LR Podcast #33: Fear, the Great Motivator

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

LR Podcast #32: Who ‘topia? U-topia!

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.

It’s Not Hypocrisy to Them

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.