…Or, Why Regular People are Democrats.
We all desperately want to think we’re smart.
Or at least “smarter” than the other guy.
There is a deep insecurity in all of us that we may be asked a question regarding something we know nothing about. We will go to great lengths to avoid appearing “stupid”… we will make things up… we will avoid those who might ask those questions… we will lash out at those who do… and those who are very good at all the above may find themselves elected to public office.
But in the end, we will do anything, anything, anything!.. not to look “dumb”…except learn.
There is no debate here and each of you reading this know it to be true.
The problem is that none of us want to do the work to educate ourselves and have a well formulated opinion. Instead we decide how we “feel” about any given topic and that’s it. If there is any extra effort it is only in finding those that “feel” the same way and repeating what they say… which is typically repeating what someone else who “feels” the same way said to them.
The Left knows this. Lenin wrote on this phenomenon’s importance to any success Socialism might enjoy.
So, instead of promoting you becoming informed… they offer you a way to “appear smart”.
Just BE a Democrat/Leftist/Socialist/Liberal… it’s that simple.
All that’s required of you is to proudly proclaim your enlightened status when asked, and then vote accordingly. That’s it! You’re “smart” with none of that annoying homework or additional effort trying to understand anything rationally.
And the ancillary benefit is you get free stuff! Cool T-shirts, Too clever by half Bumper Stickers, Free Phones, Endless Unemployment checks, $500 million for your idea the market isn’t interested in, etc. When you consider it, who wouldn’t want to be a Democrat?
(What’s interesting is this doesn’t apply to Republicans. If you decide to be a Republican you’re transformed instantly into a toothless, racist, redneck, sleeping with a family member. On the upside you’re also drunk and carrying a gun. Even if your Black! On a more serious note, Liberal Republicans have no “Insecurity” excuse. They are simply power-hungry Statist/Leftists manipulating democrats who happen to call themselves Republicans because that’s what their parents were. But I digress…)
This is why it is so important for Democrats to position themselves as the “smartest people in the room” thus making all others, in their minds, stupid by default. It is why Democrats get so angry when someone, anyone, points out the deficiencies of their arguments. This is an important distinction… they don’t become calm and rational while wishing to argue rationally to further the discussion, instead they become angry.
What the Liberals fail to understand is that nobody knows everything. Not anyone.
Certainly there are people who excel in areas such as medicine, law, politics etc. But ask these people to rebuild a carburetor, or throw together a 5-course meal for 20 people in an hour, or manage their own business and suddenly their abilities come up short. In other words, we all have our areas of specialization.
And, in regard to specialization, there is no area of expertise that we excel at greater than our own lives. There is not a single person on earth who knows whats best for you better than You! There are a great number of people who may have valuable advice at certain times throughout your life, but none of them know enough about you to make your decisions for you.
But the idea of making your own decisions, and being held responsible for those decisions, is scary. Very, very scary.
And the Left knows this too.
That’s why they’re there for you…
So be “smart”, be a Democrat. They have all that nasty decision-making crap taken care of for you… and before you go, have some free stuff. It’s totally cool, ask any Millionare-Movie Star.
(Interestingly enough, It’s all very similar to cigarette advertising. It too created addicts bent on destroying their lives. This might be another post…)