12/10/21 - Marching Orders to America From the Progressive Left
Hello. I’m from the Progressive Left. We will soon be in charge of everything, so I wanted to tell you what you can expect from us and what you’re supposed to do.
We will tell you how to live and when to die.
First, we have to talk about your lifestyle. You’re just a tiny percentage of the world’s population, but you consume most of its resources. We’re gonna fix that. After we get done with our Green New Deal, you will cut your energy use by 90 percent, stop all that unnecessary traveling, make do with one tank of gas a year, cut your food consumption by a third, and only buy 9 pounds of clothing every 12 months. Your kids might like visiting Grandma in another state, but they’ll get over it. It’s for their own good. We have to stop our computer models from telling us the planet will burn up a hundred years from now.
Everything you get from now on will be determined by us. So forget all that stuff about industriousness and being rewarded for your hard work. Don’t worry about doing well in school. It won’t matter if you can’t read or write. We will reward you for your obedience, instead. Government will control the goodies and we will control the government. From each according to their ability, to each according to their obedience. Obey, and you can go to nicer restaurants. Obey and you can get your own apartment instead of being assigned to a flophouse and the roommates we select for you. Obey and we will let you shop where we shop. Obey and we will let you travel outside your zone, maybe even go see Grandma. Obey and we will let you into university and give you a good job. Obey and we might even let you see a doctor when you need it. Disobey and.... Well, do we have to spell it out? Your life will be miserable.
You will pay higher taxes, for sure. After all, it’s just your fair share, your shared responsibility payment. A small price to pay for heaven on earth, wouldn’t you say?
Freedom and self-government? We the People are sovereign? Forget all that stuff. That’s so 1776. We have evolved since then. Submission is so much better than freedom, you’ll see. Your life will be great when we build back better. No worries, no pain, no pesky choices to make. You will submit to us and you will be happy. You will own nothing and be happy about it
This is all for your own good. Don’t pay attention to those people who tell you we’re doing all this just to get wealth and power for ourselves. We have the most valuable moral code. We are ending all human suffering and creating heaven on earth. So what if we get rich in the process? So what if we’re in power forever? So what if people get hurt by our policies? Our intentions are good and that’s the only thing that matters. Like one of us said when we were ramming Obamacare down your throats: We have to do these things to “control the people”. They can’t be left to their own devices if we’re going to get to where we want to go - the Brave New Progressive Future. People are just no darn good. We have to fundamentally transform human nature. We have to force people to fall in line with our directives or we won’t reach our goals. So we have to destroy this entire horrible rotten country to save it.
But don’t worry. You’ll love being ruled by us - or else!
12/9/21 - What the Left Has Planned for You
Today’s efforts by the Left to supersize Obamacare, federalize all elections, and create new entitlements are bad enough but, as I’ve said many times, the Left never quits. So let’s look ahead a bit, shall we, to see what the Left has planned for you down the road.
First, look for the Left to escalate its war on parents. It is not content with siccing the FBI on parents who disagree with left-wing school board policies. It eventually wants to require everyone to get a government license before they can have children. They will comb through your life, give you psychological tests, and invade your home all to determine whether you are fit to be a parent. Universal home child welfare visits are already the law in Scotland. Make no mistake - the ultimate goal is to abolish the family and impose collective child-rearing by social engineers. It takes a village to make sure everyone grows up to be a left-wing village idiot, you see.
Meanwhile, another battlefront has opened in the war on parents. There is a $100 million effort underway to build a pipeline of social justice warrior principals to run public schools. Forget education, these principals will be there to produce ‘equity’ which means equality of outcome which means dragging top achievers down so they don’t embarrass the disadvantaged kids who, under this line of thinking, can’t possibly achieve anything in life in this horrible rotten place called America. Tell it to Ben Carson.
Second, look for the Left to escalate its war on law & order. The Left is not content with defunding the police in the abstract. It is actively trying to stop the hiring of new police officers. It is not content with opening safe injection sites where drug addicts can shoot up without penalty. It is actively working to decriminalize ALL drug use. You want less crime? Simple. Just take the laws off the books, normalize all aberrant behavior and, Voila!, you will have less crime, except you will actually end up with more crime as society unravels.
Third, look for the Left to ramp up new-fangled notions of ‘personhood’ to create all kinds of mischief. It’s been a couple of years since the Left first went about trying to make rivers ‘persons’ with rights that can’t be violated without due process. The bottom line there is less freedom for human activity, especially economic activity, because it might cause pollution and thereby deprive rivers of their ‘rights’. The same thing is starting up with animals. A recent federal court ruling recognized hippos as legal persons for the first time in U.S. history, legally protected from cruelty and exploitation. One immediate consequence is that hippos now have the right to file lawsuits, take discovery, and conduct depositions. Or rather, I should say, left-wing animal rights groups now have legal standing to do all these things on behalf of hippos. Just wait until this idea gets expanded to challenge what’s on your dinner plate. You might have teeth as a product of human evolution for a reason, but don’t assume you will still be allowed to eat meat after the Left sics Bessie the Cow and her lawyer on you. No leather briefcases, please! You got milk? Forget it!
Speaking of food, the Left is coming after you in other ways, too. California has started to enforce a law passed in 2016 requiring residents to put food scraps in containers for recycling instead of in the garbage or disposall. This is being done in the name of stopping climate change. The city will check your bins and fines for noncompliance start at $30. Suppose you’re away for a month and you get fined for not having anything in your bins? Sounds like justice to me.
Look across the ocean to see the future of all this: They want people to eat less meat and cut food waste in half. So they are setting about to force farmers to use less fertilizer, antibiotics, and pesticides. Nobody knows how this experiment will turn out, because nobody has ever attempted it before. But what is clear already is the mindset of the Left: Control the food, control the people. And Senator Corey Booker wants to bring it all the U.S., and make “food policy the center of the progressive agenda.”
Control the food, control the people. Abolish the police, control the people with federal police. Control the parents, control future generations. Yep, the Left has it all figured out. They will create heaven on earth and end all human suffering. All you have to do is keep them in power and obey. Pol Pot and Mao Zedong thought that way. Pretty soon, tens of millions of people were dead. And that’s today’s round-up of what the Left has planned for you. Have a nice day!