Sanningen med stort S

Jag föredrar att formulera mina egna tankar, men jag läste precis en analys som var så klockren, så vass, så perfekt att jag måste ciera den. Jag har aldrig tänkt på det här förr, men det ligger oerhört mycket i det. Enjoy!

The conventional wisdom is that it is mere partisanship that is hampering the progress of necessary legislation in Washington (and in state capitols as well).  This is a both wrong and dangerous conclusion, one that misses the real and important point: Americans are divided not just on policy but on their most basic beliefs about the most fundamental of issues, from the nature of man to the meaning of our existence, from the reality of God to the purpose of governance – and at its core, it is a question of one’s beliefs about the existence of the better.

Proof that our divisions run deeper than a mere “hooray for our side” partisanship is that the culture war is raging outside of the halls of governance, with people with no vested interest in the victory of an “R” or a “D” just as adamant and even militant as are the professionals.

In today’s culture war, what determines whether one supports the liberal or the conservative position on any given issue is what they believe about exceptionalism in general and American exceptionalism (and that of Western Civilization) in particular.

On one side of the battlefield are those who reject the notion of cultural exceptionalism.  They are the “multiculturalists” and the “Citizens of the world” who are convinced that those who recognize America’s unique greatness are not only bigots (“xenophobes” and “nativists”) but dangerous bigots whose blind adoration of America’s unique culture can only lead to war and with it the poverty, crime and injustice that war inevitably brings.

Ironically, those who deny America’s unprecedented cultural greatness are forced to believe in American exceptionalism – left with no other choice than to believe that America is exceptionally evil. After all, if America’s unique constitution, unprecedented Judeo-Christian values and unequalled Protestant work ethic are no better and no worse than any other culture, then one must explain America’s undeniable and unequalled success.  To their way of “thinking,” America’s unparalleled prosperity, ingenuity, creativity, productivity and strength are not just unjustified and unjust, but because of the magnitude and duration of that success, America is the greatest injustice in the history of the world.

To those who deny America’s exceptional greatness the only other alternative is to believe in America’s exceptional evil.

Det hela stämmer in bra på Sverige också, fast med skillnaden att här har vi redan fallit för den första lögnen Evan Sayet tar upp, det vill säga att “the conventional wisdom is that it is mere partisanship that is hampering the progress of necessary legislation”. Vi har byggt ett land på konsensus och kompromiss, men som Ayn Rand berömt sa så är i varje kompromiss mellan mat och gift bara döden vinnare. Vi måste våga acceptera att konsensus inte fungerar. Vi måste våga acceptera att stora delar av befolkningen, nästa hälften, har värderingar som är direkt farliga för nationen. Vi måste våga gå i hård, direkt debatt med dessa multi-kulti relativister för att vinna vår framtid. Den är för viktig för att slänga bort med argument som att “alla system är lika värdefulla”. FEL.

Demokrati, marknadsekonomi, frihet, jämställdhet, och alla de andra delarna av modern, västerländsk demokrati är objektivt bättre än totalitarism, fundamentalism, och kollektivism.

Resten finns att läsa HÄR.

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~ by Escaping Perdition on March 7, 2010.

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