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Dems or Russians: Which are worse?

by | Mar 2, 2018 | Politics

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Since President Donald Trump entered the election race almost two years ago, the Democrats have not made any cogent political propositions to the American people. Hillary Clinton ran on not being Trump and her gender, and when she lost, Democrats have been whining about Russia, Russia, Russia and Trump’s indecisiveness.

Now that the Mueller investigation has indicted Russian citizens for interfering in the American election, Democrats and the leftist media are complaining about how divisive the Russians are.

Meanwhile, the Democrats are dividing the country by calling everyone who disagrees with them racists and sexists – deplorables – and blaming school shootings on the Second Amendment.

A thought experiment

Whenever this is pointed out to them, they simply scoff at it. However, there is a way in which we can determine which group is more divisive. We can conduct a simple thought experiment where we imagine all those progressive Democrats moving to Russia to establish their Soviet utopia, and all those pesky, divisive Russians come over here instead. Yes, we are talking about a good old population swap. How would that work out?

A lot less hate, a lot more patriotism

Before the U.S. election, YouGov polled countries around the world for whom they would vote. People in most countries overwhelmingly preferred Hillary Clinton, with Mexico at the top with a 54% lead over Trump. No wonder the Democrats want to bring in lots of Mexicans.

There was, however, one exception: Russia. In Russia, Trump would have had a 20% lead over Hillary Clinton. Paradoxically, if Democrats had traded places with Russians, America would have been far more united as a country.

But why?

It is somewhat disturbing that so many people who had the privilege of being born into the land of the free hate their own country for its freedoms. They loathe the constitution, which they regard as outdated and racist. They despise capitalism, which they consider exploitative, they hate national borders which they feel are unfair and they detest free speech which they judge as divisive.

Millions of Russians, by contrast, love America for precisely the same reasons. They love the idea of rule of law, capitalism, being able to speak freely and a strong patriotic love of their nation. Why? Because they have personal experience with living under socialism, totalitarianism and corruption. Been there, done that, bought the Che Guevara T-shirt. Didn’t like it. Not one bit.

Ayn Rand got it

One famous Russian-American not only understood these ideas well but articulated them with such Russian virtuosity and clarity in her novels “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead” that they have become part of the American culture, only rivaled by the Bible in popularity. It took a Russian to remind us of the greatness of America:

If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose—because it contains all the others—the fact that they were the people who created the phrase “to make money.” No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity—to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created.

If we had a chance to swap whiney spoiled American born progressives who hate America with Russian born patriots who viscerally understand the devastating nature of socialism, it should be a no-brainer. It would greatly reduce Democrat interference in American elections.

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