This is an abridged version of how it’s been during my lifetime. First it was “I love Soviet communes so let’s bring them to America.” Then it was “American individualism hates superior communism so I hate America.” Then for a long time it was “I hate the troops and America and ugly Americans.” Then for a shorter time it was “I support the troops but not the war.” Then for about a year it was “I was never proud of America until now.” Then for one week it was “America has always been great” which became “Russia is evil and America has always been great.” Now it’s “I love America but hate Americans.” (See The Week.)
Underneath the disingenuous self-serving flip-flopping, the inconvenient truth is that human-nature deniers have always hated the Founding Fathers, the Republic, the Electoral College, the Separation of Powers, America herself, and the free markets which built her. And they’ve always wanted the “pure democracy” promised to the worker-peasant alliance by the “democratically-elected soviet councils.” These days they call it “democratic socialism.”
The rest of us, who have never flip-flopped on America, know that socialism leads to communism (Lenin’s words, not mine) and collective rights always violently oppose individual rights. So we will not give up defending our individual rights, even when it means electing (potentially) the second-worst president ever to keep another progressive human-nature-denying socialist from extending the administration of Her anti-American race-baiting predecessor.
The human-nature deniers may yet win. They have an arsenal of anti-human weapons on their side (the U.N. Human Rights Council, to name just one). But they should know that the rest of us will not go quietly into that socialist night.