Liberals v Reality, take two
The other day I was moved to reflect that the world liberals believe in—a Utopia where bad guys are just one tax hike on “the rich” away from being good guys—exists only on car bumpers.
Anodyne, nonsensical phrases seem to be the exclusive province of the left, which is no revelation given that leftist/statist philosophies are the triumph of wishful thinking over mathematical reality and physics.
Specifically, I named Laurie Saffian, director of something called Women Against Gun Violence, who believes guns won’t make women safer but gun-control laws will.
Pointing to rape statistics that feminists like to cite as (alleged) proof of how dangerous America is for women, I asked:
If rape is illegal but rapists commit it anyway, why on earth wouldn’t Saffian want every woman legally armed as a form of self-protection?
The moment I posted that, I felt a gnawing in my no-longer-prodigious memory bank—the vague realization that I’d long ago seen something that dramatized much better than I had the chasm between liberalism and reality. I just couldn’t remember what it was until this morning.
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This is a quote from the Colorado legislator who proposed the concealed-carry ban on campus:
“It wasn’t so much a concerns that someone might use a weapon, but that not knowing if there was a weapon would be intimidating and inhibiting,” Levy said.
Huh? She has more problems “not knowing” if or how many people legally permitted to carry are carrying than with the criminal knowing he’s not free to roam a gun-free zone?
These people are unwell.
Just think, if she applied that same reasoning to would-be rapists, they might be intimidated and inhibited as well.
DUH! These people really are starting to get on my nerves.
When women are able to keep their guns this is how Babmi v. Godzilla ends.
The generational evolution of liberalism promotes dreams of material, physical, and ego instant gratification without perceived consequences. It is classical liberalism on a combination of steroids and psychotropic drugs.
The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive. — Thomas Sowell
LIBERALS are unfazed by the unaccustomed torture of reality.
Utopia is Disneyworld. Disneyworld is Utopia.
Memories! The last time I saw “Bambi meets Godzilla” was at a Friday night movie, a regular event when I was an undergraduate at Syracuse U. that was a long time ago! Brings to mind some of the “classics” screened on those Friday nights, such “Pink Flamingos” and other John Waters offerings. Next, professor, you might help me find “De Duva.”
This discussion reminds me of another fairy tale:
Little Red Riding Hood was hurrying through the wood, when the Big Bad Wolf jumped up from a bush and said “Little Red Riding Hood, I am going to rape you!”
And, Little Red Riding Hood pulled a .45 out of her basket, smiled and said, “Oh, no, you’re not, you are going to eat me, just like it says in the script.”
Bambi v Godzilla: an oldie but goodie. thanks for the memory refresh.
I find that cognitive dissonance is pervasive in our society and it is disturbing. Is it me or is it getting worse? With the big debate going on here in my State of Colorado about gun control, it has been stunning to hear some of the irrational, illogical arguments being made in favor of gun control measures. The latest: (some) soldiers have PTSD – ergo all veterans should not have higher capacity magazines. Logic fail. Ten to one the person supporting this idea will turn around and thank a vet for his/her service because this is the PC thing to do. Cognitive dissonance: they are thanking the vet for carrying an assault rifle and shooting people they do not know. The whole PTSD meme is just a way to get around violating the PC “thank you vet” meme; it is just a sneaky and disgusting way to treat vets. At least in my day they were honest enough to spit on me and call me a baby-killer to my face when I came home from Nam. Very, very few combat vets come home with PTSD. Almost all of us readjust and become productive citizens because we learned what is truly important in life by participating in what is horrible in life.
The constructors of the Peoples Paradise brought us the joys of Kolyma, Vorkuta, Magadan and the Laogai.
Valerie: Shame on you! 😉 That is another oldie but goodie.
Sorry, but I do not see liberals as a kind misinformed group that does not understand the dangerous world. They are the danger.
There is another group called “RINOS vs Reality”.
In this case RINOS act like Obama and his followers are kind, well-meaning people. RINOS believe that if they go along and act nice to the liberals, everyone will be happy.
Instead Obama’s liberals are like Godzilla crushing the constitution and the country, while the RINOS help them do it.
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