Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Only three?

Once again, thanks to Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Schumer, et al., we can see vividly the outward evidence of the three meta-errors of progressivism - unlimited faith in government, fanatical faith in the power of will, and an overbearing sense of self-importance and self-idolization stemming from an unshakable self-righteousness.[1]
Tunnel vision? Contempt for mere mortals? Contempt for private property, individual responsibility, custom, tradition, religion, and law? Worship of whatever is foreign, perverse, obscene, profane, or absurd? Manipulation of minorities and manufacture and amplification of their grievances? Hostility toward competing views? Reliance on propaganda and media manipulation? Vote fraud? Reliance on violence to augment and direct politics and silence objections? Complete indifference toward the iron laws of arithmetic? Total ignorance of the potential for oppression, violence, and death in all polities that abandon the rule of law and embrace revolutionary purity and summary punishment? Ignorance of the stabilizing force of religion, unwritten law and political legitimacy?

[1] "Shades Of "Atlas Shrugged" In Real Life." Authored by Mark Hendrickson, ZeroHedge, 2/11/20 (emphasis removed).

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