In my recent article “From Marx to Woodstock to Insanity,” I traced the roots of today’s Radical Left insanity all the way back to Karl Marx and his magnum opus, The Communist Manifesto. Since that article, Radical Leftists — and Democrats in general — have ramped up their efforts to come up with ever crazier and evermore outrageous ideas for bringing the United States, as well as what’s left of Western civilization, to its cultural knees.
The long march of Marxism through our institutions — public schools and universities, churches, government, and all segments of entertainment and sports — continues unabated, notwithstanding the fact that the United States is enjoying the most prosperous era in its 243-year history. But since the economy is off the table as a political issue, the Radical Left has decided to invent new issues in its frantic efforts to get Donald Trump out of office.
To accomplish this, Democrats have expanded their Marxism umbrella to include such zany ideas as outlawing beef, abolishing the Electoral College, decriminalizing illegal entry into the country, infanticide, giving violent criminals the right to vote … and much, much more. Today, the original Marxism is just one aspect of the Radical Left’s much broader, much more destructive cultural movement to reverse the advance of modern civilization.
Perhaps it was nothing more than a random senile remark, but Joe Biden was onto something when he raised eyebrows by blurting out, “We choose truth over facts.” Absolute truth, of course, is actually synonymous with fact, but it isn’t the kind of truth Radical Leftists have in mind when they use the word truth.
When Radical Leftists talk about truth, what they are referring to is their version of truth, which is totally subjective (i.e., an opinion). That’s why the truth of a Democrat is far different from the truth of a rational adult. It’s also why it’s impossible to have a serious discussion with most Democrats.
Thus, it should be no surprise to anyone that the Radical Left feels compelled to use intimidation and violence to bring about the changes it desires. Examples include Radical Leftists — from Barack Obama to Maxine Waters — urging people to “get in their faces,” Antifa’s ongoing, violent attacks on innocent people, shaming of those who dare to inject facts into a discussion, and, most recently, the smearing of Drew Brees for the sin of urging kids to bring their bibles to school.
The bottom line to the Radical Left’s cultural revolution requires that people change their views on social, moral, and political issues to line up with the social and cultural views of the Radical Left. As a result, values and conduct once considered to be repugnant and loathsome are now thought to be perfectly normal by Millennials.
The truth be known, the long march to Marxism has become the long march to immaturity. Increasingly, we are experiencing the triumph of adolescence over rational thought, which manifests itself in behavior that is vicious, vulgar, and degrading. Maturity — which includes such virtues as self-responsibility and restraint — is vilified, while immaturity and adolescent values are elevated.
Technically speaking, the immaturity of Radical Leftists stems from a psychosis that causes an individual to demonstrate such traits as antisocial behavior, acute egocentricity, and a failure to learn from experience. The fact that virtually all of the Democratic candidates for president fit this description to a tee should be cause for concern to all voters, Democrats even more so than Republicans.
Consider the fact that we live in a post-racial era, yet Democratic presidential candidates and their media allies blame racism for all of society’s ills. White supremacists are harder to find than pink-striped zebras, but Democratic presidential candidates and their media allies manage to see them hiding around every corner. Manmade climate change has been repeatedly exposed as a sham by an increasing number of highly respected scientists, yet Democratic presidential candidates and their media allies insist that it’s an “existential threat” to the survival of mankind.
At the same time, even though rage and violence have become commonplace in America, Democrats and their media allies conveniently avoid talking about them. Nor do they have much to say about the more than 500,000 people in America who are homeless. Or the shutdown of free speech on college campuses.
While there is no climate-change crisis or gun crisis in America, the real crisis is that we are experiencing an accelerating disintegration of our society from a mature, responsible, civilized culture to an immature, irresponsible, uncivilized culture. This is a true emergency, because it is rapidly heading toward a point of no return.
Radical Left revolutions have always claimed to be a force for the “common good,” but in practice they ignore the opinions of individuals who do not consent to the rules the revolutionaries seek to impose on them. The great contradiction of revolutionaries is that while they obsess about freedom, they demand power over others, which is why their brand of liberation has a habit of evolving into tyranny.
Today’s Radical Leftists are, as Rousseau put it, “drunk on virtue,” and it is this virtuous intoxication that gives them the moral authority to do whatever they please to others. Rousseau also said that “The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” It’s a great insight, because the world of imagination is precisely where the Radical Left lives.
That said, listen carefully tonight as the Radical Left presidential candidates once again put their wild imaginations on display and ignore the limits of reality. Their fantasies about everything from the demonization of plastic straws to abolishing air travel to the creation of new genders make for great entertainment, so long as one doesn’t ask oneself, “But what if they actually fool enough people into voting for them and regain the reins of power?”
Keep that morbid thought in mind tonight as you enjoy the next episode in the Democrats’ long march to immaturity.