Liberalism is full of conceits, none greater than its pretensions to intellect. Indeed, the very term that they so often apply to themselves - “progressive” - carries with it the intrinsic claim to being those who advance knowledge, who solve problems, who come up with innovative solutions. Anyone who's ever dealt with liberals for very long knows that they love to pat themselves on the back for being the side that comes up with new ideas, while conservatives are the “stupid ol' sticks-in-the-mud” who want to hang onto failed ideas from the past because of our inability to look ahead.
Yet practical experience and common sense both tell us that this is diametrically the opposite of the way liberals actually are.
If you think about it, what new ideas have liberals really come up with in, say, the last several decades? The answer to that is “none.” The answers they give to the “problems” we face today are the same ones they've always promoted – tax more, spend more, multiply social programs, and restrict freedom more and more. Every idea they have is something that they've already been trying for almost a century before. Even in Obama’s recent State of the Union address, it was just more of the same ol’ Communist, same ol’ – class warfare rhetoric, social division-making, and promises of yet more government programs that will fail to solve the problems that the previous government programs also failed to solve.
The American people are frankly getting tired of it all (as evidenced by the fact that his speech on Tuesday had the lowest viewership of any since 2000). Having seen high-octane, unadulterated liberalism in action for the last six years, it’s no surprise that the American people have studiously kept the House of Representatives in Republican hands (and no, lefties, it isn’t because of gerrymandering).
Which explains why “Chairman Bao” has to promise to circumvent Congress to force his will upon the American people.
It’s time for the people of this country to face facts – liberalism is a failed ideology. It doesn’t work. Wherever modern liberalism (i.e. post-1913 welfare-statism, not the classical liberalism to which conservatives and liberty-lovers hold), socialism, communism have been tried, they have failed. They have brought misery to the masses. They have concentrated wealth and power into the hands of a very small cadre of politically-connected revolutionaries, as well as their Outer Party hangers-on (which is exactly what we’re seeing now between Washington DC and the rest of the country). The only thing the left wing is good for is spreading misery and enriching itself at our expense.Add a comment