Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tyrants of the past and the present are never FOR the individual. The individual is nothing but a cog in the giant machine of "The People". No, tyrants area always for social justice - that ephemeral idea that can be anything to anyone, depends on his goals. The bigger the tyrant the more people are killed to fill his vision of social justice. We have the history of tyrants throughout the ages...the earlier ones like Genghis Khan knew nothing else - that's how the world in general operated. But today's tyrants have the example of the founding of the United States - let's brush up on it because the United States is not guaranteed the individualist creed that each of us has a right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness". Each generation must earn its freedom and must defend it and fight for it if needed. For now we can fight for our freedom by standing up to Washington thuggery and to an overbearing executive branch with wimpy condescending senators and representatives. America's ideals are worth fighting for. Walter Williams at CapMag.com explains it for us.
Today's leftists, socialists and progressives would bristle at the suggestion that their agenda differs little from Nazism. However, there's little or no distinction between Nazism and socialism. Even the word Nazi is short for National Socialist German Workers Party. The origins of the unspeakable horrors of Nazism, Stalinism and Maoism did not begin in the '20s, '30s and '40s. Those horrors were simply the end result of long evolution of ideas leading to consolidation of power in central government in the quest for "social justice." It was decent but misguided earlier generations of Germans, like many of today's Americans, who would have cringed at the thought of genocide, who built the Trojan horse for Hitler to take over.
Few Americans have the stomach or ruthlessness to do what is necessary to make their governmental wishes come true. They are willing to abandon constitutional principles and rule of law so that the nation's elite, who believe they are morally and intellectually superior to the rest of us, can have the tools to implement "social justice." Those tools are massive centralized government power. It just turns out last century's notables in acquiring powerful central government, in the name of social justice, were Hitler, Stalin, Mao, but the struggle for social justice isn't over yet, and other suitors of this dubious distinction are waiting in the wings.