Victor Davis Hanson Explains Why The Left Is Constantly Screaming About ‘The End Of Democracy’

If you read political news, you have undoubtedly heard Democrats talking about ‘the end of democracy’ or ‘threats to our democracy’ or any combination of those words.

They say it constantly, but what are they talking about?

In a new essay, conservative author and scholar Victor Davis Hanson breaks it all down.

He writes at American Greatness:

Why Is the Left Worried Suddenly About the End of Democracy?

What is behind recent pessimistic appraisals of democracy’s future, from Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Brian Williams and other elite intellectuals, media personalities, and politicians on the Left? Some are warning about its possible erosion in 2024. Others predict the democracy downturn as early 2022, with scary scenarios of “autocracy” and Trump “coups.”

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To answer that question, understand first what is not behind these shrill forecasts.

They are not worried about 2 million foreign nationals crashing the border in a single year, without vaccinations during a pandemic. Yet it seems insurrectionary for a government simply to nullify its own immigration laws.

They are not worried that some 800,000 foreign nationals, some residing illegally, will now vote in New York City elections…

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What then is behind this new left-wing hysteria about the supposed looming end of democracy?

It is quite simple. The Left expects to lose power over the next two years—both because of the way it gained and used it, and because of its radical, top-down agendas that never had any public support.

After gaining control of both houses of Congress and the presidency—with an obsequious media and the support of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, higher education, popular culture, entertainment and professional sports—the Left has managed in just 11 months to alienate a majority of voters.

Hanson goes on to suggest that the left is not worried about the end of democracy, they are worried that democracy will work in ousting Democrats from office.

This is correct. Democrats only believe democracy is working when Democrats win. That’s it.

 

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