Perhaps some of you remember the movie starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt called “What Women Want.” I must admit, at first I didn’t really appreciate Gibson’s light-hearted comedic role, but the movie has come to be one of my favorites. And, it ended up being a very successful film, made on a budget of $70M and ended up with a worldwide gross of $374M. There was a loose remake of the movie called “What Men Want” starring Taraji P. Henson that came out this year, however, it has not been anywhere near as successful. The premise of the movie is that Mel Gibson, a marketing executive, gets shocked and ends up being able to hear the thoughts of women. Now perhaps y’all can begin to understand the relevance of this missive’s title.
See, we no longer need any shock treatment to know what the progressive socialist left wants for America. Once upon a time, you were considered nuts to try to convince them who the Democrats were. Not anymore. In the original movie, Mel Gibson’s character had to receive this special power to be able to hear the thoughts of women. We do not need any special powers, the left is more than happy to tell us exactly what they want, their thoughts. The issue today is whether or not we will accept their perverted reality, delusional truths, and deranged beliefs. They are so very emboldened that they willingly tell us, no more guessing, no need to try and convince anyone.
Consider this amazing juxtaposition: in China millions of young people in Hong Kong are taking to the streets to protest against the tyranny of communism, the subversion of their individual rights. Here in America, young people are taking to the streets in support of socialism, the philosophy of control freaks, which subverts individual liberty and freedom. I find it utterly perplexing that young people in America appear to be very self-centered, yet they are willing to succumb to an ideological agenda that sees them as a collective, not as individuals.
But, I digress.
So, here is another example of what the progressive socialist left wants. As reported by the NY Post:
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday night signed legislation granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — shortly after the controversial measure passed the state Senate.
Cuomo’s action came despite throwing supporters a last-minute curveball by asking the state’s top civil attorney, Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, to review the measure for possible safety concerns — threatening to veto it if he didn’t like her assessment.
“You could create a database for the feds to use to actually track down undocumented people,” Cuomo said on WAMC radio. “California passed a law, and they are now in litigation.”
But Underwood’s boss, Attorney General Tish James, later released a statement amid the Monday-night vote arguing that the bill is legally sound.
“The legislation is well-crafted and contains ample protections for those who apply for driver’s licenses. If this bill is enacted and challenged in court, we will vigorously defend it,” she said.
The law takes 180 days to go into effect, meaning the first licenses will be available in December. The measure on Monday passed the state Senate by a 33-29 count, often eliciting emotional remarks from both sides of the aisle during the floor vote.”
The left does not want the rule of law. For them, the rule of law, our Constitution, takes a backseat, and I mean waaaay in the back when it comes to their ideological agenda. That agenda includes an absurd belief that there is no such thing as American sovereignty. As the black-clad domestic terrorists of Antifa once chanted, “no borders, no walls, no USA at all.”
No longer can we say that this is just some “fringe” belief or position, this is the mainstream Democrat (socialist) position. No need to do as Mel Gibson did, get close to ascertain a woman’s thoughts . . . the left openly declares such and calls it law.
So, here we have Gov. Cuomo — who signed infanticide into law, much to the glee of the progressive socialist left — now saying that folks here illegally have the privilege of driving. Furthermore, it also means that illegal immigrants are going to be getting registered to vote, “motor voter law,” and doing such. After all, they will now have a government sanctioned legal document of identification. So, who cares if we say one must have a picture ID to vote, the progressive socialist left has taken care of that stipulation.
On that point, does anyone else find it odd that the mantra of the left with respect to voter ID is that the cost associated with obtaining ID is prohibitive to minorities, yet somehow either illegal immigrants can somehow afford this when blacks and Hispanics can’t (which is a racist construct), or the left will be handing these out for “free” (their favorite word)? If they hand them out for “free” to illegal immigrants, then they must hand them out for “free” to minority US citizens. And, if they do that . . . then they have no argument against voter ID, and they can’t have that, can they?
So, what does the progressive socialist left want? They seek to flood our country with illegal immigrants who will somehow become their next voting block and electorate. Do not say that is impossible, illegals are already voting in California in local, municipal elections. The US House of Representatives, under Democrat (socialist) Party control, voted to allow illegals to vote in our elections. Law? Who needs law, the left has its agenda. Who cares about the safety and security of American citizens? That is secondary to the desires, the wants, of the progressive socialist left.
Do not think they are about to lift one finger to fix our broken, illegal, immigration system. As a matter of fact, they wish to enable it. Why do you think they progressive socialist left wants to abolish our Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) law enforcement agency? And why do you think the left is going abjectly apoplectic over the declaration of President Trump that we will deport illegal immigrants from our country? How dare he enforce the law over what the progressive socialist left wants!
When you think about what is transpiring with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, which we wrote about here, and the flooding of illegal immigrants into America, it is evident what the progressive socialist left wants for America. They will allow illegals to vote and claim the popular vote, and states will pledge their electors to the winner of the popular vote. If you want to talk about voter suppression — of which the Democrat (socialist) Party has a history of in America — this is the modern-day version. They are going to suppress the vote of Americans by way of illegal immigrants.
Combine that with the other critical policy that the progressive socialist left wants,
gun control, gun confiscation. Just recently, one in the Democrat (socialist) Party clown car of presidential candidates, Rep. Eric Swalwell, held a rally outside the NRA headquarters with all his friends . . . all 18 of them. Here is someone supposedly who took an oath to our Constitution, which includes the Second Amendment, yet he wants to disarm Americans, like Australia and New Zealand. Hmm, flood the Country with illegal immigrants, to include vile, vicious gang members and disarm law-abiding, legal firearm owners in America? Now, what could go wrong with that?
This is what the progressive socialist left wants. They want complete ideological domination, totalitarian control, actually, no different from what we see happening in China. Yes, censorship of opposing, dissenting, thought. Harsh persecution, and prosecution, of those who do not embrace their ideological agenda. And, collective subjugation over individual freedom.
That is what the progressive socialist left wants. We do not have to obtain any special powers to read their minds, they are telling us. The question is, what will you do to stop their tyrannical quest? As Thomas Jefferson once said, “In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of substance, stand like a rock.”
America needs more standing rocks!
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During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
He is a Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, published October 16, 2018, from Brown Books Publishing Group.