Yesterday commenter Mark A reposted a link to a Youtube review of two movies, titled The Left Can't See. The Right Can't Speak. The reviewer offers an "analysis of the two films 'Birdbox' and 'A Quiet Place', and what both movies are saying about the current political and cultural crisis in America." He makes what I believe are compelling points. In the process the review ends up being a critique of the Left's inability to see other Americans--including, it seems, themselves--except as ideologized caricatures of real people. The Right, on the other hand, as represented in 'A Quiet Place', sees normal human life, especially normal family life, as existentially threatened. Check it out, if you haven't. It's 38 minutes long.
This morning I read Don Surber's terrific write-up of an interview of Dem Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, who represents Ohio's 9th congressional district. Let me just say up front, don't waste on Bernie Sis Marcy. That's not the point here. However, I highly recommend that you read Surber's account,
in light of the movie review linked above. Ignore Surber's absurd claims that Kaptur is "blue collar" like her constituents
"She fears that her party is increasingly dominated by members representing affluent districts — and that the social mores of rich coastal cities are sidelining kitchen-table economic concerns."
She's a politician and she got her 95% NARAL rating by catering to "the social mores of rich coastal cities," not those of working class Americans who value traditional family life, and not by bitterly clinging to her Polish Catholic upbringing. Still, this passage speaks loud and clear about Dem attitudes even to some of their own:
The Hill reported, "A Democratic colleague of Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) recently suggested a simple solution to the economic problems afflicting the industrial Midwest.
" 'Well, Congresswoman Kaptur, the answer is: Leave,' Kaptur says she was told by the Democratic member, whom she declined to name.
"Kaptur, whose district includes her hometown of Toledo, where she grew up the daughter of a union organizer, was appalled.
" 'They just can’t understand,' she told The Hill. 'They can’t understand a family that sticks together because that’s what they have. Their loved ones are what they have, their little town, their home, as humble as it is — that’s what they have. Respect it. It was so insensitive.'
It fits perfectly with the Youtube review. The Left can't see those people in Toledo--not as real people. And it's coming through loud and clear, one Executive Decree after another.