A Freudian Slip in Santa Barbara drops the mask and reveals a politician’s true intentions.
A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara’s recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days. During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said to following in response to citizens who asked “what’s next?”:
“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common. We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
Take that one in for a moment, for it expresses the core impulse of liberalism today. In fact, let’s repeat it:
“Unfortunately, common sense is just not common,” he said. “We have to regulate every aspect of people’s lives.”
Of course, councilman Dominguez is now trying his best to walk it back. A Freudian Slip in Santa Barabara or anywhere else doesn’t occur by accident. It’s a break out of one’s true way of thinking that the holder has tried hard to suppress and manage, but like a ferocious animal in a cage it jumps at the first opportunity to escape the chains.
Dominguez is claiming he only meant it as a “string of words in a rhetorical fashion.”