What’s So Great About “Change”? And Who Says It’s Change?

“Change” is automatically and always a good thing, we’re told again and again by our supposed superiors.

Latest example: A Parkland High School shooting survivor is starting a “Road to Change” bus tour designed to encourage “gun control”.

But we already have tons of gun control. The jurisdictions with the most gun control, like Chicago, have the worst gun violence. You can just about predict how bad gun violence will be in a given area based on how strict the gun control laws are.

If gun control were really about curbing violence, you’d see a “march for change” in favor of relaxation of gun laws, not further restriction (or outright banning) of guns. Unfortunately, gun control is really about control.

But it’s not only the gun issue. When Obama first ran for President in 2008, he touted “change”. He never specified what the change was to be. We could infer from his policies that he intended to impose more federal government control over the economy and previously unregulated or not fully socialized areas of private life, areas such as health care and the Internet.

But how is ever-more government control “change”? That’s all politicians ever propose or fight about. That’s all they’ve been proposing since at least the 1930s, and actually even longer. How can they additionally control, tax, take away, seize, redistribute or otherwise regulate and control our individual lives — and call this “change”!?

Proposing more of these restrictions — or merely a different kind of restriction — does not constitute “change”. It constitutes more of the same. That’s why, by and large, most things have been getting worse.

It’s an amazing ploy. Advocates of things like gun control exploit the unhappiness with the status quo that most people feel. They call for “change” while actually — in the specifics — proposing more and more of the same.

It was like that with health care. Health care was heavily regulated and managed by the government since at least the 1960s. So what was the “change”? Obamacare. Much more — and much worse — of the same. As a result, Medicare and Medicaid are more dysfunctional (and fiscally unsustainable) than ever, and only billionaires can now afford insurance.

Taxes too high? The “change” proposed is … more taxes, in most cases, or a different kind of taxation. Too many regulations? The “change” proposed is … more and more regulation. Not always, thanks to Trump’s administration, but usually.

Social engineering, command-and-control educational systems run out of the Imperial federal city by know-nothing bureaucrats, and a national debt now too high for a math genius to count. How does any of that constitute change? Shouldn’t the “change” consist of getting rid of these things? Americans have lived with some of these for decades, even generations, now.

President Donald Trump’s efforts to reverse course are admirable and noticed. But the dominant theme with the rest of the government, media and culture remains the same. “Change”, we’re told, is automatically and always a good thing. But in practice, as with gun control, we’re merely offered more of the same with the phony packaging as change.

How stupid do these idiots calling for “change” think we are? Well, America did vote for President Trump. But the same America also voted for two terms of President Obama.

So in a way, you can’t blame them for thinking millions of us are pretty stupid.

Change is needed all right. But not the kind we’re usually offered.

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