When public policies have produced disastrous results and when alternative policies have resulted in immediate, seemingly miraculous improvement, why would anyone want to go back to the earlier policies? Is there any reason to suppose that this time will be different?
We know where such policies led before. Is there any reason this time will be different?
Whereupon Insty states, correctly:
The explanation is that Democrats don’t care about the downsides to these policies, because they feel like the upsides offset them.
But he then falls into the standard trap of the intelligent person by asking:
So what are the upsides that they see?
Silly rabbit. The upside to any policy proposal or implementation by the Left (Marxists) is that it makes them feel virtuous. (The only other significant upside is if said policy increases the Left’s grip on power.) In the face of those two features, downsides pale into insignificance.
I will now quote again the late-and-very-much-missed Acidman:
“I could tolerate leftists if they had any coherent ideas for a better way to do things. But they don’t. They cling stubbornly to failed brain-fart dreams that have been attempted over and over again with disastrous results, but they never learn. When better ideas come along, they simply screech and holler at them, then fling feces like the monkeys they are.”
The reason they do that is because better ideas underline their (many) failures. And that gives them Teh Sadz.