The election of Barack Obama in 2008 was not the Beginning of the End of the American experiment. His subsequent reelection this past week only continues the trip down the Road to Serfdom. Most people do not quite understand what a serf is – a person tied to the land in the service of a member of the nobility. Not quite a slave and not quite a free man. Serfdom is the state where a person is given permission to exist. Think about that – the right of existence is not a fundamental right of personhood.
I lived and worked in China for a year. People there were subjects (subject to the power of the state). I was born and raised in the US, and did not fully appreciate the freedom I had until one day at the Shanghai airport when I was standing on a line to PROVE to an official that I actually had a right to leave the country. That was in addition to having to prove I had a right to enter the country in the first place. I can fully understand having to prove I had permission to enter; I was a guest in their country.
Why anyone would volunteer for that kind of existence is unbelievable. Why anyone would make that choice for another human is an evil that is beyond comprehension. Yet, over 50 million US citizens were willing to make precisely that choice for the rest of the population. It has been said that the devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist. The leftist’s greatest trick is that he has your best interests at heart.
Over the course of this project, I fully intend to explain the flaws in the leftist theories. I welcome honest debate, although by their very nature leftists are not capable of honesty. Their whole philosophy is based on deceit, misdirection, and non-sequitor.
But remember, “Going Galt” is an active endeavor.