Leftism is the Walt Disney worldview. Built on fantasy and sustained through fantasy, it only gains and keeps proponents as people distance themselves from hard realities about human nature, society, and God. As leftist utopian theories become policy, we find their angelic intentions fail to abolish those realities. For example, if government meddles to create artificial demand in the marketplace, that increased demand relative to supply will produce a predictable result. Does the leftist learn from his mistake? Never. When prices rocket skyward, rather than humbly reckoning with his error he tends to resort to delirium, statistical manipulation, and his constant companion: ad hominem.
Goofing with reality makes for entertaining movies, but on solid pavement it is always destructive. Multiply the danger a million fold when fantasy drives national security policy. Consider Europe. While the dead pile up, the continent remains steadfastly committed to its dreamy vision of security through crayons and construction paper and crossed fingers. The United States is trailing close behind.
Enter General James Mattis, a man apparently incapable of playing make believe. Many of us who remain skeptical of Donald Trump are nevertheless optimistic about his choice for Secretary of Defense. The reason is simple: we absolutely must get serious about restoring military readiness.
Arguably, Obama’s most destructive work is the number he has done on our military, having attempted to transform it into a massive experiment in sexual anarchy. If it is deviant and involves genitalia, President Obama has figured out a way to promote it with our defense resources, whether that’s mandatory sensitivity training classes to help normal people control their facial expressions upon their first encounter with a bearded woman or naming a Navy ship after a famous pedophile rapist or expropriating tax dollars for “doctors” who lop off soldiers’ penises.
Sorry if you are offended by the truth, but transgender people do not belong in the military. They belong in counseling. If we’d all prefer to stay alive, Private Jones needn’t devote himself to classes on pronouns; he must know how to shoot and strip and clean his weapon.
Leftists really believe if we reshape the military to reflect the wildest visions of your average radical lesbian literature professor, the real world of Islamic terrorists and Communist madmen will suspend their aggressions to behold the beauty of our freakish diversity. Schizophrenics really believe aliens are spying on them. Medicate the schizophrenic and ignore the leftist.
Embracing the unreality of leftism has impaired us on every level, especially in areas generally unnoticed. It’s obvious when it hits us in the wallet. But, as destructive as the (un)Affordable Care Act turned out to be — as bad as a 45% increase in health premiums is for that poor family in Texas, it’s better than a dirty bomb making port in Corpus Christi. While General Mattis’ personal views on sexuality could stand improvement, there is no indication he will continue the policy of using the military to promote perversion and plenty of reason to believe he would return our attention to real-life threats that loom.
Fantasies are for children. The military is for grown-ups. Our commander in chief has been off with the fairies for eight years. If you think it has had no effect on military readiness, you have a fantasy of your own on your hands. Now more than ever, we need a President and a Secretary of Defense who are grounded in reality.
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