The Limousine Liberal
There is a huge disconnect between Beltway elites and the working class, when it comes to asylum for refugees and illegal immigration. Many outside D.C. view left-wing elites as out of touch and clueless. While they clamor for taking in Syrian refugees and loosening immigration regulations, they’re not sacrificing anything to welcome these refugees. They are quick to chastise anyone with concerns about illegal immigrants and refugees, but there are no refugees or illegal immigrants living in their gated communities. It’s easy to be self-righteous about immigration reform and taking in refugees when your job isn’t being undercut by cheap illegal labor, and your schools, hospitals and communities aren’t being flooded with illegal immigrants. While liberals accuse others of being xenophobic, I wonder what sacrifices they made to be welcoming to poor immigrants. Americans are not anti-immigrant, they are pissed off because we have ineffective leaders who for 30 years have been reluctant to resolve this issue because of the political implications. Wanting to have a safe secure border does not make you a racist.
We are endlessly told by politicians and elites that our debt is crippling our sovereignty. We can’t continue spending for the poor here in America. Then you see these same politicians that won’t spend a dime to build a road or bridge in America, send billions of dollars building infrastructure to Middle Eastern countries, who smile in our face but stab us in the backs, harboring radical jihadists who want to destroy us. Then these elites have the arrogance to wonder why the middle class is in revolt and rallying behind Donald Trump.
I’ve never been critical of humanitarians and activists that are on the front lines putting their lives and bodies on the line to help others. I know a real liberal when I see one, but today they no longer exist. When I think of real liberals, I think of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, who not only talked of a benevolent society but were men of the people. They tried to build coalitions and bring people together, not divide people by demonizing those who disagreed with them.
Today, liberalism has lost its core. There are no Dr. Kings, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.s, or Marion Barrys, people that knew how to persuade rather than demonize others who didn’t share their point of view. What you have today is limousine liberals, people more concerned about their social status than humanity. These people are quick to tell you how hateful, racist, and selfish you are, while never sacrificing anything themselves.
I have more respect for real conservatives such as the Koch brothers and Rand Paul, who put their money where their mouths are, helping black colleges, as well as donating to hospitals and funding cancer patients. In comparison to media blowhards like Mika Brzezinski, Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow, who constantly whine about how good they are while everyone else is cold and callous about humanity. I have had enough of limousine liberals. These people are the most hate-filled, hypocritical people on earth. They act like they are the only people that care about clean air, clean water and humanity. But you’ll discover they use situations such as Syrian refugees as a prop to push their one-world multiculturalist agenda.
The next time you see one of these limousine liberals demand that others welcome Syrian refugees and illegal immigrants, the networks should have a disclaimer, to see if these revolutionaries of privilege are putting any personal capital behind the rhetoric. I’m curious if moralists such as if Maddow and Brzezinski who love to tell others what they ought to do are opening their homes to make room for Syrian refugees in their neighborhoods and communities.
It’s easy to be liberal with other people’s lives and money. However, what capital are they risking to help others? People sacrifice when they see those who can afford to help, take the lead.