At the risk of being esoteric, I want to address something that we will need to develop over a series of posts on this website. At the most basic level, one must recognize that there are differences between how conservatives see the world and how progressives—and others—pursue power to transform society. In essence, that is the difference between conservatism and progressivism. Conservatives live by a set of principles where prudence is the hallmark. They see each of us as individuals, independent, free and able to pursue the life we choose based on our unique set of talents. Progressives, on the other hand, wish to pursue a perfected, “progressing” society. They believe that man can be perfected, but there are only a few who can or should guide the transformation of society to that heightened state. Of course, such perfection means that everyone must be the same, so the core belief of progressives is that all must be treated to equal outcomes. This, as we know, is not possible in a free society.
The progressive movement is based on a deception. That deception is that what they purport to seek is not possible in a free society. Thus, progressives must insidiously enslave the society in order to change it to their design. The enslavement can be one shrouded in a sense of well-being, because progressives wish to provide for all our needs. The state becomes the ultimate authority in our lives, and we will bend to the state or we will be cast aside. As the state can punish as easily as it can reward, to resist will end badly for the individual citizen.
Conservatism, as I have written about many times, is fundamental to understanding the Founding, American society and the strengths upon which we have built American Exceptionalism. Individual liberty, the traditional nuclear family, the primacy of faith and the resilience of community are those “pillars of strength.” Progressivism, through its deceptive means, seeks to convince groups in society that they are victims of oppression coming from all other members of society. Think about it. Progressives continually highlight racism as endemic and part of the American fabric. As all people of color are involuntary minorities, those who are in the majority must be punished and vilified. Without villains, there cannot be victims. The same tactics are in place when it comes to people who choose alternative lifestyles, are of differing genders, are of different ages and who might be of different religions. All of these natural separations of society are exploited by progressives as something that has to be “fixed.” And in order to fix things, the progressives must take from one group to give to another. This taking is immoral at best.
Are there injustices in the world? Yes, unfortunately, there are. However, when the veil of deceit is lifted on this Carnie show we call progressivism, we see the utter baseness of their lies. These lies, however, are reinforced by willing dupes in the media and are propagandized in our public education system.
Conservatives live by principle. Subsequently, conservatives judge social intercourse based on contribution and circumstance, not on color, lifestyle, religion or any other progressive template. Because each individual is born free with individual skills and talents, the only measurement required is on upholding one’s obligation to the covenant sworn to by each of us with each other and with our government. And because each is born with free will and endowed by God with these unalienable rights, no man is ever going to displace God as that guarantor.
Progressives cannot be allow to perpetuate this deceit. At every turn, conservatives must point out the lies and diversions of those who willingly, and willfully, seek power so as to enslave. As has been said many times, “I choose to stand on my own for one day a free man than to live a thousand years on my knees as a slave.” I will not be enslaved by my state. Therefore, I must engage progressives everyday in every way. The stakes could not be higher. Liberty or enslavement. You need to choose, as well.
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