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The Left has No Vision - And It’s Dangerous
The Left’s Pathetic Excuse for a Vision
Today, the American left has been reduced to a vapid, senseless and
emaciated shadow of a political philosophy. It successfully brainwashed
about 48% of the populace into believing its nonsense, but when challenged
by anyone with even a scintilla of backbone, it has no valid response. The
only thing that the left knows to do is to shout “BIGOT!” and refuse to
rationally discuss anything.
The confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions, a man who successfully
broke the KKK in Alabama and ensured that a KKK murderer received a
, has turned into a circus of unruly protesters. They arrived dressed in
KKK outfits (defaming the senator by insinuation that he sympathizes with
KKK), and carried “Stand against xenophobia” signs. Other activists tried
to scream down the senators questioning Mr. Sessions as well as Mr.
It boils to the same tactic, a form of the ad hominem fallacy. A
sample “conversation” looks something like this:
Conservative: “My position is ---”
Leftist: “BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT!”
Conservative: “You are wrong and here is why ---”
Leftist: “BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT! BIGOT!”
The leftist has no semblance of a cogent argument for his or her beliefs.
You must heartily support [insert position here] or you are [insert
specific form of bigotry here]. If you support controlled borders and or
removing any non-zero number of illegal immigrants, you are a xenophobic
anti-Hispanic bigot. If you support the rights of Christian
businessespersons to refuse to serve (and thereby endorse) a gay wedding,
you are a homophobic bigot. If you say that “all lives matter,” you are a
racist bigot who endorses the wholesale murder of young African-American
males. If you support Voter ID laws, you are a racist bigot who wants to
deprive every non-white person a right to vote.
To the leftist, the bare accusation of bigotry closes the discussion and
invalidates the opinion of the accused. Evidence doesn’t matter. The lack
of evidence is unimportant. What the leftist is doing is the rhetorical
equivalent of covering one’s ears and screaming “La la la la la la!” at the
top of one’s lungs. Why? The leftist genuinely has no cogent response to
Conservative positions. Therefore, the leftist forcibly silences dissent
from his or her position with a spastically reflexive accusation of
bigotry. The leftist makes the accusation so rapidly that it seems to be an
The Left’s Lack of Vision Lost Them All Power
Conservatives have long ago caught on to the left’s lack of anything
approaching a cogent vision. The Left has substituted pandering for
intellectual rigor since the early days of Lyndon Johnson. Give Group X
this government goodie, and obtain their votes. Give Group Y this
government goodie and obtain their votes. Get into power and consolidate
power, consequences be damned. Doing this, the left cobbled a coalition
that propelled it to congressional power in 2006 and unified government in
2008. Then, internecine squabbling among the left’s factions resulted in
partial paralysis. That saved the USA from becoming an irredeemable leftist
In 2010, the people began to wise up. There was a wave election that year
that changed congressional control in the House to the GOP. In 2014, the
GOP won an even larger wave election. Why? The people began to recognize
that the left has no vision and craves power for its own sake.
In 2016, the Left’s lack of vision realized fruition. While President Obama
is a charismatic figure that transcended his party’s lack of vision, he was
no longer on the ticket. Instead, Hillary Clinton ran on what can only be
called an “it’s my turn to be President” platform. While the press and the
entertainment industry tried to buoy her with an “inevitable” label, she
was nearly knocked off in the primaries by a 74-year-old socialist from
Vermont, Bernie Sanders. The only reason that she pulled off the nomination
was skullduggery at the Democrat National Committee. Bernie Sanders had a
vision and at least he had a decent ability to elucidate his vision in
terms that were not mere accusations of Conservatism as bigotry.
