Will the left hit bottom?

American Thinker:
By Pamela Garber

I once watched a family pleading in unison, begging my supervisor for help.  Repeatedly, they asked him why he wouldn’t readmit their son for inpatient treatment.  In my head, I tried to solve the puzzle of what was going on.  Money?  The family had plenty of money and was willing to pay anything to get the son into a drug and alcohol facility.  Bed space?  Our facility had several vacancies.  Liability?  This was rehab, and everything was a liability all day long, every day.  The family eventually left my supervisor’s office, and he shut the door behind them, sat down at his desk, swiveled his chair around and faced me.

“How much do you hate me right now?”  He waited as I struggled with balancing my desire to be honest and my goal of maintaining employment.  My supervisor continued, “It’s getting really ugly now.  He’s getting worse.  Possibly hitting bottom.  Until he does that, we can’t help him, and helping him any sooner will only hurt in the long run, because he’ll wind up right back in the same mess again.”

It took me some time, but I eventually got it.  Helping too soon hurts the patient.  Getting worse means a chance for getting better.  Getting worse pushes transparency to the floor, center stage — making reality face exposure.  Motives, alliances, underhanded dealings, and shady enabling resources become shared knowledge of secrets only in the past.  I learned it irrevocably then that hitting bottom bleeds out all secrecy.  Killing secrecy and cover-ups is the answer to recovery, and that hitting bottom takes time. more

15 Comments on Will the left hit bottom?

  1. I don’t know that there is a limit to their depravity. There doesn’t appear to be anything that is beyond their ability to rationalize

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  2. All signs point to a planet of the apes like scenario.

    I don’t mean that racially at all. I mean think of the grandeur of ancient Rome compared to the collapse of the Empire….all those proud temples defaced, used as animal stalls or merchant shops selling crappily made everything in the shadow of ruins that once brought clean water from hundreds of miles away. A people reduced to filth and ignorance where once was intelligence and self knowledge.

    Hell even the Coliseum was used as an autonomous zone for the bandit kings who dumped their loot on the coliseum floor that once was filled with water so naval battles could be staged there for the amusement of an idle crowd.

    Then they divided the Coliseum into further partitions…fought amongst themselves…burnt it all down.

    I mean “bottom” is a long way down and seems to take a few thousand years to recover from.

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  3. No, because it’s not an isolated disease that can fail and eliminate itself. It’s a continual, cultural byproduct of an open system. And it’s infected every culture in human history.

    On the other hand, in agriculture, burning crops can sometimes stop locusts. So I’ve read.

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  4. It’s said that a picture is worth a thousands words.

    Who better to describe the American Left than the American Left? Right now they are doing a bang-up job of telling their story to voters, and it is having, I think, a profound affect, but not in the way the Left had planned it.

    No matter how sympathetic one may be to blacks and their lives mattering, the daily picture is one of out-of-control violence and contempt for a civil society.

    The inescapable picture is one of senseless destruction and the specter of Leftist-indoctrinated youth and the aging professorial indoctrinators taking over to show us all how they would have it. The picture that emerges from the latent image through this development process is clearly exposing the sharp details of their failed utopian fantasies; not the fuzzy, feel good, narratives of their 1000 word slogans.

    No matter how disciplined the media has been in keeping the Left’s secrets, the videos and photographs keep leaking out to the public. Villainous masked looters; screeching, pink-haired people (a man? a woman?); burning businesses; burning flags; burning police stations and police cars; senseless and profoundly ignorant destruction of sacred monuments; bottles of flaming liquid; bottles of frozen water; mayhem, murder, hypocrisy. Pictures of deeds — not matching their words.

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  5. @ AbigailAdams JULY 2, 2020 AT 5:27 AM

    “Pictures of deeds — not matching their words” has not had the effect that observations once had. Relativism has replaced reason as the “coin of the realm,” a critical mass has devolved to a state in which they no longer recognize that there is any objective truth. In a word, they have descended to a subhuman level and in their pathetic minds believe this to be virtuous.

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  6. We already know whut it looks like when the Left hits bottom.
    It’s called Venezuela!
    That’s exactly where we’re headed unless the American people fight back!
    That fight needs to be taken to the polls and fighting voter fraud, strengthening the family unit and family values and then straight to the educational system and ridding them of Leftist propaganda!

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  7. It’s hopeful that an addict finds the strength for rehab when they hit bottom. Unfortunately, the bottom is sometimes death from overdose.

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  8. Yes, they view ‘1984’ as an instruction manual, and yes, the paragraph describes the left perfectly:
    “Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”
    Also, “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”

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  9. @JDHasty — ““Pictures of deeds — not matching their words” has not had the effect that observations once had.”

    Oh,contraire.

    A week ago I read this #WalkAway account posted at Polination, from Jena. The crack in her Democrat stronghold started because of this:

    “I walked away in 2016 after the way the Dems handled the primary, how my fellow Dem base was behaving (talking about how “Love Trumps Hate”, but then being extremely hateful and racist),…”

    There are enough #WalkAways, #Blexits, and those who quietly make those shifts without fanfare, to make an enormous difference in 2020.

    People were doing it in ’16 before POTUS Trump governed. Today, the proof of their hope in him has been realized: a swift turnaround in our economy, jobs-jobs-jobs, a reduction in alien invasion (see jobs-jobs-jobs), renewed and respected footing on the world stage, and you know the rest.

    More proof is in the RNC’s coffers. Every single month since Trump was elected, the Republicans have raked it in; far outpacing the Democrats in fundraising. It comes in two ways: The Clinton Machine is out of business for all practical, Globalist pay-to-play schemes, and aside from individual donations, the Republicans are the party of Main Street American business.

    Don’t believe what the MSM has to say about the Left’s power. What we’re seeing and hearing is not a mighty roar; it’s a death rale, a last hurrah. The core of the hard-core Left in America has held steady at about 23-27%, and even with the addition of the Covid19 layabouts (drama junkies) who have nothing more exciting to do with their time than to take up a “cause du jour” out of sheer boredom and an idealistic need to “find a meaning to life”, their numbers will — as is characteristic of their attention span and self-interest — not move the needle in the Left’s direction.

    And, frankly, I believe that a lot of the newly baptized to antifa and bugaloo will be quick apostates when they see pictures of their new friends on the FBI website and Twitter feed.

    I understand, it’s very easy to get caught up in the hyperventilating reportage and to believe the whole nation is afire. It’s not. Not even all of Seattle is burning or blockaded — just a mere six blocks, and now not even that.

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