Medical Tuesday Blog
For those of us who love comedy, one of the most delightful ironies of progressivism is how regressive it is.
Novelist Andrew Klavan writing online for PJ Media, Jan. 11
For those of us who love comedy, one of the most delightful ironies of progressivism is how regressive it is, how mired in the past. While conservatives gather to discuss fresh reformist ideas on how to fight poverty and keep a free society afloat, all progressives ever do is reach into their Magic Box of Tomorrow and draw out the same sclerotic socialism that’s been poisoning the lives of nations since at least the 19th century.
How old and out of date is that, you ask. Well, whenever you point out to these seers of the future that not only is socialism a regressive notion, but it is also a notion that has failed utterly everywhere and every time it’s been tried, they immediately respond by pointing proudly to Europe.
Europe! Oh, sure! Where the Future is Born! . . .
For a nation still as mighty and dynamic—and still as young—as ours to imitate the ways of a crumbling society like Europe is to look to the future in the same way Hamlet looks to the future when he stares at Yorick’s skull.
I mean, old age and death come to us all, no doubt. But there’s no call to rush things.
WSJ |Jan.15, 2016 | Notable & Quotable