In a recent House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg proclaimed “the more pain we are all experiencing from the high price of gas, the more benefit there is for those who can access electric vehicles.” That evoked a response from Florida Rep. Carlos Gimenez.
“So you’re saying the more pain we have, the more benefit we’re going to get?” the Florida Rep. wondered. “Of course — no,” said Buttigieg with a laugh.
“I think that’s what I heard you say,” countered Gimenez, who later tweeted “the more pain Americans felt, the better for electric vehicles. It’s an evil way of governing.” The Havana-born representative has seen it before.
Sado-Stalinist dictator Fidel Castro took great delight in imprisoning and torturing political opponents, many of them black, such as Eusebio Penalver. As Cuban cinematographer Nestor Almendros (Days of Heaven) showed in Improper Conduct, Castro imprisoned homosexuals in labor camps.
Sado-socialism is now mounting a surge in America, inflicting pain on the people to benefit the agenda of the Biden Junta. Secretary Buttigieg is the perfect exponent for this evil way of governing, and he models other dynamics now in play.
The late C.S. Lewis exposed the trick of saying “we” when the speaker really means “you.” This empowers the speaker to put down others while pretending to display self-criticism. That is the dynamic going on with Pete Buttigieg, as CNN put it in 2019, “a gay Christian” who is “driving the religious right nuts.”
As a man who often speaks “at length about his faith,” Secretary Buttigieg is surely familiar with the empirically verifiable Christian doctrine that human beings are deeply flawed. In the socialist view, human flaws and vices somehow disappear when someone is elected to public office or employed by the government. The flaws and vices don’t disappear, and access to the levers of government power, with little or no accountability, can easily amplify the flaws.
Under socialist superstition, virtually everything government does is for the greater good. The people are to believe that no politician or bureaucrat would ever use the power of the state against political opponents, or people they simply don’t like. By saying “we” must experience pain when he means “you,” Buttigieg exposes that ruse in fine style.
Pete Buttigieg is a gay Christian involved in a same-sex marriage. The Secretary appears to regard these conditions as accomplishments and job qualifications. In similar style, when fired by new San Francisco district attorney Brooke Jenkins, attorney Alicia Hurtado claimed “I am the highest ranking/LGBTQ member of the management team at that office.” In the woke view, this status somehow overrides actual job performance, an issue that came up for Buttigieg in his run for president.
“At a time when economic inequality and racial justice are at the nation’s political forefront,” CNBC noted, “Buttigieg’s candidacy could be hamstrung by the impression that he has not tried hard enough to improve the conditions of South Bend’s poor and minority communities.” According to resident Shawn White, 24, “Ain’t shit changed. How is he gonna run the whole country if you can’t even get your city right first?”
In the view of many others, mayor Buttigieg didn’t get South Bend right. His performance as Transportation Secretary, to say the least, hasn’t exactly proved stellar.
During a crippling supply-chain crisis, Buttigieg was off on a two-month “maternity leave,” a move he defended as work, “not a vacation.” The former mayor evidently believed his job was to model gay marriage, not to keep the vital supply chain moving. When it stalled, the federal Transportation Secretary blamed the people.
“Supply, demand and the pandemic” are the main forces behind the supply chain bottlenecks, Buttigieg explained. “Americans have more money in their pockets compared to a year ago. Where they used to maybe spend it on going to shows or travel, they’ve been more likely to spend it on things, which is why actually we have a record number of goods coming through our ports.”
As embattled Americans might note, Biden’s Transportation Secretary failed to quantify the money now in their pockets compared to a year ago. Buttigieg failed to pin down the rise in the rate of inflation, a big issue for American workers, and he did not put a number on the cargo ships waiting to unload. Americans might think the federal Transportation Secretary should be forthcoming with such vital information.
Like Voltaire’s Dr. Pangloss, Buttigieg tells Americans they live in the best of all possible worlds, if only they would deny what their own experience tells them. If the people regard Pete Buttigieg as a complete bust it would be hard to blame them. On the other hand, there are grounds for gratitude.
For the Dictatorship of the Subjunctive Mood (DSM), reality dysphoria, and the sado-socialism now inflicted on the people, sanctimonious incompetent Pete Buttigieg is the perfect instructor.