Socialism Often Leads To National Socialism
The current, dying state of Europe is our warning that the world must be saved from Progressivism. That starts at home. That starts with the election of 2014. By killing the human spirit, Progressivism reduces societies braced by vibrant and sustaining cultures into dystopias of brain-washed, homogeneous diversity reminiscent of the one in Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem. By choosing enforced equality and homogenized diversity over competence and tradition as fundamental organizing principals, Progressivism dooms any society where it is practiced. The outward symptoms of this society’s miserable existence and unlamented failure are a declining birth-rate and economic stagnation as its ultimate death-knell.
To help explain why, I reiterate a great fundamental point made by Brett Stevens of Amerika.org. There are two fundamental principles around which a nation state can organize its society.
Managerial. In this, people share no values except wanting to make money and not get murdered. As a result, a strong government is needed to impose values through penalties, bribes, and propagandistic education starting at a young age.
Organic. In this civilization-type, society is organized around shared values, beliefs, customs, language, heritage and tradition. There is less of a need for police and no need for propaganda; the culture is inherent to and arising from the people.
The Progressives in America are in permanent rapture over the European Model of the Managerial Society. The European Model trades individual freedom for institutional security and human potential for enforced equality. As The Police once sang: “Our Comfortable existence is reduced to a shallow, meaningless party.” Charles Murray elaborates more completely.
The problem is this: Every time the government takes some of the trouble out of performing the functions of family, community, vocation, and faith, it also strips those institutions of some of their vitality—it drains some of the life from them. It’s inevitable. Families are not vital because the day-to-day tasks of raising children and being a good spouse are so much fun, but because the family has responsibility for doing important things that won’t get done unless the family does them. Communities are not vital because it’s so much fun to respond to our neighbors’ needs, but because the community has the responsibility for doing important things that won’t get done unless the community does them. Once that imperative has been met—family and community really do …read more