Not even in the dustiest corners of my mind and imagination would I have ever believed that millions of people world-wide would fight with such a crazy, reckless abandon so that they could live their lives as slaves. I don’t get it, and, I’d bet, neither do they.
The “freedom” that those on the far-left wish for is the freedom from personal responsibility; their needs and desires are mostly predicated in a desire for “social access” to things to which they have no desire to earn. They expect the fruits of life to be given to them freely.
There’s a price for that, however. Consider this: if taken to an exaggerated conclusion – i.e., living in a country in which no one works – how will the necessary work take place for the survival of we as a people?
Maybe we should ask the people of the former Soviet Union how that one worked out.
There’s only one answer to that question, and it’s something with which the Left is quite familiar: the use of force. When the people reject your leftist policies, you simply implement them via any and all strong-armed tactics available. Maybe a history lesson on the aftermath of our pull-out from Vietnam might enlighten a few people.
Remember, Lenin himself once said, “we’ll always be against the use of guns … until we have the guns.”
The reaction of the political Left–the “adult children”, as this administration likes to refer to 26-year-old men and women nowadays, which has to be one of the most preposterous terms that I’ve ever heard–to the senseless violence in Arizona this past weekend made me physically ill. I dwelt upon it all day Saturday and all day Sunday, wondering what kind of country in which my son will be forced (for lack of a better word) to live, and why such vicious, vile individuals would take a massacre and immediately react to it by using it for their own gain. My God, I thought, who are these people? What are these people?
Little by little, the political Left in this country is using anything that it can in order to force conservatives to shut up and to force us to accept fewer freedoms in our once-proud United States of America, whether we like it or not: less financial freedom, as seen in the new “financial regulations” (which is actually nothing more than the elitist rich ensuring that the middle class “keeps its place”); less medical freedom, as seen in that really-great ObamaCare, which does nothing more than make medical care less, not more, available to everyone.
(Please, liberals, do some basic math for once in your lives — when you add millions of people to the rolls and fail to provide a commensurate number of doctors, what happens? The supply becomes rarer and demand increases exponentially. Do you honestly believe that your premiums are going to go down? If you believe that, I can sell you anything. We’re talking common-freaking-sense here. Pull your head out of where it doesn’t belong. Wake up.)
We have now been forced to accept less freedom in our own supermarkets, both in expense and supply, as a result of coming hyper-inflation and that really shiny-and-new Food Safety Act of 2010. Gosh, that sounds nice, almost as though our politicians have my health and well-being truly at heart. But, wait … how could that be, if medical care is less available?
I’m really confused.
By the way, did you know that it will now be illegal to grow your own food? As in going-to-jail illegal? What country is this?
The Food Safety Act kinda strikes me as vaguely similar to the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1933 put into place by the all-knowing Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a piece of legislation through which a sitting president, during a time of severe depression, poverty, and starvation, actually paid the farmers to plow under their own crops. What kind of person, let alone leader of the allegedly-free world, does something like that?
We’re going to be forced, by hook or by crook (or crooks, considering that there’s more than one of them on Capitol Hill) to accept “skyrocketing” energy prices (the words of our own president, not mine), resulting from the government’s regulation of carbon dioxide, an essential element to photosynthesis, necessary to sustain plant life. So, parents of reasonably young children: how’s this all looking? In five years, think you’ll be able to take your kids to the doctor when necessary? Buy them whatever food you’d like in the supermarket? Keep them warm at night without driving your finances into the ground?
Of course, the energy problem in this country is due in large measure to the fact that we basically can never, ever again drill for oil in our own country (but other countries can come over here and drill for our oil) because of regulatory knots that would make an Eagle Scout proud. As a result, we have no choice but to do business with the Arab emirates. How’s that one working out?
And I suppose you still actually believe that Barack Obama and all of his followers have the greater interest of the continental shelf at heart, don’t you?
If we don’t like all this and resist, we’re shouted down by moonbats. The American political left believes its ideology to be so pure that any disagreement is looked upon as hatred.
In fact, I could make a strong, strong argument that the policies implemented by progressives over the course of roughly the past century have been largely directed at limiting the supply of specific resources, making life more difficult for the American people, and – incredibly – making themselves appear “compassionate” while doing it.
How do these people get elected? They’re apparently dependent on something else as well: an uneducated electorate, something that our public schools and system of higher education is desperately trying to ensure.
The vitriol that spewed from the mouths of the liberal, sycophantic media following the tragedy in Arizona tells me one thing, and one thing only: these people are capable of anything. They are dangerous, dangerous people. And I’ll say this as well: the middle-class people of my generation who consider themselves “liberals” because they believe that it means “freedom” and want to view themselves as “enlightened”, “compassionate”, and “different” — well, all I can say is that you’ve been taken. You should be embarrassed, and you make me sick to my stomach.
You think people on the Right are prone to violence? Well, I can only speak for myself in this regard, but I’ve never even been in the presence of a firearm, of any sort. I’m just not a violent guy. Yes, I’m rather direct and quite capable of taking care of myself, but I keep to myself. Being a role model for my son is paramount in my life. And, I’d be willing to bet, nearly everyone who considers himself a “conservative” is very similar to me. Might not fit the narrative that you’d like, but as New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is fond of saying, “it is what it is.”
If I were a Democrat in any kind of public office right now, I’d distance myself from the radical Left as quickly as my feet could carry me. There’s one problem with that, however: once you’re in a gang, the gang never lets you out all that easily.
Good luck with that.
I’m tired, people. Real tired. I’m tired of being aghast at nearly everything that Leftists say, and I’m tired of spending time trying to organize my thoughts in an effort to write cogent pieces essentially imploring people to wake up. My wife even commented to me some time over the past two months that I essentially became a different person once Barack Obama became a serious candidate for the presidency and everything began to crystallize in my mind. I’m tired of taking unnecessary time away from my family. I just want to be with my family, do my job, and enjoy my life. I just want freedom from it all, but instead I feel compelled to speak out.
Forced, if you will.