I hate to say this, but there are several of the people that read this blog that believe the only way to “fix” our system is to have a revolution. For the right to take on the left in a revolution. Thomas Jefferson said, “a little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” And I know I’ve traded comments with several of you regarding an “upcoming revolution”. But I have news for you…
The Revolution has already been fought. And we lost.
I know that’s not what anybody wants to hear, but I can point to some stark differences between the right and the left and show you that it’s already happened.
First of all, I point to the Whackjob group headed up by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It started out in 2018 with her and Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar. They were joined shortly by Ayanna Pressley. In 2018 they added a couple others, most notably Cori Bush. Now, in 2022, four more have joined the ranks. Granted, up to 10 people in a body that holds 435 isn’t what I would call a major shift, but you have to look at the way the right does things versus the way the left does things.
When the conservatives take charge, they set to work undoing all of the programs, or as many as they can, that the liberals put in play. They may cut taxes, or relax some regulations, but that’s about it. When the liberals are in charge, they take steps. Oh, they may not achieve their goals during their term, and they are OK with that. They take a step this time. They’ll add to it next time until WHAM! You have Obamacare. Remember? That started back in the 1950’s when disability was added to Social Security. Slowly Medicare and Medicaid came into being. That started to get expanded in 1992 with Hillary Clinton. Then it failed quickly. Did the liberals give up? Nope. They bided their time. They waited. It took 17 years before they were about to pass Obamacare. And conservatives haven’t been able to do anything to unwrap it.
The same thing will happen over and over again in any number of areas. It’ll happen in economics. It’ll happen in tax and spend. It’ll happen with the border crisis and criminal reform.They will get their way. Conservatives want to have something healed today. Liberals don’t care if they get it this cycle or 20 years from now. As long as they get it, that’s all that matters.
And there is the difference between conservatives and liberals. Conservatives play the short game and try to “fix” what’s wrong thanks to the liberals’ mis-steps. Liberals keep plugging away at whatever it is they want to accomplish. Well, there’s that and the fact that when conservatives lose, they accept it and move on. When liberals lose, they cry and moan about it until they have the numbers to fix it their way. Of course, the other big difference, and I can’t emphasize this enough. When conservatives usually implement something, it’s pretty good policy. When liberals do, most of the time it’s going to cost us all a lot of money.
And that is why, even though we all feel that there is a revolution coming, it’s not. We’re wrong. The revolution has been fought. The fact that AOC’s clan has basically doubled in size in four years ought to be very concerning to everyone out there, even, and especially the Democrats. If you’re a modern Democrat in today’s society, you’re a dinosaur. You’re dead man walking. And it won’t be long before they swallow you up and spit you out, just like they’ve been doing for the past four years. The time to fight is now. The time to fight dirty is now. Because if you don’t, you’re going to wake up one day and realize that you’ve already lost the war. That’s something none of us want to have happen!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!