Last month, I penned a column about the left’s policies, and how they’ve grown “curiouser,” a nod to Lewis Carroll’s book, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” Just as Alice found herself in a strange and mysterious world, we seem to live in one today.
I noted examples of the left’s self-proclaimed reality, the out-and-out lies they perpetuate. Not to mention the manner in which they extoll victimhood as virtue, and push a globalist agenda that would destroy the rights of Americans.
Leftists are selling emotions and canards as facts. Life has become a fairy tale. On a personal level, they assert that people can choose their gender, regardless of biology. We’re seeing the growing impact of that myth on social policy, such as biological men competing in women’s sports. On the political front, leftists proclaim there’s “no immigration crisis,” even though the U.S. Border Patrol apprehended more than 200,000 migrants illegally crossing the border in the first three months of 2019.*
Author Lewis Carroll might well have been speaking about the U.S. today, when penning his popular “Alice” works of fiction 150 years ago.
As his lead character uttered during the infamous croquet game on the castle grounds, “I don’t think they play at all fairly, and they all quarrel so dreadfully one can’t hear oneself speak — and they don’t seem to have any rules in particular; at least, if there are, nobody attends to them.”
Sound familiar? The Mueller investigation comes to mind. If Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team were, indeed, looking for Russian collusion, why did they sidestep Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee, who paid for the phony Steele dossier, crafted with input from the Russians?
After repeated shouts of “Off with their heads!” from the Queen of Hearts, Alice remarked, “They’re dreadfully fond of beheading people here; the great wonder is, that there’s any one left alive!”
And thus we find ourselves with Democrat leaders in Congress, such as Jerrold Nadler, Maxine Waters and Adam Schiff, determined to “behead” the president, his administration, his campaign team, even his family. Rather than working on an agenda to benefit the American people, they invest their time and resources in a desperate attempt to find a shred of evidence to help them “Impeach 45!”
And then there’s the Cheshire Cat’s comment to Alice:
“We’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.”
“How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice.
“You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
Carroll could well have been reflecting the Washington “swamp.” Perhaps one does have to be crazy to go there!
Which, of course, leads us to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC). Is she, perhaps, a disciple of the Queen of Hearts? In the Queen’s words, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
That pretty much encapsulates @AOC — her opposition to Amazon’s New York venture, her misunderstanding of capitalist principles, her delusion regarding unemployment numbers (“everyone has two jobs”), and her confidence that life will end in 12 years unless we spend $93 trillion to enact her Green New Disaster. She might as well be a fictional character, because she is in no way tethered to reality.
Speaking of reality, a few words about Joe Biden. As Alice said to the Mock Turtle and the Gryphon, “I could tell you my adventures…but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
Uncle Joe can only hope the American public will think of him as a “different person then.” They seem unwilling to do that for legendary singer Kate Smith. Poor Kate passed away in 1986 and isn’t here to defend herself, as the New York Yankees turn off “God Bless America,” and the Philadelphia Flyers take down her statue — all because of two obscure songs dredged up from the 1930s. Did they ever hear her broadcast statement in 1945, “Race hatreds, social prejudices, religious bigotry — they are the diseases that eat away the fibers of peace”? Sorry, no redemption for Kate! We’ll see if leftists put aside decades of Biden missteps….
In closing, here’s token advice from the Duchess in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: “Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise.”
Such befuddlement about sums up today’s politics, especially among the 20-some-odd individuals poised to battle it out for next year’s top spot on the Democrat ticket.
Patricia Suzanne is a professional writer, retired small business owner, and conservative Republican activist. She lives in a modest Newhall home, where the money required for annual property taxes could pay a full year’s rent on a two-bedroom house in Arkansas.