The left are like locusts. They cannot help destroying

From Sarah Hoyt, where I have extracted her core argument which really gets to the heart of things as they now are. Her title is: The Left are the Locusts of Culture.

There is a scene in Independence Day where the character mind-melds with the alien, and receives a sudden understanding of the peril the Earth is in.

Quoting from memory, he says something like “They’re like locusts. They move from planet to planet, take everything it has to give and move on.”

For some time now, I’ve thought this applies to the left. Certainly, entire fields of endeavor, entire expanses of human knowledge, science, and interest, seem to collapse in the wake of an infestation by the left….

I don’t know if it’s possible for any field to stand in the face of such an onslaught. Perhaps an unskilled labor field, where it doesn’t matter which pair of hands is doing things, and the requirements are minimal.

Certainly not any field that requires expertise, specialized techniques or even – like mere writing – craftsmanship.

And because they’re everywhere and attacking all at the same time, even in fields of endeavor you’d think would be beneath their notice, we risk a systemic collapse of society….

Yes, sure, many people on our side think that’s what the left wants. They’re not even wrong, insofar as there are some on the left who want it, but the majority? The majority have no idea of the complex interweb of relationships, or the weave of technology, finance and just plain work that allows them their comfortable first world lives. They have no idea what it would mean if it collapsed….

Let’s be frank, the left don’t really mean to destroy anything, any more than the locusts mean to destroy farmers’ crops. They don’t even have an understanding of farmers’ crops or of destroying, just like the left doesn’t understand economics or society enough to know what they’re doing.

In the end, locusts want to survive and to make more locusts… and the left wants the same, which is why no club, no hobby, no field of endeavor will be left alone. They must enforce their way of thinking and their image of the world everywhere until in the ruins of a destroyed world there stand a group of leftists discussing the wonders of Marx and preening for the few survivors.

The analogy is near perfect, but not quite exact. The ones who are left standing could not care less about Marx or ideology but only about the plunder they have gained for themselves through their lies and deceit. Worse still, the problem is much deeper since even those on the right cannot imagine the collapse that will follow from the success of the left. They see the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela and even then think it can’t happen here. But it can if we firstly fail to understand how much is genuinely at risk, and then secondly, fail to treat the problem with the seriousness that it deserves.

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41 Responses to The left are like locusts. They cannot help destroying

  1. What an excellent analogy.

    I know a lot of people on the Left and they are just like the locusts described. They aren’t malicious in their intent, it’s just that they have no clue as to the consequences of what they seek.

  2. RobK

    The analogy holds true to the fact that collective ideology focuses on the group rather than the individual, like locusts. Private property and endevours are shunned but the collective endevours are trophies for the leaders.

  3. Dr Fred Lenin

    You are not advocating aerial spraying of them are you ? ACT would be a good trial spray ,infested with em . Mate of mine flew in Somalia years ago spraying locusts ,ran out of engine in a remote area,crashed and n[had a bad hip injury ,had to lie under wing forshade as he had difficulty moving,praying fuel tank wouldn’t ignite . Hours later trucks arrives full of black soldiers ,mate got a sub machine gun up his nose till an officer who spoke English intervened. He was taken to hospital in back of a truck in agony ,the injury was so serious he was evacuated to London . Has no desire to return there for some reason and a gamy leg to remind him . True story.

  4. anonandon

    Money qoute

    The majority have no idea of the complex interweb of relationships, or the weave of technology, finance and just plain work that allows them their comfortable first world lives.

    It astounds me how much they take for granted. We collectively stand on the shoulders of giants who have expended hundreds of years of labour and intellect to get where we are.

  5. duncanm

    The analogy extends to the end of the plague.

    Once they have destroyed their meal ticket, they cannot survive.

  6. Normal

    Kates hates the Soviet Union but loves Purim. Go figure.

  7. Roger

    Anyone who thinks Leftists aren’t malicious in intent hasn’t met a real Leftist yet, but only fellow travellers.

