The American Left is as authoritarian as ever
The great slogan of the Nazis and most of the early 20th century German Left was "Alles muss anders sein" (Everything must be different). That attitude lives on the the current American Left.
How can any politically person be unaware of Obama's endorsement of that idea when he said (in 2008) that he wanted to "fundamentally transform" America?
Now in a recent dialog between Sanders and Biden we read that: "Biden concluded by promising that if he beats Donald Trump, he would "transform this nation" as much as Franklin Delano Roosevelt"
And Biden is the presumptive Presidential candidate of the Democratic party. He speaks for it.
The impertinence of the Leftist program for change is breathtaking. There's nothing voluntary about it. They intend to upend many people's lives by sweeping legislation. The great inert bloc of Congress prevented Obama for doing much but his many regulatory initiatives showed he had no respect for the importance of consent He had no compunction at all about pushing around large numbers of people. His policies have their clearest 20th century precursors in the policies of Benito Mussolini, the Italian Fascist dictator.
What gives the Left this authority to make sweeping changes in our society? They don't even ask that. If they want to do it, that is enough. Might is right is their only authority. What could make them more authoritarian than that?
The American Left knows what is best for you, that is how they generally see themselves. To their dismay there are plenty of individuals who are not looking to adopt new parents, and certainly not have leftist parental control forced upon them.ReplyDelete
Suggestions are fine, but when a no becomes a problem, their desired range of power may start to become apparent.