Skip to comments.Economic Inequality is a Small Price to Pay for Staying Human
Posted on 08/05/2012 10:54:46 PM PDT by neverdem
To paraphrase Baudelaire, the greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world of the moral superiority of collectivism. According to Ayn Rand, if we don't convince the world otherwise, nothing else will work. Our greatest ally in this fight is human nature. Our greatest asset is morality itself, which is really, truly, undeniably, and absolutely on our side...
Generally speaking, it is a normal desire of all humans to achieve a better life for themselves and their children. In a free capitalist system, "greed-driven" achievers engage in lawful productive work, start businesses, and build things. In a restrictive socialist system, to achieve a better station in life, one must either join the corrupt government apparatus, or become part of the criminal underworld with its vast shadow economy. The alternative is to succumb to misery and, very likely, alcoholism or worse. In the end, capitalism brings out the best in people; socialism brings out the worst.
How worthy and moral can an ideal be that punishes achievement and criminalizes human nature?
Proponents of economic equality are either willfully blind, or are themselves sociopathic megalomaniacs, trying to create a restrictive system in which they envision themselves to be part of the powerful ruling elite. Both are willing to go to extremes in order to achieve their goal. As they spin their tale of an imminent paradise, they never say what it will cost us to get there -- and, frankly, they don't give a damn. Individual human sacrifice is never an obstacle for collectivists; their glorious end justifies any unsightly means.
It is up to us then to examine just what exactly we will have to give up for the promise of economic equality -- something that has been proven to not exist...
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"Our greatest ally in this fight is human nature."
Hillary Clinton, "We'll just have to change human nature."
This is the culture war and collectivists are winning.
They are winning because they have thrown OUT the Constitution—the Supreme Law of the Land has been subverted. We have Marxist judges that need impeaching.
They ruined our education of our children and control media—what images our children get to corrupt and make them immoral-—we can fix it quickly if we get our children OUT of their indoctrination centers and away from their trash and teach them the Classical subjects prior to the Socialist John Dewey AND return to God-—God’s laws—of Right and Wrong.
Ethics (Virtue) needs to be taught-—and not ethics that teach evil is good (that is being done in our schools—under the Marxist godless homosexual fascist movement and the feminist movement—both Communist Fronts.
The Constitution is embedded with Natural Law Theory—Natural Rights from God-—is from Natural Law-—all dealing with human nature.
It is all there, right in front of our eyes-—We just have to RETURN to the First Principles of the Constitution. The Founders were geniuses.
Marxist use evolution to destroy God in the school and to destroy the Constitution-—they say it is a “breathing BLA BLA BLA-—It is a FIXED document about Natural Law Theory which does NOT evolve. Nature is fixed—it can be artificially messed with-—but that perverts it—like they are trying to destroy the nature of men and the nature of women and say it is interchangeable-—radical egalitarianism ignores reality—ignores the differences in human nature—it is the Big Lie!!!!! that will take us DOWN if we allow our children to be brainwashed into their homosexual/feminist worldview.
. . . . they are more dedicated.
...”Proponents of economic equality are either willfully blind, or are themselves sociopathic megalomaniacs, trying to create a restrictive system in which they envision themselves to be part of the powerful ruling elite. Both are willing to go to extremes in order to achieve their goal. As they spin their tale of an imminent paradise, they never say what it will cost us to get there — and, frankly, they don’t give a damn. Individual human sacrifice is never an obstacle for collectivists; their glorious end justifies any unsightly means.”...
I think of the propagandized media as I read this quote..Without their compliance and promotion of the coming nightmare we would not be in this condition. They are so besotted that they do not know what their own end might be in the utopia they work so hard for.
“Ethics (Virtue) needs to be taught...”
I’m not disagreeing with your point that the schools teach a false morality which undermines the majority ethics, but isn’t religious, moral, and ethical instruction more the responsibility of the parents?
You hit on the fundamental issue of the family unit. That unit has to be the first teacher-—always. Schools—as envisioned by the Founders would start at 7 or so—and reinforce the Virtues instilled by the parents-—always Christian Ethics in America.
The Ancient Greeks stated that teaching Virtue was necessary-—schools which did exist for the few-—always taught morality since Plato-—up until the Postmodernists in German in the mid-1800’s “killed God” which continued the de-Christianization of Europe started by Voltaire and the French Revolution.
Aristotle’s Ethics (Nicomachean Ethics) were adopted by the Stoics—Cicero—and St. Thomas Aquinas agreed with Aristotle to a large degree. Catholic Theology then, was the Ethics—which lasted until the Protestant Revolution—but even then, Christianity’s Ethics were the same as Catholics to some degree and not really vastly different aside from dogma.
