I was thinking about our friends on the Left today: specifically, about how they always position themselves as the “educated,” or “intellectual” among us, and how this is usually framed to imply that anyone and everyone who disagrees with them does so out of ignorance. And this brought me to wonder how this group of supposedly “educated intellectuals” never seems to see the problems with their positions. Here’ let me explain what I mean.
On the issue of gun control:
Why would the “intellectual elite” care about people dying from gun violence when the majority of their leaders actually want to reduce the global population by about 67%?
Why would the “intellectual elite” care about people dying from gun violence when the majority of them care little for the individual? Even for the rank-and-file, it’s all about the collective.
Do you suppose that gun control might actually be about a different agenda other than “saving” people?
On the issue of whose money is it anyway:
I was listening to several news stories today about tax the tax code “allowing” you to use your savings for this or that, and one story said a certain savings account could even be used for private schooling.
Well, if it is my money, why do I need the government to “allow” me to spend it the way I want?
And if money is actually a representation of our labor – and it is – doesn’t this actually mean I need the government to “allow” me to work for what I want?
And if the government can grant or withhold permission to do what I want with my labor, isn’t that slavery?
So how does the Left miss the FACT that personal income taxes = government slavery? Do you think the progressive tax code may indicate an alternative agenda – something other than what the Left claims it is intended to do?
On the issue of mandatory schooling?
If public education is actually about educating children and not about indoctrination, then why do children have to start so young?
And why does the government resist vouchers, or allowing parents tax credits to send their children to private schools? After all, the Left’s leaders send their children to private schools.
And if the objective is to educate, then why does the government support the teachers’ resistance to standardized testing? The government has a measure for everything else, why not scholastic achievement?
Do you think that mandatory education might actually be part of a different agenda, an agenda that is never openly expressed (at least, not now that Dewey is dead)?
If we are free to pursue happiness, then why does the government require you to have a permit to run most businesses? Isn’t a permit another form of “permission” as well as a tax? And doesn’t that take us right back to our government masters owning us?
Do you suppose that licensing might have more to do with control than regulation?
About the media:
If the media is not liberal and only pursues profit, then why do we have 7 Leftist networks (Pravda West) and 1 pseudo conservative network (FOX)? And why do those Leftist networks continue with their Leftist agenda when their ratings are tanking as well as their profits while FOX’s ratings soar?
Better yet, why do BOTH the Leftist and FOX media resist alternative media such as GBTV, especially when GBTV’s ratings are superior to many of the programs currently on ANY of the other networks?
And if the media isn’t biased – including “conservative media,” – then why do they join forces to support Al Jazeera on national networks while blocking anyone else such as the Blaze TV?
Do you suppose the fact that 15 people control what you see on TV might have anything to do with all this censorship?
Anyway, I just thought I’d throw some of that out there for our Leftist friends to chew on – not that I expect them to see any of the internal contradictions or anything ;-)