Let’s start at the very top. The party that represents the American Left is choosing between two candidates for president. One is a thoroughly corrupt woman of no discernible accomplishments who represents the cronyism they claim to despise; all of which is forgiven because she is a woman which is very VERY important for some reason. And in order to remain competitive with the other candidate, she has been forced to adopt (or pretend to adopt) positions of ever-increasing detachment from reality in order to align with her party’s base. This insane.
The other is an avowed adherent to a murderous philosophy of human subjugation that has brought economic ruin in every country where it has been tried; his supporters are passionate with insanity. One of the reasons his supporters are so insane with passion is that he is promising — in a nation where there is already a huge surplus of people with useless degrees in Humanities, Gender Studies, and Journalism — to make college “free.” Thereby producing even more people with useless degrees to enter an economy where the ruinous tax rates required to support such a scheme will depress economic activity even further.
Not to mention, in a nation where the working class is in decline for lack of jobs, the left is hellbent on importing as many unskilled workers as possible. This is insane.
On economics, the left has made a conscious decision to drive as much economic activity as possible to foreign countries because manufacturing things and extracting minerals from the ground is icky. Instead, our economic model is built on printing and borrowing lots of money, paying people to move it around, and employ vast armies of bureaucrats to regulate the diminishing levels of economic activity that remain. This is insane.
In 2008, we discovered that giving out mortgages to financially irresponsible people was a surefire way to bring the economy to the brink of ruin. Eight years later, the left is advocating a return to precisely those same policies. This is insane.
The left also “fixed” health care by passing a law that levies heavy fines against people who can’t afford to buy health insurance; because that was the “compassionate” thing to do. Next, they’ll probably fine people for not having college degrees. Makes about as much sense.
Left-winger “educators” have also decided that teaching kids the values of hard work, showing up on time, showing respect to others, and demonstrating literacy and the ability to communicate effectively is a form of White Supremacy. In fact, the left has decided that everything that has been learned about human betterment over the course of the last 5,000 years of civilization should be cast aside because it is suddenly very, very chic to hate white people. This is insane.
And because it’s chic to hate white people and their rules and laws, looting is a form of protest that ought to be encouraged, and if non-white people want to burn down their own neighborhoods, the police ought to just leave them alone while they do it. The leading candidates of the Democrat Party have both embraced the group (#BlackLivesMatter) that calls for those precise policies. This is insane.
To the left, chalk scribbbles on the sidewalk are dangerous and must be banned. Privileged Ivy-League college students shriek at administrators who wrote emails about the importance of tolerance and respect, using the same language and tone a homeless mental patient might use when refused spare change. To the left, the shrieking students deserve respect; it’s those that value the free exchange of ideas and appropriate behavior that are the dangerous ones who need to “check their privilege.” This is insane.
The most fashionable issue to left-wingers, at the moment, is that society must completely change in order to accommodate a mental illness shared by about one-fifth of one-percent of the population. And it’s not as though any of these poor people suffer any real harm by being asked to use the bathroom that matches their anatomy; the left is just insanely passionate that they *must* be allowed to use the other bathroom and they will boycott you and say you’re worse than Hitler if you disagree.
In fact, merely expressing an opinion that does not comply with leftist dogma is morally equivalent to genocide; because it just is.
Then there’s the madness of what the left calls ‘Cultural Appropriation,’ which lets African-Americans shriek at white people for wearing dreadlocks and Asians scream at college administrators for allowing Sushi to be served in the cafeteria. Any rational person looks at this and thinks, “Does this mean black people shouldn’t perform ballet?” No, I take that back. Any rational person looks at this and thinks “What the [Expletive] [Expletive]/.” But the left has absolutely embraced this apartheid/Jim Crow notion that human beings should not be allowed to partake in any culture other than their own.
And then there’s Feminism, entire books have been written about the insanities inherent there in. At one time, feminism may have been simply about helping women gain equal access to money and power on an equal footing with men. But, those days are long gone. Modern Feminism is an unapologetic Cult of Man-Hatred that openly advocates that men ought to be deprived of our civil rights and subjugated to women, and where the fact that a male scientist who just landed a space probe on a comet is completely overshadowed because he wore a shirt that sent hypersensitive feminists into full-on tantrums.
This is insane.
All of it.
How can they possibly not see that this is insanity?
Why is this insanity rewarded?
Don’t get me wrong; the lust for power that drives the left to oppress others is something I get. That’s the nature of power; those who seek it almost invariably use it to oppress others. We used to have a system to keep that from happening; not so much any more.
And there is some insanity on the other side as well, but there is nowhere near the pervasive rejection of sanity and embrace of insanity that there is on the left. Heck, when a right-winger suggests that maybe we could do with a little less Government and do something about the debt… the left calls that insanity.
I just wonder if there are any on the left who can look at the catalog of insanity their side supports and realizes that they are completely in-bleeding-sane.
I really wonder that.