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I have been going to MV for 30 years. It’s progressive credentials are well established. As you enter a prominent intersection in Chilmark, you are greeted w a sign inviting you join in a Black Lives Matter community kneel every Sunday at 9 am.
For the last decade or so MV has had a recurring labor shortage. Construction, landscaping and other “trades” are chronically short of people. Same w restaurants. They have been partially filled w Baltic and Balkan Europeans.
The truth is MV needs more workers. But I guess not brown workers.
For sixty years I’ve been hearing “ All politics are personal”, “Question Authority”, “If you aren’t angry you’re not paying attention “. Now that the Left has captured all the levers, all we hear is “ shut up” “ nothing to see” “ “ you are a Nazi “ ….. fill in the blank
This whole thing is so comical. The more the left beats their chest with righteous indignation and calls DeSantis et.al "monsters" they more they broadcast to the world their intolerant xenophobic bigotry. They really should be helping finance the relocation of "assylum seekers" to their sanctuaries.
Virtue untested, is no virtue at all.
Illegal immigration. I’ve wondered for 20 years what is going on with our government and illegals.
I work at a small manufacturing company. Many of our production employees are Mexican immigrants. About 15 years ago, we started getting letters from SSA notifying us that “reported SSNs and names didn’t match”. Of course that was because employees gave us forged ID cards.
BUT, the government letters warned us that it was illegal to fire these people. Instead, we were to give them the opportunity to “rectify” the error. Of course, they simply procured new fake ID’s, and we would receive another notice the next year. Eventually we gave up on hiring employees, and only used temps for our production.
But I always wondered why the government made it clear that we could not fire people based on their presumed illegal immigrant status. Why do they seem to want to keep illegals employed? I thought it was to shore up Social Security- illegals forced to contribute through payroll deductions, but they would never collect. After all, the SSN was invalid.
They could have stopped this years ago. Clearly they did not want it to stop.
"A walled-off aristocracy that cares only about their own image can’t survive with a majority of forgotten people banging on the castle walls."
It can if locks up enough of those banging on the walls, which the wholly corrupted DoJ is in the process of not only doing but expanding. Put the fear of God in the proles and they will be too afraid to step out of line. Just wait until those 87K armed-and-willing-to-use-deadly-force IRS agents come knocking on your door. Better take down that Trump banner.
What a pleasure to be recently introduced to your thoughtful essays. I look forward to future essays guided by principles and a search of truth.
Whenever I walk by a house sporting a BLM or rainbow flag or a poster proclaiming “In this house...”, I immediately think that in that house resides a moron.
DeSantis' "stunt" won my vote. That's it. And I know I'm not alone.
I'm usually long winded in here, but I'll keep it short -- Sasha? This was brilliant. You're on fire lately. This sentence may be the best thing I've seen written anywhere in quite some time, "Twitter has become not a hub for news but the reflecting pool of Narcissus, to tell the alpha voices of the Left how virtuous they are. Narcissus fell in love with his own image and stared at it for the rest of his life. So too have the Biden Democrats fallen for their own publicity."
Please reach your hand up in front of your screen and accept my high-five. That is outstanding writing.
Progressives are the masters of the costless virtue signal. Good on DeSantis for goading them into putting their money where their virtue-signaling mouth is.
Oh, and the MSM's sprint straight to Godwin had to set a land speed record.
Well, the Democrats DON'T possess any moral superiority. They only think they do - which, in the world of organized religion, we call "sanctimony." And it's no more attractive when smugly exhibited by secularists than it is by the supposedly faithful.
I wonder if any of the leftists in MV noted that the immigrants were from Venezuela. Illegals fleeing the results of the system put in place there following the same premises that leftists advocate for here in the US. Venezuela was one of the wealthiest South American countries before Chavez came to power not so many years ago. Not one person on MV will make the connection between a socialist system and thousands of immigrants fleeing.
I keep on hearing about how Red Wave is gone. But then I look at pools from NV, AZ, GA, NH, PA, WI and they all show Republicans either up or in the margin of error. Polls have definitely tightened. But we'll see.
We are heading towards some sort of confrontation. People who love power as much as our elites won't give it up without a fight.
Terrific, Sasha! There seems to be a direct correlation between the moral hectoring of those who populate the woke left and the ease with which they jettison it the moment reality intrudes: The more morally strident they become, the easier it is for them to set their morality aside when confronted with inconvenient truths. It's a signal symptom of the drug-induced mass psychosis that provides them with collegial succor in their hypocrisy and a convenient enemy in you and me.
Sobering warnings from Hanson and Luntz.
Thank you for your thoughts. It was right on point.
Sasha is a brilliant new voice on the scene.
The left has radicalized a generation -- make that several -- and we are now finally seeing the fruits of "the long march through the institutions". The rapidity of demands that the populace now comply with transgender surgery on minors, or men in women's sports, or ending proactive policing, or open borders, or tripling the price of energy is terrifying.
People of conscience who still care about this country need to wake up that the next few elections are about saving civilization from a Balkan- or Rwanda-style self-immolation in civil war over ethnic tensions. Despite all the pap, the left is clearly far more addicted to identity politics than the right.
Every single index of human flourishing I can think of gets worse under Democratic rule. Crime, educational failure, teenage mental illness, border chaos, energy inflation, economic dislocation, lockdowns, masking toddlers, lying about a "climate crisis", journalism, comedy, you name it.