  8. cohenite

    This is an interesting analogy but we still need a definitive description of a leftie, their attributes, habits etc so we can start to quarantine and hopefully remove their influence. We ultimately need some slogans to apply simply and quickly to a designated leftie so a rigmarole of recognition doesn’t have to be gone through every time. So for starters if a person is:

    pro alarmism
    pro islam
    pro black armband and noble savage view of aboriginals
    pro multiculturalism
    pro UN
    pro metoo and BLM
    anti plastic
    anti coal and fossils
    anti Trump

    They’re a leftie.

  9. Anyone who thinks Leftists aren’t malicious in intent hasn’t met a real Leftist yet, but only fellow travellers.

    There’s a difference between a Leftist and a leftist. The former are as corrupt as anyone could get, the latter simply can’t think for themselves. The former are in the minority, the latter are in the majority. The former feed off the latter.

  10. Tim Neilson

    They aren’t malicious in their intent, it’s just that they have no clue as to the consequences of what they seek.

    They have impermeable defences of self-delusion to protect them from such clues.

    I pointed out to an alarmist that an Australian CO2 tax would be counterproductive if it just shifted production to third world countries with no emission standards (and a generally lax attitude to real pollution). He told me, without batting an eyelid, that an Australian enterprise would never shift to a third world country because of sovereign risk.

  11. Roger

    The former are in the minority, the latter are in the majority. The former feed off the latter.

    That is always the case in any revolutionary movement, from Bolshevism to Nazism, except that the hard core group doesn’t so much feed off the fellow travellers as seek to control and direct them as useful instruments in the revolutionary cause.

  12. Entropy

    It probably doesnt benefit from a link to a sci-fi movie. That would give any half capable lefty an out.
    Just stick to the locusts. Or maybe discuss paralysis ticks.

  13. Tom

    Finally, someone has nailed what the essence of the left is: in the 21st century, the left considers itself so far down the road of destroying capitalism that they no longer have to pretend what their mission is: to destroy whatever is left standing.

    Be clear about who the enemy is: the left is the scum of the earth, the losers who can’t exist without the patronage of the Big State and the enemy of freedom.

  14. DD

    Steve, the locust analogy is excellent.
    But.
    Locusts are not hive insects, mindless drones that communicate with pheromones to call down an irresistible attack to destroy any intruder. This is the potential fate of those that poke a stick into the hive.
    Some insects are also parasitical in behavior. Invade a host, impersonate a benign organism and then suck the host dry of nourishment. With a now dead host the parasite must seek a new host before its dependence will kill itself.
    Australia, as most western countries, is made up of people where some are herd animals and some are sheep dogs. Herd animals save themselves using the crocodile analogy. Sheep dogs, like their ancestors the wolves are pack animals and can guard and protect the herd while hunting and killing those stalking the herd.
    But,
    How can a sheep dog protect the herd from parasites and insects?
    How can the sheepdog protect itself?

  15. flyingduk

    The plague of locusts analogy is very apt. I work for the ambulance service, and have come to view the ever increasing hoards of entitled, obese, welfare dependent, state reliant perpetual children that increasingly occupy my days in managing their self inflicted health conditions (instead of the thinner, more worthy, more grateful, genuine accident and illness customers we used to get) as the ‘white walkers’ from game of thrones: they are coming, and they are going to consume everything. Nothing will stop them, and there will be nothing left.

  16. John Constantine

    The trend of their left to create vast convoys of childless leftists, and have this convoy utterly believe that death and destruction of all that went before them is the ultimate ideal is a concern.

    The merkel mind-fart that decolonialised Germany overnight was one mild expression of this, but the ultimate dystopia is a childless billionaire that loathes humanity, having lived his lefty life, then decides to purge humanity from the face of the earth by releasing a weaponised virus.

    Allowing the sheer destructivity and suicidal hatred of arms and offshoots of their left is increasing the amount of people with the drive and capacity to engineer and release a mutated influenza that does 1919 all over again.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/a12897/the-man-who-could-destroy-the-world-breakthrough-awards-2014/

    Someone so crazy they can’t live in a world with Trumptopia on offer burns it to the ground.

