If you’re on the political Left, have we created a world without consequences? I first started thinking this when someone I know called Bristol Palin a slut because she had a baby. Not because she had premarital sex or got pregnant, but because she had a baby. Girls in Marin, who are also have premarital sex and probably getting pregnant, are not sluts, because they have abortions. It’s a perfect example of Leftist consequence-free ideology. Not only are you free from the burdens of a baby (and, while there are joys, the burdens are undeniable), you’re also not a slut.
Confess that it was your lack of responsibility that Left four men dead in Benghazi, not to mention massive amounts of confidential information in Al Qaeda’s hands, and nothing happens. In a normal world, Hillary would have been fired. In Leftist world, she’s applauded for confessing.
Break all of your campaign promises — close Gitmo, lower unemployment, reduce an “unpatriotic” deficit, lower the seas, avoid involvement in other wars, make the world love us — and there are no consequences. Instead, if you’re Obama, you get reelected.
This sounds like a pretty peachy keen world from a kids’ eye view: Endless actions without consequences. I’m not sure this center will hold, though. In the 1970s, gay men thought they had it all — unlimited sex and antibiotic resistant sexually transmitted diseases — but AIDS came along. Those women who’ve had repeated abortions have too often discovered that when they want to get pregnant, they can’t. (I don’t know the statistics on this last one, but I know personally many women who have experienced this.) Mother Nature eventually makes her point.
Will the political world eventually spell out its consequences too, irrespective of human intervention? Will the Hillary’s and the Obama’s eventually experience the natural consequences of their actions? If conservativism comes to the fore, they will. But what if it doesn’t? What will be the stopping point for their current ability to behave as they will without any downside?