After years of America’s leftward drift and the progressive (this is the word that Hillary loves to label herself with) advancement to socialism, and following the presidency of Barack I-will-fundamentally-transform-America Obama with his dis-obeyance of our laws and the flogging of the constitution, the candidates of the Democrat party are now in the position of having to be the new political conservatives who must defend the destruction, poverty and unemployment of the last seven-plus years as they’ve swung the nation from capitalism with its vitality and achievement to socialism with its dull existence of idleness and jealousy and resentment of anyone who has possessions better than theirs. They are now the defensive conservatives trying to preserve their leftist paradise by promising more goodies to the masses and trying to find a new class of achievers somewhere to label as selfish so they can be taxed to pay for it all. I wish them luck trying to defend, for example, a policy of an individual’s getting a “free” college education, and then, via the higher taxes needed to pay for this “free” stuff, having to pay for every other individual citizen’s “free” college education without end, for the remainder of their life. At least when you had to only pay for your own education the payments would end at some point and the expenditure could be budgeted and controlled, but not when it’s a national obligation for everyone to indulge in, and most will indulge in it; that’s why leftists put it there. The new conservatives will have a lot of explaining to do when their current followers and voters who are not college bound, begin to object to this drain on their middle class incomes as they are taxed to provide for the elitist class’s education.
If this once great nation had a press that was really free and independent of the political process it would already have raised this issue and would be attacking Hill and Bern for looting the working class in order to get the votes of those who can’t think past their next toke. This awareness will eventually happen as the members of the press think about what will eventually happen to them and their children via government policy and as terrorist attacks on American soil increase, new wars break out, unemployment increases, more jobs go overseas, illegal immigration sky rockets, poverty increases and the “free” college education becomes worthless and allows no access to a better-paying job. At this point the new liberals (Republicans will be the political liberals by this time) will finally be listened to and their lessons will be realized as the truth that is currently being denied under the existing liberal-Democrat confusion of the nation. But it will take much pain and suffering for the once-liberal, now conservative and defensive press, to see the light and begin attacking the welfare state, although it will happen.
Capitalism has generated more middle class wealth than all of the socialist/communist governments of the world combined. Coal-generated power plants have saved countless lives of the poorest among us via refrigeration and the preservation of food and drugs. The existing left’s ban on coal power and other liberal lies about warming/change and the abolition of all that has made the world comfortable and pleasant through capitalism, will make for a much more dangerous and painful world. An increasingly poor and impoverished America will result from the pendulum swing of time to the existing left-wing (which is becoming the new right-wing).