Dumping the Past Without Knowing the Future … Is a Gamble, Right?

fUTUREIn the U.S. today, the political Left is anti-Jewish, anti-Christian, anti-white, anti-capitalism and pro-abortion, pro-free sex and vehemently pro-government. God iS dead; it is Government uber alles. Never mind that government is but an assemblage of the same species that cannot be trusted without supervision – by government. Yeah.Wolves guarding the hencoop.  Or if you prefer ancient Roman wisdom: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” We like that quote, you may have noticed.

The political Right prefers the classical liberalism of the Founders: Small government (and small-budget government, too.) with emphasis on individual responsibility. At the moment, excepting lip service, that position is abandoned.

But the Left is not satisfied; it now wishes to abandon, along with the Founders’ ideas and religion, American social mores as well. The goal seems to be: extirpate the preceding culture, root a branch. A new retail ad campaign for instance, features models with scars, tattoos and unshaven armpits. Anything resembling earlier America is matter for the iconoclasts. Smash it!

On a cultural scale, this resembles a teenage tantrum, seems to us. And the political Left, like a sulky teen, has to date offered nothing to replace what it would destroy. Its signature socialism has already failed everywhere it has been tried and in the light of the U.S. debt, in America.

Big, all  encompassing government has yet to succeed anywhere, yet it is all that the Left has on offer. Looking back, when the Founders’ precepts obtained, America rose from a wilderness into its present planet-wide preeminence. That, we suppose, ought to count for something. Those wishing to reject what that culture produced, had best show concrete results that are better, we think. But the opposite seems the case.

Nevertheless, we follow the tootling of the leftish Pied Piper just as did the rats of yore. Said rats we recall, thereby drowned.

So why are we so anxious to dump everything under which we prospered? “Be careful what you ask for” comes up, big time.  Multiplied by the fact that our Leftish pitchfolk are not providing specifics for the result of their nostrums.

Kindly note that we are not selling the political Right in this. We are only questioning the Left. The rejected Judeo-Christian culture produced for us; if we are to abandon  it, what will we be receiving for that? What we are throwing away is clear; what will replace it, is so far as we can see, both vague and unproven. That’s not reassuring …

About Jack Curtis

Suspicious of government, doubtful of economics, fond of figure skating (but the off-ice part, not so much) Couple of degrees in government, a few medals in figure skating; just reading and suspicion for economics ...
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