Is The Great Illusion In Ruins? Victor Davis Hanson

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In 2021, Joe Biden was elected after a bitterly fought campaign that deposed the incumbent Donald Trump. Democrats eventually captured, for a time, both the House and Senate, ensuring the most left-wing government in modern American history.

Americans were then set to witness a great experiment. For the first time in their lives, a truly radical socialist program would supposedly fundamentally transform the way America dealt with the border, immigration, the economy, race relations, foreign policy, energy, law enforcement, crime, education, and social questions such as religion, gender, abortion, and schooling.

In a sense, we were all to be lab rats of sorts, to be experimented on by the radical left and their various critical theories. Now in the last year of the Biden term, we can see the results of that experiment—and the unfortunate disasters that followed.
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  • Posted by j_IR1776wg 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    "That emotion is: hatred of the good for being the good." Ayn Rand The Age of Envy

    Centuries in and centuries out achievers and producers are praised then they are hated. Its just like the metronome used to teach students how to play the piano. No one seems to know why. Its just the way many humans act.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Excellent article. Those who should read it the most probably won't understand it.
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    • Posted by tutor-turtle 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      The "Green New Deal" Like a watermelon: Green on the outside, Red on the inside.
      If there was one single disaster of the Buy-Dumb Selection Steal that Trumps them all, it would be shutting off our access to cheap, abundant energy.
      Not a miscalculation, But on purpose.
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    • Posted by $ allosaur 1 month, 2 weeks ago
      Or condemn it as racist hate speech propaganda and call out for The Blade of Perseus and Professor Hanson to be cancelled if not also altogether Lawfare jailed.
      Yeah, no freedom of such hate speech should ever be allowed. Why? It's to save our democracy!
      Now as loudly as you can, sing out that last sentence 666 times!
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  • Posted by NealS 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Excellent piece by VDH, as usual. This is one we should all copy to all our lefty friends and relative holdouts as a warning about what they will be leaving to their kids if they don't start getting their news from a variety of different sources. Sometimes I feel it is already too late, they have cornered the market on lies about everything and anything. I can't even call him Joe anymore (it makes me sick), so I'll say Biden (also making me sick) is already telling his followers that the republicans are responsible for the border and other disasters created by himself. How can they lie so blatant, and still get away with it? Are there people among so dense and stupid they can't see thorough it? The democrats are demonstrating that this tactic is working, flat out lies get the job done.

    I think also the Right has to play out the latest lie about Trump going after his enemies, retaliation. This lie could be huge, one way of the other. They need to show the obvious facts, buying commercial time in time slots around "The View", and other crooked "news" media, instead of sending me daily donation requests which I think are a total waste of funds.
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  • Posted by fairbro 1 month, 2 weeks ago
    Biden did not "appease" Russia, he ignited this conflagration as Obama's point man in 2014.

    Writer does not comprehend that Ukraine, Gaza, and Taiwan are three TOTALLY different scenarios..

    The writer claims the Left has a plan behind this madness. NO, they do NOT. Biden simply reversed whatever Trump did..The Left in 2024 are not socialists or communists - those groups had a plan, at least. Today's Left are Nihilists and Materialists , they clutch a handful of meaningless "values" in their greedy hands, and their primary concerns are drugs and orgasms.
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