If the Left Disappeared … By James Reed
If Thanos of the Marvel film, Avengers, who has magic gems that enables him to snap his fingers and make anything disappear, decided to do something useful and snap away the Left, what then? I have thought about this, but Brett Stevens writes, perhaps smoking a good cigar, while I drink cheap plonk, not getting very far at all:
“Most of us shared the feeling that if all of the people who needed government were to be moved by freight to Mexico and left there, absolutely nothing would be worse; in fact much would be better, although sandwiches and lattes might be more expensive. The hipsters, neurotics, Leftists, mentally disabled, insane, sociopathic, selfish, schizoid, fatalistic, and hateful people would all just… go away. They did, temporarily, during both the government shutdown and the COVID-19 lockdown. You will not hear this in the media, but people are soul-tired of modern society. It promised them leisure time and instead gave them a treadmill, constantly working to pump up our GDP so we could afford more debt and entitlements for “the poor” and minorities. They realize that the functional parts of society are few, and that those need to stay in play, but if all the other stuff — academia, government, media, diversity, anti-poverty, ideology, the UN, the WHO, consumerism, entitlements — disappears, nothing important will be lost and life will go on better than before. They recognize that Leftism has power over all of the institutions of government and much of industry, as well as all media, and they are rebelling against this Leftism because it has made a miserable existence out of what should be the most prosperous country on Earth.
Instead, we gave it away to people who hate us and want to move in here, destroy it and make it like their native lands, since they have no other choice but to do that. Diversity forces you to either hate your native culture or go to war against the majority, and most sensibly do the latter. We spent endlessly on anti-poverty, education, healthcare, welfare, entitlements, affirmative action, and “social justice” programs. All the money vanished down the gullet just like giving a $20 bill to a wino ensures that a day of binge-drinking later, he will be back on the street looking for more. Much of this society produces nothing. Mitt Romney created his historical footnote when he talked about the “47%” who pay no taxes. Whether the number is exact or not, his sentiment resonated: we know that about half of the people here are useless takers, not makers. Whenever someone points this out, however, in swoop the Leftists with college degrees from their media thrones. “Oh no, anons,” they say. “You have it all backwards. Things are not as they appear to be; in fact, the opposite of logic and reality is true. We are winning this way, you will see.”
It reminds me of this old riff:
Richard Pryor told the story of his wife catching him with another woman. He denies anything is going on, and asks his wife, “Who you gonna believe, me or your lying eyes?””
The present crisis should be used to our greatest advantage to show the rottenness of the present system, and to hopefully chart a voyage around the rocks and reefs, while navigating the stormy waters of today, perhaps smoking a good cigar to keep up our spirits.