It seems to me, a very curious thing that people who live in progressive run cities and states, vote with their feet and move away due to the lack of opportunity, low wages, high taxes and out of control crime, despite having the toughest gun control laws, to conservative run cities and states… then vote for progressives? Moreover, international migrants vote with their feet fleeing communist hell holes and Islamic tyrannies, but the moment they get to a free country, they do everything in their power to enact the very same policies they fled from? On the face of it, wouldn’t you say it is absurd? It is like someone burning themselves on a stove and reaching back to burn themselves again. One of the characteristics of human beings is that we have the ability to learn from past mistakes, yet some people seem to be unable to learn from their past mistakes, and have an overpowering urge to foist their past mistakes, on those who haven’t made them. I find this a very curious thing indeed.
Places like Detroit, Baltimore, and Chicago have been run by progressives for generations and people are fleeing those cities by the droves. Crime is utterly out of control there, the economies of those cities are in a shambles and every action is taxed to the hilt. They have the most draconian gun control laws, but the murder rate in those cities is the highest in the free world and indeed, the planet. They have the highest incarceration rate but the streets are not safe to walk after dark. They have the the most regulation and their economies hemorrhage jobs and drive down wages. They have the highest taxes, yet their police are underfunded, their schools produce graduates who cannot read, write or do simple math, let alone engage in the highly technical economy we live in.
Progressive run states are also loosing population with the vast majority of those people moving, voting with their feet, to conservative states. States run by progressives like Vermont, New York and Illinois are loosing population to states like Florida, Texas and Georgia. The migration of people from progressive run states is turning into a tsunami of humanity fleeing the results of progressivism to the results of conservatism. Vermont is fast becoming the land of the elite, where trustfunders go to start gentleman farms and poor people go to get generous welfare checks, but working people are fleeing due to the high taxes, regulations and poor jobs.
People from South American socialist nations are fleeing the results of socialism to the US to take advantage of the results of capitalism. Those nations that have implemented Marxism have economies that produce bone crushing poverty, their governments are psychotic and crime there is organized. Conditions are so bad, mothers and fathers are putting their young children into the hands of criminals, who rape, sell and abuse many of those children, just in the hope some will make it to the US! The rise of Islamism, a rise that has been accelerated since the Arab spring, has resulted in millions of people fleeing the results of Islamism, to the places where Christianity has reigned. The Middle East has seen the extermination of Christians and Christianity and a commensurate rise in poverty, violence and oppression.
Yet, all those people who are fleeing from progressive cities and states, communist nations and Islamist autocracies, immediately set themselves to implement progressivism, Marxism and Islamism, in the places they fled to! Britain is being cleansed of all things British by the newcomers. Progressives in the US seek to give those people fleeing Marxism the vote immediately, because they can be reliably counted on to vote for progressives, who are Marxists without the revolution. Those places that were run by conservatives, are being changed to progressive run, by the very people fleeing the results of progressivism. It would seem, they are like hogs, a pig will so churn up their sty with feces, urine and mud, the farmer has to move to regularly else they will get sick. Progressives, Islamists and Marxists are the same, they so destroy the economy, civil society and morality with their policies, they have to move to a clean place to do it all over again. They vote with their feet one way, and with their ballots, actions and sentiments the other… A curious thing to be sure.