The Progressive Psychology of Exploiting a Crisis

Within hours of a man carrying out a horrifyingly successful mass shooting in Las Vegas, in which the death toll as of this writing is almost sixty, Democrats are out in public demanding gun control legislation.  As disgustingly cynical as this is, it is not in the least bit surprising.  Many more will join the chorus in the coming days, while a complicit news media will keep the horror fresh to facilitate the Democrats' exploitation of sadness and pain. Never wishing to appear to their neo-communist handlers as weaklings inclined to put humanity before politics, or willing to pre-empt the revolution out of respect for human suffering, progressive politicians at America's moment of "fundamental transformation" seem to want to look callous and inhuman, even as they claim to represent the interests of the suffering and downtrodden. Rahm Emanuel's infamous cat-out-of-the-bag moment – "never let a crisis go to waste" – has...(Read Full Article)

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