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My Newswithviews Column, Nov. 7 (‘The March of Lunacy’)

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Is there a state that’s short a governor?

I keep asking myself how long this crazy stuff can go on; and I don’t know the answer.

The March of Lunacy

Why do we have a “transgender” movement? Was there some kind of demand for it? Really? Why do you get kicked out of your job for saying only women can give birth to babies?

Why does the government tell you how many points your high school football team’s allowed to score? Why does the governor of New York insist there were no hurricanes until we came along with our SUVs and created Climate Change?

Who thinks it’s a good idea to keep the crazies in the driver’s seat?


Are Dems Delusional?

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I’m still trying to figure out why Democrats have stopped pretending to be normal people. Do they know something the rest of us don’t know? Or are they simply delusional–as they were, going into Election Day, 2016?

How in the world do you campaign on their issues and expect to get elected? I mean, really, who’s going to vote for this stuff?

*We’re gonna repeal the tax cuts and raise your taxes!

*If you think Obamacare was bad, wait’ll you see “Medicare for All”!

*We are gonna open our borders wide, wide, wide, and anyone who wants to can come on in and get free stuff–plus an easy path to citizenship, so they can vote for the people who give them free stuff!

*We’re gonna go crawling back to the U.N. and beg them to let us back into their Climate Change treaties, we promise to trash our economy if that’s what makes them happy!

*We’re gonna throw you in jail if you refuse to believe in Climate Change, we’re gonna confiscate your guns, we’re gonna pressure your churches to do gay marriage…

This is what they’re selling–and who do they think is buying? Are there really all that many Far Left Crazies on the voter rolls? ‘Cause only Venezuela wannabes, which I guess is what the Democrats have become, are going to support these loony policies. That’s 19 or 20 percent of the vote, at most. For the remaining 30 percent, they’ll have to count on the bone-ignorant, illegals, fictitious voters, multiple voters–and the rest of their usual bag of tricks.

Anyway, they’re acting like they think you want their fun-pack–and why in the world are they thinking that?

We really do need to know the answer to that question.


‘The Next Phase of History’

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In light of some of the totally daft public policies and cultural spasms we’ve been reading about this week, we might well ask, “What is the next phase of history?”

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/the-next-phase-of-history

Mark Rushdoony has a thoughtful essay–and in it, I think, he’s dug his way down to the heart of the matter.

Humanism, now embracing and promoting such total irrationalities as “transgender” and “open borders,” while at the same time proclaiming the imminent end of the world unless we all do exactly as they tell us–humanism has embraced its own destruction.

Because, as Mark says, reality is real and cannot be pushed aside by any amount of wishful thinking.

And it will devour those irrationalities.

What will replace humanism? We pray it will be a new growth in God’s Kingdom on the earth–which we can already see happening in such unlikely places as China and Iran.

I look forward to the day when “gender fluid” will be of interest only to cryptozoologists.


I’m Running for President!

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Move over, purple penguins! Now that some of the real lightweights have dropped out, it’s time for me to join the Democrat presidential nomination sweepstakes.

And here’s my first campaign promise, right up front. If I’m elected president, I guarantee that there will be no sharks swimming around in our department stores! No other candidate has made that promise because no other candidate can. With me in the White House, it will be perfectly safe to use the escalator in Barnes & Noble.

I also promise that the very least I would do, if you elect me president, would be… well, nothing. C’mon, now, people, which would be better? Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders or Kamala Harris–or a president who does, like, nothing? Fumbling, stupid, crazy policies, or no policies? Imagine a president with the good sense to leave the country alone. That would be me!

Now, you know they won’t let me take part in any of those “debates” they have. You saw how they all piled onto Marianne Williamson for coming out of political nowhere and still looking better than the rest of them. “I didn’t know they could be so mean!” she’s saying now. Hey, sister, I coulda toldja. “I didn’t know they lied so much!” Coulda toldja that, too.

So, then, help me build up my campaign war chest by buying my books. Books? What books? You have books? You’re darn tootin’ I do. Just go to this blog’s home page and click “Books,” and find out all about it. You can even order them from there.

Vote for me, Lee Duigon, in all your Democrat primaries!

Because doing nothing is better than doing evil.


We Don’t Own the Schools We Pay For

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The thought of those Far Left Crazy teachers’ unions shaping the nation is enough to give you nightmares. But they are shaping it, indoctrinating America’s children into the wonders and glories of socialism, transgender, abortion and atheism–and we can’t seem to do anything about it.

In the real world, if you pay for something, it becomes… yours. You own it. But in government-world, you just keep on paying and paying and paying and you never acquire any rights of ownership. The only role the public has in “public education” is, we’re taxed for it.

We don’t get to decide who administers our schools, who teaches our children, or what gets taught. The local school board has no say, either, not really–everything ultimately gets decided by some state authority… and by the politically powerful teachers’ unions: powerful enough to kick sand in our face and laugh. If we vote down the local school budget, all the district has to do is appeal to the state and the state nullifies the cuts.

So all we do is pay.

Without the indoctrinating work done by the public schools, no one in America would even be thinking about socialism, live-birth abortion, 50 different “genders,” open borders, or any of the other suicidal lunatic public policies espoused by Democrats and Far Left teachers’ unions. We would be a very different–and very much better!–kind of country.

Now we face the very real threat of our republic being plowed under by left-wing political zealots who think the object of any public service is to gain control of the keys to the gulag and see how many people they can shove inside. This would not have been possible without the public education establishment.

