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New Year, Old Left-Wing Excuses

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We leave 2022 behind us and it remains to be seen if by 2023 the old excuses of the left will be renewed as a result of a new year’s resolution or, on the contrary, if it will continue with its usual passive-aggressive discourse.

As we should all know, the brutal rise in inflation —especially noticeable in gasoline— was Putin’s fault and there is nothing to blame on Biden’s economic policies. The only thing that Joe Biden did do well was to lower the price of fuel by a few cents, for which he promptly pinned a medal on himself.

Kamala Harris also assured that the border crisis has nothing to do with her —despite being the plenipotentiary responsible assigned to the southern border—, but Congress is to blame. Specifically, she blames the Republican congress members, of course.

The Democratic Party is, on the one hand, very capable of building bridges to convince the Republicans to send billions to Ukraine, but on the other hand, it does not show the same persuasive skills to send much more modest resources to erect a wall —even a figurative one— to stop the border invasion.

The passive-aggressive attitudes of the left are not only reflected in its politicians. The media and progressive representatives of the world of culture have also been fond of complaining about everything and blaming other people for all their ills.

2022 is replete with examples of movies and series that to justify their resounding failures have resorted to blaming racism, sexism, homophobia, or any of the other great offenses that the left loves to invent.

Since its birth, the left has based its creed on envy and on the fact that everything is always someone else’s fault. In the beginning, at least they had the courage to point to specific enemies, but as the years have gone by the enemy has become more ethereal and, therefore, the lie is more difficult to identify and easier to perpetuate.

In the past, it was the fault of the owners of the means of production, now it is the fault of capitalism. The victims could blame their executioners, now it is the criminals who are the victims of society. According to this logic, someone like Hunter Biden is a victim of drugs and the curse of being born into an influential family, and if anyone is to be blamed, it is the media for publishing the story of his laptop.

This slow but steady mutation of truth and reversal of roles between victims and culprits that the left has been doing for years has found in climate change the perfect scapegoat.

Get ready for a 2023 in which climate change will be the source of all problems and, as always, the only possible solutions will be those imposed by the left.

Ignacio Manuel García Medina, Business Management teacher. Artist and lecturer specialized in Popular Culture for various platforms. Presenter of the program "Pop Libertario" for the Juan de Mariana Institute. Lives in the Canary Islands, Spain // Ignacio M. García Medina es profesor de Gestión de Empresas. Es miembro del Instituto Juan de Mariana y conferenciante especializado en Cultura Popular e ideas de la Libertad.

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