Monday, October 19, 2020

After The Revolution

Because that's what Leftists think is coming. We've been warned:

Will Chamberlain @willchamberlain 

Maoist struggle sessions incoming 

Quote Tweet Robert Reich @RBReich · Oct 17 

When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.

Damon Linker @DamonLinker ·

It is astonishing how many people in my feed, many of them profs of history, think that they and people who hold their political views possess the trust and legitimacy required to lead the kind of inquisition of Trump and his supporters one sees after a war or revolution.

Truth and Reconciliation. Or else.


  1. I am genuinely afraid of a Dem sweep. I live in liberal Madison, WI. What sounds like extreme unbelievable rhetoric--these people really mean it. You are not reading into this, and these people are not just blowing off steam. When they say these things, believe them. Vote like your life depends upon it, because it does.

    1. You can add Olbermann's agitProp, wanting to convict and remove DJT supporters From society (e.g. Barr, Hannity, Pence, Giuliani, Rittenhouse), see .
      For a comparison of today's tension with thw 1991 USSR, see .

  2. If the democrats sweep. They will come after us.
    I pledge allegiance to my family and the flag flying on my property.

  3. Terrorist threats.


    These people are not coming back from the dark side. It is not about one election. This will not end until one side or the other is so dominant as to have the power to eliminate the other utterly. One side hopes to do that figuratively, the other works to do it literally.
    Tom S.

  5. Reich is a moron. Our so called "elites" are really just third rate personalities.

    Rob S

    1. Zman today makes a similar point about the Dem wheels, on their handling of the Hunter scandal, and other stories:
      "That’s another indication that the Inner Party is short of *talent*. They had the Trump tax returns, ... they required a response.
      They also had the Melania recordings.
      Instead of dumping this stuff in the summer when no one cares, it should be coming out *now*. They could have exaggerated the contents, and forced Trump to shift gears to address it. Instead, it has all been forgotten as old news."
      See .

  6. There has been a long term stoking of the flames about the civil war subject.

    Several years ago a former Soviet analyst wrote a paper on the US splitting into five factions. It stuck with me because I believe it's a reality to come. The only part I think he has wrong was the number of entities that would result, I say closer to three.

    Either way I think few understand the amount of death due to starvation and medical that would result. The population would shrink by tens of millions within a matter of 3-4 months.

    1. Devil, please try to recall that former Soviet analyst.
      Quite so, that the population would shrink by tens of millions.
      My guess is, the Dems implicit threat to torch the whole place, aims to freeze some of those options which may otherwise be deployed, against various of their plans vs. DJT.

    2. Worse probably. No Modern nation state has ever broken up, with the possible exception of the Soviet Union. The reason I say possible is that its infrastructure, compared to the U.S., was relatively primitive and somewhat divided among ostensible Soviet Republics. Nothing like the inter-dependability of U.S. networks.
      Tom S.

  7. "Truth and Reconciliation Commission"

    Good idea. People with direct knowledge of criminal acts and cover-ups perpetrated by the adminstration can come forward and lay it all out without the media running interference and helping sweep it under the rug. The only thing I find curious is what precipitous event caused Reich to turn against the Obama administration like this.


  8. "its infrastructure, compared to the U.S., was relatively primitive...."
    Yeah, no JIT system for basic provisions, let alone for the slew of "background" supplies (e.g. gaskets), without which the system could totally collapse.

    And, it helped that most of the republics were rather socially/ culturally cohesive, with histories of having once been independent of Moscow.
    And (this is crucial) the break from Moscow was met with minimum hostility, so that subsequent relations were as smooth as could've been hoped for.

    This is part of why I urge, that pols start thinking about a breakup now, when it may be possible to plan for a somewhat smooth split.
    If the split only starts when circumstances force it, the odds are huge, that subsequent relations won't be nearly as smooth, as was so in the post-USSR.

  9. You say you want a revolution. Well, you know...