In an odd way, they've validated the Critical Theory that undergirds their political philosophy, the theory that posits that stronger groups will always subjugate weaker ones. Their recent actions would seem to support this theory.
The left, emboldened by recent election wins does this because they can. They seek power and one of the weapons they use against all who disagree with their ideology is bigotry cloaked in righteousness. It is fair to call them what they are: bigots.
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.
Or, maybe I'll talk about something completely different. Maybe I'll talk about something you suggest! Whatever it is, I'll make sure to do my best to connect the stories to conservative/libertarian principles.
In this episode, "Light vs. Dark" I compare and contrast the dark and negative DNC convention with the more positive RNC convention.
Has the anti-Trump hatred machine racked up its first kill?
From freeing black Americans from slavery to freeing other nations from tyranny and oppression, America has always taken a lead role. We make and do cool stuff, like build the Panama Canal and send cars into space. We help the less fortunate in our own county and across the globe. Even when it comes to countries that we don't exactly see eye-to-eye with politically, we offer them help in their time of need. In short, there is an awful lot to be proud of if you're an American.
On this week's podcast, I'll be talking about bigotry, what it is and the forms it can take. Are you a bigot? Am I a bigot? Is the person who goes around stealing MAGA hats off of people's heads a bigot? (Spoiler alert: The answer to that last one is yes.)
In episode #8 I talk about the overcharging of the Atlanta policemen in the case of Rayshard Brooks's death. Next, I talk about how the recent spate of statues and monuments being defaced and toppled could lead to even worse things. You can listen to this episode here. Please give the podcast a listen. J.P. … Continue reading LR Podcast Episode 8: “Cognitive Dissonance”