You can forget about the “slow creep” of socialism and eugenics. That party is here today. A normal mind can see that and be nervous, but there are too many people who want all of the stuff without putting in any of the work or worrying about the costs, monetary or otherwise. It's an easy sell and it doesn't have to be sold on things that are true.
It is difficult to compete against or reason with the level of behavioral conditioning that modern American leftism has accomplished. The triggers vary but the level of outrage is always the same. The Pavlovian efforts of leftism have had great success at instilling knee jerk reflexes in the psyches of their subscribers. Between all the bell ringing and salivating there are real consequences, and those consequences aren't even given a passing thought.
There is an undeveloped sense of independence. Freedom was not nurtured enough and the result is an insatiably entitled people. We all know how such things end, over and over again. But the socialist wave doesn't scare the Ds. In 2016 the Democrats had to rig their own primary to defeat their socialist candidate. The resulting divide between the Bernie-bros and Clintonites may have helped spare the country a Democrat win in 2016, but the socialist left was clearly ready to go mainstream. No, these days If you really want to get a rise out of Democrats, announce you're running center left in the Democrat primary. That'll stir them up. There's a reaction against anything close to normalcy.
We've seen the Democrats have to weigh the morally right thing to do against the the emerging new power rising from the left, and they have folded. The radicals are calling the shots now. This just didn't happen - it is the inevitable result of the Obama era. Democrats failed to openly push back against Obama, and the ideology they thought they were towing is now the engine.
The refusal of Democrats to criticize or stand in opposition to then-President Obama left the door open for a more radical liberalism. He openly disdained Israel, was aggressively pro-abortion, and he fed into identity politics and division while pushing ever-larger government and penalizing conservatives.
This new wave isn't just radical, it's angry. It'll be all vengeance if they win in 2020. There's no shame or humility or trying to win over Americans. It'll be vindictive and of course, incredibly pretentious. Imagine having a deep bench on black face controversy and still having the nerve to call half the country racist. The Democrats are so locked into anti-Semitism that a simple resolution to condemn it had to be debated and retooled so not to give the impression that they were too friendly to the Jews. It doesn't give them pause about taking a moral high ground or pointing fingers. They shrug off infanticide but find a way to rage for weeks over a kid in MAGA hat. A lot of that is the conditioning. Something to look out for.
I am not shy about admitting that I’m a nerd. I am one of those nerds who grew up on comic books and who, until recently, had seen every comic book movie ever made as it came out. So you can imagine my dismay when I was informed that I couldn’t see Captain Marvel because I was born with a penis. Until now, nobody has checked my boxer briefs before allowing me to see a movie. But there I was, being strip-searched along with every other nerd dude who had the audacity to see a movie about a strong woman that will revolutionize Hollywood.
I should have seen it coming, though. I wanted to see Black Panther, but I was told at the ticket booth that Crackahs ain’t welcome. I insisted that it was okay, but they said no. So I bought a ticket to another movie thinking that I would sneak in, but there were armed Black militants at the door, making sure that I was stuck watching Love, Simon.
I talked to the theater owner about these situations. He said, “Our hands are tied. We want your money. The studios want your money. But clearly, social justice is more important than money. You need to just go home and think about that before you come in here trying to exercise your White Male Privilege.” So I left, pondering why Mortie Rothstein, Theater Owner, could get away with that while being a white guy.
So I’m left wondering if, after all the injustices have been socialized, there will be a movie left for me to see? I mean, I’m willing to pay full price to see a superhero movie on opening weekend. For God’s sake, I paid full price to see Batman & Robin, possibly one of the worst movies ever made. And if there are movies I can see, what will they be? The Amazing (But Not Too Amazing Because You Are Special Too) Spider Non Cis Antibinary Person Of Color (As Far As You Know, Because The Mask Covers Everything) sounds lamer than Batman & Robin.
I guess this is my lot in life. I can’t watch movies I want to watch because in this age of social justice enlightenment, I need to sit down. Old white guys like me are a real problem. We work for a living, pay our taxes, try to buy movie tickets and overpriced popcorn. I truly wish my parents had explained this to me instead of raising me to believe that we Americans have more in common with each than we have differences. Oh well. I can’t lament too long or I will be late to see Gully Boy. He’s a superhero, right?
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