The View From 1776
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Eric Hobsbawm: Student Model Failed Revolutionary
Dogged faith that intellectuals can create heaven on earth by destroying existing society is the sort of mythology that gave us the Obama administration’s reprise of Weather Underground’s 1969 Days of Rage. The Obama-Pelosi-Reid revolutionary scourge aimed to revive the murderous campaign of Bill Ayers, Bernadine Dohrn, and their fellows to propel the United States, irretrievably, the last few miles into a socialistic command economy.
The Democrat-Socialist Party, oblivious to real-world experience, remains enthralled by the hallucination impelling socialist icon Eric Hobsbawm. Hobsbawm’s unwillingness or inability to let fact and experience override his secular religious faith is an essential characteristic of our liberal-progressive variant of socialism.