The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION (a TROJAN HORSE of TYRANNY)

“FREEDOM is NOT EMPOWERMENT.Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia.
Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s NOT ENTITLEMENT. An entitlement is what people onwelfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights– the “right”to education, the “right” to food and housing.  

That’s NOT FREEDOM, that’s DEPENDENCY. Those ARE NOT RIGHTS, those are the RATIONS of  SLAVERY – hay and a barn for human CATTLE”.     – P.J. O’Rourke  

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE the POWER of  “BAIT and SWITCH” …   FOOLED … AGAIN

The TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION                                

Fascist idealism and utopianism IGNORES “REALITY”–  life’s “TRAGIC” LIMITATIONS, what theologians call “SIN”

English writer Thomas Morewrote thebook ”UTOPIA”, ostensibly about a “perfect” society

More’s book title was IRONIC – UTOPIA LITERALLY MEANS NOWHERE

“POWER corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely” ; “The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every classis unfit to govern” – Lord Acton

Jonah Goldberg: “The historyof TOTALITARIANISM is the history of the quest to TRANSCEND the HUMAN CONDITION which PLAGUES us ALL at some level of consciousness– a FEAR of our eventual non-being (DEATH) coupled with the relentless uncertainties of life (ANXIETY and INSECURITY)

Seeking “THIS” world ANSWERS to “OTHER” WORLDLY QUESTIONS, fascism appeals to the collective, spiritual re-birth and social justice to create a totalitarian POLITICAL RELIGION

The universal totalitarian IMPULSE leads to the totalitarian “TEMPTATION”, the ATTEMPTto REALIZE our RELIGIOUS “INTUITIONS”and establish them in POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS.

MEANING’ through politics seeks to ANSWER the fundamental (religious) QUESTIONS about EXISTENCE” … the (TEMPTING) quest for fascist community results in a utopian, collective STATE RELIGION.

A fascist, totalitarian impulse and ”temptation” to IMPOSE one’s cultural vision in the political realm will always result in a “CLOSED” society


WE ALL POSSESS the ‘TOTALITARIAN’ IMPULSE”.  
The universal totalitarian impulse leads to the “TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION” …

… where IDEALISM” becomes “IDOLATRY”

A fear of our eventual non-being [DEATH], coupled with the relentless uncertainties [ANXIETY] of life itself result in the bumper-strip vernacular, “life is HARD; then you DIE”.  People deal with death by upholding WORLD VIEWS that are larger and longer-lasting than themselves and opposing anyone or anything that violates these ‘cultural anxiety buffers‘”

Jonah Goldberg: But conservatives are just as prone to this human yearning, realizing religious MEANING through the political process.  Political and cultural values ultimateley take on religious value.  Conflicting “religious” values result in conflicting political “visions”.

Fascists make politics into a religion, a “CRUSADE” AGAINST “HERETICS” who resist their VAIN ATTEMPT to CREAT “HEAVEN ON EARTH”.  “The Hypnotized never lie”.

Jonah Goldberg: “ULTIMATELY, the GENERAL WILL RESULTED in a NATIONALISTIC “SECULAR” RELIGION in which the PEOPLE WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES”

The French Revolution was the first “fascist” revolution, the PRECURSOR of the “MODERN” TOTALITARIAN STATE

Read Jonah Goldberg’s great book “LIBERAL FASCISM”!

Slavic Socrates: Humanistic “utopia” alwaysresults in DYSTOPIAWEare the “PROBLEM“.  Power corrupts.  There is no one “fit” to “rule”.  There is no “heaven on earth” because people are not “angels”.  Dystopians IGNORE the “tragic” reality of “sin”, DECEPTIVE, YET TRUE.”

Liberal fascists live in DENIAL, worshipping at the utopian  “CHURCH” of WISHFUL THINKING, offering “sacrifice” at the “ALTAR” of DELUSION. (rejection of “reality”)

Liberal Religion is a “CULT” of pretend “PROGRESS”, full of  idolatrous “SACRED COWS” and sacrilegious “STRANGE FIRE”

Liberal fascists IMAGINEsimplistic, shallow, deceptive and fake solutions which fail to grasp the tragic complexity of life’s problems evidenced in human dysfunction

Utopian “solutions” make things WORSE, not better.   This is the perpetual “temptation” for “dystopians”.  Utopian moral and mental “superiority” alwaysand eventually ends in DYSTOPIAN DISASTER, revealing their shallow stupidity and lack of wisdom regarding life’s (and God’s) “realities”.