Having secured the nomination, Mrs. Clinton then thought that she was up
against a mindless doofus in Donald Trump. She campaigned on the notion
that Donald Trump is a racist (His chief campaign spokesperson was a black
woman), sexist (as well as the spokesperson, his campaign was run by a
woman), homophobic (he spoke against the North Carolina bathroom law),
anti-semitic (his daughter and son-in-law are orthodox Jewish and
he is good friends with the Prime Minister of Israel), xenophobic (he spoke
of welcoming legal immigrants to the USA) bigot. She had no real
vision for the USA, and could not effectively explain why she wanted to be
Then came Donald Trump, who is the opposite of a mindless doofus. He is a
shrewd and highly intelligent and wise candidate. He spent 70%
less money than Mrs. Clinton, yet he won the White House in
an impressive mandate
with his vision: to Make America Great Again. He lucidly laid out
his vision, and made it clear that he was running for President as a rescue
operation for the country that he dearly loves. In so doing,
President-Elect Trump won 88.4% of the counties in the USA, 67% of
Congressional districts, 59% of states. A clear mandate in every relevant
metric. His coattails quashed the left’s hubris-fueled confidence of
reclaiming the Senate and perhaps the House, with the only GOP Senatorial
candidates who lost being those who repudiated Mr. Trump.
The people spoke: They soundly rejected the vision-bereft left.
The Left’s Lack of Vision is Dangerous
Now, the left is out in the wilderness of politics, relegated to whining
and insulting our President-Elect, and those who voted for him. We who
supported Donald Trump are, to the left, bigoted idiots who voted against
their own best interests. They reinforce their denial with bigotry and
condescension. Their massive loss instilled not one whit of humility.
Supremely confident in their own correctness, evidence notwithstanding, the
left marches even faster on its path into the lava pit of popular
rejection, buoyed solely by the fact that Mrs. Clinton ran up the score in
one state (California). This is dangerous to America for two reasons.
The first reason is wounded animal syndrome. The left is
displaying this even now, as the Hollywood pezzonovanti think that they are
damaging President-Elect Trump by refusing to perform at his inaugural, or
falsely accusing him of – you guessed it – bigotry. They are damaging
themselves. However, wounded animals can strike hard and are most
dangerous. Some are speaking of “civil disobedience” or flouting Federal
law to enact “sanctuary cities.” Others speak of not allowing any nominee
to the Supreme Court. The leftists who lost the election are angrily
demanding action to prevent President-Elect Trump from dismantling their
The left’s dangerousness has manifested itself in a blatant attempt to
delegitimize President-Elect Trump with ludicrous accusations that the
Russians “hacked the election.” Career leftist operatives in the
intelligence community, walking a fine line between angry reality-deniers
and the truth, released a report that clearly shows that President-Elect
Trump won the election fair and square. Nonetheless, even before the report
was released, President Obama lashed out at Russia with sanctions – for revealing the truth about the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
Others plan “a season of civil disobedience” and disruptive protests at the
inauguration. Whipping the left into such a frenzy of petulance is a danger
to our republic.
The second reason that the Left’s lack of vision is dangerous is lack of rigorous debate. Conservatives are just like any
other people. A lack of challenge will inevitably result in in complacency.
Right now, we are not being challenged, and we are already starting to slip
into the “well naturally we’re right” frame of mind. We need to be able to
answer a challenge with a rigorous defense of our position. As it is, the
left tries to shut us up with spurious charges of bigotry at every turn. If
we cannot come back at length, then the people who aren’t ideological will
be turned off and we may lose the ability to shape policy. It’s happened
before. See 2006.
Responding to the Visionless Left
We must calmly give voice to our vision for this country. We must calmly
endure the false accusations of bigotry and make wise decisions whether to
rebut or ignore them, based on circumstances – we must never descend to
We must resist the left’s attempts to criminalize us, since as
Rush Limbaugh so accurately observes
, they cannot amass the votes to win. The left will therefore attempt to
criminalize us with their barrage of phony accusations – witness the
Russian “hacking” canard.
We must finally bring every single one of President-Elect Trump’s promises
to fruition. That will indeed Make America Great Again. The President-Elect
has astounded the world by coming through on his promises even before he is
sworn in; let’s support him until it is all done.
Perhaps being relegated to true irrelevancy will force the left into
developing a cogent vision.