    The right might have the private owned guns, but the left has a billion soldiers in every vial of weaponised disease.

  17. Mater

    I’m inclined to think that the end result will/would be reminiscent of Arabs in Damascus scene at the end of Lawrence of Arabia.

    https://youtu.be/YhBIPZCVj84

  18. Rafe Champion

    cohenite, John Ray has done a heap of work Dissecting Leftism with a suite of websites.

    http://jonjayray.tripod.com/homepage.html

    http://dissectleft.blogspot.com/

  19. Rafe Champion

    John Ray’s shortest essay on leftism (with links to two books).

    http://jonjayray.tripod.com/lefshort.html

  20. BorisG

    Anyone who thinks Leftists aren’t malicious in intent hasn’t met a real Leftist yet, but only fellow travellers.

    Steve Kates is a reformed leftist, so he met a leftist – himself.

  21. BorisG

    They see the Soviet Union, Cuba, Venezuela and even then think it can’t happen here. But it can if we firstly fail to understand how much is genuinely at risk, and then secondly, fail to treat the problem with the seriousness that it deserves.

    This can end as Venezuela but can also end as Sweden. I am not a socialist and so don’t like the Swedish system but it is not hell by any means. Let’s not be paranoid.

  22. .

    “Very sub-optimal and subsidised by hundreds of years prior capital accumulation through aggressive imperialism and colonisation of more peaceful and productive German and Baltic states…”

    How does that find you, Boris?

  23. JC

    This can end as Venezuela but can also end as Sweden. I am not a socialist and so don’t like the Swedish system but it is not hell by any means. Let’s not be paranoid.

    Ir would be hell in Australia because we’re not a homogeneous nation like Sweden was. Sweden is breaking down for the very reason that it’s importing a large number of immigrants.

    Economically it’s not a basket case, but it’s moving in that direction.

  24. BorisG

    Ir would be hell in Australia because we’re not a homogeneous nation like Sweden was. Sweden is breaking down for the very reason that it’s importing a large number of immigrants.

    Yes I agree with this. This model seems to be ok for Scandinavian poeple, but will be horrible e.g. for thr US. Swedes like Germans have such work ethic that they work productively even without incentives. Germans e en worked reasonably hard in GDR. It would fail in Australia.

  25. BorisG

    “Very sub-optimal and subsidised by hundreds of years prior capital accumulation through aggressive imperialism and colonisation of more peaceful and productive German and Baltic states…”

    I don’t think this holds water. I know a lot about the history of the region and this is very oversimplified statement. Sweden ceased to be a serious regional power since the Russians defeated them in the Northern war in the early 1700s. I think such ancient history has no bearing on the economy in the 21 century,

    Socialism works reasonably well not just in Sweden but in all Scandinavia and to a large extent in Germany. There may be a more systemic causes of this. I think it is national character.

  26. .

    Socialism works reasonably well not just in Sweden but in all Scandinavia and to a large extent in Germany.

    No, it does not.

    Pt 1

    https://mises.org/library/denmark-potemkin-village

    Pt 2

    https://mises.org/library/denmark-case-study-social-democracy

  27. Alexi the Conservative Russian

    Agree with a lot of comments here, particularly Cohenite’s “They’re a leftie.”

  28. Alexi the Conservative Russian

    Actually having thought about it for 10 seconds why don’t we just use the phrase Locust and distill the comments from the article and those annunciated herein.

  29. Dean G

    Ah, once again the myth of successful socialism in Scandinavia. They were homogeneous and wealthy before the socialist experiment. Now they are much less homogeneous and much less wealthy. Just because they are not a total basket case yet is simply a matter of culture and time, both of which they are running out of. Per capita GDP in Sweden is in decline for the last decade, almost down to GFC lows. Since 2013 Norway has fallen off a cliff, down almost 30%. There will be no recovery from the disastrous influx of “refugees” the socialist elites inflicted on these countries. Their decline to third world living standards is slow but inevitable.