We pay for our schools, and so we ought to own them. And if that means breaking up the unions–well, I can’t think of a stronger inducement than that. Can you?


‘Hillary Warns: No Criticism Allowed’ (2015)

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I’ve become convinced that liberals and leftids literally cannot see the devastation wrought by their inside policies.

And I think we must regularly remind ourselves how blessed we were that Hillary Clinton did not become our president.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/03/26/hillary-warns-no-criticism-allowed/

Next year we’ll have another chance to ruin our republic by electing some other far-out Democrat wacko. Our nooze media, Big Tech, Hollywood, and all the rest of them will do their damnedest to make sure it happens.

God help us if it does.


Wiping Out the Cobras: A Parable

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Now who would want to breed cobras?

I haven’t been able to determine whether this is true or not; but the story goes that in the 19th century, when the British ruled India, the colonial government wanted to put a stop to people being killed by cobras. And so, to eliminate the cobras, the government put a bounty on them.

The people soon realized that, as badly as they needed the bounty money, sooner or later all the cobras would be gone. So… they bred them. Set up home cobra hatcheries: that way there’s always a dead cobra to bring in for a bounty.

When the government found out that people were breeding cobras for fun and profit, they canceled the bounty. With no more money to be made from cobras, the people who had boxes of cobras at home released them into the wild. Presto! They had a much worse cobra problem than they had before.

This is the origin of the expression, “cobra effect,” describing how efforts to solve a problem sometimes make the problem worse.

Especially when the government gets involved.


‘Irrational Humanism’ Explained

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I’ve been waiting eagerly to share this with you!

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/irrational-humanism-the-reasoned-application-of-a-false-worldview

Why is the Far Left Crazy so crazy? Why are we confronted with so much sheer loopiness–“transgender,” “open borders,” “everything is racist,” and so on, endlessly–which, far from landing its proponents in the madhouse where they belong, are offered to us as genuine public policy options? Options that we’d seize in a New York minute, if we weren’t racists and biggits etc.

Mark Rushdoony explains it clearly and convincingly. It’s their ideology that makes them so patently irrational. In their Darwin-inspired world view, chaos and revolution equal “progress,” and it’s always a good thing to tear down the old to make place for the new–never mind their relative merits, new is always better!

There is a method in their madness.

That’s why they must be utterly defeated. May God equip us for that righteous task!


The Age of Krazy Krap

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I’m not laughing as much as I ought to at all the krazy krap pouring out of liberals’ minds and mouths these days.

I mean, it should be funny–right?–when liberals demand Open Borders and then freak out when President Trump offers to release hordes of illegal aliens into liberal-run sanctuary cities. Sure, it’s funny. But what’s not so funny is that the leftids’ own towering hypocrisy is completely invisible to them. You offer to give them what they say they want, and then they don’t want it. And so they continue to press for Open Borders for all the rest of us.

Yes, it was high comedy when Mitch McConnell put up the Democrats’ Green New Deal for a vote in the Senate, and they not only cried “Foul!” with wailing and gnashing of teeth–but couldn’t find it in themselves to vote in favor of their own utopian fun pack. That was a hoot. But it’s not funny that they continue to demand all these restrictions for the rest of us.

Fifty-odd “genders” ought to be a scream, and of course we ought to laugh at it. But when they want to make it a criminal offense not to acquiesce to this delusion, that’s not exactly a knee-slapper.

They insist the world is gonna end in just 12 years if we don’t give them everything they want–To Save The Planet, don’t you know–and that ought to have us rolling in the aisles. But their 2016 party platform, the platform their presidential candidate ran on, called for the attorney general to “investigate” the crime of Climate Change Denial–the crime of not believing in their apocalyptic piffle.

Mr. Bean, the Three Stooges, Abbot and Costello, and Laurel and Hardy put together couldn’t match the high goofiness created by liberals today. It’s not just that their ideas are wrong. It’s that their ideas are flagrantly, monumentally, hysterically, out-to-lunch wrong. To the point where we really have to wonder if they’re quite all there.

The thought of them ever again winning an election… Well, that’s not funny at all.


Dem Presidential Wannabe: $1,000 a Month for All

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Next!

Nobody’s afraid to blurt out a lot of wacko sh** anymore–especially if they’re Democrats who want to run for president.

The newest kook in the kookery is “New York tech entrepreneur” Andrew Yang, whose plan is to pay $1,000 a month to every adult in America (it depends on what “in” is), no questions asked (https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/SF-meets-Andrew-Yang-a-presidential-candidate-13693316.php). He proposes to pay for it by “taxing the tech companies.”

Let’s see… Round off the population to 300 million, although it’s actually several million more… At a thousand bucks a month, that would be 300 thousand million: that is, a cost of $300 billion a month… Times 12 months a year… And that’s a cost of $3.6 trillion a year. All on the tech companies’ dime. In return for which, they get… nothing.

Now, why do we want to do this, Mr. Yang? He explains:

“We need to reconstitute meaning for many, many Americans… This is very much about human empowerment.” We’re going to empower people by making them totally dependent on the government.

Glad he cleared that up.

And as if that weren’t enough, Mr. Yang’s potlatch politics also includes free universal health care, a billion dollars for “local journalism,” and wages for college athletes.

Now we’re waiting for the next Democrat to come along with an offer of even more free stuff.

 


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