In the dystopian, Orwellian world of the Left, up is down, right is wrong, wrong is right, bad is good, and criminal activity is the new justice.
Oh, and there is no good racism or class warfare unless the racism is directed against white people and the class warfare consumes the productive wealthy and middle class.
As noted by Newsbusters, National Public Radio (NPR) recently spoke favorably of a new book “In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action,” by transgender anarchist Vicky Osterweil, a Philadelphia-based writer who contributes mostly to Leninist/Stalinist publications like The Nation and The Baffler.
And yes, just as the title suggests, Osterweil argues in favor of looting because of her “Marxist-informed” thinking.
As Publisher’s Weekly notes favorably, according to reviews posted on Amazon (where else?), “Osterweil debuts with a provocative, Marxist-informed defense of looting as a radical and effective protest tactic…a bracing rethink of the goals and methods of protest.”
To be sure, it’s Marxist-informed alright: Anti-capitalist, anti-law and order, anti-civil society, and anti-property rights — pretty much everything that makes America America. (Related: Why should taxpayers keep paying the salaries of sex perverts and gropers at PBS and NPR?)
And why not? As independent journalist Andy Ngo posted on Twitter, Osterweil is Antifa all the way (fascists who claim to be anti-fascists by pretending that conservatives, constitutionalists, and supporters of President Trump are the new ‘Nazis’).
.@NPR interviewed & promoted an antifa writer’s new book, “In Defense of Looting.” @Vicky_ACAB says looting is moral & “strikes at the heart” of whiteness, capitalism and police. pic.twitter.com/kJu877JgB2
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 29, 2020
According to NPR’s Natalie Escobar:
Now, as protests and riots continue to grip cities, she argues that looting is a powerful tool to bring about real, lasting change in society. The rioters who smash windows and take items from stores, she says, are engaging in a powerful tactic that questions the justice of “law and order,” and the distribution of property and wealth in an unequal society.
This is insane, point-blank. But it gets worse.
In an interview highlighted by NewsBusters, Escobar asked Osterweil what justifies looting someone else’s property.
“It gets people what they need for free immediately… It also attacks the very way in which food and things are distributed. It attacks the idea of property, and it attacks the idea that in order for someone to have a roof over their head or have a meal ticket, they have to work for a boss, in order to buy things that people just like them somewhere else in the world had to make under the same conditions,” Osterweil notes further.
“It points to the way in which that’s unjust. And the reason that the world is organized that way, obviously, is for the profit of the people who own the stores and the factories. So you get to the heart of that property relation, and demonstrate that without police and without state oppression, we can have things for free,” she continued.
That’s just nuts. For one, sure, you can loot — let’s call it stealing, because that’s what it is — and ‘get stuff for free’ but only for a brief period. Once all the free stuff is stolen, there won’t be anything left to take because people will simply stop making things. If there is no profit incentive, and thus no way to earn a living, why build computers, sneakers, cars, widgets, and whatnot? Why manufacture food for the masses? Why process drinking water or pick up trash or do anything else that a functioning society requires?
Not everyone has to work for a ‘boss;’ many of the businesses that Osterweil claims are okay to be looted belong to people who use them to earn a living (they are their own bosses). But if their shops are destroyed and their property stolen, how are they supposed to live?
What Osterweil is advocating is that the human race turn into locusts who do nothing but consume and destroy rather than innovate, build, create and expand.
She and those who think as she does are the antithesis of order. They are chaos. They endorse the destruction of their political opposites — conservatives and especially Trump supporters.
And NPR, our tax-supported network, is promoting her. How long before they interview an ‘author’ who justifies the elimination of political opponents? Because that’s coming next. See more news about NPR at NPR.news