The British were so surprised and upset that they lost the Revolutionary War to the Colonists, that at their surrender at Yorktown, the British band played the song, “The World Turned Upside Down.” Most Americans must feel this same sense of confusion when looking at the far left progressives' ideas and policies they hope to impose. With friends and relatives who are Democrats, I think that they must feel this same sense of discombobulation. The traditional Democrat Party was opposed to most of these ideas that are now the staple of the far left. Most of these ideas are counter to what most of us know to be true and logical or these ideas have been proven to be wrong time and time again.
For a century, Americans, regardless of their party affiliation, have known that socialism and communism just don't work. Where ever they have been attempted, they have failed. The Soviet Union finally fell apart in1991 and took the communist governments of Eastern Europe with them. The Cuban people have lived with shortages of every commodity almost since the inception of their communist government. The once prosperous Venezuela is an economic shambles since it imposed socialism, despite having the world's largest provable oil reserves. The fact that these oppressive governments have never worked where ever they've been tried, hasn't dissuaded politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from wanting to impose them on our country.
To continue to prove their insanity to us, they deny American exceptionalism and declare that those who point to proof of it are xenophobic. (They should read The Five Thousand Year Leap and The Making of America both by W. Cleon Skousen so they could see for themselves the reason our freedom and Constitution made us so different and more prosperous than past or current nations). In a similar vein, the far left progressives espouse that all cultures are equal. It's as if they think we are blind to the facts that some cultures produce artists, scientists, scholarly geniuses, cities, museums and other wonders, ad infinitum, as opposed to others that produce poverty, disease, oppression and dictators.
People who have half a brain realize that there are only two sexes. It is the height of lunacy to allow disturbed humans of one sex to declare that they are members of the opposite sex. It goes beyond that lunacy to cater to such people's dementia to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the opposite sex and to compete in sports with the other gender as if they were a part of that sexual group.
The progressive left controls most college campuses, which is where most of these looney ideas are birthed and promulgated. At one time colleges and universities were supposed to be sanctuaries for the free exchange of ideas. Now they are bastions of political correctness. The administrators of these so-called learning institutions are so afraid of offending a member of a racial minority, a woman, or LBGTQ, that many have created “speech codes” and free speech zones that limit what a student or faculty member can say or where he or she can say it. What is said doesn't even have to be offensive on its face. Those in charge can interpret it as offense if they deem that the offender used “code words” or “dog whistles” that alert racists, sexists, homophobes or other wretched groups what one “really” means.
The best defense against these assaults on common sense is to point them out loudly, using our free speech to show how completely silly and laughable they really are. The more serious and offended they are, the louder we should laugh.