I am not personally surprised by the Eich’s forced resignation.
The outer right ought to admit to having a shared interest with the rabid mob of the left. At least I perceive it as such: the more that the underground left is permitted to run wild, the more recruits that we gain. It will become easier for us to sell books, earn web traffic, raise funds, and win over more serious people to our general orbit the more events like this occur.
The establishment left’s typical job, in association with the GOP, is to restrain the underground left, to slow its progression, and in turn extract rents from capitalists and some of the more upwardly mobile members of the middle class as its just reward. That Tom Perkins had to turn to a hostile interviewer on Bloomberg TV to beg for restraint rather than just picking up the phone to speak with a Democratic Party leader demonstrates that this relationship has in some way broken down during the Obama era.
KPCB and Tom Perkins personally have done more for the Democratic party than 100 billion Oakland-Occupy black-bloccers. It is most strange that he was forced to humiliate himself in front of a low-tier television lady to embarrass the San Francisco police to do their jobs, rather than simply making a phone call to a friend like a civilized person. If he’s forced to go to the press, it means that the conventional option was unavailable to him.
To the extent that radicals are permitted to predate upon capitalists by a distracted & corrupt political class, manifold opportunities present themselves to those capable of taking initiative. To be precise, the opportunities are in the protection line of business, which many politicians seem to have been keen to neglect in favor of other obligations.
Oddly enough, prospects for the outer right become better as the insanity of the left becomes less containable and more infectious.
Horror is good for certain kinds of businesses.
The Eich resignation resonates because of the widespread pretense in America that it is a sort of open society. It is not. It is a democratic country, a soft-communism country, as Hoppe describes democracy.
When individuals become afraid that their careers will be destroyed upon the whims of the mob, they will become frightened, and will look for protectors.
There are no such protectors present today. It was always a temporary illusion that dissent from the left-orthodoxy was permissible in any sphere of life. To some extent, the left permits dissent to encourage dissidents to identify themselves, so that they can be marginalized, targeted, and eventually destroyed. It is certainly not to permit said dissenters to have any sort of political influence.
Eich’s $1,000 donation did nothing other than to make himself vulnerable to character assassination by agents of the left. If you want to preserve Western civilization (and perhaps your own skin), you will not achieve your goals by throwing pocket change to the controlled opposition.