Tyranny is the problem with the progressive anti-liberty mindset.  Whenever possible, they employ tyranny over us with glee and enthusiasm.  Why?  Because they tell themselves they’re saving us from ourselves.  It isn’t that the 2A or 1A are fundamental problems.  Rather, the average progressive, post-modern, neo-Marxist, or run-of-the-mill left winger can’t handle a world they don’t control.  It won’t matter to them that you and I, among 99% of the rest of us do well, sometimes even great, with the exercise of our civil liberties, but more that they can’t imagine doing anything of the sort themselves.  And because they can’t think through what it would be like to defend oneself with a firearm, they seek to remove any choice for you to do so.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

Lewis does a pretty good job of outlining this fundamental problem in the quote above.  If you cut to the core of these silly progressive liberal arguments, you inevitably come to one irrefutable truth.  They can’t possibly grapple with the precept surrounding responsibility and consequence.  They wish to place upon us restrictions that make them feel better about themselves with simultaneous safety nets to make it work.

Why safety nets you ask?  Well, when the consequences are no longer bound to the choices we make, we simply don’t learn the lesson.  Without lessons learned, we are apt to make more bad choices.  With more bad choices, we see poor outcomes associated with everything you can chart, categorize, or easily reference.  To avoid the truth associated with such endeavors, safety nets are necessary to mask the logical conclusion that ethics matter and serve as the basis for our morals in action.

This isn’t to say progs don’t care about people.  Of course, they do.  But they don’t love them enough to allow them to grow in ways that can often result in a bruised knee or a scraped elbow.  My dad pushed me down the driveway, which had a considerable grade, without training wheels, and yelled, “Peddle son!”  Guess what?  I learned to ride a bike in 7 seconds.  How long might it have taken me if I’d had training wheels on?  I’m unsure, as it was the road not traveled.  But I’m guessing longer than 7 seconds.  Dad wasn’t wrestling his own mind about what was going to happen or not happen when he gave me a push.  He had sized me up, knew I was probably ready to rock, and gave me a shove.  Progs have a hard time with that metaphorically speaking, so they tend to avoid the possibility it won’t go well, by placing everyone on perpetual training wheels for their own good.

Unfortunately, their version of training wheels is perpetual intolerance of us while demanding 100% tolerance of them.  Thus, tyranny and Hell on Earth.  Pay close attention to what they say when they’re talking.  They rarely skip an opportunity to talk down to you.  Go read the Lewis quote above again, and let it sink in.

In Libertatem,


Michael Ware – IFC Board