I Hope Democrats Are Surprised by the Destruction They’ve Caused

 

I saw a clip of a stand-up comedian who said that recently a woman came up to him after a show and said something like, “You made a joke about abortion.  I think that’s insensitive.  I had an abortion, and your joke offended me.  You shouldn’t do that.”

He just looked at her for a second, and then said, “Look, I just told a joke.  I think what you did was worse.”

It’s a funny story, but it may also be a pretty good analogy to leftist thought.  They say all sorts of crazy stuff to get elected.  Which is fine, until they actually do get elected, and they start enacting their crazy stuff as official policy.  Then their crazy stuff goes from harmless words to bad laws to horrifying results.  Sometimes very quickly.

At least, that’s a happy thought.  I hope that explanation is true.  I really do.  But I’m starting to think that my optimism is misplaced.

Because the only other explanation that I can think of for leftist policies is that they intend to destroy the United States.

When they attempt to destroy the oil industry, they’re not surprised when oil prices go up.  That was the whole idea.  When they print trillions of dollars to spend on leftist absurdities, they’re not surprised when inflation wipes out the savings of millions of Americans.  That was the whole idea.  When they convert our military into a bureaucracy obsessed with pronouns and climate change, they’re not surprised that our military becomes less of a threat.  That was the whole idea.

I’ll bet that lady was surprised when the comedian suggested that having an abortion is worse than joking about an abortion.  And I hope that Democrat politicians are surprised when they realize that raising taxes is worse than talking about raising taxes.  I hope they’re just astonished.  I really do.

But I don’t know.  I starting to think that I’ve been too charitable.

The reason that I keep hoping that this is unintentional is that I just don’t understand.  If they don’t like America, they could just leave.  Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something.  But they never do.  They stay here and destroy their own country.  That makes no sense to me.

Their policies consistently make things worse.  And they consistently keep promoting the same policies.  In their own country, where they live.  And tens of millions of people vote for them to destroy their country.

None of this makes any sense.  I just don’t understand.

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  1. namlliT noD Member
    namlliT noD
    @DonTillman

    Dr. Bastiat: None of this makes any sense.  I just don’t understand.

    They make money doing it.

    And they’re being funded by our enemies.

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  2. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot) Member
    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patriot)
    @ArizonaPatriot

    Does it make a sort of sense if you view them as parasites, Doc?

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  3. Vince Guerra Member
    Vince Guerra
    @VinceGuerra

    Dr. Bastiat:

    And tens of millions of people vote for them, to destroy their country.

    None of this makes any sense.  I just don’t understand.

    As we’ve been learning through the private investigations into election fraud this may not necessarily be the case. Ever since electronic voting went into effect and voter rolls were hackable they’ve been cheating, both sides. Who knows how many people actually vote for leftist policies? All we can see are the tabulated results, which we now know are inaccurate, and likely have been for decades. 

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  4. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    It’s simple they think that they’re right and have the hubris to think they can figure everything out.

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  5. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    None of their plans work. None of their plans have ever worked.

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  7. Django Member
    Django
    @Django

    Wasn’t it a leftist who coined the phrase “useful idiots”? That describes all leftists except those at the top of the food chain. 

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  8. CACrabtree Coolidge
    CACrabtree
    @CACrabtree

    I have to wonder how many of those “young ladies” (who had abortions) had been watching too many re-runs of Sex and the City and were merely slutting themselves out like their hero Carrie Bradshaw.

    I never saw any episodes of Sex but I doubt that too many covered subjects such as abstinence and personal responsibility.  And, this is exactly the type of fool(s) that the Progressives cater to.

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  9. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    Dr. Bastiat: The reason that I keep hoping that this is unintentional is that I just don’t understand.  If they don’t like America, they could just leave.  Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something.  But they never do.  They stay here, and destroy their own country.  That makes no sense to me.

    The joy of the Left is in the looting. The established Marxist paradises are already looted, and rabid Marxists stand guard over whatever loot is Left as they blame free men for the inevitable limitations of other people’s money. And, of course, there they will shoot you while you poop on the sidewalk. Leg irons all around. No rations until morale improves.

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  10. Ekosj Member
    Ekosj
    @Ekosj

    I’m sure the 10s of millions who vote for Lefties are surprised when things don’t turn out like they were promised.   But it takes a couple iterations before “this time is different“ doesn’t cut it any more.   That’s why conservative voters tend to be older and Leftie voters  tend to be younger.

