. American supporters of Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, and BLM have decided that.


  1. 'Bloodlands' by Timothy Snyder describes tragedy of people of Eastern Europe between Nazis and Soviets. I hoped that Snyder would continue his work, but he had to declare his self-criticizm like in 1950 Poland.

  2.,foto.html The statue destroyed 76 years ago by Germans, trasported to Silesia, returned to Warsaw. Misused for polititical propaganada by radical left.

  3. Why do you think so many Americans are so ready to jump on the Marxist wagon? Apathy? Stupidity? I just don't get it.


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