The Kook’s age old and much mind-torturing dilemma: When it comes to politicians; after really distilling, refracting, running it through the Gas Chromatographic Mass Spectrometer…you are really faced with (I used to say two) three conclusions.
1. Rampant, zealous, drooling, incompetence, of the sort not usually seen amongst non recipients of the Darwin Award.
2. Dr. Doom level, Lex Luthorian, Jokeresque, Pure D undiluted® Evil that usually only exists in comic books or movies.
3. Wild Eyed, Hale Bopp, Jonestownian, Make love not war, pass the weed, galactic do gooder, know it all, True Believers in Progressivism.
My opinion on this changes daily, sometimes hourly, with the headlines. There is a strong case for option #2, but there is a logical axiom that roughly translated states “never ascribe to evil, what incompetence will answer” which strengthens the case for number 1. However, as cynical and
realistic pessimistic as I am. One would really, really, have to stretch to believe in the enormous levels of stupidity that would be necessary to a)have people so stupid as to vote for representatives that stupid b) those people who are that stupid be able to actually find the polls be able to vote for people that incredibly stupid. However this argument is strongly supported by the website “People of Wal-Mart”.
At least for today, the strongest contender is Option #3. These know it all do-gooders on a galactic scale TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY believe (well most of them anyway) that they are SUPERIOR than the Citizenry as a whole and one way of another, by hook or (mostly) by crook, they are going to do what is best for us, even if it kills U.S. (meaning us), whether we like it or not.
History, the sum of human knowledge, all logic and reason, be damned. You see, you simply cannot use logic, reason, and finely structured arguments, evidence, or case histories to dissuade someone who is dealing purely on emotion and faith to sway them from their belief. They have Faith, Faith in themselves and their vision, faith that they are superior and a belief that they are both correct and have have the responsibility and mandate to kill us with kindness
MAN, I still don’t know which option I fear the most, and the worst part is…even if we beat them again this time. We will have to defeat it again, and again, and again. Progressivism is like the evil offspring of Voldemort, The Terminator, and the Energizer Bunny.
Question: How many freaking times does history have to prove the fallacy of this ideaology?