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How many Americans are muttering slogans and going through the motions just to keep the weaponized leftist government and its lackeys off their backs—or worse?

By Thaddeus G. McCotter, American Greatness, October 15, 2021


The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the “John Batchelor Show.”


The infamous Louisiana Democratic demagogue Senator Huey Long (a.k.a. “the Kingfish”) once famously pandered, “Every man a king, but no one wears a crown!” Notable for his “share the wealth” platform, Long was a more charismatic precursor to the socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Both men rose to political prominence making expansive promises to the populace that reality couldn’t cash. While it is unclear which well-heeled leftist pol owned more houses, both socialist demagogues—indeed, all of their collectivist, redistributionist ilk—require their victims to believe the lie that government can make every person a king or queen, let alone without anyone wearing the totalitarian crowns required to coerce society into this illusory Eden.

Despite the multitude of socialism’s historical horrors, the lie hasn’t lost its allure for the Left. After all, it is their lie and they remain fond of it. If it were merely their personal fantasy, the rest of us could light a candle for the redemption of their souls and go live our lives. But the Left is nothing if not irksome, insistent, and intrusive about their lie—for the only way these deluded loons believe they can reach their unattainable aim is by compelling the rest of us to believe it too. We must all recognize and even celebrate their subjectively defined and abjectly socialist “common good” or else we aren’t good. …