I’m seedy and running a fever. It’s self inflicted and it will pass in a day or two. I had the booster on the shingles vaccine. But the reaction is kicking my behind five ways from Sunday. I wasn’t going to post today. And yet a friend’s text early morning made me realize there’s something I SHOULD say. To you, and to the world in general. My friend lives in a liberal enclave and is getting scared. As you should be.
It’s not that there aren’t good people on the left. Of course there are.
It’s that they’ve bee indoctrinated, spun and guilted into believing a lot of things that just ain’t so. So many things that just ain’t so that the end result is that their attempts at fixing or improving things (particularly since they think so many things are broke that aren’t) result in profound disaster for everyone.
I’m not going to argue with a lot of you that the results they get are what some number of their leadership wants. This is definitely true. But the rest of them, and the overwhelming majority of the followers think they’re doing good.
It’s just that their education and entertainment and media has weaponized their altruism against them, so that they feel guilty for things they’ve never done, they feel like they should punish people who never did them any harm, and they think this will lead to a better world.
My beat down on the idiot woman in the Washington post did not have time to get into the worst part of this: they honestly think all men are guilty. That there is some sort of patriarchy in which all men participate. The idea is bizarre and impossible — even in real patriarchies, the women are part of what keeps the other women down — but they’ve been told it’s so by “very smart” (indoctrinated or propagandists) people and they believe.
They don’t expect the results they get, because their whole picture of the world is based on fables, part Marxist theocracy and part “things the media feels good saying.” Obama might have meant to — did mean to — immiserate America, but he honestly believed it would make the rest of the world better off, because no one in his circles ever questioned the closed pie fallacy (for some reason my fingers wanted to type fappacy. Let it stand.) So he thought if America had less the rest of the world would be better off.
They are sincere, or at least some number of them are.
Which doesn’t make them any less dangerous. Giving them power would be like putting Martians in charge of our polity.
All this to say don’t get cocky. Work and vote like your life depends on it. It very well might.