How We Got to Here (4)
The Progressive Left
The progressive left is absolutely certain about and united on what they want. That being the “fundamental transformation” of a nation founded on evil and made powerful by plunder. There is precious little from our founding and history that merits preservation. No, the whole nation is so corrupt that the only reasonable and moral choice is to burn it down to the bare earth and start afresh.
But it is this very certitude that has led to madness. So certain is the progressive left of its moral perfection that it has justified and used corrupt means to achieve its chosen ends.
And so, our institutions have been weaponized against anyone who dares to dissent. Thus, the IRS is turned into a tormentor of “right-wing” groups seeking to organize and speak. The DOJ and FBI conspire to protect their ideological friends and destroy their enemies. The “Intelligence Community” leaks anything, regardless of damage to the nation, that undermines their perceived political opponents.
Individuals and businesses are randomly destroyed by braying mobs in order to induce terror in all the rest of us. Professors in “institutions of higher learning” teach irrational, failed ideas as vanguards of an achievable utopia. The “mainstream media” descends into ideological conformity and political partisanship that would make Pravda proud. Sexual predators are protected because they support the “correct” political positions. This just scratches the surface, but I trust that my point is made.
So certain were they of the permanence of their political power that all pretense of respect for our nation or its “unwoke” citizenry was dropped. Their Alinsky law-giver, Barack Obama, had led them out of slavery to our founding ideas and institutions. All their political opponents had been decimated when the Marxist Red Sea came crashing down upon them. And then, power would certainly be handed to Hillary Clinton, who would lead the progressive left across the Jordan River. Once across they would finally obliterate their political enemies and build their utopian “promised land” where everyone would be equal, but some would be permanently more equal than others.
But something else happened on the way to progressive utopia. It turns out that when many citizens saw the progressive left’s true beliefs, behaviors and intentions they recoiled in horror. Many of them had assumed that the progressive left was a force for reform and renewal. What they actually began to see was something completely, and disturbingly, different. And so, they began searching for someone, anyone, who could stand against this rising tide of political correctness and corruption.
Thus, when Hillary Clinton inexplicably lost the Presidential election all of their fantasies came crashing down upon them. How could they have possibly lost a fair election? How could the citizens of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Ohio have failed to vote in the correct manner? It couldn’t possibly be because history wasn’t on their side, or because they had governed in a corrupt manner, or that the populace failed to see their moral superiority. NO! It could only be because Donald Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election!
Yes, rather than do any soul searching about their own beliefs and behavior, the progressive left apparently descended into a state of madness (or madness like a fox). But hey, if you can’t fundamentally transform this vile nation by winning elections then other means must be found. After all, comrades, the ends justify the means.
Debacle Bonus Material: Pure Tragicomic Gold Edition
The entire menu of race, class, and gender identity politics, lead-from-behind foreign policy, political correctness, and radical environmentalism so far have not won over most Americans.
Proof of that fact are the serial reliance of their supporters on deception, and the erosion of language on campus and in politics and the media. The progressive movement requires both deceit and euphemism to mask its apparently unpopular agenda.
We can get away with it! Those stupid, bitter gun and religion clinging, racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic — you name it, citizens will never remember how we coddled the Russians for our eight years in office! Trump-Russian collusion full speed ahead!
I’ll stop here, but there’s so much more…wait, what!