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The Socialist's Burden By Karen Kwiatkowski

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The tweeting AOC is the canary in the social-political coal mine, or perhaps the caged birds of Birdbox, high-pitched, precarious, panicking in the discovery that they are trapped, and that it is only their death or permanent capture that gives their life meaning, if at all.

So sad.  Virginia Governor Northam – progressive, pro-state, pro-military, pro-big pharma – by definition anti-life – has stumbled into an over-the-top statement supporting post-birth abortion, aka infanticide.  I'm sure the dear man didn't mean a word he said, but shrinking support for progressive lunacy among the core democrats – like these business owners, and this guy, and the shrinking subsets of "reliable" democratic voters, is driving socialists insane.

Why can't people just admit that eliminating private property, living in a sharing society under the heavily equipped and magnificent direction of a great globally-minded bureaucracy is glory indeed?  I mean, we have seen so much progress made, and yet, as the years unfold, every gain is diluted or reversed, every intended end subverted by the very people it was designed to benefit.

We see the illegalizing of large size soda and plastic straws, obscene municipal abuses from parking enforcement, property seizures, and local political corruption and ever-increasing regulation, taxes and fees.  We see many states – and not just on the liberal coasts — literally taxing their golden geese into a one-way flight.  We see the IRS and TSA shutdown greeted with celebration at the public recognition that these agencies are not considered necessary to government function, even as they groaned at how unhappy these bitter grifters and gropers could make us.

The Department of the Interior has a "win" turned into a costly loss in terms of rancher rights, the FBI has become exactly the kind of status-conscious, inbred, incompetent organization that Hannibal Lecter could describe perfectly with just the tone of his voice, and US intelligence agencies and defense leaders come across as chubby, pale-faced whiners seeking to maintain and grow their black budgets as they have done for the past 70 years, wondering why the general population doesn't see them as heroes and whistleblowers.

We also have the neoconservatives – Bolton, Pompeo and Pence – the self-described US Troika of Tyranny demanding that their mini-Saddam Hussein be installed over the oil fields of Venezuela, and that Russia vacate their lending commitments relating to Citgo.  My bad — Bolton actually meant the super scary troika of the microscopic socialist economies of Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.  Tragically, the Democrat topliners – just as dependent as the Republicans on military-industrial spending and war as a business — are in a position of supporting Bolton and the neoconservatives in demonizing good old-fashioned overseas socialism wherever it interferes with US oligarchy.  I am simply nauseous at seeing these progressive workers being forced to repeatedly swallow such a public betrayal.  And on top of that, the whole project has already failed just as they brought in the walking corpse of Elliot Abrams.

The sheer stupidity and desperation of this new neoconservative intervention is domestically matched by a theatrical pre-dawn FBI burlesque show in Florida to bring to justice the odd man accused of lying to a government agent.  The American public was greatly underwhelmed, and the raid compliantly recorded by CNN resulted in the 100 million raised brows of 200 million average Americans who live near meth houses, fentanyl distributers, and thieving politicians, and who hear crickets daily from law enforcement about it.

Government is the problem.  Too much, too unrestrained, too greedy for war, too self-interested and stupid to be taken seriously.  This simple timeless truth is the sad flaw in the progressive and socialist movement.  The very government they'd like to be bigger, more involved in just distribution of whatever people deserve, desire and demand, more maternal, paternal and dominant – isn't holding up its end of the bargain.  It's not proving itself capable of actually killing and eating the "rich" and it is constantly proving its capability to kill and consume the poor.

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