Just, Fair and Equal: the Stooges of Progressivism
June 3, 2012 Leave a comment
“Creating a world that is just, fair and equal.” This Progressive mantra was recited again yesterday. I heard it during a television interview of two historians at a history writer’s convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The black historian’s words sounded so right, so full of righteous human endeavor but in reality his words were the sounds of empty utopian piety deficit of any moral context.
A world that is just is a world where every man gives the other his due. Yet government’s redistribution of wealth does the opposite. It takes away from the taxpayer what is due him, his earnings and property and gives to someone else that which is not due him. This confiscation and redistribution of personal property is for no other reason than to turn unequal incomes into equal outcomes. This highway robbery is currently termed “social justice” by progressives today who were yesterday’s socialists.
Here is Josef Stalin, a murderous dictator, talking about his desire to see socialism dominate the world (meaning you and me):
“…Uneven economic and political development is an absolute law of capitalism. Hence, the victory of socialism is possible first in several or even in one capitalist country alone. After expropriating the capitalists and organising their own socialist production, the victorious proletariat of that country will arise against the rest of the world …”
St.Thomas Aquinas in his On the Book of Job (8,1) said:
“Justice is destroyed in twofold fashion: by false prudence of the sage and by the violent act of the man who possess power.”
As we see our nation become increasingly secular we see its structure being pulled away from its Judeo-Christian cornerstone. And in so doing we the ‘homeowners’ are becoming displaced and disordered much like furniture during a house relocation. Without realizing it we are becoming objects devoid of human nature, becoming the un-created or the walking dead. Removed from life’s foundation man is devoid of God-given inalienable rights as well. And with out individual inalienable rights there is only left to mankind the justification of totalitarian power, a totalitarian power that promises a “just, fair and equal world.” This secular utopian promise is not new to mankind: Hitler and Stalin among others promoted such ‘worlds’.
Justice can rightly be discussed only within a complete moral context that includes prudence, temperance, fortitude, charity and a host of other God-derived virtues. To replace that moral context with a secular humanism is to presume that God did not create humans. It presumes that God did not create man as a person, as a whole unto himself as a spiritual being that exists for itself and of itself and that wills its own proper perfection. On these grounds secular humanism denies individual God-given inalienable rights in favor of the general ‘good.’ This denial is imposed on us today in our democracy by majority rule – voters enthralled by the secular humanism advocated by the main stream media, by our president and by Democrats in particular are voting to empty man of his individual nature through law and fiat. They are doing so in the name of communal “social justice.” No one seems to notice except a few on the right.
Because of human nature there will always be those in a small camp who think to themselves “every man for himself” and “screw the other guy so I can get ahead.” And likewise, on the other hand, there will always be those who believe that each of us should give up our person, our property and our individualism for the good of the whole. Neither of these political philosophies should ever be put in power. And yet with high-sounding, pious jingoism pumped out by the main stream media propaganda machine the left is now succeeding into promoting the latter. We already know who the willing recepient is: “a sucker is born every day.”
As individuals each of us should act with justice toward our neighbor giving him his due. What is his due? My neighbor is due his inalienable God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I owe him truth. I owe him the same love I give myself. I owe him freedom from coercion. Beyond that the mantras of “social justice,” fairness and egalitarianism become the Godless mind control pumping the ever marching jackboots of rank and file humanism. Once a sufficient numbers of useful idiots and stooges have succumbed to humanism’s opiate effect a sure and complete enslavement of our nation under a totalitarian regime will occur. Welcome to the world of the godless if Obama’s regime is re-elected in 2012.
For a world to be “fair” someone in power has to determine what is fair. Do you really want to use your vote for that kind of self-subjugation? Certainly there is no Biblical a priori for demanding that life must be fair. Where does this understanding of the need for fairness come from? Is there a philosophical argument for fairness? A moral one?
My guess would be that much of the “fairness” allure comes from popular psychology and socialist rhetoric both which absolve people of personal responsibility and seeks to rectify a person’s losses and hardships by pointing blame at others. Class warfare rhetoric is a prime example, as it defines others as being the reason for your lack. More devastating to our culture and its preoccupation with fairness is our nation’s increasingly secular nature, a secular nature of envy and jealousy actively promoted by president Obama in his many “fair share” speeches. Obama is a secularist wolf in Soros’ bought sheep’s clothing.
A world that is “equal” is a world that removes difference for the sake of bringing every one down to the same low common denominator and nothing more. Imagine our government choosing your husband or wife, your doctor, your food, your home and your words based on what is thought to be equal for everyone. Equal-outcome based thinking destroys incentive, destroys each man’s uniqueness, his God-given differences, his inalienable rights and eats away at civic life-like a flesh-eating disease feeding on its host.
According to Allan Bloom in his book The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Soul’s of Today’s Students in the chapter entitled Values “Egalitarianism is conformism…Egalitarianism is founded on reason, which denies creativity”
Imagine a world where there is no creativity and no aspirations only sameness. Imagine being a citizen of North Korea.
Without moral-based justice as an inoculation against greed and envy people would constantly be looking at others to compare themselves with their neighbor. Forget contentment in a world that is egalitarian.
Finally both fairness and egalitarianism, as laws enacted via secular humanist congressmen and presidents voted for, remove individual moral choice (justice) along with charity, fortitude and temperance from life. If the government does your thinking and makes your choices for you then you as an individual are absolved from any moral duty whatsoever. What than is the purpose of the individual? Without you the state becomes the all-powerful meat grinder and you along with everyone else become the human sausage extruded into the casings of humanism. Digest that if you will.
“A government big enough to give you everything you need, is a government big enough to take away everything that you have….” President Gerald Ford