The reason why the left falls down in times of crises is that it fails to define how it wants to use authority, it almost you would think has problem with authority itself – whereas the right seems to make itself out as more potent, vibrant, energetic and charged up – and it will and has used the state for its means, however repugnant it has been in doing this.
On the left – the left struggles to define how it will use power and authority – the right has no bother in doing this.
I think there’s some truth in this. When the Right knows what it wants, it is perfectly happy to use the power of government, head-stopping mobs, and even undermine democracy (i.e., voter suppression) to get what it wants. Too many on the Left seem psychologically unwilling to accept even legitimate power. They want somebody to fix things, but they don’t always seem to know exactly how that’s going to happen.