by Glenn Fairman 3/25/14
“Time is the cruelest teacher. First she administers the test then teaches the lesson.” – Anon • America is on the verge of learning two vital lessons in the realms of economic and moral economy: lessons saturated in pain and hardship and as anchored in nature as universal gravitation or the science of hydraulics.
The first? Actions have consequences; or to place a finer point on it: elections have consequences. It turns out that those geniuses boasting that there weren’t a dime’s worth of difference between both parties or that the rich were just scaremongering with the bogeymen of: hyperinflation, a flood of pink slips, or even threats against grandma’s Social Security check, were merely diverting the attention of drowsy lemmings from the looming cliff dead ahead. And as always, those myopic wretches, concerned foremost with milking the cash cow for reconstituted government cheese or Obamaphones, have found it in their moribund interests to keep that creaking gravy train moving forward at any cost — even though the axles are broken and the resulting sparks threaten to melt down the entire exhausted monstrosity.[pullquote]…a regime that churns out byzantine regulatory edicts faster than a junkyard dog breeds fleas, must now face the very real effects its ideology has on a host that was not healthy to begin with after Obama’s five year plan of American transformation.[/pullquote]
Yes, a regime that churns out byzantine regulatory edicts faster than a junkyard dog breeds fleas, must now face the very real effects its ideology has on a host that was not healthy to begin with after Obama’s five year plan of American transformation. Human nature (a construct denied by the liberal intelligentsia), informs us that an organism above all seeks self-preservation — and whether we are referencing survival in life or in business makes little difference.
Having thrown big and small businesses an anvil instead of a life preserver, the Progressive regime must now own the consequences of employers’ shedding employees to keep their heads above water, so that they too do not become the next thoughtless casualties of Barack’s Death Watch. Indeed, these continuing job losses are still only the tip of the iceberg, as Capitalism’s mechanism of economic vitality absorbs and metastasizes the poison of a failed political vision, and the merciless rigor of iron laws inevitably holds sway.
And the final recitation? It is far easier to destroy than to build. It has forever been the desire of Gnostic Utopianism to ascend towards temporal perfection, and socialism is but a gaunt variant of this species. Above all else, it would recast humanity with the stamp of its own synthetic egalitarianism—the highest ideal that the unredeemed mind can thus conceive. That the architecture of human nature is fixed and not scientifically malleable, however, becomes a conundrum for this secular “mystery religion’s” engineers — who long to ply equality as a workman spreads his mortar.
History teaches us that men exhibit a vast spectrum of inequalities in every arena they puts their hands to, and societies that encourage the flourishing and rewarding of these diverse talents, both creatively through exercising their negative liberty and monetarily through rational acquisition, enrich themselves in the aggregate as an economic by-product. And despite the prevailing force of Marxian theories, enlightened men do indeed prosper as a consequence of this freedom to express these inequalities.[pullquote]Above all else, it would recast humanity with the stamp of its own synthetic egalitarianism—the highest ideal that the unredeemed mind can thus conceive.[/pullquote]
The genius of this inequality is intrinsically anathema to Socialism. And try as it may, it can never create from whole cloth the wealth necessary for the good life. The economic spirit of the collective can only deconstruct, redistribute and eventually put to the torch what it could not fabricate of its own. Thus, what initially found its beginning in altruism, soon descends into coercion and rapaciousness before manifesting: impoverishment, despair, and the terminal loss of liberty. Once the hive has raided the coffers of its wealthy, it moves to its middle and working classes to prop up its oligarchy of toadies and technocratic managers. And as its sustenance dries up, soft tyranny or anarchy becomes the inevitable endgame, and control becomes the regime’s last animating anti-virtue.
But this is by now a rudimentary catechism to everyone not blinded to liberalism’s dogmatic articles of faith. By failing to heed these two vital lessons, America will endure a weeping and gnashing of teeth that the State run media will not be able to ignore—even with its grand diversionary spectacles and well-crafted genuflection directed towards the pre-ordained seats of power. Some crises can break us irrevocably, or raise us up from the dark caverns of our own self-taught hallucinations towards the chill light of knowledge and redemption. It is up to America to choose which fate we would have as our own, as we contemplate deeply upon a lesson still in progress.
Glenn Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. He can be reached at email@example.com.