    Its the top of the food chain who understand the consequences,   But they are getting rich so what the heck.   Things won’t collapse for a long time.   Right?  I remember reading something about now defunct airline Braniff.   They skimped on everything including maintenance.   One of the insiders said Braniff’s maintenance philosophy was “Hey, the thing was flying when it got here.   It’ll be fine.  Right?“   That’s Pelosi and Schumer and Sanders et al.

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  11. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    Ekosj (View Comment):
    I’m sure the 10s of millions who vote for Lefties are surprised when things don’t turn out like they were promised.

    It’s all Trump’s fault, silly. And Putin, of course, but Trump was Putin’s fault, too.

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  12. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    Percival (View Comment):

    None of their plans work. None of their plans have ever worked.

    But those plans will next time, when they are in charge.

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  13. Zafar Member
    Zafar
    @Zafar

    Dr. Bastiat: If they don’t like America, they could just leave.  Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something.  But they never do.

    Maybe they feel like America is their country too? That the Right doesn’t own it?

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  14. Django Member
    Django
    @Django

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: If they don’t like America, they could just leave. Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something. But they never do.

    Maybe they feel like America is their country too? That the Right doesn’t own it?

    Which is it: They don’t like America, or they don’t like the direction America is taking? Those are different attitudes leading to different actions. 

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  15. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: If they don’t like America, they could just leave. Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something. But they never do.

    Maybe they feel like America is their country too? That the Right doesn’t own it?

    They feel like America is only their country and we must bend to their rules,

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  16. Zafar Member
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    @Zafar

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: If they don’t like America, they could just leave. Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something. But they never do.

    Maybe they feel like America is their country too? That the Right doesn’t own it?

    They feel like America is only their country and we must bend to their rules,

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

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  17. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax)
    @DonG

    Percival (View Comment):

    None of their plans work. None of their plans have ever worked.

    If the plan is destruction and division, the plan is working.

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  18. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
    DonG (CAGW is a Hoax)
    @DonG

    Dr. Bastiat: None of this makes any sense.  I just don’t understand.

    The only principle is power.   Forget everything else you know.  Any attempt to understand must be viewed from the point of power. 

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  19. kedavis Coolidge
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I have to wonder how many of those “young ladies” (who had abortions) had been watching too many re-runs of Sex and the City and were merely slutting themselves out like their hero Carrie Bradshaw.

    I never saw any episodes of Sex but I doubt that too many covered subjects such as abstinence and personal responsibility. And, this is exactly the type of fool(s) that the Progressives cater to.

    What do you think the chances are that many women who “shout their abortion” never really had one?

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  20. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Dr. Bastiat:

    It’s a funny story, but it may also a pretty good analogy to leftist thought.  They say all sorts of crazy stuff to get elected.  Which is fine, until they actually do get elected, and they start enacting their crazy stuff as official policy.  Then their crazy stuff goes from harmless words, to bad laws, to horrifying results.  Sometimes very quickly.

    At least, that’s a happy thought.  I hope that explanation is true.  I really do.  But I’m starting to think that my optimism is misplaced.

    Because the only other explanation that I can think of for leftist policies is that they intend to destroy the United States.

    i.e.

    https://ricochet.com/podcast/federalist-radio-hour/amid-cultural-chaos-republicans-cant-afford-to-punt-on-marriage/

    This is outstanding and it’s must listen.

    Just for the record, I’m not against the state recognizing homosexual household formation as long as they don’t say it’s the same thing as heterosexual marriage.

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  21. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    It’s simple they think that they’re right and have the hubris to think they can figure everything out.

    This is my personal experience and it’s quite eye-opening.

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  22. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    CACrabtree (View Comment):

    I have to wonder how many of those “young ladies” (who had abortions) had been watching too many re-runs of Sex and the City and were merely slutting themselves out like their hero Carrie Bradshaw.

    I never saw any episodes of Sex but I doubt that too many covered subjects such as abstinence and personal responsibility. And, this is exactly the type of fool(s) that the Progressives cater to.

    Christopher Bedford talks about this on that podcast I posted. He is very smart and he’s really good at explaining things. I think this is dead-on.

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  23. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Sisyphus (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: The reason that I keep hoping that this is unintentional is that I just don’t understand. If they don’t like America, they could just leave. Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something. But they never do. They stay here, and destroy their own country. That makes no sense to me.

