Friday, November 15, 2013

Do You Recognize What's Happening To Freedom?

 "The harm done by ordinary criminals, murderers, gangsters, and thieves is negligible in comparison with the agony inflicted upon human beings by the professional dogooders, who attempt to set themselves up as gods on earth and who would ruthlessly force their views on all others - with the abiding assurance that the end justifies the means."

Henry Grady Weaver (1889 - 1949)
from The Mainstream of Human Progress

Reprinted in 1953, The Mainstream of Human Progress had a single thesis really - the thesis that human progress happened because of FREEDOM!

And what created freedom itself?  Capitalism.  Pure and simple, capitalism.  

What other economic system demands individual performance, sets up individual progress, and can't exist without morality?  None.

Read here and here and here.

Documents creating freedom through rights endowed by God and protected by a Constitution set the United States up as the wellspring of freedom, and set it apart for growth and progress which vaulted it ahead of the rest of the theretofore stale and static world.

It is personal freedom which led to the creativity, innovation, revolution in productivity, and the creation of wealth that had been previously unimagined in the world.  

This was no experiment!  The United States was the springboard and example.  It was, as Reagan said, the shining city on a hill.  Its treasure had been imagined by only a few, and those few had great impact on those Founding Fathers who risked everything, everything, everything to make it happen.

So why do statists want to come along and, through baby steps or huge sweeps of legislative change, want to change that?  Why do they, as Grady suggests, "set themselves up as gods on earth and would ruthlessly force their views on all others...?"

The answer is simple - control!  Without control what runs wild?  


If freedom runs wild what is there less of?  Control!  What are there fewer of?  Gods on the earth who can impose their views!  And why do they want to impose their views?  Because, obviously, their views, and only their views, are superior!  Or so they think.

But do these views work in the real world?  Never.  Never in history!  Never.

Why?  Because tyranny, soft and hard, can only be imposed.  It is not a natural course.  It is not something that everyone inherently understands.  It is not something that people yearn for, dream to experience or want to happen.

Consider the recent changes our "gods on the earth" have "implemented."  Is it, um, "healthy?"  It is chaos.  

But it is NOT chaos unplanned.  It is planned chaos because that is the only way that the uninformed will "want" these "gods" to come along further, to "offer" more "change," to "fix" it! 

Is the utter sarcasm framed by all those " " marks understood?  Remember, tyranny, soft and hard, must be imposed.  But, in a free society, it can't be imposed as a slap in the face.  It must start as a kiss.

Frogs quickly jump from pans of water when that water is heated quickly.  But frogs will stay if the water is heated slowly, until, inexorably, it is too late.  And recognition of the heat is useless.

And that recognition is part of the plan.  Why?  
Because that recognition is what solidifies the control!

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