“One who spares the rod hates his son, but one who loves him is careful to discipline him.” Proverbs 13:24
Democrats must save America from themselves. Normal-thinking Democrats who believe in the basic American values of liberty, but quibble about government’s role in said liberty must take back their party from the insane Leftists who have taken it over. It cannot be the responsibility of Republicans alone to defeat the Leftists. The Republican Party needs a sane Democratic Party to keep them in check and keep them sharp. If the Left cannot stop this downward spiral into madness, the lack of competition will cause the GOP to go stale. In short, the Democrats need to grow up. For their own good and for the good of the country they claim to love. The Democrats have an unruly child on their hands. They must fix their child. Leftism must be destroyed, but it is not the fault of the Leftist. It is the fault of the Leftist’s parents.
One of the most important things a parent can pass down to their children is the ability to control and compartmentalize emotions. Emotions are natural. They are human. God gave them to us for a reason. But you are never supposed to think with them. A decision based on emotion is almost always a bad decision. You ask yourself, “Why are Leftists wrong about EVERYTHING?” Because part of being a Leftist means being RULED by your emotions. It is hard not to feel genuine sympathy for the Leftist because that is a hard way to go through life. And it is a real pity their parents didn’t have the wisdom and/or the willingness to teach them how little their emotions matter.
Though it may be hard without stripping yourself of everything that makes you an adult, take a moment and try to think like a Leftist. Want to know why standard immigration enforcement immediately brings feverish cries of “THIS IS WHAT THE NAZIS DID!!”? Think of it like this. Ever lose sight of your child in a public place? Or hear what you think is someone breaking into your house at night? That raw moment of pure terror when you have tunnel vision and nothing else in the world matters excect for that problem being solved. That is how Leftists view everything political. Remember, politics is important to people on the Right. To those on the Left, politics is their religion.
Leftists are not being dishonest when they see child separations at the border and immediately make comparisons to Auschwitz. That is how they really feel. You may see standard immigration enforcement. You might even see what you think is heavy-handed immigration enforcement. They are not making things up when they talk about global warming ending the world. In their minds, that is real. Your SUV and Styrofoam cups aren’t just purchases you’ve made. To the Left, you are bringing about the apocalypse. They see the world in a way you cannot possibly understand, but it’s important for you to understand that you don’t understand.
What does an undisciplined toddler do when she doesn’t get her way? She yells and screams and throws things off the shelf in the grocery store. And how does that toddler react when you try to have a calm, reasoned, logical conversation with them? They just scream louder. They throw themselves on the floor. In your mind, you offered a reasonable solution to a problem. In their mind, in the mind of a Leftist, you have completely changed their worldview. You might as well have told them the earth is flat. Offering logical solutions or a tiny glimpse of reality is only met with more outrage. Put that emotional control in the body of an adult Leftist and BAM, every GOP policy becomes a gas chamber.
Just so we’re clear, I’m not talking about your crazy liberal aunt on Facebook. The highest levels of the Democratic Party and our government have been infested with rampant toddlerism. Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and NSA, took to Twitter in response to the child separations at the border and said, “Other countries have separated mothers and children.” Which seems pretty benign until you see that he included a picture of Birkenau with it. Where a MILLION PEOPLE WERE MURDERED BY THE NAZIS. Setting aside how much that comparison insults the people who survived Nazi horrors, it is a little disconcerting to know the former head of America’s spy agency is prone to teenage-girl melodramatic emotional outbursts. While we’re at the CIA, how about John Brennan, accusing Trump of treason over a press conference? Or United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand calling for abolishment of ICE. The unhinged fringes of the Democratic Party in the 1960s have become today’s Senators. They have become today’s power brokers. And unless you cherish the thought of your toddler, drunk on a popsicle sugar-rush playing hide the nuclear football, you should be wary.
The divide in this country cannot begin to heal until we can have a serious discussion about who and what we are. Know what you do not bring to a serious discussion about the future? Children. The children must remain outside while the adults talk. As of this moment, there is nobody for the Right to negotiate with as the Left can bring no adults to the negotiating table. It is grow up time. No more “Abolish ICE” platforms. No more sit-ins for gun-control. Set down the sippy cup, Democrats. It is time for Finishing School.