Image: “Cooperation” and “mutual care.”  Coming soon to a “woke” neighborhood near you.

Image: “Cooperation” and “mutual care.” Coming soon to a “woke” neighborhood near you.

News wars: Joe Biden is in hot water with leftists for condemning “violence and destruction of property” and calling for the prosecution of “arsonists and anarchists.”

Biden’s statement, sent up the dumb-waiter from his basement, was reproduced in another user’s Twitter post:

I have said from the outset of recent protests that there is no place for violence and destruction of property. Peaceful protestors should be protected and arsonists and anarchists should be prosecuted. And local law enforcement can do that. When President Obama and I were in office we protected federal property. We were able to do with without the Department of Homeland Security turning into a private militia. And it can be done today but that wouldn’t help Trump’s political interests. He’s determined to stoke division and chaos, it’s not good for the country but Donald Trump doesn’t care. His campaign is failing and he is looking for a political life line. This isn’t about law and order it’s about a political strategy to revive a failing campaign. Every instinct Trump has is to add fuel to the fire, that’s the last thing, the last thing we need. We need leadership to calm the waters and lower the temperature. That’s how we will restore peace in the streets.

In order to gin up outrage among the ignorant, the leftists pretended in their response to Biden that there’s only one definition of “anarchist,” and it’s the one you memorized in an undergraduate poly-sci classroom:

Democratic Socialists of America’ in Portland also weighed in, arguing that “Anarchists are valued members of our big tent organization.” and Biden’s words constitute “a dangerous statement that threatens everyone’s political speech”:

We condemn this statement from Joe Biden in which he criminalizes a political ideology that is based on cooperation and mutual care. Anarchists are valued members of our big tent organization. This is a dangerous statement that threatens everyone’s political speech.

— Portland DSA (@PortlandDSA) July 29, 2020

Democrats are, as usual, accepting right wing framing in an election because they think they have to in order to get “moderate” voters. It won’t help them, but it will further shift this country rightward and potentially usher in even more targeted surveillance & repression.

— Portland DSA (@PortlandDSA) July 29, 2020

Meanwhile, a quick glance at a dictionary confirms that Biden’s use of “anarchist” to describe violent insurrectionists who aim to impair law and order by interrupting or impeding the operation of government (for example, by attacking a federal courthouse) is recognized by lexicographers as usual and customary:

an·ar·chism (ăn′ər-kĭz′əm) n.

  1. The theory or doctrine that all forms of government are oppressive and undesirable and should be abolished.
  2. Active resistance and terrorism against the state, as used by some anarchists.
  3. Rejection of all forms of coercive control and authority: “He was inclined to anarchism; he hated system and organization and uniformity” (Bertrand Russell).

(Another quick glance reveals that only God Almighty can smash store windows or cause a police car to explode in flames with “speech.” But we digress.)

Image: Muh speech. Portland PD reports that Antifa and BLM may have been trained by Paul Atreides, a known eco-terrorist, in the use of “Weirding Modules,” which cause speech sounds to have physically destructive effects.

Image: Muh speech. Portland PD reports that Antifa and BLM may have been trained by Paul Atreides, a known eco-terrorist, in the use of “Weirding Modules,” which cause speech sounds to have physically destructive effects.

Since “active resistance” that is not peaceable is unlawful, and since “terrorism” is clearly also unlawful; then calling for prosecution of people that break the law – whether in service of some ideology, or just because they’re bored and frustrated and feel worthless – should not be controversial.

See, the left thinks you’re stupid. They think that by pretending a word means something in a context where it clearly doesn’t, they can pull the wool over your eyes.

Apparently, calling a spade a spade is “framing.” A clear-minded person would instead call it “truth” or perhaps “frankness.” And any sane person recognizes that most words, including “anarchist,” have more than one meaning; and can discern, with little effort, which meaning Biden intended.

Even if the insurrectionists were just peaceful ideologues, let’s be clear on what anarchists actually believe and want. From the same dictionary page:

an•ar•chist (ˈæn ər kɪst)


  1. a person who advocates or believes in anarchy or anarchism.
  2. a person who seeks to overturn by violence all constituted forms and institutions of society and government, with no purpose of establishing any other system of order.
  3. a person who promotes disorder or excites revolt against any established rule, law, or custom. [1670–80]

Apparently, according to the Democratic Socialists of America, this is a noble end and constitutes “cooperation” and “mutual care” by individuals, who don’t need law and order imposed on us, see, because we ought to all just be able to “get along.” (Bwuahaha!)

I’m perfectly happy with kidnapping anarchists and putting them into unmarked vans. After all, they don’t believe in law and order. Why should they have the benefit of it? (Btw, there’s no evidence that they haven’t had it, despite MSM narratives; see Snopes.) Perhaps it is well that non-anarchist protestors that are throwing molotovs alongside actual ideological anarchists (if there even are any in DSA’s circus tent, as they claim) get a little glimpse of what their beloved “anarchy” would be like. Preview: there’s no habeas corpus, no Moranda law, or any other kind of law protecting your supposed “rights.” Without hierarchical society, there is no rule of law. Period. That’s kind of the point. Doh.

It is immensely silly that the same people (leftists) that consistently use the power of the state to coerce relations between people – such as, ending slavery or other “injustice” in foreign territories by economic sanction, invasion and war, forcible desegregation, promoting “civil rights” by forcibly limiting property rights and freedom of association, pretending that gender and sex are “social constructs” or that marriage can be anything you mandate in a statute despite thousands of years of tradition, and many other varieties of arrant nonsense – also claim to want to abolish the state and its institutions, which are literally the only means they have of forcing their values and preferred modes of living down people’s throats.

Is anyone deceived by this? It is clear that “anarchism,” like all revolutionary ideologies, is popular with those that want to destroy, because before you can put yourself in charge, you first have to get rid of the current power structures. Revolution is incompatible with reform. The “anarchist” insurrectionists don’t want “anarchy” at all; they want dictatorship, with themselves in power. All of the leftist revolutions of the 20th century demonstrate this easily.

Or as Orwell put it: “One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.”

Or as James Carville might ‘splain you, “It’s muh power, stupid.”

Image: Sometimes, the truth just pops out at you.

Image: Sometimes, the truth just pops out at you.

Anyone that understands the fundamentals of human power relations cannot possibly be fooled by BLM or by anyone claiming to be an “anarchist”. And Joe Biden is right: the anarchism on our streets, which amounts to insurrection with its “anarchist” (in the ideological sense) political aims, ought to be put down with extreme prejudice. It has no place in civilized society. Anarchism, by definition, is uncivilized. No amount of evasion, propaganda, or Newspeak can conceal or refute this simple fact.

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