The Left has lost the Mandate of Heaven

From Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club:

The Left, even in its downfall, has stilled our tongues. The word comes to the edge of our lips before we choke it back, fearful even now of the ridicule and abuse we will get should we blurt it. That word is God. God killed the Left. Of course one could legitimately use some other term. “Reality,” “consequences,” the “laws of nature,” “economics,” even “truth” will do. Through some process of increasing entropy, failed memory management, or unanticipated side effects, the status quo — the one dominated by the Left — is collapsing.

But whatever name one chooses for the cause, it is functionally the same thing. God is the simpler and more transgressive term. The Left is losing because it failed, it lost the Mandate of Heaven, as the Chinese would say; went the way of the buggy whip and the slide rule; missed the boat in the paradigm shift. More.

Reality check: Losing the Mandate of Heaven does not mean that the Left won’t continue to be defended by righteous ninnies everywhere, as well as by hard-core leftists. That could give it half a century more.

See also: Mark Steyn on the Canada Day flop (Maybe progressives will try to criminalize discussing such things.)

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  • Alain

    Based on the Chinese meaning of the Mandate of Heaven the Left never ever had it. It means a ruler, who is honest, fair and puts the welfare of the people along with their safety and protection first above all else. Dishonest, corrupt rulers who only considered their own welfare were said not to have or to have lost the Mandate of Heaven.

    • Dana Garcia

      Yes, I don’t think a Mandate of Heaven is self-awarded by arrogant power freaks.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This is wishful thinking