The left’s agenda: to unite us in a worldwide brotherhood of equal ruin

As Winston Churchill put it, the “inherent virtue” of socialism is the “equal sharing of misery.” This is indeed true. For the left, the ordinary world, which is a world of material and spiritual hierarchies, a world characterized by inequality of goods, is intolerable. They prefer a world characterized by equality of misery. Their practical agenda is to seize total control over society and reduce us to such misery. But not all of us. They will carefully reserve special privileges for themselves and their friends.

This is the nature of the age-old gnostic rebellion against the order of the world, which for the first time in history has gained political power in America. It is, ultimately, a rebellion against God, and therefore a people who follow God—perhaps only a people who follow God—will be able to defeat it.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 24, 2009 08:00 PM | Send

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