American Elephants

It’s The Same Old Story, And We Have To Keep Repeating it Over and Over. by The Elephant's Child
May 17, 2017, 9:49 pm
Filed under: Politics

The Left is a political machine that exists for the sole purpose of being in permanent control. They see themselves as educated elite experts who are designed by nature to fix everything.

It was reported today that the heads of the big labor unions give themselves far larger salaries than the CEOs of major corporations. The labor unions collect enough in dues from their workers to give heavily to Democrat candidates for office, so the Democrats will make legislation that is favorable to the unions. The unions threaten the companies where workers are unionized that they will go on strike, and hurt the company bottom line,  if the companies don’t do their bidding. Union workers are taught, and occasionally believe, that the unions are making their lives better, so they do as they are told. This is how politics works.

The current issue of ObamaCare is an excellent example. The Left has observed, in particular, Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), and noticed that as long as the government has total control of what health care the people get, the people are more afraid that they will lose their health care than they are of challenging government control. Therefore, once the government controls health care, they are assured that most people will vote for the government that promises continuing care. The Democrats who pushed through ObamaCare without a single Republican vote do not now and never did care about whether the health care was good, whether it actually saved lives or not. They care about control.

The legislature in North Carolina passed a bill to require photo ID at the polls so that they could assure that the person was entitled to vote. Democrats, who cannot win elections if fraud is not allowed, insisted that the only reason for photo ID was clearly racist—trying to prevent black people from voting. And they won in court. Republicans believe that dead people should not be allowed to cast a vote, nor should people who have already voted in another state, nor should illegal immigrants be allowed to vote. The prevalence of such vote fraud is clear, but in the current political climate an accusation of racism is a useful weapon.

These examples are, unfortunately, typical of the way the Left works. Republicans don’t seem to know how to respond. They may understand what is going on, but are too afraid that they will not be reelected if they don’t surrender. What percentage or proportion of the Left is committed to the glorious future? Or what percentage doesn’t understand what their leaders are up to? Are they so ignorant of history that they do not understand that socialism never, never works, and is doomed to failure while destroying the society where it was attempted. “They didn’t do it right” is the common response, but there is no “right” way. Freedom is messy, and you have to fight for it over and over as a new generation forgets how it turned out last time. Or how many Venezuelans have to starve to death before they begin to understand.

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