A political realignment in three acts.
Three quick points-
1) I think the people mentioned in the article are outliers. In my world, the average leftist hides from his or her obviously wrong beliefs and reappears when convenient. Among all who righteously blustered during Trump’s impeachment there is nothing but silence about Biden’s bribes.
2) Like it or not, the MSM still shapes opinions. When these stories are in CNN or NBC I will think the shift is real.
3) My response to any leftist now is as follows;
“ I am a practical man. The left has run significant parts of this country for 2 generations. Have any of those places improved or have they degraded? I don’t support people or a side. I support policies that work. What has the left done in the last 40 years that has improved anything? “
The future of this country lies in 2024. One year away.
I think for the fraction of Democrats who really care about the issue set Democrats focus on, it is probably somewhat disturbing to discover that most of the people who ‘agree’ with them are genuine psychopaths who are exploiting those issues to obtain power.
My son encapsulated this all in one fell swoop. He wryly noted: "If you were preparing Thanksgiving dinner and had the need for several crucial, last minute ingredients, would you dispatch Uncle Joe Biden to the store to fetch them for you?" Of course, you wouldn't. He'd get lost, forget the most important one or just generally F up the task Yet you voted for this senile imbecile to lead our nation in this hour of peril. But, but, but ....Trump.
While these stories represent a change of heart, the reality is this. We have an ideology that if funded by dark money that has infected our universities, our criminal justice system, most of our media. When Progressives talk about fundamentally changing America this is what they are talking about. I don’t mean to make Soros the boogieman in the same why the Left made Sheldon Adelson or the Koch brothers right wing boogiemen but there is money behind these progressive politicians. Money behind CRT and anti anti racists radicals. There is money behind the protests on college campuses. There was definitely money behind BLM protests. Anybody who has bothered to look in to crime knows that crime afflicts the poor more than anybody else. Areas of poverty have more crime. It just so happens that a higher percentage of black America lives in poverty where crime happens. This is why I have said for years to fix crime fix poverty. In the meantime we need to protect the poor, not have progressive white fold who live in safe neighborhoods telling poor black what they need. It was too long ago that 50% of all arrests in America for murder and assault were black according to FBI statistics. That number had been coming down recently but it still is in the mid to upper 30’s. We can’t tell you because a whole bunch of big cities did not report to the FBI. On purpose perhaps?
In any event, until this ideology is reject by voters it will stay with us. The money is there. Is this the “plan” to destroy America? If so it’s working.
The shame of it all is how Jewish voters vote Democrat. The Democrat party looks for optics and narratives that suit their needs. I’ve always voted Republican and I’m not ashamed for doing so.
American Jew who loves his country and Israel
I didn’t think it was possible to get more depressed reading the Free Press, but these articles, and the ensuing comments, did just that to me. I am reminded of the words, “if we do not hang together, rest assured we shall all hang separately.” If we lose the rule of law, then we really are lost. Vote accordingly.
All nice but let's cut to the chase. It's November 2024. The border is still a sieve. The campuses have calmed down ( hopefully) but what is being taught has changed little ( likewise at blue city public and preo schools,) . The MSM continues to bang the colonizer systemic racism climate drum ( and opposes any limits in abortion, an issue that will be front and center). Inflation is still marching right along. And the debt and deficits are even greater. And interest rates have not budged much. It's Biden v Trump on the ballot. How many of the newly enlightened vote for Trump or stay home in protest all but ensuring 4 more years of the status quo? Until then this is great for articles and cocktail talk.
Netanyahu has it exactly right. A ceasefire or any voluntary interruption of the Israeli effort to eliminate the Hamas threat is a victory for terrorism. It proves that Hamas's war plans are working; start a war with Israel by instituting unspeakable horrors on innocent Jews, then retreat back to the underground warrens with hostages to await the coming onslaught of Israeli retribution while counting on the queasiness of Israel's western allies to pause/halt the war for "humanitarian" reasons, giving Hamas a needed publicity victory while it resupplies and reemerges for further terror. The only way to end the terror campaign is to end Hamas.
One of my good friends predicted that wokeness would someday come for Jews. As soon as you start going through group identities and sloppily picking "oppressed" or "oppressor" for each entire group, it is inevitable, he argued. I nodded along, seeing left-wing social justice for the fraud that it is, but I never thought that things would go so far as siding with murder, rape, kidnapping, and torture. I guess we have found the left-wing equivalent of Trump's, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn't lose any voters, OK?"
Haha! No, of course you're right. But I'd like to believe that somewhere between our "anti-racist" Democratic socialists and racist GOP cultural fascists is a level-headed middle consisting of those who think that marriage equality, book learning, and Medicare are good things -- but also that we need to enforce laws and fill our jails again, reopen places like Creedmore, make people pay off their college loans, and bite the bullet and make corporations bring back manufacturing to our shores.
Imagine, we make only five percent of our aluminum. And almost nothing of our various other needs. Maybe if there were jobs for those whose skills tended to the more physical than cerebral, there'd be fewer extremists -- on both sides.
Maybe here in our cities we'd be able to agree that the minute a deranged Black man throws a punch that breaks an elderly woman's eye socket, he is to blame and not the rest of us, and belongs in jail as the vicious menace he is. As an older, lifelong Brooklynite, I'm incensed by the myriad of excuses people invent to defend such creatures.
Finally, it's time to admit that Senator Moynihan was right: Providing welfare to single mothers, usually undereducated and often uneducable, and making it economically foolish to marry and have a job, has been a disaster for the Black community on par with Jim Crow. And perhaps worse. It has spawned generations of crime, and now protests noted for their violence and sustained disruptions of our city life as well as the attempt to brainwash everyone into an "anti-racist" ideology -- which now includes agitated, non-introspective Muslims. And doing a darned good job of it.
Does all this garbage sink in? Are there enough people in this nation to combat this hysteria? Are sane people going to finally elect someone that can clean America up? Or is there just a few that post here all there is? Tell me this isn’t so!
This gives me such hope after days of watching the protests in cities and on college campuses that seem to make no logical sense except dutifully and bandwagonly following a narrative mob religion. I truly hope people are in fact waking up from woke!
I left the woke reservation several years ago. I am not going back.
I read these stories yet I remain doubtful Jews will vote for centrists Dems or Republicans. Where I live, Jamal Bowman , member of AOCs Marxist socialist caucus, remains formidable with Jewish support because JStreet continues to argue he is a supporter of Israel. I cannot make sense of it.
First they came for the children and I did not speak out—
Because I did not have a child. (Trans rights)
Then they came for the police, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a police officer. (BLM)
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew. (Hamas support)
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Might sound a bit dramatic but I firmly believe if our government wasn’t strong the woke fanatics would have been lynching people in the streets. During each of these events.
If you bought into this crap and are waking up to it, some soul searching is needed. Since I can’t see how woke ideology is any different from fascism. They hate our separation of powers.
Also, why do the fascists always end up coming for the Jews?
Here is reason #22: the GOP should coalesce around Desantis or Haley and not Trump. There is a growing movement of frustration around the lack of performance of Democratic policies; the issues of crime, immigration, and antisemitism are just the first shoe to drop, and the deficit spending that is going on will have to end soon and badly. The GOP needs a person who can attract people and inspire, not be repellent and sicken. Trump is not the man for the times; if he wins, it will be a squeaker, and he has proven he can't govern as he can't build coalitions or pick good people. Do we need someone with personal vendettas ( See his Bill Barr post) and can't stay focused on a task? There is an excellent opportunity to destroy the woke in this coming election. Trump can't do it. Great articles show the opportunity for the GOP to win and do something with it.