Whoever “BurnOneForBernie” (on Twitter as @420Bernie2016) is, he sure spared me a lot of research. There I was, cozying up to the State Department’s website to read through a couple thousand or so of recently released Hillary emails. I was just getting to the point where I found it strange her preoccupation with monitoring the media’s treatment of US political issues. She was, after all, Secretary of State, at a time when Russia was invading Ukraine and ISIS was on the rise. Yet there she was, more interested in Salon.com. That’s right. Salon.com. The gutter website of all the ultra left-wing gutter websites, Salon.com. For someone charged with executing America’s foreign policy, there sure wasn’t a lot of “foreign” or “policy” in her email traffic. Couldn’t her aides at least have slipped in a halfway legit overseas news story from the Washington Post or something?
That Hillary and the word strange go hand in hand of course has taken on a whole new dimension now that she’s decided to court the tinfoil hat constituency. She says we’ve been visited by aliens already. As President she “will get to the bottom of Area 51”. This from the candidate. who says she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, tried to become a NASA astronaut, wasn’t allowed to the join the Marines, was shot at by snipers in the Balkans, didn’t know her husband moonlighted as slut (if not worse) until Monica came up, started the birther movement, called on the NFL when she fell and bumped her head, didn’t illegally use a private server to process classified information, and said that ISIS used footage of Trump in recruiting videos, is now telling the world that ET has walked among us.
Yes, when Dr. Ben Carson suggested the pyramids were used to store grain he was all but straight-jacketed and hauled off for 72 hours of clinical observation. Hillary stopped just shy of saying that aliens built those pyramids and from the media we got…a collective shrug.
Rest-assured, she’ll get to the bottom of it if we let her and Bill move back into the White House. Come to think of it, she’s spent a dozen years in and around the White House already. She didn’t look into Area 51 during all that time? Maybe after her failed Hillarycare sales pitch she was feeling down so Bill cozied up to her and said “H baby, they briefed me on Area 51 today…all those aliens…I can feel their pain just like I can feel yours…want a cigar?”.
I bring up Hillary because somehow in the madness that the American left has become, she’s too far to the middle for people like “BurnOneForBernie” (Twitter handle @420Bernie2016). For those unfamiliar with pot and the left’s obsession with all things pot – just watch the movie Ted 2, it’s basically a bunch of pot jokes strung together on a plot line so weak you can barely tell it’s there – this “BurnOne” person is trying to be clever. 420 being the cool kid code word for marijuana. “Burn one” meaning to smoke one of them there mary jane cigarettes. Get it. This person is saying he’s “burning one” for “Bernie” “420” style. ROTFL? Meh, not so much. But that’s what passes for clever these days left of center.
So does the meme posted above. Get it. It’s supposed to look like one of those what-are-they-selling-on -the-cheap-at-the-local-big-box-store-liberals-hate-so-much circulars that come with newspapers no one reads much of any more. No one reads them because their coverage tends to be just a nostril hair width or so to the right of Salon.com. Except for liberals. They will sit back and absorb the New York Times or San Francisco Chronicle the way some amorphous bit of extraterrestrial ooze would do to a human being if it could escape the dilithium crystal-lined cell it’s held in over at Area 51.
As media industry statistics show, print readership drops little by little each year. Because each year, the left drifts further and further from literacy. Not just the kind of literacy required to read a newspaper and understand the content. The kind required to navigate the real world. And the kind required to realize what their Bernie meme inadvertently reveals.
For years now they’ve wagged their finger at us and told us we were mistaken when we called them closet-Marxists. Maybe some of them thought the reference was to Richard Marx and not Karl. “Cause it don’t mean nothing, the words that they say” (for those that got it, you’re welcome) they told us when on Oct 12, 2008 Obama said we needed to “spread the wealth” around and we called it for what it was. Same thing when crowds fainted in the aisles calling him messianic and asking for the President to give them kitchens, bathrooms, or to turn burger flipper gigs into head of household positions, and we called it out for what it was. Liberals were “right there waiting” for us (again, you’re welcome) when Obama picked which Chrysler dealerships would be allowed to remain open, and when he quipped “you didn’t build that”; they dutifully explained that he didn’t really mean things quite the way we heard them when he said them the way he said them.
The only way comments like those make sense is if they are viewed from the position that government owns all the wealth, and government gets to dole it out as it sees fit to the private sector.
That’s the underlying message behind the meme. All the “savings” come from taking someone else’s wealth, and shoving it into vacuous “social justice” programs. “Medicare for All” comes from eliminating “regressive healthcare”; never thought Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic would be called “regressive” but here we are demonizing those medical one-percenters working their medical miracles daily for all humanity’s benefit. Universal college comes from “Robin Hood” tax schemes. “Robin Hood”. Get it. Taking from the rich to give to the poor so that everyone is uniformly miserable at the end of all the redistribution. So does everything else in the left’s adaptation of Sir Thomas More’s Utopia in real-life.
Liberals have a fancy name for what they want to do. They call it a “revenue positive” tax policy. Sounds nice doesn’t it. All upbeat and happy. After all, it’s got the word “positive” in it. It’s like, “hey, pass me the asparagus, we’re going revenue positive tonight, baby”. Karl Marx has a more direct way of explaining it:
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”.
Today’s liberals are just too plain stupid to understand where their ideas come from, and where they’ll end up.