In over their heads

And, unfortunately, over ours. One problem may be the limitations of our language.  We inadvertently misuse the appellation “leaders” for appointed representatives who are busy trying to keep up with the shifting political winds instead of providing any semblance of actual leadership. Alinsky wrote, “An organizer – does not have a fixed truth – truth to him is relative and changing. He (community organizer) is a political relativist.”  Relatively speaking, we have “leaders” who are spending most of their inherited political capital trying to lead us in a direction we do not want to go.  Marx said that the workers had to first be educated about their discomfiture. Otherwise they would not realize that they were unhappy.  Next the bourgeois (the producers) had to be prevented from escaping. No good having a revolution if the productive folks take their ball and go play somewhere else.  Lastly, there needs to be enforcement.  Jail, persecution, confiscation, etcetera for those who try to disrupt the delicate balance of the worker’s paradise. Of course, since society can’t actually function on a planned course, there has to be a blind eye for the corrupt, shadow economy that develops in parallel as a way to actually get anything done. Not an ideal future, but the way it has always worked every time it has been tried in the past.  People don’t change. The socialist democrats, progressives, self-styled “modern”, are no different than those in the past.  Nor are the motivations of people.  And our free society can very easily be damaged by a radical minority. Radical minorities have always been able to wrest control away from a stable society.  Only a third of the country was “for” the American Revolution.  The founders were a radical minority that we benefited from.  Just our luck that they wanted the people to have power, instead of the government.  Still could be transformed away. 


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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