Yes, David Brooks…You Are A Sap
When the president said the unemployed couldn’t wait 14 more months for help and we had to do something right away, I believed him. When administration officials called around saying that the possibility of a double-dip recession was horrifyingly real and that it would be irresponsible not to come up with a package that could pass right away, I believed them.
I liked Obama’s payroll tax cut ideas and urged Republicans to play along. But of course I’m a sap. When the president unveiled the second half of his stimulus it became clear that this package has nothing to do with helping people right away or averting a double dip. This is a campaign marker, not a jobs bill
The president believes the press corps imposes a false equivalency on American politics. We assign equal blame to both parties for the dysfunctional politics when in reality the Republicans are more rigid and extreme. There’s a lot of truth to that, but at least Republicans respect Americans enough to tell us what they really think. The White House gives moderates little morsels of hope, and then rips them from our mouths. To be an Obama admirer is to toggle from being uplifted to feeling used.
Welcome to the real world, Mr. Brooks! Living life under liberal policies isn’t a pleasant reality, is it? Even though much is said by those on the left about how much they care about the “working class”, it isn’t genuine or sincere. It never is. It’s always about politics. It’s always about an agenda. Their desire to put agenda and politics first and foremost makes them totally incapable of being able to act in a manner that might actually be best for the people of this nation as a whole.
All of the comments made about how the narrative of left is dictated by class welfare are very much so true. The depth of their desire for power and control is absolutely staggering. They are driven by a deep-seated need as the elite to have the “masses” indebted to them for their so-called “benevolence and generosity”. Given that they do see all incomes earned as being the “government’s money”, then of course what little the commoners manage to keep for their own sustenance and survival is only at the hands of such a benevolent and generous benefactor. Such things appeal to their ego and vanity, satisfying their desire for lofty status in our world.
In the conceit of their wisdom, those on the left would rather by far that the common people are made to beg to them like dogs begging a morsel at the table of it’s master than to grant to us dignity, a sense of self-worth independent of their actions, and freedom and liberty to actually succeed of our own accord in our day to day lives.
The principles upon which their ideology is based are not new by any stretch of the imagination, Mr. Brooks. Those same principles have enslaved millions upon millions of people to bondage of subservience to government in modern day human history. They may make attempt after attempt to alter the terminology and to clothe their ideology behind a sugar-coated context, but the principles upon which their ideology is based remain the same.
What’s more, the general public of our nation is now at a point of rejecting what the left has to offer. This above and beyond all else is what the polling data relating to the direction that our country is going in tells us.
Like a caged animal who has invested everything they have and everything they are into the success of an ideological agenda, those on the left are now living in a spirit of fear for their very survival. Yet the door of opportunity has not completely closed to them, not just yet. As long as President Obama remains in office, hope remains. From their viewpoint, if success in implementation of their agenda requires “doubling down” and political corruption…so be it. There is no conscience, moral or ethical, that will stand in their way, not even their own.
For this reason above all others, those of us who live in the status of “commoners”, at least within the definition of the liberal elite, know that we have to stand solidly against the liberal agenda. Our founding fathers granted to us the greatest of gifts…a Constitution that supports balance of power. In the wisdom gained from their realm of experiences, they knew that these mechanisms supporting balance of power were the single greatest hope for this nation to prevent tyranny imposed on the people of this nation as a whole by those driven by a desire for power and control within any type of agenda.
So, Mr. Brooks, what now? A sap you may have been, but will you continue to be one? In your article, you’ve condemned those of us on the right for what you identify as being “intransigent and mean” behavior, but the simple truth remains there before you just as it does for every other American citizen…this is a moment of choice in defining which direction our nation goes in from this point forward.
We have a choice to make as to what things we will stand for and what we stand against, sir. What will your choice be?
Will you choose freedom and liberty?
Or do you choose to continue to play the sap?