by Brad Nelson 11/6/14
As much as I understand Marxism and Marxists to be evil (and that includes all the disguises they use, such as “Progressive,” “liberal,” or “Democrat”), one must admire the fact that they believe in something (or at least hate something consistently). Natures abhors a vacuum, and Marxism was reborn in America when the adults capitulated to the children back in the 60’s, if not earlier, and when the GOP decided that “social issues” (that is, political convictions) were passé.
No one should be proud of the new Republican majorities in the House and Senate, for these are merely the bureaucrats who count time, and little else. Puffed-up by a sense of self-importance, they mistake ethical vacuousness and political cowardice for the skill of political “centrism” and the supposed blessings of “stability uber alles.” Those who see deeper issues than a pragmatism that masquerades as appeasement are called “wacko birds” by the GOP Establishment. These “wacko birds,” such as Ted Cruz, have not yet shown that they are in a position to oust the GOP Establishment.
Do not despair of this election, Marxists, for you still own the means of indoctrination: the mainstream media, education, and pop culture. And they have yet to lose a majority in their realm. And you have even made vast gains into religion, proper, electing a Pope who seems more conducive to your founder than the Church’s. And mainstream Protestantism has adopted your political speak of “social justice,” in essence relegating religion and God to a mere economic issue. Well done, Marxists!
Do not mistake the petulance of the spoiled materialist children that you have helped to create via your emasculating policies with the permanent swinging of a political pendulum. The GOP has no mandate. Had a group of Labrador Retrievers been in the minority in the Canine Party, they would have gained a majority in this election. The GOP was simply the only place one could register a protest vote.
And what are the people protesting (while keeping in mind that your dear leader, despite all that has happened, still has a 44% approval rating)? Oh, dear Marxists, do not fear that they have rejected the socialist utopia you are trying to build for them, the one that offers free health care, free schooling, free day care, free contraceptives, freedom from adulthood, a $15.00 minimum wage, soaking the rich, and more. Don’t worry. Obamacare (your greatest leverage into the hearts and minds of Americans since Social Security) will not be defunded or otherwise revoked. The GOP have no stomach for such a fight. Mitch McConnell has already declared a surrender of sorts by promising not to shut down the government.
The petulance expressed in this election was the disappointment that many encountered that this socialist utopian paradise would actually cost them something in terms of dollars. It was all supposed to be paid for by “the rich.” Few understood (and they still do not understand) that “the rich” includes everyone who has an asset that can be confiscated by government. Not all of the electorate has yet bought into doctrinaire Marxism. But most have thoroughly bought into the Marxist materialist paradigm, that there is no goal for mankind outside of the trinkets he can own and control.
And you Marxists have used this appeal to promise them a steady supply of such trinkets via government which has been successfully sold now as the best guarantor of prosperity. Well done. That was not defeated at the ballot this past Tuesday. That you over-promised a little and caught some backlash is simply inherent to the movement. There will be short-term disappointments. But you are making great gains in how “prosperity” itself is being defined. Soon the petulant electorate will care more for the diversionary topics (aka “the war on women”) then their own welfare. Thus we see the truly diabolical — and genius — in Marxists claiming that it is everyone else who suffers from a “false consciousness” — the ones who believe in freedom and free markets.
Thankfully this recent election provides you with a temporary respite from any perceived shortcomings of the socialist utopia of Big Government. You Marxists need only snipe and throw rhetorical bombs from the back benches now as things get worse. And things will get worse as reality begins to catch up with the degradation caused by your policies. There is always some delay in the effect. And the Republicans will get blamed for things getting worse. The average voter, made dim and pliable by your propaganda, will not see — still does not see — the truth that socialism and Big Government do not work. They can continue to be easily led by the promise of a socialist utopia, addicted as they are to material gain. The blame for this material utopia not coming will be intensified now that the GOP is in charge. They can, and will, be blamed for inflation (which is coming, big-time) and for the consequences (unintended or otherwise) of decades of the rotting out of America by your very policies.
When the hurt comes, it is convenient for the GOP to be in power, for they then can be blamed for it. If healthcare costs go up (as they will continue to do), then surely you can say that it is because the full implementation of Obamacare was scuttled by the Republicans. You need only ask the dumbed-down electorate to give you power again so that you can complete your fix. And there is no reason to believe that the average American — still hopeful that he is on the profiting end of “soaking the rich” — will not still buy into this. The average American’s civic education, long rotted away by your “Progressive” focus, has not prepared him to even consider alternatives.
So don’t let a little anger at the polls cause you a moment of angst, Marxists. You are still driving the agenda. There are times when it is useful for your opponents to have political power so that they can be scapegoated and blamed. And given that the GOP stands for little more than managing the very policies that your hard-driving ideology has won, you should even try to resist giggling as you view the spectacle from the back benches. You should resist showing a bounce in our step as the feeble GOP manages once again to turn whatever victory they have into a defeat.
Brad is editor and chief disorganizer of StubbornThings.
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