I already know this is going to be a rant, so you are forewarned.
What is wrong with America? It would be simpler and easier to list what is right about America. But the Left never does that. The only thing they care to say is what in their view is wrong with America.
Hence, statures are removed, books are tossed out or banned, history is rewritten to show only negative views of America. Listening to the Left would be a Pravda goldmine or the old KGB’s best resource. (and probably is)
Now with all this negativity there can’t be much room for any of the good about America. Something else is going on in the Left’s linguistic fantasies. They presume that if everyone is like them, in thought and belief, the world would be safe. (from what we don’t know) But if they could eliminate all people who don’t think like them, everything would be hunky dory. They can’t but it is a goal. They don’t care how it could be accomplished as long as they could get rid of us, like Hitler tried to do to the Jews.
The Bible tells us “the poor will always be with/among you.” So too the Left will always be among us. We accept this because what are the options anyway? The Left doesn’t think that way. It wants and demands complete unanimity. Their whole thought experiment is based on the concept of uniformity. Ideological purity is the goal.
The means is the real problem. And don’t think they aren’t working on it, theorizing and strategizing to that end. Of course then all they have to do is keep everyone thinking the same way, just like them. I didn’t say it was easy. That is certainly their mission. And they control a fair amount of institutional power to at least strategically attempt that.
The right, or conservative, traditional side has not barreled down that road at 100 miles per hour. We just haven’t because it is not realistic. This sort of puts us on the defense. We constantly have to make the case for why what they are doing is not a good idea. It doesn’t work but we have no other choice. We also warn them about the consequences of their schemes, to no avail. It is this constant defensive posture we seem locked into.
The Left has shown its cards, nothing short of unanimity is acceptable. We accept their plan is not possible and understand they will be with us, in some form, forever. We’ve seen nothing changes their rose-colored minds.
However, in the mean time, they are pretty horrible and miserable people to live with. You wouldn’t want them on a desert island with you.
But it really comes down to all this negativity they carry around, all the dislikes about America – or the west for that matter – sucking up all their oxygen. They know no way can they say anything good about America. Their perfection is the enemy of morality.
Now we have example after example of how this pans out with Covid. No one is right except them. So they are to the point where they are willing to make these absurd dictum. Vaccines offered us an insight into their collective mindset.
For instance, many Leftists have said that there should be rules for hospitals against treating non-vaccinated people. They already have rules for restaurants and businesses. Oh, and it doesn’t matter that the Supremes knocked down the mandate, they simply still tell businesses to enact requirements on employees.
Many more believe in a medical treatment litmus test but are not saying it. They think it. They want to make healthcare all but impossible if you are not vaccinated. This is part of what the mandates were all about. You will not be able to get services if you refuse the jab. You must be penalized and banned if you don’t comply. That was only the setup.
Stepping into this fray are well-known people explicitly saying unvaxed people should be treated like lepers, who cannot be allowed around the rest of society. Rulemakers are the good people and non-conformists are the bad people. It sets the stage for a multitude of issues. Imagine the scenarios. This is only the current one but there will be others.
Their utopian view of society does not include diversity of opinion. It cannot. We all must think and feel the same way, or it all doesn’t work.
These elitist rule-makers would happily deny you any medical or emergency treatment if you are non-vaccinated. And they see no problems with that. This illustrates the problem we described in healthcare for years.
We told them healthcare could be rationed. We told them government control was not good over the entire industry. That it would take advantage of that control. We warned how government would use/abuse that power. They called that nonsense saying it would only ensure everyone is treated correctly. They called us conspiracists.
Well, we have exactly what we warned. Government gets to decide who gets care, how they get it, and how much they get based on its own rules. There could be an appeals process but who has time and resources for that?
The big problem I have is the amount of people who think this is a good idea – and just what the doctor ordered.
You can be denied virtually any life-saving treatment simply because you are not vaxed. That’s what they want. And if you think it requires legislation to happen, you are wrong. They just do it. They can have thousands of medical providers do it because of the investment from government, and its unilateral control.
Before we know it, we have an effective de facto policy banning those not vaccinated. But if they do it for vaccinations, what else can they do it with? Anything is the answer, anything they can describe as a danger to the greater whole or good.
Yes, that means politically too. You see how they maligned anyone who supported or voted for Trump. Now you don’t get life-saving treatment. Too bad so sad, consequences.
The hypocrisy is that leftists constantly rail about Jim Crow or apartheid. This is exactly what they are pushing. The black man can’t get a seat at the lunch counter; you cannot get a meal unless you prove you are vaccinated. You cannot get a flight, much less a job.
But the left doesn’t have cops around enforcing this; they have the private sector do it. They make them the watchdogs responsible or else they get fined. You start to see how the whole thing takes shape. The same way they enact new socialism, necessary compliance.
Instead of prohibiting discrimination they encourage it in all places. Codify discrimination.
We will have a complete new stasi state. Everyone complying with rules or policies of the state or unelected bureaucrats. Non-conformance is not an option, ban resistors.
But we warned them of the direction rationalized healthcare would go. We warned them about nationalizing elections. We warned them about banning and cancel culture. It didn’t matter, this is what they want. They demand ideological unanimity and will not stop until they achieve it – or a close facsimile of it.
Now to ask what is wrong with America, the answer depends on whom you ask. To Leftists, everything is wrong and can only be fixed with complete, total agreement to their irrational plans.
We can oppose or resist it but this stasi system keeps unfolding in front of our faces. The Left believes they hold one crucial card: either everything will be fixed by total unanimity (conformance) or nothing at all shall be fixed. That is supposedly our choice, which is no choice at all.
Welcome to the newer, improved radicalism – sibling of terrorism – where no one can have peace or anything else, just like healthcare, until radicals get what they want. “No justice no peace” means our utopia or bust. Total appeasement is the only solution. Are you ready for that?
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