Skip to comments.The Adolescent Left
Posted on 04/23/2003 8:01:36 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
Through the help of a necromancer and a clairvoyant I have successfully conducted a raid on the Democrat Party´s secret 2004 election plans for the defeat of President Bush and the return of both houses of Congress to Democrat hands. It is called Project Middle School and is based on opinion polls showing that an anti-American, anti-authority stance, along with more snacks and teasing time between classes, is the key to winning the seventh and eighth grade vote in November of 2004. Sadly, only the National Association of Middle School Deans was interested in my discovery and affirmed that the threat was real.
Okay, so maybe I might have been embellishing a little but from the way leftists act in public, is a middle school vote-getting strategy so far fetched? I promise that whatever battle plans they forge they will automatically contain wheezy adolescent wails about the Republican Party and the future of our nation.
The situation in Iraq has revealed a wide maturation gap between the left and everyone else. They foresaw no end to the disasters that would follow the invasion of Iraq and what do they predict now that we´re victorious? They´re expecting more disasters to follow the ones that never transpired in the first place, or they are trying to equivocate chaotic looting of a newly freed people with the organized executions and terror that Saddam Hussein committed for decades.
The leftist attitude towards their own politicians suggests their lack of flexibility and understanding. Unlike them, the rest of the country is not lost in a haze of self-indulgence. In March, John Edwards, one of their most marketable presidential candidates, who actually has a chance of winning in 2004, was soundly booed at the California Democrat Party convention for saying that Saddam must be disarmed including by the use of military force if necessary. Only a head filled with smog would think that war is never an option when dealing with evil megalomaniacs late Saddam Hussein. The leftist´s self-righteousness will always prevent them from building effective coalitions and we should be thankful for their lack of vision regarding reality.
John Stuart Mill foreshadowed the situation magnificently:War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war is worse.To the adults whose minds are trapped in an earlier stage of development, nothing is worth a war, unless the war is directed against ourselves and our right to exist as an independent people.
Howard Dean was the man that they cheered in California and I sincerely hope that his supporters on the far left delude the rest of the party into giving him the nomination because he has utterly no chance of capturing a majority of the electorate. My advice to the Pelosicrats is to keep pushing useless ideas and bad candidates to the American people so we can keep pushing you further and further out the door of our democracy. Your utopian fantasies will not be missed.
Another fantasy from the supporters of men like Dean concerns the prelude to the Iraqi invasion. They argue that many of the voices that were against US action were not heard or they were silenced. No statement could be more off-base than this one. We heard the voices clearly and then efficiently discarded their views.
This accusation was made in the person of our Bizzarro president, Martin Sheen. Do you recall that wonderful photo of Sheen with his mouth taped shut (alas, the tape was removable)? Yes, he was silenced too because only a small fleet of reporters came to take down his sophisticated words against the president rather than the armada that he expected. Was he silenced or are we simply conditioned to the fact that there´s no point in listening to him because he has so little to share? I suspect the latter is accurate. Sheen told us that Bush´s real reason for invading Iraq was to please his daddy. Yes, well there you have it! Adolescent minds all think alike. There´s always a convenient and ludicrous explanation around every corner. Sheen must have been using the same clairvoyant I mentioned above to obtain such secret psychological information about President Bush.
Even without ESP, I think it clear that what made these leftists really outraged was that they were not consulted about the invasion first and allowed to give their input. Like many an adolescent, they became furious that the parental figure (the United States) acted without their permission. After all, to Sheen, if he has an opinion and we don´t adhere to it then it must be due to a conspiracy as opposed to him being groundless and inane. Like most people in love with themselves, celebrities confuse their own perceptions as being everybody else´s. They are not. George W. Bush, with his 73 percent approval rating after the fall of Baghdad, understands this explicitly even if the left coast does not.
I think it´s silly for them to pretend that they weren´t being heard anyway. Every time I turned on the television, I saw some anti-war rally or some irritable celebrity. Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon along with the rest of the green on the outside, brown on the inside crowd were ubiquitous. Robbins himself was incensed with the traducing of his rights due to the cancellation of a Bull Durham film celebration in Cooperstown. He then gave a speech on April 15, 2003 at the National Press Club and claimed that he and Ms. Sarandon, last week were told that we, and the First Amendment, were not welcome at the Baseball Hall of Fame. This claim is lunacy because Robbins was to the airwaves what mosquitoes are to August and, besides, there is no First Amendment right to speak at Cooperstown at celebratory events. If there were such provisions within the First Amendment I´d be appearing at the National Football League´s induction ceremonies every summer in Canton, Ohio (which in the interests of television ratings, we know will never occur).
Isn´t the confusion between rights and privileges what is really at issue here? The left unknowingly admits that they are living the most luxurious of lives in the United States when they add all their new perks to our Bill of Rights. Now that Right to Speak at Exclusive Ceremonies has been added, they´ll try to add Right to Join Any Private Club (Augusta) which will thereby extinguishing the meaning of the phrase private club. How about a Right to Rent Control next year or the Right to Have Public Housing (in any city or suburb you desire), and the Right to Kill Your Offspring with the Services of a Low Cost Physician?
The best solution is to have a plebiscite to create a gong show format for all celebrity appearances. Then, if any of these people foolishly confuse film promotional tours with foreign policy hearings, we can just gong them back into the 1960´s from which they came and from which they should never have escaped.
Sums it up pretty nicely.
This is beyond adolescence - treading dangerously close to insanity.
This is beyond adolescence - treading dangerously close to insanity.
I know this is being picky, but there is a difference between "treading dangerously close" and a "forced march". The leftists in California are engaged in a forced march to insanity, as anyone who disagrees with them knows all too well.