How shallow is your average leftist? From time immemorial the question has tormented conservatives. Conformist pap like “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem” and “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for” are mottos so empty and devoid of substance that they could only have originated from the port side of the spectrum. Our opponents’ unsavory lightness of thinking makes them little more than attention magnets who compete with one another to see who can come up with the most superficial way of analyzing policy issues. Depth is irrelevant to the faithful. Their minds are fixed upon a utopia that can never arrive. The notion of half a loaf is unacceptable. Why should it be when one anticipates heaven on earth?
Given their sanctimoniousness, it’s not surprising that the health care bill failed to titillate some devout leftists. One would presuppose that the eminent peril to our liberty contained in its language would have produced euphoria in control freaks everywhere.
One coat-and-tie radical over at MSLSD defended his right to be unhappy about the compromised legislation, proclaiming, “You do not want to live in a country where there is no one analyzing anything from a purist position.”
Actually, I do and I’m probably not the only one. Many of us (known as “adults”) comprehend that nothing involving humans can ever be “pure” and a U.S. devoid of impractical idealists would be a serious upgrade over the status quo.
Just how catastrophic the health care bill will be is unknowable at present. However, in light of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s legalistic attempt to make it irrevocable and outside the purview of future Congresses, the smart money is on complete disaster.
Rest assured the Democrats will get something done. Believing otherwise is fantastic and amounts to trusting Nancy Pelosi, which is a mistake under any circumstances. Indeed, the speaker of the House stated that Brown’s arrival in the Senate would only influence “how we would proceed but it doesn’t mean we won’t have a health care bill.”
With Democrats, it’s all about power and when the rules fail to favor your side you press to change them. They still may try reconciliation and manipulating the process to allow for its passage with only 51 votes.
Yet whatever is passed and foisted upon the American people, the sizable contingent of drones and indoctrinated youths whose coordinated ignorance propelled Barack Obama into our highest office will be pleased by the news. How could they not be? It’s a win for their guy.
On the surface — the place where members of the species Democratus emoticus usually swim — the health care debate comes down to sentiment. Feeling is their argument.
Desires for “reform” (read: government degradation of existing services) buoy them and affirm that they’re good while we’re bad. Again, it illustrates their holiest truth: they care and we don’t.
The great conservative genius Thomas Sowell elucidates this axiom in the pages of his latest masterpiece, Intellectuals and Society:
But to be for “social justice” and “saving the environment” or to be “anti-war” is more than just a set of beliefs about empirical facts. This vision puts you on a higher moral plane as someone concerned and compassionate, someone who is for peace in the world, a defender of the downtrodden, and someone who wants to preserve the beauty of nature and save the planet from being polluted by others less caring. In short one vision makes you special and the other does not.
With a sanctimoniousness that is eternal, some C-list members of the glitterati donated their time to producing a bobble-headed public service announcement (PSA) entitled “Rock the Vote on Health Care.”