This is a new genre of pouting that’s increasingly popular with people of low intelligence.
“We should have used the money that went to Ukraine to solve poverty in the US!”
The project of giving out cash to citizens has been tried very recently and created a historic inflation. We have all seen that it’s extremely counterproductive, yet the pouting continues.
“We should have used this money to close the border!”
Again, we have seen very recently that the border will not be closed because there’s no political will to do it. Even voting for a president whose main slogan was “build the wall” resulted in no wall. It’s not a money problem. It’s a “there’s no politician willing to do this” problem. Still, the pouting continues.
“We should be used the money to solve the opioid crisis!”
How? How do you solve the opioid crisis with money? This is one of the most maddening leftist obsessions that I’ve been writing about for years and that consists of the belief that everything is about money. If there’s a problem, throw money at it! But that’s not how things work. Some problems can be solved by money but others can’t. There’s absolutely no amount of money that will make people stop being addicted or make everybody do equally well in school.
“The money to Ukraine” isn’t actually “money.” It’s getting rid of existing but outdated weaponry that creates a vacuum and spurs manufacturing at home. It’s a tried-and-true conservative method of reducing inflation. Pumping more cash into an inflationary economy does not reduce inflation. It worsens it. Investing into military production does.
But the people who engage in this pouting don’t really care about inflation or the economy. They are in a grip of an anxiety caused by low energy. To our subconscious, money is energy. If you have dreams where you are running out of money, it’s your subconscious warning you that your energy is low. The mistake in this situation is to open yourself up to a further loss of inner resources by leaking resentment and woundedness. Of course, this is all too complex for the pouters. Instead of getting themselves under control, they will continue to leak, get weaker, become more anxious, and so on. This is yet another problem that cannot be solved with money, by the way, because it requires an effort of individual will and a certain degree of intellectual capacity.