Constantly lecturing Americans in race & gender, Democrats fail to grasp that among those who actually work for a living it is merit alone that determines our preferences. Eschewing personal responsibility in all aspects of their lives – the performance of unionized teachers, pregnancy, their son or daughter not performing to the standard of MVP so demanding participation trophies – the Left is incapable of grasping that the rest of us choose friends, companies, mentors on merit alone.
The Left does value performance in some spheres. Acting. Singing. Athletics. Entertainment. But only when they themselves aren’t participating. You will see them at the playoffs, the Series, ringside. When they do participate and vie against one another in competition it is make believe: the Oscars. The Globes. The Emmys. Hard work? Ok. Does it benefit society as much as the guys ensuring the sewers run on time? No.
Because only superfluous characteristics matter to Democrats, superfluous characteristics must be the criteria for adult decisions, as well. Which is why, six months after the election they remain convinced that a pathological, lifelong liar with no accomplishments beyond logging airline miles and escaping prosecution for felonies lost the presidency because of her sex.
It’s for the same superfluous characteristic – race – that they demanded we vote for (or accused us of voting against) an unvarnished communist who set back race & international relations by decades.
Are there people on the Right who vote on race & gender? Sure. A few.
Are there those on the Left who vote on merit? It no longer seems so.
Too bad. America needs competing parties, competing ideas, competing policy experiments in order to establish the – merit – of those ideas. When only one side cares about merit this is difficult to accomplish. Without this competition we cannot get better.
Of course, if Democrats wanted to get better, they’d acknowledge & pursue merit, abandon policies that don’t work, and help improve society and everyone in it.
That they refuse to do so tells you all you need to know about their innate selfishness & lack of maturity.