“And this is the only country in the world where we don’t have a gun law. I watched you, you know, talking about that. You know, quite frankly it’s embarrassing. Obama’s not embarrassing. The country is embarrassing.” – Harvey Weinstein
Big wig Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had some interesting things to say when recently interviewed by Piers Morgan. Among other bits, like the standard “Republicans are racist for opposing Obama,” he mentions how it is not Obama who is an embarrassment, but the United States.
These kinds of comments are pretty standard Liberal talk, but the reason behind them are not often explained. Not a day goes by when I don’t hear a Liberal comparing the United States to some other country—generally in Europe. They love the comparison because most European countries are semi-functioning socialist democracies, which is the direction in which they want the United States to go.
There are two interesting strands here. First, the Left loves to emulate Europe because they are socialists, but they never mention the failings of those European countries. The socialist democracies of Europe have numerous failings, including massive healthcare and crime problems. However, because most European countries are still relatively stable, their problems can be glossed over in favor of their successes.
Second, Liberals don’t actually want to be like Europe, they want to be much, much worse. Liberals want the United States to be a Marxist utopia—which is impossible. However, since every attempt at Utopianism has failed miserably, the Left cannot reference any single success story. Given that, they have to settle for Europe. They have no other avenue.
It is using their love of European socialism that you can tear down the Liberal argument. Any time a Liberal compares us to Europe, all one has to do is cite the seemingly endless ways in which European socialism is inferior to the United States’ republic. Despite gun restrictions, gun crime is high, despite universal healthcare, the system is in a state of disrepair, and so on. European socialism is flawed at its core. Once you discredit it, Liberals have no place to go. Utopianism has failed, socialism is failing, meanwhile, our republic works.
Harvey Weinstein and his clones can prattle on about how America sucks, but that doesn’t make them correct. Pull one string, and their entire construct collapses.