    The joy of the Left is in the looting. The established Marxist paradises are already looted, and rabid Marxists stand guard over whatever loot is Left as they blame free men for the inevitable limitations of other people’s money. And, of course, there they will shoot you while you poop on the sidewalk. Leg irons all around. No rations until morale improves.

    The dynamics of the eastern bloc running out of money are pretty interesting. It’s unbelievable how dumb they were. They can make things work with government force and lying to themselves for a long time until they can’t. 

    So let’s do that to ourselves, here, which is what we are doing. lol

    Government Is How We Steal From Each Other™

    The Government Is Running Out Of Money™

     

     

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  24. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Ekosj (View Comment):

    I’m sure the 10s of millions who vote for Lefties are surprised when things don’t turn out like they were promised. But it takes a couple iterations before “this time is different“ doesn’t cut it any more. That’s why conservative voters tend to be older and Leftie voters tend to be younger.

    Its the top of the food chain who understand the consequences, But they are getting rich so what the heck. Things won’t collapse for a long time. Right? I remember reading something about now defunct airline Braniff. They skimped on everything including maintenance. One of the insiders said Braniff’s maintenance philosophy was “Hey, the thing was flying when it got here. It’ll be fine. Right?“ That’s Pelosi and Schumer and Sanders et al.

    And the right never got serious about this or understood it when it mattered and you could do something about it. 

     

     

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  25. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Jim McConnell (View Comment):

    Percival (View Comment):

    None of their plans work. None of their plans have ever worked.

    But those plans will next time, when they are in charge.

    Public goods only.

    The Fed stops pushing the economy around. 

    Keep every government actuarial system 100% funded at all times.

    When you don’t do that, it gives them an excuse to do more central planning, which just makes everything worse, so they do more. It’s insane.

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  26. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Red Herring (View Comment):

    Zafar (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat: If they don’t like America, they could just leave. Move to a leftist country, like Venezuela or something. But they never do.

    Maybe they feel like America is their country too? That the Right doesn’t own it?

    They feel like America is only their country and we must bend to their rules,

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.” “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

    I haven’t read this yet, but it looks really good. 

     

     

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  27. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

     

     

     

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  28. Quietpi Member
    Quietpi
    @Quietpi

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    And tens of millions of people vote for them, to destroy their country.

    None of this makes any sense. I just don’t understand.

    As we’ve been learning through the private investigations into election fraud this may not necessarily be the case. Ever since electronic voting went into effect and voter rolls were hackable they’ve been cheating, both sides. Who knows how many people actually vote for leftist policies? All we can see are the tabulated results, which we now know are inaccurate, and likely have been for decades.

    I keep hearing this, but I have yet to see it.  The only cases of which I’m aware involve Democrats.  Actual cases, I mean, not some Dem hurling baseless accusations.  Can you cite actual cases with actual evidence?  

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  29. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Vince Guerra (View Comment):

    Dr. Bastiat:

    And tens of millions of people vote for them, to destroy their country.

    None of this makes any sense. I just don’t understand.

    As we’ve been learning through the private investigations into election fraud this may not necessarily be the case. Ever since electronic voting went into effect and voter rolls were hackable they’ve been cheating, both sides. Who knows how many people actually vote for leftist policies? All we can see are the tabulated results, which we now know are inaccurate, and likely have been for decades.

    I keep hearing this, but I have yet to see it. The only cases of which I’m aware involve Democrats. Actual cases, I mean, not some Dem hurling baseless accusations. Can you cite actual cases with actual evidence?

    We have always had terrible, Third World ballot controls. Marc Elias made it worse with the lawfare. Then throw in what Zuckerberg did, which it sounds like he’s going to get quite a bit of payback, legally.

    Trump explained it terribly, and there was no excuse for that. The Heritage Foundation tried to warn RNC and the state legislatures about what Marc Elias was doing and they didn’t listen. There was nothing anybody could do about Zuckerberg.

    People forget about this, but I was in Minnesota when the Norm Coleman election had so many problems. We just don’t care about ballot controls. I was in auditing briefly, and I wouldn’t get within a mile of any election job. I don’t get why people aren’t more upset about it.

    He doesn’t get in the media enough, but I am a huge fan of what Phil Kline says and does. Is really raising hell about elections and he’s really informative and educational on all kinds of topics.

    https://www.theamistadproject.org/podcast

     

     

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  30. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Yeah, let’s keep giving the left power. If we keep doing this eventually things will get better.

     

     

     

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