The sequel to our winter of discontent has begun and our accumulated troubles still persist in one form or another. The good news is we now have a vaccine that looks very promising, the bad news is that in some cases, it's the social justice warriors that will be in charge of its distribution. Though 2021 promises to look much better as the vaccine becomes more and more available, we can expect a rough first quarter.
These are dark times for many reasons, yet we are not in darkness, and need not stumble around in their darkness, but in His light. That is the light that was brought into the world roughly two thousand, twenty years ago.
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How the Judeo-Christian philosophy influenced America's Founders.
In this episode, I talk about the recent SCOTUS decision not to hear the case brought by Texas and 17 other states against the four states that decided to change their election law in contravention with the Constitution. Was this a wise decision, or one driven by fear? How fear can make a person reject … Continue reading LR Podcast #33: Fear, the Great Motivator
What they've done, by not hearing that, or the PA case is tantamount to making following the Constitution optional. I think it's going to take a while for the implications of that to sink in.
St. Thomas Moore had his Utopia, Marx and Engels had their Communist Manifesto. Though the latter is better known for the destructive nature of its implementation in this and the last century, it has a commonality with the other books mentioned: the necessity of authoritarianism. It is this need for an authoritarian form of government and a ruling class, either explicit as in the Republic or implicit as with Marx and Engels that binds most, if not all Utopian systems with each other.
The longer wait to stand up for our rights and the more rights we cede, the harder it will be to get them back.
Though Marx and Engels would say the object of socialism is as a stepping stone to communism, where there are no social distinctions, and the state would simply “wither away”, we know from real life that those who claim the mantle of philosopher kings expect the rest of us to bestow upon them rights and privileges not available to to common folk.
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