is just the start, the thin edge of the wedge. And don’t kid yourself, this is entirely due to crappy political philosophy and hence bad governance. To quote my father (R.I.P.), at some point someone has to sell the damned soap! It may indeed be giant, but it is a giant Ponzi scheme and it will eventually collapse. You can put a dollar into six envelopes and think your name will eventually get to the top of the list, but the whole thing will eventually, assuredly collapse. At some point there just is no “there” there. You are just trying to find a chair when the music stops. Such are the wages of Leftism.
And we need to clearly understand that this IS the natural fruit of Leftism. It is not a “bug,” it is inherent in the structure of Leftism itself, just like (exactly like, actually) the Ponzi scheme. Lefty despots try desperately to avoid the natural consequences by using force and theft, but eventually even that doesn’t help. At some point, someone has to sell the damned soap. See, moral agency and freedom are Kryptonite for this philosophy.
In the body, even a tiny bit of Insulin/sugar prevents it from burning ketones rather than glucose. And it takes 3 days or so to even start throwing ‘tones. So you can’t just not have sugar one day and think you will start burning ketones the next. You can’t get to ketones by avoiding sugar every other day! You just never get there. Then you whine that throwing ‘tones didn’t work. Oh, it works, all right. But you have to actually do it! You just never or rarely got to the point where you were throwing ‘tones. See, it takes real effort and sacrifice–and no “cheating.”
In the same way, you just can’t have moral agency and then occasionally dip into Leftism. That “dip” may prevent actual moral agency for a while or across domains. If you “cheat” the gig is up, totally. Oh, Conservative economics works, all right. But you have to actually do it! Half-baked, fitful, panty-waist jerky movements can’t get you there.
But a lot of innocent people are going to be hurt. CA as a whole and Chicago as a city are precarious (hence the drive to split CA up into six different states). Detroit is pretty much gone and other cities (and states) are also on the brink.
In the immortal words of a bad Jim Carrey movie, “Hold on to your lug nuts ’cause we’re going in for an overhaul!”