If You Don’t Trust Americans to Choose Their Own Health Insurance…

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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… Why would you trust them enough to tell them the truth that they won’t be able to choose their own health insurance?

The elitism implicit in progressivism makes deceit mandatory.

If Americans are little more than apes who can sorta be trusted to drive cars, but not to pick them out, then they aren’t advanced enough to be told the truth. And indeed that is the rationale that was advanced for Obama’s plan lie.

It’s behind the resistance to the Upton Keep Your Plan Act.

If Americans are too stupid to know what’s good for them, then you have to lie to them and lie to them some more. When they lose their plans and get outraged, tell them that their plans were bad substandard scam plans.

Progressives lie casually because they don’t view the people whom they are lying to as being advanced enough and evolved enough to be worthy of the truth.

And if they did believe the American people deserved the truth and deserved to make their own choices, they wouldn’t lie to them.

That’s what this conflict is really about. That’s what the clash between Socialism and the Free Market, between slavery and freedom is about.

The left doesn’t feel bad about lying, because it doesn’t view the people it is lying to as having the same degree of personhood, intelligence and legal rights as they do.

  • John Talbert

    Incredibly well said.

    • Gee

      It is so sad that it needs to said

  • ziggy zoggy

    Also, the truth doesn’t sell if it sucks.

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    Progressivism changed in the 1930s with the rise of the Popular Front. See the contrast here: http://clarespark.com/2012/07/19/communist-ideas-go-mainstream/. “Communist ideas go mainstream.” Elites will remain untouchable until we educate voters to recognize demagogues. Not sure it will ever happen.

  • herb benty

    As odd as it seems, these progressives(commies), lie confidently the same reason young black gangs murder, rape, maim and terrorize innocent whites. They are both soaked in the theory of evolution, survival of the fittest, godless. Lying isn’t bad, there is no ultimate bad. Without God and His righteous Law, nothing REALLY matters. Nothing………..think about it. The Founders knew this and said America would fail if Godly men and women were not leading. We now are witnessing the results of “Progress” and intellectual arrogance that stealthily led the Nation away from our Maker, away from integrity and decency.

  • Devon Dorester

    Certainly the left is the embodiment of ‘ends justify the means.’

    And, just as certainly, would that the ‘end’ was to provide ‘better’ health insurance for ALL.

    But that isn’t the ‘end’.

    It can’t be the ‘end’ when over 85% of Americans had health insurance, and 75% of those were happy with it.

    Clearly, the ‘greater good’ is NOT the ‘ends’.

    Therefore, the unscrupulous ‘means’ that have been deployed are aimed at a completely different ‘end’.

    The very fact that Obamacare was even written proves this.