Moderate lefties waking up
As the drive to ignore China and concentrate on increasingly ridiculous woke and cancel culture problems intensifies, some lefties are seeing just how far the lefty worldview is from reality.
One prominent US lefty, who loves Biden, sounded like a conservative when he said, “There’s got to be something between an authoritarian government that tells everyone what to do and a representative government that can’t do anything at all.” He pointed out that China was rolling out infrastructure and economic growth plans while in the West, wokists and cancellists were worried about Dr Seuss, Mr Potato’s genitalia and fabrications about women being looked at wrongly.
“We see a problem and we ignore it, lie about it, fight about it, endlessly litigate it, sunset clause it, kick it down the road, and then write a bill where a half-assed solution doesn’t kick in for 10 years … China sees a problem and they fix it. They build a dam. We debate what to rename it.”
“We bingewatch, they bingebuild,” he continued. His point is that China does not get sidetracked by cultural issues that often dominate the establishment media and the political left. “Do you think China’s doing that, letting political correctness get in the way of nurturing their best and brightest? … And they are eating our lunch. And believe me, in an hour, they’ll be hungry again.”
In between an authoritarian government that tells everyone what to do, and a representative government of a silly people, is what West used to be, before political correctness and left dominated media became such a problem.
The West used to be the lands where people were informed by reporters, rather than by zealous journalists who promote politically-correct fantasies designed to help one side of politics. Reality matters, as even lefty entertainers have begun to notice.
The Western problem is fantasy and a dilution of the connection between hard-work, merit, and success on the one hand and rewards on the other. Exclude many of us from participating, or a decent chance of procreating, because of your warped Leftist ideology and anti-meritocratic notions of equity (i.e. more unearned goodies for leftwing voters) and you can stick your modern society, because we’re not willing to put in effort any more.
We can’t afford to just play games, watch movies and drink up any more. China is here now. Just look at 5G.