A short piece to cheer you up today, when nothing seems to look positive.
Here are four reasons liberalism is destined to collapse.
- The money isnt there. No matter how much its members continue to insist theres plenty of money there, and no matter how many times Congress refuses to acknowledge it, the money is running out. In 2011, Iowahawk computed that if the government basically stole every dollar it could find from every American everywhere, we start running out around Christmas. Today, thats probably around October, which is why we have to borrow. There arent nearly enough dollars in the world to fund liberal entitlements as they stand today. Eventually, we will no longer be able to borrowand debt ceiling crises will start happening weekly.
- The boomers are dying off. Liberalism went from bad to incredibly worse in the 1960s as the Boomer started voting themselves your money. Worse, in the 2000s, they started getting themselves put into positions of power in the government and big business: effectively putting the greediest Americans in charge of the checkbook. But Boomers are retiring and even passing on: eventually, their numbers will dwindle in 20 years to political ineffectiveness, and the generally conservative Generation X and increasingly hardening Millenials will be in charge. Guess what happens then? We start rolling back entitlements. Heck, with the Boomers gone, social security and Medicaid will be minor spending buckets again and ripe for reform.
- Liberalism has been co-opted by what it hates. Unfortunately, liberals in the 1980s started getting into money-making ventures that, thanks to the Reaganite policies they hated, made it easy to be profitable. Those small ventures became big businesses, some of which grew up to become monster corporations (Comcast) and others got acquired by monster corporations (GE). All of a sudden, a large number of liberals discovered they were billionaires and influential. Can you imagine a liberal from the late 1960s seeing who President Obama golfs with? He would have a word for his 21st Century liberals cousins: sellouts. But liberalism sold itself outand why terms like Big Government, Big Education, Big Pharma, Big Science, ad nauseam, are so plentiful today. Once you become your enemy, you have no future trajectory but down.
- The internet is killing liberalism. Back in the 1960s, Americans didnt think that Walter Cronkite was a hippie; they did not realize Cronkite and hippies shared many of the same ideas, even though Cronkite would, then, deny it completely. Over decades, main stream media became a gathering place for liberalsranging from insipid to outright overtly socialistto spread their views. As main stream media became dominated by the highly liberal influence of the motion picture and television industries of the the 1970s, the problem became overt. By the 1990s, Americans generally did not realize they were being force fed a steady diet of liberal tropes. Then the internet took off, and conservatives began to find one another. Turns out there werent a hundred people out there who thought like you…nor were there thousands. Or millions. In fact, tens of millionspossibly a hundred million or morepeople think pretty much like you do that this country is turning to a con game and needs correction. News stories are corrected by the Internet before they reach critical mass. Thanks to Twitter, Americans learn the truth behind stories an hour before they hit the media. No surprise confidence in mass media is dying offand mass media was the sole means liberalism tried to control the public mindset.
Yes, people have been declaring the death of liberalism since the 1930s, but the fact is that liberalism has been dying since then. What we are left with is the corethe shrill, outraged, hollering mass of what remains. And what remains are its core tenets, and its core tenets are now unsustainable.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.