- Politics and Social Issues
A tyrannical government
Economic planning is an ideology which is imposed on the people of a particular society by their government. In a society of economic planning the needs of the people are met by the fact gathering and strategies imposed by societal elitists. This mode of economics has been in the past regarded by it's proponents as an efficient module which guarantees the success of societal progression.
In his book "the road to serfdom", Fredrich Hayek made the following observation;
"Economists with socialist views are now content to hope that a planned society will equal the efficiency of a competitive system. They advocate planning because it will enable them to secure a more equitable distribution of wealth. And it is indisputable that, if they want consciously to decide who is to have what, they must plan the whole economic system."
The piece that is always missed by the proponents of socialism is that It will be by means of cohesion and force that they will implement economic policies upon their subjects. And thus begins the delusion that the people of a society are entitled to every luxury that their more wealthy counterparts have unfairly secured for themselves.
motivated self interest
there are two ideologies concerning the nature of mankind. One is that Men are naturally compassionate towards the needs of others, and the other is that people are motivated by their own self interests.
The first premise, to most people, leads them to believe that people do wrong because of societal constraints or by some other outside influence which corrupts their otherwise good nature, and I think we can agree that this is an attractive and flattering view of our true nature. Unfortunately it is an inherently flawed process of thought.
One man, Adam Smith, once eloquently put; "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own self-interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages."
Although a pessimistic view of the nature of mankind, the constrained ideology of self interest profoundly coincides with the natural premise that, despite their best efforts, people sin. In the end this produces a culture which embraces individual freedom, and leaves it up to the people to establish rules of conduct for their government.
In societies where people believe they are inherently good there comes with them a culture of violence and tyranny. Such is true in socialistic and communistic societies, as well as those dominated by Islamic extremists, whose beliefs are diametrically opposed to the tenants of liberty, freedom, and self governance.
The United States
in the forming of America, the founders of what has been characterized by Thomas Sowell as a constrained society coupled their ideology with the economic views of Adam smith, and the end result has been the emergence of a nation with the largest middle class the world has ever seen.
Unfortunately the abundance which has been created by Americans under the success of free market capitalism has been under attack from it's very beginnings.
In the 1830's A man by the name of Alexis de Tocqueville, who was a French political philosopher and historian, traveled to America and observed that the people of America and the free society they built could never be taken by dictatorial overthrow. He did however, predicted a day when those in who sought for power would embolden the poor with feelings of moral superiority, and attempt to drag the strong down to their level, thus imposing the idea of; "preferring equality in servitude to inequality in freedom". It is that inequality in outcome that the children of middle class America have in recent years latched on to through the falseisms perpetuated by the liberal media.
De Tocqueville also rightly observed that one of the ways the people would succumb to this ideology, would be through the guilt of the unfair treatment of minorities, and the opposite sex which the nation had imposed on them throughout history.
The major factor that has distinguished the liberals from the conservatives is the way that they interpret the constitution. It was liberal ideology that so loosely read the God granted fact that "All men are created equal". Thus they liberally interpreted the constitution as they do to this day in order to legalize slavery, Jim crow, woman's suffrage and so on.
The conservative approach to the constitution was to take literally the fact that all men are created equal, and make that the law. This ideology came to the forefront of the battle over slavery during the civil war when conservative president Abraham Lincoln declared unequivocally that the people who so liberally interpreted the constitution in regards to freedom were wrong.
This form of liberalism was what separated the country in ideology and it continues as liberals loosely interpret the constitution by abusing the commerce clause, and the general welfare clause in the constitution, and using tax money to benefit special interest groups, instead of the general public. They have liberally, and loosely distorted the words;
life with the exception of unwanted babies
Liberty by advocating slavery and segregation
The pursuit of happiness through the advocacy of wealth redistribution
And the biggest contradiction of all as the very title of our nations declaration of independence is stifled through welfare policies which create dependence on the state.
looking back on the historical oppressoin of blacks and minorities in America we can find that the current monologue is to blame the conservatives for the unjustices of inequality, and the liberals being the ones who truely drove the country to tolerance and equality. This falsism is being constantly preached by the left, but the truth is that it was the democratic party which produced the KKK, they fought against abolitionists in the 1860's, and they imposed Jim Crow laws in the south.
It was the liberal progressive democratic President LBJ that said of Martin Luther King, "That g-ddamn n!&&er preacher may drive me out of the White House."
It was democratic governor George Wallace who gave his infamous pro segregation speech in 1963 demanding for segregation, "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"
The pro segregation Democrat Strom Thurman was considered a progressive throughout his political career and had this to say about integration “And I want to tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there’s not enough troops in the Army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the ni&&er race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes and into our churches.”
The word "liberal" comes out of "liberty" which means "freedom", but the liberals in America only truly want that freedom to apply to the social elites, and the "progressive" ideology of American liberalism is progressive in the same way that cancer is progressive.