You know, there are two kinds of people in the world.
The Busybodies and the Individualists.
The Busybodies know what’s best for everybody. They know how best to divide the labor and the fruits of labor. They know who is more “deserving” and who is less so. They know what “justice” is, and they intend to execute same, regardless of the cost. These people spend more time trying to run other peoples’ lives than they do managing their own affairs.
The Individualists just want to be left alone to pursue their own interests without interference. They are fiercely independent, ambitious, and innovative. They seek solutions to real every day problems in medicine, industry, and business. They believe that the market is the best place to sort out the best in class, and that MERIT is the engine of advancement.
Because the Individualists are more compelled to manage their own affairs than to meddle in the affairs of others, they tend to have less presence in the fields of politics. They are, basically, too busy pursuing their own interests to get involved with managing the affairs of others.
Given these social forces, the Busybodies tend to be the ones that gravitate to the political stratum. As they begin to overtake the machinery of politics and foreign affairs, and begin to impose onerous regulations and stupid laws intended to reduce everybody to a lowest common denominator, except themselves, of course, the Individualists begin to wake up and assert themselves to recover command of the levers of polity.
The ferocity, even lethality, of the ensuing struggle depends upon how dedicated the Busybodies are to their socialist fantasies, and how dedicated the Individualists are to be simply left alone to pursue their own interests.
That struggle is intensifying now.
“Busybodies” That’s it.
Very well said, you really nailed that one.
” The Busybodies and the Individualists.”
Very interesting. Thanks for posting this.
I have come hate and detest busybodies more and more over the past few years. Take away the ability to tell people what to do and it negates their whole purpose of living.
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Ping to Post #10, which is begging for your “nailed it” graphic, SC
Nice post #10.