You heard it here first, comrades!
On Tuesday night we posted, Karl, The Comeback Kid?
We intended to point out what may be coming over the next decade as job-destroying automation through artificial intelligence and robotics accelerates and drives the younger generation to the unemployment line and further political left.
While everyone is looking right at the rise of populist nationalism, they’re about to be hit with a 2×4 in the face from the left. Called for the them to Wake The F. Up.
Our recommendation to the one percenters and the comfortably
numbretired baby boomers, who have bequeathed to and saddled the younger generations with massive pension and public sector debt liabilities?
We do not mean the hard left socialism of Cuba and Venezuela but the softer gentler Nordic kind, as in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. That is capitalism with a vast and wide social safety with higher taxes. Think Bernie Sanders.
The swing left, in our opinion, will be the culmination of the Clash of Generations, when millennials wake up and realize they have been screwed.
No political statement, no agenda, just an observation and inference from the data.
Today’s NRA Rant
Now, others are jumping on the Comeback Karl train but with an agenda, however.
The head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, unleashed a tirade today at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) warning of a “socialist wave” that is coming as a result of the Florida high school shooting.
NRA Leader Warns Conservatives Of ‘Socialist Wave’ In Wake Of Shooting
Just over a week after 17 people were killed at Parkland, Fla., high school, National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre gave a fiery, defiant speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, on Thursday at the National Harbor in Maryland. LaPierre defended Second Amendment rights and warned of a “socialist agenda” intended to strip firearms away from law-abiding citizens. – NPR
We call red-baiting. We call utter bullshit.
Red-baiting, also reductio ad Stalinum, is an informal logical fallacy that intends to discredit the validity of an opponent’s logical argument by accusing, denouncing, attacking, or persecuting an individual or group as communist, socialist, marxist or anarchist, or sympathetic toward communism, socialism, marxism or anarchism. In the United States, the term “red-baiting” dates from at least 1927. In 1928, black-listing by the Daughters of the American Revolution was characterized as a “red-baiting relic”. It is a term commonly used in the United States, and in United States history, red-baiting is most often associated with McCarthyism, which originated in the two historic Red Scare periods of the 1920s (First Red Scare) and 1950s (Second Red Scare). In the 21st century, red-baiting does not have quite the same effect it previously did due to the fall of Soviet-style Communism, but some pundits have argued that notable events in current American politics indicate a resurgence of red-baiting consistent with the 1950s. – Wikipedia
Dog whistling to conflate Stalinist communism with the lefty leanings of the younger generation to scare and manipulate the body politic or to “shore up the base” is such nonsense and wouldn’t matter if it didn’t.
Welcome back, Karl. It has been awhile.