The left wing circular firing squad
By J.J. Jackson
Liberals have set themselves up for failure primarily because, as the rest of us all know, liberalism does not work. The fact that liberalism does not work stuns liberals. They disbelieve this fact because they so religiously believe in liberalism. And as liberalism fails, every piece of it falls like dominoes because liberals always align themselves into a circular firing squad.
When "moderates", i.e. liberals who do not want to be associated with the toxic ideals of liberalism, get into the circle and start shooting things go downhill even faster. This is simply unavoidable.
For the uninitiated, a circular firing squad is an analogy for a bunch of people who have the same goal. Perhaps it is a common enemy. But in pursuit of that goal everyone is required to harm those that have the same goal as they do. Thus the hilarious concept of a bunch of people standing around in a circle, each with a gun pointed at the back of the head of the person in front of them. When the triggers are pulled everyone in the circle drops dead.
Do not believe me that liberalism is like this? Oh, then you do need to pay better attention to what is going on in the world. All liberals have a common enemy. That enemy is limited government, liberty and the United States of America as it was founded to be.
Let us start with any liberal in the circle. For the sake of argument, let's look at one that promises the elderly Social Security to gain votes. Social Security requires however that there are younger workers generating paychecks to put money into the system in order to write these promised checks.
Behind the liberal promising Social Security however is another liberal. This liberal spends and spends and spends government money like it is in infinite supply. He even dips into the Social Security funds and spends more money than is being brought in. This leads to massive deficits. These deficits put a strain on the economy. The economy starts to slow because of this. As the economy slows wages of existing workers are depressed. This leads to less money coming in to pay the promises of the first liberal who promised Social Security.
Behind the liberal spending money hand over fist is another liberal. This liberal loves regulation. She regulates and regulates and regulates. These regulations however cost business money. These expenses reduce revenues. These costs drain resources. These resources being drained leads to fewer employees and again, fewer workers to pay into the Social Security coffers.
Behind this liberal is the liberal who loves to conduct social engineering. This liberal, for example, thinks that it is unfair that some Americans do not have homes which they own. So this liberal starts to tinker with the business models of banks. He even uses the liberal at whose head he has pointed a gun and who loves to regulate to help him in this goal. He forces banks to make loans to people who cannot reasonably be assumed to be capable of paying them back and does so through the power of government persuasion and threats. When however these bad loans start falling apart, the economy sags further putting more workers, the ones needed to pay the promises of Social Security, out of work.
The next liberal in the circle, with gun cocked and loaded, promises poor people medical insurance, food assistance and a check each month to help them out. This of course puts more strain on government resources already depleted by the suppressed economy.
Behind this liberal is yet another. She is in charge of educating the next generation of workers. But she is also burdened by the rules of the liberal who has regulated what schools must do. Dismayed at standards which are at times silly and the fact that there are many students who are not capable or willing to learn what has been mandated to be learned in the way it has been mandated to be learned, she gets other liberals together and starts cheating the system. She gives the students the answers to the tests ahead of time and perhaps even changes the answers of the students after the fact to make sure they pass the test.
Now these students, liberals themselves, enter the circle. To the back of their head is the gun held by the liberal promising Social Security whom we started with. These students are too uneducated to know that this demand is out of bounds with the Constitution. But they know how to put a condom on a cucumber and how to properly file a grievance in court for not getting their way and blame their maltreatment on their race, gender or sexual orientation.
Unprepared to enter the workforce and incapable of holding down a good paying job and contributing money to the Social Security, medical insurance and food assistance programs as well as the Welfare system as demanded these students, once they graduate, wind up taking money out of the system instead of putting money into it.
Now with money short, and recognizing that his fellow liberals are the ones draining the money he so desperately needs to make good on his promises, the first liberal resolves to action. If he shoots the unqualified liberal worker in front of him and ends his demands on the system that will mean more money for him to spend on his promises.
But little does the Social Security promising liberal know that while he has this thought, so too do all the other liberals in the circle. Then it happens. BAM! All the guns go off at the same time. And no liberal is left standing.
J.J. Jackson is a libertarian conservative author from Pittsburgh, PA who has been writing and promoting individual liberty since 1993 and is President of Land of the Free Studios, Inc. He is the Pittsburgh Conservative Examiner for Examiner.com. He is also the owner of The Right Things - Conservative T-shirts & Gifts. His weekly commentary along with exclusives not available anywhere else can be found at http://www.libertyreborn.com.