“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. “
George Orwell, 1984
Consider the case of the Trained Marxist who, like most successful lefty activists is bound to become a limousine liberal.
A caterpillar turns into a butterfly, a fighter for the oppressed, even in the rare cases where they come from the ranks of the poor, is going to buy a mansion and keep the poor and homeless out.
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has reportedly put up a fence and electric gate around her $1.4 million home in Los Angeles.
Cullors, 37, closed on the 2,380 square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath home in March.
Cullors stepped down from her role as executive director of the group’s central foundation last month amid questions about her finances, though she denied those attacks had any role in her leaving.
Cullors’ finances drew attention in April after the New York Post reported she had purchased four homes for $3.2 million.
Nice work if you can get it.
The Topanga Canyon home has “soaring ceilings”, “skylights”, and is ideal for “quietly contemplating cross-canyon vistas framed by mature trees”, “vaulted ceilings clad in knotty pine” and “whitewashed hearth fireplaces.”
Whitewashing isn’t always bad.
Bernie Sanders is a millionaire with three homes. He used to argue that millionaires didn’t belong in the Senate. Cullors is entitled to at least as much. There’s a familiar dynamic expressed quite succinctly in this blast from the 90s past which probably wouldn’t air today, not because of some of the language or scenes, but because it hits a little too close to the glass houses in the Potemkin village of the Left.