Liberals had yet another collective brain aneurism in response to one of President Trump’s tweets in which he suggested that certain progressive members of Congress should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Some supporters are claiming that he is actually referring to the US Districts from which they came but I think it’s pretty clear he is indicating returning to foreign countries. This would prove a bit difficult given that of the four Democratic agitators he is invoking in the tweet (Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)), Omar is the only one not native born.
The tweet is poorly delivered, childish, and certainly unproductive discourse. Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment. Liberals need to GTFO.
I used to be a liberal… until I left America and realized how awful the rest of the world is. I used to believe in all of the ideas the Democratic party spouts today: universal health care, gun control, $15 minimum wage, and higher taxes just to name a few. This was until I saw how they worked in practice, which is to say, they didn’t work.
When I moved to the UK, I was ecstatic to have access to ‘free’ health care. Little did I know that the ‘free’ care was paid for with about 40-50% of my earnings. My socialized medicine optimism worsened when I realized what I would be getting for half my salary: waiting several months for basic procedures like an MRI scan, limited access to cancer screenings and basic check-ups as the NHS would only cover these appointments once every three years, and no access to simple prescription drugs which were readily available in America. I’m so thankful to be returning to a country that offers private insurance as the NHS performance statistics are appalling.
I was also convinced that the UK’s strict gun control policy would make me a lot safer than in America. Local news stories indicated that in fact guns are not eradicated from the tiny island, rather, only possessed by the worst members of society, leaving the rest of us helpless should we come into contact with a criminal. Just today my nephew was telling me of a schoolmate who was arrested for possession of a firearm this past weekend. For those unfortunate souls living in London and currently experiencing the worst crime wave in decades, law-abiding citizens have no way to protect themselves from machete wielding thieves. And even if you are able to fight off an intruder without weaponry, you can still be potentially punished for defending yourself.
In Australia, I was earning the state mandated $15 per hour for the simple task of pouring pints of beer at the beach. Again, my payday enthusiasm soon faded when I calculated the price of all the basic necessities I needed to live. Everything was incredibly expensive. An hour’s work would barely afford me one of the cocktails I was hired to make. My inflated paycheck wasn’t being bankrolled by some rich guy hoarding cash. It was paid for by higher priced commodities like food, utilities, and petrol.
Any liberal who is espousing socialism or any other form of big government intervention should do exactly what I did. Leave the United States. Don’t worry you can return, presumably with your tail between your legs when you realize how great America is. But if you genuinely believe in these ideas, move to your perceived utopia and live under the rules you want to force upon the rest of us. Anytime I debate a leftist on progressive policies like the examples above, almost never have they had the displeasure of having experienced them in real life. They have always lived in the comforts of the freest country in the world.
If you want to see how great socialized medicine works, come to the UK and break your leg. If you want to see how great gun control works, take a leisurely stroll around any British council estate after sundown. And hell, if you want $15 an hour for flipping burgers, go to Seattle and be unemployed.
As for the claims that the tweet is racist, it is not. Is it racist when British people tell me to leave their country when I complain about how excessively taxed I am in their nation? No, it isn’t. They just don’t appreciate someone insulting their country, and neither do Americans.
The likes of Occasio-Cortez and Tlaib will claim that Trump’s attack on them is solely because of their skin color or gender. Rest assured ladies, no one cares that you are brown, we care that you are stupid.