Fascism appeals to the collective, spiritual re-birth and social justiceto create a totalitarian political religion.

FASCISM, WHETHER “CRUEL” OR “COMPASSIONATE”, RESULTS in a “GOD-STATE” TYRANNY

Goldberg: “Even IF, in the CASE of LIBERAL FASCISM, the EFFORT is VERY CAREFUL to be HUMANE and DECENT, what will happen is a KIND of BENIGN TYRANNY where SOME PEOPLE GET to IMPOSE THEIR IDEAS of GOODNESS and HAPPINESS ON THOSE WHO MAY NOT SHARE THEM”

One side claiming a MONOPOLY on “values” and “virtues”results in TYRANNY

Fascist totalitarian “solutions” in liberal “pluralistic” societies is “TEMPTING” butultimately DESTRUCTIVE

We will ALL eventually LOSE our FREEDOMS in the fascist collective crusade

 

The totalitarian, collective  WILL to POWER” HATES the classically “liberal” individual pursuit of happiness”

Like neurotic cats chasing their own tails while trapped in a box, we will ALL ENSLAVE OURSELVES, “VICTIMS” our our OWN “OPPRESSION”

Fascist totalitarian “SOLUTIONS” IMAGINED are a tempting, deceptive “BAIT and SWITCH” trade to the road to TYRANNY.  The temptation of “progressive” utopia or “heaven on earth”always becomes a HELL-ish, DICTATORIAL DYSTOPIA.

Power corrupts.  History “X-treme” shows the human attempt to re-create “The GARDEN” ends in “The GULAG”

FREEDOM  vs  FASCISM

Totalitarian COLLECTIVE “CORRECT-NESS” DESTROYS liberal INDIVIDUAL “CHOICE” 

ONE side winning the battle will result in US ALL LOSING the WAR – we become a CLOSED society

Liberal individuality of “CHOICE”is ultimately incompatible with afascist “community” of “COERCION”

 The vision of the STATE as a dispassionate [neutral] arbiter and ajudicator” is lost. The fascist NANNY STATE “PLAYS FAVORITES”, imposing values towards cultural acceptance through political coercion.  The state becomes “fascist” when it LOSES it’s NEUTRAL STAUS, when “values” become POLICY

STATE-APPROVED POLITICAL “CORRECT-NESS” BECOMES a tyranny of FASCIST CULTURAL “CONFORMITY”.  To fascists, POLITICS becomes a “CIVIC” RELIGION.

 

TOTALITARIANS HIDE or CAMOUFLAGE their “WILL to POWER” that is HOSTILE to “LIFE, LIBERTY and [individual] PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. 

The  fascist “COLLECTIVE” stands NO COMPETITION,using “CRUSADE” and “CRISIS” to INDOCTRINATEand IMPOSE“rebirth”, “action” and “terror” in the quest for utopian “nowhere”.

Jonah Goldberg: “The LEFT is DISHONESTWHEN IT PRETENDS THAT it is NOT in the BUSINESS of IMPOSING IT’S VALUES ON OTHERS”

Liberals from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama have been LYING about their ideological AGENDA for generations and it’s all “a BIG CON”

  

There’s nothing wrongwith having an ideological perspective.  They just SIMPLY LIEabout it.

“IT’S ALL a BIG CON, a TROJAN HORSE that ALLOWS THEM to PRETEND THEY DON’T HAVE IDEOLOGY WHEN THEY’RE REALLY PUSHING ONE”

A “tyrannical” minority are hypocritically intolerant of those they consider “intolerant”

Liberal fascists can’t be trusted when they say they want marriage and nothing more” 

Liberal fascists have a “HIDDEN” AGENDA of RADICAL SOCIAL CHANGE  and gradual, “progressive” change: TOLERANCE – ACCEPTANCE – PREFERENCE – CELEBRATION

BUT CONSERVATIVES are JUST as PRONE TO THIS HUMAN YEARNING

Though a “conservative”, GOLDBERG WARNS of CONSERVATIVE UNIFORMITY of CULTURE: American conservatives have long cast themselves as champions of hearth and home” … “traditional virtues, and of course, family values. I have no objection when conservatives champion these virtues and values in the CULTURAL sphere.

BUT it is equally dangerous to fight fire with fire..It is not that ‘White Christian America’ is a bad or oppressive thing. far from it’ … Rather, it is the desire to IMPOSE a visionof White Christian America that is dangerous.

“In the effort to translate such a VISION into a GOVERNMENT PROGRAM, an OPEN society MUST BECOME a CLOSED one.  A Department of Judeo-Christian culture would only succeed in creating a PARODY of real Culture.”

