Tis the Time's Plague When Madmen Lead the Blind

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That truism is from William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Act 4, Scene 1. The great English bard was a prophet as well as playwright and poet, for does that not describe perfectly the current predicament in America? Madmen in the White House, madmen in Congress. All working feverishly on anti-American policies aimed at turning the greatest and freest country in human history into your average Third World socialist dictatorship. And the willfully blind who actually voted for this insanity – and apparently support it according to recent polling. A Hill/Harris X poll last week claims that 60% of registered voters approve of the Hologram after the Orwellian “American Rescue Plan” was signed into law. How many of them know that a mere 9% ($171 billion) of the $1.9 trillion total in that porkulus bill is actually earmarked for virus-related relief? Willfully blind or brainwashed?

As an aside, Democrats always disguise the socialist reality of their progressive/socialist legislation with great-sounding names. Remember Obamacare’s official name – Affordable Care Act? Didn’t work out that way for the millions who lost their private healthcare. And the coming wave of taxes to pay for the American Rescue Plan is going to hit businesses and individuals hard as the economy continues to recover from government-imposed lockdowns.

What else have the madmen done, and what new madness are they planning? A lot:

Gasoline Prices Going Sky High (Purposely). The Hologram is hell-bent on reversing President Trump’s policies that made the US the number one oil and gas producer in the world by making America dependent on foreign sources. One of the Hologram’s EOs canceled the Keystone XL pipeline. At least 10,000 people immediately lost their jobs, but that was a small price to pay for diverting oil transport futures to Democrat donor Warren Buffett’s Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad system. Biden also “suspended new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on U.S. lands and waters.” America was the number one producer of oil and gas under President Trump’s policies. The average retail price for gasoline in the US is now $2.94 per gallon, which is up 75 cents a gallon from 9 November, and headed much higher by peak driving season this summer. Madness!

Legitimizing Sexual Dysphoria. The Hologram signed another executive order that gave “sweeping ‘rights’ to men and women who want to live as the opposite biological sex, including allowing these transgender individuals to compete in sports.” Of course, the cultural Marxists who are the Hologram’s “projectors” seek to sow division across the land with this nonsense! All those soccer moms who voted for Obama and Biden are getting a wake-up call, as their daughters will be competing against “transgenders” (sic) in the future. Fortunately, Red states are fighting back with state laws and executive orders to maintain traditional participation for women and girls’ sports. Watch for federal lawsuits to ram the Hologram’s EO down the throats of dissenting states.

Advancing Racial Equity. The cultural Marxists have shifted the cultural goalposts in America from equality to equity through the Hologram’s new EO on “Advancing Racial Equity.” Equality refers to providing equal opportunities and equal access and support for all Americans. The Marxist concept of equity refers to using the government to achieve equal outcomes irrespective of a person’s competence, intelligence, or initiative. The woke theorists behind the shift from equality to equity are hell-bent on tearing down any and all structural barriers that stand in the way of achieving equal outcomes – most particularly, “institutionalized white racism” in American institutions. Equity is another word for socialism; both are against human nature. More madness from the madmen in DC.

Opening the Southern Border. Even the legacy media cannot hide the flood of illegal aliens across the Mexican border after the Hologram reversed President Trump’s immigration policies. Everyone who lives along the border or who has visited it has called the situation a crisis. Everyone, that is, except the Biden administration and their sycophants in the legacy media who are covering up this ongoing disaster. From one recent report:

Since Biden’s inauguration, the U.S. has seen a dramatic spike in the number of people encountered by border officials. There were 18,945 family members and 9,297 unaccompanied children encountered in February — an increase of 168% and 63%, respectively, from the month before.

The Biden regime has been forced to stuff the illegals (many of whom have the ChiCom virus) in temporary tent facilities, military bases, contracted hotels (!), and local facilities like the San Diego Convention Center. A flood of disease-ridden illegal aliens being processed and dispersed to American cities across the country by the Biden regime (over 45,000 released to date)? What could possibly go wrong? Madness.

National Election Law (HR1). The integrity of future US election is hanging by a thread after House passage of another Orwellian-named Democrat bill, the “For the People Act,” which will lock the kinds of “election irregularities” observed during the 2020 elections – as well as cement Democrat political hegemony in America forever. The Heritage Foundation detailed the destructive provisions in this bill, including legalization of ballot harvesting, early and same-day voter registration, illegal aliens voting, collection of mail-in ballots after election day, no-fault absentee ballots, and other provisions that will enable voter fraud. This is in-your-face madness on the part of House Democrats.

Gun Control Bills. Leftwing House Democrats passed two gun control bills a few weeks ago. The first closes “a long-standing loophole in gun laws by expanding background checks to those purchasing weapons over the internet, at gun shows and through certain private transactions.” The second bill “gives authorities 10 business days for federal background checks to be completed before a gun sale can be licensed.” These bills are only the start of Democrat attempts to gut the Second Amendment. Far-left California senator Dianne Feinstein, a long-time foe of “assault weapons” (another Orwellian name selected by Democrats to describe a class of rifles), has reintroduced her assault weapons ban in the Senate. How did disarming German citizens in the 1930s work out? Democrats fear the American people just like the Nazis feared the average German. Madness that will not prevail in America.

Infrastructure Bill (times 2). The madness of Democrat spending initiatives apparently knows no bounds, as they are now pushing a $4 trillion “infrastructure bill.” Never mind that the US national debt is over $28 trillion and rising rapidly. As if we haven’t seen enough transportation boondoggles over the years, e.g., the “Big Dig” in Boston, the “Bridge to Nowhere” in Alaska, and California’s “Bullet Train” (which almost certainly will be funded in the new gargantuan infrastructure bill). The country is in debt beyond the comprehension of the average citizen, yet the Democrats continue to believe that money grows on trees (or, rather, they stubbornly believe in “tax and spend” malarkey that gave us all this debt in the first place!). Madness.

Vaccine Passports. News reports are breathlessly reporting that the Biden regime is “weighing vaccine passports for Americans.” And why not, since the Democrats have been pushing their arbitrary authoritarian lockdowns, unscientific social distancing guidelines, and equally unscientific mask mandates for over a year now? What’s a little more loss of freedom and liberty (in this case, mobility) in exchange for the ephemeral security and control that a vaccine passport would provide? Say hello to George Orwell’s 1984. But there are a lot of the willfully blind in America who will gladly take that deal because they’ve been conditioned to defer to authority figures. How’d that deference to Democrat governors work out for all those who were stuffed into nursing homes during the early stages of the ChiCom virus last spring? Madness.

Conclusion. William Shakespeare was indeed prescient. The madmen in the White House and Congress are hell-bent on pushing every socialist Democrat wet dream through Congress before public pressure and the polls turn on them (assuming that sufficient numbers of the otherwise blind will be red-pilled, that is!). None of these are pro-American actions; to the contrary, they promote socialism and division in America while rewarding cronies and donors at the expense of the American taxpayer. And the madness is just getting started. What does that say about the blind who willingly swallow all of this malarkey?

The end.