The progressive argument

The Left has never been known for its ability to think through the consequences of its actions:

Anytime anyone says anything libertarian, spit on them. Libertarians are by definition enemies of the state: they are against promoting American citizens’ general welfare and against policies that create a perfect union. Like Communists before them, they are actively subverting the Constitution and the American Dream, and replacing it with a Kleptocratic Nightmare.

The level of ignorance and general lack of intelligence here are rather remarkable. But Mark Ames’s vituperation is well placed inasmuch as he recognizes that libertarians are the implacable enemies of the totalitarian state he worships. To the progressive, the State is God. To the libertarian, the State is Satan, and the battle between the two ideologies is not so much a philosophical struggle as a religious war, given that philososophy requires an amount of thought that is well beyond the average progressive. One has to read Ames’s article in its entirety to fully appreciate its superficiality; he genuinely believes that because the preamble to the U.S. Constitution seeks to form “a more Perfect Union” and promote “the general Welfare”, this somehow translates to a political endorsement of labor unions and government welfare programs, two concepts that not only didn’t exist back then, but stand in the way of “Justice”, “domestic Tranquility” and “the Blessings of Liberty”.

Of course, spitting in response to the presentation of contradictory ideas is probably the highest logic one can reasonably expect from a progressive since they’re not capable of any response that an intelligent observer would find any more coherent or convincing.

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