There’s a peculiar thing that’s begun to happen to the left in the last few
years: when reality is, apparently, too difficult to bear; when things don’t go
the way they wish things had gone, then they retreat into fantasy. And they’re
doing it out in public.
Lose the 2000 election? Well, create
a TV show where the Democrats
actually won in 2000. Wish Hillary would win, but fear that she won’t? Make
another TV show about
the first woman (a Democrat, naturally) to be President. Want the War on Terror
to end? Just write
history of the future and and have a future President (a woman) end it. Hate
George Bush, and wish he was gone? Then make
a movie about his assassination.
A few years ago left-wing bloggers embraced the term "reality-based
community", apparently as a response to the the "faith-based community". But
it’s increasingly looking like the left wing is actually hallucination-based.
It’s a pathological manifestation of teleology: they seem to believe that if
they just wish for something hard enough, it’ll happen.
Or maybe it’s voodoo, only using TV and film instead of little dolls.