When tragedies like the recent slaughter of 26 defenseless worshiping Christians in Sutherland Springs, Texas and the mowing down of 58 country music fans at a Las Vegas concert occur, the American Left ostensibly cannot comprehend how or why such things happen. Nor can they understand why they cannot be instantly arrested. Then, as predictably as day follows night, they jump to their standards, “Impose gun control; Abolish the Second Amendment!”
Liberals do not and cannot solve problems, because they simple-mindedly misinterpret symptoms as the essence of every problem. For example, wherever there is an economic disparity among groups of people, the Left seeks to equalize it by artificial measures usurping someone the freedom of others. Where poverty is found, subsidies are the knee-jerk answer, and when sexual promiscuity results in unwanted pregnancy, abortion is the only acceptable course offered. Personal responsibility is rarely a significant component of liberal policies.
This fatally-flawed mechanism of the liberal mind-set stems from the persistent belief–either genuine or feigned–in two or more fallacies that are widely held as true. First, is the notion that people are basically good. Despite the infinite number of illustrations to the contrary, godless liberal theology deifies humanity and the human intellect in stark opposition to objective reality.
Second, liberals stubbornly hold that policies that are obviously doomed to fail and persistently do so on every occasion, will one day succeed if only the right person or group is given total control over the lives of those they seek to rule. Unintended consequences, clearly forecast by critical thinkers always catch them by surprise and are reflexively excused as insignificant or irrelevant. But it must be understood that the ordinary and legitimate rights of the many will always be the price of special rights for the few.
For the past two or three generations, America has raised children who have been deceived into believing that difficult struggles confront them only because they are victims of someone else’s malice, negligence or oppression. As adults, many of these people cannot effectively deal with disappointment because every challenge is misinterpreted as the evil result of some sort of personal or systematic unfairness.
When children are awarded “participation trophies” regardless of whether or not they strive, and when they are not permitted to fail, get back up and try again until they ultimately succeed, they eventually refuse to persevere. Young people are now convinced that personal happiness, empty social causes and meaningless efforts to “make a difference” are the highest goals of life. Fulfillment evades them and frustration is the logical end.
When adults believe that the cause of every personal failure is an injustice which must be eradicated by any means necessary, the result is often deadly force. Such was the case with Texas shooter, Devin Kelley.
For the past twelve months, Democrats in Congress and liberals in the dishonest network news media have launched an endless barrage of malicious false charges and distorted implications against the duly-elected president and his supporters, inciting rage and hatred in Washington D.C. and in our city streets. Their radical minions are unable to accept defeat and unwilling to move on with their lives.
Deadly violence is a natural reaction in this environment.
Personal liberty is irreconcilably incompatible with liberalism, and the American people are beginning to recognize the multitude of dangerous and costly consequences of its requisite godless worldview. Monumental policy failures are expected to be met with absolution simply because liberal Democrats claim, “We care.”
Scripture describes the ungodly thusly, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools…” His personal failings notwithstanding, John F. Kennedy may have been the last Democrat president who was not fully devoted to liberalism. Upon his death, Kennedy was said to have claimed, “Some men see things as they are and ask, ‘Why?’ I see things that never were and ask, ‘Why not?’” In the intervening years, the Democrat party has devolved into a culture of corruption in which its members see things that are and declare, “They are not.”
Complex social problems can never be solved or even mitigated when people adamantly deny their root causes. Liberal policies persistently punish the righteous for the deeds of the wicked in order to gain political advantage. As troubling and ugly as the past twelve months have been, the recent upheaval we have seen can yet be redeemed if the result is a certain and lasting end to the massive social and political corruption and resulting national betrayal that liberal Democrats have wrought upon this great nation.
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