Progressives like to act all virtuous by citing their objectives, but when you scratch the surface of how they try to implement their preferred solutions, it’s downright ugly stuff.
Progressives like to say government is just a word for things we all do together, but that misses a crucial point. Left to their own devices, a lot of people would choose not to do certain things at all—or would choose to do them less, or differently, or with somebody else. Government actually is the way some people get other people to do things without their consent and even in the face of their strenuous objection. If the non-consenting people object too obstinately, the government will bring physical violence to bear. Government is not in the habit of taking no for an answer.
You can read the rest from the article at Reason Magazine here.
The U.S. could simply issue a statement:
“The U.S. believes a nations’ primary, if not sole responsibility, is protecting the individual liberty of its citizens. We do not condone actions by governments that violate their citizens’ liberty, nor do we support populist democracy movements whose goal is to seize power only to swap the government with a different set of violations of individual liberty.
We hope those involved in the current problems in Hong Kong consider their ultimate goals in terms of human rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We denounce any and all efforts by any party that are contrary to that sentiment.”
It would be a lie, though, because most all in the U.S. Government don’t believe this in any way whatsoever.
The left has officially declared that if your against Obama and/or progressive methods, you are a racist. They have set about convincing everyone of this as a means of getting the fence sitters to ignore all criticism. All very Orwellian — thought planting kind of stuff.
Hence, there’s plenty of incentive for them to post extreme racism and hate on the comment sections of politician and news sites, and then reference that planted material in order to assassinate the entire message and messenger of the related criticisms. The old “guilt by association” tactic.
This is, of course, impossible to prove. But we do know that Saul Alinky’s Rules for Radicals is all about such deceit to achieve the essentially neo-Marxist / Fabian Socialist Utopia progressives wanted to enable.
And we do know progressives are all about calling other people racists…Look at the largely unfounded Tea Party accusations — Every progressive knows that racists attend Tea Party gatherings, although none has actually seen one. They’re quick to accuse their opponents of being haters of the poor, wanting elderly to starve and arranging things so kids have no healthcare options…. Etc.
It’s all designed to put your opponent on the defense and get them off track.
It is followed by another Alinksy rule: Ridicule. They’re “Tea Baggers”, Got it?
So why wouldn’t they be doing this?
In Germany, apparently your choice and consent as an adult is irrelevant. Your child belongs to the State when it comes to education:
At 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2013, in what has been called a “brutal and vicious act,” a team of 20 social workers, police officers, and special agents stormed a homeschooling family’s residence near Darmstadt, Germany, forcibly removing all four of the family’s children (ages 7-14). The sole grounds for removal were that the parents, Dirk and Petra Wunderlich, continued to homeschool their children in defiance of a German ban on home education.
Those who gravitate to government tend to have very little respect for the concept of consent. Essentially, those in government are some shade of “authoritarian”. They believe their personal belief system on specific solutions to specific problems are the best, and they refuse to allow for others to say “no thanks”. The Wunderlich family is victimized by this authoritarian mentality, while the rest of the German nation indifferently lets their family be broken up by a radicalized state.
It’s a shame that in the United States there is a growing movement of those in the Education Industrial Complex, from unions to textbook printers, who want to apply a similar squeeze on U.S. homeschooling. A tactic being pressed in California: one must have union-approved teaching credentials to home-school children. Not surprisingly, the California appeals court — a part of the Government Apparatus noted already above — believes individual consent and basic liberty is subservient to “the law”:
For those of you able to see the live cam, we can see that Democracy for some is tyranny for others. What many younger and Western educated Egyptians wanted was change when it came to Mubarak. What they didn’t want was an Islamic tyranny. And so we see a coup knocks out Morsi, and after the Morsi regime backed away from protecting minorities like the Coptic Christians, who have been persecuted heavily since Mubarak was overthrown… well, let’s hope the fragile bits of liberty remaining in Egypt are able to grow roots and gains some strength.
As for the U.S. meddling that brought Morsi into power, these photos and these other photos all tell a tale of how dysfunctional U.S. foreign policy has grown. Moreover, it illustrates once again how picking one side makes you the enemy of the other.
Frankly, when it comes to the Middle East, between radical Shiites and Sunnis, may there bad luck for each blow that misses. Hopefully they destroy each-other, wannabe radicals learn their lesson that “Radical Mohammad” results in lots of dead Muslims, and the moderates can build from what’s left.