The Marxists at the Gun Range

The Marxists at the Gun Range January 3, 2018

Redneck Revolt 2

You might see some folks wearing red bandanas around their necks shooting their AK-47s at the gun range.  Or passing out flyers at a gun show.  Or cracking heads at a street protest.  These are actual Marxists, not affluent college kids playing at being leftists.  These folks call themselves Redneck Revolt.  They have the motto “putting the red back in redneck.”

In his Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx called upon the workers of the world to unite.  The ideology he founded is based on class struggle, with the proletariat class that does all of the work rising up to overthrow the middle class that owns the means of production.  And this was to be not a matter of winning elections or winning the hearts and minds of the public.  It was to be about violent revolution.

The Redneck Revolt consists of working class Marxists.  They don’t crusade for gun control, like liberals do.  They take advantage of the Second Amendment by stockpiling weapons and practicing the use of firearms, hoping to arm the working class for the coming revolution.

Read this article about them:  Meet Redneck Revolt, the radical leftist group arming working-class people so they can defend minorities | The Independent.

Check out their website.

Why “redneck”?  Read the group’s explanation.  I especially like the rebuke of “upper class urban liberals”:

The history of the term redneck is long and complex. One of the earliest recorded uses of the term comes from the 1890’s, and refers to rednecks as “poorer inhabitants of the rural districts…men who work in the field, as a matter of course, generally have their skin burned red by the sun, and especially is this true of the back of their necks”.

In 1921, the term became synonymous with armed insurrection against the state, as members of the United Mine Workers of America tied red bandannas around their necks during the Battle of Blair Mountain, a two week long armed labor uprising in the coalfields of West Virginia.

Today, the term redneck has taken on a demeaning connotation, primarily among upper class urban liberals who have gone out of their way to dehumanize working class and poor people. Terms like “trash” and “hillbilly” have come to signify the view among these same upper class liberals of poor rural folks. To us, the term redneck is a term that signifies a pride in our class as well as a pride in resistance to bosses, politicians, and all those that protect domination and tyranny.

Marxism mobilized the working class in the early 20th century and did spark Communist revolutions in Russia, China, Cuba, North Korea, Vietnam, and elsewhere.  In the United States, Marxists were confounded when the working class turned conservative.  Today, the leftist paradigm is upside down, as working men and women are supporting Donald Trump, while the left is dominated by upper class urban liberals on college campuses.  But the dialectic of history that is supposed to lead to the classless society doesn’t work that way!
With the fall of the Soviet Union–whose tyranny showed what Marxism looked like when it was applied–Marxism has fallen out of favor in most of  the world, except on some university campuses. But even there it has been largely displaced by “post-Marxism,” the attempt to substitute other group struggles–women vs. men, gays vs. straights, blacks vs. whites, etc.–for Marx’s class struggle.  But the potential for revolutionary change with those groups is very limited, since those categories are scattered throughout the society.
Redneck Revolt, though, serves as a reminder of what leftwing radicals are supposed to be.
Do you think actual Marxism will come back?
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