by Jim Mullen
In 2005, San Francisco announced its desire to make its little Utopia by the bay a military-free zone, and erase the military’s presence altogether. San Francisco’s vile contempt for the military is legendary and, at times, dangerously close to treasonous. The city moved from harassing military recruiters to violently shutting down job fairs and anything that included military recruiters on college campuses and elsewhere. Impeding recruitment into any branch of the United States Armed Forces, and railing against all things military became the focal point of the radical leftists’ groups. The city’s Board of Supervisors even voted maliciously against docking the WWII/Korean War-era USS Iowa as a floating museum at the Port of San Francisco.
Unbelievably, this same bastion of left-wing lunatics is now considering a law proposed by the city’s Human Rights Commission to prohibit private employers and landlords from disqualifying applicants because of crime convictions or arrests. The law would require landlords and businesses to accept murderers, rapists, drug addicts, and child molesters into their homes and places of business.
In the delusional, misguided state of progressivism, this is seen as a practical solution to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that ordered California to relieve its overcrowding by removing tens of thousands of inmates from its prison rolls.
One can’t imagine the eager-beavers that think it’s a great idea to take an ex-convict into one’s home or business to share living and working space with them and their family. If they really believe this, the simplest solution for taxpayers and prisoners alike, is for all the lefties in the City by the Bay to line up for adopt-a-con and hire-a-hood programs each week. Obviously, that would eliminate the overcrowding of prisons. However, since liberals never live by the rules they make for others, this solution is unlikely to resonate – not even with the resident cuckoos.
Another obvious, more workable solution is to build more prisons and spend less money on frivolous liberal programs and cradle-to-grave entitlements. Just taking a firm stand against public-sector union demands for wages and benefits that dwarf that of the private-sector would free up billions of dollars to spend on prisons.
Marxists have no limit to the imaginative programs on which to spend taxpayer money; but practical expenditures like building prisons lack the pizzazz to catch a liberal’s pie-in-the-sky fancy. As complicated as liberals try to make every situation, common-sense solutions always elude these deep-thinkers.
Overcrowding of prisons is a national problem and remains unaddressed by politicians. They prefer to spend money on projects that stand out as paragons to their visions of goodwill toward man. Any project upon which they can erect a sign or use as a monument to themselves will attract political attention and garner support from Statehouses and Congress. The Jerry Brown or Arnold Schwarzenegger State Prison isn’t conducive to politicians’ sensibilities.
The queen bee of liberal-progressivism surely resides in the San Francisco area. Millions of little communist worker bees and Marxist drones swarm to the area to join in the American version of misfits for Mao. This angry, buzzing nest hangs on California’s left coast serving as a menacing symbol against everything military and anything American.
San Francisco elites reach deeply into their misguided, compassionate hearts to provide comfort to the bottom feeders of society and the enemies of America while loathing our country’s heroes, the U.S. Armed Forces; a new despicable low… even for a group that most people already believe are beneath contempt.
For centuries, American Armed Forces suffered and died by the millions in countries around the world. They dug and lived for weeks in foxholes at obscure locations that most people today couldn’t find on a map. Hundreds of thousands stormed now-serene beaches leaving their blood and their friends awash on the shores. They lived in tents fighting in deserts ablaze with an unforgiving sun, and froze in the Korean winters. Our soldiers enjoyed a nice January stint in the densely forested, frozen Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium, fighting the bloody Battle of the Bulge where they took some 89,000 casualties, including 19,000 killed in the largest and bloodiest battle that Americans fought in World War II.
Dead Americans litter the ocean bottoms of the world, and their bodies lie strewn around almost every country that lives in freedom today. They died falling from the skies, slogging through mud, on beaches, deserts, and in the snow. Americans did all this with food, ammunition, and equipment shortages, oftentimes with inferior weapons. Nevertheless, they were the tip of the spear that freed the world again and again out of a sense of duty.
Liberals whine and complain of the horrors of criminals serving their debt to society in less-than ideal conditions, an unthinkable tragedy to the mush-brained progressive movement. Punitive measures are abhorrent to the crowd that believes “only bad circumstances” not “bad people,” produce criminals. The compassionate hearts of liberals always bleed for the losers, the misfits, and the miscreants. However, the San Francisco crowd stands unmoved and dry-eyed by the living and dying conditions suffered by the men and women who have, and are, serving our great country in the American Armed Forces. Conditions the losers-in-lock-up would find unbearable.
San Francisco elites are privileged, spoiled, and childlike creatures ruled by their emotions and lost in a 1960’s rebellion mindset. They spend their empty lives acting up and lashing out at the establishment and middle-American values. Trying to assuage their guilt for undeserved blessings and unfulfilled lives, they gratify themselves by pulling others down to their level. They long ago turned their rebellion into farcical games in hopes of eliciting more attention. These losers feign intellectual superiority and bully mainstream conservative thought. They need to realize that in a real-world scenario without government paternalism and a military to protect them, they would perish in an idealistic puff of smoke. Perhaps, their feelings of inadequacy could be called the “Dinosaur Complex.”
They know that time is running out for their species, but until then, they will throw their weight around by exercising their ill temper and absurdity.
It seems unimaginable to ordinary Americans that the dishonorable among us are held in such high esteem yet the honorable get dismissed and disrespected with bitterness normally reserved for mortal enemies. We are who we are, what we are, and where we are because of the U.S. Military. Nonetheless, liberals spend their entire lives easing the burden of the burdensome instead of the heroes. Such is the state-of-mind of the modern liberal-progressive. Perhaps some of the elite schools of academia should add a Master’s program just to teach liberals the simple meaning of the word ‘shame’.