Moonbats don’t always dress in sheep’s clothing. Sometimes they come right out and tell you who they are and what they want:
Jacobin, a new socialist magazine, has published an essay advocating destroying the U.S. Constitution.
The magazine, which was launched in 2011 and is published four times a year, is the creation of Bhaskar Sunkara. Sunkara, 26, is the son of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago. He lives in Brooklyn.
A new profile on Vox.com argues that “Jacobin has in the past five years become the leading intellectual voice of the American left, the most vibrant and relevant socialist publication in a very long time.”
Jacobin claims a circulation of 15,000 with a web audience of 750,000 a month. A 2013 profile of Sunkara in the New York Times revealed that when Seth Ackerman, a graduate student at Cornell, wrote a piece critical of the U.S. Constitution, Sunkara came up with the title: “Seth had a title with nine words and a semicolon. I crossed it out and wrote ‘Burn the Constitution.’”
Ackerman’s article argues that the Constitution, with its governmental checks and balances, prevents “the democratic will” and “popular sovereignty.”
It sure does. Students of history will recognize these terms as euphemisms for mob rule leading to authoritarian statism. Jean-Jacques Rousseau famously propagated the notion that government represents the will of the people. It follows that government has the right to impose whatever it wants on those same people, no matter how many it has to kill to get them to comply. Rousseau’s toxic ideology helped create the French Revolution and the following Reign of Terror, the template for authoritarian revolutions to follow.
Speaking of the French Revolution, here’s what “Jacobin” means:
a member of a radical society or club of revolutionaries that promoted the Reign of Terror and other extreme measures, active chiefly from 1789 to 1794
The American Revolution resulted in a government whose power is limited by the Constitution. It was the polar opposite of the French Revolution, producing freedom and consequently wealth rather than tyranny and consequently terror. All politics boils down to which revolution will prevail.
On a tip from Steve A.