Skip to comments.The Gloomy American Left
Posted on 11/09/2018 9:26:15 AM PST by Kaslin
The fury of leftists is a constant today, and it's not just because they hate President Donald Trump. Despite all their dreamy talk of compassion and love, they seem to be a miserable lot.
Democrats recaptured control of the House of Representatives this week, and leftists are already grinding their teeth over Trump and salivating at the prospect of putting him and Justice Brett Kavanaugh through investigatory and impeachment hell for the next two years.
You can't help but see it. Throughout America, leftists are perpetually agitated. They're not happy unless they're unhappy. They populate protests with their crude gender caps and scream about perceived slights, discrimination and inequality. They usurp law enforcement authority to stop traffic in Portland, Oregon. They threateningly protest at conservative celebrities' homes.
They are not pleased that the economy is growing and people are prospering under President Trump but choose instead to mire in angst over alleged income inequality among Americans. With a Republican president in office, it wouldn't matter if every American family were earning at least $250,000 a year. As long as some people were making substantially more, they'd demand remedial government action.
It's true not just of the economy but also of the environment, abortion, health care, public education and immigration. Pick any of those issues, among others, and consider what would happen if Republicans caved on it. Do you think leftists would be satisfied if the government outlawed the coal industry, mandated prohibitive automobile emission standards, funded abortion on demand, fully socialized medicine, doubled the already obscenely bloated federal education budget and removed all restrictions on our borders? As for the latter, I remind you that many of them actually advocate the abolition of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- like the sovereignty-shattering anarchists they are.
It's not just that most of them are implacable malcontents. It's also that they can't afford for their constituencies to be satisfied, because their political power hinges on perpetuating categories of victimhood and assuming de facto guardianship over them. To us, they preach bipartisanship and collegiality; to their wards, they proclaim that they are with them and that conservatives are against them.
Consider their uniformly negative and irrational reaction to the objectively improved economy under President Trump. It seems that it is not improvement in the lives of minorities they seek but minorities' permanent dependence on them. They are utterly unmoved by minority unemployment's being at historic lows and minorities' wages being at historic highs. Real-world, empirical evidence means nothing. All that matters is that leftists claim to care more than conservatives about minorities; minorities must ignore their lying eyes.
Leftists, who now dominate the Democratic Party, no longer have a vision for the country, other than to fundamentally transform it -- to divest it of its founding principles. They profess to be offended by President Trump's goal of making America great again, but many of them don't believe it was ever that great in the first place, and they're on a mission to remake it in their image.
Most of them are outright socialists who don't believe enough in America's uniqueness to care about protecting its borders. They support ever increasing taxes, but not because they want to balance the budget or improve people's lives. Rather, they prefer that the government -- as opposed to individuals -- control the expenditures of money.
But in the past few years, the left doesn't spend much time even on these issues. Leftists' singular focus is on Trump -- getting rid of this monster whose very presence is destroying their lives. Opposing Trump, his agenda and his appointments and deriding him around the clock is their be-all and end-all. It is their negative life force -- the energy that drives and sustains them.
The silver lining to all this negativity is that they will continue to overplay their hand into the 2020 election, losing credibility and faith with the majority of Americans by exchanging whatever semblance of optimism they had for the perverse privilege of obsessing over Trump.
How could a majority of Americans, even in the modern era, be attracted to a party whose rallying cry is not a better economy, a stronger America, enhanced freedom and prosperity, or a more wholesome culture but purging the nation of a president it abhors?
They want to, and in vain, perpetuate a system not dissimilar to what was in the Soviet Union and East Bloc. Like what happened there, it is showing signs of rot and corruption and will eventually collapse under it’s own weight and contradictions.
Implacable malcontents . Says it all
An old missionary told us years ago the reason that the communists in South America would kill and persecute the Christians. The reason: Christians were content wherever they were, and the communists needed the populace to be unhappy and agitating for change.
"How could a majority of Americans, even in the modern era, be attracted to a party whose rallying cry is not a better economy, a stronger America, enhanced freedom and prosperity, or a more wholesome culture but purging the nation of a president it abhors?
Great question, but I fear sadly for many reasons, it has become the case. Perhaps close to the top of the list is the accomplishment of dumbing down of America through the inept public education system. In that vein "we the people" have voluntarily jumped into the cesspool of what our first President warned us against doing. George Washington, in his farewell address, time and again, warned of what would happen should we place our allegiance with political parties ahead of the Republic itself.
Nail meet hammer...great article. Dead nuts on.
Someone should post that pic of the White House crowd when Trump arrived-——funniest pic EVER.
There is no reason for the Left to be gloomy.
They’ll win the recount.
Evil usually wins in American politics.
2016 was an exception.
A great big THANK YOU-——that’s my absolute favorite Trump election picture———and suitable for framing.:-)
Gotta wonder how many federal laws were broken by that bunch over an 8 year time span. Well probably never know.
They didn’t win in the 2000 election either, when Al Gore was trying steal the election from George W. Bush, or did you forget that?
“Gotta wonder how many federal laws were broken by that bunch over an 8 year time span. Well probably never know.”
Even if we DID know that entire administration seems to be untouchable-———thanks to the press.
The press controls everything now.
That is the role of Alinsky’s “community organizers/agitators.” They continually need to make people to be unhappy with their current situation, so that they will want to make a change and give the Leftists more power.
Even if we DID know that entire administration seems to be untouchable-thanks to the press.Gotta wonder how many federal laws were broken by that bunch over an 8 year time span. Well probably never know. - TADSLOS
The press controls everything now.
The First Amendment assayed to assure that journalism would be heterogeneous, so that the people could readily access opinions and facts from diverse viewpoints. Accordingly it forbids the government from homogenizing journalism.
Its framers, however, could not have anticipated the developments of the Nineteenth Century. They anticipated - even promoted - the progress of science and useful arts, "by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries . . . But they could not have anticipated the telegraph (1844) and the resulting Associated Press (and other wire services (the AP started in 1848). The virtual meeting of the members of the AP which the AP wire constitutes has had the effect which Adam Smith might have foreseen:People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices - Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations (1776)After a century and a half of such meeting, the members of the AP have coalesced into a unified chorus of criticism of society, and of people who do essential work under real-world, bottom-line constraints in the absence of perfect knowledge such as critics can have in hindsight. So while the government is forbidden from homogenizing journalism in favor of ever more government, journalists overwhelmingly conspire via the Associated Press to produce that very result.
But although the First Amendment does not forbid journalists from doing that, neither does it protect journalists from laws that do. I refer, of course, to the Sherman AntiTrust Act. Sherman authorizes civil (triple damages) as well as criminal action in court to punish that sort of thing.
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