“We have legions of lefties whose purpose in life is to “CHANGE THE WORLD”.
“For decades, now, children have been taught this from kindergarten to grad school. “The world” means people.
“Human nature cannot be changed, but the children can dream up something to be offended by, and work very hard to pass laws against it. This is religion to much of America, and they are fanatical.
“Look at the result: In our daily life it is impossible not be reminded of the creeping totalitarianism that has taken away so much of our liberty. Pocket knives, cigarettes, grocery bags, self-censoring our speech both in person and on-line. 24/7 lies and disinformation from the media.
“The very serious problem that this creates is personal. If you allow yourself to focus on it you become angry. And the anger is real and poisonous. So you tend to avoid that which sparks the rage, because the rage is misery, and the rage is hell.
“I drive less. I hate walking into a market. The beach has become a disgusting freak show of once-pretty girls who trashed their bodies with tattooing. Radio sucks, and I can’t even think of watching a TV set. Keep dodging the crap, avoiding the reminders.
“I wait for some well meaning sort to suggest that I “get involved” and join the fight against the left.
“Yes, that’s it. I shall become a wholly and totally political creature and devote my time, money, energy, and attention into changing the world back to the way it was, and ought to be.
“Surely happiness lies in that direction.” — JWM in Tap Dancing Through the Labyrinth