Forget the Money, Follow the Sacredness
An interesting bit of a theme working out here, purely by accident…
OK, read the following and pick if you are Type A or Type 1…
“Once upon a time, the vast majority” of people suffered in societies that were “unjust, unhealthy, repressive and oppressive.” These societies were “reprehensible because of their deep-rooted inequality, exploitation and irrational traditionalism — all of which made life very unfair, unpleasant and short. But the noble human aspiration for autonomy, equality and prosperity struggled mightily against the forces of misery and oppression and eventually succeeded in establishing modern, liberal, democratic, capitalist, welfare societies.” Despite our progress, “there is much work to be done to dismantle the powerful vestiges of inequality, exploitation and repression.” This struggle… “is the one mission truly worth dedicating one’s life to achieving.”
“Once upon a time, America was a shining beacon. Then liberals came along and erected an enormous federal bureaucracy that handcuffed the invisible hand of the free market. They subverted our traditional American values and opposed God and faith at every step of the way.” For example, “instead of requiring that people work for a living, they siphoned money from hard-working Americans and gave it to Cadillac-driving drug addicts and welfare queens.” Instead of the “traditional American values of family, fidelity and personal responsibility, they preached promiscuity, premarital sex and the gay lifestyle” and instead of “projecting strength to those who would do evil around the world, they cut military budgets, disrespected our soldiers in uniform and burned our flag.” In response, “Americans decided to take their country back from those who sought to undermine it.”
Not an accident that I chose to label them type ‘A’ and type ‘1’, I was trying not to show any preference for one or another. According to the article, if you picked A then you are a liberal democrat. Picking 1 means you are a conservative republican. Notice, though, that both are justifying actions that are tantamount to war, demonize their ‘opponents’ and thus make it easy to accept that the ends justify the means.
The whole article is very interesting, I hope that the tidbits I have here will encourage you to read the rest…