In some long past and different world, I leaned left on many issues of the day. Today, I find that the panoply of liberal or Leftist viewpoints, from no need for voter ID, to restrictions on the 1st Amendment, to be harmful to society.
Biden and company want to contort the right to vote, pack the Supreme Court, end the filibuster, disband the electoral college, give COVID relief funds to terrorists, treat January 6th protesters like insurrectionists, appease China, and permanently make tens of millions of American totally dependent on government entitlements. And that’s merely for openers.
The questionable lockdowns, restrictions, and mandates over COVID-19, and Democrat’s willingness to overlook street violence, enhances my view that the Left loves the idea of total authority and forevermore imposing its will on all of us.
Insanity Over the Top
Is it acceptable to teach children that there are more than 50 genders? Do you believe, as Leftists do that children may choose their gender? Do you think that cross-dressers ought to be reading to children at story hour? Should the sciences, mathematics, and other core academic disciplines be taught to accommodate ‘politically diverse’ points of view?
Are you okay with colleges holding separate graduation exercises and celebrations for different ethnic minorities? Martin Luther King Jr, must be rolling over in his grave. Should entire college curricula be redesigned because most of the great works of literature throughout history have been written by white males?
Should student loans be exonerated? Should colleges establish safe spaces? Are you perturbed when conservative speakers are disrupted from speaking on campus, or are banned from campus? Curiously, can a university promise students an unbiased education when 97% of college professors’ political donations go to Democrats?
Open the Spigots!
Should Medicare be provided for all and, if so, how do you pay for it? Is late trimester abortion acceptable? After a baby is born, is it the right of the mother and the doctor to choose whether or not that person will continue to live?
Should we have open borders, and let in anyone who wants to come here? Are illegal immigrants to be given free healthcare once they cross the border, as all Democrat presidential contenders stated on live TV in 2020? How do hordes arrive at the southern border, well-fed and hydrated, after trekking 100s or 1000s of miles, with sturdy walking shoes and cellphones? Should they be flown and bussed all over the U.S. courtesy of the Biden administration. Are sanctuary cities a good idea, and do they support the lives and aspirations of actual U.S. citizens?
When newspaper headlines scream about gun violence, is wringing your hands over the issue any solace for families in Chicago or Baltimore ghetto communities who experience gun violence on a daily basis? Do you care about the issue, or do you only get riled up when the mainstream media stokes your emotions by giving World War II coverage to carefully crafted, elevated cases?
Is calling others racist acceptable when, in your own heart, you know that you are biased at times against this group or that? Is virtue signaling an acceptable form of social participation, or should one actually take appropriate, nonviolent action to address a perceived wrong? Is a comment from 30 or 40 years ago made by a celebrity — or a politician, for that matter — enough to cancel his or her career?
Goals and Tactics of Violent Groups
Is the Marxist ideology of BLM acceptable to you? Are the goals and violent tactics of Antifa acceptable to you? If they’re proud of what they stand for, and forthright in their actions, why do they wear ski masks? Appearing in selected cities in time to cause trouble, and leading the turmoil following the death of George Floyd, how many of them actually hold jobs?
In pursuit of protests, do any pay for their own transportation and housing costs? If they do not pay for themselves, who is paying? Most curiously, why do they often go after the most vulnerable people they can find in any gathering? Is it okay when law enforcement stands down in the face of violence committed by those on the left?
The Left embraces mass insanity and it’s getting more absurd all the time. The 22-month power grab in the time of COVID has given us all a taste of what socialism would be like. What’s more, it appears that Leftists do not understand the magnitude and ramifications of many of their political and social views. Their agenda, fully implemented, would destroy our civilization in less than a few years.
Ronald Reagan said, “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men [and women] were free.”
It would be nice to reach consensus, in some way, with those on the Left, however my sensibilities cry out and say that would be cultural and national suicide.