The Left has Utopia. The right has a Churchillian “blood, toil, tears and sweat.” One side is for unicorns and rainbows. The other side is for “If you would eat, you must work.” One side considers themselves victims. The other side understands that life comes with burdens.
Given that the culture, the media, and the government schools have turned being a sponge into “social justice,” it’s going to be difficult, if not impossible, to change the increasingly socialist mindset of this country. People have come to associate personal responsibility with being callous and uncaring. This is the nanny state, after all, and there it little to no manly aspect left.
Yes, David, we can organize around liberty, but even then, the narcissistic ninnies on the Left truly believe that only Big Government (run by them, of course) can free us. We have gone from a nation that believed in the protection of unalienable rights to a nation that has bought into the idea of FDR’s bill of economic “rights,” in which a “right” is a right to someone else’s property.
What’s worse is that nearly all conservatives and Republicans are a part of Big Government, willingly or not. All will receive Social Security, for example. All thus are tainted. And that is part of the con and corruptive influence of Big Government.
There is only one solution. It is to cut government, cut entitlements, cut taxes, and get people to believe in Jesus once again instead of Big Government, for Leftism is indeed a religion. Jefferson warned of the corruption that would come when we increasingly got packed into cities as with Old Europe. And he was right. We now look to government to administer our lives and anything less is considered backward and barbaric.
Our fate now is sealed. David, you remain a personal hero of mine, but if you can’t sum up our problem in three paragraphs, that just shows how confused the right is. Yes, liberty, but liberty is now parsed through a Utopian lens and means “Big Government.” American is best understood as the land of opportunity, not guaranteed results. But try to take away government and you realize just how hooked people are. The paradigm has shifted.
We are no longer a people who have a government. We are a government that has a people, to paraphrase Reagan. The one and only solution is to cut government in Coolidge-sized chunks, up to 60% or more. We must go cold turkey. We must impose an intervention upon ourselves. There is no incrementing back to Constitutional government. We have to get in power and take control back from the secular “nice” mob that has assembled, bought and paid for with government largesse.
And I don’t see that happening anytime soon.
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