Americans are Protesting- But Not For Themselves
Americans are Protesting- But Not For Themselves
Americans are taking to their state’s streets and protesting for their jobs and freedom. The progressives at Salon, whine that breaking quarantine is “selfish”, but ignore basic facts. Americans are fighting to go back to work. Protesting to do the very thing that pays for the stimulus checks, Medicare, and other federal programs funded by taxes. But obviously, those selfish bastards breaking quarantine only care about themselves. The nation has seen a recent uptick in protests direct at the quarantine measures take to “flatten the curve.” The individual mandates vary from state to state, but the underlying platform they share is limiting individual rights. The right to work, the right to travel, the right to buy “non-essential” products.
The liberal, and International media can’t grasp that Americans would rather embrace risky freedom than safe restrictions. They don’t understand Trump’s support for the protesting citizens. Probably related to the fact that neither group understands what it means to be uniquely “‘Merican!”
I took to the blog and wrote about government overreach and my fellow Americans have taken to the streets. Liberal pundits have deemed these Americans selfish, ignorant, and all their favored adjectives aimed at conservatives. Because to a progressive liberal – anyone who doesn’t share their beliefs is worthy of condemnation… and a conservative label.
The rambling whine-fest of Amanda Marcotte, in Salon, speaks volumes to how far the left has gone off the rails. Writing,
Turns out that these individuals are, in fact, highly dependent on the communities they live in, so much so that a few weeks of needing to curtail shopping and socializing has led to a total meltdown.”
But it’s really rich for the self-proclaimed “rugged individuals” of America to be such big, whiny babies in the face of this.”
Oh, really? What progressive liberals lack is some basic understanding of economics. I know, it’s hard to “math” with AOC as an Econ advisor, but the people protesting are a group who pays taxes and supports the economy. The group who wants to go back to work because they realize the government doesn’t create wealth. It redistributes it. In our current society where “majority fear rules”, the protestors are in fact “rugged individuals.”
In reality, this pandemic has exposed how we’re all in this together and none of us are “rugged individuals.” We need those health care workers and grocery store employees and teachers. We are all dependent on each other, not just for the basic necessities of life, but the luxuries like boating and gardening. Right wingers have spent decades denying this fact, clinging to their Ayn Rand fantasies that they’re not dependent on the rest of us and are under no obligation to pay their taxes or by treating others with decency and compassion. “
What the left sees is “conservatives” protesting for their right to enjoy the “luxuries” of freedom. Marcotte derides someone boating, because she can’t understand that people fish from boats. Many do so to stock their freezers and feed their families. All her type see is a luxury outing, maybe like the progressive icons who are on mega-yachts during the quarantine.
The protestors she slams are concerned about others, and entirely unselfish. Yes, the lady in the video who is complaining about her hair is dependent on the hairdresser (who is unable to work because of restrictions). That hairdresser is dependent upon the child-care provider (who can’t work because of restrictions). The child-care provider uses a cleaning service to keep her business sanitary (they aren’t getting paid because the child care center is closed). It’s a very easy thread to follow. There is nothing selfish about wanting to see your hairdresser. Or favorite dine-in restaurant, or bar, or NCAA basketball team. Marcotte even admits that, “we are all dependent on each other” but refuses to make the economic connections of that dependency. It’s as if she thinks everyone works from home and feels no financial impact of this shutdown.
Few business owners have the luxury of generating income by sitting on their butts in front of a computer. Fewer still get paid for each word of drivel they type. Those “big whiny babies” protesting want to get out and go back to work because they understand the basic economics of life in America; payroll taxes from small business owners, income taxes from employees, the tremendous amounts of money generated by the many small and medium sized businesses is what weaves the American safety net. In going back to work and starting the economic engine they are helping those who cannot do those things. By working and paying taxes (a complaint that crosses party lines) they are able to replenish the coffers our government uses to pay for social programs.
But to the progressive liberal, this group of hardworking Americans is protesting for the right to be selfish. What a sad word it must be for those who only see the negative in others.
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