  30. Tim Neilson

    Socialism works reasonably well not just in Sweden but in all Scandinavia and to a large extent in Germany.

    Finland never really went for it.

    Norway has lived for years off the fat of the idiotic deal the Labor government in the UK did with them on North Sea oil.

    Both Denmark and Sweden did get comparatively rich off free market economies before turning to socialocustism, and are now finding that socialocustism is bankrupting them.

    As for Germany, the combination of the Marshall plan, a largely free market economy and inherited cultural work ethic and societal discipline got them an enormous way before they decided to start trashing it.

  31. I keep telling you what the real problem is but you dismiss me as a sexist bastard.

    Women have been programmed to receive and redistribute. It has been so since Eve was a girl.
    So waddaya think is gonna happen when you start putting these women in positions of power and authority?
    This current crisis in The West has been bubbling up since the 70’s. That’s when we started with all the “affirmative action” crap.
    Look at any sector at random. You’ll find some sort of redistributive and snowflake behaviour creeping in as soon as women are installed into positions of authority.

    Look at any SJW type organization, almost all are led by women and girls.

  32. A Lurker

    Quoting from memory, he says something like “They’re like locusts. They move from planet to planet, take everything it has to give and move on.”

    I agree with you, the analogy sums the Left up. They only ever destroy and tear down, they never create anything of worth or beauty. As for their lackeys? Termites, eating away at the strength of a society, government, institutions, nation and culture.

  33. Habib

    Which is why they banned DDT.

  34. Habib

    Private property and endevours are shunned but the collective endevours are trophies for the leaders. They’re highly protective and acquisitive of their own private property, while utterly covetous of others. Every leftist I know is wealthy, all of it unearned, and they constantly carp about other’s assets, and even have the sheer hide and lack of self-awareness to bitch about taxes, fees and charges. Hurling from helicopters to far too lenient.

  35. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld

    I guess the old quote “If there’s one thing we learn from history is that we never learn anything from history” is very apt for your article. The leftists/communists are like ice addicts, they think they won’t end up like all the other poor suckers, then always end up the same. I still want to know what the utopian dream of the left really is, what is their end goal? To me it seems like they just want to change everything but have no idea into what. What do they want….maybe a one world government perhaps; er how’s that clever little notion working out in Europe? Maybe the UN, now there’s a model of umm, umm waste, corruption and bias. The list goes on and on. Locusts one and all!

  36. BorisG

    Dot I am not suggesting it works better than free markets. I am suggesting it is not the end of the world and not close to Venezuela

  37. Infidel Tiger 2.0 (Premium Content Subscribers Only)

    Anyone claiming Sweden is socialist is a know nothing fool.

    BTW, great to see a far right party leading the polls there. The pussy Swedes might have some chance yet.

  38. JohnA

    Normal #2778170, posted on August 1, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Kates hates the Soviet Union but loves Purim. Go figure.

    Normal, you may have mistyped, but you might want to look at the Book of Esther (Old Testament) to understand the underlying truth of what you actually wrote there. 🙂

  39. Baa Humbug;
    I find it quite difficult to come up with an answer to your argument.
    Actually, you appear to be quite correct.
    I genuflect in your general direction and prostrate myself in the pearly glow of your magnificence.

  40. Dave of Reedy Creek;

    I still want to know what the utopian dream of the left really is, what is their end goal? To me it seems like they just want to change everything but have no idea into what.

    That’s one of my favourite lines. “Where do you see yourself and your dreams in twenty years time?”
    It always ends up as nebulous unicorn rainbow rubbish.
    But it’s fun to drag it out of them.

  41. flyingduk

    Women have been programmed to receive and redistribute. It has been so since Eve was a girl.
    So waddaya think is gonna happen when you start putting these women in positions of power and authority?

    Same same for Defence: women never care about border security like men because they have different evolutionary baggage. In times gone by, if your tribe got defeated by the tribe over the hill, the men all got killed and the women all got pregnant. Now look at all the leaders and defence ministers of Western Europe: all are women or girly men, without exception. The barbarians are inside the walls already, and this is all going to end very badly.

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