There was a woman on Twitter, a journalist. Her newspaper’s office was trashed by the mob.
“But we are a progressive newspaper!” she kept exclaiming pitifully.
Members of intelligentsia are terrified of the mob. So they allay their fears by intellectualizing it. Oh, they are for the same progressive values as I am! They won’t hurt me! I’m a good ally and I put up a big BLM sign in front of my house!
But the mob doesn’t care about your progressive newspaper or your BLM sign. The mob wants to trash your office and punch you in the face because it’s fun.
Before the Russian revolution, intelligentsia had egged on “the suffering masses for decades.” The suffering masses in question were former slaves, in a literal way, so nobody can claim their suffering wasn’t real. For a while, they didn’t seem interested in what the intelligentsia was peddling. But then a moment came when the masses blew up and immediately proceeded to whup the intelligentsia’s asses. Then they destroyed civilization, moved into the apartments of the murdered intelligentsia, and passionately supported Stalin.
The journalist with the trashed office soon realized that she wasn’t supposed to be complaining. She started to proclaim that it’s ok for her newspaper to get trashed “if it saves black lives.” She thinks this will protect her from further hurt by the suffering masses. History shows, however, that she will be among the first to get punished by them.