I have been called many names over the years for my viewpoints. Some of them have been pretty benign, while others have been viler than a Courtney Love STD test. But one that has garnered favor from the Left over the past few years is “the wrong side of history.” That sounds rather ominous when you think about it. Imagine being wrong on a temporal scale. You know, like Joe Biden?
This phrase bears further examination. Now, if only I had an outlet to do just that?
Oh, wait! I do!
wrong side of history
What the Left believes it means – being against what they believe to be right
What it really means – a phrase that means nothing and can’t be supported
The Left loves to think it’s visionary and can see into the future based upon current events. Well, you don’t have to be Kreskin to realize how unsuccessful they’ve been in recent months. After all, these were the same folks who said Donald Trump would never be President. Yeah, how’s the Hillary Administration coming along?
The claim you’re on the wrong side of history on a particular decision or position is an appeal to your ego. We hate being wrong about anything, and when you throw in the possibility we could be wrong for all of history, it adds a lot of pressure to whatever position we take. And, naturally, the Left believes the only way to be on the right side of history is to agree with them. This also plays into our egos because we want to belong to a group. Unless that group is a bunch of asshats, then you don’t want to belong to that group. But enough about Congress.
It is a pretty heavy charge to be accused of being on the wrong side of history, but it may not be an easy charge to prove. As the saying goes, history is written by the victors, and the Left hasn’t been in the winner’s circle that much recently. To presume the Left will get to write history is pretty bold to say the least. They may be able to write the history books, but that’s not the same as history. And even then, the history books may have to twist the facts in such a way that it would make a yoga class look like a forest of redwoods.
Whenever a Leftist talks about being on the wrong side of history, my first instinct is to ask him/her/them/it what the Powerball numbers will be next week because, well, reasons. Of course, they typically don’t, but hey, you want to give them a chance. But it illustrates a larger point: these folks don’t know how history is going to view anyone yet. Of course, these people may not know how to use soap, so it’s not outside of the realm of possibility they wouldn’t know the future. It’s also a good way to refute the notion of being on the wrong side of history.
Of course, there are times when the Left are on the wrong side of history, but they won’t admit it. Take abortion for example. No matter how much they try to pass it off as an essential right that should never be questioned, the Left is definitely on the wrong side of history because they cannot admit this essential right kills a human life. It’s not a clump of cells. It’s not a Buick or a basketball. It’s a baby.
Imagine the Left having to answer for supporting the killing of millions of babies for decades. And these jackholes want to lecture to us about being on the wrong side of history?
When you boil it right down, the Left wants to claim the moral high ground by citing history (that hasn’t happened yet) as their justification.
Yeah, it makes my head hurt just thinking about it. I need a beer.