Looking at all the frothing-at-the-mouth hysterics from progressive, far-left politicians and their supporters over the past few days, particularly over the border crisis and the July 4th celebrations in Washington D.C., I'm beginning to think that Robert Vincent may be right.
Writ large, what the self-styled "progressive left" is selling amounts to a modern version of feudalism, in which a self-appointed elite, whose status is maintained by the promotion of a self-serving "progressive," neo-Marxist dogma, is anointed to tell the rest of us peasants how we must live our lives, not unlike the Divine Right of Kings. The Rest of Us will be compelled to create wealth for them, as they enjoy an opulent existence without earning it; the likes of Obama, Hillary, Macron, Merkel, etc., couldn't produce something genuinely useful if their lives depended on it. In their world, over-educated uselessness becomes a virtue, as they are simply "above" having to produce anything. It certainly beats actual work.
That is what the Left wants. It isn't chaos. It is integration into global feudalism. In the end, if they are "successful," American society will be saddled with a permanent belligerent parasite immigrant class (brought about by "open borders"), a greatly reduced standard of living for most citizens, our Constitution made an irrelevant relic, Islamism unbound, and subservience to a China-dominated world.
There's more at the link. It's worth reading in full, IMHO.
This is why those same leftist politicians can't bear to be criticized, and lash out at anyone who does. They already see themselves as being on a pedestal, above and immune to such things. For example, here's Representative Frederica Wilson a few days ago:
What a shrill, strident harpy she is . . . and she is, of course, completely incorrect. It's not illegal to mock, poke fun at, and disagree with politicians. They're all fair game, no matter what their politics (or ours). After all, as Mark Twain put it over a century ago:
That wasn't his only criticism of Congresscritters, either.
Next week, I'm going to put up a series of videos by a perceptive observer of the US political, social and cultural scene, in which he argues that Civil War 2.0 is coming - but it won't be like the previous civil war. It's going to be common sense Americans versus those who hew to this sort of ideologically bound, jargon-spouting, neo-communist claptrap. I have an uncomfortable feeling he may be right, too.