There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society, the second means as De Tocqueville describes it, ‘a new form of servitude.’
In response to Biden’s Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s, somewhat tacky yet historically normal comment upon Russia and the rest of the Collective Security Treaty Organization sending troops into Kazakhstan, the Kremlin responded thusly:
If Antony Blinken loves history lessons so much, then he should take the following into account: when Americans are in your house, it can be difficult to stay alive and not be robbed or raped.
We are taught this not only by the recent past but by all 300 years of American statehood.
Now firstly, this is the normal sequence of snarky, belittling comment followed by an escalating-within-the-theme response that is the hallmark of US-Russian dialog. As such, it’s barely worth noting and I would completely ignore it if it didn’t provide strong evidence that Russia is still Leftist to this day.
If It Rants Like A Leftist…
This is the only thing I find interesting about Russia’s response to Blinken’s baiting. It is nothing more than a suaver and more intelligently worded version of the anti-American rantings that we’ve been peppered with the Leftists inside America’s borders for over half a century.
I guess it just goes to show that while their State Socialism was ended during President Reagan’s tenure, Russia is still Leftist in the ways that really matter to us Americans.
You know 2022 is off to a very weird start when in the first week of it I read about something that madwoman, Hillary Clinton said near the end of 2021, and actually sort of agree with her. 😮
I think that it is a time for some careful thinking about what wins elections, and not just in deep-blue districts where a Democrat and a liberal Democrat, or so-called progressive Democrat, is going to win. I understand why people want to argue for their priorities. That’s what they believe they were elected to do.
Look, I’m all about having vigorous debate. I think it’s good, and it gives people a chance to be part of the process. But, at the end of the day, it means nothing if we don’t have a Congress that will get things done, and we don’t have a White House that we can count on to be sane and sober and stable and productive.
— Hillary Clinton
And there’s the thing. Strident, shrewish, and freshly crawled out of a bottle of Chardonnay or not, the Uncrowned Queen of the Democrats and ex-owner of the DNC isn’t wrong. And, the simple fact I can say that and feel the need to do so is a weird start to 2022.
Some Triangulation 😈
Now, Hillary’s entire statement surrounds and is founded upon the concept of, “Party Before Politics.” It’s the rather normal cynical view that Democrat politicians’ loyalties should be solely to their Party and they should never allow their views or the views of their constituents to come before that. Hillary also makes it clear that Democrats should work against or rein in their own party members who do not abide by this. Simply put, it’s a philosophy based upon conflict and it holds that defeating Republicans is the most important thing and what their rank and file want is secondary to that.
But, while this is cynical, jaded, and shows that many Democrats, especially Hillary, don’t hold fast to beliefs if such beliefs stand in the way of getting or keeping the jobs they want, it’s a far, far, far cry from being wrong. Currently, the Dems are pandering to their Far-Left elements in the cities that they hold, e.g., NYC, and largely ignoring everywhere else, which is where more old school, moderate Democrats are the norm. And that has cost them before, costs them right now, and will cost them in the 2022 elections and beyond.
So yeah, a very weird start to 2022! Hillary launched into one of her screeds and I agreed with it. Even weirder, I truly wish the Democrats would listen to her and am actually saddened that there’s no realistic hope that they will do so.
Raise your masks so that you can better visualize the world you and your politicians’ policies are creating. 😛
CDC Recommends Progressives Wear Masks Higher To Better Appreciate Utopia They’ve Created
San Francisco, CA – The Center for Disease Control has issued new recommendations, urging progressives living in large cities to wear their masks higher on their faces to help better visualize the utopian world their policies have exclusively created. “I think I just heard a vehicle fly by powered by sunshine,” observed Todd McAllen as a homeless person pushed a shopping cart past. “It would honestly be hard to look at all the poverty, crime and despair and still see the wonderful world my leftist ideas had brought about, but now by simply moving my covid mask a couple inches northward, I can finally see people of all races walking through our city hand in hand.” Student activist Neera Dada agrees, “Oh look there, a transgender iman is hugging those non-binary children!”, she stated while unknowingly pointing to a burnt-out check cashing store. The CDC does acknowledge that masking may not be enough, as the ever present smell of fecal matter does disrupt some liberals’ ability to fully ‘envision a better world’. “You’re welcome my friends,” McAllen stated proudly, stepping into something wet and squishy he assumes is a bed of sunflowers.