Friday, August 18, 2017

There Is No Panacea For The Body Politic

And Anyone Who Tries To Sell You On One Is A Conman

When anybody preaches disunity tries to pit one of us against the other through class warfare, race hatred, or religious intolerance you know that person seeks to rob us of our freedom and destroy our very lives and we know what to do about it.

In the wake of the Charlottesville riots and increasing political polarization, every American should watch this video. We are repeating a fatal mistake from the past. We have adopted the same thinking that permeated the early 20th century and eventually led us into the second world war. The idea that a certain 'ism' will solve all of our problems and lead to utopia is both errenous and dangerous. Altogether, the ideologies which propose that society can be rationally reordered and planned to bring about perfect harmony (if only the right people are in charge) are known as collectivism. As we have seen in the past, they never end up as their architects had intended and usually come at a steep price to the individual: his liberty, his property, and often his life. So before we head down the wrong road, perhaps we should stop and reconsider what made America great in the first place. I'll give you a hint; it wasn't an ism.

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