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Leftist TV Host: “Americans Have a Childlike Understanding of Freedom”

We’re pretty accustomed to the arrogance of leftists, but even in an era where Democrats and their enablers regularly talk about Trump supporters and conservatives as if we were all suffering from some collective mental deficiency, it’s been a while since we’ve seen someone as insufferably condescending as Anand Giridharadas. Appearing on PBS’s “Amanpour & Co.” to promote his new Vice TV show, the far-left author and pundit said that conservatives protesting the coronavirus lockdowns were demonstrating a “childlike” obsession with freedom.

Host Hari Sreenivasan kicked off the segment, saying, “We recently had the author and professor Tom Nichols on, and he said, ‘You know what, that freedom is confused with the type of freedom that children have.’ But you also went on in your program and talked about how there is a certain tyranny in life with no government at all. Explain that.”

Giridharadas said, “You know, many Americans have a child-like understanding of freedom, as you say, and what that consists of is an understanding of freedom that in many ways goes back to our founding, of freedom obsession I would say, these Americans have, in which freedom is defined as the absence of government or government doing as little as possible or government leaving you alone.

“But for a great many Americans with this infantile understanding of freedom, that is it. That is freedom. Freedom is being left alone by the government,” he continued. “And it’s being paranoid about the government being more interested in you than you are actually interesting, right? Government’s coming for your guns, government’s coming to, you know, regulate your food away. Government’s coming to, you know, tell you who you can meet. Government’s coming to manipulate you through, you know, its allies in the fake news, I mean, this kind of paranoid attitude, of government coming to get you.”

Yeah. Imagine that. Imagine having a “freedom obsession” that (he admits) goes all the way back to the founding of this country. What an awful thing. We assume if we had more people like Anand, American citizens would be subservient, good little state drones, willing to pay our (sky-high) taxes and shut up. Willing to go to work long hours so that half our paycheck could go to subsidize those layabouts who don’t care to do the same. What a glorious utopia that would be, eh?

“And so this childlike freedom obsession that tens of millions of Americans unfortunately have is literally killing us in this pandemic they are so focused on government oppressing them through lockdowns that they don’t understand that you can end up way more oppressed by a virus — you can end up way more oppressed by not having economic security — you can end up way more oppressed by having the kind of health care system that encourages people to stay home instead of get tested,” Giridharadas  continued.

Except for the tiny fact that the tests are free?

Sorry, but if being suspicious about the government’s motives and being loath to give up freedoms in exchange for security makes us “childlike” in the eyes of this socialist, we’ll just have to deal with that. Apparently he thinks guys like the “freedom obsessed” George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were similarly childlike, so we’ll consider ourselves in good company.

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  1. That’s OK. If childlike understanding is what we have, then that is what what we want. All that matters is that we keep our freedom that we have earned even if we have a childlike understanding of freedom. We are admired by the rest of the world for our freedom so we must be doing something right.

  2. As Ben Franklin said “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Anand Giridharadas is a communist buffoon who opens his mouth and allows his stupidity to be revealed to the world. He is arrogant with no apparent reason to be and condescending when he has no justification. Just another pompous goon spewing poison to the people!

  3. Really? Veterans day is just over and this ‘genius’ is trying to explain how we have a ‘childlike’ understanding of freedom?Tell him to go stand in ANY of this nations Military Cemeteries and tape his remarks….f’k him!!!

  4. Who the Hell is Anand Giridharadas and why does anyone give a damn about what this Moron has to say. With those kinds of statements, he should realize he is only speaking for himself. Believe me, there are tens of millions of American that know exactly what freedom means and what America stands for! I, like many, many millions know and understand the Constitution of the United States. People need to ignore these idiots and stand for America and prove these Leftist wrong!

