As long as Democrats adopted progressivism to hide their racism losses from the Civil War, there has always been a craving jealousy toward European socialism. Liberals love how Europe is, they love the long history of aristocracy and religious tyranny, and they love the mask of laziness that comes with that culture. The dirty little secret is that Democrats are lazy. Their political affiliation toward Europe hides that from the world and uses government as the mask to society. To make their laziness a political and religious right, not a stigma from the hard-working Americans who might otherwise look down their noses at them. During the week of October 18th, 2021, supply chains were coming to a slowing stop all over America because of White House policies that directly influenced the flow of commerce throughout the nation. This was similar to the current progressive arguments by teacher union complaints I have heard over many years. I’ve argued for a long time that teachers in these public schools are not these great bastions of wonder that we made them out to be. During the Covid shutdowns, we learned what they were teaching our kids in government schools. Whoever thought that the government, the same government trying to steal power wherever they can get it, should be in charge of teaching our kids anything? That was a stupid idea from the outset. But these teachers, mostly progressive in their political leanings, loving European-style socialism where the workday is short, and the pay is ridiculously high, have been projecting this attitude for decades. And now, under the Biden administration, their ostentatious meanderings of lazy behavior have swept over all of America’s economic activity, and people don’t like it.
You could hear the frustration in Peppermint Patty’s voice when she mocked during a White House briefing the shame it would be if people couldn’t get their “treadmill” in time. Socialists everywhere you can find are lazy and don’t want the pressure of expectation driven by market need. They want to control that market need with artificial rules and regulations that slow the world down to their lazy banter. Teachers’ unions have been doing this for many decades, and the results are apparent. Now, with the Biden administration fully embracing European-style socialism and speaking well of Chinese communism, the socialists in America have felt where the wind is coming from, and they have shown their cards perhaps too fast. And when pressed, people like Jen Psaki have to show their frustration that Americans expect results in their activity; laziness will not be tolerated. You can see the socialist Biden economy everywhere; the lines at the drive-thru at McDonald’s are much longer. Fast food isn’t so fast these days. If you break down on the side of the road and call for help to change a tire or a battery in your car, the wait time is no longer 30 minutes. It’s an hour and a half. You call a supplier for that special something that only they make and suddenly their lead time is six weeks instead of 3 days. Why? Because they are short-staffed. The Biden administration has empowered socialists in America trained that way by our public education system to sit around smoking pot all day hoping for a “universal wage” living off the federal dime. They don’t want to work, so nobody is there to work when we need something.
And in answer to these criticisms, progressives like Jen Psaki can only tell us to lower our expectations. Don’t expect so much. Well, I’ve heard that before in public schools with the teachers. And now we listen to it everywhere. Now we can all see what was really behind Covid and the supposed “Great Reset.” We were supposed to surrender our expectations of performance, of fast food, fast hardware stores, plentiful groceries where everything you can think to need would always be there fresh and ready. And that for the sake of safety and government security, we were supposed to get used to waiting in gas lines, for food, and virtually everything else. If you’ve ever traveled in Europe, you will recognize quickly what is happening in America. A European will tell you to relax, to take your time. They’ll say, “what’s the hurry?” You don’t get quick service in European restaurants. You don’t tip there, so the workers seldom do anything extra to earn more money, so service is generally poor everywhere. But with the social safety nets of European countries, there isn’t much inspiration for getting a job and working your way to the top because they cut off the top. Most people can never hope to have more than an apartment flat and a rinky-dink stupid little car that looks like everyone else. With that being all they ever get to have by socialist governments, they have no desire to work as we see in America. In America, the hope is to have a cool car or a big house and a family to go in it. But under socialism, they want to destroy the family, destroy the expectation of labor, and convince everyone to take their breadcrumbs and live happily ever after in the virtual world of online gaming.
Of course, that’s not how they sold their administration to people, what they would be getting with Joe Biden. Americans wouldn’t have accepted it, even many Democrats. But this isn’t Joe Biden who started all this; he was just the insert to dance to the strings of progressives to make it happen. Instead, it was the Bernie Sanders wing of the Democrat party, which is now in power, who have been selling this European socialism approach for a long time, and it is here now as advertised. People don’t like it, but it’s not as if they didn’t tell us what they wanted to do. Many people didn’t listen. Yet now everyone can see the trend and what the expectations are. Socialists have always been lazy; Karl Marx was lazy. Those who adopt socialism and communism are lazy and power-hungry, which usually don’t go together. But they want the power to hide their laziness from the judgments of the world, and that is the essence of their gig. They don’t like to work. They don’t want to work. And they want to bend the world around their tendencies toward laziness and remove the stigma they might otherwise suffer under the expectations of Americans. They hope to have power and a lack of expectation to do much in their lives by instilling government-sanctioned laziness. And within just a few months, we can see the effect of this attitude in everything, including the delivery of treadmills. As shipping containers stack up and lines at McDonald’s get longer, we know who to blame for it. Democrats tampered with our free market system by screwing around with pay incentives, regulatory burdens, and work goals as an incentive to do more each day than has been set by the low bar of government, and the results have arrived. This is the America that Democrats have always wanted but have hidden from the public behind the unasked questions. Yet, here it is. Do you like it?