Our culture since before john Dewey has tried to get children aways from the influence of their parents at younger and younger ages—so the State can shape the “Plastic Mind” of the forming child. John Stuart Mill warned of government schools—Central control-—that will never educate—just make slaves for the State. Dewey took out the Bible—Moral Absolutes (Natural Rights come from God) and inserted moral relativism—legal positivism—that Law is Law-—that it doesn’t have to conform to the principles and standards of “the laws of nature and nature’s God”. In other words, he teaches that law can be made which is arbitrary—it can actually conflict with the Supreme Law of the Land—the Constitution. It is when the “Living” Breathing Constitution idea was forced on children-—so that when they became judges they would pervert our Constitution and think it “Just” which arbitrary law never is.
This intentionally corrupting the education of the children has been going on for decades. Just finished another book that outlines this intentional de-Christianization to destroy Virtue: John Dewey and the Decline of American Education: How the patron saint of schools has corrupted teaching and learning” by Edmondson III
Public Schools are actively removing God and replacing Him with Barney Frank or Marx or whomever. I know—I worked with the curricula and researched it—anyone can now with the internet-—Situational Ethics-—Tolerance—Multiculturalism—Diversity—all Marxist codewords to destroy unity and Christian morality and justify evil—or glorify evil to young children. Children are taught there are no Moral Absolutes through BF Skinner conditioning—brainwashed into Atheism intentionally.
Lenin understood conditioning because of his close associate, Pavlov. Dewey went to Russia and was a hero of the Bolsheviks-—all Dewey’s ideology was used in forming the enslavement and deChristianization of the Soviet Union—and America did the same. They (the Fabian Socialists—which Dewey was) had trouble here because we didn’t have Centralized education-—at least NOT THEN—and it took years of brainwashing generations in the inner schools to create the “Idea” that DOE is necessary—by jimmy Commie Carter.
Why has the Marxists been so successful in shaping the children into useful idiots????
Because parents quit parenting-—gave up toddlers to the State—and daycares (invention of Lenin’s)—Marxists normalized women “working” outside the home—and daycares became “preschools” —it was “good” to actually take children away from parents to make them “smarter”. Well, tell that to Lincoln who never went to school but for a few weeks in his life.
Virtue is transmitted to children through loving parents—and it is modeled. Character is now left to strangers and people not biologically connected to the children—and TV. That paradigm changed in 1960’s when the media started the assault on stay-at-home mothers and destroyed the Marriage Contract—made it worthless-—and started glorifying Vice in the media and universities—like they did in Weimar Republic in the early 1900’s which destroyed Germany.
It is the responsibility of the parents, but they’re taxed, bribed and coerced into sending their children to be indoctrinated.
WOW, thank you for that great reply! I make it a point with my kids to review what their doing in school and “unteach” (or “reteach”) some of the crap they are taught (mostly enviromentalism BS). Church helps as well. It’s important to me that they understand that our rights are unalianable and come from God, not men.
How do you address this challenge with your kids? Some homeschool, but this may not be practical for everyone.
We need to get government OUT of the schools. Local control of everything. Curricula returned to the Classics—and Phonics and Rhetoric-—not the implicit phonics and other pseudo-phonics which thwart the decoding of words.
I would homeschool or have a grandparent help or friends form a co-op or whatever. Sending a kid into the den of vipers-—they have too much power (and built psychology into all the curriculum to force “group think”. They have the BF Skinner-—association— (I would burn all public school curricula and buy the Christian homeschooling courses).
Trust me-—your children can not deprogram the ideas from their heads. Once in—they are permanent-—esp. if the children are younger than 9.
Sex Ed is to destroy their innocence and morality. It works. It doesn’t matter if you take them to Church on Sundays = This curricula has millions of dollars worth of psychology cooked into it—started with Herbert Marcuse. Read up on that evil guy. These guys were brilliant-—yes—but extremely EVIL. They intentionally designed the curricula to destroy the minds (logic and reason and character) of your children. And it works most of the time.
Read the stories of great Greeks and Romans as bedtime stories or as family time (include dessert and you'll rope them in). These are wonderful for teaching the lessons of history through biography. History never repeats exactly, but it comes awfully close.
They say that by about 4th grade a child's moral view is set. I believe it's changeable, but when they come home from being indoctrinated in school the number one vaccination/detox is conversation.
Parents must discuss the important issues of the day. We must understand and use the enemies arguments, destroying them with simple logic. Our kids will get it.