There are persons who constantly clamor. They complain of oppression, speculation, and pernicious influence of wealth. They cry out loudly against all banks and corporations, and a means by which small capitalists become united in order to produce important and beneficial results. They carry on mad hostility against all established institutions. They would choke the fountain of industry and dry all streams.
And therein is the essential tragicomedy of the Left within America’s borders. With the glaring exceptions of anything that came out of President Trump’s administration and any attempt to apply law enforcement to the Blacks, the Leftists have gone in the span of five decades or so from being insanely anti-establishment to becoming slavishly pro-establishment.
Talk about a generation gap! They done a complete 180 and become more extreme and intolerant in recent years. My guess is this is because they now open endorse Soviet-style State Socialism because it’s to only way that they can get what they want since well over half the country disagrees with either the goals, means, or both.
With equal parts sarcastic hilarity and sadness, this sums up seeing the various breeds of Liberals, Progressives, Leftists, and “Woke” sorts’ constant march towards their vision of utopia. All they’re ever doing is plodding in a circle and digging a trench of repeated failure.
It is rather a, if not the definition of insanity; to do the same thing time and time again, expecting to get a different result. And that is what these “Progressive” sorts are and have been doing. At most/worst they try either variations on a theme or, having reached yet another failure point, they’ve expanded their criteria for either victimhood or oppression.
Hollywood’s been a den of iniquity and anti-American sentiment for many, many years – since its inception for the former and since the 1960s for the latter. Hence, why actions have been taken against them in the past. Still though, even with that long history of wrongness, Hollywood can manage to shock my sensibilities. In this case, it’s their new, “woke” requirement for the Best Picture award.
Forget the quality or “importance” of the film. First, its creators have to meet all the racial, gender, and sexual proclivity quotas for its creation. 🙄 And, ever so ironically, this is likely the beginning of Hollywood’s very own Blacklist.
Even as the Lamestream Media finally tries to end the COVID-19 pandemic so as not to tarnish the Democrats’ regime, there are many on the left that are little more than zombies groaning for us to wear masks, wash our damn hands, and stay locked away in our homes. Insofar as they’re concerned, the coronavirus is forever and this is our new normal. Indeed, those sorts seem to like the pandemic and all the restrictions and resulting damages that have been wrought upon our nation and its economy.
Personally, I think that these Leftards’ attachment to COVID-19 and the various draconian measures taken in Democrat Controlled Zones is primarily based upon a synergy of four things: Martyr Complex, Virtue Signalling, Vilification, and, like so much else, TURDS.
The majority of the titularly White Leftists have serious martyr complexes, especially the overly-pampered-and-entitled-from-birth Millennials. Lacking any real threats and privation other than those they’ve brought upon themselves, they tend to actively seek out those things which are against their self-interest. Hence, their fondness for the destructive and draconian plague mitigation efforts fit right into this and feed their need to be harmed.
As in most sociopolitical matters in 21st century America, the Liberal and Progressive sorts are very much into virtue signaling. Even the ones that don’t fully support and need to be martyred for The Cause – and that’s whatever the current cause of the moment is – are going to vocally, if not materially, support the anti-COVID measures and their perpetual or near-perpetual continuance. It’s just another way for them to Identify and Flag, both to signal their membership in- and allegiance to their in-group and to avoid persecution for heresy from the same.
And, of course, zombies need brains to eat, martyrs need oppressors, in-groups need out-groups, and the sorts who support the Dems in these times need people to hate, fear, revile, and castigate. They need “evil” to harm themselves fighting against. Hence, they attack any and all who won’t abide by their rulers’ mandates. Hence, they frame it as protecting others and as an act of caring and attack their opposition as callous monsters.
TURD (Trump Unacceptance & Resistance Disorder) – Trite in these times but true, the real pandemic afflicting the Liberal and Progressive camps is TURDS. Their response to the coronavirus and the destruction of the economy and basic liberty that Democrat politicians used the disease to enact can be traced, at least partially, to their pathological hatred and fear of President Trump and every single American who voted for him. Our President downplayed COVID-19’s severity, knowing that panic would cause more harm than the virus; therefore, in the disease-rotted minds of the COVID zombies, it’s apocalyptic and no countermeasures – especially ones that are harmful to the nation’s and people’s futures – are too extreme.
So, be ready for this to be a “long haul.” The COVID zombies aren’t going to easily and complacently allow the “pandemic” to end any time soon. At best, they’ll seek an accommodation – a “new normal” where “public safety” wins out over liberty.
Hellfire, the only bright side is that these zombies absolutely won’t be shuffling down the street looking for a snack. 😆
It’s odd that both Elon Musk and Akio Toyoda have been the ones that spoke the truth about converting the world’s fleet of automobiles to Electric Vehicles (EVs). Yet, it’s unsurprising that, aside from a short “news” cycle of outrage and derision from the Green Left, what they said has been ignored by these same delusional climatards and their media outlets.
As there are none so blind as those who will not see, so too are there none so deaf as those who will not hear. And that sums up what passes for the mentality of these sorts. Their delusion is reinforced by the dogma and is not subject to interventions by facts that contradict their visions of the future they want to enact up the world.