The left love their post-modernist, post truth, post Christian, post American world. But what does this mean? Well we are staring to find out. Already we have seen what Lefty subjectivity has done for:
Police: If you are unwilling to kowtow before the diktat of the politically correct they can arrest you or take your children away. Servants of the socialist state will decide who threatens a breach of the peace and who does not. Who has to be photographed naked, felt up or fined.
Thus a mob calling for the beheading of all unbelievers is not threatening the peace. A mob calling for your country to be dissolved into a global caliphate is not threatening the peace. A mob calling for your daughters and grand daughters to be made to wear the veil is not threatening the peace. A mob calling for the killing of homosexuals and heterosexuals who have sex outside marriage is not threatening the peace. But someone publicly objecting to any of the above is totally beyond the pale, is a threat to the peace and must be arrested. Indeed, they must be a racist.
Judges: Activist judges reject precedent and impose their values when sentencing. This in turn sets precedents other leftwing judges draw on when sentencing. It also sets precedent that conservative judges are obliged to follow. Bleeding heart judges feel good about themselves when imposing lenient sentences or giving criminals another chance. They do not see the hidden costs of their selfish approach to sentencing. Costs such as:
- Innocent people being harmed or forced to live in fear because criminals who should be incarcerated are preying on them or their neighbors.
- People sentenced to inappropriately long sentences due to mandatory minimum sentences or three strikes and you are out laws.
Soft sentences cause people to lose faith in the system. Some may take the law into their own hands. Others demand the legislature act to ensure appropriate sentences. There are only so many things the legislature can do. None of them is cost free. Mandatory minimum sentences and three strike laws are ways the legislature addresses the problem. These measures remove the ability of judges to impose overly lenient sentences or to impose appropriately lenient sentences.
Make no mistake. The progressive left and activist judges are directly responsible for the injustice that arises from mandatory minimum sentences and three strikes and you are out laws. They are also responsible for much of the misery caused by criminals who are neither deterred nor locked up due to their light sentencing.
Adopting: Christians today, “red necks” or Republicans tomorrow. Only holders of politically correct views can possibly bring up children. Discrimination against Christians, gun owners, entrepreneurs and libertarians is acceptable. You know the types that it is not acceptable to discriminate against. Totally subjective. Totally dependent on the whim of our lord and master, the bureaucrat.
Cultural intangibles: The left have undermined the rule of law, prices, markets, trust, property rights and even truth. The left are undermining what made the West a success. They are doing this deliberately and are totally ignorant of the consequences. They have forgotten what life is like for all peoples everywhere until capitalism arose in the West. Their politically correct value system is opposed by the people and will impoverish any society that adopts them.