Nonsequitur: Does “the Left” Hate “the Old”?

October 8, 2013

Dennis Prager offers an interesting argument of why liberals not only reject, but detest anything “old.” You can read his argument here, but basically it isn’t really about “dead white males.”

That is a major reason for the Left’s problem with the old: If the old is great, they and their new ideas are probably not that great.

The irony of this is, of course, that “progressive, new” ideas have become entrenched since the 70’s, and are becoming “progressive, old” ideas. The Left is in power, with liberal leaders in the White House and Senate, as well as state governments in New York and California, liberal messengers in the Media, and liberal teachers and administrators in the schools. The ideas espoused by Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Brown, Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson, Chris Matthews, and, yes, even John Stewart are not “new” any more.

We can experience directly the effects of established liberal programs including a failed stimulus, a failed “restart” in the Middle East, a failed “Green Economy,” etc. It appears that the promises made about the Affordable Care Act will also fail. The “War on Poverty,” the “War on Drugs,” and the “War on Terrorism” have all stalled. Cities run on the liberal model are failing in California and Michigan. Employers and middle class tax payers are leaving liberal states in droves. The number of citizen in poverty has increased.

As the gray hairs grow in number on the heads of Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton, they (and we) are reminded that they have become “the Establishment.” Why should we trust them? If they get richer while we get poorer, why should we support them? If their liberal programs don’t eliminate poverty, sickness and unemployment, what good are they? Is it any wonder that President Obama sounds more and more like President Nixon?

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