Dylan Matthews is a writer for the progressive site VOX which aims to explain the news to people who are too dumb to understand it on their own.
Matthews recently came under fire for suggesting on Twitter that Obama should just take everyone’s guns away.
Now he’s claiming the American Revolution, which granted him the freedoms he now enjoys, was a mistake.
This is how progressives celebrate the 4th of July:
3 reasons the American Revolution was a mistake
This July 4, let’s not mince words: American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it.
Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is a messy business. We obviously can’t be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along with Canada.
But I’m reasonably confident a world in which the revolution never happened would be better than the one we live in now, for three main reasons: Slavery would’ve been abolished earlier, American Indians would’ve faced rampant persecution but not the outright ethnic cleansing Andrew Jackson and other American leaders perpetrated, and America would have a parliamentary system of government that makes policymaking easier and lessens the risk of democratic collapse.
Does anyone actually take these people seriously?
Do they really take themselves seriously?