Wouldn’t it be nice
It would be nice to live in a world where reality didn’t matter. As long as you felt something should be, then it simply became true. It would be nice to live in a world without consequences where decisions become easy because getting things wrong isn’t nearly as important as feeling that you are doing the right thing. It would be nice to focus all of our feel good efforts on today because tomorrow will always magically take care of itself. It would be nice to be able to define compassion as doing what you feel is right instead of doing what is actually right. It would be nice to live in the make believe world of Liberalism.
Unfortunately, life doesn’t work that way. In the real world feeling pity for someone doesn’t provide them with anything useful. A hug is a comforting feeling, but it’s still not food for a hungry person, neither is a tear a warm bed. In the real world feeling compassion might make both you and the victim feel good for today, but what about tomorrow when emotional needs are replaced by real physical needs? All the compassion in the world can’t keep someone from starving. All the hugs a person can ever receive won’t keep them dry when the rains come. Then what?
The problem with Liberalism is that it is nothing more than one step forward thinking. Liberalism sees the starving grandmothers, but ignores the fact that feeding grandma requires that we must steal from the grandkids. The 40 cents out of every $1 we are currently borrowing to spend has to ultimately come from somewhere. That somewhere is from our kids and grandkids. Anytime a politician does attempt to alter the spending paradigm they are automatically demonized by the Left. If you don’t believe me just look at what happened to Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. Liberals love to claim that conservatives are waging a war on women. Perhaps we should counter that Liberals are waging a war on children.
Liberals love the pseudo compassionate concepts of free stuff like education and health care. After all, they proclaim such things to be “rights”. However, at the same time they also love to ignore who it is that must bear the burden of providing such items because nothing is truly ever free. Liberals love to see a kid whose parents don’t make enough to even pay taxes get free rides on such things. What they ignore is the kid whose parents happen to make just above the “freebie” level such that they must go into debt to pay a tuition cost for their own kid that has been adjusted to account for the burden of the “free” kid. It’s the same concept that causes aspirin in a hospital to cost $30/pill. It’s not just the cost of a single aspirin that you’re paying. It’s also the cost of all those free aspirin that the hospital was required to provide to others as well. Liberals complain about the $30 pills and $40,000 tuitions, but that’s only because their one step forward thinking didn’t allow them to think that far ahead.
Liberalism is an easy lazy way of thinking. It’s the fantasy utopian world I described in the first paragraph where everyone is provided everything they could ever want or need, and nobody ever needs to concern themselves about how those needs are met. It’s the Obamaphone lady lovin’ her free Obamaphone without ever worrying about the extra cost that has been added to everyone else’s bill to provide them. This election isn’t about which ideology is the better one. After all, the new style liberalism is more of a fantasy than any real ideology. Nor is the main question of this election about whether or not Liberals are allowed to dream their dream. It’s about the rest of us needing to slap them back into reality. Now that would be a nice world to live in.