The following may seem a little harsh, but please keep in mind that everything I’m about to write is out of genuine concern for our friends on the left, particularly those of the millennial generation.
They say children are our future and with that in mind, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the mental health and well-being of people my age, and even those who are younger.
At first glance, it appears as though our liberal friends have lost their collective mind.
My first real memory of politics was watching George H. W. Bush mop the floor with Michael Dukakis back in 1988. I was almost 6-years-old, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Throughout the course of the past twenty-eight years I’ve watched the left slowly creep toward the edge of insanity, but never have I seen them take a flying leap into the depths of madness like they have since President Barack Obama took power.
I wrote earlier that denying reality seems to be part of liberal “thought” these days, a trend most prominent among the millennial generation.
They still don’t understand what went wrong on November 8th, for instance. The idea of ascribing blame to themselves doesn’t occur to them. Instead, it was the Russians. It was James Comey and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). It was racism. Sexism. Xenophobia. Transphobia. Herpetophobia, so on and so forth.
They allowed themselves to delve deeper into this denial when Jill Stein fleeced them for millions of dollars, forcing recounts in several swing states. The result was that President-elect Donald Trump received more votes than previously tallied. Then, an ensemble cast of effete, leftist celebrity icons took it upon themselves to demand GOP electors break faith with their party, becoming traitors against Trump.
A Harvard professor went so far as to predict upwards of twenty electors would violate their pledge to support the President-elect. When the electoral college rituals were complete, it was Hillary Clinton who lost the most electors. Time and again these young people allow their credulity to become obvious to the naked eye and more obvious is their heart ache when things don’t go their way.
The denial doesn’t end there, in fact an entire article could be devoted to liberal fantasies such as the fictional dangers of fracking, the multiplicity of sexes beyond the obvious binary, the psychosis of transgenderism, genocide in Aleppo, “Kony 2012,” the growing infatuation with socialism, etc. There’s not enough room here for me to include it all.
Additional to denial, there are other symptoms of liberal millennial madness. Such as the outbreak of unadulterated outrage at all manner of imagined umbrage detected especially by the newest generations of the progressive movement.
On YouTube, I watched in a state of semi-shock as a Lyft passenger mercilessly derided her patient and pleasant driver for having a Hula doll on his dashboard. At the same time, protests that arose after Wisconsin electors cast their votes for Trump were an embarrassment. Also, will someone please tell me this is satirical, these people can’t be serious.
These are the perfect examples of the leftist crybaby culture of trigger warnings, safe spaces, micro-aggressions, and a general hypersensitivity one would expect from a petulant child. It has become almost impossible to have a civil conversation with anyone in the millennial generation unless you agree with their leftist presuppositions.
It doesn’t take long for them to indulge in well-poisoning, character assassination, and childish insults when they find themselves confronted with differing points of view.
It seems like a fool’s errand to attempt an intervention with young people who deny fundamental tenets of reality and who are so quick to verbally assault anyone who dares utter opinions contrary to their own. It honestly feels as though we’re dealing with folks whose grasp on sanity is tenuous at best. But what if I’m wrong? Perhaps our liberal friends didn’t gradually descend into madness but instead, they were never trained to cultivate and properly use their minds in the first place?
To put it bluntly, our public schools are state-sponsored factories with a mission to manufacture a single product: obedient citizens lacking the capacity for critical thought.
No government interested in its own survival and expansion of control would ever encourage its citizens to be skeptical of authority. The brainwashed students these factories churn out have been weaponized against dissent and are in essence not people anymore in the eyes of the state, but rather they are a defense mechanism to insulate our ruling class against subversion that naturally arises from an intellectual citizenry.
To be truly successful, any variation of democracy requires an informed population. But our government has undermined democracy and protected its position of power primarily by creating generations of uninformed, misinformed, unthinking robots. If you have any doubt this is the sole purpose of public education, look to the catastrophic Common Core curriculum and the purge of economics and civics and logic from high school classrooms.
Education is not the point of public education. Subservience is. What better example of this can there be than a generation of young people who believe what they are told by the state and not what they see with their eyes? What better example can there be than an army of enthusiastic youths who have been immunized against civil disagreement?
Can these young people be deprogrammed? I’d like to think so. It would be easier than convincing a lunatic of his or her lunacy, that’s for sure. But how does one go about convincing someone they’ve been brainwashed by an institution that brainwashed them into believing people should be brainwashed? It’s no small feat but it sounds like a great topic for a future article.
Original artwork by Jesse Comeau