Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Other Root of All Evil

It would be easy to simply post a video here and tell you, "Hey, what he said!" and let that be the end of it. But that's not how we roll here at mwbh.

The rise of radical progressivism in the last one hundred years has been built on an almost maniacal obsession with theory. Someone writes a book based on a theory of how they think things should be, one that appears fine by itself, but is as yet unproven. That it takes so little of the foibles of the human condition into account, that it never will be proven, does not always stop its originator from promoting the idea, or in some cases, prevailing for a time.

Communism itself was the brainchild of a man who spent most of his adult life doing writing and research, in the Reading Room of the British Museum in London. Karl Marx never picked up a gun, or so much as ran for election as the village dog catcher, never mind higher office. In all likelihood, he never did any harm to a living thing. But his Manifesto inspired a way of life for more than a quarter of the world for nearly a century, before collapsing in on itself in most countries where it once ruled, but not before taking millions of people with it to their deaths, for the crime of begging to disagree.

The current Presidential administration has brought with it many people whose evil intent may be a matter of debate, but who earned their positions through the promotion of either that which is unproven, or that which is proven false, but nonetheless remains fashionable. As they bear watching, it is helpful to remember who put them there, and who has the power to remove them.

To quote a line from a classic movie: “Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.”

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