RIGHT-WING FRENCH politician Marine Le Pen opines: There is no more Left or Right. There are only Globalists or Nationalists.
I think she is right, no pun intended. But those labels are another, fresher way, of saying Left and Right.
The key issue is multiculturalism, the diversity thing. It you favor it, you’re on the Left, a Globalist. If you oppose it, as I do, you’re on the Right, a Nationalist.
Multiculturalism has been the rage in elitist, left-wing circles for decades, and its heavy hand inspired the backlash that has Donald Trump heading to the Oval Office. Perhaps he can knock a little sense into our heads.
Multiculturalism was seeded in the 1960s, a hippie thing. It’s Utopian, idealistic, lovely to imagine, dreamy-eyed, and totally unworkable. Like socialism-communism.
It birthed the curse of Political Correctness.
In the real world, people embrace their differences, their individuality, with a vengeance. We love what separates us, what makes us think we’re better than others.
Obama’s a Globalist. Trump’s a Nationalist. The next eight years will be fun as Globalists collide with reality.
Alert readers will notice a new item in the right-side column of this website’s home page. It is a list of the most-visited Moon spots on any given day. Actually, it can change from minute to minute.
There is one item you will always see there because it’s eternally the most visited post: Havana hookers, etc. It was written over a year ago, but it remains the most visited due to internet search pages.
I have long been aware of this phenomenon due to behind-the-curtain stats I can see, and you could not, but now it’s out in public.
The universal interest in sex and Cuba continues. Sex, well, you know. But the Cuba fascination never diminishes. Tropical island. The romantic Ché with his scrawny beard and cocky beret. “Equality.”
Yes, the loony leftist notion that we can all be equal. It’s just and right and fair, and must be obligatory, by Jove.
Something happened in 1989 that was a combination of good and bad. The Berlin Wall fell, and with it the remnants of the dark Soviet dream. This was good for people who lived under communist oppression.
Bad for us. We lost our focus. The Soviet threat that existed for 44 years kept the Free World united. When Soviet communism imploded, as communism inevitably does, we began brawling among ourselves.
This is blatantly obvious in the United States where everybody is so angry with everybody else that nobody is tending the flaming store.
We have not been this unfocused in a century. We were focused during World War I. Then we danced the Charleston for a decade till the Great Depression arrived. Both focused us but in very different ways.
Then we focused on World War II. Following that, the Soviets focused us.
Since 1989, however, we’ve been flying free, and it’s gotten ugly. We focus only on our electronic toys and the notion that everybody else must agree with us.
Turning to Cuba again, it’s incredible how easy it is to find people who praise Cuba, an oppressive communist dictatorship, one of the few still standing on its wobbly, inefficient, nonproductive legs.
True communist regimes have mostly vanished, but lots of people still think it’s possible to enforce equality by government edict.* Much of Europe has long operated on a lesser version** of this nefarious notion, and they’re now falling down a financial drain hole, and riots are happening.
Enforced equality does not so much help the poor as it punishes the successful. In time, the house falls, leaving all equal but not in a nice way.
We are living in bad times. Could someone please resurrect the Soviet Union? I know many would love that because they so love Cuba and “equality.”
Love of both sex and Cuba will always keep that post in the right-side column. Humans are deeply flawed, and it will always be so.
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* Obama is one.
** Sweet-sounding Social Democracy.
(Note:Havana Hookers, etc., was the secondary of the two posts on our anniversary trip to Cuba, but the primary had no mention of Cuba or Havana in the headline or URL, so the secondary steals the show.)