Charles Krauthammer has stated that the the end of liberalism may be neigh upon us. Dr. Krauthammer is a brilliant analyst of the political scene and we should thank God he is a conservative. But then, he is smart, so I guess he would have to be a conservative. But in this case, I humbly think that he is wrong.
In fairness, it is difficult to understand liberals. It is akin to a human being understanding the thought processes of a Tasmanian Devil, not to put too sharp a point on it. And generally, Dr. K does it about as well as it can be done. I'm sure his training as a psychiatrist is a major asset in these analysis.
OK, so why does an old blogger that no one has ever heard of disagree with the good doctor. This may seem a little over the top, but I liken the real hard left liberals to cockroaches. They do their work at night and in the dark. If someone shines a light on them, they do not suddenly become conservative. Or even middle of the road. No, the scuttle for the dark places where light never shows up their incipient weirdness. There they hide, biding their time.
They sneak out periodically when opportunity arises. They grab a little piece of the power structure. But they are quiet about it. You see, they know, love, and understand incrementalism. Something conservatives never really got.
But liberals will always be there, working in the dark and nasty places where most of us don't want to go. The will breed. They will recruit. They will teach their doctrine to pudding headed young minds. The will accrue power and votes, a little at a time.
Suddenly, you will wake up one morning and find them all over the floor. The floor of the House. The floor of the Senate. And trying to run the whole show once again.
So I feel it is my duty to remind the good Doctor Krauthammer that there is no DDT for liberalism. "You may not see them, but they can see you", as the commercial says. So keep one eye on the target and one on the nasty places, for they will be back. They will always be back.