According to Darlena Cunha, the wanton destruction and theft of private property by arsonists and looters is “a necessary part of the evolution of society.”
Criticism of criminal behavior in Ferguson amounts to “privileged explanation.” Cunha reaches this conclusion because she is a “racist because I am white,” and because she is white “I will never understand, I will always take things for granted, and I will be inherently privileged.”
She then embraces the Obama “you didn’t build that” mantra:
Because when you have succeeded, it ceases to be a possibility, in our capitalist society, that anyone else helped you. And if no one helped you succeed, then no one is holding anyone else back from succeeding. Except they did help you, and they are holding people back.
In the collectivist universe, there is no such thing as individual initiative and accomplishment. Marxian dogma dictates, through the “labor theory of value,” that if you create a business or invent a profitable product you did so by exploiting the labor of others.
“Obama’s speech reflects his deeply held belief that business owners do not deserve the share of income and wealth they receive. All value ought to go to the workers,” writes Ron Ross.
The same faulty premise is used to explain racism. “For revolutionary Marxists, there is an inextricable link between racism and capitalism. Capitalism is dependent on racism as both a source of profiteering, but more importantly as a means to divide and rule,” writes Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for the Socialist Worker.
Because private property is emblematic of a racist capitalism, it follows that it is acceptable and preferable to de-individualize and even destroy it. Marx argued that by eliminating private property – that is, turning it over to the collective, the proletariat – the social and political control of the bourgeois would be eliminated and egalitarian communism would necessarily result.
Of course, the arsonists and looters in Ferguson are not Marxists or even political activists. They are criminal opportunists.
Darlena Cunha and the liberals, blinded by impractical and utopian progressivism, fail to make critical distinctions. The sort of “evolution” represented by the nihilistic destroyers in Ferguson does not represent social consciousness or a Marxian mandate. It represents chaos and violence that presents a threat not only to starry eyed liberals, but society as a whole.