In an open society, best practices win.Best practices are best not because they are white or Christian but because they are plainly best. (a pluralistic “CHOICE” by individuals)
Best practices (collective “choices” by government) made into government policy is Dangerous.

POLITICALANSWERS TO CULTURALQUESTIONS BECOME TYRANNY

FASCIST TOTALITARIAN SOLUTIONS IN LIBERAL “PLURALISTIC” SOCIETIES is “TEMPTING” BUT ULTIMATELY DESTRUCTIVE to FREEDOM

Collective, totalitarian answers to the fundamental questions about existence are dangerous. “This world” ANSWERS to “other worldly”QUESTIONS.  The (tempting) quest for fascist community results in a COLLECTIVE STATE RELIGION.  Placing ANYTHINGabove INDIVIDUAL CHOICE risks creating a COLLECTIVE RELIGION.

State sponsored political and social “approval” results in intolerance The danger of cultural intolerance is political intolerance.

”Ultimately, individuals must be FREE to CHOOSE in the “MARKET PLACE” of CULTURE.

DYSTOPIAN POLITICAL IDOLATRY – “FOOLED AGAIN”

Fascist MONOLITHIC “collective“ is INCOMPATIBLE with liberal PLURALISTIC community.  Meaning and values in liberal societies must be individual choice[s] that go BEYOND politics.  

The fascist state defines political and culture value and meaning – “THIS world” ANSWERS to “OTHER worldly” QUESTIONS.

Freedom of CHOICE and individual “CONSCIENCE” is CRUSHED by the “FASCIST FIST” of “CORRECTNESS”, CONFORMITY and COERCION

The (tempting) quest for fascist communityresults in a collective religion.  Placing anything above individual choice creates a collective religion.

Jonah Goldberg: “ULTIMATELY, the GENERAL WILL RESULTED in a NATIONALISTIC “SECULAR” RELIGION in which the PEOPLE WORSHIPPED THEMSELVES”

The French Revolutionwas the first “fascist” revolution, the PRECURSOR of the “MODERN” TOTALITARIAN STATE.

FASCISM becomes POLITICAL IDOLATRY of  the “GOD-STATE”.  Fascists mix “religion” and “politics”, blurring the “City of God” with the “City of Man”

Fascist “RE-BIRTH” and RE-NEWAL promises to RE-CREATE “the GARDEN”, a “PROGRESSIVE PARADISE” on earth inhabited by a “NEW MAN” (Adam and Eve)

Fascist POLITICAL RELIGION and “SOCIAL ENGINEERING” build “TOWERS of BABEL” to heaven, in rebellion, defiance and PRETENTIOUS PRIDE  to “PLAY GOD”

Jonah Goldberg: “CONSERVATIVES DON’T BELIEVE THAT WE CAN BUILD a HEAVEN on EARTH.Conservatism is always concerned with the good society as opposed to utopias. Cynicism keeps idealism in check,focused on thedo-able and the good, rather than the UN-do-able and the PERFECT.”

The left’s problem is that it has NO LIMITING PRINCIPLES to it’s IDEALISM.The left’s problem is that it has no limiting principles to it’s idealism because they are UTOPIAN

Think of them with the DONKEY with the CARROT HANGING from the STICK – they NEVER CATCH the carrot”  

There is ALWAYS MORE to be done.  There is never a moment they say ‘mission accomplished”  

“UTOPIA” BECOMES “DYSTOPIA” …

The Totalitarian stateis in effect a THEOCRACY, and its ruling caste, in order to keep its position, has to beTHOUGHT of as INFALLIBLE.  But since, in practice, no one is infallible, it is frequently necessary to rearrange past events in order to show that this or that mistake was not made, or that this or that IMAGINARY TRIUMPH actually happened”– George Orwell

“The GARDEN” BECOMES “the GULAG

UTOPIAN “NOWHERE” BECOMES DYSTOPIAN DECEPTION, DYSFUNCTION, DEATH, DESTRUCTION and DICTATORSHIP

History repeats itself, despite our attempts to re-write it.  We pretend to “learn” while never coming to a knowledge of The Truth – God, not government.

ULTIMATELY, the TOTALITARIAN TEMPTATION CAUSES US TO “FOOL OURSELVES … AGAIN”.

“Why do the heathen rage and the people imaginea vainthing?  God … in derision … shall LAUGH”         –  Psalm 2

“Aye Carumba” – noted “philosopher”