People seemed to enjoy my last foray into Leftist posters, all of which I found on Facebook, courtesy of Leftie friends. I thought, though, that after subjecting you to the insanity, I’d also include some smart snark from the sane side of the political spectrum. First, though, the crazy stuff, with my comments (if any) following each image:
I find amusing this defense of Obama’s myriad failures — that Republicans have been obstructing him — considering that (a) Obama owned all of Congress for the first two years of his administration and (b) Boehner and McConnell have been his lap dogs for the last seven plus years.
I include the above as an example of the incisive political analysis that characterizes the Left. When people are this ignorant about economics, it suddenly becomes understandable that they are perfectly happy to bypass the collective wisdom of the marketplace and to invest all of their faith in a government bureaucracy.
And speaking of economic ignorance, Bernie continues to amaze. I haven’t been able to find a wonderful poster making the rounds on the Left in which Bernie expresses bewilderment that student loans charge higher interest than mortgages. He seems unclear on the whole concept of security. If I don’t pay back my mortgage, the bank at least gets to keep my house, which may have some value to offset my default. However, when the gal with a major in Womyn’s Studies and a minor in Gender-free Puppetry defaults on her $200,000 student loan from Smith, the taxpayers are left with nothing. There is no value there to offset the default. And Bernie just can’t seem to grasp that when the risk is higher, so is the cost.
Oh, and about those tuition-free four-year colleges in Europe. . . . When I was in England, probably around 20% of English students went on to college. Nowadays, the average seems to float around 30%. In America, almost 70% of graduating students go on to some form of higher education. In other words, more than twice as many students in egalitarian America go on to college as to those in still-class-bound Britain.
In addition, American colleges and universities have become grotesquely expensive, in large part because infusions of federal monies over the past thirty or more years have created a tuition inflation far in excess of the inflation rate in the rest of America. The way in which schools teach calculus probably hasn’t changed over the years, but the necessity of a vast bureaucracy dedicated to lesbians, and another vast bureaucracy dedicated to women, and yet another for blacks, and one more for Hispanics, and a whole hierarchy for disabled people, and this “free” education has taxpayers funding, not education, but a hard-Left propaganda machine that is desperate to get its tentacles into every young person in America.
Once that happens, all of America will be like a college campus. This doesn’t mean that Americans will be learning things and basking in new experiences. It means that Americans will be living a Kafka-esque nightmare of political correctness, the tyranny of microaggression claims and trigger warnings, virulent attacks on men in an effort to destroy them, etc. I don’t want to fund that. Do you?
There are a lot of Bernie posters populating my Leftie friends’ Facebook pages, so I don’t have to hear the man speak to get an idea about his idiocy. In a world with ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other forms of radical Islam, is he really prepared to head a government that de-funds defense? Obama has already weakened America’s defense almost to the breaking point. Sanders, idealistic to the point of moronic stupidity, seems to want to finish the job, with our only defense against militant ISIS being his plaintive 1960s cry to “give peace a chance.”
Even worse than the fact that Bernie is mouthing this type of idiocy is the fact that so many of my friends — all of whom are college educated incidentally — think this is a great idea.
In other words, according to the Left, freedom of religion means that you are totally free to be religious in the privacy of your home and within the four walls of your house of worship. Otherwise, to the extent religion informs your values, you are a theocratic dictator in the making and you’d better shut up and shut up good.
I’ve tried to tell my Leftie friends that, if they had imposed this view of religious freedom on America in the 19th century, we’d still have slavery, child labor, the 7 day/80 work week, child brides, etc. America’s greatest humanist strides came when people of faith applied those teachings to the world around them.
The asterisk to that statement, of course, is that “It’s OK to change your opinion based on the newest evidence* . . . *unless that evidence proves definitively that the whole anthropogenic climate change mania is built upon theories that have been proven invalid every time they’ve had the opportunity to play out in real time.” Challenge AGW, and suddenly Tyson is all about “shut your mouth.”
Okay — even though I found this on a Leftie Facebook page, I have to agree with it. Even Lefties can be correct occasionally.
Here’s my rebuttal to the above poster:
Yes, my poster attacks the Left’s War on Women meme, but the argument is the same assuming it’s true that Planned Parenthood provides healthcare services for men: Now that we have ObamaCare, why do we still need to pass extra Federal funds on to Planned Parenthood? Isn’t that double-funding the organization. With ObamaCare, it becomes apparent that the only reason to fund Planned Parenthood is to pay for abortions which, theoretically, aren’t supposed to be part of ObamaCare’s funding.
Leftists are stuck in a perpetual time warp. The reason the rest of the industrialized world had free health care is that, for the entirety of the Cold War, America took care of the military costs for all those “free” health care nations. That was really nice of us, but it left us with less money for such self-indulgent things as “free” medical care that was actually funded by America.
In addition, medical care in the rest of the world sucks. Sure, everyone can see a doctor for free, but you might have to wait so long you die or, if you finally do see a doctor, the care is so bad you might as well have died waiting. In other words, the rest of the world gets the same kind of care we foist on our Veterans at the Veterans Administration.
And now, a few words and posters from sane people, none of which need any further comments: