Overthrowing Communism, Surprisingly Easy?
Overthrowing Communism, Surprisingly Easy? By Taylor Day for American Thinker
There is a saying in some parts of the Balkans, “hiqja qimen thiut” which roughly translates to: every hair from the boar. This phrase grew in popularity, especially around the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union and fall of communism in the Eastern Bloc states. What it means is a simple metaphor – the government is the boar and it can be killed by subtly plucking every hair from its fat body.
Less poetically, it’s a guide on how to dismantle the bureaucracy that communist regimes rely on. While I don’t believe America is quite ready for this conversation, readers that frequent sites like American Thinker may not mind, as Nancy Pelosi once eloquently put it, another arrow in their quiver.
Establishment governments, such as we see beginning to dominate in the U.S., are heavily dependent on inefficient bureaucracies. A frequent theme of dystopian novels draw plots around nightmarish red tape establishments like George Orwell’s Nineteen-Eighty-Four and Franz Kafka’s The Trial – hell on earth is a non-moving DMV line. So, don’t think the bureaucrats don’t know the power they wield. And don’t think the bureaucrats don’t know it. This leaked Zoom call shows federal workers plotting a coup on Trump’s White House by using the pillars of bureaucracy against him.
While they believe this to be some sort of power, the real advantage that conservatives continue to have over our progressive opponents is that we are truly decentralized. Efforts remain typically localized like Tea Parties during the Obama reign, or lately, this group of 600 business owners in a single city in California that challenged Dictator Newsom’s economy-killing orders by opening their businesses in defiance.
Conversely, the left in America, and every other nation plagued by their presence, actively strives to be centralized. Antifa and BLM have chapters all over the nation but there seems to be a single hierarchy calling the shots. They seek out positions of power like school boards and state agencies where their Marxist teachings can be applied with little resistance and cause the most damage.
But if there’s one thing consistent in American history, it’s that our government doesn’t fight well against decentralized forces. The 20-year war in Afghanistan is a current example. So, the good news — if you’re uncomfortable with the rise of agitprop teachings in the form of public school indoctrinations, church humiliation exercises and mandatory Critical Race Theory training in companies like Coca-Cola that just want you to “Try And Be Less White” — is that the bureaucracy that the left grows more and more dependent on, is extremely fragile. Ironically, the easiest way to break it is to heavily participate in it. Every hair from the boar.