Just before Barack Obama was elected to the office of President of the United States he said something that always struck me as a bit odd, and I wasn’t the only one.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America,” he shouted into a microphone to a roaring crowd.
The phrase was proclaimed at a campaign rally in Columbia, Missouri back in 2008. At the moment, no one really stopped to consider what Obama was saying. As far as they were concerned, the “hope and change” slogan they had been inundated with had fully sunk in, and they were looking at a future filled with nebulous promises of a better life.
To many others paying attention, we thought it was a bit of a weird thing to say.
For someone who loves the United States of America so much, fundamentally changing it is an awfully weird goal. You don’t fall in love with someone and enter into a relationship with them in order to completely change who they are from the ground up. If that’s the case, then you didn’t really love them in the first place.
The left hasn’t changed much in its views about America. In fact, it drifted even further to the left of Obama. Even he’s considered something of an enemy to the left nowadays due to his various stances that the radicalized Democrat party now considers to be too centrist. He’s warned the Democrat party that going too far into this radical territory would cost them 2020, and so far he’s not been proven wrong.
Regardless, the left has now disowned him.
Regardless of Obama’s warning, he’s guilty of helping open the door that has now led the Democrat party to believe that a fundamental transformation of America is not only wanted by the American people (it’s not) but that it’s absolutely necessary in order for America to evolve and improve. That in order for it to be on the “right side of history” it must first release itself from the shackles of its foundings based on individualism and freedom and move as swiftly as possible toward a socialist, social justice driven socio-political system.
Obama’s contempt for America was hidden behind a veneer of “hope and change.” That’s weak to the current left, and that contempt has become overtly naked.
Take, for instance, the recent works from the left’s unofficial leader, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who isn’t even trying to hide her dislike of the country that has given her so much. As the Daily Wire reported, AOC is now calling this country a “fascist” nation:
“So we need to fight to start this work, an establishment of an advanced society,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Because as much as much as we like to say that the United States is the richest country in the history, or rather in modern history, for who? The richest country, who cares about how much gold is being amassed if we can’t realize an advanced society with those resources?”
“And we’re here to say that what we’re living in right now is not an advanced society,” Ocasio-Cortez falsely claimed. “It is fascism! What we have, what we’re evolving into as well.”
I’ve seen more substance in what my dog leaves behind on our afternoon walks. This is a completely baseless claim made by a former bartender who has now risen to great heights thanks to the opportunities afforded to her by the very system she’s calling fascistic.
I don’t really think I need to go too far into how she’s wrong. We’re an extremely wealthy country who has become so wealthy that even our poor are considered bougie by many in other parts of the world. It’s a country where an immigrant dishwasher can become a millionaire CEO in a matter of years, regardless of race, gender, or religion. That this country is fascistic is laughable. In fact, the only fascists in this country reside on the left, who have elements within their ranks that become openly violent and proud of it if you disagree with them.
But AOC’s words highlight something very interesting.
Seeing as how much of the left is following her lead, AOC’s naked contempt for our country shows us that they aren’t really running for office to improve America or answer to its people. They don’t like America. They want to fundamentally change it.
They aren’t running to be leaders for the United States of America. They’re running for office in the name of a country that doesn’t exist and in spite of a people that, if they knew what was in store for them, wouldn’t approve.
If that’s the case, then 2020 is much more than just the continuation of a presidency that has improved America. It’s a message to the left that the country they want isn’t going to happen and they should manage their expectations and their aspirations.