  5. Is it just me, or is Anand making our point for us while he thinks he is criticizing us? This guys is such a mental giant that he exposes all of our observations as to the invasion of our privacy, the suspension of our freedoms of association, speech, religion and others. These are the Constitutional Rights we have here. Anand, these are not suggestions, you “Childlike Fool”. These are the founding principles that allowed us to prosper beyond all measure as a society. You and your “Childish Sociopaths” are the ones who want to simplify everything. You do not want to acknowledge that human choices lead some to poor outcomes and others to prosper. Poor ones lead to poor places. Your solution is take away the property and reward from good choices and give them to bad choices so everyone is equal. We are not. We are the product of our choices. Please, “Child” study the principle “The Law of Unintended Consequences”. This “Law” is what sets the Conservative apart from the Leftist. Government is rarely the answer. It is usually the problem. Where a one-size-fits-all approach is tried, it usually fits no one. Gospel truth, child.

  6. And that, boys and girls, is result of NOT teaching history anymore. All the arrogant talking heads should be forced to live in Venezuela or North Korea for a year!

  7. I have a simple solution. This host needs to become my slave. I will make him haul around heavey landscape things and dig holes for me. I will drive him crazy trying to unroll waterline and bury it.

    Yup. If liking freedom is child like then let’s see what the host thinks after 6 months of being a slave. Their go un ng bgg to love it when I send them out to mow grass in the rain.

    The only people who dont care to fight for freedom are dumb Schiff’s that take it for granted.

  8. The Left Leaning have NO UNDERSTANDING of Freedom . . . Whatsoever! If they CANNOT read the U.S. Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the FEDERALIST papers, then these folks are BRAIN DEAD Socialist/communists. One WARY Patriot. Team Trump and his allies 2020.

  9. who is this ASSHOLE ? I AM SURE HE IS A STUOID FOREIGNER THAT KNOWS NOTHING EXCEPT THE BS HE GETS FROM THE IDIOT DEMS

  10. Coming from an import, he can’t understand what we are fighting for. We will not end up like all the other governments that treat its citizens like peasants. We own the government, it does not own use……yet

  11. WHO TF DO YOU THINK YOU ARE BELITTLING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE ONLY REASON YOU HAVE A PLATFORM TO SPEW YOUR GARBAGE, IS THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO OUR CONSTITUTION, OTHERWISE, IF YOU SPEW THIS GARBAGE IN SAY CHINA, YOUR FAMILY WOULD NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN. YOU USE THE CHILD ANALOGY, THE AMERICAN CHILDREN ARE EXTREMELY SMART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. If you were not born to have these God Given Rights we in the USA enjoy– such as in China, Cuba, Venezuela and some other sh*t Holes of the world. I can understand why he does not understand. If you are more comfortable with supression–please get this person a visa out of the USA.

  13. 1that arrogant ass don’t have a clue, maybe he should go back to school and take a history class that tells the real truth and notsome socialist fairy tale version

  14. and what shit hole country are you from, you foreign dumb ass? What do you know about freedom?
    What branch of US military did you serve in, fighting and bleeding or dying for our freedom? My son died fighting in Afghanistan, so that a moron foreigner like you can insult the American people. Go back to your mud hut, you idiot. Better yet, study the US history, so you can get a better understanding of what freedom means. Gosh, do I hate foreigners and US citizens alike, who want to trample on our flag and country. If I was you, I would change my name.

  15. Anand Giridharadas is a pompous idiot and total boob. What is he doing here if
    he hates our belief of freedom so much? Why does he go and live in one of his
    glorified Socialist countries? Oh, that’s right, then he would not be able to make his
    ludicrous statements. He would most likely end up in prison never to be heard from
    again, which is not such a bad idea. As for our love of freedom killing people in this
    pandemic, I think that is a crock of Leftist propaganda. It appears the Left could not
    get anything right, and their propaganda is and was totally political to keep the economy
    in a stalemate until November. Not going to work because we are going back to work.
    Giridharadas it is time for you to sit down and shut up. The only people listening will be
    your Leftist morons.

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