Skip to comments.Chris Matthews' false idea of equality
Posted on 06/08/2018 7:51:29 AM PDT by rktman
Chris Matthews is almost right about whats wrong with the Democrats Party. But his own words show that the root of their problem isnt the practice of elitism. Its the false, un-American understanding of equality he also espouses. True Americans have no qualms about feeling they are better than somebody else, so long as they can prove it. This fair self-respect is one source of the drive that produced individuals fit to brave the wilderness, explore the unknown, risk all their fortune in the belief that they could get the job done better than anyone else.
Its why, as Patton said in his famous speech, Americans have always admired the champion marble shooter, the fastest runner, the Big League ball players, the toughest boxers. Today, we would not think of the marble shooter. But we would add others, including the greatest video game players, computer programmers, actresses, singers, rap artists, dancers, filmmakers and even talk-show hosts to the list. Americas capacity for sincere admiration persists. It can take poor people to riches, and make middle-class kids, tinkering with computers in the garage, into billionaire entrepreneurs movers and shakers in realms that never would have existed except for their genius and enterprise.
Many Americans have the remarkable virtue of admiring such people without resentment, so long as the achievers reciprocate by treating their admirers without contempt. In fact, if we have an egregious fault, it is to let our admiration verge into worship, so that we hear achievers described as our idols without cringing at the servile (not to mention more than faintly blasphemous) implications.
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Well said, Mr. Keyes. Well said.
Socialist Egalitarian movements are the ultimate barrier to human progress.
Progressives don’t believe in equality — especially not for minorities. They never have. They believe in the plantation.
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