People who see themselves as Progressives seem to forget that old is new again . People who see themselves as Supremely Rational seem to forget that sometimes a piece of essential reasoning is missing in their long winded approach to Nirvana .
Take when it comes to leaders and the machinery of stupidity that drives them ;
The idealism of the evolutionary determinists forces them to be unwilling to understand the past and how things work,Their failure to study and properly represent scientists is a low light - esp when they speak for us .
Their worship of nature as good forces them to ignore nature as bad .Nature is not moral by nature and to deny that or impose that is to drive everyone mad morally.
(Especially when people like those at the ABC insist on their view of science history progress and moral noncompass. Lets have a new broom sweep out those old foggies who have had their chance to tell their story .We all know the parasite element in there would not survive under its own steam outside ! )
We need a new conservatism and freedom that works .-- not just talk
Nowhere is this more evident TODAY than in the candidates for the US election .
CLINTON What progress throws up is someone who thinks government is by nature good and next to God . Such tax based stuff cannot work long term - we need a new conservatism that works .
Bracks and Thwaites in Victoria Australia made perfect puppets for GreenLabor; those who didn't think but filled with fear and arrogance thought they could and needed to make water.
TRUMP Not one of us, lets be frank, want to even think about what it would be like to have TRUMP as president . I don't need to expand on the way he symbolizes all that is really bad about our culture - self centered ,overly confident , arrogant and agents of quick fix .
--Let others remind us of all that is wrong with our leaders.
-- Let others remind us how much leaders reflect our fears - both real and unreal
--Let others remind us of our greed even though we are some of the richest people ever.
Our teachers taught us that we get the government we deserve ( we can and often do )
Why does it take so long for us to see the reality ?.
This risk is a the reality that was obvious to our forebears and any of us who ever worked for leaders in government,
-Anyone who has an eye to see and and an ear to hear about Reagan , Bush Bush and ....... ------Anyone who thinks by stats and experiment we can discover all that's important is living in darkness with mere words and numbers
The leaders are puppets
The only way to treat the disease is to face the disease . Even the public are tardy in facing the facts . Its not the leaders idea that are stupid but our very selves- how we think and make excuses for eg .
If you want some relief on this read GK Chesterton talking about his friend "GB Shaw The Progressive"