Leftism is a bereft ideology. It is a certain set of ideas and government policies - all of which are horrendous when put into actual practice. It pretends human nature isn’t human nature. And tries to reshape it - and the humans it imbues - with the fires and on the anvils of government.
Much of the world spent most of the 20th century trying out Leftism. It didn’t work - at all. Not only that, 100 million people were murdered in the attempt. Because human nature is human nature. And the humans wouldn’t take to the Left’s governmental reshaping. So these poor humans split and shattered - over, and over, and over again.
Yet we still today have to debate the cataclysmic deficiencies of Leftism. And still have to fight an uphill battle to prevent its implementation. What a colossal failing that is of our species.
President Donald Trump became President Donald Trump in large part because We the People had watched nearly a century of ridiculous, awful, wasteful, uber-failed government expansion. And had had enough.
Washington, D.C. has become a $4-trillion-per-year massive Fail. A cronyism-infested, anti-productive Swamp. Leftism incarnate. And We the People want less of all of it. Less government, less cronyism, less DC - less Leftism. Time to Drain the Swamp.
Trump is piecemeal, in fits and starts - draining. And of course the Left strenuously objects. But they have no substantive objections - because theirs is not a substantive ideology. As proven by the entitreity of the 20th century and the 100 million grudging sacrificial lambs.
So the Left, as always, resorts to stupidity, lies, and brute force intimidation.
To wit: Trump appointed as Chairman of his Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai. Who as an FCC Commissioner during the Barack Obama Administration strenuously, substantively objected to the Obama FCC’s massive government expansion. And now, as Chairman, is setting about undoing the Obama doing.
And the Left strenuously, un-substantively objects. Behold the dumbness, the dishonesty - and the dangerousness.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Got Rickrolled by Net Neutrality Activists: “When I think about stories I’ll tell my grandkids about my days at Free Press, this week’s protest will be among them. I and several other activists disrupted a public Federal Communications Commission meeting using a classic internet meme, the ‘Rickroll,’ in a show of support for the open internet. We interrupted a speech by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, blasting the 1987 Rick Astley song “Never Gonna Give You Up” over a speaker, while we sang modified lyrics that drew attention to the present threat against Net Neutrality protections.”
That…is not a substantive objection to Pai’s policy prescriptions. That…is titanically stupid stunt-ing. And how proud they are of their stupidity.
From Communist-founded Government-Control Proponent Free Press’ Net Neutrality Page: “Net Neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: It preserves our right to communicate freely online….After a decade-long battle over the future of the internet, the FCC adopted strong Net Neutrality rules based on Title II of the Communications Act.”
Except - Title II Reclassification and Net Neutrality aren’t at all important or necessary. As these Communists inadvertently admit. They fought a “decade-long battle” (longer, actually) for this government-overlording. Which means there were none of the massive regulations they want in place - during that entirety of time. And the free market rushed to fill-to-overflowing - that government-free void:
“(T)he Internet was classified as an “Information Service” in the 1990s – after which the Web’s inconceivable expansion took place. And the Web was thus classified – until 2015 (when Obama reclassified to Title II). To ignore more than two decades of history – so as to freak out about less than two years’ worth – is really, really foolish.”
Indeed it is. But far worse than the foolishness and the fraudulence is the Left’s brute force intimidation.
How very pleasant. Except, again, there’s nothing new about it.
The sharks are circling.
The sharks are closing in.
'Net Neutrality' Activists Taking Photos of the Inside of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Home: “‘They were there yesterday. I understand they'll be there today. They'll be there tomorrow and the day after. It's a hassle, especially for my wife and my two young children,’ Pai said Monday.”
Pai is being inordinately magnanimous. “A hassle?” Given the slew of racist death threats he’s received, I would characterize an invasion by these obnoxious people of his home and personal space - and the haranguing of his family - as a whole lot more than merely “a hassle.”
At this point, anyone with an “R” (for Republican) after their name - should qualify for Secret Service protection.
Exactly what I’m saying.
All of this - is inane, offensive and savagely treacherous.
None of it is even remotely close to a logical, reasoned, rational objection.
Pai should implement his less government approach as swiftly - and safely - as possible.
The Left’s objections deserve zero consideration because they possess zero reason or rationality.
The only thing from the Left to be taken seriously are their threats to the health and safety of those who stand opposed to their failed, bankrupt ideology.