Progressivism a Cowards Quest

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    A free society, as the great political thinkers and statesmen have always contended, depends on the virtue of its citizens. Nowhere is this more urgently true and evident than in the once-freest of societies, the United States. Life in a free republic demands that minimum basic confidence -- the individualist's self-reliance -- as a prerequisite for maintaining social order and civility. The so-called "rugged individualism," which has fallen into disrepute and parody thanks to generations of collectivist education, is nothing more than the simple willingness to face life's obstacles, trials, and genuine hardships like a grown-up, relying on one's own resources, and on what can be earned through one's own effort and voluntary interaction. A free society cannot survive the death of such self-reliance.

    As this basic, quotidian form of courage wanes, the petulant, self-congratulatory nouveau cowards who have been raised to take over society's reins fall into doing what the excessively fearful always do. They overcompensate in the direction of "security." They refuse to face even adult humanity's most unavoidable challenges -- supporting yourself, planning for potential misfortunes, taking care of your own -- without a "safety net" purchased at the price of their freedom. They sell their liberty -- and their neighbors' -- for a child's idea of security: that is, security provided by someone else, by a mother surrogate, by "society," i.e., by government.

    This coward's quest for a safety net that can only be achieved through coercion is the antithesis of good citizenship. It means, in principle, that everyone is seeking to sacrifice everyone else to himself. The mutual respect of the citizens of a free society evaporates into mutual envy and resentment; in short, into an entitlement society.



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    ...and this entitlement society collapses on itself when it runs out of "other people's money" to distribute. It must take austerity measures as has been happening in Greece with predicted results...riots, chaos, anarchy, disgruntled moochers.

    What a stupid road to follow!
     
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    Among the various ways that modern leftism benefits from its systematic promotion of infantilism is that perpetual children lack the basic courage that is essential to the maintenance of liberty. A courageous adult will not trade his freedom, let alone that of others, for a "social safety net." Thus, leftists are deeply invested in cowardice, although naturally, as clever propagandists, they use alternative names in their promotional materials.



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    "Ironically, the Obama Campaign Slogan "Forward" has long ties to communist propaganda but our youth has had no education about communism and its deadly history. More humans have been killed by socialistic governments than under capitalism but that fact will never be brought to light by the current administration.

    Europe has been brought to its knees because its disastrous experience with socialism has withered away its resources. While politicians push all their generous welfare programs they fail to acknowledge that it is the taxpaying populace paying for them. Those who have never contributed to the government nevertheless reap its largesse. Why work for a living when one can be supported from cradle to grave by a system that will eventually sap all the dignity of their lives..........."

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