Is to be naturally conservative. It’s to believe that you are in control of your destiny. It is to believe that, despite whatever has happened to you in the past, you have the capacity to change your future for the better. Or worse. It’s up to you.
The concept is embodied in the notion of ‘rugged individualism’ that remains an influential force in American culture. It’s why folks are against gun control on principle, even if maybe it would save a few thousand lives annually, give or take. And it’s not unreasonable.
When you see the left’s propensity for rules, rules, rules and more rules, along with enforcing punishment of thoughtcrimes, it becomes clear that this pleasant exercise as a democratic republic could go away fairly easily. There was a time when men could be on the left, I suppose, but in the 21st century a man can no longer afford to be a Democrat.
A few years ago, when I started hearing the horror stories from college campuses about kangaroo courts using Title IX to ruin young men’s lives to appease feminist activists, I started to question whether the Democrats still represented my views adequately. With the enactment of Obama’s fiat on transgender students’ use of bathrooms in public schools, it further became clear to me that the Democrats may not be entirely in touch with reality.
As man-haters like Kirsten Gillibrand seize more and more power within the party, it has become abundantly clear that the left has- aside for “Beta” O’Rourke- no place for men anymore. The Franken takedown and the Kavanaugh hearings are both case studies in this. A man, Brett Kavanaugh who very well may have been the victim of a totally fabricated smear campaign, was and continues to be trashed over completely unsubstantiated allegations and the left doesn’t care. Leftists casually call him and Clarence Thomas sexual assailants and portray Al Franken’s lighthearted harassment like a war crime.
Due process is dead on the left. And if that dies, what’s next to go, free speech? Just look at what is happening in Britain right now.