Too many main stream media reporters (those same people who are possibly referred to as editors, pundits, commentators or columnists) fail over and over and over again because they’re not thinking rationally. They are thinking fantastically.
They have fantasies as in saying that whatever fantasy that they carry in their minds is something they view as reality. In other words, if they think something then it must be true. In this view that means that they are not thinking rationally. Sadly (for all of us), the world really doesn’t work that way.
For example, they can forecast whoever they currently like will win an election, but bottom-line that does not mean that will actually going to happen. Occasionally they might guess correctly, or with a great deal of luck, but they are not “correcting” the outcome of an election. Regardless of how much they want to have a certain outcome, the actual outcome is utterly unaffected by their desire.
Apparently these MSM reporters, editors, etc., etc. etc. have never matured past their childhoods.
Back as children all of us might wish that we would get a real, live pony waiting for us under our Christmas trees. The massive majority of us get over that particular fantasy. Note that I said “majority”, not everyone.
Among potential left-wing ideologues, when their letter to Santa does not get the response that they really want, they didn’t blame Santa for failing to do what he was told. Did they reason that “Gee, Santa must have been pretty busy” or “Maybe I wasn’t so good this year”? No, that form of reasoning never entered their heads. Rather their “reasoning” went something like this:
Santa said “No”. But Santa was supposed to do exactly what I told him to do. Not doing what he was told is actually impossible, since I have unlimited power to boss people around. The fact is that I can make Mommy and Daddy so miserable that they consistently give me what I want proves that I have unlimited power. Since I believe that I have such unlimited power, every creature and person that exists MUST recognize that they should do exactly what they are told to do when I speak. Since Santa did not do what he was told, it is inescapable that the existence of Santa is impossible because if Santa existed I would have a pony right now. So there is no Santa. Santa doesn’t exist.
This logic continues throughout their lives and is applied to anyone and everyone. If you don’t follow their wishes (and they evidently realize that you actually DO exists since they see you every day in the role of parent, teacher, police officer, etc.) then the fact that we won’t do what they want, these wannabe ideologues and future dictators view us as EVIL (and stupid, undeserving, and so on). In their world, since we are an evil (stupid/underserving/etc.) person, these left-wing ideologues then assume that they can operate their lives believing that they don’t have to do what the parent/teacher/cop says to do.
This belief goes beyond Santa and extends through all their beliefs. For example, since God doesn’t answer all their prayers positively, then, to them, God cannot exist. If God doesn’t exist, then the rules that God has laid down can be ignored. If God doesn’t exist then Satan can’t exist either, right? If there is no God and no Satan then there can’t be a heaven or a hell, right? There can’t be any punishment for failing to follow the Ten Commandments. If they decide to lie, cheat, steal, or murder they assume there will be no punishment.
But if they are, in fact, punished for something, it will be because the vast majority of society believes that there is a God and that he does say “No” from time to time which we will have to deal with and accept, and that breaking laws will certainly result in deserved punishment.
These delusional criminals will not change their fantasies about God nor Santa nor the well thought out ideas of the Founding Fathers. They will not shift back to a more rational view the relationship between crime and punishment. They will revert to their backup explanation for not getting a pony when they were kids – that the people in charge are evil, stupid or undeserving.
Even though such leftists expose themselves as mentally deficient, they are never satisfied to merely believe something themselves. They want to make sure that they are not the ONLY ones to believe that there is no Santa or that there is no God. Oh, no. They insist that everyone else in the world thinks and believes exactly as they do. Some may note the similarities between western leftists who support dictatorial regimes and those in the Middle East who support dictatorial Islamic religious leaders.
But these poor deluded children (who later become very tall and very old children) don’t ever seem to realize that their explanation for their disappointment vis-à-vis their pony poverty is baseless.
I imagine that they never read the words of Francis Pharcellus Church, an editor for The Sun newspaper of New York City in answer to the letter of Virginia O’Hanlon, an eight year old girl who wrote to the paper asking for the answer to a very simple question: “Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?” How did he answer that question? His reply was published in The Sun in 1897, nearly 120 years ago. He told young Virginia that there absolutely was a Santa, but there were other ways to look at Santa.
It might be a wonderful idea for a member of the House and a member of the Senate to read the original editorial to the other elected members of Congress to try to break through to them with words from Francis Church, such as:
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus! It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence.
We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The external light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
Personally, I never got a pony, but I believe in Santa. I believe in God. And I do believe that our Founding Fathers did a pretty darn good job of setting up the rules that were supposed to guide our country. Maybe we could straighten out a lot of our problems out if we just bought Obama and some Democrats their own ponies.