Skip to comments.The Left’s Growing Record of Insanity
Posted on 02/05/2019 5:36:48 AM PST by Heartlander
To say the Left in America has gone off the rails is like saying the Super Bowl is a fairly popular football game.
It’s hard to keep up with the tsunami of cultural and economic insanity thundering through a thousand outlets every day, but here’s a try. You thought Vermont’s Democratic Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders was radical? Current Democratic leaders start with his views and go further left.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mocks the idea of securing America’s southern border as something only a bigot like President Trump would want. Hence, she and her party oppose even a dime for any more physical barriers that would help the border patrol stem the ongoing invasion of illegal immigrants. Three more caravans on the way? Ho hum.
Openly socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, wants not only open borders but to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which is charged with keeping us safe from drug dealers and violent criminals. She also backs a confiscatory tax scheme with rates as high as 70 percent, free college tuition and a “Green New Deal” mandate that would strangle industry, cause energy costs to skyrocket and make blackouts common. She’s a huge hit wherever she speaks.
New York State’s Democrats last week legalized late-term abortion right up to a baby’s due date. Virginia’s Democrat Gov. Ralph Northam endorsed what amounts to infanticide after birth while defending a proposed law that would allow abortion of a baby even during a woman’s labor. Commentator Larry O’Connor has dubbed Dr. Northam, who is a pediatric neurologist, “Governor Gosnell,” after the infamous Philadelphia baby butcher recently depicted in the Dean Cain film “Gosnell.”
California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris wants to end all private health insurance plans and put the government solely in charge. She’s not even bothering to falsely promise, as did President Obama, that everyone can keep their health plan and doctor if they like them. She wants no escape.
Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren wants to seize and redistribute income from “the rich” and backs government control of corporations and “Medicare for All.”
Meanwhile, Democrats are deploying the LGBTQ legal agenda to criminalize conservative religious views, using transgenderism as the spearpoint. After enacting their radical, full-term abortion bill, New York legislators passed a law three days later enshrining the LGBTQ activist agenda and another bill criminalizing counseling for young people with unwanted same-sex desires. Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed both with fanfare.
The Empire State joins 14 other Democrat-dominated states with similar laws whose view of sexuality is like the Eagles’ song, “Hotel California.” You can get into homosexuality and transgender behavior anytime you like, but you can never leave – they will see to that.
Such laws are a totalitarian assault on free speech, client self-determination, parental rights, religious freedom and the universal understanding of male-female complementarity found in every culture and every major religion. They constitute an open attack on the Judeo-Christian morality that undergirds our country’s commitment to liberty under law.
A breath of sanity occurred this past week when U.S. Magistrate Amanda Arnold Sansone recommended a limited injunction against the city of Tampa’s SOCE (Sexual Orientation Change Effort) law barring counseling for minors.
She wrote that the city “be enjoined from enforcing” an ordinance against mental health professionals “who provide non-coercive, non-aversive SOCE counseling—which consists entirely of speech, or ‘talk therapy.’” In other words, she didn’t buy into the false allegations of “electroshock therapy” and other aversive methods that the counseling profession abandoned long ago.
The judge’s ruling is a tiny pinprick of hope against a dark, lunatic campaign to stamp out normalcy. Meanwhile, the abomination of “Drag Queen Story Hours” for small children is spreading across the nation.
How did it come to this? In the middle of the 20th Century, cultural Marxists began to dominate the universities and produce a trickle-down effect on public schools, the professional associations and American culture. They have now taken over one of America’s major parties, as evidenced by Democrats’ embrace of culturally corrosive attacks.
The Democrat-run House Natural Resources Committee this past week drafted a new oath for witnesses that omits “so help you God.” After a Fox News story stirred a backlash, the committee backed off and voted to keep God in the oath. Similarly, during the 2012 Democratic National Convention, mention of God was removed from the party platform, then restored.
"It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority,” said Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming Republican. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx."
Indeed, Marx called for extirpating religion – the “opiate of the masses.” He saw socialism, like capitalism, as merely a way station on the road to communism.
Given the unblemished record of human misery produced by socialism and communism, you’d have to be crazy to want to push our country in that direction – wouldn’t you?
For me the biggie was:
Marry Poppins “Chimney Sweep Scene” was racist cuz her face was smoot-smudged.
For me that was the USA’s version of the Khymer Rouge’s, “we gotta kill everyone with spectacles cuz ‘eyeglasses = ruling class’”.
