What is a poor lefty to do, he who has dedicated his life to the failed fantasy of socialism?
Few in power think it advisable to go full Bernie Sanders, and pull down the veil of liberalism’s promised beauty to reveal the Frankenstein bride of socialism’s thuggish reality. They’d prefer you married her first, and then head to the clinic for the first of many treatments.
Jonathan Gruber didn’t boast about American “stupidity” before passing Obamacare, and Ben Rhodes didn’t mock “know nothing” reporters for reprinting his lies prior to giving billions of dollars to Iran. But destroying private healthcare and bankrolling America’s enemies are mere symptoms of the brain tumor that believes collectivism and central planning can bring happiness and prosperity, when all experience shows it breeds misery and ruin.
America got hitched to her collectivist bride many decades ago on the basis that she would eliminate poverty, build the economy, elevate the dignity of man, and cure all "-isms," but her failures don’t mean voters get to divorce the ugly toad. Au contraire, it doesn’t matter how many bunnies she boils, or if she rots away like Psycho’s mummified mother living in the fruit cellar; 'til death do us part — your death, mind you, not hers.
The past election was not — as some sane people might have supposed — merely another routine event in the life of a nation that has seen a hundred before it, but rather an unforgiveable betrayal. The humiliation of St. Hillary, and the Trump interregnum, are catastrophes so comprehensive that the only appropriate response is existential rage.
2016 was the year that the first woman president would win the last competitive national election, and finally bury the so-called freedoms propagated by those slave-owning, cis male, hetero-normative plutocratic freaks who founded the country. The groundwork had been laid fifty years earlier — to use immigration to dilute the unruly white peasants in flyover country with the virtuous victims of the Third World.
According to the Left’s master plan, immigrants could be brainwashed into thinking that America was hopelessly racist, and that their only chance at survival was to balkanize themselves into racial ghettos and demand their fair share of other people’s money. Destructive socialist policies would ensure a terrible education for their children and lackluster economic opportunities, further cementing the notion that the deck was stacked against them, which it was — by the Left.
The Left thought demographics alone would bury the old America with a new latte and campesino coalition. University-indoctrinated ruling class intellectuals would reign over a vast non-white underclass, periodically whipped into a fury by race and class demagoguery. Under such a scenario, socialists believed they could hold power, not regardless of how much poverty and dependency they created, but because of it.
Imagine their horror when what remained of those filthy melanin-challenged shlubs in the burbs and exurbs decided they’d had enough with being guilted and insulted as racists or worse, and decided to vote against their tormentors en masse. Not only did they reject the felonious PC Princess, they elected Donald Trump, the greatest middle finger ever raised to a governing class. As the Left’s shock has worn off, their apoplexy and hatred has reached fever pitch.
Obama had kindled within them the dream that they could force feed socialism to a nauseated America, while openly bragging of its disgusting ingredients. No longer would they have to hide their contempt for ordinary Americans or sugarcoat their Marxism to a vanishing middle class. Leftists are happy to lie about their true aims — it amuses them to think how clever they are — but they’d prefer to tie down their victims with overwhelming numbers and publically humiliate them into recanting their various heresies.
Ask Memories Pizza, who politely declined to cater a hypothetical gay wedding, and found themselves on the receiving end of a national campaign of hatred and death threats. Later a real gay couple catered their wedding with takeout pizza from the store — that’ll show them! — proving that the issue wasn’t pizza, but the mom and pop who refused obedience to the Left’s Stalinist diktats.
Or ask the Deplorable who created the CNN-Trump body slam video. CNN threatened him with the HAL 9000 hate machine if he didn’t apologize for his mother not exercising her right to choose.
A more sober mindset might have recognized that the Left’s demographic engineering had yet to deliver victory in the House or Senate, let alone the type of electoral dominance which would obviate the need to articulate a palatable vision for governing.
It will be no easy task for the Left to return to lying about being moderate. The LA Times tried a few days ago, admonishing their co-secular religionists that while “denouncing the Fourth [of July] may be emotionally satisfying, cognitive science suggests it would be politically unwise.” Try turning that into a fundraising letter and blasting it out to MoveOn.org.
The problem for the Left now is how to walk back the Bernie when so many of their supporters are demanding to storm the Winter Palace and start the revolution. It’s tough to maintain discipline in a cargo cult without an impending apocalypse that will hurl non-believers into a bottomless pit. Hence the endless and inane repetition of impeachment fantasies.
But when Leftists stare into the abyss, they see still Donald Trump staring back at them, laughing.
No wonder they’re so pissed off.
P. H. Guthrie is a former Republican campaign operative. His work has appeared in USA Today, Real Clear Politics, The Federalist, and The Daily Caller. He has also appeared on "The Dan Caplis Show" on KNUS 710. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area. Follow him on Twitter @PHGuthrie. To read more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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