Sunday, December 6, 2015

Freeloaders.

Most people want a morality of “protect the weaker” because, as individuals, they fear falling short of social standards or required performance at a task. For this reason, they envision themselves as the weaker and reason that if society protects the weaker, they personally will never face consequences. The eternally popular idea in humanity is: receive the benefits of civilization, but take on none of the burdens, a mentality we might call “anti-accountability.”
Conservatives, turn to Plato." By Bret Stevens, Amerika, 12/2/15.

2 comments:

  1. True story. As a friend said recently, "They want rights _without_ responsibility."

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  2. Add in the universal franchise and it heads south. Malcolm Muggeridge had that thought.

    http://www.johnderbyshire.com/Opinions/Diaries/Extras/LiberalDeathWish.jpg

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