Yep, that ranks up there with the “math is racist” mantra we hear from many on the left.
I think all of these radical initiatives have been planned for a long time. The Left was just waiting for the right moment.
I think they were expecting President Hillary Clinton to shepherd all of this change to completion.
I think the Left was rocked pretty severely when Hillary lost in 2016. But then they shook if off and have been pushing their radical agenda, just as if Hillary were in the White House.
They have no ideology. Their arguments and way of life have all been provably shown to be false. The only thing they had was gay marriage and they rammed that down our throats and enforced it by fiat. With that “resolved” there’s nothing for them to rally around, no way of life to adhere to except what “the other side wants” and they refuse that.
So irrationality is all they have to try to keep their power base. Trump offered them EVERYTHING they wanted with illegal immigrants - including DACA (twice the number of people they wanted with DACA) and they turned him down.
Because they don’t want to problem solve. They don’t want to make a better country.
They only want the power.
The Left is chock full of radicals who try to out do each other so they can stand out from the crowd. When one says something crazy, they feel compelled to say something even crazier. Each one keeps upping the ante.
This will only get worse as the growing field of Dem candidates for president expands making it harder for them to differentiate themselves from the pack. Hence, their willingness to espouse a more radical position than the last person, leading of course to insane and unworkable ideas.
Because they dont want to problem solve. They dont want to make a better country. They only want the power.
That is the bottom line. Excellent comment.
“Nuke us all - let God sort us out!”
“Some years ago, my wife, Ruth, was reading the draft of a book I was writing. When she finished a section describing the terrible downward spiral of our nations moral standards and the idolatry of worshiping false gods such as technology and sex, she startled me by exclaiming, If God doesnt punish America, Hell have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah. - Billy Graham
That’s exactly what I’ve been thinking. These crazy policies were all queued up and waiting for Hillary’s ascent to the presidency. When she lost, they were shocked. Logical leftists (oxymoron) would wait till they’re back in power to push this stuff. But they’re too excited and impatient- they just can’t wait.
It’s organic. This is what their voters really BELIEVE.
Which is far more frightening than a few whacko ideologues finding their way into leadership positions.
They're getting crazier & crazier for one simple reason.....millions upon millions of Americans are just as crazy and they WANT these things.
IMHO, unfortunately, even if Trump wins another term, it's just a finger in the dyke. We're Europe within 10 years.
I just don't see how we stop this. I pray I am wrong.
The Media, Hollywood, Sports is also full of insane people.
It is One Flew Over the Coo Koo Nest.
The choice to not think leads to irrationalism. Irrationalism, in its main forms of emotionalism and social metaphysics, is not a means of truth, knowledge, and orientation to reality. A mind out of contact with reality leads to mental illness.
Well, if we on the right don’t do something about the healthcare mess, we will be to blame for them taking over.
People should NOT have to go into bankruptcy because of medical issues. Especially those of us who have played the game by the rules all our lives only to face financial disaster in our 50’s or 60’s.
The left is counting on people facing a choice between painful and slow death, or bankruptcy, to start thinking that ‘big government’ and ‘healthcare as RIGHT’ looks better than the ‘tough crap’ that seems to be the cluster offered by the right.
No one who’s worked an honest job all their life should face poverty or lack of medical care in their last decades; if the GOP can’t deal with that then welcome to ‘democratic socialism’.
It’s classic distraction to take the public’s attention away from Leftist corruption, incompetance and malfeseance. If the public is always off-balance and on the defensive it cannot coalesce to oppose the tyranny. All tyrants do it.
I don’t agree with this premise at all. I think the left has always been this radical but now they are not faking it anymore. They are emboldened and the masks are coming off.
“...the healthcare mess....”
hard to call it a mess when 70% of the country is satisfied with their current healthcare situation.
Though I do agree that the current situation with numerous intertwined third party payers is inefficient & wasteful.
Also realize that a certain percentage of our late in life healthcare problems are caused by our earlier in life lifestyle choices. Any honest MD will tell you that! My MD son-in-law sees this all the time. People come to him after a life of heavy drinking, smoking & drug use and now they’re in the 60s-70s want him to fix it all!
The government doesn’t help with is heavy subsidies to the sugar industry.
The left blames Trump for a common cold or headache. It was Trumps fault LA lost the Super Bowl. If we do not hate Trump, something must be wrong.
Call it what you want. I call it a form of reparations.
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