Wouldn’t it be nice if liberals would stop hugging trees long enough to hug a few people? Wouldn’t it be nice if liberals were as interested in protecting people as they are in protecting animals? On a recent trip to the mountains I got an up-front-and-personal glimpse of the upside down world of liberal logic. We were staying in a cabin on a lake in an area brimming with deer. Some of the people staying in the various cabins in the vicinity fed the deer corn and other treats. As a result the deer had grown accustomed to simply traveling from cabin to cabin to get their daily bread, so to speak. Each morning we awoke to the sounds of 25 or more deer pawing the ground impatiently and practically demanding to be fed.
There were “Please-Do-Not-Feed-the-Deer” signs everywhere with long explanations from various groups with names like “Save the Deer Foundation” warning that feeding the deer will make them dependent. These groups are concerned that if the deer become accustomed to being fed by people they will lose their desire and their ability to fend for themselves. Members of these groups drive around looking for people feeding the deer so they can lecture them on the evils of dependency. I noticed that most of these save-the-deer types had Obama bumper stickers on their cars and little symbols with the word “co-exist.”
How ironic it is that liberals who want to save the deer from dependency have no qualms about making people dependent by giving them welfare and other government entitlements. I agree with these tree-hugging liberals that feeding the deer will make them dependent. Where we disagree is in how this same rule of thumb applies to people. Liberals may be looney and they may be ignorant, but they are not stupid. They know that government entitlements make people dependent. In fact, that is their goal. Dependent people are easier to lead by the nose, they are more politically compliant. They vote in blocs for those who provide their sustenance.
One can learn a lot about welfare and government handouts by watching a herd of deer that has become dependent on people for their sustenance. At first the deer appear appreciative of their free meals, but before long they become demanding. In between free meals they do not forage in the woods or do anything to help themselves. They simply lie around and wait for the next free meal or, depending on the season, procreate to increase the size of the herd. When food is provided, the deer practically knock each other down trying to be first to get the most. They rear up on their hind legs and pound other deer with their hooves in an attempt to drive them away from the food. The adult deer even knock their little fawns out of the way to get to more food. As soon as the food supply at one cabin is exhausted, the deer move on to the next cabin. Just like people, the deer vote; not by ballot but with their feet. If a cabin fails to provide food, the deer immediately move on to the next cabin. They gravitate to those who feed them, just as dependent people vote for those who provide their entitlements.
The twisted logic of the left is beyond the comprehension of a civilized, rational human being. They will fight fervently to save a tree from being chopped down, yet they have no qualms about murdering innocent children in their mothers’ wombs. They pamper dogs and cats, taking them to pet salons and buying them organic food made from scientific formulas, yet they condone worthless men leaving the children they sire fatherless. They become self-righteously indignant at tourists who encourage dependence among wild deer by feeding them corn and other goodies, yet they have no qualms about making people dependent by giving them government entitlements. If someone can explain the liberal mind to me, please do. It would be fascinating to understand how they think. Of course, this presumes they do think.