Website owner: James Miller
Thinking like a liberal
I visited my dentist today. While there he told me that he had read that there is a new program in California in which they are paying convicted criminals who have served their time in prison $1000 a month on the condition that they agree not to own a gun. He was in amazement. Could I believe that?! I told him, “I believe it!” Actually it didn’t surprise me at all. It sounded like something that might come out of California. They always seem to be on the leading edge of such things. I told him, “We live in a crazy world! It is very difficult to fathom the minds of some people” (I had in mind liberals, in saying this).
I have often reflected over the mind of the liberal. It is a real puzzle to me. How can one fathom their thinking processes? In thinking about it today, how to understand the mind of a liberal, the thought popped into my mind that if I were to attempt to put myself into the shoes of a liberal, that if I were to pretend to myself to be a liberal, perhaps I could think like one. So I tried it. So I tried to pretend to be a liberal and think like one. I suddenly had an idea. It sounded to me like a really good, genuine liberal idea. It wouldn’t surprise me if some liberal has already thought of it. I propose that the government start giving everyone in the country a stipend of $20,000 a year. Would not that be a really magnanimous and noble action? Look at all the benefits of such a generous act. It would make life so much easier for everyone. It would free everyone of the necessity of working. No more long, frustrating commutes. No more work stresses. No more bosses to put up with. Everyone would have plenty to eat, a nice place to live, and all the amenities of life. They could spend their time on the beach or traveling around the world or doing whatever they wished. Wouldn’t all of this be wonderful? Of course there might be some negative types who might criticize my idea, find fault with it for one reason or another. Someone might ask where the money would come from but I have that figured out. Tax the rich! Tax the big corporations! Print the money! Increase the printing capacity of the government printing presses and print it! Now whatever you think of my idea, I am sure it would be very popular. In fact, I think that if a politician running for the office of president were to run on this idea he would be almost sure to win. Whatever the merits and weaknesses of the idea are, I am sure it would be a real hit with most people. Especially our minority groups. He would have all kinds of people out campaigning for him. I don’t think his opponent would have a chance!
I may get some emails from liberals on this, expressing doubts about the idea. But I think it sounds like a really great liberal idea. No idea is perfect you know.
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