If there is one thing about the progressive socialist left, they are masters of defining the narrative. They can all come out with a chip implanted at the base of their skull and regurgitate the very same talking point. For years we were inundated by the Obama administration’s “fair share” and “fairness” talk. It was all about the basic premise of socialism, wealth redistribution, shared misery, and the gospel of envy, as Sir Winston Churchill described the failed collective economic model.
In America, we have so dumbed down our educational system and, thanks to the leftists, remade it into a system of indoctrination. As well, the leftist socialist media has become nothing more than a propaganda wing of the Democrat (socialist) Party, espousing their rhetoric without challenge.
Well, the left kinda hit one of those obstacles to their messaging yesterday. It is was an obstacle that evidences how the progressive socialist left defines “fairness.”
As reported by Townhall:
“The inherent unfairness of Elizabeth Warren’s plan to cancel student loan debt has prompted at least one parent to ask the Democratic candidate some tough questions about her radical proposal, since the media never will.
While Warren claims that it’s only fair for the rich to pay for everyone else’s student loans, the candidate is struggling to explain what’s so fair about those responsible people who already paid off their student loans not being reimbursed under Warren’s crazy plan.
On the campaign trail in Grimes, Iowa, on Monday, an angry father confronted the Massachusetts senator over the issue of fairness.
“I just wanted to ask one question,” the father told the candidate. “My daughter is getting out of school. I’ve saved all my money. She doesn’t have any student loans. Am I going to get my money back?” asked the father. “Of course not,” responded Warren quickly.
“So you’re going to pay for people who didn’t save any money and those of us who did the right thing get screwed?” the father followed up.
Warren’s plan calls for the cancellation of student loan debt up to $50,000 for 42 million Americans. Warren says her plan would be entirely paid for by her Ultra-Millionaire Tax plan, a progressive tax starting on households worth $50 million. A Wharton School study found that Warren’s proposed tax would shrink the economy by as much as 2.1 percent by the year 2050, but Warren undoubtedly has a plan for that too.”
Remember “Joe the Plumber?” Yes, the exchange where Barack Obama told him that we would all do better when we “spread the wealth around.” Spread the wealth around, wealth redistribution, the first principle of a socialist economic model, and what Karl Marx advocated for in his Communist Manifesto. The difference between 2008 and today is that no one would believe that anyone would run for President and openly embrace a socialist ideological agenda. Funny thing, it was early in 2009 when Newsweek ran a cover claiming, “We’re All Socialists Now.” So, from that chance encounter between Barack Obama and Joe the Plumber, we have seen the progressive socialist left fully embrace this failed philosophy of governance. We no longer have to try to convince people.
The left’s definition of fairness is to seek out victims, and leverage them by making them dependent upon their economic enslavement schemes. If there was ever a time when Elizabeth Warren told the truth, she did to this Father. When he presented his case and asked if he was going to get his money back for doing the right thing. She immediately responded, “Nyet.” No.
Message to you all: if you do the right thing as this dad did, and my folks did, save, prepare, plan for the future, take responsibility for your children and yourself, you’re screwed. The father in this exchange was hit by that cold reality. He is not part of the demographic, the electorate that the left wants or needs.
In a commercial ad, I stated that Democrats make and need victims. They abhor and despise victors, those people who do the right thing. Fairness for the left means seeking out victims at the expense of the victors. We have the 529 savings plan which allows parents to create, tax-free, accounts for college. It was Barack Obama who decided to tax these college savings plans. He also taxed HSAs, health savings accounts.
The progressive socialist left does not want individual responsibility, a critical conservative value. Individual responsibility is the real essence of individual rights, freedoms, and liberties. The left prefers individual irresponsibility because it enables them to have a target-rich environment of victims, whom they can exploit, and enslave. The left’s offer of free — such as Warren’s free college and college debt relief — is not about true freedom as free does not equate to freedom. Free, the left’s definition of “fairness” equates to the collectivization of specific demographic and the usurpation of their rights and liberties. It means you punish what is right to advance a tyrannical ideological agenda.
In 45 seconds this father exposed Warren and the left. The question is whether or not we will heed this lesson. Those who have not throughout history have paid a severe price. The most recent example being Venezuela.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Intelligence plus character, that is the goal of true education.” Neither of those qualities are inherent to a progressive socialist ideological perspective, which is why we no longer have a system of education. It is why the left wants free college education. Never forget that one of the planks of Karl Marx in his Communist Manifesto was state control of education.
Neither I, nor the father who confronted Elizabeth Warren, want to pay for that.
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